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Final Gym Battle! Looks like Tachiwaki gym leader is strong!
Team Rocket still looking for Meloetta who is following ash!
Ash arrives at the gym which is in the middle of a battle!
Koffing!! wtf really ash dexing a koffing?1?!?!?!?!?!
Homika vs Ash full on 6v3 battle!
Koffing vs Gantle
Koffing's gyro ball is too strong for Gantle!
Koffing vs Kenhorou
Koffing is too strong for Kenhorou too!
Koffing vs Hahakomori
Hahakomori's string shot captures the win!
Pendora vs Hahakomori
Hahakomori poisoned by acid and easily defeated!
Pendora vs Chaobu
Chaobu wins with fire oath and the gym leader heals chaobu's poison!
Dustdas vs Chaobu
Those are incredibly long arms lol! Chaobu defeated!
Dustdas vs Gamagaru
Gamagaru poisoned to death!
Dustdas vs Pikachu
Pikachu barely pulls out with a nice victory thanks to static!
Ash gets his final badge! The Toxic Badge!
Looking forward to the second season and the return of Hikari and Shirona (Dawn and Cynthia)i!!!!!!
Next EP: Meloetta's EP with the return of Shirona!
Modified by Rayyy, Jun 14, 2012 3:58 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Derp I got confused too lawl
anyways I really like this gym battle, I feel like Pendora is a bit underpowered though but I guess it makes sense since Chaobuu landed quite a few super effective hits
That Koffing's gyro ball omg so OP lawl
This episode's a 9/10 and the series as a whole for me was 8/10
NEED MOAR TEAM ROCKET D: can't wait for Meloetta and season 2~ Wonder if Dawn's gonna travel with them as well or will she just make an appearance for some episodes
Joined: Mar 2014
Joined: Jun 2011
Best gym atmosphere
Best gym leader design
Best gym leader personality
Best gym leader English dubbed voice
For Best Wishes standard.
The gym battle could have been better, as does the Best Wishes season 1. I remember having so much anticipation for Best Wishes after finishing Diamond & Pearl, too bad it didn't live up to the expectation. I was thinking that maybe they're doing the Indigo league of the old style Pokemon with Best Wishes for the new style Pokemon, for the sake of the kids of this generation. Hopefully Ash's development will be progressive from here on out, as XY, flawed as it may be, is still a step toward the right direction.
That said, Best Wishes' Ash's character couldn't be more annoying. His battle dialogues are repetitive as hell, his character is somewhat contradictory sometimes. At times, the flow of the episode/series felt awkward because of forced development toward certain direction in order to satisfy certain criteria. For example,
- Ash had to prove himself to be someone who loves his Pokemon and what the writers did was, they write an episode where Ash pretty much was doing some really crazy stunts like jumping from a cliff to save a Pokemon, or jumping in front of an attack to defend a Pokemon. It is not unusual for Ash to do that on regular basis, but it becomes cringey when it was done so to prove a point, usually to a Pokemon that does not trust a trainer much.
- In the gym battle with the ground type gym leader, Ash's choice for his final Pokemon was a Pokemon with 2x/4x disadvantage, yet he still chose it because the gym leader believes in winning with pure brute and toughness, despite the move "attract" is a legit battle strategy. He pretty much went head to head in that final round and still came out victory. -.-
Modified by ToG25thBaam, Mar 9, 2016 9:59 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
So here ends Best Wishes season 1. When it first started airing I was watching it live weekly but I quickly lost interest and have slowly watched through it over the years just to see how it progressed but... not sure I'll be watching season 2 anytime soon. If I was still watching it in real time I might be interested but this series is hard to come back to now (several years later). The quality of art, animation, and story in XY and XYZ makes Best Wishes feel really directionless and random.
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