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  • United States The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!
  • Japan 2022-04-01 サトシとシトロン!友情大特訓!!
  • Japan 2022-04-01 Satoshi to Citron! Yūjō daitokkun!!
  • Japan 2022-04-01 Satoshi and Citron! Special Friendship Training!!
  • South Korea 2022-09-07 지우와 시트론! 우정의 대특훈!!
  • Canada 2022-08-20 The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!
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Japanese:

Japan 三間雅文 (Masafumi Mima) Voice Director

Japan 松本梨香 (Rica Matsumoto) Satoshi
Japan 山下大輝 (Daiki Yamashita) Go
Japan 大谷育江 (Ikue Ohtani) Pikachu
Japan 三木眞一郎 (Shin-ichiro Miki) Satoshi's Negigaknight
Japan 三宅健太 (Kenta Miyake) Satoshi's Kairyu
Japan 生天目仁美 (Hitomi Nabatame) Citron's Harimaron
Japan 佐藤めぐみ (Megumi Sato) Citron's Dedenne
Japan 武田華 (Hana Takeda) Go's Sarunori
Japan 社本悠 (Haruka Shamoto) Go's Keromatsu
Japan 光部樹 (Tatsuki Kobe) Dracaena's Tyltalis
Japan 観世智顕 (Noriaki Kanze) Gampi's Chevargo
Japan 坂田将吾 (Shogo Sakata) Dracaena's Onvern
Japan 平野文 (Fumi Hirano) Dracaena
Japan 伊瀬茉莉也 (Mariya Ise) Eureka
Japan 梶裕貴 (Yuki Kaji) Citron
Japan 佐藤健輔 (Kensuke Sato) Citroid
Japan 古島清孝 (Kiyotaka Furushima) Commentator
Japan マリナアイコルツ (Marina Aicholtz) Go's Smartphone Rotom
Japan 堀内賢雄 (Kenyu Horiuchi) Narration
Japan 花輪英司 (Eiji Hanawa) Gampi
Japan 佐藤健輔 (Kensuke Sato) Citron's Rentorar Uncredited
Japan 堀内賢雄 (Kenyu Horiuchi) Satoshi's Uonoragon Uncredited

English:

United States Lisa Ortiz Voice Director

United States Sarah Natochenny Ash Ketchum
United States Zeno Robinson Goh
United States James Carter Cathcart Lickilicky
United States Cherami Leigh Goh's Grookey
United States Rodger Parsons Narrator
United States Lalia Berzins Drasna
United States Emily Cramer Drasna's Altaria
United States Jason Griffith Reporter
United States Jason Griffith Airport PA
United States Barrett Leddy Wikstrom
United States Barrett Leddy Ash's Rotom Phone
United States Mike Liscio Clemont
United States Mike Liscio Clembot
United States Max Mittelman Lickilicky's Trainer
United States Suzy Myers Clemont's Chespin
United States Bill Rogers Ash's Lucario
United States Bill Rogers Wikstrom's Escavalier
United States Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld Bonnie
United States Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld Clemont's Dedenne
United States Sean Schemmel Ash's Dracovish Uncredited
United States Erica Schroeder Goh's Rotom Phone
United States Billy Bob Thompson Clemont's Luxray
United States Marc Thompson Ash's Gengar
United States Marc Thompson Ash's Sirfetch'd
United States Marc Thompson Clemont's Diggersby
United States Billy Bob Thompson Goh's Froakie
United States Sarah Borges Audio Description

International:

Summary

Japanese Summary:

アニメ放送25周年を記念した1時間SP!豪華バトル2本立てにプレゼントキャンペーンも!強敵!ハイパークラス12位のカロス四天王・ドラセナとの戦いに目が離せない!

『ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス』の次の対戦相手は、ハイパークラス12位のカロス四天王・ドラセナ!試合会場となるミアレシティを訪れたサトシは、かつて共に旅をしたシトロンとユリーカと再会。シトロンとポケモンバトルの特訓をするが…!?

Japanese Summary Translation:

A 1 hour special to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the anime's broadcast! We'll have two extravagant battles, and a giveaway campaign as well! Keep your eyes peeled on the battle against the formidable Dracaena from the Kalos Elite Four, who is ranked 12th in the Hyper Class!

Satoshi's next "Pokémon World Championships" opponent is Dracaena from the Kalos Elite Four, who is ranked 12th in the Hyper Class! The venue for the match is in Miare City, and as Satoshi visit the city, he reunites with his former travelmates Citron and Eureka. He trains by having a Pokémon battle with Citron, but then...?!

