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  • Japan 2013-05-12 かくとうポケモン! だいバトル! / 軍団員100万人を目指す「ポケスマゲノセクト軍団」が今回も大活躍! / ニンフィア中川登場!? / ポケモンバトルにエビ中が登場!
  • Japan 2013-05-12 Kakutō Pokémon! Dai battle! / Gundan-in hyakuman-nin wo mezasu 'PokéSma Genesect Gundan' ga konkai mo daikatsuyaku! / Nymphia Nakagawa tōjō!? / Pokémon battle ni EbiChū ga tōjō!
  • Japan 2013-05-12 Fighting Pokémon! The Big Battle! / The 'PokéSma Genesect Army' is Hard at Work Today as Well, Aiming for 1 Million Members! / Nymphia Nakagawa Appears!? / EbiChu Takes the Stage for the Pokémon Battle!
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As usual, the episode started the hosts greeting the viewers with a 'Pokémorning!', before Golgo introduced the "You Choose! The Pokémon Anime Requests" segment. Yamamoto had chosen today's request, which came from 6 year old Tomoaki Ajiki (安食 智朗) from Osaka. He had drawn a picture of Ebiwalar, which he thought looked really strong and cool because it was a boxer. Since he was boxing as well, he really wanted to see Ebiwalar's boxing match, and thus requested Pocket Monsters episode 29, Fighting Pokémon! The Big Battle! ( かくとうポケモン!だいバトル!). A summary of that can be found in our episode guide. Professor Red cut to the episode with "Ok! PokéReq GO!"

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As we return from the rerun episode, it seems Professor Red and the International Division have disappeared. Red quickly announces his arrival, though, and what appears to be the Genesect Army in their Hi-Speed Morphs fly in in front of the camera. Golgo tells them to come forward already, and it's revealed that what we saw flying in front of the camera were papier-mache models held up by fishing rods.

The Genesect Army introduce themselves, and Golgo asks what they're going here, and how many members they've recruited thus far, since their goal was 1 million. Red explains that they've been having a bit of trouble, and that they've only managed to get 8 additional members thus far, but that they'll make sure to get at least 1000 total members before the day is up. As they set out to recruit more members, Golgo says he'll go with them this time, and joins them on their quest.

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PokéSma Genesect Army: Dispatch!

Red explains that today's plan is to recruit various organizations in their entirety. As they walk through the city, Niccolo spots a soccer team heading for practice, and the Army decides to follow them to their practice hall. The team they followed is the kindergartener soccer team FC Ooizumi Gakuen (FC大泉学園), which has 28 players in total. Red explains to the coach that they want all the kids to join the Genesect Army in order to hype the upcoming movie. The coach says it'll get in the way of their training, so Niccolo suggests a 3-on-3 penalty kick contest; if the Army wins, the kids will all join.

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The contest uses two goals lined up next to each other, with one point being awarded for each goal. The players from the Genesect Army also get to shoot from half the distance the soccer players do. Still, the soccer players manage to score on their two first attempts, while the Genesect Army players miss on both their first. Despite the Army losing, Golgo still manages to convince the coach to let the players join, and as such, the Genesect Army add another 28 members to their ranks.

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The Eievui Akiyama Friends

Yamamoto and Baba once again visit the Eievui Akiyama House with questions from the viewers. They call on Eievui Akiyama, and give him the question of the day, sent by Tomoki Hayashi from Tokyo: "Does Nymphia live at the Eievui Akiyama House?" Just then, a fancy socialite walks up, eventually introducing herself as Nymphia Nakagawa. She hands them her overly flashy business car, as Eievui Akiyama explains that she's a proper lady. Baba asks her where she's moved here from, and she says she comes from Philadelphia. He then asks why she's at the Eievui Akiyama House when her name is Nakagawa, and Eievui Akiyama explains that she's just a friend of the house, and Yamamoto and Baba point out that adding Nymphia Nakagawa to the Eievui Akiyama House is going to help a lot in hyping the upcoming movie short.

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Baba then finally asks the question that's been on everyone's mind, and that has been sent to the show so many times since Nymphia got revealed;

From Satomi of Hokkaido: "What type is Nymphia Nakagawa?"

She doesn't seem all that willing to answer, so Baba suggests they do some tests in order to figure it out. Yamamoto points out that out of the 17 possible Pokémon types, Nymphia Nakagawa isn't going to be any of those a previous Eievui evolution has, which deconfirms the Normal, Water, Electric, Fire, Psychic, Dark, Grass and Ice types right off the bat. First, they decide to let her show off some of her skills, to see if they can give a hint towards the type. Nymphia Nakagawa pulls out a pair of nunchaku from her bag and demonstrate some tricks with those, making Yamamoto guess that this means she's a Fighting type. Baba suggests having her fight a martial artist to make sure, and a martial artist wielding an empty oil drum walks in. He instantly defeats her, and Yamamoto concludes that she's probably not a Fighting type after all.

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Next, Nymphia Nakagawa demonstrates her skill in breaking ice, an ability she seems to have confidence in despite appearing quite weak earlier. And sure enough, she manages to break a plate of ice with a single chop. Baba says that if she's strong against ice, that means she might be a Steel type, and Yamamoto says that would mean the Poison type would have no effect on her. As such, they run a test to see if she's immune against poison, putting her face into a box, and then injecting the smell from a piece of kusaya into it. She immediately starts choking and gagging from the smell, making it seem more like it's super effective. It appears it'll be hard to determine the type by running this type of tests.

