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    the episode i think was a so-so though i prefer premier/ penelope's original voice - i think she has a sweeter personality in the english ( ends up calling ash sweetie compared to the original version)

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    This was an ok episode. I didn't have anything worth mentioning except the fact that I would have found it more epic if Ash attacked TR as soon as they opened their truck instead of waiting for them to release their pokemon.
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    I love the battle at the beginning, action packed and Sylveon just looked great but I didn't expect anything less from an awesome Pokémon. Even though Froakie lost, I think this reaffirms that he is going to be a great member of Ash's team and we are going to see him emerge into a great character.

    I thought the episode was well done too. My only complaint is that I would have enjoyed more playtime before Team Rocket entered the fray, I personally think that we could have seen some more dialogue there but I can't complain overall because I enjoyed the episode very much.

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    Yeah, I thought that the opening battle was good. Other than that, the episode was quite dull. It was just a regular filler.

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    Given how Greninja gets spotlight in the upcoming Smash Bros. games, I wouldn't be surprised if we see Ash's evolve. For, y'know, more spotlight. :P I certainly wouldn't mind.

    I found it silly for Serena to think Ash had "to go with Penelope" at the beginning if he lost the battle. Oh Serena, thinking your journey with Ash is going to end over a COTD.

    Sylveon was pretty, and adorable. I definitely can't wait to see Valerie with her Sylveon.

    Jessie's hair in her disguise reminded me of the pig tails hair style in the game. Nifty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity Edge View Post
    More indications on Serena's romantic crush. What the heck seriously... I do like that they have this sort of thing going, but Ash and Serena also have only 10 years! And we all know Serena is going to disappear come next generation! So why are they making us full of hope? ;I
    May be the writers want to keep Serena for the next generation considering her slow development during XY.

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    Poor episode: not the worst I've seen, but not good at all.

    Feels like your standard filler episode, but not with much substance to back it up.

    Premier/Penelope's English voice is very grating and irritating (even for TPCi's dub, and believe me, that's really saying something), as is the character herself in any Language. Team Rocket was pointless as always, Ash was okay but didn't show much outside of battles, Bonnie was there, Clemont was there, and Serena was there.

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    This episode started with the main gang meeting a Trainer named Penelope, who challenged Ash to a battle in the forest because their eyes has met. I liked how they actually implemented the "eye contact means battle" rule from the games, it was a nice touch. It was nice to see the new Fairy type Eevee-lution Sylveon in the anime, although Ash didn't seem too excited after seeing a Fairy type Pokémon for the first time. Bonnie mentioning about Dedenne being part Fairy was good, It's about time they acknowledged that Dedenne is part Fairy.... and it took them 10+ episodes. Oh well, better late than never. When Ash said Sylveon reminded him of Espeon before he scanned it, and when the Pokédex mentioned it evolved from Eevee he was like, "I knew it!". I thought that was cool because in BW... he never noticed similarities between a Pokémon he doesn't know and a Pokémon he's seen before. Usually he's like, "Huh? who's that Pokémon?" and starts dexing it.

    I thought the battle between Penelope and Ash was decent. Froakie was doing good at the beginning, it's clever of him to use the Apples as decoy and hit Sylveon with Water Pulse. Sadly Sylveon's Attract turned the tables, and It was over when Sylveon gave Froakie a Draining Kiss. Froakie is shy towards females, so that Attract + Draining Kiss combo must've been too much for him. The battle ended in a rather humorous way, but the fun part about the battle was the deal that Penelope made with Ash Before the battle. Basically, she said If Ash loses the battle, he must "go out" with her.... and Serena didn't seem to like the deal. It's cute how Serena got all worried about Ash "going out on a date" with Penelop. That was a nice Amourshipping hint there.

    I think Serena misunderstanding the deal makes sense because the way Penelope said "You're Coming with me, sweetie", it sounded like she really wants to go out on a date with Ash, but actually she just wanted him to help the kids at her kindergarten. It's kinda weird that she battled with Ash just to get her request fulfilled when she could've just ask him for help. Knowing how Ash's personality is, I'm sure he would've helped her anyway.

    Seeing the kindegarten class having fun with the Pokemon was a bit boring, but it got better when Team Rocket joined the fun. They captured Pikachu and Sylveon, then they tried to get away with the truck... But Ash didn't let that happen. Seriously, Ash was so awesome here. He jumped on the moving truck and got inside it, helped Randall to get over his fear of Pokémon, and even blasted Team Rocket off all by himself! It's so cool to see Ash being heroic again. He managed to save the day and showed some great competence. This heroic side of Ash was really lacking in BW, so kudos to XY for bringing it back. Overall, this episode was awesome. The battle between Penelope and Ash was a bit short, but Ash being heroic later in the episode was cool. Not to mention, Serena getting worried about Penelope's deal was cute. The animation has been extremely smooth throughout the XY series, and this episode's animation was nice too.

