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  • United States 1998-09-21 Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village
  • Japan 1997-06-03 かくれざとのフシギダネ
  • Japan Kakurezato no Fushigidane
  • Japan 1997-06-03 Fushigidane of the Hidden Village
  • Germany Bisasam und das versteckte Idyll
  • France Le village caché
  • Spain Bulbasur y la aldea oculta
  • Sweden 2000-05-06 Bulbasaur och hälsohemmet
  • Italy Bulbasaur e il villaggio nascosto
  • Mexico ¡Bulbasaur y la Aldea Secreta!
  • Finland 2000-01-08 Bulbasaur ja Pokémonien suojapaikka
  • Taiwan 神奇寶貝鄉的妙蛙種子
  • Hungary Bulbasaur és a titkos falu
  • Poland Bulbasaur i ukryta osada
  • Netherlands Bulbasaur en de Verborgen Stad
  • Brazil Bulbasaur e a Vila Escondida
  • Israel בלבאזור והכפר הנסתר
  • Czechia Bulbasaur a utajená vesnice
  • Norway Bulbasaur og den bortgjemte landsbyen
  • Denmark Bulbasaur Og Den Skjulte Landsby
  • Portugal Bulbasaur e a Aldeia Escondida
  • Russia 2000-12-29 Бульбасавр и спрятанное селение
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めざせポケモンマスター
Aim To Be A Pokémon Master
ひゃくごじゅういち
Hyakugojūichi
모험의 시작
Start of an Adventure
Summary


English Official Summary

Ash and Misty, while arguing, discover an Oddish. As Misty's Starmie weakens the Oddish, a Bulbasaur appears and fights Starmie while the Oddish runs off into the woods. Ash jumps in with his Butterfree, but the Bulbasaur is able to escape in the direction of the Oddish. Our heroes cross a river over a rope bridge that snaps, sending Brock into the river below. As Misty, Ash, and Pikachu hunt for Brock, they set off a couple of traps, finally landing in a net that hangs from a tree! Fortunately, Brock shows up to cut them down, then brings them to meet a woman named Melanie, who takes care of wounded Pokémon like the Oddish—and sets traps to defend the Pokémon from poachers. The Bulbasaur, we learn, acts as a kind of bodyguard. Misty apologizes to the Oddish for attacking it earlier, but the Bulbasaur is still hostile because it dislikes Trainers. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has discovered the area and plans to snatch the weak Pokémon. Will Team Rocket have an advantage against Pokémon that are wounded and unable to defend themselves? And will that Bulbasaur ever warm up to Ash and his friends?

French Official Summary

Alors qu'ils se disputent, Sacha et Ondine découvrent un Mystherbe. Tandis que le Staross d'Ondine affaiblit le Mystherbe, un Bulbizarre apparaît et combat le Staross. Le Mystherbe profite alors de l'occasion pour s'enfuir dans les bois.

German Official Summary

Ash und Misty entdecken während eines Streits ein Myrapla. Als Mistys Starmie das Myrapla schwächt, erscheint ein Bisasam, das sich dem Starmie entgegenstellt, während das Myrapla in den Wald rennt.

Italian Official Summary

Completamente disorientati, i nostri eroi arrivano in un villaggio non segnato sulla mappa. Questo luogo tranquillo è abitato da Pokémon che hanno sofferto nelle lotte o sono stati abbandonati dai loro Allenatori.

Portuguese Official Summary

Completamente perdidos, nossos heróis chegam em uma vila que não aparece no mapa. Este lugar tranquilo é habitado por Pokémon que foram feridos em batalha ou abandonados por seus Treinadores.

Finnish Official Summary

Eksyneet sankarimme päätyvät kartalla näkymättömään kylään. Tässä hiljaisessa paikassa asuvat Pokémonit, jotka ovat loukkaantuneet otteluissa tai joutuneet kouluttajiensa hylkäämiksi.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Completamente perdidos, nuestros héroes llegan a un pueblo que no aparece en su mapa. Este tranquilo lugar está habitado por Pokémon que han sido heridos en batalla o abandonados por sus Entrenadores.

Spanish Official Summary

Ash y Misty, en medio de una discusión, descubren un Oddish. Mientras el Starmie de Misty debilita al Oddish, aparece un Bulbasaur y lucha contra Starmie, entre tanto el Oddish sale corriendo hacia el bosque.

