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Minior and Poipole: A Promise that Got Lost in the Starry Skies! (1022)

Discussion in 'Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon - Ultra Adventures' started by Serebii, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    Minior and Poipole: A Promise that Got Lost in the Starry Skies!

    Heading to Hokulani Observatory, Ash & Co. are on assignment to observe the Pokémon Minior. While there, they befriend one of the Pokémon and learn Sophocles once befriended one but can't really remember it. However, it seems this Minior has a secret...

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  2. Xeogran

    Xeogran I see.

    The Pokemon made from the stars were their official art but in anime form, kinda cool!

  3. p96822

    p96822 Evolve me please

    What happened to those Minors?
  4. Xeogran

    Xeogran I see.

    D E A D
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  5. p96822

    p96822 Evolve me please

    How in Arceus name did they dead
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  6. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Heh...maybe I really meant forever

    According to their Pokedex entry, they die if removed from their shells for too long
  7. Darthlord7

    Darthlord7 White T-Poison

    The Moon Pokedex entry say this: "If its core stays exposed, it will soon die off. It's possible that it may survive if it's put into a Poké Ball quickly enough."
    Anyway, the ending was quite sad given how cheerful the whole atmosphere was throughout the episode. I guess people can also stop whining about Ash sucking at baseball too. :p
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  8. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    Although it wasn't the most impressive episode, at least Poipole got to learn to deal with losing a good friend eventually, like what Sophocles had experienced in his childhood. It was nice to see Rayquaza appear in the end even though Lana spotted the outlandish 'Rayquaza constellation'. RIP all of the Minior.

    This explains why the Minior all died soon after they broke out of their shells.
  9. i2i

    i2i Big Bad Wolf

    I honestly thought that they'll use that as a reason Ash or one of the other classmates would catch one.
  10. p96822

    p96822 Evolve me please

    Man Pokemon has balls to kill Pokemon on Screen.

    Also in Alpha Sapphire dex entie of Rayquaza

    It flies forever through the ozone layer, consuming meteoroids for sustenance. The many meteoroids in its body provide the energy it needs to Mega Evolve.

    and Minor dex entire states

    t lives in the ozone layer, where it becomes food for stronger Pokémon. When it tries to run away, it falls to the ground.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
  11. p96822

    p96822 Evolve me please

    I guess Thanos Snaps his fingers and those Minor are gone
  12. FrozTKnight

    FrozTKnight Will ORA ORA ORA you

    Minor: Poipole senpai I don't feel so good.
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  13. Pokemon Fan

    Pokemon Fan Knuckle Trainer

    Wait, so they all just died in the end? I honestly question how the Minior species survives at all if they die that easily/quickly and seem to do nothing to try to save themselves. Or had this group just reached the end of their lifespan?

    Was never a fan of how counter-intuitive that dex entry was to be honest, given Minior's whole battle style involves it being faster and stronger without its shell. Not to mention the implications of trying to enjoy its cute form while knowing its rapidly dying in front of you.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
  14. Locormus

    Locormus Can we please get the old forum back?

    So, while this was boring episode.. I guess this is one of those rare episodes where everything that happens actually stays true to the pokédex and lore of the games. Wow. It deserves some credit for that alone.

    Kukui and Molayne's conversation, anybody have a translation of that?
  15. lolipiece

    lolipiece Me during high school Staff Member Moderator

    Oh wow, a mayfly episode. Never expected one of those here.

    Well, as long as the particles that make its body up exist in the stratosphere still exist, more can just be born later.

    It's not breeding is the only way they can be born.
  16. AznKei

    AznKei Getting ready for Pump It Up XX.

    The Miniors were happy when they disappeared though. Like they were saying "Don't cry Poipole, it's our destiny. You will still see us in the future".

    Other than the ending, there isn't much going on in the episode. The crew were looking at the sky constellations and the usual slaptick comedies.
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  17. DatsRight

    DatsRight Well-Known Member

    I'm....not sure what to make of this episode. It does touch a rather somber depth, but it felt a bit...lacking otherwise. Stoutland's death was more poignant because we spent a fair amount of time with it and knew it's character. We don't actually see a lot of Minior for being the focus, we don't even see it's abilities or personality all that much, a lot of the episode is just more unfocused antics (this is common in SM but it usually blends well with what they're doing), so we don't really get that attached to it before it leaves. Even Poipole's reaction felt a bit underwhelming and too quick.

    So yeah, it wasn't BAD, it was different and has a touch of emotion, but it felt lacking.

    I hope the observatory and Molayne do get some more screen time, they didn't really get enough focus here.
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  18. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris Final Destination me, you *****.

    Damn, Sophocles, you let yourself go.

    Eh, I'm not sure they're dead. They surely all just vanished into space dust.

    Whoa-ho, brutal!
  19. satopi

    satopi All hail Satomine Night!

    I thought this was a cute episode. Poipole built a bond with an orange Minior and when it was time for it to die/disappear, all of them was hoping that it wouldn't forget them. I'll need to rewatch this episode with subs to get the full meaning. It was cool meeting Sophocles' cousin and seeing a few flashbacks Sophocles had to experience the same thing happening to him as a younger kid.

    I got my fix of seeing the characters playing together after quite a while. It was cute seeing them take turns with the telescope, stargazing, watching Ash chase the girls around, Ash swinging and hitting the ball (thank goodness he hit it this time. It wouldn't have been funny like it was the last 2 times. I just laugh the sheer defeat in Kiawe's reaction! :p), as well as Poipole enjoying it's time with the Minior.

    Poipole really is a baby Pokemon. It really needed that hug from Ash and had to understand why Minior slowly disappeared.

    I think this is the most terrified we've seen of Ash and Pikachu! :p
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
  20. 345ash-greninja

    345ash-greninja The Iconic Shorty Pipsqueak

    Has to be one of the most pointless episodes I have ever seen in the anime this. Literally what happened out of this episode? Poipole literally got nothing out of this episode, except for a little development about how to deal/cope with the loss of a close/dear one or something of that ilk. Heck, it didn't even use/reveal a single move?!?!?! All it happened was Poipole's funny antics and interactions through the episodes (which BTW I found a bit cute and funny) and the sombre/melancholic mode the episode took at the end, with all the Minor dying and vanishing into glitters in the end(which BTW didn't surprise me that much as I was well aware before of the moon Pokedex entry of Minior).

    Anyway, I found this episode to be pretty much a snorefest and pointless, at the very least Poipole should have gotten to do some meaningful here/showed off one of its moves or so. 3/10.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2018

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