I seriously want a Buneary episode were she finally learns a new move.
I seriously want a Buneary episode were she finally learns a new move.
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No, no bullet point summary* for you. Just a few comments(which are in bullet point form, but are far from a summary):
-Good god, Piplup. Welcome to the "Pokemon who have bizarro fantasies about a human" club. Members:Meowth and you.
-Have I mentioned recently how I just love that the writers are making Piplup funny again? Because I do love it, especially since I wasn't expecting them to suddenly bring back the funny it had way back in the start of DP.
-Gible continues to be great. As does whoever animated this episode.
-I know it's a plot point needed for the ep to work, but come on guys. Piplup keeps getting hit with Draco Meteor, then it runs away when you ignore its pain. Did it really take that long for you to put two and two together?
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Okey, this episode made my day, or at least 20 minutes of it. Piplup being chased by DM! What is the poor penguin to do, hide in his Pokeball everytime Ash trains with Gible (maybe it then hits the ball so it wont help him)? Piplups reaction to being bitten and then his daydreams were top- notch.
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And I break down as you walk away.
'Cause all my life I felt this way
But I could never find the words to say
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One of the funniest DP episodes and surely the funniest episode in a while next to the Togepi episode.
Great animation and artwork made me laugh out more than a Pokémon episode should be able to.
- The trainer who kicked the Raichu on Kojiro's picture was awesome. Great writers! Now we know how you really feel about the Raichu species.
- Hydro Pump[e] looks very cool. I hope that style will be kept and not changed within the next few episodes like oh-so many other moves before.
- Gible is a great replacement for Gliscor. It makes me smile every time. I wonder how some certain members will react if it'd never changed its oblivious nature.
- Pochama's daydreams are awesome and need to return. It's always fun to see the little penguin's wet dreams.
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This episode was OK to me. I always like Piplup's dreams and it learning Hydro Pump was great. But outside of that, nothing was really good about this one.
Despite how much I would think another Piplup episode would turn out, this one was really good to my expectations. Ive never seen Piplup so angry by spamming so much Whirlpools and Bubblebeams at Gible when Draco Meteor kept firing at Piplup. Gible ought to have been ko'd in the end.
But seeing those Dawn fantasies by Piplup made me laugh a bit, by how she talked. :P But that was still sad though that Dawn didn't notice Piplup and she and the others only cared about Gible's mischievousness.
That Rypherior was also unexpected, but it's nice to see another one of them in the anime. And it was great to see it has a trainer that made up with it.
Although, Team Rocket's Pokemon Rescue Core title was honestly hilarious to me. Just my odd humor but ah well. :P
Plus, Piplup learning Hydro Pump was incredible. Suppose it wasnt a too bad of a episode, hope to see more of that Hydro Pump.
Cant wait for next weeks episode though! Finally getting to where we've been waiting for.
After seeing this episode, I'm beginning to assume that Piplup in love with Dawn due to his fantasy dreams. Creepy, yet at the same time, charming. Rhyperior's interruptions were really lolish, too bad it uses a special move when that's not its specialty.
It was a good episode. So much drama from Piplup getting hit by Draco Meteor too much. Plus, Piplup learns Hydro Pump in this episode. Can't wait for the next episode.
I love the (Japanese) episode myself, but I haven't been able to catch the dub yet. How much of that good ol' original music did they keep here, and did Piplup's dub voice compare at all to Pochama's hilarious screams and cries?
Also, is the rumor true of Dawn talking like a southern belle in Piplup's fantasies? Because that makes no sense. Hikari didn't!
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Rhyperior, Gible and Piplup were the funniest in this episode.
I really enjoyed the episode. It was quite nice to see an episode like this.
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Will Piplup get his revenge over Gible?? We'll see...
- Ash is "attempting" to get Gible to brush off his Draco Meteor mastery, but all it does is send only one meteor towards Piplup.
- Piplup gets @#$@ed off at Gible & unleashes his (righteous) fury at Gible.
- Ash & Dawn starts scolding Gible over this, & Dawn apologises over that (in kawaii fashion, yuck,) in Piplups eyes, but what actually happened is the other way around.
- Beside with frustration, he runs off into the unknown.
- Piplup cries himself the Nile River, when all of a sudden, Dawn pops out from a bush to coerce him to come back.
- Unfortunately, that turns out to be a hallucination. Has Piplup been abusing some Hallucinogens??
- In her place, is a berzerk Rhyperior?!? RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!
- Piplup manages to get away, but he is soon stopped by TR, who are disguised as some "therapists" or something...
- They do their part of their scheme, which includes them giving a toungue-lashing to Ash & Dawn.
- However, that same berzerk Rhyperior interrupts them, & they run for their lives.
- They end up getting seperated, & ash loses track over Pikachu...
