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A Conspiracy to Conquer! (822)

Discussion in 'Pokémon the Series: XY' started by Serebii, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    Madame X's Evil Plot! The Terrifying Malamar!!

    As they travel towards Cyllage City, Team Rocket encounter a new adversary in Madame X and her partner Pokémon, Malamar. Madame X had managed to use her powers to brainwash Jessie and James into doing her bidding before Meowth managed to escape. However, without any allies in this region, Meowth must turn to Ash & Co. for help. However, one by one, everyone starts to get brainwashed, including Pikachu. What will Ash do? Will he and Meowth manage to stop Madame X?

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  2. Lucario At Service

    Lucario At Service Calm Trainer

    I missed some part of the episode because of break in connection, but it seems that Clemont's invention somehow helped the others break free from Malamar's control.

    So, at the end of the episode TR are now afraid of Inkay because of its evo Malamar.
  3. Locormus

    Locormus Can we please get the old forum back?

    Wow, so much for the hype this episode supposedly got! xD

    No Team Flare in imagery at least.

    I think that is all we needed to know, because the plot beginning to end was obvious. 6 out of 10
  4. SerenaForTheWin

    SerenaForTheWin Yusarin >_<

    well i think that's the way it goes, now james would probably have a bad feeling evolving inkay - perhaps he will keep it instead of evolving it now that they know its evolution

    ugh now where the hell did malamar come from, and we were hoping to even get a glimpse or shadow - unfortunately no
  5. Eievui-Nymphia

    Eievui-Nymphia XY, gen of dreams.

    I can say that Teamn Flare has not appeared at all in the episode. Even in silhouette form.
  6. DaDonYordel

    DaDonYordel The Gazing Eye

    This was a goddamned great episode.

    Everything just came together well, with its foreshadowing and use of Chekhov's Gun with Clemont's Pikachu robot. Jokes were well placed, especially the one with Serena hesitating to get have her faced scratched leading to her getting hypnotized. Funniest was with Team Rocket being horrified at the end with Inkay being as it is the evolved form of Malamar. Drama, though he was seen this one before with Pikachu being against Ash, it was fine. But the crowning achievement of this episode is the sense of mystery it provides with Malamar and its seemingly Lovecraftian atmosphere it possess, though silly.

    Am I right to assume that Malamar planned to dominate the world using Pikachu alone?
  7. Obscurites

    Obscurites Well-Known Member

  8. DaDonYordel

    DaDonYordel The Gazing Eye

  9. SerenaForTheWin

    SerenaForTheWin Yusarin >_<

  10. Eievui-Nymphia

    Eievui-Nymphia XY, gen of dreams.

    No other pokemon other than expected appeared.

    Jessie and James were hypnotized in the flashback. Pikachu before the break. Clemont and Bonnie after the break, Serena a bit after.

    Madame X identify is Officer Jenny.

    No Team Flare at all in this episode. Malmar was acting all by his own.
  11. SerenaForTheWin

    SerenaForTheWin Yusarin >_<

    i knew it, serena got hypnotized after clemont and bonnie sometime after - then how did the episode start - malamar hypnotizing officer jenny to become madam x?
  12. elior

    elior Well-Known Member

    maybe malmar actually act on his own and will be the evil threat in this season for few episodes
  13. DaDonYordel

    DaDonYordel The Gazing Eye

    Episode started with Team Rocket scheming in a cave looking at videos of Pikachu, at which point Madame X with Malamar appears interested at Pikachu too and promptly hypnotizes Team Rocket and their Pokemon except for Meowth which scratched itself to stay the hypnosis from controlling him.
  14. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    No, it was using Madame X to help it construct a system it didn't explain the actual purpose for.

    It's not alone, it was talking about "we", "us" and "our" after Madame X had been unmasked. There are others involved here.

    The episode was primarily just setup intended to get us speculating. There were several mentions of a larger plan, but they were very broad, so we have no real hints towards what it will involve.
  15. SerenaForTheWin

    SerenaForTheWin Yusarin >_<

    and yet we were all hyping what was madame x's intention, it wasn't even properly introduced?
  16. Mr.Munchlax

    Mr.Munchlax Thunder Trainer

    Bad news- Aside from Malamar talking in the royal we, nothing even remotely hints to whether or not Malamar works for Team Flare
    Good news- This time it wasn't Ash's friendship with Pikachu that freed everyone from Malamar's control, it was Clemont's screwy invention! lol :p
  17. SerenaForTheWin

    SerenaForTheWin Yusarin >_<

    yup i heard this, clemont's first success for his wacky invention - phew a least they tried a different thing today.

    he y wait how was even trying to create an invention, when he ended up hypnotized - clemont's hypnotic powers i guess
  18. Mr.Munchlax

    Mr.Munchlax Thunder Trainer

    He originally created the invention before he was hypnotized to find Pikachu. My guess is that it picked up on Pikachu's signal, came charging toward it, and ended up hitting Malamar and exploding by mistake.

    On a side note, while I hope it ends up being related to Team Flare, I kind of like the idea of Malamar controlling others of its own free will. I'm hoping they take it even further and show that Malamar is controlling Xerosic, the scientists, and/or the Team Flare grunts and admins for its own evil plot such as controlling the ultimate weapon to make itself more powerful, or some how finding a way to make itself mega evolve (I know there's no such thing as a Mega Malamar, but for all we know they could do an anime-exclusive thing and turn it into an OP mutant or something like the synthetic Groudon. It could be a forced Mega evolution similar to the Red Gyarados). Also, while I know this will more than likely never happen, it'd be an awesome nod to Ben 10 fans if Malamar would be voiced by Steven Jay Blum for the dub
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2014
  19. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    Madame X was just a hypnotized Junsa, which we've known since the New Year special.
  20. Eievui-Nymphia

    Eievui-Nymphia XY, gen of dreams.

    With "our world", I see it could be referring to Malamar and we ones it hypnotized. This is what it meant.

    Right now I consioder this episode:
    -A filler episode.
    -A semi-filler because Character Development for Team Rocket

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