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  • United States A Rival Battle for Club Champ!
  • Japan ライバルバトル!強敵プルリル!
  • Japan Rival Battle! Kyōteki Pururill!
  • Japan Rival Battle! The Formidable Pururill!
  • Germany Zwei Rivalen im Pokémon-Kampfklub!
  • France La lutte des rivaux au Club de Combat !
  • Spain ¡Un combate entre rivales por el Campeonato del Club!
  • Sweden Rivalers kamp för klubbmästerskap!
  • Italy Una lotta tra rivali!
  • Mexico ¡Una batalla rival para el Campeón del Club!
  • Finland Kovaa peliä ottelukerholla!
  • Taiwan 勁敵對戰!強敵輕飄飄!
  • Poland Starcie rywali w klubie bitew!
  • Netherlands Wie wordt de Vechtclub Kampioen?
  • Brazil Uma Batalha para o Campeão do Clube!
  • Norway En kamp for klubbmesteren!
  • Denmark Rivalers kamp om klubmesterskabet!
  • South Korea 라이벌 배틀! 강적 탱그릴!
  • Portugal Combate de Rivais Para Campeão do Clube!
  • Russia Битва за клубное чемпионство!


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Best Wishes!
心のファンファーレ (バージョン1)
Kokoro no Fanfare (Variant 1)
Best Wishes!
함께 걸어가는 길
Walking Together Along a Road
Pokémon Roll Call
Open your Hand
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Japan 三間雅文 (Masafumi Mima) Voice Director

Japan 松本梨香 (Rica Matsumoto) Satoshi
Japan 大谷育江 (Ikue Ōtani) Satoshi's Pikachu
Japan 宮野真守 (Mamoru Miyano) Dent
Japan 悠木碧 (Aoi Yūki) Iris
Japan 津田美波 (Minami Tsuda) Iris' Kibago
Japan 林原めぐみ (Megumi Hayashibara) Musashi
Japan 三木眞一郎 (Shin-ichiro Miki) Kojiro
Japan 犬山イヌコ (Inuko Inuyama) Nyarth
Japan 水田わさび (Wasabi Mizuta) Satoshi's Pokabu
Japan 福圓美里 (Misato Fukuen) Satoshi's Mijumaru
Japan 西村ちなみ (Chinami Nishimura) Satoshi's Mamepato
Japan 古島清孝 (Kiyotaka Furushima) Shootie's Janovy
Japan 渡辺明乃 (Akeno Watanabe) Shootie
Japan たかはし智秋 (Chiaki Takahashi) Junsa (Isshu Region)
Japan 江川央生 (Hisao Egawa) Don George
Japan 山野井仁 (Jin Yamanoi) Flint (Rocket Gang)
Japan 石塚運昇 (Unshō Ishizuka) Narration
Japan 福圓美里 (Misato Fukuen) Shootie's Pururill Uncredited
Japan 石塚運昇 (Unshō Ishizuka) Shootie's Hatoboh Uncredited
Japan 石塚運昇 (Unshō Ishizuka) Satoshi's Isshu Pokémon Zukan Uncredited

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United States Tom Wayland Voice Director

United States Sarah Natochenny Ash Ketchum
United States Eileen Stevens Iris
United States Jason Griffith Cilan
United States Jason Griffith Trip's Servine
United States James Carter Cathcart James
United States James Carter Cathcart Meowth
United States Michele Knotz Jessie
United States Michele Knotz Ash's Snivy
United States Rodger Parsons Narrator
United States Dan Green Pierce
United States Erica Schroeder Ash's Pidove
United States Erica Schroeder Trip's Tranquill
United States Emily Bauer Jenness Officer Jenny (Unova)
United States Jamie McGonnigal Trip
United States Lisa Ortiz Ash's Oshawott
United States Kayzie Rogers Iris' Axew
United States Kayzie Rogers Trip's Frillish
United States Marc Thompson Don George
United States Marc Thompson Ash's Tepig
United States Marc Thompson Ash's Unova Pokédex
United States Tom Wayland Police Officer

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Heading towards the Nacrene Gym, Ash and his friends have arrived in Luxuria Town which has a Battle Club. Ash dashes throughout the town and beings to look back and forth; hoping to spot the Battle Club. After a few moments, Ash screeches to a stop, noticing the Battle Gym in the distance. Ash rushes through the doors and begins querying the battle kiosk for an opponent. Iris and Cilan arrive a few moments behind, announcing they have finally arrived. Iris begins to breathe heavy, attempting to catch her breath as herself and Cilan rushed behind Ash as he searched for the Battle Club. Iris states that running through the town just to reach a Pokémon Battle Club is childish. Ash ignores her comment, shouting out that he has located an opponent. Iris questions Ash what he is shouting about with Ash revealing the screen which displays Trip. Cilan states he is surprised that Trip has arrived at Luxuria Town. Ash questions Cilan if he knows Trip. Cilan responds that Trip came to challenge the Straiton Gym and obtained the Victory Badge with excellence. Iris shouts out demanding to know who Ash and Cilan are discussing. Ash explains that Trip is a trainer that he had previously met at Professor Juniper’s laboratory. Ash states that Trip was the first trainer whom he had a Pokémon Battle with in the Unova region. Ash shouts out with vigor that he has decided to battle Trip once more.

A foreign voice interrupts the trio, announcing that they should leave anything to him. The man welcomes our heroes to the Pokémon Battle Club, and questions Ash if he would wish to have a battle with Trip. Ash looks at the man, who resembles the Battle Manager from Accumula Town, suggesting that he has previously met him before. The man responds that Ash had actually visited his cousin’s club in Accumula Town, pointing towards a portrait which features the resident Battle Managers of every Battle Club in Unova. The photo contains thirteen Battle Managers, whom all resemble each other similar to the resident Joys’ of Unova. The man points at the top right of the photo, stating that the man in red is the Don George of Accumula Town while the man in blue is himself, the Don George of Luxuria Town. Don walks over to the kiosk and places an outbound call via Live Caster to Trip to inquire if he would like to accept Ash’s challenge. Ash questions Don about the use of Live Caster. Don responds that it is a device with which you can talk through a screen; and with it, you can even talk to someone far away.

Trip, who is nearby taking photos, is interrupted by the ring from his Live Caster. Trip answers the call and is greeted by Don, who states that he has a challenger for Trip. Ash shouts that it has been a while since he has last seen Trip. Trip questions Ash if he has started traveling recently as well. Iris and Cilan step in view of the monitor, with Iris responding that Trip is correct and that Ash is also traveling with herself and Cilan. Trip, in surprised state, questions if it is really Cilan of Straiton Gym on the other end of the call. Cilan responds that it is in fact true and he has been traveling with Ash and Iris. Ash interrupts Cilan, demanding for Trip to accept his challenge. Trip denies the request, responding that battling a Pikachu who lost against a low-level Snivy is meaningless. Ash explains that Pikachu wasn’t normal in the previous battle and had been affected by Zekrom. Cilan inquires about Ash’s statement regarding Zekrom. Iris explains that Ash had previously met Zekrom in Nuvema Town. Ash begins to grow frustrated, shaking the kiosk shouting that he also has obtained other Pokémon as well.

