The second Bel broke the fourth wall (waving at the audience) I knew I was going to like this episode.
-I love Bel. She's hilarious. Everything about her makes me smile. Her ditziness, her hyperactivity, the fact that she was screaming at Satoshi the whole episode. She's just a joy to have on the show. My favorite parts involving her were her screaming for Mijumaru to use Hydro Pump and Pikachu to use...um, which one is "Denji Wheel?" That. I also loved when she got mad that Chaobuu's Nitro Charge didn't work and when she smacked her foot on the ground, Chaobuu copied her. That was cute. Oh, and when she ran at the group, she tackled Satoshi and Dento, but Iris slid out the way like a ninja. Love her.
-And no wonder Chillarmy wanted to clean her case. Her bag is freaking filthy. And people thought he was stealing it for no reason. Speaking of gender, I like how the writing staff is confirming these genders. I literally went "OH SNAP" when he used a re-Attract on Tsutarja and he became....um...bishie-Chillarmy?
(Everything involving this was awesome)
I'm glad Satoshi is using Attract every time like a boss.
-Dento also had a great moment with Bel nabbing his spoon. And him subsequently sad moments with it (and his facepalm. His facepalm was great). And he commented on Bel/Chillarmy's compatibility so glad to see they haven't forgotten his Sommelier-ness.
-If the TRio are going to the museum next episode, will we see them battle? Hoping for it.
-Chaobuu vs. Pikachu. I was wondering how exactly they were going to do this with like three minutes left in the episode so yeah, it was quick. But it was a good fight. I really didn't think Pika would get up after that Heat Stamp attack, but it led to Nitro Charge vs. Volt Tackle which, honestly was an awesome moment.
Bel, you cannot show up again quick enough.
Last edited by garfield15; 16th December 2010 at 7:54 PM.
I'd like to point out that the Elite Four were very weakened by the time the Plasma plot in game ended. Its possible that the they just take it a step further and have the Elite Four completely incapable of fighting, meaning Ash won't have to battle them.
A more likely scenario would be that the anime's version of the league is interupted part way through.
In both cases, Ash doesn't have to win a thing.
As for the episode itself, I quite enjoyed it. Bel's antics were fun to watch and I'd be happy for her to appear again to liven things up now and again.
One thing I didn't particular like though is how weak they're making Ash's other Pokemon look recently and, by extension, showing how strong Pikachu is in comparison. We already know how strong Pikachu is, but his other Pokemon aren't being given many opportunites to shine. For me, it would have been better for one of Ash's other Pokemon to have a good fight against Chaobuu and lose, thus making Bel look like a better battler than for Pikachu to beat it in one move. Still early days, however, so it isn't a concern for me yet.
Last edited by VoltTacklingPika; 16th December 2010 at 7:58 PM.
I'm agreeing with multiple people who said it earlier but Bel's hilarious. Might just be my new favorite character.
Who the hell do you think I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm gonna be king of the pirates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ROFL!! I loved this episode! <3
Dento crying over his spoon was the best thing ever XDDDDDD
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Guardian of Fate Chapter 2 up
-AshnFriends are in the Generic Forest of Woe, and...the writers took no time in bringing Belle into this!
-They also took no time in making Belle a clumsy fool who tripped and knocked Ash & Dento right into the river!
-Belle is super-apologetic, and...Ash and Dento are shirtless. Fanservice, ahoy?
-After Ash chats with Araragi over the live caster, Belle introduces herself...and waves at the audience. Fourth wall? What's that?
-Just how long can it possibly take to find a badge case? No bag is that messy and full of crap.
-Also the case is really dusty somehow.
-The badge case looks like it does in the games, both inside and out. A nice touch.
-And then Chillarmy swipes the case.
-Belle's really excited about Chillarmy and how cute it is and and and
-Hahahaha Chaobuu and Belle doing an annoyed stomp in unison
-...you know, couldn't they just wait for Chillarmy to finish cleaning the case before taking it back? I mean, presumably the neat freak won't care anymore once it's fullfiled its OCD compulsion to clean all dirty things.
-I'm loving the facial expressions in this episode.
-Nothing fazes Belle, does it? She's all peppy about Chillarmy even after it tickled Chaobuu to the point of uselessness.
-Ash sends in Pikachu...but Mijimaru has its own ideas about who he should use!