English Great Britain Official Summary

Ash and Misty, while arguing, discover an Oddish. As Misty's Starmie weakens the Oddish, a Bulbasaur appears and fights Starmie while the Oddish runs off into the woods. Ash jumps in with his Butterfree, but the Bulbasaur is able to escape in the direction of the Oddish. Our heroes cross a river over a rope bridge that snaps, sending Brock into the river below. As Misty, Ash, and Pikachu hunt for Brock, they set off a couple of traps, finally landing in a net that hangs from a tree! Fortunately, Brock shows up to cut them down, then brings them to meet a woman named Melanie, who takes care of wounded Pokémon like the Oddish—and sets traps to defend the Pokémon from poachers. The Bulbasaur, we learn, acts as a kind of bodyguard. Misty apologizes to the Oddish for attacking it earlier, but the Bulbasaur is still hostile because it dislikes Trainers. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has discovered the area and plans to snatch the weak Pokémon. Will Team Rocket have an advantage against Pokémon that are wounded and unable to defend themselves? And will that Bulbasaur ever warm up to Ash and his friends?

Dutch Official Summary

Onze helden zijn hopeloos verdwaald en komen aan bij een dorp dat niet op de kaart staat. Deze stille plek wordt bevolkt door Pokémon die tijdens gevechten gewond zijn geraakt of zijn achtergelaten door hun Trainers.

Norwegian Official Summary

Våre helter har gått seg helt vill, og havner i en landsby som ikke står på kartet deres. På dette stille stedet har Pokémon, som har blitt skadet eller forlatt av sine Trenere, bosatt seg.

Swedish Official Summary

Våra hjältar, som gått alldeles vilse, kommer fram till en by som inte finns på kartan. Den här lugna platsen bebos av Pokémon som har blivit skadade i strid eller som har blivit övergivna av sina Tränare.

Danish Official Summary

Vore helte er faret vild og kommer til en landsby, som ikke er på landkortet. Den stille by er beboet af Pokémon, som er kommet til skade i kamp eller er blevet forladt af deres Trænere.

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Ash's Butterfree
  • Japan サトシのバタフリー
  • Japan Satoshi no Butterfree
  • Japan Satoshi's Butterfree
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  • United States Misty's Starmie
  • Japan カスミのスターミー
  • Japan Kasumi no Starmie
  • Japan Kasumi's Starmie
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  • United States Melanie
  • Japan ミドリ
  • Japan Midori
  • Japan Midori
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  • United States Ash's Bulbasaur
  • Japan サトシのフシギダネ
  • Japan Satoshi no Fushigidane
  • Japan Satoshi's Fushigidane

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Bulbasaur
  • Japan フシギダネ
  • Japan Fushigidane
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  • United States Caterpie
  • Japan キャタピー
  • Japan Caterpie
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  • United States Rattata
  • Japan コラッタ
  • Japan Koratta
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  • United States Oddish
  • Japan ナゾノクサ
  • Japan Nazonokusa
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  • United States Paras
  • Japan パラス
  • Japan Paras
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  • United States Weepinbell
  • Japan ウツドン
  • Japan Utsudon
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  • United States Staryu
  • Japan ヒトデマン
  • Japan Hitodeman
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  • United States Magikarp
  • Japan コイキング
  • Japan Koiking
02:06

Paint Edit

Ash's hat is colored wrong at the back. It should be all red.
03:35

Paint Edit

Butterfree's Pokéball is all Red. There should be a white strip at the top.
05:03

Paint Edit

Ash's gloves are the wrong color. They should be a darker green.
07:01

Paint Edit

Ash's gloves are missing completely in this scene.
10:28

Paint Edit

Meowth's ears become brown during this scene.
13:24

Paint Edit

James isn't wearing his glove during the motto. He never takes the gloves off.
14:05

Paint Edit

The baseball stadium had balloons with banners with Japanese writing on them which were painted out in the English version. 

The far right banner states: And Cheap! (ニャンと安い!) which was most likely written by Nyarth as it includes his cat noise.

The middle right banner states: Cheap! Fast! Delicious! (安い!早い!うまい!)

The middle left banner states: Big sale today! (本日大売出し!)

The far left banner states: Great Mind-Blowing Service! (出血大サービス!)
14:33

Paint Edit

Bulbasaur's Bulb has bits of missing animation, obviously they were placeholders for Ash's hands.
15:51

Culture Reference

In the Japanese version, Satoshi calls out Pigeon and it uses Gust which creates a tornado. Kojiro sees the tornado and is reminded of the 'Tornado', the nickname for Hideo Nomo (野茂 英雄), a famous Japanese baseball player. In the English dub, the Kojiro Hideo Nomo reference was removed even though he played in the United States for many Major League Baseball teams.

English Dub
Ash: Pidgeotto, Gust attack!
James: And the Tornado is winding up...
Jessie: But will it strike us out?
Meowth: There goes the whole ball game!
Meowth: So what are we going to do now?!


