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    This episode was very cool. It was great to see Togekiss for the 1st time. It was funny and interesting to see the Princess and Dawn switch places so that the Princess could enter the Contest. It was very cool to see the Princess end up giving Jessie her 5th Ribbon, instead of keeping it. Togekiss' Appeal was really cool. There were many funny moments with Dawn pretending to be the Princess, especially when she called down to the real Princess and then was yelled at to sit down. I'm glad the Princess gave Dawn her Togekiss, it really suits her.

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    Well, I guess I'll call it here. Obviously skipped a ton of episodes, but I think this is a great one to be the final one. There's something very very special about this episode. The act of kindness the princess shows Jessie is something I don't really think I've ever seen in any sort of literature before, at least not quite in this way. The idea that the princess could try her best in the contest and win it, but still remember why she entered in the first place is something very pretty. Maybe idealistic, but it's very sweet. It's the genuine case of remembering why you do what you do, regardless of what success or failures come out of it. Awards, ultimately, are kind of meaningless. They are supposed to be a material representation of what you've achieved, or a show that's you've grown b/c of some experience. But if you really grew in the first place, then it'll show in your personality and the way you conduct yourself. I've said often times that one of the best things about Sinnoh Ash is that he doesn't brag about his past achievements; he only mentions them when asked by Dawn or when he has some real comment to make about a situation that relates to one of his past experiences. The best example of that to me was that he never told Paul he beat Brandon until Brandon's appearance in the Sinnoh region, after Paul had really begun to consider himself the better trainer. If you really trust yourself, then you don't need to bring up awards or show off trophies. And I think that's really applicable to the princess. She recognizes that the ribbon is not so important for her; what she wanted was a fun day out with her Togekiss, and she enjoyed every second of it. Seeing that Jessie's dream of entering the Grand Festival will not be realized w/o this ribbon, the princess gifts it to her. It's a really amazing scene. What's even more amazing is that we, as the viewer, realize that this is Jessie's 2nd ribbon that she's gotten somewhat unfairly (the first was with James's impersonation contest win). Yet, the princess doesn't know that; all she sees is that she's beaten someone in the final who really needed this ribbon to compete at the Grand Festival. And this coordinator would always despise Dawn for competing in a contest she didn't need to win. From her point of view, giving Jessie the ribbon is the least she can do, and by far the right thing to do. As the viewers, we know that this "right" thing to do isn't so clearly "right"; we know all of Jessie's story. But in real life, you probably won't be the viewer who knows everything. You will probably be in the princess's shoes, knowing only part of the story of anybody. It's why I believe you should probably not jump to conclusions about anyone just based on initial impressions. People are complicated. Yet, regardless of that, what the princess did, I think, was a really beautiful thing to do. And Jessie appreciates it. B/c she also only knows part of the story. We know the princess doesn't know about how Jessie taunted Dawn after Dawn lost 2 contests in a row, in what was really Dawn's toughest moments in the Sinnoh region. Jessie believes that this is an unbelievable show of character from Dawn, to disregard things like that and give her the ribbon; the princess's motives aren't maybe quite so noble. But that's fine. Something really good comes out of the princess's actions, and Jessie is a little better of a person for it. I think; I guess that's debatable. Jessie's appreciation shows up more at the Grand Festival; Dawn's result at the Grand Festival also has a very big impact on Jessie's future career as a coordinator.

    So that's that. Hope someone somewhere really enjoyed at least some of the reviews I wrote, sometimes. I really tried my best, and I learned a lot. I tried to be sincere about it, and relate what I've seen in this episodes to what I've personally experienced in my nearly 21 years of existence. My inspiration for doing these was b/c of the back reviews S. Suikun (probably didn't spell his name right) wrote a few summers ago; I had so much fun reading those every day. I don't quite have his sense of humor, but I hope someone somewhere really got some joy out of reading these things (I have my doubts after the crap I've read the past few days about my reviews). You might think that b/c of those criticisms I'm stopping, and if so, why did I waste my time arguing? B/c maybe for someone else in the future, that'll help. I would feel comfortable turning in many of these reviews I've written to any of my college professors I've had (I'll be graduating next semester, so it's not like I'm a beginner), and I know that what I've written is not baseless junk or terribly wrong. I know I didn't do anything wrong, and in fact, I think I did a lot right in being honest about my interpretations of scenes. Writing has 2 purposes: honesty and persuasion. Honesty is the best way to go, and it's definitely the way to go when you're just having fun, as many of us are on this forum. Well, anyway, thanks to anyone who maybe read these on a consistent basis (if anyone).