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As Baba and Yamamoto try to think of what to do next, Nymphia Nakagawa gets a phone call, and says she'll have to go, she just got invited to a party for the movie voice actors. Baba and Yamamoto ask if they can come as well, since they're trying to hype the movie, and both they and Eievui Akiyama go along with her.

In the meantime, Golgo and the Genesect Army have arrived at a practice of the mothers' choir group Chor Dolce (コール・ドルチェ), which numbers a total of 15 members. They greet the group with a "Pokémorning", but receive no reply, Golgo pointing out that they probably don't know the term. It turns out the choir isn't particularly familiar with Pokémon in the first place, but after Golgo and Red explain that they're trying to hype the upcoming movie, and want them to join the Genesect Army, they go along with it, saying it doesn't look like they have any other choice. The choir does a quick performance of the army's "Gene~" call, and the army has added another 15 members.

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Eievui Akiyama, Yamamoto and Baba have followed Nymphia Nakagawa to her party, where they meet Takashi Yoshimura and Kenta Tokui from the comedy duo Heisei Nobushi Kobushi. Yamamoto asks where the voice actors are, and Nymphia Nakagawa points out that it's those two, and Yoshimura explains that they are going to do guest roles in the upcoming movie.

Yoshimura says he'll be playing the role of Eric, a Pokémon Hills guide, and that he'll have a good amount of lines were he guides Satoshi and friends through the area, and that this is an important role. They ask him to perform one of his lines, and he makes an attempt at reciting the line he has in the trailer, saying "この街が危ない!" ("This town is in danger!"). We're shown a clip from the trailer that shows the line was actually (このままでは街が危ない!) "At this rate, the town will be in danger!", but it's still impressive for an improptu recital. He then recites some lines that weren't in the trailer, "My name is Eric! I work at Pokémon Hills!", as well as the grunting Eric makes while running. Next up is Tokui, who says that while Yoshimura is playing a human, he's been cast as a Ishitsubute. While they haven't done any dubbing work on the movie itself yet, Tokui has practiced for the role, and does a quick impression of how he plans on playing it. The segment then ends with the two saying to make sure to watch the movie.

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Meanwhile, the Genesect Army have found a grade school full of enthusiastic children. They're from the Takasago Grade School (高砂小学校) in Sota, Saitama, and the assembled children number a total of 159. They all join the Army right away, and Red says he has a mission for them - to make a "Genesect expression" with their bodies. Red has them line up in a specific formation on the school grounds, before he and Golgo head to the school roof, where we see they've been lined up to form the word "Gene~!" (ゲノー!) And with that, the Genesect Army only needs another 999790 members to reach their goal! They're getting there.

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The Genesect Army return to Pokémon Enterprise with the result of today's recruiting. Red points out that while they have 210 members now, it'll take a while to assemble 1 million at the pace they're currently going at, so Baba gives him a good idea; Enlist the help of the television viewers. Yamamoto announces that viewers can go to the official movie website and submit photos featuring Genesect, and that by doing this they'll join the Army. Shoko-tan then adds in that there will be a special gift available once they reach 1000 members. The announcer then goes over the rules, explaining that the photos can be both of yourself in a Genesect costume, Genesect merchandise, or anything else portraying Genesect in some way, and that photos can also be submitted by mail.

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Pokémon battle

Shoko-tan announces that today, they have some special guests related to the movie: Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku, the singers of Let's Hold Hands, the ending theme to Pocket Monsters Best Wishes Season 2 Decolora Adventure. Hinata Kashiwagi (柏木 ひなた) and Rina Matsuno (松野 莉奈) walk onto the set and introduce themselves. Yamamoto points out that EbiChu has 9 members total, and aks where the rest are, and Rina answers by holding up finger dolls of the remaining members. Golgo says that Shoko-tan mentioned that they were related to the movie, and asks in what way, and the two member of the group announce that "Let's Hold Hands" will also be used as the ending theme for the movie short Pikachu and its Eievui Friends. Shoko-tan then brings in the current movie poster, and points to the listed credits for the short's ending theme. Golgo asks them to perform the song, but Rina tells him that'll have to wait until all 9 of them are gathered. Hinata says she wants to have a Pokémon battle, and that since they're in the Eievui-themed short, she wants a battle where only Eievui ad its evolutions can be used.

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Maru goes up against Hinata, while "Nice Yamamoto" (ni-ni-ni-nice!) and Red provide the commentary. The battle ends up quite even, but Hinata manages to secure the win in the end, turning Maru's slight lead around (ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-nice!). After congratulating her, Golgo tells them to bring the entire group next time, so they can perform their song.

The Marketing Division's Pokémon Movie News

Shoko-tan ends the episode by announcing that they have yet another guest related to the movie on the set... and Leafia Akiyama walks in. As he offers Golgo grass rice cakes and Red a home-made sticker, Golgo asks him what he has to tell them about the movie.

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He explains that it's about the previously mentioned event that will be held across the country, the "Exciting Pokémon Carnival" (ポケモンわくわくカーニバル), which allows people to experience the world of the movie and its accompanying short. These events will feature various attractions sporting designs featuring Eievui and its various evolutions, including the new Pokémon Nymphia, and visitors will also get the chance to receve a special sun vizor, as well as participate in a "Pikachu and its Eievui Friends Rally".

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Further information can be found on the official movie website.