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    Another battle showing inconsistent skill levels. It seems the writers can't decide whether Trip is stronger than Ash, weaker than Ash, or equal to Ash. This time they chose equal.

    Snivy vs. Servine was fine but anyone who looks at how much stamina Tepig showed in his previous victories can see why his draw against a Vanillite is just wrong. Oshawott should have lost. What's the point of training to use Aqua Jet if he can win just as much without it anyway? The battles were also quite boring.

    The only parts I liked were the Ash/Iris/Trip interactions, Cilan's reaction to the leaf in his food, and the reason why Aqua Jet misses being revealed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller2001 View Post
    Shouldn't Ash's Snivy have had the blue background and not the red one, since compared to Ash's and Trip, Trip is more the "evil" one of the two? Because, since in these situations, blue has always signified good and red signifies evil. Or maybe I'm just thinking too much into this and that's not what the writers were gong for...
    Yeah I don't think the background colours mean anything.
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    I thought that Ash & Trip tying was awful since Trip had won twice against Ash before. Ash didn't deserve to tie. 6/10

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    I liked seeing Trip again as well as his battle with Ash. Timburr vs Oshawott was so funny and I liked seeing Trip's flashback of when he met Alder and his Bouffalant as well. Iris' reaction to Vanillite was priceless.

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    Okay episode thanks to Shooti's reappearance and his three versus three match with Satoshi. I wasn't expecting Tsutarja to lose against Janovy, though. I thought Tsutarja would win since she defeated Janovy in the past, and Pokabu versus Vanipeti ending in a draw was yet another Pokabu downfall.

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    Cool to see Iris be scared of Ice types, it makes sence. Cool to see Timburr and Vanillite. Really glad with the outcome of the battle hopefully in the future Ash will win some more.

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    Pretty good episode. Though I'm not a huge fan of Trip, his past-story was good. I loved Timburr's voice, but that was probably because it marked the return of my favorite voice actor.

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    It wasn't the best battle, but Ash doesn't lose and he doesn't have to use Pikachu either so I didn't end up hating it. I still think it's a bit silly not to give Trip an onscreen loss this many episodes in. Trainers learn and improve when they lose. This just makes Trip look like a perfect trainer right from the beginning and it gets annoying.

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    This battle was a let down. The only good thing was the Alder scene, he's quite old. And the Iris being scared of Ice-types thing. Maybe we'll see that develop more in Icirrus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian the Pine Tree View Post
    This just makes Trip look like a perfect trainer right from the beginning and it gets annoying.
    I think that at this stage in Best Wishes, Shooti was being built up to be the next Shinji, hence why his win record was favorable while at the expense of making Satoshi look bad.

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    Was the third battle where trips Serperior had pikachu in a death grip yet he was able to remain conscious despite having the life choked out of him for about 5 minutes and broke free by using a resisted attack? Yeah, I always thought that was BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMarshadow800 View Post
    Was the third battle where trips Serperior had pikachu in a death grip yet he was able to remain conscious despite having the life choked out of him for about 5 minutes and broke free by using a resisted attack? Yeah, I always thought that was BS.
    No, that battle was the disgraceful 1 vs 1 League match. This episode was a 3 vs 3 which ended in a draw.
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    Sorry, it’s Been a while. But why do you think it was disgraceful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMarshadow800 View Post
    Sorry, it’s Been a while. But why do you think it was disgraceful?
    Well, like you said, the battle itself was BS, and the fact that they reduced the main rivalry of the series to a 1 vs 1 was really bad imo. Atleast, even a 3 vs 3 conclusion would've sufficed.
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    "Because I like BW and SM when a lot of people don't, if someone criticizes SM, even if it's a valid criticism, I will suddenly complain that no one criticized XY in the same way. I will then proceed to pretend the thread is being raided by XY fanboys even though I'm the only one who brought up XY in the first place".

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    Yeah it was a dumb scene. Not as bad as Ash using “thunder armor” on pikachu and swellow though.

    I think they really just wanted pikachu and serpeior to fight because they’ve been enemies the while season, but then again so have Infernape and Electevire in Sinnoh, but that was far better executed.
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