Trip arrives at the Battle Club, stating that Ash is noisy and that his loud voice can be heard from the opposite street. Ash rushes up to Trip, inquiring if he would like to battle. Trip responds that a full six-on-six battle might benefit him if he were to accept Ash’s challenge. Ash responds that they can only have a five-on-five battle due to only having five Pokémon on hand. Ash continues that however he only has five Pokémon; he has additionally obtained his first Victory Badge. Trip explains that he has already secured his second Victory Badge. Trip apologizes to Don, stating that he will have to decline Ash’s battle request because battling a Trainer with one badge and five Pokémon is useless. Ash angrily responds that Trip does not possess a higher skill level simply because he has more Pokémon. Trip ponders where Ash’s baseless confidence is derived from and questions Ash if all trainers from rural areas like Kanto are like Ash. Trip suggests that he will search for a more worthy opponent in the next city. As Trip begins to make his exit, Iris intervenes stating that Trip has been complaining about various things the entire time during the conversation and those types of people are often like children. Cilan contributes that he would like to see the battle as well as passion and calmness will clash, producing a deep taste which is both fresh and sharp. Trip questions Don if he would be the referee as himself and Ash will have a five-on-five battle; thereby accepting Ash’s challenge. Ash thanks Trip for accepting his challenge; however Trip arrogantly suggests that he already has knowledge of the outcome before the battle has begun and that he suspects it will be a completely meaningless battle.

Our two challengers take the field, as confident as ever in their abilities. Don, as referee, announces that the Pokémon Battle between Trip will begin. Don explains that each trainer will be allocated five Pokémon each and may switch freely and as soon as all Pokémon of one side are unable to battle, the match is over. Trip flicks his wrist, calling upon Tranquil, who takes the field in an extreme vigor. Ash queries his Zukan on Tranquil’s data: “Tranquil, the Pigeon Pokémon. The evolved form of Pidove. It is believed that, deep within the forests where Tranquil live, there is a peaceful country without strife.” Ash thrusts his arm forth calling upon Oshawott. Trip ponders about where Oshawott had been obtained during Ash’s journey. Ash explains that Oshawott is the same Oshawott which was previously at Professor Juniper’s laboratory. Oshawott begins by launching a strong Water Gun towards Tranquil. Tranquil successfully evades the attack and descends towards the ground, directly striking Oshawott multiple times with Aerial Ace. Don announces Oshawott as unable to battle and awards the victory to Tranquil. Ash ponders who Tranquil had the ability to defeat Oshawott with one attack. Trip explains that his Tranquil is equipped with Super Luck as its ability. Cilan states that Super Luck is an ability that makes it easier to land critical hits. Ash recalls Oshawott into his Monster Ball, shouting that Super Luck has no relevance to the battle. Ash launches a Monster Ball into the arena, calling upon Tepig for assistance. Trip questions Ash’s battle strategy, questioning why Ash chose a Fire-type after a Water-type was unable to defeat its foe. Tepig launches a flurry of embers into the atmosphere; however Tranquil utilizes its agility to evade the attack with ease. Tranquil launches Double Team, generating multiple copies of itself in an attempt to increase evasiveness. After a few moments, Tranquil begins to generate a red aura around itself, raising its attack power with Work Up. Tranquil strikes forward with Aerial Ace, swiftly defeating its foe with two blows. Don announces Tepig as unable to battle, awarding the victory to Tranquil. Ash recalls Tepig into its Monster Ball, thanking him for his assistance. Trip sarcastically states that Ash should start from the basics of battling, having two of his Pokémon easily defeated by Tranquil. Ash responds that the battle has just begun and selects Pikachu as his third Pokémon.

Pikachu strikes forth, and launches a devastating Thunderbolt towards the airborne Tranquil. Tranquil successfully evades the attack, with Trip realizing that Ash was truthful about Pikachu’s ability to use Electric attacks. Tranquil continues to build its attack power with Work Up, and dashes forward in an Aerial Ace, striking Pikachu multiple times. Trip suggests that Pikachu is putting up a useless resistance as Tranquil will secure its third victory in a row. Tranquil blazes forward into another Aerial Ace attack, however Pikachu successfully dodges moments before impact and manages to successfully grasp onto Tranquil’s leg. Pikachu utilizes its grasp to thrust Tranquil airborne, rendering it unable to move for a few moments. Pikachu dashes forward, generating electrical energy around its body in preparation for Volt Tackle. Trip commands for Tranquil to dodge, however due to Pikachu’s prior attack, is unable to outmaneuver Pikachu and is hit directly by his Volt Tackle. Don announces Tranquil as unable to battle and awards victory to Pikachu. Ash shouts out stating that his Pikachu is different from when they previously battled in Accumula Town. Trip laughs at Ash’s statement, responding that Pikachu won’t have a chance against his Servine. Trip recalls Tranquil into his Monster Ball and calls upon Servine. Ash ponders at Snivy’s evolution, surprised it had evolved in such a short time. Trip explains that he strengthened and evolved Snivy. Iris states that Ash and Pikachu have fighting spirit and they can expect great things. Cilan explains that Trip was able to obtain victory against Chili’s Pansear with Servine and there is no doubt that his Servine will present a luscious and rich battle.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket is positioned at a local scrapyard waiting for rendezvous with their contact. James suggests that they have arrived early to their destination. After a few moments, Luxuria Town’s police force interrupts the trio. Officer Jenny explains that because of the report from Straiton City, Team Rocket is wanted throughout the entire Unova region. Jenny shouts that they will arrest Team Rocket. A truck’s horn breaks through the silence, and moments later, smashes through the scrapyard entrance and screeches towards Team Rocket. An unknown man opens the door and commands for Jessie, James, and Meowth to get in. The truck speeds through the entrance and exits onto a nearby highway, followed by an assortment of law enforcement vehicles. Jenny demands for Team Rocket to end their useless resistance, however Team Rocket ignores her demand and increase speed. The truck continues down the path and is soon afterwards met by the end of the highway, which is still under construction. The truck exits the roadway and begins its descent, however, Team Rocket successfully escape from the falling truck, propelling themselves skyward with their signature jet packs. The truck collides with the ground and explodes; thrusting a cloud of debris and smoke into the air. The unknown man presents James with a small case, containing an unknown item. Meowth questions if the man is the boss of which Giovanni had spoken. The agent confirms that Meowth is correct and introduces himself as Flint; blasting off skyward away from Jessie, James and Meowth after having completed his objective.

