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Survival of the Striaton Gym! (801)

Discussion in 'Pokémon Black & White - Adventures in Unova' started by Serebii, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Serebii

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

    Cilan VS The Ice Challenger! The Crisis at Striation Gym!!

    When on the next island on their journey, Ash & co. meet up with Cilan's brothers, Chili and Cress and learn about a dojo breaker who has decided to set her sights on the Striaton City Gym. Having already defeated Chili and Cress, the "dojo breaker" has decided that she needs to beat Cilan which is why they are all on the island and challenges him, to which he accepts. Will Cilan be able to defend his brothers and his gym?

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  2. MastersOfMonsters

    MastersOfMonsters ~Yaoi FanBoy~

    Should be a good episode. I was Always annoyed Chili appeared again and Cress didn't (excluding Flashbacks), but he is finally showing up again. With that Amazing hair.

    I also hope there will be a XY preview in the end, but I don't Count on it.
  3. playerking

    playerking Sick of dealing with idiots.

    THe episode starts with Ash and co. on a ship. Alexa walks over to them as they look out to the ocean.

    Parker comes over and has a message for Cilan.

    Cilan's brothers are on the videophone and Cilan talks to them about something.

    The opening.

    Ash and co. are at the docks and then Alexa brings out Gogoat and is about to head off when Helioptile reminds her something. She rides off in a sad move.

    Ash is hungry and then Cilan brings out Pansage.

    The group are at a place where some eating bunches are and Ash takes his attention away from the cooking, so Iris tells him about it.

    Cilan and Pansage arrive at the place with Berries.

    An Abomasnow comes to the same place and then Ash uses his Pokedex on it.

    Abomasnow's trainers is now next to him/her and Abomasnow attacks Pansage, before Chili and Cress comes running towards them.

    They tell them what happened through a flashback.

    Chili battles the same girl with the Abomasnow, Drago, at the Striaton gym. He used Pansear and she used Mamoswine but Mamoswine defeated Pansear.

    Cress then battled her and he used his Panpour against her Glalie and after a HeadSmash(I think) and some more attacks, Panpour lost.

    Chili goes red with angry and then the flashback ends.

    Dare Da? Panpour.

    Cilan brings out Pansage again and then Panpour and Pansear come out and they are all happy to see eachother.

    Cilan talks about Pansage, in a flashback Pansage gave some sort of food to a Sewaddle and then he talks about Pansage's 4 moves.

    Some flashback's happen, including, Oshawott vs. Pansage, Pansage and Tepig vs. Eelektross and Chandelure, Excadrill perfecting Focus Blast, the Deino that Iris didn't get and Iris calming down Dragonite.

    Cilan and Drago start their battle and it starts by Abomasnow using Blizzard.

    Cilan does a Tasting Time for Drago.

    Flashbacks of some of Cilans past battles.

    Oh sweet, Cilan, Cress an Chili as kids with their Pokemon. I THOUGHT THAT WAS SO CUTE!

    Panpour and Pansear cheer Cilan and Pansage on.

    Pansage is still frozen and then breaks out with Solarbeam and follows it up with Rock Tomb which gives him the victory.

    Cilan won and celebrates with Pansage.

    Pansage gives one of the things off his head(Like he did with Sewaddle) to Abomasnow as a truce and he/she accepts.

    Ash and co. prepare to get disembark on another ship and Chili yells out to Ash about something.

    To be continued.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013
  4. Raptor_Crow

    Raptor_Crow I lied to you all

    Well I'm fully satisfied now.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013
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  5. MastersOfMonsters

    MastersOfMonsters ~Yaoi FanBoy~

    Aww, they are so cute. And the Pan Pokémon are older than I thought. XD
  6. 1rkhachatryan

    1rkhachatryan Call me Robert guys

    Wow really -_-....and I'm supposed to not call this a filler?? Just because we saw little Dento does not save this episode.
  7. yuoke

    yuoke Treasure huntin'

    This entire saga is filler. Id rather at least have filler about the main characters than random stuff.
  8. BlueDragonfangirl

    BlueDragonfangirl Well-Known Member

    Well, that was a pretty meh episode in my opinion.
    The only thing I liked was that flashback of Dento and his brothers as kids, wish they tried a little harder since this is Dento's last actual episode before they leave.
  9. JennaJayfeather

    JennaJayfeather Well-Known Member


    Ugh I just want to kjnow what was said at the end??? DENTO LOOKED SO SAD.

    It seems like a good episode, but a little bland without translations. I liked the battle. Reminded me of some Ihad with frozen Pokemon.

