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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 1998-10-07 The Tower of Terror
  • Japan 1997-09-02 ポケモンタワーでゲットだぜ!
  • Japan Pokémon Tower de get da ze!
  • Japan 1997-09-02 Getting one in the Pokémon Tower!
  • Germany Der Terror-Turm
  • France La tour de la terreur
  • Spain La torre del terror
  • Sweden 2000-10-28 Terror tornet
  • Italy La torre del terrore
  • Mexico ¡La torre del terror!
  • Finland 2000-04-01 Kummitustorni
  • Taiwan 在神奇寶貝塔收服幽靈
  • Hungary A félelem tornya
  • Poland Wieża strachu
  • Netherlands De Toren der Verschikking
  • Brazil A Torre do Terror
  • Israel מגדל האימה
  • Czechia Věž hrůzy
  • Norway Fryktens tårn
  • Denmark Frygtens Tårn
  • Greece Ο Πύργος του Τρόμου
  • Portugal A Torre do Terror
  • Russia Зловещая башня
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OP/ED List

めざせポケモンマスター
Aim To Be A Pokémon Master
ひゃくごじゅういち
Hyakugojūichi
모험의 시작
Start of an Adventure
우리는 모두 친구
We Are All Friends
寵物小精靈
Pocket Monster
寶可夢點點名
Pokémon Roll Call
Summary


English Official Summary

Ash realizes that he must battle and collect a ghost Pokémon in order to defeat the young girl's psychic Pokémon. In search of a ghost Pokémon, he heads immediately for a tower in Lavender Town where they are said to dwell. Jessie, James and Meowth from Team Rocket are already at the tower, but as they lay in wait for our heroes, they are attacked by Gastly, Haunter and Gangar. In the process of trying to defeat the ghost Pokémon, Ash learns a lesson or two about the mystical spirit world. Can Ash capture a ghost Pokémon and if so, will it be enough to defeat the psychic Gym Leader of Saffron City?

French Official Summary

À la recherche un Pokémon Spectre, Sacha se rend immédiatement dans une tour de Lavanville où il espère en trouver.

German Official Summary

Auf der Suche nach einem Geist-Pokémon begibt Ash sich schnurstracks zu einem Turm in Lavandia, wo sich dieser Pokémon-Typ angeblich aufhält.

Italian Official Summary

Sconfitto da Sabrina, Ash capisce che deve catturare un Pokémon di tipo Spettro per riuscire a sconfiggere i Pokémon di tipo Psico della Capopalestra. Quindi si dirige verso la torre di Lavandonia in cui si dice tali Pokémon dimorino.

Portuguese Official Summary

Ao ser derrotado por Sabrina, Ash percebe que precisa de um Pokémon tipo-fantasma para vencer os Pokémon tipo-psíquico da Líder de Ginásio. Ele parte para a Torre Pokémon na cidade de Lavender onde tais Pokémon habitam.

Finnish Official Summary

Hävittyään Ash ymmärtää, että hänen on napattava Haamutyypin Pokémon voittaakseen Saffronin salijohtajan upean Psyykkistyypin Pokémonin. Ash suuntaa kohti Pokémontornia Lavender Townissa, jossa niiden sanotaan asuvan.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Tras su derrota ante Sabrina, Ash debe atrapar a un Pokémon tipo Fantasma para acabar con el tipo Psíquico de la Líder del Gimnasio Azafrán. Se dirige hacia la Torre Pokémon en Pueblo Lavanda, donde se dice que habitan.

Spanish Official Summary

En busca de un Pokémon de tipo Fantasma, Ash se dirige inmediatamente a una torre de Pueblo Lavanda donde dicen que habitan.

English Great Britain Official Summary

Ash realizes that he must battle and collect a ghost Pokémon in order to defeat the young girl's psychic Pokémon. In search of a ghost Pokémon, he heads immediately for a tower in Lavender Town where they are said to dwell. Jessie, James and Meowth from Team Rocket are already at the tower, but as they lay in wait for our heroes, they are attacked by Gastly, Haunter and Gangar. In the process of trying to defeat the ghost Pokémon, Ash learns a lesson or two about the mystical spirit world. Can Ash capture a ghost Pokémon and if so, will it be enough to defeat the psychic Gym Leader of Saffron City?

