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    Even though it was 3-0, this match was waaay better than Nando vs Ash.

    Skarmory got knocked out way too quickly, all just to put down some measly spikes that hardly did anything.

    Ursaring vs Hitmonlee was simply epic! Ursaring is a juggernaut. How the hell did it take all those fighting type moves, beat Hitmonlee, and still have enough energy to fight Empoleon before being switched? Crazy.

    Empoleon did pretty well and it showed a lot of will-power and spirit in this match, although Electivire eventually demolished it.

    I was also surprised and glad that Barry and Paul didn't leave on bad terms since I thought Paul was going to be a complete douche to Barry, but he wasn't and they were cool after the match.

    Overall, this was a pretty good episode.

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    I was hoping to see Barry get at least one win, but the battle was still nice. I would have rather seen Rapidash then Skarmory or Hitmonlee but whatever. The end of the battle with Empoleon was sad. Poor Empoleon.
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    What a dreadful episode. The only reason it's getting better reception is because it involved two of the more popular characters.

    It began when Snorlax's appearance for the League was wasted on a two-second cameo.

    When I noticed the battle hadn't yet started halfway through the episode yet Team Rocket had been taking up large chunks of time again, I got a bad feeling.

    A league battle between two important characters should never begin with a OHKO, especially when it's a Pokémon that's never been seen once before.

    Even discounting that, the only good matchup was Hitmonlee VS. Ursaring - I won't even comment on the bad joke that was Skarmory VS. Magmortar, and despite Torrent activating, Empoleon VS. Electivire was little more than Empoleon dodging everything.

    I hope that Conway's episode is better than this, because this episode was a mess. He was the only good part about it.

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    Wow! Barry just got raped really hard. I mean he showed a few decent moves but he didn't take down even one of Paul's pokemon. I'm kind of worried for Ash battling Paul. He's gonna need charizard and sceptile for this.


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    -The ep opens with Ash having Snorax crush a Grumpig to death. Horray!
    -Ash finds out his next opponent is Kohei, which means...the creep himself appears! I love how Dawn's been getting progressively more creeped out by him in each arc he shows up in, by the way.
    -Once again, Jun shows up, causing Shinou's two best side characters to be in dangerously close proximity once more.
    -I don't know what's going on in this scene but the facial expressions are great.
    -Ahaha one of TR's products is a Meowth maneki neko.
    -I've vaguely curious as to what the stuff in the stat hexagon represents, even though I know it's just been slapped there for show. I assume that the bit that reaches all the way to the border and has its label highlighted means "hyperactivity", since that's clearly Jun's strongest trait.
    -OH HEY LOOK THE LEAGUE TORCH CLEARLY IT'S ABOUT TO BE STOLEN, AS IS TRADITION
    -Observe the Kohei in its natural habitat. Glasses glinting, it rises above the computer station to approach others that have entered its territory. Uttering a series of noises, it communicates with its fellows about a legendary danger lurking in the upcoming conflicts. It then directs a "friendly" communication the way of its desired mate before sinking back out of view.
    -There's no space behind Dawn for Conway to pop up. Guess the writers felt like that joke would only work once?
    -Did Skarmory just lay down spikes? D...does Jun have the attention span for strategy now?
    -Unfortunately, that's all Skarm is good for. Ain't type disadvantages grand?
    -Jun's throwing animations are as silly as he is. I love it!
    -Jun has a brilliant plan - use a water type! Unfortunately, Paul knows the advanced strategy of "switching Pokemon."
    -Apparently Hitmonlee turn evil when they use Close Combat. Look at those eyes.
    -As someone who normally doesn't mind TR during tournament arcs...go away. I'm actually watching this battle, and you're stealing screentime from the good stuff!
    -At this point Paul is just switching out to be a prick and deny Jun the pleasure of KOing even one Pokemon.
    -Cheesy "GANBATE!!" Torrent activation, GO! [insert your own piracy joke here]
    -Jun took the loss surprisingly well, and Paul actually said it was a good battle. (liar!) Dammit, where's the "Jun realizes that Paul's an asshole" reveal?!
    -Creepy glasses glare+sunset lighting=delighfully evil Conway appearance. At this rate Dawn's going to become a nun just to get away from him. Or at least start wearing longer skirts.

