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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. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 ^Probably Steven Universe?

    Don't forget that bewear still respects honorable faceoffs (sm77), so at least she won't take them until they're both out
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  2. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

    You literally talking about Bewear coming in and interrupting a league match and taking two competitors out of the league, no matter how you try argue it, that is sabotage. Also last they tried to distract Bewear it worked, because look how long they were able to stay on Ulu Ulu Island because of Bewear being distracted, as if they had create the distraction then they wouldn't have been able to battle Ash the abandon thrifty market because Bewear would have shown up right after they beat Gengar and would have taken them away.
  3. nickdt

    nickdt Well-Known Member

    Seeing James not battle in todays episode, has me convinced he is gonna defeat Jessie in this one.
  4. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I really don't like the thought of Kiteruguma interrupting the match between Musashi and Kojirou here. I wish that they could just finish their battle since I don't really see the problem with one of them possibly making it to the next round in the first place.
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  5. Red and Blue

    Red and Blue Well-Known Member

    Y'know at first I thought Sophocles could beat her. But then I figured Ribombee could use its size and speed to its advantage and take out Vikavolt with Twinke Tackle.
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  6. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    I hope he does, otherwise it'd be very disappointing.
    Poor Mareanie barely gets enough focus as it is, and I'd love to see her get to use Darknium once more.
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  7. Vipsoccermaster

    Vipsoccermaster Well-Known Member

    Even if Bewear were to take out both Jessie and James out of the competition after the latter two battle, that would give one of the seven remaining competitors a free round without any effort, which doesn't sound fair to everyone else. So Bewear will most likely take care of Team Rocket after they are through. Or make them go back to business in their food truck.
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  8. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    I don't know why it matters.

    I mean it might as well be Sophocles, simply because its unlikely the winner is going to make the semi finals (losing in the quarter finals) and I cannot imagine what purpose Mina would serve in the Quarterfinals. It's either going to be Kiawe, Team Rocket, or Gladion.

    Mina would work well against Gladion (Fairy vs Dark (Zoroark or Umbreon)

    But it could be Sophocles going up against Kiawe or even Team Rocket.

    Unless they throw us a loop and make Guzma battle Team Rocket for example.

    It's really hard to know what they have planned.

    Presumably you'd have Ash, Gladion, Guzma, (Maybe Team Rocket) or even Kiawn in the semi finals but who knows, like I said its hard to know how they want to take this.

    The match ups in context with a league, are weird.

    Ash's battles are really the only ones that will make sense, everything else feels like a random mess where someone is going to have to obliterate a trainer and not get satisfied, but they decided one of the Team Rocket members is going to make it to the quarter finals, and its hard to know against who.
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  9. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I suppose that if we were judging Kuwagannon and Aburibbon purely by game stats, then the latter would be faster. However the anime doesn't always follow the games, so I wouldn't count Maamane's Kuwagannon out yet. In any case, it doesn't really matter that much to me who wins since I'm not that fond of either character.
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  10. MockingJ

    MockingJ Banned

    I think Bewear will only kidnap Jessie and/or James after they have their little showdown here. I'd be pretty effing pissed if she just waltzes in and messes up their battle since it's the main event of this episode.
  11. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    Vikavolt are canonically very fast and maneuverable pokémon

    It's a pity that its game stats fail to reflect that and I'm glad that the anime ignores the games completely in that regard
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  12. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    I'm going to make a bold prediction: one of Jessie or James will use Meowth, and Meowth will learn Aerial Ace.

    Why is this? It's complicated.

    Jessie and James' Japanese names are Musashi and Kojirou. They are named after two legendary swordsmen, Musashi Miyamoto and Kojirou Sasaki. The legend goes that Musashi killed Kojirou on Ganryu Island, a deserted island in the middle of the Kanmon Straits, which a body of water that splits the cities of Shimonoseki and Moji.

    Kojirou is famous for a secret sword technique, the "Tsubame Gaeshi", which is the namesake of the Pokemon attack we know as "Aerial Ace". Of the current Team Rocket Pokemon, only Meowth is capable of learning Aerial Ace. There is no better time to milk the first-ever (?) Jessie/James battle without referencing the legendary samurai duel.

    James even hinted at this by making puns out of the legend's setting during SM129's PokeProblem (thanks, Lord Starfish):




    "Kanmon Kaikyou, Moji Shimonoseki" are also lyrics from "Roketto-dan Danka", the Team Rocket March that seems to have become their main theme song. I'm betting that will play at some point, too!
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  13. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    Kiteruguma taking them away after a winner is determined would be better than her interrupting their match at least, although if that means that whoever wins would be unable to proceed to the next round after being taken away, then it would mean that there'd be an odd number of competitors. I don't like the sound of that, so I hope Kiteruguma just stays away from them in general.
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  14. Lord Starfish

    Lord Starfish Fond of owls

    They already established that they have at least two Anti-Kiteruguma measures. I don't think we'll be seeing her interrupting the League.
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  15. Shneak

    Shneak this is a Nessa x Sonia stan account ✨

    Jessie possibly making it to the quarter finals in her first League, in addition to being an established competitor in Contests and Showcases?

    She's more of a Pokemon Master than Ash is at this point.
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  16. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Oh, look. A comment."

    The hell's a Pokemon Master.
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  17. wolf jani

    wolf jani The 6th member to reach 20 000 posts

    Does anyone even have an answer to that anymore?
  18. Shneak

    Shneak this is a Nessa x Sonia stan account ✨

    the first person to own all 800+ Pokemon in Galar.
  19. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    But this is Kiteruguma that we're talking about: the thing can do all kinds of logic-defying things, so it wouldn't surprise me if it gets past whatever the Rocket-dan have set up since the trio isn't exactly known for having successful plans and countermeasures, anyway.
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  20. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

    If that was the case then they would have been taken off of Ula Ula Island within the very first episode they got their Z-Power Ring. Can they keep Bewear away forever? No, of course not, however that being said the two counter measures they have in place could easily keep Bewear away until after they lose the league. So if anything if Bewear does show up at the league it will most likely just sit and watch and then once Jessie and James lose in the league then when there walking off to where no one can see them Bewear will jump them and no one will hear them scream.
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