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Mystery on a Deserted Island! (796)

Discussion in 'Pokémon Black & White - Adventures in Unova' started by Serebii, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. An00bis

    An00bis Wicked Witch

    You know that the fandom is starved for a good battle when a maybe 30 second battle is the highlight of an episode.

    Just Waiting for a Friend in Johto.

    They already did the former in Best Wishes.

    I guess the latter not happening closes the door on Pansage evolving before the end of Unova.
     
  2. Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama

    Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama Fancy footwork

    I loved the episode. It was so cute with the Eevee and how they evolved at the ending was so cool. Ninetales looked so majestic and elegant, it was amazing. :D Might just use one if it's in the Kalos dex. I was a little disappointed that there weren't that many Pokemon that evolved from stones in this episodes, only the ones that were owned by that pirate guy appeared. Anyways, I give it an 85 out of 100.
     
  3. Shneak

    Shneak this is a Nessa x Sonia stan account ✨

    Sounds about right.

    I'll scope out the good and say that I liked seeing Pokemon that we normally don't see often. Ninetales and Shiftry of course, but Honchkrow and Mismagius too despite being introduced last gen.

    And I'll take whatever battling we can get at this point, a sad acceptance. I'm really not fond of the starters appearing when Boldore and Palpitoad could have replaced Pignite and Oshawott, but you gotta milk the merch during the funeral march. Props for Snivy though.
     
  4. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    I agree. It was a wild Pokemon so it doesn't really count for much. My previous comments about "glorification" seem oddly relevant now though.

    Anyway, this episode was a complete waste of time imo. Nothing happened to progress the plot and even the "cute" and "funny" moments felt tiresome and unnecessary in the grand scheme of things. Oh and the constant Eevee marketing was ridiculous imo. Yeah we get it, that evolutionary line is super popular at the moment but do we have to see them in the anime all the time? Really. Also that pentagram on the mountain will almost definitely get edited in the English dub; that place seriously looked like a wiccan ritual ground or something.
     
  5. yuoke

    yuoke Treasure huntin'

    Yea, this was pretty much just a marketing episode. Not much happened.
     
  6. Pepsi_Plunge

    Pepsi_Plunge Dojyaaa~~aan

    Evolution stones are expensive.

    Not really actually I though it was going to be bascily because of the Eevees but the Eevees didnt really get much focus, they got saved. just traveled with the kids, ddin't have many I'm cute and marketable moments and then at the end evolved, it was an adventure episode with some battles.
     
  7. Rohanator

    Rohanator Well-Known Member

    @Locormus/Charmed: What the hell is wrong with people being happy? Good lord.

    Good episode, short battles but at least Ash used most of his on hand Pokes. I liked TR's gag at the end cause it showed them being nice to their Pokemon. Woulda been better if they were about to call out Amoonguss and Frillish though before getting blasted, just to acknowledge that they do have other Pokes lol.

    Hidden Power is a standard competitive move for Mismagius and Ninetales so I ain't complaining.:] Standard sets. Optimal plays. Scrubs getting popped. That's what I like to see.:]]
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013
  8. Lucas MV

    Lucas MV Well-Known Member

    Ninetales wasn't a wild pokemon. It was the pirate's Vulpix evolved. Probably the pirate died and his Ninetales became a wild Pokemon. But before that it was trained, and most likely stronger than the rest of the pokemon in that island. So it does count for something.

    Let people be happy, for f-uck sake.
     
  9. XXD17

    XXD17 Draco rex

    Last edited: Jul 27, 2013
  10. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    I think both were Hidden Power, but I really can't tell atm. I really wish they would change up the animation of Hidden Power, it looks so cheap and pretty much every second Pokémon in this show seems to know it. -.-
     
  11. XXD17

    XXD17 Draco rex

    Energy ball has a hazy green center and faint rings...hidden power has the sparkles on the inside...you can check leavanny's
     
  12. Alfred the Second

    Alfred the Second Dracoflare

    Energy Ball is an explosive move, even if it's x0.25 effective on Charizard, the explosion will hurt it. That's what happened over there. Other than, Charizard took the attack pretty well.

    I liked the episode very much. It was pointless, yes, but it was also entertaining to me. Alexa's character was more concrete in this episode than the last one. She seems to be a matured version of Bianca. There are a few hints of ditsy-ness covered up by maturity. And what is up with her and her laptop? Do, the writers like to show her laptop that much?


    And TR, god they were really trolling (in a fun way) this episode. When they blasted off for the first time, I thought "Phew, they are gone for this ep" because they blasted off hastily in the last ep too, but they popped out of nowhere in the end and recited their oh so boring motto. Then when I was about to facepalm, Woobat and Deathmas(forgot the english name :x) were shown to be exhausted after all that battling. Yeah that was awkward, even for comedic TR.

    I loved the minor Charizard fanservice. He was doing nothing and did something this episode. The Ninetales seems to be a strong one, but Ash and Charizard pulled off a few good moves. Naruto needs a Charizard to stop Kyuubi . I am surprised they didn't over do the "Pokemon are good" mantra and actually attacked the wild Pokemon mercilessly. I mean they did it before, but it still seemed fresh for some reason.
     
  13. jrizza88

    jrizza88 Meteorite

    I agree, and Charizard was dealt with a bit of damage, hence the black/slightly not in 100% best shape appearance Charizard had while fighting. Anyway, I think that Ninetails was powerful. I remember some wild pokemon being really strong, like the one torterra fought in one of those exploratory episodes.

    Anyway, it was a decent battle/ filler-esque episode.
     
  14. RVD_fan

    RVD_fan Well-Known Member

    This episode to me stood out as an example of a fun episode in concept that was really hurt by the over-the-top, hyperbolic animation of the battles in Best Wishes. Attack animations are so fast and attacks are so explosive that every battle takes seconds each. It's one thing if it's just beating up Team Rocket, but the Pokemon on the island should've been a lot more difficult to get past instead of just throwing hidden powers around and getting taken out in one hit (even the final battle between Charizard and Nintales, despite three attacks each, was so quick you could barely register it).

    I still enjoyed the episode, but I really hope they address this sort of thing in XY.
     
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  15. jrizza88

    jrizza88 Meteorite

    Omg yes!!! The battles should have been far more intense. Snivy/Dragonite should have hed to deal with dodgy ghosts, Pignite should have had a fight with the Shiftry that would have forced him to use a fire pledge at his last breath before a KO to defeat the group of Shiftry?, or what about Charizard vs. Ninetales? I wish there was more damage dealt maybe.

    Sidenote: The anime makes Dragontail really strong for non stab pokemon (Charizard, Serperior).
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013
  16. Pokegirl0102

    Pokegirl0102 Well-Known Member

    This is episode was better than i expected and i am really loving Alexa tagging along with the gang, while i enjoyed all of the mini battles i wished Charizard vs Ninetales could have gotten more time since it was really starting to get good, and i am also so excited for the genesect movie and XY sneak peak coming on today.
     
  17. Pokemaniac24

    Pokemaniac24 Banned

    Fun episode. Really enjoyed this one.
     
  18. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Am I supposed to laugh?"

    Cilan, your Pansage was this close to becoming Elvis. Don't you remember how you put the poor thing against a sumo Pokémon?

    This was a pretty decent episode, but that Charizard VS. Ninetales fight should've been longer... Also, I dislike Ninetales saying its name. It just doesn't sound right.
     
  19. SmartD

    SmartD Well-Known Member

    The treasures Team Rocket talked about made me think of the games. It was a good episodes.
     
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  20. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    It was a good episode. It would have been nice if Pansage evolved though.
     

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