Pokemon Sun and Moon Episode 139 Review, Ash finally wins a Pokemon League

After over 20 years, over 1000 episodes, collecting over 40 badges and 88 different Pokemon, Ash and Pikachu finally win a Pokemon League (technically he’s won in the Orange League). Throughout the series Ash has failed to win any of the six previous leagues. He finished top 16 in the Indigo Plateau Conference, top 8 in the Silver Conference, top 8 in the Ever Grande Conference, top 4 in the Lily of the Valley Conference, top 8 in the Vertress Conference and he finished runner up in the Lumiose Conference. With a team of Pikachu, Rowlet, Lycanroc, Torracat and Melmetal, Ash defeated his “rival” Gladion in the Manalo Conference.

The accomplishment was the #1 trending topic on Twitter, being noted by CNN, the BBC, Complex and Business Insider. Many fans felt that Ash’s perseverance throughout the years, never giving up was a model for everyone. I complained last time Ash lost, wondering if he every was going to win one. I just realized that Ash has failed more than main characters in anime tend to. Generally, there’s a massive surge of power that manifests itself before the main hero loses, ensuring that they always win. Granted, Ash has had some of his Pokemon overcome near defeat to win plenty of times, but never in the league finals. Also, to be fair many of the protagonist in other anime would have died if they lost, Ash never faced such dangers.

This win has lead to speculation that the next series will feature someone other than Ash. While I’m fine if Ash moves on, I don’t think I can live without seeing Pikachu again. Ash’s Alolan Team shares similarities with his Hoenn and Kalos team’s, he caught two out of the three starter Pokemon, he didn’t catch any water Pokemon and this region is the first time he caught a steel type and a Mythical Pokemon (Meltan). With all Ash has accomplished he’s still along way from catch ’em all.

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Nintendo Direct for Pokemon Sword and Shield reveals new details

Zacian

Earlier today Nintendo revealed some details of the highly anticipated Pokemon Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch. First it looks like random encounters are gone. Instead Pokemon will roam around like Pokemon Let’s Go. It is possible to also trigger battles by running into a exclamation pop up while in tall grass. I’m find either way but I think seeing the Pokemon in the wild is better.

Zamazenta

In recent Pokemon games new games mechanics have been added like Mega Evolution and Z-Moves. Enter Dynamax. To be honest this is the most creative feature. Basically, your Pokemon gets more powerful as they become giant. They can only stay this way for three turns and it can only be once per battle. Dynamaxing doesn’t interest me in the slightest. Hopefully, you won’t be forced to use it too much.

MILO

Milo is one of the Gym Leaders of the Galar region. He has a kind heart and is well liked by the Trainers of his Gym. His credo is to always enjoy battles, and he specializes in endurance matches using Grass-type Pokémon.

Free roaming has arrive to Pokemon in the form of the “Wild Area.” The natural space between towns in Galar, you will discover new Pokemon walking around. They will vary based on area and weather similar to Pokemon Go. You can join other players on Max Battle Raids. When you locate a red beam, up to four players can battle against a Dynamaxed Pokemon. Only one of the four players can Dynamax their Pokemon. The Dynamaxed Pokemon can be caught and some Pokemon can only be caught this way.


We were introduced to some new adorable Pokemon and some of the characters that will be in the new game. The starters were introduced already, fans were given a look at seven new Pokemon including the two legendaries, Zacian and Zamazenta.

GOSSIFLEUR

Category: Flowering Pokemon

Type: Grass

Height: 1’4″

Weight: 4.9 lbs

Ability: Cotton Down/Regenerator


ELDEGOSS

Category: Cotton Bloom Pokemon

Type: Grass

Height: 1’8″

Weight: 5.5 lbs

Ability: Cotton Down/Regenerator


Pokemon Sword and Shield will be released on November 15th. Sources: IGN, Polygon

30 Day Video Game Challenge – Day 19 – Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in

The Pokemon World

Pokemon for the Switch

This one is pretty obvious to me. When I was a child I would dream of being in the World of Pokemon. I would image what the Pokemon world would be like if it were real. Of course video games and T.V. shows are good substitutes for reality. The World of Pokemon has large variety of environments. The government doesn’t really get much attention, so the politics of the world is quite clear.

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The current major Pokemon regions, Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos, and Alola are modeled after real world regions. Most are based on Japan, however, the United States and France have been inspirations as well. Of course there are dangers in this world. Many of the legendary Pokemon are or could be life threatening. Culturally, this world of course centers around Pokemon at that’s why I love it.

The population of the Pokemon world (at least in the games) feel small, but that is likely do to the need for them in game, as opposed to in the real world. From a science and technology stand point the Pokemon world is superior than the real one. For example, it’s possible to clone ancient Pokemon. I would probably try to be a Pokemon champion and then become a gym leader.

Pokemon Sword and Shield announced for the Nintendo Switch

Like many fans of the Pokemon series I was waiting to see what the next generation of Pokemon games would look like. When the Switch was revealed to be both a home console and a handheld one, it was easy to predict that the next Pokemon game would be on the Switch. Unlike, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee, this game will be the “real” Pokemon RPG’s.

Each Pokemon region is inspired by a real place, this time it’s seems to be Great Britain. The brand new region is called Galar. The three new starter Pokemon were revealed: the Grass-type chimp Grookey, the Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and the Water-type lizard Sobble. As always random encounters are back, as are Gym’s (Pokemon Sun and Moon changed that format). The trailer didn’t confirm whether character customization, but I’m hoping.

So far their doesn’t seem to be anything new to the series yet, but details on possible new elements could emerge later. With the introduction of every new generation, we tend to get a lot of new Pokemon. Anyway, I can’t wait. Pokemon Sword & Shield will be released later this year.


Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer

My Top 5 Anime water users

One of my goals for 2019 is to add more varied content to my blog. List have been popular for a while and of course they’re simple and easy posts to create. First I decided to make some rules:

  1. I’m only going to include anime characters from anime/manga I’ve read or watched. Mainly because I would be familiar with their powers.
  2. I’m only going to include ONE character per series. This is difficult to do, because there are many strong characters in any given series, but I want some variety.
  3. I think it will be difficult to determine how each character on the list would fare against each other, so I going to focus how strong they are within their series. However, I will be thinking how they compare relative to each other.

[Note] This list and any others will focus on characters that MOSTLY or significantly use the element. In this case water. What that would result in is having a list of characters that will have more that just the element in their abilities and I will be factoring these other abilities in as well.


Primal Kyogre

5. Kyogre (Pokemon)

Kyogre is a Water-type legendary Pokemon that was introduced during the third Generation of the Pokemon series. A massive Pokemon modeled after a whale. Kyogre possessed the ability to “expand the oceans” and has control over water and rain. Kyogre is a part of the “weather trio” along with Groudon and Rayquaza.

Kyogre was given a power up during the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games. Called “Primal Reversion,” a Pokemon undergoes a transformation “restore a Pokemon’s true powers as the Pokémon absorbs the energy of nature to greatly increase its power.” Like most legendary Pokemon, Kyogre is capable of using many different types of TM’s. It has a powerful signature move called Origin Pulse. The move shoots multiple orbs and fire energy beams.

Why is Kyogre on this 5th on this list?

Despite his worldwide weather effects, Kyogre is largely limited in it’s ability. Very passive in nature Kyogre isn’t much of a fighter to begin with and it only really has one significant move, Origin Pulse.

Source: Bulbapedia


Harribel vs Hitsugaya (Full Fight)

4. Tier Harribel (Bleach)

Harribel is the former 3rd Espada in Aizen’s army. She eventually becomes the ruler of Hueco Mundo. Like most Espada, Harribel has tremendous skill with a sword. She’s capable of holding her own against a captain-level Shinigami like Hitsugaya. She was even able to hold off a captain and two lieutenant-level Visored together.

She possessed incredible spiritual power and was highly perceptive during combat. Tier was considered to be a master tactician. Her hierro “harden skin” was strong enough to survive Hitsugaya’s attacks without much damage. She also has abilities typical to most Espada like Cero, Sonido and Descorrer.

When Harribel uses her Resurreccion, she releases her special ability. With her new abilities she is able to manipulate water. Her best water techniques are:

  • Hirviendo – Pointing her blade out, Harribel boils any form of water which comes close to it, including ice, and deflects it around her.
  • La Gota – Harribel can condense large amounts of water around her blade before firing it as a blast which resembles a shark tooth. She can fire multiple blasts in rapid succession with relative ease. The blasts strike with enough force to demolish houses.
  • Cascada – Harribel launches a rushing surge of water at her enemy. The torrent of water is large enough to cover several town blocks.

Why is Tier Harribel 4th on this list?

I my opinion Harribel is a far superior fighting tactician than the passive Kyogre. She has a larger variety of techniques as well. However, most of her abilities are shared with other Espada and she only has a handful of unique techniques.

Source: Bleach Wikia


Juvia vs Meredy

3. Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail)

Juvia is a S-Class Mage from the Fairy Tail Guild. She can produce, control and manipulate water. She has a variety of different ways she can produce water, for example she can produce water blades that are strong enough to slice through rock or metal. She can also turn herself into water, allowing physical and magical attack pass through her without damaging her. Some of her best techniques are:

  • Water Lock – Juvia has the ability to materialize a large circular mass of water, and unlike the Water Dome, it contains no oxygen inside. This spell is used to capture enemies and incapacitate them by suffocation.
  • Sierra – A full body transformation resembling Water Body, used by Juvia in a state of strong agitation or other influencing emotion (e.g. jealousy or rage). Her strong emotions cause her full body transformation to heat up/boil. This is a short ranged attack which displays enormous, unpredictable speed.
  • Water-Make – a form of Molding Magic that lets Juvia create, or at the very least manipulate existing water. The scope of usage is not limited to just pure water, but also to things that contain it in large quantities, such as blood.

Why is Juvia 3rd on this list?

