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Japanese Episode AG 034: "Hajimete no Pokemon de Dai PANIKKU!"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Odoru Pokemon Himitsu Kichi Special
Pokemon Dare Da? None (Japanese), Lotad (American)
Japanese Air Date: July 17th, 2003
American Air Date: May 22nd, 2004
Important Characters: ??? (Stephanie)
Haruka is getting ready for her first Pokemon Contest, and in the process Masato feels that she is neglecting her other pokemon, Achamo. After Satoshi and Takeshi explain that she cares for Achamo because it was her first pokemon, the young trainers are commissioned by Joi to take care of a set of starter pokemon while she tends to a Whaleoh. The job goes wrong when the starter Achamo starts attacking Satoshi's pokemon, causing his Heigani to angrily engage in battle. During the confrontation, the starter Achamo evolves into Wakashamo! Knowing that they can't present a Wakashamo to a starting trainer, Satoshi and Masato swap Wakashamo with Haruka's Achamo in an attempt to keep Joi from figuring out what happened The charade doesn't last for long, and after an attack from the Rocket-Dan everyone is forgiven. Joi decides to make Wakashamo the Pokemon Center's guard pokemon while the starter Mizugorou and Kimori are chosen by a beginning trainer and her father.
The dubbing is
On the plus side, it seems that the censors have finally gotten over
fear of fire thing, because all of Torchic's/Combusken's fire attacks
it through without being edited. Also, I really like Stephanie's
voice; it seems to be done by a real kid, and because of that it sounds
so much better than anything Tara Jayne or Lisa Oritz could pull
On the down side, 4Kids has yet to decide on a translation for the
promotion chant. Come on, guys, isn't it about time you guys got
around to translating a chant that's said almost as often as their
Also, the episode title just irks me. Wailord appears for all of what...four, five scenes? And what does it do? It just sits there, sick and motionless, while everyone else runs after a rogue Achamo. If 4Kids is going to put a pokemon's name in an episode title, don't you think the pokemon they use should make at least some significant contribution to the story?
Two seconds are cut from the beginning of the first shot of the episode.
A second is cut from the panning shot after the title screen.
Two seconds are snipped away from the establishing shots of all the computer equipment in Kaina City's Pokemon Center/Laboratory.
A second is cut right from the end.
Meowth: "Yeah, that might be right up his tree. You know how the boss likes having anything just so long as that thing is the biggest or the best?"
Meowth: "That ain't all that'll be enhanced when the boss sees this!"
James: "There's no way we're unloading this priceless package"
...and, the icing on the cake:
Team Rocket: "It pays to have protection~!!!"
that there are older fans out there who still watch the show.
for the heads up, 4Kids.
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