Home / Episode Guide / Zig Zag ZangooseザングースVSハブネーク!ライバル対決!!Zangoose VS Habunake! Rival Showdown!!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2004-10-23 Zig Zag Zangoose
  • Japan 2003-10-23 ザングースVSハブネーク!ライバル対決!!
  • Japan 2003-10-23 Zangoose VS Habunake! Rival taiketsu!!
  • Japan 2003-10-23 Zangoose VS Habunake! Rival Showdown!!
  • Germany Im Zickzack zum Ziel
  • France La tactique zigzag
  • Spain El zizagueante Zangoose
  • Sweden 2005-10-23 Mameluck-pojkens återkomst!
  • Italy Nemici naturali
  • Mexico Zangoose vs. Seviper
  • Finland Pokémonpujottelun mestari
  • Taiwan 貓鼬斬對抗飯匙蛇,宿敵大對決!
  • Netherlands O Ziguezague de Zangoose!
  • Brazil O Ziguezague de Zangoose!
  • Israel זנגוס בזיג זג
  • Norway Zangoose i sikksakk
  • Denmark Zig-zag Zangoose
  • Portugal ZigZag Zangoose!
  • Russia Зигзаг и Зангус
Staff List
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Team Ota

Japan Screenplay 藤田伸三 (Shinzō Fujita)
Japan Storyboard 秦義人 (Yoshito Hata)
Japan Animation Director 宍戸久美 (Kumiko Shishido)
Japan Episode Director 秦義人 (Yoshito Hata)

OP/ED List

そこに空があるから
Because There is Sky There
포켓몬스터 AG
Pocket Monsters AG
행복한 여행
A Happy Journey
寶可夢點點名
Pokémon Roll Call
Summary

English Official Summary

Ash and friends are traveling when a Zangoose runs up in front of them. It is followed by its Trainer, their old friend Nicolai. Ash challenges Nicolai to a Pokémon battle. The battle is being watched by Team Rocket. Jessie sends out her Seviper (to steal Pikachu), but Zangoose senses it and the two Pokémon start to fight. They fall into the river, and Ash sends Corphish to drive Seviper off so they can rescue Zangoose. While the injured Zangoose is recovering back at their camp, Ash shows Nicolai how to battle Seviper. Team Rocket returns and the battle between Zangoose and Seviper continues. James and Meowth steal Pikachu while Jessie is helping her Seviper. The friends go to get Pikachu back, but James' Cacnea accidentally sends Pikachu flying. Wobbuffet grabs Pikachu and runs off, trailed by everyone. Nicolai notices that they can't catch Wobbuffet because it's running in a zig-zag pattern, so he instructs his Zangoose to do the same to avoid Seviper's attacks. Zangoose then uses Crush Claw to win the battle, while Pikachu uses Thunder to send Team Rocket blasting off again. Nicolai congratulates Zangoose, and Ash and Nicolai continue their battle.

French Official Summary

Alors que Sacha et ses amis continuent leur périple, ils croisent un Mangriff. Il est suivi de son Dresseur, qui n'est autre que leur vieil ami Nicolas. Sacha défie alors Nicolas dans un duel Pokémon.

German Official Summary

Ein Sengo läuft Ash und seinen Freunden über den Weg. Sein Trainer, ihr alter Freund Nicholai, rennt dem Pokémon hinterher. Ash fordert Nicholai zum Kampf heraus.

Italian Official Summary

Ash e i suoi amici stanno viaggiando quando uno Zangoose passa di corsa davanti a loro. È seguito da un Allenatore, il loro vecchio amico Nicolai. Ash ne approfitta per sfidare Nicolai a una lotta di Pokémon.

Portuguese Official Summary

Um velho conhecido ganha confiança e fortalece seu elo com seu Zangoose quando ele é forçado a enfrentar um Seviper em uma batalha desequilibrada.

Finnish Official Summary

Vanha tuttava saa itsevarmuutta, ja vahvistaa suhdettaan Zangoosensa kanssa, joutuessaan kohtaamaan Seviperin epäreilussa ottelussa.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Un viejo conocido gana la confianza y fortalece su lazo con Zangoose cuando se ve forzado a enfrentar a Seviper en una batalla menos que justa.

