Home / Episode Guide / ロケット団!みだれひっかきでサヨウナラ!!/Rocket Gang! Goodbye by Fury Swipes!!/A Poached Ego!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2003-11-29 A Poached Ego
  • Japan 2002-12-26 ロケット団!みだれひっかきでサヨウナラ!!
  • Japan 2002-12-26 Rocket-dan! Midare hikkaki de sayōnara!!
  • Japan 2002-12-26 Rocket Gang! Goodbye by Fury Swipes!!
  • Germany Der Pokémon Wilderer
  • France Le voleur volé
  • Spain ¡El cazador furtivo!
  • Sweden 2004-09-19 Tjuvskytten!
  • Italy Il bracconiere
  • Mexico El cazador furtivo
  • Finland 2004-12-30 Salametsästäjän jäljillä
  • Taiwan 火箭隊!瘋狂亂抓,再見了!
  • Poland Kłusownik
  • Netherlands Een Gestroopt Ego
  • Brazil O Ego Roubado!
  • Israel !אגו של ציד
  • Norway 2004-05-08 Krypskytteren!
  • Denmark Et opblæst ego
  • Portugal Um Ego Ferido!
  • Russia Браконьерству - бой!
Staff List

OP/ED List

そこに空があるから
Because There is Sky There
포켓몬스터 AG
Pocket Monsters AG
행복한 여행
A Happy Journey
寶可夢點點名
Pokémon Roll Call
Summary
Ash and co. are traveling to Rustboro City. They are walking happily through the forest except for May. She is tired out from the long walk. May falls down on her knees. Ash sighs and agrees to take another break. Max looks at his Pokenav and sees that a Pokémon Center is nearby. Brock pulls May's arm so that they can move forward. May trips backwards and hits a tree. She notices that something is sticking out of the tree. They see that a lot of trees have been scraped and that the bark is falling off. Max wonders if there was a Pokémon battle. The thing sticking out of the tree looks like a metal arrow. Ash holds the arrow in his hand wondering what it would have to do with a battle.

The group walks inside the Pokémon Center where they receive a warm welcome from Nurse Joy. May notices Nurse Joy right away. Nurse Joy isn't familiar with the group since the Nurse Joy from Odale Town was her older sister. Max gets out a book and shows it to May. Inside the book is a photograph of the Nurse Joy family. Brock can easily tell which Nurse Joy is from which country. He states that each Nurse Joy has something unique. Just then, Officer Jenny walks in the building. Brock immediately gets excited. He runs over to Officer Jenny and points out the uniqueness in her too. May wonders if there is also a bunch of Officer Jennys. Max shows her a photograph of the whole Officer Jenny family. Officer Jenny ignores Brock and asks Nurse Joy if any Pokémon have been brought to the Pokémon Center recently. When Nurse Joy says no, Officer Jenny tells everyone that a poacher has been seen. She holds up a Wanted poster. The poacher's name is Riko. Ash pulls out the arrow he found and shows it to Officer Jenny. Officer Jenny explains to them that poachers use it to capture Pokémon. Ash and co. lead her to the place where they found the arrow.

Team Rocket is far away spying on Ash and co. James suggests that they set a trap for them. He wants to dig a hole, but Meowth wants to be more original. Meowth tells Jessie and James that they have to be more creative in order to make it to the top. With that, he slips over the ledge and falls into the forest. Meowth hears sounds coming close. He sees a green cloth and lifts it up. Hiding under the cloth is a cage full of Ekans! Meowth begins to communicate with the Ekans. He hears that the Ekans were captured by a poacher. Meowth places his paws on the cage and ends up getting zapped. Jessie and James hears the commotion and they slide down the cliff with Arbok and Weezing. Meowth tells Jessie and James the story about the Ekans. Meowth suggests that they take the Ekans for themselves. Jessie and James agrees with Meowth's idea. Jessie tells Arbok to use Acid on the cage. Arbok looks at the Ekans with big eyes. It doesn't respond to Jessie's order. James says that Arbok used to be an Ekans and it doesn't want to hurt them. Jessie promises Arbok that she won't hurt the Ekans. Arbok understands and uses Acid. However, the Acid doesn't affect the cage at all. James orders Weezing to attack. Just before Weezing can do anything, a Fearow comes flying down and tackles Weezing.

