Home / Episode Guide / 海の博物館を守れ!マグマ団の襲撃!!/The Spheal of Approval/Protect the Oceanic Museum! Attack of the Magma Gang!!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2004-05-29 The Spheal of Approval!
  • Japan 2003-07-31 海の博物館を守れ!マグマ団の襲撃!!
  • Japan 2003-07-31 Umi no hakubutsukan wo mamore! Magma-dan no kōgeki!!
  • Japan 2003-07-31 Protect the Oceanic Museum! Attack of the Magma Gang!!
  • Germany Der geheimnisvolle Stein
  • France La pierre mystérieuse
  • Spain La palmada de Spheal
  • Sweden 2005-04-24 Sjöfartsmuséet!
  • Italy Guai al museo
  • Mexico La roca misteriosa
  • Taiwan 保護海之博物館,火岩隊的襲擊!
  • Poland Walka o kamień
  • Netherlands De goedkeuring van Spheal
  • Brazil A Pedra Misteriosa
  • Israel המוזאון הימי
  • Norway Sjøfartsmuseet
  • Denmark Den mystiske sten
  • Portugal Um Spheal Aprovado
  • Russia Ни минуты покоя!
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Summary
Ash and co. are in Slateport City. May is excited to do some shopping. Max wants to check out the cool museum. Ash asks Pikachu if it wants to check out the museum. Brock states that he also needs to do some shopping. Ash and Max decide to check out the museum, while May and Brock does their shopping.

When Ash and Max arrive at the museum, the find out that the museum is closed. Ash finds it weird since the museum is suppose to be open everyday. Max doesn't want to give up yet. Max tries to climb the wall in order to get inside. A boy walks up to Max. Max falls onto the ground. The boy asks why Max was climbing the wall. The boy accuses Max of being a thief. Ash walks up to Max and asks what's wrong. The boy assumes Ash is a thief too. He wants to teach them a lesson. The boy sends out a Spheal. Ash looks up Spheal in his Pokédex. The boy tells Spheal to use attacks, but Spheal fails to use everyone of them except for Blizzard. Pikachu knocks Spheal out with Thunderbolt. The boy wonders how Pikachu was able to beat Spheal so fast. Max explains to the boy that Spheal is at a huge disadvantage against electric types.

A man walks out. He sees the boy. The man refers to the boy as Marius. The man is Captain Stern. The boy reports to Captain Stern that Ash and Max are thieves. Max tells Marius that he just wanted to visit the museum. The boy asks Max why he was climbing the wall. Max tells him that he just wanted to take a peak inside the museum since the front door was locked. Captain Stern is in charge of the museum. He tells Ash and Max that there was a problem earlier, so the museum had to be closed down. However, he invites Ash and Max to take a look around in the museum.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket has been spying on Ash and Max. James suggests they steal Pikachu and everything in the museum. Jessie and Meowth like James's idea. Captain Stern gives Ash and Max a tour of the museum. He leads them to a room where model Pokémon are displayed. They see a Wailord and many other kinds of Pokémon. One of Marius's favorite Pokémon is Goldeen. He wants one because he thinks it will evolve into Gyarados. Ash and Max laugh because only Magikarp evolve into Gyarados. Marius doesn't care about the amount of information he knows. He wants to travel in the submarine that Captain Stern is building.

Captain Stern picks up his briefcase. He shows Ash and Max a rock. The rock almost looks like it has been burnt. Captain Stern says that he received it today. It was found underwater. Ash and Max wonder how a rock could have heat from under the water. A Pokémon could've caused the heat. Suddenly, they hear a group of snow cone salesmen from outside. Captain Stern suggests they all get a snow cone. He wants to work on analyzing the rock. Ash, Max, and Marius walk outside. The snow cone salesmen are Team Rocket. They give each of them a snow cone. Ash, Max, and Marius get a brain freeze when they are finished eating their snow cone. Team Rocket then picks up Pikachu. Since Ash, Max, and Marius have a brain freeze, they can't move. A cage drops down on them. Then James puts Pikachu in a cage. They say their motto.

