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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2006-09-23 Weekend Warrior
  • Japan 2005-11-10 ライバルはサラリーマン!?
  • Japan 2005-11-10 Rival wa salaryman!?
  • Japan 2005-11-10 My Rival is an Office Worker?!
  • Germany Rock 'n' Roll
  • France Cœur de rockeur
  • Spain Fin de semana marchoso
  • Sweden 2008-09-24 Fritidskrigare!
  • Italy La gara della Città d'Argento
  • Mexico Guerrero de fin de semana
  • Finland 2008-07-19 Viikonloppusoturi
  • Taiwan 對手是上班族!?
  • Netherlands Weekend Strijder
  • Brazil Guerreiro do Fim de Semana
  • Norway 2009-06-22 Helge-kriger
  • Denmark 2008-09-27 Weekendkriger
  • Greece Ο Πολεμιστής του Σαββατοκύριακου
  • Portugal Guerreiro do Fim-de-Semana
  • Russia Рок-н-рольный поединок
Staff List

OP/ED List

バトルフロンティア
Battle Frontier
GLORY DAY 〜輝くその日〜 (バージョン3)
Glory Day ~That Shining Day~ (version 3)
포켓몬스터 AG
Pocket Monsters AG
행복한 여행
A Happy Journey
寶可夢點點名
Pokémon Roll Call
Summary
May found out about a contest in Silvertown and decided to enter it. May practices with Squirtle. She sends out Squirtle for an opening. May thinks that Squirtle's opening could be better.

Inside the contest building, two people walk around looking for somebody. May approaches them and asks them if they've seen Squirtle. The man says no and they walk away. Ash, Brock, and Max walk up to May. May tells them that she can't find Squirtle. Squirtle appears from behind Brock's leg. Flowers are on Squirtle. May tells Squirtle that it is really cute and that they will win first prize.

Team Rocket sees the contest poster. James wants Jessie to enter the contest. Jessie sighs and says that they have a Pokeblock shop to run instead. James and Meowth wonder why Jessie is acting weird.

The contest is about to begin. Lillian introduces the contest to everyone. Ash and Max are impressed with the way Lillian talks. The judges are soon introduced. Afterwards, the Pokémon Coordinators walk on the stage. Everyone in the audience cheers for the coordinators. Before Lillian starts the contest, a man walks onto stage and tells Lillian that one coordinator still hasn't shown up. Jeremy, the late coordinator, rushes through the doors and on to the stage. He apologizes to Lillian for being late. Jeremy gets into line. Now that everyone is present, the contest begins.

Many of the coordinators show off their Pokémon. The crowd seems to love each Pokémon that comes on the stage. Up next is May. May sends out Squirtle who immediately fires an Ice Beam. Squirtle spins around very quickly and makes a smooth landing. Then Squirtle uses its Bubble attack. In the middle of the stage is a big bubble with smaller bubbles surrounding it. Squirtle jumps on the bigger bubble and uses Ice Beam to destroy the smaller bubbles. Then Squirtle uses Ice Beam on the bigger bubble. The bubble pops and a ice sculpture takes its place. Squirtle lands on top of the sculpture and finishes its performance. The judges enjoyed May's performance. The last coordinator to perform is Jeremy. When Jeremy walks on the stage, he has an electric guitar in his hand, and his clothes have been changed. Jeremy sends out Butterfree. Butterfree uses a combination of Poisonpowder and Stun Spore. Then with Safeguard, Butterfree glows with a greenish color dazzling the audience. Suddenly, the two people that May saw earlier enters the room. They call out for Jeremy to stop what he is doing. Apparently, Jeremy and the two people are related to each other. The woman walks on the stage and tries to get Jeremy to go home with the family. Jeremy explains to everyone how contests are his life long dream and how they mean a lot to him. He makes an excellent speech to the woman and to everyone else. The audience enjoy Jeremy's speech, and they all clap for him.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket is searching for berries for their shop. When the peliminaries are over, Lillian announces the four winners on a screen. Round 2 begins right away. May's combusken burns up a trainer's Exeggutor and ends up winning the match. In Jeremy's match, the trainer's Vileplume fires a Petal Dance at Jeremy's Venusaur. Venusaur counters the attack with a Razor Leaf. Jeremy wins the battle.