    This ep was weird. I should have been annoyed with the cheap battle, but I was actually paying more attention than usual! I guess that's just the magic of Jun. Aside from that, I'm disappointed that we'll probably never see Jun realize how Paul actually is(although Paul has been less of a jerk lately).

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    Well. Paul's electric pokemon from Elekid-to-Electabuzz has finally evolved into Electivire. I knew that he would use it in the Sinnoh League. Poor Barry, I wanted him to knock out at least one of his pokemon but its looks like he unable to take down any of them because he subsitites his pokemon. Knowing Paul, he probably wants to overwhelm his opponent. But somehow Barry wasn't feel bad about it. By the looks of that move of Electivire towards Empoleon to the finish, I say that he learned Giga Impact. But what amazes me is that Empoleon activate his Torrent ability. Looks like one of Ash's sinnoh rivals has been eliminated.
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    Poor Barry, he got destroyed by Paul, he should get a cheating device check though, that Ursaring of his is truly on steroids. Pokesav standards.

    Anyway i'm so glad about Conway stalking Dawn 3 times per episode, he is just a creepy funny guy, wonder how he manages to appear randomly from UNDER her, don't want to know what he is doing there.
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    Gotta say, this was a great battle, just as expected. Even though Barry didn't actually beat any of Paul's pokemon, his pokemon put up one great fight in each round that they were in (well with the exception of Skarmory who went down with one attack) Although I kinda feel at least Ursaring should have gone down. I mean it took all those hits, even its own Focus Blast and still wouldn't die. What's that thing made out of anyway? And did anyone else notice how despite being burned the writers completely ignored the damaging effects of it, unlike how in the full battle where Pikachu was being hurt after every attack it did? But all and all, it was a good battle, especially how Empoleon took that Thunder like a man and went down standing on his feet and without the swirly eyed effect. Also it was nice to see that even though he curb stomped Barry, Paul didn't ridicule him after the match and even seemed to have something nice to say.

    One thing I don't quite get though is why all throughout DP they had given Barry and the Gym Leaders teams identical to their game counterparts only to randomly break it here by giving Barry a Skarmory and Hitmonlee, 2 pokemon that felt kinda randomly tacked onto Barry's team, especially when Skarmory just went down so fast. But aside from that little oddity, it was a good battle.

    Edit: I find it funny that Conway is so mysterious, that even the computers have no idea about him or his team. What is this guy some alien sent to infiltrate the pokemon world or something?
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    Paul's reactions were slow. I was actually really disappointed with him. Barry, on the other hand, was amazing. He's really improved. He honestly deserved a KO, but my God, Ursaring is just a beast! Literally! I'll really be sad in the coming episodes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corzola View Post

    We all knew that Paul was to win but it was by no means the usual "one - hit and then KO" as we usually thinks of Pauls victories (except for the forst fight).

    That's odd.

    Ash vs Paul didn't have one case of that. Not one.

    Buizel took 4 hits, Staraptor 7, Gliscor 3, Pikachu 3(I think), Monferno 4, and Grotle 3 hits.

    Paul's fights generally aren't Quick KO fests.

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    Well, this ep was... AWESOME!!! Barry should be proud of himself, even if it was 3-0 he did put up a great battle with Paul even Paul admitted that. We got to see torrent for the first time too, Empoleon was great, the way it fainted felt just like how a soldier sacaraficed in a battle XD Is it just me or did Paul become nicer and nicer everytime we see him? Anyway next up is Ash vs Conway, it's time for Donphan, Noctowl and Gible to shine! I hope Gible star that battle!