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 Bonnie
  • Japan ユリーカ
  • Japan Eureka
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  • United States Clemont
  • Japan シトロン
  • Japan Citron
  • Japan Citron
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  • United States Clemont's Dedenne
  • Japan シトロンのデデンネ
  • Japan Citron no Dedenne
  • Japan Citron's Dedenne
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  • United States Clembot
  • Japan シトロイド
  • Japan Citroid
  • Japan Citroid
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  • United States Clemont's Chespin
  • Japan シトロンのハリマロン
  • Japan Citron no Harimaron
  • Japan Citron's Harimaron
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  • United States Diantha
  • Japan カルネ
  • Japan Carne
  • Japan Carne
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  • United States Diantha's Gardevoir
  • Japan カルネのサーナイト
  • Japan Carne no Sirknight
  • Japan Carne's Sirknight
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  • United States Clemont's Luxray
  • Japan シトロンのレントラー
  • Japan Citron no Rentorar
  • Japan Citron's Rentorar
Goh
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  • United States Goh
  • Japan ゴウ
  • Japan
  • Japan Go
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  • United States Ash's Dragonite
  • Japan サトシのカイリュー
  • Japan Satoshi no Kairyu
  • Japan Satoshi's Kairyu
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  • United States Leon
  • Japan ダンデ
  • Japan Dande
  • Japan Dande
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  • United States Ash's Gengar
  • Japan サトシのゲンガー
  • Japan Satoshi no Gangar
  • Japan Satoshi's Gangar
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  • United States Goh's Grookey
  • Japan ゴウのサルノリ
  • Japan Go no Sarunori
  • Japan Go's Sarunori
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  • United States Ash's Lucario
  • Japan サトシのルカリオ
  • Japan Satoshi no Lucario
  • Japan Satoshi's Lucario
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  • United States Ash's Dracovish
  • Japan サトシのウオノラゴン
  • Japan Satoshi no Uonoragon
  • Japan Satoshi's Uonoragon
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  • United States Wikstrom
  • Japan ガンピ
  • Japan Gampi
  • Japan Gampi
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  • United States Wikstrom's Escavalier
  • Japan ガンピのシュバルゴ
  • Japan Gampi no Chevargo
  • Japan Gampi's Chevargo
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  • United States Ash's Sirfetch'd
  • Japan サトシのネギガナイト
  • Japan Satoshi no Negigaknight
  • Japan Satoshi's Negigaknight
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  • United States Drasna
  • Japan ドラセナ
  • Japan Dracaena
  • Japan Dracaena
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  • United States Drasna's Noivern
  • Japan ドラセナのオンバーン
  • Japan Dracaena no Onvern
  • Japan Dracaena's Onvern
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  • United States Drasna's Druddigon
  • Japan ドラセナのクリムガン
  • Japan Dracaena no Crimgan
  • Japan Dracaena's Crimgan
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  • United States Goh's Froakie
  • Japan ゴウのケロマツ
  • Japan Go no Keromatsu
  • Japan Go's Keromatsu
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  • United States Clemont's Diggersby
  • Japan シトロンのホルード
  • Japan Citron no Horudo
  • Japan Citron's Horudo
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  • United States Drasna's Altaria
  • Japan ドラセナのチルタリス
  • Japan Dracaena no Tyltalis
  • Japan Dracaena's Tyltalis
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  • United States Drasna's Dragalge
  • Japan ドラセナのドラミドロ
  • Japan Dracaena no Dramidoro
  • Japan Dracaena's Dramidoro
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  • United States Ash's Rotom Phone
  • Japan サトシのスマホロトム
  • Japan Satoshi no Sumaho Rotom
  • Japan Satoshi's Smartphone Rotom
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  • United States Goh's Rotom Phone
  • Japan ゴウのスマホロトム
  • Japan Go no Sumaho Rotom
  • Japan Go's Smartphone Rotom

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Umbreon
  • Japan ブラッキー
  • Japan Blacky
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  • United States Wurmple
  • Japan ケムッソ
  • Japan Kemusso
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  • United States Shroomish
  • Japan キノココ
  • Japan Kinococo
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  • United States Spinda
  • Japan パッチール
  • Japan Patcheel
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  • United States Drifloon
  • Japan フワンテ
  • Japan Fuwante
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  • United States Bonsly
  • Japan ウソハチ
  • Japan Usohachi
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  • United States Lickilicky
  • Japan ベロベルト
  • Japan Beroberto
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  • United States Fennekin
  • Japan フォッコ
  • Japan Fokko
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  • United States Fletchling
  • Japan ヤヤコマ
  • Japan Yayakoma
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  • United States Meowstic
  • Japan ニャオニクス
  • Japan Nyaonix
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On March 12th, 2022, The Pokémon Company published a press release for the VS Elite Four 1 Hour Battle Special (VS四天王1時間バトルスペシャル) which aired on Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 6:55pm on TV Tokyo. It was a special to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the anime originally airing on April 1st, 1997. The official PokéAni Twitter account also posted the comments from Yuki Kaji and Mariya Ise who reprised their roles as Citron and Eureka.

April 1st is the 25th anniversary of the "Pocket Monsters" TV show!
This day the extravagant double feature "VS Elite Four 1 Hour Battle Special" will air! Citron and Eureka will be back as well!
We've received comments from voice actors Yuki Kaji and Mariya Ise!

It's been decided that the anime TV show "Pocket Monsters", which airs every Friday on the Tv Tokyo Network, is going to air the extravagant double feature "VS Elite Four 1 Hour Battle Special" Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 6:55pm! Citron and Eureka, who both traveled with Satoshi in the Kalos region in the TV shows "Pocket Monsters XY" and "Pocket Monsters XY&Z" are going to return! We've received comments from Citron's voice actor Yuki Kaji and Eureka's voice actor Maiya Ise.

And believe it or not, on April 1st 2022 the "Pocket Monsters" anime TV series will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original premiere date of April 1st 1997!! It will have a special giveaway campaign as a thank-you to all its fans, so make sure to pay attention to the show that day!

Synopsises for the "VS Elite Four 1 Hour Battle Special" airing Friday April 1st, 2022

"Satoshi and Citron! Special Friendship Training!!"
The venue for the next "Pokémon World Championships" match is in Miare City in the Kalos region. Before the match starts, Satoshi and Go visit Gym leader Citron and his sister Eureka, who used to travel with Satoshi. Satoshi trains by having a Pokémon battle with Citron, but then something happens to Negigaknight...?! Uonoragon seems to take an interest in what happened, and...?!

"Hyper Class! VS Elite Four Dracaena!!"
Satoshi's "Pokémon World Championships" opponent is Dracaena from the Kalos Elite Four, who is ranked 12th in the Hyper Class! Dracaena looks kind, but her battling skills are absolutely extreme?! Satoshi faces the Dragon type Trainer Dracaena with his powered-up Negigaknight and Uonodragon! Will he be able to defeat this powerful opponent?!

Satoshi reunites with Citron and Eureka, the siblings he traveled with in the Kalos region! How with Satoshi fight Kalos Elite Four Dracaena after training with them?! Keep your eyes peeled!

We've received comments from Citron's voice actor Yuki Kaji and Eureka's voice actor Maiya Ise!

