This was one of the few times in SM where I didn't feel like the Rocket-dan added much to the plot. Seeing the Ride Pokemon get a major role was neat though, and I enjoyed Gablias and Flygon.
Why is Marowak me?
"I wasn't sure if Flygon could even swim."
Well Mallow, just because Ground-types are weak against water in battle doesn't mean the natural element itself will have an effect on them like pure alcohol on Thrax. Same for any type weak against water; that's a battle-only thing (except maybe for some species like the Slugma line).
I figured, and I know Flygon's neutral to water damage. It's just that Pokemon who have a type that's weak to water tend to be stereotyped as being so weak to the actual element itself that it might as well be to them what alcohol (the solvent, not the beverage type) is to germs.Well Water-type attacks do neutral damage on Flygon since it's Dragon as well so I really don't think this is what Mallow was thinking of anyway.
Johto & Sinnoh definitely had hot springs. I think it was the episode Pineco evolved. I remember the Sinnoh one had a girl who had Swinub.let's see..kanto, I think johto, hoenn for sure with lavaridge town, I don't believe either sinnoh, unova, and kalos, and now alola
I want to see these other missions the Ride Pokémon went on to warrant a day off, because if they're trying to imply that the UG missions are anything remotely strenuous, then boy howdy do I have a bridge to sell you
Because the ride pokémon played such large roles in those episodesI think that going on missions like preventing a giant living rocket from destroying an entire ecosystem, stopping two firework-obsessed monsters from blowing a continent to hell because of their petty feud, or battling/saving a giant light dragon god that can fire off lasers and absorb other gods definitely warrant days off.
Just my opinion.
the rides were pivotal to the celesteela one and helped a bit in the xurkitree/blacephalon one (though necrozma was a bad example, given that hadn't even happened by this episode)Because the ride pokémon played such large roles in those episodes
They were about as useful as the classmates in that regard
Which was weeks and weeks apartthe rides were pivotal to the celesteela one and helped a bit in the xurkitree/blacephalon one
Which was weeks and weeks apart
That's like getting time off from work a year after you did something to earn it
Oh well, such is how SM works - what fun is there in making a cohesive sensible overarching throughline when you can do whatever, whenever?
There's already one massive time-skip after the Aether Arc during which the Aether Foundation ripped up the entire school to install the Ultra Guardians' base underneath itIn REAL time, sure, but we don't know how many days passed in the Pokemon world between those episodes.
By that logic, the episodes of every weekly anime happen exactly one week apart from each other, which (in many cases) would make absolutely no sense.
There's already one massive time-skip after the Aether Arc during which the Aether Foundation ripped up the entire school to install the Ultra Guardians' base underneath it
I wonder where the extra Exeggcutor come from every time they launch the Ride Pokémon