Home / Episode Guide / Tokiwa Gym! The Final Badge!/トキワジム!さいごのバッジ!/The Battle of the Badge
Media
Main Image
Available On:
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 1999-09-25 The Battle of the Badge
  • Japan 1998-09-17 トキワジム!さいごのバッジ!
  • Japan Tokiwa Gym! Saigo no Badge!
  • Japan 1998-09-17 Tokiwa Gym! The Final Badge!
  • Germany Der Kampf um den Erdorden
  • France L'arène Team Rocket
  • Spain El combate de la medalla
  • Sweden 2001-04-22 Slaget om jordnålen
  • Italy L'ottava Medaglia
  • Mexico ¡La batalla por la medalla!
  • Finland 2001-05-05 Merkin herruus
  • Taiwan 常磐道館,最後的徽章
  • Poland Walka o odznakę
  • Netherlands Het Gevecht voor de Badge
  • Brazil A Batalha pelo Crachá
  • Israel הקרב על התג
  • Czechia Zápas o odznak
  • Norway Kampen om nålen
  • Denmark Dysten Om Emblemet
  • Greece Η Μάχη για το Έμβλημα
  • Portugal A Batalha pelo Crachá
  • Russia Битва за значок
Staff List
Anime Studio Logo
Team Ota

Japan Screenplay 園田英樹 (Hideki Sonoda)
Japan Storyboard 横田和 (Kazu Yokota)
Japan Animation Director たけだゆ (Yūsaku Takeda)
Japan Episode Director 大町繁 (Shigeru Ōmachi)

OP/ED List

めざせポケモンマスター
Aim To Be A Pokémon Master
ポケモン音頭
Pokémon Ondo
Summary
Ash and his friends have finally arrived in Viridian City so that Ash can get his Earth Badge. They find the Viridian Gym and Ash decides to enter it. Ash has good confidence in himself knowing that he can win. Ash is glad to have Pikachu by his side and him and Pikachu hold hands. A car pulls up and inside it is Gary. Gary wondered if Ash had quit or not but he sees him here. Gary shows Ash his badge case and he reveals ten badges to Ash. Gary tells the guards that he wants to battle the gym leader and the guards lets him inside. Ash runs in the gym but the guards stop him. They tell him that only one trainer is allowed in the gym. Togepi comes up to Ash trying to confort him. Ash thinks that Togepi is Pikachu. Startled, Ash throws Togepi in the air and Togepi lands in a Fearow's mouth which flies away.

Misty shakes Ash up and yells at him. Ash says that it was an "eggcident". Team Rocket is above looking for Pikachu. Fearow spits Togepi out and it hits James. James thinks that Meowth hit him and accuses him of doing so. Togepi walks right up to Team Rocket. Jessie plans on giving Togepi to the boss. Togepi quickly gets away and Jessie runs after it. Togepi walks on a long piece of wood to the other side. Jessie does the same thing except she falls. James and Meowth run down as fast as they can to try to catch Jessie except they miss. Togepi bounces off Jessie and she quickly grabs it.

Gary and Giovanni face each other in a battle. Gary's first Pokémon is Nidoking and Giovanni chooses Golem. Golem starts off with a Tackle but Nidoking counters it with its own Tackle. Golem rolls against a wall and Nidoking is declared the winner of the first round. Giovanni returns Golem and sends out Kingler. Kingler uses Crabhammer and Gary returns Nidoking. Then he sends out Arcanine. Arcanine uses Take Down followed by with a Fire Spin. His cheerleaders cheer for Gary. Arcanine finishes it up with a Fire Blast and Gary is the winner of the second round. Gary thinks that he has won this battle but Giovanni wants to test out his last Pokémon. A door opens and Mewtwo appears. It uses a Psychic attack on Arcanine. Gary uses Nidoking and Arcanine to battle Mewtwo but Mewtwo was unbeatable and so Gary lost the battle.

Jessie, James, and Meowth are speaking to Giovanni in his office. Jessie brings out Togepi to Giovanni. Giovanni asks them of what Togepi can do but they don't know. Suddenly, the phone rings and Giovanni answers it. He tells them that there's been an accident and that they are in charge of the gym. Then Giovanni hands each of them a Pokéball for battling trainers. He disappears to the back room. Giovanni and the two guards walk to Mewtwo. He tells Mewtwo that they have an emergency assignment for him.