Yuki Kaji, voice of Citron:
"I had heard rumors that characters from other series have been appearing one after another, so I'd been hoping Citron one day would as well... and I'm really happy that dream came true today! And it's BOTH siblings, too! I think of the three years I spent dubbing the "Pocket Monsters" TV show as an indispensable masterpiece of my voice actor life. It was a time filled with learning and twinkling.

When I appeared in the show this time, I went to the dubbing session picturing what Citron's life had been like after the conclusion of the "Pocket Monsters XY" series... hoping I could show that I had grown a bit as an actor since last time. The Pokémon dubbing studio is a place for passion and fun!

As far as this episode goes, I think you might consider it a character analysis that truly makes you feel what Citron is like as a person. However, his battle against Satoshi is really well made too, and you should get to hear his catchphrase "Citronic Gear On!" as well...! Don't miss the scene where the siblings reunite with Satoshi, Pikachu and the other either, it's really emotional! I hope they'll make another appearance after this... preferably one where they interact with Go! The Pokémon World is infinitely wide, so there's no doubt things will get even more exciting in the future!

I hope both existing XY fans and those that gain an interest in XY from this episode will get the opportunity to watch these two characters' journey in its entirety! It's the most wonderful story of all! Regards,
Yuki Kaji

Mariya Ise, voice of Eureka:
It made me really happy I got to meet Satoshi's voice actress Rica Matsumoto and all the other people that took care of me back in the days of the "Pocket Monsters XY" series, and getting to play Eureka again made me the happiest of all. Unfortunately I didn't get to record alongside Yuki Kaji, who plays Eureka's brother Citron, but since we spent about three years together in this dubbing studio, I could still hear his voice in my head when I read the script, so I was able to record my lines while being pretty sure how Kaji-kun would deliver his.

If you're new to the Pokémon anime, I hope you'll come to love the innocent angel Eureka who loves to care for Pokémon, and I also hope you'll watch the "Pocket Monsters XY" series as well.

Eureka is a girl who's too young to be a Pokémon Trainer yet, which I think viewers close to her in age will be able to empathize with. The sibling interaction between her and Citron is really charming as well, so I really hope you'll get the opportunity to watch the "Pocket Monsters XY" series in addition to this episode!
-Mariya Ise

4月1日はテレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」25周年!豪華2本立て!「VS四天王1時間バトルスペシャル」の放送が決定!
シトロンとユリーカも再登場!声優・梶裕貴さん、伊瀬茉莉也さんからコメントが到着!

テレビ東京系にて毎週金曜に放送中のテレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」は、4月1日(金)よる6時55分から豪華2本立ての1時間SP「VS四天王1時間バトルスペシャル」の放送が決定!テレビアニメ「ポケッモンスターXY」「ポケットモンスターXY&Z」でサトシと一緒にカロス地方を旅したシトロンとユリーカが再登場!シトロン役・梶裕貴さんと、ユリーカ役・伊瀬茉莉也さんからコメントが到着致しました。

そして、2022年4月1日にテレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」シリーズは1997年4月1日の初回放送日から、なんと25周年を迎えます!!ファンの皆さまへの感謝を込めて、番組内でのスペシャルプレゼントキャンペーンを実施致しますので、当日は是非番組にご注目ください!

《4月1日(金)放送「VS四天王1時間バトルスペシャル」あらすじ》

「サトシとシトロン!友情大特訓!!」
『ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス』の次の試合会場は、カロス地方・ミアレシティ。サトシとゴウは試合の前に、かつてサトシと共に旅をしたジムリーダー・シトロンと妹のユリーカを訪ねる。サトシはシトロンとポケモンバトルの特訓をするが、ネギガナイトに何やら異変が…!?そして、そんなネギガナイトにウオノラゴンは興味津々なようで…!?

「ハイパークラス!VS四天王ドラセナ!!」
『ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス』の対戦相手は、ハイパークラス12位のカロス四天王・ドラセナ!一見優しそうなドラセナだが、バトルの腕は超過激!? ドラゴンタイプ使いのドラセナに対し、サトシはパワーアップしたネギガナイトとウオノラゴンで勝負に挑む!果たしてサトシは強敵に勝利することができるのか!?

かつてカロス地方を共に旅した、シトロンとユリーカ兄妹との再会!彼らとの特訓を経て、サトシはカロス四天王・ドラセナを相手にどんな戦いを見せるのか!?ぜひご注目ください!

シトロン役・梶裕貴さん、ユリーカ役・伊瀬茉莉也さんからコメントが到着しました! 是非この機会にご紹介のご検討を頂けますよう、お願い申し上げます。

【シトロン役 梶裕貴さん】
他のシリーズのキャラクターたちが次々と登場している噂は聞いていたので「いつかシトロンも!」と願っておりましたが…今回、その夢が実現して本当に嬉しかったです!しかも、兄妹揃って!テレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」のアフレコ現場で過ごした3年間は、僕の声優人生にとって、なくてはならないマスターピースだと思っています。本当にたくさんの学びとキラキラをいただいた時間でした。

今回出演するにあたり、テレビアニメ「ポケットモンスターXY」シリーズ終了からの、その後のシトロンの人生を想像しつつ…役者として、少しでも成長した自分をお見せできたらなと思いながらアフレコに臨みました。やはり、ポケモンの現場は熱く、楽しかったです! 内容に関しては、実にシトロンらしさを感じていただけそうな"分析"のドラマになっているかと。とはいえ、サトシとのバトルもバッチリ用意されていますし、あの決めゼリフ「シトロニック・ギア、オン!!」もお聴きいただけるはず…!シトロンとユリーカの兄妹が、サトシやピカチュウたちと再会する瞬間をお見逃しなく!絶対に感動しちゃいますよ!そして願わくば、ぜひ再登場して…今度はゴウとのエピソードなんかも描いてもらえたらな、なんて思っています!無限大に広がるポケモンワールド!ますます盛り上がっていくこと間違いなしですね!

