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The Fruit of Courage: Lillie and Vulpix! (957)

Frozocrone

Miraculous!
That fall was from quite a high altitude, so it would have really hurt. After being hurt in that manner, Alolan Vulpix would have been in no shape to battle. So Ash role was important.

It's honestly not that high. Enough to cause pain, not enough to incapacitate them.
 

345ash-greninja

Auto-Memories Doll
It's honestly not that high. Enough to cause pain, not enough to incapacitate them.

Well Lillie desperately jumped to catch Alolan Vulpix, which implies that the fall would have quite hurt.
 

Soniman

Break the Limit
No.

Stop being so goddamn cringeworthy.

Shhh dont say that! I need my comedic value from PAD somehow!!

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In the midst of comedic hijinks it seems like Lillie will be the go to character I’m gonna look towards solid character development and this episode didn’t disappoint. It was nothing groundbreaking but it was a simple of growth for our dear Lillie and for that I enjoyed this one.

I like how the episode didn’t go how I was expecting, instead of avoiding Vulpix because she’s to scared, she spends the day with it in SPITE of her fears, she still wants to spend time and get to know it l, which I really liked. After all she’s a Pokemon trainer now so she has to take responsibility and look after her Pokemon. And for her first battle experience with TR she handles herself believably, having the good sense to fire off am attack and try and stall them by cleverly freezing the ground.

And finally I like how even after all this Lillie STILL hasn’t completely got over her fear and she’s only completely okay with touching Vulpix only but still freezes up when other Pokemon touch her (though we still have progress even there because she was able to remain strong while Togedemaru was touching her rather then freaking out)

Now that she’s officially a trainer I look forward to seeing what they do with her character from here, what goals she might want to pursue or even some other possible captures in the future….. Or maybe some of that family drama please????
 

DS0308

<--- Actually me
I love Bewear so much, it's dramatic TR rescue wasn't crazy (although it's got some leaps) but that scene with Jessie was hilarious.

The change in character for Lillie between the games and anime kind of gives me some vibes of N, except it's the other way around for N (ie genuine trainer in-game, anime version is around Pokemon but doesn't have Poke Balls). The scale is a little different, though.

So its confirmed that Mimikyu only gives a damn when Pikachu is around which I kinda expected. Not really sure how often that's actually going to happen though. I do enjoy watching it just randomly wander about acting all creepy, speaking of which the way it ate that malasada (or was it Poke Puff?) was a little odd haha.

Liking the fact that Lillie's only okay touching Vulpix for now. She was saying something to it while they were walking that I'd need to see a translation of because it just seemed noteworthy in the context. They managed to hold their own against TR, but Ash and Rowlet did have to stop them from hitting the ground after Lillie hesitated. But that was all he ended up contributing anyway so it's not that big of a deal. Still got a long way to go with her character which is good for future episodes.
 

Zoruagible

Lover of underrated characters
I hope Lillie being a trainer doesn't affect how a certain cosmic Pokemon will be handled later. I don't want it in a ball, the bag is its home.
 

DS0308

<--- Actually me
I hope Lillie being a trainer doesn't affect how a certain cosmic Pokemon will be handled later. I don't want it in a ball, the bag is its home.

As far as I'm aware she doesn't even have the fabled bag. Unless she buys it later.

We've been robbed I tell you.
 

CelebiAS

Well-Known Member
Mao: masaka.
Indeed Mao-chan.

I really liked this episode, it sorta developed everyone in my opinion.
The spying part was specially nice
 

Janovy

Banned
As far as I'm aware she doesn't even have the fabled bag. Unless she buys it later.

We've been robbed I tell you.
They could always come up with some convenient excuse and make it so the Pokeball refuses to catch Cosmog.

Then Lillie would be forced to hide it in a bag.
 

Sceptile Leaf Blade

Nighttime Guardian
This one was fun. I'll have to rewatch it with subs to really understand everything but it was a good episode. Especially like how Mimikyu consumed that poképuff. Jessie must have a ridiculously strong spine if she doesn't die from Super-Bewear's hug.
 

U.N. Owen

In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night ...
I don't know about you, but I'm hoping for a Lillie vs Gladion in the future.
 

Frozocrone

Miraculous!
I don't know about you, but I'm hoping for a Lillie vs Gladion in the future.

I was just thinking this after watching a 'Champion League defence' between Gladion and Lillie on YouTube.

