It's episodes like this that make me hate the writers for their stupidity.
Yes this is primarily about Ash only using Pikachu and Oshawott, but I feel if any time was warranted to complain about that, it would be this episode.
Ash was caught in a Team Rocket energy cage, Ash used Pikachu's thunderbolt, with no effect whatsoever, then Ash talked with Team Rocket, with Team Rocket telling Ash what they're going to do (at least I assume that's what Team Rocket was doing) then afterwards Ash told Pikachu to use thunderbolt again
Do you honestly believe talking to team rocket, somehow decreased the energy cage's power, enough that Pikachu could destroy it by having it use thunderbolt again?
Ash are you really THAT stupid. This pissed me off, or rather irked me and made me hate the episode instantly (granted I was never going to like the episode anyway, that scene just cemented it). It's bad enough that only Oshawott was used, but relying on Pikachu only even when it did absolutely nothing is stupid.
If an attack doesn't work, and unless the energy cage prevented you from sending out another Pokemon (not sure if that was explained, maybe it was), you don't use the same failure Pokemon, when NOTHING changed, use a different Pokemon, use a whole lot of Pokemon, and hopefully overload the energy cage.
Now if something hit the energy cage from the outside or Pikachu used other moves, or maybe some weird electrical malfunction occurred. Then fine use Pikachu's thunderbolt again. But thinking that something was going to happen after just talking with Team Rocket, is just stupid.
I will say I didn't understand what was going on, and maybe this was addressed, but I doubt there was any justification for Pikachu using thunderbolt, then pause while talking, and then thunderbolting the energy cage again, expecting something to happen.
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