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Japan Screenplay 米村正二 (Shōji Yonemura)
Japan Storyboard 浅田裕二 (Yūji Asada)
Japan Animation Director 岩根雅明 (Masaaki Iwane)
Japan Episode Director 浅田裕二 (Yūji Asada)

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Summary

English Official Summary

After a quick, but unsuccessful, attack on our heroes by Team Rocket, the Gible they had met previously with Grandma Wilma has decided to try to find Ash. It appears that the Gible wants to go with Ash! But when Gible starts to play hard to get and won't let Ash catch it, Barry shows up and decides he wants to catch Gible himself! Team Rocket has decided that Gible would make a perfect gift for the Boss. But before they can snatch the Pokémon, Barry and Ash have a battle to decide who's more skilled. In the process, they send Gible flying off to parts unknown. When Ash hears Gible's distant cries, he sets out to save the Pokémon, taking many dangerous chances in his effort. This endears Gible to Ash, but soon Team Rocket is after Gible again. They catch Gible, but some well-placed Electric-type attacks from Pikachu free Gible from Team Rocket's evil clutches, sending them blasting off one more time! Gible allows Ash to capture it, and Barry and Ash have a battle on the spot between Empoleon and Gible. Although Empoleon is clearly stronger and takes the victory, Gible shows a lot of courage...and now Ash has a new Pokémon friend! Happily, they set off once again for Daybreak Town and Dawn's next Pokémon Contest.

French Official Summary

Alors qu'Aubeville et le prochain Concours Pokémon d'Aurore se rapprochent inexorablement, Griknot décide de rendre une visite surprise à nos héros, mais se montre étrangement insaisissable !

German Official Summary

Während sie sich Morgenröthe und Lucias nächstem Pokémon-Wettbewerb nähern, stattet Kaumalat unseren Helden einen Gegenbesuch ab, gibt sich aber sehr schüchtern!

Italian Official Summary

Ora che si avvicina l'inizio della Gara di Pokémon di Lucinda a Ororopoli, Gible decide di restituire la visita ai nostri eroi. Ma non è facile acchiapparlo!

Portuguese Official Summary

Tanto Ash quanto Barry querem capturar o Gible que esteve os seguindo – e é claro, a Equipe Rocket está de olho nele também!

Finnish Official Summary

After a quick, but unsuccessful, attack on our heroes by Team Rocket, the Gible they had met previously with Grandma Wilma has decided to try to find Ash. It appears that the Gible wants to go with Ash! But when Gible starts to play hard to get and won't let Ash catch it, Barry shows up and decides he wants to catch Gible himself! Team Rocket has decided that Gible would make a perfect gift for the Boss. But before they can snatch the Pokémon, Barry and Ash have a battle to decide who's more skilled. In the process, they send Gible flying off to parts unknown. When Ash hears Gible's distant cries, he sets out to save the Pokémon, taking many dangerous chances in his effort. This endears Gible to Ash, but soon Team Rocket is after Gible again. They catch Gible, but some well-placed Electric-type attacks from Pikachu free Gible from Team Rocket's evil clutches, sending them blasting off one more time! Gible allows Ash to capture it, and Barry and Ash have a battle on the spot between Empoleon and Gible. Although Empoleon is clearly stronger and takes the victory, Gible shows a lot of courage...and now Ash has a new Pokémon friend! Happily, they set off once again for Daybreak Town and Dawn's next Pokémon Contest.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Tanto Ash como Barry quieren atrapar al Gible que los ha estado siguiendo, y desde luego, el Equipo Rocket también lo tiene vigilado.

Spanish Official Summary

Conforme Pueblo Amanecer y el próximo Concurso Pokémon de Maya se acercan, Gible decide devolver a nuestros héroes la visita, ¡pero no se deja atrapar fácilmente!

