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Review S23 EP38: Restore and Renew!

Huggable Alolan Raichu
Dec 13, 2017
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The episode is now out in the UK. Please keep any spoilers hidden.
Magmar the Great
Sep 16, 2010
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Credited actors for this episode

Sarah Natochenny
Zeno Robinson
James Carter Cathcart
Michele Knotz
Cherami Leigh
Rodger Parsons
Ray Chase
Casey Mongillo
Tara Jayne Sands

Justin Anselmi
Laurie Hymes
Lori Phillips
HD Quinn
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld
Erica Schroeder
Marc Thompson
Well-Known Member
Sep 8, 2019
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That was a good episode. Chloe got some nice development which was sorely needed. My favourite type of Pokémon - the fossils got lots of screentime and Gou captured Aerodactyl with Golurk instead of the usual Raboot/Sobble combo.

One thing that did bother me though was Ash once again not having his full team on him when he was being double teamed by Team Rocket. Forced drama was forced.
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Nov 2, 2016
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I believe it's still Sean Schemmel voicing the Excavation Leader but (in classic Journeys dub fashion) he goes uncredited.
My Little Ponyta
Feb 11, 2010
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Chloe is such a sweetheart. This was a brilliant episode for her and her development. She had so many great faces and reactions.

This was also a good episode for Goh. Love that it showed him actively bonding with one his new captures.

Ash was just kind of there. Didn't add much to the episode, unfortunately.

I maintain my opinion from the original airing of this episode that the Excavation Leader has got to be one of the worst, most annoying recurring in the fashion of Nurse Joy/Officer Jenny characters the anime has ever introduced. Jessie mocking him literally made me snort.