Alder: You wanna know what's better than battling?
Alder: Eating hotdogs and battling!
Trip: My God, It's like looking into the future.
Suwama wasn't as jerkish as I thought.
The "I never cared about you in the first place!" just doesn't come of as quite as mean when done in the midst of battle. Battle isn't just yelling about attacks. It's about morale, and Suwama saw an easy way to take Tepig's (if almost non-existent) resolve out completely. Trashtalking is a big part of sports because a big part of it is about the morale.
It's the same reason I always find the "How can you abandon it because it's not strong!" message weak(and did back with Chimchar too). You can train pokemon for many reasons, but if you are to be a good battler, you want a team were the members are good battlers... because you are essentially a team manager/coach. You don't put undeserving/low level people on your team if you are aiming to be elite. It just doesn't work that way.
Battle Pokemon are perfectly comparable to sportsmen vying for a spot on a team.
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It really is like expecting a diet to work instantly, and after a week of not losing pounds, you claim the diet doesn't work, and end up eating the same stuff that made you fat in the first place, all while claiming diets don't work for you.
As far as we know Sumawama never tried with Tepig, at least Paul tried with Chimchar (though that problem revolved around Paul not being the best "teacher" for Chimchar). So as far as we know Sumawama, tested Tepig and then it failed, and never bothered to try.
If Tepig really was a lost cause, as YOU seem to imply, that doesn't explain why Tepig beat all these Pokemon, evolved and beat Sumawama's Emboar and Heatmor.
At least its been proven that at least Ash tried with Tepig/Pignite, to get it where it is now. Very rarely would you run into something naturally strong. On top of that Tepig looked VERY young when Sumawama was its trainer. That's like expecting a ten year old to beat a fit thirty year old.
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But for a nice comparison that's apt here?
Peter Forsberg. One of the best hockey players in history. He was dumped from playing on his team when he was a teen because the coach thought he was too small and weak, and his great talent hadn't really shown itself yet.
Forsberg, at this point didn't really get that much of a shot to prove himself, but did not yet deserve a spot on the team.
More or less like Tepig.
Suwama is a coach, and as such is perfectly qualified to judge that "this guy is too weak... I better train another one", when Tepig actually did show itself to be rather wimpy.
With Ash, Tepig now has started to show his talent(which you certainly can't say it did with Suwama).
Much like how Forsberg finally started shining and got into the regional team(representing an entire district, not just a city) at age 15, and would go on to become an elite in the Swedish league, join the national team(at 18) and then a major one in NHL(at 19-20).
The point here is, you can't blame the trainer/coach when the trainee/player shows no talent. The Trainee/player needs to prove himself to the coach, too.
Your diet comparison is a bit lacking.
Oh, and just to make this argument even more wrong, 30 is about when you hit a decline as a sportsman, physically. You're at your best during your mid-twenties(well, most people are, I shouldn't drag all people over the same comb). The one thing you have past 30 is the experience.
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This episode was great. It was great to see Kuritaran for the 1st time. Kuitaran didn't look as good in the anime as I had hoped it would. Although it was a short battle, I liked seeing Heatmor and Emboar battle with Kojondo and Miruhog. The courtroom scene was very odd, and Mijumaru looked funny when he was sleeping through it. Suwama was definitely a jerk in this episode for all of the terrible things he said about Pokabu. I couldn't stop laughing when Chaoboo used Flamethrower in his face when he tried to take him back. Fire Pledge looks really great, even though it took down Embuoh and Kuritaran easily. Tsutarja really acted like a big sister, encouraging Pokabu and using Vine Whip when necessary to get him to pull himself together. The evolution scene was epic.
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Finally watched the episode.
Suwama was even more messed up then I thought, forcing people to battle him, trying to take their Pokemon when he won.
Interesting that it seems Cilan never knew about Tepig's back story, he didn't know it was abandoned.
Haha, I love how Suwama asked what was wrong with Cilan when he did "It's Judgment Time", then Cilan just brushes it off as if it was a compliment of some sort, haha, Cilan. Oh and he's a Trial Sommelier now, so that's...um...I lost count D: Wonder what's next.
I loved the court scene, loved Cilan "Guilty or not guilty...that's the question", I just love it when they speak English :3. I enjoyed the entire scene.
Poor Tepig, learning the hard truth.
I enjoyed the battle and all that.