I didn’t list all the techniques she possess, her variety is far superior to Kyogre and Tier. While Kyogre can influence the seas, Juvia has more direct control over it. Unlike, Tier, Juvia can even turn herself into water and has defensive water abilities as well.

Source: Fairy-tail wiki


Only a small sample of his power

2. Tobirama Senju (Naruto)

Tobirama was considered one of the most powerful shinobi ever. He was considered the “fastest shinobi,” at least during his time. His chakra control was such that he could use difficult techniques with just one hand seal. Like most ninja, Tobirama had a large number of sill sets, from summoning techniques, barrier ninjutsu to the Shadow Clone Technique.

Tobirama was an “adept sensor.” He could “accurately detect the presence and location of targets in the surrounding area. He could even sense persons countries away, identify a target’s ancestry from their chakra signature, and even pinpoint a target’s exact location while blinded,” simply by touching his finger to the ground.

While, he could use all nature transformations he mastered Water Release. He could create large amounts of water without a water source. He could use high level water jutsu at any time. He could shoot high pressure water beams that could slice through his targets, create walls of water and cover an entire battlefield with water. Some of his best techniques were:

  • Flying Thunder God Technique – he could instantly teleport himself and/or other targets to any location marked with his seal. 
  • Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation – which revives the dead into immortal, regenerating bodies.
  • Mutually Multiplying Explosive Tags – to take advantage of the revived bodies’ natural advantages, using them in kamikaze-like attacks to create near-infinite chains of explosions on a target. He was said to use it whenever he needed to clear a map.

Why is Tobirama 2nd on this list?

To be honest Juvia has superior water abilities than Tobirama. What puts him ahead of her is his other abilities, Space-Time ninjutsu Flying Thunder God Technique is a powerful S-Rank technique. He has a number of techniques that surpass Juvia’s.

Source: Naruto Wikia


Jinbe vs Big Mom

1. Jinbe (One Piece)

Jinbe was the second captain of the Sun Pirates. A former Shichibukai he possessed massive strength. He is so far the strongest fishman seen in the One Piece series. Despite his large size he move quite fast as well. Jinbe also has impressive endurance, able to take a “baptizing” in boiling water.

He was able to hold his own against Big Mom, he even took a direct sword attack from her. While in water he becomes even more powerful, he an excellent swimmer and he’s able to “suppress” any fear he may have. He has mastered Fish-Man Karate, he’s a great strategists, he can communicate with fish life and has become skilled in Haki. His most powerful abilities are:

  • Fish-Man Karate – According to Jinbe, the secret of Fish-Man Karate is mastery of the water in the user’s direct vicinity, using its power to send powerful waves impacting the water within the opponent’s body. Because every creature has a high percentage of water in their body, the users of Fish-Man Karate are able to battle opponents that are usually highly resistant (if not immune) against blows and punches. 
  • Busoshoku Haki – is a form of Haki that allows the user to use their spirit to create, in essence, an invisible armor around themselves.
  • Buraikan – A secret technique of the Fish-Man Karate. Jinbe concentrates in one hand a large amount of water that he shoots at close range against his opponent. The impact is so strong that the water penetrates the opponent’s body and gets out from the other end. 
  • Gyojin Jiujitsu: Water Heart – Jinbe plunges into the sea. Using a jujitsu technique (unarmed martial art that originates in the bushi battle methods), Jinbe centralizes in both hands an enormous amount of water, to then transfer it to the surface. 

Why is Jinbe on the top of the list?

Simply put he possess all the qualities of the previous four. He has great water techniques, intelligence, physical strength, speed, varied types of techniques and he is able to do battle in water, under water and on land.

Source: One Piece Wiki


So do you agree? Is someone too high or too low? Think I should do more lists? What kind. Let me know what you think.

Nintendo’s 2018 Mobile Revenue reaches $348 million

According to the blog, Sensor Tower, Nintendo’s ” four current mobile games (Fire Emblem Heroes, Dragalia Lost, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Super Mario Run) earned a combined total of US $348 million globally in 2018, an increase of 15% compared to 2017.” Fire Emblem Heroes earned the most of the four games, generating $230 million worldwide. Dragalia Lost pulled in $58.4 million, followed by Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp with $48.6 million and Super Mario Run earned $10 million a decline from $31 million the previous year.

In 2019, Nintendo will release Mario Kart Tour during March. Mario Kart Tour is ” expected to feature traditional in-app purchase micro-transactions to fuel its monetization, as opposed to a premium priced one-time IAP to unlock all content. ” Meanwhile, Niantic’s Pokemon GO has proved that it continues to be popular mobile game, increasing revenue 35% over 2017. Pokemon GO earned about $800 million in 2018, bring the lifetime revenue to $2.2 billion.

Sources: Sensor Tower, ANN


Ethan 1/8 ARTFX J Figure with Cyndaquil — Pokemon

For fans of the popular anime and video game by Nintendo, Pokemon, take a look at this kawaii figure of Ethan and his Cyndaquil. This figure captures every detail of Etan from his signature cap and shoulder bag plus his adorable sidekick Cyndaquil. An awesome figure to add to your Pokemon collection. By Kotobukiya.

Pokemon Sun and Moon Episode 43 Review: Gym Battle! Z-Move VS Mega Evolution

Misty vs Lana & Mallow

Ash and the rest of the group arrive at the Cerulean City Gym, that is newly remodeled with large rocks. Ash’s Pikachu and Brock’s Geodude reunite, as Professor Kukui explains that Brock and Misty will be battling them as part of an extracurricular lesson. Excited to battle, Lana, Mallow and Ash pick Misty to battle, while, Sophocles, Lillie and Kiawe choose Brock. Misty faces off against Lana and Mallow together with her Psyduck. Lana uses her Popplio and Mallow uses her Steenee. Psyduck uses water-gun at Popplio, who catches the water in a bubble, hitting Psyduck with it. Steenee uses Magical Leaf which pops the bubble surrounding Psyduck, causing it to fall head first on the ground. Anyone that remembers Psyduck from the early series knows that it’s mostly useless until it’s headache becomes sever. Psyduck uses a powerful Psychic on Steenee and Popplio, however, Misty calms it down and the battle ends.

Brock vs Lillie and Sophocles

Brock uses his Geodude to take on Lille Alolan Vulpix and Sophocles Togedemaru. He uses Zip Zap on Geodude that has no effect due to it’s ground typing. Vulpix attacks with Powder Snow, but Geodude counters with Gyro Ball. The battle isn’t comprehensive but does show what the Gym leaders are capable of. Professor Kukui informs them that the real battles will be against Kiawe and Brock and Misty against Ash.

Brock vs Kiawe

Kiawe uses his Turtonator while Brock uses his Steelix, Turtonator uses Flamethrower which surprisingly not as effective as it should be. Steelix counters with Bind but Turtonator uses Shell Trap to break free. Steelix then uses Dig, landing a direct hit followed by hitting Turtonator with its tail. Brock removes his vet and shirt activating his Key Stone causing Steelix to Mega evolve. To counter Kiawe and Turtonator use their Z-move, Inferno Overdrive. The Z-move directly hits Steelix causing massive damage, however, Steelix withstands it. Brock counters with Stone Edge causing Turtonator to faint from impact.

Misty vs Ash

Finally, Misty and Ash battle using Gyarados and Pikachu respectively. Despite the type disadvantage, Misty’s Gyarados holds its own. Pikachu lands an early attack with Quick Attack, Misty uses Rain Dance in combination with Hurricane nullifying Pikachu’s electricity. Misty uses her Mega Stone and Gyarados mega evolves gaining the upper hand against Ash and Pikachu. Misty traps Pikachu within Hurricane claiming that no trainer has ever escaped it. Pikachu manages to escape and together with Ash the use the Z-move Gigavolt Havoc defeating Mega Gyarados and Misty.

 

As always the animation in this series top notch and is most impressive when there are battles. See Brock and Misty again was fun and I hope that they bring back other characters from the past. Anyway, the one down side of this series is the fact that they devalue Pokemon battles to much for my enjoyment. However, if your familiar with the video game version of Sun and Moon battles aren’t as important either. Regardless, the Alolan regions Pokemon League does exists in the game and hopefully at the end of this series Ash will get to compete and dare I say win the Alolan region Pokemon league.

 

Ash faces off against Kahuna Hala

Ash and Hala aim to begin their battle. First they pray that Tapu Koko blesses their battle and Professor Kukui asks Ash if he knows the Normal-Z move. Ash says that he has mastered it and is ready for the Grand Trail. The prepare to battle, as Kukui will be the ref. The battle between Ash and Hala begins. Ash sends Rowlet and Hala uses Crabrawler.

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Rotom tells Ash that Rowlet has the type advantage. Crabrawler uses Bubble Beam, Rowlet quickly dodges and uses Peck. The hit lands and Ash has Rowlet use it again. However, Crabrawler catches Rowlet, then uses Brutal Swing, followed by Power-up Punch. Rowlet then uses Leafage, but its countered by Bubble Beam. Ash has Rowlet use the same attack again, but this time he tells Rowlet to “surprise” Crabrawler.

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After the attacks collide, Rowlet “surprises” Crabrawler with his speed, using Peck consistently. Rowlet tries it once more, but fails to land the hit. Crabrawler uses Power-up Punch again, but Rowlet dodges successfully. Crabrawler attempts to grab Rowlet again but it dodges and uses tackle, defeating Crabrawler. Rowlet fails asleep in mid-air and Ash recalls Rowlet.

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Pikachu is up next, facing off against Hariyama. Pikachu uses Iron Tail and Hariyama counters with Fake Out. It then uses Knock Off, smashing Pikachu into the ground. Pikachu uses Electro Ball, it fails and Hariyama uses Arm Thrust. Pikachu dodges the barrage, then uses Thunderbolt. No attack from Pikachu seems to work, Hariyama uses Belly Drum. Then Hala and Hariyama use their Z-Move, Ash has Pikachu use Quick Attack, he manages to dodge most of the hits, but some of them hit.

