Home / Episode Guide / The Bicker the Betterタッグバトル!サトシVSハルカ!?Tag Battle! Satoshi VS Haruka!?
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2005-04-02 The Bicker the Better
  • Japan 2004-04-15 タッグバトル!サトシVSハルカ!?
  • Japan 2004-04-15 Tag Battle! Satoshi VS Haruka!?
  • Japan 2004-04-15 Tag Battle! Satoshi VS Haruka!?
  • Germany Top-Teamwork!
  • France Le match filles/garçons
  • Spain Discutir es lo mejor
  • Sweden 2006-04-22 Bråk!
  • Italy In nome dell’amore
  • Mexico Entre más pelea mejor
  • Finland Sukupuolten taistelu
  • Taiwan 雙人合作賽!小智對抗小遙!?
  • Netherlands Scheiden doet lijden
  • Brazil Quanto mais Brigas, Melhor
  • Israel רבים ואוהבים
  • Norway 2006-02-26 Vennskaplig uenighet
  • Denmark Jo større, des bedre
  • Portugal Quanto Mais Confuso, Melhor
  • Russia Большая перепалка
Staff List
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Team Ota

Japan Screenplay 松井亜弥 (Aya Matsui)
Japan Storyboard 浅田裕二 (Yūji Asada)
Japan Animation Director 志村泉 (Izumi Shimura)
Japan Episode Director 渡辺正彦 (Masahiko Watanabe)

OP/ED List

チャレンジャー!!
Challenger!!
スマイル
Smile
Summary

English Official Summary

The kids are on their way to Fortree City, but May is delaying them. Ash starts to argue with her, and the two kids continue to bicker as they walk. They are interrupted by a couple named Andi and Oscar, who challenge May and Ash to a tag battle. Ash uses Corphish and May uses Skitty, facing off against the lovebirds' Nidoking and Nidoqueen. Skitty's Assist move continually interferes with Corphish's attacks, so the two Trainers and their Pokémon begin to fight. Ash and May are defeated. Andi and Oscar encounter Team Rocket next. Jessie and James agree to battle only so they can steal the couple's Pokémon, but are soundly beaten. Jessie and James blame each other for the loss. The two groups overhear each other fighting, and Jessie decides to team up in a tag battle with May against James and Ash. The battle starts to go in favor of the boys, prompting Jessie to send out another Pokémon. The fight between Skitty, Seviper, Cacnea, Corphish, and Dustox quickly goes out of control, until Meowth realizes that Team Rocket could steal Pikachu. They grab Pikachu and run, but Ash and May team up to stop the thieves. After using their Pokémon to soundly defeat Team Rocket, Ash and May reconcile.

French Official Summary

Nos héros s'apprêtent à poursuivre leur route vers Cimetronelle, mais Flora tarde à se préparer. Sacha commence à se fâcher et les deux enfants continuent leur querelle en chemin. Ils sont interrompus par un couple appelé Julie et Oscar, qui défie Flora et Sacha dans un combat par équipe.

German Official Summary

Die Kinder sind unterwegs nach Baumhausen City, aber Maike hält alle auf. Ash fängt daraufhin Streit mit ihr an, der sich eine Weile hinzieht. Sie werden von einem Paar namens Andi und Oscar unterbrochen, die Maike und Ash prompt zu einem Multikampf herausfordern.

Italian Official Summary

I ragazzi sono diretti a Forestopoli, ma Vera sta facendo perdere loro tempo; Ash inizia a discutere con lei e i due ragazzi continuano a punzecchiarsi per tutto il viaggio. Sono interrotti da Andi e Oscar che sfidano Vera e Ash a una lotta di Pokémon in coppia.

Portuguese Official Summary

Quando outro par de Treinadores desafia Ash e May para uma Batalhe em Dupla, uma desavença entre os dois amigos faz com que eles percam – mas logo eles resolvem suas diferenças.

Finnish Official Summary

Kun kouluttajakaksikko hastaa Ashin ja Mayn Tag-otteluun, ystävysten kinastelu johtaa tappioon, mutta kina on pian ohitse.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Cuando otro par de Entrenadores desafían a Ash y a May a una Batalla Doble, una riña entre los dos amigos los hace perder, pero pronto resuelven sus diferencias.

Spanish Official Summary

Los chicos están de camino a Ciudad Arborada, pero Aura está retrasándolos. Ash empieza a discutir con ella y los dos chicos continúan discutiendo durante el camino. Una pareja llamada Andi y Óscar,los interrumpen y los retan a a un combate dúo.

English Great Britian Official Summary

The kids are on their way to Fortree City, but May is delaying them. Ash starts to argue with her, and the two kids continue to bicker as they walk. They are interrupted by a couple named Andi and Oscar, who challenge May and Ash to a tag battle. Ash uses Corphish and May uses Skitty, facing off against the lovebirds' Nidoking and Nidoqueen. Skitty's Assist move continually interferes with Corphish's attacks, so the two Trainers and their Pokémon begin to fight. Ash and May are defeated. Andi and Oscar encounter Team Rocket next. Jessie and James agree to battle only so they can steal the couple's Pokémon, but are soundly beaten. Jessie and James blame each other for the loss. The two groups overhear each other fighting, and Jessie decides to team up in a tag battle with May against James and Ash. The battle starts to go in favor of the boys, prompting Jessie to send out another Pokémon. The fight between Skitty, Seviper, Cacnea, Corphish, and Dustox quickly goes out of control, until Meowth realizes that Team Rocket could steal Pikachu. They grab Pikachu and run, but Ash and May team up to stop the thieves. After using their Pokémon to soundly defeat Team Rocket, Ash and May reconcile.

