Home / Episode Guide / The Melancholy of Koduck!/コダックの憂鬱!/Sitting Psyduck
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2006-05-27 Sitting Psyduck
  • Japan 2005-08-25 コダックの憂鬱!
  • Japan 2005-08-25 Koduck no yūutsu!
  • Japan 2005-08-25 The Melancholy of Koduck!
  • Germany Enton klein – im Netzchen fein!
  • France Un Psykokwak fugueur
  • Spain Un Psyduck de lujo
  • Sweden 2007-12-01 Fast förankrad!
  • Italy Lo Psyduck triste
  • Mexico Cuidando a Psyduck
  • Finland 2008-04-26 Yrmeä Psyduck
  • Taiwan 可達鴨的憂鬱!
  • Netherlands Een Psyduck leventje
  • Brazil O Indefeso Psyduck
  • Norway 2007-10-14 Trist som en Psyduck
  • Denmark En dyst med Psyduck
  • Portugal O Pequeno Psyduck
  • Russia Подсадной Псайдак
Staff List
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Team Ota

Japan Screenplay 大橋志吉 (Yukiyoshi Ōhashi)
Japan Storyboard 秦義人 (Yoshito Hata)
Japan Animation Director 山下惠 (Megumi Yamashita)
Japan Animation Director 志村泉 (Izumi Shimura)
Japan Episode Director 井硲清高 (Kiyotaka Itani)

OP/ED List

ポケモンかぞえうた
Pokémon Kazoe Uta
バトルフロンティア
Battle Frontier
Summary
A Psyduck, wearing a red ribbon, dashes frantically through the tall grasses of the Kanto plains. It turns to look at the three Pokémon following it, shadowed by the grass. The red look in their eyes tells Psyduck that it's in trouble.

Meanwhile, Ash and friends have settled down on the rocky banks of a river. Pikachu shocks Phanpy, immune to electricity, as May fills up the water and Ash packs up. The Psyduck comes running out of the grass on the cliff above and lands on the smoldering fire below. Psyduck jumps into the river and cools down. Suddenly, a Machop, a Machoke, and a Machamp jump down from the cliff and surround Psyduck. Psyduck runs from them and they follow it, eventually cornering it by some cliffs.

Machoke grabs Psyduck by the head as Phanpy prepares to attack. Machop uses Karate Chop on Phanpy and sends it backwards. Ash orders a Rollout attack and Phanpy smashes into Machop. Machamp then uses Karate Chop, which Phanpy counters with Defense Curl. Ash then commands another Rollout and Machamp is hit. Machop, Machoke, and Machamp all surround Phanpy and Pikachu uses Thunderbolt. The Superpower Pokémon run away as Phanpy approaches Psyduck.

May asks Psyduck if it's all right and Ash asks if it wants to come with them. Psyduck and Phanpy quickly become good friends. Psyduck is given some Pokémon food, and while it eats wildly, May scans it with her Pokédex. She notices the ribbon around its neck and says that it must have a trainer, Ash finishing that they know what to do with the Psyduck then. Psyduck glances up at everyone and then goes back to its food.

Meanwhile, in another part of the forest, Machop, Machoke, and Machamp kneel before a girl with a paper fan. She tells them that they aren't supposed to come back without Psyduck and when she opens her eyes, they better be off finding it. She opens them to find that they are gone and mutters to herself that good help really is hard to find.

Ash and friends walk down the forest path with Psyduck in companionship. Pikachu, Psyduck, and Phanpy play as they walk along in front of the gang. Jessie, James, and Meowth watch from above hanging in the trees like Kakuna. Meowth spots Psyduck and says they're going to steal it for the boss.

He tells Jessie and James to picture the boss in his undershirt doing chores around the house. James objects to picturing that as Meowth goes on to say that the boss has stubbed his toe when Psyduck comes along and seeing that Psyduck doesn?t have a brain, Giovanni is happy that he does. James rejects that that idea wouldn't work.

Meowth tries another idea: the boss is pacing at work and he stubs his toe on the desk when Psyduck comes along and he forgets the pain. James rejects that idea too, saying that the boss would be wearing shoes at work. Meowth's final idea is that the boss is eating ice cream and he gets a brain freeze from eating too fast when Psyduck comes along and makes it better. Jessie and James decide that the idea might work and they cheer for getting a corner office and other good things.

