WaterDragon trainer said:
THis episode was good. TR's boss punching through the wall was hilarious, especially when they were in the middle of stealing Pikachu. The TC was cool. I thought it was interesting when Corphish used Bubblebeam INTO Swalot's mouth. Also, Tropius never sounded like it did back in the 6th pokemon movie or the TC about 2 episodes back. It's supposed to sound like something being sucked up, but this one sounded like a Lapras.
From what I've heard Tropius's voice has changed several times in the Japanese version.
In movie: Slurping sound
In this episode: Lapras-like whine/moan/cry.
In a future episode: It will change again, though not much, I think it just gets lower, which can be equated with it being a male or something.
Really, I'm glad it can do more than just make that slurping sound.
And I agree with others that Morrison's match was the more exciting of the two. Corphish blocking that Shockwave with his claw was cool though.
Gligar did take quite a beating, but along with type advantage against Machamp game Gligars have fairly high Defense as I recall. It was probably at a higher level too. Plus the Ice Beam was not a direct hit. And anyway, like in the games it doesn't matter if one Pokemon even has just one health point left, if the other loses them all it still wins.
Lastly, in the anime OHKO moves simply become fairly powerful attacks. After all, it wouldn't make much sense for there to be certain attacks that always knocked out pokemon when they hit, when all the attacks in the anime have variable amounts of potential damage depending on a variety of internal and external factors. Even the games made it so pokemon of a higher level were immune to them.