Home / Episode Guide / 最初のポケモン!最後の戦い!!/The First Pokemon! The Last Battle!!/Gathering The Gang of Four!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2007-02-10 Gathering the Gang of Four
  • Japan 2006-08-24 最初のポケモン!最後の戦い!!
  • Japan 2006-08-24 The First Pokemon! The Last Battle!!
  • Germany Alte Freunde
  • France Le gang des quatre !
  • Spain ¡La pandilla se reúne!
  • Sweden 2009-05-16 De fyras gäng!
  • Italy La banda al completo
  • Mexico ¡Reuniendo a la pandilla de cuatro!
  • Finland Neljän jengi kokoontuu!
  • Taiwan 最初的神奇寶貝!最後的戰鬥!
  • Netherlands De Groep van Vier Herenigd!
  • Brazil 2008-01-12 Reunindo a Gangue dos Quatro!
  • Norway 2009-06-22 Gamle venner ruster ikke!
  • Denmark 2009-03-07 Gamle venner ruster ikke!
  • Portugal Juntando o Grupo dos Quatro!
  • Russia Сборы боевой четверки
Staff List
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Team Iguchi

Japan Screenplay 米村正二 (Shōji Yonemura)
Japan Storyboard 秦義人 (Yoshito Hata)
Japan Animation Director 平川亜 (Akio Hirakawa)
Japan Animation Director 市川雅也 (Masaya Ichikawa)
Japan Episode Director 牧野行洋 (Yukihiro Makino)

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~
Summary
Ash and friends are still in Fennel Valley awaiting the return of Brandon so Ash can battle him once more. They are also waiting for a special delivery from Professor Oak’s Lab. Professor Oak runs out of the Pokémon Center to where everyone is standing and hands Ash a Pokéball. He calls out his Bulbasaur from it and everyone is happy to see it. Just then, Officer Jenny rides up in her motorcycle, Squirtle riding in the sidecar. Brock goes crazy once again and, once again, Max grabs him by the ear and drags him off. Ash comments that there’s just one more left and Charizard appears out of the sky. He greets Ash and Pikachu with a Flamethrower.

With everyone assembled outside, May calls out her Squirtle and Ash’s uses Water Gun on it to suspend it in the air. May’s returns fire at Ash’s and they are very happy to be together again. Brock hands Ash his backpack for a camping trip, saying that everything is ready. Professor Oak tells everyone that Ash will be spending the night in the wilderness, just like he did the very first night he was on his journey. Nurse Joy hands Ash a box of homemade cookies for his trip. Charizard uses Flamethrower on Ash and his Pokémon one more time and they head out.

In a clearing in the mountains, Ash tells Bulbasaur to use Razor Leaf on a pile of logs, splitting them all in half. Pikachu, Charizard, and Bulbasaur all catch one half of a log, and Squirtle, not paying any attention, gets hit on the head by the half it was supposed to catch. They make a square on the ground with the logs and Ash has Squirtle use Rapid Spin to clear the leaves out of the area. Bulbasaur and Pikachu then use Vine Whip and Quick Attack to gather them and place them in the square of logs to create a comfy place to sleep.

Charizard jumps into the air and lands hard on the leaves, sending them flying everywhere. Squirtle, angry at having to clear them again, sends a Water Gun at Charizard. Squirtle runs and Bulbasaur gets blasted by Charizard’s retaliatory Flamethrower. Bulbasaur uses Razor Leaf and hits Pikachu after Charizard dodges it. Pikachu uses Iron Tail and hits Charizard who fires another Flamethrower which hits Ash after he steps in to stop them. Pikachu ends the fight with a Thunderbolt that hits everyone.

With a new set of leaves collected, Ash and the Pokémon set out to get some food. They discover a berry tree and, before Ash can say anything, Charizard flies into the air for it. Its wings glow in a Steel Wing attack and it knocks two large groups of berries off the tree. Pikachu and Bulbasaur collect them with Vine Whip and Quick Attack and Squirtle uses Water Gun to grab some. They soon have a giant pile of berries. As the sun sets in the mountains, Ash has Charizard use Flamethrower on a pile of rocks and sticks. It doesn’t light them but ends up scorching them. Charizard tries again with just a tiny ball of flame and it lights.

