But it would be weird because after cleffa hanger is the lucario movie released and lets say if Misty didnt leave yet and she stayed for like 3 eps more and she was still with the group how can they not show her YET SHE WILL BE in the episodes AFTER cleffa hanger? this would confuse people. Because Lucario movie follows right after cleffa hanger.
Last edited by Angel~; 7th February 2012 at 3:17 PM.
The reason the Mastermind special did it is because it was a 10th anniversary special, so it made sense to have Misty there.
The Cleffa were really cute, and seeing Misty in this episode was nice. It was sad that she left the group again after this episode. And Max saying "many things run away from May's scary face" was awesome! Azurill's Refresh helping Pikachu was cute! And Misty being afraid of the Beedrill remains great. Seeing Metronome again is also nice, I love that attack! And seeing the Moon Dance was nice! 10/10.
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I remember when this episode was coming out in Japan way back in 2005. At the time everyone noticed how lackluster the goodbye was, (at least compared to the others), Misty just turns around from Ash's group and they all start walking in opposite directions. There was no waving goodbye this time (like back in the Mirage kingdom eps), and everyone just walked off.
Of course back in 2005 we didn't know that this would be the final time Misty would appear in an episode for the next 6 years and counting. I wonder if the writers knew at the time that this would be Misty's final episode for the next two generations? I'm guessing not, as at this point they probably weren't even thinking about DP yet.
She came back in 2006 for the special.
As I said, I wonder if back in 2005 the writers knew this would be her last episode for the next 6 years. Did the writers even know about Dawn at this point? I am not even sure, as Battle Frontier was just starting.
It wasn't exactly a grand sendoff, it felt more like a Max episode than a Misty one, honestly.
They had started making new Pokemon and then they was thinking of who to use for the Sinnoh saga. If they hadn't trolled us with Paul being on the poster instead of Brock, then it would have been even better.
But as far as this episode was, it was boring. You have Brock, Max and Misty all doing really nothing but Ash and May was doing all the work. So something had to be done.
I'm not talking about this episode but overall in the series. Only May and Ash were in any competition. It's not like now where atleast everyone is doing something.
It was cool sering Misty and Max having some bonding time and it was nice sewing the nod back to the early episodes with the Clefairy dance.
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A pretty interesting episode. I liked seeing Misty and Max interact with each other while they got separated from Ash and the group. Too bad Misty had to leave after this episode, it would have been nice if she stayed for a couple more episodes.