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When Dark and Light Collide! (854)

Discussion in 'Pokémon the Series: XY - Kalos Quest' started by Serebii, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Serebii

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

    Hawlucha & Dark Hawlucha!!

    While heading to Coumarine City, Ash & co. encounter a shiny Hawlucha attacking a Snubbull. When they go to help out, they learn that the Pokémon were in fact rehearsing for a play. Not realising this, they interrupt and accidentally hurt the Gallade that is the lead. Due to Gallade being injured, Ash offers to take the place with his Hawlucha, but the two Hawlucha start to fight causing practice to go awry, and when the play begins, Team Rocket appear. Will Ash & Co. be able to help?

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  2. playerking

    playerking Sick of dealing with idiots.

    The episode starts with Ash and co. walking through a forest as the sun starts to set.

    They then hear a loud scream coming from somewhere nearby.

    The group all go to inspect what is happening and they see a Shiny Hawlucha trying to grab a Snubbull.

    The two Pokemon are standing on a stage and the Snubbull has some jewellery on.

    Ash tells Pikachu to use Thunderbolt so that the Shiny Hawlucha will leave Snubbull alone.

    Pikachu uses Thunderbolt as a Gallade jumps and lands near the Hawlucha and Snubbull.

    The Gallade gets surprised and slips over.

    Gallade hurts its knee after falling, before some guy appears and starts yelling at Ash and co.

    Ash and co. learn that the Pokemon were just practising for a play, which they interrupted.

    The man is the director of the play.

    Ash and co. (Including the director) are in a Pokemon Center, waiting to see how Gallade is.

    Gallade comes out after it has been treated.

    It has a cast on and is using crutches I think.

    Since Gallade is unable to perform, Ash gets his Hawlucha to take Gallade's place.

    Ash sends out his Hawlucha, to practise a fight scene between him and the Shiny Hawlucha.

    The two Hawlucha seem to be doing well during the rehearsal of the fight scene.

    Then the two Hawlucha start fighting eachother for real.

    Ash and co. break up the fight between the Hawlucha.

    Team Rocket are spying on Ash and co.

    I think they want to capture the Shiny Hawlucha, or Ash's or maybe both.

    In a nearby grassy area, the Shiny Hawlucha is practising an attack.

    Ash and co., along with Ash's Hawlucha, goes to see the Shiny Hawlucha practising the attack.

    The director and Gallade then arrive to wear the Shiny Hawlucha and the others are.

    The director tells Ash and co. a bit about Shiny Hawlucha's past.

    I think Hawlucha was a Pokemon wrestler.

    Dare Da? Hawlucha.

    All of them then go to the theatre, where the play is going to be held.

    Team Rocket arrive there as well, in disguises and then they recite their motto.

    Ash and co. eventually fight with Team Rocket and then Team Rocket blasts off.

    After they blast off, Ash and co. go back to starting the play.

    The play starts and everything goes pretty well.

    It is the part of the play where Ash's Hawlucha and the Shiny Hawlucha fight eachother.

    The opening theme starts to play in the background.

    After a long and tough battle, Ash's Hawlucha manages to defeat the Shiny Hawlucha.

    Then Ash's Hawlucha goes over to the Shiny Hawlucha.

    Ash's Hawlucha reaches out a hand, to help the Shiny Hawlucha stand back up.

    The play has now finished and the audience cheers loudly.

    The next day Ash and co. say goodbye to the director and the Pokemon in the play.

    Ash's Hawlucha and the Shiny Hawlucha grab eachother's hands, as they say goodbye.

    To be continued.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2014
  3. Lucario At Service

    Lucario At Service Calm Trainer

    So, basically the Shiny Hawlucha was a Champion of some sort, but injured his leg for some reason (my stream got broken at this point, so i don't know the reason). So, instead it took on the work of performing in Stage Play's.

    Also, why was TR in this episode again ? What was the point of their appearance.
     
  4. Blood Red

    Blood Red ...

    Do you think anybody knows the answer to that? Team Rocket are being shoehorned into everything once more and I doubt that'll stop anytime soon.
     
  5. Soniman

    Soniman Break the Limit

    The last half of the episode was the tightest **** ever, I expected a hell of a match between the two Hawlucha's and it did not disappoint.
     
