Shoko-tan announced this weeks rerun theme, a continuation of last weeks theme, 'Sinnoh League begins! The Rival Shinji' (シンオウリーグが開幕！ライバルのシンジ！). Tag Battle! Final!!
from Pocket Monsters Diamond&Pearl
was this weeks repeat episode. In this episode, Satoshi
compete together in a tag battle tournament. Will they will win?! A full summary of this episode is available in the episode guide.
Yamamoto held in his had a keyword that will help them learn more about the upcoming movie The Ruler of Illusions Zoroark (幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク)
, but Akiyama and Baba wanted to open the envelop and the three of them began to wrestle until the envelop dropped into a nearby box. Baba reaches into the box to try to retrieve the envelop but he pulls out a green wig instead. He put it on and they crew is reminded of his old hair color which used to be green. Yamamoto goes next and pulls out some stockings and a headband. He puts them on only to discover that it makes him look like a Watacco (ワタッコ)
Akiyama goes next and finally retrieves the envelop. He opens it to reveal the keyword: Sukima (スキマ). Robert heads out to investigate the connection between 'The Ruler of Illusions Zoroark' and the word 'Sukima'. While walking around, Robert spot a Zoroark and a Zorua wandering about and they decide to follow it. The Zoroark stops at a bridge and looks down at the road and they continues on its way. Robert go over to see what it was looking at. On the road is a bridge expansion joint that looks like teeth. The teeth aren't completely closed, leaving a gap (スキマ). Onoe Yasushi-san (尾上 靖さん) of the Department of Construction, Metropolitan Tokyo, Sixth Division (東京都 第六建設局 補修課 課長) shows up to give Robert a quick lesson on the design of the bridge gap.
Robert once again follows Zoroark as in enters a building. They go into a room where tambourine player Gonzo (ゴンゾー)
appears from behind a couch. He can only communicate by using his tambourine. He dances and plays the tambourine to the current Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl opening theme, The Greatest Everyday! (サイコー・エブリディ！).
He then returns to lying down behind the small gap 「スキマ」 between the wall and couch.
Robert follow Zoroark down an alleyway and into building that has tight narrow hall (スキマ). Robert finally arrive at Hiroshima tsukemen (広島つけ麺 ぶちうま)
. Yamamoto is given some of the tsukemen from the restaurant to try with a hot and spicy rating of 1 (１辛です) and he dips the ramen into the sauce. He enjoys it as Akiyama gets some as well but his bowl of dipping sauce has a 30 rating. After trying it, Akiyama comments: (口の中だいぶホーホーやわ！). Finally Baba gets his ramen with a bowl of very spicy dipping sauce (ぶち辛です) rated at 100. Baba begins sweating from the hot spicy ramen sauce. After paying for their ramen, Yamamoto gets some change and realizes that the coins have holes (スキマ) in them.
Robert head off to the JAPAN MINT TOKYO BRANCH (造幣局東京支局) where they meet Masaru Inohana-san (猪鼻 勝さん). They are taken on a tour of the mint to see how the coins are made. While looking through the coins from around the world, they see some Pokémon coins from the Pobjoy Mint from England. After visiting the mint, Robert end their investigation learning nothing of importance about the keyword Sukima in relation to the new movie.
The importance of the keyword Sukima 「スキマ」 is finally revealed when Zoroark and Sukima Switch (スキマスイッチ) joins the crew at the headquarters. Sukima Switch is a jazz rock band consisting of two guys, Takuya Ōhashi (大橋卓弥) and Shintarō Tokita (常田真太郎). Sukima Switch sings the ending theme for the upcoming movie, The Ruler of Illusions Zoroark (幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク)
entitled 'Ice Cream Syndrome' (アイスクリーム シンドローム). Clips from song have been a part of the latest movie trailer and commercials. Click on the album art of their upcoming CD's for more information about the theme song.
Just before the Pokémon Game Arena segment, 4 new Pokémon silhouettes were shown. Information about these Pokémon will be revealed on next weeks show but the recent Corocoro pictures revealed the information about these Pokémon. The Pokémon silhouettes are: Hihidaruma (ヒヒダルマ), Chillarmie (チラーミィ), Gearl (ギアル), Munna (ムンナ). More information about these Pokémon are available in the Corocoro news article
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During the preview for next weeks episode of Pokémon Sunday, the preview revealed that the live action part of the episode will be in widescreen and possibly in high definition. This also coincides with the first anime repeat episode
to air on the show that's source is high definition and widescreen. Below are screenshots from the preview clip.
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