2nd November 2010, 1:50 AM
I was reading reviews on Bulbapedia and someone said they mentioned the whirlpool cup and the 3 leagues in japanese, but the orange league and the 3 leagues in the dub. That's lame, especially considering in the episode, they showed the screen with:
Which was the whirl cup in Johto:
They apparently didn't pay attention to that on the screen when they made the dub.
26th November 2010, 11:01 PM
Originally Posted by vaporeon89
2.) Flame Thrower
3.) Fire Blast
4.) Aerial Ace
1.) Water Pulse
2.) Water Gun
3.) Dynamic Punch
Originally Posted by Gravy
Originally Posted by CyberCubed
It was so Ash could switch from Pokemon that he already has with ones he's "Oaked".
Originally Posted by Haunter Hunter Sohrab
I'll say this again, I have time.
Originally Posted by Addydo
1.) Extreme Speed
2.) Flame Thrower
3.) Fire Blast
4.) Aerial Ace
1.) Water Gun
2.) Water Pulse
3.) Dynamic Punch
1.) Quick Attack
2.) Aerial Ace
3.) Double Team
1.) Bubble Beam
3.) Vice Grip(?)
I though Ash was going to lose this battle the first time, for sure. But Swellow and Corphish kept getting up!
Arcanine's voice sounded exactly like Gabite's voice in "Another One Gabite's the Dust!" (And probably any other future episode we see a Gabite in) Did any one else notice that?
A question: Why was Bubble Beam (primarily) orange?
Last edited by The Pokemon Broadcast; 26th November 2010 at 11:04 PM.
27th November 2010, 2:36 PM
17th December 2010, 11:09 AM
Amazing double battle! Tucker's combination was epic but Ash countered him brilliantly
6th January 2011, 7:42 PM
I've been rewatching Pokemon and the Movie's in order, started all the way from Episode one. I just finished watching this episode and there's 3 things I wan't to say:
1)- I never noticed when I first watched this episode a few years back and omg I didn't realise how awesome Ash and Dome Ace Tuckers battle was. Now that I watched it again it's guaranteed to be one of Ash's best Frontier Brain battles.
2)- Dome Ace Tucker, The only times I saw this episode was a few years back and just now and for some reason my memory stored Tucker's character a bit girly quite similar to Harley, I always thought he was like Harley till I watched the episode for the second time today! Now I know why he's referred to as Superstar almost like the Superhero look.
3)- I see a strong resemblance to Hall Matron Argenta, aww how I wished the Sinnoh/Johto Frontier Brains would appear in the Anime.
26th April 2011, 3:56 AM
This episode was cool. Corphish and Swellow vs Swampert and Arcanine was a really entertaining battle. It definitely looked like a Mis-Match from the beginning. The strategy used on Ash's Pokemon was good and very tough to overcome. Ash countered that with a different tactic than usual to finally take them down. The Water+Fire combo was really cool to see. I'm glad Ash won the Tactic Symbol. Ash's comments in the beginning were hilarious, especially during the interview.
14th September 2011, 1:20 PM
I watched this episode just to get the chance to see Norman in a Tucker costume.
I wasn't disappointed.
Tucker was good, too.
27th January 2012, 8:41 PM
Okay really? I think Swellow has proven that it's strong and that it can battle, but little prejudice jerks like you think bird pokemon can't be strong battlers. Get over yourself!
Originally Posted by Blue Snover
26th February 2012, 2:10 AM
Huh? Birds are great battlers. It's just that it seems that the writers don't like Ash's bird Pokemon in this season.
Originally Posted by HatersGonnaHate
6th September 2012, 8:17 PM
Swampert and Arcanine went down rather easily. The battle was well animated though so it has that going for it as well.
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4th May 2013, 4:24 AM
I rewatched this today.
I like how they recognise Ash's achievements.
I thought it was funny when May mentions about her Dad learning a thing or 2 from Tucker and then the imagination of that outfit on him.
Max is like: "I don't think we should even go there" I always laugh at that.XD
I personally really like Tucker. He's actually pretty cool.imo
I also love his team. Swampert and Arcanine are 2 of my favourite Pokemon. He's my favourite frontier brain in this series.^-^
I really like this episode because it's one of my favourite battles in the series.
Put together by me.
13th June 2013, 3:03 PM
Sarah's Ash was actually pretty good in this one. Yeah, I know, no emotion, but at least it resembled Taylor somewhat for what it's worth.
