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Japanese Episode AG 066: "Isshokusokuhatsu! Bakuongu VS Juputoru!!"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Yorunozuku
Japanese Air Date: March 3rd, 2004
American Air Date: February 19th, 2005
Important Characters: Guy (Guy)
his friends are relaxing outside one day when the young trainer from
Masara Town notices that his Kimori is acting a bit strange. As
he tries to figure out what's wrong, a rampaging Doghomb charges
through the area. It turns out that the pokemon belongs to a
green-haired trainer named Guy, who tells Satoshi that he's on his own
journey to collect Houen League badges. However, he can't get his
Doghomb to calm down, so Satoshi suggests that he should hold a battle
to let it exercise. Satoshi's Kimori volunteers to battle
Doghomb, and so the battle begins. The two exchange a
number of blows before the two pokemon, who seem to be evenly matched,
begin to glow. Much to their trainers' surprise, Doghomb evolves
into Bakuongu while Kimori evolves into Juptoru! The
newly-evolved pokemon continue their battle, but Bakuongu won't obey
Guy's commands! The pokemon runs off in a rampage, abruptly
ending the battle. As Satoshi-tachi and Guy search for Guy's
pokemon, Takeshi guesses that the pokemon's change in personality has
to do with its evolution. Juptoru searches for the pokemon on its
own, eventually finding the loud noise pokemon underneath a
waterfall. The battle resumes, but the Rocket-Dan appear and
interrupt it when they attempt to capture Bakuongu. The
Rocket-Dan launch corks from a bazooka to plug up Bakuongu's holes, so
Guy jumps in between his pokemon and the corks to prevent Bakuongu from
getting hurt. Guy's pokemon notices and decides to obey Guy as he
commands his pokemon to send the Rocket-Dan blasting off. Now
that the Rocket trio is out of the way, Juptoru and a now-obedient
Bakuongu are free
to continue their battle.
As for the episode
itself, I didn't find it to be particularly interesting. Guy
didn't do anything to make him stand out to me, and the pokemon
showcased didn't really leave any impression on me. The animation
was alright, but I quickly grew tired of the animators outlining
everything so much. The thick lines look better when used
sparingly, but in this episode they went a bit overboard with it,
making the episode look like it was animated using a magic
The dubbed version
has some censors made, but other than that it's pretty so-so. Guy
got to keep his Japanese name, so I guess that's worth pointing out.
Then, a second is cut
from the shot of Kimori right after the episode's title screen.
You can click on each
picture to see a bigger sized version.
In the same scene
with the music edit, the Rocket-Dan look at Bakuongu through their
bazooka's lens before firing the corks. Can you spot the edit?
happened? 4Kids painted the crosshairs away, which I guarantee
they wouldn't have had to do if the show was given a TV-Y7 rating
instead of a TV-Y rating. Is our country really
that picky when it comes to having guns in kids' shows?
EDIT: Apparently, it is, since
I've gotten word from a couple of fans that this is another Kids'
WB!-only edit. Apparently, the crosshairs are still there in the
international version, which is the version that airs in the UK,
Australia, Canada, and the American Cartoon Network.
And, of course, two
seconds are cut from the TO BE CONTINUED... screen.
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