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Okay, i have noticed this place has been inactive, so I want to make a new discussion. What, in your opinion, was Ash's biggest mistake he ever made in the anime?

In my opinion, it was replacing Thunder. Thunder was amazingly strong (I still remember in the old days, Pikachu used to light stadiums with this move).

His second biggest would be replacing Volt Tackle with Electro-ball. He should have replaced Quick Attack instead.
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Yeah, that Volt Tackle-Electro Ball switch was stupid. I must say that.
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Oh, but it's supposed to be showing off Pikachu's new move, who cares about Volt Tackle[/sarcasm]

Yeah, VT was truly Pika's trump card, Electro Ball has a larger backdraw in the longrun overall, and it's just stupid to have replaced something as awesome and iconic as VT.
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Electra Ball is awesome. Though he should have switched out Quick Attack, if you ask me. In the Hoenn, Volt Tackle won all. I remember Pikachu's cry as well.


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can't pokémon in the anime learn more than four moves
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can't pokémon in the anime learn more than four moves
I believe so. I remember Lt. Surge's Raichu knew 5 moves, however that was quite some time ago.
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What was that from, Ash's second battle with Roark?
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It was from, I believe, the battle with Blaine in which Pikachu was pitted against a Rhydon, and since the poor rodent was unable to harm the Rhydon's hard skin, Ash told it to aim for the rhydon's horn, which somehow conducted the electricity.
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It was from, I believe, the battle with Blaine in which Pikachu was pitted against a Rhydon, and since the poor rodent was unable to harm the Rhydon's hard skin, Ash told it to aim for the rhydon's horn, which somehow conducted the electricity.
Yep, you're correct!

But I guess it's not a mistake if it worked
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But Kanto was never consistent! They regularly show Ash's Pikachu getting its ass handed to it by ground types now! At least do your research...
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It was from, I believe, the battle with Blaine in which Pikachu was pitted against a Rhydon, and since the poor rodent was unable to harm the Rhydon's hard skin, Ash told it to aim for the rhydon's horn, which somehow conducted the electricity.
Rhydon's horn worked like a lightningrod, like it does in the games (for Rhydons with the "Lightningrod" ability). However, in the games Rhydon doesn't receive any damage. Previously it was because it was a Ground-type, and past 5th gen because Pokémon with "Lightningrod" are immune to Electric attacks.
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IMO, Ash had Pikachu stop using Volt Tackle when it learned Electro Ball because he realized that it may not be as powerful or any of that, but it saved Pikachu from the fact that VT actually wore Pikachu out about as fast as if Pikachu was being beat on the whole time. Or at least, it SHOULD have been like that, seeing as in the games it has one of the largest recoils (1/3 damage, high output (which means that 1/3 damage recoil is a LOT)). Electro Ball can reach the same amount of damage, especially because Ash's Pika is super fast half the time, without the same repercussions of recoil. The attacks take about the same time to prepare anyway, just one is mainly at distance and the other is while charging. Plus, ever since Pikachu had Iron Tail, it's tail has been one of its main assets, and I like the fact that they went back to that with Electro Ball.
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How about getting rid of Charizard.

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Now Charizard is a Gandalf that shows up to save the day when his other pokes just plain suck.
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That, I agree about. I loved Charizard.
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Releasing his Noctowl.
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He never released his Noctowl. It's Oak'd.
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Releasing Charizard. Also, not using Muk and Kingler more often. Also, HE SHOULD'VE KEPT PRIMAPE! THEY WERE GETTING ALONG SO WONDERFULLY AND ARGH.
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I think an ongoing theme of the Pokemon series is that ASH ISN'T REALLY THAT GOOD OF A TRAINER.
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