Home / Episode Guide / Balance of Powerトウカジム戦!五つ目のバッジ!!Touka Gym Match! The Fifth Badge!!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2005-03-19 Balance of Power
  • Japan 2004-04-01 トウカジム戦!五つ目のバッジ!!
  • Japan 2004-04-01 Touka Gym sen! Itsutsume no badge!!
  • Japan 2004-04-01 Touka Gym Match! The Fifth Badge!!
  • Germany Power zum Umfallen!
  • France Le grand jour
  • Spain El poder del equilibrio
  • Sweden 2006-04-08 Balance of Power
  • Italy Il quinto obiettivo
  • Mexico Equilibrio de poder
  • Finland Voiman tasapaino
  • Taiwan 橙華道館賽!第五個徽章!
  • Netherlands Macht vraagt om kracht
  • Brazil Equilíbrio de Forças
  • Israel !תג האיזון
  • Norway 2006-12-02 Krefter i balanse
  • Denmark Magtbalance
  • Portugal Equilíbrio de Poderes
  • Russia Равные силы
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チャレンジャー!!
Challenger!!
スマイル
Smile
포켓몬스터 AG
Pocket Monsters AG
Summary

English Official Summary

Ash challenges Gym Leader Norman for a badge. While they battle, Team Rocket is busy digging a tunnel under the Gym. Norman's Slakoth begins with Hidden Power, and Pikachu can't hit it. Pikachu is then immobilized by Slakoth's Blizzard, so Ash switches the Electric-type out for Torkoal. Torkoal takes out Slakoth with Flamethrower. In turn, Torkoal is taken down by a Scratch attack from Vigoroth. Ash sends Pikachu back out, and when the two Pokémon make physical contact, Vigoroth is paralyzed by Pikachu's Static ability. Pikachu uses Iron Tail to knock out Vigoroth, but also faints. In the end Ash's Grovyle faces off against Norman's Slaking. Slaking manages to counter all of Grovyle's attacks, and then uses Earthquake. The shaking disrupts Team Rocket's plans, and puts them up against some angry Dugtrio. Low on HP, Grovyle's Overgrow ability increases its Attack power, and the Grass-type knocks Slaking out with a combination of Pound and Leaf Blade. All his Pokémon defeated, Norman awards the Balance Badge to Ash. However, Max is upset at his father's loss, so he runs off with the badge. Norman talks things over with Max, explaining that the experience of losing is just as important as winning. Max returns the badge to Ash, who celebrates winning his fifth Gym badge.

French Official Summary

Sacha défie le Champion Norman pour décrocher un Badge. Mais la Team Rocket profite de leur combat pour creuser un tunnel sous l'Arène.

German Official Summary

Ash fordert Arenaleiter Norman zum Kampf um den Orden heraus. Während des Kampfes gräbt Team Rocket einen Tunnel unter der Arena.

Italian Official Summary

Ash sfida Norman, il Capopalestra, per conquistare la sua Medaglia. Mentre lottano, il Team Rocket è impegnato a scavare un tunnel sotto la Palestra.

Portuguese Official Summary

Ash já desafiou o pai de Max e May, Norman, para uma batalha antes, mas dessa vez é por uma Insígnia de Ginásio!

Finnish Official Summary

Ash on haastanut Maxin ja Mayn isän, Normanin, otteluun jo aiemminkin, mutta tällä kertaa kyseessä on salimerkki!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Ash ya ha retado a una batalla al padre de Max y May, Norman, ¡pero esta vez, es por una medalla de Gimnasio!

Spanish Official Summary

Ash reta al Líder de Gimnasio, Norman, por una Medalla. Mientras luchan, el Team Rocket está ocupado cavando un túnel bajo el Gimnasio.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash challenges Gym Leader Norman for a badge. While they battle, Team Rocket is busy digging a tunnel under the Gym. Norman's Slakoth begins with Hidden Power, and Pikachu can't hit it. Pikachu is then immobilized by Slakoth's Blizzard, so Ash switches the Electric-type out for Torkoal. Torkoal takes out Slakoth with Flamethrower. In turn, Torkoal is taken down by a Scratch attack from Vigoroth. Ash sends Pikachu back out, and when the two Pokémon make physical contact, Vigoroth is paralyzed by Pikachu's Static ability. Pikachu uses Iron Tail to knock out Vigoroth, but also faints. In the end Ash's Grovyle faces off against Norman's Slaking. Slaking manages to counter all of Grovyle's attacks, and then uses Earthquake. The shaking disrupts Team Rocket's plans, and puts them up against some angry Dugtrio. Low on HP, Grovyle's Overgrow ability increases its Attack power, and the Grass-type knocks Slaking out with a combination of Pound and Leaf Blade. All his Pokémon defeated, Norman awards the Balance Badge to Ash. However, Max is upset at his father's loss, so he runs off with the badge. Norman talks things over with Max, explaining that the experience of losing is just as important as winning. Max returns the badge to Ash, who celebrates winning his fifth Gym badge.

Russian Official Summary

Добравшись, наконец, до Петалбург Сити, где Эш надеется завывать свой пятый значок региона Хоенн, Эш незамедлительно вызывает Нормана на сражение-реванш. А в это время Мэй и Макс, которые наблюдают за сражением с трибун, не знают, кого должны поддерживать: своего отца, гим лидера, или за своего друга, Эша. Уже в самом начале битвы Эш осознает, что гим-лидер применяет удивительную стратегию. Норман меняет своих покемонов, выматывая покемонов Эша одного за другим.

Dutch Official Summary

Ash heeft Norman, de vader van Max en May, eerder uitgedaagd tot een gevecht—maar dit keer gaat het om een Gym badge!

