- Aug 10, 2019
- Reaction score
I think there's a big difference between Ash's and Guzma's "dirty tricks". In the former case, he never specifically ordered or expected his Pokemon to do what they did. Guzma on the other hand intentionally bases his strategy on dirty play in such a way that they're still within the legal limit and yet appear ruthless.A rare acknowledgement from the writers in regards to typing, as Poison beats Fairy... provided that Golisopid did attack Primarina with Poison Jab.
Ash vs. Guzma can go either way, given many past episodes show that anyone commanding their Pokémon to fight dirty is irredeemably evil, and should be arrested, yet double standard is in play, as Ash can dirty, but will be treated in the right. On one hand, Ash wins (legally or through another deus ex machina), showcasing that it's wrong to fight dirty. Or Guzma wins, reinforcing the status quo but providing justice for Hau's loss by SOS Rest.
I'm not seeing Guzma's hidden heart of gold being adapted here, implying he and Team Skull will end up in jail by Officer Jenny like all villain team leaders in the past apart from Giovanni (still active), Cyrus (trapped in an alternate dimension) and Lysandre (deceased).
This episode plays out much better than the last one, I'll say.