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Japanese Episode AG 038: "Purasuru to Mainan! Yama no Toudai!"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Bull
Pokemon Dare Da? None (Japanese), Loudred (American)
Japanese Air Date: August 14th, 2003
American Air Date: August 28th, 2004
Important Characters: Kazuchi (Batcher), Izuna (Elissa)
On their way to Kinsetsu City, Satoshi and his friends reach an area covered by fog. Because of the low visibility, they run into the Rocket-Dan, who have stolen the Hikaru Ishi ("The Light Stone"), a stone that uses the power of electric pokemon to power a giant lighthouse. A young woman named Izuna attacks Satoshi and his friends, mistaking them for the thieves, but she soon apologizes when she realizes who the real culprits are. Izuna, along with her little brother Kazuchi, apologizes and takes everyone back to their village. Along the way, Kazuchi begins to idolize Satoshi, believing that he is the legendary hero who saved the village ages ago. After Satoshi teaches Kazuchi the essentials to being a hero, Izuna notices that the lighthouse has stopped glowing. When she arrives at the lighthouse, she finds the the Rocket-Dan stealing the stone again. Satoshi steps up to stop them, but they respond by taking his Pikachu! Satoshi doesn't give up, however, and has his pokemon use its electricity attacks on the stone in order to light up the stone, allowing the others to follow it. Satoshi and his friends eventually catch up to the Rocket-Dan, and after a short battle the Rocket trio is sent flying. The stone and Satoshi's Pikachu are all returned to their rightful owners, so Satoshi decides to continue on his journey.
I also think this is the first episode which features Masato
pulling Takeshi away from the "pretty girl of the day."
As far as the dub goes, there are more pointless edits, but
other than that it's nothing too noteworthy. The episode's
English title may be a little misleading for some, making them believe
that this is the start of the
famous Kasumi two-parter, but other than that I can't think of anything
significant to report.
Both Plusle and Minun keep their Japanese voices, bringing
the Houen total up to three.
I could make some comment on how 4Kids has too much free
time or something like that, but I've already said that enough times in
all my other comparisons.
And hey, there's no time cut during the TO BE CONTINUED...
screen! My guess is that 4Kids decided to make all the time cuts
earlier in the episode to allow them to use the original music during
the final scene.
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