After a one week break, there was finally Pokemon again!
Today's episode was rather standard, but nevertheless pretty entertaining.
First of all, Mamoswine messing up its appeal, then becoming angry and chasing after Piplup and Pikachu was quite amusing to watch.
I also like that repeating motif of a forest which is inhabited by a Pokemon whose behavior and appearance is surrounded by mystery. Ok, Tangrowth was not all too impressive, but it served its purpose.
Ash said that the forest ranger had helped them find Dawn, but actually it was Grotle who picked up her trail. So the ranger unfortunately remained a bit too bland if you as me.
Two further scene were noticeable:
- Dawn confusing Mamoswine with Ursaring and patting it on its bottom was hilarious
- But even funnier was Meowth's boss fantasy today (btw, It's been a while since we last saw one, hasn't it?). A sleepless Giovanni was a really plausible scenario and one of the better ideas Meowth has come up with recently.
Less reasonable and creative, however, was that big hoover mecha. I would have expected some kind of vehicle that resembles a Tangrowth, but well, that's excusable.
What somehow bothered me, though, was how quickly that tree recovered. I'm not sure if we were supposed to believe that a rather ordinary attack like Growth can cause such things as if by magic. Maybe the nutrients which the ranger pointed out helped to accelerate the recovery.
All in all a pretty decent episode
6 out of 10 points