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League Unleashed! (651)

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

  1. halloweenghost

    halloweenghost Well-Known Member

    Great episode IMO.


    Back when Nando first debuted in the Saga, there was a topic of who do you think will be pokemon sinnoh league champion.

    I pegged Nando.. he was different then mosr trainers we had seen in the anime and stuck out to me.. so I pegged that he would win back then. Good Luck in your travels Nando

    Loved of Team Rocket had such a great idea... they really do know how to succed in things,.. even thoguh they just can't shake ever leavign Team Rocket.
     
  2. Shego

    Shego 90% Kissshipper

    And so the Sinnoh League has begun.

    Ash's Quliava has picked up a new move such as Aerial Ace. Impressive. Nando has him in his boots but he managed to win. Heracross dueling with Kriticune has really got him excited.
     
  3. WaterDragon trainer

    WaterDragon trainer Freak Like Me

    This episode was great. The battle between Ash and Nando was awesome. Quite interesting that Ash's pokemon learned so many new moves like Quilava's Aerial Ace as well as Heracross' Focus Punch and Sleep Talk.
     
  4. ZangooseLord

    ZangooseLord I'm a Chuckster!

    This episode can be summed up in one word: FACES. The thing that got my attention the most was the faces that the spectators were making. They all look like they were hypnotized or something.

    In other news, Staraptor still sounds like it's going through puberty. So be it. And am I the only person here who's curious as to what accent Nando's supposed to have?

    You know, I wonder if Team Rocket has ever considered trying out for The Apprentice. At this point, they seem more like businessmen than evildoers. Par for the course, I suppose.
     
  5. WaterShuriken

    WaterShuriken Well-Known Member

    It was okay... nothing to spectacular except for the fact that that Nando felt alive during Kricketune vs Heracross.
     
  6. Linkdarkside

    Linkdarkside Well-Known Member

    i think they should have skipped the Ash or team Rocket part and make the Armaldo vs Quilava part longer.

    Criketune VS Heracross Was awesome.
     
  7. darksteel460

    darksteel460 slice and dice

    I thought their battle was awesome mainly the kricketune v heracross battle but I wish quilava did much better than it did, I was expecting it to take out one guy and severly damage another or something like that at least
     
  8. streetlightdsb

    streetlightdsb Uni hiatus

    I'll give you most of that for this one, but come on, don't you think you're being a bit OTT there? Heracross Vs Kricketune was a pretty good battle. It had passion and an acceptable amount of strategy (Sleep Talk, Megahorning the ground etc)
     
  9. Brumrha

    Brumrha Banned

    The Sinnoh League has finally gone underway! Today is a good day to die!!!

    - Staraptor VS Roserade. FIGHT!!
    - Looks like this time, Nando gets the initiative in this fight. Roserade opens up with Sweet Scent, in which Staraptor couldn't get away from in time.
    - Roserade fires off its Solarbeam at Staraptor, who's still under the ill effects of Sweet Scent, & gets a square-on hit. That's a hell of a rocky start...
    - Eventually, Staraptor recovers & delivers a Brave Bird in retaliation. The end result? Roserade gets instagibbed! That was quick.
    - Time for a breather; We then find out that TR are taking up selling some food to the hungry people. The problem? They got the worst location: far away from the rest of the stalls.
    - Meowth had this "brilliant" idea of travelling to the rest of the marketplace to give away free samples to some of the other people. That actually drew a crowd, & got the word of mouth going.
    - Soon after, they manage to rake in the Bling-Bling, & that's something that the manager took note, & thus began consideration of offering them a better stall. But enough of that - back to the fight!
    - Staraptor VS Armaldo. FIGHT!!
    - Staraptor gets up close & personal with, what else? Close Combat! But alas, Armaldo puts up his Coward's Shield, a.k.a. Protect, just before it can connect...
    - Armaldo counters with Stone Edge, & with that, Staraptor is done for...
    - Armaldo VS Quilava. FIGHT!!
    - Quilava opened up with its fire moves, but after that, it's pretty much all blurry for me...
    - Soon after, they brawl out with Armaldo's Fury Cutter & Quilava's Aerial Ace, but the end result is a double kill... It's getting a little better, though.
    - Back in the bleachers, Barry makes his presence known, & so does Conway the Stalker. Man, that guy just won't stay off their backs!
    - Aside from that, Barry gives them new intel about a "Super Trainer" so to speak, that posesses a Darkrai, of all the Pokémon in this charade, & was always able to win every single fight with Darkrai. That tells me that he's a cheap-skate...
    - Anyhow... FINAL ROUND! Heracross VS Kricketune. FIGHT TO THE DEATH, DAMMIT!!!
    - Kricketune starts things off with sing, stopping Heracross' Megahorn dead in his tracks.
    - However, that doesn't mean that he's helpless, as Ash came prepared & got Heracross to learn Sleep Talk. That caught Kricketune off-guard, & thus took a Focus Punch to the chin. Yeowch!
    - Even better, Heracross awakened soon after.
    - Now here comes the best part: More chaos, in the form of another toe-to-toe fight, with Kricketune's Fury Cutter & Heracross' Focus Punch. That's what we're talknig about!
    - & finally Heracross ends it with a Megahorn that ends up flinging Kricketune skywards. Friggin' awesome!

