Home / Episode Guide / Haruka VS Musashi! The Last Contest!!/ハルカVSムサシ!最後のコンテスト!!/Going for Choke!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2006-11-30 Going for Choke
  • Japan 2006-05-04 ハルカVSムサシ!最後のコンテスト!!
  • Japan 2006-05-04 Haruka VS Musashi! The Last Contest!!
  • Germany Wer aufgibt, hat verloren
  • France Un enjeu de taille
  • Spain ¡Sin respiración!
  • Sweden 2009-01-27 Elakt spel!
  • Italy Una nuova trappola
  • Mexico Cerca de la victoria
  • Finland Kuristusotteessa
  • Taiwan 小遙對抗武藏!最後的華麗大賽!!
  • Netherlands Alles op Alles
  • Brazil 2007-09-29 Indo para o Sufoco
  • Norway 2009-06-22 Satser for fullt!
  • Denmark 2009-01-03 På vej mod nederlaget!
  • Portugal A Persistência!
  • Russia Разногласия на конкурсе
Staff List
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Japan Screenplay 冨岡淳広 (Atsuhiro Tomioka)
Japan Storyboard 川田武範 (Takenori Kawada)
Japan Animation Director 鵜飼一 (Kazuyuki Ukai)
Japan Animation Director 山下惠 (Megumi Yamashita)
Japan Episode Director 秦義人 (Yoshito Hata)

OP/ED List

スパート!
Spurt!
私、負けない! 〜ハルカのテーマ〜
Watashi, Makenai! ~Haruka no Theme~
포켓몬스터 AG
Pocket Monsters AG
Summary
In the last episode, May was excited to participate in the Pokémon contest only to find out that it was her last one until the Grand Festival. In the first round, she was off to a rough start because of Harley and Team Rocket, but in the end she made it to the second round. Team Rocket has now come up with a plan to throw May out of the contest for good.

The second round for the contest is about to begin. The following match-ups are displayed on screen. Max tells May that she can win the contest. Ash and Brock tell May to stay relaxed. Jessie walks up to May and tells her that she won't do well at all after what she did in her last round. May tells Jessie to keep her thoughts to herself. Jessie ignores her and walks away. Drew and Roselia walks up to the door and smiles. Ash and co. then walk out of the room. James and Meowth, dressed up in janitor outfits, walk up to them. James tells Ash that there is a call waiting for him from home. They all follow James and Meowth.

The first contest battle is with Jessie and another coordinator. Jessie sends out Banette, and the other coordinator sends out Noctowl. Meanwhile, James and Meowth lead Ash and co. to a room. When they walk in, James and Meowth close the door and lock it. Then Meowth presses a button, and their balloon pops out. The room that Ash and co. are in is attached to the balloon. The balloon begins to float away. James tells Harley that Ash and co. are now separated from May. Moments later, Banette has just defeated Noctowl with a Thunderbolt. Pikachu tries a Thunderbolt to break the cage. The electricity bounces right off the wall. Ash and co. are headed for a nearby forest when a Flygon uses a sand attack to bring Ash and co. back on course.

The next battle is with May and another coordinator too. May sends out Squirtle, and the other coordinator sends out Skarmory. Skarmory starts off with Steel Wing. Because Skarmory is coming in too fast, Squirtle uses Rapid Spin. Squirtle hits Skarmory with its Rapid Spin attack. Harley notices that May is using some good moves. He can't wait to see May and Jessie battle together. Meanwhile, a Flamethrower is burning up the metal to the cage. When the cage bursts open, Drew recalls back his Pokémon. He tells Ash and co. that they have to move fast. Squirtle uses Ice Beam, but Skarmory dodges the attack. Then Skarmory uses Swift, and Squirtle counters with Bubble. When the time is up, May is the winner.

Ash and co. hurry on towards the contest building. While running they fall into a hole. James and Meowth come out and places metal bars over the hole. James and Meowth love Harley's thinking. They think he should join Team Rocket too. Ash and co. now realize that Harley is a part of Team Rocket's plan too. Brock sends out Forretress to use Rapid Spin.

