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The Psyduck Stops Here! (555)

Discussion in 'Pokémon - Diamond & Pearl Battle Dimension' started by Serebii, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Serebii

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

    The Psyduck Roadblock!

    On their way to Celestic Town, Ash & co. find their path blocked by a group of Psyduck. Try as they might, the Psyduck do not yeild and continue to block their path. It seems they're trying to protect their eggs, which are soon to hatch. However, the nearby lake is polluted. Can Ash & Co. help? Will they be able to go to Celestic Town?

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  2. Vavavoom

    Vavavoom ...

    : O

    So what was the Pokémon, in the water? Was it... Psyduck?
     
  3. Wobuffet fan

    Wobuffet fan TR's #1 admin

    I think it was some Muk.
     
  4. aipom1234

    aipom1234 Master Coordinator

    Anything of interest happen?
     
  5. Korobooshi Kojiro

    Korobooshi Kojiro Funnnngaaaaa

    The three shadows were Muk (who fell in love with other Muk), nothing much else.
     
  6. Anonymous Trainer

    Anonymous Trainer <-----Facewall

    Well that's depressing. I mean, don't we see Muk love all the time? :/
     
  7. RegalStar

    RegalStar Well-Known Member

    But hey, this time it's Muk loving Muks, not humans.
     
  8. Korobooshi Kojiro

    Korobooshi Kojiro Funnnngaaaaa

    Yeah.

    Kinda kinky in a way.

    Also I heard pretty much all of the group's Pokemon participate in battling the Psyduck, so yeah, looks like a kinda a goffy "everyone work toghether" episode.
     
  9. aipom1234

    aipom1234 Master Coordinator

    Any new moves for anybody?
     
  10. TeddiUrsa

    TeddiUrsa Well-Known Member

    Yeah, everyone had a part in the episode besides Sudowoodo...poor thing. The frog was used like 4 times in this episode.

    You know what would be awesome? If Hikari catches a Pachirisu. It would really fit her and I want to see a Pachirisu in the anime really bad. But no main-character besides Ash has ever owned an electric pokemon... :(

    Seriously , who is STILL saying that Buneary is Hikari´s neglected Pokemon?

    The episode was very mediocre.
    The Psyduck plotline was boring as hell and the problem with some Muk invading their lake was writen and portrayed rather poorly, but I liked how the Muk got some sweet Muk-on-Muk action later as a reward for their bad antics towards the Psyduck.

    It was very nice to see that Glion´s personality didn´t change at all. It still has its whiny-eyes-moments ^^ so cute.
    But I hope it couldn´t glide well because of Ash´s weight and will glide better in future episodes. I guess it was just for comedy anyway.


    And...please tell me...why didn´t the gang just took the route around the psyduck and along the sides of the valley...you know...where Team Rocket was standing when they showed up for the first time in the episode?!?

    Meh...
     
  11. Dax

    Dax R.I.P Dax

    Happiny's part for me was hilarious. I loved when she got really mad at the Psyduck.:p

    Poor Pachi, poor Pachi. When will it see the light again?:(
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
  12. Gravy

    Gravy Contaminated KFC

    The plot was the very definition of 'this is some ******** writing', but as is the norm for episodes such as this, it's all the other stuff surrounding it that makes the 22 minutes worthwhile.
    The entire scene with Ash and his newly evolved vampire arthropod is a testament to this, not to mention the...very random Muk love-fest near the end.
    Y'know, it wasn't just that love-fest, but also the fact that they instantly started to gleefully splash each other in whatever the hell that filth they landed in happened to be. That was funnier than a dated MK reference.
    And those are pretty damn funny.
    Yeah.
    They are.

    I also loved Megayanma's distressed sounding 'Yeeeyuun?!' as Hikozaru went at it with Flame Wheel. Is it wrong that extremely minor crud like that is more than enough to fill my pokémon entertainment quota for the week?
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2008
  13. BirdStaraptor

    BirdStaraptor Sinnoh Master

    yes swinub used dig.
     
