So we finally arrived at the Battle Factory eh? It looked really cool in the anime, cooler than it does in the games! Ash and his friends met Factory Head Noland, the first Frontier Brain thanks to Scott's crazy driving haha. I loved that Articuno fought alongside Noland in most of their battles despite Noland not having captured Articuno. I think the best part of this episode was seeing Charizard return to Ash for this battle. 9/10.
A brilliant first Frontier episode, that sets the bar high for poké appearances for the rest of the season! I love the one-liners that came out, including Jynx-joke, James pleading his hair is lavender, and Scott's 'I haven't driven that slowly since I was with my grandma!'
I was however, a little annoyed at Brock's momentary lapse of loyalty when meeting Nurse Joy. 'Ditch these kids...' Tut, tut.
This episode was ok. It was great to find out how Noland befriended Articuno. I'm glad Articuno is still considered free, and that Noland didn't capture it. Man, Scott is really a crazy driver! Charizard was definitely the best choice for the big battle against Articuno.
I liked the night scene where Ash and friends first saw Articuno and Noland's plane flying by, but Meowth's boss fantasy had me screaming; what's with Meowth's fascination with Giovanni being semi-nude? Anyway, Noland was totes adorable in my opinion and seeing him flying his plane with Max on board was fun. I also liked all his well-trained Pokemon.
Pretty interesting episode imo, I loved that we got to see Articuno in this episode and with Charizard returning near the end of the episode really hyped me up for the battle that came afterwards. 10/10
Excited to see Zard go against Articuno. this is gonna be a helluva match.
Edit: almost died when Brock tried to ditch Ash and Co. for Nurse Joy.
My favorite lines of the episode:
Meowth: Don't worry your pretty blue head. I have a plan.
James: It's Lavender!"