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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 Neutral force of Meh

    Accelerock
     
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  2. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    Isn't Accelerock Lycanroc's evo move? It learns it automatically upon evolution.
     
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  3. DatsRight

    DatsRight Well-Known Member

    I think it's that SM has made battling a much more minor factor in a large pot of exercises so Ash pretty much only being good at that sticks out more. You can also kind of feel bad in how they exaggerate his one hit wonder talent compared to everyone else, while he floundered to a comical bad level in most of the others' niches, even the students that barely battled at all seem to be passing through his element with some level of dignity. (Though I did notice they slipped in a couple quick role reversals before this arc where Ash did well at something else and one of the other students took the 'failed miserably' role, almost like even the writers noticed and felt sorry for him).

    Yeah I kinda counted that as such as well. At the very least Ash's entire new move pool wasn't offscreen like Sophocles', or DEM invoked like Mallow's.
     
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  4. p96822

    p96822 Evolve me please

    These characters traits came from Pokémon XY and they are expanding on those character traits
     
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  5. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "WOOO! Who needs medicine?!"

    How dare you use non-Kanto continuity.
     
  6. WaterShuriken

    WaterShuriken Well-Known Member

    The only way I can see him in a battle is if James and Mareani beat Jessie and Mimikyu and the Top 8 are 2 vs 2 matches. Meowth would join James, but if Jessie wins, she can just use Wobbuffet.
     
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  7. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    Boy, it's gonna suck when it's revealed matches are 2v2 and TRio has to forfeit because they can't use Meowth and Wobbuffet in battle because who'd sell donuts

    Love vs Truth is actually Lillie vs Gladion instead
     
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  8. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    Pokemon Fan has leaked:

     
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  9. lolipiece

    lolipiece Ya did good, Twerp. Staff Member Moderator

    Pokemon Fan shows Jessie has it, so that's out for both of them. (Though the screencap where she's wearing it might be from before the battle. Who knows.)

    I guess she could learn a Status move, since those can't be reflected with what Wobbuffet has. I'd suggest evolving to learn Baneful Bunker, but that requires the user to be attacked in order to work.

    Or maybe she could learn Toxic and utilize Merciless? (Or just have Poison Sting do it).
     
  10. Leonhart

    Leonhart Banned

    At least Musashi is using Sonansu, which was pretty much what I wanted to happen in the first place. This means that Kojirou will have to find a way to get past Counter and Mirror Coat, but at the same time it comes with the downside of the battle becoming too predictable since Sonansu can only stall.
     
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  11. Missingno. Master

    Missingno. Master Poison-type Trainer

    Midday Lycanroc, not Dusk Lycanroc. Dusk Lycanroc's Evo move is Thrash.

    Also, Wobbuffet? Interesting. Then again, I kinda saw this coming, since Mimikyu ain't interested if the opponent is anyone other than Pikachu. Mareanie's definitely getting either a new move or an evolution here, I think.
     
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  12. JC317

    JC317 Well-Known Member

    Of course... Acerola's Gengar gets to activate Cursed Body, while Kiawe's Alola Marowak gets Rock Head instead of Cursed Body (At least it's not Lightning Rod)

    Nice job, Kiawe. Sending out your one Pokemon that's weak against Ghost types, while facing an opponent that you've met before and thus know that she exclusively has Ghost type Pokemon
     
  13. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    The main characters tend to get shafted when it comes to abilities, the writers almost always pick the weakest one available, if the ability is even acknowledged at all. I think the only main character-owned Pokemon with a good ability was Greninja, and during XYZ Battle Bond wasn't even recognized as an ability.

    Look at Mallow's Tsareena. Her ability is Leaf Guard. That sure looks useful against Primarina.
     
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  14. JC317

    JC317 Well-Known Member

    Lillie vs Gladion would be so much more interesting if Snowy has Snow Warning instead of Snow Cloak...
     
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  15. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    It's clearly from before the battle.
    And of course the screencap FROM the battle has her holding her arm outside the picture so we can't see if she's wearing it or not. Of course.
     
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  16. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    Glad to see Wobbuffet fighting
    Hopefully James wins, he deserves to place higher than Lillie
     
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  17. TheScentedApple

    TheScentedApple Well-Known Member

    I think maybe no Z-Moves will be used by Jessie or James, unless Jessie somehow got the psychium or fightinium there’s no Z- Moves but maybe James has it, I can’t really see how he gets it off them. And when it states the outcome of the battle is already decided, I assume that means Jessie tells James to lose but I doubt James will go down without a fight
     
  18. Decidueye23

    Decidueye23 Well-Known Member

    James should win. Maraeni should evolve here. it would be cool. seeing its trainer in desperation since it loves james so much should do the trick.
     
  19. Zariful

    Zariful Well-Known Member

    You know if Acelora actually has the Ghost Z, Kiawe might be doomed. Unless his plot armor is that strong.
     
  20. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    Boy, I can't wait 'til Lillie wins.
     
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