21st February 2011, 8:14 AM
This episode was ok... It was awesome seeing Zapdos for the 1st time in the Anime, Zapdos rules! It was funny when Misty said she liked Ash as a Pikachu much better. It was cool seeing a few other Electric Pokemon as well. The crystal was really cool, I'm glad they were able to get it glowing again. The lake and its powers were really cool.
11th May 2011, 6:16 PM
I liked this episode. It was cool to see Zapdos. A really cool episode overall.
22nd February 2012, 12:55 AM
I totally agree, Ashachu deserved two episodes and he got those two episodes! And seeing Zapdos was indeed nice! Ash telling Misty she doesn't need a beauty sleep is great PokeShipping evidence, many people in the PokeShipping thread say that Ash is not romantic, while he definitely is! And this proves PokeShipping from Ash's side, 10/10, the PokeShipping is already enough, Ashachu makes it even better! The small details make this episode so great for me.
Originally Posted by wobbanut
24th March 2012, 11:45 PM
Nice episode, good to see Zapdos' first anime appearance not in a movie. All those electric types together... 6/10 Ashachus.
1st May 2012, 8:19 AM
Seeing Zapdos was awesome. This was actually a pretty good episode. I enjoyed myself especially when Zapdos came and the electric Pokemon were trying to save it and help it out. The Crystal lake healing Pokemon was a good idea. Team Rocket was good in this episode and they really do have bad luck in this show. I mean just when they think they won, a Zapdos comes. Those guys just can't catch a break. And of course watching the Johto episodes, you really see Wobbuffet as their fourth member and he does have a charm about him. Too bad he's still not in BW along with Mime Jr., Yanmega, Carnivine and Seviper.
20th September 2012, 6:04 PM
I enjoyed seeing my second-favorite legendary bird, Zapdos, in this episode. I didn't really enjoyed this filler that much though. It wasn't that interesting aside from whole concept with the crystal under the lake. Some of the filler episodes between the seventh gym and the eight gym were really solid, but simultaneously are some of the filler episodes, in my opinion, quite boring.
8th October 2012, 11:47 PM
A good episode, nice to see Misty's temper again at the beginning. Krystal was a good COTD. The crystal lake was so pretty and seeing Zapdos make it's anime debut was cool too.
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1st January 2013, 9:05 AM
Yes! Zapdos appeared. It's so cool and powerful. The way the woman was acting made it seem like Zapdos was going to die or something.
10th January 2014, 11:21 AM
Amazing episode! 5/5!
I was not expecting Zapdos to show up like that so it was so awesome when he did.
This is one of the best episodes I have seen in a long time!
2nd June 2014, 9:30 AM
Nice to see that there are many Electric Pokémon in this episode. Rocket should used some of the electricity from Pikachu to prevent the explosion from overcharge. I missed the Sonans balloon for a long time but they should have strengthen it to electric attacks.
26th October 2014, 9:48 PM
I agree with what was said earlier in the thread, that it's cool to see Legedaries appear in just normal episodes like this.
I thought it was going to be Raikou showing up, instead of Zapdos.
23rd February 2016, 1:45 PM
They could easily have written about 5 to 10 episodes featuring Ash as a Pikachu but instead chose to transform him back to his human form within the first five minutes of the this episode. Ashachu had so many potentials it's a terrible shame that it was glossed over and featured so little in this and the previous episode. As for the main parts of this episode, it was a fairly generic filler.
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25th February 2016, 5:56 AM
Meh seeing Zapdos was OK and all but since this episode was set in Johto I think it should've been Raikou who showed up instead...
26th February 2016, 2:41 AM
7th June 2016, 2:04 AM
Zapdos making an appearance was a nice treat but the plot here just wasn't that strong even with a Legendary Pokemon involved. 5.5/10
16th October 2016, 3:10 AM
Huh, this episode reminded me of The Legend Of Thunder. I loved seeing Ashachu in the beginning of the episode lol. I also liked the part where Ash told Misty that she doesn't need any beauty sleep.