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  • United States 2006-03-11 From Brags to Riches
  • Japan 2005-05-05 開幕!サイユウ大会!!
  • Japan 2005-05-05 Kaimaku! Saiyu taikai!!
  • Japan 2005-05-05 Begin! The Saiyu Tournament!!
  • Germany Bereiter als bereit!
  • France Morrison le vantard
  • Spain Presumiendo y ganando
  • Sweden 2007-10-14 Från snack till handling!
  • Italy Le qualificazioni
  • Mexico Fanfarrones y victoriosos
  • Finland 2008-01-26 Räästyistä rikkauksiin
  • Taiwan 開幕!彩幽大會!!
  • Netherlands Van woorden naar daden
  • Brazil Da Vaidade à Riqueza
  • Norway 2007-05-27 Vinn eller forsvinn
  • Denmark En drabelig dobbeltdyst
  • Greece Από τα Λόγια στα Έργα
  • Portugal De Fanfarrões a Ricos
  • Russia Из грязи в князи
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GLORY DAY 〜輝くその日〜 (バージョン2)
GLORY DAY ~That Shining Day~ (Version 2)
포켓몬스터 AG
Pocket Monsters AG
Summary
With the Hoenn League finally started, Ash and Pikachu continue to train to become ever stronger. This time, they jog alongside a river as the Moltres Flame burns brightly in the Ever Grande Stadium.

At the Pokémon Center, Max checks on the PokéNav for the stats on the Tournament. Morrison seems surprised at what they program the PokéNav to do. Brock scribbles down in a notebook what Max and May think are the stats of the Tournament but what Brock tells them is the location of every beautiful girl in the Stadium. Nurse Joy picks up a microphone and says that she will announce the pairings for the next round of the Tournament. She says that the next three rounds will determine the 32 participants that move on to the Final Rounds. All of the battles in the three rounds are to be Double Battles. Ash and Morrison begin to argue about who is more ready for the upcoming battles but they are cut short by the announcement of the pairings. Ash spots himself in the C Arena in the afternoon. Morrison finds himself in E Arena early that morning. He starts taunting Ash that he’ll win first.

And so Morrison’s second battle in the Hoenn League begins. The announcer tells everyone that Morrison from Verdanturf Town will be facing Gavin from Danda Town. Morrison sends out Growlithe and Gligar for the battle to face Gavin’s Marowak and Machamp. Morrison starts the battle with Take Down from Growlithe on Marowak. Gavin orders a Headbutt from Marowak on Growlithe. Marowak jumps on Growlithe and starts bashing it with its head. Morrison sends in Gligar with a Guillotine attack on Machamp but Machamp counters with Karate Chop. Growlithe uses Flamethrower on Marowak but Marowak uses Bone Club to block it. Gavin orders a Dynamicpunch and Cross Chop combo on Gligar who counters with a Steel Wing. Marowak fires off a Bonemerang at Growlithe who counters with Flamethrower. Marowak charges into the flames and then uses Headbutt followed by Ice Beam. Growlithe’s foot becomes frozen to the ground and it struggles vigorously to free itself.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket has decided to take a break and they are sitting downstairs. The wall behind them bursts open and their boss threatens to kick them halfway to the moon if they don’t get back to work. They immediately head back to the stands to sell some food. Back at the battle, Gavin calls to his Machamp to use Vital Throw on Gligar. Gligar comes back with a Guillotine attack on Machamp. Marowak uses Bonemerang on Growlithe again and it frees Growlithe from the ice so Growlithe counters with Flamethrower. Morrison screams for Gligar to use Steel Wing and then once more on Machamp. The Pokémon unleashes a series of Steel Wings on Machamp who attempts to use Dynamicpunch again but it doesn’t work. Gligar finishes off Machamp with a Guillotine and turns the battle in favor of Morrison.

Gavin orders his Marowak to use Bone Club on Growlithe. Growlithe tries to hit its opponent with Flamethrower but Marowak is too fast and smacks Growlithe on the head with its club. Growlithe faints and the battle becomes 1-on-1. Marowak uses Bonemerang again while Gligar uses Guillotine. Marowak uses a Headbutt/Ice Beam combo which freezes Gligar’s wing. Gligar gets hit with the next Bonemerang attack and smashes into the ground. It gets back up and charges at Marowak who hits it with its Bone Club. Marowak withstands the blow and swings its tail around in one final Iron Tail attack to win the match.

