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Japanese Episode 236: "Akai Gyaradosu no Ikari!"
Pokemon Dare Da? Kairyuu (Japanese), Dunsparce (English)
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: ???
Japanese Air Date: February 14th, 2002
American Air Date: February 22nd, 2003
Important Characters: Wataru (Lance), Tatsumi (Tyson), Shiranui-Hakase (Professor Sebastian), Yanagi (Pryce)
Important Places: Lake of Fury (Lake Rage)
As the Red Gyarados is being transported to Chouji Town, Satoshi-tachi struggle in their jail cells. Musashi-tachi visit to taunt the twerps, but they innadvertedly set them free. Musashi-tachi chase after them, but they are stopped by Wataru and his Kairyuu. After the Rocket-Dan flee, Wataru commands Kairyuu to destroy the laboratory containing Shiranui-Hakase's evolution machine. Meanwhile, the Red Gyarados awakens en route and is able to free itself from the rest of the Rocket-Dan. As they work to contain the pokemon, Satoshi-tachi arrive to stop them. Wataru battles with Tatsumi while Satoshi-tachi keep Musashi-tachi and the Rocket-Dan grunts from recapturing the red pokemon. Tatsumi is eventually defeated and taken away by the police while Satoshi pleads with the Red Gyarados to trust him. The pokemon is about to attack Satoshi-tachi, but it is stopped by a Jugon's Freezing Beam. Satoshi thanks the Jugon's trainer and hurries off to reunite with Wataru. Wataru decides that the only way to stop the rage of the Red Gyarados is to capture it, so he does just that. Wataru promises to treat the pokemon like his friend, so a satisfied Satoshi goes off to challenge the Chouji Town Gym Leader.
Well, in this episode, Tatsumi's (who has apparently been renamed "Tyson") voice isn't quite as bad as it was in the last episode. This time, Lance stuck out as having the worst voice. It just doesn't sound right for the character at all, and the fact that he seemed to be given the most cornball lines in the episode ("put the petal to the metal!") really didn't help. Dr. Sebastian (who just mysteriously disappears a third of the way into the episode) sounds the same, meaning he has that same stereotypical Disney villain voice. And finally, we get to hear Pryce's dubbed voice, who has the exact same voice that I figured 4Kids would give him. Please, 4Kids, hire some more voice actors. I'm tired of being able to predict what each character will sound like long before they appear.
As far as everything else goes, I have very little to say about 4Kids' version of this episode. No major music issues (at least no more than usual), no commercial cuts, no paint, nothing. Well, almost nothing...
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