As the group sits around the fire that night, Ash thinks back to where he met all of them and how they changed; Pikachu was his starter and didn’t listen to anything he said until Ash protected it from the Spearow flock; Bulbasaur was protecting the Hidden Village and became Ambassador of Professor Oak’s Lab; Charizard was an abandoned Charmander which soon evolved under Ash’s care; and Squirtle was a member of the Squirtle Squad, which was transformed into the Squirtle Fire Squad.

Ash and his Pokémon continue to train in the mountains for several days; while they sleep one night, Team Rocket spies on them and decides to steal Pikachu one more time. And so they drive up in a noodle truck and offer Ash some noodles. He accepts but Jessie says that the noodle-making battery is gone and they’d need an electric Pokémon to power it. Ash hands over Pikachu and they jump in the truck and drive off. They then proceed to fly off in a metal Meowth balloon. Ash, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle mount Charizard and give chase. Ash tells Bulbasaur to use Razor Leaf, but it does nothing.

Ash then commands Charizard to use Flamethrower which heats up the metal. Squirtle uses Water Gun on the same spot but it does nothing. Ash tells them to speed up and they eventually make a crack in the balloon. Bulbasaur sends them to the ground with a Razor Leaf and Pikachu jumps back to Ash. On the ground, Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, Squirtle uses Water Gun, Bulbasaur uses Razor Leaf, and Charizard sends them blasting off again with a Flamethrower.

Charizard hears a rustling sound from the bushes and Brandon steps out, complimenting Ash on his battle against Team Rocket. He says that he found the Pokémon he was looking for and came back immediately to take Ash up on his request of a rematch. Brandon requests that the battle be 4-on-4 and Ash accepts.

And so they head back to the Pokémon Center. Scott mentions that Ash could now have a chance at becoming a Frontier Brain and the gang heads inside for an explanation. He says that any trainer who conquers the Battle Frontier is given the opportunity to become a Frontier Brain, in charge of their own Battle Facility and if Ash wins against Brandon, he’ll have that chance. Professor Oak and Max recite a poem and the battle time arrives.

At the Pyramid, the top opens up giving Charizard and any flying Pokémon that Brandon may have the advantage of the skies. Ash sends out Charizard first and Brandon releases a Dusclops which may promptly looks up in her Pokédex. Charizard starts with a Flamethrower which Dusclops blocks with Will-O-Wisp. Charizard uses Steel Wing but Dusclops uses Shadow Punch and makes a clean hit on Charizard. Next, Charizard uses Dragonbreath and gets a direct hit in on Dusclops. Brandon calls for a Mean Look attack and Professor Oak explains to Max and May that now Charizard cannot leave the arena.

On Charizard’s next attempt of a Steel Wing, Dusclops latches on and uses Confuse Ray, making Charizard go completely crazy. It lands on the ground and Ash attempts to recall it, thinking that he can combat the confusion by calling it into its Pokéball, but Mean Look prevents Charizard from leaving the arena until it is knocked out or has won the match. Dusclops next uses a Shadow Punch, sending Charizard into the wall. Charizard is then hit with a Will-O-Wisp and is suspended in the air by the blue flames. Ash calls to Charizard and encourages it to break free of the confusion and that it has helped on so many different occasions. Charizard closes its eyes and opens them again, ready to fight and no longer confused.

Charizard uses Dragonbreath which hits Dusclops head-on. Dusclops fires back with a Will-O-Wisp and Charizard lands on the ground. Both Pokémon are tired out but the battle continues. Charizard uses Steel Wing once more and Dusclops latches on again. Ash calls for a Seismic Toss and Charizard dives for the ground. Before Charizard can let go however, Dusclops disappears and Professor Oak tells Ash that Normal attacks have no effect on Ghost Pokémon. Brandon calls Checkmate and knocks Charizard out with a final Shadow Punch. With one Pokémon down, Ash is already losing. Can he win against Brandon? Stay tuned to find out!

