Season 12 Episode 23

A Pyramiding Rage!

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Oct 17, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Following Ash's victory at the Snowpoint Gym, Paul arrives in Snowpoint City and challenges Candice to a battle. Candice accepts his challenge, but says that she wants to let her Pokémon rest up first. The next day, everyone is surprised when Paul's brother Reggie shows up in town. To add to the surprises, Pyramid King Brandon arrives in Snowpoint City in his Battle Pyramid, saying that he came to the city to go to the ancient Snowpoint Temple. This new arrival gets Paul's blood boiling, as he knows that Brandon is the one that Reggie lost to, and the person that caused him to give up as a trainer. That combined with the news that Ash defeated him sends Paul over the top, and he challenges Brandon to a battle, determined to defeat the man that his brother couldn't.moreless

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  • It's the return of Pyramid King Brandon, with a battle between him and Paul!

    Just as Ash finishes his victory cheer upon winning the Icicle Badge, Paul arrives out of the blue and challenges Candice to a battle. Candice accepts, but says that she wants her Pokemon to rest up first. The next morning, everyone is surprised when Paul's brother Reggie shows up in town. They then get a surprise double dose as none other than Pyramid King Brandon of the Kanto Battle Frontier arrives in Snowpoint City in his Battle Pyramid. When Ash brings up the fact that he defeated Brandon, Paul gets surprisingly upset.

    Brandon comes down to earth to greet the group, and says that he came to the city in order to investigate the nearby Snowpoint Temple. It's soon brought up that Reggie once battled Brandon, but lost. He then gave up as a trainer, which made Paul angry. These memories get Paul's blood boiling, and that combined with the news that Ash defeated Brandon sends him over the top. Without hesitating, Paul challenges Brandon to a battle...

    Awesome episode. The battle between Paul and Brandon was definitely an intense one, and this is the first time I've seen Paul lose control of himself like that. It's great to see Brandon again, I can't wait for the scheduled full battle between Ash and Paul, and it's a cliffhanger ending as something is wrong at the Snowpoint Temple!moreless
  • A very interesting battle!

    This was certainly a very interestig and intesne battle at the Pyramid! I really enjoyed wathcing it, and seeing Paul's Pokemon getting wiped out was really bittersweet. Brandon seemed ever nmore evil and merciless.

    I didn't foressee a 6-0 results inittially, but after the start, it became kinda inevitable! It wasn't too suspenseful unfortunately, but there were enough great moves to make it a great abaattle!

    Additionally, a couple of interesting revelations at the end made this a great episode! I definitely recommend this one, and I can't wait to see how things unforld! Undoubtedly, the Rockets are involved!

    Great epiosde, keep it up guys!moreless
Rebecca Soler

Rebecca Soler


Guest Star

Michele Knotz

Michele Knotz

Sinnoh Pokédex

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Emily Williams

Emily Williams


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Kether Donohue

Kether Donohue


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