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  • Japan 闇夜の強敵
  • Japan Yamiyo no rival
  • Japan Rivals in the Moonless Night
  • South Korea 한밤중의 대결

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Japan Screenplay 佐藤大 (Dai Satō)
Japan Storyboard 髙木啓明 (Hiroaki Takagi)
Japan Episode Director 髙木啓明 (Hiroaki Takagi)
Japan Animation Director 萩原慶汰 (Keita Hagiwara)
Japan Animation Director 倉員千晶 (Chiaki Kurakazu)
Japan Animation Director 服部奈津美 (Natsumi Hattori)
Japan Animation Director 中矢利子 (Toshiko Nakaya)
Japan Animation Director 大西雅也 (Masaya Ōnishi)
Japan Animation Director 忍田雄介 (Yusuke Oshida)
Japan Animation Director 柳原好貴 (Koki Yanagihara)
Japan Animation Director 新岡浩美 (Hiromi Niioka)
Japan Animation Director 海老沢咲希 (Saki Ebisawa)

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ドキメキダイアリー
Thrillciting Diary
RVR〜ライジングボルテッカーズラップ〜
RVR〜Rising Volt Tacklers Rap〜
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絵コンテ
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演出
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演出助手
Animation Director
作画監督
Chief Animation Director
総作画監督
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原画
Overseas Key Animation Collaboration
海外原画協力
2nd Key Animation
第2原画
In-Between Animation Check
動画検査
In-Between Animation
動画
Overseas Animation Collaboration
海外制作協力
Colorist
色指定
Inspection
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特殊効果
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仕上げ
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背景
Production Assistant
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Summary

Japanese Summary:

古城を舞台に激しいバトルが始まる!フリードとアメジオ、勝負の行方は?リコとロイはジルとコニアを退けられるのか?さらにハンベル、サンゴ、オニキスも参戦してきて―!?

テラパゴスを奪いに現れたエクスプローラーズのアメジオたち。古城を舞台に、激しいバトルが始まる!数々のバトルを繰り広げてきたフリードとアメジオ。今度の勝負の行方は?そして、数々の冒険を通じて成長してきたリコとロイは、ジルとコニアを退けることができるのか?さらにエクスプローラーズのハンベル、サンゴ、オニキスも参戦してきて―!?

Japanese Summary Translation:

A fierce battle begins with the old castle as the battleground! How will Friede and Amethio's battle go? Will Liko and Roy be able to defeat Zir and Conia? And what happens when Hamber, Sango and Onyx join the battle?!

Amethio and his fellow Explorers have shown up to steal Terapagos. A fierce battle begins with the old castle as the battleground! Friede and Amethio have fought multiple times before, how will their battle go this time? Now that Liko and Roy have grown so much throughout their adventure, will they be able to defeat Zir and Conia? And what happens when Explorers Hamber, Sango and Onyx join the battle?!

