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Japanese Episode AG 059: "Kinsetsu Jimu Futatabi! VS Raiboruto!!"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Pokemon Senryuu Contest information
Japanese Air Date: January 15th, 2004
American Air Date: December 4th, 2004
On the way to
Touka City, our heroes pass through Kinsetsu City once again.
Since they last left the city, a carnival has opened, so Satoshi-tachi
decide to enjoy themselves for the time being. However, it turns
out that the carnival is being run by the Rocket-Dan, and that all the
games are merely traps designed to capture our heroes' pokemon!
Tessen and his assistant, Watt, arrive in time to defeat the Rocket
trio with their electric-type pokemon, gaining enough experience for
Tessen's Rakurai to evolve into Livolt in the process! Satoshi
wants to battle Tessen again with his new pokemon, Cotoise, and so a
rematch is agreed upon. However, first up will be a battle
between Haruka's Eneko and Watt's Denryuu. Haruka seems to be
having trouble keeping up with Denryuu's power, but it is able to pull
through with a victory. Next up is the main event; Satoshi's
Cotoise vs. Tessen's Livolt! Satoshi orders his pokemon to use
Overheat over and over again, unaware that the attack's power is
decreasing with each attack. After Livolt has used Charge to
store a great deal of energy, it unleashes an attack that is powerful
enough to knock out Satoshi's newest pokemon. Satoshi concedes
defeat, taking with him a lesson about being too dependent on a single
technique. After the battle, Watt tells Haruka that there's a
Pokemon Contest in Shidake Town, so it is decided that the gang will
head there before returning to Touka City.
The dubbed version
fell prey to that law about commercial goods again, and 4Kids went a
little bit crazy with the time cuts, but other than that this episode
wasn't anything special.
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As you can see, the
ribbon case that May wanted was an Achamo doll in the original.
This edit was probably made because of that law prohibiting the
advertisement of real products in kids' shows.
I understand the
necessity for an edit like this, but that doesn't mean that 4Kids has
to make it look so crappy. The way the ribbon case is shaded
doesn't match the animation style at all, and it looks like it
would be more at home in a Sealab
2021 episode than it does here.
Haruka screaming for
her Eneko after it gets hit by Denryuu's Iron Tail is shortened by a
second in the dub.
Two seconds are cut
from the shot of the smoke clearing after the above cut.
Of course, the dubbed
version replaces the vocal song with their own background music like
they do with every other vocal song that appears in the show.
Another two seconds
are cut from the pan shot featuring Tessen and Watt as the narrator
talks about what the gang will do next.
And finally, two
seconds are cut from the TO BE CONTINUED... screen.
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