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Ash decides to use quick attack, rounding circles around Hariyama then uses Iron Tail. The hit lands and Ash along with Pikachu decided to use their Z-Move. Pikachu uses Ultra Light Dash, landing a devastating blow against Hariyama. Ash wins the first Grand Trail, while Tapu Koko watches. This episode was excellent. It quickly got to the battle and the battle was epic. Ash and Pikachu using the Z-Move was really fun to watch. The battle is better when watching, the animation was great as always.

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Ash verses the Totem Gumshoos

Ash decides to complete the Grand Trails

Ash becomes determine to obtain more Z-Crystals. He discusses this with Professor Kukui, who tells him that he needs to go through the Island Challenge in order to acquire more crystals. Rotom informs Ash that he would need to fight against the Island Kahuna. Kukui suggests that they need to meet up with Melemele Island’s Kahuna, Hala.

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Ash and Kukui meet Island Kahuna, Hala

Several Raticate and Rattata startle some Tauros, causing logs to fall off carts. Ash and Kukui arrive and help with the clearing of the logs. Ash notices a man and his Hariyama carrying logs, placing them back on the carts. This man turns out to be, Hala. The following day, Ash and Kukui meet with Hala. He explains to Ash that Tapu Koko stole on of the Z-Rings that he created and gave it to Ash.

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Hala informs Ash of the issue regarding the Raticate and Rattata. Ash says that he will battle them, Hala reminds him that “doing the Island Challenge wasn’t about battling, but to teach young people about loving and protecting everything.” He hopes that Ash will find a way to solve the problem without battling. Ash attempts to solve the problem with the help of Kiawe and Sophocles. Lille suggests that they should learn more about the ecology.

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Ash and battles the Totem Gumshoo

Rotom tells Ash that “Rattata and Raticate were brought to Alola from a ship and adapted to the climate.” To counter this, “ Gumshoos and Yungoos were brought from a different region to fight the Raticate and Rattata.” Ash gives his answer to Hala, who is impressed and tells Ash that he passed the test and qualified for the Trail. Hala and Ash arrive at the cave, which is home to Yungoos. Hala tells Ash that inside the cave is a Totem Pokemon, which “listens to the Island Guardian Pokémon and obey their will, some even helping during the Island Challenge.”

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As the trail begins Ash battles, Yungoos and Gumshoo. He sends out Pikachu and a sleeping Rowlet. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt and Rowlet Tackle, both of them are hit with a Sand Attack, with Yungoos attacks Rowlet. Gumshoo and Yungoos use Crunch, which Pikachu and Rowlet successfully dodge. Rowlet uses Leafage, while Pikachu uses Iron Tail. Rowlet tackles Gumshoos and Pikachu hits Yungoos with Iron Tail, defeating them. Suddenly, a huge Gumshoo appears, Rotom notes that it’s three times larger than a normal Gumshoo.

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Totem Gumshoo attacks Pikachu, who dodges and counters with Thunderbolt. Gumshoo endures the attack, then hurts Pikachu. Totem Gumshoo uses it high speed and Rowlet attacks. Totem Gumshoo uses a rock and hits Rowlet with it. Rowlet gets called back and Ash tells Pikachu to use Electro Ball. Totem Gumshoo blocks it with Sand Attack. Using Quick Attack, Pikachu uses Sand Attack to hide itself. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt to finally defeat Totem Gumshoo. Totem Gumshoo gives Ash a Z-Crystal, which Hala notes is strange, Tapu Koko leaves after watching the battle.

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This was a fun episode, Ash finally started official going on his trails. I love watching the Pokemon battle with this level of animation, its so dynamic. Rowlet displaying his ability to move quickly but silently was pretty cool. Some of the battle was surprisingly brutal , Totem Gumshoo picking up a rock and bashing Rowlet in the head with it. Overall, another great episode, an yes Gumshoo looks exactly like Donald Trump.

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All About Togedemaru

Professor Kukui apologizes for not showing him around, although Ash doesn’t mind. While, Ash and Pikachu are in the lab, they generally waste time with Ash ending up doing laundry. The washing machine malfunctions, causing a massive spill. After all the high jinks, Ash and Pikachu are starving and look for food.

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Ash attempts to make himself and Pikachu food. He fails massively and run out of food. They decided to go shopping at the mall, he into Sophocies and Togedemaru. Together they go and get some ice cream. Meanwhile, Team Rocket continue to plot how to steal some Pokemon from the mall.

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Meowth accidentally triggers the security system, causing the doors to shut, trapping Pikachu, Rotom and Togedemaru. Everyone tries to bash the doors to escape and override the security system. Team Rocket, along with Pikachu, Rotom and Togedemaru reach the roof. Mimikyu attacks Pikachu with Shadow Claw, without being ordered to by Jesse.

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Pikachu helps Togedemaru and ends up on trouble. Sophocies tells Ash to order Pikachu to use Thunderbolt, so Togedemaru “lightning rod,” ability goes into effect. Togedemaru uses Zing Zap and Rowlet rescues Pikachu. Bewear arrives and grabs Team Rocket, jumping from roof to roof with them.

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This episode was pretty boring to be honest, however, I learned that Togedemaru has a new attack called Zing Zap. I anticipate a lot of episodes like this. Finally, it appears that Bewear will replace the “blasting away” of Team Rocket. Bewear’s stalking of Team Rocket is both funny and creepy.

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Ash finally catches his first Aloha Pokemon, Rowlet

Episode 4 – Enter Rowlet! I Got a Pokemon in Aloha!

Litten is feed some berries by an older lady, a flock of Trumbeak and Pikipek fly through the town and steal berries and fruits. The villagers expected this event to occur, as it is annual. In the forest, Ash and Pikachu battle against a Grubbin, who uses String Shot. Pikachu dodges it and uses Thunderbolt, Ash throws a Pokeball at the Grubbin. However, it frees itself from the Pokeball and digs away.

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Pikachu verses Grubbin

Grubbin emerges behind Lillie, scaring her as she hides behind Mallow. Pikachu uses Quick Attack, only for Grubbin to counter with String Shot. The Grubbin manages to escape, injured Pikachu is taken to the Pokemon Center. In a cave, Jesse tries to catch Mimikyu, she has a difficult time because it hasn’t been weakened yet. James drops a Luxury Ball that Jesse uses to finally capture Mimikyu.

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Bewear grabs Jesse when she tries to grab the ball, Meowth translates that it is looking for dinner. Meanwhile, at the Pokemon Center, Ash sees a Comfey. The flock of Pikipek return to their nest with food in hand. Rowlet drops a vase that resembles a berry, it’s gets yelled at for it’s failure. Rowlet flies off to find more berries, while Mallow’s Bounsweet releases a sweet scent attracting Rowlet.

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Rowlet is desperate for food

Rowlet mistakes Bounsweet for a berry and attacks. However, Bounsweet deflects Rowlet twice, knocking it into power-lines. Rowlet falls to the ground and Ash rushes and manages to prevent it from hitting the ground. Rowlet awakens and Ash feeds it. Ash attempts to capture it but Rowlet flees with a watermelon. Meanwhile, in the cave Team Rocket gets their fill of food and the flock of Pikipek enter the cave taking the fruit.

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Rowlet returns to the nest with the watermelon and is praised. Ash and Mallow arrive at the nest and Rotom identifies Trumbeak and Toucannon. Rotom tries to test the heat of Toucannon’s beak, enraging it. Team Rocket arrives, launching nets at the flock and attempting to capture Pikachu. Jesse uses Mimikyu, that launches a Shadow Ball at Pikachu, who counters with Electro Ball.

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Rowlet rescues Pikachu from Mimikyu

Pikachu uses Iron Tail, but it doesn’t deal any damage. Meanwhile, Rowlet frees it’s friends, while Pikachu is hit with a Play Rough from Mimikyu. Then Mimikyu uses Shadow Claw on Pikachu, Rowlet intervenes using Leafage. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt on Mimikyu, shocking it. Team Rocket is captured, along with Mimikyu by Bewear. Rowlet is thanked for its help by the flock.

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Ash tells Rowlet that “he should go home,” surprising Mallow and Rotom. Ash doesn’t want to catch Rowlet because he has friends and family. Toucannon encourages Rowlet to go to Ash and he does. Rowlet allows itself to be caught. Ash has a habit of “catching,” Pokemon without traditionally battling them and then catching. It can seem like a cheat sometimes but his Pokemon all seem to be unique.

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Team Rocket finally arrives in Aloha region

Pokemon Sun and Moon – Episode 3

Good Rotomorning, I am the Rotom Zukan!

The original team rocket team of Jesse, James and Meowth arrive in the Aloha region. They have the same goal that has been their M.O. since the first season of Pokemon, steal rare Pokemon. Meanwhile, Ash is giving his Rotom pokedex, it has been programmed to speak to humans in English. Rotom explains that it’s “self-learning,” and updates its “data every time it encounters Pokemon.

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In the forest Team Rocket searches for Pokemon, they encounter a Mimikyu. They confuse it with a Pikachu and when the head slouches to one side, it appears to Team Rocket to have broken it’s neck. Meowth realizes that it’s a Pokemon wearing a Pikachu like cloth. Meowth is creeped out by what Mimikyu is saying, Jesse throws him at Mimikyu. Meowth uses Fury Swipes, but they have no effect.

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Team Rocket verses Mimikyu

Meowth then attempts to lift up Mimikyu’s cloth, being knocked out and ends up in a weird subconscious state. Meowth awakes as Jesse and James splash him with buckets of water. Ash and his friends arrive, as Team Rocket hides in the bushes. Ash and the others run into the Mimikyu and Rotom Pokedex explains what is known about it. Rotom stats that Mimikyu’s “actual appearance is unknown and may have killed scholar’s who died from shock.