Pikachu strikes forward, incasing his tail in a layer of iron in preparation for Iron Tail. Servine rushes forward, gathering energy in his arm and clashes with Pikachu’s Iron Tail attack. Servine’s attack successfully deflects Pikachu’s attack, which then follows-up with Leaf Tornado, enveloping Pikachu in a tornado comprised of Grass energy. Servine successfully utilizes the tornado’s energy to thrust Pikachu into the ground. Pikachu strikes forward with Volt Tackle, gathering a massive amount of electrical energy around his body. Servine retaliates with Cut, which successfully dissolves Pikachu’s electrical force; knocking Pikachu unconscious. Don announces Pikachu as unable to battle and awards the victory to Servine. Trip questions Ash if he still intends to continue with the battle, stating that Ash only has two Pokémon while he has four. Ash responds that he definitely will not give up until the end, calling upon Snivy. Iris questions why Ash chose Snivy, due to the fact that he possesses Pidove who has a type-advantage over Grass. Cilan suggests that Ash chose Snivy due to an alternative strategy. Snivy strikes forward with Vine Whip, thrusting her whips back and forth. Servine evades her attack, swiftly moving back and forth with minor effort. Snivy begins to gather energy in her tail, in preparation for Leaf Blade. Snivy flips forward to launch the attack, however is unable to strike Servine. Servine retaliates with Leaf Tornado, successfully enveloping Snivy in its attack. Trip boldly states that there is no way that Snivy could stand a chance against his Servine. Ash responds that simply evolving a Pokémon won’t automatically make it any stronger. Snivy continues her onslaught of Vine Whip; however Servine continues to evade the attack with little effort. After a few moments, Snivy launches Attract which renders Servine in a love stricken state. Snivy successfully takes advantage of the situation, launching a flurry of successfully Vine Whip attacks upon Servine. Snivy finishes her onslaught with a final Leaf Blade, knocking Servine unconscious. Don announces Servine as unable to battle and awards the victory to Snivy. Trip recalls Servine into its Monster Ball, stating that he never thought Snivy would possess Attract. Ash recalls Snivy into its Monster Ball, in preparation for Trip’s next selection. Trip reveals a Monster Ball, releasing the essence of Frillish. Ash reveals his Zukan and queries the unknown Pokémon’s entry: “Frillish, the Floating Pokémon. With its thin, veil-like arms, it binds the opponent and paralyzes it with poison. A Pokémon said to reside in deep oceans 8,000 meters below the surface.”

Ash thrusts a Monster Ball into the arena, calling upon Pidove. Pidove extends her wings, releasing a massive Air Cutter towards Frillish. Frillish responds with Protect, which successfully dissolves Pidove's attack. Frillish retaliates with Water Pulse, generating a sphere of water which it launches at Pidove. Water Pulse successfully strikes Pidove, enveloping it in water and forcing it to gasp for air. After a few moments, the sphere explodes, thrusting PIdove towards the stadium wall. Don announces Pidove as unable to battle and awards the victory to Frillish. Cilan suggests that Frillish is strong and the way it fights makes him feel its sharp taste. Trip states that they should stop the meaningless battle, as it will be for Ash’s sake. Ash responds that he still has one Pokémon, calling upon Snivy. Snivy strikes forward with Vine Whip which successfully strikes Frillish, however upon making contact with Frillish’s body, Snivy is affected by Frillish’s poison which renders her temporarily paralyzed. Trip arrogantly identifies Ash’s mistake at using a Physical attack against a Pokémon who has the Cursed Body Ability. Ash ponders about the effects of Cursed Body. Iris shouts that it is an ability that threatens to block a move that attacks physically. Snivy retaliates with Leaf Storm, thrusting a colorful array of leaves towards Frillish. Frillish envelopes itself with Protect and manages to successfully avoid Snivy’s attack. Frillish responds with Night Shade, enveloping Snivy in Ghost energy. Snivy launches a devastating Leaf Storm, which strikes Frillish for a direct hit. Snivy continues with Attract; however Frillish utilizes its agility to avoid the attack. Cilan suggests that Frillish must be considerably quick to be able to dodge Snivy’s Attract. Snivy strikes forward with Leaf Blade, however is temporarily paralyzed again due to Frillish’s Cursed Body Ability. Frillish launches Water Pulse, which successfully strikes Snivy, rendering her into a Confused State. Frillish extends its two thin arms and begins gathering ghost energy in preparation to launch Hex, which it utilizes to take advantage of Snivy’s status problem. Trip explains that Hex is a move that will be twice as powerful against Snivy due to her being confused. The ghost energy successfully strikes Snivy, knocking her unconscious. Don announces Snivy as unable to battle and awards victory to Trip. Trip suggests that Pikachu and Snivy are so-so, however his other Pokémon are hopeless cases. Trip thanks Don for his assistance and excuses himself from the battlefield. Ash shouts out to Trip, inquiring if he will battle him again someday. Trip responds that he will have to think about it, as battles are the basics of being a Trainer after all. Iris suggests that Ash should complete more training to prepare himself for his next bout with Trip. Trip vigorously proclaims that he will train a lot more and become stronger to defeat Trip.

The second Pokémon battle against Trip has ended with a loss for Ash. Seeking further growth, Ash and his friends continue their journey.

English Official Summary

Ash stops by the Pokémon Battle Club in Luxuria Town for a warm-up battle before challenging the next Gym. He’s surprised to find his Unova region rival, Trip, is there, too! Ash challenges Trip to a battle, and although he’s reluctant at first, Trip eventually agrees to a five-on-five match. The battle starts out with Trip’s Tranquill making quick work of Ash’s Oshawott and Tepig. Meanwhile, at the Dreamyard, Team Rocket is surrounded by Officer Jenny’s police force! Unfazed, they stand their ground until a new agent named Pierce comes to their rescue, and they all glide safely out of sight. Back at the Battle Club, Ash finally defeats Tranquill using Pikachu, and Trip sends out his Servine—who evolved from the Snivy Ash battled on his first day in the Unova region! When Pikachu is defeated, Ash counters with his Snivy. Snivy defeats Trip’s Servine with its powerful Attract move, and Trip next chooses his Frillish. Ash then switches to his Pidove to let Snivy rest, but the strategy doesn’t work—Frillish quickly takes Pidove down. Ash brings Snivy out one more time, but when Frillish defeats Snivy as well, Trip is declared the winner. Instead of being angry, Ash redoubles his efforts and vows to train harder than ever for the next time he and Trip have a battle!

French Official Summary

En chemin vers l’Arène de Maillard, Sacha décide de s'arrêter au Club de Combat Pokémon de Luxuriaville et d’affronter un adversaire pour se préparer à ses futurs Combats d’Arène. Il est surpris de constater que son rival de la région d' Unys, Niko, est là également ! Sacha lance un défi à Niko, et celui-ci, bien que réticent au départ, accepte un Combat à cinq contre cinq. Mais le Colombeau de Niko est vraiment très puissant, et se débarrasse facilement du Moustillon et du Gruikui de Sacha. Pendant ce temps, la Team Rocket est arrivée aux Vestiges du Rêve, où ils sont encerclés par les forces de police de l’Agent Jenny ! Mais un autre membre de la Team Rocket nommé Patrick (qui les assistera lors de leur prochaine mission) les secourt avec beaucoup de sang-froid et ils s'évanouissent au nez et à la barbe des agents. Sacha élimine ensuite Colombeau en utilisant Pikachu, puis Niko choisit son Lianaja. Après la défaite de Pikachu, Sacha choisit son Vipélierre, qui l’emporte sur Lianaja. Niko appelle alors son Viskuse. Sacha opère un changement en faveur de Poichigeon, qui est vaincu par Viskuse. Sacha appelle une nouvelle fois son dernier Pokémon, Vipélierre, mais il est battu par Viskuse, et Niko est déclaré vainqueur. Cependant, au lieu d'être furieux, Sacha fait le serment de redoubler d'efforts et de s'entraîner dur pour être prêt la prochaine fois que lui et Niko combattront !

