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A Marathon Rivalry! (628)

Discussion in 'Pokémon - Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors' started by Serebii, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Juputoru

    Juputoru M-m-m-m-onobear?!

    That makes waaaaaay too much sense! (and is probably right.)

    Lots of times, young boys in anime will be voiced by females. This includes our dear Satoshi/Ash(in both the original and dub!). Granted, it's usually not this obvious, although I personally thought he sounded more like a high pitched nerd than a woman.
  2. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    This ep was indeed poor, the Pokethlon deserved better. Maybe they'll make another Pokethlon ep?
  3. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    Someone asked why the trainers need the "headset" if the Pokemon can see the field and thus could just jump over the hurdles why the trainers would need to do anything. Well apparently the hurdles are in the ground but the camera on the Pokemon's head shows the hurdles to the trainer.

    Edit: Never mind apparently I'm incapable of reading two-three posts before mine
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2010
  4. Geodude

    Geodude Well-Known Member

    I liked the little moment where Ash could tell that Yuta's Snorlax was tired just by looking at it, while Yuta had no idea, and had to check Snorlax's vitals on his computer again to see it for himself. I like those little moments that show Ash's competence and how far he has come over the years.
  5. KGB13

    KGB13 Man of Mystery

    This episode was OK, I just wished they focused on the Pokethalon a little more and made it a big event.
  6. i am a big fan of snorlax but that guy cheated to win the competition so ash could've won
  7. the1stpkmnfan

    the1stpkmnfan Your Big Buff Bro

    Wasnt such a bad episode, but it felt awfully too short imo. But the events were pretty cool I guess. Didnt feel like much else happened that was exciting.
  8. Torpoleon

    Torpoleon Well-Known Member

    The episode was actually slightly better than I thought. The events seemed pretty cool. This episode wasn't the greatest, but it wasn't the worst. The writers must like promoting HGSS because the poster near the beginning of the episode only had Johto Pokemon. One thing I thought was weird was that Ash & Brock knew about the Pokeathlon from their Johto Journey, yet they never truly did see one, from our knowledge. It could have been offscreen or something.
  9. ssquaderi8

    ssquaderi8 Well-Known Member

    i cudnt wake up, and missed the ep, when will it be on utube
  10. Dattebayo

    Dattebayo Banned

    Wild Snorlax (yeah I know it's not wild, but I love saying it) appeared in today's episode, and judging by his speed perfromance at the Pokeathlon, he must be jolly natured. I've been to those three events at the Pokeathlon in my SS game before, and I'm happy that they used one of my favorite events as the last event. I'm predicting people complaining about this episode telling kids that science is bad and feelings is good.
  11. SmartD

    SmartD Well-Known Member

    It was a fun episode. We get to see the Pokeathlon, although only two of the events were used. It's a bit different from the games because the trainers participated with their Pokemon. Still, it was enjoyable.
  12. WaterDragon trainer

    WaterDragon trainer Freak Like Me

    This episode was good. The scientist I thought was very annoying. All in all, I thought this was a pointless episode.
  13. HoennMaster

    HoennMaster Well-Known Member

    Boring episode for a boring event. Pikachu clearly won though.
  14. Poke Master 7

    Poke Master 7 Boulder Trainer

    It was an alright episode, showing Pokeathlon for the first and, most likely, only time. But I gotta agree with the people who found the COTD kinda boring. One thing that kinda peeved me though is that this episode was that Ash was trying to show the COTD that raising pokemon should be based on connection with the pokemon rather than technology, yet the writers had Ash lose to the very thing that he was trying to disprove. And somehow the COTD learned a lesson about nurturing his pokemon. The problem is this, a moral doesn't work that way. You can't have a pro nurturing lesson when technology was what won with no negative repercussions.
  15. Orton155

    Orton155 Pokemon Enthusiast

    Well you can because in this episode it wasn't the pokeathlon which demonstrated the true connection of ash's pokemon. It was before the competition where he truly demonstrates it with Daniel's snorlax and how he could tell how it was feeling without the computer. The pokeathlon was just used for Daniel to convince and confirm that science isnt everything and you can go a long way without it. In a picture you could say that the event before was a seed and the pokeathlon was used to grow it.

    With the episode I found it quite enjoyable. A good way to show ash with his pokemon and how far he has came with them. Given, it was inconsistent with the johto saga but that is a minor thing which doesnt bother me in the slightest so im going to move on. I thought it was a breath of fresh air to see Ash contest science with his trainer technique as usually he is trying to teach someone who treats their pokemon badly or incorrectly.
  16. Swampert_trainer

    Swampert_trainer Laughs at thunder

    The episode was kind of boring. It wasn't a very exciting filler. The cotd was a stereotypical super nerd and didn't have a memorable personality. I noticed that Ash and Brock said they knew about Pokethlon because they traveled through Johto before, and while we all know that they never witnessed a Pokethlon during their journey, it kind of makes sense that they know about them. Pokethlon were suppose to be around for a while in Johto and though they were just created recentlt for HG/SS, to keep up with consistency, it makes sense that Ash and Brock know about it.

    I also don't see why the cotd's main Pokemon was a Snorlax. It just seemed sort of random, since it wasn't a Johto Pokemon or anything. If they were just going to pick a random Pokemon they could have used Swampert or something.
  17. Poke Master 7

    Poke Master 7 Boulder Trainer

    I'm not really sure that the episode had actually treated it that way because when he checked Snorlax, sure he had wondered how Ash had known, but he then shrugged it off as though it was nothing. He had continued to use science into the pokeathlon when he used his Hitmonlee in it. He had even mentioned after TR were beaten that if he were to beat Ash, he'd have to use science all the way through. For all purposes, the episode didn't really prove his point wrong, yet he suddenly learned a lesson. That's where I'm coming at, it felt kinda forced since nothing aside from Ash seeing Snorlax was tired proved his point.