Characters

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  • United States Liko
  • Japan リコ
  • Japan Liko
  • Japan Liko
Roy
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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 Friede's Pikachu (Cap)
  • 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 Amethio
  • Japan アメジオ
  • Japan Amethio
  • Japan Amethio
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  • United States Zirc
  • Japan ジル
  • Japan Zir
  • Japan Zir
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  • United States Onia
  • Japan コニア
  • Japan Conia
  • Japan Conia
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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 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 Zirc's Rhydon
  • Japan ジルのサイドン
  • Japan Zir no Saidon
  • Japan Zir's Saidon
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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 Amethio's Ceruledge
  • Japan アメジオのソウブレイズ
  • Japan Amethio no Soublades
  • Japan Amethio's Soublades
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  • United States Amethio's Corviknight
  • Japan アメジオのアーマーガア
  • Japan Amethio no Armorga
  • Japan Amethio's Armorga
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  • United States Onia's Skarmory
  • Japan コニアのエアームド
  • Japan Conia no Airmd
  • Japan Conia's Airmd
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  • United States Zirc's Skarmory
  • Japan ジルのエアームド
  • Japan Zir no Airmd
  • Japan Zir's Airmd
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  • Japan ダイアナ
  • Japan Diana
  • Japan Diana
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  • United States Orla's Metagross
  • Japan オリオのメタグロス
  • Japan Orio no Metagross
  • Japan Orio's Metagross
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  • United States Hamber
  • Japan ハンベル
  • Japan Hamber
  • Japan Hamber
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  • United States Onia's Golduck
  • Japan コニアのゴルダック
  • Japan Conia no Golduck
  • Japan Conia's Golduck
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  • United States Black Rayquaza
  • Japan 黒いレックウザ
  • Japan Kuroi Rayquaza
  • Japan Black Rayquaza
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  • United States Gibeon
  • Japan ギベオン
  • Japan Gibeon
  • Japan Gibeon
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  • Japan ダイアナのイキリンコ
  • Japan Diana no Ikirinko
  • Japan Diana's Ikirinko
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  • Japan オニキス
  • Japan Onyx
  • Japan Onyx
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  • Japan サンゴ
  • Japan Sango
  • Japan Sango
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  • United States Lucius' Arboliva
  • Japan ルシアス‎のオリーヴァ
  • Japan Lucius no Oliva
  • Japan Lucius' Oliva
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  • United States Liko's Hatenna
  • Japan リコのミブリム
  • Japan Liko no Mibrim
  • Japan Liko's Mibrim
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  • United States Lucius' Moltres
  • Japan ルシアス‎のファイヤー (ガラルのすがた)
  • Japan Lucius no Fire (Galar no sugata)
  • Japan Lucius' Fire (Galar Form)
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  • United States Terapagos
  • Japan テラパゴス
  • Japan Terapagos
  • Japan Terapagos
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  • Japan ダイアナのウインディ
  • Japan Diana no Windie
  • Japan Diana's Windie
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  • Japan サンゴのオニゴーリ
  • Japan Sango no Onigohri
  • Japan Sango's Onigohri
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  • Japan オニキスのキョジオーン
  • Japan Onyx no Kyojiohn
  • Japan Onyx's Kyojiohn
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  • United States Hamber's Dusknoir
  • Japan ハンベルのヨノワール
  • Japan Hamber no Yonoir
  • Japan Hamber's Yonoir
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  • United States Lucius' Entei
  • Japan ルシアス‎のエンテイ
  • Japan Lucius no Entei
  • Japan Lucius' Entei
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  • United States Lucius' Kleavor
  • Japan ルシアス‎のバサギリ
  • Japan Lucius no Basagiri
  • Japan Lucius' Basagiri
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  • United States Lucius' Lapras
  • Japan ルシアス‎のラプラス
  • Japan Lucius no Laplace
  • Japan Lucius' Laplace

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Bulbasaur
  • Japan フシギダネ
  • Japan Fushigidane
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  • United States Charmander
  • Japan ヒトカゲ
  • Japan Hitokage
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  • United States Squirtle
  • Japan ゼニガメ
  • Japan Zenigame
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  • United States Seel
  • Japan パウワウ
  • Japan Pawou
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  • United States Dewgong
  • Japan ジュゴン
  • Japan Jugon
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  • United States Gyarados
  • Japan ギャラドス
  • Japan Gyarados
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  • United States Xatu
  • Japan ネイティオ
  • Japan Natio
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  • United States Skarmory
  • Japan エアームド
  • Japan Airmd
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  • United States Surskit
  • Japan アメタマ
  • Japan Ametama
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  • United States Masquerain
  • Japan アメモース
  • Japan Amemoth
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  • United States Slakoth
  • Japan ナマケロ
  • Japan Namakero
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  • United States Vigoroth
  • Japan ヤルキモノ
  • Japan Yarukimono
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  • United States Flygon
  • Japan フライゴン
  • Japan Flygon
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  • United States Swablu
  • Japan チルット
  • Japan Tyltto
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  • United States Altaria
  • Japan チルタリス
  • Japan Tyltalis
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  • United States Tropius
  • Japan トロピウス
  • Japan Tropius
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  • United States Luvdisc
  • Japan ラブカス
  • Japan Lovecus
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  • United States Starly
  • Japan ムックル
  • Japan Mukkuru
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  • United States Staravia
  • Japan ムクバード
  • Japan Mukubird
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  • United States Drifloon
  • Japan フワンテ
  • Japan Fuwante
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  • United States Drifblim
  • Japan フワライド
  • Japan Fuwaride
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  • United States Chatot
  • Japan ペラップ
  • Japan Perap
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  • United States Mantyke
  • Japan タマンタ
  • Japan Tamanta
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  • United States Darumaka
  • Japan ダルマッカ
  • Japan Darumakka
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  • United States Darmanitan
  • Japan ヒヒダルマ
  • Japan Hihidaruma
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  • United States Yamask
  • Japan デスマス
  • Japan Deathmas
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  • United States Sawsbuck
  • Japan メブキジカ
  • Japan Mebukijika
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  • United States Chandelure
  • Japan シャンデラ
  • Japan Chandela
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  • United States Golett
  • Japan ゴビット
  • Japan Gobit
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  • United States Aurorus
  • Japan アマルルガ
  • Japan Amaruruga
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  • United States Lycanroc
  • Japan ルガルガン
  • Japan Lugarugan
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  • United States Mudbray
  • Japan ドロバンコ
  • Japan Dorobanko
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  • United States Mudsdale
  • Japan バンバドロ
  • Japan Banbadoro
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  • United States Shiinotic
  • Japan マシェード
  • Japan Mushade
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  • United States Blipbug
  • Japan サッチムシ
  • Japan Sacchimushi
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  • United States Applin
  • Japan カジッチュ
  • Japan Kajicchu
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  • United States Morgrem
  • Japan ギモー
  • Japan Gimoh
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  • United States Runerigus
  • Japan デスバーン
  • Japan Deathbarn
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  • United States Frosmoth
  • Japan モスノウ
  • Japan Mothnow
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  • United States Pawmi
  • Japan パモ
  • Japan Pamo
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  • United States Finizen
  • Japan ナミイルカ
  • Japan Namiiruka
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YouTube

