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Sep 05 2010 Pokémon Sunday 307
Episode PictureThe latest episode of Pokémon Sunday, Habunake VS Kimori! The Pound Attack Finisher!! / Chief Golgo and Professor Red Cover the 'Pokémon World Championships 2010 (ハブネークVSキモリ! 必殺のはたく攻撃!! / 「ポケモンワールドチャンピオンシップス2010」にゴルゴ所長とレッド博士が密着!), aired today in Japan.

This weeks rerun theme was a new one for September entitled PokéSun Members Big Success (ポケスンメンバー大活躍!). Habunake VS Kimori! The Pound Attack Finisher!! was this weeks repeat episode which features Habunake and Kimori. Satoshi's Kimori encounters a wild Habunake and gets injured. A full summary of this episode is available in the episode guide.

A preview clip of this weeks final episode of Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl (ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド&パール), DP191 - Memories are Pearls! Friendships are Diamonds!! (思い出はパール!友情はダイヤモンド!!) was played that displayed a few new images. The episode was also promoted throughout the repeat episode on the widescreen pillar bars. The Sinnoh League is now over and Satoshi and friends have finally arrived at Futaba Town. After realizing it was going to be separated from Satoshi, Pikachu and Takeshi, Pochama becomes sad. The episode airs on Thursday September 9th, 2010.

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Today's episode featured a report of the Pokémon World Championships 2010 that took place in Hawaii on August 13th to 15th, 2010. Pokémon TCG and video game players from around the world who qualified for the event were there participating for prizes and scholarships as well as the title of champion! Chief Golgo and Professor Red were sent to report of the event.

The report starts off with Golgo and Red swimming towards the shoreline in snorkeling gear, making it look like they swam from Japan to Hawaii. Red exclaims "I made it to Hawaii!" (ハワイに ついたぞ!) as the two of them, in their white and red striped swimming suit, manage to walk up the beach gradually making it look like they were exhausted.

Golgo and Red then met and interviewed the Junior TCG members of Team Japan. The members were: Eiki Horikawa (堀川詠生), Kouhei Takenaka (武中耕平), Ryohei Yamauchi (山内涼平), Eiji Takagi (高木瑛史), Sumika Yanagida (柳田純), Nao Kawamura (川村奈央), Toshimi Yamazaki (山崎稔実) and Hiroki Masuda (益田洸希). Red asks the members of the team "What is their goal?" (目標は?). Most of the members of Team Japan answered to place in the 'Best Four' (ベスト4). When they asked the question to Nao Kawamura (川村奈央), she replied 'First Place' (1位です). Tsubasa Nakamura (中村翼), the 2009 Pokémon World Champion, then showed up. A clip from his victory celebration from last year was shown. Golgo asks him the question as well and he replies 'First Place' (1位です)!

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Golgo and Red also interviewed the Junior Video Game members of Team Japan. The members were: Santa Ito (井藤三太), Shota Yamamoto (山本聖太), Hiroya Kuramashi (倉増寛也), Yamato Saitou (斉藤倭斗), Yuki Kadowaki (門脇勇樹), Ren Toriyama (鳥山蓮), Kanade Mizuguchi (水口奏) and Ikkei Takimoto (滝本一慶). Santa Ito (井藤三太) was quickly interviewed and Red and Golgo remembered him from last years competition where he placed second. When asked about his goal he quickly responds: 'First Place' (1位です)!

The announcer then explains the three different divisions in the TCG championships for 2010. They are listed below:
  • Junior Division (ジュニアディビジョン): Born in 1999 or later
  • Senior Division (シニアディビジョン): Born in 1995, 1996, 1997, or 1998
  • Masters Division (マスターディビジョン): Born in 1994 or earlier

A flashback scene is then shown where the camera crews go to visit Santa Ito (井藤三太) at his house to see how he was training for the 2010 championships. The crew also visits Shota Yamamoto (山本聖太) at his house and asks him "Is Santa-kun your rival?" (三太くんはライバル?) and he responds "Oh, really... Yeah." (そうかな。。。 うん). Shouta shows that he is training a Cherubi (チェリンボ).

Shigeki Morimoto (森本茂樹) and Junichi Masuda (増田順一) from GAMEFREAK were also at the World Championships and had tables setup to sign autographs for people. Red and Golgo try to get some Black and White info out of them. Junichi Masuda agrees to reveal the information on next weeks show when he'll visit them at the PokéSun set.

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Yuka Furusawa was crowned the 2010 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Champion for the Junior Division after she defeated Juan Pablo Arenas from the United State in the finals. Shota Yamamoto and Santa Ito faced off against each other as rivals in the 2010 Pokémon Video Game World Finals for the Junior Division. Shota Yamamoto ended up defeating Santa to become World Champion as Santa placed second once again.

Just before the show ended, Shoko-tan announced a new feature for Pokémon Black and White. Players can visit the Musical Hall (ミュージカルホール) and talk to a man that gives players a special Birthday Cake (ケーキのもけい) accessory. It was also revealed that Pokémon Centers in the game will give you a special message on your birthday when you talk to Joy.

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Characters and Pictures from this episode have been added to the episode guide. You can also comment and discuss this episode on the forum. Also be sure to rate this and other episodes in the episode guide.
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