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Pretty much encapsulated my thoughts! I have the same nitpick as well but doesn't bring down the episode for me either, and the fact that posts like the below one I quoted is stretching it so far is ridiculous. They were just hit once and before they had a chance to retaliate the bears showed up, and were cool as hell! I also really appreciate the inter continuity with the ninetales episode and ep14, esp since I was disappointed earlier ep14 didn't have Volcarona. There being such conflict and proper focus while Goh completed its job without the expense of Ash was nice as well. Seeing those dumb leaks being proven wrong so thoroughly was a cherry on the cake. Excited for what comes next, Project Mew has been really fun so far!As someone who hates Journeys, I have to say this was a great episode. By far my favourite episode of this series. Much better than whatever garbage the last Project Mew episode was.
First off, it was written quite well. Unlike the flashbacks and offscreen ranking up at the start of PWC episode, the exposition here showed us what happened between this and the last Project Mew episode and gave us some insight into Asahi and Tsurugi. Their task to look for the hunters incorporated them into the current plot naturally instead of just happening to be at the right place at the right time to save Ash and Goh. This episode also referenced JN014 and JN071 in a natural way by using them to further the current story. The highlight for me was how both Ash and Goh got to do something with Goh still getting the most focus but not at the expense of Ash. Inteleon and Dracovish showing up added so much in a series where main cast Pokemon barely get to show up. This episode was full of conflict, something that JN lacks, so that was nice to finally have some stakes. Otherwise, the tone was consistent, animation was better than usual, and we got a few new tracks that sounded like a huge upgrade from what we've previously heard.
My only issue is a minor nitpick that doesn't bring down the episode for me. At the end with the hunters, Ash and Goh could have been prepared to attack or started the battle before Asahi and Tsurugi showed up. It's not really a big issue since the boys only took one hit before they got saved so we don't know if they were struggling or not, but it would have been nice to know that they weren't going to be helpless if the bears didn't show up.
Overall, a very good Journeys episode and a good episode in general. I look forward to seeing where Project Mew goes next.
That scene never even implied that. Ash and Goh got hit once and before they could retaliate the bears showed up. It's a gross exaggeration of a scene that was meant to be an Urshifu showcase. No where did they 'forget' how Pokémon worked, but then again not surprised you're the one who posted thisHow was turning Ash and Go into idiots who forgot how pokemon worked "better"?