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  • Japan ピクニックは突然に
  • Japan Picnic wa totsuzen ni
  • Japan A Sudden Picnic


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Japan Screenplay 松澤くれは (Kureha Matsuzawa)
Japan Storyboard 齋藤徳明 (Noriaki Saitō)
Japan Episode Director 月野正志 (Masashi Tsukino)
Japan Animation Director Revival
Japan Animation Director Peng Guan
Japan Animation Director Ding Fu Liu
Japan Animation Director Pei Ming Zhou
Japan Animation Director Chuang Xu
Japan Animation Director Jie Qiong Chen
Japan Animation Director Jun Liu
Japan Animation Director 羽野広範 (Hironori Hano)
Japan Animation Director 高添響 (Hibiki Takazoe)
Japan Animation Director 忍田雄介 (Yusuke Oshida)
Japan Animation Director 海老沢咲希 (Saki Ebisawa)
Japan Animation Director 松本めぐみ (Megumi Matsumoto)
Japan Animation Director 中矢利子 (Toshiko Nakaya)
Japan Animation Director 柳原好貴 (Koki Yanagihara)

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Thrillciting Diary
RVR〜Rising Volt Tacklers Rap〜

Japanese Summary:



Japanese Summary Translation:

There's technical difficulties with the airship, so the Rising Volt Tacklers decide to have a picnic until it's back up and running. Liko has fun making sandwiches, but can't stop thinking about Dot...

Just as the Rising Volt Tacklers are ready to set off for the Galar region where Liko's grandmother is, there's technical difficulties with the airship's control system... so they decide to have a picnic until the system is back up and running. Liko has fun making sandwiches with the rest of the crew, but can't stop thinking about Dot, who stayed behind on the ship...


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  • United States Liko
  • Japan リコ
  • Japan Liko
  • Japan Liko
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  • United States Roy
  • Japan ロイ
  • Japan Roy
  • Japan Roy
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  • United States Friede
  • Japan フリード
  • Japan Friede
  • Japan Friede
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  • United States Captain Pikachu
  • Japan フリードのピカチュウ (キャプテンピカチュウ)
  • Japan Friede no Pikachu (Captain Pikachu)
  • Japan Friede's Pikachu (Captain Pikachu)
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  • United States Orla
  • Japan オリオ
  • Japan Orio
  • Japan Orio
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  • United States Murdock
  • Japan マードック
  • Japan Murdock
  • Japan Murdock
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  • United States Mollie
  • Japan モリー
  • Japan Molly
  • Japan Molly
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  • United States Ludlow
  • Japan ランドウ
  • Japan Randou
  • Japan Randou
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  • United States Nidothing
  • Japan ぐるみん
  • Japan Gurumin
  • Japan Gurumin
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  • United States Liko's Sprigatito
  • Japan リコのニャオハ
  • Japan Liko no Nyahoja
  • Japan Liko's Nyahoja
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  • United States Ann
  • Japan アン
  • Japan Anne
  • Japan Anne
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  • United States Liko's Rotom Phone
  • Japan リコのスマホロトム
  • Japan Liko no Smartphone Rotom
  • Japan Liko's Smartphone Rotom
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  • United States Dot's Quaxly
  • Japan ドットのクワッス
  • Japan Dot no Kuwassu
  • Japan Dot's Kuwassu
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  • United States Roy's Fuecoco
  • Japan ロイのホゲータ
  • Japan Roy no Hogator
  • Japan Roy's Hogator
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  • United States Murdock's Rockruff
  • Japan マードックのイワンコ
  • Japan Murdock no Iwanko
  • Japan Murdock's Iwanko
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  • United States Ann's Oshawott
  • Japan アンのミジュマル
  • Japan Anne no Mijumaru
  • Japan Anne's Mijumaru
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  • United States Friede's Charizard
  • Japan フリード博士のリザードン
  • Japan Friede-hakase no Lizardon
  • Japan Friede's Lizardon
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  • United States Mollie's Chansey
  • Japan モリーのラッキー
  • Japan Morī no Lucky
  • Japan Molly's Lucky
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  • United States Orla's Elekid
  • Japan オリオのエレキッド
  • Japan Orio no Elekid
  • Japan Orio's Elekid
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  • United States Rising Volt Tackler's Nosepass
  • Japan ライジングボルテッカーズのノズパス
  • Japan Rising Volteccers no Nosepass
  • Japan Rising Volt Tacklers' Nosepass
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  • United States Shiny Rayquaza
  • Japan 黒いレックウザ
  • Japan Kuroi Rayquaza
  • Japan Black Rayquaza
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  • Japan スピネル
  • Japan Spinel
  • Japan Spinel
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  • United States Roy's Rotom Phone
  • Japan ロイのスマホロトム
  • Japan Roy no Smartphone Rotom
  • Japan Roy's Smartphone Rotom
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  • United States Dot
  • Japan ドット
  • Japan Dot
  • Japan Dot
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  • Japan スピネルのブラッキー
  • Japan Spinel no Blacky
  • Japan Spinel's Blacky
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  • Japan スピネルのレアコイル
  • Japan Spinel no Rarecoil
  • Japan Spinel's Rarecoil
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  • United States Roy's Wattrel
  • Japan ロイのカイデン
  • Japan Roy no Kaiden
  • Japan Roy's Kaiden

