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  • United States 2011-02-26 The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice!
  • Japan 2010-10-07 バトルクラブ!謎のポケモン現る!!
  • Japan 2010-10-07 Battle Club! Nazo no Pokémon arawaru!!
  • Japan 2010-10-07 Battle Club! A Mysterious Pokémon Appears!!
  • Germany 2011-05-08 Der Pokémon-Kampfklub!
  • France 2011-03-02 Le Club de Combat et le Choix de Gruikui !
  • Spain 2011-08-03 ¡El Club de Combate y la elección de Tepig!
  • Sweden 2011-09-11 Stridsklubben och Tepigs val!
  • Italy 2011-06-02 Il Club di Lotta e la scelta di Tepig!
  • Mexico 2012-04-07 ¡El Club de Batalla y la elección de Tepig!
  • Finland Ottelukerho ja Tepigin valinta!
  • Taiwan 2011-01-28 對戰俱樂部!神秘的神奇寶貝現身!!
  • Poland 2012-01-05 Klub bitew Pokemonów i wybór Tepiga!
  • Netherlands De Vechtclub en Tepig’s keuze!
  • Brazil O Clube de Batalha e a Escolha de Tepig!
  • Norway 2011-09-11 Kampklubben og Tepigs valg!
  • Denmark 2012-03-10 Kampklubben og Tepigs valg!
  • South Korea 2011-05-17 배틀 클럽! 수수께끼 포켓몬 나타나다!
  • Portugal 2012-06-03 O Clube de Combate e a Escolha do Tepig!
  • Russia Бойцовский клуб и выбор Тепига!
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Summary
Ash, traveling through the Unova region aiming to become a Pokémon Master, is heading to Striaton City where the first Gym is located. Ash shouts out that they have finally arrived and he will finally have his Gym Match. Iris interrupts Ash, stating that they have actually arrived at Accumula Town. Iris suggests that Ash is such a child for not knowing a simple fact. Ash sighs, stating that he thought he could have had his Gym match already. Iris questions Ash if he would like to visit the Pokémon Battle Club located in Accumula Town as she was just about to go there. Ash questions Iris about the Pokémon Battle Club. Ash and Iris manage to arrive at the Pokémon Battle Club, a gigantic lime-green building adjacent to a nearby road. Ash and Iris step inside, and Iris introduces Ash to the Bulletin Board. Iris states that all trainers enter profiles of their Pokémon or what types of Pokémon they wish to face off against. Iris states that the Pokémon Battle Club is a place for trainers to battle freely and improve each other's techniques. The two step inside an adjacent room that contains a battlefield. Inside, two trainers prepare to battle. Ash queries his Zukan for the two trainer's Pokémon, Servine and Dewott. The Zukan chirps: "Servine, the Grass Snake Pokémon. The evolved form of Snivy. It evades attacks by slipping through the shadows of overgrown trees and grass. It skillfully uses its whips to counterattack". "Dewott, the Training Pokémon. The evolved form of Oshawott. The skill to wield its two scallswords with gliding swordsmanship is acquired through harsh training".

Janovy blazes forward, enveloping its tail in a green energy in preparation to launch Leaf Blade at its foe. Dewott responds, launching a devasting Water Gun that thrusts Servine into the ground, rolling back towards Iris and Ash. An older man interrupts the battle, commanding for the trainer to take Servine and leave. The young trainer rushes over to check on Servine's well being, and soon grabs him and races out of the stadium. The older man states to leave anything battle related to him. The man introduces himself as the Battle Manager, Don George. Iris introduces herself and Ash to Don. Ash states that he has heard that anyone can battle there freely. Don confirms that he is correct. Ash states that he would like to prepare for his next Gym match. Don notices Pikachu, a non-native Unova Pokémon, saying it is very unusual and begins rubbing Pikachu's head. Don states that it's a Pokémon that doesn't exist in the region. A trainer walks up and questions Ash if the Pikachu is his and if he is willing to have a Pokémon Battle. Ash accepts the challenge, stating that he was just looking for an opponent. The two eager trainers take position at opposite positions on the battlefield. Iris mentions that the trainer had previously used Dewott in the prior battle, however if he calls out a Water type again, Pikachu will have the advantage as an Electric type. Ash commands for Pikachu to take the battlefield. A few moments later, Oshawott explodes from his Monster Ball and takes the battlefield beside Ash. Ash shouts at Oshawott, questioning him why he popped out of his Monster Ball without being called. Oshawott begins banging his shell, as eager as ever to battle, knocking Pikachu to the ground. The opponent trainer extends his arm, releasing Dewott. Oshawott stares at Dewott for a moment, and turns Pikachu around, gesturing that Pikachu should battle instead. Ash recalls Oshawott into his Monster Ball and begins preparation for battle. Pikachu launches an electrifying Thunderbolt attack towards Dewott. Dewott manages to dodge, showing off its massive speed. Pikachu responds, flipping forward encasing its tail in iron and afterwards, smashes into Dewott for a direct hit. Dewott slams into the ground and slides backwards towards its trainer. Pikachu envelops its body in an electrical force, and begins rushing towards Dewott in preparation to launch Volt Tackle. Dewott anticipates the attack and dodges, forcing Pikachu to slam into the stadium wall. Dewott responds with Razor Shell, crossing its arms and striking Pikachu with both of its sharp shells. Meanwhile, Team Rocket begin preparations to infiltrate the Battle Club's storage room. James states they should being with their plan for the material requisition. Team Rocket step inside the storeroom, and an unknown Pokémon hops on top of a group of boxes positioned in the storeroom, managing to trigger the alarm. The three bolt away as the alarm continues to wail. Three men enter the stadium, and alert the Battle Manager to the emergency alarm. They announce that there is an intruder in the storehouse and that it must be the mysterious Pokémon again. Don apologizes stating that he will have to interrupt the battle. Ash ponders about the mysterious Pokémon they referred to. Iris squeals that she would like to investigate. Ash agrees and the two dash off through the stadium entrance.

The personnel determine there was barely any damage. Don states that their surveillance camera should have captured something and they should go and check it as soon as possible. Inside, one of the young employees types at a workstation, in an attempt to access the stored video. Don explains that lately the food in the storehouse has often been looted and there are many reports from eyewitnesses about an unfamiliar-looking Pokémon. Don states it is why they have setup surveillance cameras in order to find out the true identity of the mystery Pokémon. Ash shouts that if it's a new Pokémon species, he definitely wants to obtain it. Iris suggests that Ash is such a child because a new species cannot be found that easily. Don states that the fact that they're not easy to find makes the idea all the more romantic. The employee interrupts, announcing that the preparations have been completed. Don commands for him to play the video. The clip illuminates on the screen and a black silhouette can be seen bolting off. Jessie and James stumble for a few moments and begin retreating. Ash identifies the two humans in the video as Team Rocket. Don questions Ash about Team Rocket. Ash responds that they are bad guys who try to steal Pokémon from others. Don states he has a keen eye and requests for the video to be played back. Iris states the mystery Pokémon’s silhouette is black and slim and that she has never seen a Pokémon like it before. Ash begins tapping on his Zukan, querying an entry and hands it up to Don for examination. An image of Umbreon illuminates on the screen, and the device chirps in a robotic voice: "Umbreon, the Moonlight Pokémon. An evolved form of Eevee. When its body is exposed to the moon's waves, its ring patterns glow faintly, awakening a mysterious power". Iris squeals that it is so magnificent. Don states that there shouldn't be any Umbreon in the Unova Region and if it is true, will be a big discovery.