Meanwhile, Ash, Misty, and Brock are searching the whole city for Togepi. They head back to the gym. None of them have found Togepi. Suddenly, they hear a voice coming from Togepi. Togepi's voice is coming from behind the gym doors. They pull the doors open and Togepi comes out. Brock sees Gary and the cheerleaders lying on the floor. Ash asks Gary if he's okay. Gary tells Ash that he saw an evil Pokémon. His cheerleaders start to cry because Gary lost.

Suddenly, a voice appears. Team Rocket comes from the ground and they say their motto. They interrupt their motto and Team Rocket gets mad. Then Meowth comes out and they tell Ash and co. that they are gym leaders. Team Rocket tells Ash that they were put in charge from their boss. If Ash wants the Earth Badge, he will have to battle Jessie. Two battle rings appear and Ash steps into the green one. Jessie says that it will be a 3-on-3 battle. She throws all three Pokéballs at once and Machamp, Kingler, and Rhydon comes out of them.

Ash sends out Squirtle and Jessie has Machamp battle first. Machamp uses Karate Chop on Squirtle. Soon the platform that Ash is standing on begins to shock him. James says that it's a new feature. The trainer feels all the pain the Pokémon feels. Weakened from the shock, Ash sends out Bulbasaur. Jessie has Kingler battle next. Bulbasaur uses Vine Whip but Kingler blocks with Harden. Then Kingler uses a Bubble attack. The bubbles pinch Bulbasaur and the platform shocks Ash again. The last battle is with Rhydon and Pidgeotto. Pidgeotto uses Quick Attack on Rhydon and sparks appeared on Jessie's platform. Pidgeotto uses Double-Edge attack and now Jessie gets shocked. Meowth has made a gadget that can blow up Ash's platform incase they did lose. Gary tackles Meowth to the ground.

Jessie sends out Arbok and Weezing even though it's against the rules. Ash sends out Pikachu and it thundershocks all of Jessie's Pokémon. The shock that Jessie is feeling must be super strong. Machamp, Kingler, and Rhydon run away. Ash hugs all of his Pokémon. Even Gary admitted that Ash is a good trainer. Ash calls out to Jessie for his Earth Badge but Jessie won't give it to him. Meowth notices that Togepi is playing with the gadget he made. Togepi presses both buttons and both platforms blow up. Luckily, Ash wasn't on the platform, but Team Rocket blasted off again and the Earth Badge fell from Jessie's hand.

Ash has finally got his Earth Badge. The gym begins to collapse and Ash and co. run out just in time. Ash, Misty, and Brock now head off. Brock wants to see the Pokémon that Gary was talking about but all Ash wants to do is to get registered for the Pokémon League. Misty asks if Ash knows where the Pokémon League is but he doesn't know. They decide to ask Professor Oak of the location to the Pokémon League and so they head for Pallet Town.

English Official Summary

Ash and friends finally make their way to Viridian City where Ash hopes to earn his Earth Badge. They get to the gym just in time to see his rival, Gary, being defeated by a never-before-seen Pokémon that he insists must be evil!

Italian Official Summary

Ash e amici sono tornati a Smeraldopoli (Viridian City), dove Ash spera di conquistare l'ottava e ultima Medaglia, la Medaglia Terra. Alla Palestra Gary entra per primo ma viene sconfitto da un Pokémon sconosciuto... diversissimo da tutti gli altri!

Portuguese Official Summary

Os nossos heróis vão para a Cidade Verde-Azulada, onde Ash quer ganhar o Crachá Terra. Chegam ao Ginásio a tempo de verem o seu rival, Gary, a ser derrotado por um Pokémon desconhecido. E Gary insiste que ele é maléfico!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Nuestros héroes llegan a Ciudad Viridian, donde Ash espera ganar la Medalla Tierra. Llegan al Gimnasio justo a tiempo para ver a su rival, Gary, derrotado por un Pokémon desconocido, ¡y Gary insiste en que es maligno!

Spanish Official Summary

Ash y sus amigos llegan finalmente a Ciudad Verde, donde Ash espera conseguir su Medalla Tierra.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash and friends finally make their way to Viridian City where Ash hopes to earn his Earth Badge. They get to the gym just in time to see his rival, Gary, being defeated by a never-before-seen Pokémon that he insists must be evil!

