Home / Episode Guide / エスパーVSゴースト!真夜中の決闘!?/Fear Factor Phony/Psychic VS Ghost! A Midnight Duel!?
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2006-09-08 Fear Factor Phony!
  • Japan 2005-10-06 エスパーVSゴースト!真夜中の決闘!?
  • Japan 2005-10-06 Esper VS Ghost! Mayonaka no kettō!?
  • Japan 2005-10-06 Psychic VS Ghost! A Midnight Duel!?
  • Germany Duell in der Geisterstadt
  • France Une cohabitation difficile
  • Spain El falso fantasma
  • Sweden 2008-09-20 Spökstök!
  • Italy La città fantasma
  • Mexico ¡El factor miedo!
  • Finland 2008-06-14 Kiista kummituskylästä
  • Taiwan 超能力系對抗幽靈系!深夜中的決鬥!?
  • Netherlands Wie ziet spoken?
  • Brazil O Fator Do Falso Medo!
  • Norway 2009-06-22 En fryktinngytende forfalskning!
  • Denmark 2008-09-13 En frygt-indgydende forfalskning!
  • Portugal A Cidade Fantasma
  • Russia У страха глаза велики
Staff List
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Team Ota

Japan Screenplay 武上純希 (Junki Takegami)
Japan Storyboard 誌村宏明 (Hiroaki Shimura)
Japan Animation Director 山下惠 (Megumi Yamashita)
Japan Animation Director 志村泉 (Izumi Shimura)
Japan Episode Director 秦義人 (Yoshito Hata)

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

English Official Summary

On a dark and stormy night, Ash and his friends find a deserted town near an old mine. Inside the mine is a Haunter, who scares our heroes away! Team Rocket sees the commotion and investigates, only to receive a scare that sends Wobbuffet running in fear. Team Rocket then discovers that the Haunter was an illusion created by a team of Ghost Pokémon—but why? Camped out in an empty house nearby, Ash and his friends hear strange music in the night. The music is coming from Kirlia and its Psychic Pokémon friends, all having a dance party! But Abra sleeps right through it, using its psychic powers to block out the noise. Ash and Max accidentally crash the party and scare away the Pokémon, so they make amends by putting on their own party. Team Rocket learns that the mine's Ghost Pokémon don't like all this noise, so they offer to help restore peace and quiet to the town. Meanwhile, Wobbuffet catches sight of the graceful Kirlia and immediately falls in love. It joins the party and tries to woo Kirlia, but Team Rocket crashes the event with a giant robot that the Ghost Pokémon helped disguise as a huge Haunter. The robot snatches all the Pokémon, and Wobbuffet defies Jessie to free Kirlia and the other Psychic Pokémon. Kirlia helps defeat Team Rocket and the Psychic Pokémon and Ghost Pokémon face off! Pikachu tries to shock some sense into them, but it's Brock who figures out the solution. The Psychic Pokémon can party inside Abra's soundproof psychic bubble, and the Ghost Pokémon won't hear a thing! With the town back to normal, our friends can continue on their Battle Frontier journey.

French Official Summary

Par une nuit sombre et orageuse, Sacha et ses amis arrivent dans une ville déserte située près d'une ancienne mine. À l'intérieur se trouve un Spectrum, qui ne tarde pas à effrayer nos héros !

German Official Summary

In einer finsteren und stürmischen Nacht entdecken Ash und seine Freunde in der Nähe einer alten Mine eine verlassene Stadt. In der Mine lauert ein Alpollo, das unsere Helden vertreibt!

Italian Official Summary

In una notte buia e tempestosa, Ash e i suoi amici arrivano in una città deserta vicino a una vecchia miniera. Al suo interno, si cela un Haunter, che li fa scappare via dalla paura!

Portuguese Official Summary

Ash e seus amigos entram numa cidade fantasma onde eles tentam resolver uma disputa entre um grupo de Pokémon Tipo Fantasma e outro Tipo Psíquico.

Finnish Official Summary

Ash ystävineen vaeltaa aavekaupunkiin, jossa he yrittävät selvittää Haamu- ja Psyykkistyypin Pokémonien välistä riitaa.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Ash y sus amigos deambulan por un pueblo fantasma, donde tratan de ayudar a resolver una disputa entre un grupo de Pokémon tipo Fantasma y un grupo de Pokémon tipo Psíquico.

