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  • Japan ニビジム・史上最大の危機!
  • Japan Nibi Gym, shijō saidai no kiki!
  • Japan The Greatest Crisis in Nibi Gym's History!
  • South Korea 회색체육관! 사상 최대의 위기!


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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Ash's Pikachu
  • Japan サトシのピカチュウ
  • Japan Satoshi no Pikachu
  • Japan Satoshi's Pikachu
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  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
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  • United States Dawn
  • Japan ヒカリ
  • Japan Hikari
  • Japan Hikari
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  • United States May
  • Japan ハルカ
  • Japan Haruka
  • Japan Haruka
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  • United States Flint
  • Japan ムノー
  • Japan Munō
  • Japan Muno
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  • United States Forrest
  • Japan ジロー
  • Japan Jirō
  • Japan Jiro
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  • United States Max
  • Japan マサト
  • Japan Masato
  • Japan Masato
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  • United States Brock's Sudowoodo
  • Japan タケシのウソッキー
  • Japan Takeshi no Usokkie
  • Japan Takeshi's Usokkie
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  • United States Brock's Steelix
  • Japan タケシのハガネール
  • Japan Takeshi no Haganeil
  • Japan Takeshi's Haganeil
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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 Lola
  • Japan ミズホ
  • Japan Mizuho
  • Japan Mizuho
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  • United States Salvadore
  • Japan サブロー
  • Japan Saburō
  • Japan Saburo
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  • United States Yolanda
  • Japan ヨモコ
  • Japan Yomoko
  • Japan Yomoko
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  • United States Tommy
  • Japan ゴロウ
  • Japan Gorō
  • Japan Goro
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  • United States Cindy
  • Japan ムツコ
  • Japan Mutsuko
  • Japan Mutsuko
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  • United States Suzie
  • Japan ナナコ
  • Japan Nanako
  • Japan Nanako
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  • United States Timmy
  • Japan ヤオキ
  • Japan Yaoki
  • Japan Yaoki
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  • United States Billy
  • Japan クロウ
  • Japan Kurō
  • Japan Kuro
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  • United States Tilly
  • Japan トオコ
  • Japan Tōko
  • Japan Toko
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  • United States Lola's Marill
  • Japan ミズホのマリル
  • Japan Mizuho no Maril
  • Japan Mizuho's Maril
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  • United States Forest's Rhyperior
  • Japan ジローのドサイドン
  • Japan Jirō no Dosidon
  • Japan Jiro's Dosidon
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  • United States Nurse Joy's Latias
  • Japan ジョーイのラティアス
  • Japan Joy no Latias
  • Japan Joy's Latias

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Caterpie
  • Japan キャタピー
  • Japan Caterpie
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  • United States Metapod
  • Japan トランセル
  • Japan Transel
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  • United States Pidgeotto
  • Japan ピジョン
  • Japan Pigeon

Paint Edit

Nibi Gym doesn't have a label on the rock in the top left corner which was originally seen in the 5th episode of the original series. This was most likely done so there was no paint edit to be done for alternative languages.

Special First-Airing Segment Upcoming Episodes Preview

At the end of the 1-hour DP special, a preview for BW23 and 24 The Rocket Gang VS the Plasma Gang! was shown. This clip gives the basic outline for the episodes.

Sakaki lands in the Isshu region. The Rocket Gang's grand plan begins. Preparations have finished and the main part of their mission will now begin.

The age of the ancients is still alive. From within the Ancient Castle, which has been sleeping in the Resort Desert, the Meteonite finally shows itself! It's almost like the sun...

The Rocket Gang has reached the final phase of taking complete control over Isshu. Just then, a mysterious organization attacks them! The Rocket Gang and the Plasma Gang have a fierce fight over the Meteonite! The energy is swelling with increasing speed! All of a sudden, the Meteonite goes wild!