The final round between May and Jeremy is about to start. Jeremy thanks May for helping him out earlier, but May tells Jeremy that it was his courage that brought him here. The man and woman walk outside. They discuss about Jeremy, the man's dad. They have a flashback on how their dad was a rock star and about how he loved Pokémon. The woman is the man's mom.

The final battle begins. May sends out Combusken and Jeremy sends out Venusaur. Venusaur starts off with Razor Leaf, but Combusken burns the leaves with Fire Spin. To stop the Fire Spin attack, Venusaur uses Vine Whip. May is shocked that Venusaur wasn't weakened by the attack. Then Jeremy calls out for a Frenzy Plant, a very powerful grass type attack. Vines emerge from the ground. The vines head straight for Combusken. Combusken manages to dodge one vine, but soon after it gets hit. Ash, Brock, and Max wonder how May will win from a powerful attack like Frenzy Plant. May soon sees that Venusaur has used up a lot of energy and is tired out. She tells Combusken to use Quick Attack. Combusken slams its body into Venusaur, and then it begins to weaken Venusaur with a series of Peck attacks. Venusaur knocks Combusken off its body. Jeremy orders Venusaur to do another Frenzy Plant. Combusken tries Fire Spin, but the attack has no effect on the vines. Then Combusken moves in closer to Venusaur with a Quick Attack while dodging the vines. It charges into Venusaur with a Sky Uppercut. Since Venusaur can no longer battle, May wins the battle.

Lillian presents May with a ribbon for winning the contest. Jeremy, the woman, and the man walk away together. Ash hopes that they run into them again at another contest. At night, Team Rocket is still outside looking for berries. Jessie sees something sticking out from a bush. She pulls on it, but the thing happens to be a Beedrill. Team Rocket runs as the Beedrill chase them.

English Official Summary

It's time for the Silver Town Pokémon Contest, and May is ready to win! As the show starts, one last competitor arrives late: a businessman named Jeremy. He doesn't look like much, but after May makes her big entrance with Squirtle, she's surprised to see Jeremy dressed up like a rock star onstage with Butterfree! However, Jeremy's wife and son show up and demand that he stop his embarrassing Contest antics. With encouragement from May, Jeremy stands up to his family and explains how important Contests are to him. No matter what, he's going to compete! Both May and Jeremy make it to the finals, but will Jeremy's family come back to watch? Outside the Contest, his wife remembers how she met him back when he was a real musician. As she reminisces, she starts to think what Jeremy's doing isn't so silly after all. Back at the Contest, Jeremy sends his trusty Venusaur to battle May's Combusken. As a Fire-type Pokémon, Combusken should have the advantage, but Venusaur is too tough to be defeated that easily. Venusaur also has a powerful Frenzy Plant attack, and soon May is losing points fast. She risks it all on one last Sky Uppercut and Combusken knocks Venusaur out just before time is up. Victory goes to May! And Jeremy may not have won the ribbon, but his family finally respects him as a Pokémon Coordinator. A happy ending all around—except for Team Rocket, who goes hunting for berries and finds Beedrill instead!

French Official Summary

L'heure du Concours de la Ville d'Argent a sonné, et Flora est prête à le remporter ! Alors que la compétition va débuter, un dernier concurrent arrive en retard : il s'agit d'un homme d'affaires appelé Jérémy.

German Official Summary

Der Pokémon-Wettbewerb von Silber City steht bevor. Maike ist fest entschlossen, zu gewinnen! Als die Show beginnt, kommt der letzte Wettbewerbsteilnehmer verspätet an: Jeremie, der Geschäftsmann.

Italian Official Summary

È il momento della Gara di Pokémon della Città d'Argento, e Vera è pronta a trionfare! Quando la competizione ha inizio, giunge in ritardo un ultimo concorrente: si tratta di un uomo d'affari di nome Emilio.

Portuguese Official Summary

May compete contra um velho guitarrista de rock'n'roll e líder de banda no Concurso Pokémon da Cidade de Prata por sua segunda Fita de Kanto!

Finnish Official Summary

May kilpailee entistä rock-kitaristia ja bändin keulakuvaa vastaan Silver Townin Pokémon-kisassa saadakseen toisen Kanto-nauhansa!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

May compite contra un ex-guitarrista de rock & roll y líder de banda en el Concurso Pokémon de Pueblo Plata por su segundo listón en Kanto.