German Official Summary

Auf seinem Weg nach Septerna City entscheidet sich Ash dem Pokémon-Kampfklub in Pracht-Stadt einen Besuch abzustatten, in der Hoffnung auf einen Kampf zur Vorbereitung auf seinen Septerna-Arena-Kampf. Überrascht entdeckt er dort seinen Rivalen aus der Einall-Region, Diaz. Also fordert Ash in zum Kampf heraus. Obwohl Diaz zunächst ablehnt, erklärt er sich dann doch zu einem fünf-gegen-fünf-Kampf bereit. Aber Diaz' Navitaub ist sehr stark und macht kurzen Prozess mit Ottaro und Floink. Inzwischen ist Team Rocket an der Traumbrache angekommen, wo sie von Officer Rocky und Ihren Polizisten umstellt werden. Doch plötzlich taucht das neue Mitglied im Team Rocket, Pedro, auf und rettet sie. Ash besiegt Navitaub mit Pikachus Hilfe. Diaz wählt nun Efoserp. Nachdem Pikachu besiegt wurde entscheidet sich Ash für Serpifeu, das Efoserp besiegt. Nun wählt Diaz Quabbel. Ash wechselt zu Dusselgurr, das von Quabbel besiegt wird. Nun hat Ash nur noch Serpifeu, das von Quabbel besiegt wird und somit ist Diaz der Sieger des Kampfes. Doch statt verärgert zu sein, nimmt Ash sich vor noch härter zu trainieren, um beim nächsten Kampf gegen Diaz zu gewinnen.

Italian Official Summary

Durante il tragitto verso la Palestra di Zefiropoli, Ash decide di fermarsi al Club di Lotta Pokémon di Sfarzopoli, per ingaggiare una lotta in preparazione a quella che si terrà nella Palestra di Zefiropoli. Il nostro eroe scopre con stupore che si trova lì anche Diapo, il suo rivale della regione di Unima! Ash sfida Diapo, il quale, inizialmente riluttante, accetta di fare una Lotta Cinque Contro Cinque. Il Tranquill di Diapo, però, è così forte che si sbarazza velocemente di Oshawott e Tepig. Nel frattempo, il Team Rocket è giunto al Cantiere dei Sogni, e viene accerchiato dalle forze di polizia dell’Agente Jenny! A questo punto fa la sua comparsa un altro membro del Team Rocket, Pierce (che assisterà il gruppo nel prossimo incarico), che li salva, aiutandoli a svignarsela. Ash poi sconfigge Tranquill usando Pikachu, e al posto suo Diapo manda in campo Servine. Quando Pikachu viene sconfitto, Ash sceglie Snivy, che riesce a sconfiggere Servine. Diapo allora sceglie Frillish, e Ash passa a Pidove, che però viene sconfitto. È quindi costretto a far lottare Snivy, il suo ultimo Pokémon, che però viene anch’egli sconfitto da Frillish. Diapo è il vincitore. Invece di arrabbiarsi, Ash dichiara di volersi impegnare di più in vista della prossima lotta con Diapo!

Portuguese Official Summary

A caminho do Ginásio da Cidade de Nacrene, Ash decide parar no Clube de Batalha Pokémon da Cidade de Luxuria para batalhar na preparação para a Batalha que estar por vir no Ginásio de Nacrene. Ele fica surpreso ao saber que seu rival da Região de Unova, Trip, está lá também. Então Ash desafia Trip, e embora relutante a princípio, Trip concorda em ter uma Batalha de Cinco Contra Cinco. Mas o Tranquill de Trip é mesmo muito forte, e faz um trabalho rápido com Oshawott e Tepig de Ash. Enquanto isso, a Equipe Rocket chega ao Jardim dos Sonhos, onde são cercados pela força policial da Oficial Jenny! Mas sem se preocupar, outro membro da Equipe Rocket chamado Pierce (é quem irá ajudá-los nessa próxima missão) os resgata, e eles somem de vista. Ash então derrota Tranquill usando Pikachu, depois de Trip escolher seu Servine. Quando Pikachu é derrotado, Ash escolhe seu Snivy, que derrota Servine, depois que Trip escolhe seu Frillish. Ash então troca para Pidove, que é derrotado por Frillish. Trazendo seu último Pokémon, Snivy, mais uma vez, Frillish derrota Snivy, e Trip é declarado vencedor. Mas, ao invés de ficar zangado, Ash redobra seus esforços e jura treinar mais do que nunca para a próxima vez que tiver uma Batalha com Trip.

Finnish Official Summary

Matkallaan Nacrene Cityn salille Ash päättää piipahtaa Pokémon-ottelukerholla Luxuria Townissa harjoittelemassa tulevaa Nacrenen saliottelua varten. Hän yllättyy huomatessaan, että hänen Unova-alueen kilpakumppaninsa, Trip, on myös paikalla! Siispä Ash haastaa Tripin, ja vaikka tämä onkin aluksi vastahakoinen, Trip suostuu lopulta viisi-vastaan-viisi-otteluun. Tripin Tranquill on kuitenkin todella vahva ja voittaa nopeasti Ashin Oshawottin ja Tepigin. Sillä välin Rakettiryhmä on saapunut Unipihalle, missä poliisijoukot konstaapeli Jennyn johdolla ympäröivät heidät! Heillä ei ole silti huolta, nimittäin toinen Rakettiryhmän jäsen, Pierce (jonka on määrä auttaa suorittamaan seuraava tehtävä), pelastaa heidät ja koko joukkio liitää turvaan. Ash voittaa lopulta Tranquillin Pikachullaan, minkä jälkeen Trip valitsee Servinen. Kun Pikachu häviää, Ash ottaa sen tilalle Snivyn, joka voittaakin Servinen ja Trip valitsee seuraavaksi Frillishin. Tässä vaiheessa Ash vaihtaa Pidoveen, joka kuitenkin saa köniinsä Frillishiltä. Ash joutuu siis ottamaan viimeisen Pokémoninsa Snivyn uudelleen peliin ja kun Frillish voittaa sen, Trip julistetaan ottelun voittajaksi. Sen sijaan, että suuttuisi, Ash vain kaksinkertaistaa ponnistelunsa ja vannoo treenaavansa kovempaa kuin koskaan, jotta olisi valmis, kun hän ja Trip seuraavan kerran ottelevat!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

En su camino hacia el Gimnasio de Ciudad Nacrene, Ash decide hacer una parada en el Club de Batalla Pokémon de Pueblo Luxuria para tener una batalla de preparación para su próxima Batalla en el Gimnasio de Nacrene. ¡Y se sorprende al encontrar ahí a Trip, su rival de Región Unova! Así que Ash desafía a Trip, y, aunque se niega al principio, Trip acepta una batalla de cinco contra cinco, pero el Tranquill de Trip es fuerte y se encarga rápidamente de Oshawott y Tepig de Ash… Mientras tanto, el Equipo Rocket llega al Jardín Ensueño, donde son rodeados por la fuerza policial de la Oficial Jenny; pero sin muchos problemas, otro miembro del Equipo Rocket llamado Pierce (que les ayudará en su siguiente tarea) los rescata y huyen a toda velocidad. Ash logra derrotar a Tranquill usando a Pikachu, tras lo cual Trip elige a su Servine. Cuando Pikachu es derrotado, Ash elige a su Snivy, que vence a Servine, entonces Trip elige a su Frillish. Ash luego cambia a su Pidove, que es derrotado por Frillish. Al lanzar a su último Pokémon, Snivy una vez más, Frillish lo derrota, y Trip es declarado ganador. En vez de enojarse, Ash redobla sus esfuerzos y se compromete a entrenar más duro que nunca para la próxima vez que él y Trip tengan una batalla.

