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Titles and Airdates

Titles

  • United States Win, Lose, or Drew!
  • Japan ハルカ!ポケモンコンテスト初挑戦!!
  • Japan Haruka! Pokémon Contest hatsu chōsen!!
  • Japan Haruka! Her First Try at a Pokémon Contest!!
  • Germany Hopp oder top!
  • France Flora tente sa chance
  • Spain ¡Ganar, perder o Drew!
  • Sweden Majs första tävling!
  • Italy Chi vince, chi perde
  • Mexico Ganar, perder o empatar
  • Taiwan 小遙!初次挑戰神奇寶貝華麗大賽!
  • Poland Wygraj, przegraj albo zremisuj
  • Netherlands Winnen of verliezen van Drew
  • Brazil Vencer ou Perder, Empatar Nunca!
  • Israel !נצחון הפסד או לשלוף
  • Norway Tap og vinn med samme sinn!
  • Denmark Dysten imod Drew!
  • Portugal Vencer, Perder ou Drew!
  • Russia Победить, нельзя проиграть

Airdates

Staff List
Anime Studio Logo
OLM Team Ota

Japan Screenplay 冨岡淳広 (Atsuhiro Tomioka)
Japan Storyboard 秦義人 (Yoshito Hata)
Japan Episode Director 秦義人 (Yoshito Hata)
Japan Animation Director 宍戸久美 (Kumiko Shishido)

OP/ED List

ポルカ・オ・ドルカ
Polka O Dolka
포켓몬스터 AG
Pocket Monsters AG
행복한 여행
A Happy Journey
寶可夢點點名
Pokémon Roll Call
Screenplay
脚本
Storyboard
絵コンテ
Episode Director
演出
Animation Director
作画監督
Summary
Today is the opening day of the Pokémon contest. Ash and co. are running down the street towards the building. They are running late because May didn't check the deadline. If they can make it to the contest on time, May will be able to participate. They enter the building. May shows the lady at the counter her contest card. May has just made it on time. The lady tells May that the contest will begin at one o'clock. Ash is hungry from all the running. Since there are still three hours left, they decide to search for a restaurant.

Team Rocket enters the building too. The approach the lady at the counter by saying their motto. Jessie then tells the lady that she would like to enter the contest. The lady tells Jessie that she is too late. Team Rocket is shocked to hear this. All of their time training has gone to waste. They walk outside and sit on a bench. A trainer calls his Poochyena over. Jessie sees something in the trainer's hand. It is Pokeblock. They decide to sell Pokeblock because every trainer will want some.

The contest is about to begin. Vivian is on stage introducing herself and the contest. Then she introduces the judges. Then Vivian shows the audience the ribbon that the coordinators will be competing for. If a trainer wins five ribbons, that trainer will then be qualified to enter the Grand Festival.

May is looking really nervous. Ash and the others walk up to her. Ash tells May that she has to stay calm because if she doesn't, then her Pokémon will be nervous too. The peliminaries are about to start. In these rounds, the Pokémon are judged on their acts and beauty. Many trainers begin to show off their Pokémon. Ash, Brock, and Max all are enjoying the performances. Next up is Drew. Drew sends out Roselia. It starts off with using Petal Dance. Then Roselia uses a combination of Stun Spore and Magical Leaf. These attacks show great beauty. Then Roselia uses another Petal Dance and Magical Leaf combination. When Drew's performance is over, the audience applauds for him. Drew got a 29.4, the highest score yet.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket has different uniforms on themselves. They each are carrying a tray. Jessie says that they will steal all the Pokeblock the trainers have. A man walks up to Team Rocket. He tells them that he knows many secrets about the Pokeblock. Team Rocket wants to hear these secrets.

Drew walks up to May. He brags to May about how great his performance was. Then he tells May that he will cheer for her because he wants her to make it past the peliminaries. Robert is the next coordinator to perform. He tells Milotic to use Safeguard. The Safeguard leaves the audience in awe. Ash looks up Milotic in his Pokédex.

