Home / Episode Guide / サヨナラ…そして、たびだち!/Gotta Catch Ya Later!/A Farewell... then a Departure!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2003-10-18 Gotta Catch Ya Later!
  • Japan 2002-11-07 サヨナラ…そして、たびだち!
  • Japan 2002-11-07 Sayonara…soshite, tabidachi!
  • Japan 2002-11-07 A Farewell... then a Departure!
  • Germany Auf Wiedersehen, Freunde!
  • France Les adieux
  • Spain ¡Ya te cogeré más tarde!
  • Sweden 2004-05-01 En ny resa
  • Italy Addii e partenze
  • Mexico ¡Hasta pronto, amigos!
  • Finland 2004-05-16 Ottelemisiin
  • Taiwan 再見和啟程
  • Poland Złapię Cię później!
  • Netherlands Ik zie je later
  • Brazil A Gente Se Vê Depois!
  • Israel אנחנו עוד נתראה
  • Czechia Chyťte je později
  • Norway Vi sees senere
  • Denmark Afskedens Time
  • Portugal Vemo-nos mais Tarde!
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Japan Screenplay 園田英樹 (Hideki Sonoda)
Japan Storyboard 浅田裕二 (Yūji Asada)
Japan Animation Director 岩根雅明 (Masaaki Iwane)
Japan Episode Director 浅田裕二 (Yūji Asada)

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Summary

English Official Summary

With the Johto League Silver Conference behind them, Ash, Brock and Misty head back to Viridian City to relax. Their vacation is cut short when Misty receives an urgent call beckoning her back to Cerulean City to run the gym while her sisters cruise the world. Brock, too, realizes that has things he has to do. After a teary goodbye, Ash returns home to Pallet Town—but soon grows restless for adventure. When his former rival Gary takes off on a new journey, leaving behind all of his Pokémon except Blastoise, Ash starts thinking about his next journey. Maybe it's time to check out the Hoenn region after all.

Italian Official Summary

Lasciandosi alle spalle la Conferenza Argento della Lega di Johto, Ash, Brock e Misty ritornano a Smeraldopoli (Viridian City) per concedersi un po' di riposo.

Portuguese Official Summary

Com sua aventura na Liga Johto terminada, Ash decide voltar para a Cidade de Pallet. Mas não demora nem um pouco antes dele dizer adeus a Brock e Misty para partir sozinho em uma nova aventura!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Con su aventura de la Liga Johto a cuestas, Ash decide regresar a Pueblo Paleta. Pero pronto debe despedirse de Brock y de Misty, y comenzar solo una nueva aventura.

Spanish Official Summary

Con el Congreso Plata de la Liga Johto a sus espaldas, Ash, Brock y Misty se dirigen a Ciudad Verde para descansar.

English Great Britian Official Summary

With the Johto League Silver Conference behind them, Ash, Brock and Misty head back to Viridian City to relax. Their vacation is cut short when Misty receives an urgent call beckoning her back to Cerulean City to run the gym while her sisters cruise the world. Brock, too, realizes that has things he has to do. After a teary goodbye, Ash returns home to Pallet Town—but soon grows restless for adventure. When his former rival Gary takes off on a new journey, leaving behind all of his Pokémon except Blastoise, Ash starts thinking about his next journey. Maybe it's time to check out the Hoenn region after all.

Dutch Official Summary

Het Johto League avontuur ligt achter hem en Ash besluit terug te gaan naar Pallet Town. Maar veel te vroeg moet hij Brock en Misty alweer gedag zeggen en alleen op pad gaan voor een nieuw avontuur!

French Official Summary

Maintenant que la Conférence Argentée de la Ligue Johto est terminée, Sacha, Pierre et Ondine retournent à Jadielle pour se reposer.

German Official Summary

Nach Abschluss der Johto-Liga-Silberkonferenz reisen Ash, Rocko und Misty zurück nach Vertania City, wo sie sich ausruhen wollen.