Spanish Official Summary

En su camino hacia el Gimnasio de Ciudad Esmalte, Ash decide parar en el Club de Combate de Pueblo Lujoso para prepararse para su próximo combate en el Gimnasio Esmalte. Le sorprende descubrir que su rival de la región de Teselia, Trip, también está allí. Ash desafía a Trip, quien, aunque reacio al principio, accede a un combate de cinco contra cinco. Pero el Tranquill de Trip es muy fuerte y acaba pronto con el Oshawott y Tepig de Ash. Mientras tanto, el Team Rocket ha llegado al Solar de los Sueños, donde pronto los rodea la policía de la Agente Mara. De forma muy tranquila, otro miembro del Team Rocket llamado Pierce los rescata, y todos salen sanos y salvos del escenario. Ash derrota a Tranquill usando a Pikachu. Trip elige entonces a su Servine. Cuando derrota a Pikachu, Ash elige a su Snivy, y este derrota a Servine. A continuación, Trip elige a su Frillish. Ash saca a su Pidove, que es derrotado por Frillish. A su vez, Frillish derrota al último Pokémon de Ash, Snivy, y Trip es declarado ganador. Pero en lugar de enfadarse, Ash redobla sus esfuerzos y promete entrenar más duro que nunca para la próxima vez que Trip y él libren un combate.

English Great Britain Official Summary

Ash stops by the Pokémon Battle Club in Luxuria Town for a warm-up battle before challenging the next Gym. He’s surprised to find his Unova region rival, Trip, is there, too! Ash challenges Trip to a battle, and although he’s reluctant at first, Trip eventually agrees to a five-on-five match. The battle starts out with Trip’s Tranquill making quick work of Ash’s Oshawott and Tepig. Meanwhile, at the Dreamyard, Team Rocket is surrounded by Officer Jenny’s police force! Unfazed, they stand their ground until a new agent named Pierce comes to their rescue, and they all glide safely out of sight. Back at the Battle Club, Ash finally defeats Tranquill using Pikachu, and Trip sends out his Servine—who evolved from the Snivy Ash battled on his first day in the Unova region! When Pikachu is defeated, Ash counters with his Snivy. Snivy defeats Trip’s Servine with its powerful Attract move, and Trip next chooses his Frillish. Ash then switches to his Pidove to let Snivy rest, but the strategy doesn’t work—Frillish quickly takes Pidove down. Ash brings Snivy out one more time, but when Frillish defeats Snivy as well, Trip is declared the winner. Instead of being angry, Ash redoubles his efforts and vows to train harder than ever for the next time he and Trip have a battle!

Russian Official Summary

По пути в Накрин Сити Эш решает остановиться в бойцовском клубе Лакзьюрия Таун, чтобы подготовиться к предстоящему бою.  Он с удивлением узнает, что его соперник из Юновы, Трип, тоже здесь. Трип соглашается на битву 5 на 5. У него есть сильный Транквил, который без проблем одолевает Ошавотта и Тепига. Команда Р, тем временем, прибывает на заброшенную лабораторию, где их окружают полицейские во главе с Дженни. Но им на помощь приходит еще один член команды, Пирс, и вызволяет их из рук полиции. Эш, тем временем, побеждает Транквила с помощью Пикачу. А Трип использует Сервайна. Когда Пикачу проигрывает бой, Эш вызывает Снайви, а Трип – Фрилиша. Затем Эш меняет Снайви на Пидава, но он проигрывает бой Фрилишу. Эш снова вызывает Снайви, но и он проигрывает Фрилишу. Трип становится победителем. Но Эш не расстраивается и решает тщательно готовиться к следующему сражению с Трипом.

Dutch Official Summary

Onderweg naar de Nacrene City Gym besluit Ash om te stoppen bij de Pokémon Vechtclub in Luxuria Town om een gevecht te houden ter voorbereiding op zijn komende gevecht in de Nacrene Gym. Tot zijn verbazing treft hij daar zijn Unova regio rivaal Trip ook! Ash daagt Trip uit en hoewel die eerst terughoudend is, stemt Trip ermee in om een Vijf-tegen-vijf Gevecht te houden. Maar de Tranquill van Trip is zeer sterk en maakt korte metten met de Oshawott en Tepig van Ash. Ondertussen is Team Rocket aangekomen in de Dreamyard, waar ze worden omsingeld door een politiemacht onder leiding van Agent Jenny. Zonder enig probleem worden zij echter gered door een ander lid van Team Rocket, Pierce, die ze met hun nieuwe opdracht zal assisteren, en verdwijnen zij veilig uit het zicht. Ash verslaat Tranquill met Pikachu, waarna Trip zijn Servine kiest. Als Pikachu is verslagen, kiest Ash Snivy, die Servine verslaat, waarna Trip Frillish kiest. Ash gaat verder met Pidove die wordt verslagen door Frillish. Ash haalt zijn laatste Pokémon Snivy nog een keer tevoorschijn. Frillish verslaat Snivy en Trip is de winnaar. Maar in plaats van kwaad te zijn, spant Ash zich extra in en zweert hij nog harder te trainen dan ooit voor de volgende keer dat hij en Trip een Gevecht zullen houden!

Norwegian Official Summary

På vei til Nacrene City-gym bestemmer Ash seg for å stoppe på en Pokémon-kampklubb i Luxuria Town for å ha en forberende kamp før den kommende Nacrene-gym kampen. Han blir overrasket over å oppdage at han rival i Unova-regionen, Trip, også er der! Så Ash utfordrer Trip, og selv om han først er skeptisk, sier Trip ja til en fem mot fem kamp. Men Trips Tranquill er veldig sterk, og tar fort ut Ash sin Oshawott og Tepig. I mellomtiden har Team Rocket ankommet Drømmeplassen, hvor de blir omringet av offiser Jennys politistyrke! Men uten bekymring redder et annet medlem av Team Rocket ved navn Pierce dem (han vil assistere dem på neste oppdrag), og de forsvinner alle trygt ut av syne. Ash slår så Tranquill ved hjelp av Pikachu, og etterpå velger Trip Servine. Når Pikachu blir nedkjempet, velger Ash Snivy, som nedkjemper Servine, og da velger Trip sin Frillish. Så bytter Ash til sin Pidove, som blir slått av Frillish. Han tar ut sin siste Pokémon Snivy en gang til, og Frillish slår Snivy, og Trip blir utnevnt til vinner. Men i stedet for å være sint øker Ash innsatsen og sverger på å trene hardere enn noen sinne før neste gang han og Trip har en kamp!

