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Ash Becomes Tiny (1026)

satopi

Go’s Scizor needs to Hassam better episodes:/
Ahhh Mallow battled and won!!! I'm so happy!! She finally had a complete battle without any help or interruption. She and Tsareena looked fierce. I also liked the flowers added when Tsareena used High Jump Kick (I think that was the move made?) and that other grass move to make that mean Persian look ridiculous! I really enjoyed the song made by Porno Grafitti at the ending as well as the footage shown. :)

It was a nice touch having Ash ask questions as Faba was presenting his invention. It gave me "Science is amazing!" flashbacks but in a good way (at least his inventions work and are actually comical!) And the return of the judged silence (じ----~).:p Also when Pikachu sneezed on Ash, it's like it was payback for Ash throwing up on him in a past episode! I really liked the electrical communication going on between Pikachu, Togedemaru, and Dedenne. That was smart! It was terrible on how many times the kids could've been squashed! But I liked that with Sophocles' constant worry and panicking, it makes him inattentive which had him miss the Comfee ride Ash and Lillie got. And of course the best thing was Mallow getting some spotlight (I gleed happily when Mallow worried over Lillie when she got shrunk and Lillie saying Mallow's name in relief when she came to rescue them. They need a hug between each other, I live for their adorable friendship/bro(?)mance moments!:oops:) I think it was good for Kiawe and Lana to take a full backseat (Lana barely had anything this episode). It was about time Mallow and Tsareena to be the heroes this time. My only complaint is that I expected Prof Kukui to be doing something but no, he just let the Ultra Guardians do it. And why did they let Faba use the machine again, knowing it's unpredictability!? That guy is so weird, he makes me uncomfortable. I did enjoy his visual thought though.
 

Ignition

That damn smile
Ahhh Mallow battled and won!!! I'm so happy!! She finally had a complete battle without any help or interruption. She and Tsareena looked fierce. I also liked the flowers added when Tsareena used High Jump Kick (I think that was the move made?) and that other grass move to make that mean Persian look ridiculous! I really enjoyed the song made by Porno Grafitti at the ending as well as the footage shown. :)

It was a nice touch having Ash ask questions as Faba was presenting his invention. It gave me "Science is amazing!" flashbacks but in a good way (at least his inventions work and are actually comical!) And the return of the judged silence (じ----~).:p Also when Pikachu sneezed on Ash, it's like it was payback for Ash throwing up on him in a past episode! I really liked the electrical communication going on between Pikachu, Togedemaru, and Dedenne. That was smart! It was terrible on how many times the kids could've been squashed! But I liked that with Sophocles' constant worry and panicking, it makes him inattentive which had him miss the Comfee ride Ash and Lillie got. And of course the best thing was Mallow getting some spotlight (I gleed happily when Mallow worried over Lillie when she got shrunk and Lillie saying Mallow's name in relief when she came to rescue them. They need a hug between each other, I live for their adorable friendship/bro(?)mance moments!:oops:) I think it was good for Kiawe and Lana to take a full backseat (Lana barely had anything this episode). It was about time Mallow and Tsareena to be the heroes this time. My only complaint is that I expected Prof Kukui to be doing something but no, he just let the Ultra Guardians do it. And why did they let Faba use the machine again, knowing it's unpredictability!? That guy is so weird, he makes me uncomfortable. I did enjoy his visual thought though.

Tsareena was using its signature move, Trop Kick, not High Jump Kick.
 

Mega Altaria

☆~Shiny hunter▢~
I also liked the flowers added when Tsareena used High Jump Kick (I think that was the move made?) and that other grass move to make that mean Persian look ridiculous!
I believe the moves Tsareena used were Trop Kick ('Tropical Kick' in Japanese) and Magical Leaf.
 

satopi

Go’s Scizor needs to Hassam better episodes:/
I wonder if Rowlet went back to Ash's backpack in the end? I don't want him being forgotten just flying in midair.
 

Ignition

That damn smile
I wonder if Rowlet went back to Ash's backpack in the end? I don't want him being forgotten just flying in midair.
Imagine the poor thing flying despite wanting to sleep just so it can find his trainer. Reminds me of that one DP episode where Brock was out getting supplies and they realized Gliscor was left behind :D
 

Mega Altaria

☆~Shiny hunter▢~
I wonder if Rowlet went back to Ash's backpack in the end? I don't want him being forgotten just flying in midair.
I assume it would have returned to Ash's bag because it didn't seem Rowlet would have had much hope finding them since they already went into the whirlpool. So Kiawe, Lana and Mallow got into their Ultra Guardians suits as a last ditch effort to find the rest of their classmates.
 

Satomine Night

The Power of Z!
This was a cute, charming episode. It could so easily have been full of near-cringeworthy slapstick humor, but it wasn't. I think the victims' character traits really showed through here: Ash, in typical Ash fashion, decided to go with the flow; Lillie became determined to make the best of a bad situation; and Sophocles, true to his nature, spent most of the episode in a panic.

It was really, really nice to see Mallow save the day at the end. The writers could have easily given that role to the more battle-experienced Kiawe or even to Lana, but instead, they gave it to Mallow and her newly evolved Tsareena. It was also an opportunity to show off just how strong Tsareena has become post-evolution. She creamed that Alolan Persian!