    The English dub of this episode was great. The voices were decent and Serena's reaction to Penelope's deal was handled well in the dub. Music-wise, Six pieces of the original BGM were kept in the dub of this episode. Like the last episode, Clemont's invention theme was kept in this episode too. TPCI tends to keep a handfull of original music tracks in the dub episodes and I'm guessing Clemont's invention theme is one of them now, which is cool because the original Clemont's invention theme is much better than the dub music that TPCI uses most of the time.
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    After TR opened the truck, I just loved that look everyone gave them. It said "you came to the wrong neighborhood!"

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    My favourite part of this episode was when Froakie was battling Sylveon. Sylveon's Attract was absolutely cute, beautiful and charming. But slightly disappointed that Ash lost and had to help out with kindergarten stuff but he seemed happy to do it.

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    Hmm Penelope was kind of boring but seeing her Sylveon win against Froakie impressed me ha ha. Sylveon seemed cool here tho I didn't like Team rocket's trap cuz it cut into the kindergarten playtime bits.

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    Kindergarten Chaos immediately grabs the audience's attention by beginning with Ash & Co. having already encountered another trainer. It is hard to remember the last time a Pokemon episode started with a trainer battle, so it was certainly a pleasant surprise to see the writers break away from the traditional exposition-laden opening. It really gave a jumpstart to the episode, and the battle itself was entertaining and even quite funny as Froakie fell to the opposing Sylveon's Attract. Sylveon's trainer, Penelope, made the battle more interesting by laying down some stakes beforehand: if she wins, Ash has to come with her; she also referred to Ash as "sweetie" a couple of times. This peculiar setup of course sent Serena into a panic as she believed that Penelope was making an advance on her crush. This was actually the first real Amourshipping moment since Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race! a whole six episodes prior. While some may have different opinions as to how the Pokemon anime--which is primarily targeted at a child audience--should handle romance, it is difficult to deny that it certainly makes episodes and the saga as a whole a lot more interesting. In this anime's 17-year history, we have been exposed to countless forgetful fillers and bland, throwaway plots; at the very least, Serena's crush on Ash and the possibility of him reciprocating said feelings adds an overarching plot line to the saga that holds the audience's attention throughout each episode as the viewer eagerly anticipates what will happen next and when.

    Back to the episode. Penelope is actually a teacher at a kindergarten, and (to Serena's relief) she just wanted to bring Ash back to the playground so he could show her students his Pokemon. If this sort of plot rings a bell, its because the Pokemon anime's done it before. Many times, actually (The Purr-fect Hero (EP055) for example). However, things are a bit different this time around. Why? Well, because this episode continues the XY saga's trend of depicting Ash as a pretty awesome dude, as previously established in Lumiose City Pursuit! (XY002). He acts as a great role model to Randall--a shy kindergartener who's afraid of Pokemon--and helps him overcome his fear through some very mature guidance. When Team Rocket nabs Pikachu and Sylveon and drives off, Ash doesn't think twice about jumping on the back of their truck and busting inside to save the Pokemon. Sure, Ash has done some cool and courageous stuff before, but the writers and animators seem quite keen on characterizing the XY Ash as a true hero through deliberate writing decisions and calculated heroic imagery.

    This episode had everything. A fun battle, lots of Pokemon, teases of romance, and action-hero Ash all come together to make for a fantastic filler episode. Sure, the episode's plot has already been done what feels like a thousand times already, but this installment in particular manages to feel fresh. It goes to show that filler is not a bad thing when done correctly. Now if only the other XY fillers were more like this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Oreo View Post
    Hmm Penelope was kind of boring but seeing her Sylveon win against Froakie impressed me ha ha. Sylveon seemed cool here tho I didn't like Team rocket's trap cuz it cut into the kindergarten playtime bits.
    Sylveon winning was such bs in my opinion and she only won to hype fairies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillachu View Post
    Sylveon winning was such bs in my opinion and she only won to hype fairies.
    I dunno about that I think Penelope's Sylveon just won cuz she had more experience than Ash's Froakie did back then is all. ^^;

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    The preschool lady must've been tough since she managed to win against Ash. I thought that Serena's moment of worry was kind of funny though. 6/10

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    LOL'd at the scene where Serena misinterpreted Penelope. Wow this girl really is head over heels for Ash, eh?
    Anyway I didn't find the episode that entertaining, and the atmosphere wasn't tense.

    Edit: Props to the writers for referencing the Trainer eye contact code from the games.
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    The plotline of the episode felt a bit recycled (we've definitely had schoolkids and shy kids before), so it wasn't that impressed with it, but Meowth and James's costumes were cute. I also noticed that they correctly sized Pumpkaboo in this episode, as it looks like the 11 inches taller than Inkay that it should be (2'3" for supersize compared to Inkay's 1'4"). Froakie was great too, and was hilarious when he fell under attract in the opening battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudySpell View Post
    I thought that Serena's moment of worry was kind of funny though. 6/10
    I liked how she seemed worried for a moment when Penelope wanted Ash to go with her, but the misunderstanding happened quick and I thought it was just a cute reaction even tho it wasn't that important. ^^

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