Japanese Version
Satoshi: Pigeon, Gust!
Kojiro: Oh, Tornado.
Musashi: This isn't the time to act stupid!
Nyarth: It's a coming here-nado.
Musashi: Oh my!
Kojiro: Take us in!
Kojiro: Major League Nomo the tornado gale!
Nyarth: That's sports talk!
Musashi: You're talking about sports!

19:14

Paint Edit

Melanie's shirt color is wrong. Throughout the episode it was pink but during this scene it's red.
21:17

Script Error

The original credits for this episode neglect to credit Rikako Aikawa (愛河里花子), who played Butterfree.
08:47

Who's that Pokémon Indigo League

09:07

Who's that Pokémon Dare da

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 めざせポケモンマスター
Japanese (Romanized): Mezase Pokémon Master
Japanese (Trans): Aim to Be a Pokémon Master
Opening Theme for Japanese Version.
Japan 01:30 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Music starts a few seconds after the opening theme ends.
Japan 02:15 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card Music
Japan 02:29 1997-1998-M28 Today's Pokémon Curiosity Oddish!
Japan 03:22 1997-1998-M30 大混戦
Japanese (Romanized): Daikonsen
Japanese (Trans): Chaos
Fushigidane hits Kasumi's monster ball.
Japan 04:59 1997-1998-M08 しのびよる影
Japanese (Romanized): Shinobi yoru Kage
Japanese (Trans): Sneaking from the Shadows
The music starts just as Takeshi falls off the bridge and into the river.
Japan 07:37 1997-1998-M43 A Future Hope Takeshi is rescued by Midori
Japan 09:08 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Kanto Eyecatch - Dare da
Japan 09:14 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Fushigidane!
Japan 09:43 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Rocket Gang begins to cross the robe bridge.
Japan 11:23 1997-1998-M06 涙,のち晴れ
Japanese (Romanized): Namida, Nochi Hare
Japanese (Trans): Tears, then Calm
Kasumi talks to Oddish.
Japan 12:25 1997-1998-M09 再会
Japanese (Romanized): Saikai
Japanese (Trans): Reunion
Fushigidane protects the village.
Japan 13:16 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Rocket Gang Motto Music
Japan 14:17 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
A big hose begins sucking up everything.
Japan 15:27 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Fushigidane attacks Rocket Gang's hose.
Japan 16:50 1997-1998-M43 A Future Hope Midori tells Satoshi about Fushigidane
Japan 18:36 1997-1998-M30 大混戦
Japanese (Romanized): Daikonsen
Japanese (Trans): Chaos
Pikachu and Fushigidane battle as the music plays in the background.
Japan 20:06 1997-1998-M02 続くったら,続く
Japanese (Romanized): Tsuzukuttara, Tsuzuku
Japanese (Trans): To Be Continued
Satoshi and friends say goodbye as they leave the village.
Japan 20:59 ひゃくごじゅういち
Japanese (Romanized): Hyakugojūichi
Japanese (Trans): One Hundred Fifty-One
Ending Theme for Japanese Version.
Japan 22:19 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Episode 11 preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:00 Pokémon Theme Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 01:09 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Music starts a few seconds after the opening theme ends.
United States 01:54 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Title Card
United States 03:01 1997-1998-M30 大混戦
Japanese (Romanized): Daikonsen
Japanese (Trans): Chaos
Bulbasaur hits Misty's Poké Ball.
United States 12:55 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Team Rocket's Motto
United States 13:56 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
A big hose begins sucking up everything.
United States 15:07 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Bulbasaur attacks Team Rocket's hose.
United States 18:16 1997-1998-M30 大混戦
Japanese (Romanized): Daikonsen
Japanese (Trans): Chaos
Pikachu and Bulbasaur battle as the music plays in the background.
United States 19:45 1997-1998-M02 続くったら,続く
Japanese (Romanized): Tsuzukuttara, Tsuzuku
Japanese (Trans): To Be Continued
Ash and friends say goodbye as they leave the village.
United States 20:44 PokéRAP PokéRAP (Day 5)
United States 21:44 Pokémon Theme Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 20
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 11
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Satoshi gets the first starter Pokemon but its interesting to note that after traveling with him for a while, it basically returns to its protective nature but this time at the Okido Lab.
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Summary:
Satoshi and his band are lost once again. After falling into a river from a rope bridge, plummeting into a pitfall and getting caught in a net, they eventually arrive at a village for remnant Pokémon which doesn't appear on any map.

In this village, battle-wounded and abandoned Pokémon can come to recuperate, and receive treatment from a kind-hearted girl named Midori.

Satoshi and friends are impressed with how she cares for injured Pokémon like this... but at that time, the Rocket Gang heads towards the village as well.

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Mayumi Iizuka: Kasumi
Yuji Ueda: Takeshi
Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
Mako Hyodo: Midori
Unsho Ishizuka: Narration