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Magnemite
  • Japan コイル
  • Japan Coil
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  • United States Marill
  • Japan マリル
  • Japan Maril
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  • United States Skiploom
  • Japan ポポッコ
  • Japan Popocco
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  • United States Deerling
  • Japan シキジカ
  • Japan Shikijika
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  • United States Wattrel
  • Japan カイデン
  • Japan Kaiden
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  • United States Shroodle
  • Japan シルシュルー
  • Japan Shirushuru


The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted a wallpaper on July 1st, 2023 by #もじゃクッキー @mojacookie.

Anipoke Wallpaper Calendar
Every month we bring you a wallpaper calendar by mojacookie!
July's theme is Shopping in the Paldea Region
What did Murdock, the cook, buy?
Looks like Roy and Hogator are enjoying the city too!

アニポケ 壁紙カレンダー
ロイと #ホゲータ も街を楽しんでるようですね


On July 14th, 2023, the official Japanese AniPoke Twitter account and official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account reminded that this episode was available to watch on the official Japanese YouTube channel. The video was region locked to Japan only. It was available from July 14th, 2023 to July 21st, 2023. This episode was specifically labeled as a missed-program webcast (見逃し配信).

The episode was also available on the TV Tokyo YouTube channel and the Official Corocoro Channel and were labeled as limited-time delivery (期間限定配信). The TV Tokyo version included the series trailer at the end of the episode where as the Corocoro version had beginning and ending bumpers promoting Corocoro.

AniPoke Episode 13 A Sudden Picnic
What did you think?
While the picnic was a fun time, a shadow of a suspicious figure was approaching...
The person that was instructing Rarecoil to jam the Brave Asagi's communciations was...
Check it out!
The stream will be available for 1 week from today

アニポケ 第13話「ピクニックは突然に」
レアコイル に指示して、ブレイブアサギ号の電波を妨害していたのは…


On July 14th, 2023, the official Japanese AniPoke Twitter account posted a new promotional artwork poster and announced that there would be upcoming events.


CoroCoro Comic's Official website posted an article about this episode just before the original airing on July 14th, 2023. They also tweeted about the page on the official CoroCoro Comic Twitter account to promote it.


Anipoke is just around the corner! Suddenly, the airship has system troubles! In this situation, everyone decides to have a picnic!?


Broadcasting every week from 6:55 pm! The anime "Pocket Monsters" will start airing soon! 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 information you won't find anywhere else!

The secret of Liko's pendant, the ancient adventurer Lucius and the Pokémon called the Six Heroes, still remain a mystery. In order to meet Liko's grandmother, who might have answers to these questions, the Rising Volt Tacklers head for the Galalr region! Or at least they were supposed to be...... but to their surprise, there was an emergency that prevented the airship from leaving!!?


▲ According to Orio, the airship's control system initiated an automatic diagnostic for problems, so they will not be able to leave immediately.


▲ It seems that it will take less than half a day to recover... So they'll have to wait patiently....

There is no point in being impatient! In times like this, you should go on.......
Yes, a picnic!!


▲ The members who were busy with the issues with the Explorers had a moment of rest.


▲ Making sandwiches shows everyone's personality. Liko is a little reserved because she has only had a few ingredients. Roy, on the other hand, tries his hand at making a big, hearty sandwich......!?


▲ Then, Roy meets Kaiden, whom he becomes involved with during the picnic!

