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Will the Z-Move Work?! Challenging the Grand Trial!! (953)

Discussion in 'Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon' started by Serebii, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Serebii

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

    Will the Z-Move Work?! Challenging the Grand Trial!!

    After completing the only Island Trial on Melemele Island, Ash decides to face off against the Island Kahuna Hala in the Grand Trial. Hala uses powerful Fighting-type Pokémon and moves causing Ash some trouble as he currently only has Pikachu and Rowlet. During battle, Hala unleashes the All-Out Pumelling Z-Move causing Ash to retaliate with a Z-Move of his own. Will he be able to win the battle?

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  2. Soniman

    Soniman Break the Limit

    First Gym battle equivalent of the series, let's make it a good one
     
  3. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    - Looks like Ash made it into local newspaper due to his efforts with the Totem Pokemon.
    - Continuity from previous episode: Totem's ally Pokemon, Gumshoos, is Jenny's new partner Pokemon.
     
  4. Frozocrone

    Frozocrone Miraculous!

    So they're having the battle but no-ones taught Breakthrough Blitz to Ash?

    Uhhh, hopefully I missed something

    Rowlet with the win!

    Rowlet...why
     
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  5. phanpycross

    phanpycross God-king

    Rowlet > Ash-greninja.

    He didnt even lose to Hariyama; he just fell asleep: Literally a god.
     
  6. Lucario At Service

    Lucario At Service Calm Trainer

    So, Ash withdrew? Rowlet because it fell asleep after defeating Crabrawler.
     
  7. Frozocrone

    Frozocrone Miraculous!

    DP theme is awesome!

    But stock footage is not...

    I wonder if Rowlet's constant sleeping is just it slowly dying foreshadowing an eventual evolution to Decidueye (endless sleep as a ghost)
     
  8. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    Ok, I didn't expect Rowlet to get a win. That preview made it seem like Rowlet was going to be obliterated lol
     
  9. Frozocrone

    Frozocrone Miraculous!

    Belly Drum? Oooooh

    Wait, when exactly did he learn the dance?
     
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  10. phanpycross

    phanpycross God-king

    Ash goes for Hariyama's legs, Just like with Brawly in AG.

    Nice continuity.
     
  11. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    Clean victory, wow.
     
  12. phanpycross

    phanpycross God-king

    Holy f*ck, first flawless gym battle since DP with Crasher Wake.
     
  13. Frozocrone

    Frozocrone Miraculous!

    Ash wins 2-0.

    Kinda miffed about the lack of being taught Breakthrough Blitz. Unless that was in dialogue.

    Electrium-Z already? Welp Sophocles just became irrelevant LOL
     
  14. Janovy

    Janovy Banned

    Tapu Koko replaced Hala's Z-crystal with Electrium-Z.

    Wow.
     
  15. Frozocrone

    Frozocrone Miraculous!

    Oh the Champion theme is playing. Foreshadowing the Alola league.
     
  16. Locormus

    Locormus Can we please get the old forum back?

    It's just a gag. Like how Chespin's appetite never lead to it evolving into a chunky Quilladin..
     
  17. Mr. Guy

    Mr. Guy Banned

    Didn't expect Ash to win 2-0.
     
  18. EasternOtaku14

    EasternOtaku14 New Member

    Rowlet was sleeping, yet managed to defeat Crabrawler.
    Pikachu survived a +6 All Out Pummeling and defeated Hariyama with a Z move.
    Amazing things happened today people.
     
  19. Holy157

    Holy157 Well-Known Member

    Wonder if Ash will even get the Fightium-Z now. If he gets a Pokemon which could use it later I could see him getting it, but with Tapu Koko doing his best troll impression, I don't know.

    Assuming Tapu Koko is going to acquire another Z-Crystal for Sophocles' Trial, unless Ash gets a Pikachu exclusive Z-Crystal there instead.

    So, they saved Rowlet from defeat by having him fall asleep. Ok, sure.

    Why did they remove the 2nd part of All-Out Pummelling? There was like no reason for them to do it.

    Rockruff is too adorable.

    Guess we won't find out how Ash learnt the Z-Move.
     
  20. 1rkhachatryan

    1rkhachatryan Call me Robert guys

    YES!!!! Rowlet didn't get a loss <3!!!! This battle was epic and Rowlet made my freaking day :D.
     

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