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06 Apr 2010 01:17 AM
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Episode PictureThe latest episode of Pokémon Sunday, Bye Bye Butterfree / Substitution Quiz / What will the children do when Robert changes places with the Kindergarten Teacher!? (バイバイバタフリー / いれかわりクイズ / 幼稚園の先生が突然ロバートに入れかわったら子どもたちはどうする!?), aired today in Japan.

This week featured a new rerun theme 'New friends! Get Pokémon!' and Pokémon! I Choose You! (ポケモン!きみにきめた!) was this weeks repeat episode. A full summary of the episode is available in the Episode Guide.

The live action part of the show started off with Akiyama trying to make as many different silly faces as he could in 10 seconds. He was able to make 11 different faces. Golgo, Professor Red and Shoko-tan walk in and ask what's going on. Yamamoto explains what they are doing and Golgo decides to try. He was able to beat Akiyama and to do about 30 difference faces.

In the next segment, the crew wanted to see how many steps professional dancers could get while dancing with the Pokéwalker. The professional dancers were on one team and it consisted of three girls, a belly dancer, a hula dancer and a samba dancer. To make it interesting, Robert were put on another team and the team with the most steps would win. Robert would also have to do the dance to the best of their ability. Yamamoto and the belly dancer went first as they went across the room dancing. Baba and the hula dancer went next and then finally Akiyama and the samba dancer went last. Robert ended up with 228 steps and the Dancer Team ended up with 148 steps. Shoko couldn't believe Robert had won.

ThumbnailOne of the major changes to the show was the addition of a widescreen border. The episode still airs in 4:3 but it now includes a border to pad the video to widescreen instead of having a black border. To the right is a picture of the border. Click on the image for a higher resolution.

During the Pokémon Sunday News segment, Hikozaru revealed the Ranger Sign for Meganiuwhich can be used in the new game Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light (ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡). This sign is not revealed anywhere in the game. Players must register the sign in the Ranger Sign database before it can be used. A picture showing the stroke to draw is posted below.


At the end of the episode, Shoko teased the audience by announcing that 'The latest Pokémon game series announcement' (ポケットモンスターシリーズ最新作ゲーム 重大発表) would be revealed on next weeks episode.