English Great Britian Official Summary

After a quick, but unsuccessful, attack on our heroes by Team Rocket, the Gible they had met previously with Grandma Wilma has decided to try to find Ash. It appears that the Gible wants to go with Ash! But when Gible starts to play hard to get and won't let Ash catch it, Barry shows up and decides he wants to catch Gible himself! Team Rocket has decided that Gible would make a perfect gift for the Boss. But before they can snatch the Pokémon, Barry and Ash have a battle to decide who's more skilled. In the process, they send Gible flying off to parts unknown. When Ash hears Gible's distant cries, he sets out to save the Pokémon, taking many dangerous chances in his effort. This endears Gible to Ash, but soon Team Rocket is after Gible again. They catch Gible, but some well-placed Electric-type attacks from Pikachu free Gible from Team Rocket's evil clutches, sending them blasting off one more time! Gible allows Ash to capture it, and Barry and Ash have a battle on the spot between Empoleon and Gible. Although Empoleon is clearly stronger and takes the victory, Gible shows a lot of courage...and now Ash has a new Pokémon friend! Happily, they set off once again for Daybreak Town and Dawn's next Pokémon Contest.

Russian Official Summary

Отразив очередное нападение Команды Р, наши герои вновь сталкиваются с Гиблом. Он ясно тянется к Эшу и, похоже, хочет стать его покемоном. Но Гибла оказывается не так-то просто поймать. И, когда Эша начинает свою охоту за ним, появляется Барри, который также заявляет, что он не прочь поймать Гибла. Пока Эш и Барри решают, кто же из них больше достоин обладания Гиблом, Команда Р так же решает, что Гибл станет идеальным подарком для босса. Они пытаются поймать Гибла, но у них это тоже не выходит. Эш же, тем временем, также продолжает свою охоту. Команде Р всё же удаётся поймать покемона, но Пикачу со своим ударом молнии отправляет их в пролет. После этого, Гибл всё же даёт себя поймать, и Эш с Барри немедленно устраивают битву Гибла с Эмполеоном. Несмотря на то, что Эмполеон побеждает, все замечают, как отважно боролся Гибл, и Эш счастлив, что теперь у него появился новый покемон. На этом путь наших героев в Дейбрейк-таун, место проведения следующих состязаний Доун, продолжается.

Dutch Official Summary

Terwijl Daybreak Town en Dawns volgende Pokémon-wedstrijd naderen, besluit Gible onze helden een tegenbezoek te brengen, maar doet net alsof hij niet wil meewerken. Heel verdacht!

Norwegian Official Summary

Etter et raskt men mislykket angrep på våre helter av Team Rocket, har den Gible som de møtte tidligere bestemt seg for å dra og finne Ash, og ønsker tilsynelatende å dra med ham og bli hans Pokémon. Men når Gible begynner å gjøre seg viktig og ikke vil la Ash fange den, dukker Barry opp og bestemmer seg for at han ønsker å fange Gible. Team Rocket mener at Gible vil være den perfekte gaven til sjefen, mens Barry og Ash har en kamp for å bestemme hvem som er dyktigst, som igjen sender Gible flyvende av sted til ukjente steder. Men når Ash hører Gibles skrike i det fjerne, setter han av sted for å redde Gibble, og tar farlige sjanser i prosessen.  Dette knytter Gible til Ash, og snart er Team Rocket ute etter Gible igjen. De fanger Gible, men noen kraftige Elektrisk type angrep fra Pikachu befrir Gible fra Team Rockets onde klør, og de blir blåst av sted igjen. Gible lar nå Ash fange seg, og Barry og Ash har en kamp på stedet hvor de bruker Empoleon og Gible. Selv om Empoleon klart er sterkere og vinner, kjemper Gible tappert, og nå har Ash fått seg en ny Pokémonvenn! Lykkelig begir de seg av sted nok engang mot Daybreak Town og Dawns neste Pokémonkonkurranse. Etter et raskt men mislykket angrep på våre helter av Team Rocket, har den Gible som de møtte tidligere bestemt seg for å dra og finne Ash, og ønsker tilsynelatende å dra med ham og bli hans Pokémon. Men når Gible begynner å gjøre seg viktig og ikke vil la Ash fange den, dukker Barry opp og bestemmer seg for at han ønsker å fange Gible.Team Rocket mener at Gible vil være den perfekte gaven til sjefen, mens Barry og Ash har en kamp for å bestemme hvem som er dyktigst, som igjen sender Gible flyvende av sted til ukjente steder. Men når Ash hører Gibles skrike i det fjerne, setter han av sted for å redde Gibble, og tar farlige sjanser i prosessen.  Dette knytter Gible til Ash, og snart er Team Rocket ute etter Gible igjen. De fanger Gible, men noen kraftige Elektrisk type angrep fra Pikachu befrir Gible fra Team Rockets onde klør, og de blir blåst av sted igjen.Gible lar nå Ash fange seg, og Barry og Ash har en kamp på stedet hvor de bruker Empoleon og Gible. Selv om Empoleon klart er sterkere og vinner, kjemper Gible tappert, og nå har Ash fått seg en ny Pokémonvenn! Lykkelig begir de seg av sted nok engang mot Daybreak Town og Dawns neste Pokémonkonkurranse.

