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December 16th: SM101 - Fire it Off! The Twin Sparking Gigavolt of Friendship!!

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by Dephender, Nov 9, 2018.

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  1. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    Due to a certain incident, Satoshi and Pikachu got sent to an unknown location. There's not a soul to be seen there, and the city is in ruins... After learning that a massive Ultra Beast caused all this, the two decide to fight alongside Zeraora and its companion. Will Satoshi be able to help these solitary fighters?


    The place Satoshi and Pikachu got sent to was a ruined city without a soul to be seen anywhere. Once they learn that the reason for this is the presence of Akuziking, which eats absolutely everything, they resolve to fight alongside the Zeraora and Trainer that they met there.

    Screenplay 米村 正二 (Shōji Yonemura)
    Storyboard 浅田 裕二 (Yūji Asada)
    Episode Director 浅田 裕二 (Yūji Asada)
    Animation Director 岩根 雅明 (Masaaki Iwane)
    Animation Director 志村 泉 (Izumi Shimura)


    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  2. i2i

    i2i Big Bad Wolf

    Zeraora appearance continuing to the next episode has me curious on what else is going to happen beside the battle between it and Pikachu.
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  3. Xeogran

    Xeogran I see.

    Hopefully Guzzlord plot is in the middle of this. The place they're in kinda looks like his Ultra Space.
  4. Darthlord7

    Darthlord7 The Black Swordsman

    Yep that seems to be Guzzlord's world. It looks like Ash ended up in a post-apocalyptic era after his battle against Tapu Koko in SM100.
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  5. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    Looks like the second part of the Zeraora battle. Maybe it could be a good way of introducing Guzzlord and for some reason while Ash gets on an Ultra Wormhole back to Alola, Guzzlord pursues Ash through it, triggering a call from Lusamine to go to the Ultra Guardians base.
  6. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    Oh please have Guzzlord show up....
    Though he should really appear after Pheromosa and Kartana
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  7. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    Maybe they could have Pheromosa and Kartana show up from different Ultra Wormholes from the Ultra Wormhole Guzzlord arrived from. It would be great to see a big Ultra Beast crisis start off from there.
  8. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Oh so this is a two parter? If so this Zeraora and his trainer may not show up at the league after all. Also I'm amazed Pikachu is lasting this long in the battle
  9. 345ash-greninja

    345ash-greninja Smirking Shorty is the coolest

    Wells looks like Guzzlord is gonna show up here. So well, I guess another UB appearance likely done here as well. With Zeraora being in this episode and being related to all of this, this definitely looks set to be quite an exciting episode.
  10. DatsRight

    DatsRight Well-Known Member

    Another solo-Ash mini arc. It looks cool but seriously when are the companions gonna get some screentime here?
  11. Xuxuba

    Xuxuba Well-Known Member

    Companions? What is this? Is it something you eat?
  12. 345ash-greninja

    345ash-greninja Smirking Shorty is the coolest

    Curiously why do you think that this trainer might not show in the League? Literally what is the info we currently have about the episode that makes you think so?
    Well...I find it quite hilarious at this point that you're looking more for the companions' development when Ash's Alolan team isn't League ready and isn't fully developed in the first place. The Alola League is approaching day by day, so developing Ash's Alolan team via focus episodes on his current team members, especially Rowlet, plus 1/2 more captures for him, honestly that's more important at this point.

    And we all know that Lillie is eventually gonna get focus episode when she gets a Z-ring and learns how to use Subzero Slammer cuz she has the Icium-Z.
  13. Rock Captain 99

    Rock Captain 99 Sword and Shield

    So an UB might appear here.. Interesting!!
  14. Akkipeddi

    Akkipeddi Tsundere Service

    It's sad to say (not really), but I think we can say that the companions futures from here on out look very bleak (not like they ever had a bright future to start with, though the anime has managed to make them even more irrelevant than I expected). With Hau, Eevee and the upcoming LGPE arc, it all points to heavy focus and arcs for Ash (who himself seems neglected since he only has 4 Pokémon at this late stage of the series). Beyond that, he also needs to complete his Poni Trials, and there's the eventual League, with all this in a span of another 40 episodes. Throw in SM's incessant need for 'wacky' fillers, and you have very little time left to develop 5 freakin characters. I personally think Mallow and Sophocles are done tbh, and Lana may get 1-2 episodes where her Popplio may evolve, and Lillie with around 2-3 episodes to obtain a Z Ring and Master Subzero Slammer. Honestly, they could've done something relavant for the classmates from SM091 to SM095 (before the heavy Ash focus), but no, they chose to prioritize 5 awful fillers in a row. That about sums up as to how low the classmates are at the list of priorities for the writers.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  15. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    If they are in Guzzlord's dimension the trainer might be there by choice. Therefore he could be limited to the two parter.
  16. Dragalge

    Dragalge Persona Emblem

    You all sure this isn’t just some post-movie Zeraora promotion they want to get out of the way or something?
  17. DatsRight

    DatsRight Well-Known Member

    I guess it's more annoying here because SM still feels like it tries to make the companions likeable. Only Mallow and Lana verge on being the 'Brock level' companion they aren't really bothered with and just have sit and do nothing in the first place. Kiawe, Lillie and Sophocles all get to have loads of character moments and bits of involvement, but feel like they're performing in a small box because the show won't let them develop and grow their teams enough to branch out. There was the start of an arc with Kiawe branching out of his tank strategy and becoming more versatile after catching Marowak, but due to not getting anymore team boosts, they can't do anymore with it. Lillie could also grow as a trainer if she got another Pokemon or Snowy took another key step.
  18. Kaye Cruiser

    Kaye Cruiser Member

    Everyone talking up Guzzlord needs to chill before they get disappointed.

    If anything, they're probably just in the anime version of Po Town.
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  19. qazplmwsxo

    qazplmwsxo Well-Known Member

    Prediction:This random trainer and his zeraora will not appear again after this episode.
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  20. DuquÊ?

    DuquÊ? Too lazy to pick a pic

    Oh, brother, zeraora dude have a cape. That screams both "bad news" and "dream crusher". I'm at least glad he isn't a kid.

    I know I shouldn't be surprised since it's SM and all, but Ash should knows better before hug the tail of a apparently perpetually pissed thundercat (pun not intented).
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