- ...whom which Piplup finds, & he has intentions of dragging him along to TR unknowingly.
- They end up paying for their mistake by being encaged.
- Ash's Staraptor hasn't had any luck finding Pikachu, however, Ash gets a bright idea to have Gible use Draco Meteor.
- For some strange reason, it managed to find its mark on TR.
- Since their disguises have been compromised, TR shows their true colors, & recite their motto, but...
- A motto breaker comes in the form of the berzerk Rhyperior, which then breaks Pikachu & Piplup's prison.
- They fight it out, & in the midst of it Piplup gets a new move, Hydro Pump. That sends them off into god knows where.
- Even so, they've still got that Rhyperior to deal with, however, his trainer has found him, & wants to make amends. Nothing else matters here, so I'm stopping here.
The only reason why this episode deserves this amount of lead is the fact that Piplup learned Hydro Cannon. Even so, that might be a double-edged sword, as this will end up screwing with Dawn's plans over at the Razzle Dazzle Festival...
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Piplup and dawn was so emotional.
Anyway, this episode was hilarious. It's funny to see how Piplup sees Dawn in his mind. Pikachu pretty much stayed out of the way, which is good since lately he's been kind of boring anyway. Piplup's Hyrdo Pump looked awesome and I'm sure it'll work well in the GF.
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The best episode of the saga. The plot should have been used for a two-part episode, IMO. Everything fits in perfectly. Piplup has justifiedly had enough of that brainless mandible, but nobody is reacting to his pleas. He leaves, hoping Dawn would come running for him, and Gible would get fried verbally. He, instead, stumbles upon a disguised TR, who had seen what caused the breakup. They've calmed the penguin down, promising him to give the insensitive duo a proper roasting. They do so, and provide the best parts of the episode. It was great to see Ash, Dawn and Brock cowering under a super-sized Jessie and James. Can't beat the quuen.
However, I think they made a mistake in their approach after the roasting. They should have told the twerps that Piplup doesn't want to see them, that it's over with him tolerating humiliation and neglect. A severe heart sting to the twerps, Dawn particularly. When they got back to Piplup, they could have then told that his former friends don't consider him important, and don't care if he left. This opens up the rift between the twerps and Piplup even more, making a possible reconciliation very hard. Certainly, the process of warming up to Piplup would begin, trying to gain his trust. At a point, the trio would unmask, and reveal to Piplup who these kind people really are. But, if the warming up(like in ˝A Scare To Remember˝)process leaves enough impact on Piplup, and his old group is debunked as his enemies through a few convincing shows, an ex-twerp could become a Rocketeer. With an ally like that, TR would know the tricks that the twerps use in battle, and could prevail, finally. Piplup could also try luring other Pokemon over, promising them the things TR gave him, as a part of ˝convincing˝ to switch sides.
All this in let's say 3 episodes-a grand and extremely intriguing storyline. This way, it was only one.
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I finally got to watch the episode and I'd say it was a decent one.
Well, decent and well thought-out though the episode was, I had a problem with it: All those dramatic events and Team Rocket's profound talk would have had a bigger impact if it hadn't been Piplup who ran away, but another one of the twerps' Pokemon.
Some might argue that it is Gible who's meant to be the comic relief Pokemon, but I strongly disagree. In fact, it's Piplup who's been supposed to be the comic relief element in the Sinnoh journey from the beginning. And you don't really take a clown seriously, do you?
So again, all those great moments, above all the Dawn fantasies as well as TR's words, were kind of destroyed or at least reduced in their dramatic effect by the fact that it was Piplup (the comic relief Pokemon) who the episode was revolving around.
If it had been, say, Pikachu, Gible or Infernape (considering the great background story of the latter with Paul and Cynthia), the effect would have been much deeper and I guess the episode would have moved us much more.
Because of the way the plot was handled, you couldn't help smiling and thinking throughout the episode: "Funny little Piplup, why can I just not really pity you?":-D
But all in all, that was a really awesome episode with both profound and hilarious moments!
7 out of 10 points
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This episode was good. Poor Piplup took so much abuse in this episode. I like how Gible's Draco Meteor found Piplup. I also like how Rhyperior was playing around with the broken cage parts. Awesome that Piplup learned Hydro Pump.
Wait so Piplup was really gonna go to Prof. Rowan's lab?! Wow!!! I wish it actually di- *SHOT*
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Interesting episode. I wished Piplup was gone for good. That would have been good riddance, meaning no more of his annoying "Pi..Pi..Piplup". He should learn it by now to stay in his Pokeball to avoid Gible's Draco Meteor. Piplup's fantasy of bug-eyed Dawn was really creepy and bizarre at the same time.
Again, interesting filler episode, but unnecessary in the sense that there have been too many filler episodes lately giving more screentime to Dawn and Piplup.
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