- Mar 9, 2019
- Reaction score
So this is a serious question. I don't get why this battle is so hated and I'd like to know why. I was recently scrolling the SM109 Review Thread and see that people called the episode many things. They said the First Part of the Episode was "An Absolute Waste" which I disagree with. The First Part of the Episode provides the emotional narrative of Hapu becoming Island King which makes the Trial worthy of being the "Final Trial" and the beach scene isn't useless at all. It actually foreshadows the strategy Ash uses to win the Battle. It doesn't matter if the battle is 1 VS 1 or 2 VS 2, quality is much more important than Quantity. I see people saying Rowlet could have been used, but a Rowlet Vs a Mudsale would be the most weirdest battle ever with only god-knows terrible atrocious choreography. Another complaint I saw was that the Battle was just "generic hits" which isn't true. The actual battle itself makes great use of the Environment. With Pikachu jumping off of Pillars and tactically using it's surroundings. It's a decent battle at the least. And they provided a good-enough explanation for the rather-questionable tactic Ash used.