Swedish Official Summary

Efter en snabb men misslyckad attack på våra Hjältar av Team Rocket, bestämmer sig den Gible de tidigare träffat för att leta upp Ash, och verkar vilja följa med honom och bli hans Pokémon. Men när Gible börjar spela svårfångad och inte låter sig bli infångad av Ash, dyker Barry upp och beslutar att han vill fånga Gible. Team Rocket har bestämt sig för att Gible skulle bli en perfekt gåva till Bossen, medan Barry och Ash har en Strid för att avgöra vem som är skickligast – vilket skickar iväg Gible till okända trakter. Men när Ash hör Gibles avlägsna skrik sätter han iväg för att rädda Gible och tar många farliga risker på vägen. Detta gör Gible fäst vid Ash, och snart är Team Rocket efter Gible igen. De fångar Gible, men några kraftfulla attacker av Elektrisk typ från Pikachu befriar Gible från Team Rockets onda grepp och får dem att återigen flyga iväg. Nu låter sig Gible bli fångad av Ash, och Barry och Ash har omedelbart en Strid där de använder Empoleon och Gible. Även om Empoleon är klart starkare och vinner, strider Gible hårt, och nu har Ash en ny Pokémon-vän! Lyckliga beger de sig ännu en gång av mot Daybreak Town och Dawns nästa Pokémon-tävling.

Danish Official Summary

Efter Team Rockets hurtige, men mislykkede angreb på vore helte, beslutter deres nye ven Gible sig for at finde Ash. Den lader, som om den vil med ham og være hans Pokémon, men begynder så at spille kostbar og vil ikke lade sig fange af ham. Men så dukker Barry op og beslutter sig for, at han vil fange Gible. I mellemtiden har Team Rocket fundet ud af, at Gible ville være den perfekte gave til Bossen. Samtidigt kæmper Barry og Ash om, hvem der er den bedste, og det ender med, at Gible bliver sendt ud på en længere flyvetur. Bagefter kan Ash høre Gibles nødråb i det fjerne, og han tager ud på en farefuld færd for at redde den. Det får Gible til at knytte sig til Ash, men snart er Team Rocket efter Gible igen, og det lykkes dem at fange den. Heldigvis bliver Gible reddet af Pikachus voldsomme, elektrisk type angreb, og Team Rocket må atter suse af sted igen. Nu lader Gible sig fange af Ash, og Barry og Ash bruger Empoleon og Gible i en kamp på stedet. Selvom Empoleon er klart den stærkeste og vinder, kæmper Gible hårdt for sig, og Ash får nu en ny Pokémonven! Glade begiver vore helte sig atter mod Daybreak Town og Dawns næste Pokémon konkurrence. Efter Team Rockets hurtige, men mislykkede angreb på vore helte, beslutter deres nye ven Gible sig for at finde Ash. Den lader, som om den vil med ham og være hans Pokémon, men begynder så at spille kostbar og vil ikke lade sig fange af ham. Men så dukker Barry op og beslutter sig for, at han vil fange Gible.I mellemtiden har Team Rocket fundet ud af, at Gible ville være den perfekte gave til Bossen. Samtidigt kæmper Barry og Ash om, hvem der er den bedste, og det ender med, at Gible bliver sendt ud på en længere flyvetur. Bagefter kan Ash høre Gibles nødråb i det fjerne, og han tager ud på en farefuld færd for at redde den. Det får Gible til at knytte sig til Ash, men snart er Team Rocket efter Gible igen, og det lykkes dem at fange den. Heldigvis bliver Gible reddet af Pikachus voldsomme, elektrisk type angreb, og Team Rocket må atter suse af sted igen. Nu lader Gible sig fange af Ash, og Barry og Ash bruger Empoleon og Gible i en kamp på stedet. Selvom Empoleon er klart den stærkeste og vinder, kæmper Gible hårdt for sig, og Ash får nu en ny Pokémonven! Glade begiver vore helte sig atter mod Daybreak Town og Dawns næste Pokémon konkurrence.