Russian Official Summary

Неожиданная встреча с двумя тренерами, сражающимися в паре, приводит к удивительному партнёрству. Когда эти тренеры вызывают Эша и Мэй на битву, то последние с лёгкостью принимают вызов, не задумываясь об отсутствии опыта в парных сражениях. Не сумев показать слаженную командную работу, наши герои проигрывают. Примерно то же самое происходит и в Команде Р. Старые разногласия ссорят их, Эш и Джеймс объединяют свои силы против Мэй и Джесси.

Dutch Official Summary

Als een ander paar Trainers Ash en May uitdaagt tot een Koppel Gevecht, leidt een ruzie tussen de twee vrienden ertoe dat ze verliezen—maar ze lossen het al snel weer op.

Norwegian Official Summary

Når to andre trenere utfordrer Ash og May til en Tag-kamp, gjør uenigheter mellom de vennene at de taper, men de ordner raskt opp i problemene.

Swedish Official Summary

När två andra Tränare utmanar Ash och May på en Tag-strid, orsakar delade meningar mellan de två vännerna att de förlorar; men de löser snabbt sin lilla dispyt!

Danish Official Summary

Da to andre Trænere udfordrer Ash og May til en Dobbeltkamp, taber vore helte den på grund af et skænderi – men heldigvis får de snart løst deres uoverensstemmelser.

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 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 Jessie's Dustox
  • Japan ムサシのドクケイル
  • Japan Musashi no Dokucale
  • Japan Musashi's Dokucale
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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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 Oscar
  • Japan オスカー
  • Japan Oscar
  • Japan Oscar
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  • United States Andi
  • Japan アンドリュー
  • Japan Andrew
  • Japan Andrew
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  • United States Oscar's Nidoking
  • Japan オスカーのニドキング
  • Japan Oscar no Nidoking
  • Japan Oscar's Nidoking
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  • United States Andi's Nidoqueen
  • Japan アンドリューのニドクイン
  • Japan Andrew no Nidoqueen
  • Japan Andrew's Nidoqueen
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10:42

Trainer's Choice Advanced Challenge

Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Question Trainers, which one of these Pokémon is the best choice to battle Ariados?
Choices Raichu, Onix, Blaziken
Answer Ok, Trainers! If you chose Onix, you were right!

Note: Onix was misspelled as "Onyx".
11:25

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 Togechick (トゲチック)
Japanese やきざかな たべたらのどに トゲチック
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 1999-2001-M02 タイトル
Japanese (Romanized): Title
Japanese (Trans): Title
Satoshi, Takeshi and Masato come out from the Pokémon Center after a good night of sleep.
Japan 02:04 2002-2005(AG)-M28 Haruka takes her time in leaving the Pokémon Center, irritating Satoshi.
Japan 02:42 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 03:19 1999-2001-M28 The Day Is Conquered!! Oscar and Andrew appear to challenge Satoshi and Haruka to a tag battle, proclaiming the two a couple.
Japan 04:55 Movie 1 Short - Yadon Eyecatch Takeshi flirts with Andrew.
Japan 05:17 2002-2005(AG)-M26 Oscar and Andrew send out their Pokémon for the tag battle.
Japan 06:37 2002-2005(AG)-M25 戦闘!四天王
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Shitennō
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Elite Four
The tag battle begins.
Japan 08:35 1999-2001-M28 The Day Is Conquered!! Oscar and Andrew tell their Pokémon to use Submission and pull the win.
Japan 09:59 1997-1998-M65A No Way, No How Oscar and Andi challenge Musashi and Kojiro to the same match as Satoshi and Haruka.
Japan 10:36 1999-2001-M28 The Day Is Conquered!! Oscar's Nidoking and Andrew's Nidoqueen are ordered by their trainers to use DynamicPunch on Musashi's Habunake and Kojiro's Sabonea. The music overlaps the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 11:33 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 12:56 2002-2005(AG)-M31 Satoshi with Haruka and Kojiro with Musashi argue with each other.
Japan 14:45 1997-1998-M58 戦い(VSジムリーダー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Gym Leader)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Gym Leader)
The tag battle between the Satoshi/Kojiro and Haruka/Musashi duos begins.
Japan 16:00 2002-2005(AG)-M24 戦闘!超古代ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Chō-kodai Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Ancient Pokémon
Extremely angered by the thought of losing the tag battle, Musashi also sends out Dokucale.
Japan 17:46 1999-2001-M13 Mysterious Person Nyarth realizes that the chaos could allow Rocket Gang to snatch Pikachu.
Japan 18:27 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
Rocket Gang initiates the plan to take Pikachu.
Japan 18:50 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 Variation
Japan 19:30 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.
Haruka tells Eneco to use Assist on Rocket Gang, to get back Pikachu.
Japan 20:53 2002-2005(AG)-M02 トウカシティ
Japanese (Romanized): Touka City
Japanese (Trans): Touka City
Pikachu throws himself at Satoshi's arms. The latter then reconciles with Haruka.
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 73 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 Togechick.
Japan 24:24 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 25
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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