Dutch Official Summary

Onze helden reizen door naar Viridian City, waar Ash zijn Earth Badge wil verdienen. Eenmaal bij de Gym, zien ze nog net hoe Gary, de rivaal van Ash, wordt verslagen door een onbekende, en volgens Gary kwaadaardige Pokémon!

French Official Summary

Sacha et ses amis arrivent enfin à Jadielle, où Sacha espère décrocher son Badge Terre.

German Official Summary

Ash und seine Freunde erreichen Vertania City, wo Ash seinen Erdorden zu erringen versucht.

Danish Official Summary

Endelig når vore helte Viridian City, hvor Ash håber på at vinde et Earth Badge. De når frem til Salen tids nok til at se deres rival, Gary, blive overvundet af en ukendt Pokémon – som Gary insisterer på er ond!

Characters

Character Thumbnail
  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Ash's Pidgeotto
  • Japan サトシのピジョン
  • Japan Satoshi no Pigeon
  • Japan Satoshi's Pigeon
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Giovanni
  • Japan サカキ
  • Japan Sakaki
  • Japan Sakaki
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Giovanni's Golem
  • Japan サカキのゴローニャ
  • Japan Sakaki no Golonya
  • Japan Sakaki's Golonya
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Gary's Nidoking
  • Japan シゲルのニドキング
  • Japan Shigeru no Nidoking
  • Japan Shigeru's Nidoking
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Gary Oak
  • Japan オーキド・シゲル
  • Japan Shigeru Ōkido
  • Japan Shigeru Okido
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Giovanni's Rhydon
  • Japan サカキのサイドン
  • Japan Sakaki no Sidon
  • Japan Sakaki's Sidon
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Giovanni's Cloyster
  • Japan サカキのパルシェン
  • Japan Sakaki no Parshen
  • Japan Sakaki's Parshen
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Giovanni's Machamp
  • Japan サカキのカイリキー
  • Japan Sakaki no Kairiky
  • Japan Sakaki's Kairiky
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Giovanni's Kingler
  • Japan サカキのキングラー
  • Japan Sakaki no Kingler
  • Japan Sakaki's Kingler
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Giovanni's Mewtwo
  • Japan サカキのミュウツー
  • Japan Sakaki no Mewtwo
  • Japan Sakaki's Mewtwo
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Misty's Togepi
  • Japan カスミのトゲピー
  • Japan Kasumi no Togepi
  • Japan Kasumi's Togepi
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
Character Thumbnail
  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Ash's Bulbasaur
  • Japan サトシのフシギダネ
  • Japan Satoshi no Fushigidane
  • Japan Satoshi's Fushigidane
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Ash's Squirtle
  • Japan サトシのゼニガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zenigame
  • Japan Satoshi's Zenigame
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Giovanni's Persian
  • Japan サカキのペルシアン
  • Japan Sakaki no Persian
  • Japan Sakaki's Persian
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Gary's Cheerleaders
  • Japan シゲル応援ギャル
  • Japan Shigeru ōen Gals
  • Japan Shigeru's Cheering Gals
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Jessie's Arbok
  • Japan ムサシのアーボック
  • Japan Musashi no Arbok
  • Japan Musashi's Arbok
Character Thumbnail
  • United States James's Weezing
  • Japan コジロウのマタドガス
  • Japan Kojirō no Matadogas
  • Japan Kojiro's Matadogas
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Gary's Arcanine
  • Japan シゲルのウインディ
  • Japan Shigeru no Windie
  • Japan Shigeru's Windie
Character Thumbnail
  • United States Viridian City Guard
  • Japan トキワシティ警備員
  • Japan Tokiwa City Anchisukiru
  • Japan Tokiwa City Guards

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Thumbnail
  • United States Fearow
  • Japan オニドリル
  • Japan Onidrill
Pokémon Thumbnail
  • United States Arcanine
  • Japan ウインディ
  • Japan Windie
No notes available for this episode.
10:09

Who's that Pokémon Indigo League

10:28

Who's that Pokémon Dare da

23:04

Okido Segment Pokémon Lecture

Pokémon Lecture & Senryu
Pokémon Hitokage (ヒトカゲ)
Japanese ヒトカゲの ほのおにうかぶ ひとのかげ
Romaji Hitokage no honoo ni ukabu hito no kage
Translated

