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Pokémon 15×01-02: "Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader" & "Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym"

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February 23rd, 2021
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Ash Ketchum is forever ten years old. His brain is even younger than that, though.

Linkara: Hello, and welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn. Patreon-sponsored review time again, and once more, we're looking at a pair of Pokémon episodes! (beat) I know, right? Completely unbelievable that I'd cover that franchise!

(Clips from the Pokémon anime play.)

Linkara (vo): This one's actually a similar case to another Patreon-sponsored review two years ago, wherein I looked at Ash's battle with Skyla in Season 15 of the show. Skyla had come up with air battles, wherein she just imagined how the battle would go, and thus decided whether she'd hand out a badge or not.

(Back to Linkara.)

Linkara: An appropriate title, then, because only someone air-headed would think that's a good idea.

(Clips from the Pokémon anime play.)

Linkara (vo): In the ensuing fight, Ash taught her how that system is stupid and he defeated her. Not a perfect two-parter, plenty of things wrong with them. But the battles featured were fun and exciting, and I had enjoyed reviewing them. And, welp, Patreon decided they wanted to see me cover more of Ash's journey through Unova because we have another pair of episodes where he takes on a gym leader. This time, it's Elesa, the Electric type gym leader.


(The At4W theme song rolls, then the title card comes up as 8-bit music from the Pokémon Black & White video game plays in the background.)

Linkara (vo): We open with Ash excitedly arriving at Nimbasa City Gym.

Ash: Finally! The Nimbasa City Gym! I can't wait to win a gym badge!


Linkara (vo): Sensing that Ash is a main character, Elesa jumps off the runway in the middle of her show, and goes down, admiring Pikachu, since they're not native to the Unova region.

Elesa: Is this your Pikachu?

Ash: Yeah. My name's Ash.

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