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Preview BW058 - Dent and Pod, The Brothers Battle! Baoppu VS Yanappu!!

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Hello, extremely exploitable screenshot!

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The fangirls are going to have a field day with this episode.

Not gonna say I told you so guys, but. >:D

Oh my god that clip makes me so happy. SO HAPPY. ALL OF THE HAPPY. ALL OF IT. <3 There is happy Chili and sad Chili and almost-Omertashipping and kjsglerjgekdlfjbmkrjldf

I can't hold all these feels you guys. ;A;
 
So Pansear will learn Solarbeam from Pansage. I guess this is why Pansear will be used in this episode and not Panpour, a pokemon that can't learn that attack.

Pansage will also learn a new attack and it looks more and more like Rock Tomb.
 
Does anyone have a translation for what was said in the preview?
 
It's interesting that they're showing Yannapu teach Solarbeam, sorta similar to the first Nyagotiator episode with Jumping Knee Kick. I quite like it when we see Pokémon "tutor" others. I'm guessing Solarbeam is so that Pod can cover Baoppu's weaknesses; sorta like Hiyappu having Mud Sport. Would be interesting if Yannapu got (what I assume is) Rock Tomb from seeing Baoppu use it.
 
Hmm... Pansage helping out Pansear and two new moves.... Interesting

It might not be Pansage helping it out, Pansear probably wanted to try it for a while and it tries it out again here.

So Pansear will learn Solarbeam from Pansage. I guess this is why Pansear will be used in this episode and not Panpour, a pokemon that can't learn that attack.

Pansage will also learn a new attack and it looks more and more like Rock Tomb.

I don't think they chose Chili and Pansear, because it is the one that can learn Solarbeam, it's probably because Chili is probably the worst battler of the 3.

Since there was no tomb involved, it could always be a move error, so it might not be Rock Tomb.
 
Looks like a fun episode....but....no new pokemon debuts?

Will Cilan's Pokemon evolve to make up for it?
 
This... episode... looks... awesome... The preview makes me like Pod even more. I loved when he got all red, the fire, but also that we're going to see a softer side of him when he's trying to apologize to Baoppu and when they're struggling with learning a new attack. I have to echo Taiki in saying that I love when we have pokémon teaching each other moves and tutoring each other. Above all, I'm glad we're getting personality from the monkeys. They look adorable. XD

But, in the scenario that Ynanppu and Dento haven't been struggling all match and supposedly easily beat Pod and Baoppu

Which begs the question why is Yanappu having an easy time? If we look at past episodes, he's been consistantly portrayed as a solid battler. Not flawless and amazing, not awful and inept, but a good battler that can handle weak pokémon with ease and that can more than hold its own against much stronger opponents. He's good so it's not exactly breaking the suspension of disbelief to see that Yanappu has learned a new move whether it's off screen prior to the battle or during the battle. It's not used to give Yanappu a win it hasn't earned and a win that's not consequent with its characterization.

Except Dento and Yanappu haven't trained, haven't put forward any hard work. Compared to Pod and Baoppu who have

I'm curious how do we know that Pod and Baoppu have put in a lot of hard work though? We haven't seen it, so you're basing that solely on the result, i.e. his pokémon knowing a new move. But shouldn't the same logic apply to Dent? I don't think that Yanappu will learn the move mid-battle, but rather be revealed during the battle to have learned a new move prior to the battle, much like Ishizumai in the Don Battle tournament. Don't get me wrong, I would have loved episodes focusing on Dento and both these pokémon learning a new move, but ultimately, they were both portrayed as good pokémon who could defeat opponents without these moves so again, it's not like the new move isn't earned or makes the victory not earned. It's consequent with what was shown before.

Looks like a fun episode....but....no new pokemon debuts?

Will Cilan's Pokemon evolve to make up for it?

No
 
omg the preview
omg the intense shoulder grabbing and @Itsuki you have converted me thoroughly to omertashipping because i almost squealed when i saw the preview

and afslkdjkla i'm in class so i can't watch the preview with sound on but POD IS SO ADORABLE CAN I TAKE HIM HOME WITH ME PLEASE

also this picture came up on my dashboard today...

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Just so no one else will dirty their hands:
"...and then they incest-ily made out!!1"

Anyway, I'm even more excited now. (and angry Pansear is too cute. ;_;) Looks like when/if Cilan and Chili meet up again, the 2 monkeys will have a "Strongest Solarbeam" contest.
 
I'm sorta hoping the monkeys are all confirmed as triplets too.

Though not necessarily with the same amount of ho-yay.
 
