Home / Episode Guide / The Big Pokémon Balloon Race! Crossing a Storm!!/The Big Balloon Blow-Up/ポケモンききゅうだいレース!あらしをこえて!!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2002-05-25 The Big Balloon Blow-Up
  • Japan 2001-06-14 ポケモンききゅうだいレース!あらしをこえて!!
  • Japan 2001-06-14 Pokémon kikyū dai-race! Arashi wo koete!!
  • Japan 2001-06-14 The Big Pokémon Balloon Race! Crossing a Storm!!
  • Germany Der Heißluftballon Wettbewerb
  • France Ballon vole !
  • Spain Competición de globos aeroestáticos
  • Italy La gara di mongolfiere
  • Mexico El estallido del globo
  • Taiwan 神奇寶貝氣球大賽,超越暴風雨
  • Hungary A levegő rémei
  • Poland Zawody Balonowe
  • Netherlands De grote luchtballonrace
  • Brazil Um Dia de Balonista!
  • Israel תחרות כדורים פורחים
  • Czechia Velké balónové závody
  • Portugal A Grande Corrida de Balões
Staff List

OP/ED List

めざせポケモンマスター (Whiteberryバージョン)
Aim to Be a Pokémon Master (Whiteberry Versions)
前向きロケット団!
The Future-minded Rocket Gang!
Summary

English Official Summary

When our heroes happen upon an unusual formation in the middle of a grassy field, Brock believes it is a crop circle... placed there by aliens! Just then, something comes hurtling out of the sky towards them. A far away voice calls down an apology for almost hitting Ash with the object. Skyler, a boy training for a hot air balloon race, introduces himself to the gang and explains he was practicing for the upcoming event. Getting a marker as close to the center of the large, circular target by throwing it from the hot air balloon is one aspect of the competition. Intrigued by the hot-air balloon racing circuit, Ash quickly makes up his mind to enter as well. When Brock reminds him they don't have a chance of winning without a hot air balloon, Skyler's father says he has something to help them out. Pulling a balloon out of his shop, he begins to fill it up and to our heroes surprise, it's a Pikachu shaped hot air balloon! When Team Rocket decides to enter the race as well, Jesse and James sabotage several of the balloons the night before the big event. With only Team Rocket, Ash and Skyler in the running, who will end up winning the grand prize?

Italian Official Summary

I nostri eroi s'imbattono in una formazione insolita al centro di un prato e Brock crede che si tratti di un cerchio nel grano... realizzato da alieni!

Portuguese Official Summary

Nossos heróis participam de uma corrida em alta velocidade num balão de ar quente, mas a coisa fica séria quando a Equipe Rocket participa também, causando um verdadeiro caos aéreo!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Nuestros héroes participan en una carrera a gran velocidad en un globo aerostático, pero las apuestas se elevan cuando el Equipo Rocket entra también, ¡causando un caos en las nubes!

Spanish Official Summary

Cuando nuestros héroes tropiezan con una inusual formación en medio de un campo de hierba, Brock cree que es un agroglifo… ¡colocado ahí por alienígenas!

English Great Britian Official Summary

When our heroes happen upon an unusual formation in the middle of a grassy field, Brock believes it is a crop circle... placed there by aliens! Just then, something comes hurtling out of the sky towards them. A far away voice calls down an apology for almost hitting Ash with the object. Skyler, a boy training for a hot air balloon race, introduces himself to the gang and explains he was practicing for the upcoming event. Getting a marker as close to the center of the large, circular target by throwing it from the hot air balloon is one aspect of the competition. Intrigued by the hot-air balloon racing circuit, Ash quickly makes up his mind to enter as well. When Brock reminds him they don't have a chance of winning without a hot air balloon, Skyler's father says he has something to help them out. Pulling a balloon out of his shop, he begins to fill it up and to our heroes surprise, it's a Pikachu shaped hot air balloon! When Team Rocket decides to enter the race as well, Jesse and James sabotage several of the balloons the night before the big event. With only Team Rocket, Ash and Skyler in the running, who will end up winning the grand prize?

Dutch Official Summary

Onze helden doen mee met een race in een luchtballon, maar er hangt nog meer vanaf als Team Rocket ook meedoet en wanorde in de wolken teweeg brengt!

French Official Summary

Lorsque nos héros découvrent une curieuse formation au milieu d'un champ d'herbe, Pierre croit qu'il s'agit d'un cercle de culture... créé par des extraterrestres !

German Official Summary

Als unsere Helden auf einer Wiese ein seltsames Gebilde entdecken, ist Rocko überzeugt, dass es sich um einen Kornkreis von Außerirdischen handelt!

