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.
28th September 2016, 10:39 PM
When we saw Kabigon, I was hit with nostalgia, and I was hoping that we'd see Satoshi make a reference to his own Kabigon, but nothing was said. I didn't expect to see Satoshi win here, but this was still a fun episode if only because of the Rocket-dan.
14th November 2016, 7:06 AM
One thing that kinda peeved me is that this episode was that Ash was trying to show the COTD that raising Pokemon should be based on bonds with the Pokemon rather than technology, yet the writers had Ash lose to the very thing that he was trying to disprove. :/
16th January 2017, 11:14 PM
I must say that the idea of using scientific methods in order to try to perfect your Pokemon appeals to me. Moreover I've always liked Snorlax and I'd definitely catch and train one if I were a trainer.