Heading for the Stadium and his match, Ash falls into another pitfall trap. Team Rocket appears and says their motto but their boss shows up and tells them to get back to work. They do so, leaving Ash in the pit. He climbs out and heads for his match.

Once there, the announcer tells everyone that Ash from Pallet Town will face Dominick from Inua Town. He sends in Torkoal and Corphish to face Dominick’s Tropius and Swalot. May looks both Pokémon up in the Pokédex as the match begins. Tropius takes to the sky and fires a Razor Leaf. Ash thinks quickly and has Corphish use Harden while Torkoal uses Iron Defense. Tropius fires a Bullet Seed which has no effect on Torkoal because it’s in its Iron Defense. Swalot uses Sludge Bomb on Corphish and even with the extra defense, it manages to push Corphish backwards. Tropius uses Gust on Torkoal and it too gets pushed back. Torkoal uses Flamethrower on Tropius which causes some damage. Torkoal tries its luck with Overheat but Tropius dodges with the use of the sky.

Dominick calls for a Body Slam on Corphish but the fish dodges and uses Bubblebeam. Thanks to Swalot’s expandable and contractible body, the bubbles merely bounce right off. Torkoal launches a Flamethrower which smacks Tropius hard along with Bubblebeam from Corphish. Up in the air, Tropius begins to charge for a Solarbeam attack. Corphish whacks Tropius with its Crabhammer but Tropius manages to get out the Solarbeam anyways. Torkoal counterattacks with Overheat and the two attacks meet in the middle of the field. Both Pokémon push their power to the limits and an explosion knocks them both out.

Dominick shouts to Swalot to use Shock Wave and the attack hurts Corphish badly. Another explosion sends Corphish flying as Swalot attacks with Shock Wave again followed by a Body Slam. From underneath Swalot, Corphish smacks it with a Crabhammer. Swalot launches a Shadow Ball and Corphish slides across the ground toward the wall. Ash tells Corphish to get in close so Dominick orders a Shock Wave. Corphish charges straight through the attack and grabs Swalot’s whiskers. Corphish flips Swalot over and then fires Bubblebeam into Swalot. An explosion knocks Swalot out and Ash wins the battle.

Team Rocket decides to take another break and when the boss comes in, they start to say they’ll get right back to work. The boss, however, thinks they did hard work for the day and gives them dinner, saying that they might get dessert if they do such a good job the next day.

Outside the Pokémon Center, Ash and Morrison argue about whose battle was closer. Max checks in the PokéNav and tells them that Tyson won his match too. The first round of the Hoenn League Qualifying Tournament is over and just 128 contestants remain, three of them being Tyson, Morrison, and Ash.

English Official Summary

The preliminaries are over, and now the Hoenn League Championships begin in earnest! The qualifying round is all double battles, and Ash goes to watch Morrison's match against muscleman Gavin. Morrison's Growlithe and Gligar are up against Marowak and Machamp, and no punches are pulled in this all-out battle! It's not looking good for Morrison until Gligar uses Guillotine to knock Machamp out. But Marowak defeats Growlithe, and Gligar finally wins. Ash is jogging along after the match, minding his own business, when he falls into another Team Rocket pit trap. But just as they finish their motto, their new boss catches them in the act and shouts at them to get back to work. Team Rocket runs away and Ash wonders what's going on, but not for long—he's up next in the qualifying round! Ash sends out Torkoal and Corphish. His opponent Dominic sends out Swalot and Tropius, which may grant him an aerial advantage. But Ash's trusty Torkoal gives it all it's got, and takes down Tropius in a double KO. As for Swalot, its resilient body resists Corphish's attacks. Finally Corphish charges in, throws Swalot, and gets up close and personal to deliver a Bubble Beam that knocks its opponent out! Tyson has also won his first match, and now our Trainers move on to round 2!

French Official Summary

Maintenant que les épreuves préliminaires sont terminées, les Championnats de la Ligue Hoenn commencent ! Les tours de qualification sont constitués de matchs doubles, et Sacha va assister au combat de Morrison contre le robuste Gavin.

German Official Summary

Die Vorrunden sind überstanden und die Hoenn-Liga-Meisterschaften nehmen Fahrt auf! In der Qualifikation finden nur Doppelkämpfe statt. Ash sieht sich Morrisons Kampf gegen den Muskelprotz Gavin an.

Italian Official Summary

I turni preliminari si sono conclusi e ora ha inizio la fase più calda della Lega di Hoenn! Nel turno di qualificazione, composto unicamente da incontri in Doppio, Ash assiste allo scontro tra Morrison e il muscoloso Gavin.

