Last edited by Joltik-Kid; 10th January 2013 at 7:00 PM.
I usually get sad when a league ends but I just have to say good riddance on this one.
I think the writers made the dumbest move. They made a whole new saga which shows only Unova Pokemon. Gym battle, rivals battles and wild Pokemon were only Unova. But then, the winner of the UNOVA league has no Unova Pokemon at all. That just screw all the hard work they did to promote the fifth generation. Virgil, along with Cameron's Lucario, shows that previous Pokemon are better than fifth generation Pokemon. Dino should have won.
Also, it seems that Virgil isn't a real trainer. Of course he has badges, but his main job is the rescue team. It looks like he just passed by the league and decided to take part in it and apparently win.
In snow, the pure white coat covering its body obscures it from predators.
It's clear his team was all over the place. As much as top 8 for Ash disspointed me BIG TIME, I think he deserves that spot. (and wow people need to stop being so over dramatic lol)
Cameron's team >>>>>>>>>>>>> Ash's Unova team
Chapter N Ash or Gen VI Ash needs to be "redone", a smaller, a la Hoenn team, Ash needs for Gen VI IMO so the mons gets more focus overall ***crossing fingers for the writers***
I also feel like if he used his old pokemon, he would have definitely won this league. With that being said, I feel like Kotetsu was trolled by Virgil for us to not be as angry Ash lost? I know this point about his older pokemon contradicts my former statement, but it seemed like it was purely a tactical/ Writers being ******** to us, but having Ash lose in this fashion. I am more upset that he lost to Lucario with Kotetsu using just five pokemon. It really was a smack in the face.
But, it is a shame that the last standing pokemon were Sinnon/Kanto Pokemon, when i really think about it. The league was an opportunity in general to show off serious powerhouse pokemon. I was hoping to see Chandelier, Elektross (a good one at least), Golurk, Zoroark, and other beastly Pokemon be serious threats. It baffles me that so many pokemon could have battled, and yes, we should have seen Ash battle with at least two more pokemon, with wins going to the likes of Snivy, Leavanny, Unfezant, Palpitoad, Oshawott and Boldore who didn't get a single win on screen. There could have been one more 3 vs 3 and one other 6 vs 6. They could have done two 4 vs 4 since the writers seems to try to avoid 6 vs 6 battles -__-. I only really enjoyed Ash vs Stephan and Ash vs Trip.
I just feel his personality has changed too much, in OS Ash was a joker, competant and whilst immature still mature when it really counted. The Ash of BW is too happy complimenting his opponents all the time, never jokes (besides in Movie 14) and mentally acts mature but everything he does is like a little kid (yes Iris you're right).
It's actually really hard to explain but like I said if you were to watch one episode of each saga you'd notice the horrible contrast.
Lol, Iris sounded like Dawn during this battle..."Daijoubu, Daijoubu!". Guess they picked up each others lines :PP
But, yeah..battle between Lucario and Pikachu was decent, to bad everything before in Kotetsu's battle with Ash was tripe. So *yawn* overall.
Eevee is not a pokemon? what it is? a Digimon? a Yu-Gi-Oh monster? what's is the fuss about it? being I, II, III, IV, V gen pokemon matters because? They're all Pokemon, Eevee is Virgil's MAIN POKEMON, just like Tyson's Meowth was or Tobias' Darkrai was.
I find this complain to be pretty absurd, you just try to find bad in everything.
eh even tho kotetsu lost i thought Lucario vs Pikachu and this episode a great episode.. the ending was pretty nice how he looked back at his journey and how Short it was :P but still i think this was the best episode out of the whole league >.<
I'm actually glad that Virgil won the League. From the look of his fight against Cameron he seemed a quite good strategist. He managed to beat Cameron's six Pokemon with only 5 Pokemon and only losing three. Ash, why can't you pull a similar feat?
I liked the match between Lucario and Pikachu. It was hard-fought and dynamic. If only the other half was that lively, I could have appreciated this match a bit more.
Anyway, for the first time I'm actually glad that a League is over. It was like a drag to me, and that's sad because I usually love the Leagues. Oh, well... time to move on.
So what if he didn't have a Unova pokemon? Unova pokemon were all we saw in the first 100 episodes or so. That's what Best Wishes Season 2 was all about, having older pokemon back in the show.Virgil went off on a mission? Well it's not like he's doing his job and rescuing pokemon and people. Once again we never saw what the previous league winners did afterward so you can't judge Virgil on that. Besides Zoey, a Top Coordinator went back home. Why don't you ague why she didn't say she was heading for another region or something instead of going home? I honestly don't know why you are getting all worked up over such a meaningless point. It's also not like the saga is over and Unova pokemon will still be the focus.
I hate this episode!! Ash should have gained the 4th place again, even without his old Pokemon. They better give us something to compensate it during "Chapter N", making Ash the winner of a new "tournament" (similar to the Orange Islands or the Battle Frontier) or I'm gonna jump to the writers' throats.
As much as I want to forget the Unova League as fast as possible, this episode was handled better than I thought it would be.
Pikachu vs Lucario might be the best single fight in this League. It helps that we didn't know whether Pikachu would lose or they would tie (well, we mostly knew). The ending of that battle with the realization that Pikachu's going to lose before he got knocked out was tense. I'm also glad that Virgil at least won the League, since it adds some usefulness to his character existing.
I also really liked the moment with Ash and Pikachu standing in the centre of the stadium. It gave me nostalgic vibes. The flashback montage was nice too. Odd that next time isn't a new adventure though.
Who's Pokeball was Ash holding at the end though?
I'm hollering right now. So Ash lost to Cameron like I predicted. And let's see, Cameron lost to Virgil as I predicted. And Virgil won the tournament as I predicted. I'm only happy about the last two things since Lucario got a taste of his own medicine against Flareon, and Virgil was definitely a better trainer than Cameron, who for some reason was able to advance to the next round after he beat Ash even though he didn't have five Pokemon, which was a clear violation of the rules of a full battle. But of course, nobody noticed or cared about that broken rule, so Cameron got the honor of battling Virgil, which should have belonged to Ash. Anyway, this was the worst League ever and the only thing that redeemed it somewhat was Virgil sweeping the entire thing. Kudos to him for winning the Unova League without cheating. I still have to give this episode a 1 out of 10 though, simply because although justice was served in the end, it was still bittersweet.
I knew Ash would lose the league again. It seems like Ash trained his Pikachu boosted his speed making look like Ash has a good chance winning the league. Cameron's Lucario still has the same personality when Cameron's Lucario was a Riolu when sunrises it reminds me one of the older openings where Ash was in the hoenn pokemon league.