The men exit the Battle Club in search for Umbreon. Don announces they will now begin their search to get Umbreon. The men disperse and begin searching for the wild Umbreon. Iris suggests that they should help with the search as well. Team Rocket examines the group from behind a nearby building, watching for an opportunity to reattempt to complete their objective. A Battle Club employee reports to Don that there is no sign of Umbreon in his search area. Don shouts that they should search elsewhere for Umbreon. James states that they aren't looking for Team Rocket, but actually for an Umbreon. Jessie states she is unsure what it is about however it is their chance to reattempt the capture. Meowth suggests that while they're occupied with other things, they will continue their plan for the material requisition. Jessie opens a small case and reveals a small can of paint. Meowth questions Jessie about her intentions with the paint. Jessie states they will have Umbreon lead the personnel far away from the Battle Club. Meowth states it is a good idea, however is still unaware of Jessie's intentions. Afterwards, Team Rocket manage to use the paint to disguise Meowth as an Umbreon. Meowth begins banging on a nearby building in an attempt to attract Don's attention. Once Don turns around, Meowth reveals himself and growls, "Umbreon". Don races off in an attempt to capture "Umbreon". Meanwhile, Iris and Ash place various bowls of Pokémon Food around the location in an attempt to lure "Umbreon". Ash states that he is done setting up the Pokémon Food and questions what they should do next. Iris suggests that they should split up and keep watch. Iris states if the Pokémon was willing to go as far to search for food in the storehouse, it must be extremely hungry. Iris points down a nearby path and shouts she will keep watch over there and to call for her when he spots "Umbreon". Oshawott explodes out of his Monster Ball again, eager to help with the situation. Ash commands for Oshawott to watch the area together with Pikachu. Ash states that he will go and put Pokémon food in other places as well. Oshawott waits until Ash departs, and enters the storeroom to begin devouring the Pokémon food. Pikachu rushes over and begins shaking Oshawott to force him to stop eating the food. Oshawott swings his arm knocking Pikachu backwards into a group of crates. The crates fall down smashing Pikachu on his head and afterwards, a metal pan crashes down knocking Pikachu unconscious. Oshawott shrugs and continues devouring the Pokémon food.

Meanwhile, Ash hides behind foliage examining the area in preparation for the mystery Pokémon. After a few moments, a Tepig walks up and attempts to eat the food. A rope is bound around its mouth, which prevents it from eating any food. Ash readies an empty Monster Ball in an attempt to capture the "Umbreon". Ash steps up and realizes that "Umbreon" is actually a Tepig. Ash queries his Zukan, which chirps: "Tepig, the Fire Pokémon. It blows fire out of its nostrils, but when it is unwell, sooty smoke comes out instead of flames". Ash states that he mistook the Tepig for an Umbreon because it was so dirty and thin. Tepig continues to attempt to eat the food and rubs it's nose in an attempt to remove the rope. Ash realizes that the Tepig has trouble eating the Pokémon food because of the cord entangled around its snout. Ash begins to approach the Tepig, however it notices his presence and begins walking the opposite way. Iris walks through a nearby walkway, barely managing to miss the Tepig. Ash shouts to Iris that he has discovered the true identity of the mysterious Pokémon. Ash races towards the escaping Tepig, followed by Iris who shouts that she will capture it. Tepig turns into an adjacent hallway in an attempt to thwart its pursuers however is met by a dead end. Ash approaches the Tepig and suggests that it shouldn't worry. Ash grapes Tepig's body however it struggles to escape. Tepig attempts to shoot flames at Ash, however due to its condition, only manages to shoot out a dark sooty smoke. Ash states that Tepig should stay still, and begins removing the cord entangling its snout. Ash questions who would do such a poor thing to a Pokémon. Ash manages to successfully remove the cord as Iris sets down a full plate of Pokémon food. Tepig begins devouring the food with haste, and Ash suggests that it must have been extremely hungry. Meowth, disguised as an Umbreon, continues to thwart his pursuers, however is soon met with a dead end. After successfully reaching Meowth, the four men begin to weep because they have discovered the first Umbreon that has ever been found in the Unova region. One of the men suggest that it is a big discovery that will go down in history. Another man states that if they capture the Umbreon, it will ben an achievement that will be written about in textbooks. Meowth complains that he feels sorry for continuing to lie to the men. Meowth walks forward and announces that he actually isn't an Umbreon. Don questions Meowth, asking him what he means. Meowth begins to rub his head, revealing his amulet. Meowth states that he is just passing by. Don sighs at the thought that it was only just a "talking" Meowth. Meowth excuses himself and begins walking away. Don falls to the ground, complaining that he thought he'd get the first Umbreon of the Unova region and that he can't believe that it was only a "talking" Meowth. One of the men suggest that a "talking" Meowth is a rare sight indeed. Don comes to realize that he actually did discover a rare Pokémon, however manages to realize too late as Meowth scurries off into the distance. Team Rocket returns to the storehouse in an attempt to complete their objective. James states that they have cut off the wiring to the alarm system as well. Jessie suggests that she will keep watch as James retrieves the material. James begins opening the crates inside of the storehouse, searching for their object. After a few moments, James removes an empty box on the ground, revealing Pikachu in an unconscious state. James questions why Pikachu was inside of a box in the storehouse. Jessie suggests that no matter the reason, they have successfully captured Pikachu and there’s no doubt that Giovanni will be happy about their triumph.

Ash and Iris, with a revitalized Tepig, begin to return to Don to alert him to the good news. Iris states that now that Tepig has filled its stomach, its frame has returned to normal. Ash suggests that it should now be able to get better. Don exits the Battle Club, rushing up to Ash announcing that they had previously thought they had discovered Umbreon, however they were entirely mistaken. Ash states that what looked like an Umbreon was actually a Tepig. Ash explains that there was a rope tied around its mouth so that it could barely eat, which caused it to become very thin; which is why he thought it was an Umbreon when looking at the monitor. Don states that he has been the Tepig before. Don responds that it was a Pokémon that was abandoned by a Trainer who used to previously visit the Battle Club. Don states that after the Tepig lost in a battle, it's trainer stated that they didn't need weak Pokémon, and tied the Tepig to a post and left. Don explains that he attempted to untie the cord holding Tepig, however it tore through and left. Don suggests that while looking for it's previous owner, it must have become a stray Pokémon. Ash questions how anyone could treat a Pokémon so badly. Iris suggests that once she finds the trainer, she will punish him.

Afterwards, Team Rocket walk down a nearby pathway in an attempt to make their escape. Ash shouts out demanding to know what they are planning. James shouts that Ash should stop making false accusations. Jessie and James make their escape with a briefcase and a black bag. Oshawott follows them closely behind, jumping up and down in an attempt to draw Ash's attention towards Team Rocket. A muffled "Pika Pi" can be heard in Jessie's black bag. Ash shouts for Team Rocket to wait. Jessie and James spin around and shout if he insists they wait, the answer they give will be for the sake of tomorrow. Team Rocket deliver their intro, shouting they will write their name into the Earth. One of the young men manage to identify Meowth as previously disguised as Umbreon. Ash shouts for Team Rocket to give Pikachu back. James laughs that he is the one who left it inside of a box. Jessie states that there sure are curl trainers who dump their Pokémon (making an indirect reference between Ash and Tepig's trainer). Team Rocket suggest that they just merely helped Pikachu and what they do with Pikachu is entirely up to them. Oshawott launches a stream of water at Team Rocket, however Meowth removes a small device, which creates a glass shield, which envelops Team Rocket. The glass platform begins lifting, thrusting Team Rocket into the sky away from Ash. Ash races towards the group however slips and falls to the ground. Tepig steps onto the ground and displays its willingness to help. Tepig launches an Ember attack that collides with Team Rocket's capsule, causing it to rupture. Jessie manages to drop Pikachu in the explosion. Ash races forward, sliding and catching Pikachu. Through the debris, Team Rocket manage to escape on a group of hang gliders. Ash thanks Tepig for his assistance. Iris states that Tepig are actually quite cute and that she will capture it. Tepig begins shaking his head in disagreement and walks over towards Ash. Don laughs, shouting that Tepig has chosen Ash as its partner. Don suggests that Tepig went through a lot of hardship and has finally met an excellent trainer. Ash questions Tepig if he will join him on his journey and Tepig responds, shaking his head in agreement. Ash throws an empty Monster Ball, which explodes open capturing Tepig's essence. Ash grabs the Monster Ball, shouting out, "I got Tepig!". Ash proclaims that he will finally challenge Gym matches with his new friends. Ash questions Pikachu about Team Rocket's prior statement about him being inside a box. Pikachu attempts to explain the situation, flapping his arms in a wild motion. Meanwhile, Team Rocket manage to escape and establish communication with Giovanni. Giovanni announces that their next destination will be Straiton City. Giovanni commands that soon after reaching Straiton City, they will contact headquarters and he will have them investigate a certain place.

With the addition of a new friend Ash finally challenges the Gym match. Now, what kind of battle will unfold?

