-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.