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Gary Oak
  • Japan オーキド・シゲル
  • Japan Shigeru Ōkido
  • Japan Shigeru Okido
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  • United States Delia Ketchum
  • Japan ハナコ
  • Japan Hanako
  • Japan Hanako
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  • United States Ash's Mr. Mime (Mimey)
  • Japan サトシのバリヤード (バリちゃん)
  • Japan Satoshi no Barrierd (Barri-chan)
  • Japan Satoshi's Barrierd
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  • United States Misty's Togepi
  • Japan カスミのトゲピー
  • Japan Kasumi no Togepi
  • Japan Kasumi's Togepi
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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 Professor Samuel Oak
  • Japan オーキド ユキナリ博士
  • Japan Yukinari Okido-hakase
  • Japan Professor Yukinari Okido
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  • United States Brock's Vulpix
  • Japan タケシのロコン
  • Japan Takeshi no Rokon
  • Japan Takeshi's Rokon
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  • United States Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
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  • United States Lily
  • Japan ボタン
  • Japan Botan
  • Japan Botan
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  • United States Daisy
  • Japan サクラ
  • Japan Sakura
  • Japan Sakura
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  • United States Violet
  • Japan アヤメ
  • Japan Ayame
  • Japan Ayame
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  • United States Ash's Squirtle
  • Japan サトシのゼニガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zenigame
  • Japan Satoshi's Zenigame
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  • United States Ash's Lapras
  • Japan サトシのラプラス
  • Japan Satoshi no Laplace
  • Japan Satoshi's Laplace
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  • United States Tracey Sketchit
  • Japan ケンジ
  • Japan Kenji
  • Japan Kenji
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  • United States Brock's Forretress
  • Japan タケシのフォレトス
  • Japan Takeshi no Foretos
  • Japan Takeshi's Foretos
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  • United States Erika's Gloom
  • Japan エリカのクサイハナ
  • Japan Erika no Kusaihana
  • Japan Erika's Kusaihana
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  • United States Erika
  • Japan エリカ
  • Japan Erika
  • Japan Erika
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States James's Weezing
  • Japan コジロウのマタドガス
  • Japan Kojirō no Matadogas
  • Japan Kojiro's Matadogas
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  • United States Misty's Politoed
  • Japan カスミのニョロトノ
  • Japan Kasumi no Nyorotono
  • Japan Kasumi's Nyorotono
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  • United States Kail
  • Japan ブルース・リン
  • Japan Bruce Rin
  • Japan Bruce Rin
Kim
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  • United States Kim
  • Japan ブルース・チャン
  • Japan Bruce Chan
  • Japan Bruce Chan
Kai
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  • United States Kai
  • Japan ブルース・シャン
  • Japan Bruce Sham
  • Japan Bruce Sham
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  • United States Kail's Hitmonlee
  • Japan ブルース・リンのサワムラー
  • Japan Bruce Rin no Sawamular
  • Japan Bruce Rin's Sawamular
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  • United States Kim's Hitmonchan
  • Japan ブルース・チャンのエビワラー
  • Japan Bruce Chan no Ebiwalar
  • Japan Bruce Chan's Ebiwalar
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  • United States Kai's Hitmontop
  • Japan ブルース・シャンのカポエラー
  • Japan Bruce Sham no Kapoerer
  • Japan Bruce Sham's Kapoerer

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Sentret
  • Japan オタチ
  • Japan Otachi
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  • United States Ho-oh
  • Japan ホウオウ
  • Japan Houou
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Culture Reference

Bruce Chan, Bruce Rin and Bruce Sham's names, in addition to being references to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, are a play on "Chan Rin Sham" (ちゃん リン シャン), the tagline for shampoo brand Soft in 1. The phrase is short for Chanto rinse shitekureru shampoo desu (ちゃんとリンスしてくれるシャンプーです), meaning "Shampoo that rinses properly"
13:18

Who's that Pokémon Master Quest

Hoppip - These light creatures are easily blown away by the wind.
14:04

Who's that Pokémon Gold and Silver

23:35

Okido Segment Pokémon Lecture

Pokémon Lecture & Senryu
Pokémon Chicorita (チコリータ)
Japanese チコリータ とっしんこうげき ちとこりた
Romaji
Translated