English Official Summary

As Ash and Iris continue toward Striaton City for Ash’s first Unova Gym battle, Iris tells Ash about the Pokémon Battle Club, a place where Trainers can battle each other to develop their skills. But after Ash accepts a challenge from a Trainer there, the Battle Club is suddenly closed down. It appears that someone—or something—has broken into the storage room where the food is kept! Based on the blurry image on the security tape, Ash thinks the culprit might be an Umbreon (a Pokémon that isn’t native to Unova). But when Ash puts some Pokémon food out to lure it, he and Iris are surprised to discover it’s really a dirty, skinny Tepig, trying to scrounge for dinner. Ash manages to calm the frightened Tepig and frees it from a rope that had been tied around its snout by an uncaring Trainer who abandoned it at the club. With the rope gone, Tepig can eat again, and under Ash’s care it quickly recovers its strength. It turns out that Tepig isn’t the only trespasser—Team Rocket has been attempting to steal supplies from the club as well. But when Team Rocket kidnaps Pikachu, Tepig helps Ash with the rescue. Iris then tries to catch Tepig for her own, but Tepig makes it very clear it wants Ash to be its new Trainer! Ash decides that he will send Tepig out in his battle at the Striaton City Gym. Our heroes resume their journey, while a certain group of villains gets secret orders from the Boss to travel to Striaton City for their next mission...

French Official Summary

Tandis que Sacha, Iris et leurs Pokémon cheminent vers Ogoesse et le premier Combat d’Arène de Sacha dans la Région d’Unys, Iris parle à Sacha du Club de Combat Pokémon, un lieu où les Dresseurs sont libres de se livrer les Combats qu’ils souhaitent afin de s’améliorer. Mais, alors que Sacha vient d’entamer un Combat avec un Dresseur, le Club de Combat est soudain fermé car on a découvert que quelqu’un s’y était introduit! Pensant tout d’abord qu’il s’agit d’un Noctali (qu’on n’a encore jamais vu dans la région d’Unys), Sacha et Iris sont surpris de découvrir que l’image floue de la caméra de sécurité était en fait celle d’un Gruikui maigre et sale, essayant de se procurer de la nourriture. Après avoir trouvé et libéré Gruikui d’une corde attachée autour de son groin par un Dresseur qui l’avait abandonné au Club, Sacha lui donne toute la Nourriture Pokémon qu’il souhaite, et il retrouve bientôt la santé! Cependant, il s’avère que Gruikui n’était pas le seul intrus – la Team Rocket a aussi essayé de voler les provisions du Club. Et lorsque la Team Rocket kidnappe Pikachu, c’est un Gruikui à nouveau plein d’énergie qui aide Sacha à secourir et ramener Pikachu à son Dresseur reconnaissant. Lorsque Iris essaye de garder Gruikui pour elle, Gruikui fait très clairement comprendre qu’il veut que Sacha soit son Dresseur, et – après une manœuvre rapide avec une Poké Ball – Gruikui devient le nouvel ami de notre Héros! Sacha décide d’utiliser Gruikui lors de son Combat à Ogoesse, et nos Héros continuent leur voyage vers Ogoesse, tandis que dans le même temps, une certaine Team Rocket reçoit l’ordre secret de Giovanni de se rendre là-bas également pour leur prochaine mission...

German Official Summary

Ash, Lilia und ihre Pokémon setzen ihre Reise nach Orion City zu Ash erster Arenaherausforderung in der Einall-Region fort. Lilia erzählt Ash von einem Pokémon-Kampfklub, einem Ort, an dem sich Trainer beliebig herausfordern und gegeneinander kämpfen, um ihre Fähigkeiten zu verbessern. Als Ash nach seiner Ankunft gerade mit einem Kampf gegen einen anderen Trainer begonnen hat, schließt plötzlich der Kampfklub, nachdem entdeckt worden ist, dass jemand oder etwas in die Lagerhalle für ihre Lebensmittel eingebrochen ist! Zuerst fällt der Verdacht auf ein Nachtara, das in der Einall-Region bis jetzt noch nie gesichtet wurde. Doch dann entdecken Ash und Lilia, dass es sich bei dem unscharfen Bild auf dem Überwachungsband um ein dünnes, schmutziges Floink handelt, das versucht hat, irgendwie an Futter zu kommen. Ash und Lilia finden Floink und befreien es von dem Seil, das ein gedankenloser Trainer ihm um sein Maul gebunden hatte, bevor er es ausgesetzt hat. Dieser Trainer hatte einen Kampf im Kampfklub verloren und wollte deshalb mit Floink nichts mehr zu tun haben. Ash füttert Floink, und schon nach kurzer Zeit geht es ihm wieder gut! Es stellt sich heraus, dass außer Floink noch jemand in die Lagerhalle eingebrochen ist. Team Rocket hat versucht, Proviant zu stehlen. Doch dann hat es Pikachu gefunden und entführt. Floink hilft Ash, Pikachu aus den Händen von Team Rocket zu befreien. Als Lilia versucht, Floink zu fangen, macht dieses deutlich, dass es Ash als Trainer möchte. Ash fängt es mit einem Pokéball und hat jetzt einen neuen Freund! Nachdem Ash sich entschieden hat, Floink in seinem nächsten Arenakampf einzusetzen, machen sich unsere Freunde wieder auf den Weg nach Orion City. Zur gleichen Zeit erhält ein gewisses Team einen Geheimauftrag von Giovanni und macht sich auf den Weg zu seiner nächsten Mission...

Italian Official Summary

Mentre Ash, Iris e i loro Pokémon proseguono verso Levantopoli per affrontare la prima Lotta in Palestra della regione di Unima, Iris racconta ad Ash del Club di Lotta Pokémon, un posto nel quale gli Allenatori possono sfidarsi e lottare uno contro l’altro per sviluppare le loro abilità. Ash decide di accettare la sfida di un Allenatore, ma improvvisamente il Club di Lotta viene chiuso perché qualcuno ha fatto irruzione al suo interno. Ash e Iris pensando che si tratti di un Umbreon (mai avvistato prima nella regione di Unima), ma fanno una sorprendente scoperta: l’intruso che avevano mostrato le telecamere di sicurezza è in realtà un Tepig magro e sporco in cerca di cibo. Ash libera Tepig da una corda che gli era stata legata attorno al muso dall’Allenatore che lo aveva abbandonato. Il Pokémon, nutrito a dovere, torna presto in perfetta forma. Tuttavia Tepig non è l’unico che si è intrufolato nel club. Anche il Team Rocket fa irruzione per rubare le provviste del club e tenta di rapire Pikachu, ma Tepig aiuta Ash a salvarlo. Iris prova ad catturare Tepig per tenerlo con sé, ma questi fa capire chiaramente che vuole Ash come Allenatore. I due diventano amici e il nostro eroe decide di usarlo per la lotta di Levantopoli. Intanto il Team Rocket riceve i nuovi ordini misteriosi da Giovanni...

Portuguese Official Summary

Enquanto Ash, Iris e seus Pokémon continuam em direção à Cidade de Striaton  e a 1ª Batalha de Ginásio de Ash na Região de Unova, Iris conta a Ash sobre o Clube de Batalha Pokémon,  um lugar onde treinadores podem desafiar livremente e batalhar uns com os outros para poderem desenvolver suas  habilidades. Mas quando Ash aceita um desafio de Batalha de um treinador lá, o Clube de Batalha de repente é fechado, depois de descobrirem que alguém ou alguma coisa está invadindo o clube! Pensando, a princípio, que poderia ser um Umbreon (anteriormente não visto na Região de Unova, Ash e Iris ficam surpresos ao descobrirem que a imagem borrada da fita de segurança é um Tepig magro e sujo, tentando roubar um pouco de comida. Após encontrarem e libertarem o Tepig de uma corda que estava amarrada ao focinho dele por um treinador que o havia abandonado lá no clube, Ash o alimenta com a comida Pokémon que ele queria, e assim ele fica perfeitamente saudável de novo! Parece que Tepig não é o único invasor, a Equipe Rocket  tem tentado roubar suprimentos do clube também. Mas quando a Equipe Rocket seqüestra Pikachu, um Tepig rejuvenecido ajuda Ash a  resgatar Pikachu com segurança e o faz retornar ao treinador agradecido. Quando Iris tenta pegar Tepig para ela, Tepig deixa muito claro  que quer que  Ash seja seu  treinador, e assim, uma manobra rápida com uma Pokébola e Tepig de repente é o mais novo amigo de nosso herói! Após  Ash decidir que irá usar Tepig em sua batalha na Cidade de Striaton, nossos heróis resumem sua jornada à Cidade de Striaton, enquanto ao mesmo tempo uma certa equipe passa   a receber ordens secretas de Giovanni para viajarem para lá também para sua próxima missão...

