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Japanese Episode AG 022: "Daigo, Kokodora, Bosugodora!"
American Episode 294: "A Hole Lotta Trouble"("Daigo, Kokodora, and Bosugodora")
Ookido-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Pii
Pokemon Dare Da? None (Japanese), Vigoroth (American)
Japanese Air Date: April 24th, 2003
American Air Date: February 14th, 2004
Important Characters: Daigo (Steven Stone)
Important Places: Cave of Stone (Granite Cave)
Satoshi-tachi arrive in the Ishi no Doukutsu (Cave of Stone) where they promptly fall into one of the Rocket-Dan's pitfall traps. As the trio gloats at the young trainers, the cave gives way and everybody falls down separate tunnels. Masato, Pikachu, and Nyasu find a spring together and eventually find Daigo, who is in the cave searching for rare stones. Meanwhile, Satoshi, Takeshi, and Kojirou are having to run from a large group of Kokodora while Haruka is stuck trying to push Musashi out of a hole. Everyone is eventually reunited, but before they have time to celebrate the group begins to battle. Daigo stops them, yelling at them for disturbing the cave's pokemon, and sends his Bosugodora out to send the Rocket-Dan blasting off. After speaking to Satoshi-tachi for a minute, Daigo finds a Fire Stone and decides that he's done enough excavation for one day. Satoshi-tachi sees Daigo off to the next city as he shows them a nice spot on the island where they can train. Let the training begin!
There are a number of odd edits in the dub as it seems that 4Kids thinks that Musashi's skirt is a bit too short. I don't see why they're having issues with it now considering how much of her legs we've been shown in the past, and it all seems very inconsistent, but there's really nothing any of us can do about it. Aron's voice was a little strange to me (as was the pronunciation of its name..I've been pronouncing it like the name "Aaron" all this time), but that's really only because I'm used to the Japanese version's "...ko...ko..." thing that it does.
I honestly don't see the point of the edit. Either way, we know that the two trainers step on his head, so how is replacing a few frames of animation with an impact star making it any better?
And speaking of the eyecatch, this is the first time (excluding the preview versions of the first two Pokémon Advanced episodes) that they've used a Houen pokemon as the "Who's that Pokémon." I hope they continue to use Houen pokemon if they're going to continue what the Japanese version stopped doing at the beginning of the series.
And does anyone know why we see one of Vigoroth's paws just floating to its side in the image they use for the eyecatch?
Musashi's skirt is made longer for that shot because it's just that scandalous.
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