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Cilan Takes Flight (728)

Shadow XD001

Well-Known Member
Pretty good episode. Wasn't really too surprised that Cilan lost, but obviously Ash will win his gym badge in the next episode. Also, the guy who scanned Ash's PokéDex sounded a lot like Sean Schemmel, the voice of Goku in DBZ. Right?
 

WaterDragon trainer

Freak Like Me
I liked this episode. How Skyla manages to be a gym leader the way she battles I'll never know, but I was hoping Cilan would crush her in their battle. Sadly, he didn't. At least we'll see Ash do it in the next episode.
 

ArielSummer

Well-Known Member
Anyone else notice the *** shots they had of Skyla? I swear they zoomed in on her so much it was weird. They never seemed to do it with the other girls. Is Skyla that popular in Japan? Cilan took a lose so hard. Never saw him lose like that.
 
Anyone else notice the *** shots they had of Skyla? I swear they zoomed in on her so much it was weird. They never seemed to do it with the other girls. Is Skyla that popular in Japan? Cilan took a lose so hard. Never saw him lose like that.
lol
I guess they do like her that much in Japan. What I really paid attention to was her hair. xD
 

Vipsoccermaster

Well-Known Member
Fine episode. I didn't like the way Skyla is handling her battles by imagination. It's not how you get strong that way. Sad that Cilan lost, but that's okay, as next week will be different!
 

lisalynn

Active Member
Commenting as I watch:

- Have I mentioned my undying love for Ash in awhile?? Loved him getting fired up as Skyla introduces her pkmn.

- Have I mentioned my undying love for Cilan yet this week?? OF ALL THE RIDICULOUS.... Cilan rage... ~~swoon~~

- How do the gym leaders not know who each other are, or anything about their battling styles at all? I'm not the only one who consistently finds this odd, right?

- SKYLA, PLEASE. I love when Cilan gets *****y. If this were written for an older audience he would be the best passive-aggressive condescending character.

- I like Rock Wrecker. Not the animation or anything, but saying it is awesome. ROCK WRECK THIS BITTTTCCHHHH!! If pkmn were real I'd definitely need to have one that knew it.

- Unfezant is straight retarded looking.

- Skyla's win is literally the biggest bs I have ever seen.

Well, I hope Ash thoroughly trashes her next week.
 

Orton155

Pokemon Enthusiast
This episode was awesome!!!! As said by someone else, Skyla is a very unlikeable character at the moment because she has gym battles which she imagines in her head without the actual battle taking place. When she imagines that she is the victor there is a great arrogance which surrounds her.

This enrages Cilan and to prove Skyla wrong they have a gym leader battle which involved a lot of action and I honestly thought that Cilan was going to Win but alas, that was not the case as Swanna managed to use aqua ring too heal itself.

In my opinion, I think Cilan's downfall was his own arrogance in his evaluation but also he allowed his mind to be clouded when he was fully focused on winning to prove Skyla wrong. I think this is what resulted in Cilan's reaction at the end of the battle (pure disbelief).

Finally, Ash is going to try and succeed where Cilan failed. This will be a very interesting gym battle come next week :D. Bring it on!
 

R?IDDl3R

ace trainer
good episode , hate skylas cockiness , cilan would have easily defeated her , if it wasnt for her bullsh*t aqua ring.... cant wait for te next episode were ash throws down with her !
 

Battra

Well-Known Member
Another badly written episode just to show off Cilan's arrogant & preachy and how Ash is always right and everyone else is wrong. Though I suppose that's exactly what the writer was going for when they purposely made Skyla look bad by having the battles inside her head and making it look like she's just plain lazy for not wanting to battle. Also it's not going help when Ash show's her how wrong she was next episode. Unfortunately Sarah Natochenny voice for Skyla makes her sound like a valley girl & the Japanese voice is exactly the same which is probably what they were going for in making Skyla look wrong in the way she battles.
 

32er

TM87? I got TM32 :]
Skyla's dub voice was the most annoying voice I have ever heard.
It reminds me of Misty's sisters.
 
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gpt11

Well-Known Member
I dont get why they just didnt report Skyla to the Pokemon Inspection Agency... they would have turned up declared Skyla an unfit Gym Leader and just closed the Gym until she either improved and started to battle again or found a new Gym Leader.

Problem solved and that would have probally made a way better episode :)
 

Haunter ゴースト

Well-Known Member
I dont get why they just didnt report Skyla to the Pokemon Inspection Agency... they would have turned up declared Skyla an unfit Gym Leader and just closed the Gym until she either improved and started to battle again or found a new Gym Leader.

Problem solved and that would have probally made a way better episode :)
You have just solved everything.

Jesus.

The only thing I could argue against that with is that it's possible the PIA only check to see if a Gym Leader is strong enough, which Skyla clearly is.
 

gpt11

Well-Known Member
You have just solved everything.

Jesus.

The only thing I could argue against that with is that it's possible the PIA only check to see if a Gym Leader is strong enough, which Skyla clearly is.
From what we have seen from the Anime and Specials they check everything :) its also been mentioned that they have closed gyms

also if Skyla is refusing to battle thats a valid reason to close the Gym as she is there to test/teach the trainers with a real head to head battle not some made up mind game!

like Cilan said a Gym Badge should be a symbol of high honour for Trainer and their Pokemon as its something they earn as a team!
 
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The Great Butler

Hush, keep it down
I dont get why they just didnt report Skyla to the Pokemon Inspection Agency... they would have turned up declared Skyla an unfit Gym Leader and just closed the Gym until she either improved and started to battle again or found a new Gym Leader.

Problem solved and that would have probally made a way better episode :)
Because maybe what she was doing didn't break any rules.
 

gpt11

Well-Known Member
Because maybe what she was doing didn't break any rules.
Im pretty sure what Skyla was doing was breaking the rules just giving her badges away without a battle she might aswel have done a Vaulkner and and just left them in a box outside!

A Gym Leader is ment to battle!!!! not "air battle"
 

Grey Wind

Only rescues maidens
Because maybe what she was doing didn't break any rules.
I... never understood this point of view, tbh. How could her guessing the outcome not be breaking the rules? The whole point of Gyms is for trainers to challenge them with their Pokemon and earn a badge. A Gym leader clearly neglecting her duties to go off gallivanting in her aeroplane is breaking the rules. A Gym leader guessing the outcome of matches is clearly breaking the rules. How is it fair to the trainers if they don't get a chance to prove their worth and have to hope that Skyla simply thinks that they're going to win?

Ash proved that Skyla's 'air battles' can be wrong. It's wrong of Skyla to use fallible techniques to judge whether or not to give a trainer their badge. I honestly don't see how you can justify her ignorance towards proper Gym battles :/
 

MegaSerperior

<--- My life
I really loved this episode. The only thing is, I loved Skyla from the games. She was my second favorite gym leader! I hate seeing her portrayed like this so I was hoping Cilan would kick her *ss.
 
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