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Titles and Airdates

Titles

  • Japan ミニリュウのでんせつ
  • Japan Miniryu no densetsu
  • Japan The Legend of Miniryu
  • Taiwan 迷你龍的傳說

Airdates

Staff List

OP/ED List

めざせポケモンマスター
Aim To Be A Pokémon Master
ニャースのうた
Nyarth's Song
모험의 시작
Start of an Adventure
우리는 모두 친구
We Are All Friends
寵物小精靈
Pocket Monster
數數小精靈
Count the Pokémon
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
Satoshi and friends have finally made it to the Safari Zone, where they meet the Safari Zone's warden, an old man named Kaiser. As the old man explains the rules of the Safari Zone to the group in his office, they spot a picture that he's given special treatment: A photo of Kaiser as a young man together with the legendary Pokémon Miniryu.

Satoshi desperately tries to get Kaiser to confirm that Miniryu live in the Safari Zone, but he keeps denying it...... and then the Rocket Gang shows up as well, having heard that the Safari Zone is a veritable smorgasbord of Pokémon. Chaos ensues.

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 Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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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 Professor Samuel Oak
  • Japan オーキド ユキナリ博士
  • Japan Yukinari Okido-hakase
  • Japan Professor Yukinari Okido
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  • United States Ash's Tauros
  • Japan サトシのケンタロス
  • Japan Satoshi no Kentauros
  • Japan Satoshi's Kentauros
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  • United States Misty's Staryu
  • Japan カスミのヒトデマン
  • Japan Kasumi no Hitodeman
  • Japan Kasumi's Hitodeman
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  • United States Jessie's Arbok
  • Japan ムサシのアーボック
  • Japan Musashi no Arbok
  • Japan Musashi's Arbok
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  • Japan カイザー
  • Japan Kaiser
  • Japan Kaiser
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  • United States Safari Zone's Dragonair
  • Japan ハクリュー
  • Japan Hakuryu
  • Japan Hakuryu

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Nidorina
  • Japan ニドリーナ
  • Japan Nidorina
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  • United States Nidorino
  • Japan ニドリーノ
  • Japan Nidorino
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  • United States Poliwag
  • Japan ニョロモ
  • Japan Nyoromo
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  • United States Slowpoke
  • Japan ヤドン
  • Japan Yadon
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  • United States Rhyhorn
  • Japan サイホーン
  • Japan Sihorn
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  • United States Rhydon
  • Japan サイドン
  • Japan Sidon
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  • United States Horsea
  • Japan タッツー
  • Japan Tattu
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  • United States Goldeen
  • Japan トサキント
  • Japan Tosakinto
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  • United States Tauros
  • Japan ケンタロス
  • Japan Kentauros
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  • United States Magikarp
  • Japan コイキング
  • Japan Koiking
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  • United States Gyarados
  • Japan ギャラドス
  • Japan Gyarados
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  • United States Dratini
  • Japan ミニリュウ
  • Japan Miniryu
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Note

Despite this episode never airing as a dubbed episode, the official English Pokémon website did have a summary blurb for the episode.

Episode 35
After finally entering the safari zone, our heroes meet up with the elderly supervisor of the zone. As they are being explained the rules of the safari zone in his office, a picture, carefully hung there, catches Ash’s attention. It is a picture of the elderly supervisor as a boy, taken alongside a Dratini, the legendary Pokémon. Ash asks desperately about the existence of Dratini, but the elderly man denies everything. Hearing of the plenitude of Pokémon in the safari zone, Team Rocket also arrives on the scene.
01:58

Paint Edit

The sign says Pokémon Safari Zone (ポケモンサファリゾーン)
04:41

Paint Edit

The broken-down sign reads "No entry" (立ち入りきんし).
11:50

Culture Reference

During their "interrogation" of Kaiser, Nyarth offers him some pork bowl in an attempt at making him talk.

In the immediate aftermath of World War 2, pork bowl was considered a relative luxury in Japan, and a detective drama series from the time featured a scene where a detective interrogating a suspect bought him a pork bowl with his own money, telling the suspect he wouldn't get to eat food like this in jail. Overcome by the detective's kindness, the suspect broke down and confessed to the crime.