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 Giovanni
  • Japan サカキ
  • Japan Sakaki
  • Japan Sakaki
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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 Officer Jenny
  • Japan ジュンサー
  • Japan Junsa
  • Japan Junsa
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  • United States Dawn
  • Japan ヒカリ
  • Japan Hikari
  • Japan Hikari
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  • United States Brock's Croagunk
  • Japan タケシのグレッグル
  • Japan Takeshi no Gureggru
  • Japan Takeshi's Gureggru
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  • United States Dawn's Piplup
  • Japan ヒカリのポッチャマ
  • Japan Hikari no Pochama
  • Japan Hikari's Pochama
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States Barry
  • Japan ジュン
  • Japan Jun
  • Japan Jun
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  • United States Barry's Empoleon
  • Japan ジュンのエンペルト
  • Japan Jun no Emperte
  • Japan Jun's Emperte
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  • United States Ash's Gible
  • Japan サトシのフカマル
  • Japan Satoshi no Fukamaru
  • Japan Satoshi's Fukamaru

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Gible
  • Japan フカマル
  • Japan Fukamaru
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11:22

Eyecatch Diamond and Pearl HD Eyecatch

Satoshi-centered Commercial Intro Eyecatch with Satoshi, Pikachu, Takeshi and Hikari.

Hikari-centered Commercial Return Eyecatch with Hikari, Pochama, Satoshi and Takeshi.
23:20

Okido Segment Great Pokémon Examination

Professor Okido's Great Pokémon Examination
Pokémon Namakero (ナマケロ)
Quiz Level Advanced Level (上級レベル)
Quiz Question How many leaves does a Namakero eat per day?
(ナマケロは1日何枚の葉っぱで満腹になる?)
Quiz Answer 3 Leaves (3枚)

23:20

Special First-Airing Segment Raffle Contest

The initial airing of this episode didn't contain an Okido segment. Instead of that, to celebrate the fact that he got a new Pokémon, Satoshi presented a special quiz segment called 'Answer the quiz question and get a present' (クイズに答えてプレゼントをゲットだぜ!). This episode aired just before Christmas and the gifts that were given out were called 'Christmas Presents'.

5 viewers received copies of HeartGold and SoulSilver, while 20 viewers received a copy of the latest CD Dotchi~nyo? (ドッチ~ニョ? ). A sneak peak at the new opening The Greatest Everyday! (サイコー・エブリディ!) was shown and viewers were told it would start airing in 2010. Viewers had until January 8th, 2010 to send in their answer to be part of the lottery drawing.

Quiz Question
Pokémon Fukamaru (フカマル)
Quiz Question Fukamaru is a Dragon type and this other type.
(フカマルがもつのはドラゴンタイプともうーつ)
Quiz Answer Ground Type
(じめんタイプ)