On October 20th, 2023, the official Japanese AniPoke 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 October 20th, 2023 to October 27th, 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 25 Rivals in the Moonless Night
What did you think?
According to Diana, the six hero Pokémon are Black Rayquaza, Oliva, Galar Fire, Laplace, Basagiri, and Entei!
Don't miss out on the opening of the new chapter!
The missed stream will be available for 1 week from today!

アニポケ 第25話「闇夜の強敵(ライバル)」
いかがでしたか?
ダイアナによると、六英雄ポケモンは
黒いレックウザ オリーヴァ ガラルファイヤー
ラプラス バサギリ エンテイ!
新章開幕に向けて、見逃し配信は必見です!
公開期間は本日より1週間
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A press release announcing that chapter 1 of the popular anime Pocket Monsters "Liko and Roy Set Off", was about to reach its climax, and a new trailer depicting upcoming events were released on October 20th, 2023.
Episode 23, "Galar Fire Blazes Up", which aired on the 22nd, featured not the Black Rayquaza, but a Galar Fire carrying an ancient monster ball, the proof of being one of the Six Heroes that traveled with Lucius! Liko and the others want to close in on this Galar Fire somehow, but it's burning with anger and keeps everyone at arm's length, so they came up with a plan that incorporated Gym Leader Kabu's advice that winning battles isn't the only way to be a Trainer.

The new trailer finally reveals the tale of the Ancient Adventurer Lucius' adventures, as well as the true identity of the mysterious Pokémon the pendant turned into. The story centered around this mysterious Pokémon starts taking some sudden twists and turns as the executives of the Explorers, the organization Amethio belongs to, begin taking personal action.

The next episode, episode 24, "Reunion at the Old Castle", will air October 13th. Liko's pendant has turned into a mysterious Pokémon, as, wanting to learn the truth about this Pokémon, she and the others head for Liko's grandmother Diana's location and finally reunite with her at a hidden old castle. Diana tells them the tale of Lucius' adventures, and of the mysterious Pokémon "Terapagos". Meanwhile, Amethio and his fellow Explorers approach the old castle, having followed Liko and the others there...

Weekly sets of episodes of the Pocket Monsters anime will be available on the official Pokémon Youtube channel from Friday September 29th to Friday October 27th! This allows you to binge the "Liko and Roy Set Off" arc in time for the upcoming "Terapagos' Shine" arc, so make sure to check it out!

It has been decided that Nanase Nishino, who plays the protagonist in the original Pokémon live action serial Pokétsume, will join the Pokémon anime as a guest voice actor in December. She will be playing an Eteboth. Further details will be announced later.

