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    How about "Overgrown Balance"

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    How about, "OMG I havetu Balance da Check Book afore teh moneymenz comez and take... OHNOEZ!!11 theyarz her! runaawy!11 auauaughhhghhhh..... ...."

    Or is that too long?
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    LOL, I think it might be a TAD to long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by V Faction
    How about, "OMG I havetu Balance da Check Book afore teh moneymenz comez and take... OHNOEZ!!11 theyarz her! runaawy!11 auauaughhhghhhh..... ...."

    Or is that too long?
    Hmmmm... better than some of the other suggestions in this thread. 'Course, I really have no interest in this episode whatsoever. I've never been too keen on Senri, to be honest, or the Pokemon he uses. Bring on Winona and the second appearence of Roxanne I say.

    Wait, did I say that bit about Roxanne out loud? *quickly hides the secret future Pokemon scripts he stole*

    They'll most likely call this episode 'The Slaking of the Jungle', or something equally lame. >.>

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    Yes! Everyone knows how much I wanted a title with the word Balance and the title is "Balance of Power!" Yes they haven't ruined it! So it is still
    Pokemon, Field, Gym Leader, Move and Badge Titles! Yes! Go 4Kids! I never though I would say that!

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    "The Balanace of Power" is based off "The Balance of Terror" which was an old Star Trek Episode name. Yes, Star Trek has finally come to Pokemon.

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    I must say. I'm getting anxious for this episode. Been awhile since I got excited for an episode that I know the outcome of...
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    EEEEKKKKKK! I can't wait to see this epsiode tomorrow! I seen the pictures and it looks really good! Norman is one of my fave. gym leaders and I like gym leaders who gives off good strageties (hope I spelled it right) that get Ash thinking to a whole another level!

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    who wants to bet that they will make up excuses for Grovyle and pikachus abilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almighty Zard
    who wants to bet that they will make up excuses for Grovyle and pikachus abilities.
    Let's hope not. I've been waiting in anticipation for so long just for the abilities and I'm crossing my fingers. After Soundproof, it's a scary thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Big Al
    "The Balanace of Power" is based off "The Balance of Terror" which was an old Star Trek Episode name. Yes, Star Trek has finally come to Pokemon.
    Has Happened Before

    "The Trouble With Snubbull" from "The Trouble With Tribbles"

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    Balance of Power has been a phrase for a while...they use it this time in reference to the Balance Badge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serebii
    Has Happened Before

    "The Trouble With Snubbull" from "The Trouble With Tribbles"

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    Balance of Power has been a phrase for a while...they use it this time in reference to the Balance Badge
    Yeah as I said before! Its a different sort of pun!

    Rustboro-Pun on a pokemon!
    Dewford-Pun on the field type!
    Maville-Pun on gym leader name!
    Larverge-Pun on a move!
    Petalburg-Pun on Badge!

    I hope they don't make an excuse for the abilities!

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    History Lesson Time.

    Okay, we learned this a few weeks ago in history. Balance of Power is what Great Britian did. They did not want to join up with the strongest country and make it to powerful, so they would join up with weakest.

    Anyway, I love that Torkoal gets some action in!

    Only bad thing is during the coolest part of the Episode OK plays, so in the Dub we'll get some dumb dub music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kojiro
    History Lesson Time.

    Okay, we learned this a few weeks ago in history. Balance of Power is what Great Britian did. They did not want to join up with the strongest country and make it to powerful, so they would join up with weakest.

    Anyway, I love that Torkoal gets some action in!

    Only bad thing is during the coolest part of the Episode OK plays, so in the Dub we'll get some dumb dub music.
    Oh! Yeah I just remembered about Torkoal's cool battle action! Everyone should know when I see this ep I will be hyper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torkoal Stu
    Oh! Yeah I just remembered about Torkoal's cool battle action! Everyone should know when I see this ep I will be hyper!

    Me too! Torkoal is one of my favorite of the gang's Pokemon. Right up there with Corphish and     Spoiler:

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    -What was up with that stupid brightness. Don't know if anyone else experienced it, but man was it annoying.

    -Sounds like they butchered the music from the tunes I heard, but I'm not an expert.

    -They said Overgrow! The morally sickening explanation behind was bleh, but at least they called it by name. Static was there too, sorta. Truant wasn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kojiro
    Me too! Torkoal is one of my favorite of the gang's Pokemon. Right up there with Corphish and     Spoiler:
    Why did you put spoilers? But I so wanna see this ep! Torkoal first and only gym battle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serebii
    Petalburg Gym! Five Badges!

    Its time for Ash's 5th Gym Battle in Hoenn. He finally has more than 3 Pokémon so it wont be a repeat of his last battle against Norman. Slakoth, Vigoroth and Slaking are his opponents. Will Ash Win?

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    Jap: Petalburg Gym! Five Badges!

    It was oh okay nothin special, just one like stick out, it the first time they use the Pokémon abitilies. that the other thing, Satoshi's Pokémon use they abitily but not Norman's Pokémon.

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    Man, coupled with bad animation and bad backround music, this GYM battle wasn't as good as it could have been. Why can't the animators who did "Exploud and Clear" animate EVERY episode like that? The animation and battle scenes are so much more exciting when they're detailed and fluid.

    You could tell how poor the animation in this ep was by just looking at Grovyles face. Norman looked skinnier than the previous episode, May gets "smaller" with this set of animators, and the attacks aren't as fluid. Couple that with backround music that wasn't really excited, kind of ruined this episode for me.

