The Battle Club And Tepig’s Choice Summary And Review


Hey guys! I’m going to summarize and review the 4th episode of Pokemon Black and White. Ash and Iris are continuing on their journey to Striaton City, but make a stop at Accumula Town. Ash is disappointed because there isn’t a Pokemon gym there, but quickly cheers up when Iris tells him of the Pokemon Battle Club. Upon entering the gym, a battle between Servine and Dewott is underway. Servine is knocked out and that is when the owner, Don George, welcomes our heroes. Ash is challenged by the Dewott’s trainer, but they are unable to finish their match due to a break-in.

Don George and the others take a look at the security tapes, to find that a mysterious black and thin Pokemon and Team Rocket were in the storage. Everyone thinks that the mysterious Pokemon is an Umbreon, and they are excited to find it. Team Rocket eavesdrops and paints up Meowth to look like Umbreon to distract the Battle Club members. Meanwhile, Ash and Iris make a trail of Pokemon food to lure the mysterious culprit. Ash spots a Tepig and discovers that it is the mysterious Pokemon. While Ash is in pursuit of Tepig, Pikachu and Oshawott get into a small scuffle.

Ash finally catches up to Tepig and explains the story to everyone else. Things are finally going back to normal when Team Rocket is spotted stealing Ash’s Pikachu. Although Tepig was abandoned by his former trainer, he is determined to prove himself and saves Pikachu from the clutches of Team Rocket. The episode ends with Tepig joining Ash.
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All About Pokemon Oshawott, Dewott, And Samurott

By Emily

The last of the three starter Pokemon of the fifth generation, Oshawott stands out as the oddest character of the three. Its body doesn’t flow like Snivy’s. It looks much more jumbled together compared to the Fire Pig Tepig. But Oshawott does have one major advantage, and that’s in its truly awesome stage 2 evolution, Samurott. Not only does Samurott look strong, its stat spread and fairly versatile move pool options allow this character to carve out a special niche in a team.

Like the other Unova starter Pokemon, Oshawott has a fairly decent stat spread, with Special Attack being by far its greatest asset. As it evolves into Samurott, Attack catches up and in the end both physical and special type moves are viable options for Samurott. Despite the great attack stats, Speed and Special Defense lack a bit of luster. Such a comparatively low Speed stat will require being able to hit hard and the unappealing Special Defense means that Samurott has to have a back-up plan in the event that the opponent uses a strong special attack against it.

Defense-wise, Encore can be used to get the opponent to use only one move for multiple turns, which may in the end prove to be very useful. This attack can possibly be used in junction with Revenge if the opponent’s last move did little damage to Samurott. A base power of 120 can be more than enough to make plenty of Pokemon faint. Other strong physical attacks such as the egg move Night Slash or HM move Waterfall can vie as possible alternatives for defeating more types of Pokemon, though the other TM options are too numerous to list.

Oshawott’s signature move Razor Shell has slightly lower accuracy than most other attacks, but with the added possibility of lowering the opponent’s Defense, considering this attack my be worth-while. With help from the Move Tutor, Samurott can also learn the very strong attack Megahorn. It sacrifices accuracy for power, but it can be used against a multitude of Pokemon and do quite a bit of damage.
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Unova Starters And Evolutions: The Oshawott Line

By Jo

It’s tiny, cute, and resembles a sea otter. Yes, I’m obviously talking about Oshawott, the Unova region’s water-type starter – and the one that I chose as my own starter. According to the Pokedex entries, it’s quick to respond to an attacker and use a weapon – its scallop – if need be, despite seeming to be so small and helpless. Because it is based on the Japanese samurai, it can learn moves having to do with fighting like Revenge, Retaliate, and Swords Dance. Though unlike the samurai, it lacks speed and defense, which allow it to be attacked.

While each region has had a water-type starter, Oshawott is the first to be based on a mammal (with Squirtle being based on a turtle, Totodile on a crocodile, Mudkip on a mudskipper, and Piplup on a penguin). It’s name most-likely derives from the words “ocean”, “shell”, “water”, and “otter”. It is also the first starter to ever have its English name start with a vowel (discounting the rival’s Eevee in Yellow). It is also the only water type starter not to have an ‘I’ in its name. Because it’s so cute and tiny many trainers (along with myself) have given their Oshawott an Everstone to hold so that it won’t evolve.
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A Teenager’s View On Snivy (Tsutarja)

By Matt

We begin with the fifth generation of Pokemon with three new starters: Snivy, the Grass-type, Tepig, the Fire-type, and Oshawott, the Water-type. Usually, my favorites are the Fire-type starters (Charmander,Cyndaquil, and Torchic), but Sinnoh and Unova have the Grass starters that get my attention: Turtwig and Snivy.

When you first start out in Pokemon Black and White, you will receive a box of starters from Professor Juniper. If you picked Snivy, your friend Bianca will pick Oshawott, and Cheren (the friend youwill battle more often) will get Tepig. I assume that if you pick another starter, Bianca will pick the one weak against it, and Cheren, the one strong against it.
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Pokemon Black & White Tips: Victini Beatstick

By: Brian Hsieh

Pokemon Black and White have reached the United States and have been around for over a week now. The Victini event is still in progress so be sure to get one through Nintendo wifi before it ends. While the gameplay has so many features that I could discuss, my main point will be about the Victini event.

Once you acquire the Liberty Pass found in the Pokecenter (a man in a bellhop uniform will give it to you), you’ll be able to use it when necessary. Once you enter Castelia City, which is right after you win the second badge, you can walk on the outskirts of the city to find the docks. On the farthest dock to the left, there is a boat that will take you to Liberty Island. Once you arrive, you’ll notice that Team Plasma has taken over the island.
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