I had a feeling that Jessie was gonna catch that Pumpkaboo when I saw it in the preview. Kinda disappointed that it looks like Ash might not get a Pancham but at least it looks like he might get a Spewpa soon. Now we just need Serena to catch something.
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I think that Pangoro had the hidden Ablitity Scrappy if it was able to hit Punkinboo
I really like the interactions between all the Pokémon here. Fennekin likes to be kept groomed, Froakie is pretty sweet in helping her with that. Chespin has an honest side to him in seemingly being the one to help Meowth despite events in this and last week's events. Inkay just plain loves to spray anyone and anything with ink, including Pangoro.
I really like how Jessie's capture mirrored James' too. Ash and the other Pokémon working together for that badass scene at the end was awesome too.
Good episode, I think BW and XY are particularly good at writing filler episodes (yes a Pokémon was caught but it was still a filler plot).
There's a lot of scenes I didn't quite understand in this episode. Like why Team Rocket's balloon's mode of steering looked like it belonged on a ship rather than a hot air balloon. It was a ship's wheel...so....what was going on there?
I also didn't get a lot of Froakie's actions, after he got separated from the others and reunited with the other pokemon. What was the point of him covering his face with his Frubbles, before Pikachu came out of the bush? What purpose did that serve, exactly? And why did he appear to slap Pikachu's hand away, when they were trying to turn Chespin right-side up? Because Pikachu still helped pull Chespin out. I don't get it.
And I don't get why, if Ash's Fletchling hadn't been captured by Jessie's Pumpkaboo's leech seed, he couldn't have used it to carry the leaf to Pangoro and drop it in its mouth, rather that stupidly risking his life simply running in head on, without thinking, and putting it in Pangoro's mouth, himself. Not only did he endanger his own life by doing that, but to charge in and then make the pokemon- show's energy is getting depleted through the leech seed, work to fend off incoming enemy attacks also shows no consideration for the Pokemon and their health, all because Ash failed to analyze the situation and his options to get the stick to Pangoro, properly. Such a kind, selfless trainer.....
In fact, I just realized that Fletchling had been forgotten for the rest of the episode.
Sorry, but I still don't get the face mask Frubbles thing. I know Froakie had it over his head in its introduction episode, but I didn't get it, then, either. If it feared that Pikachu was an enemy, before actually seeing it, then I'm still left confused as to why it didn't simply throw the Frubbles at it or fired off a water attack, like most pokemon seem to to do upon encountering an predator or enemy. Even fleeing would've been a more logical option, if Froakie thought it was in danger- the water it came out of was literally right there, and Pikachu could've come out and be all like "wait, it's just me! Come back!" But nope- Froakie just sits there and...apparently pulls a Frubble mask over its face...like it's the least bit intimidating. Yeah.... It just looks and seems ridiculously silly to me.
Re-watching the part where Froakie and Pikachu encountered Chespin, I realize that you might be right on that one. I originally thought that Froakie pushed Pikachu's hand away, but looking at it now, it looks like poor Froak took a kick- or painful poke to the face from Chespin's foot, and happened to swing its arm out in response, at the same time Pikachu pulled its hands back, before Chespin looked like it was told to stop squirming so both could get a grasp on it.
Pfft. Figures. Ash just doesn't think about the consequences to his actions and the risk he might be putting not only his, but his friend's Pokemon through, in the process. And after all that, no one even thinks to scold him. Not his Pokemon, who were hurt and had to expend energy as it was being depleted trying to support Ash's recklessness and fend off the attacks, not his friends, who's pokemon were also endangered thanks to Ash. No repercussions whatsoever. i would've at least expected Serena to say something at the end about it, since she appears to cafe for Ash more strongly than the others, but, nope. Everyone's just ok with it. Ugh.
Fletchling feels like it's been getting shafted a lot, recently. Froakie seems to be getting more the spotlight.
I don't tend to think much of it anyway, which explains why I didn't mention a wheel before.
Besides, considering the last time he threw Frubble into a bush under the pretense that it could've been a threat, he probably didn't want to repeat that flub.
Am I the only one who finds Pumpkaboo 'CHA CHA CHA' and Inkay hilarious?
i don't think Ash should be considered a hero, because while he did the right thing in saving the Pangoro, he went about it in the wrong way, didn't consider the options he had to achieve the same goal, and endangered himself and his 'friends' in the process, as I've already explained. A 'hero', while common practice to place others before himself, shouldn't be bringing harm to others in the midst of a good deed.
I think whatever writers behind this episode did a poor job in the storyline and morals for this one. It's fine if you don't like my analysis and opinion on it- I don't expect everyone to agree, but that's just the way I see it.
For all of you bickering about how Team Rocket's sudden fighting within themselves causes the Pokemon to escape to be out of so called character need to watch this episode again, http://www.pokemon.com/us/tv-episode...aidens-voyage/
. Or at least lead the last section of the summary.
Meanwhile, Ash has arrived in Sinnoh with Pikachu and his stowaway Aipom. He's ready for adventure, but not ready for trouble: Team Rocket appears and successfully steals Pikachu! But Team Rocket starts arguing and everyone ends up flying, including Pikachu. Now how will Ash and Pikachu be reunited...?
Team Rocket often argue and this time arguing about who gets the credit is not unusual, in their boss fantasies, who ever initiates them often refers to the group as "Meowth and Friends" "James and Friends." etc. Showing that they do want to be individually recognized as well.
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I hope that I'm not the only one wanting Serena's Fennekin to be male. I know it's a kid's show and all, and going the route of making Fennekin out to be a boy pokemon might be riske', but maybe it would've been a few centuries ago. It'd be nice to see them teaching the kiddies that males can be concerned about their appearances, too, without it being weird.