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Recap / Pokemon S 19 E 35 A Riveting Rivalry

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  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Pikachu, having already taken much damage from his battles with Clawitzer and Aegislash, gets defeated very quickly by Sawyer's Sceptile.
  • Double Knockout: Two instances of Pokémon taking each other out: Salamence vs Noivern and Slurpuff vs Goodra.
  • Fridge Brilliance: As a YouTube comment points out, Sceptile's move set in this episode is tailor-made to counter Greninja, reflecting Sawyer's desire to beat Ash note .
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  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Sceptile's Leaf Storm gets thrown right back at him by Greninja's Water Shuriken, and ends up knocking him out in the process.
  • No-Sell: Sceptile's Leaf Storm completely fails to block Greninja's giant Water Shuriken.
  • Sword Fight: Sceptile and Greninja dueling each other with Leaf Blade and Cut comes across as this, with both Dual Wielding and Greninja using a Reverse Grip.


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