Jessie and James then put on disguises and advertise grass sledding to Ash and friends. May things that it could be dangerous so Jessie says that "Jamal" will demonstrate. James objects to the idea, saying that he could get hurt but Jessie makes him go anyways. She lets him go down the hill and he screams most of the way down. Ash and the others are about to leave when they discover that Psyduck wants to go and is already on a sled. They decide to go and are soon having the time of their lives. Ash rides with Pikachu, Max rides with Brock, and May gets a sled to herself as Psyduck rides with Phanpy. As they continue on, May comments that she was wrong about the danger.

Jessie pushes a button and pinball bumpers pop up in the middle of the hill and the sleds start bouncing around like a pinball game. James tells Jessie that she's getting good at it as Meowth swoops in and snatches Psyduck and Phanpy with a net while the others are sent into a soccer net. With snowboards, Jessie and James begin to slide down the hill as they say their motto. The gang tries to follow them but they reach the balloon and liftoff quickly.

Suddenly, Machoke and Machamp run past and jump onto the balloon as Ash and friends follow on the ground. The balloon crashes and Jessie and James send out Seviper and Cacnea, who turns around and hugs James. Machop arrives and jumps into the grounded balloon, taking Psyduck and Phanpy back to the gang. Machoke and Machamp then send Team Rocket blasting off again with Cross Chop.

The net comes off of as the Superpower Pokémon move in to take Psyduck. Phanpy blocks it as a carriage pulled by two Ponyta arrives. The girl from before steps out and sees Psyduck, dashing over to hug it. She invites everyone to come with her. In the carriage, she tells them her name is Emily and says that her Psyduck runs away a lot. When they arrive at her mansion, Emily notices that Psyduck is all dirty. Psyduck struggles with the maids as they carry it to the bath. Emily then puts it on a cushion and makes it smell pretty with some perfume.

At the dinner table, Psyduck won't eat a thing; Emily says that it wouldn't eat anything lately. Max says that it was eating like a Munchlax a little while before and she is shocked to find this out. Brock remembers Psyduck eating crazily before and he begins to think. Later, Ash and May have a practice battle between Phanpy and Squirtle.

Ash orders a Rollout attack and Squirtle uses Water Gun as Psyduck watches longingly from the window. Phanpy dodges as Emily says that she doesn't permit her Psyduck to fight. Brock tells her that battling is a way for trainers to communicate and have a sense of unity. He continues that Psyduck may think that its life is empty and lonely. Psyduck continues to watch the battle as Emily realizes what's wrong with her Psyduck.

Phanpy is about to hit Squirtle in a Rollout when Psyduck jumps in and pushes Phanpy out of attacking Squirtle. Phanpy continues to roll and smashes Ash into the pond. Psyduck jumps in and begins splashing Ash. Ash splashes back as Squirtle comes over and hits Ash with a Water Gun. Pikachu joins the fray as Brock, Max, and Emily come outside.

Smoke begins to fill the area as Team Rocket arrives in a Chimecho balloon. Jessie, James, and Meowth say a shortened version of their motto. Meowth grabs Psyduck with a metal claw as smoke continues to come from Seviper. Ash releases Grovyle and orders a Leaf Blade. Psyduck falls from the balloon; Emily catches it as Grovyle pops it with a Bullet Seed. Team Rocket is grounded and Seviper and Cacnea jump out of the balloon. Phanpy uses Rollout as Emily asks Psyduck if it's okay. Psyduck points at the dirt on Emily and laughs, making Emily realize that it likes being dirty.

Psyduck then prepares to battle Cacnea. Cacnea uses Sandstorm as Max tells Emily to remember what attacks Psyduck can use. She recalls Focus Punch, Fury Swipes, Hydro Pump, and Confusion. Max tells her to have it attack, but she can?t figure out which attack. He says that Focus Punch would be good so she commands it and Psyduck does. Psyduck then uses Fury Swipes and Meowth comes into the skirmish. Meowth and Psyduck both use Fury Swipes on each other. Emily decides to use another attack, Max telling her to choose her own. She orders a Hydro Pump and Meowth is blasted away.

Seviper then tries to use Poison Tail, but with Max's command, Psyduck dodges. Psyduck then uses Confusion to slam everyone into the balloon. Pikachu uses a Thunderbolt to send Team Rocket blasting off again. Jessie complains that that?s twice in one day; James says that it?s new and improved. Meowth says that if they want to be improved, they should improve their plans.

