20th February 2012, 4:12 PM
It was long ago that Brock used his Onix... It was also cool to see Tyrogue beating his evolved forms Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan. Good to see Tyrogue got caught in the end. This is one of the worst Jotho episodes, 7/10! Jotho is awesome, even one of the worst Jotho episodes is still good.
15th March 2012, 9:29 PM
uhm... i could totally see tyrogues old trainer being paul :P
19th September 2012, 8:00 PM
I have mixed feeling about this episode.The good thing was the character of the day: His personality was likable and fun. The bad thing was the overall plot in this episode that screamed "unoriginal" to me. Oh well, at least Tyrogue was in this episode!
7th October 2012, 2:45 PM
Not the best of episode, it was very boring. Ash, Misty, & Brock weren't involved at all. It was like they were just in the background watching. I'm surprised there wasn't a reference to Ash's win in the tournament with his Primeape back in Kanto. I liked the references to Chuck. Kiyo was a cool COTD, I loved him.
1st January 2013, 4:14 AM
That was an interesting way how to catch a Pokemon. Battling it yourself must be quite hard to do.
7th November 2013, 9:54 PM
I don't understand how people are calling this boring and unoriginal! It was an amazing episode, I really enjoyed it. also, Kio was so hot! I don't normally go for anime characters but he was mighty fine!
12th November 2013, 9:11 AM
Apart from the references to Chuck and blackbelt Kyo's appearance, this episode was a total boredom. I wasn't too thrilled to see Tyrogue being undisciplined with it's trainer. Ash and co. didn't do much in this episode, they were----just there. They just stood on the background, watching Blackbelt Kyo do almost everything. As usual, Team Rocket was annoying as heck.
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4th June 2014, 11:03 PM
I think this episode is not as bad as everyone said above. Especially I quite enjoyed when Balkie was being bad initially then got a respect from the karate king Nobuhiko. That Balkie must be strong since it can take both Sawamular and Ebiwalar. Finally it was nice when Balkie decided to follow Nobuhiko and I hope it will become a Kapoerer later.
26th October 2014, 4:05 AM
Uh, Tyrogue is Hitmonlee/chan/top's pre-evolution, not evolution, writers.
Then again, it might have been a dub error, I don't know.
2nd December 2014, 8:12 AM
Kiyo was an interesting COTD tbh; I was especially impressed by his strength when he grabbed that Tauros by the horns. I thought it was sweet how Kiyo kept trying to win Tyrogue's friendship and I was impressed that Tyrogue could handle Kiyo's Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee. Aside from the Tyrogue drama, I enjoyed Team Rocket's antics yet again.
5th March 2016, 2:44 AM
I liked how Ash and friends met Kiyo the Karate Master while passing through Mt Mortar cuz it's a reference to the GSC games. I sympathized with the Tyrouge and I was glad that it joined Kiyo's team. :3
5th March 2016, 9:34 PM
6th March 2016, 5:44 AM
I think it may've been cuz 4kids often made mistakes like that. Hopefully the viewers knew that the dex was wrong and that Tyrogue is the pre-evolved form of Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee. ^^
Originally Posted by Gillachu
25th July 2016, 10:52 PM
Good filler. Tyrogue seemed too anti-social in the beginning and I was impressed by how that Kiyo guy melted Tyrogue's cold heart in the end.
24th October 2016, 5:07 AM
Yea although in Tyrogue's defense, he had been through a lot so his personality made sense. He reminded me of how stray animals act when they encounter humans.
Originally Posted by Moonstardust
27th October 2016, 11:22 PM
I'm surprised with all the references of the P1 Grand Prix in this episode since the writer's never made any attempt to reference Ash's win in the tournament with his Primeape back in Kanto.