Jan 10 2012 Pokémon Smash 66

The announcer introduced the show by saying: "Today we'll get you Pokémon Quiz Caravan. Right here on Pokémon Smash! So, let's get started!". Golgo and the entire Pokémon Smash crew greeted the viewers with a "PokéMorning!". Golgo told everyone that January 8th (1月8日 ichigatsu yōka, though note that the nomber 8 by itself is read as "hachi") is Sink or Swim Day (イチかバチか ichikabachika), or in other words, a day of tempting fate. He wanted Robert to play a little game on this theme of tempting fate, and had raised a metal wash pan up in the air with three strings nearby. Only one of them was actually holding up the wash pan and they would each take turns cutting a string to see if the pan fell on them or not.

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To motivate them, Golgo decided he'd give out two stationary cards that had Pokémon art on them as New Year's gifts. Akiyama was the first to go and he picked 2. Professor Red cut the string and the pan stayed in the air and Akiyama got one of the cards. Yamamoto was next and he picked 1 and the pan fell on his head.

Shoko-tan introduced this weeks rerun episode as part of the Pokémon Library. The theme for the episode was: Looks can be deceiving!(人はみかけによらない!). This weeks Pokémon Library rerun episode was We Pichu Brothers 'The Lesser Detective Nyarth has Arrived!' 'Niece Ruriri is a Major Pain?' (迷探偵ニャース参上!/メイッコルリリは大迷惑?) from the Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station series. A full summary of that episode is available in the episode guide. Professor Red said his go-to line 'OK! Pokémon Library!' to start the repeat episode.

After the Pokémon Library episode, Victini Yamamoto showed up, but quickly changed the "V" on its head upside down once again to make a "へ (he)", thus transforming into へ Yamamoto. へ Yamamoto told the crew they would be playing a "stop the differences" quiz like the one from the Quiz Caravan; he had changed 5 things around in the Pokémon Enterprise set and wondered if they could find them. The crew began looking around for the changes. Hana was the first to spot a change as she noticed that the logo for P.E. (Pokémon Enterprise) was changed to H.E (he へ). Maria then spotted that the picture of Victini had been changed to へ Yamamoto. Baba noticed that "POKABU" had been changed to "He yamamoto" on the side wall. Shoko-tan noticed that the scallsword (hotachi ホタチ) on her belt had been changed to a へ. Their time was up though and they didn't get the 5th one, the most obvious one - Yamamoto himself.

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Professor Red and Golgo then introduced the VTR for the Quiz Caravan. For this quiz they visited Tachikawa City Elementary School, Tokyo (東京都 立川市立 上砂川小学校) where 114 grade 3 students awaited them. The first segment of the quiz was the 'Black/White Quiz' (ブラックホワイトクイズ). The kids were all on their own this time but were also divided up into two main groups and they would move to either the Black (X) or White (O) side when the questions were asked.

Below are the questions that were asked in Round 1:
# Question Answer
1 Anime - Does Satoshi's voice actor Rica Matsumoto sing the opening theme for Pocket Monsters Best Wishes? (ポケットモンスター ベストウイッシュオープニングテーマを歌っているのはサトシの声優・松本梨香さんである)
(O) Yes
Spoiler: Click to show!
2 TCG - Does the BW Pokémon Card Game Starter Set contain Zoroark? (ポケモンカードゲームBWはじめてセットにはゾロアークが入っている)
(X) No
Spoiler: Click to show!
3 Anime - Is Professor Okido's first name Yukinari? (オーキド博士の下の名前はユキナリである)
(Y) Yes
Spoiler: Click to show!
Special Question (特別問題) Pokémon Smash - Did Director Golgo have bread for breakfast today? (きょうゴルゴ所長は朝ごはんにパンを食べた)
(X) No
Spoiler: Click to show!

As all the kids were answering the exact same way at all questions, they were all eliminated at the third question, so Professor Red came up with the special question none of them could possibly do anything other than guess at in order to properly eliminate some team members. A new event was introduced in this episode: the Tornelos/Voltolos/Landlos Dress-up Dash Relay Quiz! (トルネロス ボルトロス ランドロスなりきりダッシュリレークイズ!). One kid would dress up as Tornelos, Voltolos or Landlos and sit in a cloud. The kids would have to count the number of Pokémon on a chart and then pull the dressed up kid across the yard to Red or Golgo and report how many Pokémon they counted. If they got it wrong, they had to go back and start over.

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The final event was the Victini's V-Generate Find the Differences Obstacle Course Quiz (ビクティニのVジェネレート障害物まちがいさがしクイズ). Participants would wear a helmet with a V shaped container that had balls in them. They would have to go through the obstacle course while trying not to drop the balls. The first part was finding a candy ball in a flour pan, the second part was looking in a mirror to put balls in the V helmet, the third part was popping a balloon and the final part was group skipping. For each ball that they had left at the end of the obstacle course, the team would get 1 second on the clock. White Team ended up winning the quiz caravan with 120 points, while Red team got 100 points, and Black team got 110 points.

Mijumaru Tweet Corner

During the tweet corner, the Pocket Monsters Best Wishes data broadcast was showcased. When viewers push the d-button on their remote control during Best Wishes, a data broadcast is shown. Viewers can then choose their favorite Pokémon as their own partner, then wait until the battle gauge has built itself up and then they get the chance to enter a Pokémon Battle! If the viewer selects a move that's "super effective" against the opposing Pokémon, a new Pokémon will be registered in their Pokémon Zukan! The Data broadcast started in Pocket Monsters Best Wishes #63. Players can get wallpapers for their mobile phones as a present for playing.

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Dark Type Elite Four Member Shoko-tan took to the Stage in the Elite Four Battle against 10 year old Yuuto Sakakibara(榊原悠斗). He came prepared with a Sazandora for the battle against Shoko-tan as she watched her beat Golgo in Pokémon Smash #52 with her Sazandora. Unfortunately his technique didn't pay off and Shoko-tan ended up winning the battle.

Pokémon Center - Year of the Dragon - Event Distribution

Baba announced the special alternate colored Dragon egg event that is being held at the Japanese Pokémon Centers to commemorate year of the Dragon for a few weeks at the beginning of 2012. Players of the Japanese versions of Pokémon Black and White can visit the Pokémon Center's and receive an egg each week for four weeks.

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The four distribution periods are:
  1. January 6th, 2012 to January 15th, 2012
  2. January 16th, 2012 to January 22nd, 2012
  3. January 23rd, 2012 to January 29th, 2012
  4. January 30th, 2012 to February 5th, 2012
Players can randomly receive one of the six different Dragon Pokémon. Information on the six Pokémon that are being distributed has been added to our event database and the Pokémon are: Tattu, Nuckrar, Tyltto, Tatsubay, Crimgan and Monozu.