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Baffling the Bouffalant! (727)

Discussion in 'Pokémon Black & White - Rival Destinies' started by Serebii, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. MechaBulba

    MechaBulba King of the Monsters

    looked like an alright episode, always nice to see the Pokemon out of their balls, even if it is always the same few. Shame we never got to see the likes of Swadloon, Plapitoad, Stunfisk and Crustle in afros. Speaking of whom, I am assuming they have some kind of lunch rotation system, otherwise the poor neglected Pokemon must be starving!
    Anyways, while many might slate this as a "filler" I would presume its purpose was to show us all three of the starters together in their "cute" base forms one last time before the big Tepig evolution.
     
  2. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    I honestly thought Tepig was going to evolve. Eh, maybe he will evolve in an episode focused around him? I don't know. I have yet to watch this episode, though, I'll just watch it for Snivy and Iris.
     
  3. ChaosMage

    ChaosMage Izit cuz I is black?

    Not to be pedantic, but Kanto (which was the only other saga more rushed than this one) had Charmander evolve after the sixth gym and then become barely useful with the exception of ONE battle in the seventh gym. And Chimchar's evolution, the most highly anticipated evolution of the DP saga, didn't happen until after the seventh gym.

    If that ending hadn't spoiled those evolutions, people wouldn't be ranting like this about a filler which at no point showed any indication of anyone evolving.
     
  4. Missingno. Master

    Missingno. Master Poison-type Trainer

    No Pignite.

    I am disappoint.

    No Miror B.

    I am RAGE.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012
  5. Robotic Wind

    Robotic Wind Banned

    Who cares?

    Shouldn;t by now we realize the writers aren't the best? If you really think that by now Tranquil, Swadloon or Palpitoad will get spot light in a random episode without the starters...forget about it. The writers are gonna promote the cute pokemon while showing the "lessers" once in a blue moon.. Just enjoy it for what it is(whatever it might be)
     
  6. OshyHikari

    OshyHikari c l a r i t y

    Yeah guys, so Tepig didn't evolve.

    Maybe around Celestial Tower he might get his chance.
     
  7. Hilijix

    Hilijix Back in Blue

    I guess the writers don't want to make it too much like season one.

    If they did, Ash would've caughten a Boufffalant or maybe 30. Yeah I know about the ending not showcasing it, but still! I would've like to see him catch one and it somehow get banned in USA. Full circle.

    I still think the episode title is one of the best though. They need to bring that to America.
     
  8. RickHoenn

    RickHoenn Banned

    What an useless nonsensical rant. Stop watching the anime so you find peace.
     
  9. gliscor&yanmega

    gliscor&yanmega Well-Known Member

    Saw the pictures, looks like a funny episode, a little adventurous too.

    I would have liked to see one more of Ash's Pokemon though(Why only five?), as well as Cilan's Crustle and Stunfisk(Pansage was out why not the other two). At less Iris likes her Pokemon to all get feed :p.

    I don't think I'm going to enjoy this episode that much, but I'm sure I wont hate it.
     
  10. Joltik-Kid

    Joltik-Kid Same thing, day in;day out ಠ_ಠ

    Ah, once again Ash's non-existence 6th slot goes unnoticed....Also, may calls on Pokemon sure do seem to be right (referring to bet on Pignite)

    Anyway, I quite enjoyed this episode, seeing as we won't have any starter Pokemon in the gym that's coming up
     
  11. Mr. Reloaded

    Mr. Reloaded At this point, who knows?

    Will you all stop with the evolution rants there was NO Confirmation that it was happening but the episode looks good. For a filler.
     
  12. JennaJayfeather

    JennaJayfeather jflkdjkfgjafgaf

    This episode was just one of those that made me facepalm so hard...it was kind of corny and unbelievable. ^^; I mean cotton candy colored wigs fooling the Boufalant? -.-There were some funny moments, something with Iris that made me laugh, and the Emolga scenes with Dento. XDDD *sigh* I may like cracky episodes, but this one was felt weird.