Spanish Official Summary

En una oscura y tormentosa noche, Ash y sus amigos encuentran una ciudad desierta junto a una vieja mina. Dentro de la mina hay un Haunter, ¡que asusta a nuestros héroes!

English Great Britian Official Summary

On a dark and stormy night, Ash and his friends find a deserted town near an old mine. Inside the mine is a Haunter, who scares our heroes away! Team Rocket sees the commotion and investigates, only to receive a scare that sends Wobbuffet running in fear. Team Rocket then discovers that the Haunter was an illusion created by a team of Ghost Pokémon—but why? Camped out in an empty house nearby, Ash and his friends hear strange music in the night. The music is coming from Kirlia and its Psychic Pokémon friends, all having a dance party! But Abra sleeps right through it, using its psychic powers to block out the noise. Ash and Max accidentally crash the party and scare away the Pokémon, so they make amends by putting on their own party. Team Rocket learns that the mine's Ghost Pokémon don't like all this noise, so they offer to help restore peace and quiet to the town. Meanwhile, Wobbuffet catches sight of the graceful Kirlia and immediately falls in love. It joins the party and tries to woo Kirlia, but Team Rocket crashes the event with a giant robot that the Ghost Pokémon helped disguise as a huge Haunter. The robot snatches all the Pokémon, and Wobbuffet defies Jessie to free Kirlia and the other Psychic Pokémon. Kirlia helps defeat Team Rocket and the Psychic Pokémon and Ghost Pokémon face off! Pikachu tries to shock some sense into them, but it's Brock who figures out the solution. The Psychic Pokémon can party inside Abra's soundproof psychic bubble, and the Ghost Pokémon won't hear a thing! With the town back to normal, our friends can continue on their Battle Frontier journey.

Russian Official Summary

Эш и его друзья попадают в город-призрак, где пытаются решить спор между покемонами -призраками и покемонами-экстрасенсами.

Dutch Official Summary

Ash en zijn vrienden dwalen rond in een spookstad, waar ze een ruzie tussen een Spooksoort Pokémon en een groep Psychosoort Pokémon proberen bij te leggen.

Norwegian Official Summary

Ash og vennene hans havner i en spøkelsesby, der de prøver å hjelpe til med å løse en krangel mellom en flokk Spøkelses-type Pokémon og en flokk Psykisk type Pokémon.

Swedish Official Summary

Ash och hans vänner vandrar in i en spökstad, där de hjälper till att lösa en dispyt mellan en grupp Spök-typ Pokémon och en grupp Psykisk-typ Pokémon.

Danish Official Summary

Ash og hans venner går ind i en spøgelsesby, hvor de forsøger at hjælpe med at mægle i en tvist mellem en flok Spøgelsestype-Pokémon og en flok Synsktype-Pokémon.

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 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
Boy
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  • United States Boy
  • Japan ボーイ
  • Japan Boy
  • Japan Boy
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  • United States Miner
  • Japan
  • Japan Chichi
  • Japan Father

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Abra
  • Japan ケーシィ
  • Japan Casey
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  • United States Kadabra
  • Japan ユンゲラー
  • Japan Yungerer
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  • United States Alakazam
  • Japan フーディン
  • Japan Foodin
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  • United States Gastly
  • Japan ゴース
  • Japan Ghos
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  • United States Haunter
  • Japan ゴースト
  • Japan Ghost
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  • United States Drowzee
  • Japan スリープ
  • Japan Sleep
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  • United States Hypno
  • Japan スリーパー
  • Japan Sleeper
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  • United States Ralts
  • Japan ラルトス
  • Japan Ralts
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  • United States Kirlia
  • Japan キルリア
  • Japan Kirlia
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  • United States Shuppet
  • Japan カゲボウズ
  • Japan Kagebouzu
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  • United States Duskull
  • Japan ヨマワル
  • Japan Yomawaru
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12:55

Eyecatch Rayquaza Eyecatch

Rayquaza Commercial Intro and Return Eyecatches with Pikachu, Satoshi, Haruka, Masato and Takeshi.
23:04

Trivia Quiz Question

Pokémon Trivia Quiz (ポケモントリビアクイズ)
Question Haruka is frightened by what?
(ハルカは何に驚いている?)
Hint (ヒント) It specializes in frightening others. (驚かすのが得意)

A VTR from AG001 in the form of a scramble puzzle is used for this segment.
Hosted by Satoshi.
24:10

Trivia Quiz Answer

Pokémon Trivia Quiz ~Answer~ (ポケモントリビアクイズ ~こたえ~): Yomawaru (ヨマワル)
Hosted by Satoshi.