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 めざせポケモンマスター
Japanese (Romanized): Mezase Pokémon Master
Japanese (Trans): Aim to Be a Pokémon Master
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:29 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
The group finally arrives to the Tokiwa City! (Goes through title card)
Japan 03:01 Drumroll Shigeru's cheerleaders supporting him.
Japan 03:29 1997-1998-M08 しのびよる影
Japanese (Romanized): Shinobi yoru Kage
Japanese (Trans): Sneaking from the Shadows
Shigeru shows his 10 badges to Satoshi while mocking him.
Japan 04:48 1997-1998-M59B 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (Trans): Guide
After a series of jumps, Togepi gets stuck in an Onidrill's mouth.
Japan 05:44 1997-1998-M28 Today's Pokémon Curiosity Musashi imagines giving the Togepi to Sakaki, with him approving the offer.
Japan 06:50 Drumroll Shigeru's cheerleaders keep supporting him, now inside the gym.
Japan 07:16 1997-1998-M56B 戦い(VSトレーナー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Trainer)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Trainer)
The battle between Sakaki and Shigeru begins!
Japan 09:27 1997-1998-M22 ロケット団ボスのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Boss no Thema
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang Boss' Theme
A metal door opens and the (yet unknown outside Rocket Gang's organization) Mewtwo makes his appearance!
Japan 10:29 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Dare da?
Japan 10:35 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Windie!
Japan 10:58 1997-1998-M28 Today's Pokémon Curiosity Sakaki is unimpressed by the Rocket Gang trio's offer of a Togepi.
Japan 12:09 強者のミュウツー
Japanese (Romanized): Kyōsha no Mewtwo
Japanese (Trans): The Mighty Mewtwo
Movie 1 BGM - Sakaki pulls a lever, releasing Mewtwo, explaining that he has an emergency assignment for it.
Japan 13:18 1997-1998-M25 You Have to Earn Respect The group opens the doors to the gym, only to see Shigeru and his cheearleaders lying unconscious on the ground.
Japan 14:21 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Rocket Gang Motto
Japan 14:46 Akira gets 100th Win Rocket Gang are rejoiced to announce to the group that they're the temporary gym leaders of the Tokiwa Gym.
Japan 16:49 1997-1998-M16 強敵現わる
Japanese (Romanized): Kyōteki Arawaru
Japanese (Trans): A Formidable Opponent Appears
After Kairiky used Karate Chop on Pikachu, Satoshi is electrocuted, Kojiro explaining that since the challenger's Pokémon took hits, "its trainer must endure pain too".
Japan 18:02 1997-1998-M57B ポケモンジム
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Gym
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Gym
Satoshi is told to order Pikachu to use its electric attacks on all Pokémon at once, which he does.
Japan 20:29 1997-1998-M62 勝利のバッジゲットだぜ!
Japanese (Romanized): Shouri no Badge, Get da ze!
Japanese (Trans): I Got a Victory Badge!
Satoshi gets the final badge, the "Green Badge"!
Japan 21:44 ポケモン音頭
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Ondo
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Ondo
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:05 1997-1998-M33A Professor Okido's Pokémon Lectures Professor Okido's Pokémon Lecture
Japan 23:09 1997-1998-M18B トキワへの道‐マサラより
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara
Okido explains the characteristics of Hitokage.
Japan 23:50 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.
Japan 24:04 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Episode 64 preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:00 Pokémon Theme Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 01:07 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
The group finally arrives to Viridian City! (Goes through title card)
United States 02:41 Drumroll Gary's cheerleaders supporting him. (Dub music plays alongside it)
United States 04:27 1997-1998-M59B 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (Trans): Guide
After a series of jumps, Togepi gets stuck in an Fearow's mouth.
United States 06:30 Drumroll Gary's cheerleaders keep supporting him, now inside the gym.
United States 06:55 1997-1998-M56B 戦い(VSトレーナー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Trainer)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Trainer)
