- Jun 17, 2006
- Reaction score
In the original, if you've seen it, you'll know that they use slo-mo on those particular scenes. Slo-mo distorts the original voice. It's what happened here in the dub as well. It was just Jessie's voice in slo-mo.Speaking of the cave scene, why does Jessie sound a bit like James when Hawlucha kicks her in the face? I
Due Noibat being part flying it kind of balances out (in regards to weaknesses). Sure it gives him weaknesses to ice and rock, but in regards to Goodra, the only difference is an added weakness to Rock, though I fully accept a worse weakness of ice could be noted.What first seemed to be a normal filler actually turned out to be a really nice episode!
Not only did we get plenty of funny moments, e.g. Pumpkaboo and Inkay accidentially attacking their trainers or Meowth offering to teach people how to fly (Actuallly not such a bad idea at all, given how "good" they are at that!), but the episode was also action-packed and full of cool scenes. My most favorite ones were Hawlucha and Nobat fighting TRio in that cave and Frogadier wiping the floor with Team Rocket's Pokemon. His gestures and way of battling really looked badass and showed once again why he's probably Ash's coolest and strongest Pokemon at the moment (not taking Pikachu into consideration).
Again, a very nice episode. If Noibat actually gets to evolve remains to be seen but I really hope so because Gible would have deserved an evolution back then, too and Ash really needs a badass dragon.
Though, I'm feeling a bit uncomfortable with the idea of Ash having three flying-type Pokemon now because it'll give him a massive type disadvantage. Let's see...
Apparently TPCI didn't want to give children the idea that Ash fathered a Noibat. Or I'll be fair and say it was lip-syncing issues though guardian would've made more sense. But maybe it isn't wrong, I mean it techincally isn't. Caregiver does make more sense in English than calling Ash a parent or guardian but it doesn't make sense within the context it was used.nstead of saying that Noibat sees Ash as its parent, it's now caregiver.
I don't see this as a problem because:It was a good episode as a whole. I enjoyed the relationship between Hawlucha and Noibat, and Hawlucha being the bigger brother figure for him.
I can't help but think this won't stick, I see Noibat (or possibly when it becomes a Noivern, if it does), possibly being found by the person who had either left, or lost the egg there. Either that, or Ash is really going to have Noibat as his own. Ash keeping Noibat would still make sense though, as Ash was the first person it saw when it hatched (the Motherly/Fatherly bond lol).
I was cautious of them giving Ash all these dual flying types at first, but now I don't mind it, I still sometimes wonder why the writers did that though... was it that Goodra was too OP for them to keep in, or just to keep us interested for a few...? I hope, but also doubt, that Ash will at least have some rotation going on closer to the league, so we can see some old faces. Also would love to see Ash deal with mega evolution at some point in the future (possibly when Alain crosses over, who knows).
I give the episode a 8/10.
The lip-sync part, even if I don't fully agree, does make sense to me because Caregiver/Guardian has 3 sylables while Father has 2 sylables. I'll disagree with the first part because the dub did allow Togepi thinking of Misty as its mother in the past. There is no reason for them to rewrite it unless it's because of lip synching.Apparently TPCI didn't want to give children the idea that Ash fathered a Noibat. Or I'll be fair and say it was lip-syncing issues though guardian would've made more sense. But maybe it isn't wrong, I mean it techincally isn't. Caregiver does make more sense in English than calling Ash a parent or guardian but it doesn't make sense within the context it was used.