The final match is between May and Jessie. Harley, James, and Meowth are in a room right above May. James and Meowth tell Harley that Ash and co. are in a hole. Harley's next plan requires James's Pokémon. James brings out Cacnea and Mime Jr. Harley compliments on James's Pokémon. With Ariados, they will attack May from above. Ash and co. then run up to Harley, James, and Meowth. Ash and co. know that they are up to something. James and Meowth tell Ash and co. to not get in Jessie's way. They realize that Jezebella is actually Jessie in disguise, and that the Cacturne and Banette that Jessie is using belongs to Harley. Harley says that there isn't a rule saying you can't use someone else's Pokémon. Drew says that Harley is pretty smart. Harley tells Drew to not make him any angrier for they both have made it to the Grand Festival. Then Harley, James, and Meowth walk away.

May sends out Squirtle, and Jessie sends out Banette. Banette starts off with a Thunderbolt to hurt Squirtle. Squirtle is weakened, but it still can battle. Squirtle uses Ice Beam to freeze Banette in ice. Banette breaks out of the ice with Will-O-Wisp. The attack that Banette has just used looks like meteorites falling down on Squirtle. Squirtle dodges them all with Rapid Spin. The audience cheers for Jessie and Banette. Jessie tells Banette to use Thunder again. Banette uses Thunder, but Squirtle counters with Bubble. Bubble is stronger and hits Banette. Jessie gets angry at Banette for not dodging the attack. She tells it to use Frustration. Banette begins to hit Squirtle many times. Because Jessie and Banette aren't close to each other, Frustration is a much more powerful attack. While Banette is on top of Squirtle, Squirtle uses Rapid Spin to knock Banette off it. This makes Jessie even more angry with Banette. Squirtle begins to bounce on floor in a unique way. Even the judges are impressed with May's Squirtle. Banette uses Thunder one more time, but Squirtle is able to dodge it. Then Squirtle tackles Banette. Harley, James, and Meowth are even more angry at May.

Time is up and the result is a tie. Lilian explains that they are going to do a sudden death overtime. Whoever can reduce their opponent's points to zero first wins. There is no time limit to this. Banette starts off with Thunder. Squirtle dodges the attack, and then it uses Ice Beam. Banette quickly dodges the attack and uses Will-O-Wisp. Squirtle uses Rapid Spin and then Bubble to destroy the Will-O-Wisps. The judges notice that Jessie and Banette aren't getting along too well. Squirtle freezes Banette in a block of ice and then Rapid Spin. When Banette breaks out of the ice, it gets hit by the Rapid Spiin. Jessie's points drop down to zero, and May is declared the winner.

May thanks Squirtle for doing an awesome job. The judges present May with her fifth ribbon. One of the judges wishes May the best of luck at the Grand Festival. May is happy to have her fifth ribbon. She can now qualify for the Grand Festival. The audience cheers for May. Lilian states that the Grand Festival will be held at Indigo Pleateau. Meanwhile, Harley and Team Rocket are outside. Harley is angry at Team Rocket for losing. Then Harley walks away. May walks out with an envelope containing information at the Grand Festival. Drew is outside too. May tells Drew that she is going to win. Drew waves to her and walks away. Ash can't wait to see May and Drew battle, but first they have to travel to the Battle Pyramid.

English Official Summary

The competition is underway at the Mulberry Town Pokémon Contest, where Harley has teamed up with Team Rocket to plot May's downfall. While May is getting ready for her first opponent, Team Rocket lures her friends into a sealed transport container and sends them up, up and away with a Meowth balloon! But they didn't count on Drew being there to save the day. He frees Ash and the others, only for all them to then fall into one of Team Rocket's old-fashioned pit traps. While James and Meowth gloat, our heroes realize Team Rocket is working with Harley, and they have to get back to the Contest to help May. Up on stage, May and her Squirtle are preparing to face Jessie, who's disguised as Jessebella and using Harley's Cacturne. Below the stage, Harley and Team Rocket are preparing some more tricks when our heroes catch up to them. Harley points out that there's no rule against using someone else's Pokémon in a Contest, but his plans are foiled for now. Meanwhile, Jessie's initial delight wears off when even Banette can't easily win her the match. Banette gets annoyed by Jessie's complaints, and it looks like the odds are back in May's favor. But as time runs out, the two Coordinators are matched in points, and it goes into overtime! Jessebella is eager to win, but she's snapping at Banette and without a good understanding between Coordinator and Pokémon, it's only a matter of time before May wins and the ribbon is hers. Harley gives up on Team Rocket in disgust. May meets Drew and the two are looking forward to a match-up at the Indigo Plateau. As for Ash, he's looking forward to the Battle Pyramid!

