The match between Iris and Burgundy should've ended with Revenge. It was pretty lame how Burgundy outstrategized Iris pretty much the entire match and then still lost.
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I was pleasantly surprised when Excadrill won. Normally when a Pokemon has a 'secret strategy' like Dewott's, they win. The turnaround was a nice touch, even if it did mean the predictable ending of Iris winning.
Bianca...seriously needs therapy.
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I loved when Bianca got head-butted by Scraggy, not because of the Headbutt but because of her voice when she got hit...but her getting hit is funny too, slapstick humor will never die on Pokemon.
Dewott vs Excadrill-Trip and Masaomi walking off was nice, makes the tournament more realistic to have people who don't care to see the whole thing. Nice seeing Georgia comment on how Iris has grown(Of course she says she only grew a little, she obviously doesn't want to completely flatter Iris) and saying how she's more worthy to be her opponent. The battle was pretty long, although there was a bunch of talking here and there but even still it was pretty long, it was enjoyable to me, although I do wish Burgundy won just so she could get a win, maybe next tournament.
Break-I like that Burgundy is vowing revenge on Iris, make me more confident for a Iris and Cilan vs Burgundy and Georgia double battle. Also nice seeing all the rivalry interactions. Ash training Scraggy to master Focus Blast is nice to see. Bianca doing her thing is amusing to me. Rival build up between Masaomi and Stephan and their Pokemon was nice too.
Simipour vs Simisear-Nothing really to comment on, but I wish there would have been some talk from Chakkie, I don't believe he speaks at all in this tournament, at most one line, such a shame with such an interesting design and has relations with Akkie and Bakkie, still hoping for them to return again to face Cilan, Chili, and Cress, it would feel like such a waste to have these three not appear again to me.
Druddigon vs Bisharp-Wow, Metal Sound sounds awful...no wonder it messes Pokemon up. Battle was pretty quick, but I feel that just adds onto Georgia so I have no issue with the length.
Throh vs Mienshao-Another quick battle, another that I feel is best to be that way, adds to Masaomi. More rival build up too.
Conkeldurr vs Emboar-I love how Bianca isn't there at the start, and she says it's because she was touching Mienshao's muscles...oh Bianca you crazy girl. I like that Georgia and Burgundy are commenting on Trip's performance, not really an interaction with him but it's probably the closest we'll get considering Trip isn't very social with people. I enjoyed the battle from what has been shown so far, Trip despite the fact he's going to lose shows he has his strategies and that in battle which is nice to see.
Overall, I liked the episode.
It was an alright episode. Seems the animators are stepping it up since all the recent battles lately have been showing a lot of explosions and exaggerated screen movements. I have to agree with that whole "why can't Enbuoh just jump out" thing though.
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But seriously, how is Emboar still alive after Conkeldurr meteor smashed him with the concrete pillars? That's the kind of blow that could put Superman in a hospital!
I really liked the characterization in this episode (even though I have to question Georgia's judgement in using a Dark/Steel pokemon in a predominantly fighting type tournament). Georgia and Burgundy come across as having matured just as much as the main characters, and Montgomery looked downright dominant.
I've always felt the battles are what lies at the heart of the anime, so I'll always enjoy a good tournament arc.
I don't know if it's been around before and if this is just the first time I've noticed it, but there was a really cool remix of the trainer theme from Black and White during the battles.
All-in-all, good stuff.
Burgundy VS Iris was a great battle, and Georgia started to lighten up on battling Iris more. Then Georgia stepped up and took out Gale's Druddigon with no sweat. Kind of a let down, but at least we paced through that part. Trip VS Bianca looks like it will be a let down for Trip. Surprised how Emboar didn't go down from all those effective attacks, but the show had done moves like this before. Remember Paul's Ursaring during the Sinnoh League?
Is anybody else feeling the same on how weird it is Bianca "admires" a varity of fighting Pokemon muscles?
Hope simipour is used in the next lineup so ash can look it up in the pokedex.
What an exciting episode.
The star battle has to be Burgandy vs Iris it was full of grit and determination, it was wonderful. At some point I thought that both trainers had the battle, but it was Iris who prevailed. We rattled through Georgia's and Montgomery's battles but Throh looks the strongest at this point (as stated by Don George). We finished with Trip vs Bianca, Trip seems to have the upper hand but can he take control of his advantage and finish off the battle? Only time will tell.
Anyway, excellent battle. On to the next one!
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I liked this episode although parts of it were disappointing. I really wanted the battle between Druddigon and Bisharp to last longer and WTF Emboar? You seriously can't get out of those 3ft high rocks?
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It was a good episode. Iris beats Burgundy and Burgundy beats Gale. Bianca is having a hard time fighting Trip, can she beat him?
nice episode.... burgundy is getting much stronger.. i like that , and do i see a shipping between stefan and bianca
This episode turned out rather well. I enjoyed how all the battles played out and found it pretty funny how Bianca took such a liking to the confused fighting type pokemon.
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Decent episode. The battles were fine, but the battle between Dewott and Excadrill was great. Let's see if Bianca can have Emboar turn the tables.
The only one who doesn't seem to be maturing at all is Bianca with her Pokemon(!) muscle fetish. Seriously, even a Mienshao looks as bland like a towel.
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It's a shame Montgomery isn't a reoccurring character, the writers created a better rivalry between him and Stephan than with all the main cast and there respective rivals.
Bianca is being unusually creepy today. And that's saying something.
You know, the starter power-up abilities haven't been brought up in quite a while. They had a perfect opportunity here, and they did nothing.
Wow. A Who's that Pokemon with a pokemon that didn't make an appearance in the episode yet. Or at all up to this point IIRC.
I know Focus Blast in an inaccurate move, but this is ridiculous. -_-
Aw. No around the world for Seismic Toss?
Wait what? When did Bianca's Pignite evolve? They didn't even talk about it.
It could just climb out. The rocks aren't that high. <_<
Bianca & Georgia probably the only competent battlers we have so can we please stop saddling with stupid personality traits it's not funny. The boring filler continues.
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