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 1997-1998-M08 しのびよる影
Japanese (Romanized): Shinobi yoru Kage
Japanese (Trans): Sneaking from the Shadows
The group is lost in the woods at night, unable to find a Pokémon Center nearby.
Japan 00:40 バトルフロンティア
Japanese (Romanized): Battle Frontier
Japanese (Trans): Battle Frontier
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:07 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 02:16 Movie 4 BGM - Suicune Spotted Movie 4 BGM - The group arrives in an abandoned village.
Japan 03:14 Movie 6 Short - Escaping Destruction A Ghost frightens the group at the mine's entrance.
Japan 03:57 Movie 6 Short - ロケット団隠密作戦 2003
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen 2003
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes 2003
Rocket Gang arrives at the entrance of the same mine that the group was in.
Japan 06:39 Movie 2 Short - Lightning Rocket Gang is attacked by the same Ghost.
Japan 07:55 Movie 6 Short - 潜入!B
Japanese (Romanized): Sennyuu! B
Japanese (Trans): Infiltration! B
Rocket Gang notices some Ghost Pokémon lying in fear on the ground.
Japan 08:06 潜入!
Japanese (Romanized): Sennyuu!
Japanese (Trans): Infiltration!
Nyarth releases his claws in effort to attack as the little Ghost Pokémon try to reason with him.
Japan 08:44 Hanada Gym - Swimming Ballet Haruka hears music coming out softly from somewhere away.
Japan 11:21 1997-1998-M25 You Have to Earn Respect Masato picks a picture of the Psychic Pokémon and the miners of the now abandoned village.
Japan 12:24 Movie 2 Short - Pokémon of the Forest Casey cries after remembering to be left alone by the village's humans. The music overlaps the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 13:03 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 13:25 Hanada Gym - Swimming Ballet Masato begins the music again, in an attempt to invite the Pokémon to eat and have a little party.
Japan 13:54 1999-2001-M13 Mysterious Person The Ghost Pokémon depict a story to Nyarth recounting an everlasting battle between the Ghost Pokémon and the Psychic Pokémon in the village.
Japan 15:13 Hanada Gym - Swimming Ballet Sonansu starts hearing the music from the party.
Japan 16:09 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
The giant Ghost snatches every Psychic Pokémon.
Japan 17:08 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 17:40 1999-2001-M23 ラジオとう占拠!
Japanese (Romanized): Radio-tō senkyo
Japanese (Trans): The Radio Tower Takeover
Rocket Gang holds the Psychic Pokémon in the cage.
Japan 18:47 1999-2001-M28 The Day Is Conquered!! Sonansu prepares to break the cage with Kirlia and the Psychic Pokémon and does.
Japan 20:32 危機
Japanese (Romanized): Kiki
Japanese (Trans): Crisis
The group tries to stop the fight between the Ghost and Psychic Pokémon.
Japan 20:57 Hanada Gym - Swimming Ballet The Psychic Pokémon dance along with the music again.
Japan 21:45 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 23:05 大脱走
Japanese (Romanized): Dai Dassou
Japanese (Trans): The Great Escape
Pokémon Trivia Quiz: See the Clip and Answer!
Japan 23:41 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 148 preview
Japan 24:11 AG Quiz Fanfare Satoshi asks the viewers if they have found the answer to the question.
Japan 24:15 大脱走
Japanese (Romanized): Dai Dassou
Japanese (Trans): The Great Escape
Satoshi is about to reveal the answer (the music begins 3 seconds through).
Japan 24:26 前向きロケット団! (オリジナルカラオケ)
Japanese (Romanized): Maemuki Rocket-dan (Original Karaoke)
Japanese (Trans): Look ahead, Rocket Gang! (Original Karaoke)
Satoshi reveals the answer (the introductory part to the music is skipped).

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 28
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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All the danish title is here http://pokeball.dk/PokemonSerien/pokemonserien9.html