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Mission: Defeat Your Rival! (765)

Discussion in 'Pokémon Black & White - Adventures in Unova' started by Serebii, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. p96822

    p96822 Evolve me please

    Razor Shell is a move that lower Denfend
     
  2. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    Well keep in mind natural abilities =/= Pokémon moves.

    Wrap may have been necessary to knock out Pikachu, not just keep it trapped.

    Edit:

    Oh and LOL at a mouse defeating a large snake, LOL.
     
  3. Almighty Zard

    Almighty Zard He has returned.

    to be honest, if Serperior was supposed to be "Defensive" then it would've taken Thunderbolt like a boss and not shove it's tail into the ground like it did.

    If that didn't tip people off that Trip raised it for speed but neglected it's defense i don't know what will, because i've seen other Grass types take Pikachu's attacks like nothing and keep going.
     
  4. PokeMaster366

    PokeMaster366 Well-Known Member

    It's still too hard to tell if Bianca has really gotten stronger. The only thing that gave her the win against Samurott was Attract, and then he was pwned by Riolu.

    Hmm...The rivals must spend a lot of time with the move tutors in Mistralton and Driftveil if they're changing up their movesets so often. No wonder they hardly show up.
     
  5. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    I'm pressed to be honest. First we saw Trip lose to Ash, then a fan service scene, and then Bianca losing to Kotetsu? Unbelievable to be honest. I can sort of forgive Trip losing to Ash as that's what would have happened eventually, but not this early in the tournament. Trip's entire existence was a waste; I want to be compensated for all the time I wasted in Anime Spoilers defending him. And back to the fan service; it was unnecessary. I don't even care that Oshagod was there. It was just wasteful in my opinion. But I sobbed so hard when the Queen B's Emboar lost to that little Riolu. But there is a silver lining; at least that battle proved that small, un-evolved Pokemon can beat heavy-hitters like the fully-evolved Starters.
     
  6. Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama

    Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama Fancy footwork

    I felt that way also, I was sad when Bianca lost. I felt even worse when she cried. :( I wonder what she said to Kotetsu when him and Riolu were cheering.
     
  7. Almighty Zard

    Almighty Zard He has returned.

    like I mentioned earlier, she could've won if Emboar held onto Riolu and pummeled it with it's other hand, but the writers probably don't have the guts to go there with such a violent scene, not to mention Samurott did nail it with two super effective moves before it got taken down so Emboar going down was logical.
     
  8. Joltik-Kid

    Joltik-Kid Same thing, day in;day out ಠ_ಠ

    Pikachu kind of ruins your claim here though... Ash never trained Pikachu for defense at all yet he takes almost a million hits to go down by league time. Same can be said for any of Ash Pokemon though as he likes chooses to go for quickness over defense. Only Muk and Snorlax are defensive because of their bodies.
     
  9. HatersGonnaHate

    HatersGonnaHate Throwing Shade

    When you're using your strongest pokemon in the first two rounds of a league, you know something is wrong. Bianca was kidding herself if she thought Emboar could win her through every round.

    It also looks like Escavalier regressed in strength, which is another shame.
     
  10. Shego

    Shego 90% Kissshipper

    I never thought that Bianca will use attract to Kotesu's Samurott. That's unexpected. That aside, I was happy that Ash kicked Trip's arrogant butt and move on into the next round with his friendly rivals such as Stephan,Bianca,Kotesu,and of course the League one Virgil.
     
  11. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    I'm not surprised to be honest. Bianca was always meant to lose against someone, but it still stings that she lost to Kotetsu of all people. It also sucks that she was doing so well only to have her Emboar lose to Kotetsu's overrated Riolu. The writers could've at least kept things more realistic by having Emboar lose to Samurott instead, but nooooo.
     
  12. Nacreous

    Nacreous Fire trainer

    I guess Emboar was tired from the battle with Samurott...and Riolu proved to be quite nimble and won with its superior agility not its strenght
     
  13. Dax

    Dax R.I.P Dax

    I don't think I'm interested in this League now that Bianca is gone. I don't care about any of the rivals and I'm tired of Leagues always being ruled by the guys, not to mention, the last person I want to see go far is Ash.
     
  14. pokefandt

    pokefandt Well-Known Member

    I kinda wish Pikachu would have gotten a a few more hits in on Serperior, they could have at least made Static come into play, as many times as Serperior used Dragon tail on him.
     
  15. Joltik-Kid

    Joltik-Kid Same thing, day in;day out ಠ_ಠ

    I do think it was weird that Emboar didn't even get in any significant damage on Riolu... and that somehow Copycat allows Riolu to move before Emboar (maybe Kotesu's Riolu's ability is Prankster)
     
  16. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    You do realize Copycat, has normal move priority, right?
     
  17. OnceUponATime

    OnceUponATime Wicked

    I really enjoyed this episode. My opinions:

    Likes:

    -The serious music. xD
    -I loved the spa thing between Riolu, Pikachu, and Oshawott. xD
    -Bianca and Kotetsu's battle was really great, imo!
    -Vacuum Wave's animation and how it ended the battle was cool. :D
    -Riolu itself was a beast!
    -I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Escavalier again!!!

    Dislikes:

    -I only have two. Serperior should have taken more hits before falling.
    -Escavalier should have gotten a win, imo.
     
  18. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    Well what do you expect when you're dealing with a Hax Serperior in the first place?

    It's not anyone's fault but the writers, that they focused solely on Serperior's speed, and not it's defenses or power.

    That said, Pikachu really should've lost against Serperior. There's no way Pikachu could've survived that onslaught.

    And Pikachu didn't even win by some awesome tactic.

    Though hey electroball circling iron tail was pretty awesome.
     
  19. OnceUponATime

    OnceUponATime Wicked

    Serperior being that OP was a bad decision to begin with. My ideal scenario would be: Pikachu somehow got out of Wrap and jumped in the air. When he did, he hit Serperior with a Thunderbolt before Serperior could get its tail in the ground again. That way, it would have taken at least a little damage...
     
  20. Joltik-Kid

    Joltik-Kid Same thing, day in;day out ಠ_ಠ

    I do, but Emboar didn't even get Flamethrower off before Riolu used Copycat, yet Riolu attacked first... that's why it may have it's hidden ability
     

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