"Everyone creates the thing they dread. Men of peace create engines of war. Invaders create Avengers. People create... smaller people? Er... children! I lost the word there. Children. Designed to supplant them. To help them end."
But this is the traditional royal Canterlot voice! It is tradition to speak, using the Royal "we", and to use THIS MUCH VOLUME WHEN ADDRESSING OUR SUBJECTS!!
Getting this thread back on topic, one thing that surprisingly stood out in this episode for me was that one of the girls cheering for the gym leaders reminded me a whole lot of Dawn. I felt bad for Ash when there was no one on his side and think I would have enjoyed seeing Dawn there, in her uniform cheering Ash on :3
I may not care much for Amourshipping, but I do love Serena!
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Meh, I didn't like how the Striaton Gym match was handled. I think Ash should have only battled Cilan and not all 3 brothers.
I liked the Striaton gym.The cheerleader reminded me a lot about Gary and his cheerleaders in OS.The episode ended in a cliff hanger which I really liked.Oshawatt was adorable! ^^ 8/10.
Finally, Satoshi and Iris made it to Sanyou City. I found it amusing when we saw Dent, Pod, and Corn's fangirls, and as for the Gym battle itself, I thought that Pikachu losing to Hiyappu was unfair. Yanappu's battle with Mijumaru was kind of ridiculous as well, but I liked that last scene with Solar Beam.
I'm glad Ash wasn't completely reset as you can see by his strategizing here that he does know what he's doing. I am a bit sad at Pikachu's one-sided loss and the fact that this was the only real interesting gym battle so far, but I can't complain.
I thought Cilan's voice was good enough, but I didn't really like that Pikachu happened to be the one that lost in any round, especially to a Water-type.
Pikachu should have won his battle honestly. That could have easily been avoided too, by making it so that Ash has to beat all 3 of them to win, instead of 2/3.