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- Oct 30, 2010
- Reaction score
Really?? That's so cool! I'm glad they decided to keep it. Let's hope they keep using it, because that song was responsible for the awesomeness of a lot of scenes on the episodes that will follow!The Team Rocket Song!
Yes, indeed, you are right about that!Really?? That's so cool! I'm glad they decided to keep it. Let's hope they keep using it, because that song was responsible for the awesomeness of a lot of scenes on the episodes that will follow!
I don't suppose we will ever hear a proper dub version of it, but I am very happy to know they will likely keep using the instrumental version of it.
The sister-brother bond is growing!! And this is a review with positive and negative cimments,cool!!I absolutely adore these episodes that focus on Clemont and Bonnie. This was fantastic.
Okay, so this episode is essentially an extension of last week's episode - it picks up right where the last one left off, with the group looking for Squishy, probably the evening of the day all of the stuff at Terminus Cave happened. Maybe I'm just a softie, but I thought the scene with the campfire was very powerful and by far one of the best things about this episode. Clemont's worry over Bonnie is both touching and easily believable, especially when they got going with the argument about whether or not to look for Squishy at the late hour, and how everyone went silent when Clemont shouted that he was afraid of something happening to her, too - that was extremely well done. We see some of the best of Clemont's character when he's showing how much he loves and cares for Bonnie, which was basically this entire episode.
Also, Clemont's machine. Bonnie's reaction to it was another example of why I love this episode, and why I always love it when they give the spotlight to the sibling relationship. Normally, Bonnie would have made some sarcastic remark about the terrible name of Clemont's device, but she was instead incredibly thankful that he had gone out of his way to do this for her. That said, if the machine is sensitive enough to go after individual Zygarde cells... I think he might've done a little too good of a job on it. Anyhoo, Team Rocket predictably destroy the machine, and it goes off and explodes somewhere in the woods, angering a group of Toxicroak. And we've also got a cliff from nowhere, but whatever. It advances the plot. Of course Bonnie would be the one in the group to fall, seeing as the episode is mostly about her, but Bunnelby's quick thinking is always nice to see. We don't really need reminders of how mature Bunnelby is, but there it is anyway.
Personally, I think that the branch in the cliff is the real hero of this episode, seeing as it's the reason everyone is still alive right now.
This is kind of nitpicky, but couldn't they have come up with something a bit more creative than Nurse Joy being out of the exact medicinal plant required to heal Bunnelby? Yes, they need some way to keep the plot heading in the right direction and this fits the bill, but it's a bit of a letdown. What are the odds that the plant required to heal Bunnelby would a) be found on the mountainside near the Pokémon Center, and b) be the one thing Nurse Joy is out of at that moment? Also, since when did someone need a flower to heal a scraped knee? The way I see it, Bunnelby needs bandages, ointment, and maybe a splint to get better from a fall like that. I don't see where a medicinal plant factors into dealing with a scraped and possibly sprained or broken leg.
Aw, of course Bonnie would run off to try and get the plant... that is so like her, but also predictable. I'm not one to harp on predictability unless it just doesn't work, which isn't the case here. It works very well, and although I love the scene where Clemont, Ash, and Serena save Bonnie from the Scolipede and all of the heartfelt conversation that follows, I refuse to believe that they could have gotten up the cliff that quickly, seeing as Bonnie is probably the fastest climber in the group. Anyway, like I was saying, the conversation that followed was more of the same Clemont-Bonnie sibling stuff that I love.
And then we have Team Rocket's attack. It was mostly a plot device in order to make it just Clemont and Bonnie being the ones to get the plant together, but hey. In the realm of what we usually see in the Pokémon universe, that's not only predictable, but just expected at this point. Anyway. Team Rocket gets soundly and thoroughly defeated, blah blah blah... fast forward to Clemont, Bonnie, and Dedenne struggling to get the plant and Squishy watching them and helping them. I love how throughout the episode, Squishy has been watching everything they've been doing and realizing that there's more to humans than meets the eye before deciding to go back to Bonnie at the very end.
Right, speaking of Squishy... I still really really don't like its English voice. Also, did they get the same person to voice both Squishy and Z2 with the same voice? That's just confusing. It took me a minute to figure out which Zygarde Core was talking at any given point. Yes, I get that we need to understand what Squishy has been doing this episode and the internal struggle it's been going through as well, but that voice... just... doesn't fit...
Like I said multiple times before, I really love Clemont-Bonnie episodes. I'm going to give this a 9.5/10, because I can't honestly call it "perfect", but it's absolutely one of my favorite XY&Z episodes so far.
The Japanese version of this episode used the instrumental version as well. The vocal one debuted in the following episode.Wait, iirc the first few episodes where they started using Team Rocket's Team Song instead of the regular Kanto motto remix they used the vocal version instead of instrumental. Did the dub just go instrumental?