    I thought Iris should have caught Bouffalant ~.~
     
  13. Ace Of Keys

    Ace Of Keys Me and My sketch pad

    maybe still Bianca has a Pignite already so maybe they're trying to delay evolution until they figure out what they're gonna do with her since having two trainers one recurring and the other main with the same poke might not seem to be in their best interest
     
  14. HatersGonnaHate

    HatersGonnaHate Throwing Shade

    Nice to see an episode that focuses on Iris. I'm going to check this one out for sure.
     
  15. WaterShuriken

    WaterShuriken Well-Known Member

    It was Tranquill I'm guessing.

    Yes we will.
     
  16. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    So essentially, nothing happens. What a surprise. I liked that Tepig and Oshawott were fighting, but I couldn't figure out why they were angry at each other in the first place. Some people might say that their rivalry with each other will become a constant problem, but I doubt that they'll fight again. I thought that the afros that everyone was wearing were ridiculous, but at least Iris got to do her own thing for a while.

    I just can't with this tired argument. Can't someone find flaws with an episode without being bashed?
     
  17. magicallypuzzled

    magicallypuzzled Well-Known Member

    eh theirs stating your oppinion and theres repeating it into the ground the former is a right i'd never disagree with the other is annoying and argueable on weither it's a right or not.

    people ranting every single filler episode about the same thing get really annoying really fast.


    at any rate this episode is looks and sounds amazing wish i had the chance to watch it.
     
  18. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    Chikorita, Treecko, and Turtwig all evolved before the 5th gym. And Ash had 2 FULLY evolved starters by the 8th gym in Sinnoh and at least 1 in the Kanto region, ignoring the other regions for their faults, THERE is no reason why the starters are unevolved and Ash is going towards Iccirius City without a single starter evolved.

    And this isn't the place for this, I'll rant more in the next Pokemon thread.

    I'm just mostly upset that this episode just catered around making the starters look cute and adorable, something that I could not care since I don't JUST give a frack about the starters, unfortunately for whatever reason the writers can't be assed to care about Ash's other Pokemon.

    If I was responsible for the anime, I would've had Ash use Tranquill in a battle BEFORE Skyla, since it is Ash's most veteran Unova Pokemon, and yet it's only going to have about 2 battles before it has become fully evolved.

    Oops, sorry got a little off topic. Sorry about that.

    You really think I still wouldn't be pissed about the starter situation as it is, even if Tepig was still a Tepig in the ending.

    Glad to see someone semi-understand me.

    See they nitpick at my negative points, because I think they're afraid to agree with me and find faults in the show, because they don't want to look like negative Nancy/Ned. Under the false assumption that the writers actually care about their fans. How can the writers improve themselves and the show we "love" if no one complains about it? If everyone just sit back and "enjoyed" then the writers are free to continue writing crap episode after crap episode. It might be all about the money, but you can't make money if no one wants to buy what you're selling.

    And yet ignore the positive points, because it's easier to bash someone for their negativity, than to debate with them reasonably.

    For everyone's information, I DID say that I thoroughly enjoyed the scenes with Snivy. But like I said they weren't enough to save this episode.
     
  19. Grey Wind

    Grey Wind Only rescues maidens

    While I agree with your complaints dman, you have to realise that this is first and foremost a children's show to entertain children. It's all well and good that we want moar tranquil and good development, but the writers don't give a crap about that because that's not what keeps children watching.

    Obviously the treatment of Tranquil, Swadloon and Palpitoad is diabolical, but the kids watching this show don't care about that at all.
     
  20. Shneak

    Shneak this is a Nessa/Oleana stan account ✨

    I kind of feel bad for slamming this episode hard before it aired, because I enjoyed it. It was funny and cute. Sucks that Tepig didn't evolve though, and by the end of the episode, I was kind of hoping Iris caught that Bouffalant.

    I'm glad to be moving on to the gym battles.
     

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