First episode of the XY Series I actually liked. Hated XY004, disliked XY001-XY002, and XY003 was painfully average to me, but this gave me some hope.
Nice to see Ash caring about his Pokemon more than the battles themselves at the end, where he feels bad for what's happened to his Pokemon over the fact that he lost the Gym Battle. XY Ash came off as a generic hero up until this point, but it's good to see a more distinct personality emerging here than the flat, battle-obsessed freak I feared was coming out of the character like his DP counterpart (no offense to those of you who disagree).
Serena...is such a tool. Don't get me started with her: I'd like to see a goal for her rather than seducing Ash, you know...
Bonnie's gag was actually funny when she tried to find a wife for Clemont. Here's hoping it isn't overused and abused constantly, though. Apart from that, can't say I like anything or find anything unique about Bonnie/Eureka. She honestly pales in comparison to Max to me, tbh.
Clemont was funny: I like this guy. One of the few things about the XY Series I like is this character. Gotta admit, though, I hope he actually develops over the course of the series and isn't just there to be silly, or is flanderized to the point where he is no more than a one-note gag (e.g. DP's Brock, mid-end of BW Cilan).
No Team Rocket acting retarded or goofy this episode? EPIC WIN.
Rating: 80/100 (B-)
Last edited by Dwail8023; 7th November 2013 at 10:33 PM.
"If Pikachu becomes a Raichu, I might be able to win that badge. On the other hand, to make it evolve just to fight...I would be just like Surge...Pikachu, what do you want to do? I really wanna beat that Surge, but I also don't want to force you to evolve if you'd be happier staying the way you are now." -- OS Ash, ESS
1. The Anime: OS > AG > BW > DP > XY
2. The English Dub: 4Kids + TAJ Productions (Seasons 1-5) > 4Kids Entertainment (Seasons 6-8) > DuArt Film and Video (Seasons 11-Current) = TAJ Productions (Seasons 9-10)
3. The Games: XY > BW > RSE > GSC > Y > HGSS > DP > RBG
4. The Manga: RSE > RBY > BW > DPPT > GSC
5. Pokemon: The Origin: Excellent: 94.7/100.
6. The Movies: OS > AG > XY (Prediction) > DP = BW