Finnish Official Summary

Kun Ash, Iris ja heidän Pokémoninsa jatkavat kohti Striaton Cityä Ashin ensimmäiseen saliotteluhaasteeseen Unova-alueella, Iris kertoo Ashille Pokémon-ottelukerhosta – paikasta, missä kouluttajat voivat vapaasti haastaa toisiaan ja otella hioakseen kykyjään. Mutta kun Ash hyväksyy siellä erään kouluttajan otteluhaasteen, ottelukerho suljetaankin yllättäen, kun selviää, että joku tai jokin on murtautunut sen varastoon! Luullen syyllistä ensin Umbreoniksi (jota ei ole aiemmin tavattu Unova-alueella) Ash ja Iris yllättyvät huomatessaan, että turvakameran suttuinen kuva esittikin likaista ja laihaa Tepigiä, joka yritti etsiä ruokaa. Kun Ash löytää Tepigin, hän irrottaa sen kärsän ympärille sidotun narun, jonka ajattelematon kouluttaja oli siihen sitonut ja sitten hylännyt Tepigin kerholle. Kun Tepig voi taas syödä kunnolla, Ash antaa sille niin paljon Pokémon-ruokaa kuin se haluaa, ja pian se onkin taas aivan kunnossa! Selviää, että Tepig ei ole ainoa alueella luvattomasti liikkuva – sillä Rakettiryhmä yrittää myös varastaa kerholta ruokaa. Mutta kun Rakettiryhmä sieppaa Pikachun, voimansa takaisin saanut Tepig auttaa Ashiä saamaan Pikachun takaisin turvallisesti kiitolliselle kouluttajalleen. Kun Iris yrittää siepata Tepigin omakseen, Tepig tekee hyvin selväksi, että se haluaa mieluumin Ashin kouluttajakseen. Nopeaa Poképallon viskausta myöhemmin Ash saakin Tepigistä itselleen uuden ystävän! Sen jälkeen, kun Ash päättää käyttävänsä Tepigiä Striaton Cityn ottelussa, sankarimme jatkavat matkaansa kohti Striaton Cityä. Samaan aikaan eräs tietty ryhmä saa salaisia ohjeita Giovannilta, joiden mukaan senkin täytyy lähteä Striaton Cityyn seuraavaa tehtäväänsä varten...

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Mientras Ash, Iris y sus Pokémon continúan hacia Ciudad Striaton y a la primera Batalla de Gimnasio de Ash en Región Unova, Iris le cuenta a Ash sobre el Club de Batalla Pokémon, un lugar donde los entrenadores pueden desafiarse y tener batallas libremente entre sí, con el fin de desarrollar sus habilidades. Pero cuando Ash acepta el reto de un entrenador, el Club de Batalla se cierra repentinamente, ¡cuando se descubre que alguien o algo entró sin autorización! Pensando en un primer momento que pudiera ser un Umbreon (hasta ahora no se habían visto en Región Unova), Ash e Iris se sorprenden al descubrir que la imagen borrosa en la cinta de seguridad es un Tepig sucio y flaco en busca de comida. Después de encontrar y liberar a Tepig de una cuerda atada a su nariz por un entrenador desconsiderado que lo había abandonado en el Club, Ash le da toda la comida Pokémon que quiere, y pronto vuelve a estar en perfecto estado de salud. Pero resulta que Tepig no es el único intruso, el Equipo Rocket también ha estado tratando de robar las provisiones del Club. Sin embargo, cuando el Equipo Rocket roba a Pikachu, Tepig, ya repuesto, ayuda a Ash a rescatarlo para devolverlo a su agradecido entrenador. Cuando Iris intenta atrapar a Tepig por su cuenta, Tepig deja muy claro que quiere que Ash sea su entrenador, y tras una maniobra rápida con una Pokébola, ¡Tepig es el nuevo amigo de nuestro héroe! Después de que Ash decide que usará a Tepig en su Batalla de Ciudad Striaton, nuestros héroes reanudan su viaje a Ciudad Striaton, mientras que al mismo tiempo otro equipo recibe órdenes secretas de Giovanni de viajar hasta allá, para su próxima misión…

Spanish Official Summary

Mientras Ash, Iris y sus Pokémon continúan hacia Ciudad Gres para el primer combate de Gimnasio de Ash en la región de Teselia, Iris le habla a Ash del Club de Combate, un lugar donde los Entrenadores pueden desafiar y combatir libremente unos contra otros para desarrollar sus habilidades. Pero cuando Ash acepta el desafío de un Entrenador para librar un combate, el Club de Combate de pronto se cierra tras descubrir que alguien ha irrumpido dentro. Aunque en un principio pensaban que podría ser un Umbreon (un Pokémon no procedente de la región de Teselia), Ash e Iris quedan sorprendidos al descubrir que la imagen borrosa en el vídeo de seguridad es un sucio y delgado Tepig tratando de conseguir comida. Tras encontrar y liberar a Tepig, al que un Entrenador inconsciente había abandonado allí con una cuerda atada al morro, Ash le alimenta con comida Pokémon y pronto recupera por completo su salud. Al parecer Tepig no es el único que ha irrumpido allí, sino que el Team Rocket también ha estado intentando robar provisiones del club. Pero cuando el Team Rocket rapta a Pikachu, un fortalecido Tepig ayuda a Ash a rescatarlo y devuelve a Pikachu a su agradecido Entrenador. Cuando Iris intenta capturar a Tepig, este deja claro que quiere que Ash sea su Entrenador. Con una rápida maniobra de su Poké Ball, Tepig es el nuevo amigo de nuestro héroe. Tras decidir Ash que usará a Tepig en su combate de Ciudad Gres, nuestros héroes continúan su viaje hacia Ciudad Gres. Mientras tanto, cierto Equipo recibe órdenes secretas de Giovanni de viajar hasta allí también para su siguiente misión.

English Great Britain Official Summary

As Ash and Iris continue toward Striaton City for Ash’s first Unova Gym battle, Iris tells Ash about the Pokémon Battle Club, a place where Trainers can battle each other to develop their skills. But after Ash accepts a challenge from a Trainer there, the Battle Club is suddenly closed down. It appears that someone—or something—has broken into the storage room where the food is kept! Based on the blurry image on the security tape, Ash thinks the culprit might be an Umbreon (a Pokémon that isn’t native to Unova). But when Ash puts some Pokémon food out to lure it, he and Iris are surprised to discover it’s really a dirty, skinny Tepig, trying to scrounge for dinner. Ash manages to calm the frightened Tepig and frees it from a rope that had been tied around its snout by an uncaring Trainer who abandoned it at the club. With the rope gone, Tepig can eat again, and under Ash’s care it quickly recovers its strength. It turns out that Tepig isn’t the only trespasser—Team Rocket has been attempting to steal supplies from the club as well. But when Team Rocket kidnaps Pikachu, Tepig helps Ash with the rescue. Iris then tries to catch Tepig for her own, but Tepig makes it very clear it wants Ash to be its new Trainer! Ash decides that he will send Tepig out in his battle at the Striaton City Gym. Our heroes resume their journey, while a certain group of villains gets secret orders from the Boss to travel to Striaton City for their next mission...

Russian Official Summary

По пути в Стриатон Сити, месту проведения первой для Эша битвы в регионе Юнова, Ирис рассказывает Эшу о бойцовских клубах, местах, где тренеры могут свободно бросать друг другу вызовы и сражаться, чтобы отточить свои умения. Но, как только Эш начинает битву, электроснабжение в клуб прекращается и звучит тревога. Похоже, кто-то проник на его территорию! Сначала всем кажется, что это Амбреон, которые, правда, не обитают в этих краях. Однако потом Эш и Ирис понимают, что это пыльный Тепиг, который ищет еды. Друзья ловят Тепига, снимают веревку с его носа и кормят. Вскоре он снова здоров! Но тут оказывается, что Тепиг – не единственный гость в клубе. Команда Р также проникла в здание, охотясь за продуктами. Затем Команда Р похищает Пикачу, но Тепиг помогает Эшу его спасти. Ирис пытается его поймать, но Тепиг дает понять, что хочет, чтобы его поймал Тепиг. И теперь у Эша есть новый друг! Эш решает, что использует Тепига в битве в гиме Стриатон. А, команда Р, тем временем, получает новое задание от Джовани.

