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Japanese Episode AG 020: "Muro Jimu! Naminori Jimu Riida Touki Toujou!"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Balkie
Pokemon Dare Da? None (Japanese), Delibird (American)
Japanese Air Date: April 10th, 2003
American Air Date: February 7th, 2004
Important Characters: Touki (Brawly)
Important Places: Muro Town (Dewford Town)
Now that Satoshi has arrived in Muro Town, he is eager to compete for his second badge. He wastes no time in finding the gym, but the Muro Town Gym Leader, Touki, isn't the type of trainer Satoshi expects. Touki rejects Satoshi's challenge in favor of surfing, which angers the trainer from Masara Town. After a number of failed (yet persistent) attempts to get a gym battle out of Touki, the Rocket-Dan appear to kidnap Pikachu. Touki's Makunoshita manages to save it, enabling Pikachu to show off how powerful it is. Touki finally decides to battle, so the group returns to the start a gym match. An overconfident Satoshi sends his Subame to face against Touki's Wanriki, who endures a number of attacks before scoring a one hit KO with its Karate Chop technique. Satoshi sends out Kimori next, whose Dust (Pound) technique is able to wear down the fighting-type pokemon. Touki sends out Makunoshita, and despite the many powerful blows it is able to get it, Kimori is able to withstand it all. Suddenly, Makunoshita evolves into Hariteyama, who quickly takes out the severely weakened Kimori. Touki wins the battle, causing Satoshi to sulk for a bit until he realizes that Touki's surfing was a form of training rather than just goofing off. Satoshi resolves to spend some time on the island to train so that he can challenge Touki to a rematch.
Really, if you didn't think that 4Kids would give Brawly a surfer's voice and add all kinds of surfing references in the script, you were in some sort of denial. I really wasn't surprised by the fact that he sounds like a certain orange-bandana'ed Ninja Turtle or that Dewford Island would be inhabited by stereotypical Californians. We only have two more episodes with the character, so I don't think it's worth getting upset over.
The episode itself was fairly entertaining. I think it would have been great if the two Obaba (Brutella & Nastina) from Kanto were at the Rocket-Dan's restaurant, but otherwise it was great.
The shot of Satoshi's face right before the scene changes from Touki's Gym to the Pokemon Center has a second cut from it. The subsequent shot of the Pokemon Center gets three seconds cut from it.
A second from the panning shot right after the last commercial break is cut.
And two seconds
are cut from
the TO BE CONTINUED... screen.
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