On the ground, Psyduck rejoices at having battled. Its stomach rumbles and Emily asks how hungry it is, a little or a lot. Psyduck holds out its arms to each side, signaling that it is very hungry. Later that day, Emily and her four Pokémon, Machop, Machoke, Machamp, and Psyduck, see Ash and friends out as they leave. Emily states that she wants to go on her own journey someday. Ash and friends then head out once again for Saffron City and May's first Kanto Pokémon Contest.

English Official Summary

A Psyduck is frantically running from a Machop, Machoke, and Machamp when it hurls headlong into Ash and friends, on their way to the Pokémon Contest in Saffron City. Ash sends out Phanpy, who drives off the three Superpower Pokémon. Brock feeds the Psyduck, who makes fast friends with Phanpy and Pikachu. Meanwhile, the Superpower Pokémon trio returns to their Trainer, a rich girl named Emily who orders them not to return unless they have Psyduck in tow. They dutifully head out again. The kids and Psyduck walk along until they reach a hill where a disguised Team Rocket coerces them into trying out "grass-sledding." But as they're coasting down the grassy hill, Jessie activates a trap that sends the kids barreling around like pinballs and then Meowth catches Psyduck and Phanpy in a net. Team Rocket begins to escape with the two Pokémon using their balloon, but Machop, Machoke, and Machamp show up just in time to pull them back down. Team Rocket is sent blasting off, and Emily arrives to take her Psyduck home. Back at Emily's mansion, everyone notices that despite the posh surroundings, Psyduck is not happy there. Ash and May have a practice battle on the grounds, and they find out that Emily never lets Psyduck battle. Brock speculates that it's lonely. Team Rocket shows up again, and this time Psyduck eagerly steps up to the plate to drive them off. Emily doesn't know how to battle, so Max gives her some advice. Psyduck holds its own against Cacnea, Seviper, and Meowth, just before Pikachu sends the thieves off with Thunderbolt. Emily realizes that she needs to bond with her Pokémon more, and considers going on her own Pokémon journey as the kids resume their own travels.

French Official Summary

Alors qu'il essaye désespérément d'échapper à un Machoc, un Machopeur et un Mackogneur, un Psykokwak heurte Sacha et ses amis qui se dirigent vers le Concours Pokémon de Safrania.

German Official Summary

Ein Enton versucht, einem Machollo, einem Maschock und einem Machomei zu entkommen und prallt dabei mit Ash und seinen Freunden zusammen, die gerade zum Pokémon-Wettbewerb in Saffronia City unterwegs sind.

Italian Official Summary

Mentre tenta disperatamente di scappare da un Machop, un Machoke e un Machamp, uno Psyduck si scontra con Ash e i suoi amici, in viaggio verso la Gara di Pokémon di Zafferanopoli.

Portuguese Official Summary

Ash e seus amigos resgatam um triste Psyduck de um grupo de Tipo-Lutador, mas eles não fazem ideia de como animá-lo…

Finnish Official Summary

Ash ystävineen pelastaa Psyduckin joukolta Taistelutyyppejä, mutta he eivät keksi kuinka piristäisivät sitä...

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Ash y sus amigos rescatan a un Psyduck triste de un grupo de Pokémon tipo Pelea, pero no logran idear una forma para animarlo…

Spanish Official Summary

Un Psyduck huye desesperadamente de un Machop, un Machoke y un Machamp, y se lleva por delante a Ash y a sus amigos que van de camino al Concurso Pokémon de Ciudad Azafrán.

English Great Britian Official Summary

A Psyduck is frantically running from a Machop, Machoke, and Machamp when it hurls headlong into Ash and friends, on their way to the Pokémon Contest in Saffron City. Ash sends out Phanpy, who drives off the three Superpower Pokémon. Brock feeds the Psyduck, who makes fast friends with Phanpy and Pikachu. Meanwhile, the Superpower Pokémon trio returns to their Trainer, a rich girl named Emily who orders them not to return unless they have Psyduck in tow. They dutifully head out again. The kids and Psyduck walk along until they reach a hill where a disguised Team Rocket coerces them into trying out "grass-sledding." But as they're coasting down the grassy hill, Jessie activates a trap that sends the kids barreling around like pinballs and then Meowth catches Psyduck and Phanpy in a net. Team Rocket begins to escape with the two Pokémon using their balloon, but Machop, Machoke, and Machamp show up just in time to pull them back down. Team Rocket is sent blasting off, and Emily arrives to take her Psyduck home. Back at Emily's mansion, everyone notices that despite the posh surroundings, Psyduck is not happy there. Ash and May have a practice battle on the grounds, and they find out that Emily never lets Psyduck battle. Brock speculates that it's lonely. Team Rocket shows up again, and this time Psyduck eagerly steps up to the plate to drive them off. Emily doesn't know how to battle, so Max gives her some advice. Psyduck holds its own against Cacnea, Seviper, and Meowth, just before Pikachu sends the thieves off with Thunderbolt. Emily realizes that she needs to bond with her Pokémon more, and considers going on her own Pokémon journey as the kids resume their own travels.