French Official Summary

La compétition bat son plein au Concours Pokémon de Mureville, où Harley s'est allié à la Team Rocket pour mettre des bâtons dans les roues à Flora.

German Official Summary

Der Pokémon-Wettbewerb in Mulberry City ist in vollem Gange. Harley hat sich mit Team Rocket verbündet, um Maike scheitern zu sehen.

Italian Official Summary

È in corso la Gara di Pokémon della Città delle More, nella quale Harley si è alleato con il Team Rocket per sconfiggere Vera.

Portuguese Official Summary

Após um começo conturbado no Concurso Pokémon de Mulberry, May chega até a final, onde ela enfrenta “Jessebella”—Jessie da Equipe Rocket disfarçada!

Finnish Official Summary

Hataran alun jälkeen Mulberryn Pokémon-kilpailussa May pääsee finaaliin, jossa hän kohtaa Jessebellan, Rakettiryhmän Jessien valepuvussa!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Después de un tambaleante inicio en el Concurso Pokémon de Mulberry, May logra llegar a las finales, donde se enfrenta a  “Jessebella”, Jessie del Equipo Rocket disfrazada.

Spanish Official Summary

La competición está en marcha en el Concurso Pokémon de Ciudad Mora, donde Harley se ha unido al Team Rocket para tramar la caída de Aura.

English Great Britian Official Summary

The competition is underway at the Mulberry Town Pokémon Contest, where Harley has teamed up with Team Rocket to plot May's downfall. While May is getting ready for her first opponent, Team Rocket lures her friends into a sealed transport container and sends them up, up and away with a Meowth balloon! But they didn't count on Drew being there to save the day. He frees Ash and the others, only for all them to then fall into one of Team Rocket's old-fashioned pit traps. While James and Meowth gloat, our heroes realize Team Rocket is working with Harley, and they have to get back to the Contest to help May. Up on stage, May and her Squirtle are preparing to face Jessie, who's disguised as Jessebella and using Harley's Cacturne. Below the stage, Harley and Team Rocket are preparing some more tricks when our heroes catch up to them. Harley points out that there's no rule against using someone else's Pokémon in a Contest, but his plans are foiled for now. Meanwhile, Jessie's initial delight wears off when even Banette can't easily win her the match. Banette gets annoyed by Jessie's complaints, and it looks like the odds are back in May's favor. But as time runs out, the two Coordinators are matched in points, and it goes into overtime! Jessebella is eager to win, but she's snapping at Banette and without a good understanding between Coordinator and Pokémon, it's only a matter of time before May wins and the ribbon is hers. Harley gives up on Team Rocket in disgust. May meets Drew and the two are looking forward to a match-up at the Indigo Plateau. As for Ash, he's looking forward to the Battle Pyramid!

