The Prince is Back!
- Dec 13, 2017
- Reaction score
Yeah, they tried to recreate the Episode 20 from Sun & Moon but failed miserably. All the running back to Pallet Town are pretty much meaningless like the one after Ash pull it through the Ultra Ruins after Tapi Koko transported them by accidentally. Leaving his whole Pokemon to search him across the whole Alola only to be ended back where it started from the Ultra World, meaningless just meaningless.A... below average episode. Starting off, there was absolutely no prior build-up to this 'jealousy' which only looks worse off after last week's jealousy resolution (Yamper facing the issue whereas Pikachu runs away), this episode might have made sense if Ash neglected Pikachu for 15-20 episodes straight but for it to come out of nowhere and the placement of it made it feel odd. Even during that initial match, Pikachu seemed fine but after that, he suddenly starts pouting? Just one day of being benched and there's sudden anger? Wonder why he never had a seizure in similar scenarios before, considering how much attention Ash gave to other Pokemon over Pikachu often. If anything, Riolu was the one persisting for more training over and over, so it's not like Ash could say no especially given its nature. The entire 'jealousy' stuff was a plot tool for what was essentially Pikachu
Runs AwayExciting Adventure 2.0. I'll need to know what Ash said since I didn't catch most of it, but if Ash said anything OOC to Pikachu initially, then it's just another dent to this episode (him being one track minded has always been in character for him though).
Some positives to this episode include those Episode 1 flashbacks though they kind of make Pikachu's jealousy all the more jarring, because he didn't bother to take into consideration the bond they've shared, I wouldn't really call it character development since it was always a part of Ash and Pikachu. Even then, that moment and Ash/Pikachu bonding came at the end and the episode ended soon, most of the episode was about the entire journey itself which was bland. Honestly, they should just leave all Ash/Pikachu bonding episodes to Aya Matsui, she handles them the best (SM020, anyone?).
Surge's Assistant appearing is a plus point.
Delia with loose hair is a plus point.
No reserves is a negative point.
No Kangaskhan is a negative point.
Somebody came to the ill-informed conclusion that assigning the "Ash and Pikachu bonding episode" to one of the series' newest writers was a good idea.The worst part of this complete disaster of an episode was how completely out-of-character Satoshi was throughout the whole thing. I mean, not noticing that something's up with his partner Pokémon, even after it electrocutes him? Not being even the tiniest bit bothered when Pikachu decides to sleep in his mom's room instead of coming to his room? No short little scenes of Satoshi frantically searching for his Pokémon in the second half of the episode? No tears of relief or joy when he's finally reunited with his Pokémon? Ugh.
I just don't understand how someone can do such a terrible job of writing this show's protagonist after all these years.
tbh, it doesn't matter if its given to one of the newest writers or not. However, it seems this writer hasn't seen any Pokemon series before by the looks of things.Somebody came to the ill-informed conclusion that assigning the "Ash and Pikachu bonding episode" to one of the series' newest writers was a good idea.
Worst part is as I previously mentioned before, this is Reiko Yoshida we’re taking about. Same scriptwriter for A Silent Voice too.tbh, it doesn't matter if its given to one of the newest writers or not. However, it seems this writer hasn't seen any Pokemon series before by the looks of things.
It was competently written, had actual depth and was, aside from the key flaw, a mostly good viewing experience, it's just she wrote it about Ach and Pokachu instead of Ash and Pikachu.Worst part is as I previously mentioned before, this is Reiko Yoshida we’re taking about. Same scriptwriter for A Silent Voice too.
Maybe the writing staff just didn’t tell her about how these type of bonding episodes could work out and she just had to go with it.
No. I think Surge will be the first Kanto gym leader to show up and that they are building up to him. Anyone else finds it funny that Tony is higher ranked than Visquez is, but she is the replacement gym leader instead of him.Am I the only or someone is there thinking that Ash might battle Surge