30th June 2014, 1:42 PM
I agree that this episode was average, but we did get Rokkaiman (Krokorok) out of it.
18th October 2014, 4:22 AM
This episode was a really cute one. I'm sure any kid who watches the show dreams of having Ash's Pikachu just drop from the sky to be friends with him and then getting a chance to battle him. I'm glad this kid wasn't spoiled in trying to keep Pikachu despite Pikachu belonging to Ash, although the kid in the Bout with sprout episode did eventually realize that it still pissed me off.
The battle with Krokrok was very well done in this episode. I'm glad they waited for Ash to catch it because quite honestly it's at this point when Ash will start to need this powerhouse on his team.
18th January 2015, 10:49 PM
Pardon me for being slow on the uptake, but I guess at some point a while ago Pikachu had to have forgotten Volt Tackle for Electro Ball.
2nd June 2016, 1:03 AM
I was happy to see the sunglasses Krokorok again and even more pleased when Ash caught him which should've happened ages ago. 7/10
20th October 2016, 4:35 AM
Nick finding Pikachu was interesting, especially since he thought it was a new species ha ha. I was surprised that the other kids owned strong pokemon like Seismitoad and Scolipede. At least Ash caught Krokorok. :]
20th October 2016, 8:57 AM
So this was where Satoshi successfully captured the Sunglasses Waruvile, which had been following him for a while. Why it took this long for this to happen, I have no idea. It was kind of Satoshi to lend his Pikachu to Nick, and even more interesting that the Waruvile was now willing to help Pikachu.
5th November 2016, 12:19 AM
Eh, I rather enjoyed this episode even if the kid was annoying. It was nice to see Ash finally catch the stalker Krokorok whose gag of showing up randomly to fight Pikachu had grown stale by now.
29th January 2017, 12:15 AM
Iris giving battle tips was a bit much, how about instead having her talk about how she couldn't wait to get her first Pokemon and how she played with them to learn about them? It's Cilan's role to be talking about type match-ups, that's about all there is to his practical Connoisseurship, yet Iris takes that role as well. So an episode finally managing to make Ash look intelligent by surrounding him with kids, still manages to put him in his place by making Iris over-accomplished.
22nd February 2017, 12:24 AM
I really don't like Krokorok's dub voice, it just lacks the range needed to make emotions other than being 'that Pokemon with sunglasses' - which was fairly annoying when you had to try and have the slightly disappointed Krokorok while still saying its name exactly the same.