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Strong Strategy Steals the Show! (767)

Discussion in 'Pokémon Black & White - Adventures in Unova' started by Serebii, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Graham Aker

    Graham Aker Well-Known Member

    Ash: "I though he's use Sawk!" *pulls out Pokedex*

    Isn't this like...the third time he's scanned it? I might go back, and check but are the descriptions of the Pokemon the same thing everytime? Also was this the first time Facade was used and explained in the anime?

    Iris: *sigh* "Watching today's battle made me reconsider him a bit....but he's still a child."

    Lol, the madness won't end. I guess Ash just goes through relapses in her perception huh? XP
     
  2. J Ken

    J Ken RAVE

    After seeing the subs it looks like Ash really was ready to beat Stephan. He had Krookodile hide Aerial Ace until Sawk came out, used Palpitoad for type advantage and trained Leavanny in speed to take on hard hitters like Sawk. It was better that Ash didn't use Unfezant because Stephan would have seen Aerial Ace coming a mile away.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
  3. Graham Aker

    Graham Aker Well-Known Member

    He certainly looked more prepared here, than he did against Trip or Cameron. I suppose Cameron can be excused given that he had a Hydreigon, and a mid-battle evolution.
     
  4. J Ken

    J Ken RAVE

    Trip could also be excused since he was caught off guard by Serperior's powered up moves and new strategy. He also knew Stephan better then he knew Trip and Cameron.
     
  5. WaterShuriken

    WaterShuriken Well-Known Member

    Ash vs Lucy.
    Pikachu vs Milotic

    Paralysis helped Milotic use Facade.
     
  6. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    Nope. They're usually either from the Black or White dex entries, or a combination of both, sometimes with some slight rewriting, though occasionally an anime-only entry is used.

    The entry in this episode and in BW43 are identical, and is a very minor rewrite of the Pokemon White Pokedex entry (the grammatical form of one word is slightly different in the anime). The dex entry used in BW71 is a rewrite of the entry from Pokemon Black.
     
  7. Haunter ゴースト

    Haunter ゴースト Well-Known Member

    This wasn't my favourite battle (yes unfortunately Ash vs Cameron was purely because of Pikachu vs Lucario), but it was definetly the best executed and reasonable battle.

    No complaints here, it was a flat out 3v3 where a winner come out on top without any phony tactic/cheap move/writers attack to ruin it.
     
  8. LizardonX

    LizardonX Banned

    Zebstrika having 4 normal moves seemed like a pretty contrived tactic. What if Ash had a ghost type? would it then have been dead weight?
     
  9. WaterShuriken

    WaterShuriken Well-Known Member

    Well he predicted Palpitoad most likely.
     
  10. Haunter ゴースト

    Haunter ゴースト Well-Known Member

    That's not what i'm getting at.

    I'm talking about Deus Ex's and such.
     
  11. Joltik-Kid

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

    The only move powered up was Dragon Tail... everything else pretty much ruined the awesome set it had in the Junior Cup. Plus I don't know why he wouldn't of known Trip to use Serperior, plus I question why didn't prepare for it's speed when he knew it was fast when it beat Pignite.

    Still, I have no qualms about this episode other then Palpitoad and Leavanny drawing the short straws
     
  12. adamfitz

    adamfitz poké-lover

    I really loved palpitoad in this episode, makes me wish ash would use it more
    Also the same with leavanny, really liked both of them
    And as for news moves and special training mentioned by ash
    I wish we had seen this! I love them type episodes and would give the neglected some air time of their own.....
    But all in all, it was a great match between the two I enjoyed it very much
    Can't wait to see how ash deals with Cameron's very powerful pokemon.....
     
  13. Joltik-Kid

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

    Trust me... how he deals with it is not all that special

    If you happened to open this, here's how Ash deals with Hydreigon... He fodders off Boldore and Oshawott so Pignite can steal the overall win. And then Cameron and Ash go on an idiotic streak of choosing ad leaving Pokemon in
     
  14. MidnightMelody

    MidnightMelody Hopeful for Gen 8

    Really awesome episode. So weird seeing Bianca without her hat when everyone was eating dinner.
     
  15. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Danger is dangerous."

    Well, at least this fight was handled very good, I admit. I especially loved Leavanny and his crazy dodging moves that poke fun at "DBZ dodging" by just seemingly dancing.

    And as for the next battle... Oh, please. That Riolu is not going to do anything else rather than evolving in the middle of the fight for sure. That's so predictable it's not even funny.

    Hatless Bianca is a rare sight to see.
     
  16. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    As usual, the best Unova League episode, and the only one of two decent episodes revolving around the league.

    I enjoyed the dub nearly as much as the original.

    Now onto enjoying the first half of Ash vs Cameron , before it goes straight down the toilet.

    Don't get me wrong, I hate how the wins were distributed against Cameron, but even still compared to the second half, good god it was freaking miracle in comparison.
     
  17. Crimson_Blazer

    Crimson_Blazer Well-Known Member

    Is it just me or did ash seem more in awe of hydreigon in the Japanese version? In this he's just like "so his secret weapon is hydreigon.."
     
  18. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Danger is dangerous."

    You get bored of the three-headed monster after seeing it three times prior to this one.
     
  19. G4Pokefan

    G4Pokefan THE AURA IS WITH ME

    The thing with Ash using his pokedex on Unova Pokemon he's already seen once/more than once is really getting annoying. He's dexed and been around Stephan's Sawk during the last Cup.
     
  20. Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama

    Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama Fancy footwork

    I think that some people are already used to this now. They've been doing this for quite some time in BW.
     

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