shingeki no office
this is chaos
The Sohoku Anime Club, or the AU in which Onoda gets everything he wanted.
I may or may not be planning more of these… (hint: I am)
when i can’t handle life i go and play sims
ill deal with life tomorrow
One of the things interesting about the “Excadrill arc” if you can call it that was how different the disobedient Pokemon was from Satoshi and Hikari before. In their case it was more of the trainer unable to handle a powerful Pokemon due to evolution. Iris on the other hand is all about battling. Too much so in fact.
Iris has thought for years the problem was pride in it’s power; she tries to get him to battle again by encouraging him often. But as Dento points out (and I think it’s awesome the Sommelier figured it out since it was a break in their once strong bond), that’s not the problem at all.
She was so focused on getting her 100th win the thought of loss wasn’t even on her mind. And she pushed Excadrill through this match without even considering something was wrong when he paused because he knew this match was unwinnable. She was far too focused on herself and the match at hand. So when Excadrill was beaten so badly because of someone he thought he trusted, he closed himself off to Iris because he thought she cared more about the battles than him. He wasn’t frustrated over battles he was frustrated over her
She thinks back to the battle and realizes her mistake. It never even occurred to her, she was the problem and she’s heartbroken. How could she be so careless toward her friend! She apologizes immediately after figuring this out
This is a turning point in their friendship, Iris admits to her mistake, Excadrill can do what he wants to do, not what Iris wants him to do. And she’ll try harder this time to understand him. You can see this really hurts her and Exacdrill can tell her apology is sincere, so he slowly opens up.
He does want to battle, he enjoys it too. And from here Iris understands that as she helps him learn a new move knowing it will take a while to restore their bond.
While I would have liked the distrust to go on a little longer and her slowly gain his trust back, this was still a really well done episode. She loves him, and he understands that now. Before he was doubtful if she really cared. I think this is also a turning point in her character, from here Iris does better trying to understand Pokemon in general and I think it’s why she was able to deal with Dragonite later. While that one was the more traditional disobedient Pokemon she still used her knowledge she gained from this to better her skills as a trainer. And I think that’s why the village set this headstrong girl out to journey, to deepen the bonds with her Pokemon. They know she’s got the talent for battling, now she needs to learn how to actually understand the thoughts and feelings of Pokemon.