This episode just further proves that Faba should be banned from any sort of interaction with the students, particularly Ash and Lillie. It seems he causes those two nothing but trouble. I'm amazed Professor Kukui even agreed to let him be a guest teacher.

Tsareena is a fully-evolved Pokemon - and it’s battled before, even if it’s not primarily a battler - so it’s not all that surprising that it can fight, especially since Persian is probably not all that strong anyway.
This right here. This isn't the first time Tsareena has battled, and it makes sense that evolving would have made her stronger. Additionally, that Persian seems to primarily be a pet, not a battle Pokémon, so I don't expect that it was that strong to begin with.
 
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Dragalge

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I tell you if they do to Mallow what they did to Serena and start dumbing down every plot into a curb stomp battle just so she can look superficially badass I WON'T be happy.
Why do you keep having this mindset?

This Persian isn’t probably that strong anyway. This was fine with Tsareena.
 

satopi

Go’s Scizor needs to Hassam better episodes:/
Poipole was cute getting excited and doing flips when it saw tiny Ash, Lillie, and Sophocles. What do you think this is, ?
Imagine the poor thing flying despite wanting to sleep just so it can find his trainer. Reminds me of that one DP episode where Brock was out getting supplies and they realized Gliscor was left behind :D
Yeah that was hilarious! I could see them doing that again here! :p

The writers could have easily given that role to the more battle-experienced Kiawe or even to Lana, but instead, they gave it to Lana and her newly evolved Tsareena.
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Zhydra

Master of Chaos!
This episode was an improvement from what we got a week ago.

First out of the way, damn it Faba WHY are you allowed in the school?! Even if it is an accident, the Nihilego trauma was an accident as well.

Second, the tiny trainers interacting with the pokemon was cute in addition to Lillie with the pony tail.

Third and biggest highlight, Tsreena put her tropical foot across another kitties everything. (That Persian should have ran!)

8/10, I hope this means Mallow finally does more from here on out.
 

AznKei

Dawn & Chloe by ddangbi
It was a fun episode, it kinda remind me the fun stuffs from the MCU Ant-Man movies.

Lol at Faba as a class guest for his experiments. I guess people in Alola were a little to forgiving about criminals like him.

I see the resizing beam can bounce everywhere around the unorganic materials around classroom and for some reasons had a splash effect when it struck Ash, Lillie & Sophocles but doesn't when it hit Togedemaru.

I wished Bonnie could make a cameo appearance because of the Dedennes. Even the electricity communications remind me of XY.

Nice dodging and 4 hits combo from Tsareena to Alolan Persian. I really enjoyed the Pokemon saving the day, which is refreshing compared to the usual Ash's Pokemons. And yeah, the ugly fur shaving from the Persian is well deserved for it looking for trouble.

Nice cliffhanger, at the end for Togedemaru destroying the school rooftop. Better episode than last week for sure.
 

lolipiece

Oshiete. my teacher!
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A cute episode, as expected.

Once again, SM uses minor characters from past episodes, which continues making Alola feel lively instead of going from character of the day that never shows up again to character of the day that never shows up again.
 

Zerinon

Member
A cute episode, as expected.

Once again, SM uses minor characters from past episodes, which continues making Alola feel lively instead of going from character of the day that never shows up again to character of the day that never shows up again.
That's something I quite enjoy about the Sun and Moon series, there have been a number of occasions where there is a CotD that shows up from time to time, be it whether I like their personality or just their design, that I find it a bit of a shame sometimes that they never show up ever again after their first appearance. So It's nice to see some of them show up again from time to time, be it a cameo or a part of a different plot.

Of course, due to the traveling aspect of previous series, doing something like that was a bit more difficult, so I'm happy that their trying to take a bit more of an advantage of that with Sun and Moon's more fixed setting.

Overall, this episode was pretty fun to watch. Though I'm a little bit sad that Ash, Lillie and Sophocles never got to ride a Joltik though...
 

Zhydra

Master of Chaos!
That's something I quite enjoy about the Sun and Moon series, there have been a number of occasions where there is a CotD that shows up from time to time, be it whether I like their personality or just their design, that I find it a bit of a shame sometimes that they never show up ever again after their first appearance. So It's nice to see some of them show up again from time to time, be it a cameo or a part of a different plot.

Of course, due to the traveling aspect of previous series, doing something like that was a bit more difficult, so I'm happy that their trying to take a bit more of an advantage of that with Sun and Moon's more fixed setting.

Overall, this episode was pretty fun to watch. Though I'm a little bit sad that Ash, Lillie and Sophocles never got to ride a Joltik though...

Joltik isn't found on Alola... a complete shame sense they are among the cutest of bug type pokemon. (With Weedle following.)
 

Zerinon

Member
Joltik isn't found on Alola... a complete shame sense they are among the cutest of bug type pokemon. (With Weedle following.)
Oh... then maybe a Flabébé then if that's available in Alola? Just wanted to see them interact with one of the smallest Pokemon in the series.

Though I guess Comfey worked now that I'm looking at the Pokemon size chart.
 

AuraChannelerChris

"Tis an honor to be recognized."
Joltik may not be native to Alola, but it sure as hell didn't stop them from importing a Shinx to Kalos without even referring to the Friend Safari.

That poor happy-go-lucky Heliolisk had a robot for a trainer...
 
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