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League Unleashed! (651)

Discussion in 'Pokémon - Diamond & Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors' started by Serebii, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. KGB13

    KGB13 Man of Mystery

    Well I've been gone for while and wasn't able to watch this episode till today, so here are my thoughts...

    This episode was alright.

    I wanted Nando vs Ash to be just as epic as Nando vs Zoey, but it didn't even come close. All in all, this was an OK way to start the league, but it could have been much better, I hate rushed battles.
  2. uber gon

    uber gon Accept Change

    Wait, Heracross used Sleep Talk? That's AWESOME!
  3. Locormus

    Locormus Can we please get the old forum back?

    They gave it Eruption, Flame Wheel and Aerial Ace... I think it was just the writers' attempt of making the Johto crowd look as if they could take down something really badass..

    Hooray for Ash now having two pokemon that could wall Darkrai with ease! And BOTH are from the faolism that is JOHTO!!! How did that happen??? Let me tell you, these writers are on some goooood buzz! :D

    Before you start asking, the other one being Totodile of course... Trolled!

    No, actually.. Noctowl with Insomnia and a better alternative to Peck could stand up to Darkrai quite nicely...
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  4. Caseydia

    Caseydia Ace Trainer

    The reason why these or any battles are rushed is because of Team Rocket and Ash's dumb friends yapping their mouths off for him. Which he really can't hear anyways.
  5. Sorry for going off topic and if this question comes up alot, but where do you guys watch your episodes? My PCs not had a charger for a couple weeks and Ive got a new one delivered today only to find out my only Pokemon fansubs site has shut down.
  6. Geodude

    Geodude Well-Known Member

    You forgot that Dawn threw a bit of a Mankey wrench into that by remembering that he also has a Lopunny that he used in the Grand Festival.
    It wasn't Lava Plume, it was Eruption.
  7. Char

    Char 7 Inches Of Fun

    Where the eff are the prelims? Are you telling me that only 64 trainers made it to the Sinnoh League?
  8. Char

    Char 7 Inches Of Fun

    Does no one else realize this problem
  9. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    So this is the start of the battle rounds in the Sinnoh Pokemon League eh? Well it could've been worse. Ash having to battle Nando first was unexpected though. I would've thought they'd want Nando to stay in the game a lot longer so that he'd at least have a shot at beating Ash and winning this thing. Nando's choice of Pokemon was a bit odd considering his Roserade is probably his strongest Pokemon and it was the only one I appreciated. Kricketune is weak in my experience and Armaldo is just a bit random, even for Nando. At least Ash won though with some help from his older Pokemon like Heracross. Nice to see that Heracross is still relevant in this day and age lol. Interesting to see that Ash, Paul, Conway, and Barry all made it to the next round though I disliked how we get a random rival at the last minute; the dude with the Darkrai. 7/10.
  10. Gliscor-X-Slash

    Gliscor-X-Slash Active Member

    This Battle was really pathetic and set a really bad tone for the sinnoh league witch luckily improved
  11. the1stpkmnfan

    the1stpkmnfan Your Big Buff Bro

    Man, what an exciting episode today! Round 1 of the Sinnoh League finally takes off!

    During the episode, before Round 1 ever started, I was happy to see the montage of the gym battles Ash faced with his spotlight Pokemon. Especially Aipom against Gardenia! But especially everyone else, which were just Turtwig, Buizel, Chimchar, Gliscor and later Chimchar evolved as Infernape. :p I'm glad they showed a montage like this, for all the hard work Ash pulled off from wining his 8 Badges.

    and I thought it was a great match up between Nando and Ash. It did feel kind of quick though, but the bug fight between Kricketune and Heracross was the best. I loved seeing the epic fighting between the respectful bugs trained between Ash and Nando. It was great! haha

    I couldnt imagine Staraptor's pain though, nearly losing to a Pokemon that has a weak type against Flying. Least he pulled through though and killed Roserade with Brave Bird.

    Armaldo was so beast too, but again, I wish they showed more of it against Quilava when the time came. But it soon turned into a tie. Not too bad though, a Fire type beating a Rock/Bug type. Still, both go down, so its a even match.

    In the end, of course I knew Ash was going to win, but I'm glad he won in a way he wanted to counterstrike. Heracross with Sleep Talk was the uber best to see come in handing after Kricketune's Sing. And as of now, 1 win for Ash! Nando pulled off a great battle, but this is where it ends for him. And if this is Nando's final appearance, he at least ended off okay. Still wish he appeared more between here and now but oh well..

    As for Team Rocket's part in their concession stand, I'm glad they got more publicity. I only wonder what that lady will do with their possibly promotion for them to sell more.

    Conway was so hilarious today too, same with Barry. Conway being the creeper he still is, and Barry being all rushed but distracted in the end. Hahah great characters all in one place. Glad to see Paul around too, plus he doesn't seem 'that' much of a jerk now. But he's still Paul, so I look forward to seeing him more now.

    And that mysterious looking trainer.. with a Darkrai. o-o Scarrrry... I would have been shivery if I were that trainer he defeated in one swoop.

    Overall, a great episode with much involved! Round 1 was a blast, and ended nicely. Looking forward to next weeks episode!
  12. raz1337

    raz1337 Miju Miju!

    I liked the Barry parts the most and we finally debut Takuto. Barry's "Oh man oh man oh man" was annoying. But, it was redeemed a few seconds later. I forgot Barry and Conway still hadn't met. Dawn had the best line, "Will you boys calm down?!" :D But Barry yelling at Dawn to listen about Darkrai is awesome continuity to keep up with how much Dawn went on and on about cheering on Ash at the Sinnoh League, especially in the Jasmine episode.