English Official Summary

At the Fennel Valley Pokémon Center, Ash gets a special delivery from Oak's Lab—his Bulbasaur. Officer Jenny soon arrives with his Squirtle, and his Charizard flies in too. Ash is going on a retreat with these three Pokémon and Pikachu to train for his upcoming rematch with Brandon. Out in the forest, the four Pokémon work together to build a bed to sleep on, but Charizard hogs it at first and starts a fight. Eventually they calm down and rebuild the bed, get some food, and even practice their moves. That night Charizard lights a campfire, and Ash remembers how he met Pikachu, Charizard, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur. Team Rocket happens to be watching, and they drive up in a noodle truck in which they manage to grab Pikachu. The truck releases a metal balloon that they then escape in. Ash takes to the air on Charizard, and has his Pokémon perform various attacks on the balloon to no avail. Eventually Charizard and Squirtle alternate their attacks, causing the balloon to crack so Bulbasaur can break it open. The four Pokémon then team up their attacks to send Team Rocket blasting off. Brandon emerges from the bushes nearby to tell Ash it's time to battle, and that they should make it a 4-on-4 battle with his four Pokémon. Back at the Pokémon Center, Scott lets Ash know that he could be a Frontier Brain if he beats Brandon, but Ash is more worried about winning first. At the Battle Pyramid, the battle begins with Charizard versus Brandon's Dusclops. Dusclops traps Charizard in battle with the move Mean Look, and then uses Confuse Ray to confuse it. Eventually Charizard snaps out of its confusion. Ash makes a fatal error by having Charizard use Seismic Toss, which has no effect on Ghost-types like Dusclops. Dusclops performs Shadow Punch, knocking Charizard out.

French Official Summary

Au Centre Pokémon de la Vallée du Fenouil, Sacha reçoit une livraison spéciale du laboratoire de Chen : son Bulbizarre. L'agent Jenny arrive bientôt avec le Carapuce de notre héros, qui est également rejoint par son Dracaufeu.

German Official Summary

Im Pokémon-Center von Fencheltal bekommt Ash eine besondere Lieferung aus Eichs Labor: sein Bisasam. Kurz darauf erscheint Officer Rocky mit seinem Schiggy und auch sein Glurak kommt herbeigeflogen.

Italian Official Summary

Presso il Centro Pokémon della Valle Fennel, Ash riceve una consegna speciale dal laboratorio del Prof. Oak: il suo Bulbasaur. Presto giunge anche l'agente Jenny con il suo Squirtle e il suo Charizard in volo.

Portuguese Official Summary

Ash se prepara para sua revanche final contra Brandon na Pirâmide de Batalha ao reunir os Pokémon que ele tem há mais tempo, passando seu tempo dividindo velhas memórias com eles e os treinando intensamente.

Finnish Official Summary

Ashin valmistautuessa lopulliseen uusintaotteluunsa Brandonin kanssa Ottelupyramidilla, hän kerää ympärilleen pisimpään kanssansa olleet Pokémonit, viettäen aikaa vanhoja muistellen ja ahkerasti harjoitellen.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Ash se prepara para su revancha final con Brandon en la Pirámide de Batalla, reuniendo a los Pokémon con quienes ha estado más tiempo, y pasa su tiempo compartiendo viejos recuerdos con ellos y entrenando intensamente.

Spanish Official Summary

En el Centro Pokémon de Valle Hinojo, Ash recibe una entrega especial del Laboratorio del Profesor Oak, su Bulbasaur. La Agente Mara llega, no tardando mucho, con su Squirtle y su Charizard también aparece volando.

English Great Britian Official Summary

At the Fennel Valley Pokémon Center, Ash gets a special delivery from Oak's Lab—his Bulbasaur. Officer Jenny soon arrives with his Squirtle, and his Charizard flies in too. Ash is going on a retreat with these three Pokémon and Pikachu to train for his upcoming rematch with Brandon. Out in the forest, the four Pokémon work together to build a bed to sleep on, but Charizard hogs it at first and starts a fight. Eventually they calm down and rebuild the bed, get some food, and even practice their moves. That night Charizard lights a campfire, and Ash remembers how he met Pikachu, Charizard, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur. Team Rocket happens to be watching, and they drive up in a noodle truck in which they manage to grab Pikachu. The truck releases a metal balloon that they then escape in. Ash takes to the air on Charizard, and has his Pokémon perform various attacks on the balloon to no avail. Eventually Charizard and Squirtle alternate their attacks, causing the balloon to crack so Bulbasaur can break it open. The four Pokémon then team up their attacks to send Team Rocket blasting off. Brandon emerges from the bushes nearby to tell Ash it's time to battle, and that they should make it a 4-on-4 battle with his four Pokémon. Back at the Pokémon Center, Scott lets Ash know that he could be a Frontier Brain if he beats Brandon, but Ash is more worried about winning first. At the Battle Pyramid, the battle begins with Charizard versus Brandon's Dusclops. Dusclops traps Charizard in battle with the move Mean Look, and then uses Confuse Ray to confuse it. Eventually Charizard snaps out of its confusion. Ash makes a fatal error by having Charizard use Seismic Toss, which has no effect on Ghost-types like Dusclops. Dusclops performs Shadow Punch, knocking Charizard out.

