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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. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Am I supposed to laugh?"

    Marena, was it? We need to have more characters with such unique, wild designs. Did anyone notice how her eyes were...mismatched? One was more open than the other. Too bad she just left sulking like that. Poor girl. She was defeated during one of Cilan's monologues where he always loses unless your name is Burgundy...

    Huh, who was Burgundy again? I think it was the red-haired girl with dragons. (Just kidding.)

    I guess this is Cilan's closure episode with the group, in a way, given all those flashbacks. And speaking of flashbacks, the Striaton Kids should have their own episode...but really, they haven't evolved their monkeys since childhood? I can imagine a forty-year old Ash with a Pikachu.

    Cilan: Best wishes to you!

    Chili: Smell ya later! Oops! Sorry. Wrong character role.
     
  2. Mr.Munchlax

    Mr.Munchlax Thunder Trainer

    Sure, she was good design wise but seriously, she wanted to take over the Striaton Gym just for the fun of it, for no apparent reason? And on top of that, she came all the way from Sinnoh just take control of a gym in Unova for practically no d@$m reason??!! Talk about half-*****
     
  3. the1stpkmnfan

    the1stpkmnfan Your Big Buff Bro

    Good episode for Cilan. Brought back a lot of good memories of the BW anime with Cilan focused battles. I'm really gonna miss the good light of Black & White as it draws to a close soon.

    Next stop, KANTO! We made it folks!
     
  4. Vipsoccermaster

    Vipsoccermaster Well-Known Member

    Good Cilan episode. Marena, just trying to overtake the Gym for fun? Come on, no one wants that. Plus, the Striaton Gym is a restaurant, too. Good thing she deserved the loss to Cilan. Also, it was very great to see Cilan's brothers again and get a bit more screen-time before they're probably forgotten again.
     
  5. 1rkhachatryan

    1rkhachatryan Call me Robert guys

    Uh huh, except the Dento event revealed that ages ago. Also how hard would it have been to give Pansage a new move here?? Seriously some sort of development for a pokemon of his in his last episode of BW would of been great. And no I don't count the ability being revealed.
     
  6. WaterDragon trainer

    WaterDragon trainer Freak Like Me

    This was a decent episode, though I thought that it was lame that Cilan put up much more of a fight than both of his brothers combined.
     
  7. thetamale

    thetamale Well-Known Member

    I liked Marana or whatever her name was but the three waiters are always very dull. Still better than Origins.
     
  8. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    I liked this episode. It was great to see Chili again too, the only thing I hated was how easily Chili lost.
     
  9. MidnightMelody

    MidnightMelody Hopeful for Gen 8

    Was expecting Jessie to take off the outfit and try to catch Pikachu XD.

    One of the better episodes this season.
     
  10. Orton155

    Orton155 Pokemon Enthusiast

    Quite a dramatic episode.

    After explaining why Cress and Chili were visiting Cilan. Cilan then had small speech about how much he had learned from his journey so far. I found this really heartfelt and it really exaggerated the enjoyment I have had with Cilan has been travelling with Ash and Iris. He then put this into action, successfully defeating Marena and saving the Striaton gym.

    I will miss Cilan and his flamboyant tendencies at times and this episode reminded me how much I like him as a character.

    On to the next one!
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2013
  11. Vernikova

    Vernikova Champion

    I'm just going to c+p what I wrote somewhere else.

    I actually got up early enough to watch these episodes. The one thing that struck me was that Cilan's brothers don't have any stronger Pokemon than the ones they use to challenge rookie trainers. Up comes the the question: why are they gym leaders? You'd think they'd have stronger Pokemon than basic elemental monkeys but I guess they really wanted to stay close to the games and make them pushovers in the anime too. Episode was boring by the way.
     
  12. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "Am I supposed to laugh?"

    None of them have a single Lillipup, though. They're far weaker than their in-game versions.
     
  13. Vernikova

    Vernikova Champion

    Those things could've made for excellent human shields.
     
  14. NPT

    NPT Just a member

    "Survival of the Striaton Gym!"

    *Sigh*.... It's disappointing to see Alexa leaving the group again for finding a new story, but it makes sense since she's a Pokémon Journalist. Seeing Cilan's brothers Chili and Cress again was great, it's been so long since they appeared last time in BW.

    I liked the Ice trainer Drago Morana, her dub voice sounded perfect and TPCI choose a really clever dub name for her. Also, I liked her unique design as well, she is really Hot. It's surprising that Morana managed to defeat both Chili and Cress in a gym battle, she was really strong! Even though I liked Morana, I didn't like how she wanted to take over the Striaton Gym just for fun and appiarantly no reason! On top of that she came all the way from the Sinnoh region just to take over a gym in Unova region! Geez, talk about being wild.

    Cilan's battle with Morana was rather weak, but I liked how he reflected on everything he learned from his journey. Cilan's flashbacks with Ash and Iris were nice, the flashback showing Cilan, Cress and Chili as kids was nice too. Also, Morana's reaction to Cilan's "Evaluation Time" was funny.

    Overall, this was a pretty good episode. It's great to see how much Cilan learned from his journey, but Cilan's battle with Morana was somewhat lacking, It could've been better. After watching the English dub of this episode, I think I'm gonna miss Cilan a little bit.

    As for the dub, the TPCI VA's did good job voicing the characters, they all sounded great in this episode.

    Music Kept: (3)
    • BW Title Card Theme 2
    • Cilan's Theme
    • Movie 12 BGM - Farewell, Children of the Future

    Dang, the lack of Japanese music is really bad. TPCI seriously needs to stop replacing all the good Japanese music with their boring dub music. I hope they'll keep more original Japanese music in the next episode.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2016
  15. 02939

    02939 Missingno

    Anime logic dominated all three battles. The challenger used Sheer Cold twice without missing and would have hit the third time too if Pansage hadn't used SolarBeam. That bugged me through the whole episode.
     
  16. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    I honestly found this episode to be boring for the most part. I mean I admired Morana's dedication to beating the Striaton City Gym Leaders and all that, but it seemed like an excuse to bring Chili and Cress back into the story and bring Cilan's character full circle. Not that it's a bad thing, just that it didn't interest me much. I did like the little things though, like Ash burning the food at the start of the episode and Morana's design itself was amazing. She also had a dynamic personality and I wish we had more characters like her.
     
  17. pokepal123

    pokepal123 Banned

    Exactly they could have evolved the three monkeys in this episode to show that they are up to the challenge to defeat the trainer. Anyway that battle was complete BS like all the BW were Abomasnow should have wrecked Pansage and Pansear should have at least put up a a fight against Mamoswine.
     
  18. I really thought this was where CIlan was going to leave the show officially.
    Yet, it wouldn't have been a surprised since there's only (at this point) one or two episodes left in this saga.
     
  19. Pikachu52

    Pikachu52 Well-Known Member

    This is getting ridiculous. How on earth did Cress's Pansage manage to defeat Pikachu without taking a single hit in Triple Leaders Triple Threats, the same Pikachu that tied with a Latios and took down an Onix in Sinnoh, and then loose to Morana's Glalie. Ice type moves are supposed to be not effective on water type Pokémon.
     
  20. wobbanut

    wobbanut Team Awesome

    Oh lord, Marena, when it comes to a certain word she makes Cassidy look like a kindergarten teacher. o_O At least I like Jessie and Cassidy both. Yikes. I'm glad Cilan put her in her place. It was nice to see Cilan's brothers again, though I'm surprised they didn't mention how Chili was traveling on his own for a time there. It was also really nice to see how much Cilan has learned from his teammates throughout Sinnoh too.

    6/10
     

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