Apr 10 2010 Pokémon Sunday 286

Episode PictureThe latest episode of Pokémon Sunday, Stray Pokémon Hitokage / New Shocking Pokémon Production Announcement / A Card Battle with Sandwichman (はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ / ポケモン新作衝撃発表 / サンドウィッチマンとカードバトル), aired today in Japan.

This week featured the continuation of the rerun theme 'New friends! Get Pokémon!' and Stray Pokémon Hitokage (はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ) was this weeks repeat episode. Satoshi and friends find a stray and injured Hitokage resting on a rock. They take it to the Pokémon to Nurse Joy to heal it only for it to escape and return back to the rock to wait for its trainer Daisuke.

During the card battle, Date Mikio (伊達みきお) and Tomizawa Takeshi (富澤たけし), who are featured in the latest HeartGold SoulSilver TCG commercials, battle against Robert. The commercial aired during the midway anime break early in today's broadcast and can also be viewed on the official Japanese Pokémon website. The two form a comedy duo called Sandwichman (サンドウィッチマン) and are famous for winning the M-1 Grand Prix comedy event in 2007.

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The card battle featured cards from the upcoming expansion set, Lost Link. Baba started off the battle using a new card from the set, Riolu. Dr. Takashima, an employee of the Pokémon Card Game company, was once again on hand to help direct the battle. Through the use of a special Pokémon Sunday Yamirami supporter card, Tomizawa Takeshi were able to get enough energy to use Darkrai & Crecelia LEGEND(ダークライ&クレセリアLEGEND) Lost Crisis attack to put Baba in the Lost Zone. Robert ended up winning the battle and they lifted up the Lost Zone box to find Baba had fallen asleep.

At the end of last weeks episode, Shoko-tan teased the audience 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 this weeks episode. As revealed on the official Japanese website earlier this week, Shoko-tan announced Pokémon Black and White (ポケットモンスター ブラック・ホワイト) for the Nintendo DS. The 5th Generation games will be released later this year.

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