In a thrilling episode of Pokémon Horizons, Bronzor’s unique ability to reflect the truth plays a key role in revealing the villain’s hidden desires and forcing him to confess. References to Pokédex entries were common in the original series, earning this episode a thumbs-up from longtime fans. The clever use of Bronzor’s Pokédex entry, which is not well known and only appears in Pokémon Shield, demonstrates the show’s commitment to incorporating various elements from the Pokémon games.
An exciting period of Pokémon Horizon ends with the surprising inclusion of a little-known Pokédex entry, one that helps reveal the truth of the situation and gets the villain to confess. Oddly enough, it’s all thanks to an oft-forgotten Psychic-type Pokémon, Bronzor, and a special ability it was revealed to possess not too long ago.
In episode #28 of Pokémon Horizons, Roy and Riko take the Ancient Poké Ball to an antique dealer that Liko’s grandmother knows, hoping that he might learn some more information about it. However, the man instead switched the ball out and stole it, hoping to sell it to another customer who had previously paid a lot of money for rare Poké balls like this one. .
Thus begins a wild chase to track down the old man and retrieve the Ancient Poké Ball for Black Rayquaza. Despite putting all of Liko and Roy’s Pokémon to sleep, the old man is still captured by Captain Pikachu and Friede, and Liko’s grandmother, Diana, decides to give him a piece of her mind, using his own Pokémon to do so. there.
Bronzor’s surface reveals the truth
Pokédex entries are often referenced in the original anime, and Pokémon Horizons agrees with that.
When Diana confronted her “old friend,” she grabbed his Bronzor from the air and began polishing its back. As it reflects the light, she turns the Bronzor around and shockingly reveals an image of the man when he was young, showing that deep down he still dreams of becoming an Adventurer like her. This causes the man to break down and give up, ashamed that he tried to steal from a child like Roy. He admits he wants to become an adventurer again and Riko is impressed by her grandmother’s actions. But how did Diana know that Bronzor could do that?
In Pokémon Shield, Bronzor’s Pokédex entry says “Polishing the Bronzor to a shine causes its surface to reflect the truth, according to popular legend. Bronzor hates being polished, though.” While other entries mention the fact that Bronzor used to reflect more in the past, this is the only Pokédex entry that says it reflects anything other than what’s in front of it. Presumably, Bronzor has the ability to predict this truth thanks to its Psychic type, being able to read the thoughts and emotions of those who look at its mirror-like finish and show them what they really are desire.
Pokémon Horizons is concerned with the lore of the franchise, including the games
While this isn’t the first time a Pokédex entry has been recreated in an anime, it’s a particularly clever use of the technique, and this particular Pokédex entry isn’t a very well-known one, since, in There are a number of games where Bronzor has appeared, but it is only mentioned in Shield. Pokémon Horizon Haven’t played with the Pokédex entries as much as the original series, so this is a welcome change for fans of the original Pokémon anime and its episode style.
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Created by: Satoshi Taijiri, Ken Sugimori, Junichi Masuda
First movie: Pokemon: The First Movie
Latest movie: Movie Pokémon: Secrets of the Jungle
First TV show: Pokemon
Date of first episode airing: 1997-04-01
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