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 Ready Go!
Japanese (Romanized): Ready Go!
Japanese (Trans): Ready Go!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:28 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
A slightly faster version of the beginning of the track plays as a shot of the group watching Nibi City is shown.
Japan 01:51 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card
Japan 01:59 1997-1998-M77B ポケモンセンター
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Center
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Center
The group talks with Nurse Joy in Nibi City's Pokémon Center.
Japan 02:58 Movie 1 Short - Yadon Eyecatch Sakura announces in an unpleasant rush that she and her other sisters leave the Hanada Gym to Kasumi.
Japan 03:36 1997-1998-M09 再会
Japanese (Romanized): Saikai
Japanese (Trans): Reunion
Kasumi remembers Satoshi taking her bike in the first day they met.
Japan 04:46 1999-2001-M14 Guitar Fight! The Strongest Pokémon Brothers present themselves.
Japan 05:16 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Kasumi sends out Nyorotono to start the battle against Shan, one of the brothers.
Japan 06:06 1997-1998-M57 ポケモンジム
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Gym
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Gym
Satoshi and Takeshi join forces with Kasumi to battle the three brothers.
Japan 07:11 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
Rocket Gang puts two goals on the opposite ends of the field.
Japan 07:18 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
The goals start to come together trapping Satoshi, Kasumi, Takeshi, the brothers, and all the Pokémon inside.
Japan 08:26 1999-2001-M21 こうそくせん
Japanese (Romanized): Kōsokusen
Japanese (Trans): The High-speed Liner
Satoshi, Kasumi and Takeshi get out of the nets and attack with their Pokémon the brothers and Rocket Gang.
Japan 09:18 1997-1998-M49 Prayer (Sample) Satoshi shows Kasumi's newly-repaired bike.
Japan 09:53 Movie 2 BGM - Kasumi to the Rescue! Movie 2 BGM - A flashback of Kasumi's accomplishments and other moments throughout the series is shown.
Japan 12:13 Movie 2 BGM - Lugia Returns to the Ocean Movie 2 BGM - Kasumi and Takeshi part ways with Satoshi...
Japan 12:59 1997-1998-M06 涙,のち晴れ
Japanese (Romanized): Namida, Nochi Hare
Japanese (Trans): Tears, then Calm
Takeshi and Kasumi give Satoshi presents, before really departing to their home cities. The music plays throughout the first half of the "Who's that Pakémon?" segment.
Japan 14:13 1999-2001-M38 ~OK!~ (BONUS-TRACK) Who's that Pakémon? Togepi!
Japan 15:18 1997-1998-M42 Pathos of Nyarth Satoshi meets Shigeru and talks with him one last time before departing to Houen.
Japan 17:22 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Rocket Gang Motto
Japan 18:15 1999-2001-M23 ラジオとう占拠!
Japanese (Romanized): Radio-tō senkyo
Japanese (Trans): The Radio Tower Takeover
Kojiro sends out Matadogas to use SmokeScreen into the inside of the hole.
Japan 18:54 1999-2001-M28 The Day Is Conquered!! Satoshi decides to use the presents he got from Kasumi and Takeshi to get out of the hole.
Japan 20:47 1997-1998-M04 出会いと別れと
Japanese (Romanized): Deai to Wakare to
Japanese (Trans): Meeting and Parting
Hanako and her Barrierd give Satoshi a new brand of clothes and a letter on his way to the Houen region, along with Okido giving him a new Zukan.
Japan 21:44 ポケッターリ モンスターリ
Japanese (Romanized): Pokettāri Monsutāri
Japanese (Trans): Pocketing Monsting
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:05 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Johto Episode 158 preview
Japan 23:36 1997-1998-M33A Professor Okido's Pokémon Lectures Professor Okido's Pokémon Lecture
Japan 23:40 1997-1998-M18B トキワへの道‐マサラより
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara
Okido explains the characteristics of Chicorita.
Japan 24:24 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 27
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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Its been a while since I've seen this episode so I watched it again recently. As a goodbye episode it was fairly well done. Its kind of ironic looking back at this episode now, knowing that Misty never does come back to the show in any of the following arcs. Her departure from the series was quite permanent and she has remained off the series for 9 years.

Did the writers originally plan to have Misty leave for good, or was she originally intended to come back like when Tracey replaced Brock, but then they brought Brock back? I always assumed she stayed gone because May was more popular and everyone liked the Contests, so they had no reason to bring her back. I wasn't online when AG was airing back in 2003-2006, but from what I've read online May was the most popular character in the series at the time so the writers decided not to bring Misty back. Its also why May came back for Battle Frontier and the DP saga's Wallace Cup and Misty didn't appear at all. I would have liked to see Misty still appear in the series, but I know she's probably not going to.

I suppose if we see anyone in Best Wishes it'll be Dawn though if the pattern holds.
Last edited 19 Nov 2011 12:37 AM by precita
19 Nov 2011 11:16 AM
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Going off various things the producers have said... Takeshi was not originally meant to return. He was replaced by Kenji because the shows was being brought outside Japan, and the producers were worried that international (read: American) audiences would find Takeshi's character design racist. When it turned out this didn't happen, they brought him back in.

Kasumi's replacement, on the other hand, was done to "refresh" the show, which had started to grow somewhat repetitive and stale. Advanced Generation was a revamp which, among other things, got rid of the old Pokemon to properly focus on the new ones, and replaced the character whose main purpose was to have a girl as part of the group with a new girl character, this one with an established goal and a "newbie trainer" storyline that gave them a lot more to work with.
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Going off various things the producers have said... Takeshi was not originally meant to return. He was replaced by Kenji because the shows was being brought outside Japan, and the producers were worried that international (read: American) audiences would find Takeshi's character design racist. When it turned out this didn't happen, they brought him back in.


Wow... I would have been seriously p***** off if the writers had decided to get rid of Takeshi altogether just because they didn't want to 'shock' some over-zealous anti-racism association member? Ugh... Well, when you think of it, it's not really surprising the writers almost decided to do just that (getting rid of Satoshi), since there HAS been (and still is nowadays) people claiming Pokémon actually taught 'Satanism' to helpless, pure, innocent children...

Unlike Dent, which is a perfect replacement for Takeshi in the BW series, with its own unique personality, Kenji was a really poor one... he was nothing but a pale copy of the character he was supposed to replace, minus the insane love for (beautiful) women.
Last edited 19 Nov 2011 01:47 PM by Chance
25 Nov 2011 11:20 AM
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Unlike Dent, which is a perfect replacement for Takeshi in the BW series, with its own unique personality, Kenji was a really poor one... he was nothing but a pale copy of the character he was supposed to replace, minus the insane love for (beautiful) women.


Yes yes, I do like Cilan. It did seem like Brock was going to leave the show here too at the end of Johto, but I already knew about him returning for AG so his return was spoiled for me.

I suppose Misty was never brought back because May was just too popular, and they didn't want to go back to an older character. So May replacing Misty became permanent, even if it might not have been intended at first.