    Things they need to stop doing in future GYM battles:

    1. Unstoppable pokemon getting KO'd in 1 hit. Torkoal and Slakoth appeared to be unstoppable during their first battles, yet during the next match they both get KO'd in 1 hit?
    2. The "both pokemon attack at the same time and then stand still waiting to see who got hit". They've done this too many times in the past.
    3. Brock stop narrating the whole battle! It really takes away from the battle that every 30 seconds we have to stop and listen to Brock explain everything to May and Max. We get it Brock, but just try to say what you want all at one time.
    4. Team Rocket screentime. TR is always a waste of time in GYM and League episodes, and this one was no different. TR definitely do not need to be in GYM episodes, as all they do is waste precious time needed for the battle. But hey seeing Dugtrio again was cool!

    Other than that the battle was alright. The scene with Max stealing the badge at the end and crying was awesome, he acted like a real 8 year old would act if he saw his father and hero lose. I also liked the fact that Max said that Norman may be strong enough to enter the Elite 4.

    So May never shows her parents her ribbons? Or any of the pokemon she's caught? Kind of a waste of potentional character development, it would have been nice to see her parents reactions.

    Good GYM battle, but Flannery and Brawly's matches were far superior.

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    Excellent battle. Unfortunately, my family kept popping in to do the STUPIDEST things, so I missed some of it. But, what I saw was great! Slaking had an awesome voice! It was a great battler too. Vigoroth was equal to that, too. Great voice, great battler! Grovyle boucing of the walls was cool, too. And Overgrow and Static were a great idea for the battle!

    Overall rating:
    8.9 out of 10!!!
    Quite a good Gym battle. Plus, Max got a bit of spotlight in the end.

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    I thought this was a great episode! The only down point for me was the constant chage of background music. Other then that, the battle was great. Slakoth had such a cute and suiting voice! Grovyle was an awesome fighter; it just refused to give up. And the part where Max takes the badge was touching. Poor Max... Overall, a great episode!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybercubed
    Man, coupled with bad animation and bad backround music, this GYM battle wasn't as good as it could have been.
    Eh, I agree that the animation was bad. Particularly the part where Juputoru was jumpking on Kekking's head.

    However, the music was another thing. The second half of the episode had 4Kids music, while the Japanese version had 1) a really great instrumental theme that 4Kids has yet to use (it was played during the Bashamo/Lizardon battle in the Jouto League), possibly because they don't have the rights to it, and 2) the third opening theme, OK!, which 4Kids won't play because it's in Japanese.

    Why can't the animators who did "Exploud and Clear" animate EVERY episode like that? The animation and battle scenes are so much more exciting when they're detailed and fluid.
    One word: deadline. The show is animated at a once-a-week schedule, which means that several animation studios have to be working on different episodes at the same time in order to meet the deadline.

    Things they need to stop doing in future GYM battles:

    1. Unstoppable pokemon getting KO'd in 1 hit. Torkoal and Slakoth appeared to be unstoppable during their first battles, yet during the next match they both get KO'd in 1 hit?
    I think the idea is that the first battle (the one where they're unstoppable) wears them out enough to allow them to be defeated by one hit in the subsequent battle.

    2. The "both pokemon attack at the same time and then stand still waiting to see who got hit". They've done this too many times in the past.
    It's a typical anime cliche that I don't see going away anytime soon.

    3. Brock stop narrating the whole battle! It really takes away from the battle that every 30 seconds we have to stop and listen to Brock explain everything to May and Max. We get it Brock, but just try to say what you want all at one time.
    But seriously, other than being a Ban'nai detector, what other role has Takeshi had in Houen? I say let Takeshi explain away; at least that way he's doing something.

    4. Team Rocket screentime. TR is always a waste of time in GYM and League episodes, and this one was no different. TR definitely do not need to be in GYM episodes, as all they do is waste precious time needed for the battle.
    Agreed.

    I also liked the fact that Max said that Norman may be strong enough to enter the Elite 4.
    I checked the Japanese version (briefly), and I don't think he says that originally. At least I didn't hear Masato say "Shi Ten'nou" during the corresponding line in the Japanese version.

    I'll have to listen to it closer when I go and do my comparison for the episode.

    So May never shows her parents her ribbons? Or any of the pokemon she's caught? Kind of a waste of potentional character development, it would have been nice to see her parents reactions.
    Agreed. But then again, the Pocket Monsters franchise is full of wasted potential.
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    This episode was just kinda meh. I had expected a lot more from a gym battle, especially Satoshi's much anticipated rematch with Senri. As Cybercubed said, it was pretty cheap on the writers parts to have Namakero and Kootasu get KO'ed in just one hit. That and the clichéd ending to the battle really reminded me of the battles during the Silver Conference.

    And as far as the dub goes, this was one of the worst gym battle episodes yet. The music was absolutely terrible. I don't understand how they keep so much music in some episodes, and then give us crap like this. For a gym battle that lasted practically the entire episode, you would think they could keep at least a couple pieces of music from the original.:P And although I still haven't seen the original version yet, I only heard one piece that sounded like it had been kept, and it lasted a whole seven seconds before being replaced by yet more crappy dub music. -_-;

    It is interesting to note though, that the scroll thing on the wall behind Senri that had Japanese text, or what closely resembled it (couldn't tell if it was real or just some scribbles that looked real) was kept intact in the dubbed version. Surprisingly this isn't the first time though, as you can see a similar scroll on the wall in "Two Hits and a Miss" when everyone's sitting around inside the dojo.
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    Not much to say about the episode, except that the battle between Slaking and Grovyle was cool and I don't usually speak highly of the gym battles.

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    Does anyone besides me think that Ash saying that he won the Balance Badge was a tad rude after he calmed Max down?

    Personally, I think Max was overreacting to his dad losing. He needs to realize that this is what being a Gym leader is all about, winning, losing, and being a good sport about it.

    Each week, I'm liking this show less and less with all the sappiness. No offense.

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