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Japanese Episode AG 037: "Bijo to Yajuu!? Daatengu to Joi-san!"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Blackee
Pokemon Dare Da? None (Japanese), Seedot (American)
Japanese Air Date: August 7th, 2003
American Air Date: August 28th, 2004
While typing on her computer one day, the Joi of a Pokemon Center between Kaina City and Kinsetsu City is kidnapped by the pokemon Dartengu. Satoshi and his friends arrive at the Center , where they use the building's security cameras to figure out the whereabouts of the missing Joi. The gang makes its way to a large tree in the middle of the forest, where they suspect Joi is being held. On the way, however, they are attacked by a number of grass pokemon who are trying to prevent the young trainers from reaching the tree. Meanwhile, Joi is able to figure out that the reason she was kidnapped was because the Dartengu wanted her to take care of a Konohana who had fallen sick. Eventually, Dartengu is forced to go down itself to stop Satoshi, but Joi interferes to tell Dartengu that she'll take care of its friend. The Konohana eventually gets better, so Joi is able to return to the Pokemon Center. After getting his pokemon healed, Satoshi and his friends continue their journey.
The dub wasn't up
to its usual quality. 4Kids really needs to go out and actually
play the games this show is based on, because if they did I'm sure the
dub wouldn't have as many errors as it does. Some may argue that
the employees are way too busy to take the time to play through the
RPG's, but edits like the last scene substitution at the end of this
episode make me think otherwise.
I mean honestly,
it doesn't take a genius to figure out what the attack is when we SEE
Satoshi and Pikachu fall asleep from the powder's effects early in the
expected this edit to occur, since I can imagine some parent listening
to the show in the background and wondering why he or she hears a
machine gun followed by people screaming in a show like Pokémon.
Well, that didn't
happen at all in the original version. Originally, Takeshi
guesses what will happen to Dartengu, to which Satoshi more or less
agrees. So they're not even talking about Joi at that part in the
original. We then see
two shots of Joi; one shot has her waving to the gang before turning
around, and the second is a shot of her looking at the tree in the
For the dub, these two shots of Joi are cut and replaced by
the footage of Takeshi riding on top of Dartengu from earlier in the
I think this is the first time 4Kids has done a pointless
scene substitution for Pokémon since "The Path to the
Pokemon League" way back in Kanto.
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