Admittedly, it was nothing out of the ordinary, but it was alright. After last week's episode this one was the second standard episode in a row, but well, we can't have everything and I also guess that we've become a little bit too spoiled with all those great Sinnoh episodes. Every now and then there maybe have to be some rather ordinary episodes which don't exactly knock your socks off.
Anyways, what I liked best today was the connect-with-a-Pokemon's-heart motif. Apart from the remaining plot which was rather mundane, that was really a highly profound moment and it once again reminded me of...well, who could it be? - Of course, it reminded me of Cynthia :crush: and her "Poke-philosophy" and that was just amazing!
/me is wallowing in memories :awww: :awww:
What I didn't like at all, however, was the illogical and thus pretty annoying fact that a little kid (probably much younger than Ash) actually had a Tyranitar.
I mean, COME ON!!! I had to look twice because couldn't believe that the writers actually had the cheek to give such an epic, powerful Pokemon to a standard, ordinary kid...Pokemon are supposed to be valuable and especially those fully evolved Pokemon require years of training and experience, something that little rug rat didn't have for sure!
Writers, how dare you "waste" such a great Pokemon by giving it to a random cookie-cutter kid who probably isn't even a trainer....:complain:
And that I'm right is proven by the fact that the greenhorn didn't even know what was wrong with Tyranitar and how to handle it. What a shameful belittling of this awesome Pokemon!
But there was yet another thing related to Tyranitar which struck me as pretty unnecessary: How in the world can a Rock-type Pokemon be hurt by a little (and it sure was little in that close-up) thorn?? Sorry, but that was just downright ridiculous.
Apart from those two points of criticism, it was a pretty decent episode.
6.5 out of 10 points