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May 23 2010 Pokémon Sunday 292
Episode PictureThe latest episode of Pokémon Sunday, The Island of Giant Pokémon!? / Holding a 'Performers' Pokémon Safari Tournament' / Group Member Yamamoto's Television Viewer Battle Debut! (きょだいポケモンのしま!?/ 「芸能人ポケモンサファリ大会」を開催 / 山本隊員が視聴者バトルに登場!), aired today in Japan.

This week featured a continuation of last weeks rerun theme, 'Pikachu and Nyarth's Nice Little Talks', and The Island of Giant Pokémon!? was this weeks repeat episode. In this episode, Satoshi and the Rocket Gang both end up separated from their Pokémon after a shipwreck, and the 7 lost Pokémon explore the mysterious island they've washed ashore on, searching for their trainers, while their dialogue is subtitled for the viewers' convenience.

Next, the crew wanted to showcase the HeartGold and SoulSilver safari zone, and Robert pulled in a large diorama featuring different landscapes found in the zone. Red, Golgo and Shoko-tan were blindfolded and given finger dolls to "explore" the zone with, but as they were "walking around, Robert activated a remote-control Sihorn that attacked them, freaking them out.

Next, Robert and Takayuki Haranishi (原西孝幸) from the comedy duo FUJIWARA, who also joined them for the fishing tournament some months back, went out in the wild to experience a "real" Safari Zone. The group was divided into two team, Baba/Haranishi and Yamamoto/Akiyama, and they were to locate the different Nintendo DS systems in the area, explore a particular area of the HGSS Safari Zone, and catch as many Pokémon as they could. Different Pokémon gave different point values, so the participants tried searching for rarer ones. For the final round, Safari Zone Blocks were also added to the mix, making a lot of rare Pokémon appear. In the end, Baba and Haranishi ended up winning the tournament.

In the Pokémon Game Arena, a boy named Satoshi was today's participant in the Television Viewer Battles, and just like Satoshi in the anime made Hiroshi his rival, he had decided upon Hiroshi Yamamoto as his rival, and wanted to battle him. Like in the anime, Hiroshi won in the end.

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