「XY」シリーズファンの皆さんはもちろん…これを機に「XY」に興味を持ってくださった皆さんに、彼らの旅を一からご覧いただけることを祈っています!最高に素敵な物語ですよ!よろしくお願いします!!

【ユリーカ役 伊瀬茉莉也さん】
サトシ役の松本梨香さんをはじめ、テレビアニメ「ポケットモンスターXY」シリーズの時にお世話になった方々にお会いできて嬉しかったですし、何より、またユリーカを演じられることが凄く嬉しかったです。 残念ながらユリーカの兄・シトロン役の梶くんとは一緒に収録はできなかったのですが、アフレコ現場で約3年間を一緒に過ごしてきたので、台本を読んだ時に自然と脳内に梶くんの声が聞こえてきて。きっとこういう風にお芝居するかな…?と想像しながら収録に臨めました。

今回から初めて「アニポケ」をご覧になる方は、天真爛漫でポケモンのお世話が大好きなユリーカの事を好きになって貰えたら嬉しいですし、ぜひテレビアニメ「ポケットモンスターXY」シリーズも観て頂けると良いなと思います。

彼女は年齢的に、まだポケモントレーナーになれない女の子です。見てくださっている方の中にも、ユリーカと近い年齢の子は感情移入して頂けると思いますし、シトロンとユリーカの兄妹のやりとりも魅力的なので、ぜひ、今回の放送とあわせて「ポケットモンスターXY」シリーズもご覧になって頂けたらなと思います!
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On March 8th, 2022, the official Seiyu Animedia Twitter account posted a tweet promoting the release of the Seiyu Animedia April 2022 magazine which featured an interview with Eureka's voice actress Mariya Ise.

On Sale Today
Seiyu Animedia April issue
Siblings Citron and Eureka appear in the "Pocket Monsters" TV anime! We interviewed Mariya Ise, who plays Eureka, about the appeal of the character she plays for the first time in five years and what goes on behind the scenes at the recording studio.

本日発売
声優アニメディア4月号
TVアニメ『ポケットモンスター』に、シトロンとユリーカ兄妹が登場!ユリーカ役の伊瀬茉莉也さんに、約5年振りに演じるキャラクターの魅力や収録現場の裏側について聞きました
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On March 13th, 2022, ORICON NEWS posted an interview with Eureka's voice actress Mariya Ise and also posted a tweet to promote it.

ORICON NEWS - Interview - Eureka's voice actress Mariya Ise
2022-03-13 08:30
Citron and Eureka, who appeared in the anime's "Pocket Monsters XY" and "Pocket Monstesr XY&Z", will appear for the first time in about six years in episodes 103 & 104 (one-hour special broadcast) of the popular anime "Pocket Monsters" (broadcast every Friday from 6:55 pm on TV Tokyo) on April 1st, 2022. ORICONNEWS interviewed Mariya Ise, who continues to voice Eureka, and asked her about her memories of those days and the current "Pokémon" life she and her children enjoy together.

Ise-san played Eureka in the "Pocket Monsters XY" anime series (2013-2016). What are some of your most memorable experiences from those days when you were able to participate in the "Pokémon" production?

Ise: It was exciting and thrilling for me as a member of the Pokémon generation! When I was in the first grade of elementary school, the "Pocket Monsters Red and Green" games for Game Boy were released (1996), and the anime broadcast (1997) started right away, and I watched the first episode as an obsessed viewer. I never thought I would be able to "participate" as a voice actor in a work I was so passionate about! I still remember how excited I was. However, I also remember feeling a sense of responsibility to "pass the baton to the next generation" by participating in a work that has been loved for a long time.

In addition to Eureka, I also voiced other Pokémon in the animated films, including the female Pikachu in "Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes" episode 143 and in the "Pikachu and its Eievui Friends" short, which was shown simultaneously with "Pokémon the Movie: Best Wishes Extremespeed Genesect: The Awakening of Mewtwo", I voiced Eievui. I feel honored to be a part of the "Pokémon" animated series.

The most memorable scene is episode 41 of "Pocket Monsters XY&Z". In the scene where Puni-chan (Squishy) loses control, but regains its composure with Eureka's lullaby, "Puni~Puni~", that scene is memorable. That song is also the ending song of the series, and I still can't forget it because I sang it in tears and bursting with emotion during an important scene in the film.

You are of the Pokémon generation. Did your favorite Pokémon change after participating in the production? Eureka's partner, Dedenne, seems to have a special attachment to it.

Ise: When I was in elementary school, I liked cute Pokemon like Pikachu, Eievui, and Purin, but as I grew older, I became more into battles and was attracted to cool Pokemon like Lizardon and Mewtwo. Then, when I became a voice actor and started participating in productions, I began to love all Pokémon... (embarrassed). I see actors making Pokémon noises right in front of me, and I think to myself, "Pokémon have feelings, too. They talk to each other through their noises!" and so on, respect entered the picture in addition to affection, and it became very difficult to narrow it down to a single favorite Pokémon.

Of course I am attached to Dedenne because it is Eureka's partner, but I can't help but look at it from Eureka's point of view, "I'll protect you!" Eureka is not only "cute" but also "little sister" to me. In a good way, Dedenne is a little unreliable or a little lackluster... That's the part that is attractive and makes me think, "I want to protect it!" and "Be firm!" (laughs). That aspect of Eureka makes her feel like a big sister, as she becomes concerned.

What is your Pokémon life like now, having been exposed to Pokémon for more than 20 years as a member of this generation?

Ise: I am both nostalgic and surprised that more than 20 years have passed and "children love Pokémon" has not changed. Parents and children enjoy the Pokémon lifestyle together, and children say to me, "Mom, you do the voice of this Eureka, don't you?" "You used to voice Eievui, didn't you?".

When my children were little, they would listen to "Puni-chan's song" as a lullaby, and I spent many happy days enjoying "Pokémon" with my children. When I ask my children, "What is your favorite Pokémon?" and they say "I like Eievui!", as a voice actor and a mother, I feel doubly happy.

