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October 29th: PM2019 085 - Rival Showdown! Satoshi VS Saito!!

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Satoshi is going to battle Saito, a rival he's already had two fierce matches with before, in the Pokémon World Championships. When he goes with Go to the Lateral Stadium where the match is going to be held, they suddenly run into Saito there. She and Satoshi are both really enthused about the next day's battle and introduce each other to their Pokémon. It's now time for a Hyper Class battle between Satoshi, equipped with a Mega Glove, and Saito, equipped with a Daimax Band, to begin.

Screenplay 冨岡淳広 (Atsuhiro Tomioka)
Storyboard 尼野浩正 (Hiromasa Amano)
Episode Director 小柴純弥 (Junya Koshiba)
Animation Director 志村泉 (Izumi Shimura)
Animation Director 新岡浩美 (Hiromi Niioka)




Satoshi and Saito finally clash for the 3rd time! And believe it or not, Mega Lucario will be facing a Kyodaimaxed Kairiky! How will it fight such a bigger opponent?! Definitely don't miss this super intense match!!

"Rival Showdown! Satoshi VS Saito!!" airs Friday October 29th!
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Snivy.... SNIVY, SNIVY!
Ok, I'm jumping on the GMAX vs. Mega Evolution bandwagon.

and mega evolution has worked before in Pokemon let's Go but not Pokemon Sword and shield for obvious reasons? ok Dynamax and GMax replaces Mega Evolution for Pokemon Sword and shield only.

I gotta admit that Mega Evolution is better than Dynamax and GMax.


"Tis an honor to be recognized."
Well, talk about writing Bea off earlier than expected at the speed of a Mustard-trained Galarian Slowpoke...and her tough-as-nails Grapploct who suddenly became canon fodder over a Pokemon she never used before.

Imagine losing at her own turf.

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I've pretty much expressed my sentiments previously where I was worried on the handling of Mega Lucario and needless to say that this news has essentially confirmed my worst fears, if it's true that this episode comes right after the Korrina-Mega Lucario episode as it seems to.

I'll write up a much larger post later going in depth with the significant writing flaws present with this situation and I'll address some of the common rebuttals.

Best summary of what it'll be is that I think everything here has been incredibly rushed with major lost potential for the Pokemon that had the the most of it and I think people are excusing this in ways that they wouldn't for prior series because of how low Journeys has set the bar for adequate Pokemon development. Bearing some miracle, significantly disappointed.


Snivy.... SNIVY, SNIVY!
Any chance Bea will be written off after this episode?

How about Klara in her place instead... wait... she doesn't exist in Pokemon Anime universe.


"Tis an honor to be recognized."
SwSh should have included ME in the post game just like gen VII did because is FAR BETTER than Dynamax/G-Max

Dynamax is actually mechanically better, because it means any Pokemon can use it out of the blue in a battle, whereas Mega Evolution is very specific in choices.
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