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Rising Fire! More Than One Rival!! (1079)

Discussion in 'Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon - Ultra Legends' started by Serebii, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Serebii

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

    Rising Fire! More Than One Rival!!

    The semi finals match between Gladion and Kiawe rages on with Turtonator being against Silvally. With both trainers being so strong, who will win the battle? Afterwards, the semi final match between Ash & Guzma is set to begin, Ash is eager to win but Guzma is a strong trainer and is said to be undefeated. Will Ash be able to get through and defeat Guzma?

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  2. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    It's rather strange hearing Guzma's voice come out of Boruto's Kankuro, minutes before his league match starts. Is being a ninja his part-time job?
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  3. WhiteBlair

    WhiteBlair ベストチャンピオン。

    Scizor's U-Turn and Golisopod's fear triggering Emergency Exit were highlights of the episode for me.

    The battle was outstanding and animated so well. I can't wait next week's episode and how Guzma will all handle the loss. Also, can someone please translate Plumeria and the trophy scene?

    Also, my argument from last discussion continues. Turtonator used five moves without forgetting one to replace for Focus Blast:
    • Dragon Tail (135, 136), Flamethrower (135, 136), Shell Smash (131, 136), Shell Trap (135), Focus Blast (135).
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  4. TheScentedApple

    TheScentedApple Well-Known Member

    Great battles today, I wonder though, if Gladion can change types at will, does that mean he can change it multiple times?

    From what I got from it was that he (like in the games) has lots and lots and lots of 2nd and 3rd place trophies but no first place, I'm not sure how this lines up with the fact he's undefeated, possibly indicating the destroyed trophies are a destruction of evidence or something
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  5. NegaiFreak

    NegaiFreak Plus Ultra!

    Dang, I expected Golisopod's Emergency Exit to activate after he took a Fire Blast, but I didn't expect him to practically run off and let Scizor take the hit.

    That said, great battle. And Guzma's becoming quite an interesting character for the anime. Plumeria's concern over his whole ordeal seems very touching, too.

    With the preview for next week's episode though, I'm worried about how Pikachu will manage given that he's struggled against Golisopod before. Hopefully, we don't get a deus ex machina out of nowhere like the Pikashunium-Z or something like that...
  6. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    Oh right, Turtonator forgot Shell Trap.

    Even as a Fire-type and from full health, Silvally is insanely bulky to tank a +2 Inferno Overdrive.
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  7. Sham

    Sham Aang could never

    Can someone translate Gladion’s and Kiawe’s conversation after Kiawe lost? Also gotta love Ash’s adoptive mom cheering for him xD
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  8. RedR

    RedR Well-Known Member

    It looks like a potential translation is here: https://twitter.com/AshandSerena
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  9. nuzamaki90

    nuzamaki90 Well-Known Member

    With these last two episodes you can really notice how much padding they are doing to make these battles last multiple episodes. Lots of slow panning shots,, Team Rocket and Bewear’s scenes, showing every member of the crowd’s reaction, even Acerola and Hau who don’t even have speaking roles. Really don’t know why they are trying to stretch this out for so long, because the way the first battle ended, that could’ve easily been in last week’s episode.

    The episode was okay though. I was hoping Ash and Guzma would have some harmless banter but we’ll have to settle for more staredowns. Kiawe and Gladion’s moments were great. That was a manly battle even though I don’t know how to feel about Gladion switching types mid battle. The rules really should’ve been laid out before this League started because it seems like everyone is just doing whatever they want lol
  10. CMButch

    CMButch Kanto is love. Kanto is life.

    Another Ok episode, Guzma again saved it. Gladion vs Kiawe was kinda meh this episode.
    We will see if Pika/Torra vs Golisopod was good enough so, this league can be on par with Kanto and see if Gladion vs Ash is enough to surpass it.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  11. Lord Starfish

    Lord Starfish Fond of owls

    So I guess that's the "more than one rival" the title was referring to.
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  12. satopi

    satopi Go’s Scyther is indestriketible! <3

    Another great episode!!