Satoshi, Pikachu, and Citron also appear in this story, so I look forward to seeing them as are parents and children. I hope everyone will enjoy the interaction between Eureka and her brother Citron, and Dedenne.

■1-hour SP "VS Elite Four 1 Hour Battle Special" Synopsis
"Satoshi and Citron! Special Friendship Training!!"
The venue for the next "Pokémon World Championships" match is in Miare City in the Kalos region. Before the match starts, Satoshi and Go visit Gym leader Citron and his sister Eureka, who used to travel with Satoshi. Satoshi trains by having a Pokémon battle with Citron, but then something happens to Negigaknight...?! Uonoragon seems to take an interest in what happened, and...?!

"Hyper Class! VS Elite Four Dracaena!!"
Satoshi's "Pokémon World Championships" opponent is Dracaena from the Kalos Elite Four, who is ranked 12th in the Hyper Class! Dracaena looks kind, but her battling skills are absolutely extreme?! Satoshi faces the Dragon type Trainer Dracaena with his powered-up Negigaknight and Uonodragon! Will he be able to defeat this powerful opponent?!

伊瀬茉莉也、親子で楽しむポケモン生活 担当のユリーカ、イーブイ好きになる我が子に二重の幸せ
2022-03-13 08:30
4月1日放送の人気アニメ『ポケットモンスター』(テレビ東京系毎週金曜後6:55~)第103&104話(1時間スペシャル放送)にアニメ『ポケットモンスターXY』『ポケットモンスターXY&Z』で登場したシトロンとユリーカが、約6年ぶりに登場する。ORICONNEWSでは、引き続きユリーカの声を担当する伊瀬茉莉也にインタビューし、当時の思い出話や親子で楽しむ『ポケモン』生活の今を聞いてみた。

――伊瀬さんはアニメ『ポケットモンスターXY』シリーズ(2013年~2016年)でユリーカを演じられていました。『ポケモン』作品に参加できた当時の印象深い思い出を教えてください。

【伊瀬】 ポケモン世代の私にとってはワクワク、ドキドキでした! 私が小学校1年生の時にゲームボーイ向けのソフト『ポケットモンスター 赤・緑』(1996年)が発売されて、アニメの放送(1997年)もすぐにスタートし、第1話を視聴者として夢中になって見ていました。そんな熱中した作品に声優として「参加することができるとは!」と興奮した記憶は今でも覚えています。ただ、長く愛されている作品に参加することで、「次へのバトンをつなぐ」という責任感を同時に感じたことも覚えています。

ユリーカ以外にもアニメではポケモンの声も出していて、『ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ』第143話ではメスのピカチュウ、『劇場版ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュ神速のゲノセクトミュウツー覚醒』と同時上映された『ピカチュウとイーブイ☆フレンズ』では、イーブイなどの声を担当しました。アニメ『ポケモン』シリーズに参加できて光栄な気持ちでいっぱいです。

印象深いシーンは、『ポケットモンスターXY&Z』第41話です。プニちゃん(ジガルデ)が自我を失うのですが、「プニ~プニ~♪」とユリーカの子守歌で自我を取り戻すシーンで、あれは印象深いです。あの歌はシリーズのエンディング曲にもなっているのですが、それを劇中の大切なシーンで泣きながら感情を爆発させて歌ったので、今でも忘れられないです。

――ポケモン世代ということですが、作品に参加したあとで好きなポケモンに変化はありましたか? ユリーカのパートナーであるデデンネには特別な愛着がありそうです。

【伊瀬】 小学生のころは、ピカチュウやイーブイ、プリンなどかわいい系のポケモンが好きでしたが、大人になるとバトルの方にもハマりだし、リザードンやミュウツーなど、カッコイイポケモンにも惹かれるようになりました。そして声優となり、作品に参加するようになってから、すべてのポケモンが愛おしくなってしまい…(照れ)。ポケモンの鳴き声を出している役者さんたちを目の前にしているので、「ポケモンにも感情があるんだ。鳴き声で会話をしている!」など、愛着のほかにリスペクトが入り、好きなポケモンをひとつに絞るのは非常に難しくなりました。

デデンネに対してはユリーカのパートナーなので愛着はもちろんありますが、どうしてもユリーカ目線で見てしまいます。「私が守ってあげるね!」とお姉さん感がユリーカにはあるので、“かわいい”だけでなく“妹”感があるように思います。デデンネはいい意味で、ちょっと頼りないというか、ちょっと物足りないというか…「守ってあげたい!」「しっかりしてよ!」と思わせる部分が魅力ですよね(笑)。心配になってしまうところが、ユリーカのお姉さん感を感じる部分になっているのかも知れません。

――世代として20年以上、ポケモンに触れあってきている中、今はどのようなポケモン生活を送っているのでしょうか?

【伊瀬】 20年以上経っても「子どもはポケモンが好き」というのが変わっていないことに、懐かしさと驚きを感じます。

親子でポケモン生活を楽しんでいて、子どもから「ママ、このユリーカの声やっているんでしょ?」「イーブイの声やっていたんでしょ?」と言われたりします。それこそ小さいころ、子守歌で「プニちゃんのうた」を聴かせていたので、親子で『ポケモン』を楽しんだ幸せの日々をずっと過ごさせていただきました。子どもに「好きなポケモンは?」と聞くと「イーブイが好き!」と言ってくれるので、声優として母として二重の喜びを感じています。今回のお話でも、サトシやピカチュウ、シトロンも登場するので、親子で見るのが楽しみです。みなさんも兄・シトロンの掛け合い、ユリーカとデデンネのやり取りを楽しんでもらえたらうれしいです。

■2本立て1時間SP「VS四天王 1時間バトルスペシャル」あらすじ

「サトシとシトロン!友情大特訓!!」は、『ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス』の次の試合会場となる、カロス地方・ミアレシティが舞台に。サトシとゴウは試合の前に、かつてサトシと共に旅をしたジムリーダー・シトロンと妹のユリーカを訪ねる。サトシはシトロンとポケモンバトルの特訓をするが、ネギガナイトに何やら異変が…!? そして、そんなネギガナイトにウオノラゴンは興味津々となる。

 「ハイパークラス!VS四天王ドラセナ!!」は、『ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス』の対戦相手は、ハイパークラス12位のカロス四天王・ドラセナ。一見優しそうなドラセナだが、バトルの腕は超過激。ドラゴンタイプ使いのドラセナに対し、サトシはパワーアップしたネギガナイトとウオノラゴンで勝負に挑む! 果たしてサトシは強敵に勝利することができるのか!?
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Note

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted a Story comic on March 27th, 2022 by #もじゃクッキー @mojacookie to promote the 25th anniversary special which aired on April 1st, 2022.

