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Dragon Battle! Ash VS Iris!! (1154)

Gotta agree with this. If this was attack on titan he would have been eaten in the first episode.
And given the nature of Journeys, offscreen!
 

Red and Blue

Well-Known Member
I just noticed that by Drayden saying Iris is Unova's top trainer, she did in-fact beat the elite 4. There is no one above her in that region.

Would of been nice to get a flashback of her beating Alder or any of the other Unova E4 but yeah. If she is the top trainer of the region it means she did beat the former Champion at some point.
 

RafaSceptile

Well-Known Member
Would of been nice to get a flashback of her beating Alder or any of the other Unova E4 but yeah. If she is the top trainer of the region it means she did beat the former Champion at some point.
Or at least debut the E4 because only Caitlin appeared in BW
 
I do not want them to show Shauntal ironically showing off that her next book hit will be based on Ash's adventures and she ends up famous for it...when she should really be ashamed to even think his adventures are book-sellers.

(Or, pray tell, sell the narrative that Goh is blessed with miracle Critical Captures. She should just write that for fanfiction dot net.)
 

BladexFade

Well-Known Member
This episode is probably one of my favorites. I was kind of a little shocked to see Iris returning as champion after her cameo in XY&Z. Considering her game counterpart became a champion of the Unova region, it was bound to happen in the anime. Though, it would have been nice to see a flashback of Iris challenging the champion league or battling against the Elite 4 of Unova. It is kind of crazy that there was no mention of (ex) champion Alder.
 
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Morax

Mad dog of shimano
This episode is probably one of my favorites. I was kind of a little shocked to see Iris returning as champion after her cameo in XY&Z. Considering her game counterpart became a champion of the Unova region, it was bound to happen in the anime. Though, it would have been nice to see a flashback of Iris challenging the champion league or battling against the Elite 4 of Unova. It is kind of crazy that there was no mention of (ex) champion Alder.
I really like your avatar.
 

RafaSceptile

Well-Known Member
I do not want them to show Shauntal ironically showing off that her next book hit will be based on Ash's adventures and she ends up famous for it...when she should really be ashamed to even think his adventures are book-sellers.

(Or, pray tell, sell the narrative that Goh is blessed with miracle Critical Captures. She should just write that for fanfiction dot net.)
Plot twist: She uses Chloe for her next book
 

KurashiDragon

Well-known Dragonite Enthusiast
I came for a Dragonite vs Dragonite batte, I kinda stayed for the dragonite vs dragonite battle. I'm not really sure how to feel about this episode tbh. A few points.

I kinda wish they saved Iris for later. They hyped up Iris as champion only for her to lose the very episode she's introduced as such.
The battle itself was kinda uninteresting. The Dragonite VS Dragonite battle was kind of a wash with Iris' Dragonite kinda winning before the battle even began through sheer intimidation alone. *That dragonite definitely has Intimidate for its ability. We all know Iris has the Hax >.>*
Then Dracovish came out and dombo'd Iris' dragonite in 2 hits. Though to be fair, it was for a semi good reason. Dragonite not being able to hear iris' commands cause it got trapped in Dracovish's mouth then getting ice fanged while in said mouth is probably not a fun time. Even for a dragonite known to shake off ice attacks like its nothing.
Then Haxorus *<.<* comes out and beats dracovish in 2 moves. I suppose I don't really have a problem with that beyond why Dracovish knows water gun. That's such a weird move for it to have.
Then Dragonite comes back out, weakened, takes an outrage to the face, gets a random af psychic pep talk from Iris, and learns Draco Meteor to win the battle after an admittingly cool hurricane moment. At this point I think we can all admit, Dragonite is a bruiser in a way that most of Ash's Pokemon cant compare. It can take a stupid amount of hits.
Ash is in Hyper Rank now. ...... K. In spite of Iris being a champion, she's apparently being outperformed by gym leaders. Seriously, they should've saved this battle for hyper rank. I don't understand this episode. -_-

Most of the Dragonite moments / Episodes have been a solid 10/10 for me in some fashion and this episode certainly does have its moments. Dragonite giving Iris the biggest hug it can possibly give and Iris immediately reciprocating that hug is a kind of squee I cant really describe. The hurricante into Draco Meteor was definitely the best part of the episode but I'll immediately hate the creators of this show if they decide to replace Hurricane instead of Hyper Beam. *I still don't understand why it doesn't have giga impact. It know Dragon Dance for goodness sake.* However, there are some moments in this episode that just rubbed me the wrong way. The entire psychic link with Iris and Dragonite is one thing, the awkward pause when Iris is connecting with dragonite is drawn out for way to long and the psychic link didn't really do anything for me other than make me 85% certain Ash's Dragonite is a Girl. Aside from the hurricane moment at the end the battle wasn't really anything to write home about and in fact, I found myself skipping through a lot of it because it was just uninteresting. Overall, this episode was a Weird 7 / 10 for me.
 

mehmeh1

Top Manager of the Dragon of Dojima
May/Dawn/Serena will probably hit 50 in a day.
Guess it depends on how controversial their episodes are......so yeah Serena's at least would hit 50 in a day. May and Dawn would probably hit less unless there's something huge
 
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