Some of these characters are getting really over the top. Courtney first, now Archie and Shelly. It's a bit too much. :P They seem to have cleaned the animation up a lot. Despite what some very angry and defensive YouTube commenters told me, the animation in some of the earlier episodes was atrocious.
And now, I shall sum up this episode in text:
"dude archie i know we had that plan but i just googled it apparently its a bad idea" "no dont believe everything you read from specialist sources shelly kyogre go oh wait oh no this is going wrong"
I like that they addressed the utter absurdity of Team Magma and Team Aqua here. They just rolled with it instead of trying to justify it.
I was expecting May to appear in this short since Brendan made his in the Team Magma episode, but it looks like she didn't. This makes this episode rather confusing, because I don't know if they're following Emerald's story with ORAS' assets or just ORAS (neither one had Archie getting killed in the end if they're trying to follow the games' story).
That was neat, and certainly fitting with the crazed Archie depiction ORAS tended to lean towards (and going with the 'this is a stupid plan' route too, because... it is). I enjoyed seeing all the Pokemon flee from the storms, including that moment with the Spheal rolling about underwater.
I really enjoyed this episode, some of the shots of the underwater Pokemon were really cool and Kyogre can be really destructive. Hopefully we get an episode with Rayquaza and then we'll see Sinnoh which I'm really looking forward to as well.
Interesting. On one side Courtney was a loyal follower of Maxie and looked forward to seeing the results of Groudon's awakening, but Shelly was very unsure and hesitant with Archie and Kyogre. I loved seeing those two sides.
Kyogre sure is huge and scary.. ugh. Masses of whirlpools and giant waves would terrify me. 10/10!
Some of these characters are getting really over the top. Courtney first, now Archie and Shelly. It's a bit too much. :P
Haha yeah I agree with this. I thought Archie was definitely the crazed character they were probably going for, but I felt he was a bit too delusional in this.
I also agree with what others mentioned about them just rolling with the absurdity that is Team Magma and Team Aqua instead of trying to justify what they were trying to do, which I feel is definitely a good move on their part.
Interesting that there was no indication that Brendan or May were lurking about in this episode to save the day (at least from what I saw).