Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Discussions > Pokémon Anime > Episode Discussion
Reload this Page "A Marathon Rivalry!" Review Thread

Notices
For all updates, view the main page.

Episode Discussion Whether you want to speculate about the upcoming episodes or reminisce about the episodes you watched years ago, Episode Discussion is your place for discussing, speculating, and reviewing all the Pokémon anime episodes.



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old June 19th, 2010 (10:13 AM).
Spinor's Avatar
Spinor Spinor is offline
The Lonely Physicist
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sorry, you've got my momentum down already!
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Serious
Posts: 5,167
Ok, nobody got it. What's up with that? -_-' Lazy kids

Well, so-so episode. Nothing special. Probably skipable.
__________________

Theory. Code. Anime.

Haunter 1 : Serena's Dignity 0
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old June 19th, 2010 (02:26 PM).
Vernikova Vernikova is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New York City
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,039
The Spoink bouncing around made this episode for me. The whole "I'll battle you to see who has a stronger connection with their Pokémon" bit was kind of funny. I'm glad that Ash didn't win the race for some reason. I don't really know for some reason. I guess I lost it. I initially thought that Pikachu won the race though so I was surprised that Snorlax won the race.

The Pokéathlon seemed interesting enough and I hope they bring it back for another episode (I'm guess they haven't yet?) though I wouldn't want to see it as a big part of the show like contests are. Yeah, that's about it I guess. Overall pretty enjoyable.
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old June 19th, 2010 (02:49 PM).
Guy's Avatar
Guy Guy is offline
just a guy
CS
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Florida
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,190
Send a message via Skype™ to Guy
Quote originally posted by Vernikova:
I initially thought that Pikachu won the race though so I was surprised that Snorlax won the race.
When they put the ending results on screen, it really looked as though Pikachu reached and crossed the finish line mark before Snorlax. When it was announced that Snorlax had won the Hurdle Dash though (iirc, that's what the event was called) I was left surprised.

Overall though, the episode was pretty much satisfactory; a decent way to showcase the Pokéathlon from Johto and advertise HG/SS altogether.

Quote:
The Pokéathlon seemed interesting enough and I hope they bring it back for another episode (I'm guess they haven't yet?) though I wouldn't want to see it as a big part of the show like contests are.
Agreed. The Pokéathlon in the anime was pretty decent, however after watching this episode, I feel as though it couldn't pull off a major part of the plot in the show like Pokémon Contests do. Plus, by its announcement here, it only seems to be part of Johto's events and not any other regions (thus far). This pretty much leaves me assured that contests may indeed continue for the next generation.
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old June 20th, 2010 (12:56 PM).
Vernikova Vernikova is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New York City
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,039
I like how the writers made it seem like Ash and Brock already had some experience with the Pokéatlon because they were already in Johto. Maybe they went off-screen I don't know but it came off weird when they said it since you never saw it.
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old June 28th, 2010 (11:32 AM).
Blue_Drifblim's Avatar
Blue_Drifblim Blue_Drifblim is offline
¯\(º_o)/¯
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Wherever the the wind blows... Well, not really.
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Posts: 840
This episode was ok. Just... ok. Really. I think my favorite part was Meowth's Finger Poke of Death.

Also, did anybody else laugh at the very beginning of the episode because of the music?

"Oh, what a beautiful day it is-"
*Pan down to Ash and co.*
"OH GOD IT'S THEM"
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old July 3rd, 2010 (05:33 AM).
Jorah's Avatar
Jorah Jorah is offline
What do I put here?
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Britland
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,192
A dull episode for the Pokeathlon. I suppose it wasn't good in the anime, after all.

The music went rather slow when it panned down to them, I thought, like they're clumsy and slow. Well, Ash didn't know what the trampoline was, I suppose.

- "What's that?" "Looks like a trampoline" -_-
- Urgh, what's up with Snorlax's voice??
- They never heard of Pokeathlon, the liars -_-
- Contest means you can't participate? -_-
- Hey, wait, we had an episode like this before. That Johto guy with the Sizor
- Huh, the scnientist guy sounds familiar...Barry?
- Urf, this is a dull episode for Pokeathlon's...
- NOOOOO punching Staraptor was HORRIBLE
- Soo...science is better than heart? This is a weird lesson, Pokemon o__o Wtf...
- Why couldn't Dawn compete in the Pokeathlon??

Music kept: (4)

Pokeathlon introduction
TR Sinnoh theme remix
DPPt Gym Battle theme
Route 212 (I think o.O)
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are UTC -8. The time now is 02:10 PM.