Now it is May's turn. Vivian tells the audience that it is May's first time participating in a contest. May is looks very nervous. Ash and co. shout down to May to calm down. May takes out her Pokéball. Before she can send Beautifly out, she slips on the floor. Vivian helps May up. Then May tries again. She doesn't mess up. She throws a frisbee to Beautifly. Beautifly uses String Shot to bounce the frisbee right back to May. Then Beautifly uses Silver Wind to finish things off. Her final score is a 24.9.

May hopes she makes it to the second round. Drew hands May a rose for her Pokémon. He tells May that she could use some more work. Meanwhile, the man continues to talk to Team Rocket. Team Rocket is getting bored of the man's conversation. The results now are displayed on the big screen. Both May and Drew make it to the second round. When the screen randomly selects who will be versing who, May and Drew are together.

The second round begins. May sends out Beautifly and Drew sends out Roselia. Roselia uses Magical Leaf, but Beautifly counters with Gust. However, the Magical Leaf attack bounces right back and hits Beautifly. Drew explains that Magical Leaf is an attack that never misses. Brock states that May was fooled by that attack. Ash blames himself for not teaching May some good battling techniques. May is in big trouble now. She has lost a lot of points. Roselia then prepares a Solarbeam attack. Beautifly tries to stop Roselia with String Shot. It doesn't work. Roselia fires the Solarbeam, scoring a direct hit. Beautifly is knocked out, and Drew wins the battle.

Ash, Brock, and Max tries to comfort May. May feels awful about the whole thing. Ash tells May that it is okay that she lost. They look on the TV screen. Drew is facing Robert. Robert beats Drew with a few of Milotic's attacks. Ash and co. are surprised that Drew lost. Meanwhile, the man continues to tell Team Rocket his information about berries and Pokeblock. The judges present Robert with his Pokémon Ribbon. The contest is now over.

Drew walks outside. May runs up to Drew. She tells him that she will beat him in their next contest. Drew is looking forward to it, but he will be stronger too. Then Drew leaves. Now May has an even stronger will of winning a Pokémon contest. The man continues to explain the Pokeblock stuff while Team Rocket is asleep.

English Official Summary

May enters Beautifly in the beauty contest, but Team Rocket is too late to enter their Dustox. At the competitions, the person in line right before May is none other than her rival Drew. Drew's Roselia gives an excellent performance, netting him an extremely high score. May is more determined than ever to beat Drew. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is busy holding a "charity drive" scam for PokéBlocks. A little old man stops to talk to them about PokéBlocks. The contest is heating up with a Milotic stealing the show. May is up again in the contest and she and her Beautifly toss a disc back and forth, like they practiced before. In the next round, she has to battle Drew who defeats her. He then looses to the contestant with the Milotic. May and Drew part on good terms and the scene ends with the old man still intently talking to a slumbering Team Rocket about PokéBlocks.

French Official Summary

En dépit des semaines d’attente pour son premier Concours Pokémon, Flora finit encore par arriver au bureau des inscriptions quelques instants avant sa fermeture ! Mais là, il semble que sa chance l’abandonne lorsqu’elle trébuche et commence son enchaînement par une chute ! Elle réussit cependant à retrouver ses esprits et obtient de bons points pour une débutante, dans la première manche du Concours. Mais c’est là que le véritable défi va commencer car la débutante Flora va devoir concourir dans la section Combat du Concours contre son rival de toujours, un combattant bien plus expérimenté qu’elle !

German Official Summary

Maike meldet ihr Papinella beim Schönheitswettbewerb an, aber Team Rocket hat die Anmeldefrist für sein Pudox verpasst. Während des Wettbewerbs steht Maike direkt hinter ihrer Rivalin Doris in der Schlange.

Italian Official Summary

Vera iscrive il Beautifly alla Gara di bellezza, mentre il Team Rocket non fa in tempo a iscrivere il suo Dustox. Alle gare, il concorrente iscrittosi subito prima di Vera si rivela essere il suo rivale Drew.

Portuguese Official Summary

É hora do primeiro Concurso Pokémon de May! Terá seu Beautifly o que é necessário para vencer uma fita?