Russian Official Summary

После серии неудач, подстроенных Харли и Командой Р, Мэй выходит во второй раунд состязания покемонов в Малберри Сити, но она даже и не догадывается, что по-прежнему находится в опасности, и что новые ещё более изощрённые козни строят ее враги. Чтобы быть уверенными в своей злонамеренной победе, Джеймс и Мяут ловят и запирают наших друзей, в то время как Мэй пробивается в полуфинал. У Дрю получается вызволить их, и все вместе они отправляются на состязания, где Мэй готовится к встрече в финале с Джессибеллой. Вооружённая Покемоном Харли – Банетт, Джессибелла кажется непобедимой, но несколько промахов в их атаках приводят к тому, что Джессибелла повышает голос на Банетт, и тот реагирует соответственно. После этого одна за другой атаки Джессибеллы оказываются неудачными,  что приводит к ничьей в последнем поединке с Мэй. Понимая, что скоро Большой Фестиваль, Лиллиан неожиданно объявляет о дополнительном времени, во время которого участники должны снизить количество очков соперника до нуля. Джессибелла продолжает совершать ошибки, а Мэй и Сквиртл со своей скоростью и командной работой оказываются не по зубам Джессибелле.  Она и Банетт проигрывают поединок,  Харли из-за бурлящей злости клянётся, что больше никогда не будет иметь дела с Командой Р. Харли, правда греет мысль, что на Большом Фестивале он будет противостоять Мэй. Готовясь к отъезду из Малберри-Сити, Мэй встречается с Дрю, даже и не подозревая, что он также будет участвовать в турнире. Теперь, когда они в курсе, что оба выиграли необходимые ленточки для участия в Большой Фестивале, они, прощаются, зная совершенно точно, что встретятся на финальном событии сезона!

Dutch Official Summary

Na een wankele start in de Mulberry Pokémon Wedstrijd, gaat May door naar de finale, waar ze tegen “Jessebella”moet—Jessie van Team Rocket in vermomming!

Norwegian Official Summary

Etter en litt vaklende start i Pokémon-konkurransen i Mulberry, kommer May seg til finalerunden, der hun må konkurrere mot “Jessebella”—Team Rockets Jessie i forkledning!

Swedish Official Summary

Efter en skakig start i Mulberry Pokémon-tävlingen, tar sig May vidare till finalen, där hon möter "Jessebelle", Team Rockets Jessie i förklädnad!

Danish Official Summary

Efter en usikker start i Mulberry Pokémon-konkurrencen klarer May sig helt til finalekampene, hvor hun skal dyste mod ”Jessebella” – Team Rockets Jessie i forklædning!

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 Brock's Forretress
  • Japan タケシのフォレトス
  • Japan Takeshi no Foretos
  • Japan Takeshi's Foretos
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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 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 Drew
  • Japan シュウ
  • Japan Shū
  • Japan Shu
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  • United States Harley
  • Japan ハーリー
  • Japan Harley
  • Japan Harley
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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 Drew's Roselia
  • Japan シュウのロゼリア
  • Japan Shū no Roselia
  • Japan Shu's Roselia
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  • United States Harley's Banette
  • Japan ハーリーのジュペッタ
  • Japan Harley no Juppeta
  • Japan Harley's Juppeta
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  • United States Drew's Flygon
  • Japan シュウのフライゴン
  • Japan Shū no Flygon
  • Japan Shu's Flygon
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  • United States Lilian Meridian
  • Japan リリアン
  • Japan Lilian
  • Japan Lilian

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Noctowl
  • Japan ヨルノズク
  • Japan Yorunozuku
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  • United States Skarmory
  • Japan エアームド
  • Japan Airmd
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00:01

Eyecatch Pre-episode Message

In order to alert the viewers that the episode is about to start, a special eyecatch was used. The eyecatch is a countdown towards the beginning of the episode and contains scenes from previous AG openings, Advance Adventure and Pokémon Symphonic Medley. The split-screen scenes with Haruka and Takeshi were updated versions of the Advance Adventure ones that reflected the changes in the characters' Pokémon teams. More specifically, the scene that depicted Takeshi's Mizugorou and Takeshi's Hassboh was replaced with a scene from Takeshi's Numacraw's battle against Satoshi's Juptile that took place in AG149, while the scene that depicted Haruka's Achamo and Haruka's Agehunt was replaced with a scene from Haruka's Gonbe's battle against Shiromi's Rafflesia that took place in AG151. The countdown ends with Satoshi reciting his catchphrase, "Get Pokémon!" (ポケモンゲットだぜ!, Pokémon getto da ze! ).
11:34

Eyecatch Rayquaza Eyecatch

Rayquaza Commercial Intro and Return Eyecatches with Pikachu, Satoshi, Haruka, Masato and Takeshi.
23:09

