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July 14th: SM130 - Mao and Suiren! A Fully Powered Battle of Friendship!!

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by Dephender, Jul 2, 2019.

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  1. Jangobadass

    Jangobadass The Coolest Character int he Worst Series

    They can still make her win if they want to.
    We've seen plenty of BS wins before, and they can do it again.

    Oh, I MUCH prefer Lana win, but you never know...
    Mallow could use Bloom Doom, or Shaymin could turn into Sky Forme FTW (literally!) (either way it sucks)
     
  2. Sonnas

    Sonnas Well-Known Member

    If it does it'll be completely dumb and unfair considering Lana got more training and whatnot than her.
     
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  3. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    It might have mostly been offscreen, but Lana definitely trains harder than Mallow. Unfortunately, I can see them pulling anime logic here and the power of "really, really wanting it".
     
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  4. satopi

    satopi SM Ash is best Ash! All hail Champion Ash!

    Oh silly me, I thought that this was another episode of Mallow and Lana’s past memories together.

    It’s not fair to put Mallow against a Trainer who’s shown to be strong so pinning her against a rookie is obviously going to be an easy win for Lana, even if Tsareena is tough as nails, is good at close combat, and has a type advantage. Type advantages aren’t very reliable as they were once thought up to be. It also kind of wouldn’t make sense for Mallow to win unless Lana uses Nagisa. And didn’t we establish (well, hypothesized) that Mallow, Lillie, and Sophocles were going to lose in the early rounds?

    Regardless, I’m rooting for my girl Mallow despite the odds stacked against her. I want the writers and animators to spark some hidden competence in her like they did in Lillie. And for once, she may finally have a full battle where she can only rely on herself.
     
  5. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 #TEAMSOBBLE

    I think he means more as in pulling off the move well but using it in an unoptimal time, not KO'ing primarina/sandy and costing her the match. Anyways, huh, I guess SM will last a few more episodes than expected, I mean, even the movie wasn't enough to give the show a break
     
  6. Blue Saturday

    Blue Saturday too fly

    This ones kinda in the air, Mao has type advantage, Shaymin and something to prove (using Bloom Doom properly) but Suiren has more battle experience and training and more of the “fire” to come out on top. I hope they narratively use this battle to touch on their friendship again, maybe another flashback of their childhood memories and Forest Grandpa can watch them from affair or something? I love my Suiren to death but Mao winning would be an interesting upset.
     
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  7. Ignition

    Ignition Obliterated a god with the power of friendship

    I think Lana’s going to win this one. I had a feeling the classmates would lose by how recent they received their Z Rings (not counting Ash). Should be a fairly intriguing battle

    If this is a break between the BR and the Top 16, then I could see them finding a Garcidea Flower and potentially a Water Stone.
     
  8. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Oh maybe that what this episode is. Would be better to get that out of the way before the league matches
     
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  9. Sham

    Sham show the unknown

    They’re pretty much equal in my opinion in terms of strength and their track record in SM. I will admit however I’m rooting for Mallow since I enjoy Tsareena’s personality ergo the Pokémon itself.
     
  10. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    Mallow winning will make absolutely no sense given her character growth, and there's no way they'd have Lana lose to anyone other than Kiawe because everyone knows that Fire is Super-Effective against Water and Grass is weak to Water
     
  11. lemoncatpower

    lemoncatpower Cynical optimist

    I’d actually prefer this just since it seems too early still for everyone to be entering the league when they could have these upgrades and do better
     
  12. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    Can I just point out that there's really no reason to assume the two are going to battle each other in this episode?
     
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  13. Jangobadass

    Jangobadass The Coolest Character int he Worst Series

    Sorry. It just sounds like a good reason for both of them to be in the title and folks got carried away.

    For all we know this could be Part 2 of the Battle Royale and they'll team up (especially since the SM129 preview showed them battling back to back)

    Or it could be mid-league filler at the start of the League of them being separated from the rest of the group.

    Or it could be one advancing while the other loses.
    Or they could both advance.
    Or both lose.

    Or it could be one cheering the other on during their matches (and adding fresh fuel to the ship)

    It'll probably be another week or 2 before we really know. We're just guessing and speculating based on what little we know (though some are presuming more than others)
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2019
  14. nuzamaki90

    nuzamaki90 Well-Known Member

    Goooo Mallow! Perfect your Z-Move and wreck these losers!
     
  15. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    It is frustrating that we got a title(or at least a partial one) but they couldn't give us a brief summary with it.
     
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  16. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    Since this is Ash's seventh Pokemon League, I think he'd be happy with just a title.
     
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  17. Could this be the episode a leak for Sword and Shield was talking about? Not that I believe leaks
     
  18. Zariful

    Zariful Well-Known Member

    What did this leak say
     
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  19. Thumbs2

    Thumbs2 Well-Known Member

    What if this is just a filler episode where Shaymin and Eevee change forms/evolve
     
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  20. That during a battle Sandy will evolve into the ground type Eeveelution. Sounds fake to me. It also stated that Torrocat would evolve during batteling Charizard.
     
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