Making a Splash
- Dec 13, 2017
- Reaction score
Yeah it was really odd. Are they friends again?What a bizarre episode.
Half of it is this really dull search for Beautifly catching this unique wind that's really only there to keep Ash and Gou busy while they foreshadow Raboot's inevitable rebellion.
Then the second half is Raboot having a dance off with Loudred, Gou thinking it's better off staying behind, crying about it, and then it reuniting as if there was never a problem between them.
Sorry, I'm just more confused than anything. Those Zigzagoon and the Lombre were set-up as mischievous Pokemon who trick travellers, which Raboot obviously sympathises with given its life in Galar. But then that turned out to be nothing and they were just all really into dancing instead? And because Gou realised it was a dance off and helped out, everything is now fine between them?
Then there's a sudden tone shift at the end, where Ash gets serious and tells Gou to properly say goodbye to Raboot if he's leaving it behind. Then there's montage of all the moments they shared (as if they shared such a deep bond in the first place), but it was all just a fake out.
It was weak stuff, to say the least. I thought they'd bring up the trust issues between them and actually get into the reason why Raboot is behaving the way it is, but it turned out it just really had the urge to dance or something.
The dancing part was kinda entertaining, in a "what in the actual hell is happening" way. I liked Ash and Gou just messing around on the train as well. But apart from that, there was nothing to this episode.
It's April.And likely the final episode for 2020 because of the coronavirus.
Are any of them weekly series like Pokemon?I hope I'm wrong, but the reason why I said that SS023 might not air until January 2021 at the earliest is because of other postponements in television and film that were set back to 2021. Delaying by a few weeks is a best case scenario, while the likely scenario is no new episodes until June. Waiting until 2021 for new episodes would be if this virus completely takes over Japan.
The problem is that the Pokemon Anime cannot afford such a long delay, since first and foremost: They need to market the current games (Which they are sort of doing via Ash and the upcoming episodes with Galar Pokemon) and the DLC.I hope I'm wrong, but the reason why I said that SS023 might not air until January 2021 at the earliest is because of other postponements in television and film that were set back to 2021. Delaying by a few weeks is a best case scenario, while the likely scenario is no new episodes until June. Waiting until 2021 for new episodes would be if this virus completely takes over Japan.
Have you tried using your finger to draw on your phone while on a speeding train?Wait, I'm confused. Was this episode just Gotta Dance 2: Electric Boogaloo, except we don't even get a catchy song to go along with it?
Also. Ash, wtf happened to your drawing skills?! You used to draw semi-decently...
...and now you're telling me this is the best Garchomp you can come up with?!