- Jan 28, 2011
- Reaction score
So we’ve now got a nice and powerful Mega Lucario. He’s just pulsating energy! It’s so awesome! Mega Lucario in the Anime looks insanely cool.
Jessie’s really annoying me with her ignorance towards Mega Evolution. Of course I honestly don’t really expect Team Rocket to know much about Mega Evolution, but Jessie seems to think that any and everything can just Mega Evolve whenever they damn well please, even after saying it would be impossible for Dedenne to Mega Evolve last time. I guess she just wants what she wants to Mega Evolve.
Lucario creeps me the hell out when he’s mad. It’s a bit unsettling that neither trainer can sense that there’s a problem here. Like, are they just gonna allow him to beat the living crap out of Pikachu? Once you start swinging Pikachu around in your teeth and ignoring your trainer altogether, it’s time to think that something’s wrong here. It’s also way too badass when a regular Lucario stops a Mega Lucario. Gurkinn is a G.
AND THEN THIS CREEPY ASS WIGGLYTUFF IS THE POKÉMON OF THE DAY! WHAT THE LITERAL HELL!
Normally, I don’t really care about out of control Pokémon like plots, but this is one I can get behind. It actually makes sense. Lucario can’t handle all this new power of his and is struggling to control it; it’s physically a challenge for him to control himself and he needs to be knocked out to stop. Much better than the usual plots of simple disobedience that stops just by the trainer calling it a few times or giving up by returning it to its Poke Ball.
How cute; Lucario did Korrina’s spinning arm thing. I really do love the bond between these two. I’m almost willing to say that they might even have a closer relationship with Ash and Pikachu, seeing as they’ve been together for much longer. Also really that Lucario got his Lucarionite bracelet, but, of course, Serena turns everything into fashion again.
So Gurkinn’s Lucario VS Korrina’s. Would this, or would this not have been totally awesome if it happened in game? I mean, I know in-game, Korrina’s Lucario’s all fine and dandy with his ability to Mega Evolve, but it still would’ve been tight if the two could have battled like this. And what a great battle it was. Lucario loses control again due to cockiness and still can’t get the hang of things, which is good. He and Korrina need to see this to help them understand.
And speaking of, Gurkinn is simply badass. He doesn’t dance around the issue, nor try to sugar-coat it. He flat out tells them it’s their own fault and does nothing short of yelling at them when Korrina’s clearly not really understanding the issue and is pretty upset. And they do just the right thing, too. They still aren’t ready, so they go on another training mission, which is pretty much what you should do once you fail the first time. So props to Gurkinn. He’s an excellent teacher.
This was a really great episode overall. It actually made a Pokémon going out of control feel like a real problem which fits well and works even better in the case of a newfound ability to Mega Evolve. I thought it was awesome that they didn’t try to force this close bond upon us with Lucario and Korrina and everything just goes all peachy keen perfect with them. They realize that even though they have a strong bond, there are still problems. Lucario gets overconfident, as we’ve seen in past episodes where he does most of his attacking on his own. Korrina has trouble noticing this herself and just takes it to be Lucario being a powerful Pokémon and doesn’t notice when he loses control because of that. Truly a remarkable showing, in my opinion, for an otherwise simple episode. No real cons here. Team Rocket was useless, but they just stayed in the background for that one scene and didn’t screw with the episode. So 9.7/10.