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- Sep 16, 2010
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Trust Journeys to take a such a cool and interesting idea for an episode and then proceed to waste said idea until it's not cool and interesting anymore in classic typical Journeys fashion.They really should've gotten the master of callbacks, Atsuhiro Tomioka, to write this episode. I don't think Mewtwo called Ash by name once. So basically, Ash knowing who Mewtwo is and Mewtwo having its old voice actor are the only solid references to their past encounters, and that's a bare minimum.
Holy shit, that meta question that we've all been asking actually being acknowledged in-universe does make me want to re-watch this episode for proper context now. I thought the writers never even bothered with it.Basically, Mewtwo questions how Gou "getting all the Pokémon" ties in with his goal to meet Mew (so basically, the same question we've all been asking since this series began). Gou explains Mew is a Pokémon said to have the DNA of all Pokémon and so in order to understand them (and, therefore, understand Mew) he needs to actually get all the Pokémon.
Well, considering Pikachu's defenses, even with the supposedly "improved stats" since XY... yeah.Geez, I know making Lucario and Cinderace kind of the central focus of the battle after their evolution episode is to be expected. However, ONE SHADOW BALL put Pikachu down for the count on the sidelines while those two took a few hits before Mewtwo ended things?
YES OMG!Mewtwo was like a manager who conducts a performance review.
It rarely happened for its pre-evolutions, but it's certainly going to be the norm for Cinderace. It's too big to stay outside all the time.One thing that felt strange about this episode was that for the most part, Cinderace was in its Poke Ball which rarely happens
Goh only sent it out to battle Cinderace
Why can Ash (and Go) have fun travelling the world, while Koharu/Chloe, who should be the same age as the boys, still has to go to school? I've been watching Pokemon for over 20 years now and frankly, I still don't get the Pokemon world's school system Let the poor girl travel, too"Koharu was more interested in learning about Mew and almost missed school for the first time. That encounter with Eevee is coming. Really hope she does start traveling with Ash and Goh considering that’s what she seemingly is starting to want to do.
Well, I do understand what you mean but still, I can't quite agree. Not only did Mewtwo use Shadow Ball, he also used something that looked like Protect(?), he used his tail to shrug off Lucario and Cinderace and he also blocked their attacks wih his mere hands. So, I'd say the battle wasn't that one-sided. After all, this is freaking Mewtwo we're talking about. Of course, he'll destroy his opponents at will. And why use different attacks if one or two of them are perfectly fine to defeat your opponent? Just to show the audience what other attack he's got up his sleeve? That would be pretty inefficient if you ask me.As has been said by others, the Mewtwo battle really didn't amount to much; the battle basically amounted to Mewtwo shoots Shadow Ball, Lucario and Aceburn fail to score a hit, Mewtwo shoots Shadow Ball, Lucario and Aceburn fail to score a hit, Mewtwo shoots giant Shadow Ball, fight over. To be honest, I don't understand why Mewtwo needed to be brought back since it really didn't do much (except for fanservice, natch).
Maybe its was the ink of money, the reason why aceburn stays in the poke ball to have less ink used. Im curious was the reason Ash piakchu lost because he raced his life by mankeys, attack by gyradoys, and fell from the waterfall. He was struck by mewtwo counter I believed, physical attack and shadow ball.This episode suffered from the classic "Oh dear, we've got this plot we want to do but we've found we can't stretch it to a full episode so we need to waste the first half with some fluff" problem, hence Satoshi and Go nearly getting killed in the forest multiple times (it should be perfectly clear at this point that going on a Pokemon journey is life-threatening. I can't help but wonder how many beginning trainers have ended up falling off a cliff or drowning in mud or getting eaten by Gyarados).
Once again, Go is shown to be playing by Pokemon GO rules in that he seemingly has more than six Pokemon on him at any one time (and naturally, all the Pokemon he has were perfectly suited to help him out at the right time). Also, I've got to feel sorry for Aceburn... now it's reached its final form Go has decided to keep it in the ball until it's needed, poor guy.
As has been said by others, the Mewtwo battle really didn't amount to much; the battle basically amounted to Mewtwo shoots Shadow Ball, Lucario and Aceburn fail to score a hit, Mewtwo shoots Shadow Ball, Lucario and Aceburn fail to score a hit, Mewtwo shoots giant Shadow Ball, fight over. To be honest, I don't understand why Mewtwo needed to be brought back since it really didn't do much (except for fanservice, natch).
I did enjoy the World of Pokemon intro at the beginning, it's always nice to see those. Of course, I would have liked to have seen Mew interact with Mewtwo but alas.
Mewtwo was talking to Ash and Gou. That statement was referring to their conversation that literally happened several minutes ago before the battle started. So no, as much as I wanna believe it, Mewtwo wasn't acknowledging their previous encounters with Ash.For the people who said that mewtwo didn’t acknowledge ash are wrong because after the destructo shadow ball mewtwo said “you have told me your dreams before” implying that they knew each other.