Portuguese Official Summary

Nos rounds de qualificação, Ash enfrenta um sério desafio: ele precisa vencer três partidas seguidas, e cada partida é uma Batalha em Dupla!

Finnish Official Summary

Karsintakierroksilla Ash saa vastaansa kovan haasteen: hänen on voitettava kolme ottelua putkeen, ja jokainen niistä on tuplaottelu!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

En las rondas calificadoras, Ash enfrenta un serio desafío: debe ganar tres encuentros seguidos, ¡y cada encuentro es una Batalla Doble!

Spanish Official Summary

Los preliminares ya han acabado y ¡ahora empiezan los Campeonatos de la Liga Hoenn! La ronda para clasificarse es toda de combates dobles. Ash va a ver el combate de Morrison contra el forzudo Gavin.

English Great Britian Official Summary

The preliminaries are over, and now the Hoenn League Championships begin in earnest! The qualifying round is all double battles, and Ash goes to watch Morrison's match against muscleman Gavin. Morrison's Growlithe and Gligar are up against Marowak and Machamp, and no punches are pulled in this all-out battle! It's not looking good for Morrison until Gligar uses Guillotine to knock Machamp out. But Marowak defeats Growlithe, and Gligar finally wins. Ash is jogging along after the match, minding his own business, when he falls into another Team Rocket pit trap. But just as they finish their motto, their new boss catches them in the act and shouts at them to get back to work. Team Rocket runs away and Ash wonders what's going on, but not for long—he's up next in the qualifying round! Ash sends out Torkoal and Corphish. His opponent Dominic sends out Swalot and Tropius, which may grant him an aerial advantage. But Ash's trusty Torkoal gives it all it's got, and takes down Tropius in a double KO. As for Swalot, its resilient body resists Corphish's attacks. Finally Corphish charges in, throws Swalot, and gets up close and personal to deliver a Bubble Beam that knocks its opponent out! Tyson has also won his first match, and now our Trainers move on to round 2!

Russian Official Summary

Эш и его покемоны участвуют в отборочном туре  Лиге Хоенн. В это раунде соревнований участникам предстоит собрать команду из шести покемонов и выдвинуть их против лучших из лучших команд покемонов, выбранных с особой тщательностью. Чтобы перейти на следующий уровень соревнований, каждый тренер должен одержать три победы подряд и ни разу не проиграть.

Dutch Official Summary

Tijdens de kwalificatierondes moet Ash een grote uitdaging aangaan: hij moet drie wedstrijden op rij winnen en elke wedstrijd is een Dubbelgevecht!

Norwegian Official Summary

Ash står overfor en alvorlig utfordring i kvalifiseringsrundene. Han må vinne tre kamper på rad, og hver kamp er en dobbelkamp!

Swedish Official Summary

I kvalificeringsmatcherna ställs Ash inför en tuff utmaning; han måste vinna tre matcher i rad, och varenda match är en dubbel-strid!

Danish Official Summary

Ash står over for en alvorlig udfordring i kvalifikationsrunden: Han skal vinde tre kampe i træk, men hver kamp er en Dobbelt Kamp!

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 Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
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 Torkoal
  • Japan サトシのコータス
  • Japan Satoshi no Cotoise
  • Japan Satoshi's Cotoise
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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 Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States James's Chimecho
  • Japan コジロウのチリーン
  • Japan Kojirō no Chirean
  • Japan Kojiro's Chirean
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  • United States Morrison
  • Japan マサムネ
  • Japan Masamune
  • Japan Masamune
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  • United States Tyson
  • Japan テツヤ
  • Japan Tetsuya
  • Japan Tetsuya
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  • United States Morrison's Gligar
  • Japan マサムネのグライガー
  • Japan Masamune no Gliger
  • Japan Masamune's Gliger
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  • United States Morrison's Growlithe
  • Japan マサムネのガーディ
  • Japan Masamune no Gardie
  • Japan Masamune's Gardie
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  • United States Dominick
  • Japan トモノ
  • Japan Tomono
  • Japan Tomono
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  • United States Dominick's Swalot
  • Japan トモノのマルノーム
  • Japan Tomono no Marunoom
  • Japan Tomono's Marunoom
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  • United States Dominick's Tropius
  • Japan トモノのトロピウス
  • Japan Tomono no Tropius
  • Japan Tomono's Tropius
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  • United States Gavin
  • Japan ガロン
  • Japan Gallon
  • Japan Gallon
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  • United States Gavin's Machamp
  • Japan ガロンのカイリキー
  • Japan Gallon no Kairiky
  • Japan Gallon's Kairiky
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  • United States Gavin's Marowak
  • Japan ガロンのガラガラ
  • Japan Gallon no Garagara
  • Japan Gallon's Garagara
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  • United States New Boss
  • Japan 売店の親方
  • Japan Baiten no Oyakata
  • Japan Kiosk Boss
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11:41

Trainer's Choice Advanced Battle

Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Question Trainers, which of these Pokémon would be considered legendary?
Choices Salamence, Entei, Milotic
Answer Ok, Trainers! If you chose Entei, you were right!

