Jenny and Joy were both awesome here and I'm confused about how Ash mixed up Articuno and Ho-Oh. I get that he was a noob but it just seems a little odd.
Houou looked incredibly similar to Freezer in the wall mural that Satoshi saw in the lobby, so he can't be faulted too much for his mistake given his inexperience here.
They're not that similar but fine. I guess I should be more curious about why Nurse Joy knew about the Legendary Birds since she had the painting on the wall.
Meowth has this verbal tic of saying Meoooowth after every sentence that gets dropped I think after this one episode?
I kind of miss the way that Nyasu seemed confident in being Sakaki's favorite in old episodes such as this one, whereas he seems much more desperate to please and impress his boss in newer episodes since he knows Sakaki thinks little of him.
Come to think of it, if Ash's Pikachu didn't show off so much of its power, TRio wouldn't go after it for 2 decades, that was your undoing Pikachu!
AznKei said:Come to think of it, if Ash's Pikachu didn't show off so much of its power, TRio wouldn't go after it for 2 decades, that was your undoing Pikachu!
Very dumb, because not only was the "power boost" Ash was giving it completely negligible (bike lamps aren't that powerful no matter how hard you pedal) and it was thanks to SEVERAL pikachu shocking them that defeated themAnd how dumb is Team Rocket for thinking Pikachu was special when it was clearly getting a power boost from Ash right in front of them?
DatsRight said:It's a shame that afterwards they kept overusing the old cliche of Ash and Pikachu being special or 'the chosen ones' when it felt like the whole point was that they were only effective due to dumb luck or actually working their way up to be competent. For some reason after Shudo left they seemed to abolish any tint of cynicism in the anime.