Swedish Official Summary

På väg till Nacrene City-gym bestämmer sig Ash för att stanna till på Pokémon-stridsklubben i Luxuria Town för att utkämpa en strid, som förberedelse för hans kommande Gym-strid i Nacrene City. Han blir överraskad när han ser att hans rival i Unova-regionen, Trip, också är där. Så Ash utmanar Trip och även om denne är motvillig först, så går han till sist med på en fem mot fem strid. Men Trips Tranquill är verkligen stark och gör snabbt slut på Ashs Oshawott och Tepig. Under tiden har Team Rocket anlänt till Drömgården och där omringas de av konstapel Jennys polisstyrka! Men utan bekymmer räddar en annan medlem av Team Rocket dem. Han heter Pierce och ska assistera dem även på deras nästa uppdrag. Och så glider de säkert ur sikte. Ash besegrar Tranquill med Pikachu och då väljer Trip sin Servine. När Pikachu besegras väljer Ash sin Snivy som besegrar Servine och då väljer Trip Frillish. Ash byter då till Pidove, som blir besegrad av Frillish. Ash tar fram sin sista Pokémon Snivy en gång till och denne blir besegrad av Frillish och Trip utses till vinnare. Men istället för att bli arg, dubblar Ash sina ansträngningar och svär att träna hårdare än någonsin fram till nästa gång han och Trip ska strida!

Danish Official Summary

På vej mod Nacrene City-salen beslutter Ash at gøre holdt ved Luxuria Towns Pokémon-kampklub og tage en kamp som forberedelse til den kommende Nacrene Sal-kamp. Til hans overraskelse er Trip, hans rival fra Unova-regionen, der også! Ash udfordrer Trip, og selvom han stritter imod i begyndelsen, indvilger Trip i at tage en fem mod fem kamp. Men Trips Tranquill er virkelig stærk og gør kort proces med Ash’ Oshawott og Tepig. I mellemtiden er Team Rocket ankommet til Drømmepladsen, hvor de bliver omringet af betjent Jennys politistyrker! Men Pierce, et andet medlem af Team Rocket (som skal assistere dem på den næste opgave), redder dem stille og roligt, og de svæver alle af sted ud af syne og i sikkerhed. Ash sætter Pikachu ind og vinder over Tranquill, hvorefter Trip vælger sin Servine. Da Pikachu bliver besejret, vælger Ash sin Snivy, som besejrer Servine, hvorefter Trip vælger sin Frillish. Så skifter Ash til sin Pidove, som besejres af Frillish. Ash sætter sin sidste Pokémon Snivy ind endnu engang, men Frillish besejrer Snivy, og Trip erklæres som vinder. Men i stedet for at blive vred vil Ash fordoble sin indsats og lover sig selv at træne hårdere end nogen sinde før inden næste gang han skal i kamp mod Trip!


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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Ash's Pikachu
  • Japan サトシのピカチュウ
  • Japan Satoshi no Pikachu
  • Japan Satoshi's Pikachu
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Iris
  • Japan アイリス
  • Japan Iris
  • Japan Iris
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  • United States Iris' Axew
  • Japan アイリスのキバゴ
  • Japan Iris no Kibago
  • Japan Iris' Kibago
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  • United States Trip
  • Japan シューティー
  • Japan Shootie
  • Japan Shootie
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  • United States Trip's Snivy
  • Japan シューティーのツタージャ
  • Japan Shootie no Tsutarja
  • Japan Shootie's Tsutarja
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  • United States Ash's Pidove
  • Japan サトシのマメパト
  • Japan Satoshi no Mamepato
  • Japan Satoshi's Mamepato
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  • United States Ash's Oshawott
  • Japan サトシのミジュマル
  • Japan Satoshi no Mijumaru
  • Japan Satoshi's Mijumaru
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  • United States Don George
  • Japan ドン・ジョージ
  • Japan Don George
  • Japan Don George
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  • United States Ash's Tepig
  • Japan サトシのポカブ
  • Japan Satoshi no Pokabu
  • Japan Satoshi's Pokabu
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  • United States Cilan
  • Japan デント
  • Japan Dent
  • Japan Dent
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  • United States Officer Jenny (Unova)
  • Japan ジュンサー (イッシュ地方)
  • Japan Junsa (Isshu-chihō)
  • Japan Junsa (Isshu Region)
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  • United States Ash's Snivy
  • Japan サトシのツタージャ
  • Japan Satoshi no Tsutarja
  • Japan Satoshi's Tsutarja
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  • United States Pierce
  • Japan フリント (ロケット団)
  • Japan Flint (Rocket-dan)
  • Japan Flint (Rocket Gang)
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  • United States Trip's Tranquill
  • Japan シューティーのハトーボー
  • Japan Shootie no Hatoboh
  • Japan Shootie's Hatoboh
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  • United States Trip's Servine
  • Japan シューティーのジャノビー
  • Japan Shootie no Janovy
  • Japan Shootie's Janovy
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  • United States Trip's Frillish
  • Japan シューティーのプルリル
  • Japan Shootie no Pururill
  • Japan Shootie's Pururill
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  • United States Ash's Unova Pokédex
  • Japan サトシのイッシュのポケモン図鑑
  • Japan Satoshi no Isshu no Pokémon Zukan
  • Japan Satoshi's Isshu Pokémon Zukan

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Servine
  • Japan ジャノビー
  • Japan Janovy
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  • United States Dewott
  • Japan フタチマル
  • Japan Futachimaru
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  • United States Patrat
  • Japan ミネズミ
  • Japan Minezumi
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  • United States Pidove
  • Japan マメパト
  • Japan Mamepato
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  • United States Woobat
  • Japan コロモリ
  • Japan Koromori
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  • United States Sandile
  • Japan メグロコ
  • Japan Meguroco
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  • United States Deerling
  • Japan シキジカ
  • Japan Shikijika

Culture Reference

The name of the device used to communicate is different in the English version even though it uses an English name in the Japanese original. The English dub calls it the 'Xtransceiver' while the Japanese version calls it the 'Live Caster' (ライブキャスター). The English dub changed the devices name to match the name used in the English games to stay consistent.

Don George English Dub: I'll contact him on the Xtransceiver.
Don George Japanese Translation: We'll contact him via the Live Caster.
(ドン・ジョージ): ライブキャスターに連絡するぞ。

Paint Edit

The computer screen actually says 'calling Shootie' in the anime language when Don George attempts to contact Shootie. The mispelling of 'battle' though is an accurate transcription. Anime Language transcriptions:

Top Left Corner
Anime Language Decrypted
[bwtext]SYUTIE CALLING[/bwtext] ......... SYUTIE CALLING.........

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Script Error

Iris is a lot more specific in her response in the Japanese original when explaining Ash's encounter with Zekrom.

