What's even funnier though is that time and again despite being so stupid when it comes to anything school related Ash always proves he's smarter than the supposed pokemon league's licensed school system.
Heh and people say Ash is an idiot for not going to school. Apparently schools in the pokemon world don't really teach you anything. XD
I don't think that's it. Every instance of their being a Pokemon school, Ash typically fails, not because he's not very good, he's just better at both hands on and instinct (hell, his own "motto" a good defense is a strong offense
pretty much sums it up).
And lets not forget that the people who were in the "advanced" course were people who had just decided to become trainers. Like that poketch guy. I'm fairly certain he's much better at quiz related stuff considering what kind of job he's been working in.
-Yay! The episodes are finally in HD for me.
Must go the same for others as well.
Was surprised to finally see it in HD widescreen,. I thoguht maybe we'd get stuck with a fullscreen zoom and it does make a difference after seeing the first few zoomed in more so.
Yeah, I was rather ecstatic to have it in HD finally. Hopefully they'll fix that once we get the boxsets.
-Candice's VA was awesome. I can totally see that's Kether Donahue I believe. Since her voice is just the same as Lily from Kappa Mikey.
Candice sounds like Autumn from the Miltank episode and Zoey from Dinosaur King.
You were right! It is Kether Donahue, who also voiced Autumn back in the beginning of Battle Dimensions! Whew, who would have thought they sound so similar?
Wow, they don't seem to use that VA too often. Glad she got a gym leader role. I actually thought it may have been Emily Jeness!
-Woah, looks like that Chef and his Lickilicky got a cameo appearance. Didnt see that coming.
Don't think he was a chef though...
-With this city being pretty calm and quite, like said, not much music for this episode. There is still music though, but I like how it related to this episode.
I'm surprised nobody mentioned how the music while Candice is walking with the group is Route 29 from GS. I would say HGSS, but unfortunately, it doesn't have the remix effect.
I wonder why is Dawn still wearing her white socks when she took off her Platinum outfit.
And here I thought it was an animation goof. Hadn't realized she had white socks in her Platinum outfit. Okay
Skuntank guy was kind of boring. :/ Least he apologized to Ash about the class stuff.
1st it's marylin with the word "valiantly" and now it's candice or "ms. senior" with the word "khia"
You do realize that "valiant" is another word for bravery/courage? Also, "khia" is that
how you spell it.
I know; isn't it cool?
*(sigh) Technology is just simply wonderful these days.*
Wasn't it just me or didn't Candice sound a bit like Marilyn, only less high pitch and less annoying?
I thought Marilyn was voiced by the likes of Emily Jeness or something like that.
It was finally nice to reach this point of the season.
2 more episodes and we'll be halfway through: 52/2=26. We're at 22 (this ep was 21). So... after Ash's battle with Paul we'll be halfway through. Snowpoint, the "coldest" city in Sinnoh. And how!!
Jeremiah bashing Ash ("For a trainer with 6 badges you don't seem to know much about Pokemon")! Yeah! I couldn't help laughing at this scene. Well, I do understand that he hurt the feelings of the Ash-fans, but you know what? He was right! The same applies to Paul's remark in "Pursuing A Lofty Goal" when he said to Ash that it sure had taken him long enough to evolve Staraptor eventually. That was rude too, but right nevertheless.
Namely, Ash hasn't always used Staravia in battle. It was mainly a search-and-rescue bird that he always has in every region. Obviously, it would take a while because of it.
Secondly, Ash has been more about hands on experience. True, he doesn't know
everything about Pokemon, but he knows quite a bit about the battling aspect of it (how else could he come up with this ridiculous battle strategies!). Notice how when Jeremiah attempted to confront Team Rocket, he was unable to. He may know
lots about Pokemon, but it won't help him in battle if he can't properly apply it.
(See, even the Anime itself is slowly but surely admitting that Ash isn't strong. I hope that this justified opinion will now finally be respected more within the fandom)
The writers seem to enjoy throwing Ash's team's power level out of whack whenever they get the chance; one minute they're nigh invulnerable, the next, they get flattened by a gym leader.
I'm truly delighted by Candice's appearance, because she's awesome in almost every aspect. First of all, it stands out that she's pretty. Her style is aweome and I don't mind her prattling a bit too much because that somehow makes her cute at the same time. But undoubtedly her best feature is her burning passionate fighting spirit! Yes! Writer please give us more such powerful women/ characters! The Anime longs for them! If she puts up a good fight next week, she'll definitely be one of my favorite Sinnoh gym leaders!
I can't list all the good or funny scenes but altogether they created a "cozy" and entertaining atmosphere and made watching this episode a joy.
7 out of 10 points.
This is one of those episodes where you need to understand what the characters are saying to fully enjoy it.
The reason why Zoey disliked people that competed in both contests and gym battles was also explained. It's because she and Candice made a promise to each other that they would both succeed at one thing or some crap. It was kind of a lame reason but it's no worse then Harley hating May because she took his food as a kid I guess. Lol
Boy, it's sure a good thing they decided not to mention Nando or the fact that Ash tried out contests! I wonder what Candice's reaction would have been to that?
Candice's dub voice got kinda annoying at times. I suppose it fits the character though.
An energetic teenager who has a fiery personality along with living in a winter themed city. Maybe it does work.
Overall, it was an OK episode. Candice's voice was rather... annoying. Tbh, it's worse than Lisa Ortiz but Glameow's backstory made up for it.
Ironically, they're both
4Kids VAs. We could have just had Emily Jeness do Candice's voice. If that's better.
Yea that explains it but it's still retarded though. Lol it reminds me of when Zoey found out that Nando is doing contests AND gym battles. Ah good times.
They couldn't think of a translation or something for Kiai? idk why, but I thought it was kind of awkward hearing everyone in the episode going "OK! gotta use your kiai!"
'Bout time! I've been looking for the proper spelling!
I'm still amazed by buizel's magical ice aqua jet. I know it's cold but THAT cold?!
I actually doesn't take much to freeze water. I'd say it's likely -5 Celsius up there. Water freezes at 0 Celsius. Combine that with Blizzard (even after effects would have made the water freeze), and it doesn't seem hard to believe. I love how everyone is so damn impressed. I also laugh that Ash has perfected a move that Dawn couldn't quite get. Meh, it was nice seeing IAJ again.
Ah well, thought I'd throw this out there.