    But this isn't the first time an episode with this theme had been shown. Some people have probably pushed it to the back of their heads due to the unpopularity of Johto, but season 1 of Johto had one which showcased Scizor for the first time in which the COTD believed in data over actual companionship. Difference is that in that episode Ash's point was proven when Heracross beat Scizor in battle.
  18. WaterShuriken

    WaterShuriken Well-Known Member

    Wasn't it that stupid guy who told his scizor to "FINISH IT OFF WITH FALSE SWIPE!"
  19. Brumrha

    Brumrha Banned

    Buy HG/SS, & you, too, can participate in the Pokeathlon!!!

    That's what this episode was screaming at me all this time. Still...

    - The gang are heading out to Dawn's next "Gouge-your-eyes" fest, when all of a sudden, they find a trampoline. Yeah... that definitely makes the list of The Top 10 Strangest Things you'd find in the Wilderness, possibly the Top One maybe...
    - In spite of this fact, Pikachu & Piplup get on the trampoline, & they're having a ball, when all of a sudden...
    - A Snorlax is coming down on them from the sky! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!
    - Pikachu & Piplup do exactly that, so that they don't get turned into bloody pancakes. Upon doing so, they find out something strange about this Snorlax in particular: this guy is into athletics??
    - Actually, he's been made like this by none other than a geeky person, of all things, & he goes by the name of Yuta.
    - Seeing as to the fact that Ash's method is to develop bonds with one's Pokemon, it's no surprise that they would come to blows on how they should be raised. Even so, Yuta's Scientific Methods do work, to a degree...
    - Yuta Also mentions about the Pokeathlon, which is an event that tests both Pokemon & trainer alike, & this is what he is training for. As it turns out, there's a Pokeathlon happening here now.
    - Ash is planning on making him eat his words, however, the chance already presents itself, as Yuta's Snorlax all of a sudden becomes spent, & Yuta doesn't know why. Ash tells him about his condition, & he's shocked at how Ash knew it without relying on technology.
    - So... he takes him along to a massage parlor, which looks way too small to be a real one. I smell a TR disguise...
    - Yuta convinces Ash to have his Pikachu get a massage as well; he reluctantly agrees, & he is whisked away by the rather enthusiastic "staff" of the "parlor"
    - While they wait, they've actually got another Pokeathlon event that they can attend to: A disc catch.
    - Yuta's Hitmonlee managed to get a perfect score on this, but Ash's Monferno matched up to him exactly. That means he's got some really stiff competition...
    - The next event on schedule is... a trampoline match, in which the Pokemon has to jump up & hit a specific light, & each one that flashes on is going to be different each time. The reigning champion of this event is... a Spoink... Yeah, they're only good for smoking on a Barbecue. I want my Baby-back Baby-back Baby-back Baby-back Baby-back rrribs!!
    - Strangely enough, Yuta isn't participating in this. Where is he?
    - He's actually with Ash, retrieving both their Pokemon from that massage parlor, but the get a nasty surprise...
    - ...in the form of TR. I knew it!! As they're flying off, they're reciting their motto. *sigh* These guys need to be silenced... "yesterday!"
    - Much to their chagrin, however, they find out that they can't fly out of here, since Snorlax is way too heavy. So they swallow their pride & leave him behind.
    - Since Pikachu is still on-board, Ash sends Staraptor after them. However... they fight back rather fiercely with their punching machine, which brings him down for the count. That's #&%$ing humiliating...
    - Yuta, however, has other plans in store for them. He gets out his trampoline, & gets Snorlax up on it, & before they know it, they're shocked to see a Snorlax at their level of altitude.
    - Snorlax proves that the "Death from Below" is a viable concept in the War-zone, by thwacking their balloon from below, & nabbing Pikachu from them.
    - Now that everybody has their Pokemon safe & sound, now we can get to the main attraction: The Hurdle Jump! There is a twist, however: The trainers are linked to their Pokemon via the same technology that Yuta has developed which gives them a heads-up on the hurdles before they pop out of nowhere, & they tell them to jump, by jumping themselves.
    - Even with this newfangled technology, Ash still gives Yutat a run for his money, as his Pikachu is neck & neck with his Snorlax.
    - They both cross the finish line seemingly simultaneously, but thankfully, the judges have High-Speed Cameras on them, & the winner is...
    - ...Snorlax... but only by an inch of his blubber-gut... This has got to be on The Top 20 Upsets on this Anime.
    - Yuta's awarded with an Olive Branch Wreath, but even though he won, he lightened up with Ash, seeing as to how his method is a little better...

    Unfortunately, I've got nothing else to say, seeing as to how I'm still aghast over Snorlax barely winning this...
  20. ZangooseLord

    ZangooseLord I'm a Chuckster!

    Okay, it's official. Yuta is Dr. Insano. I was seriously expecting him to say "In the name of science, I shall use the Pokeathlon to take over the world!" (OF COURSE!)

    Yay, Spoink's voice is still annoying. Thank Arceus it can't learn Sing...

    My favorite scene is where Team Rocket is getting away with Pikachu, and Snorlax, who is still tied to the balloon, is just standing on the ground, chillin'. Speaking of Snorlax, I was a tad disappointed with its new dub voice. I think the one from the battle against Greta was its best one.

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