A comment from Nanase Nishino:
I've loved the Pokémon video games ever since I was a child, so I was extremely happy to learn that I would be appearing in the Pocket Monsters anime TV show. I was initially surprised that I had been cast as an Eteboth, since I wasn't expecting that I'd play an actual Pokémon, but I'm considering this a great honor.
I actually found it to be quite difficult since the way I had to approach my lines was so different from when I'm doing live action. It required a strong sense of imagination since I needed to get across my character's thoughts and current situation purely through making noises.
I got the hang of it little by little though, and it made me really happy when the sound director told me I was "getting close to an Eteboth now"! This entire thing was a really good experience for me, and one that really made me fall in love with Eteboth. The episode won't be airing for a while though, but look forward to it!
-Nanase Nishino, the voice of Eteboth

Terapagos' Shine

The popular anime Pocket Monsters (airs on the TV Tokyo Network every Friday at 6:55pm, officially abbreviated "Anipoke") is about to enter its second chapter, which is going to be subtitled "Terapagos' Shine". A new poster depicting the Pokémon Terapagos, which holds the key to the protagonists Liko and Roy's adventure, has been released, as has a new trailer.

In Chapter 2, "Terapagos' Shine", a new adventure begins for Liko and Roy when they meet Terapagos, the mysterious Pokémon that has just transformed from its pendant form.

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Liko has previously learned about the legend of the "Ancient Adventurer Lucius" from her grandmother Diana, and the trailer released today shows her pledging to grant Terapagos' wish by searching for "Rakua", a place filled with its memories of Lucius.

It has also been revealed that the Black Rayquaza Roy is chasing down was one of the Six Hero Pokémon that went on an adventure with Lucius in the distant past, and that the Explorers, the organization Amethio belongs to, have started their pursuit of the Black Rayquaza as well.

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But what is the true goal of the Explorers...? The curtain goes up for a new adventure for Liko, Roy and the others centered around Lucius, the Six Heroes, as well as Terapagos.

It has also been revealed that the new opening theme that will adorn the story of Chapter 2 will be "Hello". Outstanding creators yama and Botchi Boromaru, who have recently been getting really popular on the Internet, primarily on social media, have teamed up as the special unit "yama x Botchi Boromaru" in order to vigorously sing this fast-paced song!

The new opening theme "Hello" will debut on October 27th with episode 26, "Terapagos' Adventure", and can also be heard in the trailer that released today.

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A comment from yama:
When I was little, I was particularly fond of the Pokémon movies, which moved me to tears as I kept watching them over and over. This wasn't because I was a particularly emotional child, but because I found the deep bond between Pokémon and humans, along with the music in these movies, to be so moving. I still play video games even as an adult, and Pokémon ones give me these therapeutic, warm and exciting memories. It's a genuine honor to be allowed to handle the theme song this time.
It will make me really happy if this song wil help ease its listeners' anxieties and insecurities and make them recall how cheerful and exciting their daily life can be, even if just a little. Botchi Boromaru-san and I poured our hearts and souls into this song, so I hope its message will reach as many people as possible.

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A comment from Botchi Boromaru:
Pokémon has been there with me in some shape or form ever since I was little, not just as video games, but also as a card game, stickers included with sweets, and plushies. I was especially into the anime, taping it every week and watching the episodes over and over, and singing the opening and ending themes at karaoke competitions during grade school. I even used to draw manga starring Pikachu that I'd show to my friends.
But I never even dreamed that I'd one day get to sing a theme song for the Pokémon anime I loved so much! If I tried telling this to my past self that hadn't even started playing the guitar yet, it'd probably sound too ridiculous to believe. This is hands down the greatest thing that has ever happened to me, no exaggeration! yama-san and I took great care in creating this song as we remembered our past selves and thinking about our present selves at the same time. Please enjoy!!!

新章突入! 副題は「テラパゴスのかがやき」に決定リコとロイの姿を映し出した新たなメインビジュアルを初公開!
さらに、新オープニングテーマは“yama×ぼっちぼろまる”の特別ユニットが担当
テレビ東京系で毎週金曜よる6時55分から放送中のテレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」は、リコとロイの物語が第2章を迎え、副題が「テラパゴスのかがやき」に決定しました。リコとロイの冒険のカギとなるポケモン、テラパゴスが描かれた新たなメインビジュアルのほか、最新情報を初公開しました。
第2章となる「テラパゴスのかがやき」編では、ペンダントから姿を変えた謎のポケモン・テラパゴスとの出会いによってリコとロイの新たな冒険がスタートします。祖母・ダイアナから「いにしえの冒険者・ルシアス」の伝説を聞いたリコですが、本日公開されたPVでは、テラパゴスの願いであるルシアスとの思い出の地「ラクア」を探し出すと決意する姿が描かれました。
さらに、ロイが追う黒いレックウザもはるか昔、ルシアスと共に冒険をした六英雄ポケモンのうちの1匹であることが明らかになり、アメジオが所属する組織・エクスプローラーズも黒いレックウザを追って動き出します。果たしてエクスプローラーズの狙いとは…!? ルシアスと六英雄、そしてテラパゴスをめぐって、リコとロイたちの新たな冒険の幕が上がります!

