Season 8 Episode 51

A Hurdle for Squirtle

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Jun 24, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

A Hurdle for Squirtle
As the Saffron Contests begins, Harley apologizes to May, but she yells at him and says she will win the ribbon. May, Harley, and Jessie make it through the appeal rounds with great appeals. In the battle rounds Harley goes up against Jessie with his Ariados vs. her Wobbuffet. Harley doesn't attack because of Counter and Mirror Coat and Wobbuffet can't attack leading to both getting a yellow card and they lose half their points. Not wanting to be disqualified, Harley uses String Shot to tie up Wobbuffet and deplete Jessie's points. After beating more opponents, May and Squritle have to face Harley and Ariados in the final round. Will May win the Saffron Contest and get her first Kanto Ribbon?moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • one of the best contest episodes!

    Hahahahaha! This episode is so hilarious, especially the part when ariados is battling wobbuffet. Using wobbuffet as a puppet was just too funny. Not only was this episode funny AND it had harley in it, but it also features a climatic battle between may and harley. Who would know may would pull off such a great trick to have squirtle freeze ariados' web so it would slip n' slide! May wins her first contest ribbon and if the contest episodes keep being as great as this one they may still capture my interest in the future. If they are, this episode was a great start!moreless
  • Harley defeated by May once again. That is what you get when you try to do May in.

    It was great to see Harley take another humiliating fall to May. Also, there was a nice display of what that little Squirtle can do. Also, there was a great opening of the attacks that Combuskin has. This episode is one of the first fine performances May shows where nothing goes wrong. Also, if Jesse was a half decent battler, she would easily win a contest. She has real talent during the preliminaries of each contest, and her idea with Wobbafet was a great strategy. It just did not work. Congrats to May for winning her first Kanto ribbon in Saffron City. Go May!moreless
  • That Darn Harley!

    Another great contest. My favorite appeal was Jessie's, it was so funny. I laughed so hard during Harley sand Jessie's battle, that was just so funny! The battles that Squirtle was in made it seem like a Charizard, taking down a Crobat? The battle between May and Harley was pretty good. The battle on the Spider Webs was cool and interesting to watch. Overall, the contest was a godo contest and the appeals and battles were entertaining, amazing, cool, and awesome. This contest was a great way to start out the Kanto Contest Saga for May. The only thing I don't like is the Saffron Ribbon. It is kind of ugly.moreless
  • It\'s been done before, but why was this time better?

    After HArley tricked her, May finally gets into the Saffron City contest. Actually, that happened last episode, but just as a recap, she\'s in. She is teh last person to perform, but she and Combusken pull it off. She makes it into teh next round with HArley and Jessie, plus those usual five unknowns. May wins the next two battles with her Squirtle, and HArley beat Jessie with his Ariados, plsu another opponent. The tiem comes for the final battle, which is what makes me really like thsi episode. It shows that May can think on her feet and make the most out of bad situations. Harley got the elad at first, but May used her unreliable Ice Beam to win it. I feel a bit bored though, as usually they make May use an unreliable attack and it pulls off, like with Skitty and Assist. Maybe if they had her use a different kind of attack, it would have been more interesting, but for now I\'m happy to give this episode and 8 out of 10.moreless
  • An amazing episode

    In A Hurdle for Squirtle, May is in the Saffron Contest. She has a great first round with Combusken, and moves on along with Harley, Jessie, and five others. After Harley defeated his first two opponents (The first being Jessie) he was in the finals against May, who also won her first two battles with Squirtle. In the final battle, Harley took an early lead, but due to his over-confidence, he lost. That is one of the reasons why I think this is a great episode, Harley lost. Another is seeing Squirtle battle again was awesome. I've been waiting for this since the last time Ash's Squirtle battled. Overall, A Hurdle for Squirtle is an amazing episode, so I give it a perfect score, 10 out of 10.moreless
Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams

Lilian Meridian

Guest Star

Andrew Rannells

Andrew Rannells


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Mike Pollock

Mike Pollock

Mr. Contesta

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Bella Hudson

Bella Hudson

Nurse Joy

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