Russian Official Summary

Эш продолжает готовиться к матчу реваншу с Брэндоном в Пирамиде сражений. Он решает вызвать всех четырёх покемонов, с которыми начинал карьеру тренера. Чаризард, Бульбазавр, Квиртл и конечно любимый Пикачу. С помощью Полицейской Дженни и профессора Оука, покемоны доставлены к Эшу. Эш и его четыре покемона отправляются в горы, чтобы провести время вместе, придаться воспоминаниям и зарядится поддержкой друг от друга. Там они встречают Команда Р, которая снова строит планы похищения Пикачу Эша. Но Эш и его покемоны сильны и противостоят Джеси, Джеймсу и Мяуту. Команда Р опять в пролёте. Итак, матч реванш начинается! Брэндон начинает со своего нового покемона Дасклопса, а Эш вызывает Чаризарда. Но ситуация быстро меняется, поскольку мощь Дасклопса и мастерство Брэндона оказываются недосягаемыми, и Чаризард повержен. Поскольку это битва четыре на четыре, у Эша осталось еще три покемона для сражения с могущественным оппонентом. Остается неясным, сможет ли Эш победить Брэндона и стать Мастером Боевого рубежа?

Dutch Official Summary

Ash bereidt zich voor op zijn laatste herkansing met Brandon bij de Strijd Piramide door de Pokémon die hij het langste heeft samen te brengen, herinneringen met ze op te halen en intens te trainen.

Norwegian Official Summary

Ash forbereder seg til sin siste omkamp med Brandon ved kamp-pyramiden ved å bruke de Pokémon han har vært sammen med lengst, og sammen bruker de tid på å dele gamle minner og trene intenst.

Swedish Official Summary

Ash förbereder sig inför sin sista revansch-match mot Brandon genom att samla de Pokémon han varit tillsammans med längst, genom att prata med dem om gamla minnen och genom att träna intensivt.

Danish Official Summary

Ash forbereder sig til den sidste omkamp med Brandon i Kamppyramiden ved at samle de Pokémon, som han har haft længst, for at dele gamle minder med dem og træne intensivt.

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 Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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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 Professor Samuel Oak
  • Japan オーキド ユキナリ博士
  • Japan Yukinari Okido-hakase
  • Japan Professor Yukinari Okido
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  • United States Officer Jenny
  • Japan ジュンサー
  • Japan Junsa
  • Japan Junsa
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  • United States Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
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  • United States Nurse Joy's Chansey
  • Japan ジョーイのラッキー
  • Japan Joy no Lucky
  • Japan Joy's Lucky
May
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  • United States May
  • Japan ハルカ
  • Japan Haruka
  • Japan Haruka
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  • United States Ash's Bulbasaur
  • Japan サトシのフシギダネ
  • Japan Satoshi no Fushigidane
  • Japan Satoshi's Fushigidane
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  • United States Ash's Charmander
  • Japan サトシのヒトカゲ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hitokage
  • Japan Satoshi's Hitokage
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  • United States Ash's Squirtle
  • Japan サトシのゼニガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zenigame
  • Japan Satoshi's Zenigame
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  • United States Squirtle Squad
  • Japan ゼニガメ団
  • Japan Zenigame-dan
  • Japan Zenigame Gang
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  • United States Ash's Charmeleon
  • Japan サトシのリザード
  • Japan Satoshi no Lizardo
  • Japan Satoshi's Lizardo
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  • United States Ash's Charizard
  • Japan サトシのリザードン
  • Japan Satoshi no Lizardon
  • Japan Satoshi's Lizardon
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 Pyramid King Brandon
  • Japan ピラミッドキング ジンダイ
  • Japan Pyramid King Jindai
  • Japan Pyramid King Jindai
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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 Harrison's Blaziken
  • Japan ハヅキのバシャーモ
  • Japan Hazuki no Bursyamo
  • Japan Hazuki's Bursyamo
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  • United States Scott
  • Japan エニシダ
  • Japan Enishida
  • Japan Enishida
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  • United States Noland's Articuno
  • Japan ダツラのフリーザー
  • Japan Datsura no Freezer
  • Japan Datsura's Freezer
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  • United States Samuel
  • Japan ソウタロウ
  • Japan Sōtarō
  • Japan Sotaro
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  • United States Brandon's Dusclops
  • Japan ジンダイのサマヨール
  • Japan Jindai no Samayouru
  • Japan Jindai's Samayouru

