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The Grass-Type Is Always Greener (499)

Discussion in 'Pokémon - Diamond & Pearl' started by Serebii, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Serebii

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

    The Grass-Type Is Always Greener!

    While travelling through Eterna Forest with their new friend Cheryl, Ash & Co. come across the Eterna Gym Leader; Gardenia. Upon learning that shes the gym leader, Ash is eager to challenge her. However, when she sends out her Turtwig and Cherubi, could Ash be facing a tougher battle than he anticipated?

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  2. -Starly-

    -Starly- Brain Damage

    I really thought this was an entertaining episode. It was fun to see Gardenia be masochistic and have Carnivine and Cacnea attack her. Also, it seemed to me that Cheryl and her bonded a little in the middle.

    Poor Staravia, running into the bushes and getting hit be Leaf Storm has got to be giving it more brain damage.

    Well, I'm looking forward to the last of the three Cheryl epis with its "EVOL COMBIIS", and the new art team.
     
  3. TeddiUrsa

    TeddiUrsa Well-Known Member

    I´ll make it short:

    This episode was HIGHLY entertainung to me.

    Natane alone is reason enough to like this episode. A highly entertaining,hyper character. Definitely looking forward to the gym battle.

    Kojiro had many nice scenes,the Utsubot cameo, the whole motto was brilliant, Takeshi blushing because of Momi sitting on him on him, Nyarth´s Wii-device (after the Wii-mote from an older Iwane episode ^^ ), Hikari punching Takeshi, Natane´s and Satoshi´s (rahter short) battle, the awesome Iwane animation,...the list goes on and on.

    Too bad that Cherinbo did next to nothing, just like Momi´s other Pokemon.

    It looks like Mitsuhoney will be "cel-shaded" in all of its appearances.
     
  4. marrycherrylips

    marrycherrylips Well-Known Member

    it looked like ash was depressed after losing in one of those pictures,but then again i guess if i were him i would be to,his record sucks in this region so far,i think he`s won a battle like what-three times?(outside of team rocket)
     
  5. Maestro Kinético

    Maestro Kinético Well-Known Member

    I didn't like this episode, nothing really happened. It lacked a solid plot and the introduction of Gardenia was random. However, I loved how they portraied leaf storm, it was very creative. The animation was good but Pokemon has lost its deep plot and has become into just entretainment.
     
  6. Lupin

    Lupin Legendary Pokémon Coordinator

    Kinda weird conisder it isn't that long ago he beat Regiice.
     
  7. PANCAKE

    PANCAKE I can't smile :|

    ^ Would somebody PLEASE shake him? Here we go again with the "Pikachu and Ash beat Regice" crapola again. Gah!
    And I'm pretty burned about that battle between Ash and Gardenia. It was just a watered down gym battle. Not to mention a lame excuse to make him have a rematch with her (at the gym) to get his revenge. Other than that, a pretty solid episode. Loved the dinner Carnivine made of Gardenia's head.
     
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  8. TeddiUrsa

    TeddiUrsa Well-Known Member

    I´m not sure, but I think Natane´s Gymleader-status wasn´t revealed in this episode.

    I hope every Gymleader in Shino is handeled like the last 2 because they deserve it.


    not ALL pokemon episodes need a deep,meaningfull plot. Some are just there for entertainment...hell,...it IS ( and ever was) an advertising anime after all.

    Why was Leaf Storm so creative? It looked like a Leafstorm in the games. The kick-*** animation made it look very powerful, though
     
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  9. S.Suikun

    S.Suikun Thank you, SPPf! :)

    Natane already has 1000000 times more personality in her one episode than Hyouta did in his 4 episodes.

    The battle itself was okay, but the episode on the whole was pretty entertaining, particularly Natane interacting with Kojiro's Pokes. Definite improvement over last week's, especially animation-wise.
     
  10. PANCAKE

    PANCAKE I can't smile :|

    Oh really? Then again you're right, she just kinda jumped outta the blue and had a battle with Ash.

    Sorry, Japanese is like another language to me. Oh wait.... :eek:

    I must agree though about the gym leaders having more than a few episodes. I just hope they don't make the losses/Paul battles a habit.
     
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  11. Ashy Boy

    Ashy Boy Paul's #1 Rival

    What was Jessie so ticked off about?
     
  12. scizor08

    scizor08 Back here. >.<

    Did Ash get the forest badge...?

    Looks like Brock get jealous of James?
     
  13. Bliksem

    Bliksem The Quirky Quilava

    He didn't even win; and even if he had, it wasn't an official gym match anyways.

    It's a shame Staravia has such a bad record. I blame him; had Ash not captured him, he wouldn't be sucking so much now! ^_^;;
     
  14. Dax

    Dax R.I.P Dax

    This was not an official battle. I think that was pretty much stated long ago.

    Anyway, finally I like Turtwig. I think Ash's Turtwig is now getting a sparkle in the anime. He still boring but less. I liked Gardenia's Turtwig and his technique to battle was really good. Putting the "Speedy Gonzalez" attitude was really entertaining.

    So the poor Staravia lost again... not surprise but it was actually funny how they presented that he was defeated. He's funny when he's battling or maybe it's just me.

    Gardenia is a pretty cool character and I like how hyper she is. One of my favorites leaders so far. She was so funny with Carnivine and Cacnea. And James... he was cool.

    Was Cherubi really in this episode? For like 2 seconds?

    Leaf Storm looked poor in the preview but in this episode it really came as a strong, cool looking attack.

    J
     
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  15. Arbok

    Arbok aka Arbok

    Yeah, Ash's Staravia is just really bad. I hope they'll change that in the coming episodes and let it win some more times.
     
  16. Geodude

    Geodude Well-Known Member

    Yeah it didn't attack though. The impression I got was this: When the battle between Ash and Gardenia was agreed upon, and Ash started with Turtwig, Gardenia intentionally sent out Cherubi, never intending for it to do much, just using it to gauge Turtwig's speed before sending out her own Turtwig against it.
     
  17. PANCAKE

    PANCAKE I can't smile :|

    Me thinks Cherubi will pull a trump card during the gym battle. Big things seem to come in small packages in the anime.
     
  18. Almighty Zard

    Almighty Zard He has returned.

    While we're on the subject, I have to wonder if Roaserade is truely her star pokemon, cause after what her Turtwig did, it would be hard to imagine anything above it.

    Staravia losing the way it did was just plain crap, if it had at least hit Turtwig once before going down i wouldn't have cared so much about it's loss. It's bad enough it sucked as a Starly, so they evolve it and yet it still sucks.
     
  19. masukippa

    masukippa Well-Known Member

    Maybe it will showcase Cherrim?
     
  20. Geodude

    Geodude Well-Known Member

    Not sure why everyone's bashing Staravia. It did everything it could, but Turtwig was just plain better.
     
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