Dutch Official Summary

Terwijl Ash, Iris en hun Pokémon hun reis vervolgen naar Striaton City, waar Ash zijn eerste Gym Gevecht in de Unova Regio zal houden, vertelt Iris hem over de Pokémon Vechtclub – een plek waar Trainers elkaar kunnen uitdagen om hun vaardigheden te verbeteren. Maar als Ash een uitdaging van een Trainer accepteert, is de Vechtclub opeens gesloten, omdat er iemand heeft ingebroken!  Nadat Ash en Iris eerst denken dat de dader een Umbreon is, ontdekken ze dat de vage verschijning op de band van de bewakingscamera een vieze, magere Tepig, die op zoek naar voedsel is. Ze bevrijden Tepig van het touw dat om zijn snuit gebonden is, door een Trainer die hem heeft verlaten en daarna geeft Ash hem een heleboel Pokémon voedsel en al snel is hij weer in perfecte gezondheid. Ze komen er achter dat Tepig niet de enige inbreker is – Team Rocket heeft ook geprobeerd om proviand van de club te stelen. Maar als Team Rocket Pikachu ontvoert, wordt Ash door een verkwikte Tepig geholpen en brengt hij Pikachu weer terug. Als Iris Tepig probeert te vangen, maakt Tepig duidelijk dat hij Ash als Trainer wil en al gauw zit hij in de Pokéball van Ash en is hij zijn nieuwe vriend! Nadat Ash heeft besloten om Tepig in te zetten tijdens zijn Striaton Gym Gevecht, vervolgen onze helden hun reis naar Striaton City, terwijl een ander team een geheime opdracht krijgt van Giovanni en daar ook voor hun volgende missie naartoe reist...

Norwegian Official Summary

Mens Ash, Iris og deres Pokémon fortsetter mot Striaton City og Ash sin første Unova-region Gym-kamp utfordring, forteller Iris Ash om Pokémon-kampklubben, et sted hvor trenere fritt utfordrer og kjemper mot hverandre for å utvikle ferdighetene sine. Men når Ash aksepterer en utfordring fra en trener der, blir kampklubben plutselig stengt, etter at det blir oppdaget av noen eller noe har brutt seg inn! De tenker først at det kan være en Umbreon (som ikke tidligere er sett i Unova-regionen), og Ash og Iris er overrasket over å oppdage at det uskarpe opptaket på overvåkningsvideoen er en skitten, tynn Tepig, som prøver å skaffe seg mat. Etter å ha funnet og satt fri Tepig fra et tau som har vært bundet rundt nesen dens av en ubetenksom trener som hadde forlatt den på klubben, forer Ash den med all Pokémon-maten den vil ha, og snart er den tilbake til god form! Det viser seg at Tepig ikke er den eneste inntrengeren – Team Rocket har også prøvd å stjele forsyninger fra klubben. Men når Team Rocket kidnapper Pikachu, hjelper en nå frisk og rask Tepig Ash med å få Pikachu trygt tilbake til sin takknemlige trener. Når Iris prøver å fange Tepig for å ha den selv, gjør Tepig det veldig klart at den vil at Ash skal være treneren dens, og etter en rask manøver med en Poké Ball er Tepig plutselig vår helts nyeste venn! Etter at Ash har bestemt seg for å bruke Tepig i sin kamp i Striaton City,  fortsetter våre helter på reisen til Striaton City, og samtidig får et visst Team sine hemmelige ordre fra Giovanni om å også reise dit på sitt neste oppdrag...

Swedish Official Summary

Medan Ash, Iris och deras Pokémon fortsätter mot Striaton City och Ashs första Gym-strid utmaning i Unova-regionen, berättar Iris för Ash om Pokémon-stridsklubben – en plats där tränare fritt kan utmana och strida mot varandra för att utveckla sina förmågor. Men när Ash accepterar en utmaning till strid från en tränare där, stängs stridsklubben plötsligt ner, efter det att det upptäckts att något eller någon har brutit sig in där! Först tror de att det är en Umbreon (hittills aldrig skådad i Unova-regionen), men sen överraskas de av att den suddiga bilden på övervakningskamerorna är en smal och smutsig Tepig som desperat försöker hitta mat! Efter han har hittat och befriat Tepig från det rep som tanklöst har knutits runt dess nos av en tränare som övergivit den där vid klubben, matar Ash den med så mycket Pokémon-mat den vill ha och snart är han åter vid perfekt hälsa. Det visar sig att Tepig inte är den enda inkräktaren – Team Rocket har också försökt stjäla provision från klubben. Men när Team Rocket kidnappar Pikachu, hjälper en mycket piggare Tepig Ash att rädda och återföra Pikachu till sin tacksamme tränare. När Iris försöker fånga tepig som sin egen gör Tepig det fullständigt klart att han vill ha Ash som sin tränare, så en snabb manöver med en Poké Ball och så är Tepig plötsligt vår hjältes nyaste vän! Efter det att Ash beslutar sig för att använda Tepig i sin strid i Striaton City, återupptar våra hjältar sin resa till Striaton City. Samtidigt får ett känt Team sina hemliga order från Giovanni att resa dit för sitt nästa uppdrag.

Danish Official Summary

Ash og Iris og deres Pokémon fortsætter mod Striaton City og Ash’ første Sal-kamp udfordring i Unova-regionen. Iris fortæller Ash om Pokémon-kampklubben – et sted hvor trænere frit kan udfordre og dyste mod hinanden for at udvikle deres evner. Men da Ash tager imod en kampudfordring fra en træner dér, bliver kampklubben pludselig lukket, efter man har opdaget, at nogen eller noget er brudt ind! Ash og Iris tænker først, det kunne være en Umbreon, som ingen dog hidtil har set i Unova-regionen - men til deres overraskelse viser de tågede billeder fra overvågningen en mager og beskidt Tepig, der prøver at skaffe sig noget mad. Ash finder Tepig og befrier den for et reb, som en ubetænksom træner har bundet om dens snude, før den blev efterladt der ved klubben, og giver den derefter al den Pokémon-mad, den kan spise, så den snart kommer helt til kræfter igen! Det viser sig at Tepig ikke er eneste ubudne gæst – Team Rocket har også forsøgt at stjæle af klubbens forsyninger. Men da Team Rocket stjæler Pikachu, hjælper den nu friske Tepig Ash med at redde Pikachu og få den hjem til den taknemmelige træner i god behold. Iris prøver at indfange Tepig til sig selv, men Tepig viser med al tydelighed, at den gerne vil have Ash som træner, så efter en hurtig manøvre med med en Poké Ball har vores helt fået en helt ny ven i Tepig! Ash beslutter sig for at bruge Tepig i sin Striation City kamp, og vores helte begiver sig videre på rejsen mod Striation City. Samtidig får også Team Rocket i al hemmelighed ordre fra Giovanni på at rejse til Striation City, hvor næste opgave venter dem..!

