Did TRio act like they did in DP?
Did TRio act like they did in DP?
I just don't get why they decided to all of the sudden revert them to their old selves, Even using the Kanto motto, it was also said that Frillish and Amoongus appeared with absolutely no explanation. it just doesn't make sense. It's like the writers aren't even trying anymore ;/
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They kinda had a more serious tonme here though, they beat Pikachu even and Unfezant was the one who kicked their ***.
The episode wasn't bad though, like I said we haven't seen this since DP and they looked sligthly more competent and serious then back then, what annoyed me was them not taking the time to make a small scene for SAtoshi pokemon to appear.
Yeah, this just proves what I've been saying that TR will be a middleground between stupid and serious, especially as we know they're in Unova for Team Plasma, and face up against them in the opening with Looker
But anyway, can we keep the TR implications in it's own thread in Anime Spoilers. Thanks
You know what, if the TR use the old 'To protect the world from devastation...' motto in the dub, I will start watching the series again! I LOVE that motto!
An you know what... it might be bad writing but so many of Ash's Pokemon evolved against Team Rocket in the past that I'm hoping their return could be a plot device to actual have Ash's team evolve!
Oak's Lab: x30
Advice to the writers for the 6th Gen:
1. Give a fair distribution of screentime and battles- No Pika-Hogging.
2. Give Ash as many Pokemon as you will bother with, and no more.
3. Evolution is nothing to be scared of. Especially evolve Starters, please!
I liked Muk.
I liked Stunfisk.
Sorry there's just nothing else to say here at this moment in time.
Edit: Shoot I almost forgot. I liked Unfezant taking out both Amoongus and Frillish at near the same time (one after the other), that was my favorite part.
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I'm expecting a long list of people to come here and praise the episode Thunderblade, Bluedragonfangirl, etc.
The episode even had blaNd at the end.
But since we're not allowed to talk about it even though it's part of this episode, I guess I'll just say welcome back cookie-cutter lazy writing!
They were definitely like their BW selves, except their goal was to get Pikachu.
This episode can't be called a definite filler, its a necessity for the transition to Season N. It did an 'okay' job in that manner.
Few parts I liked in this episode: Ash disappointed when he told that he reached only top 8 in the Unova League. Our old competent Ash is down there somewhere.
One more thing: TR's blast off wasn't the usual one like in the past. Instead of blasting off into the sky, crying 'TR is blasting off again' or at least the japanese version of it, they were simply thrown away into the distance.
Unlike few people, my hopes are still alive for serious TR.
Nextly, the opening: It was amazing. It was as if I was watching a more serious anime. I don't know how good season N itself will be, but the opening is more than satisfying. Charizard flamethroewring Reshiram (?) in the end was awesome.
Also, I think Muk should get the highest number of appearances for a reserve award, lol.
I don't say this is a good episode, but it was made to pave way for good ones.
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But no, as much as I liked seeing Team Rocket knock out Pikachu and take it away. Team Rocket is way too slow, and Nonomi ruined it, so instead they try to capture her Tepig and only it, because that made sense.
No there's only a few things I liked in this episode, but that's it. I would've loved to have seen Kingler and Palpitoad.
Muk appeared with Oak, TR said their old motto and Charizard was looking like a beast in the opening.. that's all I need to know for me to realise I will enjoy this new 'Episode N' arc more than the rest of the disastrous BW saga..
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I don't really have the time or patience to focus on nature's and IV'S, I just play with what I'm handed..
But I can see 1, 2, and 3, it's just the main bulk of BW has them shifted to something other than catching Pikachu.
It was rare to see them do anything else pre-BW, unless it was something they came across, without having run into Pikachu.
It was like a reverse of what happened pre-BW. Focus on other things and maybe catch Pikachu if it suits them. But it kind of seems their flipping the switch again to focus solely on Pikachu, little anything else, but retaining their BW personalities.
What I hate, is using Team Rocket as a plot crutch because:
Writer (Panicking): Oh god, oh god, what I'm going do. Oh god what am I going to do? This is supposed to be a 22 minute episode *LIGHTBULB, snaps fingers* Team Rocket.
is very annoying and tired.
The only thing I'll complain about Team Rocket is, that they will most likely be shoved in every episode in Episode N, trying to capture Pikachu. Which I hope doesn't happen.
All that said, I did like how Team Rocket wasn't easily defeated, like before, but was just a last minute thing, I know some Pre-BW episode and some BW episodes are like this, but I mean the way it was portrayed, like Team Rocket actually trying, not like in some episodes where everything moves incredibly slow or focusing primarily on the comic relief part. However they were still pretty slow in this episode. I swear it took like about 30 seconds (well it felt like more so maybe it was more) just for Frillish to psychically carry Pikachu a few feet, while Nonomi, or whatever was having some inner angst or whatever, finally sending out Tepig and then making it so Team Rocket failed.
If I was part of an evil team, I would already be gone before Nonomi was able to send out Tepig. But whatever, I think I'm too tired right now, it's late, I should be going to bed.