Thiz episode was ok.Cool to see Misty get involved quite abit in this episode. Coolto see Marcargo for the first time.
This and the Seaking Guy needed to be her rivals starting in the beginning of Johto. Whenever Misty is challenged she's much better to watch. Since I like fire pokemon, I can't say I hate the boy. He reminds me of Macey because of the fire pokemon.
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Really good that at mid- Master Quest, they at least had some episodes focused on Misty like this one and the episode "Just Add Water" I always like to see Misty having the spotlight once a while and this rivalry based on type was really amusing to watch.
In Master Quest she got fairly good focus imo. Too bad she left afterwards, but oh well.
As for episode itself whole arguing between Misty and Egan was amusing, ad it was nice to see them bonding later on coming to respect each other. This episode also gave us insight unto why Misty loves water pokemon so much.
Problem was that there wasn't much focus on her actual story and goal of becoming water master aside from few instances until Master Quest, and when that changed i really appreciated it just like you.
Though im even more disappointed with Brock, poor guy received even less focus and while he had some great moments he didn't got many episodes to truly shine. He very rarely battled too.
As for their role i think on good part reason was probably because back than formula of pokemon anime was mainly centralized around Ash and his journey of becoming pokemon master. While their purpose in original series was to be supporting characters who acted like Ash coach/mentors helping him to grow as trainer and person .
You could still feel their presence in episodes contributing to humor and character dynamic playing side roles in episodes at times, but they didn't received enough episodes where they were main center of attention and i agree about that.
Something which luckily started to change later with Master Quest for Misty and in Hoenn for others.
Though one of good points for me was their growth of friendship between Ash, Misty and Brock becoming more closer to each other compared to early Kanto days, showing how far they came since than. Its especially noticeable in departing episode.
And I don't want to - by any means- downplay the roles Brock and Misty got in the original series, because they were mostly present and had each their own roles during the sagas. I'm just happy with the fact that in some way, shape, or form, they evaluated the formula from Johto and corrected some of it to make it more interesting in Hoenn.
A great episode focusing on Misty, I liked seeing the little rivalry going on between Misty and Egan. I didn't like how the dub downgraded Misty's status to "Water Princess" when in the original she said she was the Water Queen" which is true. I was dying when Ash said "How much longer can this possibly go on?" I am glad that we now know why Misty likes water Pokemon. I loved Her explanation about how Water Pokemon are adaptable and why she prefers Water-type Pokemon. It made sense. I was glad she received character development in this episode.
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I really liked this episode. A rivalry between Misty and Egan was kind funny. I'm glad he had a Flareon, it's one of my favorite Eeveelutions. I didn't like how Flareon lost its first time against Magcargo though.
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I remember watching this episode not too long ago on Boomerang. I disliked Egan's personality but I really enjoyed Misty's rivalry with him. I really like the way Misty was portrayed in this whole episode and for me it was one of the better Johto filers, overall a good episode.
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