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Thumbnail
  • United States Rattata
  • Japan コラッタ
  • Japan Koratta
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  • United States Spearow
  • Japan オニスズメ
  • Japan Onisuzume
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  • United States Nidoran♀
  • Japan ニドラン♀
  • Japan Nidoran♀
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  • United States Oddish
  • Japan ナゾノクサ
  • Japan Nazonokusa
00:22

Script Error

Satoshi identifies the Pokémon that he's sending out before it comes out of the monster ball. Ash doesn't let people know which Pokémon it is ahead of time.

Ash: Come on out!
Satoshi: All right. Come out, Fushigidane!
(サトシ): さぁ 出て来い、フシギダネ!
01:04

Script Error

How Brock and Takeshi are 'arrested' by Jenny is different between the Japanese original and English dub. Takeshi says Junsa has arrested his heart meaning that he's fallen in love with her while Brock says he's going to arrest himself so he can spend more time with her.

Brock: Jenny, you stole my heart! And now I'll have to make a citizens arrest for love-larceny.
Takeshi: My beloved Junsa-san! You've already arrested my heart!
(タケシ): 愛しのジュンサーさん!自分のハートはもう貴方に逮捕されました!
02:19

Script Error

Haruka says nothing about the size differences between her and Satoshi's Zenigame like May does in the English dub.

May: Wow! You sure are a lot bigger than my Squirtle.
Haruka: I guess it's the first time I've met your Zenigame, Satoshi.
(サトシ): サトシのゼニガメに会うのは初めてかも。
02:59

Script Error

The English dub removed the famous Japanese proverb that fits well with the situation.

Jenny: It's a worthwhile thing to do from time to time.
Junsa: Like they say, "Never forget your beginner's heart".
(ジュンサー): 「初心忘るべからず」ってわけね。
07:02

Culture Edit

During the flashback scenes in the Japanese original, Battle Frontier (Ballad Version) is played. The English dub puts their own new song in during the flashback scenes. The English dub DVD for this episode does not give any credit for the singer or the name of the song. The closed captions also do not transcribe the lyrics.

Jen Scaturro is the artist of the song and the song's name is "Go On". She is an independent song writer that licenses her music out.

Go On - Jen Scaturro

Will you play me a song
'Cus I think it's been too long
I want to hear what you think
About everything that's happening

Oh, oh, oh! Go on, go on. Oh, go on.

I want to hear what you've got
'Cus I know it hits the spot
Can we hang on the end of everything,
Of everything we said.

Oh, oh, oh! Go on, Oh, go on, go on.
09:40

Script Error

Team Rocket's dialog is heavily modified and breaks the 4th wall as they recognize that the current season of the show is about to end.

Character English Translation Japanese
Jessie We've waited for 9 seasons. Even if you say, "Ah, wait!"... 「あっ、待て」と言われても・・・
James I'de say that's paying our dues. ...we will definitely not wait. That's how we are! ・・・決して待たないのが俺達さ!
Team Rocket And now you lose! *No Dialog* *No Dialog*
Ash Hey you're Team Rocket! You're the Rocket Gang! お前らはロケット団!
Meowth And we'll still be through season 10! Bingo, you're right! ピンポーン!はいそのとおり!
Team Rocket We've still got it! Bye! 帰る!