Spanish Official Summary

¡Ha llegado el Concurso Pokémon de Ciudad Plateada, y Aura está lista para ganar! Cuando empieza el espectáculo, un último competidor llega tarde: un empresario llamado Luciano.

English Great Britian Official Summary

It's time for the Silver Town Pokémon Contest, and May is ready to win! As the show starts, one last competitor arrives late: a businessman named Jeremy. He doesn't look like much, but after May makes her big entrance with Squirtle, she's surprised to see Jeremy dressed up like a rock star onstage with Butterfree! However, Jeremy's wife and son show up and demand that he stop his embarrassing Contest antics. With encouragement from May, Jeremy stands up to his family and explains how important Contests are to him. No matter what, he's going to compete! Both May and Jeremy make it to the finals, but will Jeremy's family come back to watch? Outside the Contest, his wife remembers how she met him back when he was a real musician. As she reminisces, she starts to think what Jeremy's doing isn't so silly after all. Back at the Contest, Jeremy sends his trusty Venusaur to battle May's Combusken. As a Fire-type Pokémon, Combusken should have the advantage, but Venusaur is too tough to be defeated that easily. Venusaur also has a powerful Frenzy Plant attack, and soon May is losing points fast. She risks it all on one last Sky Uppercut and Combusken knocks Venusaur out just before time is up. Victory goes to May! And Jeremy may not have won the ribbon, but his family finally respects him as a Pokémon Coordinator. A happy ending all around—except for Team Rocket, who goes hunting for berries and finds Beedrill instead!

Russian Official Summary

Мэй соревнуется с бывшим рок-гитаристом и лидером группы на состязании покемонов в Сильвер Тауне за вторую ленточку.

Dutch Official Summary

May strijdt tegen een voormalig rock-'n roll gitarist en bandleider in de Silver Town Pokémon Wedstrijd voor haar tweede Kanto lintje!

Norwegian Official Summary

May konkurrerer mot en tidligere rockegitarist og bandleder i Pokémonkonkurransen i Silver Town, for å vinne sitt andre Kanto Ribbon!

Swedish Official Summary

May tävlar mot en före detta rock'n roll-gitarrist och bandledare i Silver Towns Pokémon-tävling för att vinna sin andra Kanto-tävling!

Danish Official Summary

May dyster mod en tidligere rockguitarist og bandleder i Silver Town Pokémon-konkurrencen for at vinde sit andet Kanto-Ribbon!

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 Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States James's Mime Jr.
  • Japan コジロウのマネネ
  • Japan Kojirō no Manene
  • Japan Kojiro's Manene
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  • United States Sukizo
  • Japan スキゾーさん
  • Japan Sukizō-san
  • Japan Sukizo
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  • United States Raoul Contesta
  • Japan コンテスタ
  • Japan Contesta
  • Japan Contesta
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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 May's Combusken
  • Japan ハルカのワカシャモ
  • Japan Haruka no Wakashamo
  • Japan Haruka's Wakashamo
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  • United States Lilian Meridian
  • Japan リリアン
  • Japan Lilian
  • Japan Lilian
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  • United States Jeremy
  • Japan オガタ
  • Japan Ogata
  • Japan Ogata
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  • United States Mandy
  • Japan ヨシエ
  • Japan Yoshie
  • Japan Yoshie
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  • United States Nicholas
  • Japan ヨシト
  • Japan Yoshito
  • Japan Yoshito
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  • United States Jeremy's Ivysaur
  • Japan オガタのフシギソウ
  • Japan Ogata no Fushigisou
  • Japan Ogata's Fushigisou
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  • United States Jeremy's Venusaur
  • Japan オガタのフシギバナ
  • Japan Ogata no Fushigibana
  • Japan Ogata's Fushigibana
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  • United States Jeremy's Butterfree
  • Japan オガタのバタフリー
  • Japan Ogata no Butterfree
  • Japan Ogata's Butterfree

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Beedrill
  • Japan スピアー
  • Japan Spear
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  • United States Vileplume
  • Japan ラフレシア
  • Japan Rafflesia
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  • United States Machop
  • Japan ワンリキー
  • Japan Wanriky
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  • United States Farfetch'd
  • Japan カモネギ
  • Japan Kamonegi
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  • United States Exeggutor
  • Japan ナッシー
  • Japan Nassy
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  • United States Bellossom
  • Japan キレイハナ
  • Japan Kireihana
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  • United States Marill
  • Japan マリル
  • Japan Maril
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  • United States Shroomish
  • Japan キノココ
  • Japan Kinococo
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  • United States Breloom
  • Japan キノガッサ
  • Japan Kinogassa
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12:18

Eyecatch Rayquaza Eyecatch

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

Trivia Quiz Question Part 1

Pokémon Trivia Quiz (ポケモントリビアクイズ)
Question What is Makunoshita doing?
(マクノシタは何をしている?)

