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The School of Hard Knocks

Posted May 9th, 2010 at 3:11 PM by I Laugh at your Misfortune!

Ah, this episode makes so little sense. Seriously. Watch it. It makes NO SENSE. First of all, we're told that LEvels do exist, and as anybody who's played the game knows, they're really all that matter in game at this point. But then we're told that Pikachu can overcome being level 3 by fighting dirty. Great. Next time I'm facing a ground-type with my Pikachu, I'll make sure to press the "Cheat" button.

And then there's Giselle. First, she was the annoying female dog character, which is fine. Antagonists are a GOOD thing. Except then, she's magically a nice person because she got her ass handed to her. No mention of the other kids, of course, who were being just as evil to Joe at the beginning. Joe, of course, being the character that can't make up his mind whether he's grateful to Ash for saving him from the bullies, superior despite the fact that he's goddamn useless, or just a bit of a stalker. It boggles the mind.

That said, the episode wasn't too bad apart from the mind-breaking characters and I find it amusing how Ash getting hit with a log was left in, but they cut out the bit where Misty hits Brock. Because that would be SO much worse. My ELOT:

- I love this game-style music XD

- "We've gotta start the show" Great way to break the fourth wall, Brock.

- That prune juice label thing looks 4kidzed

- It's pronounced "herbal", not "erbal", BECAUSE THERE'S AN H IN IT.

- Why don't you try looking for the firewood IN THE TREES?


- Wait, where did Brock come from?

- Immediately, if not sooner?

- "She can violate my rights"? IS THIS REALLY SUITABLE?

- Ok, James is rich, but how could Jessie have afforded the fees?

- "Shock Attack"? Ash, that means less than nothing.

- That has to be the worst Team Rocket attack in the history of the whole anime.

- Joe is SO in there.

- My god, I love the Pokérap

Next Time: Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village

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    jigglyppuff8's Avatar
    "Herbal", "erbal", they're both correct pronunciations. :<

    Also Rachel Lillis as Pikachu. :D
    Posted May 9th, 2010 at 4:30 PM by jigglyppuff8 jigglyppuff8 is offline
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    Hiidoran's Avatar
    This was my favorite episode of Pokémon.

    ...because it was my first. :D
    Posted May 9th, 2010 at 6:38 PM by Hiidoran Hiidoran is offline
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    Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar
    What is this "Shock Attack?" Is it special or physical? What is its power, accuracy, and HP? Inquiring minds want to know!
    Posted May 9th, 2010 at 9:25 PM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
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    Misheard Whisper's Avatar
    'Herbal' and 'erbal' are both correct, yes. The latter, however, is a more American pronunciation of it which admittedly has never made any sense to me whatsoever due to the quite obvious presence of the leading aitch. I presume it is in the class of 'an historian', which makes just as much sense. People will talk about 'history', but 'an 'istory'.

    The mind boggles at the convoluted workings of the English language.
    Posted May 9th, 2010 at 11:37 PM by Misheard Whisper Misheard Whisper is offline

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