そして、第2章の物語を彩る新たなオープニングテーマは「ハロ」に決定! SNSを中心にネット上で注目を集める稀代のクリエイター、yamaとぼっちぼろまるがタッグを組み、特別ユニット“yama×ぼっちぼろまる”として、疾走感あふれる楽曲を力強く歌い上げます。

本日公開したPVでも使われている、新オープニングテーマ「ハロ」は、10月27日(金)の第26話「テラパゴスの冒険」から放送スタート! リコとロイが進む“未来”を予感させる楽曲にご注目ください!

さらに、第1章「リコとロイの旅立ち」を振り返るダイジェスト映像も公開!第2章放送前にこれまでのリコとロイの冒険を“おさらい”できる映像になっていますので、ぜひご覧ください!

来週10月27日(金)放送のサブタイトルとあらすじ、場面カットを公開!新オープニングテーマを担当するyamaさんとぼっちぼろまるさんからコメントも到着しました!ぜひこの機会にご紹介のご検討を頂けますよう、お願いいたします。

10月27日(金)放送/第26話「テラパゴスの冒険」
リコの祖母・ダイアナも飛行船に同乗することになり、ライジングボルテッカーズは今日も空を往く。長い年月眠っていたテラパゴスにとって、飛行船は見たことのないものばかり。勝手にあちこちを冒険するテラパゴスに振り回されて、てんやわんやのリコ。一方、ニャオハはテラパゴスばかりに構うリコが面白くない様子で…。

【yamaさん】
幼い頃、ポケモン映画が特に好きで何度も見返しては感動して泣いていました。涙脆い子どもではなかったのですが、ポケモンと人間の深い絆や音楽に心動かされていました。大人になった今も変わらずゲームを楽しんでいる中でポケモンは自分にとって癒しや安らぎ、ときめきなどを思い出させてくれます。
今回主題歌を担当させて頂けること、本当に光栄です。聴いてくれる人が抱える不安や戸惑いが和らいで、少しでも日々の輝きやときめきを思い出してくれたら嬉しいです。ぼっちぼろまるさんと一緒に想いを込めて制作しましたので、多くの人に届きますように。
ぼっちぼろまるさんぼっちぼろまるさん

【ぼっちぼろまるさん】
ポケモンはゲームはもちろん、カードゲームやお菓子のオマケ、ぬいぐるみといった形で小さい頃からずっと一緒にいてくれた存在です。特にアニメは毎週録画して何度も見返して、小学校のカラオケ大会ではオープニングテーマやエンディングテーマを歌いました。ピカチュウが主人公の漫画を自分で書いて、友達に見せたりしていました。
そんなふうにずっと好きだったポケモンのアニメの主題歌を歌える日が来るとは夢にも思いませんでした! まだギターを始めてすらいない小学生の僕に、このことを伝えても意味不明すぎて伝わらないことでしょう。そのくらい、自分の人生で一番大きな出来事といっても過言じゃないです。
そんな子供時代を思い出しながら、そして今を生きる自分たちを考えながら、yamaさんと一緒に丁寧につくった曲です。よろしくお願いします!!!
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Note

CoroCoro Comic's Official website posted an article about this episode just before the original airing on October 20th, 2023.

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Anipoke is just around the corner! The Explorers gather at an old castle in the dark of night! An unprecedented fierce battle is about to begin!

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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!

After having many adventures, Liko and her friends are finally reunited with her grandmother, Diana, when Amethio and associates from the Explorers appear. Their goal is to steal Terapagos, the Pokémon that transformed from Liko's pendant! Diana and the Pokémon are ready for battle!

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▲ Amethio pursued Terapagos alone against the orders of the Explorers.

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▲ Diana reacts when she hears the name "Explorers". Is there a connection to her past!?

In order to let Liko and the others escape, Friede becomes a decoy and challenges Amethio alone. The rivals have fought many battles! In the battle in the Galar Mine, Friede had a hard time against Soublades's Weak Armor Ability, but what will happen this time!?