A Team Magma member has gone in the museum. He pulls a lever causing a blackout. Three other Team Magma members walk towards Captain Stern's rock sample. They steal the sample. Captain Stern walks in and see Team Magma. He wants to know what they plan to do with his rock. Team Magma doesn't tell Captain Stern. One member sends out Mightyena. Mightyena uses Shadow Ball filling the room with smoke. When the smoke clears, Team Magma is gone.

Ash tells Pikachu to use Thunderbolt. The attack doesn't break the cage. Team Rocket's next part of their plan is to rob the museum. Before they can head to the museum, they see Team Magma running off with their treasure. Ash and Max recognize Team Magma immediately. They have to do something before Team Magma escapes. Marius sends out Spheal. He orders Spheal to use Body Slam. All Spheal does is clap. Ash sends out Corphish. Corphish uses Crabhammer to break the cage.

Team Rocket sends out Seviper and Cacnea to block Team Magma's way. Team Rocket orders Team Magma to give them the rock. Seviper attacks with Poison Tail. Mightyena counters with Tackle. Then Cacnea uses Pin Missile. Mightyena dodges the attack by using Double Team. Seviper then uses Wrap, but Mightyena counters by using Iron Tail. Team Rocket blasts off into the sky.

Ash and co. have managed to escape from their cages. Ash demands Team Magma to give them back the rock. Captain Stern runs up to them. He wants to battle Team Magma. Captain Stern sends out Sealeo. Sealeo uses Aurora Beam. The beam hits Mightyena. Mightyena falls back and knocks into the member that is carrying the briefcase. The member drops the briefcase, and Marius catches it. Then the other two members of Team Magma send out their Mightyena.

Brock and May are now done with their shopping. They decide to head back to the museum. The Team Magma leader wants the stone back. Captain Stern refuses to give the stone back. Ash sends out Corphish to battle. Captain Stern tells Max and Marius to find Officer Jenny when he tells them to. The three Mightyena fire their Hyper Beam attacks. Corphish uses Bubblebeam, Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, and Sealeo uses Aurora Beam. All the attacks collide into each other. Captain Stern orders Max and Marius to leave now. Marius leads Max to the edge of a cliff. He tells Max that they will jump into the ocean. Mightyena prepares for a Shadow Ball attack. It fires the attack at Max and Marius. They have no choice. Max, Marius, and Spheal jump into the ocean. The Shadow Ball misses them.

Spheal swims super fast to land. When they arrive at land, they meet up with Brock and May. Captain Stern and Ash continue to face Team Magma. Captain Stern tells Ash to take the briefcase and run while he distracts Team Magma. Ash agrees to the plan. Sealeo attacks Team Magma with Blizzard. This gives Ash time to run. The leader sees Ash trying to escape. Mightyena fires a Shadow Ball to block Ash's way. The briefcase drops out of Ash's hands. It opens up and the rock falls on the ground. The rock has split into two pieces. Mightyena picks up the bigger piece and hands it over to the leader. Then Team Magma's plane arrives. Mightyena uses one last Shadow Ball, and then Team Magma escapes.

The police arrive and begin to investigate. Ash apologizes to Captain Stern for letting Team Magma get away with the rock. Captain Stern holds out the small piece of rock to Ash. He still has enough to begin his research. Ash and co. wonder what Team Magma plans on doing with the rock. Whatever it is, Ash knows it's nothing good. Marius asks Ash where he is headed next. Ash tells Marius that him and his friends are going to Mauville City. The next time Marius meets Ash, he wants to have a battle. Ash agrees to the battle, although Marius has a lot of praticing to do. Then Ash and co. wave goodbye to Marius and Captain Stern and head down towards Mauville City.

