hm....I have yet to watch it, but in the end, I feel like the match between trip and ash was okay.
First of all, I have to say that pikachu, being the speed small pokemon it is, would end up dodging frenzy plant if he did keep it, and since Serperior's tail would be stuck in the ground during the launching of the move, He'd be a sitting duck, perfect for ash to hit down like he did right in this battle.
As for solarbeam...I think that the reason why it fired so fast in the world tournament was because the sunlight was strong. You saw that everytime he used it, they aniamated the sun to show it gleaming. Therefore I think trip took advantage of that. They could just say that wasn't the case here.
Solarbeams questionable, but frenzy plant defiantly wouldn't have hit pikachu if they wanted it to win. Its perfectly plausible too, even by game standards. In game it has 90 acuraccy...lol
May I ask what the "wave motion" thing that riolu did to emboar? That was really cool. lol
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Such a sexy song. Urgh.
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I love Jalorda, but when he was squeezing Pikachu, I felt really bad. I wanted the battle to be over. D: I'm pretty sad that Bianca lost to Kotetsu, but it's good she's gotten stronger and more better at battling. I hope we see her again.
to be honest, if Serperior was supposed to be "Defensive" then it would've taken Thunderbolt like a boss and not shove it's tail into the ground like it did.
If that didn't tip people off that Trip raised it for speed but neglected it's defense i don't know what will, because i've seen other Grass types take Pikachu's attacks like nothing and keep going.
Hmm...The rivals must spend a lot of time with the move tutors in Mistralton and Driftveil if they're changing up their movesets so often. No wonder they hardly show up.
I'm pressed to be honest. First we saw Trip lose to Ash, then a fan service scene, and then Bianca losing to Kotetsu? Unbelievable to be honest. I can sort of forgive Trip losing to Ash as that's what would have happened eventually, but not this early in the tournament. Trip's entire existence was a waste; I want to be compensated for all the time I wasted in Anime Spoilers defending him. And back to the fan service; it was unnecessary. I don't even care that Oshagod was there. It was just wasteful in my opinion. But I sobbed so hard when the Queen B's Emboar lost to that little Riolu. But there is a silver lining; at least that battle proved that small, un-evolved Pokemon can beat heavy-hitters like the fully-evolved Starters.
I felt that way also, I was sad when Bianca lost. I felt even worse when she cried. I wonder what she said to Kotetsu when him and Riolu were cheering.
When you're using your strongest pokemon in the first two rounds of a league, you know something is wrong. Bianca was kidding herself if she thought Emboar could win her through every round.
It also looks like Escavalier regressed in strength, which is another shame.
I never thought that Bianca will use attract to Kotesu's Samurott. That's unexpected. That aside, I was happy that Ash kicked Trip's arrogant butt and move on into the next round with his friendly rivals such as Stephan,Bianca,Kotesu,and of course the League one Virgil.
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I don't think I'm interested in this League now that Bianca is gone. I don't care about any of the rivals and I'm tired of Leagues always being ruled by the guys, not to mention, the last person I want to see go far is Ash.
I kinda wish Pikachu would have gotten a a few more hits in on Serperior, they could have at least made Static come into play, as many times as Serperior used Dragon tail on him.
I really enjoyed this episode. My opinions:
-The serious music. xD
-I loved the spa thing between Riolu, Pikachu, and Oshawott. xD
-Bianca and Kotetsu's battle was really great, imo!
-Vacuum Wave's animation and how it ended the battle was cool.
-Riolu itself was a beast!
-I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Escavalier again!!!
-I only have two. Serperior should have taken more hits before falling.
-Escavalier should have gotten a win, imo.
It's not anyone's fault but the writers, that they focused solely on Serperior's speed, and not it's defenses or power.
That said, Pikachu really should've lost against Serperior. There's no way Pikachu could've survived that onslaught.
And Pikachu didn't even win by some awesome tactic.
Though hey electroball circling iron tail was pretty awesome.