I loved how when Pignite attacked Suwama it sounded like it was saying "ciao", haha.
Overall I enjoyed the episode.
I for one have not enjoyed an episode this much in a long time. VERY well played out. I absolutely adored Snivy's tough love approach, and the fact that it took the Super Flare Blitz just so Pignite could win...and refused to return to its Poke Ball because it wanted to watch...I actually almost teared up. (Is that weird?)
Fire Pledge looked kickbutt. And I'm still hoping for a Heatmor vs. Durant episode. It's such an obvious setup, come onnn.
Tepig's devotion to Suwama was tragic. And it looked absolutely adorable when hugging its trainer. So sad :/
What is my cat doing? She's like running around like a maniac :/
Look, the point is that Cilan is trying to be neutral but failed miserably as pressures given by Iris and Ash.
(The point is he shouldn't have stayed neutral at the first place! He should have been angry with him abandoning Pokemon!!!)
Oshawott sleeping in the courtroom scene just show how contrary Oshawott's personality is to Snivy's. She is such a caring Pokemon that do everything to encourage Tepig even it is to slap him. For Oshawott, he did not care about Tepig's feeling, do not bother to be angry and actually slept when Emolga, Snivy, Axew, Iris and Pikachu are angry.
(The point is... do Emolga and Axew have anything to do with Tepig??...Do they even have interactions??... NONE... BUT they are helping him, WHATS OSHAWOTT DOING??? HE DID NOT CARE!!!)
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Congratulations! Tepig finally reached lv.17.
His cowardness is proved everytime he hide behind any Pokemon to avoid battle with a strong-looking Pokemon
Him flirting to almost every single Female Pokemon need not to be proved as everyone knows
His overconfidence is shown soo many times that I didn't even care to recall
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If your friend got scammed for 100 million and go on court and the judge is telling your friend should pay the money just because he didn't see a small sentence below the contract typed with Font Size 0.2 that you must use magnifying glasses to see, I doubt you will be that calm and have time to sleep in the court
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But Oshawott wasn't sleeping in court. That was just a funny scene Cilan was imagining. Which means, Cilan most likely imagined Oshawott sleeping as well.
Honestly, he isn't that bad. Iris made this episode more painful and annoying to watch than Oshawott did.
Just saw the episode and loved it.
I remember people saying early on that they noticed how Tepig's always become depressed after losing and was hoping it was leading somewhere. I thought this episode was a nice way of adressing it subtely as he now seems confident in his position as one of Ash's Pokemon. So overall, I really enjoyed the continuity here. I also hope we learn more about Snivy in the future as she's thoroughly secured her spot as one of my favorite characters.
The courtroom scene could've been a tad shorter but other than that, I didn't mind it. If anything, I would've preferred the episode to be a two-parter 'cuz Tepig deserves it.
The battle itself was slow-paced but that was alright. The point of it was to be emotional after all and the interactions between Snivy and Tepig did just that. I'm serious when I say I absolutely adore Snivy now; her slap was unexpected and I never thought Pokemon would make her do something like that. I hope Fire Pledge continues looking that tank in the future and we get to see it combo with a grass or water one soon.
As for Ash seeming too passive to Suwama at the start, it's obvious he doesn't agree with what nasty trainers do and would gladly preach them. He just doesn't go out of his way to yell when he doesn't know if said trainer is really that bad and could've easily been misunderstood (see Deino episode when Iris yelled at that guy who actually came for his Foongus). As expected, as the episode passed and he learned that Suwama was a first rate A-hole with no strings attached, he became fired up like we know him to be. I actually appreciate that calm approach he took as opposed to his friends, and it isn't the first time it's happened this region (Skyla, anyone?). After dealing with Paul you may think he's learned something. So yeah, I think Ash blowing a casket right off the bat would've been insulting. Ha, I'd love to see how Iris would react to Paul honestly.
I noticed that and laughed at it too. That's how you pwn people.Originally Posted by gliscor&yanmega
Not disagreeing with you on the rehash bit...but really? Your post implies that you haven't seen Johto or Sinnoh (which are two of the regions you claim the 'rehashing' has come from), and don't even remember that much of Kanto. No offense but there's really no spot for you to say the anime should stop because its "repetitiveness" is getting annoying, when you don’t even recall what happened.Originally Posted by Storm Wendjule
I know I'm replying to something from 7 pages ago but this particular post irked me.
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