Iris English Dub: Uh-huh, that's it! In Nuvema Town.
Iris Japanese Translation: He said he met it in Kanoko Town.
(アイリス): 会ってるんだって カノコタウンで。

Culture Reference

Trip in the English dub uses the term 'boonies' to describe Ash's rural origins. The Japanese version uses a similar term 'inaka' (田舎).

Trip: Are all the trainers from the Kanto region boonies just like you?
Shootie: Are all Trainers from rural areas like Kanto like this?
(シューティー): カントーみたいな田舎のトレーナ-はみんな そうなのかい?

Script Error

Don George in the English dub redundantly states that the battle will be a 5-on-5 battle only to say that they can only use 5 Pokémon in his next line. Don George in the Japanese original does not redundantly state their battle will be 5-on-5.

Don George English Dub: The five-on-five Pokémon battle between Trip and Ash will now get underway. Each trainer may use five Pokémon and can substitute at will.
Don George Japanese Translation: The Pokémon Battle between Shootie-kun and Satoshi-kun will now begin. You'll use five Pokémon each and may switch freely.
(ドン・ジョージ): これより シューティー君対 サトシ君のポケモンバトルを始めます。使用ポケモンは 5体で 交代は自由。

Script Error

Junsa-san in the Japanese original doesn't specifically say that the bridge is out like the English dub's Officer Jenny.

Officer Jenny: No! The bridge is out!
Junsa-san: Stop it! Up ahead, there's...!
(ジュンサー): やめなさい この先は

Script Error

The units of measurement (Miles/Meters) are different between the Japanese and English dub but convert accurately.

Dex: Frillish can constrict its foes using its veil-like tentacles and numb them with poison. It is said to live in dens some five miles below sea level.
Zukan: With its thin, veil-like arms, it binds the opponent and numbs it with poison. A Pokémon said to reside in deep oceans 8,000 meters below the surface.
(ポケモン図鑑): 薄いベールのような腕で相手の体を縛りつけ毒で痺れさせる。水深8,000mの深海に住み処があるといわれるポケモン。

Paint Edit

The Zukan entry animation is the same one from BW001. Anime Language transcriptions:

Anime Language Decrypted
[bwtext]TSUTAZYA[/bwtext] TSUTAZYA


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Anime text typesetting romanizes Shootie's name as "Syutie". Anime Language transcriptions:

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Who's that Pokémon Black and White


Eyecatch Zekrom and Reshiram Updated Eyecatch

Zekrom Commercial Intro Eyecatch with Satoshi, Pikachu, Iris and Dent.

Reshiram Commercial Return Eyecatch with Satoshi, Pikachu, Iris and Dent.

Okido Segment Pokémon Live Caster

Pokémon Live Caster & Senryu
Theme Pokémon Battles (ポケモンバトル)
Japanese トレーナー めとめがあったら ポケモンバトル
Romaji toreenaa me to me ga attara pokemon batoru
Translated Trainers - When their eyes meet, it's time for a Pokémon Battle

Anime text typesetting romanizes Shootie's name as "Syutie". Anime Language transcriptions:

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Episode Music Regions
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Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 BW M01B ベストウイッシュTV BGM-M01 B
Japanese (TL): Best Wishes TV BGM-M01 B
Satoshi runs towards the Current Town's Battle Club.
Japan 00:42 ベストウイッシュ!
Japanese (Romanized): Best Wishes!
Japanese (TL): Best Wishes!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:10 BW M07 なみのり
Japanese (TL): Surf
Best Wishes Title Card
Japan 02:19 BW M15 4番道路
Japanese (TL): Route 4
Satoshi and Dent discuss Shootie's progress.
Japan 03:17 BW M14B New Pokémon B Don George points to a photo of the many Don George.
Japan 05:32 BW M24 It's Strange Shootie refuses Satoshi's challenge to battle.
Japan 06:29 BW M28A ポケモンリーグ
Japanese (TL): The Pokémon League
Shootie reluctantly accepts the battle.
Japan 07:03 BW M23A 戦闘!ジムリーダー
Japanese (TL): Battle! Gym Leader
The battle between Shootie and Satoshi begins.
Japan 07:59 BW M09 Rocket Gang's Work Satoshi loses the first round of the battle.
Japan 08:15 BW M16 Rivals In Isshu Satoshi sends out Pokabu to battle Shootie's Hatoboh.
Japan 09:23 Movie 12 BGM - Inside Michīna Ruins Movie 12 BGM - Satoshi loses Pokabu too.
Japan 10:10 BW M21 戦!トレーナー
Japanese (TL): Battle! Trainer
Satoshi starts using Pikachu.
Japan 11:23 BW M09 Rocket Gang's Work Shootie sends out Janovy.
Japan 11:35 BW M16 Rivals In Isshu Eyecatch Break
Japan 11:41 BW M06A World of Pokémon Sponsor Message
Japan 11:51 BW M27B Something Bad Eyecatch Return
Japan 11:57 Movie 12 BGM - Arceus' Story Movie 12 BGM - Satoshi prepares to battle Janovy with Pikachu.
Japan 12:41 BW M10 Rocket Gang's Operation A truck suddenly barges into the dump, as the Sakaki agent rescues Rocket Gang.
Japan 13:43 BW M36 Critical Moment Satoshi orders Pikachu to use Iron Tail on Janovy.
Japan 14:52 BW M17 Battle! Shootie Satoshi sends out Tsutarja to battle Janovy.
Japan 16:57 BW M39A 戦闘でピンチ!
Japanese (TL): A Tight Spot During Battle!
Shootie sends out Pururill.
Japan 18:11 BW M15 4番道路
Japanese (TL): Route 4
Satoshi sends out Tsutarja again.
Japan 18:30 Movie 12 Unused BGM - 超克せよ!時空のさだめを! (Reworked)
Japanese (TL): Conquer it! The Continuum Laws! (Reworked)
Movie 12 Unused BGM - Tsutarja suffers from Night Shade.
Japan 19:03 BW M19A 進化
Japanese (TL): Evolution
Frillish uses protect(Starts 30 seconds in)
Japan 20:57 タイトルテーマ2009
Japanese (Romanized): Title thema 2009
Japanese (TL): Title Theme 2009
Movie 12 BGM - Shootie criticizes Satoshi after defeating him.
Japan 21:54 心のファンファーレ
Japanese (Romanized): Kokoro no Fanfare
Japanese (TL): Fanfare of the Heart
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:15 BW M06C World of Pokémon Professor Okido's Pokémon Live Caster
Japan 24:16 BW M15 4番道路
Japanese (TL): Route 4
Best Wishes Episode 11 Preview
Japan 24:45 ベストウイッシュ! (オリジナルカラオケ)
Japanese (Romanized): Best Wishes! (Original Karaoke)
Japanese (TL): Best Wishes! (Original Karaoke)
Sponsor Message

