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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 1999-11-27 Friend and Foe Alike
  • Japan 1999-01-14 セキエイスタジアム!VSヒロシ!
  • Japan Sekiei Stadium! VS Hiroshi!
  • Japan 1999-01-14 Sekiei Stadium! VS Hiroshi!
  • Germany Möge der Bessere gewinnen!
  • France Amis ou ennemis ?
  • Spain Igual amigos que enemigos
  • Sweden 2001-09-23 Stridskamrater
  • Italy Amici nemici
  • Mexico ¡Amigos y enemigos por igual!
  • Finland 2001-12-08 Ystävä vai vihollinen
  • Taiwan 石英運動場VS阿弘
  • Poland Przyjaciel czy wróg
  • Netherlands Zowel Vriend als Vijand
  • Brazil Amigos e Inimigos
  • Israel חבר ואויב
  • Czechia Jaký přítel, takový soupeř
  • Denmark De Sidste Slag
  • Greece Φίλοι αλλά και Αντίπαλοι
  • Portugal Amigos e Inimigos
  • Russia Друг и соперник
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めざせポケモンマスター
Aim To Be A Pokémon Master
タイプ・ワイルド
Type: Wild
Summary
Ash stares out the window wondering why his next match have to be against Richie. Misty checks out the computer for information on Richie. Ash walks over to the computer. The computer says that Richie won all four rounds without losing any Pokémon. Also, Richie only used three Pokémon which are Butterfree, Charmander, and Pikachu. Those are the same types that Ash uses. Ash says that he is just as good as Richie, but Misty thinks that he must be dreaming. To Ash Richie might be a friend, but he is also a competitor.

Richie is in the Pokémon Center picking up his Pokémon from Nurse Joy. Ash walks in and says hello to Richie. Richie tells Ash that they should make this the best battle ever because they are friends. They shake on it and Richie leaves. Nurse Joy also hands Ash his Pokéballs. She tells Ash that he is lucky to be battling a friend because if Ash doesn't win, he can still be happy that his friend won. Team Rocket is spying on them from a window. James concludes that Ash and Richie are friends. Jessie tells James and Meowth that there was something that prevented her from having friends. James thinks that it was her personality, and Jessie kicks him.

The phone rings, and Misty answers it. It is Richie. He says a few nasty remarks over the phone. Misty hands the phone to Ash. Richie tells Ash to bring Pikachu outside. Richie wasn't really on the phone. It's really Jessie using a device to disguise her voice. Brock reminds Ash to not be late for his battle. Ash tells him that he's never late. Ash walks outside to look for Richie. He sees Richie standing behind the bushes. A net falls down on Ash and Pikachu. Team Rocket appears with their fake Richie that was behind the bushes. Ash tells Team Rocket that he has a battle to win. Team Rocket throws Ash into a truck, and they drive off. Misty and Brock are trying to figure out where Ash is. His battle starts in half an hour. Misty thinks that Ash already went off to the stadium. Meanwhile, Ash has flooded the truck with Squirtle. Meowth jumps onto James, and the truck crashes into a tree. The water drains out and Ash escapes.

Richie has entered the stadium, and they wait for Ash's arrival. Ash is running as fast as he can to the stadium. Team Rocket is behind him rolling on some wheels. Ash moves to the side, and Team Rocket crashes to the side. Ash sends out Bulbasaur. Bulbasaur uses Vine Whip, but that doesn't work. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt which gives Team Rocket a shock. Ash continues to run. A few seconds later, Team Rocket shows up on bikes. Weezing uses Smog which fills the area with smoke. Team Rocket tells Ash that he can hand over Pikachu or miss his battle. Ash knows that he made Richie a promise. Ash steals a bike to get to the stadium faster.

At the stadium, the battle is about to start, but Ash hasn't arrived yet. Richie wonders where Ash could be. Misty runs out in the stadium. She wants to know what he said to Ash. She hits Ricihie's foot. She calls Richie "two-faced." Richie tells Misty that he never used the phone before today. Misty sees that Richie is telling the truth. Meanwhile, Ash continues to ride the bike towards the stadium. A claw reaches down and grabs the back of the bike. Ash sends out Pidgeotto. Pidgeotto brings Pikachu to the balloon, and Pikachu shocks Team Rocket causing them to blast off again. Then Pidgeotto pulls the balloon straight to the stadium. Because Ash hasn't arrived yet, the referee walks over to delcare Richie the winner. Richie declines and tells the referee to wait a little bit longer. The referee agrees to wait only ten minutes longer. When the ten minutes are up, Ash arrives at the stadium. He says hello to Richie and the battle starts.

