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This is the Best and Worst of Pokémon, episode 14. Every Monday, I take and recap an episode of the Pokemon cartoon and point out the good and bad parts and then make stupid half-jokes about it. It’s a lot of fun, I promise. This week’s recap is the biggest ever! How about that?

This episode is Electric Shock Showdown and is one of the candidates for “best episode of Pokémon ever.” It’s the Pikachu versus Raichu episode and really isn’t that all you need to know? If you want to watch it, before, during or after the recap to wallow in your nostalgia, then here’s a link to a video of this momentous episode.

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Let’s get to it. I hope you enjoy this week’s episode.

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  1. Delsaber says:

    This might be the only episode of the series that I can still remember with any clarity, other than fleeting moments from that Pokémon Island thing, or the one with the hidden village of Pikachus. Pikachu. Pikachii. Pikachese. Whatever.

  2. Rando says:

    congratulations on a successful breaking down of my favorite episode! i just think this one’s fantastic, what with the brief moments of foreshadowing, the slight complexity given to team rocket, and the introduction of ideas/morals other than just ‘don’t be a jerk, pokemon are our friends, blah blah’. that being said, i’ve always picked out the same ridiculous parts as you have – like after pikachu loses the first battle and is moping in the hospital, they’re all like ‘ooh it’s really upset that it didn’t have what it takes’ when it was probably thinking ‘why the FUCK would you make me do that?’

    american tv would be better if characters sporadically shouted obscenities in other languages.

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