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    Default Will the Z-Move Work?! Challenging the Grand Trial!! (953)

    Will the Z-Move Work?! Challenging the Grand Trial!!

    After completing the only Island Trial on Melemele Island, Ash decides to face off against the Island Kahuna Hala in the Grand Trial. Hala uses powerful Fighting-type Pokémon and moves causing Ash some trouble as he currently only has Pikachu and Rowlet. During battle, Hala unleashes the All-Out Pumelling Z-Move causing Ash to retaliate with a Z-Move of his own. Will he be able to win the battle?

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    First Gym battle equivalent of the series, let's make it a good one

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    - Looks like Ash made it into local newspaper due to his efforts with the Totem Pokemon.
    - Continuity from previous episode: Totem's ally Pokemon, Gumshoos, is Jenny's new partner Pokemon.


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    So they're having the battle but no-ones taught Breakthrough Blitz to Ash?

    Uhhh, hopefully I missed something

    Rowlet with the win!

    Rowlet...why
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    Rowlet > Ash-greninja.

    He didnt even lose to Hariyama; he just fell asleep: Literally a god.

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    So, Ash withdrew? Rowlet because it fell asleep after defeating Crabrawler.

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    DP theme is awesome!

    But stock footage is not...

    I wonder if Rowlet's constant sleeping is just it slowly dying foreshadowing an eventual evolution to Decidueye (endless sleep as a ghost)
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    Ok, I didn't expect Rowlet to get a win. That preview made it seem like Rowlet was going to be obliterated lol


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    Belly Drum? Oooooh

    Wait, when exactly did he learn the dance?
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    Ash goes for Hariyama's legs, Just like with Brawly in AG.

    Nice continuity.

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    Clean victory, wow.


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    Holy f*ck, first flawless gym battle since DP with Crasher Wake.

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    Ash wins 2-0.

    Kinda miffed about the lack of being taught Breakthrough Blitz. Unless that was in dialogue.

    Electrium-Z already? Welp Sophocles just became irrelevant LOL
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    Tapu Koko replaced Hala's Z-crystal with Electrium-Z.

    Wow.


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    Oh the Champion theme is playing. Foreshadowing the Alola league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozocrone View Post
    DP theme is awesome!

    But stock footage is not...

    I wonder if Rowlet's constant sleeping is just it slowly dying foreshadowing an eventual evolution to Decidueye (endless sleep as a ghost)
    It's just a gag. Like how Chespin's appetite never lead to it evolving into a chunky Quilladin..
    Answer to all the bad things in the world: Give up on trying to make everything better. Hence, accepting it for what it is. YOLO! <- Click the link and daw.. -.-

    "If I had my way in DP, Ash would've hit the league with: Pikachu, Ambipom (his to keep), Torterra (Grass/Starter), Lucario (Ace), Chingling (Cute), Bidoof (Water-type) and Heatran (Fire-type)."


        Spoiler:- GenVII Starter names speculation:


    The second line is meant to be sarcastic.. Though there was a random trainer with a Heatran at the Sinnoh League..

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    Didn't expect Ash to win 2-0.
    Click them please. Feed Scyther a Chesto Berry to wake it up.



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    Rowlet was sleeping, yet managed to defeat Crabrawler.
    Pikachu survived a +6 All Out Pummeling and defeated Hariyama with a Z move.
    Amazing things happened today people.

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    Wonder if Ash will even get the Fightium-Z now. If he gets a Pokemon which could use it later I could see him getting it, but with Tapu Koko doing his best troll impression, I don't know.

    Assuming Tapu Koko is going to acquire another Z-Crystal for Sophocles' Trial, unless Ash gets a Pikachu exclusive Z-Crystal there instead.

    So, they saved Rowlet from defeat by having him fall asleep. Ok, sure.

    Why did they remove the 2nd part of All-Out Pummelling? There was like no reason for them to do it.

    Rockruff is too adorable.

    Guess we won't find out how Ash learnt the Z-Move.

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    YES!!!! Rowlet didn't get a loss <3!!!! This battle was epic and Rowlet made my freaking day .
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    Electrinium Z renders Sophocles as a Trial Captain moot, combine that with the fact there's no Lima it really is becoming more blatant to me that Trial Captains have been phased out and it's just Totem Pokemon and Kahuna's for the time being.

    As for the battle, not a whole lot of strategy going on but a clean sweep, plus a Rowlett victory and some nice z move animation makes it a solid first.

    But really? Pikachu is only a bit winded after a belly drum'd Z move but instantly KO's with his Z move? Kinda fishy there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soniman View Post
    But really? Pikachu is only a bit winded after a belly drum'd Z move but instantly KO's with his Z move? Kinda fishy there
    Well, as you know, Belly Drum takes half of your HP.


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    Fightinium-Z would be useless to Ash because right now, he has no Pokemon that know Fighting-type moves.

    It wasn't a troll move, it was Tapu Koko giving Ash a Z-Crystal he can actually use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janovy View Post
    Well, as you know, Belly Drum takes half of your HP.
    True, but Pikachu being slightly winded is cause for concern, considering the other effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janovy View Post
    Well, as you know, Belly Drum takes half of your HP.
    Fair enough but that doesn't really address the complaint of Pikachu barely being affected by a hit from that

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