Three battles, then maybe we can talk.
This battle made me like Shooti's Hatooboo alot...It has Super Luck[I think],Aerial Ace,Cheer Up...It makes Ash's Mamepato look like crap>.>
I'm not surprised at all that Ash lost. Think about it: it's the start of a new region so all of his new Pokemon are fairly weak, Pikachu gets his traditional level-resetting, we've seen from the first few episodes that Ash is acting like a complete noob, we haven't seen him train his new Pokemon much and it seems the writers are trying to pull off another rival-that-can't-be-beaten-until-the-league.
As for Shooti, I am trying to like him, but I just can't. I was hoping they'd expand on his personality a bit more in this episode in way that didn't make him seem like another Paul/Gary. Okay, so I don't understand much Japanese, but from what I did hear, Shooti has two badges, he was fairly impressed with Pikachu and Tsutarja (but not the others) and most what he was saying seemed similar to the first episode; that Ash is a hillbilly and he doesn't know the basics of Pokemon training, blah, blah, blah. Please writers, make him just a bit more unique.
The animation was great. The newly animated Water Pulse looks more powerful, washing-machine-like and... well, watery. The old one kind of looked like a random blue orb. I also like the new animation for Aerial Ace.
Side note: I agree with whoever said Iris and Dento were enjoyable today. They'll grow into fun travelling companions.
The battle? Meh. I am so shipping Ash's Tsutarja and Shooti's Janovy now.
Mijumaru and Pokabu need new moves... these aren't cutting it.
Tsutarja and Pikachu are doing fine, the strongest ones of his team.
Mamepato has good moves but its just that its too small it needs to evolve in order to be more suited to battles.
Janovy is male as expected. Romance or a gender rivalry?
Hatoopoo can be really cheap with super luck but Paul's Honchkrow also had it.
Pururiru wow... it's impressive.
Like others have said Ash's pokemon have hardly recieved any training so it's understandable he lost to Shooti who has obviously been doing at least a bit of training (Janovy)
Ash was being typical Ash, he saw Shooti's profile on the Battle Club database and though 'Hey iv'e got a few new pokemon now so i should be able to get revenge for my earlier loss to him' without taking anything in to account ... like his lack of training so far, and just went headfirst in to a battle. Maybe Ash will now reaslise he actually needs to train his Pokemon if he is going to beat Shooti, Shooti's comments after the match should help him figure this out.
I will not say I'm the best. But by Ash's standards, I'm pretty good.
Some of you need to look at this before you comment on what a Pokemon should learn. Some of you are okay but some of you need to look at this: http://www.serebii.net/attackdex-bw/ This is the attackdex, it is your friend.
I have to agree with Shooti.
Pikachu and Tsutaja put up a good fight.
Pokabu,Mamepato, and Mijumaru as he said, "nothing to write home about."
They need some experience under their belts, to learn some moves, and hopefully evolve.
I agree that at least to me, Iris and Dento are extremely enjoyable and the best travel companions, they have great tv-chemistry and really add to the entertainment factor.
I wonder..... Tsutarja defeated Janovy, so Tsutarja won't be evolving.....XD
Can people quit with the whole Tsutarja won't evolve thing.
I like Aerial Ace's new animation...they finally made it resemble the game animation with the two hits...
Hatooboo reminded me of Ash's Swellow
The experience gained from beating Janobii and putting up a good fight vs Pururiru, I think, pushes her closer to evolving, that the other three.
I think, as much as I'd hate her evolving before Mijumaru, that once again the grass starter will evolve first/is most likely to evolve.
Although seeing Janobii animated I'm not so opposed to this anymore.....
My perception of this battle, thanks to summaries:
It only makes sense that Mijumaru and Pokabu, as beginners, would fall to Super Luck boosted attacks. Actually, if I'm Ash, I'm going for the burn with Ember to make Hatoboo's attacks weaker. Granted, critical hits negate stat drops, but again, I'm Ash and I don't necessarily know that.
It still boggles my mind that the same Pikachu that defeated a legendary Pokemon and a Pokemon with an immunity to its type lost to something that only resisted it, but thanks to Zekrom, I can put my mind at ease by saying it basically reset Pikachu to zero. Actually, that's why I don't really like the New Vestroia or Gundalian Invaders series of Bakugan. Everyone was reset to zero with new Bakugan except Dan, who keeps his EVOLVED DRAGO! I mean, why not set him back to his basic form?! God, they make him out to be some sort of Bakugan god!
Remember what I said about Mijumaru and Pokabu being lower-leveled? Same applies to Mamepato.
I hear Tsutaja beat Janovy, which is nice. Who says Ash doesn't use tactics anymore?
According to some of you, Dent made a remark about Pururiru's level, which could explain why it OHKO'd Mamepato. As for Cursed Body, kind of cheap, but Shooti doesn't seem like the type to go for Water Absorb, so it all evens out.
Overall, this rivalry seems rather fair, though we have yet to learn whether or not Shooti was just using those three Pokemon so far, which would probably explain their strength compared to Ash's Pokemon.
EDIT: According to Bulbapedia, Shooti has three more Pokemon. Still, it's possible that they were recently caught and therefore, not yet battle ready compared to, say, Pururiru.
Last edited by Nightlingbolt; 18th November 2010 at 8:15 PM.
Please stop complaining about Pikachu losing to "weak" Pokemon at the start of each new region. Its power is drained at the start of each new region, and anyway, it's equally bad storytelling for Pikachu to plow through all of its opponents.