The one-hour special of AniPoké will be broadcast on April 1st, 2022.
Citron and Eureka reunite with Satoshi in the Kalos region.
It's been a long time since they've seen each other...
Eureka is thinking about how to entertain while consulting with Citron.

4/1(金)放送のアニポケ 1時間スペシャルでは
カロス地方でシトロンとユリーカがサトシと再会
久しぶりに会えるから…と、
ユリーカはどうやっておもてなしするか考えて
シトロンに相談中

Eureka: How should we welcome Satoshi?
Citron: It's been a long time since I've had a Miare Galette.

ユリーカ:サトシのこと、 どぅやってお迎えしようかな
シトロン:久しぶりにミアレガレット食ベたいじゃないかな
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YouTube

On April 1st, 2022, the official Japanese Twitter account reminded people that this episode was available to watch on the official Japanese YouTube channel. The video was region locked to Japan only. It was available for 1 week from April 1st, 2022 to April 8th, 2022. This episode was specifically labeled as a limited time broadcast (期間限定配信).

AniPoké Highlights In his battle with Satoshi, Dracaena showed his strength as one of the Kalos Elite Four.
Eureka says, "Please have my big brother, s'il-vous-plaît!"
Find out if your wish was granted... or if you missed it!
AniPoké Episodes 103 and 104 will be available for one week from today.

アニポケ ハイライト
サトシとのバトルで、カロス四天王としての強さを見せつけたドラセナに向かって
ユリーカが「お兄ちゃんのお嫁さんにシルブプレ!」
願いが届いたかどうかは…見逃し配信でチェック
アニポケ第103話、第104話の公開期間は本日より1週間
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Note

CoroCoro Comic's Official website posted an article about this episode just before the original airing on April 1st, 2022. They also tweeted about the page on the official CoroCoro Comic Twitter account to promote it.

Today's Anipoke is a one-hour special! The Uonoragon and Negigaknight duo in action!

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The anime "Pocket Monsters" will start airing soon! It airs every Friday at 6:55 p.m. and it is very popular! In this article, we'll introduce you to the Pokémon and characters that will appear in today's episode, as well as comments from the voice actors and director, and other Anipoke information you won't find anywhere else! Today's broadcast is a one-hour special! It's a battle-filled double feature!

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The first episode is "Satoshi and Citron! Special Friendship Training!!"
The Pokémon World Championships is underway with the challenge to battle the strongest champion, Dande. Satoshi, who is currently ranked 15th, together with Go, is headed to Miare City in the Kalos Region, the site of his next match! Satoshi heads to Miare Gym to visit Citron and Eureka, with whom he once traveled together, to do some Pokémon battle training!

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▲ His next opponent is Dracaena! She's a Kalos Elite Four member that uses Dragon-type, and quite a foe!

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▲ Reunion with Citron and Eureka! Nice to meet you Go!

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▲ Citron, looking the same as ever, is curious to see Satoshi's new Pokémon for the first time!

Satoshi and Citron immediately began training, but as soon as the Negigaknight began swinging with a body movement they've never seen before, and Uonoragon bit onto Negigaknight's leek! What on earth?! 

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▲ In-depth analysis of Negigaknight with Citron's invention, "PokéMotion Capture"!

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▲ For some reason, Uonoragon clings onto Negigaknight's leek!? Calm down, it's your ally you're gnawing on.

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▲ Was it attracted to the shining tip of Negigaknight's leek? Is this a new move!?

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▲ What will be the result of the training? It's time for science to open up the future!!

And the second episode... and we know we're going to get a kick out of introducing this person second, but finally, a showdown! "Hyper Class! VS Elite Four Dracaena!!"
On the day of the battle with Dracaena, she came to greet Satoshi before the battle. At first glance, she appears to be a kind, but her battle style is extreme and powerful!

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▲ Dracaena is making her first appearance in the anime! Hyper Class and finally battling an Elite Four!

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▲ Underneath this smile, she has an extraordinary ability and fighting spirit!?

Finally, the battle begins! Against Dracaena, who uses Dragon-type Pokémon, Satoshi takes her on with Uonoragon and Negigaknight! You can't take your eyes off this hot battle episode!

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▲ The decisive battle against Dracaena is a two-on-two Pokémon battle!

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▲ Uonoragon and Negigaknight, powered up by their training with Citron, are in action!

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▲ Citron says that Dracaena is no match for him at all. When she gets serious, will she opens her eyes...!!?

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▲ Dracaena's Tyltalis. It has a gentle disposition, but when angered, it's scary, just like Dracaena!

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▲ This is a Mega Stone! Will Dracaena's Tyltalis mega evolve?!

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▲ Uonoragon is always laid-back and relaxed, but today we may see its seriousness!

The conclusion of the fierce battle will be aired in today's fabulous double feature! The broadcast will start at 6:55 p.m., the same time as usual. Don't miss it!