Norwegian Official Summary

Ash har utfordret Max og May sin far, Norman, til kamp før, men denne gangen handler det om en Gym badge!

Swedish Official Summary

Ash challenges Gym Leader Norman for a badge. While they battle, Team Rocket is busy digging a tunnel under the Gym. Norman's Slakoth begins with Hidden Power, and Pikachu can't hit it. Pikachu is then immobilized by Slakoth's Blizzard, so Ash switches the Electric-type out for Torkoal. Torkoal takes out Slakoth with Flamethrower. In turn, Torkoal is taken down by a Scratch attack from Vigoroth. Ash sends Pikachu back out, and when the two Pokémon make physical contact, Vigoroth is paralyzed by Pikachu's Static ability. Pikachu uses Iron Tail to knock out Vigoroth, but also faints. In the end Ash's Grovyle faces off against Norman's Slaking. Slaking manages to counter all of Grovyle's attacks, and then uses Earthquake. The shaking disrupts Team Rocket's plans, and puts them up against some angry Dugtrio. Low on HP, Grovyle's Overgrow ability increases its Attack power, and the Grass-type knocks Slaking out with a combination of Pound and Leaf Blade. All his Pokémon defeated, Norman awards the Balance Badge to Ash. However, Max is upset at his father's loss, so he runs off with the badge. Norman talks things over with Max, explaining that the experience of losing is just as important as winning. Max returns the badge to Ash, who celebrates winning his fifth Gym badge.

Danish Official Summary

Det er ikke første gang, at Ash udfordrer Max’ og Mays far, Norman – men denne gang gælder det et Salbadge!

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 Grovyle
  • Japan サトシのジュプトル
  • Japan Satoshi no Juptile
  • Japan Satoshi's Juptile
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  • United States Ash's Torkoal
  • Japan サトシのコータス
  • Japan Satoshi no Cotoise
  • Japan Satoshi's Cotoise
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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 Norman's Slaking
  • Japan センリのケッキング
  • Japan Senri no Kekking
  • Japan Senri's Kekking
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  • United States Caroline
  • Japan ミツコ
  • Japan Mitsuko
  • Japan Mitsuko
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  • United States Norman's Vigoroth
  • Japan センリのヤルキモノ
  • Japan Senri no Yarukimono
  • Japan Senri's Yarukimono
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  • United States Norman's Slakoth
  • Japan センリのナマケロ
  • Japan Senri no Namakero
  • Japan Senri's Namakero
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  • United States Kenny (Petalburg Gym)
  • Japan キンジ
  • Japan Kinji
  • Japan Kinji

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Dugtrio
  • Japan ダグトリオ
  • Japan Dugtrio
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11:11

Trainer's Choice Advanced Challenge

Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Question Trainers, which one of these Pokémon evolves into Magcargo?
Choices Torkoal, Corphish, Slugma
Answer Ok, Trainers! If you chose Slugma, you were right!

11:53

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

Okido Segment Pokémon Lecture

Pokémon Lecture & Senryu
Pokémon Yanyanma (ヤンヤンマ)
Japanese ヤンヤンマ ゆびいっぽんで ゲットだぜ
Romaji
Translated

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 チャレンジャー!!
Japanese (Romanized): Challenger!!
Japanese (Trans): Challenger!!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:28 2002-2005(AG)-M14 Satoshi and Senri prepare to begin the Gym Battle.
Japan 02:31 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 02:44 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 begins construction on their new secret base.
Japan 03:56 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Satoshi begins the battle by ordering Pikachu to use Quick Attack on Namakero.
Japan 05:09 1999-2001-M25 Imminent Danger Takeshi explains to Haruka and Masato what kind of attack strategy their father is using.
Japan 06:27 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
Satoshi orders Pikachu to use Thunder, but the incredible cold keeps him from attacking.
Japan 07:59 1997-1998-M14 Rocket-Powered Disaster! Senri sends out Yarukimono against Satoshi's Cotoise.
Japan 09:50 乱れ飛ぶモンスターボール
Japanese (Romanized): Midaretobu Monster Ball
Japanese (Trans): Wildly Flying Monster Balls
Movie 1 BGM - Satoshi tells Pikachu to use 100,000 Volts on Yarukimono, but it dodges.
Japan 11:42 Movie 2 BGM - Fire Orb Movie 2 BGM - Pikachu wears out after the battle with Yarukimono and faints too. The music overlaps the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 12:01 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 12:32 Movie 2 BGM - Legendary Birds Freed Movie 2 BGM - Satoshi sends out Juptile against Senri, who sends out Kekking (the music starts close to the halfway point).
Japan 16:19 OK!
Japanese (Romanized): OK!
Japanese (Trans): OK!
Juptile activates its Overgrow Ability, powering up its Grass-type attacks.
Japan 18:47 1997-1998-M62 勝利のバッジゲットだぜ!
Japanese (Romanized): Shouri no Badge, Get da ze!
Japanese (Trans): I Got a Victory Badge!
Satoshi wins the Gym Battle against Senri.
Japan 20:19 Movie 2 BGM - Lugia Returns to the Ocean Movie 2 BGM - Senri and Satoshi talk to a crying Masato, who eventually comes out of the closed door and returns the Balance Badge to Satoshi.
Japan 21:44 スマイル
Japanese (Romanized): Smile
Japanese (Trans): Smile
2nd Part of the Ending Theme
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 71 preview
Japan 23:36 1997-1998-M33A Professor Okido's Pokémon Lectures Professor Okido's Pokémon Lecture
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 characteristics of Yanyanma.
Japan 24:25 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 20
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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