- Sep 16, 2010
- Reaction score
Team Rocket were annoying as usual with the race, their attempt to catch all the Pokemon meant the race ended up being cancelled
I wonder what you feel the episode would have gained by not having the trio in it...? Because the way I see it the Rocket-Dan not being there would have just meant the race would have been dragged out more than it needed to be but would have still ended in the same way; Misaki would have fallen from, I dunno, slipping on a banana peel or something, and then a random race Pokémon would have crossed the finish line while Pochama and Gureggru rush to save their Trainer.Despite of oft repeated claim "Team Rocket would save this episode," they were the worst part of this episode to me.
This was the debut of writer Michihiro Tsuchiya, so he's probably still figuring out how to best deal with incorporating Team Rocket and their generally more deep characterization. Much like Junichi Fujisaku eventually improved his ability to write battles I'm sure that Mr. Tsuchiya will improve in writing Team Rocket if they appear in future episodes of his.I will say episodes like this remind me that Team Rocket are villains, they have to rental minion Pokémon (certainly stolen?) and they almost send a woman careening to a deathly fall by attacking a boat and completely ruin the competition. I wonder if they’re aiming to portray them as a bit more villainous compared to the humanizing they received previous series. Less appearances also means more of a “threat” factor?
I can only assume all the attacks he's taken over the years has made Ash practically immune to certain elements and he's just wearing the coat as a fashion statement.Also, Satoshi, there's no point wearing a padded winter coat if you're just going to wear shorts.
Well, the race was bound to have no winner for Piplup and Croagunk to get past their rivalry (unless they'd lost to Pikachu/Mantyke, which would have been cheap). You could tell that they were about to tie, anyway. Also, Misaki-chan didn't even want them to compete.Team Rocket were annoying as usual with the race, their attempt to catch all the Pokemon meant the race ended up being cancelled
It's the second "random" Psyduck we've seen (the first one appeared during Go's introduction in episode 2). It probably isn't the last one, either. Unlike Piplup, the two Psyduck didn't stay long enough to imitate the classic one.Wonder if a throwback to Kasumi was the intention with that scene? But yeah, fun episode for me.
Why would it being Masuda's favorite Pokemon influence its appearance here?tbh, Psyduck appearing isn't that weird if you think about it, since its Masuda's favorite Pokemon.
Standards? At one episode they tortured an old man and put a bomb in a lake full of pokémon. Not to mention how much abuse they gave to children and pokémon.Oddly malicious of Team Rocket to attack a ship merely for Pikachu shocking them. What happened to the Team Rocket with standards?