Although I don't get why so many fangirls fall for Dent and his brothers ( Pod I kinda see why, but the others? aren't there much nicer designed boys in the franchise? well it isn't the topic here anyway ^^" ) I must say that I am looking forward for this episode for a long time.

It is about time that Dent's relationship with his brothers was expanded on and the awesome Yanappu needs more character-centric screen time as well. It doesn't really matter how good the battle is here to me as long as the character interaction is done right. And looking from the preview I can't say that I'm disappointed.

I hope this isn't the last time we see the brothers together doing something worthwhile though. The Orion City trio is pretty neglected in the games so I hope we get to see them together more often in the anime.
 
So nice to see Corn and his epic hairstyle in the anime again! Izumi Shimura's animating seems to have improved, I've noticed.
 
Chili's ears go bright red when he's angry.

I think I'm going to love this episode.
 
Oh dear god... I'm actually looking forward to this episode!

I can't remember the last time I was looking forward to anything from BW! I think it was... Bianca's debut episode? Which was... over 30 episodes ago?!

Very glad to see Cress will be in this episode at some capacity, and the monkeys helping each other out. It vaguely resembles those training episodes this series is lacking in!

Only thing I potentially dread is Iris being a total load in this episode and commenting every five minutes about how annoying the clearly-awesome-and-NOT-annoying brothers are. We can't have anything killing the mood for an episode like this. It's not every day you get an epic episode involving main characters and their relatives.

Dear god, the preview shots are enough to cause massive fangasms. Just imagine how many scenes the whole episode will contain. Ahahaha~
 
Which begs the question why is Yanappu having an easy time? If we look at past episodes, he's been consistantly portrayed as a solid battler. Not flawless and amazing, not awful and inept, but a good battler that can handle weak pokémon with ease and that can more than hold its own against much stronger opponents. He's good so it's not exactly breaking the suspension of disbelief to see that Yanappu has learned a new move whether it's off screen prior to the battle or during the battle. It's not used to give Yanappu a win it hasn't earned and a win that's not consequent with its characterization
Nope, true Yanappu has been shown to be on par. It's just so forced to see it pull a brand spanking new move out of it's butt, when there hasn't been any training no hard work, no strive, or any real development for Yanappu nor has Dento trained his Pokemon let alone Yanappu. Making the learning of a new move feel forced.


I'm curious how do we know that Pod and Baoppu have put in a lot of hard work though? We haven't seen it, so you're basing that solely on the result, i.e. his pokémon knowing a new move. But shouldn't the same logic apply to Dent? I don't think that Yanappu will learn the move mid-battle, but rather be revealed during the battle to have learned a new move prior to the battle, much like Ishizumai in the Don Battle tournament. Don't get me wrong, I would have loved episodes focusing on Dento and both these pokémon learning a new move, but ultimately, they were both portrayed as good pokémon who could defeat opponents without these moves so again, it's not like the new move isn't earned or makes the victory not earned. It's consequent with what was shown before.
I think the fact Pod and Baoppu more then likely battle more trainers on a regular basis being tied to the Sanyou Gym and have managed to learn a new move prior to the episode shows it and Pod have put forward so effort and done reasonable training. But, we look at the preview and it seems that Yanappu is having an easy time against Baoppu. Despite not working hard or battling more on a regular basis like Baoppu probably does, and you also factor in the type disadvantage it has and the fact it pulls out a new move against an opponent it's having a fun time with and not struggling against really makes the whole ordeal forced. Giving it a new move out of know where, when it's easily already beating the crap outta Baoppu is just so wrong. Yanappu isn't being challenged as a character, didn't work hard, and certainly didn't need a new move against an inferior opponent. It would be like Pikachu learning a new move in a battle against Satoshi's Zuruggu, Zuruggu would clearly lose and Pikachu learning a new move wouldn't make sense since there's no struggle or hard work in the battle that challenges Pikachu.

Oh, and Ishizumai and Maggyo. "Rock Slide" and "Boiling Water" and Maggyo's flight abilities coming outta of know where just because Dento says for them to use those attacks was just another example of handing Pokemon power ups with no development or work behind it, just giving it a brand new move just for the sake of the episode, which is beyond jarring, like those Kanto episodes where Pokemon would just show up and just have moves out of no where. Pikachu apparently learned Thunder during the Yasu and Kasu episode.
 
Hee, the preview's got me pumped. Pansear's not gonna let this being-blamed-for-losing thing go so easily, judging by the thrown apple. Also worth noting is how awkward Cress looks when Chili grabs his shoulders. I wonder what was said in that scene...
 
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