    I like that how he summed up everything he learned. Like he was always watching, and learning from his friends the whole time. From Ash's battles, to how Iris bonds with dragon-types he was taking note in his head. I liked how he went into Tasting Time, he mixes his sommelier skills into his battles.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013
  10. Dephender

    Dephender Gizakawayusu Staff Member Moderator

    He was worried about the gym, and thought it might be best if he returned and helped watch over it, but his brothers talked him out of it, knowing that he'd be happier continuing his travels.
  11. Rohanator

    Rohanator Well-Known Member

    Just waiting for people to roll in and complain that Pansage didn't learn a new move. As if it needed it, Cilan went over his moveset and he's right that it's quite good, for the anime at least. I really enjoyed the bits of Cilan recalling his journey, both before and during the battle. And the ending. I truly love this guy, hoped to see him get more focus but for what he was worth he is the best male companion so far for me. Next week, IT'S I MISS YOU TAAAIM. ;___; Or after the Cilan x Brock special rather. But yea.
  12. Shneak

    Shneak this is a Nessa x Sonia stan account ✨

    I can't help but laugh whenever Alexa ditches the group in every episode that doesn't involve a plot with her. You can tell most of these episodes were planned before they inserted her into them.

    I wish the battle was longer because Drago is a cool character and I don't feel as if the battle had much weight. At least the location and Snow Warning were nice.
  13. RVD_fan

    RVD_fan Well-Known Member

    It was an alright episode, seemed like an odd moment for Cilan to have his big inspirational flashbacks. Of course they're not doing it in a battle with Burgundy...

    XY can't get here soon enough.
  14. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Hello again."

    That Drago girl fitted Iris for a true rival to fear more than it did to Cilan and his other brothers...who apparently never, EVER evolved their puny little monkeys ever since childhood.

    I hope Ash doesn't... Oh wait.
  15. Rohanator

    Rohanator Well-Known Member

    It could be a gym leader thing, keeping the monkeys in their base forms for challengers.

    Just goes to show that experience means jack diddly balls in the anime. Ash's Pikachu loses to Trip's Snivy/Servine, Cilan's childhood Pansage loses to Oshawott, Clay's Excadrill that he's had since age 10 loses to an almost freshly caught Roggenrola/Boldore.
  16. NPT

    NPT Just a member

    filler or not, I'm glad we got a episode focusing on Cilan and his brothers before the end of the BW saga....it was needed to show how much Cilan has developed since the time he joined Ash's journey.

    I'll do my review later.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2013
  17. Rohanator

    Rohanator Well-Known Member

    I don't see how character episodes like these are filler, just because a Pokemon didn't evolve ect. We got some insight into Cilan's journey, I loved how he brought up that he was basically an observer of the other two. + His doubt about whether he should continue travelling or not.
  18. Alfred the Second

    Alfred the Second Dracoflare

    I am glad I am not the only one who feels that way. She was definitely shoe-horned in the last minute.
  19. MastersOfMonsters

    MastersOfMonsters ~Yaoi FanBoy~

    That Ice Trainer really liked shoving her butt into the screen when throwing her balls. ^^


    Good episode, though the battle(s) were kinda bad. Also, yeah, Pansy really doesn't do much. And we've only seen Noivern once. :(
  20. Squirtle_007

    Squirtle_007 Well-Known Member

    *Sigh* (-_-) Cilan's episodes are so dialogue oriented that you need to watch them either subbed or dubbed to totally understand what happened in them.

    Yes, the plot was basically Jessicicle claiming the gym if she could beat the Jonas Brothers, but it had much more points than only going from point A to point B:
    - The lighthouse where Cilan and Drago battled had a legend about a legendary trainer from Sinnoh battling a legendary trainer from Unova
    - It was revealed later that Drago came from Sinnoh
    - Iris actually proposed Cilan to use Crustle because it had both advantages against Abomasnow (Bug/Rock over Grass/Ice)
    - Cilan decided to use Pansage because it's his longest time partner and did a Tasting Time on himself where he revealed Gluttony as Pansage's ability
    - He also revealed that he has learned a lot from his battles against AND along Ash
    - Also, he said that he learned from Iris how to bond with Pokémon
    - He talked about his journey and how he has know and battled different people and know different battle styles
    - He did a Tasting Time to Drago but he didn't said nothing that it wasn't obvious "You don't connect with your Pokémon's feelings blah blah blah"
    - He actually considered to go back to the Gym with his brothers fearing that another trainer like Drago could appear, but his brothers convinced him to continue his journey

    So, in summary, this episode was full of emotion, something that people whined wanted about a Cilan's episode and the most important reason to not call this episode a filler is ... Pansage's ability was revealed ... HAH!! :p
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013

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