Dutch Official Summary

Nadat hij door Sabrina verslagen is, realiseert Ash zich dat hij een Spooksoort Pokémon moet vangen om de geweldige Psycho soort Pokémon van de Saffron Gym Leader te kunnen verslaan.

Norwegian Official Summary

Etter tapet mot Sabrina, skjønner Ash at han må fange en Spøkelse-type Pokémon for å overvinne Gym-lederen i Saffron sin fantastiske Psykisk-type Pokémon. Han drar mot Pokémontårnet i Lavender Town, der de sies å spøke.

Swedish Official Summary

Efter att ha blivit slagen av Sabrina, inser Ash att han måste skaffa en Spök-typ Pokémon för att klara Saffron Gym-ledarens suveräna Psykisk-typer. Han beger sig till Pokémon-tornet i Lavender Town där det sägs att de finns.

Danish Official Summary

Da Ash taber til Sallederen Sabrina, indser han, at han skal fange en Spøgelsestype Pokémon for at vinde over hendes formidable Synsktype Pokémon. Derfor tager han mod Pokémon-tårnet i Lavender Town, hvor de skulle holde til.

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 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 Charmander
  • Japan サトシのヒトカゲ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hitokage
  • Japan Satoshi's Hitokage
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  • United States Ash's Haunter
  • Japan サトシのゴースト
  • Japan Satoshi no Ghost
  • Japan Satoshi's Ghost
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  • United States Sabrina's Kadabra
  • Japan ナツメのユンゲラー
  • Japan Natsume no Yungerer
  • Japan Natsume's Yungerer

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Gastly
  • Japan ゴース
  • Japan Ghos
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  • United States Haunter
  • Japan ゴースト
  • Japan Ghost
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  • United States Gengar
  • Japan ゲンガー
  • Japan Gangar
01:36

Script Error

In the Japanese version, Satoshi states that they should stay together so they don't get lost. Kasumi then comments she'd rather not die and become a specter before they got a spectral Pokémon.

Misty in the English dub doesn't say anything about dying and become a ghost but instead she says that the fog that is appearing is actually an omen and they shouldn't bother getting the Ghost Pokémon.

Misty: Maybe this is an omen. Maybe we should forget about catching a ghost Pokémon.
Kasumi: I don't want to become a specter myself before getting a spectral Pokémon.
(カスミ): 幽霊ポケモンをゲットする前に、こっちが幽霊になるなんて嫌よ
02:17

Script Error

Satoshi tells her that he thought she was a ghost in the Japanese original. In the English dub, Ash just states he was 'scared' by her.

Ash: Well, Misty, you sure scared me.
Satoshi: I thought you were a ghost!
(サトシ): お化けだと思ったじゃないか!
02:30

Script Error

Ash in the English dub doesn't say anything about going to Lavender Town unlike Satoshi who states they are going to Shion Town (シオンタウン).

Ash: We've got to learn to deal with fear.
Satoshi: Since we're going into Shion Town, which has spectral Pokémon...
(サトシ): これから幽霊ポケモンもいるシオンタウンに入るんだから...
02:53

Script Error

Satoshi says nothing about keeping the mask for Halloween in the Japanese original.

Ash: I'll just save the masks till the next year's Halloween.
Satoshi: You guys are much scarier.
(サトシ): お前らの方がよっぽど怖いってばぞ。
03:15

Script Error

This episode was originally announced under the name "My Friends are Ghosts" (ユーレイはおともだち), but the title was changed to "Getting one in the Pokémon Tower!" (ポケモンタワーでゲットだぜ!) before airing.
04:08

Script Error

Satoshi specifically states he wants to be woken up at 8am but Ash just says he doesn't want to get up too early.

Ash: Make sure you don't wake me up too early, ok? Night, guys.
Satoshi: If you're gonna be like that, then I want to be woken up at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. Good night.
(サトシ): お前がその気なら、俺は...明日朝8時起こしてね。おやすみ。
04:19

Script Error

Satoshi finally admits to Kasumi that he is afraid of ghosts and actually states that. Ash just implies that he's afraid of ghosts by stating that he hopes to be braver in the morning.

Ash: Maybe I'll be a little braver tomorrow morning.
Satoshi: But I'm afraid of ghosts too!
(サトシ): 俺だって幽霊は怖いんだよ。
04:31

Paint Edit

The initial airing of this episode features an animation error where Kasumi's suspender are absent in the scene where she bangs the gong. This was corrected in later airings of the episode.

