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Japanese Episode AG 033: "Haruka ni Raibaru! Tokkun Pokemon Kontesuto!!"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Nana-yo no Negai Boshi Jiraachi Special
Pokemon Dare Da? None (Japanese), Dragonite (American)
Japanese Air Date: July 10th, 2003
American Air Date: May 22nd, 2004
Important Characters: Shuu (Drew), Hanabi (Mr. Big)
Important Items: Burii no Mi (Bluk Berry)
the gang is in Kaina City, Haruka has two weeks to train for her
upcoming contest. She starts off by trying to teach her Agehanto
to master its Silver Wind attack, but no matter how many times it tries
the pokemon is unable to successfully pull it off. While
training, she comes across a Coordinator named Shuu who teases Haruka's
lack of experience. Haruka is determined to beat Shuu, so she
continues training her Agehanto. During this time, a fireworks
maker named Hanabi approaches the group and compliments Haruka's
technique. Hanabi decides to give Haruka a Berry with which to
make a Polock, but when he checks his warehouse, he finds that Haruka's
Achamo had eaten all of his Burii no Mi! He needs those Berries
to incorporate into his fireworks, so Haruka decides to find one for
him. During the search, Haruka comes across Shuu, so the two
decide to have a mock contest battle. The battle is interrupted
by the Rocket-Dan, who steal the Berry that Haruka had managed to
find! Shuu steps in with his Roselia to stop the trio and
retrieves the Berry. Now, Hanabi can complete his
fireworks! As the trainers watch Hanabi's firework show that
night, Haruka is determined to defeat Shuu in the upcoming Pokemon
the majority of this episode felt like a waste to me (was the Hanabi
subplot really necessary?), it did
give us Haruka's rival for the rest of the series--Shuu. At first
glance, Shuu just seems like a Shigeru clone (especially in the dub,
where he sounds very similar to Gary) but over time we get to see the
character stray from this initial first impression.
this episode is exceptionally boring. I'm not complaining, though.
keeps its Japanese voice, which makes it the first Houen pokemon to
keep its Japanese voice (I'm not counting Habunake here). Awesome.
seconds were cut from the very first shot of the episode.
more seconds were cut from the scene after the final commercial break
of the episode.
finally, a second was cut from the TO BE CONTINUED... screen.
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