    As for Ash's fight, did anyone else feel like Ash didn't start giving it his all until Heracross was fighting Kricketune? I mean, that was when we started seeing the creative strategies and fast paced action. Ash likely specifically chose Heracross because of Sleep Talk thinking Nando would use Kricketune and Sing. Was Ash really this analytical to recall Kricketune using Sing at the grand festival and choose Heracross because of it? Kudos to Ash if he was.

    Nando wasn't really pointless. He was a unique rival in that he was doing both contests *and* battles. But, he made it further in the Grand Festival than in the Sinnoh League. I personally think he's more the contest type, but that's just me. Although, you can see in the last few minutes of the episode that Ash was teaching him a lot of things about how to interact with Pokemon and the battlefield that's useful in both battles and contests.

    Was this the first time in 5 years since the VA's changed that we've heard the generic stadium announcer in Pokemon? If so, I feel like the voice changed.

    Can't wait for next week. :D
  13. Torpoleon

    Torpoleon Well-Known Member

    This was a great episode and a great way to start off the Lily of the Valley Conference! Technically, all of Ash's Pokémon got a win. My favorite part of the battle was during Heracross VS Kricketune.

    Conway & Barry were pretty funny. A mysterious trainer with a Darkrai? It should have been against the rules to use Legendary Pokémon, or at least ones like Darkrai!

    It would have been nice to see more of Nando. Perhaps this episode could have been Ash battling Jeffrey (he was in DP182 and appeared in Gymbailiar as well), thus giving Nando one more episode, but I still liked the episode.
  14. SmartD

    SmartD Well-Known Member

    It was an awesome episode. Ash and Nando's battle was great, each Pokemon pulling off great moves. The Darkrai trainer looks tough, he might be a big challenge for Ash. I can't wait for the next one.
  15. GalladeRocks

    GalladeRocks Son of a Beach

    Hurmph. Overall, a great episode, and the battle was pretty good, too. A little disappointed by Staraptor vs. Roserade and Quilava vs. Armaldo. I mean, we didn't even see most of the Quilava/Armaldo battle. And Staraptor was nearly knocked out by a single Magical Leaf. WTF.

    Ash: Staraptor, I know you've taken quite a few hits out there.

    Yeah, it had gotten hit by one Magical Leaf and taken recoil from Brave Bird. I wouldn't exactly call that "quite a few hits".

    But Heracross vs. Kricketune was quite awesome. Barry being a spaz and Conway being a creeper was awesome as always. One of the best parts of the episode had to be Dawn chewing them out in the stands during Ash's battle.

    But seriously, what the heck was up with Staraptor vs. Roserade. It got hit by Sweet Scent, which lowered its evasiveness. Then it got hit by Magical Leaf, which would have hit regardless of Sweet Scent. That Magical Leaf nearly killed it. Then, Roserade used Solarbeam, which Staraptor dodged, despite having been hit with Sweet Scent. Seriously, the only thing that made sense in that part of the battle was Roserade being 1HKO'd by Brave Bird.

    But then again, this is the anime, and if everything made sense, then it wouldn't be fun anymore. So keep up the drugs, writers!
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  16. Dattebayo

    Dattebayo Banned

    It was obvious that Heracross will beat Kricktune due to higher stats, and as for the trainer with the Darkrai, all I have to say is.... dang. o.o
    Anyone who uses an uber in the Pokemon league is automatically the winner.
  17. Vernikova

    Vernikova Champion

    The battle was pretty average. It wasn't anything special and it didn't really have me excited for the rest of the Sinnoh League. I did enjoy seeing Heracross and Kricktune go back and forth at the end though.
  18. Candy-Sama

    Candy-Sama Kawaii Power

    So the league has officially begun! Not too impressed with the battle - what they did show was good, but seriously? Team Rocket selling candy is that important?

    That woman who was instructing Team Rocket and stuff about their stalls had a hilarious voice.

    Its nice to see all of the rivals again. Paul is rude as always, Barry is hilarious and Conway is just creepy.

    One thing I noticed, when Barry won his battle, the commentator said "And he scores, which means Barry moves on to round two!". Last time I checked, this was the Sinnoh League, not a football match. What happened to "Probopass is unable to battle"?
  19. Shneak

    Shneak this is a Nessa x Sonia stan account ✨

    Decent episode. The battle could have been better, but Nando already got huge spotlight in the Grand Festival.

    The character development in the episode was good. We saw everyone, and we were introduced to unknowntrainer. I hope he gets a good name.

  20. yeminied

    yeminied Well-Known Member

    It's good to see the writers are continuing to make horrible battles. I have been seriously dissapointed at the battles we had ever since I was enlightened to what they could be and what they really are.

    It seems the only effort that is put into making battles is the important ones such as Ash vs. Paul and Ash vs. Takuto, well, Infernape vs. Electivire and Pikachu vs. Latios.

    Especially in the Sinnoh League I want to see masterful tactics. Spectacular bouts of strength. Masterful displays of passion. Not Pokémon X uses move A. Pokémon Y uses move B. Pokémon A fainted. Severely disspointing battle.

    0/10 in terms of the battle.

    On the other hand the character interaction was great. Conway never fails to entertain me with his creepiness. Barry was also great with his hyper-activity. Paul is as much of a jerk as ever. Glad to see the writer can put some effort into the show.

    I really don't remember Nando talking the way he did but I can't complain, it was a great voice for someone like him.

    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010

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