I just have very high standards that don't involve cheap cop-outs, and when I mean fake tension, I wasn't even talking about the defense buff. God forbid someone says even the slightest bit critical thing, even if it's their opinion, and they get piled on by people with low standards for writing.
Play some RDR2 and raise standards of excellence in writing, please.
EDIT: Mind you, my stream was behind a few minutes and I didn't realize that Togekiss had already fallen by the time I made that post.
LMAOOO this whole post feels like a copypasta parody, you have some inflated ego for a man who nitpicks Pokemon of all things
Again, criticise all you want but bro how is it fake tension when Max Airstream would logically hold up Lucario and Lucario would try to evade it and then go directly and attack it when it uses Sky attack, overpowering it. How is it fake tension? I could still maybe see your point with last weeks episode and the emphasis on Lucario flinching, but this week? Nah, seems like a buzzword for you at this point
Pretty good battle altogether. It seemed weird that we didn't see Lucario use Steel Beam and Garchomp use Draco Meteor considering how much Cynthia loves to use it.
My personal opinion is that the Togekiss vs Lucario should've been cut a little bit to prolong Lucario vs Garchomp
Edit: On another note; I'm assuming Cynthia's strategy to Dynamax Togekiss might have to do with the Surprise Element or likely even to abuse Togekiss's Flinch Hax potentially (Considering she focused on stacking its speed up).
Lucario replaced Steel Beam with Bullet Punch
- Aura Sphere
- Double Team
As a battle overall with every aspect combined, it still sits far below Ash vs. Paul and Ash vs. Kukui, maybe on par with Ash vs. Alain/Sawyer. One thing that bugs me is the lack of cameos throughout all 4 semi-final episode, what gives?
Id say the same, it ranks below Paul and Kukui definitely but I think it may have usurped Alain and Sawyer, idk will have to rewatch this battle as a whole with subs and then those XY battles to judge. The climax of those battles were definitely better but this was intense as well and overall it was more smartly written and the non ace battles were much better than some cope outs during Sawyer and Alain.
As for cameos, I guess they really wanna blow their whole load on Ash vs Leon and so didnt wanna saturate the specialty of cameos here and just keep it to Ash's pokemon. I do think they could have atleast shown Paul and Sakuragi lab rather than Morpeko x4
Unrelated but Cynthia’s outfit when she was earning her title was really nicely designed. I wish we got more back story ON THAT than that children half filler thing
My headcanon is that she beat Palmer to become champion considering she was battling a Rhyperior
Also yes, her outfit slayed! It looked SO GOOD
The Cynthia fanservice has been incredible