Note that Hulu Japan, which normally offers the version of the episode used for the original airing, has this error correction as well, despite everything else in their copy being from the first airing. As such, the version offered on Hulu, with the correction in place but no other edits made to the episode, has never been available anywhere else before.
04:46

Script Error

Kojiro states that they wanted to beat the brats to Shion Town to help Rocket Gang prepare their plan before the brats arrived. James just says that he thinks their plan will be successful.

James: I'm no psychic, but I see success in our future.
Kojiro: Frantically running ahead of them paid off.
(コジロウ): 必死に先回りした甲斐があったってもんだぜ。
05:43

Script Error

Nyarth complains that Musashi isn't an actress after she stated earlier that the way a face looked was very precious to an actress.

Meowth: It was only a scratch.
Nyarth: She's not even an actress...
(ニャース): 女優じゃないのに。
06:05

Paint Edit

Just before Team Rocket falls down another floor, pop-up dialog bubbles appear in both the English dub and the Japanese original. The one over Kojiro means in shock (ドキッ) while the one over Nyarth is nya (ニャ), his cat noise.
06:17

Script Error

Takeshi in the original Japanese said the voices sounded like they came from hell but that was replaced in the English dub with Brock saying the voiced sounded like people were being tortured.

Brock: You're right. They must have some kind of torture chamber in there.
Ash: Torture chamber?

Takeshi: You're right. The voice sounded as if it echoed from the depths of hell.
Satoshi: Really?

(タケシ): 確かに、地獄の底から響くような声が。
(サトシ): そうかなー。
06:37

Script Error

Takeshi thinks the screams are spectral Pokémon but Brock isn't as specific.

Brock: But I heard a different voice that time.
Takeshi: Are they the screams of spectral Pokémon?
(タケシ): 幽霊ポケモンの叫び声か。
07:26

Script Error

Kasumi specifically asks for the lights to be turned on in the Japanese original.

Misty: Uh, it's kind of dark in here.
Kasumi: Hurry, turn on the lights.
(カスミ): 早く、灯りをつけてよ。
08:59

Paint Edit

The spectral Pokemon in the Japanese original didn't spell "Pull This" properly. Instead they spelt it "Pull Dis" (ひいてちょ!!).
09:13

Script Error

Ash calling Misty's name after she runs out of the room was removed. Brock saying jump instead telling Ash and Misty to wait for him was changed to him saying jump.

Character English Translation Japanese
Ash *Line removed in English Dub* Kasumi! カスミ!
Brock Jump! Wait! 待って!

09:33

Paint Edit

The banner was painted over to say "WELCOME" in the English dub. In the Japanese original it also said 'Welcome' (いらっしゃい).
11:46

Script Error

The English dub made the lines for Team Rocket understandable for listeners during the Pokedex scene. Ash should have recognized the voices as Team Rocket at that point. In the Japanese original, while there were lines for Rocket Gang, they were purposely inaudible and modified to sound like ghost noises leading Satoshi to believe the spectral Pokémon were down in the hole.

Meowth: Cut it out!
Jessie: Ow!
James: Could you please knock that off? Stop it!
Jessie: What is this?
12:47

Script Error

Musashi is concerned about her looks and body but Jessie is more concerned about revenge.

Jessie: He's going to pay for this.
Musashi: My hair... The cuticle...
(ムサシ): 私の髪... キューティクルわ...
14:01

Script Error

Satoshi thought the Leer attack turned into a staring contest but Ash didn't think so.

Ash: What are you doin', Charmander?
Satoshi: This isn't a staring contest.
(サトシ): にらめっこじゃないって。
14:09

Script Error

Satoshi recognizes that Ghost's Lick attack paralyzed his Hitokage.

