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Jul 04 2010 Pokémon Sunday 298
Episode PictureThe latest episode of Pokémon Sunday, Farewell, Koduck! Return Again, Golduck? / Movie Pre-premiere SP - Investigating the Most Important Keywords of the Movie with Kid Radar Man / A Battle with the Celebi Handed Out in the Theater (さよならコダック! またきてゴルダック? / 映画公開直前SP・コレーダーマンとともに映画の重要キーワードを調査 / 劇場で貰えるセレビィでバトル!), aired today in Japan.

The episode began with Shoko-tan showing off the new Pokémon stationary featuring Celebi and Zorua and then announced this weeks rerun theme, a new theme featuring Water Pokémon, 'Cooling Summer! Water Pokémon Big Gathering!' (夏を涼しく!みずポケモン大集合!). Farewell, Koduck! Return Again, Golduck? from was this weeks repeat episode. In this episode, Kasumi believes her Golduck has evolved into a Koduck. A full episode summary is available in the Episode Guide.

To promote the upcoming movie, The Ruler of Illusions Zoroark (幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク), Robert and Lucario are sent out dressed as reporters to get the latest scoop. Kid Radar Man (コレーダーマン) appears once again to give keywords to explain certain aspects of the new movie.

The first keyword was: Illusion Canceller (幻影キャンセラー). Kid Radar Man held up a sign with a picture of a wrist bracelet. The show transitions to a clip from the 13th movie showing that Kodai wears the Illusion Canceller to avoid the effects of Zoroark. Kid Radar Man then gives Akiyama and Yamamoto an Illusion Canceller bracelet just as Zoroark and Zorua appear. Zoroark uses its illusion ability as a clip from the movie is shown in the corner showing Zoroark use the ability as well. A massagist appears and begins to give Baba a hard foot massage with appears to be hurting him. Kid Radar Man tells Akiyama and Yamamoto to put on the Illusion Canceller bracelet which causes the illusion haze to disappear and to reveal that massagist is just a young kid tickling Baba's feet. Yamamoto finally understands exactly what the Illusion Canceller bracelet does and a clip from the 13th movie is shown with Zoroark, Entei, Suicune and Raikou. The crew gives Baba a bracelet and he puts it on to disperse the illusion. He is surprised that the massagist is just a cute little kid.

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The second keyword Kid Radar Man revealed was Pokémon Backer (ポケモンバッカー). He prints off a map for Robert to follow to find out more information. They follow the map and arrive at the TV Tokyo. Robert meet TV Tokyo Sports broadcast announcer Kazuya Masuda (増田和也) who was holding a Movie 13 script in his hand. He explains that Pokémon Backer new sport that is a combination of Basketball and Football. (ポケモンバッカー バスケットとサッカーを合わせたような新しいスポーツ)

To test out his announcing skills, Robert provided Kazuya with a few Pokémon tongue twisters. The first one featured Okorizaru. (aka Okorizaru ao Okorizaru ki Okorizaru - あかオコリザル あおオコリザル きオコリザル). He was able to say it perfectly the first time. The second one featured Pikachu. (Pikachu pika pika ni pika pika awasete pika pika roku pika pika - ピカチュウ ピカピカ 2ピカピカ あわせてピカピカ 6ピカピカ). Once again he said it as fast as he could two times in a row perfectly. He then read a few lines for the 13th movie Pokémon Backer announcer.

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The narrator announced the next keyword as Pokémon Movie Obsession (ポケモン映画のこだわり). Director Yuyama and crew scouted Belgium and the Netherlands as the location for the new film. Videos clips and still comparisons where shown. The first still comparison showed how the Kinderdijk Windmills in the Netherlands were used as location concept shots for the 13th Pokemon Movie. The second location shot was of Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), which goes over the Amstel River in the city centre of Amsterdam.

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The background music recording session was briefly shown as well as a clip of Sukima Switch (スキマスイッチ) recording Ice Cream Syndrome for the ending theme of Movie 13.

The third and forth keywords to be revealed by Kid Radar Man were Guest Voice Actor (グスト声優) and Waffle (ワッフル). Once again a map is printed off and Robert and Lucario head off. On their trip, Baba spots Zoroark and Yamamoto quickly runs after it. When Baba and Akiyama catch up, they find two Yamamoto's starring at each other. They don't know which one is the real Yamamoto. Finally the real Yamamoto decide to pull of his leg hairs with tape because he knew that Zoroark probably wouldn't be able to mimic that. The Zoroark Yamamoto flees.

Lucario ended up arriving at the yearly Pocket Monsters movie script reading which took place in Tokyo, Japan on May 26th, 2010. He was able to interview them and ask a few questions about the movie. In attendance was Koichi Yamadera (山寺宏一) who has once again returned to play the part of Gūn (グーン), Shōko Nakagawa (中川翔子) has returned for her 4th Pocket Monsters movie to play the part of Proof (プルーフ), Takanori Jin'nai (陣内孝則) who voices Kōdai (コーダイ), Katō Natsuki (加藤夏希) who voices Rioka and finally Takashi Tsukamoto (塚本高史) who voices Kurt (クルト). The first question was for Takanori Jin'nai which Shoko-tan read for Lucario which asked him about his key role in the movie. (今回は映画のカギをにぎる役だそうですか?) The narrator and Takanori Jin'nai explain that Kōdai is a very evil and ambitious villain. Each of the actors is briefly interviewed giving some information about their character.

Following their map, Robert finally arrive at a movie studio where director Kunihiko Yuyama (湯山邦彦) is waiting for them. Yamamoto jokes with him that he is Zoroark but Yuyama reassures him that he is real. He then pulls out a concept art paper with a bunch of waffles and Satoshi eating one of them. He explains that in the past few movies, Satoshi has always been eating something. In Movie 10, it was cotton candy, in movie 11 it was Pancakes, in movie 12 it was watermelons. They wanted to keep this trend up for the 13th movie and this time it was going to be Belgian Waffles.

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