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Japanese Episode AG 077: "Kyouteki!? Mama-san Koodineetaa Toujou!"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Alligates
Japanese Air Date: May 20th, 2004
American Air Date: May 7th, 2005
Important Characters: Tsukiko (Savanah), Hoshika (Sandra), PMDM (MFP)
Important Places: Ruibosu Town (Rubello Town)
and his friends are in Ruibosu Town, where a Pokemon Contest is being
held! The posters advertising the contest list it as being an R1
Contest, which means that contestants are required to have earned at
least one Contest Ribbon before being allowed to compete. Haruka,
of course, meets the requirements, but Musashi does not. As the
Rocket-Dan hatch a plan to get a ribbon of their own, Haruka meets up
with Shuu and a trainer named Tsukiko. Shuu plans to compete in
the contest with his newest pokemon, Amemoth, a pokemon who seems
capable of performing some astonishing attack combinations.
Tsukiko, on the other hand, is a member of the PMDM (PokeMon Daisuki Mama-zu) who seems to be
overwhelmed by the competition. All of the Coordinators train
with their various pokemon as they wait for the Contest day to
arrive. While Tsukiko and Haruka are having a practice battle,
the Rocket-Dan use a mechanical claw to snatch Tsukiko's and Haruka's
ribbons! Tsukiko becomes enraged when the Rocket-Dan attack her
daughter, Hoshika, so she has her pokemon wipe out the Rocket-Dan's
with a series of powerful attacks. The ribbons are retrieved and
the Rocket-Dan are sent blasting off again as the sun sets on another
day. What challenges await at the Ruibosu Convention
tomorrow? To be
is probably one of my least favorite Coordinators (beaten only by
Robert and the Rougela trainer later one), but that doesn't mean she's
a bad character. Giving her a daughter who feels obligated to
help out with errands such as grocery shopping really makes the
character that much more human, and it's nice to have that dose of
realism in a show like this every now and then.
dubbed version has a number of odd things about it, all of which I'll
get to below.
second is whittled away from the shot of the Pokemon Center right after
the episode's title screen.
Random dialogue change:
Jessie: "Maybe I won a ribbon I mean maybe I forgot I won a ribbon come on you guys please tell me I won a ribbon right?"
Originally, Musashi was frantically going on about how she thought R1 stood for "Rocket Number One." It's an amusing bit of dialogue that, for some reason, goes untranslated in the dub.
"The ladies will love me! A domestic god!"
I guess the word god is no longer taboo in the dub, huh? That's
the second time in three episodes that the word "god" has been thrown
into the script for no reason at all. Maybe Kids' WB!'s censors
aren't as strict as we all thought, huh?
"Did you decide? I mean, what kind of pokemon you're gonna use?"
first glance, that's a dialogue goof-up, right? After all, May
used her Beautifly in Fallarbor Town, right? Of course she did.
thing is, this goof-up is present in the Japanese version as well; all
4Kids did was translate it. While 4Kids could have gone above and
beyond the line of duty and fixed the error for the English version,
you really can't be mad at them for this.
you want to be mad at 4Kids for something, be mad at this:
"Trainers, which one of these pokemon evolves into
I first saw this, I thought that 4Kids would be clever and have Ash
respond by saying that none of them are correct and that Seviper
doesn't have a pre-evolved form (well, not yet anyway. Who knows
what Diamond/Pearl will bring us?).
course, as we all know, this didn't happen. 4Kids tried to tell
us that Arbok evolves into Seviper, which is probably the most idiotic
thing they could have done. You think the other mistakes they've
made in the past were bad? This tops all of them. Honestly,
4Kids, what the hell is wrong with you? You've been working on
this show for about seven years now and yet you're still making the
most elementary mistakes?
guess 4Kids got a lot of e-mails about this or something, because in
the next season (Advanced Battle)
they actually have someone listed in the credits as being in charge of
the Trainer's Choice. So I guess 4Kids learned their lesson and
won't be making another mistake this embarrassing anytime soon.
"Hey Dustox, use Psybeam and knock her off her feet."
a two-second shot of Musashi doing the bii-da thing that's cut from the
on, 4Kids, make up your mind. You cut these things out in some
episodes and leave them in others. Can't you guys be consistent
with anything you do?
wait. I forgot who I was talking about. Nevermind.
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