    I enjoyed the battles, flashbacks, and focus on both Plumeria and Kukui. Kiawe is such a good sport, I’m sure he wouldn’t mind Gladion being his brother in law considering that Hoshi May have a crush on him.:D

    Still no Lycanroc? He’s probably being saved for the Gladion final battle. I can’t believe Scizor got a 1 hit KO. That really infuriated Guzma! I could see his anger backfiring on him. He’s going to give Ash a rough time. I know Torracat isn’t going to last long after this episode. Hopefully he uses Pikachu again once the finals come. I really want him to end with his partner if he’s winning this. GO ASH!!!
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  13. Decidueye23

    Decidueye23 Well-Known Member

    Honestly ash vs guzma is turning out to be the best battle in the series so far. It was very intense and i love the fact that torracat held its own against golisopod. Really nice ep
  14. _AISP

    _AISP Insect/Pokemon lover

    I am unable to process the extra scene.
  15. GLTSRY

    GLTSRY Unova Ace Oshawott

    Meh. So far, Guzma always relied on tactics to defeat his opponents, as seen in his battles against Ilima and Lana. But now he is just commanding attack after attack without any strategy behind it, and yelling occasionally st his Pokemon.

    I hope part 2 will be better.
  16. GarchompChain

    GarchompChain Well-Known Member

    Gladion used Lycanroc in the previous episode, right?
  17. Shotgunrain

    Shotgunrain Well-Known Member

    I guess Nanu has learned from Ash VS Hau that he needs to be more careful while refereeing. He actually walked all the way to Scizor to check that it was indeed fainted, which he didn't do the previous time when Rowlet fell asleep :p
  18. Xuxuba

    Xuxuba Well-Known Member

    I noticed that too. They also used Ash vs Hau flashbacks from a few episodes ago even though the battle was between Kiawe and Gladion lol

    I get that they were talking about Ash, but they could've just mentioned him or at least used flashbacks from Ash vs Gladion and Ash vs Kiawe battles since those are more relevant and old enough to justify a flashback.

    If it weren't for them dragging the episode a bit, i would rate Ash vs. Guzma higher. It was certainly not on the same level as other semi final battles like Ash vs. Sawyer, but it was better than most battles on this League so far.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  19. DatsRight

    DatsRight Well-Known Member

    Kiawe vs Gladion was sadly just a quick finish up, with Silvally tanking both Inferno Overdrive and Dragon Tail like they were nothing. I'm guessing they want to sell the thing as a threat against Ash, though leaves me wondering which Pokemon is gonna be the centrepiece for Ash vs Gladion. Lycanroc took the fall against Kiawe, though still was a persistent little monster. Plus Dusk Lycanroc now needs his big rival battle.

    Wait Turtonator forgot Shell Trap for Focus Blast??? Its signature move? Surely Flamethrower was more dispensable. I'm guessing it was to end it with a single sweep finish but that feels like a detrimental blow to Turtonator's move set.

    Guzma vs Ash was the highlight despite taking up less than half the episode. Love how each damn battle is now getting more and more intense, with Torracat and Golisopod straight up mauling each other at one point. If this escalates, the last half of the league could really bring things back up to code.

    I'm liking how they're starting to develop on Guzma's cracks in armour now. He genuinely is an evil counterpart for Ash, a guy that never came in first but didn't have the capacity to take it in stride like Ash. Emergency Exit seems to be treated as a cowardly trait of Golisopod, where it starts to quickly panic when it doesn't think it's in control anymore (we saw this lightly with Lana, it dominated for the most part but looked genuinely terrified when it was about to take a Z Move). It screwing up Guzma's bait and switch by bringing back in Scizor was a cool twist, even Ash and Torracat have 'Wait, was that supposed to happen?' reaction. Now its a case of whether Golisopod fears Ash or its mad-as-hell trainer more.

    I'm hoping they don't use this as a cop-out of some sort to finish the battle. I like a villain being defeated through their flaws, especially one with a hidden pitiful streak, but I hope he still forces one hell of a fight from Ash.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  20. Doppelgänger

    Doppelgänger Superancient Member

    I'm rather sure this is an Unaware Quagsire:

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