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:10 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Rocket Gang tries to pester the group once again.
Japan 01:37 ハイタッチ!2009
Japanese (Romanized): High Touch! 2009
Japanese (Trans): High Touch! 2009
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 03:04 2006-2010(DP)-Subtitle Diamond & Pearl Title Card
Japan 03:44 Movie 4 Short - Hide-and-Seek Fukamaru bites Satoshi's head.
Japan 06:37 2006-2010(DP)-M14 Jun runs into Satoshi.
Japan 08:30 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
Nyarth's boss fantasy: Fukamaru eats the garbage Sakaki was staring at.
Japan 09:57 1997-1998-M03 ポケモン!ゲットだぜ!
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Getto Da ze!
Japanese (Trans): Get Pokémon!
Jun sends out Emperte to battle and catch Fukamaru as fast as possible.
Japan 10:57 Movie 8 BGM - Mew Teleports Movie 8 BGM - Fukamaru clings to a tree branch on a cliff, desperately trying not to fall.
Japan 11:22 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch B Eyecatch Break
Japan 11:28 2006-2010(DP)-M21 210ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 210-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 210 (Day)
Sponsor Message
Japan 11:39 2006-2010(DP)-Eyecatch D Eyecatch Return
Japan 11:50 1999-2001-M28B Ironically, Fukamaru saves Satoshi from the fall.
Japan 12:51 2006-2010(DP)-M17 Rocket Gang's Diamond & Pearl Motto Variation
Japan 13:33 2006-2010(DP)-M19 Rocket Gang's mecha starts walking away with Fukamaru.
Japan 14:36 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
The mecha grabs Satoshi and Pikachu.
Japan 15:33 救出成功
Japanese (Romanized): Kyuushutsu Seikou
Japanese (Trans): Successful Rescue
Movie 7 BGM - Satoshi and Pikachu free themselves.
Japan 16:25 Movie 2 Short - Final Farewell Takeshi and Hikari reach Satoshi after Rocket Gang is sent blasting off.
Japan 17:06 2006-2010(DP)-M22 206ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 206-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 206 (Day)
Satoshi celebrates Fukamaru's capture.
Japan 18:19 2006-2010(DP)-M23 戦闘!ジムリーダー
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Gym Leader
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Gym Leader
Jun starts the battle against Satoshi.
Japan 20:00 Movie 5 BGM - Satoshi Races Movie 5 BGM - Jun's Emperte deflects Fukamaru's Draco Meteor.
Japan 20:50 2006-2010(DP)-M08 201ばんどうろ(昼)
Japanese (Romanized): 201-ban dōro (hiru)
Japanese (Trans): Route 201 (Day)
Jun wins over Satoshi.
Japan 21:54 ドッチ~ニョ?
Japanese (Romanized): Dotchi~nyo?
Japanese (Trans): Which one~ is it?
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:15 2006-2010(DP)-M24 新サトシのテーマ
Japanese (Romanized): Shin Satoshi no thema
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's New Theme
Diamond & Pearl Episode 158 preview
Japan 23:44 ハイタッチ!(インストバージョン)
Japanese (Trans): High Touch! (Instrumental Version)
Sponsor Message

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 24
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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Hey Sunain, just for the info.
Pokemon DP 158 is revealed.
I tried to inform you but i was unable to send you a message here.
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Episode animated by Masaaki Iwane :O
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Yahoooo!! Finally Satoshi(Ash) catched a FUKAMARUUU(GIBLEEE)!!! Now, this is my favourite episode in the D&P! :D
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Fukamaru will make a good addition to the team, shame it had to lose, but the fact that it`s Satoshi`s first Dragon type means they`re starting to bring new ideas to the show. Great episode.
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Horrible episode! The appearence of the annoying soab Jun makes me wanna puke. Besides, there's this stupid new Pokémon too. I really hope Satoshi teaches it some discipline!
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Perfect Episode. The animation fun Story was AWESOME.
They really putted FUKAMARU in a good place provided complete plot :D
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This episode was great! The animation continues to impress, and Fukamaru is such a fun Pokemon. My favorite moments were when it attacked Junsar and when it ate Jun's bike.:)
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Characters in Episode: Current Episode Guide Info Correct? [Yes]
Satoshi, Hikari, Takeshi, Satoshi's Pikachu, Hikari's Pochama, Musashi, Kojiro, Nyarth, Satoshi's Fukamaru, Takeshi's Gureggru, Junsa, Jun, Sakaki, Musashi's Sonans, Jun's Emperte

Pokémon in Episode: Current Episode Guide Info Correct? [Yes]
Fukamaru (wild before Satoshi caught it)

Pokémon Attacks used in Episode:
- Takeshi's Gureggru: Poison Jab (when Takeshi flirted with Junsa)
- Satoshi's Fukamaru: Dig (to get from one place to another and as a way to dodge his opponent's attacks in the battle with Jun), Rock Smash, Draco Meteor (failed and hit Pochama), Dragon Pulse
- Jun's Emperte: Drill Peck, Steel Wing, Hydro Cannon, Hyper Beam (was interrupted by Fukamaru's Dragon Pulse the first time, but managed to hit Fukamaru the second time Emperte used it)
- Satoshi's Pikachu: Thunderbolt, Iron Tail

Episode Location: A town close to Asatsuki Town.

