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Battling the King of the Mines! (722)

Discussion in 'Pokémon Black & White - Rival Destinies' started by Serebii, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Good battle all around. It was very enjoyable to watch and Ash actually looked competent here. Roggenrola evolving was a little questionable but it doesn't ruin the episode or anything.
    Jerimiyah likes this.
  2. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    Satoshi's match at the Hodomoe Gym definitely made him seem skilled by comparison to how he was portrayed at the Raimon Gym at least. And even Yacon himself managed to be a more entertaining Gym Leader than Kamitsure, to me at least.
  3. Daizy

    Daizy I call you honey

    Palpitoad's battles felt rushed, perhaps because the writers had wanted to get into the Excadrill fights more quickly. It's good to see Clay order his Pokemon to deflect Snivy's Attract in the second battle.
  4. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    Attract was such an overpowered and commonly used attack during Best Wishes, so I was also quite pleased that Yacon got mad and showed how annoying that move can be.
  5. This gym battle was much better than the last one since here Ash used strategy. It was funny when Clay got mad at Ash for using Attract too. Roggenrola's evolution felt forced since Ash didn't use it much in BW and how is it possible for Roggenrola to take several super effective hits from Clay's Excadrill after it evolved into Boldore and for Boldore to defeat Excadrill with only two attacks?
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  6. pokedigijedi

    pokedigijedi Saiyan Jedi

    I honestly agree with Clay in this episode, how he told Ash he wasn't serious with his goal.
  7. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    I'm calling hax on Roggenrola being able to take half a dozen Drill Runs, and then survive a Horn Drill


    Other than that, a splendid episode with an absolutely adorable ED
  8. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    His match was ridiculous since he had virtually zero training, but I guess he needed to seem strong all of a sudden to justify his evolution.
    Jerimiyah likes this.
  9. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    It's hilarious because that pretty much sums up the majority of Ash's BW team that did manage to evolve, while the pokémon that actually deserved to have the animation budget wasted on them were ignored
  10. Vulpicks

    Vulpicks Well-Known Member

    It was alright. Not the worst battle I've seen (That was the last gym battle ;))

    I thought it was funny when Clay got upset at Ash for using Attract. He's pretty fun as far as Gym Leaders go in the anime.
    Jerimiyah likes this.
  11. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    Although I didn't like Yacon much, I thought he had every right to be upset since Attract was way too powerful in the BW series, and it almost always settled the battle with a single hit. It also seemed to be the writers' go-to move for whenever they needed a quick solution to a battle.
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