The battle between Giovanni and Gary begins!
United States 10:38 1997-1998-M28 Today's Pokémon Curiosity Giovanni is unimpressed by the Team Rocket trio's offer of a Togepi.
United States 14:01 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Team Rocket's Motto
United States 17:02 1997-1998-M16 強敵現わる
Japanese (Romanized): Kyōteki Arawaru
Japanese (Trans): A Formidable Opponent Appears
Kingler continues its battle with Ash's Bulbasaur (First half of the track in Japanese is replaced by dub music.)
United States 17:42 1997-1998-M57B ポケモンジム
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Gym
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Gym
Ash is told to order Pikachu to use its electric attacks on all Pokémon at once, which he does.
United States 20:09 1997-1998-M62 勝利のバッジゲットだぜ!
Japanese (Romanized): Shouri no Badge, Get da ze!
Japanese (Trans): I Got a Victory Badge!
Ash gets the final badge, the "Earth Badge"!
United States 21:28 Double Trouble (Team Rocket) Pikachu's Jukebox
United States 22:28 Pokémon Theme Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 24
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 13
17 Sep 1998 07:00 AM
AnimeBot Automated Bots
Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 2859
New episode title(s) has/have been added to the database. Title: トキワジム!さいごのバッジ!/The Battle of the Badge/Tokiwa Gym! Saigo no Badge!. Please comment below! Thanks, your friendly PM.Net AnimeBot
04 Dec 2010 12:19 PM
Joined: 22 Aug 2008
Posts: 3
Characters in Episode: Ash, Misty, Brock, Ash's Pikachu, Misty's Togepi, Gary, Gary's Cheerleaders, Jessie, James, Meowth, Gary's Nidoking, Gary's Arcanine, Giovanni's Persian, Ash's Squirtle, Ash's Bulbasaur, Ash's Pidgeotto, Jessie's Arbok, James' Weezing,
Pokemon in Episode: Wild Fearow, Viridian Gym's Golem, Viridian Gym's Kingler, Viridian Gym's Mewtwo, Viridian Gym's Cloysters, Viridian Gym's Machamp, Viridian Gym's Rhydon
Characters Pokemon Attacks used in Episode:
- Viridian Gym's Golem: Tackle
- Gary's Nidoking: Tackle
- Viridian Gym's Kingler: Crabhammer, Harden, Bubble,
- Gary's Arcanine: Take Down, Fire Spin, Fire Blast
- Viridian Gym's Machamp: Karate Chop
- Ash's Bulbasaur: Vine Whip
- Ash' Pidgeotto: Quick Attack, Double-Edge
Non-commanded attacks:
- Viridian Gym's Mewtwo: Psychic
- Ash's Pikachu: Thunderbolt
Episode location: Viridian City
Episode Highlights:
- Ash and friends meet Gary
- Gary challanges Viridian City Gym's Leader
- Togepi runs away from gang
- Gary looses his Gym Battle
- Jessie, James and Meowth are placed as temporary Gym Leaders
- Ash challanges Team Rocket for the Badge
- Ash wins his eighth Badge
- Gang is heading back to Pallet Town to gather info about Pokemon League
Who's that Pokemon? Mr. Mime/[TBA]
Number of Times Team Rocket Blasted off in the episode: 1
Team Rocket Balloon Enhancements: none
Did Team Rocket use a Mecha in the episode?: no
Eyecatch info:
- Ash's journey was one year long
- Gary's cheerleaders are out of car while cheering Gary, but they're back on seats a second after
- Gary shows his 10 Badges (where, till then, only 7 Gyms appeard in earlier episodes)
- First apperance of Mewtwo (armored)
- Gary admits that Ash's good trainer
27 Sep 2014 05:03 PM
Adamant Administrator
Joined: 12 Jul 2007
Posts: 1165
User Avatar
Summary:
Satoshi and his friends have arrived in Tokiwa City. Their target: A Green Badge from Tokiwa Gym.

This will be the 8th of the badges required to participate in the Pokémon League for Satoshi, and he's unable to hide his determined fighting spirit. But then his rival Shigeru suddenly appears.

Shigeru tells them he has already managed to obtain an entire 10 badges and is currently on his way back to Masara Town, but that he decided to come here to test his skills against Tokiwa Gym's Leader. He then immediately rushes into the Gym.

Greatly agitated at once again having been surpassed by Shigeru, Satoshi accidentally ends up throwing Togepi into the air. Thus, the search for the lost Togepi is on.

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Yuko Kobayashi: Shigeru
Mayumi Iizuka: Kasumi
Yuji Ueda: Takeshi
Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
Hirotaka Suzuoki: Sakaki
Satomi Korogi: Togepi
Rikako Aikawa: Zenigame
Koichi Sakaguchi: Arbok
Katsuyuki Konishi: Windie
Unsho Ishizuka: Narration