Ash: Oh, this isn't working.
Satoshi: It's been paralyzed.
(サトシ): 痺れちゃった。
09:49

Who's that Pokémon Indigo League

10:10

Who's that Pokémon Dare da

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 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 01:28 1997-1998-M08 しのびよる影
Japanese (Romanized): Shinobi yoru Kage
Japanese (Trans): Sneaking from the Shadows
Satoshi and friends travel to Cion Town through a forest.
Japan 02:33 1997-1998-M50 A Devious Plot Satoshi is about to show a scary face.
Japan 03:14 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card Music
Japan 04:42 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
Rocket Gang peer down on the twerps from the tower.
Japan 05:06 Scary Drums of Ghos Ghos appears in the room where Musashi and Nyarth are.
Japan 07:07 1997-1998-M25 You Have to Earn Respect Satoshi enters the Pokémon Tower.
Japan 08:45 1997-1998-M39 月の石
Japanese (Romanized): Tsuki no Ishi
Japanese (Trans): The Moon Stone
Satoshi and friends head down a dark hall towards a set of doors.
Japan 09:36 1997-1998-M30 大混戦
Japanese (Romanized): Daikonsen
Japanese (Trans): Chaos
The dining room cutlery and dinnerware begins to move around and float in the air.
Japan 10:11 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Dare da?
Japan 10:17 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Gangar!
Japan 11:21 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Satoshi decides to enter the Tower of Terror!
Japan 11:55 1997-1998-M24 A Creeping Threat Satoshi checks his Pokémon Zukan for possible Ghost Pokémon around.
Japan 13:26 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Ghost makes a scary face!
Japan 15:13 1997-1998-M63 Taken for a Fool Gangar and Ghost's "scary" faces aren't scary to Satoshi anymore.
Japan 16:42 1997-1998-M68 闘志
Japanese (Romanized): Tōshi
Japanese (Trans): Fighting Spirit
Satoshi and Pikachu fly around as ghosts.
Japan 18:51 1997-1998-M09 再会
Japanese (Romanized): Saikai
Japanese (Trans): Reunion
Satoshi explains his goal to the ghost Pokemon.
Japan 20:17 1997-1998-M11 End of an Adventure Frightened, Kasumi and Takeshi run from Ghost' "scary" face.
Japan 20:59 ひゃくごじゅういち
Japanese (Romanized): Hyakugojūichi
Japanese (Trans): One Hundred Fifty-One
Ending Theme for Japanese Version.
Japan 22:19 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Episode 24 preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:00 Pokémon Theme Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 01:07 1997-1998-M08 しのびよる影
Japanese (Romanized): Shinobi yoru Kage
Japanese (Trans): Sneaking from the Shadows
Ash and friends travel to Lavender Town through a forest.
United States 02:53 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Title Card
United States 04:19 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
Team Rocket peer down on the twerps from the tower.
United States 13:04 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Haunter makes a scary face!
United States 14:51 1997-1998-M63 Taken for a Fool Gengar and Haunter's "scary" faces aren't scary to Ash anymore.
United States 16:21 1997-1998-M68 闘志
Japanese (Romanized): Tōshi
Japanese (Trans): Fighting Spirit
Ash and Pikachu fly around as ghosts.
United States 19:56 1997-1998-M11 End of an Adventure Frightened, Misty and Brock run from Haunter's "scary" face.
United States 20:44 PokéRAP PokéRAP (Day 3)
United States 21:45 Pokémon Theme Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 20
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 10
02 Sep 1997 03:00 AM
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27 Jan 2011 07:01 PM
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Despite the numerous edits in this episode, it really didn't seem to hurt the actual flow of the dub when watching it by itself. There are some noticeable differences, the one that caught my attention was Team Rocket's audible voices from down below that didn't sound anything like a Ghost really ruined that scene.

Link to edits: http://www.pocketmonsters.net/episodes/23#Edits
22 Mar 2014 02:36 PM
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Summary:
Satoshi has learned that he needs to use a Ghost type Pokémon to win over Natsume's Psychic type Pokémon.

In order to get such a Pokémon, he heads to Shion Town, the location of the Pokémon Tower where Ghost types are said to live. Musashi, Kojiro and Nyarth from the Rocket Gang have beaten them there and lie in wait to ambush them, but wind up attacked by the Pokémon living in the tower; Ghos, Ghost and Gangar.

Will Satoshi manage to get a Ghost type Pokémon......!?

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Mayumi Iizuka: Kasumi
Yuji Ueda: Takeshi
Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
Kiyonobu Suzuki: Gangar
Toshiyuki Morikawa: Ghost
Katsuyuki Konishi: Ghos
Unsho Ishizuka: Narration
Last edited 22 Mar 2014 02:37 PM by Adamant