20th September 2013, 5:16 PM
I didn't like This episode. Showing Pokéathlon for the first time was good, but still.....I didn't like how the whole episode turned out. I found the COTD daniel boring. I liked how Ash was trying to show Daniel that raising Pokémon should be based on bond with the pokemon rather than using science technology to raising Pokémon, but I hated how Ash ended up losing the Pokéathlon at the end. He wasn't able to win the Pokéathlon, yet somehow Daniel learned a lesson about raising his pokemon.
Daniel won the Pokéathlon by using Hi-Tech machine, which beats the whole 'moral purpose' of this episode.
Also, I hated how Team Rocket made Staraptor faint by using their stupid 'Poking machine'. Geez, I hate it when Team Rocket hogs sceentime like this.
30th May 2014, 10:10 PM
I like the episode that the competition hosted by Nanakamado than this one. I am a marathon runner so I love the Pokémon triathlon competition. This Pokéthlon looks more like an athletics event rather than a real triathlon by the name it looks.
17th January 2015, 9:29 PM
I guess this episode goes into "average filler" catagory, even if COTD was kinda interesting. Kind of a usual Heart vs. machine story, and of course heart wins out as usual....
I guess monferno was kinda cool, but the episode overall was just............zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
What, of course Im awake x_x
27th May 2016, 1:22 AM
The writers ruined Pokeathlons in the show. I didn't even get why this episode aired 4 months after HGSS since by that point why even showcase them 5/10
17th September 2016, 4:35 AM
Yay we got to see a Pokeathlon and I liked when Ash and Monferno competed in the disc catch round. Seeing Pikachu land on Snorlax's stomach was cute and I liked the hurdle dash competition too.
18th September 2016, 11:24 PM
The Pokeathlon competition here needed more excitement like in the HG/SS games. My favorite part was seeing another Snorlax, but Ash should've won.