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Mimikyu verses Pikachu

Ash attempts to capture Mimikyu with Pikachu and uses Iron Tail. This attack has no effect and the cloth Mimikyu wears deflates. It then attacks Pikachu with Play Rough, followed in succession with Shadow Claw. Pikachu uses Electro Ball, that Mimikyu easily knocks back. Team Rocket interrupts the battle and introduces themselves, but none of the new friends of Ash are aware of them.

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Jesse sends Meowth into battle against Pikachu, it uses Electro Ball that is deflected by Shadow Ball from Mimikyu. It tells Meowth that it plans to help Team Rocket. Mimikyu seems to hate Pikachu, it takes on the appearance of Pikachu because it hates it more than anything. Mimikyu attacks with Shadow Ball, however, a Bewear grabs Jesse and James. Meowth grabs Mimikyu and they chase the Bewear further into the forest.

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When Mimikyu was first introduced it became a internet sensation. It was seen as sad and adorable for copying Pikachu. However, this episode seems to have changed that image and replaced it with a really creepy one. I like Mimikyu’s design and it’s intense personality and I think it’s the perfect Pokemon for Team Rocket. It’s hatred of Pikachu is very interesting and I hope that the series will explain it further. I think that Mimikyu is a perfect fit for Team Rocket.

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2017 Anime Calendar — Pokemon

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Ash goes to school and Tapu Koko battles Pikachu

Ash and Pikachu learn about Aloha

Ash joins the Pokemon school in the Aloha region. He tells his new classmates that Tapu Koko gave him a Z ring. Principal Oak explains the differences between, Aloha Exeggutor and a normal one. He explains that due to “region variant,” Pokemon have developed different characteristics. Ash is excited that Executor becomes a dragon and grass type Pokemon, he tries to pet it’s tail and is knocked through the air. Lille explains that the tail of Executor has a mind of its own.

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Ash receives a surprise welcoming party

Lille and the other throw a surprise party for Ash and Pikachu the following day. Tapu Koko watches as Ash competes with the other trainers in a series of games. Ash and/or Pikachu lose each of them. Tapu Koko arrives during lunch surprising everyone. Ash thanks it for the Z ring, then Tapu Koko steals Ash’s hat. Koko begins moving at high speeds and flees to the nearby forests. Ash and Pikachu gives chase, as do all the other trainers.

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Ash and Pikachu battle Tapu Koko

They’re challenged to a battle by Tapu Koko. It uses Electric Terrain, then charges at Pikachu knocking it down. Pikachu successfully dodges the next attack, then Ash orders Pikachu to use Thunderbolt. Tapu Koko isn’t phased and suggests that Ash should use his Z-move. Together Ash and Pikachu use their Z-move, Gigavolt Havoc. Being hit by the Z-move didn’t seem to harm Tapu Koko at all. Ash’s Z- crystal disintegrates due to not having done any trails, obviously he decides that he will take the trails.

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This episode was a standard intro to the new region, showing us the new abilities of some of the new Pokemon from the Aloha region. Ash’s use of the Z move along with Pikachu was impressive visually, but considering the fact that he didn’t know how to use, it doesn’t make sense. The broken Z-crystal was obviously convenient so Ash can begin his trails. 

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Pokemon anime for Sun and Moon looks good

Pokemon anime was just released

The latest Pokemon anime series was just released in Japan on Thursday. An anime adaptation of the upcoming (Nov. 18) Pokemon Sun and Moon  games, the new series looks to be a hit. I haven’t really watched a full season of Pokemon since the Sinnoh League, but I might be convinced to watch this series from start to finish. I’ve already seen the first two episodes and I really enjoyed them.

The art style of the series, particular Ashes new look was a point of controversy, but I didn’t really notice. The overall animation in the series was what I notice. The brighter colors, more dramatic facial reactions and fluid motion are much better than previous Pokemon anime. I’m excited for this upcoming season, although it will be weird without Pokemon gym, I hope there will be good battles. Anyway, if you want to check out the first two episodes without subtitles they’re on YouTube.

Pokemon Sun and Moon a refreshing change

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The series has made some changes to update

The reviews are in and many find the changes that have been made to this series to be great. Nintendo has deliberately reconstructed the games formula, such as abandoning the gym’s, in exchange for non-combat challenges like scavenger hunts and quizzes. This isn’t to suggest that nothing has changed since the first games were released 20 years ago. Pokemon Sun and Moon also focuses more on plot than usually, although the villains remain simplistic. It is possible that long time fans of the series might not enjoy these changes, but I think Nintendo and Pokemon will be better for it.

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The new world of Aloha

When the Aloha region was first revealed it was clear to everyone that it was inspired by Hawaii. A series of four islands, Aloha also features an artificial island. Each of these islands have it’s own guardian deity, called tapu. The tapu are worshiped by the people. Kahunas are leaders of these islands, chosen by the Tapu. The Kahunas replace the gym leaders, they are:

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Hala of Melemele Island

Tweaks to gameplay

Sun and Moon has streamlined many of the elements of the series. After you encounter a Pokemon in the wild, any further encounters you will be informed of the weakness of the Pokemon. You can also see this information when switching Pokemon by tapping the “i” button next to each move. This is helpful if you have difficulty remembering which types are stronger than others. Menus have been shortened, when you use a P.C. in the game you are taken to a menu that allows you to freely move your Pokemon. However, according to Gamespot:

But that doesn’t mean absolutely everything in Sun and Moon is streamlined. You still have the nostalgic, but slow “handing over and charging up of your Pokemon” whenever you heal them at a Pokemon Center (a holdover that seems especially odd when you sometimes meet characters on your adventure who heal your team instantaneously). Sometimes you have two or more shopkeepers in the same store standing right next to one another who sell completely different goods–if you want to buy healing items, you have to talk to one, while if you want to purchase new abilities and moves you have to talk to the other.

Pokemon has finally gotten rid of HM’s, instead opting to allow trainers to call Pokemon to fly or swim, without having to have them in your party. Pokemon in the wild now have the ability to “call in help,” this doesn’t appear to have a limit.

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The core game remains intact

Despite the changes to formats and moderate alterations to the series, Pokemon Sun and Moon still has the main aspects of the previous games. Capturing Pokemon and training them is still the most important parts of the series. You have a larger selection of Pokemon to choose from earlier in the game. I think this will help create a larger variety of Pokemon teams created.
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Some unfortunately aspects of Pokemon remain, most notable the over simplistic villains. Team Skull continues the trend of villains being thinly developed characters. Removing the gym’s may or may not be good long term. It is suggested in game that a new Pokemon league will be created. Whether this will occur after the game ends or it is being telegraphed as an addition for a sequel. Regardless, Pokemon Sun and Moon represent a positive change in the series, getting rid of some of the most troublesome qualities of previous games.
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Pokemon Moon and Sun

 

If you were living under a rock, you may have missed the announcement of Pokemon Sun and Moon. The Nintendo direct was short, but if you love Pokemon like I do, you won’t care. Enjoy. 

30 Day Anime Challenge

An Anime you wished was real

(Day 29)

Pokemon

I’m sure that I am not alone in this choice, but since Pokemon was introduced when I as 12 years old, I always thought it would be cool if the world of Pokemon was real. The Pokemon anime series seems to be based off the real world anyway. I would image that it would be similar to various sports. I would love to travel, hopefully with friends going to gym’s, battling and catching Pokemon similar to the video-games and anime series.

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MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA BATTLES ( 20 – 11)

MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA

BATTLES ( 20 – 11)

20 – Pikachu vs Raichu ( Electric Shock Showdown )/ ( Pika and Goliath)

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The Combatants:

  1. Pikachu – ash’s first Pokemon and the form before Raichu.
  2. Raichu – the evolved for of Pikachu via thunder stone.

Location: Electric Shock Showdown ( Episode 14) & Pika and Goliath (Episode 74 of DP season)

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The Battles:

In the Pokemon animated series Pikachu and Ash has faced Raichu twice, in both instances they were epic. The first was in Vermillion city were Ash attempted to get his, Thunder Badge. Pikachu begins with a Thunder Shock, it has no effect. Raichu counter with his Thunder Shock, knocking Pikachu out. Pikachu determined gets back up, but Lt. Surge and Raichu show no mercy and use Mega Punch. Then they use Mega Kick, finally ending the battle with another electric attack.

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While in the Poke Center Ash and Pikachu consider using a Thunder Stone to even out the next battle. Pikachu refuses aiming to win without evolving. Ash and Pikachu are ready for a rematch, they’re quickly i distress as Raichu pummels Pikachu with Body Slam. However, Pikachu has superior speed and literally runs circles around Raichu. Raichu uses a devastating Thunder Bolt that destroys the ground and the windows. Pikachu uses its tail as a electric conductor leaving itself unharmed. Raichu runs out of electricity and Pikachu ends the battle with a Quick Attack.

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The second battle between Pikachu and a Raichu occurs years later. Pikachu begins the battle with a Thunder Bolt, and a lot like the previous battle it has no effect on Raichu. Raichu response with Thunder, which Pikachu absorbs. Both Pikachu and Raichu use Volt Tackle, both a thrown backwards after impact. Raichu’s larger size is to its advantage and lands on its feet. Pikachu however smashes into a rock and falls to the ground. They both clash with their respective Iron Tails, then Ash counters with Quick Attack which fails. Raichu ends the battle with Hyper Beam, pinning Pikachu to a rock with its tail so it can’t dodge. Like the fight with Lt. Surge Pikachu is hospitalized at the Poke Center.

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The Thunder Stone that Ash was given along time ago, was still in his possession and he left it with Pikachu to decide if it wanted to evolve. Like before Pikachu decides against it, with Ash they train. The rematch is held the next day, Raichu starts with Iron Tail. Pikachu evades this attack and each Iron Tail after that by rolling in a circle. Raichu flings Pikachu into the air and uses Volt Tackle. Pikachu counters with Iron Tail and the two Pokemon clash.