On the other hand, Liko seems to be concerned about Dot, who is at home on the airship. Liko wants Dot to enjoy the picnic and comes up with "something" and asks for Murdock's help. Which is...... Be sure to check the rest in today's broadcast!!


▲ Dot remained on the airship but is having difficulty recording a stream.....


▲ Liko looks shocked. What was displayed on the Smartphone Rotom......!?

【アニポケまであとちょっと!】突然、飛行船がシステムトラブル! こんな時はみんなでピクニック!?
まだまだ謎多きリコのペンダントの秘密、いにしえの冒険者・ルシアスと六英雄と呼ばれるポケモンたち。聞きたいことがいっぱいなリコのおばあちゃんに会うため、ライジングボルテッカーズは、ガラル地方へと向かう! ……はずだったんだけど、なんと飛行船が出航できない緊急事態!!?
焦ってもしかたがない! だからこんなときは……。

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 July 13th, 2023. The picture featured Roy and Hogator.

An original drawing of Roy and Hogator from episode 13.
Hogator's mouth is full of the sandwich Roy made...
Is this a three star smile!?

第13話より、ロイとホゲータ の原画をご紹介

After Story

The original airing on TV Tokyo had a message above To Be Continued that said: After the commercials, a present announcement! (CMあと、プレゼントのお知らせ!)

Special First-Airing Segment PM2023 Data Broadcast


Special First-Airing Segment Raffle Contest

A quick intro bumper started the show to announce the Full Starboard! Summer Campaign! (おもかじいっぱい!サマーキャンペーン!) and informed viewers to check out the official homepage.

Eyecatch PM2023

Liko and Nyahoja

Eyecatch PM2023

Dot and Kuwassu

Pokémon Seminar Pokémon Seminar

Pokémon Seminar - Professor Friede and Captain Pikachu share their knowledge of Pokémon.
This time... it's the Magnet Pokémon Rarecoil!
Rarecoil can create a powerful magnetic force that can affects things...
What does it affect?

A: TVs
B: Washing Machines
C: Fridges
Answer: All

ポケモンゼミ フリードとキャプテンピカチュウが、ポケモンに関する知識を紹介
A: テレビ
B: 洗濯機
C: 冷蔵庫

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account also posted the Question and the answer on July 15th/16th, 2023.

Special First-Airing Segment Raffle Contest

Details about the Full Starboard! Summer Campaign! (おもかじいっぱい!サマーキャンペーン!) were revealed. A luxurious present campaign started during the broadcast on July 14th, 2023 at 6:55 p.m! A set of 6 special tags with anime illustrations in a special acrylic case and a new MEZASTAR Star Pokémon Set - Koraidon, Miraidon, Pikachu were given out to 50 winners which were selected by a lottery!

Viewers had to fill in the keyword リコ (Liko) that was announced during the episode and enter it on the contest website between July 14th, 2023 and July 21st, 2023. The winners were notified by mail and the prizes were scheduled to be shipped by the end of September 2023.
Episode Music Regions
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Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 02:00 ドキメキダイアリー (Anime Size)
Japanese (Romanized): Dokimeki Diary (Anime Size)
Japanese (TL): Thrillciting Diary (Anime Size)
Japanese Opening Theme
Japan 03:30 SV M05 Title Card Title Card
Japan 21:45 RVR Rising Volt Tacklers Rap [Ludlow Ver.] Japanese Ending Theme [Ludlow Ver.]

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 3
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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There's technical difficulties with the airship, so the Rising Volt Tacklers decide to have a picnic until it's back up and running. Liko has fun making sandwiches, but can't stop thinking about Dot...

Just as the Rising Volt Tacklers are ready to set off for the Galar region where Liko's grandmother is, there's technical difficulties with the airship's control system... so they decide to have a picnic until the system is back up and running. Liko has fun making sandwiches with the rest of the crew, but can't stop thinking about Dot, who stayed behind on the ship...

Voice Cast:
Minori Suzuki: Liko
Megumi Hayashibara: Nyahoja
Yuka Terasaki: Roy
Daiki Yamashita: Hogator
Taku Yashiro: Friede
Ayane Sakura: Orio
Kenta Miyake: Murdock
Kei Shindo: Molly
Ikkyu Juku: Randou
Yoshino Aoyama: Dot/Gurumin
Daisuke Namikawa: Kuwassu
Makoto Furukawa: Spinel
Ikue Ohtani: Captain Pikachu
Last edited 16 Nov 2023 05:10 PM by Adamant