10:06

Script Error

Meowth in the English dub said that Team Rocket used was Lead. Rocket Gang in the Japanese original just says they used steel.

Meowth: This is one of those crazy times when flying in a lead balloon ends up being a good thing!
Nyarth: This time, our balloon is a special version laced with steel!
(ニャース): 今回の気球は鋼を織り込んだスペシャルバージョンなのニャ!
10:30

Script Error

Jessie calls Ash dumb but then Meowth says Ash isn't that dumb. James assumes Meowth believes they are the dumb ones. Nyarth in the Japanese original just says they could be in trouble.

Character English Translation Japanese
Jessie Either they have too much time on their hands or they're plain dumb! Didn't we tell you that neither heat nor the cold will affect it? 熱いのも冷たいのも平気だって言ってんでしょうが!
Meowth Hey guys, I don't think those dopes are as dopey as they look... Nah, if they're used in turns, we'll be in trouble. いや、それを交互にやられると不味いのニャ・・・
James Are you saying that we are? What? Could it be...? えぇ ?! じゃあまさか・・・

11:20

Script Error

Team Rocket's dialog is changed again to talk about cracked heads this time and just more insults. Nyarth in the Japanese original thought he was going to die.

Character English Translation Japanese
Jessie Your head is cracked too! What was that, Nyarth?! 何なのよ、ニャース!
Meowth Better cracked than fat! I thought we were going to die. 死ぬかと思ったニャ・・・
James Your head is perfect, right? Manene, are you all right? マネネ、大丈夫か?

14:23

Script Error

Oak's poem is a bit different than the Japanese original but it tries to incorporate the Snorlax. Okido generally does a senryu as part of his segment at the end of each episode and his final line is "Everyone, get Pokémon!". Masato's reasoning for saying the line is to finish off Okido's poem with that line just like Okido does at the end of his segment. Max's reasoning isn't the same as Masato's as Max wanted to finish off an Oak poem not say the famous last like that Okido says.

Character English Translation Japanese
Okido Overconfidence can be like waking a Snorlax you see. Don't let your guard down. Win and fasten the cord on Kabigon. 油断は禁物。勝ってカビゴンの緒を締めよ。
Masato I'd sure like a Pokémon for me! Everyone, get Pokémon! みんなもポケモンゲットじゃぞ!

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! ).
13:29

Eyecatch Regirock Eyecatch

Regirock Commercial Intro and Return Eyecatches with Pikachu, Satoshi, Haruka, Masato and Takeshi.
23:19

Special First-Airing Segment Diamond and Pearl Full-Force Scoop

In this installment of the "Diamond & Pearl Full-Force Scoop", the (unofficial) Diamond & Pearl Campaign Boys, Robert, introduce more clips from the upcoming "Diamond" and "Pearl" games.

The games are set in the lush "Sinnoh Region", where one "professor Nanakamado" is the local Pokémon researcher. The first Pokémon you'll meet in the games will be the three Pokémon he'll give you.

As you journey through the region, a mysterious organization called the "Galaxy Gang" will be getting in your way - exactly what their plans are is unknown, but they're without doubt up to nothing good.

In addition to the addition of new characters and Pokémon, Pokémon battles and contests will be improved as well, and we are shown some clips of how they'll look in these games.

Baba ends the segment by saying the games will be out Thursday September 28th, and Akiyama says that's in another 35 days, so you should go swim in the sea until then. Yamamoto tells him you'd swell up for sure if you did that.