Richie sends out Butterfree and Ash sends out Squirtle. Both Pokémon launch a series of attacks at each other. Butterfree uses Sleep Powder which puts Squirtle to sleep. Ash tells Squirtle to get back up, but he receives no response. Butterfree wins the match. Pikachu decides to battle. It starts off with a Double-Edge attack which brings Butterfree to the ground. Pikachu then uses Thunderbolt and Butterfree faints. Richie's next Pokémon is Charmander. Pikachu does its best to dodge a series of Flamethrowers which Charmander launches. Pikachu gets scorched but continues to dodge the attacks. A final Skull Bash attack from Charmander knocks Pikachu out. Ash only has one Pokémon left. He knows its risky, but he chooses Charizard. Charizard responds by shooting powerful Flamethrower attacks at Charmander. Richie returns Charmander back into its Pokéball. Then Richie sends out Pikachu. Charizard stomps on the ground, and then it uses a Gust. Pikachu doesn't give up. It is about to attack, but Charizard is taking a nap! Ash pleas for Charizard to battle, but Charizard doesn't respond to Ash's command. Professor Oak realizes that Charizard thought that Charmander was a worth opponent, but it doesn't want to battle a Pikachu. Since Charizard refuses to battle, Richie is declared the winner.

Richie runs over to Ash. Ash extends his hand out, and they both shake hands. Ash hopes that Richie wins the next match. Brock thinks that Ash is happy for Richie. Both Professor Oak and Mrs. Ketchum are proud of Ash. Even though Ash has lost, his dream for becoming a Pokémon Master continues.

English Official Summary

A twist of fate pits Ash and his new friend, Richie, against each other in the fifth round of the Pokémon League Competition. Both are determined to triumph, but who will emerge victorious? And, can their friendship survive the struggle? Ash and Richie make a promise to each other that because they're friends they will make this the best Pokémon battle that they've ever had. Unfortunately, Team Rocket kidnaps Ash on his way to the tournament and demands he give them Pikachu or he won't make it to the battle at all. Ash is determined to keep his promise (and his Pikachu), and have the best battle of his life!

Italian Official Summary

Nel quinto round della Lega Pokémon Ash si trova a dover affrontare il suo nuovo amico Richie! La loro amicizia supererà questa combattuta prova?

Portuguese Official Summary

Na quinta ronda da Liga Pokémon, Ash e Richie são colocados um contra o outro! Poderá a amizade deles resistir a este importante combate?

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

¡En la quinta ronda de la Liga Pokémon, Ash y Richie se enfrentan uno al otro! ¿Sobrevivirá su amistad esta importante batalla?

Spanish Official Summary

Un capricho del destino enfrenta a Ash y a su nuevo amigo Richie en la quinta ronda del concurso de la Liga Pokémon.

English Great Britian Official Summary

A twist of fate pits Ash and his new friend, Richie, against each other in the fifth round of the Pokémon League Competition. Both are determined to triumph, but who will emerge victorious? And, can their friendship survive the struggle? Ash and Richie make a promise to each other that because they're friends they will make this the best Pokémon battle that they've ever had. Unfortunately, Team Rocket kidnaps Ash on his way to the tournament and demands he give them Pikachu or he won't make it to the battle at all. Ash is determined to keep his promise (and his Pikachu), and have the best battle of his life!

Dutch Official Summary

In de vijfde ronde van de Pokémon League, staan Ash en Richie tegenover elkaar! Is hun vriendschap bestand tegen dit belangrijke gevecht?

French Official Summary

Ironie du sort, Sacha doit affronter son nouvel ami, Richie, lors du cinquième tour du Tournoi de la Ligue Pokémon.

German Official Summary

Ein Zufall sorgt dafür, dass Ash und sein neuer Freund Richie in der fünften Runde des Pokémon-Liga-Wettkampfes gegeneinander antreten müssen.

Danish Official Summary

I femte runde af Pokémon Ligaen sættes Ash og Richie op mod hinanden! Kan deres venskab holde til den vigtige kamp?

