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Japanese Episode AG 063: "Sorurokku to Hasuburero! Seinaru Mori no Densetsu!!"
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Japanese Air Date: February 12th, 2004
American Air Date: January 29th, 2005
Important Characters: Miyu (Mary), Mizubaa (Grandma)
are walking along the path to Touka City when they ask Takeshi for a
drink of water. Takeshi reveals that their canteen is empty, but
promises to quench their thirst when he leads them to a famous lake in
the area. Along the way, the Rocket-Dan appears, but a Solrock in
the area joins our gang to help ward them off. When the group
arrives at the lake, they are dismayed to discover that it has run
dry! Haruka spots a village nearby, so the group goes there to
look for water. Along the way, Takeshi's Hasuboh stumbles into an
empty well, and when it comes out, it randomly evolves into
Hasubrero! When the gang arrives at the village, they are greeted
by a village filled with people who worship their God of Water,
Hasubrero-sama. As everyone busies themselves worshipping
Takeshi's pokemon, a young villager named Miyu reveals that the area is
suffering from a drought. The villagers blame a Solrock who had
landed on the planet about two weeks before, so a hunt has begun for
the rock-type pokemon. After witnessing the village's rain dance,
Satoshi and his friends have Hasubrero perform a rain dance, hoping to
attract Solrock to the area. As Solrock appears, Haruka's Eneko
comes out of its Monster Ball and runs off, prompting Haruka and Miyu
to follow. The two ladies come across a cave, where they find a
machine built by the Rocket-Dan that's stealing all of the village's
water. When the Rocket-Dan is found out, they attack our heroes
with a large robot. Solrock steps up and sends the trio packing,
but the pokemon cannot stop its attack! Solrock is eventually
stopped by our heroes' water pokemon, and the reaction causes storm
clouds to gather! Rain returns to the village, so Satoshi-tachi
return to their journey to Touka City.
So anyway, I thought
the episode itself was alright. Hasubrero's evolution was a bit
too random, and I didn't care for Eneko just letting itself out and
leading the gang to the Rocket-Dan for no real reason, but other than
that I thought it was OK.
The dubbed version was alright, but I really wish Rachel Lillis could find a different "old woman" voice to do. The highlight of the dubbed version, for me, though, was Team Rocket's assets line.
Solrock keeps its
Japanese voice. Whee.
Also, the Japanese
ending them, Smile, is updated as of this
episode to include Hasubrero among Takeshi's pokemon.
Then, after the
episode's title screen, two more seconds are cut from the pan
shot. This cut is more obvious because the music does this weird
jump thing in the dub.
Two seconds are cut
from the shot after Kids' WB!'s final commercial break.
And finally, three
seconds are cut from the TO BE CONTINUED... screen.
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