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 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 Iris
  • Japan アイリス
  • Japan Iris
  • Japan Iris
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  • United States Iris' Axew
  • Japan アイリスのキバゴ
  • Japan Iris no Kibago
  • Japan Iris' Kibago
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  • United States Ash's Oshawott
  • Japan サトシのミジュマル
  • Japan Satoshi no Mijumaru
  • Japan Satoshi's Mijumaru
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  • United States Don George
  • Japan ドン・ジョージ
  • Japan Don George
  • Japan Don George
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  • United States Ash's Tepig
  • Japan サトシのポカブ
  • Japan Satoshi no Pokabu
  • Japan Satoshi's Pokabu
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  • United States Matori
  • Japan マトリ
  • Japan Matori
  • Japan Matori
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  • United States Andre
  • Japan アンドレ
  • Japan Andre
  • Japan Andre
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  • United States Andre's Dewott
  • Japan アンドレのフタチマル
  • Japan Andre no Futachimaru
  • Japan Andre's Futachimaru
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  • United States Andre's Patrat
  • Japan アンドレのミネズミ
  • Japan Andre no Minezumi
  • Japan Andre's Minezumi
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  • United States Urara
  • Japan ウララ (イッシュ地方)
  • Japan Urara (Isshu-chihō)
  • Japan Urara (Isshu Region)
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  • United States Urara's Servine
  • Japan ウララのジャノビー (イッシュ地方)
  • Japan Urara no Janovy
  • Japan Urara's Janovy
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  • United States Urara's Deerling (Isshu)
  • Japan ウララのシキジカ (イッシュ地方)
  • Japan Urara no Shikijika (Isshu-chihō)
  • Japan Urara's Shikijika (Isshu Region)
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  • United States Shamus
  • Japan スワマ
  • Japan Suwama
  • Japan Suwama

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Woobat
  • Japan コロモリ
  • Japan Koromori
00:43

Paint Edit

The computer screens in Don George's Battle Club say 'Welcome' initially. Anime Language transcriptions:

Anime Language Decrypted
[bwtext]AELLCOME[/bwtext] AELLCOME

00:50

Paint Edit

Andre is a Pokémon Trainer that was visiting Don George's Battle Club in Karakusa Town. His name actually appears on the computer screen in the anime language when Ash and Iris noticed he was currently battling. His name is not in the Japanese closed captions or credits though. Anime Language transcriptions:

Anime Language Decrypted
[bwtext]ANDRE[/bwtext] ANDRE

00:51

Paint Edit

Urara is a Pokémon Trainer that was visiting Don George's Battle Club in Karakusa Town. His name actually appears on the computer screen in the anime language when Ash and Iris noticed he was currently battling. His name is not in the Japanese closed captions or credits though. Urara is generally a Japanese girls name but this is inconsequential as the person who was typesetting the name for the graphics probably just picked a name that they liked. Anime Language transcriptions:

Anime Language Decrypted
[bwtext]URARA[/bwtext] URARA

02:33

Scene Cut

Don George in the English dub is a bit more specific about getting the Pokémon healed whereas in the Japanese original he only implies what should be done.

Don George English Dub: Take your Servine to be healed.
Don George Japanese: Take Janovy.
(ジョージ): ジャノビーを運んであげなさい。
02:50

Paint Edit

The Zukan entry animation is the same one from BW001. Anime Language transcriptions:

Anime Language Decrypted
[bwtext]TSUTAZYA[/bwtext] TSUTAZYA

08:25

Script Error

Nyarth in the Japanese original tries to make noises like a Blacky would. Meowth in the English dub doesn't make Umbreon Pokémon noises to make is seem like he is the real thing.

Meowth: That's right, boys, it's me.
Nyarth: Blacky.
(ニャース): ブラッキー。

17:51

Script Error

The English dub adds an extra line for James just as they are trying to escape with Pikachu.

James: We're booked up.
10:07

Who's that Pokémon Black and White

11:04

Eyecatch Zekrom and Reshiram Eyecatch

Zekrom Commercial Intro Eyecatch with Satoshi and Pikachu.

Reshiram Commercial Return Eyecatch with Satoshi and Pikachu.
23:10

Okido Segment Pokémon Live Caster

Pokémon Live Caster & Senryu
Theme Pokémon Battle Club (ポケモンバトルクラブ)
Japanese うでじまん バトルクラブで あつくなれ
Romaji udejiman batoru kurabu de atsukunare
Translated Pride in your skills; get fired up at the Battle Club

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 BW M08 カラクサタウン
Japanese (Trans): Karakusa Town
Satoshi and Iris arrive at Karakusa Town.
Japan 01:06 ベストウイッシュ!
Japanese (Romanized): Best Wishes!
Japanese (Trans): Best Wishes!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:33 BW M07 なみのり
Japanese (Trans): Surf
Best Wishes Title Card
Japan 02:49 BW M23A 戦闘!ジムリーダー
Japanese (Trans): Battle! Gym Leader
Satoshi notices a battle in the Battle Club.
Japan 04:12 BW M30 A Story Satoshi and Andre prepare to battle.
Japan 04:27 BW M14C New Pokémon C Mijumaru appears, apparently eager to battle.
Japan 04:58 BW M21 Battle! Trainer Satoshi and Andre start the battle.
Japan 05:34 BW M05 Rocket Gang's Plan Rocket Gang plots an infiltration.
Japan 05:59 BW M09 Rocket Gang's Work Don George is warned about the alarm.
Japan 07:34 BW M25 It's Strange B The group notices the shadow of a Pokémon in the recording.
Japan 08:11 BW M16 Battle The search for the mysterious Pokémon begins.
Japan 08:49 BW M05 Rocket Gang's Plan Musashi decides to make Nyarth look like a Blacky.
Japan 09:17 BW M10 Rocket Gang's Operation The Battle Club members notice "Blacky".
Japan 10:06 BW M14B New Pokémon B Mijumaru appears from the Poké Ball again.
Japan 11:00 BW M38A Trying Out Eyecatch Break
Japan 11:05 BW M06A World of Pokémon Sponsor Message
Japan 11:16 BW M16 Battle Eyecatch Return
Japan 11:27 BW M25 It's Strange B A silhouette timidly appears from the corner to eat the food.
Japan 12:25 BW M24 It's Strange Satoshi and Iris run after Pokabu.
Japan 13:07 BW M29C ポケモン研究所
Japanese (Trans): The Pokémon Laboratories
Satoshi unties the rope from Pokabu's nose.
Japan 14:32 BW M10 Rocket Gang's Operation Nyarth shows the Battle Club members who he really is.
Japan 15:17 BW M09 Rocket Gang's Work Rocket Gang investigates the boxes in the warehouse.
Japan 16:36 BW M30 A Story Satoshi explains the Pokémon intruder's identity.
Japan 17:41 BW M09 Rocket Gang's Work Rocket Gang walks away.
Japan 17:55 ベストウイッシュTV BGM-M02 (ボーナストラック)
Japanese (Romanized): Best Wishes TV BGM-M02 (Bonus Track)
Japanese (Trans): Best Wishes TV BGM-M02 (Bonus Track)
Rocket Gang Isshu Motto
Japan 18:29 BW M10 Rocket Gang's Operation Satoshi starts attacking Rocket Gang with his Pokémon.
Japan 19:10 BW M16 Battle Pokabu steps up to rescue Pikachu from Rocket Gang.
Japan 20:47 BW M22B トレーナーに勝利!
Japanese (Trans): Victory over a Trainer!
Satoshi celebrates Pokabu's capture.
Japan 21:54 心のファンファーレ
Japanese (Romanized): Kokoro no Fanfare
Japanese (Trans): Fanfare of the Heart
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:15 BW M06C World of Pokémon Professor Okido's Pokémon Live Caster
Japan 24:16 BW M15 4番道路
Japanese (Trans): Route 4
Best Wishes Episode 5 Preview
Japan 24:45 ベストウイッシュ! (オリジナルカラオケ)
Japanese (Romanized): Best Wishes! (Original Karaoke)
Japanese (Trans): Best Wishes! (Original Karaoke)
Sponsor Message

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 32
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
07 Sep 2010 12:25 PM
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This was surely a great episode :3
There were some very funny moments, great animation (at some scenes they had kinda "movie" feel), lots of great new BGMs, and of course Pokabu :3
Mijumaru really is a cheeky brat :P
Team Rocket, despite some stupid Nyaasu/Burakki idea, seems to be taken much more seriously than in previous generations...
I give this episode full score. It was funny, eyecandy to watch, and definitely not a filler.
And Pokabu is cute
08 Oct 2010 11:46 AM
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POKABU! It's so cute! I kinda knew Ash was gonna catch one! Let's see if he gets Tsutarja too.
I can't believe that $*#@*)# did that to Pokabu! That jerk!
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I know it so unfair for anyone to do that it remains me of the one with charmander that happens he was so weak but now look that him one of ash powerful pokemon



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POKABU! It's so cute! I kinda knew Ash was gonna catch one! Let's see if he gets Tsutarja too.
I can't believe that $*#@*)# did that to Pokabu! That jerk!
08 Oct 2010 10:00 PM
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Considering "Battle Club!" was part of the title, we actually didn't see very much of a battle there or what else goes on at the club. A decent episode overall. I liked the Nyarth scene where he revealed himself to Don George and then quickly got out of town. That was a funny scene.
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I really wish that there could have been more Battle Club battles shown, but it was nice that Ash was able to capture a Pokabu. The battle between Janobi and Futachimaru was really cool, considering that Best Wishes is still a new season and there haven't been that many battles previously.
I agree that the hunt for a mystery Pokémon was pretty funny, but I was so scared when Team Rocket lifted up the box and found a knocked-out Pikacu. Not because of what Team Rocket could have done but because a fainted Pikachu outside of battle is a shock. I had forgotten that Pikachu was under the box!
It was horribly sad what happened to Pokabu as a result of trying to follow its trainer. And it was made even worse by the scene they showed with Pokabu trying to follow its trainer into the setting sun.
It would have been pretty cool to see an Umbreon in Isshu, but at least we got to see Meowth dressed up as one! That was definitely enjoyable.
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I really wish that there could have been more Battle Club battles shown, but it was nice that Ash was able to capture a Pokabu. The battle between Janobi and Futachimaru was really cool, considering that Best Wishes is still a new season and there haven't been that many battles previously.