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Raichu uses a second Volt Tackle but Pikachu dodges it. Raichu uses Iron Tail but becomes exhausted and Pikachu uses Quick Attack. Raichu uses Iron Tail again, Pikachu dodges and uses it’s Iron Tail getting a direct hit. Raichu uses Thunder, Pikachu dodges that and use Volt Tackle.

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Raichu uses Hyper Beam and pins Pikachu to a tree like before. Pikachu quickly uses Thunder Bolt cutting Hyper Beams power in half, after the smoke clears Pikachu uses Volt Tackle and Iron Tail in combination. Pikachu and Raichu both use Volt Tackle but they’re even. They Both use Iron Tail with Pikachu and Raichu’s tails locking together. Pikachu fling Raichu into a tree, but it responses with another Hyper Beam. This time however it fails to trap Pikachu with it’s tail. Pikachu rotates quickly in the air dodging the Hyper Beam and strikes Raichu with a Iron Tail, knocking it out and winning the battle.

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19 – B vs Sasuke

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The Combatants:

  1. B – The 8 tail host.
  2. Sasuke – one of the last members of the Uchiha clan.

Location: Naruto Chapter ( 410 – 414)

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The Battle:

The battle against B begins with Suigetsu attacking him with his sword. B is undisturbed and catches the sword. He handles both Suigetsu and Juugo easily. Sasuke takes be head on and during the exchange he manages to get the sword from B. B unsheathes his eight swords, and uses a odd stance. He then begins to attack Sasuke ferociously, his unorthodox movements make it near impossible for Sasuke to follow even with his Sharingan. Sasuke uses his Chidori Blade, but it doesn’t have any effect. B stabs Sasuke with several of his swords.

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Before he can finish him, Suigetsu interferes and saves him. Juugo gets a powerful hit on B, while Karin heals Sasuke. With Sasuke, Suigetsu and Juugo working together they manage to get a brief advantage over B. B escapes but Karin locates him, Sasuke follows him. B uses his ” Number 8 ” on Sasuke, who deflects it. B continues on to attack Karin, Suigetsu and Juugo. B attacks Sasuke but is caught in the Sharingan illusion, his eight tails beast wakes him. He surprisingly attacks with a devastating results, blowing ” his next and chest away”. Juugo use his ability to heal Sasuke, while B transforms into his beast form. B uses his Beast Bomb attack, Sasuke then uses Amaterasu. Sasuke manages to put the flames of Amaterasu, ” capturing ” B.

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18 – Bardeil vs Shinji

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The Combatants:

  1. Bardeil – the thirteenth Angel of Evangelion.
  2. Shinji – the main protagonist of the Evangelion series.

Location: Evangelion 2.0

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The Battle:

Shinji in Unit 01 is unwilling to fight Bardeil, so the 13th angel begins to strangle him. Nerv headquarters activates the ” Dummy System “, under the dummy system the Unit 01 goes berserk. It begins strangling Bardeil breaking its neck in the process. With the pilot no longer able to move, the 13th Angel is at the mercy of the Eva. It crushes the Angel’s head, resulting in a gush of blood ending the confrontation violently. What makes this battle so “great” isn’t necessary the battle itself, but the psychological  aspects of the fight.

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The Combatants:

  1. Eren – the main protagonist of Attack on Titan.
  2. Female Titan – the traitor Anne.

Location: Attack on Titan Episode

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The Battle:

Enraged at the death of his new comrades, Eren transforms into his Titan form. Eren devastated he rampages toward the Female Titan (Anne). Despite Eren’s determination his fighting was a bit rabid and uncoordinated. The female titan is clearly more skilled and it shows. Eren seems to have more power but the female titan has better at evasion. Eren’s rage is paramount, the fight is brutal and Eren (titan body) ends up decapitated due to The Female Titan’s kick.

16 – Itachi and Sasuke vs Kabuto

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The Combatants:

  1. Itachi – Sasuke’s older brother,
  2. Sasuke – Itachi’s younger brother and one of the last Uchiha clan.
  3. Kabuto – one of the main adversary in the Naruto series.

Location: Naruto Chapter ( 578 – 587)

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The Battle:

Kabuto uses his snakes to attack Sasuke and Itachi. Both Sasuke and Itachi activates their Susanoo. Kabuto reveals that he has become a sage. Kabuto uses ” Hermit Technique, Technique of the White Shock”, which causes a tremendous amount of pain. Even through the pain Itachi manages to predict Kabuto’s next movement.

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Sasuke and Itachi work together using a strategy they used during their childhoods. Itachi slices one of Kabuto’s horns, and activates a forbidden doujutsu ” Izanami”. Kabuto uses ” Hermit Technique – Muki Tensei “, which is countered by Sasuke’s Amaterasu. Kabuto uses the techniques from the former sound five, even Orochimaru. Kabuto cuts Itachi in half, he continues to fight with Itachi  in what appears to be deja vu. Kabuto seems to notice but its too late he has been trapped in a looping genjutsu.

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15 – Sahaquiel vs Unit 01, 02 and 03

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The Combatants:

  1. Sahaquiel – the 8th Angel of the series.
  2. Unit 01 – an Eva that’s piloted by Shinji.
  3. Unit 02 – an Eva that’s piloted by Asuka.
  4. Unit 03 – an Eva that piloted by Rei.

Location: Evangelion 0.1

The Battle:

The battle is short, but enjoyable none the less. Together the Eva’s intercept the Angel, and the work together to kill the Angel. They each play a role and they succeed as a team.

14 – Simon vs The Helix King

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The Combatants:

  1. Simon – the main protagonist of Gurren Lagann series.
  2. The Helix King – the main antagonist of the first season.

Location: Gurren Lagann Episode 14

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The Battle:

The Helix Kings “Gurren Lagann” is named Razengan, he quickly begins to fight launching himself into the air. He attempts to attack Gurren Lagann creating a crater in the ground. He kicks Gurren Lagann in the air and hits it with a spin kick. It’s clear that Razengan is faster an more agile, Simon attempts to use Giga Drill Breaker. Razengan bites the head of the drill and breaks it. He then pins Gurren Lagann to the wall, and Gurren Lagann collapses to the floor.

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The stand and go head to head with Razengan but Gurren Lagann is pierced by its drill. Simon ejects the head of Gurren Lagann and uses Lagann Impact. It fails however and both Razengan and Gurren Lagann clash with each of their own drills. Simon wins the exchange but The Helix King leaves Razengan, attacking Gurren with his bare hands. When The Helix King thinks he got  the advantage, Simon surprises him by stabbing him in the chest with the core drill. He blows a hole in the kings chest ending the battle.

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13 – Ramiel vs Unit 01 & Unit 02

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The Combatants:

  1. Ramiel – the sixth angel
  2. Unit 01 – is the Eva of Shinji.
  3. Unit 02 – is the Eva of Asuka.

Location: Evangelion 1.0

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The Battle:

Unit 01 is blindly send to combat Ramiel. Sensing the Eva, Ramiel fire off a powerful beam melting the Eva’s chest almost killing Shinji. Ramiel begins to drill towards Nerv, when they are able to determine that the particle beam is perfect in its accuracy. Ramiel has the most powerful AT field ever recorded. They decided to use a “positron rifle”, when Eva Unit 01 snipes Ramiel. Ramiel uses its particle beam and the same time Eva Unit 01 shoots causing both to miss. Ramiel fires a second shot but it is blocked by Unit 00’s shield. The second shot from Unit 01 is successful in killing it.

12 – Genyursi vs Juha Bach

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The Combatants:

  1. Genyursi – the former Captain Commander of the Gotei 13.
  2. Juha Bach – the leader of the Wandenreich.

Location: Bleach Chapter ( 505 – 510)

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The Battle:

Genyursi aims to obliterate Juha Bach, and he instantly goes and uses his Bankai, Zanka no tachi. The Bankai uses all the power in his flames into the edge of his sword. After showing his Bankai’s power, Genyursi uses his Zanka no East. Bach attacks Genyursi but his sword snaps in half. Bach is surprised and Genyursi explains that if there’s an East there must be a west. He reveals his Zanka no Tachi west, which covers himself in flames that rival the sun. Bach uses his Sankt Zwinger but Genyursi uses his sword as a stand to protect himself.

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He then uses his Zanka no South, resurrecting the past kills of his. Bach notices that these resurrected corpses were former allies, upset at this Bach rushes Genyursi. Genyursi uses his Zanka no North and cuts Bach nearly in half. Assuming that he’s won he powers down his Bankai, it turns out however that the Bach that was fighting Loyd Royd R. The real Bach emerges and kills off a dying Loyd, when Genyursi uses his Bankai Bach steals it. Bach uses his sword and quickly attacks a depleted Genyursi, cutting him in half. He then cuts off his hand and then destroys him completely.

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11 – Madara vs The 5 Kages

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The Combatants:

  1. Madara – the main antagonist of the Naruto series.
  2. The 5 Kages – the leaders of the respective villages.

Location: Naruto Chapter ( 560 – )

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The Battle:

The Kages begin with Tsunade healing Gaara and Onoki, while Mei and A go on the offense. Mei uses ” Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique”, and A uses his ” Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop”. Madara uses his Susanoo to attack, but Gaara and Onoki use their defenses to stop the attack. Mei uses “Water Mist Technique” to hide the advance of A and Onoki. Onoki and A uses ” Super Aggravated Rock Technique” cracking the ribs of Susanoo.

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Madara uses Wood Nature Technique to destroy Onoki golem. Onoki response with his “Dust Element: Atomic Detachment”. Tsunade sites her 4 rules for a medic ninja, releasing her ” Byakuguo”. She attacks with a punch fracturing the ribs of Susanoo, then Madara uses “Katon Wildfire Extermination”. Mei counters with ” Suiton Waterspout ” and “Suiton Dragon Flood”, Weighting Rocks: Lightning Horizontal Chiyo Storm is used by A ans Onoki and Tsunade delivers another kick.