The idea of a detective making a suspect confess by serving him some pork bowl has since become a running trope in Japan, and has been parodied countless times.
10:17

Who's that Pokémon Dare da

Episode Music Regions
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Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 めざせポケモンマスター
Japanese (Romanized): Mezase Pokémon Master
Japanese (TL): Aim to Be a Pokémon Master
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:28 1997-1998-M77B ポケモンセンター
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Center
Japanese (TL): Pokémon Center
Pokémon Center music opens the episode, as Satoshi, Takeshi and Kasumi walk by a grass field.
Japan 02:57 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card Music
Japan 04:10 1997-1998-M07 The Enigma Outside, Kaiser looks at a photo of him with Miniryu.
Japan 05:28 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 hears the conversation from the roof of the house.
Japan 06:14 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (TL): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Rocket Gang Motto Music
Japan 08:32 1997-1998-M03 ポケモン!ゲットだぜ!
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Getto Da ze!
Japanese (TL): Get Pokémon!
Satoshi and Takeshi catch the Kentauros with the Safari Balls.
Japan 10:02 1997-1998-M50 A Devious Plot Musashi asks Kaiser to tell the location of the Miniryu, with a gun pointed to Kaiser's head by Kojiro.
Japan 10:17 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Dare da?
Japan 10:24 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Kentauros!
Japan 10:52 1997-1998-M51 The Rockets Unveiled Musashi sends Arbok to Wrap an enraged Kaiser.
Japan 11:16 トケット団七変化
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Shichi Henge
Japanese (TL): The Rocket Gang's Seven Transformations
Musashi suddenly dresses into a school girl outfit, trying to make Kaiser speak by "probably accepting a marriage" with him.
Japan 11:44 ニャースのうた
Japanese (Romanized): Nyarth no uta
Japanese (TL): Nyarth's Song
Nyarth plays the song on radio, trying to make Kaiser speak.
Japan 12:07 1997-1998-M72A Zenigame Gang Appears A weird tickling machine enters the room slamming through the wall.
Japan 14:36 1997-1998-M66 Goofball Alert Miniryu appears in the water in front of Musashi.
Japan 16:01 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (TL): Desperate Situation
Musashi throws a dynamite with counter into the Miniryu lake.
Japan 17:34 1997-1998-M49 Prayer (Sample) Satoshi starts to drown in the Miniryu lake.
Japan 18:17 1997-1998-M62 勝利のバッジゲットだぜ!
Japanese (Romanized): Shouri no Badge, Get da ze!
Japanese (TL): I Got a Victory Badge!
A Hakuryu emerges in a wall of light, in the air.
Japan 20:40 1997-1998-M46 To Be Continued (Sample) Satoshi, Takeshi and Kasumi leave the place and wave goodbye to Kaiser.
Japan 20:58 ニャースのうた
Japanese (Romanized): Nyarth no uta
Japanese (TL): Nyarth's Song
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 22:19 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Episode 36 preview

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 21
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
25 Nov 1997 03:00 AM
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02 Sep 2012 11:20 PM
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Following a run of very good episodes, this one comes across as somewhat disappointing. Yes, the Rocket interrogation scene is absolutely hilarious, but the rest of it is all over the place. The fishing scene serves absolutely no purpose whatsoever, and the entire "subplot" about the Rockets challenging Satoshi to a fair competition is both meaningless and nonsensical - the Rockets gained nothing from making this challenge, and Satoshi more or less said he as going to use all the balls before he got challenged anyway, so why did this fake competition got included in the plot at all? It added nothing.
I don't know... it's an ok episode, but certainly not a great one.

Note that Okido yells at Satoshi for not sending him any Pokemon recently even though he was sent one only 5 episodes ago, though. And once again, Satoshi sends his newest Pokemon straight to the professor even though he has an empty spot on his team... this time with absolutely no in-story explanation. Why?
05 Sep 2012 06:01 PM
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Since this episode did not air in English, there is no comparison for this episode. We have however added a few notes about the episode.

Episode Notes: http://www.pocketmonsters.net/episodes/35#Edits
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Ah, one of the infamous banned episodes (thanks 4Kids for being a bunch of little wuss :p). I really enjoyed it, for some reason. The Rocket Gang was great, but I liked the most is that I was finally able to learn when and how Satoshi got so many Kentauros! It'd been bugging me ever since I first watch the series, which made sense since the episode explaining it got banned... Damn you, 4Kids :p
28 Jun 2014 12:22 PM
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Summary:
Satoshi and friends have finally made it to the Safari Zone, where they meet the Safari Zone's warden, an old man named Kaiser. As the old man explains the rules of the Safari Zone to the group in his office, they spot a picture that he's given special treatment: A photo of Kaiser as a young man together with the legendary Pokémon Miniryu.

Satoshi desperately tries to get Kaiser to confirm that Miniryu live in the Safari Zone, but he keeps denying it...... and then the Rocket Gang shows up as well, having heard that the Safari Zone is a veritable smorgasbord of Pokémon. Chaos ensues.

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Unsho Ishizuka: Professor Okido
Mayumi Iizuka: Kasumi
Yuji Ueda: Takeshi
Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
Taimei Suzuki: Kaiser
Yumi Toma: Miniryu
Koichi Sakaguchi: Arbok
Last edited 28 Jun 2014 12:23 PM by Adamant