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September 1st: SM137 - Guzma the Undefeated!

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by Dephender, Aug 6, 2019.

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  1. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    Nyaheat seemed to be holding his own in the preview for the first part of the battle, so I'd be surprised if things go bad for him here. Either way, I don't think that the writers have the gall to give Satoshi's Pokemon a permanent injury.
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  2. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    I don't think the anime is going to go that far. Sure, they'll kill things offscreen, but a permanent onscreen injury that we see happen is unlikely .
  3. Bortgreen

    Bortgreen UP NEXT: We're in an island of fillers!

    Yeah, probably not
    There was that Weavile episode in Battle Frontier though, even though it was kind of a filler
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  4. mehmeh1

    mehmeh1 #TEAMSOBBLE

    And also Tyson's metagross getting a dent from fighting swellow
  5. Shneak

    Shneak this is a Nessa x Sonia stan account ✨

    lol at the writer's barely giving us more than a 1vs1 and even then having a (possible) single Pokemon sweep.
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  6. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    I don't see why a 'difference' is even required, seeing how they'd literally only be together for that one scene and never again.
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  7. Joltik-Kid

    Joltik-Kid Same thing, day in;day out ಠ_ಠ

    It's been that way since forever... Winona's Swellow was shiny, other Pikachu have something going on with their fur/hair when facing Ash's, the Mewtwo movie had the starters have zebra stripes for the important focused on battles
  8. Master Pikachu 11

    Master Pikachu 11 Well-Known Member

    I understand what you are saying, however, I still see writers somehow some way including Pikachu in this battle and getting its revenge against Golisipod because let’s face it, if it was another one v one battle, then I think Pikachu would have been Ash’s choice to go with because of what happened the last time that they battled.
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  9. Shadao

    Shadao Champion GETTO DA ZE!

    Pikachu doesn't need to settle grudge matches. The fact that Golisipod went Emergency Exit on Pikachu tells us that had the battle continued, Pikachu would have won.

    The only Pokémon that needs to defeat Golisipod is the one who was denied victory thanks to Emergency Exit within the League itself. After all, what happens when Golisipod can't Emergency Exit?
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  10. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    There's that too. I'd find it unnecessary for Satoshi's Nyaheat to get a scar here just to make the supposed Gaogaen versus Gaogaen battle later less confusing for the audience. It would feel like too much just for the sake of one battle, plus it would make Guzma look even worse than he already does if he badly injures one of Satoshi's Pokemon.
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  11. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    ^ Nothing Guzma has done has made him look bad. He is literally the hero that Alola needs, but doesn't deserve

    Way too graphic for Pokémon (and this coming in a league where Plumeria breaks Ilima's Eevee's leg, no less), not to mention a wound that causes scarring would knock Torracat out for weeks, so it wouldn't be able to have its match

    I really hope Torracat doesn't evolve, because it magically learning how to use its bipedal body after being quadruped for so long would be as DEM as they come
  12. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

    Not really considering that it's not that unusual in the anime for a quadraped pokemon to become bipedal and yet have no problem getting around, heck although it's slightly different we literally had the case of Goodra in X&Y where it didn't have any legs when it was a Goomy and a Sliggoo and then gained legs as a Goodra and yet that didn't stop it from being able to get around fine as a Goodra. So honestly Torracat evolving into Incineroar and being able to get around fine is not DEM, you may not like it which is fine but it's not DEM.
  13. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    Ah, no, you've confused DEM for "deus ex machina", whereas on here, it means "didn't enjoy much".
  14. Dragalge

    Dragalge Lucy Eiscue

    We have also seen Torracat stand on its hind legs before so...!
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  15. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I'm pretty sure that we've seen a few Pokemon that walk on all fours instinctively get used to the process of being bipedal when they evolve, however. I can't imagine why Nyaheat evolving and learning to do that would be an issue. If I have any reservations about Nyaheat possibly evolving against Guzma, it's that it would feel really late in the saga.
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  16. GarchompChain

    GarchompChain Well-Known Member

    A couple of people have responded to you now but you still haven't replied. Why would this be DEM?
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  17. Blue Saturday

    Blue Saturday too fly

    ”Creator’s Pet,” “DEM,” “Mary Sue,” “Plot Armour,” “Asspull,” I don’t think these words mean what people around here think they mean.

    Pokemon evolves from quadruped to biped and functions normally in its body is totally Deus Ex Machina despite it never coming up as an issue in the shows history ever. Sometimes I just can’t tell if these post are meant to be taken seriously or not.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2019
  18. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Pokemon World Champion

    Because center of gravity changed, perspective changed, it has hands now, and a different method of attacking

    It's weird that there wouldn't be at least some discombobulation, but it's an aspect that's glossed over time and time again, which drags down an otherwise impressive accomplishment
    Yeah, that's rather perturbing and nobody ever bothers to correct them, leading to more and more people thinking that the incorrect definition is the correct one

    It's quite unfortunate, but hey, if it lets people enjoy the series, more power to 'em, eh?
  19. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    Torracat having issues upon evolving should really be tied to Incineroar as a species more than anything, but it's way too late to have something like that now.
    I'd prefer the other characters having issues with their Pokemon anyways, opens up room for more focus episodes with that Pokemon. Which is good considering companion Pokemon usually(Poipole got it a lot worse than half the classmate Pokemon :p ) get shafted a lot worse than Ash's do. Case in point, Luxray and Pancham.
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  20. RileyXY1

    RileyXY1 Young Battle Trainer

    I think that Torracat may use Inferno Overdrive to deal the finishing blow to Golisopod.
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