Episode Highlights:
- Satoshi and his friends continue to travel towards Asatsuki Town for Hikari's next Pokémon Contest.
- Rocket Gang is shown to be following Satoshi and his friends, wanting, once again, to steal Satoshi's Pikachu using one of their mechas (Kamex-kun, in this case). Fukamaru appears, though, and thwarts their plans by eating their mecha.
- En route to Asatsuki Town, Satoshi and his friends reach a town (the name of which isn't mentioned in the episode), and while there, they come across the wild Fukamaru they had previously met at Grandma Tatsu's place.
- Fukamaru shows signs of wanting to join Satoshi's team, but when Satoshi tries to catch it with a monster ball, it eats it instead of letting itself be captured.
- Junsa tells Satoshi and his friends that Fukamaru has caused an uproar by munching on various things in the town, leaving them bitten and destroyed in the end.
- Jun appears and is revealed to have earned six badges so far. He is also shown to have gotten a bike, which Fukamaru eats afterwards, and a priority ticket in order to challenge the Yosuga Gym when Melissa returns.
- Rocket Gang start working on a plan so that they can catch Fukamaru and then give it to their boss, Sakaki.
- Jun, furious that his bike was destroyed, uses his Emperte in order to battle Fukamaru and then capture it. Fukamaru gets hit by a Hydro Cannon attack, though, in the process, and blasts off.
- Satoshi goes after it, and manages to save it in the end.
- However, Rocket Gang appears shortly after, and steals Fukamaru with their repaired mecha, Recycled-Kamex-kun.
- Satoshi goes after Rocket Gang in order to save Fukamaru again, and manages to do so with the help of his Pikachu.
- Fukamaru then lets itself be captured by Satoshi to show its gratitude towards him for saving it from Rocket Gang.
- After that, Jun challenges Satoshi in a Pokémon battle. Jun chooses Emperte and Satoshi chooses his newly-caught Fukamaru. Even though Fukamaru puts up a great fight at first, it ends up losing to Emperte after it stopped listening to Satoshi's orders towards the end of the battle.

Eyecatch info:
- first one: Satoshi, Hikari, Takeshi, Satoshi's Pikachu (the one where Satoshi throws the monster ball)
- second one: Hikari, Satoshi, Takeshi, Hikari's Pochama (the one where Hikari holds the pink Pokémon Zukan)

Number of Times Team Rocket Blasted off in the episode: Two. Timestamps: 01:13-01:36 and 16:02-16:15.

Team Rocket Balloon Enhancements: None. The balloon didn't appear in this episode.

Did Team Rocket use a Mecha in the episode?: Yes. Kamex-kun (Blastobot Two in the English version) and Recycled-Kamex-kun (Robo-Recycled Blastobot in the English version).
Screenshots can be seen here: http://www.pocketmonsters.net/imageboard/thread/2197. Timestamps for the screenshots: 00:48 and 13:07 respectively.

Did Team Rocket use a motto variation in the episode?: Yes.
[Japanese - translation]
Musashi: 'We hear voices yelling, "Ah! Pika!"'
Kojiro: 'And show up with the speed of light!'
Musashi: 'Oh, the wind!'
Kojiro: 'Oh, the earth!'
Nyarth: 'Oh, the sky!'
Musashi: 'Tell the world about ecology!'
Kojiro: 'Inform space about the climate change!'
Musashi: 'If you repair a broken mecha and use it...'
Kojiro: '...it's future-friendly recycling!'
Musashi: 'Musashi!'
Kojiro: 'Kojiro!'
Nyarth: 'And it's Nyarth!'
Musashi: 'Ecology is the hero of this era!'
Kojiro: 'We are the very up-to-date...'
All: '...Rocket Gang!'

[English]
Jessie: 'You don't listen so well yourself!'
James: 'So we showed up to put you on the shelf!'
Jessie: 'On the wind!'
James: 'Past the stars!'
Meowth: 'You twerpish elf!'
Jessie: 'Bringing chaos at a breakneck pace.'
James: 'Dashing hope, putting fear in its place.'
Jessie: 'You ruined our robot and now you must pay.'
James: 'We've turned things around and recycled our day.'
Jessie: 'Jessie!'
James: 'And James!'
Meowth: 'Meowth, that's a name.'
Jessie: 'Beating do-gooders while going green.'
James: 'Because we're Team Rocket.'
All: 'Now aren't we keen?'

