Season 8 Episode 43

The Symbol Life

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Apr 22, 2006 on Cartoon Network
out of 10
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The Symbol Life
Ash's battle at the Battle Factory finally gets underway. Ash has brought back his Charizard to face off against Noland's friend Articuno. Will battling a legendary pokémon prevent Ash from winning his first symbol?

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  • outstanding first frontier brain episode

    This is actually one of the best frontier brain battles. Ash's charizard vs. articuno! This is a fight between two super powerful pokemon and the battle kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! It is great to finally see Ash's charizard battle again after such a long absence. It is still as strong and cool as ever and it even learned a new move: overheat! After a long, exciting, and grueling battle, Ash finally defeated noland and won his first frontier symbol. I was definately very pleased with this episode. It deserves every point on the rating scale.moreless
  • Great episode

    This episode was amazing in every way. It had two great Pokemon in Articuno and Charizard, and a great battle between those two. I would definetely say this is one of the best episodes so far of Pokemon. I can't say this enough, the battle was amazing! Ash and Charizard vs. Noland and Articuno. It was amazing! Ash won his first Frontier Symbol in this episode, his Knowledge Symbol. All in all, a great way for Ash to start off his Battle Frontier journey.moreless
  • A Great Way to start out the Battle Frontier Saga!

    This episode was absolutely great! The battle between Articuno & Charizard was awesome. It goes to prove that even Legendary Pokémon and type advantages doesn't always work. The battle showcased Charizard's new moves - Dragonbreath & Overheat. The good thing is that the battle occupied about 3/4 of the episode which made it an edge of the seat episode. Noland is really cool and his use of Ice Beam & Water Pulse together was awesome. One thing that didn't seem right to me was Charizard catching Articuno when it was using Steel Wing and not moving at all. With the great speed that Articuno was going at it shouldn't have been that easy. Overall this is a great episode and a great way to kick off the Battle Frontier!moreless

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