We will never know what level Pikachu is. And Team Rocket being serious and being less on screen is the best thing that has ever happened on this show. Unlike before when Team Rocket used to be doing nothing in certain episodes, I found it very unecessary. I don't have a problem with Trip. I do have a problem with the the writers making him the only rookie in this saga. Is that really his fault?
Last edited by Caseydia; 30th October 2012 at 8:34 PM.
And here we go again....
That post you're replying to is a year and two months old, Caseydia. It isn't likely that you're going to have a discussion with that user. Aslo, Stephan and Bianca are both rookies.
About the episode, it was great. I'll admit, Worst Wishes started out very well. Too bad after Castelia City or so, the episodes and writing started to get worse and worse. My only problem is the fact that Zekrom appeared only to blast Team Rocket and Pikachu and do nothing else. That just doesn't make sense. Also writers, if you want to reset Pikachu, you can do so without making him suffer some dumb injury in the first episode of every series.
BW actually started off really well, almost like the series had a rebirth. The voice acting finally became tolerable for a while (then it went back to subpar in Season 15 IMHO, sadly) and Ash's VA went up drastically with the start of this episode in BW (she, unlike the others, seems to be getting better at the role at long last though it's obvious she's imitating Taylor poorly). Sadly the VA work for James and Meowth starts getting worse for Cathcart as of this episode. He cannot pull off James being serious (and people make fun of Eric...I can't take Zoppi seriously for a minute in this role...but he's so bad at being serious it's funny so I give him points for that), nor make Meowth serious but lovable at the same time. Natochenny starts off well here as Ash, actually, but her Delia is still just awful for the dub. Professor Oak's VA is the same as BF quality just like Delia is.
It's a good start to a saga I actually thought was going to be super awesome, but it does disappoint. Not bad though, of course.
Dub: 70/100 (+5 for Ash's VA improvement, -5 for her Delia not improving, -20 for James and Meowth's VA's deprovement, and his Oak remaining stagnant)
Last edited by PokemonNation2000; 30th October 2012 at 1:19 AM.
This episode had the most ******** battle of all time.
This is an okay episode
This is the first episode of the Best Wishes series and the first episode of Ash's regression! I thought Ash was aged and matured throughout the AG saga and DP saga......this episode proved them wrong and announced that Ash's age is STILL 10! Ash's personality was in BW nothing like what his personality was in DP, instead he seemed to act even more childish(not in this episode, but the next episode)! It's sad that see Ash's Pikachu lost his electric powers and then lost to an inexperienced Snivy. Ash and Pikachu could do nothing to beat that Snivy because Pikachu lost his electrical abi.
I did like Ash's BW design and Professor Juniper's anime design, but still, this episode was Bad.
EDIT: I gotta say, TPCI did a great job by keeping all of the japanese music and bringing back "Who's That Pokémon!" in the english version of this episode. Seeing "Who's That Pokémon" after a long time was cool.
Last edited by NPT; 2nd October 2013 at 2:18 PM.
This series had so much potential at first. I was okay with Ash losing he was reckless with battling with Pikachu after that Zekrom thing happened. Trip and Snivy were cool, cooler then anyone else was in this episode.
Last edited by J Ken; 2nd July 2013 at 12:19 AM.
Eh Snivy was the real badass.
Zekrom shot a nerf ray that effected Pikachu on contact and took about 100 episodes for it to kick in on TRio. lol
Just started watching this series, I'm like three years late lol.
A pretty good way to commence the new series/season/region.
And this has been stated several times, but the fact that Pikachu was defeated by that Snivy is just..sad. I guess that's why the games =/= the anime
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