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

¡Es hora del primer Concurso Pokémon de May! ¿Su Beautifly tendrá lo necesario para ganar un listón?

Spanish Official Summary

A pesar de que lleva semanas esperando que llegue el día de su primer concurso Pokémon, Aura llega a la mesa de inscripciones por los pelos. Sin embargo, parece que será su único golpe de suerte, pues pierde el equilibrio e inaugura su ejercicio con una caída, aunque consigue recuperarse y obtiene una buena puntuación para ser principiante en la primera sección del concurso. El verdadero reto llega después, cuando la principiante Aura debe competir en la sección de combates contra nada menos que su rival de siempre, ¡un oponente con mucha más experiencia que ella!

English Great Britian Official Summary

May enters Beautifly in the beauty contest, but Team Rocket is too late to enter their Dustox. At the competitions, the person in line right before May is none other than her rival Drew. Drew's Roselia gives an excellent performance, netting him an extremely high score. May is more determined than ever to beat Drew. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is busy holding a "charity drive" scam for PokéBlocks. A little old man stops to talk to them about PokéBlocks. The contest is heating up with a Milotic stealing the show. May is up again in the contest and she and her Beautifly toss a disc back and forth, like they practiced before. In the next round, she has to battle Drew who defeats her. He then looses to the contestant with the Milotic. May and Drew part on good terms and the scene ends with the old man still intently talking to a slumbering Team Rocket about PokéBlocks.

Russian Official Summary

наконец, пришло время первого состязания покемонов Мэй. Она узнает, что тот, кто выигрывает все пять лент в регионе, попадает на самое главное состязание - Большой Фестиваль. Мэй старается сохранить спокойствие, но нервы ее на пределе. Дрю и его Розелия показывают удивительный номер, затем Роберт и его волшебный Майлотик завоёвывают сердца публики. Когда приходит черед Мэй, она настолько взволнована, что выступает скомканно, но Бьютифлай спасает положение Серебряным ветром, и судьи присуждают ей очко, позволив пройти во второй раунд. В финале она сражается с Дрю, Розелия которого побеждает Бьютифлай, но проигрывает Майлотику Роберта. Роберт выигрывает ленточку, а Дрю и Мэй намерены выступить лучше в следующий раз.

Dutch Official Summary

Het is tijd voor May's eerste  Pokémon Wedstrijd! Zal haar Beautifly zo goed zijn, zodat ze een lintje wint?

Danish Official Summary

Tiden er inde til Mays første Pokémon-konkurrence! Har hendes Beautifly, hvad der skal til for at vinde et Ribbon?

Swedish Official Summary

Det är dags för Mays första Pokémon-tävling! Har hennes Beautifly det som krävs för att vinna?

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Ash's Pikachu
  • Japan サトシのピカチュウ
  • Japan Satoshi no Pikachu
  • Japan Satoshi's Pikachu
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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 Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
May
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  • United States May
  • Japan ハルカ
  • Japan Haruka
  • Japan Haruka
Max
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  • United States Max
  • Japan マサト
  • Japan Masato
  • Japan Masato
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  • United States Jessie's Wobbuffet
  • Japan ムサシのソーナンス
  • Japan Musashi no Sonansu
  • Japan Musashi's Sonansu
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  • United States Sukizo
  • Japan スキゾーさん
  • Japan Sukizō-san
  • Japan Sukizo
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  • United States Raoul Contesta
  • Japan コンテスタ
  • Japan Contesta
  • Japan Contesta
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  • United States Drew
  • Japan シュウ
  • Japan Shū
  • Japan Shu
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  • United States May's Beautifly
  • Japan ハルカのアゲハント
  • Japan Haruka no Agehunt
  • Japan Haruka's Agehunt
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  • United States Pokémon Contest Secretary
  • Japan ポケモンコンテスト秘書
  • Japan Pokémon Contest Hisho
  • Japan Pokémon Contest Secretary
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  • United States Drew's Roselia
  • Japan シュウのロゼリア
  • Japan Shū no Roselia
  • Japan Shu's Roselia
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  • United States Robert
  • Japan ロバート
  • Japan Robert
  • Japan Robert
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  • United States Vivian Meridian
  • Japan ビビアン
  • Japan Vivian
  • Japan Vivian
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  • United States Robert's Milotic
  • Japan ロバートのミロカロス
  • Japan Robert no Milokaross
  • Japan Robert's Milokaross

