Suede’s Pokemon Journey, Ep.42: Showdown at Dark City

Gang violence? Substance abuse? All a day’s adventure for the pokemon crew!

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  1. Zander Von Solidarc

    This episode in particular has always been one of my favorites, both for its interesting dive into the darker side of the Pokemon world and for its general look and atmosphere.

    Really though, I have to ask, of all the season one episode plot lines that would eventually get rehashed, like the “Ash learns humility from a stronger trainer” or “Daycare/Kindergarten” episodes, why hasn’t the later show ever duplicated THIS episode’s plot?

  2. Yojimbo has great pacing. It’s actually aged better than many so-called “classic” films from the 70’s and 80’s.

  3. **Squeals of joys** Pikachu and his ketchup bottle ! :3

  4. Actually, the Scyther and Electabuzz red thing actually ties into the original Pokemon games. Each of the two original games had a pair of exclusive pokemon that not only couldn’t be caught in the other game, but couldn’t even be seen. In Blue/Green, those were Magmar and Pinsir. In the Red versions, however, they were…Scyther and Electabuzz.

    • FeraligatrReturns

      I guess that makes sense from an out-of-universe reference to the games, but from an in-universe perspective it’s unusual that of all Pokemon to have this contrived weakness that only appears in this story, it’s these two.

      Also I now demand a remake where Magmar and Pinsir become covered in blueberry jam.

  5. Just one point that stuck out to me in the synopsis, throwing rocks at someone can do a heckuva lot more than simply bruise them. Depending on how many rocks, how large, how much force behind them… well there’s a reason that’s sometimes used as a particularly horrible execution method.

    Even just a couple of punk kids throwing rocks from on top of a building could luckily (or unluckily) strike someone in the temple and this send bone fragments into their brain. I’m not saying electrocution is a suitable response, but let’s not downplay what those little sods were doing.

  6. Good episode that introduced one of my favorite Pokemon Scyther. Always scared me with those arms and made me want one for awesome factor. Plus the idea of a dark side of Pokemon and being so gank-like.

  7. Cinnamon Scudworth

    “My name’s…..Ketchup…..”

    He should’ve stopped there; a boy named “Ketchup” is way funnier than “Tom Ato.”

  8. So… Pikachu carries around ketchup like some people carry around hot sauce? Good to know.

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