Ok everyone needs to get off Ash's case. He did good it's just that most of his Pokemon were just weak. I mean what about Shooti? I mean I started thinking this after BW 001 and this has come back to thought. Shooti to me seems a little too good at battling for a rookie. I'm not saying he isn't a new trainer but throughout the whole series whenever we've seen a new trainer they were never this good. I mean if I didn't know better I would say that Shooti was an experienced trainer based on this battle. Seriously he had Janobii by the Sanyo gym battle and also a Hatopoo and Puruiuu? They way he executed his attacks and the power of those attacks like Grass Mixer. Seriously something is off with Shooti just saying.
Mijumaru: Missed a single Water Gun and died.
Pokabu: Missed half a dozen of Embers.
Pikachu: Did well enough for the first time in Isshu, against a Flying type..
Tsutaja: Without a doubt the best in this battle.
Mamepato: Blocked by Protect and nothing else.
Buizel: Hit a pokemon
Staraptor: Took out a pokemon it had a disadvantage against.
Gliscor: Made Torterra pant.
Grotle: Did nothing really.. I'm a fan, but I think it got knocked out and its Energy Ball got nullified by Light Screen.
Pikachu: Hit a pokemon.
Monferno: Took out a pokemon.
So at the lake Acuity battle, although there may have been as many pokemon taken out on the opponents side as in this battle, most pokemon got a move or two in and generally performed better to my knowledge, Staraptor kept going even after getting hit by Torterra's Stone Edge for example. At least that's tons better then what Mijumaru, Pokabu and Mamepato did.
I don't know what's worse. In Sinnoh Ash had decent Pokemon, and Paul's were just up one or two notches, but in Isshu Ash seems to have two decent pokemon and the others can't do a darn thing. Thank god Mijumaru and Pokabu both had a win in the gym battle, but after seeing this trashing, I'm doubting the legitimacy of that. Mčh, Hatooboo owned..
Sorry to say though, I'm basically seeing Tsutaja as the complete mesh of all of Ash's previous Grass starters:
Female Tsutaja: Attract, Vine Whip, (Razor Leaf coloured) Leaf Storm, Leaf Blade
Bulbasaur: Vine Whip (Razor Leaf)
Female Bayleef: Vine Whip (Razor Leaf)
Sceptile: Leaf Blade AND Leaf Storm
Torterra: Leaf Storm
Seriously, they had to give Leaf Storm a new animation??? Sceptile just got his, it didn't even hit.. Why did they bother with that??
Ow, and the most peculiar thing: They gave Leaf Storm the exact colour that Razor Leaf had! If you would've told me that the animation for Razor Leaf was changed to a digital style, much in the vein of Water Gun, and that this was it, I would've surely believed anybody because it looks THAT similair. When Tsutaja's Leaf Storm hit Pururiru I found it hard to believe that that was a 140 base power move.. At least Torterra's looked like it would mess you up good.
Ow and I noted that both Tsutaja and Bayleef are females, not just because, but because this is very important for their characters and moves. It's not something irrelevant as well.. Does Ash have any other females besides Mamepato? Well, lets just say as irrelevant as Aipom's gender was. Bayleef's passion for Ash is what made her win, and Tsutaja's gender made it win against Janobii.
What I liked about this battle is that it was totally believable:
Pikachu beat a bird that beat two starter pokemon.
Tsutaja beat a pokemon that Pikachu couldn't beat, just as Pikachu couldn't beat Tsutaja.
Mamepato and Tsutaja lose to the same pokemon, keeping their status relativily unchanged to eachother.
Oh, and of Ash's Isshu pokemon, all but Mamepato now have a decent win. An evolution can make up for that if you know what I mean. Ow, and that's why I hope to see Pokabu and Mamepato in the Shippou gym battle. Along with Tsutaja if its a three on three.
That said, I completely agree with you. Shooti's got talent, and that's something that Ash lacked when he started.
Seriously, since when did they think of starting to use that move.. Ow wait, the writers still feel smart when they ditch Protect on a pokemon, dumb me...
I wonder as well. Pokabu looked really sad when it lost. That could indicate that it is going to train harder when Chaobuu eventually shows up. Mamepato still hasn't won a battle, so it might be up as well. Maybe Tsutaja's good performance here means it can sit one out, or maybe it indicates that Ash will need her once again.
I mean if we go by who needs a win, I'd say Pokabu and Mamepato, but if we go by who'd be best to pick, I'd say Tsutaja and Pikachu obviously. I don't see Mijumaru in the Shippou gym battle, and I would be surprised if it is chosen... If it is a three on three, then I'd go with Pokabu, Mamepato (Please a Hatooboo by this time), and Tsutaja, for the sake of redemption, and hopefully the battle showcase of a new move (Pokabu Nitro Charge or Heat Stamp please), Evolution (Hatooboo please) or/and pokemon (Tsutaja).
Protect: Probably the most used defensive attack in the animé, close up there with Harden...
Water Pulse: Decent Water type STAB attack that works of its better attack stat and has a chance of inflicting a status affliction.
Evil Eye: New Ghost type STAB attack that works of its better attack stat and raises in power whenever the opponent has a status affliction, which it can induce on it on its own through the use of Water Pulse.
Night Shade: Always does the same amount of damage regardless of stat drops.
That and just Pururiru overall.. It can float, so no Ground type effectiviness and uses that extra dimension to evade and it has a killer ability for any physical attack user...
- Attacks either physically: Sky Attack
- And with special moves: Extrasensory and Air Slash.
- Doesn't always go in with his head to strike because of Close Combat.
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