English Official Summary

Fresh out of the contest, our heroes are exploring the bustling city of Slateport. Ash and Max want to check out the Sea Museum but discover that it is not only closed, but sort of being guarded by a boy named Marius and his Spheal. After a failed attempt at attacking Ash's Pikachu, the boy recalls his Spheal. Captain Stern, the curator of the museum, appears and offers Ash,Max, and Marius a tour of the museum. Team Rocket is, of course, observing all this and devising a way to steal Pikachu. Captain Stern then shows them his latest discovery, a volcanic rock from the bottom of the ocean. He tells them about how it was believed in some cultures that a giant Pokémon caused volcanic eruptions. Team Rockets calls from outside, selling ice cream, and the boys decide to go out and get some. During this time, Team Magma members infiltrate the museum and steal the volcanic rock. At this point, Team Rocket captures Pikachu. When they see Team Magma running away, though, they divert their attention to attacking them. Team Magma sends them blasting off again. A battle breaks out between the Captain Stern, Ash, and Team Magma. Marius and Max escape by using the Marius' Spheal and they meet up with Brock and May. Ash tries to escape the battle with the rock, but it falls and the stone breaks in two. One of the Mightyena grabs half the stone and Team Magma retreats with their prize.

French Official Summary

Après avoir enfin terminé son Concours Pokémon, Flora propose un jour de repos à Poivressel avant de reprendre la route. Tandis qu’elle fait quelques courses avec Pierre dans un marché renommé, Sacha et Max visitent le Musée Océanographique. Mais, ce qui aurait dû être un jour de vacances, se transforme en une succession de combats contre la Team Rocket et la Team Magma, qui sèment la pagaille dans le musée, en cherchant une pierre rare découverte au fond de l’océan.

German Official Summary

Direkt nach dem Wettbewerb erkunden unsere Helden Graphitport City. Ash und Max möchten ins Meeresmuseum, aber es hat geschlossen.

Italian Official Summary

Al termine della Gara, i nostri eroi decidono di esplorare l'animata città di Porto Selcepoli. Ash e Max vorrebbero visitare il museo del mare ma purtroppo scoprono che è chiuso.

Portuguese Official Summary

Um dia de descanso na Cidade de Slateport acaba num confronto entre a Equipe Rocket e a Equipe Magma!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

¡Un día de relajación en Ciudad Slateport se convierte en una confrontación entre el Equipo Rocket y el Equipo Magma!

Spanish Official Summary

Tras terminar por fin su concurso Pokémon, Aura propone un día de ocio en Ciudad Portual antes de seguir su camino. Mientras ella y Brock van de compras por la zona comercial más famosa de la ciudad, Ash y Max van al Museo del Mar. Sin embargo, lo que tenía que haber sido un día de ocio acaba convirtiéndose en un combate tras otro, pues el Team Rocket y el Equipo Magma llegan a ese mismo museo en busca de una extraña roca descubierta en el lecho oceánico.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Fresh out of the contest, our heroes are exploring the bustling city of Slateport. Ash and Max want to check out the Sea Museum but discover that it is not only closed, but sort of being guarded by a boy named Marius and his Spheal. After a failed attempt at attacking Ash's Pikachu, the boy recalls his Spheal. Captain Stern, the curator of the museum, appears and offers Ash,Max, and Marius a tour of the museum. Team Rocket is, of course, observing all this and devising a way to steal Pikachu. Captain Stern then shows them his latest discovery, a volcanic rock from the bottom of the ocean. He tells them about how it was believed in some cultures that a giant Pokémon caused volcanic eruptions. Team Rockets calls from outside, selling ice cream, and the boys decide to go out and get some. During this time, Team Magma members infiltrate the museum and steal the volcanic rock. At this point, Team Rocket captures Pikachu. When they see Team Magma running away, though, they divert their attention to attacking them. Team Magma sends them blasting off again. A battle breaks out between the Captain Stern, Ash, and Team Magma. Marius and Max escape by using the Marius' Spheal and they meet up with Brock and May. Ash tries to escape the battle with the rock, but it falls and the stone breaks in two. One of the Mightyena grabs half the stone and Team Magma retreats with their prize.

