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ライバル!
Title ライバル!
Rival!
Song ライバル!
Song Artist 松本梨香 (Rica Matsumoto)

Summary:

Rica Matsumoto (松本梨香) is once again singing the intro to this the second Japanese opening of the animated series. Rivals!, as the title suggests, is about the challenges of facing different rivals during Pokémon battles.

The opening starts off with a Poké ball opening to reveal the Pocket Monsters logo high in the sky with clouds in the background. Various Pokémon make appearances until the logo disappears and then transitions to Pikachu showing up and using his Thunderbolt as it zooms out to show the planet.

The next scene shows Ash and Pikachu battling Ritchie and Sparky as it transitions into 4-box's onscreen with Pokémon battles going on in them. A somber Ash is shown in an empty darkened stadium as the song states that he was disappointed that he lost the battle.

Ash looks down at the ground as Tracey, Misty, Delia and Professor Oak are the only ones there looking on. Ash raises his head, smiles and shakes Ritchie's hand.

The sea appears and Ash and his friends are riding Lapras as they journey through the Orange Islands. Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy quickly zoom by them on a seadoo.

Giovanni, the leader of Team Rocket makes his appearance as he points towards the viewers. Jessie, James and Meowth also appear on their Magikarp submarine until a Gyarados appears and bats them away.

A quick static scroll down shows some of Ash's rivals including: Gary, Samurai, Hiker, Duplica, Mandi, Jeanette Fisher, Giselle and A.J.

The intro then transitions back to Ash and his friends on Lapras as the ride into the sunset.




Episodes:

Characters:

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Giovanni
  • Japan サカキ
  • Japan Sakaki
  • Japan Sakaki
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  • United States Gary Oak
  • Japan オーキド・シゲル
  • Japan Shigeru Ōkido
  • Japan Shigeru Okido
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  • United States Delia Ketchum
  • Japan ハナコ
  • Japan Hanako
  • Japan Hanako
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  • United States Misty's Togepi
  • Japan カスミのトゲピー
  • Japan Kasumi no Togepi
  • Japan Kasumi's Togepi
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Professor Samuel Oak
  • Japan オーキド ユキナリ博士
  • Japan Yukinari Okido-hakase
  • Japan Professor Yukinari Okido
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  • United States Ash's Snorlax
  • Japan サトシのカビゴン
  • Japan Satoshi no Kabigon
  • Japan Satoshi's Kabigon
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  • United States Officer Jenny
  • Japan ジュンサー
  • Japan Junsa
  • Japan Junsa
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  • United States Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
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  • United States Misty's Goldeen
  • Japan カスミのトサキント
  • Japan Kasumi no Tosakinto
  • Japan Kasumi's Tosakinto
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  • United States Samurai
  • Japan サムライ
  • Japan Samurai
  • Japan Samurai
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  • United States Samurai's Pinsir
  • Japan サムライのカイロス
  • Japan Samurai no Kailios
  • Japan Samurai's Kailios
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  • United States Misty's Staryu
  • Japan カスミのヒトデマン
  • Japan Kasumi no Hitodeman
  • Japan Kasumi's Hitodeman
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  • United States A.J.
  • Japan アキラ
  • Japan Akira
  • Japan Akira
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  • United States A.J.'s Sandshrew
  • Japan アキラのサンド
  • Japan Akira no Sand
  • Japan Akira's Sand
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  • United States Giselle
  • Japan セイヨ
  • Japan Seiyo
  • Japan Seiyo
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  • United States Giselle's Cubone
  • Japan セイヨのカラカラ
  • Japan Seiyo no Karakara
  • Japan Seiyo's Karakara
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  • United States Ash's Bulbasaur
  • Japan サトシのフシギダネ
  • Japan Satoshi no Fushigidane
  • Japan Satoshi's Fushigidane
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  • United States Ash's Squirtle
  • Japan サトシのゼニガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zenigame
  • Japan Satoshi's Zenigame
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  • United States Ash's Charizard
  • Japan サトシのリザードン
  • Japan Satoshi no Lizardon
  • Japan Satoshi's Lizardon
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  • United States Ash's Lapras
  • Japan サトシのラプラス
  • Japan Satoshi no Laplace
  • Japan Satoshi's Laplace
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  • United States Tracey Sketchit
  • Japan ケンジ
  • Japan Kenji
  • Japan Kenji
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  • United States Misty's Psyduck
  • Japan カスミのコダック
  • Japan Kasumi no Koduck
  • Japan Kasumi's Koduck
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  • United States Duplica
  • Japan イミテ
  • Japan Imite
  • Japan Imite
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  • United States Duplica's Ditto
  • Japan イミテのメタモン
  • Japan Imite no Metamon
  • Japan Imite's Metamon
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  • United States Jigglypuff
  • Japan プリン
  • Japan Purin
  • Japan Purin
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  • United States Tracey's Venonat
  • Japan ケンジのコンパン
  • Japan Kenji no Kongpang
  • Japan Kenji's Kongpang
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  • United States Hiker
  • Japan やまおとこ
  • Japan Yamaotoko
  • Japan Alpinist
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  • United States Hiker's Rhyhorn
  • Japan やまおとこのサイホーン
  • Japan Yamaotoko no Sihorn
  • Japan Alpinist's Sihorn
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  • United States Tracey's Marill
  • Japan ケンジのマリル
  • Japan Kenji no Maril
  • Japan Kenji's Maril
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  • United States Mandi the Astounding
  • Japan コーム
  • Japan Kom
  • Japan Kom
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  • United States Mandi's Golbat
  • Japan コームのゴルバット
  • Japan Kom no Golbat
  • Japan Kom's Golbat
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  • United States Jeanette Fisher
  • Japan カオルコ
  • Japan Kaoruko
  • Japan Kaoruko
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  • United States Jeanette Fisher's Bellsprout
  • Japan カオルコのマダツボミ
  • Japan Kaoruko no Madatsubomi
  • Japan Kaoruko's Madatsubomi
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  • United States Ritchie
  • Japan ヒロシ
  • Japan Hiroshi
  • Japan Hiroshi
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  • United States Ritchie's Pikachu (Sparky)
  • Japan ヒロシのピカチュウ (レオン)
  • Japan Hiroshi no Pikachu (Leon)
  • Japan Hiroshi's Pikachu (Leon)
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  • United States Ritchie's Charmander (Zippo)
  • Japan ヒロシのヒトカゲ
  • Japan Hiroshi no Hitokage
  • Japan Hiroshi's Hitokage
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  • United States Ritchie's Butterfree - Happy
  • Japan ヒロシのバタフリー
  • Japan Hiroshi no Butterfree
  • Japan Hiroshi's Butterfree
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  • United States Tracey's Scyther
  • Japan ケンジのストライク
  • Japan Kenji no Strike
  • Japan Kenji's Strike
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  • United States Gary's Growlithe
  • Japan シゲルのガーディ
  • Japan Shigeru no Gardie
  • Japan Shigeru's Gardie

Wild Pokémon:

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  • United States Pidgeot
  • Japan ピジョット
  • Japan Pigeot
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  • United States Growlithe
  • Japan ガーディ
  • Japan Gardie
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  • United States Slowbro
  • Japan ヤドラン
  • Japan Yadoran
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  • United States Magneton
  • Japan レアコイル
  • Japan Rarecoil
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  • United States Gyarados
  • Japan ギャラドス
  • Japan Gyarados

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