12:10

Eyecatch Rayquaza Eyecatch

Rayquaza Commercial Intro and Return Eyecatches with Pikachu, Satoshi, Haruka, Masato and Takeshi.

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 ポケモン シンフォニック メドレー(TVバージョン) ~Pokémon Symphonic Medley~
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Symphonic Medley (TV Version)
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Symphonic Medley (TV Version)
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:28 Billboard Drumroll Sstoshi takes a run with Pikachu while waiting for the next round's match.
Japan 01:50 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 02:27 2002-2005(AG)-M26 Nurse Joy prepares to announce the pairings for the next round of the tournament.
Japan 03:56 1997-1998-M72 Behold the Mighty Tosakinto Masamune's opponent, Gallon, enters the battlefield.
Japan 04:54 1997-1998-M58 戦い(VSジムリーダー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Gym Leader)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Gym Leader)
Masamune and Gallon begin their battle.
Japan 06:15 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
Masamune tells Gliger to use Steel Wing on Kairiky.
Japan 07:40 Movie 2 Short - Gyarados Shocked Rocket Gang's boss bursts through the wall and threatens to kick them away if they don’t get back to work.
Japan 08:03 1997-1998-M14 Rocket-Powered Disaster! The focus returns to the battle between Masamune and Gallon.
Japan 10:18 2002-2005(AG)-M24 戦闘!超古代ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Chō-kodai Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Ancient Pokémon
Gallon orders Garagara to use Bonemerang on Gliger.
Japan 11:14 1997-1998-M01B ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Gliger gets back up and charges at Garagara.
Japan 11:31 1997-1998-M01C ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Masamune tells Garagara to use Iron Tail on Garagara, which gives the win for Satoshi's rival.
Japan 11:52 Feeling the Joy Masamune celebrates the victory. The music overlaps the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 12:18 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 12:35 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 13:07 Movie 2 Short - Gyarados Shocked Rocket Gang's boss bursts through a wall again to scold them for slacking off.
Japan 13:42 サトシ戦いの決意
Japanese (Romanized): Satoshi tatakai no ketsui
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's Battle Resolve
Movie 1 BGM - The second part of the music plays as Satoshi sends out Cotoise and Heigani for his match against Tomono, who uses Tropius and Marunoom.
Japan 14:36 2002-2005(AG)-M25 戦闘!四天王
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Shitennō
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Elite Four
Tomono begins the battle.
Japan 16:33 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Satoshi orders Cotoise to use Flamethrower and Heigani to use BubbleBeam.
Japan 17:45 サンダー登場!
Japanese (Romanized): Thunder Sanjō!
Japanese (Trans): Thunder Appears!
Movie 2 BGM - Satoshi battles with just Heigani against a lone Marunoom.
Japan 18:56 アドバンス・アドベンチャー ~ファウンスへ!!~
Japanese (Trans): Advance Adventure ~To Faunz~
Movie 6 BGM - Satoshi tells Heigani to get close to Marunoom. Soon Satoshi gets the win.
Japan 20:39 1999-2001-M07 26ばんどうろ
Japanese (Romanized): 26-ban dōro
Japanese (Trans): Route 26
Rocket Gang eats the prize for their work from the local boss: a dinner. The group then awaits the next battles for Masamune and Satoshi.
Japan 21:44 GLORY DAY ~輝くその日~ 
Japanese (Romanized): Glory Day ~Kagayaku Sono Hi~
Japanese (Trans): Glory Day ~That Shining Day~
2nd Version 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 129 preview
Japan 23:35 1997-1998-M33A Professor Okido's Pokémon Lectures Professor Okido's Special League Segment
Japan 23:43 1999-2001-M24 むしとりたいかい
Japanese (Romanized): Mushitori taikai
Japanese (Trans): Bug Catching Contest
Okido talks about the trainers in Houen League.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 26
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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