Feb 07 2011 Pokémon Smash 18

Episode PicturePokémon Smash Episode 18, Get Pokémon! / 'Immersed in Pokémon Life', starring Group member Akiyama, who is Ignorant About All New Pokémon but Monmen / Group Member Akiyama Engages in a Pokemon Battle with a New Move Attached! (ポケモン ゲットだぜ! / 新ポケモンはモンメンしか知らない秋山隊員の「ポケモンづけ生活」/ 新わざを身につけた秋山隊員がポケモンバトル!), aired on Sunday in Japan.

The episode began with the entire Pokémon Smash crew walking on the set while Akiyama in a Pikachu jumpsuit was sitting at his desk already playing on his Nintendo DS and eating Rice Cakes. The cast asks him what he is doing and he then offers them some of his rice cakes but Golgo quickly refuses.

Golgo introduces this weeks rerun episode as part of the Pokémon Library and he also announces this weeks theme, Chemistry is Important (相性が大切). This weeks rerun episode was Get Pokémon! (ポケモン ゲットだぜ!) from the the original series. A full summary of that episode is available in the episode guide. Red said the go-to line 'OK! Pokémon Library!' to start the repeat episode.

Returning from the repeat episode, Yamamoto explains that Akiyama is deep into playing Pokémon Black and White after being humiliated on last weeks show for his lack of knowledge about the games. The VTR begins and the narrator reminds people about the fact that Pokémon Black and White being released, Pokémon Best Wishes being release and a bunch of new Pokémon all being announced in 2010. Various clips were shown to show just how little Akiyama actually knew about all the new stuff and it concluded with a clip of Akiyama being beat by Misaki in a Pokémon battle during Pokémon Smash #7.

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On November 25th, 2010, Akiyama showed up for a meeting with his other Robert group members to discuss Pokémon Black and White. Yamamoto and Baba were both mad at him because at that time he only had 2 badges, only seen 26 Pokémon in his dex and only played for a total of 11:46. Baba then pointed out that the games came out on September 18th, 2010 but Akiyama didn't even start playing until October 12th, 2010. Yamamoto then started doing a Pokémon flip card to see how many of the new 5th generation Pokémon Akiyama could identify. He just tried to avoid having to do so.

Yamamoto then revealed to Akiyama that it was time for him to do another 'Immersed in Pokémon Life' (ポケモンづけ生活!!). Akiyama did a similar task a few months after Pokémon Diamond and Pearl was released and it was showcased on Pokémon Sunday #130.

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Akiyama's first task was to 'Memorize all the names and types in the Isshu Pokémon Zukan' (イッシュ図鑑のポケモンの名前とタイプを すべておぼえる). His second task was to 'Get all 8 badges in the game' (ゲームでバッジを8個すべてゲットする). Baba and Yamamoto took Akiyama to the Pokémon Room where it was all decked out with 5th generation information and posters. Baba and Yamamoto then left Akiyama to do his two tasks. Akiyama changed into his Pikachu outfit and ate some Pokémon Noodles (ポケモンヌードル).

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Akiyama decided to go to bed and was awoken in the morning by his alarm that played Best Wishes! While filming a segment for Pokémon Smash #13, Yamamoto and Baba decided to quiz Akiyama to see if he was learning anything in the few weeks that has gone by.

The question they asked Akiyama was:
Pokémon Question Answer
pokemon What is the name and type of this Pokémon (このポケモンの名前とタイプは)?
Spoiler: Click to show!

Akiyama got the question wrong thinking it was Dageki (ダゲキ). The cameraman smacked him on the head with a paper fan for getting it wrong.

The soundmicman put another picture of a Pokémon on his mic extension and the question they asked Akiyama was:
Pokémon Question Answer
pokemon What is the name and type of this Pokémon (このポケモンの名前とタイプは)?
Spoiler: Click to show!

Akiyama got the name right but got the types wrong. This time the soundmicman smacked him on the head with the paper fan.

Yuuji Nakamura's (中村悠士) mother had yet another Pokémon for Akiyama to identify.
Pokémon Question Answer
pokemon What is the name and type of this Pokémon (このポケモンの名前とタイプは)?
Spoiler: Click to show!

Akiyama realized it was Hitomoshi (ヒトモシ) evolved state but called it 'Lantern' (ランターン). Yuuji Nakamura's (中村悠士) mother smacked Akiyama with the paper fan this time. Akiyama returned to his Pokémon Room to continue learning. He finally reached the Hiun City gym and battle Arti and got his 3rd badge and went to bed.

He then battled Kamitsure at the Raimon Gym and won his 4th badge. Two weeks later, Akiyama was backstage on the Pokémon Smash set as he continued playing the game. While filming Pokémon Smash 17 in the park scene, one of the children from the sketching tournament of 'The Thinker' came up to Akiyama with a picture of a Pokémon.

He asked Akiyama to identify it.
Pokémon Question Answer
pokemon What is the name and type of this Pokémon (このポケモンの名前とタイプは)?
Spoiler: Click to show!

Akiyama incorrectly answered Gigaiath (ギガイアス) and the kid smacked Akiyama with the paper fan this time. Akiyama then went to a private French cafe called 'Cafe Deux' which celebrating their 5th Anniversary. The waitress came up to him with yet another Pokémon to identify.
Pokémon Question Answer
pokemon What is the name and type of this Pokémon (このポケモンの名前とタイプは)?
Spoiler: Click to show!

He got that one wrong too and called it Poketake (ポケタケ). The waitress smacked Akiyama with the paper fan for getting it wrong. At the Tokyo Pokémon Center, multiple people were coming up to him and getting him to identify the Pokémon, but he kept getting them wrong. Three weeks later, Akiyama was at the point were Zekrom was revealed...

On Christmas Eve, Akiyama was finally at the Souryu Gym and got his 8th gym badge. Back at the set, Golgo and the rest of the members congratulated Akiyama for completing the badge task. Yamamoto said they were now going to test him to see if he truly had memorized the names and types of the Isshu dex Pokémon. Each staff member picked a Pokémon to test Akiyama with.

Hana went first with Swanna (スワンナ), then Maria with Dredear (ドレディア), then Misaki with Kumasyun (クマシュン), Shoko-tan with Chandera (シャンデラ), Professor Red with Pururill (プルリル), Yamamoto with Gamagaru (ガマガル), Baba with Kirikizan (キリキザン) and finally Golgo with Zekrom (ゼクロム). He got them all right to the surprise of everyone. Yamamoto then announced there would be a viewer battle.

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9 year old Mai Gouda-chan decided she wanted to battle Akiyama in the viewer battle. Would Akiyama be able to win the battle after all the work he had put lately? After an intense battle, Akiyama was able to defeat her.

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