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Tsunade damages Madara further knocking him to the ground, and Gaara attempts to seal him. Tsunade is then pierced through the stomach with Susanoo’s blade. Tsunade breaks the blade and hurls it at Madara, Onoki use his Duck Element to try to kill Madara, but it fails. Madara uses Wood Clones to “balance” the battle, 5 clones for each Kage. The Kages have a hard time fighting the now Susanoo activated clones. The Kages take one last stand, a use a collective attack.

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Madara isn’t harmed but his clones are destroyed, he activates his “Perfect Susanoo”. Madara uses Susanoo to cut the tops of several mountains showing his power. Edo Tensei is ended but Madara releases it. Madara thoroughly defeats the Kages, leaving them near death and Tsunade cut in half.

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My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga Battles (30 – 21)

30 – Shiki vs Straw Hat Crew

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The Combatants:

  1. Shiki – Captain of the “Golden Lion Pirates”.
  2. Straw Hat Crew – The crew of “Monkey D. Luffy”.

Location: One Piece Movie 10

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The Battle:

Shiki comes to get Nami, but the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates protect her. They work together, using combined techniques and surprising Shiki with their power. But none of the Straw Hats manage to make a dent in Shiki. Luffy makes first contact, with ” Gomu Gomu no Rocket”. Shiki uses his devil fruit powers to lift the ground, creating lions in the wall. Luffy uses ” Gomu Gomu no cannon”, but it doesn’t work. The try one more team effort, but they fail and are trapped in a spiral mound.

29 – Sakura, Chiyo vs Sasori

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The Combatants:

  1. Sakura – a member of team 7, medical ninja
  2. Chiyo – puppet master of the Sand Village
  3. Sasori – former member of Akatsuki

Location: Naruto Chapters (265 – 274)

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The Battle:

Sakura notices the difference between her and Sasori, in both ” his experience and amount of kills”. Chiyo reassures her that she ” is here”, and that she will protect her. She flings several kunai at Sasori, though he block them with her tail. Its revealed that he is hiding within his puppet. Chiyo explains how to defeat Sasori puppet Hiruko, and that Sakura is important in the strategy. First they have to get close to the puppet, but dodge the poisonous traps it possess.

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Chiyo claims that her battle experience is superior to Sasori, and that she has already made the first move. They succeed in the first part of the plan, as Chiyo takes control over Sakura’s body like a puppet. Sasori is impressed but quickly aims to kill off Sakura and Chiyo. Sasori releases his favorite puppet, the Third Kazekage. Sasori begins his attack with his puppet but he aims to kill Sakura. Trapping her he release poison, however Sakura is determined not to died and uses a explosive tag to disburse the poison.

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Chiyo uses the puppets that Sasori made of his mother and father. Sasori and Chiyo clash in a spectacular display of puppetry. Sasori aims to ” get serious” and release his puppet special ability “Iron Sand”. He quickly attacks with ” Iron Sand Drizzle”. With the Iron Sand making the puppets of Chiyo unusable and forcing her to use her own modified body. The situation turns dire as Sasori has placed Chiyo and Sakura in an unenviable position. Chiyo tells Sakura to run, but she refuses.

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Sakura aims to be a puppet for Chiyo and because she is human and has massive strength at her disposal. Sakura shows her skilled set both in her strength, but also her ability to see through Sasori’s attack patterns. Sasori uses “Iron Sand World Model”, Sakura feints injury and when Sasori comes in for the kill she destroys his puppet. Having developed a antidote for the poison she found in Kankuro. Sasori notes that she had to develops a sophisticate antidote to counter his poison.

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Sakura exhausted from the battle aims to end it quickly. Sasori seems to agree and decides another puppet would be useless, he decides to use his body. Sasori’s use of his body fails, and Chiyo decides to use her ” Secret White Technique: Group of Ten of the Chikamatsu”. Her puppets were used to topple an entire castle. Sasori responses with his ” Secret Red Technique:  Hundred Manipulation ” , which feature hundreds of puppets that destroyed a country.

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There seems to be a quality vs quantity principle in regards to the battle. Chiyo has better quality of puppets but Sasori has a larger number of them. Chiyo gives Sakura a sealing puppet aimed at stopping Sasori. Sasori manages to escape and appears behind Chiyo with a sword and attacks. Sakura steps in between him and Chiyo taking a sword into the stomach. She attempts to heal herself while t pulling out the sword, but the poison prevents her from doing so. Chiyo gives Sakura the last antidote, while Chiyo attacks Sasori with her ” Mom and Dad” puppets. She finally strikes his core, paralyzing him but Sakura is dying of her injury. Chiyo uses her ” Life Transfer ” technique to save her.

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28 – Z vs Luffy

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The Combatants:

  1. Z – Leader of the Neo Marines.
  2. Luffy – the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates.

Location: One Piece Movie Z

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The Battle:

Luffy and Z come face to face, and have a dramatic battle. The fight continues to increase in its intensity.  Luffy uses his Third Gear against Z, he counters with “Smash Blaster”. Both Luffy and Z fight to exhaustion, but they keep fighting. Luffy manages to dent Z artificial arm,  they both activate their “Armament Haki”. They engage in a brutal hand to hand, striking each other continuously depleting themselves. Both Luffy and Z collapse from exhaustion with Z claiming that he was tired but enjoyed the fight. 

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27 – Luffy vs Shiki

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The Combatants:

  1. Luffy – Captain of the Straw Hat Pirates.
  2. Shiki – The Captain of the Golden Lions pirates.

Location: One Piece Movie 10

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The Battle:

Luffy in Gear Second and Billy join forces against Shiki. Shiki, surrounds Luffy with water using his devil fruit powers. Shiki is told that a storm is coming and he should move the Island away from it. Nami is resposible for this information misdirecting him into the storm. The Straw Hats rig Shiki’s palace with explosives. Shiki returns to the palace but Luffy stops him. He uses his Gear Third, lifting his now giant foot above his head into the clouds. Using his rubber body to conduct electricity, Shiki is hit and is defeated.

26 – Ash vs Tucker

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The Combatants:

  1. Ash – the main protagonist of the Pokemon series.
  2. Tucker – one of the Frontier Brain.

Location: Pokemon Battle Frontier  Episode 430

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The Battle:

The battle between Ash and Tucker begins. Tucker uses his Swampert and Arcanine, Ash uses his Swellow and Corphish. Swellow uses Quick Attack on Swampert, Arcanine counters with his own speed. Corphish uses Bubblebeam , Swampert jumps in front of Bubblebeam using Protect. Arcanine and Swellow clash once again with their speed. Corphish uses Vice Grip, and Swampert uses Mud Shot.

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The team work between Arcanine and Swampert is superior to that of Corphish and Swellow. Swampert uses Water Gun and Corphish dodges a uses a powerful Crabhammer. Swampert response with Dynamic Punch. Tucker uses the a unconventional combination of fire and water, knocking Ashes Pokemon to the ground. Ash uses smoke to confuse Swampert and Arcanine, Ash then takes over the battle. With a combination of Crabhammer and Aerial Ace, Tuckers Pokemon are KO’ed giving Ash the win.

25 – Mizukage vs Gaara

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The Combatants:

  1. Gaara – current leader of the hidden sand village.
  2. Mizukage – the former leader of the hidden water village.

Location: Naruto Chapters (556 – 558)

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The Battle:

Mizukage shows his disappointment in the weakness of the Shinobi Alliance, commenting on how they assumed that he was the weakest Kage. Gaara states how his water is more like oil and destroys his sand. The Mizukage has rendered psychical attacks useless, by having a battlefield wide genjutsu. Onoki succeeds in destroying the genjutsu creating clam. Gaara gets the upper hand and attempts to seal Mizukage in sand. This fails as Mizukage activates his technique, ” Jokey Boy”.

Hail begins to pour down, as a result of the steam from the explosion. Onoki explains that a “clone is made from oil and water found in Mizukage’s body”. The oil takes the form of a little boy, and has water inside. As it moves the oil heats up as the water evaporates increasing its size. Then it explodes resulting in steam causing more hail, and continuing  the process over again.

Mizukage is very weak during this technique, an needs to hide. The clone itself is very quick, an saves Mizukage from sealing. The clone continues to attack, charging into Gaara but it turn out to be a clone. Before the clone explodes it turns into gold, Mizukage is shocked. Gaara uses gold sand from a previous fight and mixed it into his sand clone. The sand that was cold was enough to chill the gold making it hard, stopping the clone and ending the fight.

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24 – Goku vs Vegeta

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The Combatants:

  1. Goku – the main protagonist of the DBZ series.
  2. Vegeta – the prince of the Saiyan race.

Location: DBZ Episodes (23 – 28)

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The Battle:

Goku and Vegeta battle for the fate of the earth. At first they seem equal but it becomes quickly apparent the Vegeta has the advantage. In order fill the gap Goku uses Kaio Ken times 2 and he does some serious damage. Vegeta powers up finally, dominating Goku afterwards. Goku desperate pushes his body to the max using Kaio Ken time 3 , this seems to do the trick. Vegeta’s angrily decides to destroy the earth along with Goku and uses his “Galic Gun”, Goku counters with his ” Kame Hame Ha” power by Kaio Ken time 4. Vegeta isn’t defeated and returns to earth transforming into his giant monkey form.

Gohan and Krillin return to the battlefield afraid of what has happened. Vegeta is ten times stronger than he was as a human, Goku is floundering. Goku hopes to use the ” Spirit Bomb”, but he needs time to do so. He uses his ” Solar Flare ” to blind Vegeta and gets some distance so he could gather energy needed for his attack. However, just before Goku can use his technique Vegeta recovers and uses his ” Super Galic Buster”. Goku get’s hit and loses all the collected energy.