Trivia Quiz Question Part 1

This Trivia Quiz question consists of a memory game. A set of six Pokémon is shown that viewers must pay close attention to in order to be able to answer the question that is asked after the next episode preview.
Hosted by Satoshi.
23:59

Trivia Quiz Question Part 2

Pokémon Trivia Quiz Continuation (ポケモントリビアクイズ つづき): The six Pokémon are shown again and their names are displayed on-screen. After letting the viewers a bit of time so that they can memorize them, they are hidden and a new set of six Pokémon is uncovered. Viewers must identify the Pokémon that wasn't there in the initial set of six Pokémon.
Hosted by Satoshi.
24:23

Trivia Quiz Answer

After a 3-second countdown, the correct answer is revealed to be Subame (スバメ), which replaced Osubame (オオスバメ) from the initial set.
Hosted by Satoshi.

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 1999-2001-M02 タイトル
Japanese (Romanized): Title
Japanese (Trans): Title
The last seconds of the music play as the show is about to begin.
Japan 00:05 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 narrator recaps last episode's contest.
Japan 00:30 スパート!
Japanese (Trans): Spurt!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:57 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 03:23 1999-2001-M25 Imminent Danger Musashi accidentally releases Harley's name to Haruka.
Japan 04:29 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
Satoshi, Takeshi and Masato are locked in a room that eventually transforms into a levitating balloon, by Kojiro and Nyarth.
Japan 05:33 Movie 6 Short - Escaping Destruction Satoshi, Takeshi and Masato suffer imbalance inside the balloon as it heads down towards a forest.
Japan 05:58 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 begins her battle against an unnamed coordinator with an Airmd.
Japan 07:31 2002-2005(AG)-M15 Satoshi, Takeshi, Masato and Shu are locked in a hole with metal bars preventing them from getting out.
Japan 08:34 1997-1998-M01C ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Haruka and Musashi run into the stage to compete in the contest's final.
Japan 10:05 2002-2005(AG)-M14 Harley discusses with the group and Shu.
Japan 11:18 Movie 2 BGM - Lugia Appears Movie 2 BGM - Haruka and Musashi send out Zenigame and Jupetta, respectively, for the battle. The music overlaps the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 11:42 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 11:47 2002-2005(AG)-M24 戦闘!超古代ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Chō-kodai Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Ancient Pokémon
Musashi and Haruka begin the battle.
Japan 13:42 Movie 2 BGM - Legendary Birds Freed Movie 2 BGM - Musashi tells Jupetta to use Frustration on Zenigame (the music begins around the halfway point).
Japan 16:03 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 Lilian declares that the battle between Haruka and Musashi has ended in a tie and says there's going to be an extra battle.
Japan 17:03 乱れ飛ぶモンスターボール
Japanese (Romanized): Midaretobu Monster Ball
Japanese (Trans): Wildly Flying Monster Balls
Movie 1 BGM - The extra battle begins.
Japan 18:40 私、負けない!~ハルカのテーマ~(オリジナルカラオケ)
Japanese (Romanized): Watashi, Makenai! ~Haruka no Theme~ (Original Karaoke)
Japanese (Trans): I Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~ (Original Karaoke)
Haruka is declared the contest's winner.
Japan 20:42 1999-2001-M07 26ばんどうろ
Japanese (Romanized): 26-ban dōro
Japanese (Trans): Route 26
Haruka appears with an envelope containing information of the Grand Festival.
Japan 21:49 私、負けない!~ハルカのテーマ~
Japanese (Romanized): Watashi, Makenai! ~Haruka no Theme~
Japanese (Trans): I Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:10 大脱走
Japanese (Romanized): Dai Dassou
Japanese (Trans): The Great Escape
Pokémon Trivia Quiz: Memorize! Pokémon DX
Japan 23:30 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)
Advanced Generation Episode 177 preview
Japan 24:00 AG Quiz Fanfare Satoshi asks the viewers if they have found the answer.
Japan 24:03 大脱走
Japanese (Romanized): Dai Dassou
Japanese (Trans): The Great Escape
Satoshi slowly reveals the answer (the music begins 3 seconds through).

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 24
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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