Spanish Official Summary

Ash y sus amigos están viajando cuando un Zangoose se pone delante de ellos. Es seguido por su Entrenador, su viejo amigo Nicolai. Ash reta a Nicolai en un combate Pokémon.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash and friends are traveling when a Zangoose runs up in front of them. It is followed by its Trainer, their old friend Nicolai. Ash challenges Nicolai to a Pokémon battle. The battle is being watched by Team Rocket. Jessie sends out her Seviper (to steal Pikachu), but Zangoose senses it and the two Pokémon start to fight. They fall into the river, and Ash sends Corphish to drive Seviper off so they can rescue Zangoose. While the injured Zangoose is recovering back at their camp, Ash shows Nicolai how to battle Seviper. Team Rocket returns and the battle between Zangoose and Seviper continues. James and Meowth steal Pikachu while Jessie is helping her Seviper. The friends go to get Pikachu back, but James' Cacnea accidentally sends Pikachu flying. Wobbuffet grabs Pikachu and runs off, trailed by everyone. Nicolai notices that they can't catch Wobbuffet because it's running in a zig-zag pattern, so he instructs his Zangoose to do the same to avoid Seviper's attacks. Zangoose then uses Crush Claw to win the battle, while Pikachu uses Thunder to send Team Rocket blasting off again. Nicolai congratulates Zangoose, and Ash and Nicolai continue their battle.

Russian Official Summary

Вскоре после встречи с давнишним приятелем и его Зангусом, Эш и его друзья узнают, что этот покемон является злейшим врагом Севайпера. Джесси и Джеймс появляются, когда Зангус, почуяв приближение Севайпера, вызывает того на поединок. Первая битва заканчивается традиционным пролётом Команды Р над горизонтом, но и покемоны, и их тренеры намерены выявить победителя раз и навсегда.

Dutch Official Summary

Een oude bekende wint het vertrouwen en versterkt de band met zijn Zangoose als hij gedwongen wordt te vechten tegen Seviper in een oneerlijk gevecht.

Norwegian Official Summary

En gammel bekjent får selvtillit og styrker forholdet til sin Zangoose når han blir nødt til å møte Seviper i en alt annet enn rettferdig kamp.

Swedish Official Summary

En gammal bekant vinner självförtroende och stärker banden till sin Zangoose, när han tvingas möta Seviper i en strid som är allt annat än rättvis.

Danish Official Summary

En gammel bekendt vinder selvtillid og styrker forholdet til sin Zangoose, da han bliver nødt til at møde Seviper i en kamp, der er alt andet end lige.

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
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 Treecko
  • Japan サトシのキモリ
  • Japan Satoshi no Kimori
  • Japan Satoshi's Kimori
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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 Norman
  • Japan センリ
  • Japan Senri
  • Japan Senri
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  • United States Caroline
  • Japan ミツコ
  • Japan Mitsuko
  • Japan Mitsuko
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  • United States May's Skitty
  • Japan ハルカのエネコ
  • Japan Haruka no Eneco
  • Japan Haruka's Eneco
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  • United States Nicholai
  • Japan キヨ
  • Japan Kiyo
  • Japan Kiyo
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  • United States Nicholai's Zangoose
  • Japan キヨのザングース
  • Japan Kiyo no Zangoose
  • Japan Kiyo's Zangoose
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  • United States Nicholai's Marshtomp
  • Japan キヨのヌマクロー
  • Japan Kiyo no Numacraw
  • Japan Kiyo's Numacraw
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12:13

Trainer's Choice Advanced Challenge

Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Question Trainers, which one of these Pokémon is the best choice to battle Ninjask?
Choices Torkoal, Dewgong, Nosepass
Answer Ok, Trainers! If you chose Dewgong, you were right!

12:57

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 Senryu Contest

Everyone's Pokémon Senryū Mass Recruitment (みんなのポケモン川柳大募集) contest was introduced during the original airing of this episode. Contestants were asked to select from 1 of 4 different Pokémon: Marilli (マリルリ), Muchul (ムチュール), Merriep (メリープ) or Lugia (ルギア) and write a Senryū based on them.

The Application Rules (応募のお約束) stated that the Senryū must contain the name of the chosen Pokémon (お題のポケモンの名前が必ず入っていること) and the syllable meter must be in the 5-7-5 (5・7・5の七五調になっていること) style.