    Ash's part in this league started with a bang in spite of some of the quickest fights that I've ever seen. Paul, unsurprisingly swept his competition 3-0. Still, this had just begun...
     
  10. Lance The Champ

    Lance The Champ The Aura Guardian

    Amazing battle! The best example of a real head to head battle....and its just beginning
     
  11. streetlightdsb

    streetlightdsb Uni hiatus

    Yeah, this is the worst battle of the league, you won't be disappointed with the rest :D
     
  12. Jigglypuff5000

    Jigglypuff5000 Well-Known Member

    Sweet episode. I never saw the 'Sleep Punch' coming - pretty clever move Ash!

    Conway is just a creepy perv though, and this Darkrai trainer is just a cheapskate [surely Legendaries should be against League rules?]... but oh wells.

    Can't wait to see Barry get knocked off his squealing perch and for the final Ash VS Paul match!
     
  13. AmericanPi

    AmericanPi Write on

    Barry: HEY, GUYS! GUESS WHAT?? THERE WAS A REALLY STRONG TRAINER WHO USED A DARKRAI AND BEAT ALL OF HIS OPPONENTS WITH IT! IT WAS REALLY AWESOME!!!

    Dawn: Go, Ash! You can do it!

    Barry: HEY, why aren't you listening to me? Huh? Well, what do you know, Ash is having a battle!

    *facepalm* LOLZ
     
  14. Yankees4life

    Yankees4life RONALDO!!!

    That moment alone was golden :D

    Barry FTW 17/10
     
  15. That was a golden moment.

    It looks like Ash is finally thinking about what he does in battles.
     
  16. Lance The Champ

    Lance The Champ The Aura Guardian

    Great counter strategy by Ash... He predicted that Nando would choose Kricketune as his last pokemon and it would undoubtedly use sing so he chose Heracross with sleep talk. That was execllent thinking being a step ahead
     
  17. Rebeccag

    Rebeccag Well-Known Member

    Good episode I agree the Barry quote was pricelesss I love Barry i think hes great. Shame Nando lost I wish he could have stuck around further but Ash had to win otherwise there wouldnt be any point really. Conway still creeps me out though but love how he sneaks up on them. So funny. Cant wait to see the rest of the Sinnoh league
     
  18. Aurath8

    Aurath8 Well-Known Member

    Wow, Team Rocket are foreshadowing their Black/White attitude. They managed to steal something and something actually meaningful. The screentime of our beloved Quilava. Just 'cos you gave it ten years of screentime last episode doesn't mean you can begin trolling it again now >:-[
    I was really unhappy at this episode. The 8th gym battle was pretty bad and could have been a filler episode if you take out Volkner and Flint. This was like it in that it was really about Heracross and its new moves and had battling that would be no stranger to a filler-episode. The only thing I could say I liked is Amarldo's X-scissor where it pulled its arms inside itself and the came out all energised and epic-looking. Heracross-Kricketune was good but Nando's crowning acheivement was certainly the grand festival. Here its a simple: "Damn, I got haxed by Ash's plot power. Ah, well I'll go trololol singing on my way never to be seen again." as a goodbye. The goodbye itself was rushed with no emotion or sudden realisation of what battling is about.
    This was a poor sendoff to Sinnoh's "Most-Potential-Wasted Winner.
    Lets pretend this was Nando's semifinal loss at the GF where he gives a short song about his realisation of both battle types. Then he leaves. This episode never happened everybody. Its just a random hole in history that was, accidentally, never-filled. We all know that Ash will battle Paul and Nando never-needed to battle. The tragic tale of his disappearance from this islnd will never be known. Goodbye, Nando. Now bring me the good battles I waited 4 years for.
     
  19. GalladeRocks

    GalladeRocks Son of a Beach

    Just watched this episode again and I have to say, I don't remember Quilava and Armaldo getting screwed over this badly the first time. At least they had some screentime, but I still think it would have been better if they had used Heracross vs. Kricketune in the middle and then used Quilava and Armaldo as the final battle.

    It also occurs to me that I never worried about things like screentime and good battles/bad battles until I came here to the forums...
     
  20. G50

    G50 No longer posting

    This episode was cool. The Ash vs Nando battle was great. Interesting how it was a tie between Armaldo and Quilava. It was cool that Quilava knocked Armaldo out with an Aeriel Ace attack. Odd how Quilava knew that attack as a Fire-Type Pokemon. It was cool to see Heracross using Sleep Talk after being put to sleep, and then being able to use Focus Punch. The Megahorn attack being used into the ground was so cool. It was cool to see Darkrai for the 1st time. Conway was again his creepy self, popping up and scaring Dawn.

    86/100
     

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