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    Was this episode good? 'Cause I'm looking forward to seeing it...... But IDK when. I really like Barry. He's just awesome. And him facing his idol. Awesome. And him losing. Awesome? @,@

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umbreon9 View Post
    Was this episode good? 'Cause I'm looking forward to seeing it...... But IDK when. I really like Barry. He's just awesome. And him facing his idol. Awesome. And him losing. Awesome? @,@
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    I really wish Barry would've won... Now, I'm looking for revenge!!! ASH KETCHUM, YOU BETTER KICK PAUL'S ANUS AFTER BEATING CONWAY THE CREEP!!!!
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    From what I could gather, all that was said about the Darkrai trainer was that he beat both of his (?) opponents using only Darkrai, and that it was the only Pokemon he used while challenging the gyms.

    I'm guessing that, whether Ash or Paul winds up facing Darkrai, they'll be defeated. Because, I mean, if you can beat the guy's Darkrai, it's probably all downhill from there.
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    Got the episode today it was nice, they once again totally skipped a fight Skarmory vs Magmortar was Skarmory uses spikes get Flamthrowed goes down.

    Hitmonlee and Empoleon did pretty well though i felt really sad for Empoleon and Jun for not even taking one out after that much effort but they still put up a fight and i believe at the end of the episode Shinji actually praised him.

    I hope Satoshi vs Kohei is going to be has nice as this one.


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    im not surprised barry got wiped out. remember his intro ep? ash wtfpwned him. that didnt say much for barry's future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWB View Post
    That's odd.

    Ash vs Paul didn't have one case of that. Not one.

    Buizel took 4 hits, Staraptor 7, Gliscor 3, Pikachu 3(I think), Monferno 4, and Grotle 3 hits.

    Paul's fights generally aren't Quick KO fests.
    Yes, my bad in terms of choice of word. I meant "fairly easy win" or "controlled win". Paul has always been the one to win a battle fairly easy in contrast to others. He usually wraps up a battle pretty quickly even when losing some Pokemon (like against Ash, losing two Pokemon out of six is a secure victory regardless of how many hits the enemies Pokemon can withstand). The battle with Brandon was of course another case, then he was on the reciving end of a losing battle.
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    This episode was wack. The battle between Shinji & Barry was wack. Barry is wack. 3-0, really?! Barry better not talk sh*t about Ash anymore since he just prove that he's inferior to Ash.

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    Ursaring not being KO'd is actually quite ridiculous.

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    Yeah that Ursaring is another case of "getting hit 100 times and defeat the rival with just two attacks".
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    How did Paul's Electivire use THUNDERPUNCH after a GIGA IMPACT? even Cynthia's Garchomp had to recharge. I'm confused.

    Paul vs Barry

    Barry - Skarmory (Spikes)
    Paul - Magmortar (Flamethrower) ........Skarmory Fainted!
    Barry - Empoleon (Hydro Cannon).........Magmortar took it, and withstood it!
    Paul - withdrew Magmortar, sent out Ursaring
    Barry - withdrew Empoleon, sent out Hitmonlee
    Paul's Ursaring (Bulk Up, Hammer Arm, Slash, Focus Blast)...GUTS ability
    Barry's Hitmonlee ( Mega Kick, Close Combat, High Jump Kick, Blaze Kick)....fainted!
    Barry - sent out Empoleon
    Paul - withdrew Ursaring, sent out Electivire
    Paul's Electivire (Protect, Giga Impact, Thunder, Thunderpunch)
    Barry's Empoleon (Metal CLaw, Hyper Beam, Hydro Cannon)... TORRENT ability
    Barry lost

    Barry didn't even stand up. He knows that Paul has an Electivire, why didn't he choose a different pokemon (like Roserade or something) Paul made effective withdrawals of his pokemon. Hope Ash uses his strategic brain once more!

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    I appreciate Margo's rough translation, but can anyone get a clear translation of what Conway said about the Darkrai trainer?

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    I am positive that the legendary trainer has Zoroark which has illusion ability and can transform into Darkrai

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    Dirty hacks woz Paul doin' init?

    You can tell that when they walk in on him checking out Barry's Empoleon, he was watching porn then quickly shut the window and tried to make his face as deadpan and angry as possible. Just need Ash to stuff him now and he might smile




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