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Misty's Togepi
  • Japan カスミのトゲピー
  • Japan Kasumi no Togepi
  • Japan Kasumi's Togepi
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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 Ash's Cyndaquil
  • Japan サトシのヒノアラシ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hinoarashi
  • Japan Satoshi's Hinoarashi
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  • United States Ash's Noctowl
  • Japan サトシのヨルノズク
  • Japan Satoshi no Yorunozuku
  • Japan Satoshi's Yorunozuku
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States Jessie's Arbok
  • Japan ムサシのアーボック
  • Japan Musashi no Arbok
  • Japan Musashi's Arbok
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  • United States James's Weezing
  • Japan コジロウのマタドガス
  • Japan Kojirō no Matadogas
  • Japan Kojiro's Matadogas
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  • United States Tenma
  • Japan テンマ
  • Japan Tenma
  • Japan Tenma
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  • United States Skyler
  • Japan トビオ
  • Japan Tobio
  • Japan Tobio
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  • United States Skyler's Fearow
  • Japan トビオのオニドリル
  • Japan Tobio no Onidrill
  • Japan Tobio's Onidrill

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Magmar
  • Japan ブーバー
  • Japan Boober
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  • United States Azumarill
  • Japan マリルリ
  • Japan Marilli
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  • United States Hoppip
  • Japan ハネッコ
  • Japan Hanecco
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  • United States Heracross
  • Japan ヘラクロス
  • Japan Heracros
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11:46

Who's that Pokémon Johto League Champions

Remoraid - This Pokémon can strike moving prey from 300 feet away!
16:56

Who's that Pokémon Gold and Silver

23:05

Okido Segment Pokémon Lecture

Pokémon Lecture & Senryu
Pokémon Kairiky (カイリキー)
Japanese ちからこぶ みせてマッチョな カイリキー
Romaji
Translated

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 めざせポケモンマスター
Japanese (Romanized): Mezase Pokémon Master
Japanese (Trans): Aim To Be A Pokémon Master
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:29 1999-2001-M02 タイトル
Japanese (Romanized): Title
Japanese (Trans): Title
The group walks on a road crossing an open field.
Japan 01:52 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
A ball is falling towards Satoshi, Kasumi and Takeshi.
Japan 01:59 1999-2001-M13 Mysterious Person A boy on an Onidrill balloon arrives to apologize for the dropped ball.
Japan 02:30 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card
Japan 03:59 1999-2001-M34 なみのり
Japanese (Romanized): Naminori
Japanese (Trans): Surfing
The group flies on the balloons.
Japan 05:58 1997-1998-M59 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (Trans): Guide
A faster version of the music plays as Satoshi sends out Yorunozuku to use a rope and pull the balloon.
Japan 07:00 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Nyarth reads to Musashi and Kojiro a race pamphlet, which tells the prize of the race's winner.
Japan 08:13 1999-2001-M35 38ばんどうろ
Japanese (Romanized): 38-ban dōro
Japanese (Trans): Route 38
The balloon race is about to begin.
Japan 09:40 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Rocket Gang Motto
Japan 10:43 Movie 1 Short - Togepi Cries (Fast Version) The balloons mysteriously pop.
Japan 11:17 1999-2001-M25 Imminent Danger Tobio tells something to Satoshi over a phone.
Japan 13:02 1997-1998-M56 戦い(VSトレーナー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Trainer)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Trainer)
Kojiro sends out Matadogas to use SmokeScreen on the other balloons.
Japan 15:09 1997-1998-M67 Wreakin' Havoc Kojiro presses a button to activate a jet engine for the balloon and zip off.
Japan 15:54 1999-2001-M08 Cause For Alarm The storm puts out the balloon's burner.
Japan 17:05 1999-2001-M38 ~OK!~ (BONUS-TRACK) Who's that Pakémon? Onidrill!
Japan 17:08 Movie 2 BGM - Fire Orb Movie 2 BGM - Satoshi tells Hinoarashi to do his best.
Japan 17:59 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Kojiro launches rockets to the group's balloon.
Japan 19:02 1999-2001-M38 ~OK!~ (BONUS-TRACK) Satoshi puts Pikachu on Yorunozuku's back and tells the latter to chase Rocket Gang's balloon.
Japan 20:26 1999-2001-M28 The Day Is Conquered!! The balloon race is about to finish, as both Satoshi and Tobio toss the balls to the target.
Japan 21:45 前向きロケット団!
Japanese (Romanized): Maemuki Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Look ahead, Rocket Gang!
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:06 1997-1998-M33A Professor Okido's Pokémon Lectures Professor Okido's Pokémon Lecture
Japan 23:10 1997-1998-M18B トキワへの道‐マサラより
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara
Okido explains the characteristics of Kairiky.
Japan 23:54 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.
Japan 24:05 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Johto Episode 87 preview

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 25
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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