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▲ The Explorers are closing in on Liko and her friends as they try to escape through a secret passageway!

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▲ Friede appeared in front of Amezio and challenged him to a battle!

Liko and Roy escape thanks to Friede's quick thinking, but Zir and Conia stand in their way. Hamber, Sango, and Onyx of the Explorers also show up at the old castle, leaving Liko in a desperate situation! Can Liko protect Terapagos? Check out today's episode to find out how the battle ends!

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▲ The two have grown with their partners, Nyahoja and Hogator, through their adventures so far, but how will the...... battle turn out!?

【アニポケまであとちょっと!】闇夜の古城に集うエクスプローラーズたち! 空前絶後の激闘が幕を開ける!!
闇夜の古城に集うエクスプローラーズたち!空前絶後の激闘が幕を開ける!!
毎週金曜よる6時55分から放送中!
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!!
数々の冒険を乗り越え、ようやく祖母・ダイアナと再会したリコたちの前にエクスプローラーズのアメジオたちが現れる。その狙いはリコのペンダントが姿を変えたポケモン・テラパゴスを奪うこと!! ダイアナとポケモンたちも臨戦態勢だ!!
▲エクスプローラーズの命に背いて単独でテラパゴスを追うアメジオ。
▲「エクスプローラーズ」の名を聞いて反応するダイアナ。何か過去に因縁が!?
リコたちを逃がすためフリードは自らおとりになり、単独でアメジオに勝負を挑む。これまで幾度となくバトルを繰り広げてきた宿敵同士! ガラルこうざんでのバトルではソウブレイズの特性「くだけるよろい」に苦戦したフリードだったが、今回の勝負の行方は!?
▲秘密の通路を通って逃げようとするリコたちにエクスプローラーズが迫る!
▲自分からアメジオの前に姿を現しバトルを挑むフリード!
フリードの機転で逃げ出したリコ、ロイだったが、2人の前にジルとコニアが立ちはだかる。さらにエクスプローラーズのハンベル、サンゴ、オニキスまでも古城に現れ、絶体絶命の大ピンチに!? リコはテラパゴスを守れるのか!? バトルの結末は今日の放送をチェックしよう!!
▲これまでの冒険を通じてパートナーのニャオハ、ホゲータとともに成長した2人だが……勝負の行方はいかに!?
05:58

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 October 19th, 2023. The picture featured Friede.

An original drawing of Friede from episode 25.
The highlight of this episode is a Pokémon battle unfolding on an old castle in the dark of night.
Friede's serious expression shows how tense the situation is...!

第25話より、フリードの原画をご紹介
闇夜の古城で繰り広げられるポケモンバトルが今回の見どころ
フリードの真剣な表情から、緊迫の状況が伺えます…!
21:44

Paint Edit

The original airing on TV Tokyo had a message above To Be Continued that said: After the commercials, the keyword will be presented! (CMあと、キーワードを発表!)
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Special First-Airing Segment PM2023 Data Broadcast

00:01

Special First-Airing Segment Raffle Contest

Japanese comedy duo Nishikigoi (錦鯉), consisting of Masaki Hasegawa (長谷川雅紀) and Takashi Watanabe (渡辺隆), informed viewers to watch till the end of the show for a special present campaign.
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Eyecatch PM2023

Liko and Nyahoja
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Eyecatch PM2023

Roy and Hogator
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Pokémon Seminar Pokémon Seminar

Pokémon Seminar - Professor Friede and Captain Pikachu share their knowledge of Pokémon.
This time... it's the Flame Pokémon Lizardon!
The Lizardon's greatest weapon is its high-heat flame.
There are certain actions that can increase the temperature of its flame.
What are they?
A: Battles
B: Meditation
C: Eating
Answer: A: Battles

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
今回は…かえんポケモンリザードン
リザードンの最大の武器は高熱の炎
とあることで炎の温度を高めることが出来るのですが
それは一体何?
A: バトル
B: 瞑想
C: 食事
かえんポケモンリザードンの炎の温度を高めることができるのはどんな時?
正解は…A.バトル

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account also posted the Question and the answer on October 21st/22nd, 2023.

