Old Updates Archive
Dogasu's Backpack | Episode Comparisons | Houen Region
Japanese Episode AG 058: "Hagane no Tani o Toppase yo! Kootasu VS Haganeeru"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Lugia
Japanese Air Date: January 8th, 2004
American Air Date: November 27th, 2004
Important Places: The Valley of Steel (The Valley of Steel)
The gang has
almost arrived at Kinsetsu City, where they plan to pass through before
heading on toward Touka City. However, before Satoshi can reach
the city and have his promised rematch with Tessen, the gang must pass
through the Hagane no Tani ("Valley of Steel") first. As the gang
travels along the rocky path, they encounter a Cotoise being attacked
by a bunch of Coil and Reacoil. Satoshi and his friends step in
to break the fight up, afterwards deciding to travel with the Cotoise
in order to protect it. As our heroes continue their way through
the valley, they are continually attacked by the likes of Coil,
Reacoil, and Airmd. Suddenly, Masato remembers that they had been
told that the Valley of Steel was a very dangerous place, and that they
should pass through it as quickly as possible! Satoshi-tachi
start to hasten their journey, but they are attacked by a Haganeil at
the edge of the valley. Satoshi guesses that the Cotoise endured
all the pokemon's attacks in order to battle this particular pokemon,
so the young trainer leads the pokemon in a battle against the massive
steel-type pokemon. Haganeil is eventually knocked out by
Cotoise's Overheat move, allowing the gang to exit the valley.
Once outside, Cotoise decides to continue traveling with Satoshi, and
with that the young trainer from Masara Town catches his fourth pokemon
in the Houen Region.
Another thing that I
noticed with this episode is that Takeshi is navigating again. I
know this has been going on for a while, but I still wonder; why isn't
Masato using his PokeNavi anymore? When he used that thing, the
gang rarely got lost, but now that Takeshi is in charge the gang can't
seem to go from city to city without making a dozen stops first.
The dubbed version
doesn't offer any surprises.
In the dub, this
Japanese song is replaced by regular dub fight music.
Also, a second is cut
from the TO BE CONTINUED... screen.
| Dogasu's Backpack is a
fan-created website Pocket Monsters (Pokémon) is ©
1995-2010 Nintendo / Creatures Inc. /
GAME FREAK, Inc. / Pokémon USA / 4Kids Entertainment
infringement of copyrights is meant by the creation of the web site.
Found an error? Spot an omission? Please help me keep this page current and error-free by e-mailing me with a description of the error or omission.