I agree though, would be great to see sibling rivalry
 

Janovy

Banned
Oh snap, now I want Gladion to be Lillie's rival instead of Ash's lol
 

Frozocrone

Miraculous!
This is by far the best 'funniest' face of 'funny face syndrome' of the anime:

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AshSerena

Well-Known Member
I was just thinking this after watching a 'Champion League defence' between Gladion and Lillie on YouTube.

I agree though, would be great to see sibling rivalry

I agree too, Lillie vs Gladion would be great to see
I also want to see Ash vs Lillie in future

Ash= unpredictable trainer
Lillie= Smart and knows alot about Pokemon, can probably think some good strategy when she do a battle

i also love How Mallow really care so much about Lillie
 

TheWanderingMist

Paladin of the Snow Queen
He said he will take care the Kanto Vulpix , but other one will leave to the student, then everyone agreed that Lillie should be the one who gets and it seems Alola Vulpix also likes her so much xD
I'm happy that she still calling it Shiron even its already born from the egg

and she did a good job on battle againts TR , Since she is smart i can see she will do some good battle strategy on future episodes

So...what's the likelihood of them keeping the nickname thing in the dub? Betting they'll go with Snowball if they decide to keep it.
 

Frozocrone

Miraculous!
They'll probably go with Snowball. They changed Hoshigumo-chan to Nebby (not to mention Mao > Mallow, Suiren > Lana, Kaki > Kiawe etc etc).
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
It would have been better if Prin.Oak gave Lillie some other type of Pokeball rather than the standard one, to signify the aspect from the game.

True, after seeing Jessie catch Mimikyu with a Luxury Ball, I was hoping we'd see the cast use more unique pokéballs like they do in the games. If I had to pick, I thought that Lillie could've used a Premier Ball to catch Shiron, or Samson could've given her a Friend Ball
 

Xuxuba

Well-Known Member
Lmao goodbye damsel in distress situation that plagued Serena. I'm glad Lillie and Vulpix took care of team Rocket themselves without Ash interfering.

You do know that Lillie still was saved by Ash from hitting her head into the ground and that Serena was also able to beat Team Rocket before just like Lillie, right? Apparently the only one who isn't able to beat TR is SM Ash.

Anyway, this episode is reminding me of the Pokévision episode. Guess this was written by Omode.
 

Satomine Night

The Power of Z!
This episode was... oh my gosh! :eek: It was just as adorable as I'd hoped it would be! Watching the two Vulpix play with the other Pokémon was just all kinds of adorable. I found it amusing that Kanto Vulpix was so much friendlier than Alolan Vulpix at first, and it was so cute that Kanto Vulpix kept trying to get Alolan Vulpix--excuse me, Shiron to join in on the fun.

My predictions didn't quite come true, at least not in the way I'd originally predicted. But Vulpix did use Powder Snow to freeze Team Rocket and stall them. (It was also clever of Lillie to command Vulpix to use Powder Snow to freeze the ground). And Bewear did appear out of nowhere and cart off the Team Rocket icicles before Ash had a chance to battle them.

And Lillie was able to touch Shiron! *cheers* It seems the key to getting Lillie to overcome her fear is to put the Pokémon she loves in danger; then she'll touch it without thinking about it, only to realize it minutes later. (Ash, I think you have found a comrade to join your "Recklessness to Save Pokémon" club. :p )

I had a feeling Ash would show up as the knight in shining armor, but I like the way it was done. He showed up just in time to command Rowlet to use Leafage to break Lillie's fall, but he didn't actually get to battle Team Rocket. (The looks on his and Mallow's faces when Bewear showed up! ^O^ )

I don't know about you, but I'm hoping for a Lillie vs Gladion in the future.

That...would be awesome! Now I'm going to start hoping for that, too. It would be interesting if there's still that fond sibling relationship on top of the rivalry--unless the anime makes Gladion more of an antagonist.

This is by far the best 'funniest' face of 'funny face syndrome' of the anime:

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That's nightmare fuel right there, dude. I'll need to rewatch the adorable Lillie and Vulpix scenes to get that horrific Jessie face out of my head.

On another note, this episode proved that Mimikyu only obeys Jessie when Pikachu is involved (at least, that's how it appears so far). Though I'm not too sure how I feel about the hinted idea that Jessie may catch Bewear. I was hoping James would get it, but I suppose the man doesn't need two Pokémon unintentionally trying to kill him with love.
 
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