【アニポケまであとちょっと!】今日のアニポケは1時間スペシャル!ネギガナイト・ウオノラゴンコンビが大活躍!?
今日のアニポケは1時間スペシャル!ネギガナイト・ウオノラゴンコンビが大活躍!?
毎週金曜よる6時55分から大好評放送中!アニメ「ポケットモンスター」まもなく放送スタート!
この記事はアニメ放送直前に、今日の放送回に登場するポケモンやキャラクターの紹介、声優さんや監督からのコメントなどなど、ほかでは聞けないアニポケ情報をお届けするコーナーだ! 今日の放送は1時間スペシャル! バトルいっぱいの2本立てだ!
1話目のエピソードは『サトシとシトロン!友情大特訓!!』
最強の王者ダンデを目指して挑戦中の「ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス」。現在15位のサトシは、ゴウと共に次の試合会場であるカロス地方のミアレシティへ! サトシはポケモンバトルの特訓のため、かつて共に旅をしたシトロンとユリーカを訪ねてミアレジムへと向かう!
▲次の対戦相手はドラセナ! ドラゴン使いのカロス四天王でかなりの強敵だ!
▲シトロン、ユリーカとの再会! ゴウは初めましてだね!
▲相変わらずな感じのシトロンは初めて見るサトシのポケモンに興味津々!
早速、特訓を始めるサトシとシトロンだったが、ネギガナイトが素振りを始めた途端、ウオノラゴンが見たこともない身のこなしでネギガナイトのネギにかじりついた!? いったいなぜ!? 
▲シトロンの発明品「ポケモーションキャプチャー」でネギガナイトを徹底分析!
▲なぜかネギガナイトのネギにかじりつくウオノラゴン!? 落ち着け、お前がかじっているのは味方だ。
▲光を放つネギガナイトの剣先にひかれたのか…? まさかこれは新技!?
▲果たして特訓の成果は!? 今こそサイエンスが未来を切りひらくとき!!
そして2話目のエピソードは…ってこの人を2番目に紹介するとキレられそうだけど、ついに対決!『ハイパークラス!VS四天王ドラセナ!!』
ついにドラセナとの決戦の日、バトルの前にあいさつにやってきたドラセナ。一見優しそうに見えるが、そのバトルスタイルは超過激な実力者だ!!
▲ドラセナはアニメ初登場! ハイパークラスにしてついに四天王とのバトルだ!
▲この笑顔の下に、ただならぬ実力と闘争心を秘めている!?
 ついにバトル開始! ドラゴンタイプのポケモンを使うドラセナに対し、サトシはネギガナイトとウオノラゴンで挑む! 一瞬も目が離せない熱いバトル回だぜ!!
▲ドラセナとの決戦は2対2のポケモンバトル!
▲シトロンとの特訓でパワーアップしたネギガナイトとウオノラゴンが躍動する!
▲シトロンが全然相手にならなかったというドラセナ。本気になると開眼する…!!?
▲ドラセナのチルタリス。優しい性格だが怒らせると怖いのはドラセナと同じ!
▲これはメガストーン!? ドラセナのチルタリスはメガシンカまで使いこなすのか!?
▲いつものんびりな癒し系のウオノラゴンだが、今日は本気が見られるかも!?
激しいバトルの結末は豪華2本立ての今日の放送で! 放送開始はいつもと同じよる6時55分から。お見逃しなく!!
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Production Art

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this Anipoke episode with a production artwork piece on March 31st, 2022. The picture featured the group watching Satoshi training.

A glimpse behind the scenes of the Anipoke production
This time it's an original drawing from episode 103 featuring
Goh and Sarnori, Citron, Eureka and Dedenne, and Uonoragon.
What are they looking at?

アニポケ制作の舞台裏をチラ見せ
今回は第103話の中から
ゴウとサルノリ、シトロン、ユリーカとデデンネ、ウオノラゴン の原画をご紹介
何を眺めているのかな?
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Paint Edit

During the original Japanese broadcast on TV Tokyo, "To Be Continued" was replaced with: The second half of the hour-long special after this! (このあと1時間スペシャル後半!)
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Special First-Airing Segment Pocket Monsters Pikachu Run

Data Broadcast Pokémon: Rentorar
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Special First-Airing Segment Raffle Contest

The 25th anniversary anime special was titled: Pocket Monsters VS Elite Four 1 Hour Battle Special (ポケットモンスター VS四天王1時間バトルスペシャル) . The broadcast was to: Celebrate! The 25th Anniversary of the Anime's Broadcast! (祝!アニメ放送25周年!!)

The Pika Pika! Anipoke 25th Anniversary Present Campaign (ピカピカ!アニポケ25周年プレゼントキャンペーン), a celebration commemorating the 25th anniversary of the anime, took place from April 1st, 2022 until April 8th, 2022. The application process was easy and all viewers had to do is call the phone number that was announced during the ending credits of the original broadcast. Full details were also posted on the official Pocket Monsters anime homepage.

25 winners received an assorted set of Pikachu goods! The set included: the high-quality Moncole Pikachu Pokémon figure MS-01, a Satoshi's Pikachu plushie, and a HelloPika Pikachu robot that answers when people talk to it!
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Who's that Pokémon Pocket Monsters 2019

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Special First-Airing Segment Raffle Contest

At the commercial break, they reminded viewers of the Pika Pika! Anipoke 25th Anniversary Present Campaign (ピカピカ!アニポケ25周年プレゼントキャンペーン). A keyword was revealed which was: pi (ピ). How to enter the campaign was announced at the end of the program! (応募方法は番組ラストに発表!)
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Let's PokéRiddle!! Let's PokéRiddle!!

The first part of the Let's PokéRiddle!! segment aired between the end of the episode and the ending theme.
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Let's PokéRiddle!! Let's PokéRiddle!!

What is the Pokémon when guided by the instructions in the question?
Hint: Look at the stars in the sky.
Explanation: Look for the star mark in the problem statement. It's not only in the starry sky, but also on Rentorar's tail.
Answer: Rentorar

問題の指示に沿って導かれるポケモンはどれ?
ヒント:星空以外にも注目してみよう
解説: 問題文のマークを探しましょう。星空だけでなくレントラーのしっぽにもあります
正解:レントラー

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account also posted the PokéRiddle and the answer on April 1st/2nd, 2022.

