K love this battle. so epic. I don't care about pokemon wins that's how epic it was. Infernape was SUPPOSED to get the spotlight here, and fudge... in pokemon battles certain pokemon take spotlight ALL the time.
I'm just glad the writers proved they can actually make something like this. <3... All of the toxic spikes strategies and luck and shiz. <3...
oh and to the people complaining about Paul not showing emotion about loosing, and being contradicting to his character...
Think long and hard back to when Paul lost to Brandon. What did Brandon say to Paul? He said (I'm quoting the english dub which I don't think is THAT off.)
"Your pokemon are trained well, but you lack the ability to control your emotions during the heat of battle! When you fix this, I will take your challenge once more. *slight smile at the end*
Paul looks down, and then bows; thanking brandon for helping him. (keep in mind he just had a rage fit about Reggi not being able beat Brandon.)
IE, Brandon made him think about it and told him to NOT get pissy, and he obviously took those words to heart. That was when he started to change.
And another fudgin thing, didn't paul NOT know what ash was going to do?
Paul only figured out that Ash was using the same pokemon from the lake that he 6-2'd around halfway through the battle. He didn't know what ash was going to use. In fact he seemed quite surprised that ash used those same pokemon, but then guesses that he should of expected as much.
IE, Paul used different pokemon because he didn't think ash was gonna use the same pokemon he used at the lake. He hasn't really done it earlier in the league, and I'm guessing paul thought ash would actually try to counter him with different pokemon. So using a completely different team would screw up any counter idea.
And even then Paul's team was quite competent. :/...From my perspective, that was a choice that seems very logical.
Last edited by EmphaticPikachu; 18th January 2013 at 4:19 AM.
To forgive and forget...Such an interesting thing. :P