A car pulls up to Team Rocket. The poacher gets out and asks them who they are. Team Rocket says their motto. The poacher introduces himself as Riko. In the back of his car is a cage full of Koffing. Weezing has tears in its eyes. Riko tells Team Rocket that he is poaching poison Pokémon. He tells them that he will let them go easily as long as he can get Arbok and Weezing. Jessie and James refuse to give up their Pokémon to Riko. A battle starts off with Fearow and Arbok. Fearow uses Agility. Arbok and Weezing send their attacks at Fearow but miss. Fearow then fires a Drill Peck when Arbok wraps itself around Fearow's beak. Riko calls his Pokémon back and sends out Pupitar. Pupitar uses Sandstorm which blasts Team Rocket off into the sky.

Officer Jenny tells Ash and co. that poachers use arrows to weaken the Pokémon. Max notices tire tracks on the ground. Since they are still fresh, Ash decides to send out Taillow to search for Riko. Team Rocket falls onto the ground. They are angry at Riko for being a coward. Unfortunately, Team Rocket has also landed in a part of the forest where Kakuna and Beedrill live. Team Rocket run as fast as they can away from the Beedrill who are following them. A Cacnea lies on the road. It fires a Pin Missile at the Beedrill. Scared, the Beedrill fly away. James thanks Cacnea for saving their lives. Jessie tells the group that they should head back to the poacher. Meowth reminds her that the poacher probably already got away. Suddenly, Arbok moves its head closer to the ground. Meowth says that Arbok can detect where the poacher is. Meanwhile, James gives Cacnea a bag of cookies for saving them. Cacnea stares blankly at the cookies. Arbok detects something. Jessie, James, and Meowth follow Arbok to the poacher.

Taillow sees the poacher driving in his car. It flies back to tell Ash. Meanwhile, Arbok pops out of the ground. Riko comes to a complete stop. Then Weezing uses Smokescreen. Jessie and James appear in back of them. Riko gets irritated and has his Fearow blow the smoke away. Meowth is at the cage trying to open the cage. Even though Meowth is getting shocked with electricity, it doesn't give up. Riko has Fearow attack Meowth, but Arbok counterattacks with a Tackle. Fearow falls backwards into the cage and gets shocked. Meowth successfully opens the cage and lets all the Ekans and Koffing free. Riko is very mad by this. He angrily sends out Pupitar who suddenly evolves into a Tyranitar.

Team Rocket is scared now that Pupitar has evolved. Weezing uses Smokescreen. The smoke surrounds Tyranitar. With the smoke in the way, Meowth tells the Ekans and Koffing to run. Tyranitar fires out a Hyper Beam to block the path of Ekans and Koffing. Riko snickers and tells Team Rocket to give back Ekans, Koffing, and all of their Pokémon. Jessie thinks of an idea. She knows that Wobbuffet can use Counter. Tyranitar fires another Hyper Beam. Wobbuffet tries a Counter, but the attack hits Wobbuffet before Counter can do anything. Another Hyper Beam is fired causing a few trees to be knocked down. Ash and co. see the explosion ahead. They walk towards the direction of the explosion.

Team Rocket is severely crippled. They look at each other and then face Arbok and Weezing. Jessie and James orders Arbok and Weezing to take its friends and leave because the Ekans and Koffing needs someone to look after them. Arbok and Weezing don't want to go, but Jessie and James insist. They tell their Pokémon that they can take care of themselves and that everything will be okay. Arbok and Weezing give in and they lead the Ekans and Koffing away. They sob greatly as they watch their friends get beaten up by Tyranitar. Jessie, James, and Meowth are on the ground. Riko calls back Tyranitar and goes after the poison Pokémon.

Ash and co. walk up to Riko. Officer Jenny tells Riko that he is under arrest. Riko laughs and sends out Fearow. With a jolt of electricity from Pikachu, Fearow faints. Before Riko can send out Tyranitar, Growlithe leaps up and seizes all of Riko's equipment including the Pokéball that holds Tyranitar. Officer Jenny demands to know where the captured Pokémon are at. Riko explains to her that three people released them all. Ash knows that it was Team Rocket, and he is glad that they can be nice people. Team Rocket sadly walks down the road. Jessie and James hopes that Arbok and Weezing will live happily in the forest. Suddenly, Cacnea appears in the scene. It is still holding the bag of cookies. James bends down and opens the bag of cookies. He gives one to Cacnea. Cacnea happily munches on the cookie. James offers Cacnea to come and travel with him. Cacnea agrees to James' offer. Cacnea jumps into James' arms, but the needles on its body pinches James.

