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September 21st: SM43 - Gym Battle! Z-Move VS Mega Evolution!!

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AuraChannelerChris

Disappearing isn't that bad, actually.
Challengers only being trial challengers?

Lana was ROBBED.

Guess it makes sense to have the only other person to participate in the Alola Trials battle. Gonna be weird seeing Turtonator start slow, then get fast.

In this universe, one use of Agility or anything like that is enough to make you into the next Speedy Gonzales.
 

DatsRight

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Challengers only being trial challengers?

Lana was ROBBED.

Well we don't know for certain that Ash and Kiawe are only using their signatures. If Popplio was fainted in that case, Lana would be screwed.

Kiawe is still the most battle ready of the companions though, Turtonator, Charizard and maybe even Marowak have more experience in proper full battles than Popplio, even if it's far from weak. Remember Kiawe was the only one who could face Team Skull before Ash came along.
 
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Zoruagible

Lover of underrated characters
I really hope Misty's sisters show up so we can get one more Brock's love gag, so Croagunk can stab him....
Seriously Misty's signature Pokemon(Psyduck) is here, Croagunk should be too
 

MidnightMelody

Hopeful for Gen 8
I hope Ash wins but Kiwae loses myself.
 

TheWanderingMist

Paladin of the Snow Queen
Seems Misty's turned over a new leaf on her feelings for Psyduck. That may not be a good sign given how aggravated she usually is by its appearance. Psyduck has secretly become her powerhouse.
 

AuraChannelerChris

Disappearing isn't that bad, actually.
Seems Misty's turned over a new leaf on her feelings for Psyduck. That may not be a good sign given how aggravated she usually is by its appearance. Psyduck has secretly become her powerhouse.

I've noticed she's been...genkier than ever.
 

CabochonJaw

Well-Known Member
Pikachu's got this in the bag, since Gyarados can't dodge all of the electric attacks. Going to the other battle, it looks like Turtonator is having some trouble, so I guess it will win.
 

mehmeh1

Potassium
I really hope Misty's sisters show up so we can get one more Brock's love gag, so Croagunk can stab him....
Seriously Misty's signature Pokemon(Psyduck) is here, Croagunk should be too
they're on the trip, it was said after the credits
EDIT: Sorry, I meant to say on a trip
 
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DatsRight

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On one hand, I wouldn't mind Ash and Kaiwe pulling some wins.

On the other hand, this could work well as Ash's first big SM defeat (so long as Misty doesn't randomly regain her Kanto attitude) and Steelix got 'Worfed' enough as Onix.

At the very least I hope Kiawe is allowed some good display. Turtonator has got a criminally minimal amount of battle screen time so far given it's power.
 
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Champion Jared 14

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Pikachu's got this in the bag, since Gyarados can't dodge all of the electric attacks. Going to the other battle, it looks like Turtonator is having some trouble, so I guess it will win.

Hmm...I wouldn't count her out just yet...from the previews, it looks like Misty is doing reasonably well holding her own. She now seems to have ways to counter some electric moves. That was always a weak spot in her strategy, so it's good she's progressed. Also, we've seen neither her or Brock mega evolve their pokemon in the previews.

I'm thinking...Misty and Brock may push Kiawe and Ash to the point of using their Z moves first, and then they'll follow it up with ME to relevel things. I'd like to see that, but time will tell.
 

Leonhart

Imagineer
I'm so glad that we'll see Kasumi's Koduck again at the Hanada Gym, although Kasumi cuddling him looks kind of awkward in a funny way. Takeshi versus Kaki looks entertaining too, and I hope Takeshi wins regardless of Haganeil's type disadvantage against Bakugames.
 

Red

PokémonGo & Chill
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How does the Cerulean Gym go from a simple seaqurium to a huge multipaltform gym? Looks like it has multiple rooms and Misty’s sisters can do their shows and Misty has her own battle field. Couldn’t have Misty traveled with Ash during construction, where did they stay? :p

Also, notice the gym symbol on top of the door, from BW.
 

Remix2

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Oh wow the battle actually look well animated and fast pace and not slow and stiff like the other battles so far this series.
 

jrizza88

Meteorite
i think Pikachu will win since it has always beat every single Gyrados it ever fought. Pikachu tends to be best against the most final forms of every pokemon when you look at its track record (beat Serperior but lost to Snivy and Servine), (tied with that abonormally strong Magikarp but ko'd every single Gyrados it fought (not counting the one from kalos).

side note: The latest preview makes me wish volt tackle could be used :/
 
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jinnrob

Water Pokemon Master
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How does the Cerulean Gym go from a simple seaqurium to a huge multipaltform gym? Looks like it has multiple rooms and Misty’s sisters can do their shows and Misty has her own battle field. Couldn’t have Misty traveled with Ash during construction, where did they stay? :p

Also, notice the gym symbol on top of the door, from BW.

Misty must have won a lot of gym matches and taken a lot of money to pay for the remodel.

And clearly she traveled to Kalos to get a megastone and keystone while the gym was remodeled.
 
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