A VTR from AG020 in the form of a scramble puzzle is used for this segment.
Hosted by Satoshi.
23:57

Trivia Quiz Question Part 2

Pokémon Trivia Quiz Continuation (ポケモントリビアクイズ つづき): After the question is repeated once more, the difficulty gradually decreases and the scramble puzzle's blurriness is reduced.
Hosted by Satoshi.
24:21

Trivia Quiz Answer

The correct answer is revealed after a countdown scene that shows Pikachu holding a telescope and anxiously running up and down in Rocket Gang's hot air balloon.
Answer (こたえ): It is surfing. (サーフィン)
Hosted by Satoshi.

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:03 アバン(トレーナー・サトシ)
Japanese (Trans): Avant (Trainer Satoshi)
Movie 7 BGM - Haruka sends out Zenigame in Jitterbug Town, where her next contest will take place, and asks Wakasyamo if it's ready to compete in the Contest's Battle Round.
Japan 00:43 バトルフロンティア
Japanese (Romanized): Battle Frontier
Japanese (Trans): Battle Frontier
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:10 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 02:58 Movie 1 Short - Fushigidane's Lullaby Haruka sees Zenigame dressed with flowers.
Japan 03:39 2002-2005(AG)-M46 コンテスト!
Japanese (Romanized): Contest!
Japanese (Trans): Contest!
Lilian presents the contest.
Japan 06:12 1999-2001-M21 こうそくせん
Japanese (Romanized): Kōsokusen
Japanese (Trans): The High-speed Liner
The Appeals of the other contestants are shown, Haruka then following with her Zenigame.
Japan 08:05 1997-1998-M74 チャリンコ暴走族
Japanese (Romanized): Charinko Bōsōzō
Japanese (Trans): Biker Gang
In new clothes, Ogata enters the stage with his electric guitar in his hand and uses Butterfree for the Contest Appeal.
Japan 10:14 2002-2005(AG)-M06 Ogata explains to everyone how contests are his life long dream and how they mean a lot to him.
Japan 12:19 2002-2005(AG)-M44 Eyecatch Break
Japan 12:26 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 12:57 2002-2005(AG)-M25 戦闘!四天王
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Shitennō
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Elite Four
Haruka competes in and wins the semi-final, while Ogata also wins his semi-final, setting up a final between the two.
Japan 14:42 スマイル ~ピアノ・インストVER.~
Japanese (Romanized): Smile ~Piano・Inst VER.~
Japanese (Trans): Smile ~Piano・Instrumental Version~
Yoshie and Yoshito have flashbacks about Ogata.
Japan 16:03 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
Haruka and Ogata begin their showdown.
Japan 17:17 1999-2001-M23 ラジオとう占拠!
Japanese (Romanized): Radio-tō senkyo
Japanese (Trans): The Radio Tower Takeover
Frenzy Plant ends up hitting Wakasyamo.
Japan 18:57 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.
Wakasyamo uses Quick Attack.
Japan 20:02 スマイル
Japanese (Romanized): Smile
Japanese (Trans): Smile
The lyrics of the 2nd Version of the Ending Theme play as Haruka gets the ribbon and Yoshie and Yoshito walk away together with Ogata.
Japan 21:34 Movie 1 Short - Kamonegi Eyecatch Rocket Gang runs away from a Spear.
Japan 21:44 GLORY DAY ~輝くその日~ 
Japanese (Romanized): Glory Day ~Kagayaku Sono Hi~
Japanese (Trans): Glory Day ~That Shining Day~
1st Version of the Ending Theme (different visuals are shown)
Japan 23:05 大脱走
Japanese (Romanized): Dai Dassou
Japanese (Trans): The Great Escape
Pokémon Trivia Quiz: See the Clip and Answer!
Japan 23:28 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 153 preview
Japan 23:58 AG Quiz Fanfare Satoshi asks the viewers if they have found the answer to the question.
Japan 24:01 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 24:25 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: 23
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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