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July 21st: SM131 - Musashi VS Kojiro! A Battlefield of Love and Truth!!

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by Dephender, Jul 5, 2019.

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  1. Sham

    Sham Strongest monarch

    In the league or in general because she used it against Ash in Ula Ula.
     
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  2. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    In the league. I figured either Jessie or James would use a Z move before losing
     
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  3. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone here want to try taking a crack at guess what Mina's Rimbombee's move set will wind up being? Keep in mind that the last time we saw it before the league it was shown to know Pollen Puff, so it probably still knows that move.
     
  4. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Given its small size and speed it probably knows Quiver dance.
     
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  5. Ignition

    Ignition Incineroar wins yet again (proud of my son)

    Pollen Puff
    Dazzling Gleam
    Psychic (to further cripple Vikavolt)
    Quiver Dance
     
  6. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

    Interestingly enough I was looking at the pokefan scans that shows 3 pictures for this match and while two of the pictures are showing Vikavolt using Zap Cannon against Rimbombee, in the last picture however shows Rimbombee using what looks like the move Psychic against Vikavolt. Also in regards to the Kiawe vs Acerola match I think looking at the pictures, seeing the preview and looking at what it says about the match I think I figured out what's going on.

    Basically at one point during the battle Gengar will grab Marowak's bone when Marowak tries to hit it with the move Shadow Bone then Gengar will take the bone and store it in it's body this eventually leads to the part in the preview where we see Marowak without it's bone using Iron Head on Gengar and going into Gengar, with the reason it's entering into Gengar is to retrieve it's bone from within Gengar.
     
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  7. Sham

    Sham Strongest monarch

    So does anyone know how Ash is gonna battle Guzma, Hau AND Gladion (not to mention it’s implied him and Kiawe want to battle each other here in the league)? Hau and Ash already promised to battle each other and Ash still owes Guzma a rematch from him dominating Ash that one time at the school. This makes me wonder if Lillie is actually going to beat Gladion here.
     
  8. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    We know he is fighting Hau in the Quarter finals. He can defeat Gladion in the semifinals and take on Guzma in the finals
     
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  9. Sham

    Sham Strongest monarch

    You’re totally right for some reason I was considering the next episode to be the quarter finals but it’s still the beginning stage.
     
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  10. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    I just want Ash to lose to Guzma so Kukui can be the one to beat him, because that's far more fitting
     
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  11. R0shan

    R0shan Arcaknight

    The bigger concern may not be that he doesn't face all three, but rather that he does, and then the length of these battles becomes the main issue. Bird Battle! is already the sixth episode of this league conference, and I don't expect this tournament to last more than eight episodes, unless this league conference will buck the trend and be the longest competition in the anime. Therefore, that would only leave 2-2.5 episodes to complete a semifinal and final, which means the battles themselves will be a shorter format (3 vs 3 as opposed to a full battle [in Ash's case a 5 vs 5]) and/or rushed.
     
  12. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

    Actually I could see this league ending in September going by it's current pacing, as they could have the top 8, top 4, and the finals take 2 episodes each for which would lead to the final part of the finals being episode 138. Which would mean that the league could be 10 episodes this would mean that the final part of the finals would air on September 8th, which I think would work out just fine.


    An interesting thing to note in regards to Guzma in regards to episode 130 if you look at the poke problem for the episode it asked which pokemon does Guzma used in the episode with the possible answers being Masquerain, Scizor, Pinsir, and Golisopod

    Guzma is already confirmed to have two of these pokemon being Golisopod and Scizor while all four of the options are pokemon that Guzma owns in the game, I know that just because a character owns a pokemon in the game doesn't necessarily mean that they will own it in the anime however given the question I do wonder if it's safe to say that since Guzma probably has more pokemon with him if it means that the pokeproblem segment may have revealed two of Guzma's other pokemon being Masquerain and Pinsir?
     
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  13. R0shan

    R0shan Arcaknight

    Despite this current pacing, some of the battles have been very quick, such as Ash vs Faba and Hau vs Samson Oak even with the format being only 1 vs 1. A ten episode league conference sounds perfect, but all of the previous league conferences only lasted between six to eight episodes. I am expecting eight episodes, maybe nine. My concern is that Ash vs Gladion & Guzma will only be 3 vs 3 despite being a league conference (semi)finals, and with the lack of time, they won't be as drawn out.
     
  14. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

    I don't think that final would be a 3vs3 because for instance in the case of Ash vs Guzma, Ash has currently 5 pokemon on his team and Guzma could easily have more pokemon that he just hasn't shown off yet, and in Gladion's case he has 4 pokemon currently but could easily have more that he just hasn't revealed yet. However if Kiawe is in the Top 4 since he currently only has 3 pokemon there are two routes they can go with the first being just having the semi-finals be 3vs3 or the 2nd option is Kiawe gets one or more additional pokemon.

    Now if they go the route of having Kiawe getting an additional pokemon I could see them going one of two ways the first being Kiawe just borrows pokemon from his families ranch, the second way would be he goes back and catches that one Crawduant that is a friend of Turtonator. Which if he does go down the route of getting Crawduant on his team I could see it being case of while Ash is trying to help Rowlet learn Feather Dance in episode 131 Kiawe says he has to go do something real quick and he will be right back and then when it finally comes for him to battle Lana in the Top 8 he catches her off guard by sending out Crawduant revealing that during the break he went to get Crawduant to join his team.

    Yeah I know those two options aren't necessarily the best option but if Kiawe is going to get another pokemon to use in the league I would prefer they go down the Crawduant route do to Crawdaunt already be a established pokemon in that we've at least seen it before and it has some clear relation to Kiawe being Turtonator's friend.
     
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  15. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    I wouldn't bat an eye if the semi-finals is a typical Battle Royale with everyone using one pokémon, thereby ignoring the fact nobody has a full team

    Ash, Guzma, Hau, Gladion

    Then the finals is using your current team on hand, because if you've made it that far, then your pokémon can definitely handle several battles in a row without switching

    Or maybe RNGesus has been incredibly kind to you
     
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  16. Leonhart

    Leonhart Banned

    The fact that Kojirou's Hidoide was seen struggling against Musashi's Sonansu in the preview makes me think that it might make a sudden comeback at the end given how determined Hidoide seemed to give Kojirou its best effort.
     
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  17. Lord Starfish

    Lord Starfish Fond of owls

    Considering that Gladio literally just caught his fourth in the very last episode before the League started, and this capture was given its own subplot in the episode, I would find it incredibly cheap if in the semifinals or finals he just goes "And here is my fifth Pokémon!"
     
  18. GarchompChain

    GarchompChain Well-Known Member

    Did they explicitly state that this was his fourth?
     
  19. Lord Starfish

    Lord Starfish Fond of owls

    I mean, he introduced Zoroark to the rest of his team in the PokéProblem skit. It would be a bit far-fetched to just say "Oh yeah he actually has another Pokémon, he just decided for some reason not to let it out to meet Zoroark like he did with the other three".
     
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  20. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    The fifth Pokemon should be Noivern.

    We've never seen that Noivern in the inventory of Aether Paradise, so it could be Gladion's own personal capture. It would better explain why he has Dragonium Z than Lycanroc using it as a coverage move.
     
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