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:00 BW M01B ベストウイッシュTV BGM-M01 B
Japanese (TL): Best Wishes TV BGM-M01 B
Ash arrives at the battle club
United States 00:42 Black & White English opening
United States 01:13 BW M07 なみのり
Japanese (TL): Surf
Title card
United States 01:22 BW M15 4番道路
Japanese (TL): Route 4
Ash and Cilan talk about trip.
United States 02:20 BW M14B New Pokémon B Don george points to the photo of all his cousins
United States 04:35 BW M24 It's Strange Trip refuses to battle.
United States 05:32 BW M28A ポケモンリーグ
Japanese (TL): The Pokémon League
Trip reluctantly accepts the battle.
United States 06:06 BW M23A 戦闘!ジムリーダー
Japanese (TL): Battle! Gym Leader
Trip sends out Tranquill
United States 07:05 BW M09 Rocket Gang's Work Cilan says Tranquil has Super luck.
United States 07:18 BW M16 Rivals In Isshu Ash calls on Tepig next.
United States 08:25 Movie 12 BGM - Inside Michīna Ruins Ash loses Tepig too.
United States 09:13 BW M21 戦!トレーナー
Japanese (TL): Battle! Trainer
Pikachu Vs Tranquill
United States 10:27 BW M09 Rocket Gang's Work Trip sends out Servine.
United States 10:53 Movie 12 BGM - Arceus' Story Movie 12 BGM-Ash remembers the battle he had with snivy and pikachu.
United States 11:35 BW M10 Rocket Gang's Operation A truck smashes through, it is Giovanni's agent saving Team rocket.
United States 13:47 BW M17 Battle! Shootie Trip believes he has already won.
United States 15:52 BW M39A 戦闘でピンチ!
Japanese (TL): A Tight Spot During Battle!
Trip sends out frillish.
United States 17:06 BW M15 4番道路
Japanese (TL): Route 4
Ash sends out Snivy again.
United States 17:24 Movie 12 Unused BGM - 超克せよ!時空のさだめを! (Reworked)
Japanese (TL): Conquer it! The Continuum Laws! (Reworked)
Snivy suffers from Cursed body.
United States 17:58 BW M19A 進化
Japanese (TL): Evolution
Frilish uses protect from leaf storm(The main segment plays here)
United States 19:56 タイトルテーマ2009
Japanese (Romanized): Title thema 2009
Japanese (TL): Title Theme 2009
Trip says all his pokemon except Pikachu and Snivy are a joke.
United States 20:50 Black & White English ending

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 29
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 22
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Characters in Episode:
Satoshi, Iris, Pikachu, Dent, Iris Kibago, Shootie, Shootie's Tsutarja, Don George, Shootie's Hatobo, Satoshi's Mijumaru, Satoshi's Pokabu, Musashi, Kojiro, Nyarth, Junsa-san, Shootie's Janovy, Flint (Rocket Gang Agent), Satoshi's Tsutarja, Shootie's Pururill, Satoshi's Mamepato

Written Biographies for Characters in Episode:
- Don George - Like Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny, Don George has many relatives throughout the Isshu region that run local Battle Clubs. All the Don George's look identical excepted for the color of their collar.

- Shootie's Hatobo - Shootie's Hatobo was revealed during the battle with Satoshi at the Parent Town Battle Club. It quickly defeated Satoshi's Mijumaru in one attack with its Aerial Ace. It was then matched up against Pokabu in that same battle and was able to defeat Satoshi's Pokabu just as quickly.

- Shootie's Janovy - Shootie's Janovy was revealed to have evolved from his Tsutarja sometime after Shootie's and Satoshi battle outside Professor Araragi lab and its reveal to Satoshi and his friends at the Parent Town Battle Club. It's powerful Cut attack proved to be too much for Pikachu as it defeated him.

During its battle against Satoshi's Tsutarja, it was revealed to be a male as it was susceptible to its Attract and lost the battle to Satoshi's Tsutarja due to the effects of Attract.

- Shootie's Pururill - Shootie's Pururill was revealed during the battle with Satoshi at the Parent Town Battle Club. It was first matched up against Satoshi's Mamepato and it quickly won that match with its Water Pulse attack. It was then matched up against Satoshi's Tsutarja and it was able to use Protect to defend against many of its Grass attacks before defeating it with its Evil Eye attack.

Pokemon in Episode:
- Wild: Mamepato
- Battle Club Screen: Mamepato, Shikijika, Futachimaru, Meguroco, Hatobo, Koromori, Janovy, Minezumi

Characters Pokemon Attacks used in Episode:
- Satoshi's Mijumaru - Water Gun
- Shootie's Hatobo - Aerial Ace, Double Team, Encourage (ふるいたてる Gen 5),
- Satoshi's Pokabu - Ember
- Satoshi's Pikachu - Thunderbolt, Volt Tackle, Quick Attack (Flashback), Iron Tail,
- Shootie's Janovy - Cut, Grass Mixer (グラスミキサー 5th Gen),
- Satoshi's Tsutarja - Vine Whip, Leaf Blade, Attract, Leaf Storm
- Shootie's Pururill - Protect, Water Pulse, Night Shade (ナイトヘッド)、Evil Eye (たたりめ 5th Gen)
- Satoshi's Mamepato - Air Cutter

Episode Location: Current Town (Karento Town カレントタウン) - Anime only location

Episode Highlights:
- Satoshi arrives at Current Town (Karento Town カレントタウン) while on route to Shippo City and decides to practice at the Battle Club and sees Shootie in the database.
- With help from Iris and Dent, Shootie decides to battle against Satoshi in a 5-on-5 battle after Satoshi said he couldn't participate in a 6-on-6 due to a lack of Pokemon.
- Rocket Gang escape from Junsa-san and the police force after Rocket Gang agent Flint arrives in a transport truck and they escape on jetpacks after receiving a briefcase from Flint.
- Shootie reveals he has 2 badges including the Tri-badge.
- Shootie's Hatobo defeats Satoshi's Mijumaru and Satoshi's Pokabu.
- Satoshi's Pikachu defeats Shootie's Hatobo.
- Shootie's Janovy defeats Satoshi's Pikachu.
- Satoshi's Tsutarja defeats Shootie's Janovy.
- Shootie's Pururill defeats Satoshi's Mamepato and Satoshi's Tsutarja.
- Shootie defeats Satoshi in their rival battle at the Current Town Battle Club.

Number of Times Team Rocket Blasted off in the episode: 0

Did Team Rocket use a Mecha in the episode?: No, Jet Packs to escape.

Episode Extras:
- Okido Live Caster - Pokemon Battle
- Okido Senryu - トレーナー めとめがあったら ポケモンバトル
Last edited 23 Nov 2010 05:51 PM by Sunain
20 Nov 2010 08:05 PM
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I thought that it was pretty realistic that Ash's Mijumaru and Pokabu were defeated quickly, since they weren't really trained. Pikachu being beaten again was rather unrealistic, though.
The Pururiru was really cool but I don't really like the collar around its neck. This episode revealed a few cool moves as well as the strength of Tsutaja, although it was somewhat apparent from when it was first seen. I can't believe that Ash lost again, though.
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So unbelievable for mijumaru and pokabu were defeated so easily by shootie pokemon, only ash's tsutarja, pikachu and mamepato show many improvements.
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Ash always has to lose to his new rival.
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I was glad to see that Cilan's explanations were pretty much identical to Dent's in the Japanese original in this episode.

Dub Edits: http://www.pocketmonsters.net/episodes/1194#Edits