Russian Official Summary

Эш и его друзья спасают Псайдака от преследующих его Мачоука, Мачампа и Мачопа, но обнаруживаеют, что чудесное спасение не способствует улучшению его настроения. Их преследует Команда Р, члены которой считают, что Псайдак станет прекрасным подарком их боссу. Но защитить покемона от Джесси, Джеймса и Мяута - лишь половина задачи. Появляется гиперопекающий тренер Псайдака, и наши герои понимают причину депрессии покемона. Смогут ли они убедить тренера, что гиперопека приносит ему лишь страдания?

Dutch Official Summary

Ash en zijn vrienden redden een treurige Psyduck uit handen van een groep Vechtsoorten, maar ze weten niet hoe ze hem op kunnen vrolijken.

Norwegian Official Summary

Ash og vennene hans redder en trist Psyduck fra en gruppe Slåss-typer, men de skjønner ikke hvordan de skal muntre den opp...

Swedish Official Summary

Ash och hans vänner räddar en ledsen Psyduck från en grupp Strids-typer, men de kan inte komma på något sätt att muntra upp den…

Danish Official Summary

Ash og hans venner redder en nedtrykt Psyduck fra en flok Kamptype-Pokémon, men de ved ikke, hvordan de skal muntre den op...

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 Giovanni
  • Japan サカキ
  • Japan Sakaki
  • Japan Sakaki
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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 Phanpy
  • Japan サトシのゴマゾウ
  • Japan Satoshi no Gomazou
  • Japan Satoshi's Gomazou
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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 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 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 May's Squirtle
  • Japan ハルカのゼニガメ
  • Japan Haruka no Zenigame
  • Japan Haruka's Zenigame
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  • United States Emily (Kanto)
  • Japan アヅミ
  • Japan Azumi
  • Japan Azumi
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  • United States Emily's Psyduck
  • Japan アヅミのコダック
  • Japan Azumi no Koduck
  • Japan Azumi's Koduck
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  • United States Emily's Machamp
  • Japan アヅミのカイリキー
  • Japan Azumi no Kairiky
  • Japan Azumi's Kairiky
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  • United States Emily's Machoke
  • Japan アヅミのゴーリキー
  • Japan Azumi no Goriky
  • Japan Azumi's Goriky
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  • United States Emily's Machop
  • Japan アヅミのワンリキー
  • Japan Azumi no Wanriky
  • Japan Azumi's Wanriky
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  • United States Emily's Rapidash
  • Japan アヅミのギャロップ
  • Japan Azumi no Gallop
  • Japan Azumi's Gallop
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00:01

Trivia Quiz Question

Pokémon Trivia Quiz (トリビアクイズ)
Question (問題)
名前の最後の字をとると怒られちゃうポケモンってなーんだ?
Hint (ヒント)
  • It's a Normal type (ノーマルタイプ)
  • It has sharp fangs (するどいキバをもつ)

12:00

Eyecatch Registeel Eyecatch

Registeel Commercial Intro and Return Eyecatches with Pikachu, Satoshi, Haruka, Masato and Takeshi.
12:20

Trainer's Choice Advanced Battle

Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Question Trainers, which species is the Time Travel Pokémon?
Choices Mewtwo, Celebi, Deoxys
Answer Ok, Trainers! If you chose Celebi, you were right!