-...and Belle jumps in during the battle hyperly demanding that Mijimaru use Hydro Pump. Calm down, woman! Jeez.
-Mijimaru is defeated(no thanks to Belle, who distracted it right before Chillarmy wrecked its shit), and...now it wants Pikachu to battle.
-Hahahaha, Dento's just STARING as Belle goes on about how she's going to fight/catch/something Chillarmy and blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah
-Meanwhile, TR's apparently already at Shippou City and plotting something or other.
-Belle seems to have an idea that involves Dento's precious cookware. Specifically, it involves getting one of his spoons dirty, and DENTO DOES NOT APPROVE.
-Bahaha, Dento's still moping about that spoon even after the trap's been set up & they're just waiting for Chillarmy to show up.
-The plan worked! ...except for the part where Chillarmy could still walk away with the fancy food cover thing over it. Now Belle's depressed her plan didn't work, Dento's depressed that his favorite spoon's gone, and Ash is annoyed that his badge+badge case are gone. This just keeps getting better and better!
-The next plan involves running in a stream for some reason.
-It's Tsutarja time! Which means...Attract! Probably.
-I have no idea what Belle said about her Chaobuu, but it was apparently very stupid.
-Then Belle talks about her dad and stuff and Iris *and* Dento are both getting tired of her antics.
-Attract time! ...and Chillarmy dodges it, before using Attract itself!
-BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA BISHOUNEN CHILLARMY
-I love the little detail of Chillarmy folding its ears up before using Hyper Voice.
-Belle really needs to clean that bag of hers.
-Then Chillarmy accidently catches itself because its OCD compelled it to clean the Pokeball. Yeah, sure, whatever.
-Ash finally gets his badge case ba-ohwait, the tree branch broke before he could try his BADGE CASE GET DAZE again.
-And at last, it's time for Belle and Ash to battle. Belle sends out Chaobuu, and...insists that Ash use Pikachu!
-I'm somehow disappointed that they're not using an instrumental version of the game's VS Belle/Cheren theme.
-Blah blah Nitro Charge vs Volt Tackle blah blah Pikachu wins.
-Belle is insane. That's the only explanation for all this.
A very fun episode overall, mostly because of how spastic and insane Belle is(the great facial expressions also helped!). It may just be the writers making her do a variation on Barry's "spastic and ADD and hyper" schtick, but it's funny enough that I don't care.
EDIT: Also, now that I've read the rest of the thread:
This isn't really the thread to be speculating about whether or not/how soon Team Plasma is appearing. Focus on discussing the episode at hand, please.
Last edited by Juputoru; 16th December 2010 at 8:43 PM.
Yes, that is a lego Freddie Mercury.
I liked this episode a hundred times more than the last episode.
Belle is a joy! Commanding Mijumaru to use Hydro Pump was lol worthy.
Chaobu was beaten too easily by Chillarmy and Pikachu.
Genders known to this point.
Ash's Pikachu: Male
Ash's Mamepato: Female
Ash's Oshawott: Male
Ash's Tepig: Male
Ash's Snivy: Female
Shooti's Janovy: Male
Shooti's Pururiru: Male
Belle's Chllarmy: Male
Ash/Iris/Cilan/etc. Pokemon Usage in BW Spreadsheet Updated: 1/31/12 [New: Ash vs Quattro]
Belle is the best character in Best Wishes. She better return, even if it's a recurring role instead of a gym battler.
Belle is the type of rival I've waited for Ash! The last time he had a female rival was Casey back in the glory days of Johto! I hope Belle has a lot of character development like in today's episode. She's a combination of Lyra and Barry. And Chillarmy was quite hilarious infatuating Snivy.
I agree with everyone on Belle. I like it when Ash's rivals are crazier than he is. Even hypocritical Iris has to admit that Belle is more childish than she perceives Ash to be.
Can you just admit you hate Iris?
Last edited by garfield15; 17th December 2010 at 12:12 AM.
I mean that I liked Bel's premier more than Iris' premier. Bel was very animated and interesting.
Im only pointing this out because before everyone said Iris was amazing, now some of those people said "iris is not doing much, she is just taking up space, etc."
Watched the episode.
Best of of Best Wishes so far. Like I said before, Belle needs to be a rival. I can't stress that enough. She was weird, funny, stupid, but awesome at the same time. Chillarmy got got spotlight for being a pretty bland Pokemon. Its obsession helped it.