- Dec 13, 2012
- Reaction score
It seems the writers hate Raichu.I love how this episode started off with some Bounsweet screen time. She really needs to get a focus episode to herself. I feel like we barely ever see her or Mallow.
Alolan Raichu is so cute. But seriously, is there any real reason why this one had to be a jerk to Pikachu. There little 'rivalry' was so pointless and formed from absolutely nothing. This is the same problem I had with the mean Alolan Persian in SM 7. Why do they make these Pokemon jerks just for the sake of it? It's so annoying. Why couldn't Raichu be nice or just plain indifferent to Pikachu? There was no reason for them to be bickering.
I felt bad that Sophocles lost so early on. But it was nice to see some Alolan Muk. I sure didn't expect that. Also, Popplio carrying the Pancake's in his balloon was utterly adorable. Poor Kiawe though. Sucks that both of his Pokemon are super huge and heavy. Though that fact makes me wonder why he even bothered entering the race when he knew that he'd have to pull his Pokemon. I also felt bad for Togedemaru. She was so sad that they couldn't finish the face. Lol at her protesting by bouncing her spikes on Sophy.
I hate that Bounsweet tripped and caused both Popplio and herself to be disqualified. I'm glad they at least they ended up disqualifying Mimikyu and it's trainer too, but Popplio didn't deserve to go out like that. Also, that Komala rolling with the pancakes was the most hilarious thing ever. Seriously...how did they balance so perfectly?
The best element of this episode was TR flopping the entire way through. I don't even want to know why they went through the trouble of putting Meowth and Wobbufett in a giant Bewear suit that James could barely pull. They could have easily just had Jessie take her Pokemon (who doesn't have a mission to end Pikachu's life at every occasion) and James take Meowth (or ya know that other Pokemon he just caught) . I loathe that ridiculous Bewear gag, but I'm glad it foiled TR here because of the sheer stupidity of their plan.
Komala winning was the most hilarious thing ever, but it was so expected. I did like how they showed all the losing trainers in the back, comforting their Pokemon. I especially like the trainer who gave his crying Riolu a hug. That was nice.
And the egg hatched. Didn't expect that to happen here, but okay. I didn't like how Snowy hatched facing the complete opposite direction of Lillie, but that's just a minor nitpick. But it's still so good to have a Pokemon with a nickname on the main cast.
Overall, this episode was decent. 6.8/10.
Idk of you're joking or not, but I'd say hate is a strong word. I feel that they do stuff like this so the viewers will want to side with Pikachu, the 'good guy' and dislike the 'bad guy'. The problem is that it's so forced. Pikachu is the Pokemon of the main character. A majority, if not all, of the kids watching are probably already rooting for him anyway. Making the competitor a jerk in addition to that is so unnecessary, imo.It seems the writers hate Raichu.
Kiawe is a very prideful person. He could have caught a smaller Pokemon if he wanted (Cubone/Marowak is native on his island, along with other choices), but he didn't want to catch a different Pokemon just for this race. He wanted to win with his beloved Turtonator.Things that doesn't make sense:
Kiawe choose Turtonator out of all pokemon.
I mean, would you wanna be the one to stop the random angry Bewear?Finally, don't know if I included this in my review of the original airing, but it was pretty wild how no one really had a reaction to Bewear just coming out of nowhere and kidnapping some people and Pokémon. It was just "hey, that's not a real Pokémon! Disqualification!" Like right, just ignore the insanity that just happened and focus on the damn robot. Kind of awkward but kind of funny at the same time.
Oh no, definitely not I just thought it was pretty funny how the announcer didn't even comment on it. Instead she was just like "fake Pokémon, disqualified!" Like...not even a mention of this giant Pokémon swopping in out of nowhere? That's just poor sportscasting!I mean, would you wanna be the one to stop the random angry Bewear?
It's okay, she just wont get hired for the World Cup.Oh no, definitely not I just thought it was pretty funny how the announcer didn't even comment on it. Instead she was just like "fake Pokémon, disqualified!" Like...not even a mention of this giant Pokémon swopping in out of nowhere? That's just poor sportscasting!
Charizard? I'm sure kiawe loves it too.Kiawe is a very prideful person. He could have caught a smaller Pokemon if he wanted (Cubone/Marowak is native on his island, along with other choices), but he didn't want to catch a different Pokemon just for this race. He wanted to win with his beloved Turtonator.