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    Togekiss is soo cute =3 cool to see that Dawn may keep Togekiss with her =D
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    It was a fun episode but to be honest I found a bit unfair. There must be some rules that stop people with 5 ribbons from entering, or else they could win about 12 ribbons and stop loads of people from getting in the Grand Festival? All I wanted was for Jessalina to win but that didn't even happen. But it was a very fun episode and it was nice to see Dawn get Togekiss (even though it was a pretty stupid reason).

    I also loved the music they played when Salvia gave her ribbon to Jessalina, does anyone know what it was?
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    This episode was fun. I liked how nice the princess was to jessie.

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    I didn't like that Jessie lost to a coordinator who was entering her first contest ever (but considering this is Pokémon I guess I shouldn't be surprised). The battle was pretty good but I disagree with whoever mentioned that someone with five ribbons shouldn't be able to enter a contest.

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    well Dawn look very pretty in that episode!
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    It's interesting that with this episode Jessie became the first person other than Ash to get the so-called "pity badge" (ribbon), but I'm glad she got it anyway because it FINALLY made her eligible for the Ribbon Cup and Dawn wouldn't have been eligible for another ribbon anyway. At least Jessie finally got her five ribbons after going two regions without any ribbons, I was very happy about it. Too bad it was such a torture for two regions, but it was worth the wait. At least James and Meowth convinced her to keep the ribbon, her reaction was interesting.

    Too bad Togekiss never really measured up to being a very interesting pokemon for Dawn, but it was cute.

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    I love how Dawn was over reacting being a princess and all! Also her dress was very lovely!

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    This episode is very cute and funny. I find it funny that Dawn has a doppelganger. I also I love that Dawn and the princess got to switch places so that the princess could participate in a contest. Dawn looked cute in that dress and I love how she seemed so stressed out while performing the princess' duties lol. I also love that she got Togekiss here as well. Also the final match between Jessie and the princess was really good. I give this episode a 10/10!
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    God, that Princess is seriously the most gracious character ever to exist in the anime! So selfless, she allows her Togekiss its own happiness and gives up probably the only ribbon she'll ever earn.

    I just wish SOMEBODY, anybody, had noticed that Dawn looked suspiciously similar to the princess just above her during the contest.
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    I think it was retarded in the first place to let "Dawn" enter that Contest, because not only did she already have five ribbons, but as we all know - the number of contests was limited making it extremely unfair for people who had yet to gather all five ribbons.


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    It would actually be a pretty good strategy to enter contests even if a contestant already had five ribbons. It would increase one's chances to win the Grand Festival by taking out another competitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terra Branford View Post
    It would actually be a pretty good strategy to enter contests even if a contestant already had five ribbons. It would increase one's chances to win the Grand Festival by taking out another competitor.
    Perhaps, but it's still unfair. With the writers making it clear that there's a limited number of contests left, I dunno why they'd allow someone with all of them in. It'a good strategy, yes, but a dirty one too. :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Janovy View Post
    Perhaps, but it's still unfair. With the writers making it clear that there's a limited number of contests left, I dunno why they'd allow someone with all of them in. It'a good strategy, yes, but a dirty one too. :/
    There are some like the one Ash and May entered remember, plus if this was a hour long special or even a special itself, it would be better, but that's life

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    Awesome episode in my opinion. The end result was a little bit surprise to me since I initially thought Musashi will win the final. Writers did a good job in order to let princess to win and Musashi get the fifth ribbon such that there is no need to have another contest.

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