I agree that the hunt for a mystery Pokémon was pretty funny, but I was so scared when Team Rocket lifted up the box and found a knocked-out Pikacu. Not because of what Team Rocket could have done but because a fainted Pikachu outside of battle is a shock. I had forgotten that Pikachu was under the box!
It was horribly sad what happened to Pokabu as a result of trying to follow its trainer. And it was made even worse by the scene they showed with Pokabu trying to follow its trainer into the setting sun.
It would have been pretty cool to see an Umbreon in Isshu, but at least we got to see Meowth dressed up as one! That was definitely enjoyable.
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Meowth not emulating the noises of an Umbreon in the English dub really bugged me in this one as it helped sell the distraction in the Japanese version. Otherwise the rest of the episode was once again quite accurate.

Dub episode edits: http://www.pocketmonsters.net/episodes/1179#Edits

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Ash, traveling through the Unova region aiming to become a Pokémon Master, is heading to Striaton City where the first Gym is located. Ash shouts out that they have finally arrived and he will finally have his Gym Match. Iris interrupts Ash, stating that they have actually arrived at Accumula Town. Iris suggests that Ash is such a child for not knowing a simple fact. Ash sighs, stating that he thought he could have had his Gym match already. Iris questions Ash if he would like to visit the Pokémon Battle Club located in Accumula Town as she was just about to go there. Ash questions Iris about the Pokémon Battle Club. Ash and Iris manage to arrive at the Pokémon Battle Club, a gigantic lime-green building adjacent to a nearby road. Ash and Iris step inside, and Iris introduces Ash to the Bulletin Board. Iris states that all trainers enter profiles of their Pokémon or what types of Pokémon they wish to face off against. Iris states that the Pokémon Battle Club is a place for trainers to battle freely and improve each other's techniques. The two step inside an adjacent room that contains a battlefield. Inside, two trainers prepare to battle. Ash queries his Zukan for the two trainer's Pokémon, Servine and Dewott. The Zukan chirps: "Servine, the Grass Snake Pokémon. The evolved form of Snivy. It evades attacks by slipping through the shadows of overgrown trees and grass. It skillfully uses its whips to counterattack". "Dewott, the Training Pokémon. The evolved form of Oshawott. The skill to wield its two scallswords with gliding swordsmanship is acquired through harsh training".

Janovy blazes forward, enveloping its tail in a green energy in preparation to launch Leaf Blade at its foe. Dewott responds, launching a devasting Water Gun that thrusts Servine into the ground, rolling back towards Iris and Ash. An older man interrupts the battle, commanding for the trainer to take Servine and leave. The young trainer rushes over to check on Servine's well being, and soon grabs him and races out of the stadium. The older man states to leave anything battle related to him. The man introduces himself as the Battle Manager, Don George. Iris introduces herself and Ash to Don. Ash states that he has heard that anyone can battle there freely. Don confirms that he is correct. Ash states that he would like to prepare for his next Gym match. Don notices Pikachu, a non-native Unova Pokémon, saying it is very unusual and begins rubbing Pikachu's head. Don states that it's a Pokémon that doesn't exist in the region. A trainer walks up and questions Ash if the Pikachu is his and if he is willing to have a Pokémon Battle. Ash accepts the challenge, stating that he was just looking for an opponent. The two eager trainers take position at opposite positions on the battlefield. Iris mentions that the trainer had previously used Dewott in the prior battle, however if he calls out a Water type again, Pikachu will have the advantage as an Electric type. Ash commands for Pikachu to take the battlefield. A few moments later, Oshawott explodes from his Monster Ball and takes the battlefield beside Ash. Ash shouts at Oshawott, questioning him why he popped out of his Monster Ball without being called. Oshawott begins banging his shell, as eager as ever to battle, knocking Pikachu to the ground. The opponent trainer extends his arm, releasing Dewott. Oshawott stares at Dewott for a moment, and turns Pikachu around, gesturing that Pikachu should battle instead. Ash recalls Oshawott into his Monster Ball and begins preparation for battle. Pikachu launches an electrifying Thunderbolt attack towards Dewott. Dewott manages to dodge, showing off its massive speed. Pikachu responds, flipping forward encasing its tail in iron and afterwards, smashes into Dewott for a direct hit. Dewott slams into the ground and slides backwards towards its trainer. Pikachu envelops its body in an electrical force, and begins rushing towards Dewott in preparation to launch Volt Tackle. Dewott anticipates the attack and dodges, forcing Pikachu to slam into the stadium wall. Dewott responds with Razor Shell, crossing its arms and striking Pikachu with both of its sharp shells. Meanwhile, Team Rocket begin preparations to infiltrate the Battle Club's storage room. James states they should being with their plan for the material requisition. Team Rocket step inside the storeroom, and an unknown Pokémon hops on top of a group of boxes positioned in the storeroom, managing to trigger the alarm. The three bolt away as the alarm continues to wail. Three men enter the stadium, and alert the Battle Manager to the emergency alarm. They announce that there is an intruder in the storehouse and that it must be the mysterious Pokémon again. Don apologizes stating that he will have to interrupt the battle. Ash ponders about the mysterious Pokémon they referred to. Iris squeals that she would like to investigate. Ash agrees and the two dash off through the stadium entrance.

The personnel determine there was barely any damage. Don states that their surveillance camera should have captured something and they should go and check it as soon as possible. Inside, one of the young employees types at a workstation, in an attempt to access the stored video. Don explains that lately the food in the storehouse has often been looted and there are many reports from eyewitnesses about an unfamiliar-looking Pokémon. Don states it is why they have setup surveillance cameras in order to find out the true identity of the mystery Pokémon. Ash shouts that if it's a new Pokémon species, he definitely wants to obtain it. Iris suggests that Ash is such a child because a new species cannot be found that easily. Don states that the fact that they're not easy to find makes the idea all the more romantic. The employee interrupts, announcing that the preparations have been completed. Don commands for him to play the video. The clip illuminates on the screen and a black silhouette can be seen bolting off. Jessie and James stumble for a few moments and begin retreating. Ash identifies the two humans in the video as Team Rocket. Don questions Ash about Team Rocket. Ash responds that they are bad guys who try to steal Pokémon from others. Don states he has a keen eye and requests for the video to be played back. Iris states the mystery Pokémon’s silhouette is black and slim and that she has never seen a Pokémon like it before. Ash begins tapping on his Zukan, querying an entry and hands it up to Don for examination. An image of Umbreon illuminates on the screen, and the device chirps in a robotic voice: "Umbreon, the Moonlight Pokémon. An evolved form of Eevee. When its body is exposed to the moon's waves, its ring patterns glow faintly, awakening a mysterious power". Iris squeals that it is so magnificent. Don states that there shouldn't be any Umbreon in the Unova Region and if it is true, will be a big discovery.

