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Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! (762)

Discussion in 'Pokémon Black & White - Adventures in Unova' started by Serebii, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    I think their original intent was to have Iris be revealed as the gym leader but then B2W2 came out and they changed the whole thing.
  2. KyogreThunder

    KyogreThunder Call of Fate

    I expected Iris to finally defeat Drayden,so I was disappointed to see her lose.However,I liked seeing more of her backstory,especially Iris failing to make any friends in Opelucid Academy.Haxorus' moveset was generic and boring,but at least it did put up a good fight against Excadrill.
  3. Mrs. Oreo

    Mrs. Oreo Banned

    So Ash's group reached Opelucid city and we saw how Iris had studied there after leaving her village. Iris vs Drayden was cool cuz of how Excadrill managed to tie with Haxorus. Too bad Iris still lost however.
  4. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    In my mind, I had imagined that Souryuu City would resemble one of its in-game layouts with either ancient or futuristic buildings. However, it looked like any standard anime town. Shaga was sublime however, as was Iris's flashback. I had a feeling that Iris would lose to Shaga, but their match was still good.
    MockingJ likes this.
  5. Wednesdayz

    Wednesdayz Banned

    Idk why Dragonite vs. Druddigon was so controversial. Like, Drayden was more experienced. And there is no such thing as stats and levels in the anime: Druddigon was just stronger than Dragonite naturally by experience and training. :/
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  6. Alloutℯ

    Alloutℯ Banned

    So Iris was the only child at the school who could actually play like a child? When you think about it, that's almost creepy. Druddigon came perilously close to screwing the rules against Dragonite.
  7. Wednesdayz

    Wednesdayz Banned

    It's messed up how she was put down for having fun. Now I get why she left to travel on her own and didn't stay in Opelucid for long.
  8. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    In hindsight, since this episode helped foreshadow Iris's future as a potential Gym Leader, I figure that this episode should've been postponed and used as her departure episode later in the saga.
    MockingJ likes this.
  9. AshxSatoshi

    AshxSatoshi Ice Aurelia

    I'm kinda glad they didn't force Iris into Misty's depature and had her continue her journey. While Misty had a decent send off, forcing her to run the Gym seemed rushed and cheap. I like her traveling and challenging different Dragon specialist
    MockingJ likes this.
  10. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    That's a good point I guess, although I thought that the idea of Iris running the Gym would've been carried out much better than when Kasumi became a Gym Leader.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2018
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  11. Daizy

    Daizy I call you honey

    I thought it was a welcoming episode that did a solid job of showing Iris's character and you gotta be pretty cold-hearted to not feel something when watching Iris's childhood memories.
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  12. WaterTypeStarter

    WaterTypeStarter Well-Known Member

    Nice episode. Iris is quite a relatable character, particularly if you never really were into formal education and preferred living your life and exploring. Drayden is a nice guy too, understanding her rather than being offended. Frankly like Iris' character arc in Best Wishes.

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