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Psyduck
  • Japan コダック
  • Japan Koduck
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  • United States Ponyta
  • Japan ポニータ
  • Japan Ponyta
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  • United States Bellossom
  • Japan キレイハナ
  • Japan Kireihana
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  • United States Forretress
  • Japan フォレトス
  • Japan Foretos
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  • United States Poochyena
  • Japan ポチエナ
  • Japan Pochiena
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  • United States Wingull
  • Japan キャモメ
  • Japan Camome
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  • United States Shroomish
  • Japan キノココ
  • Japan Kinococo
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  • United States Azurill
  • Japan ルリリ
  • Japan Ruriri
19:37

Paint Edit

Drew's sleeves are missing in a scene right after he lost to Robert. His sleeves are painted his skin color.
13:47

Who's that Pokémon Pokémon Advanced

Dustox - This Pokémon is instinctively drawn to the bright lights of cities!
14:16

Eyecatch Groudon and Kyogre Eyecatch

Groudon Commercial Intro Eyecatch with Pikachu, Satoshi, Haruka, Masato and Takeshi.

Kyogre Commercial Return Eyecatch with Pikachu, Satoshi, Haruka, Masato and Takeshi.
23:35

Special First-Airing Segment Movie Preview

A special 'Latest Movie Information!' (映画最新情報!) Okido segment was broadcast on the original airing of this episode to promote the 6th Pocket Monsters movie Wishing Star of the Seven Nights (七夜の願い星 ジラーチ). The preview discussed Butler (バトラー), the antagonist of the movie and it also briefly discussed Magma-dan (マグマ団).

There was no Okido segment on the rental DVD for this episode.
Episode Music Regions
Music Player