And so, the countdown towards the destruction of Hiun City begins...! Will Satoshi and Pikachu be able to save Hiun City from danger in the end?
Episode Music Regions
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Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 Movie 9 BGM - It's Drinking Time! Takeshi has returned to Nibi City.
Japan 00:46 2002-2005(AG)-M42 進化おめでとう
Japanese (Romanized): Shinka omedetō
Japanese (TL): Congratulations for the Evolution
Title Card
Japan 01:29 Movie 3 BGM - An E-Mail to Okido Takeshi goes to the gym to see what's going on.
Japan 03:07 Movie 3 BGM - Scaling the Waterfall Joy reveals she works for the Pokémon Inspection Bureau and is a Pokémon Inspector.
Japan 04:38 タケシのパラダイス
Japanese (Romanized): Takeshi no Paradise
Japanese (TL): Takeshi's Paradise
Takeshi sends out Usokkie.
Japan 04:57 タケシのパラダイス(オリジナルカラオケ)
Japanese (Romanized): Takeshi no Paradise (Original Karaoke)
Japanese (TL): Takeshi's Paradise (Original Karaoke)
Switches to karaoke version partway through the song.
Japan 06:24 Movie 3 BGM - A Shattering Reveal Joy informs Takeshi that a conference the the Inspection Bureau will deterime the results.
Japan 07:16 Movie 9 BGM - Carnival Organ Takeshi's parent's return.
Japan 08:16 Movie 9 BGM - Takeshi Flirts with Hiromi Takeshi's dad explains the situation to him.
Japan 08:52 1997-1998-M63 Taken for a Fool Takeshi's parents realize he's growing up.
Japan 09:54 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Eyecatch Intro
Japan 10:00 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Eyecatch Return
Japan 10:57 ダイアンの気持ち
Japanese (Romanized): Diane no Kimochi
Japanese (TL): Diane's Feelings
Joy talks about Takeshi's Breeder skills being very remarkable.
Japan 11:59 ミュウ~はじまりの樹2
Japanese (Romanized): Mew ~ Hajimari no ki 2
Japanese (TL): Mew ~ The Tree of World's Origin 2
Everyone's asleep in bed.
Japan 14:25 Movie 5 BGM - Latios and Latias Attack Zanner and Lions Joy sends out a Latias.
Japan 14:59 ラティオスの元へ!
Japanese (Romanized): Ratiasu no Moto e!
Japanese (TL): Going to Latias
Latias uses Recover.
Japan 16:45 フライゴン登場
Japanese (Romanized): Flygon Toujou
Japanese (TL): Flygon's Appearance
Dosidon uses Megahorn.
Japan 18:10 Movie 3 BGM - Bedtime They go check up on Dosidon.
Japan 18:52 ミーのテーマ~美しき街
Japanese (Romanized): Me no thema ~ Utsukushiki machi
Japanese (TL): Me's Theme ~ A Beautiful Town
Nibi Gym continues on!
Japan 19:58 タケシのパラダイス(オリジナルカラオケ)
Japanese (Romanized): Takeshi no Paradise (Original Karaoke)
Japanese (TL): Takeshi's Paradise (Original Karaoke)
Japan 20:46 君の胸にlalala
Japanese (Romanized): Kimi no mune ni la la la
Japanese (TL): In Your Heart, La La La
Japanese Ending Theme
Japan 22:08 BW M15 4番道路
Japanese (TL): Route 4
Episode Preview (Best Wishes 19)
Japan 22:50 ファンファーレ
Japanese (TL): Fanfare
Professor Okido’s Great Pokémon Examination
Japan 22:50 舞踏会
Japanese (Romanized): Butou Kai
Japanese (TL): Ballroom Dance
Switch on!

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 24
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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This looks very similar to the last two times Brock returned to Pewter Gym and saw Forrest.
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I was really looking forward to watching this episode, since Takeshi is definitely my all-time favorite character, hands down.

And indeed, this was truly a great episode, though I was kind of annoyed at how liberal they've become with the appearance of Legendary Pokémon...
In this episode, you can relly see how much Takeshi has changed over the different seasons... and how poor a trainer he is now (though there's no doubt it was made so on purpose). He's different person alright, but he still acts silly in front of pretty women... guess some things never change, hopefully!

Though, I have to admit I didn't remember much about Takeshi's parents... didn't know his mother was still at home, and I was quite surprised to see how 'weird' his father have become, compared to how he is in the original season.

Anyway, I was really glad to see Takeshi 'back', especially in an episode entirely dedicated to him. As many people have already said, he really didn't get that much love during the DP season. As opposed to Hikari, there's like +0.01% of chance we might see him in another episode, or even in a new season, though I'm really not counting on that.

As for the preview of the upcoming events in the B&W series, I found it really exciting. Looks like there's some real serious stuff coming up, quite "movie-worthy" I might say. Though I always enjoyed to see Rocket Gang flying away in almost every single episode, I'm still glad to see they're going to get some pretty big roles in the upcoming episodes. I just their unavoidable defeat in the end won't be the end for them. I wouldn't quite like to lose my second favorite ''character'', Takeshi was enough.

But I was quite surprise to see such preview footage so early in the series, isn't a bit early? I have not played Black and White yet, so I don't really know when the events seen in this preview are supposed to take place, but I've got the impression they're going much more quickly with the storyline than they had done so with the previous series. I mean, the 3rd gym battle seems to be taking place in episode 25, while in DP for example, the first one only took place in episode 16. Not quite as quick as the very first season, but still...

Well, anyway, I really enjoyed this Takeshi-special episode, and I'm really looking forward to upcoming B&W episodes!