1st February 2010, 7:28 AM
It was intense seeing the battle between May and Harley come to an end. But what is the title's pun? I didn't understand it much :/
May's Bulbasaur and Beautifly combo actually overwhelmed Harley's Cacturne and Banette combo. May barely won that. Then Robert the Coordinator almost gets mugged by Team Rocket, I liked that he gave Snorunt some tips on how to control Ice Beam.
Snorunt's evolution surprised me! I didn't think it would evolve so soon after being caught by Ash. May losing to Drew and Drew losing to Robert was the saddest thing. I felt like this Grand Festival was a total waste :/ 5/10
17th May 2010, 2:06 AM
The Grand Festival wasn't too bad, it was good to see Glalie evolved but pity it had a short stay really (I think it's a cool Pokemon).
Nice to see Flygon in this episode too. I can see why Norman didn't come with Caroline, afterall with the Pokemon League coming up trainers will be trying for their final badge. It was sad neither Drew or May won though. It's interesting Robert appeared in the first episode of the contest and final episode of the contest, one of the few randoms that appeared without actually interacting with May until now.
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23rd April 2011, 7:53 PM
This episode was cool. It was great to see Snorunt evolve into Glalie and master Ice Beam. May's battle with Drew was great. It was cool to see that Drew had a Flygon, and used it in the battle. The battle against Drew was really intense and a tough call. Too bad May lost, I'm not surprised though.
11th June 2011, 5:38 AM
I dunno they're related? For all I know they could be like a great uncle or something. Now I have offically jumped in as a fan of Robert. Shame he wasn't really given much more air time
Originally Posted by V Faction
21st December 2011, 3:56 AM
They could of had them doing something too while he was battling in his gyms instead of sitting around yapping their mouths but I guess the writers weren't thinking too clearly on that.
Originally Posted by CyberCubed
22nd December 2011, 12:21 PM
'Rhapsody in Blue' (Drew) is the pun of the episode's title. It's a reasonably well-known song.
Originally Posted by The 4th KIRA
16th August 2012, 7:56 PM
Comparing this to the Sinnoh Grand Festival, this one was poorly handled. The appeals outside of Drew's were pretty boring (though his wasn't that exciting either), the random introduction of characters like Anthony made no sense since that could've been used to more time for the battles, and it was a rushed mess overall. You know something has gone bad when the battling portion of the Grand Festival took all of one episode to wrap up in total.
Just another reason why Dawn's journey was better than May's.
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16th August 2012, 8:27 PM
Dawn only got 1 Grand Festival though, and she only had two full battles in it. Its practically the same when you think about it, Dawn's only full battles were against Ursula and Zoey, and her battle against Jessie was literally 30 seconds long...with all her other matches being skipped entirely.
Originally Posted by Terra Branford
Not sure why the writers don't have the Grand Festivals be 5 episodes long, its like they purposely just made them to be slightly extended Contests rather then events like the leagues.
16th August 2012, 10:26 PM
16th August 2012, 11:15 PM
Yeah I don't understand why all the Grand Festivals weren't longer though. The Contests got almost equal screentime to the Gyms in every saga, but the Grand Festivals were only 3-4 eps while leagues were like 8 episodes.
Originally Posted by Terra Branford
Makes no sense really. Oh well, at least May got a second Grand Festival that was handled better than this one was.
12th November 2014, 4:09 AM
Glad that Ash' Snorunt evolved in to the demonic hockey mask that is Glailie, and being able to control it's Ice Beam.
Sad that May lost the Grand Festival.
31st May 2015, 12:42 AM
Snorunt evolving caught me by surprise.
Sad that May and Drew lost, but this episode screamed CONTESTSHIPPING!
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6th April 2016, 4:39 AM
I liked how May defeated Harley, plus it was neat seeing Robert the Milotic coordinator again. Snorunt's sudden evolution was stunning, but seeing Drew's Flygon and Roselia win against May was sad. :[
20th May 2016, 1:21 AM
Drew got defeated by that Slateport Milotic man which was terrible. Drew should've won the whole Grand Festival with his skills. 6/10
2nd June 2016, 10:54 PM
Lol, May got creamed. Drew owning Flygon made me mad since I wanted Ash to get one, and Drew got Dem'd by Robert in the end. Meh.
23rd September 2016, 10:01 PM
This episode was good. I knew all along that Haruka wouldn't win in the Houen Grand Festival since she was still a beginner of sorts, but it was a good attempt on her part and she made Top 8, which was impressive. Shuu was who I was rooting for all along, so his loss against Milokaross hit me hard.