The winning senryū's were featured in the Okido segment during the following Advanced Generation episodes:
The Marilli (マリルリ) Senryū was used in: AG55
The Muchul (ムチュール) Senryū was used in: AG56
The Merriep (メリープ) Senryū was used in: AG57
The Lugia (ルギア) Senryū was used in: AG58

The rental DVD that included this episode did not have an Okido segment.

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 01:37 2002-2005(AG)-M28 A Zangoose runs past the group, and soon it meets with their old friend Kiyo (in a Zangoose's disguise).
Japan 02:14 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 03:53 2002-2005(AG)-M25 戦闘!四天王
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Shitennō
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Elite Four
Satoshi and Kiyo battle.
Japan 05:32 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 spies on the group and plots to steal Pikachu.
Japan 06:09 Movie 3 BGM - Lizardon to the Rescue Movie 3 BGM - Kiyo changes from his Numacraw costume into his Zangoose's, sending out Zangoose to battle next.
Japan 06:49 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 begins the Motto, but is interrupted by Habunake and Zangoose's fight.
Japan 07:16 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Habunake and Zangoose fight each other.
Japan 08:05 1999-2001-M25 Imminent Danger Habunake and Zangoose keep drifting in the stream. Satoshi orders Heigani to attack Habunake and then rescue Zangoose.
Japan 08:47 1999-2001-M26 Unhinged Kiyo feeds his injured Zangoose a soup (with an Antidote) prepared by Takeshi.
Japan 11:01 2002-2005(AG)-M13A チャンピオンロード
Japanese (Romanized): Champion Road
Japanese (Trans): Champion Road
Kiyo and Satoshi change into Zangoose and Habunake costumes, respectively, and run at each other to fight.
Japan 12:15 Movie 1 Short - Digda and Dugtrio Eyecatch Haruka's Eneco jumps after Satoshi's Zangoose costume's tail, to play with it.
Japan 12:42 Movie 2 BGM - Fire Orb Movie 2 BGM - Zangoose goes after the source of the place where it heard Habunake.
Japan 12:58 2002-2005(AG)-M44 Eyecatch Break
Japan 13:05 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 13:40 2002-2005(AG)-M21 戦闘!アクア・マグマ団
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Aqua - Magma-dan
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Aqua/Magma Gang
Kiyo's Zangoose appears and fights Musashi's Habunake.
Japan 14:45 2002-2005(AG)-M17 Musashi tells Kojiro and Nyarth to run off with Pikachu's cage, while she commands her Habunake in the fight against Kiyo's Zangoose (the music begins 2 seconds through).
Japan 15:45 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)
Nyarth begins the Motto, but Kojiro is confused.
Japan 15:56 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)
After explaining to Kojiro, Nyarth does the Motto with him.
Japan 16:34 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Kojiro tries to prevent Satoshi from reaching the cage with Pikachu.
Japan 17:38 1999-2001-M33 (NO.4)
Japanese (Romanized): (NO.4)
Japanese (Trans): (NO.4)
Kojiro, Sonansu, Nyarth, Satoshi, Masato, Haruka and Takeshi fight for the cage with Pikachu. Soon it's revealed that Sonansu's taken it and the group pursues the Pokémon.
Japan 18:36 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
Musashi's Habunake and Kiyo's Zangoose make a final showdown.
Japan 19:44 1999-2001-M29 Very Sad Moments Musashi tries to comfort Habunake after the loss.
Japan 20:00 1997-1998-M56 戦い(VSトレーナー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Trainer)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Trainer)
Kojiro uses Sabonea to battle the group, but Pikachu's Thunder does the trick and sends Rocket Gang blasting off.
Japan 20:49 2002-2005(AG)-M02 トウカシティ
Japanese (Romanized): Touka City
Japanese (Trans): Touka City
Satoshi and Kiyo decide to battle.
Japan 21:44 そこに空があるから
Japanese (Romanized): Soko ni Sora ga Aru kara
Japanese (Trans): Because the Sky is There
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 49 preview
Japan 23:36 1997-1998-M33A Professor Okido's Pokémon Lectures Professor Okido's Senryū Submission Contest
Japan 23:40 1997-1998-M18B トキワへの道‐マサラより
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara
Okido explains the contest.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 29
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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