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 Ash's Pidgeotto
  • Japan サトシのピジョン
  • Japan Satoshi no Pigeon
  • Japan Satoshi's Pigeon
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Delia Ketchum
  • Japan ハナコ
  • Japan Hanako
  • Japan Hanako
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  • United States Misty's Togepi
  • Japan カスミのトゲピー
  • Japan Kasumi no Togepi
  • Japan Kasumi's Togepi
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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 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
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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 Squirtle
  • Japan サトシのゼニガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zenigame
  • Japan Satoshi's Zenigame
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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
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  • United States James's Weezing
  • Japan コジロウのマタドガス
  • Japan Kojirō no Matadogas
  • Japan Kojiro's Matadogas
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  • United States Indigo Plateau Attendant
  • Japan セキエイこうげん付き添い
  • Japan Sekiei kōgen tsukisoi
  • Japan Sekiei Plateau Attendant
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  • United States Pokémon Battle Referee
  • Japan ポケモンバトルレフリー
  • Japan Pokémon Battle Referee
  • Japan Pokémon Battle Referee
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  • United States Ritchie
  • Japan ヒロシ
  • Japan Hiroshi
  • Japan Hiroshi
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  • United States Ritchie's Pikachu (Sparky)
  • Japan ヒロシのピカチュウ (レオン)
  • Japan Hiroshi no Pikachu (Leon)
  • Japan Hiroshi's Pikachu (Leon)
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  • United States Ritchie's Charmander (Zippo)
  • Japan ヒロシのヒトカゲ
  • Japan Hiroshi no Hitokage
  • Japan Hiroshi's Hitokage
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  • United States Ritchie's Butterfree - Happy
  • Japan ヒロシのバタフリー
  • Japan Hiroshi no Butterfree
  • Japan Hiroshi's Butterfree

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Magikarp
  • Japan コイキング
  • Japan Koiking
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10:08