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 みんなのゆうき
Japanese (Romanized): Min'na no yūki
Japanese (Trans): Everyone's Courage
Recap
Japan 00:19 ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon World Championships
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon World Championships
The narrator recaps the Pokémon World Championships.
Japan 00:52 マスターズエイト
Japanese (Romanized): Masters Eight
Japanese (Trans): Masters Eight
Satoshi and Go split off.
Japan 01:45 1・2・3 Opening Theme for the Japanese Version
Japan 03:14 サブタイトル
Japanese (Romanized): Subtitle
Japanese (Trans): Subtitle
Title Card
Japan 03:36 XY M10 パルファム宮殿
Japanese (Trans): Parfum Palace
Go spots a Keromatsu in the park.
Japan 04:15 XY M05 タイトル
Japanese (Trans): Title
Citron is near the end of a gym battle with Rentorar battling.
Japan 05:03 XY M23 連れて行く
Japanese (Trans): Going Together
Citron is introduced to Satoshi's Uonoragon.
Japan 06:17 こうそくバトル
Japanese (Romanized): Kōsoku battle
Japanese (Trans): High-speed battle
Uonoragon runs towards Negigaknight.
Japan 07:35 でっか!!
Japanese (Romanized): Dekka! !
Japanese (Trans): Big!!
Uonoragon chomps on Negigaknight's Leek again.
Japan 08:24 のんびりいこう
Japanese (Romanized): Nonbiri ikou
Japanese (Trans): Let's Go In Stride
Go catches Keromatsu.
Japan 09:28 XY M24 4番道路
Japanese (Trans): Route 4 / Citron's Inventions
It's time for science to open up the future! Citronic Gear, on!
Japan 11:18 アイキャッチA
Japanese (Romanized): Eyecatch A
Japanese (Trans): Eyecatch A
Eyecatch Break
Japan 11:24 アイキャッチB
Japanese (Romanized): Eyecatch B
Japanese (Trans): Eyecatch B
Eyecatch Return
Japan 11:47 XY M44 Pondering Citron figures out the problem.
Japan 13:37 ポケモンサーカス
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Circus
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Circus
Satoshi borrows Citroid's flags to help with Negigaknight's training.
Japan 15:40 またらいしゅう!
Japanese (Romanized): Mata rai shū
Japanese (Trans): See You Next Time!
Uonoragon is happy.
Japan 17:20 XY M11 戦闘!野生ポケモン
Japanese (Trans): Battle! Wild Pokémon
The battle begins.
Japan 18:47 サトシとゴウ
Japanese (Romanized): Satoshi to Go
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi and Go
Satoshi's Uonoragon learns a new move!
Japan 20:33 「ポケモンジム」~Tv Anime Ver.
Japanese (Romanized): 'Pokémon Gym' ~Tv Anime Ver.
Japanese (Trans): 'Pokémon Gym' ~Tv Anime Ver.
Narrator closes off the end of the episode.
Japan 21:44 バツグンタイプ
Japanese (Trans): Supereffective Type
Ending Theme for the Japanese Version
Japan 23:11 1・2・3じかいよこく
Japanese (Romanized): 1・2・3 Jikai yokoku
Japanese (Trans): 1・2・3 Next Episode Preview
Pocket Monsters (2019) Episode 104 Preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 01:58 With You Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 03:30 XY M05 タイトル
Japanese (Trans): Title
Clemont is near the end of a gym battle with Luxray battling.
United States 08:43 XY M24 4番道路
Japanese (Trans): Route 4 / Citron's Inventions
The future is now thanks to science! Clemontic Gear, on!
United States 16:37 XY M11 戦闘!野生ポケモン
Japanese (Trans): Battle! Wild Pokémon
The battle begins.
United States 19:50 「ポケモンジム」~Tv Anime Ver.
Japanese (Romanized): 'Pokémon Gym' ~Tv Anime Ver.
Japanese (Trans): 'Pokémon Gym' ~Tv Anime Ver.
Narrator closes off the end of the episode.
United States 21:00 With You (Theme from "Pokémon Ultimate Journeys") (Instrumental Version) Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 22
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 6
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Titles: The Future is Now, Thanks to Strategy!/サトシとシトロン!友情大特訓!!/Satoshi and Citron! Special Friendship Training!!
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A 1 hour special to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the anime's broadcast! We'll have two extravagant battles, and a giveaway campaign as well! Keep your eyes peeled on the battle against the formidable Dracaena from the Kalos Elite Four, who is ranked 12th in the Hyper Class!

Summary:
Satoshi's next "Pokémon World Championships" opponent is Dracaena from the Kalos Elite Four, who is ranked 12th in the Hyper Class! The venue for the match is in Miare City, and as Satoshi visit the city, he reunites with his former travelmates Citron and Eureka. He trains by having a Pokémon battle with Citron, but then...?! / The curtain rises for the battle with Dracaena from the Kalos Elite Four!! Satoshi sends out Negigaknight and Uonoragon against the Dragon type Trainer Dracaena! Find a way to overcome this powerful opponent!!

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Daiki Yamashita: Go
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Shinichiro Miki: Negigaknight
Kenta Miyake: Kairyu
Hitomi Nabatame: Harimaron
Megumi Sato: Dedenne
Hana Takeda: Sarunori
Haruka Shamoto: Keromatsu
Tatsuki Kobe: Tyltalis
Noriaki Kanze: Chevargot
Shogo Sakata: Onvern
Fumi Hirano: Dracaena
Eiji Hanawa: Ganpi
Mariya Ise: Eureka
Yuki Kaji: Citron
Kensuke Sato: Citroid
Kiyotaka Furushima: Commentator
Marina Aicholtz: Go's Smartphone Rotom
Maxwell Powers: Drone Rotom
Kenyu Horiuchi: Narration
Last edited 01 Apr 2022 03:16 AM by Adamant