The Pokémon Seminar also has its own separate staff list:
Unit Director: 坂本鼓太郎 (Kotarō Sakamoto)
Organization: 小森さじ (Saji Komori)
Key Animation: 花井柚都子 (Yutsuko Hanai)

演出 坂本鼓太郎
構成 小森さじ
原画 花井柚都子

23:05

Special First-Airing Segment Upcoming Episodes Preview

A trailer for the new chapter of the series, Terapagos' Shine (テラパゴスのかがやき), was broadcast on the original TV Tokyo airing. The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account also posted the trailer right after the show aired on October 20th, 2023.


23:45

Special First-Airing Segment Raffle Contest

Japanese comedy duo Nishikigoi revealed the details of the Hello! Anipoke Super Present Campaign (こーんにーちはー!アニポケ超プレゼントキャンペーン).

The three-week present campaign was held from the October 13th, 2023 broadcast until the October 27th, 2023 broadcast. Viewers were instructed to watch the Pocket Monsters anime broadcast for those three consecutive weeks for a chance to win 100,000 yen worth of Pokémon goods! Ten winners were selected via a lottery draw.

Viewers could also apply for the Special QUO Card just by watching any one week! The cards were for 500 yen and there was 1000 winners. Entries were accepted starting on October 27th, 2023.

The keyword for this episode was: ミブリム (Mibrim)
Episode Music Regions
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Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 SV M19 Liko's Theme Liko recaps
Japan 00:19 SV M44 Explorers Communicate The Explorers are advancing via helicopter
Japan 01:30 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 02:59 SV M05 Title Card Title Card
Japan 03:11 SV M26 Brave Asagi / Rising Volt Tacklers 2 Windie appears
Japan 04:44 SV M29 The Explorers The Explorers close in on Liko
Japan 07:11 SV M31 Battling the Villians Soulblades and Lizardon battle
Japan 08:58 SV M44 Explorers Communicate Hamber appears!
Japan 09:15 SV M09 Eyecatch D Eyecatch Return
Japan 09:19 SV M17D Good Luck Charm (Drums/Orchestra) The battle continues
Japan 10:02 SV M23 Friede to the Rescue / Rising Volt Tacklers 3 Lizardon Terastallized.
Japan 11:20 SV M22 Battling the Explorers Nyahoja notices Zir
Japan 12:30 SV M32 Captain Pikachu Zir and Conia battle Liko and Roy
Japan 13:43 SV M51 Discovery Salt cure affects some Pokémon in the castle
Japan 14:24 SV M66 Escape Diana escapes from Hamber
Japan 16:37 SV M39 The Rising Volt Tacklers 4 Cap' is here!
Japan 18:37 SV M02 Rising Volt Tacklers Sango is devoted to defeat pikachu.
Japan 20:25 SV M49 Dangerous Plan Liko reads what's inside Lucius' journal.
Japan 21:45 SV M34 Pokémon Lecture Pokémon Lecture
Japan 22:07 RVR~ライジングボルテッカーズラップ~ (ドットVer.)
Japanese (TL): RVR Rising Volt Tacklers Rap [Dot Ver.]
Japanese Ending Theme [Dot Ver.]
Japan 23:37 SV M34 Pokémon Lecture Pokémon Lecture Answer (Starts 4 seconds in)
Japan 24:00 SV M16 Gurumin / Next Time Pocket Monsters Episode 25 Preview

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 22
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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A fierce battle begins with the old castle as the battleground! How will Friede and Amethio's battle go? Will Liko and Roy be able to defeat Zir and Conia? And what happens when Hamber, Sango and Onyx join the battle?!

Summary:
Amethio and his fellow Explorers have shown up to steal Terapagos. A fierce battle begins with the old castle as the battleground! Friede and Amethio have fought multiple times before, how will their battle go this time? Now that Liko and Roy have grown so much throughout their adventure, will they be able to defeat Zir and Conia? And what happens when Explorers Hamber, Sango and Onyx join the battle?!

Voice Cast:
Minori Suzuki: Liko
Megumi Hayashibara: Nyahoja
Yuka Terasaki: Roy
Daiki Yamashita: Hogator
Taku Yashiro: Friede
Kenta Miyake: Murdock
Kei Shindo: Molly
Shun Horie: Amethio
Kohsuke Tanabe: Zir
Arisa Shida: Conia
Show Hayami: Gibeon
Yuki Onodera: Onyx
Hironori Kondo: Hamber
Kiri Yoshizawa: Diana
Tatsuki Kobe: Ikirinko
Ikue Ohtani: Captain Pikachu
Last edited 20 Oct 2023 06:51 AM by Adamant