The battles were good, but there were a fair few problems with this episode too.
Iris VS. Burgundy was one of the better matches of BW. That said, though, it was a bit too long for its own good and took away some time that could have been used to give Georgia VS. Grace more focus; it's a bit unfair, I think, that Georgia is being portrayed as the more competent of herself and Burgundy, but she got a 30 second battle here and probably will be bulldozed by Plot Armor next episode.
Speaking of Bianca, I'm ready to give up with her. She's gone from an annoying stereotype to an utterly disturbing character with her obsession with Sawk's muscles; to think we thought the Zorua thing was bad in hindsight makes me laugh. With how completely helpless she acted in this episode, it looks clear to me that the only reason she is making it as far as she does is because she brought the biggest gun to this fight with Emboar. Trip is putting up a good fight, though, and from this episode he certainly looks like the one who should be the winner here. I think Bianca may win the battle by Conkeldurr weakening Emboar enough to activate Blaze.
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Bianca's fine with me, at least she's an attempt at humor, no matter how dead the horse is. I honestly find Burgundy more insufferable. Bianca is what she is, but come on! Burgundy's supposed to be Cilan's rival! Even if she's only a C-Class Sommelier (I've decided to use that since I can never remember how to spell the other thing), she could at least be portrayed as a competent Trainer! I'm not saying Bianca is either, but despite her ditzy personality, at least she's been shown to win. Show me one major victory Burgundy's had, excluding Striaton Gym. That's all I want to say.
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Oh man, just saw the episode and it kinda makes me wish that Best Wishes was nothing but Don Battles. These are clearly my favorite episodes! I love seeing these rival vs. rival matches as well lots of character interaction! And Bel, LET ME LOVE YOU! I laughed so hard, when she was harassing Kenyan and his muscles/stomach! xD
I so so so ship them now. Actually I ship Kenyan to everyone. God, this was, yet again, a fantastic episode.
In regards to Langley, it was nice to see her attain a swift victory, it cements the fact that she can be a serious contender.
Masaomi's battle was also a swift win, but that was expected as he was hyped as powerful and the prior Champion of the tournament.
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Can someone please translate what Trip said about Excadrill and Dewott while he was looking at the pictures he took of them?
Alright a few things to say about his one...
The Dewott/ Excadrill battle was awesome but it was slight overkill...I mean they basically had excadrill flip dewott into the air and then drill straight into it...kinda brutal...but still good. As for Georgia's battle, I liked how short it was despite being the titular battle...really shows off the power of bisharp...as for Masaomi, I really hate that guy...His arrogance is through the roof and he has a blegh pokemon at that...How it defeated mienshao so quickly was not enjoyable...but that part where mienshao was doing high jump kick looked pretty cool like it was flying...also, has anyone noticed that Ash doesn't bother to scan new pokemon anymore? The only poke he scanne din these two episodes were conkeldurr, throh and mienshao...didn't even bother to scan bisharp, simisage, emboar, or simipour...Also, emboar looks pretty good in the anime...
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Ugh, I have nothing against Belle, but the muscle obsession is getting old quickly. :/
All that precious time they spent on drawing/coloring/animating that Belle all over Kenyan scene could have been very well spent on prolonging some of the battles, especially the Crimgan vs. Kirikizan battle which was quite short for the supposed "main battle" of the episode.
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OMG Emboar looked awesome!!!!!!!! And I think the it's so fat it can't move thing was debunked too lol.
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I...don't understand why this episode was called Bisharp vs Druddigon. That fight lasted, what, 40 seconds? Dewott vs Excadrill or Emboar vs Conkeldurr would have been much better. The other battles were great though, especially Dewott vs Excadrill. Conkeldurr vs Emboar is shaping up to be a good battle too. Bianca's muscle fetish is getting annoying, but it's still not as bas as her Zorua obsession :c