A sticky topic for the discussion of the anime as it gets a new ep in Japan and America every week (although the Dub's gone nuts the last fortnight or so in schedule, including the UK seeing about 10 new eps this week alone - including 3 the US wont be seeing any time soon). Anyways, I'll start it off this week talking about May's 4th Kanto contest and her 3rd Ribbon. After FAILING LIKE A FAILZ a fortnight ago 'cause Gonbe got its ass kicked all over the place, May goes up against a Drew Fan-girl with a Surskit and Vibrava and Jessie with James' Manene. Jessie gets pounded by May but gives a good fight anyway - Manene using tickle and mimic to mess with Combusken. Interestingly, Jessie's extremely mellow about her loss and actually congratulates May. At the end of the ep she and Manene are sitting on the beach at night looking up at the moon with James, Meowth and Wobbuffet hiding in the bushes behind and the pair are completely serene rather than Jessie's normal stompy "I lost" attitude. Sceptile also proves its impotence again at the start before hiding it away in its ball for the rest of the ep - just a reminder to keep the plotpoint going until next week's interesting looking ep. Combusken manages to learn Mega Kick in this ep, which looks HELLA weird. I mean, it's not just glowing as the Mega-attacks normally do, but's some sort of blue-shimmery thing going on. It's damn weird. Anyways, May wins 'cause of Combusken's apparent l33tness and walks away with her 3rd ribbon - and DrewxMay fans would be happily satisfied with the ending as May blushes like mad over his compliments. For some reason, even though it was a contest ep, the entire thing seemed a bit fillery really. Probably because it's an annoying pause between Sceptile's evolving and Sceptile's improvement in the next ep and probably also because just a fortnight ago we had another contest. Next week's should be better. For one thing, the Battle Palace brain shows up on a Venusaur the ep before his actual battle - so he's the first since the Factory back at the start to get a 2-ep appearance. He seems to be the key to helping Sceptile regain control. Also, for some godly unknown reason, Eevee learns Shadow Ball next week. Sure it gives it something to actually do and have a point for existing but Shadow Ball? Also, Bonsly reappears after being locked in it's Pokeball for about 3 weeks.