Who's that Pokémon Indigo League

23:04

Okido Segment Pokémon Lecture Special Edition

Lecture & Senryu
Theme Battling at the Pokémon League (ポケモンリーグでのバトル)
Japanese トレーナー せんりゃくかんがえ ひがくれる
Romaji Toreenaa senryaku kangae higakureru
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 01:28 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 the match-up between Satoshi and Hiroshi is reshown.
Japan 02:04 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card
Japan 05:21 1997-1998-M26B ロケット団隠密作戦 B
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Musashi talks by a phone with Satoshi thanks to a voice converter that makes her voice sound like Hiroshi's.
Japan 06:18 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 07:48 1997-1998-M30 大混戦
Japanese (Romanized): Daikonsen
Japanese (Trans): Chaos
The truck where Rocket Gang and Satoshi are is getting filled by Zenigame's Water Gun.
Japan 08:36 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Rocket Gang pursues Satoshi on his way back to the stadium.
Japan 09:26 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Rocket Gang keeps pursuing Satoshi, now via bicycles.
Japan 10:25 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Dare da?
Japan 10:31 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Pikachu!
Japan 12:10 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
This time Rocket Gang tries to catch Satoshi by hooking a crane on the bike Satoshi stole from them.
Japan 14:25 1997-1998-M01B ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Just as the referee is about to announce Hiroshi as the forfeit winner, Satoshi shouts from distance to stop the decision.
Japan 15:20 1997-1998-M58 戦い(VSジムリーダー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Gym Leader)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Gym Leader)
The battle between Hiroshi and Satoshi begins!
Japan 17:08 1997-1998-M79 ラストバトル(VSライバル)
Japanese (Romanized): Last Battle (VS Rival)
Japanese (Trans): Last Battle (VS Rival)
Hiroshi sends out his Hitokage (nicknamed "Zippo") against Satoshi's Pikachu.
Japan 17:58 対決!本物対コピーポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Taiketsu! Honmono tai Copy Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Showdown! The Real versus the Copy Pokémon
Movie 1 BGM - Satoshi goes with Lizardon against Hiroshi's Hitokage.
Japan 20:47 ~希望の空へ
Japanese (Romanized): Kibō no sora e
Japanese (Trans): Towards the Sky of Hope
Movie 1 BGM - Satoshi congratulates Hiroshi for the win, as the former's League run ends.
Japan 21:44 タイプ:ワイルド
Japanese (Romanized): Type: Wild
Japanese (Trans): Type: Wild
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:05 1997-1998-M68 闘志
Japanese (Romanized): Tōshi
Japanese (Trans): Fighting Spirit
Special Okido's segment about the Sekiei League. He talks about the Pokémon types' (in)compatibility between the types of fields of each stadium.
Japan 23:54 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.
Japan 24:04 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Episode 82 preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:00 Pokémon Theme Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 01:08 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 the match-up between Ash and Ritchie is reshown.
United States 01:44 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Title Card
United States 05:01 1997-1998-M26B ロケット団隠密作戦 B
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Jessie talks by a phone with Ash thanks to a voice converter that makes her voice sound like Ritchie's.
United States 05:58 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 07:28 1997-1998-M30 大混戦
Japanese (Romanized): Daikonsen
Japanese (Trans): Chaos
The truck where Team Rocket and Ash are is getting filled by Squirtle's Water Gun.
United States 08:16 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Team Rocket pursues Ash on his way back to the stadium.
United States 09:06 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Team Rocket keeps pursuing Ash, now via bicycles.
United States 11:50 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
This time Team Rocket tries to catch Ash by hooking a crane on the bike Ash stole from them.
United States 14:06 1997-1998-M01B ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Just as the referee is about to announce Ritchie as the forfeit winner, Ash shouts from distance to stop the decision.
United States 15:01 1997-1998-M58 戦い(VSジムリーダー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Gym Leader)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Gym Leader)
The battle between Ritchie and Ash begins!
United States 16:48 1997-1998-M79 ラストバトル(VSライバル)
Japanese (Romanized): Last Battle (VS Rival)
Japanese (Trans): Last Battle (VS Rival)
Ritchie sends out his Charmander (nicknamed "Zippo") against Ash's Pikachu.
United States 17:39 対決!本物対コピーポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Taiketsu! Honmono tai Copy Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Showdown! The Real versus the Copy Pokémon
Movie 1 BGM - Ash goes with Charizard against Ritchie's Charmander.
United States 20:28 ~希望の空へ
Japanese (Romanized): Kibō no sora e
Japanese (Trans): Towards the Sky of Hope
Movie 1 BGM - Ash congratulates Ritchie for the win, as the former's League run ends.
United States 21:29 Double Trouble (Team Rocket) Pikachu's Jukebox
United States 22:30 Pokémon Theme Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 20
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 16
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Characters in episode: Ash, Brock, Misty, Ritchie, Togepi, Pikachu, Ritchie's Butterfree, Ritchie's Pikachu, Ritchie's Charmander, Joy, Joy's Chansey, Jessie, James, Meowth, Ash's Squirtle, Ash's Bulbasaur, James' Weezing, Oak, Delia, Ash's Pigeotto, Ash's Charizard,

Pokemon in Episode: Magikarp

Characters Pokemon Attacks:
- Ash's Squirtle - Water Gun
- Ash's Bulbasaur - Vine Whip
- Ash's Pikachu - Thunderbolt
- Ash's Pikachu - Double-Edge
- James' Weezing - Smog
- Ritchie's Butterfree - Sleep Powder
- Ritchie's Charmander - Flamethrower
- Ritchie's Charmander - Tackle

Who's that Pokemon: ENG: Aerodactyl JPN: Hiroshi's Pikachu (レオン) Leon

Location: Indigo Plateau / Pokemon League

Brief list of major episode highlights:
- Ash catches the A-3 Magicarp for the tournament selection which puts him up against Ritchie.
- Brock reads the computer screen and says Ritchie won all four of his previous rounds in the Indigo League without loosing one Pokemon.
- The judges determined that Ash forfeited the match by not showing up in time but Ritchie got the referee to delay for 10 minutes, long enough for Ash to show up.
- Ritchie's Butterfree defeats Ash's Squirtle.
- Ash's Pikachu defeats Ritchie's Butterfree.
- Ritchie's Charmander defeats Ash's Pikachu.
- Ritchie's Piakchu defeats Ash's Charizard as it refused to battle.

Team Rocket Balloon Enhancements? Grappling Hook

Number of Times Team Rocket Blasted off in the episode: 1

Did Team Rocket use a Mecha in the episode? No.
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