  6. Almighty Zard

    Almighty Zard He has returned.

    what moves did the shiny one use?
     
  7. Lucario At Service

    Lucario At Service Calm Trainer

    Not sure, but seemed like the same moves as Ash's Hawlucha.

    I mean it did use Karate Chop and seemed like was practising Flying Press at one point.

    Though i think it doesn't know (or atleast can't use) High Jump Kick because of his injury.
     
  8. Almighty Zard

    Almighty Zard He has returned.

    That's interesting, I thought they'd try to make them different from each other in terms of moves, though I can excuse Flying Press because that's Hawlucha's signature.
     
  9. K.N.

    K.N. Well-Known Member

    Filler, but fun.
     
  10. playerking

    playerking Sick of dealing with idiots.

    I'm not sure if this really happened (Which I think it did), but it's funny that they used Hawlucha as every possible answer.

    [IMG139]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3cL5hxCMAAa0sx.jpg[/IMG139]
     
  11. Blood Red

    Blood Red ...

    Hmmm...I think it's Luchabull, but it also sort of looks like Luchabull... :p
     
  12. Captain America X

    Captain America X Well-Known Member

    fletchinder from the side
     
  13. Pink Harzard

    Pink Harzard So majestic

    The joke is that only one of them is the shiny Hawlucha.
     
  14. i2i

    i2i Big Bad Wolf

    To show that Jessie is drawn to the Spotlight like Pokemon our drawn to Sweet Scent.

    To be more serious to give an opponent that the Hawluchas can face together.
     
  15. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    I'm pressed that Gallade didn't do much here, but I adored Dark Hawlucha at the very least; he was awesome and his fight against Ash's Hawlucha was pretty good. Not quite as intense as the previews made it seem, but still enjoyable. Too bad that this was basically a filler regardless.
     
  16. DotKU

    DotKU Champion

    The episode was not what I expected for the most part, and I'm kinda glad it was different.
     
  17. Samurott

    Samurott Active Member

    So I have to know, what's the name of the song that played when Ash's Hawlucha sent Team Rocket blasting off? It was used in Hawlucha's debut episode when it first appears and again in the Korrina gym battle when it defeats Mienfoo.
     
  18. DaDonYordel

    DaDonYordel The Gazing Eye

    That's likely Hawlucha's leitmotif, you'll probably get to know its name whenever they decide to release the XY series' soundtrack.

    As for the episode, well, wasn't this a bloody good one, eh? It was slobberknocker of amazing proportions. It had Dark Hawlucha a former champion that has a bad knee and Hawlucha a former champion who keeps screwing up, the latter reigniting its LUCHA LIBRE SPIRIT. Team Rocket was great this episode, they hammed up pretty up here, like eating the scenery with every word that comes out of their mouth. The battles were hot damn hotblooded, and with a little music like the JUSTICIA THEME! (Hawlucha's leitmotif) and the out of nowhere full version of the OP, it's just perfect.

    I felt really bad for Ash however, he really took that mistake of hurting Gallade really badly. Good to know Bonnie is there to save the day. Good thing she's in the group now, eh? Ash also makes up for the temporal loss of his boyish smile and youthful optimism via "training" Hawlucha, aka beating the **** out of it.

    Overall, this was a great episode. It doesn't get its laughs from well-timed gags like the last episode (Nene episode) but from the pure absurd use of the characters here.
     
  19. phanpycross

    phanpycross God-king

    Filler, but the best kind;really fun and energenic, and full of character.

    Hawlucha remains my favorite pokemon, and for good reason.
     
  20. Navin

    Navin MALDREAD

    Mal's weekly review as usual.


    Pros:
    * Both Hawlucha's were fantastic and their similar backgrounds made their rivalry more compelling
    * Hawlucha vs Dark Hawlucha was very entertaining; loved Hawlucha's victory pose and that wrestling ring touch
    * Team Rocket's altered introduction
    * TR were also pretty good here; they are much more bearable when they are not the be-end-all of episodes but rather help drive the plot
    * OST was top-notch this episode; loved hearing that Luchador leitmotif and the remixed Volt


    Cons:
    * It is a filler episode essentially


    I am giving it a 7/10, which is great for a filler episode. This was fun to watch.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2015

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