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 1999-2001-M07 26ばんどうろ
Japanese (Romanized): 26-ban dōro
Japanese (Trans): Route 26
Satoshi and friends are still in Fennel Valley awaiting the return of Jindai so Satoshi can battle him once more. He also gets a special delivery from Okido’s lab: Fushigidane.
Japan 01:21 Movie 3 BGM - Lizardon to the Rescue Movie 3 BGM - Lizardon arrives from the sky.
Japan 01:42 スパート!
Japanese (Trans): Spurt!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 03:09 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 03:18 1997-1998-M41 All's Well That Ends Well Satoshi's old Pokémon gather in front of the group, not far from the Pokémon Center.
Japan 04:51 2002-2005(AG)-M13A チャンピオンロード
Japanese (Romanized): Champion Road
Japanese (Trans): Champion Road
Satoshi's Pokemon begin to build a leaf bed.
Japan 05:40 Movie 2 Short - Tamatama Lizardon gets angry at Zenigame, and soon the fight extends to all Satoshi's Pokémon.
Japan 06:28 ピカチュウと再会へ
Japanese (Romanized): Pikachu to Saikai e
Japanese (Trans): Reuniting with Pikachu
Movie 8 BGM - Satoshi and his Pokémon go searching for food.
Japan 07:51 バトルフロンティア(バラードバージョン)
Japanese (Trans): Battle Frontier (Ballad Version)
Satoshi and his Pokémon sit at night in front of a campfire. Satoshi makes flashbacks to where he met all of them and how they changed.
Japan 10:30 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
Rocket Gang gets away with Pikachu.
Japan 12:05 ラティオスの元へ!
Japanese (Romanized): Ratiasu no Moto e!
Japanese (Trans): Going to Latias
Movie 5 BGM - Satoshi tells Fushigidane to use Razor Leaf.
Japan 13:23 1997-1998-M01B ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Jindai appears (the music overlaps the Eyecatch Break)!
Japan 13:36 2002-2005(AG)-M02 トウカシティ
Japanese (Romanized): Touka City
Japanese (Trans): Touka City
Sponsor Message
Japan 13:47 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 14:32 GO!はじまりの樹へ
Japanese (Romanized): GO! Hajimari no ki e
Japanese (Trans): GO! To the Tree of World's Origin
Movie 8 BGM - Satoshi and Jindai return to the Pokémon Center.
Japan 16:04 城、平安~迫り来る危機
Japanese (Romanized): Shiro, Heian~Semari Kuru Kiki
Japanese (Trans): Castle, Heian Era~A Crisis that is Imminently Approaching
Movie 8 BGM - Jindai and Satoshi are ready to battle. They send out their Pokémon while the others talk in the stands.
Japan 17:35 2002-2005(AG)-M23 戦闘!野生ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Yasei Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Wild Pokémon
Satoshi begins the battle by telling Lizardon to use Flamethrower on Samayouru.
Japan 18:30 スイクンのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Suicune no thema
Japanese (Trans): Suicune's Theme
Movie 4 BGM - Okido explains Mean Look.
Japan 20:19 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 - Lizardon uses DragonBreath.
Japan 21:24 劇場版ポケットモンスター2002タイトルテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Gekijouban Pocket Monsters 2002 Title Theme
Japanese (Trans): Theatrical Edition Pocket Monsters 2002 Title Theme
Movie 5 BGM - Jindai tells Samayouru to use Shadow Punch and defeat Lizardon.
Japan 21:59 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 23:20 2002-2005(AG)-M12 ジムリーダーに勝利!
Japanese (Romanized): Gym Leader ni shōri!
Japanese (Trans): Victory over a Gym Leader!
Diamond and Pearl Full-Force Scoop
Japan 23:24 ポケモンセンター(昼)
English: Pokémon Center (Day)
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Center (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Center (Day)
The hosts expose scoops on the upcoming Diamond & Pearl games.
Japan 24:15 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 191 preview
Japan 24:45 2002-2005(AG)-M02 トウカシティ
Japanese (Romanized): Touka City
Japanese (Trans): Touka City
Sponsor Message

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 26
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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I actually found the Team Rocket lines in this episode more annoying than funny. They tried to make the few lines that they couldn't translate to English for culture reasons funny and it didn't work. The insults just ended up being more Three Stooges than Team Rocket.

Link to Edits: http://www.pocketmonsters.net/episodes/465#Edits

Link to Music: http://www.pocketmonsters.net/episodes/465#Music

Tracks at 1:15, 5:35 still need to be added. 1:15 is from Movie 3 and 5:35 is from the second Pikachu short and are both unreleased BGM tracks.
Last edited 08 Aug 2011 12:56 AM by Sunain
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I loved to have Satoshi's 3 first starters back in this episode... though it really is a pity Lizardon got defeated in such a noobish way (trying to use a Fight attack on a Ghost-type Pokémon... really now Satoshi, we aren't in Unova yet, are we?). Still, it was an interesting episode, and quite a nice way to end the Battle Frontier arc.