Russian Official Summary

Потратив много сил на последнем состязании покемонов, Мэй решает устроить день отдыха и предлагает передохнуть в Слейпорт Сити. Пока она ходит по магазинам вместе с Броком, Эш и Макс решают посетить Музей океана. Когда оказывается, что музей закрыт, хотя должен быть открыт ежедневно, Макс решает перебраться через стену, и его принимают за вора. Эш и Макс объясняют ситуацию Капитану Штерну, куратору музея, который позволяет им зайти. Он только что получил новый каменный образец, который привлёк внимание Команды Магма и Команды Р. Эшу и капитану Штерну удаётся одолеть их, но во время битвы камень ломается. Капитан Штерн не понимает, что нужно Команде Магма, но решает продолжить исследования оставшегося кусочка камня.

Dutch Official Summary

Een dagje ontspanning in Slateport stad verandert in een confrontatie tussen Team Rocket en Team Magma!

Danish Official Summary

En afslappet dag i Slateport City ender med et sammenstød mellem Team Rocket og Team Magma!

Swedish Official Summary

En avslappnad dag i Slateport City förvandlas till en sammandrabbning mellan Team Rocket och Team Magma!

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 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 Officer Jenny
  • Japan ジュンサー
  • Japan Junsa
  • Japan Junsa
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 Ash's Corphish
  • Japan サトシのヘイガニ
  • Japan Satoshi no Heigani
  • Japan Satoshi's Heigani
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  • United States Jessie's Seviper
  • Japan ムサシのハブネーク
  • Japan Musashi no Habunake
  • Japan Musashi's Habunake
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  • United States James's Cacnea
  • Japan コジロウのサボネア
  • Japan Kojirō no Sabonea
  • Japan Kojiro's Sabonea
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States Officer Jenny's Growlithe
  • Japan ジュンサーのガーディ
  • Japan Junsa no Gardie
  • Japan Junsa's Gardie
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  • United States Team Magma Grunts
  • Japan マグマ団員
  • Japan Magma-danin
  • Japan Magma Gang Grunts
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  • United States Tabitha (Harlan)
  • Japan ホムラ
  • Japan Homura
  • Japan Homura
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  • United States Team Magma Grunts' Mightyena
  • Japan マグマ団のグラエナ
  • Japan Magma-dan no Graena
  • Japan Magma Gang's Graena
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  • United States Marius
  • Japan ヨウスケ
  • Japan Yōsuke
  • Japan Yosuke
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  • United States Marius's Spheal
  • Japan ヨウスケのタマザラシ
  • Japan Yōsuke no Tamazarashi
  • Japan Yosuke's Tamazarashi
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  • United States Captain Stern
  • Japan クスノキ
  • Japan Kusunoki
  • Japan Kusunoki
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  • United States Captain Stern's Sealeo
  • Japan クスノキのトドグラー
  • Japan Kusunoki no Todoggler
  • Japan Kusunoki's Todoggler

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Tentacool
  • Japan メノクラゲ
  • Japan Menokurage
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  • United States Goldeen
  • Japan トサキント
  • Japan Tosakinto
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  • United States Lanturn
  • Japan ランターン
  • Japan Lantern
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  • United States Remoraid
  • Japan テッポウオ
  • Japan Teppouo
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  • United States Wailmer
  • Japan ホエルコ
  • Japan Whalko
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  • United States Wailord
  • Japan ホエルオー
  • Japan Whaloh
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  • United States Groudon
  • Japan グラードン
  • Japan Groudon
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11:37

Who's that Pokémon Pokémon Advanced

Nuzleaf - This Pokémon lives in in the forest and enjoys startling people!
14:52

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 the location of the movie which is Faunz (ファウンス).

There was no Okido segment on the rental DVD for this episode.