English Official Summary

Our heroes are headed for Rustboro City, where Ash hopes to have his first real gym battle in Hoenn. Team Rocket is making their way along the same path when they stumble upon a cage full of Ekans. Jessie is delighted that their work has been done for them and orders Arbok to attack. Arbok can't manage to attack the helpless Ekans, however, because it remembers when it used to be an Ekans. Jessie is sympathetic. James soon makes a similar concession when they find a cage of Koffing that Wheezing will not hurt. The cages belong to a poacher named Rico who uses his Fearrow and Pupitar to chase off Team Rocket. Team Rocket returns to the scene, now hoping to free the Ekans and Koffing. Things turn dangerous when Rico's Pupitar evolves into a Tyrannitar, and Team Rocket is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice for the Pokémon that they love.

French Official Summary

Nos héros se dirigent vers Mérouville, où Sacha espère livrer son premier vrai combat d'Arène de la région de Hoenn. La Team Rocket suit le même sentier lorsqu’ils tombent sur une cage pleine d’Abo. Jessie est ravie de voir que le travail a été fait à leur place et ordonne à Arbok d’attaquer. Cependant, Arbok refuse d’attaquer les Abo sans défense, parce qu’il se souvient de l’époque où il était lui-même un Abo. Après qu’ils aientt trouvé une cage pleine de Smogo, que Smogogo refuse d’attaquer, James et Jessie décident de libérer les Pokémon pris au piège. Les cages appartiennent à un braconnier qui force la Team Rocket à prendre la fuite, mais ils reviennent très vite, bien déterminés à libérer les Abo et les Smogo. La situation s’aggrave lorsque l’Ymphect du braconnier évolue en Tyranocif, et la Team Rocket se voit forcée de prendre une décision difficile, pour les Pokémon qu’elle aime.

German Official Summary

In Metarost City plant Ash seinen ersten richtigen Arenakampf in Hoenn.

Italian Official Summary

Il gruppo è diretto a Ferrugipoli, dove Ash spera di poter fare la sua prima vera lotta in una Palestra della regione di Hoenn.

Portuguese Official Summary

Nossos heróis estão no rastro de um ladrão de Pokémon, e a Equipe Rocket segue logo atrás!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Nuestros héroes siguen el rastro de un cazador Pokémon, ¡y el Equipo Rocket está muy cerca!

Spanish Official Summary

Nuestros héroes van de camino a Ciudad Férrica, donde Ash espera tener su primer Combate de Gimnasio real en Hoenn. Mientras sigue el mismo camino, el Team Rocket tropieza con una jaula llena de Ekans. Jessie está encantada de que alguien les haya hecho el trabajo difícil y ordena a Arbok que ataque. Pero Arbok se niega a atacar a los indefensos Ekans, pues se acuerda de cuando él era un Ekans. Cuando encuentran una jaula de Koffing a la que Weezing no hará daño, James y Jessie deciden liberar a los Pokémon atrapados. Las jaulas son de un cazador furtivo que persigue al Team Rocket, pero no tardan en volver decididos a liberar a los Ekans y a los Koffing. La situación empeora cuando el Pupitar del cazador evoluciona a un Tyranitar, y el Team Rocket tiene que tomar una difícil decisión por los Pokémon a los que quieren.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Our heroes are headed for Rustboro City, where Ash hopes to have his first real gym battle in Hoenn. Team Rocket is making their way along the same path when they stumble upon a cage full of Ekans. Jessie is delighted that their work has been done for them and orders Arbok to attack. Arbok can't manage to attack the helpless Ekans, however, because it remembers when it used to be an Ekans. Jessie is sympathetic. James soon makes a similar concession when they find a cage of Koffing that Wheezing will not hurt. The cages belong to a poacher named Rico who uses his Fearrow and Pupitar to chase off Team Rocket. Team Rocket returns to the scene, now hoping to free the Ekans and Koffing. