To be honest I do not understand what all that exaggerated hype is about... What was so special about today's episode?
I for one don't know what to make of it, and quite frankly, I didn't enjoy the episode much.
Sure, it was entertaining at the beginning with all those twists and turns and many hilarious scenes like Mount Rocketmore, but it got worse and worse as it proceeded. The level of negativity ,so to speak, then reached its climax during the scenes in the rocket which defied physics, reason and logic:
-How can Buneary cool down the whole rocket while not destroying or at least freezing the cockpit, as it obviously launched Ice Beam inside the cockpit?
- How IN THE WORLD can explosions caused by two not all too powerful attacks make a heavy rocket turn around? This was by far the worst moment in today's episode...
I mean, we have indeed already seen collisions of attacks which were strong enough to blast people away or fill a whole stadium with smoke and resembled the detonation of an atomic bomb (as in the battle between Her Majesty Cynthia vs. Loser Palmer in the opening of the 12th movie). But firstly, with all due respect for Ash's and Dawn's Pokemon, this is not Garchomp we're talking about and secondly, two rather ordinary attacks just can't turn a whole rocket(!) around.
- How come the rocket managed to land at EXACTLY the same spot from where it also started? Come on writers...common sense please...
No, I can't help it...I'm not satisfied with this episode. And the fact that there were also some witty elements in it didn't help either, because they were outnumbered by those scenes with logical mistakes, some of which I mentioned above.
All in all, a rather underwhelming and sometimes even shocking episode (no, not because of Togepi's evil grin, but because of the blatant logical flaws)
I'm afraid that today's episode was all grist for the mill of the opponents of Pokemon.
Thank God, Rayquaza had a short cameo. This fantastic Pokemon saved the day
5 out of 10 points