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Old May 11th, 2017 (2:44 AM). Edited May 30th, 2017 by Frozocrone.
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    May 25th: The Fierce Pokébase Match! Aim for a Home Run to Turn the Tide!!

    "Pokébase" is a really popular sport in the Alola region, and both Ash and Pikachu get really into it after watching a match on TV. And one day, everyone decides to play Pokébase during a class at the Pokémon School.
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    Old May 11th, 2017 (3:49 AM).
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      Pokébase? As in... Baseball with Pokémon?
      Oh dear, I get Casey in my head.
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        I loved Casey and I would love for her to return, but I highly doubt she will. Haven't heard anything from her since she caught her Elekid. I do hope Ash makes a reference back to Casey though. I was disappointed when Unova had nothing about baseball or any other sports in it that I can recall.

        Anyway, I can't wait for this episode. I always love the sport episodes in animes. I probably should start watching sport animes. My fear though is that they will retcon Baseball from Johto as well has The Electabuzz if it is baseball that is, but pretty positive it is. I love these fillers with contests.

        Should be a fun filler for me. Hope there are many more contests and races in the future.
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          FIRST PREVIEW, ARE YOU HYPED YET!?!?!

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            I found that a very enjoyable episode, even if it was fillerish.
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              They went a little loose with the different art style gag this episode.
              I guess they had a lot of fun making this episode.

              Eh, it was all right. I always kinda wondered why I have seen baseball in Pokémon a number of times, until I recently found out that baseball is actually popular in Japan.
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                There's a lot of animation ques taken from old Baseball anime in the 90's. That was neat XD

                Good episode.
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                  I didn't know it was based on a 90's baseball anime until I read a news article about it. Didn't even know about it. Although it does remind me of all the older sports animes I have seen.

                  But yeah, baseball is really popular in Japan. The most popular for a while. A few animes have used it in the past, the main one I can remember is one of the Dragon Ball Sagas.. If I am not mistaken, I think one of the best baseball teams was from Japan at one point.


                  I do have to wonder if that means we will get more episodes that are based on older animes. As long as it makes sense. I can see Kiawe or Ash going Super Saiyan for doing something great or getting pumped up for something.
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                  The one thing I'm concerned about with this episode is how the dub will handle the PokePuns (like the Scyther Strike pun) and the Japanese text graphics that "introduce" the players.
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                    The expressions in this episode is amazing too...

                    I've always wondered why Pokemon, a kid show that usually has a series of 80+ episodes. Looks so good...

                    this level of production for is insane...

                    I swear ever since XY the animation team in OLM that handles pokemon have improved leaps and bounds.
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                      The one thing I'm concerned about with this episode is how the dub will handle the PokePuns (like the Scyther Strike pun) and the Japanese text graphics that "introduce" the players.
                      It's going to be forced... I remember cringing so hard at Samson Oaks puns in the first episode... it's up to their writing team. which I have little confidence in...
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                      It's going to be forced... I remember cringing so hard at Samson Oaks puns in the first episode... it's up to their writing team. which I have little confidence in...
                      I definitely wouldn't trust the dub team. They have been handling Samson Oak's puns horribly.
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                        After watching this episode, I seriously want a Pokémon baseball spin-off to be made pronto. It'll help fill in my gap for a new Mario Super Sluggers game. I'm in agreement with Hika expressing my fear on how the dub will handle the puns in this episode (though the subs I've watched were also ruining Oak's puns by not mentioning said pun at all).
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                          YouTube subs are generally bad anyway.

                          Oak puns 'work' in the raw because they naturally play on the language.

                          A direct translation including English names just...doesn't.
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                            An entertaining enough episode but it felt like it dragged on much longer than it really was. The Pokebase took up way too much time, there needed to be something else going on to break it up. Some really interesting effects in this episode, they must have had a surplus amount of colored pencils.

                            Oluolu looked a lot like James but overtly Japanese. I wish he played a little bit more of a role in the episode because he was an interesting character. It was a nice surprise to see that he too had a Z-ring and Snorlax had a Z-move.

                            Why do they edit out the Japanese texts with the Z-moves and this time the player and pitch names but all the text in the background and everywhere else stays intact? Also wonder why Rotom did the closing narration rather than the narrator except for the last line.
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                            As I expected, the dub butchered this episode completely by not only removing all those Japanese text graphics (heck, even the ones that introduced the Pokemon School team!) but Samson Oak's pun was also ruined by the dubbers.

                            It's a shame that TPCi has completely gone downhill when it comes to their dub. First, we have the infamous music replacements which started becoming common in BW and XY, and now complete butchering of some scenes (cough, SM012) and extremely bad voice acting. I hate Samson Oak so much for how annoying he is.
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