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Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (2) (540)

Discussion in 'Pokémon - Diamond & Pearl Battle Dimension' started by Serebii, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    Pokémon Ranger! The Wave-Guiding Riolu! Part Two

    Hunter J has managed to take the Riolu. With the Ranger Hajime and their old Ranger friend Solana joining them, Ash & Co. go to hunt down Hunter J and get Riolu back. However, J is far more formidable than anyone could have anticipated and Ash is stuck at the mercy of her Drapion. Will Ash manage to save Riolu and himself?

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  2. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    Can I just put a reminder that this thread is for discussion of the second episode only. Although aired together, please keep discussion of the first part to the first thread
     
  3. fishyfool

    fishyfool And a nice chianti

    Drapion just wanted a cuddle from Ash, and so initiated a vicegrip when he didn't get one. Poor scorpion.
     
  4. Lucario At Service

    Lucario At Service Calm Trainer

    Well here are some pics which i posted on the speculation thread with some new ones,

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  5. Milkyway

    Milkyway Member

    I REALLY enjoyed all the battle tactics seen in this special. It was awesome seeing everyone come together to battle the rock/ground types at the end, and I admit to loling when tiny Bunneary and Pachirisu were getting blown away. Ash using Chimchar's dig to avoid being pretty much burned alive was surprising too. And even J's grunts used cool combos like Aqua Jet with their Sharpedos earlier. I wish all battle-centric episodes were this good.
     
  6. Almighty Zard

    Almighty Zard He has returned.

    I think it's kinda amusing that Ash actually used his aura in the anime(to find Riolu) but after it was mentioned a while back I figured it would happen.

    Poor Aggron you've become a whipping child, seems Pikachu's still got it since it ko'ed that thing in one blow...

    I really hope someday Ash's pokemon beat Drapion, seriously that thing is beginning to annoy me.
     
  7. mewtwos

    mewtwos Smell ya later!

    hunter j got the riolu!!!?!?!!!?!!
     
  8. Gravy

    Gravy Contaminated KFC

    -J's brutal streak gets even better as she tries to ice Ash multiple times. Well...the first time was more of a 'KILL HIM WITH FIRE' scenario, involving explosions and burninating, so the term 'ice' is unfortunately inappropriate there. But then she goes and has Drapion try and crush him to death, and when that fails, sends him on a one way trip to the surface, no parachutes included.

    I dare you doubters to say she's a crappy character now.

    - Ash kicking Drapion in the freaking eyeball was most awesome, as was the following 'DRAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHH!' cry of pain form the accordion scorpion.

    - Muku.BELCH. I hope I'm not the only one who thought that Mukuhawk sounded like it was half burping it's name when it suddenly appeared to save Ash's life.

    -As stereotype shonen as it may be, I like it a lot when Ash gets uber emotional like that. After feeling he'd failed Riolu, that was some powerful stuff, however brief it may have been. Even J, miles away by this point, was able to feel the shockwaves of that sorrow. For a second there, it seemed like she may have been a little remorseful.

    -POCHA! BUY MY PRODUCTS AND TOYS!

    -Muku.BIRD attacks J's client, who comes across a a n00b Riolu obsessive. That's right Muku, show 'em what kind of Pokémon Ash REALLY deserves! Bird-like ones, with fetching hair!

    -I love how J and the gang just calmly piss off and leave their clients to deal with the brainwashing ranger scourge by themselves. Screw the client, I've got my payment.

    -Another of Muku.BIRD's many talents is revealed, as he bursts large truck tyres just by touching them.

    - That was some seriously awesome melee battle between the Riolu n00bs and the twerps own pokémon, with Croagunk coming out of the exploding flames and smashing Rhyhorn's face into the ground being the core highlight.

    -Trapinch. Appearing from absolutely nowhere, for the good of man-kind. It seems Pokémon Rangers are not only into ancient fads that nobody actually cares about anymore, such as Beyblade, but they also dabble in witchcraft, magically making pokémon appear at their whim.


    All in all, this was a huge improvement over the last ranger special. Not at all a chore to watch, and while I'm still not sold on the whole concept of pokémon rangers, this was a much better demonstration of their potential than either of the previous outings.
    Neither Ranger are really all that interesting as characters, however.
     
  9. uber gon

    uber gon Accept Change

    Aah, Riolu got a cookie.:D
     
  10. TeddiUrsa

    TeddiUrsa Well-Known Member

    Meh...I wanted to say so much, but Gravy said it all plus his strange Muku-comments... :p

    I liked Oak in the Ranger uniform. One sexy,wet old-dude.
    My work here is done...*shudders*

    Oh and,...a wonderful special. Very well done.
     
  11. AshfanGirl20

    AshfanGirl20 Banned

    Best episode ever, seriously. Animation, battles...But my poor Ash nearly getting killed three times in the episode.
     
  12. Ragnarofl

    Ragnarofl Binkan Binkan Binkan

    Hunter J is capable of causing massive destruction to get what she wants, using her pokemon to violently kill kids under her command... f*ck yes, you are the best Pokemon villain ever!
     
  13. yoshimori7

    yoshimori7 Well-Known Member

    I was disappointed when Hunter J left after sealing the deal. I expect DP to last for a long time, and Hunter J will appear every now and then seeing as to how Ash is completely helpless against her currently. I was hoping Riolu would jump onto Ash's arms and want to travel with him. I guess it didn't happen :'(
     
  14. S.Suikun

    S.Suikun Thank you, SPPf! :)

    Watch as I magically attempt to present something new to the table in this thread while I paraphrase everything that everyone else has said!

    J's ship has trap floors now? Reminds me a lot of Mr. Burns' office. All it needs is a ceiling tube and ten high-priced lawyers. Muku.BIRD needs to get a job as a city cop who slashes tires after cars are parked past the time on the parking meters.

    Can someone tell me what the hell was the point of including Hinata in this special? I mean, recurring characters are nice and all, but only if they actually, y'know, do something. And no, using a Trapinch for 2 seconds doesn't warrant her doing something.

    Also, was anything significant said about the notice that was handed to J at the end?
     
  15. Vavavoom

    Vavavoom ...

    I watched the episode. I'm not impressed. >> I really hate the way they showcased Solana.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2008
  16. The Benmeister

    The Benmeister Master of Magnet

    Am I the only one who felt sorry for the poor Fearow getting demolished by the Dodrio?
     
  17. thunderblade12

    thunderblade12 Well-Known Member

    i think solana had a bit of a role, shes the reason jenny was able to catch the clints grunts. also..why did golem and rhyhorn do most of the battling when they had a massive tyranitar?
     
  18. uber gon

    uber gon Accept Change

    Favoritism, maybe.

    Heh, the Blastoise in this episode sure were buff. AND they summoned rain which was pretty cool.
     
  19. Rapiido

    Rapiido Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one who noticed the one-headed Doduo..?

    Overall a good ep, animation was a bit sketchy at places.. but other than that, beats the last Ranger special by a mile.

    However I'd prefer something OTHER than a legendary/"Lucario" for once.
     
  20. TheHolyShoe

    TheHolyShoe Well-Known Member

    Twas a good episode. Muku.BIRD finally got the upgrade it deserves - no longer is it a lowly, unimportant balloon popper, but it can now be revered as the almighty tire-slasher. They're really pimping Satoshi's connection to Hadou lately though. Makes me curious as to what the writers have planned.
     

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