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 アドバンス・アドベンチャー ~Advance Adventure~
Japanese (Romanized): Advance Adventure
Japanese (TL): Advance Adventure
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:28 Movie 1 Short - Togepi Cries Haruka rushes along with her friends into the Contest Hall.
Japan 02:00 2002-2005(AG)-M42 進化おめでとう
Japanese (Romanized): Shinka omedetō
Japanese (TL): Congratulations for the Evolution
Advanced Generation Title Card
Japan 02:51 2002-2005(AG)-M32 ロケット団参上!のテーマ(ホウエン・バージョン)
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan sanjō! no thema (Houen Version)
Japanese (TL): Rocket Gang Arrival Theme (Houen Version)
Rocket Gang walk in and performs a variation of the Motto asking for Musashi to sign up for the Contest.
Japan 03:46 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (TL): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Rocket Gang sees a trainer giving Pollocks for his Pochiena.
Japan 04:21 2002-2005(AG)-M46B コンテスト!
Japanese (Romanized): Contest!
Japanese (TL): Contest!
The Kaina City's Pokémon Contest is presented by Vivian.
Japan 05:54 1999-2001-M25 Imminent Danger Shu overhears the conversation between Haruka and the friends.
Japan 06:24 2002-2005(AG)-M25 戦闘!四天王
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Shitennō
Japanese (TL): Battle! Elite Four
Shu makes his appeal in the contest.
Japan 09:25 2002-2005(AG)-M20 おふれのせきしつ
Japanese (Romanized): Ofure no sekishitsu
Japanese (TL): Proclaimed Stone Chamber
Robert makes his appeal in the contest.
Japan 10:33 2002-2005(AG)-M21 戦闘!アクア・マグマ団
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Aqua - Magma-dan
Japanese (TL): Battle! Aqua/Magma Gang
Haruka makes her debut in the contests.
Japan 11:19 1997-1998-M58 戦い(VSジムリーダー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Gym Leader)
Japanese (TL): Battle (VS Gym Leader)
Haruka begins her appeal, with Agehanto.
Japan 14:23 Movie 2 BGM - Fire Orb Movie 2 BGM - Haruka and Shu are paired up against each other in the quarter-finals. The music plays through the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 14:41 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 14:59 2002-2005(AG)-M22 戦闘!レジロック・レジアイス・レジスチル
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Regirock - Regice - Registeel
Japanese (TL): Battle! Regirock - Regice - Registeel
Shu and Haruka begin their contest battle.
Japan 18:12 2002-2005(AG)-M05 Haruka cries over her loss to Shu.
Japan 19:03 強者のミュウツー
Japanese (Romanized): Kyōsha no Mewtwo
Japanese (TL): The Mighty Mewtwo
Movie 1 BGM - Shu battles and loses with Robert.
Japan 20:13 2002-2005(AG)-M46 コンテスト!
Japanese (Romanized): Contest!
Japanese (TL): Contest!
Robert is awarded the Contest Winner's trophy. After exchanging lines with Shu, Haruka gets fired up to become a Top Coordinator.
Japan 21:30 Movie 1 Short - Yadon Eyecatch Musashi and Nyarth have already been sleeping for a long time, and after writing down a few more notes from the old man, Kojiro falls down exhausted at last.
Japan 21:44 ポルカ・オ・ドルカ
Japanese (Romanized): Polka・O・Dolka
Japanese (TL): Polka・O・Dolka
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:05 2002-2005(AG)-M40 ~アドバンス・アドベンチャー~ (BONUS-TRACK) 競技中 OPテーマ「アドバンス・アドベンチャー」INST.
Japanese (Romanized): OP thema 'Advance Adventure' INST.
Japanese (TL): Opening Theme 'Advance Adventure' INST.
Advanced Generation Episode 36 preview
Japan 23:35 1997-1998-M44 I Choose Who? Professor Okido's Movie 6 Information
Japan 23:54 アバン~グラードンのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Avant ~ Groudon no Theme
Japanese (TL): Avant ~ Groudon's Theme
Movie 6 BGM - Clips of the movie's footage focused on Butler are shown as Okido narrates.

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:31 I Want To Be A Hero English opening
United States 01:15 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Title card
United States 02:02 2002-2005(AG)-M32 ロケット団参上!のテーマ(ホウエン・バージョン)
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan sanjō! no thema (Houen Version)
Japanese (TL): Rocket Gang Arrival Theme (Houen Version)
Team rocket motto
United States 02:57 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (TL): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Team rocket catch an eye for Pokeblock.
United States 05:41 2002-2005(AG)-M25 戦闘!四天王
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Shitennō
Japanese (TL): Battle! Elite Four
Drew begins his appeal(The beginning is replaced)
United States 10:31 1997-1998-M58 戦い(VSジムリーダー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Gym Leader)
Japanese (TL): Battle (VS Gym Leader)
May gets on with her appeal.
United States 20:42 I Want To Be A Hero English ending

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 22
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 7
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Summary:
It's the day of Pokémon Contest and the hall is packed to the brim!! However, Haruka is tense and nervous! The theme of the Contest's first judging is a "showcase performance", where her rival Shuu's "Thorn Pokémon" Roselia acquired a high score!! When it's Haruka and Agehunt's turn, they fire off the move "Silver Wind", which they've been tirelessly practicing at for this day, and brilliantly qualify for the second judging. The next judging is a Contest Battle, where beauty alone isn't enough to win. In addition, Haruka's opponent is Shuu! Which of them will win this battle...!?

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Yuji Ueda: Takeshi
KAORI: Haruka
Fushigi Yamada: Masato
Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
Yuriko Yamaguchi: Joy
Yumi Takada: Vivian
Mitsuki Saiga: Shuu
Koichi Sakaguchi: Contesta
Katsuyuki Konishi: Polock Man
Yoshinori Sonobe: Sukizo
Natsuki Yoshihara: Receptioness
Ryoko Shiraishi: Agehunt
Unsho Ishizuka: Narration
Last edited 14 Jan 2015 07:35 PM by Adamant