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Japanese Episode AG 035: "Haruka! Pokemon KONTESUTO Hatsu Chousen!!"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Nana-Yo no Negai Boshi Jiraachi Special
Pokemon Dare Da? None (Japanese), Dustox (American)
Japanese Air Date: July 24th, 2003
American Air Date: May 29th, 2004
Important Characters: Contesta (Contesta), Sukizoh (Sukizo), Vivian (Vivian), Robert (Robert)
It's time for the Kaina City Pokemon Contest! After nearly missing the registration deadline, Haruka nervously awaits her big contest debut. She watches as Shuu wows the judges with his Roselia, gaining him the highest score of the day. As the contestants keep coming, Haruka begins to doubt herself, but before she knows it it's her time to perform. After a rocky start, she is able to impress the judges with her Agehanto's Silver Wind attacks. Soon, the coordinators who are allowed to advance to the secondary competition are announced, and Haruka finds out that she's made it! However, she soon becomes distressed when she learns that she has to battle Shuu! The two begin their battle, but Haruka's lack of battle experience costs her the match. Haruka is upset, but when she witnesses Shuu being beaten by a trainer named Robert, she knows that there will always be someone better. As the contest ends, Haruka vows to beat Shuu at the next Contest.
The only part that really bothered me was that Musashi-tachi only showed up about a minute after Haruka and the others registered, yet somehow ten minutes passed, making them miss the registration deadline. A bit unfair to Musashi, if you ask me. Also, it seemed odd that Robert's Milokaross was deemed to be so beautiful when all it did was sit there and glow. I know about the way it evolves and all that, but it still seems odd that the animators didn't bother to give it any movement.
Either that or their digital paint editors were working on One Piece, because God knows they're going to need all the manpower they can get to make that show suitable for the Fox Box.
Vivian: "Folks, there's one contestant left in the preliminaries, and that's entry number fifty. May, you're up!"
People misheard that last sentence as something like "May Yura" or "May Europe," thinking that one of those were her last names. As far as we know, she has yet to be given a last name in the dub.
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