Episode Extras: None in the Japanese version. [There was not a "Professor Okido's Great Pokémon Examination" segment in this episode.]

Character Bios written:
- {{Char=A-Gible}}: Fukamaru followed {{Char=Ash}} and co. all the way to the next town they reached en route to Asatsuki Town. There, after thwarting Rocket Gang's plans (who were also secretly following {{Char=Ash}} and his friends in hopes of catching {{Char=Pikachu}} with their new mecha) in an unorthodox way as it actually ate Kamex-kun, it appeared before {{Char=Ash}}, showing signs of willingness to be captured. However, when he threw a monster ball at it, it ate it instead of letting itself be caught.

Later, the town's {{Char=Jenny}} appeared and informed {{Char=Ash}}, {{Char=Dawn}} and {{Char=Brock}} that Fukamaru had been causing an uproar by munching on various things in the town, leaving them bitten and destroyed. {{Char=Ash}} then scolded Fukamaru, but the Land Shark Pokémon didn't seem to understand what he said, as it kept biting on things. It even went as far as to eat {{Char=Barry}}'s bike, who bumped into {{Char=Ash}} when he was chasing after Fukamaru. {{Char=Barry}}, furious that he lost his bike, called upon his Emperte in order to battle and catch it. A powerful Hydro Cannon attack, though, coming from {{Char=J-Empoleon}} sent Fukamaru blasting off. {{Char=Ash}} then went after it, and managed to save it from falling down a cliff, only to lose it again, this time because of Rocket Gang. In the end, though, {{Char=Pikachu}} assisted him in destroying Rocket Gang's repaired mecha (Recycled-Kamex-kun), and Fukamaru let itself be caught by {{Char=Ash}} in order to show it gratitude to him for saving it.

{{Char=Barry}}, seeing that {{Char=Ash}} managed to catch Fukamaru before him, became angry and challenged {{Char=Ash}} to a battle. {{Char=Barry}} chose his Emperte and {{Char=Ash}} chose his newly-caught Fukamaru. Even though at first {{Char=A-Gible}} put up a great fight against his overall stronger opponent, managing to dodge some of {{Char=J-Empoleon}}'s moves, it stopped listening to {{Char=Ash}}'s orders towards the end of the battle and that led to its defeat. It promised, however, to be more obedient from then on.

- {{Char=Barry}}: {{Char=Barry}} bumped into {{Char=Ash}} when he was chasing after Fukamaru in a town near Asatsuki Town. It was revealed then that he had already won six badges, and to have gotten a priority ticket in order to challenge Melissa of the Yosuga Gym. He had also gotten a bike in order to be able to travel from town to town faster, but {{Char=A-Gible}} (who was still a wild Fukamaru at the time) ate it while he was talking with {{Char=Ash}}. Then, furious that he lost his bike, {{Char=Barry}} called upon his Emperte to battle it so that he would be able to catch Fukamaru in the end. A powerful Hydro Cannon attack coming from {{Char=J-Empoleon}}, though, sent it flying, thus ruining {{Char=Barry}}'s attempt at a capture. {{Char=Barry}} later appeared and challenged {{Char=Ash}} to a battle, after seeing that he had managed to catch Fukamaru before him. {{Char=Barry}} chose his Emperte and {{Char=Ash}} chose his newly-caught Fukamaru. Due to {{Char=J-Empoleon}} being overall stronger than his opponent and Fukamaru's disobedience towards {{Char=Ash}} during the fight, {{Char=Barry}} managed to score a win over {{Char=Ash}}.

- {{Char=J-Empoleon}}: {{Char=J-Empoleon}} also appeared when {{Char=Barry}} wanted to battle {{Char=A-Gible}} (who was still a wild Fukamaru at the time) so that he could catch it in the end. One of its powerful Hydro Cannon attacks, though, sent it flying, thus ruining {{Char=Barry}}'s attempt at a capture. It later re-appeared battling against {{Char=A-Gible}} when {{Char=Barry}} challenged {{Char=Ash}} to a battle. Due to it being overall stronger than its opponent and Fukamaru's disobedience towards {{Char=Ash}} during the fight, it managed to knock out its opponent.
Last edited 22 Feb 2011 02:44 PM by Erlade