Old Updates Archive
Dogasu's Backpack | Episode Comparisons | Houen Region
Japanese Episode AG 079: "Banebuu no Sagashi Mono!?"
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Watakko
Japanese Air Date: June 3rd, 2004
American Air Date: May 21st, 2005
and his friends are getting ready to start their day when a Banebuu
appears. Masato notices something strange about the pokemon, and
soon he realizes that the pig pokemon is missing the pearl on its
head. Satoshi and his friends decide to help the pokemon find it,
so they return to the spot where Banebuu last saw it. As everyone
searches for the pearl, Banebuu mistakes a number of round-shaped
pokemon for its pearl, resulting in hilarious antics. The
pokemon's pearl is eventually found, but the Rocket-Dan appear to steal
it. Even though they are sent blasting off, they actually succeed
in claiming the pearl for themselves. Satoshi-tachi catch up with
Musashi and the others, so the Rocket trio take refuge in a nearby
festival. As Satoshi gets lost in the crowd, Musashi is coerced
into trading the pearl for a Hinbass from the Koiking Salesman.
However, it turns out that the Hinbass is merely a Koiking painted to
look like the rare pokemon! Musashi-tachi and Satoshi-tachi
eventually meet up, and Nyasu explains what happened to the
pearl. Everyone confronts the Koiking Salesman, and soon a battle
between the Rocket-Dan and Satoshi breaks out. As the Koiking
Salesman escapes, the Rocket-Dan is sent blasting off. Now that
Banebuu has its pearl again, Satoshi and his friends get back on the
road to Hiwamaki City.
scene that I thought would be edited for the dub turned out to be, so
there were no surprises there for me. Otherwise, the dub was good.
to me like the pearl off a Spoink's head!"
which Jessie responds:
I think it would make a much better fashion statement hanging around my neck."
between the two corresponding lines in the Japanese version is a
seven-second scene of Kojirou checking his collection of Pokemon
TCG-like cards. He finds Banebuu's card, and then notices that
the pearl that they have is the same one as the one that's supposed to
be on the pokemon's head.
The scene was most likely cut because of that law that says
that TV shows on American TV can't showcase any product available for
sale in real life. And since those cads (slightly) resemble the
TCG cards that are in stores now, the scene had to get the ax.
| 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.