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Japanese Episode 196: "Golbat vs. the Masked Queen Musashi! The Battle of the Ruins!!"
English Episode 439: "Control Freak!"
Pokemon Dare Da? Golbat (Japanese), Miltank (English)
Orchid-Hakase Pokemon Lecture: Kingler
Japanese Air Date: May 3rd, 2001
American Air Date: March 30th, 2002
Important Characters: Natsuki (Tierra)
Everyone is having a nice picnic one day when Takeshi's Golbat leads everyone to a ruin where a girl, Natsuki, has collapsed. When she comes to, Natsuki tells the gang that she was in the area to research the ruins where a golden mask and scepter are supposed to rest. The mask and scepter are supposed to have the ability to control pokemon, and an eavesdropping Musashi and Kojirou decide that they have to have it. As Satoshi-tachi tunnel underground with Takeshi's Ishitsubute, Musashi-tachi use one of Nyasu's inventions to reach the chamber first. Musashi puts the mask on and wields the scepter and finds out that they really do have the power to control pokemon. When Satoshi-tachi finally arrive, Musashi is able to control all the pokemon sent to stop her. As the Rocket-Dan make their escape, Takeshi's Golbat and Satoshi's Yorunozuku follow in hot pursuit. The getaway rocket is too quick for the pokemon, but the hard-working Golbat doesn't give up. It evolves into Kurobat, and the pokemon uses its extra set of wings to catch up. After slicing up the Rocket-Dan's rocket, everyone congratulates Takeshi's pokemon as the artifacts are returned. Natsuki takes artifacts as Satoshi-tachi continue on their journey to Asagi City.
Well, after the last good filler episode, we go back to a boring and uninspired filler episode. OK, so Golbat evolves, but it still feels like a really bad filler episode. The thing is, we've already seen this episode during the Kanto League...except that time, it was called "Collision! The Big Pokemon Sculpture" ("The Ancient Puzzle of Pokemonpolis").
Kurobat keeps its Japanese voice.
Prepare for the
you've ever seen!
Yeah, it's a
but so is the Japanese version.
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