Bill Rogers was simply brilliant as Tucker. It's probably my favorite role that he's done on Pokémon, too. He was also really good as Brock, too.
Not even going to start on why I HATED Kayzie's Max and Michele's May. Simply terrible in this one.
Max: I'm an old lady. You can tell I am. So cool!
May: Oh, I'll totally grab and tear off your pants, and do whatever you want me to do *giggles*. You ready, big boy? (Her mouth proceeds to get closer and closer...AAAHHH! What am I saying?).
Seriously, are they even TRYING to do a good job in this one? -_-
Scott sounded better than usual, and reminded me more of Frank Frankson. Yet, he gives off that creepy paedophilic tone moreso than Frank ever did. :/
Team Rocket sounds awesome though. Very similar to the 4Kids version, IMO.
Ash: "I guess the best defense is a strong offense...yeah" (The apathy in which this line was delivered definitely is notable)
Scott: "Remember at the press conference when Ash said the best offense is a good defense"
Way to go, TPCi. Showing us right off the bat you are indeed no different from 4Kids with stuff like this.
What was that about TPCi being so much better than 4Kids with accuracy? Uh-huh, right. Go back to your anti-4Kids fantasy land, haters.
Despite how bad May and Max sounded, everyone else's work overshadowed their poor performances, so it came out a good episode for the dub to me.
Last edited by PokemonNation2000; 13th June 2013 at 3:13 PM.
27th June 2013, 9:13 PM
Great episode. I loved how they mentioned Ash's accomplishments and there is actually continuity in the series,
Though BW seems to have flushed all that down the toilet XD
I loved the battle, it was epic and my type of battle. Also the water and fire fusion was awesome!
29th June 2013, 7:18 AM
Swellow shows how awesome flying Pokemon are!
8th July 2013, 1:17 PM
Great episode ! I loved that they actually mentioned Ash's accomplishments in this episode. Ash's Swellow & Corphish vs. Turker's Swampert & Arcanine battle was awsome. This battle is one of Ash's best frontier battles in my opinion.
16th November 2014, 1:19 AM
Before it was revealed that Tucker was a big deal in the battle dome, I was thinking "What an welcome for this facility!"
I now find it cool how the show can make very low-powered moves (like Water Gun and Quick Attack) seem just relentless.
30th November 2014, 4:31 AM
I really liked that Ash was interviewed before battling against Tucker; it made Ash seem like a celebrity in my opinion. Seeing Team Rocket selling snacks to the crowd at the Battle Dome made me laugh and I liked how Ash's accomplishments were mentioned as he got on stage. Tucker was fabulous as well; I got a laugh out of his fangirls' reactions.
25th September 2015, 5:37 PM
awesome battle this episode. really loved Ash's finishing strategy, and was great seeing Arcanine and Swampert get some screentime. I can't even remember the last time Swampert appeared in the anime.
my firered team
my soulsilver team
my alphasapphire team
Sinnoh Team coming soon
27th May 2016, 5:00 AM
Tucker's English voice was deep and cool and Corphish and Swellow did an amazing job here against Arcanine and Swampert. Kudos to them. 7.5/10
6th June 2016, 9:54 PM
Lol at Max imagining Norman as Tucker. I liked seeing Corphish and Swellow battling as a team, and at least we didn't see something stupid like Aqua Armor...
8th June 2016, 2:41 AM
Wow Ash being interviewed and having his achievements mentioned in his battle intro was cool. I liked how the Battle Dome had a large audience, plus Tucker's Swampert and Arcanine had perfect coordination. :3
8th June 2016, 9:42 PM
27th June 2016, 11:40 PM
Tucker was so enthralling with his stage presence and I thought the audience was a nice addition. This was the best BF battle hands down.
7th November 2016, 4:37 AM
This battle was the best I've ever seen. My heart kept on pounding cause of how fast everything was going and was hoping that neither Swellow nor Corphish would lose.
23rd January 2017, 3:27 AM
This episode was just a few steps below movie animation. The CGI looked awesome and the battle was fast paced with cool effects and not too much recycled footage. Tucker is the best Frontier Brain of all. I loved his theatrical style, and his strategies were great. Ash also put up a good fight and came up with nice strategies. The press conference was cool, and I loved how they actually talked about Ash's accomplishments.