  14. pokefiend_13

    pokefiend_13 Harley-san Fanboy

    LOL! Funny random filler episode. ^_^

    Though I wonder how PUSA will handle the Mexican Brock scene. Without the awesome Brock salsa music, it won't be anywhere near as funny as its Japanese counterpart. -_-;
     
  15. pokefiend_13

    pokefiend_13 Harley-san Fanboy

    LOL! Funny random filler episode. ^_^

    Though I wonder how PUSA will handle the Mexican Brock scene. Without the awesome Brock salsa music, it won't be anywhere near as funny as its Japanese counterpart. -_-;
     
  16. BirdStaraptor

    BirdStaraptor Sinnoh Master

    Gliscor cried!! He still has the same personality that Gliger had.
    and he still faces a problems in the air.
     
  17. Charizard_Trainer88

    Charizard_Trainer88 Pokemon Master

    at first it was kinda boring then when Brock was in that costume and started singing i was into the episode the part at the end with the Muks was funny lol and too bad there wasn't no new animation for the opening or ending. and Gliscor crying was funny yet creepy at the same time......
     
  18. lightdash

    lightdash Dawn and May fan

    It was an entertaining episode to say the least. Definitely comical without a doubt.

    -There was no Cynthia if people must know.
    -There is finally confirmination that the next Pokemon Contest is indeed at Celestic Town.
    -A lot of Pokemon appearances, the group's entire team showed up except for Sudowoodo and Pachirisu. Wow, Pachirisu definitely needs more appearances now. Also it is good to see Muk again after how long now.
    -Glad to see Gliscor still has the same personality as Gligar.

    Anyways yeah. Just a pretty entertaining episode. Preview of the next one looks awesome. I can't wait for that.
     
  19. S.Suikun

    S.Suikun Thank you, SPPf! :)

    Okay, what the hell was that crap I just watched?

    First came one of the most boring gym battles since Kanto. Then came an incredibly standard and mundane capture episode, followed immediately by a standard and mundane evolution episode, complete with a total waste of Gary. Next was an appeal round of a contest disguised as something new with dresses. And now, we have one of the worst episodes of this particular saga to date, right down there with the Swinub trio and Chingling and cake shop episodes, as well as much of the other garbage they rightfully handed to Kinoshita.

    And yet, "slump" is too strong of a word to describe the current state of Sinnoh. Johto was a slump. This is more of a "lull". I have no doubt things will recover, as while I honestly haven't enjoyed an episode since the Croagunk Festival, most of the episodes between Hearthome and Solaceon were pretty mediocre, too. Hoenn also went through a few temporary phases like this.

    If you were looking for an actual review of the episode from me, I seriously struggled to finish it, as the only real highlights were the Muks, which were mainly entertaining because they were so random and out-of-place. It seemed like the writers felt like they had to do an episode about the Psyducks since they play a vital role in the game, but couldn't decide how to make an interesting story out of it.
     
  20. Sushi

    Sushi unspecified Staff Member Super Mod

    Err...the plot idea, while not all that awful itself, was poorly executed, and I don't know why they felt like including that bit with the Muk at the end...okay, they needed to fill their 20 minutes I guess, but it really felt tacky and pointless.

    However, for some strange reason, this is also the episode that made me laugh the most in a long time.

    I just loved Dawn in this episode. I often felt like she's portrayed as the most cunning of the trio (while Brock = wise and Ash = creative as far as mental pro-traits are concerned), and her sharp remarks, and the way she talked in general, once again made her stand out as the "cool girl".

    Whether it was her giving TR an internal slap in the face,

    Jessie: The word 'impossible' doesn't exist in Team Rocket's dictionary!
    Dawn: It's not like 'possible' does, either.

    or just the amusing scene where she dances along with Brock while completely giving off this "God, why the hell am I doing this?"-vibe... I liked it lots.

    Speaking of Brock, I found it funny how he'd completely lost himself in his oneesan-song to the point where he didn't even know why he was dancing anymore. I also liked big brother Brock in the scene where the group watches Meowth talk to the Psyduck:

    Ash: What is he telling them?
    Brock: Don't ask me.
    Dawn: Will it work out?
    Brock: Don't ask me.

    Overall, as someone said, if the episode was to be judged in terms of plot, it was extremely poor, but personally I liked many of the minor tidbits here and there, so I wouldn't call it a waste of time.
     

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