"BW 023" and "BW 024"
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Japanese Episode "BW 023": "The Rocket-Dan vs. The Plasma-Dan! (Part One)"
Japanese Episode "BW 024": "The Rocket-Dan vs. The Plasma-Dan! (Part Two)"
Pokemon Live Caster: Unknown
Japanese Air Date: Originally scheduled to air March 17th (Part One) and March 24th, 2011 (Part Two)
Important Characters: Plasma-Dan (Team Plasma), Handsome (Looker)
Sakaki of the Rocket-Dan has arrived in the Isshu Region! All the gathered members of the organization head to the Ancient Castle, a large structure in the center of the Resort Desert where the coveted Meteonite is said to be hidden. There, the Rocket-Dan combine the information they've gathered with the special tools they've developed to bring this Meteonite to the surface! As the Rocket-Dan marvels at the glory of this new energy source, Sakaki declares that a new chapter in the Rocket-Dan's history has begun. Meanwhile, Satoshi, Iris, Dent, Junsa, and Araragi-Hakase are all heading toward the Ancient Castle in a helicopter when, suddenly, a beam of energy strikes the aircraft! After making a crash landing, the gang is picked up by Handsome of the International Police. He drives them the rest of the way to the castle to help them investigate the source of the energy disturbance. At some point, they figure out that the Rocket-Dan is the cause of the Fushide migration in Hiun City and infiltrate a masquerade party being held that night to celebrate the discovery of the rock. Suddenly, a mysterious group known as the Plasma-Dan crashes the party! The rival organization wants to take the Meteonite away from the Rocket-Dan, so they start attacking anyone and everyone in sight! The Rocket-Dan and the Plasma-Dan face off against each other, causing a massive amount of collateral danger for nearby Hiun City! Can Satoshi and his friends stop the fighting and prevent Hiun City from being destroyed? Who will get their hands on the Meteonite?
I assume most of you visiting this page already know this, but "The Rocket-Dan vs. The Plasma-Dan" is the two-parter that was skipped because of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
I originally tried to do just one massive write-up, but the more I worked on it the more I realized that there was just too much to talk about for one page. So I've decided to break everything down into their own sections instead. Click on a link below to learn more about the various aspects of this fascinating chapter in the television series' history.
It's unfortunate that these episodes were skipped, but what's done is done. In the long list of tragedies associated with the events that took place on March 11th, 2011, the fact that two episodes of a Japanese cartoon got skipped over is pretty much at the bottom. It sucks that this happened, but there's really nothing we can do but wait.
If the episodes air, they'll air. And if not? Well, there are worse things that can happen to a TV series.
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