24:09

Trivia Quiz Answer

Pokémon Trivia Quiz Correct Answer Announcement (トリビアクイズ 正解発表): Koratta (コラッタ)

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 1997-1998-M03 ポケモン!ゲットだぜ!
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Getto Da ze!
Japanese (Trans): Get Pokémon!
Pokémon Trivia Quiz: Today's Question
Japan 00:36 バトルフロンティア
Japanese (Romanized): Battle Frontier
Japanese (Trans): Battle Frontier
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:04 危機
Japanese (Romanized): Kiki
Japanese (Trans): Crisis
A Koduck runs through a stretch of grass, pursued by some Fighting-type Pokémon.
Japan 02:21 2002-2005(AG)-M42 進化おめでとう
Japanese (Romanized): Shinka omedetō
Japanese (Trans): Congratulations for the Evolution
Battle Frontier Title Card
Japan 02:30 Movie 2 Short - Pokémon of the Forest The group is near a lake, taking a break on the road to Yamabuki City.
Japan 03:06 2002-2005(AG)-M22 戦闘!レジロック・レジアイス・レジスチル
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Regirock - Regice - Registeel
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Regirock - Regice - Registeel
Wanriky, Goriky and Kairiky appear, still going after Koduck.
Japan 04:31 サトシ戦いの決意
Japanese (Romanized): Satoshi tatakai no ketsui
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's Battle Resolve
Movie 1 BGM - The first part of the music plays as the Fighting-type Pokémon turn their attention on Gomazou.
Japan 05:18 1999-2001-M12 Today's Johto Pokemon Curiosity Koduck and Gomazou start getting along.
Japan 06:52 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.
Japan 07:31 活躍!
Japanese (Romanized): Katsuyaku!
Japanese (Trans): Activity!
During Nyarth's boss fantasy, a man offers Sakaki the Koduck to make him forget the pain from stubbing his toe by being reminded that he has a brain and the Pokémon doesn't.
Japan 07:52 活躍!
Japanese (Romanized): Katsuyaku!
Japanese (Trans): Activity!
While the Nyarth's boss fantasy continues, a man offers Sakaki the Koduck to make him forget the pain from stubbing his toe on the desk.
Japan 08:15 活躍!
Japanese (Romanized): Katsuyaku!
Japanese (Trans): Activity!
Nyarth's final idea of the fantasy is Sakaki eating ice cream and getting a brain freeze from eating too fast when Koduck comes along and makes it better.
Japan 09:01 Movie 4 Short - Hide-and-Seek Rocket Gang advertises grass sledding to the group.
Japan 09:41 Movie 1 Short - Togepi Cries Musashi sends Kojiro down the hill with the sled.
Japan 10:42 1997-1998-M67 Wreakin' Havoc Musashi turns on pinball bumpers, which pop up in the middle of the hill, making the sleds bounce around like a pinball game.
Japan 11:28 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's Battle Frontier Motto
Japan 12:01 2002-2005(AG)-M44 Eyecatch Break
Japan 12:08 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 12:26 2002-2005(AG)-M24 戦闘!超古代ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Chō-kodai Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Ancient Pokémon
Goriky and Kairiky cling on to Rocket Gang's balloon.
Japan 13:56 Movie 4 Short - Lawnmower Death Fanfare Azumi makes her appearance.
Japan 14:44 Hanada Gym - Swimming Ballet The group is at Azumi's mansion.
Japan 15:46 スマイル ~ピアノ&ストリング・カルテットVER.~
Japanese (Romanized): Smile ~Piano & String・Quartette VER.~
Japanese (Trans): Smile ~Piano & Strings・Quartette Version~
A sad Koduck sees Satoshi's Gomazou and Haruka's Zenigame training outside while watching it from the windows.
Japan 17:32 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
Rocket Gang appears in a Chirean balloon an takes Koduck.
Japan 18:57 1999-2001-M28 The Day Is Conquered!! Azumi uses Koduck to battle Rocket Gang.
Japan 20:52 Movie 2 Short - Parting and Sunset Overjoyed, Azumi hugs Koduck after Rocket Gang's defeat.
Japan 21:57 Feeling the Joy The group waves goodbye to Azumi and her Pokémon while leaving.
Japan 22:19 ポケモンかぞえうた 
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Kazoe Uta
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Counting Song
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:40 バトルフロンティア (オリジナルカラオケ)
Japanese (Romanized): Battle Frontier (Original Karaoke)
Japanese (Trans): Battle Frontier (Original Karaoke)
Advanced Generation Episode 142 preview
Japan 24:10 1997-1998-M03 ポケモン!ゲットだぜ!
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Getto Da ze!
Japanese (Trans): Get Pokémon!
Takeshi gives the answer to the Today's Question.

Music Statistics:

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