Incapacitated Goku can dodge Vegeta, who crushes his legs and begins to squeeze him. Gohan and Krillin arrive and with Yajirobe devise a plan to cut off Vegeta tail. Gohan distracts Vegeta while Krillin uses “Distructo Disk”. Vegeta dodges this attack, but to everyone’s surprise Yajirobe cuts off his tail. Vegeta furious begins attacking Gohan and Krillin, Gohan is defeated but encouraged to fight by his father. After, Vegeta attacks Goku again Gohan becomes enraged fighting Vegeta on equal grounds.

As they fight , Goku gives Krillin the rest of the energy from the ” Spirit Bomb”. Krillin forms a sphere from the energy and  throws it, but Vegeta dodges it. Goku telepathically tells Gohan to ” bounce the Spirit Bomb back “, he does and Vegeta is hit. Vegeta is severely damaged, but not dead Vegeta. Vegeta can barely stand as he fly’s toward Gohan, he is shock to see that Gohan’s tail has grown back. Goku tell Gohan to look at the artificial moon turning to a Giant Gorilla. Vegeta is successful in cutting Gohan’s tail but fails to move out of the way and with Gohan’s size he crushes Vegeta. Vegeta no longer able to fight attempt to flee, Krillin tries to kill him with Yajirobe’s sword. Goku convinces Krillin to have mercy, and they allow Vegeta to leave.

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23 – Nanashi vs Luo Lang

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The Combatants:

  1. Nanashi – a ronin
  2. Luo Lang – a very skilled swordsmen.

Location: Sword of the Stranger

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The Battle:

The final battle between these two was tremendous. There’s nothing that I could write that would give this fight its due. I strongly encourage that you watch it yourself. You’ll be glad you did.

22 – Naruto, B, Itachi vs Nagato

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The Combatants:

  1. Naruto – the main protagonist of the Naruto series.
  2. B – the eight tails beast host
  3. Itachi – the brother of Uchiha Sasuke.
  4. Nagato – a former of the Akatsuki.

Location: Naruto Chapters (549 – 551)

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The Battle:

Itachi attacks Naruto with a “Fire Ball Jutsu”, B cuts it in half. Natsu uses ” Ban Shou Tenin” drawing Naruto in, Naruto counters with his nine tails chakra. Nagato summons two creatures to the battlefield. Itachi and B fight head on, Itachi uses his ” Red Tails ” jutsu. B blocks it by enlarging his hand and using it as a shield, he then uses a tentacle to attack Itachi from the ground. However, Itachi uses a genjutsu but the eight tails counters the genjutsu.

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B then uses his eight sword stance, meanwhile Naruto uses rasengen on the dog summon. Using his Sharingan Itachi activates a jutsu within Naruto, and a crow emerges from his mouth.  This crow was planted with the intention of saving Sasuke but Itachi used it to free himself from Kabuto’s control. Nagato use his Shira Tensei, and attacks B who response by using his ” Lariat “. Nagato uses his ” Perta Path ” to absorb his chakra. He uses the ” Human Path” on Naruto pulling his soul out.

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Before Nagato can absorb Naruto’s soul B intervenes using a sword, but Nagato is unfazed and chokes B with his mechanical arm. Both B and Naruto are saved by Itachi using his “Susanoo”. Nagato uses his most powerful attack, ” Chibaku Tensei “. While, Naruto and B panic Itachi uses his calmness to great effect. He concludes that the way to defeat Nagato’s attack is to send their most powerful to its core. This is a success and Nagato is sealed by Itachi ending the battle.

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21 – May vs Drew

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The Combatants:

  1. May – a Pokemon coordinator and Drew’s main rival.
  2. Drew – a Pokemon coordinator and May’s main rival.

Location: Pokemon Battle Frontier Kanto Grand Festival

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The Battle:

May sends out Squirtle and Combusken, while Drew uses his Flygon and Absol. Squirtle starts of by using Rapid Spin, Flygon response with Sandstorm. Combusken rides on top of Squirtle. Combusken then uses “Mega Kick” on Flygon, but is blinded by Absol’s Flash.  Absol lands a direct hit with ” Iron Tail”. May, orders Squirtle to use his Bubble and Combusken to use Sky Uppercut. Flygon dodges while Absol uses Razor Wind. It directly hits Combusken and forces a collision between May’s Pokemon losing her some points.

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Flygon uses Flamethrower and Combusken counters with Fire Spin. Absol and Flygon use Razor Wind and Dragon breath in combination, both Squirtle and Combusken are hit losing May more points. Iron tail is used by Absol and Flygon uses his Steel wing attack. Taking note from a previous battle May combines water and fire attacks, Fire spin and Bubble. This does damage to Drew’s Pokemon costing him some points. Absol uses Flash while Squirtle uses Rapid Spin, Squirtle is unaffected by Flash. Flygon attacks Squirtle but it fails and Squirtle uses Bubble, while Absol uses Razor wind and Combusken use Fire Spin.

Squirtle’s Bubble makes a clean hit, and it follow’s it up with a direct Ice Beam knocking Flygon out. Absol strikes Squirtle with an Iron tail KO’ing it. With only two minutes remaining they continue their battle one on one, Absol verses Combusken. Combusken uses Mega Kick, Absol counters with Iron tail, then Razor Wind doing multiple hits. Combusken uses Fire Spin but it doesn’t work against Water Pulse. Combusken begin’s to give off a lot of heat, Absol uses Razor again. Combusken uses a powerful Overheat, May is behind in points and needs to take the lead before time runs out. Overheat is used again and so is Water pulse, Absol then uses flash. Combusken dodges the flash and lands a Mega Kick, then an Overheat.

Absol uses razor wind it makes a clear hit, they now have less than a minute. Absol uses Water Pulse and Combusken response with a weak Overheat, and is hit with the Water Pulse. Combusken still stands and Absol uses Iron Tail, May counters with Sky Uppercut winning the battle.

MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA BATTLES (40 – 31)

MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA BATTLES (40 – 21)

40 – Luffy vs Musshuru

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The Combatants:

  1. Luffy – the main protagonist in the One Piece Series.
  2. Musshuru – the second antagonist in the 9th movie.

Location: One Piece Movie Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura

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The Battle:

Luffy fights Musshuru, they are initially even. But Musshuru gains the advantage with his speed and poisoning him with his spores. Chopper attempts to defeat him but is easily dismissed. Musshuru is shot with a fire bullet by Usopp.  Robin gives an antidote to Luffy. Luffy recovers a uses his Gear Second, using a powerful Jet Bazooka to defeat Musshuru.

39 – Sanji vs Scarlet

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The Combatants:

  1. Sanji – the cook of the Straw Hat Crew.
  2. Scarlet –  is a giant red gorilla that’s a member Golden Lion Pirates.

Location: One Piece Movie 10

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The Battle:

The was a rather short battle that was utterly dominated by Sanji. Scarlet kidnaps Robin and in a scene similar to King Kong takes her to the top of a tower. He plans on marring her, but Sanji has other plans. Using his quick feet to scale towards the top of the tower. Scarlet attacks but is defeated by Sanji’s “Diable Jambe”.

38 – Dr. Indigo vs Zoro

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The Combatants:

  1. Dr. Indigo – the mad scientist of Shiki’s crew
  2. Zoro – is a member of the Straw Hat Pirates, and a former Bounty Hunter.

Location: One Piece Movie 10

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The Battle:

Zoro makes quick work of Dr. Indigo. Indigo uses his “Chemical Juggling” ability, firing chemical orbs at Zoro. Zoro slices through them, but is hit.  He is unharmed and Dr. Indigo response by uses ” Mass Juggling”. Zoro uses his “Ashura: Ugui” and defeats Dr. Indigo with ease.

37 – Natsu and Gajeel vs  Sting and Rogue

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The Combatants:

  1. Natsu –  is a Fire Dragon Slayer, a member of the Fairy Tail Guild, the main protagonist of the series.
  2. Gajeel – is an “Iron Dragon Slayer”, a member of the Fairy Tail.
  3. Sting –  the Master of Sabertooth.
  4. Rogue – is a Mage of Sabertooth.

Location: Fairy Tail Chapters (294 – 297)

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The Battle:

The Battle between the Dragon Slayers begins with Natsu and Gajeel clearly Dominating. They appear to effortlessly thrash Sting and Rogue. However, they both activate their White Drive and Shadow Drive respectively. This turns the tide of the battle in their favor. Neither Natsu or Gajeel are afraid as they continue to surprise the audience with their strength.  Sting uses his best move, Holy Nova. Natsu is completely unaffected by this technique.

Sting and Rogue activate ” Dragon Force”, and take over the battle. Natsu aims to prove that both he and Gajeel have been underestimated, by taking on both a the same time. Natsu dominates the two Dragon Slayers, they resolve to combine their attacks into ” Unison Raid: Holy Shadows Dragon Flash Bang”,  Natsu counters with his “Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade”. Natsu is declared the victor.

36 – Straw Hat Crew vs Island Creatures

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The Combatants:

  1. Straw Hat Pirates – the crew of Monkey D. Luffy
  2. Island Creatures – animal species that inhabit Strong World.

Location: One Piece Movie 10

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The Battle:

During the early scenes in the movie the Straw Hat Crew come in contact with hostile animals species in the Strong World. Luffy is being chased around an island by a flat crocodile like monster.The croc type monster is then attacked by a pink octopus like one. The octopus chases Luffy, then a Mantis attacks Luffy who dodges the attack. The Mantis proceeds to attack the Octopus and cuts its tentacles with it sharp pincers. The Mantis is then attacked by a large Bear type monster, and is defeat when the Bear uses a suplex move. The Bear charges at Luffy who response in kind, Luffy uses his “Gomu Gomu no Pistol” but the Bear dodges. Luffy then goes into his Gear Third and finishes it with a “Gigantic Pistol”.

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The Straw Hats are separated around the Island Sanji is with Usopp, Zoro with Chopper, and  Robin, Franky, and Brook are together . They all fight against odd monsters. Luffy at one point is being chased by Scorpions, but is saved by an electric Duck, called Billy. Sanji and Usopp encounter mini pink Bulls, that shoot themselves like bullets, as well as a six legged Tiger. Franky, Robin and Brooke fight tiny ant like creatures that have helmets and swords. And Zoro faces of kills a massive dinosaur type.