The men exit the Battle Club in search for Umbreon. Don announces they will now begin their search to get Umbreon. The men disperse and begin searching for the wild Umbreon. Iris suggests that they should help with the search as well. Team Rocket examines the group from behind a nearby building, watching for an opportunity to reattempt to complete their objective. A Battle Club employee reports to Don that there is no sign of Umbreon in his search area. Don shouts that they should search elsewhere for Umbreon. James states that they aren't looking for Team Rocket, but actually for an Umbreon. Jessie states she is unsure what it is about however it is their chance to reattempt the capture. Meowth suggests that while they're occupied with other things, they will continue their plan for the material requisition. Jessie opens a small case and reveals a small can of paint. Meowth questions Jessie about her intentions with the paint. Jessie states they will have Umbreon lead the personnel far away from the Battle Club. Meowth states it is a good idea, however is still unaware of Jessie's intentions. Afterwards, Team Rocket manage to use the paint to disguise Meowth as an Umbreon. Meowth begins banging on a nearby building in an attempt to attract Don's attention. Once Don turns around, Meowth reveals himself and growls, "Umbreon". Don races off in an attempt to capture "Umbreon". Meanwhile, Iris and Ash place various bowls of Pokémon Food around the location in an attempt to lure "Umbreon". Ash states that he is done setting up the Pokémon Food and questions what they should do next. Iris suggests that they should split up and keep watch. Iris states if the Pokémon was willing to go as far to search for food in the storehouse, it must be extremely hungry. Iris points down a nearby path and shouts she will keep watch over there and to call for her when he spots "Umbreon". Oshawott explodes out of his Monster Ball again, eager to help with the situation. Ash commands for Oshawott to watch the area together with Pikachu. Ash states that he will go and put Pokémon food in other places as well. Oshawott waits until Ash departs, and enters the storeroom to begin devouring the Pokémon food. Pikachu rushes over and begins shaking Oshawott to force him to stop eating the food. Oshawott swings his arm knocking Pikachu backwards into a group of crates. The crates fall down smashing Pikachu on his head and afterwards, a metal pan crashes down knocking Pikachu unconscious. Oshawott shrugs and continues devouring the Pokémon food.

Meanwhile, Ash hides behind foliage examining the area in preparation for the mystery Pokémon. After a few moments, a Tepig walks up and attempts to eat the food. A rope is bound around its mouth, which prevents it from eating any food. Ash readies an empty Monster Ball in an attempt to capture the "Umbreon". Ash steps up and realizes that "Umbreon" is actually a Tepig. Ash queries his Zukan, which chirps: "Tepig, the Fire Pokémon. It blows fire out of its nostrils, but when it is unwell, sooty smoke comes out instead of flames". Ash states that he mistook the Tepig for an Umbreon because it was so dirty and thin. Tepig continues to attempt to eat the food and rubs it's nose in an attempt to remove the rope. Ash realizes that the Tepig has trouble eating the Pokémon food because of the cord entangled around its snout. Ash begins to approach the Tepig, however it notices his presence and begins walking the opposite way. Iris walks through a nearby walkway, barely managing to miss the Tepig. Ash shouts to Iris that he has discovered the true identity of the mysterious Pokémon. Ash races towards the escaping Tepig, followed by Iris who shouts that she will capture it. Tepig turns into an adjacent hallway in an attempt to thwart its pursuers however is met by a dead end. Ash approaches the Tepig and suggests that it shouldn't worry. Ash grapes Tepig's body however it struggles to escape. Tepig attempts to shoot flames at Ash, however due to its condition, only manages to shoot out a dark sooty smoke. Ash states that Tepig should stay still, and begins removing the cord entangling its snout. Ash questions who would do such a poor thing to a Pokémon. Ash manages to successfully remove the cord as Iris sets down a full plate of Pokémon food. Tepig begins devouring the food with haste, and Ash suggests that it must have been extremely hungry. Meowth, disguised as an Umbreon, continues to thwart his pursuers, however is soon met with a dead end. After successfully reaching Meowth, the four men begin to weep because they have discovered the first Umbreon that has ever been found in the Unova region. One of the men suggest that it is a big discovery that will go down in history. Another man states that if they capture the Umbreon, it will ben an achievement that will be written about in textbooks. Meowth complains that he feels sorry for continuing to lie to the men. Meowth walks forward and announces that he actually isn't an Umbreon. Don questions Meowth, asking him what he means. Meowth begins to rub his head, revealing his amulet. Meowth states that he is just passing by. Don sighs at the thought that it was only just a "talking" Meowth. Meowth excuses himself and begins walking away. Don falls to the ground, complaining that he thought he'd get the first Umbreon of the Unova region and that he can't believe that it was only a "talking" Meowth. One of the men suggest that a "talking" Meowth is a rare sight indeed. Don comes to realize that he actually did discover a rare Pokémon, however manages to realize too late as Meowth scurries off into the distance. Team Rocket returns to the storehouse in an attempt to complete their objective. James states that they have cut off the wiring to the alarm system as well. Jessie suggests that she will keep watch as James retrieves the material. James begins opening the crates inside of the storehouse, searching for their object. After a few moments, James removes an empty box on the ground, revealing Pikachu in an unconscious state. James questions why Pikachu was inside of a box in the storehouse. Jessie suggests that no matter the reason, they have successfully captured Pikachu and there’s no doubt that Giovanni will be happy about their triumph.

Ash and Iris, with a revitalized Tepig, begin to return to Don to alert him to the good news. Iris states that now that Tepig has filled its stomach, its frame has returned to normal. Ash suggests that it should now be able to get better. Don exits the Battle Club, rushing up to Ash announcing that they had previously thought they had discovered Umbreon, however they were entirely mistaken. Ash states that what looked like an Umbreon was actually a Tepig. Ash explains that there was a rope tied around its mouth so that it could barely eat, which caused it to become very thin; which is why he thought it was an Umbreon when looking at the monitor. Don states that he has been the Tepig before. Don responds that it was a Pokémon that was abandoned by a Trainer who used to previously visit the Battle Club. Don states that after the Tepig lost in a battle, it's trainer stated that they didn't need weak Pokémon, and tied the Tepig to a post and left. Don explains that he attempted to untie the cord holding Tepig, however it tore through and left. Don suggests that while looking for it's previous owner, it must have become a stray Pokémon. Ash questions how anyone could treat a Pokémon so badly. Iris suggests that once she finds the trainer, she will punish him.

Afterwards, Team Rocket walk down a nearby pathway in an attempt to make their escape. Ash shouts out demanding to know what they are planning. James shouts that Ash should stop making false accusations. Jessie and James make their escape with a briefcase and a black bag. Oshawott follows them closely behind, jumping up and down in an attempt to draw Ash's attention towards Team Rocket. A muffled "Pika Pi" can be heard in Jessie's black bag. Ash shouts for Team Rocket to wait. Jessie and James spin around and shout if he insists they wait, the answer they give will be for the sake of tomorrow. Team Rocket deliver their intro, shouting they will write their name into the Earth. One of the young men manage to identify Meowth as previously disguised as Umbreon. Ash shouts for Team Rocket to give Pikachu back. James laughs that he is the one who left it inside of a box. Jessie states that there sure are curl trainers who dump their Pokémon (making an indirect reference between Ash and Tepig's trainer). Team Rocket suggest that they just merely helped Pikachu and what they do with Pikachu is entirely up to them. Oshawott launches a stream of water at Team Rocket, however Meowth removes a small device, which creates a glass shield, which envelops Team Rocket. The glass platform begins lifting, thrusting Team Rocket into the sky away from Ash. Ash races towards the group however slips and falls to the ground. Tepig steps onto the ground and displays its willingness to help. Tepig launches an Ember attack that collides with Team Rocket's capsule, causing it to rupture. Jessie manages to drop Pikachu in the explosion. Ash races forward, sliding and catching Pikachu. Through the debris, Team Rocket manage to escape on a group of hang gliders. Ash thanks Tepig for his assistance. Iris states that Tepig are actually quite cute and that she will capture it. Tepig begins shaking his head in disagreement and walks over towards Ash. Don laughs, shouting that Tepig has chosen Ash as its partner. Don suggests that Tepig went through a lot of hardship and has finally met an excellent trainer. Ash questions Tepig if he will join him on his journey and Tepig responds, shaking his head in agreement. Ash throws an empty Monster Ball, which explodes open capturing Tepig's essence. Ash grabs the Monster Ball, shouting out, "I got Tepig!". Ash proclaims that he will finally challenge Gym matches with his new friends. Ash questions Pikachu about Team Rocket's prior statement about him being inside a box. Pikachu attempts to explain the situation, flapping his arms in a wild motion. Meanwhile, Team Rocket manage to escape and establish communication with Giovanni. Giovanni announces that their next destination will be Straiton City. Giovanni commands that soon after reaching Straiton City, they will contact headquarters and he will have them investigate a certain place.

With the addition of a new friend Ash finally challenges the Gym match. Now, what kind of battle will unfold?
10 Mar 2012 03:01 PM
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Title: Kampklubben og Tepig's valg!