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 (Trans): Advance Adventure
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:28 2002-2005(AG)-M01 ヒワマキシティ
Japanese (Romanized): Hiwamaki City
Japanese (Trans): Hiwamaki City
The group stays another day in Kaina City.
Japan 02:56 2002-2005(AG)-M42 進化おめでとう
Japanese (Romanized): Shinka omedetō
Japanese (Trans): Congratulations for the Evolution
Advanced Generation Title Card
Japan 03:27 1997-1998-M30 大混戦
Japanese (Romanized): Daikonsen
Japanese (Trans): Chaos
A boy named Yosuke sends out Tamazarashi to battle, but... it appears to be disobedient.
Japan 06:18 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Rocket Gang has overheard the conversation.
Japan 06:52 1997-1998-M10 ピカチュウ登場
Japanese (Romanized): Pikachu Tōjō
Japanese (Trans): Pikachu Enters
Captain Kusunoki shows the oceanology museum to Satoshi, Masato and Yosuke.
Japan 08:25 Movie 6 BGM - Groudon Appears Movie 6 BGM - Kusunoki explains why he closed the museum: he received a sample of an unusual dark rock from the bottom of the ocean that underwent extremely high temperatures (images of Groudon are shown).
Japan 09:25 1999-2001-M25 Imminent Danger A Magma Gang member passes through the museum's security system.
Japan 09:34 1997-1998-M70 Sunbasking Rocket Gang sells snow cones and Satoshi, Masato and Yosuke go buy it.
Japan 10:57 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 (Trans): Rocket Gang Arrival Theme (Houen Version)
Rocket Gang Motto
Japan 11:31 2002-2005(AG)-M36 アジト
Japanese (Romanized): Agit
Japanese (Trans): Hideout
The Magma Gang members steal the curious stone and Kusunoki confronts them.
Japan 12:50 2002-2005(AG)-M37 マグマ団登場!
Japanese (Romanized): Magma-dan tōjō!
Japanese (Trans): Enter the Magma Gang!
Rocket Gang spots Magma Gang members running away from the building and decides to go after them.
Japan 14:21 1999-2001-M08 Cause For Alarm Homura orders Guraena to use Double Team. The music plays through the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 15:23 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 15:29 1999-2001-M17 戦闘!ライバル
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Rival
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Rival
Satoshi, Masato and Yosuke confront Magma Gang. Kusunoki then appears to recover the curious stone.
Japan 17:13 1999-2001-M19 戦闘!チャンピオン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Champion
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Champion
The three Magma Gang's Guraena battle Satoshi's Pikachu with Heigani and Kusunoki's Todoggler.
Japan 18:53 1999-2001-M23 ラジオとう占拠!
Japanese (Romanized): Radio-tō senkyo
Japanese (Trans): The Radio Tower Takeover
Kusunoki hands the stone case to Satoshi, telling him to run while Todoggler distracts them using Blizzard.
Japan 20:40 1997-1998-M04 出会いと別れと
Japanese (Romanized): Deai to Wakare to
Japanese (Trans): Meeting and Parting
Kusunoki says that it's good that at least a smaller part of the stone could be at hand, which will be sufficient for his research. The group then waves goodbye to Yosuke and Kusunoki while leaving.
Japan 21:44 ポルカ・オ・ドルカ
Japanese (Romanized): Polka・O・Dolka
Japanese (Trans): 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 (Trans): Opening Theme 'Advance Adventure' INST.
Advanced Generation Episode 37 preview
Japan 23:35 1997-1998-M44 I Choose Who? Professor Okido's Movie 6 Information
Japan 23:54 Movie 6 BGM - Arrival at Faunz Movie 6 BGM - Clips of the movie's footage focused on the group are shown as Okido narrates.
Japan 24:08 フライゴン登場
Japanese (Romanized): Flygon Toujou
Japanese (Trans): Flygon's Appearance
Movie 6 BGM - Clips of Butler's doings in the movie are shown as Okido continues his narration.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 23
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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