35 – Jiraiya, Tsunade vs Orochimaru

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The Combatants:

  1. The Legendary Three – the Sannin from Konoha

Location: Naruto Chapters (164 – 171)

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The Battle:

Jiraiya decided its finally time to kill Orochimaru. Having been previously drugged by Tsunade, Jiraiya had a difficult time molding chakra. Tsunade fought Kabuto as he was the only one able. Kabuto was completely out of his league, he slits his wrists taking advantage of Tsunade’s” hæmophobia” . Naruto was injured attempting to help her. Tsunade heals him vowing to protect him no matter what.

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Orochimaru, attempts to kill him but Tsunade protects him with her body.  Tsunade got over her blood fear and healed herself enough to summon Katsuya.  Jiraiya is able to summon Gamabunta to fight off against Orochimaru’s Manda. Defeating two sannin was too difficult for Orochimaru to accomplish and he and Kabuto fled.

34 – Ash vs Paul

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The Combatants:

  1. Ash – the main protagonist of Pokemon series.
  2. Paul – one of Ash’s rival.

Location: Pokemon Sinnoh League 29 – 31

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The Battle:

Ash leads with Pikachu and Paul use his Aggron. Aggron starts with Metal Claw, Pikachu counters with Iron Tail. Aggron uses Metal Sound, Ash tells Pikachu to use thunderbolt followed by Volt Tackle. Aggron stops Pikachu using Flash Cannon. Ash recalls Pikachu for Infernape. Aggron uses double edge, Infernape counters with Flare Blitz and they collide. Infernape is hit with recoil, Aggron is burned. Infernape uses Mach Punch knocking Aggron out of the battle.

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Next up for Paul is Gastrodon. Ash recalls Infernape for Staraptor. Gastrodon begins with Muddy Water, Staraptor gets a direct hit with Quick Attack. Staraptor uses Aerial Ace and Gastrodon uses Body Slam. Gastrodon use Water Pulse but Staraptor uses Close Combat to escape from under Gastrodon. Gastrodon knocks Staraptor down with Ice Beam, Ash subs Staraptor with Buizel. Gastrodon uses Ice Beam, Ash uses it to his advantage in combination with Aqua Jet. Buizel KO’s Gastrodon with Ice Punch.

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The poison Pokemon Drapion is Paul’s next battler. Drapion attacks with Pin Missile, Buizel uses Water Gun as a counter. Drapion uses Cross Poison but Buizel dodges and uses Sonic Boom. Its blocked by Drapion’s Tail  and Drapion captures Buizel in his claws. Buizel “inflates his flotation sack” and uses Water Gun to escape. Drapion uses Toxic Spikes poisoning Buizel then KO’ing it with Pin Missile.

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Ash sends Staraptor back out, and Paul quickly uses Pin Missile. Staraptor evades them and uses Ariel Ace, but Drapion captures it in it claws. Using Cross Poison followed by slamming Staraptor into the ground, Drapion wins. Torterra is sent out and is quickly poisoned buy Toxic Spikes, Drapion uses Cross Poison but is stopped by Energy Ball. Torterra uses Leaf Storm scoring a direct hit on Drapion. Drapion uses Pin Missile once again and Torterra uses Rock Climb which is blocked by Drapion. Drapion uses Poison Fang, but Torterra uses Synthesis but Drapion wins with Pin Missile.

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Gliscor is used next, and Paul recalls Drapion for Ninjask. Ninjask uses its agility to increase its speed, and strike with Fury Swipes. Gliscor fails in its attempt to use Fire Fang and is knocked into the ground becoming poisoned. Ash recalls Gliscor and uses Infernape who is quickly poisoned. Ash plans to get rid of the Toxic Spikes, he has Infernape dig then use Flare Blitz burning the Toxic Spikes.  Ninjask uses Giga Drain but its slower due to effects from Flare Blitz. Infernape knocks Ninjask out with Mach Punch.

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Ash gives Infernape a rest and sends Pikachu out against Froslass, it uses Hail. Pikachu use his Thunder Bolt but its ineffective, he’s hit by Ice Shard. Volt Tackle is used but easily evaded, and Froslass uses Ice Shard. Pikachu gets a clean hit on Frosslass with Iron Tail. Pikachu is hit with an Ice Beam, and gets trapped but takes out Frosslass with Volt Tackle. Paul sends out Drapion and Ash calls Pikachu back and sends Gliscor out. Drapion starts with Pin Missile, Gliscor fly’s up and uses Stone Edge. Drapion counters with Cross Poison but Gliscor uses Giga Impact, Paul uses Pin Missile. Gliscor dodges the Pin Missile then fails to connect with X-Scissor. Cross Poison is uses but Gliscor quickly use Fire Fang that burns Drapion until it faints.

Paul is left with his final Pokemon, Electivire. Gliscor has taken a lot of damage, and Paul uses Thunder on the field resulting in Gliscor being hit by rocks. Gliscor tries to use Giga Impact but is caught an Knocked out with Brick Break. Pikachu is up and uses his speed. Pikachu uses Quick Attack and hits Electivire and Pikachu gets caught in Electivire’s tails. Pikachu frees itself with Iron Tail, Electivire uses Brick Break while Pikachu counters with Quick Attack. They seem to be even, Pikachu uses Volt Tackle increasing Electivire’s speed. Pikachu fails to counter Electivire’s Thunder Punch and is knocked out with Brick Break.

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Both Ash and Paul have one Pokemon left, Electivire and Infernape. Thunder punch and Mach Punch clash as both Combatants are equal. Infernape uses Flamethrower and is countered by Protect. Electivire uses Thunder and Infernape uses Dig. Infernape uses Flamethrower, and Electivire uses Brick Break. The seem even but thing appear to change as Infernape is grabbed by Electivire. To everyone’s  surprise when Infernape activates its Blaze ability. In his new state Infernape uses Flamethrower, then a powerful Flare Blitz knocking out Electivire for the win.

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33 – Byakuka vs Zommari

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The Combatants:

  1. Byakuka – Captain of the 6th Division.
  2. Zommari – the 7th Espada of Aizen’s army.

Location: Bleach Chapter (297 – 302)

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The Battle:

Byakuka prevents Zommari from killing Rukia. They exchange words then begin to show off their speed, with a series of techniques. Zommari challenges Byakuka’s arrogance claiming that they are about equal. Zommari uses his “Resurrección, Brujería”. Using his Amor he “steal sovereignty over anything it sees”. He takes control over various parts of Byakuka who then cuts the tendon’s of the controlled body parts. Even without the use of his arm and leg Byakuka still maintain’s that he’s superior. Zommari takes over Rukia’s entire body, but Byakuka counters this with Kido, prevent Rukia from moving.

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He activates his Bankai, Senbonzakura Kageyoshi. Zommari attempts to take control over the blades, but is limited due to the fact that he only has 50 eyes. Byakuka’s Bankai has over a million little blades, Zommari uses a defensive sphere to protect himself. Zommari releasing his defeat begs for his life, but Byakuka has no sympathy for him.

32 – Gaara vs Kimimaro

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The Combatants:

  1. Gaara – Kazekage of the sand village.
  2. Kimimaro – the fifth member of the sound five.

Location: Naruto Chapters (213 – 217)

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The Battle:

Kimimaro is hasty and attacks Gaara with ” finger bullets”, Gaara’s ultimate defense swiftly blocks them. Gaara goes offensive with his sand, but Kimimaro is too agile. He uses “Suna Shigure”, causing sand to rain to the ground. But it was a distraction designed to keep Kimimaro from noticing his feet. He grabs him with sand and covers Kimimaro with sand then uses ” Sabaku SouSou” crushing him. Kimimaro survives due to the strength of his bones.

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Gaara uses “Desert Avalanche” covering most of the forest with sand, including Kimimaro. He then compacts the sand with ” Desert Requiem”. Kimimaro emerges unscathed and in his curse seal level 2 form. In this form Kimimaro isn’t being stopped by Gaara’s sand attacks. He manages to land a hit on Gaara breaking through Gaara’s sand shield. Kimimaro pulls out his own spine, and uses it to wrap around Gaara, who’s sand instantly protects him.

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Kimimaro releases his strongest bone, Gaara counters with his ” Supreme Absolute Defense Shield of Shukaku “. Gaara’s shield trumps Kimimaro’s bone, and Gaara uses sand to trap him under ground. Kimimaro uses his final “dance” and a series of bones protruded from the ground. Gaara uses his sand to lift himself and Rock Lee into the air. Just when they appear safe Kimimaro appears behind them, but he died’s before he can strike.

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31 – Grimmjow vs Ichigo

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The Combatants:

  1. Grimmjow – the 6th Espada of Aizen’s army.
  2. Ichigo – the main protagonist of the Bleach series.

Location: Bleach Chapters (279 – 287)

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The Battle:

Ichigo and Grimmjow clash swords, with his spare hand Grimmjow use his cero. After trading threats with Ichigo, they begin to fight in mid-air. Looking to provoke Ichigo’s anger he uses his, Gran Ray Cero aiming it toward Orihime.  Grimmjow finally activates his  Resurrección, Pantera. They clash in mid-air once again, Grimmjow launches his ” Garra de la Pantera “. Ichigo initially dodges this but the projectiles are heading toward Orihime, he takes the hits. After being hit Ichigo’s mask begins to crack.

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Ichigo removes the crack, and they continue to trade blows. Grimmjow gets slashed down the chest by Ichigo, leaving him to believe that he has won. Grimmjow is angry that Ichigo would conclude that he could be defeated. Grimmjow releases his technique ” Desgarron “, he claims its his strongest attack. Ichigo shatters this attack and stabs Grimmjow through the chest ending the battle.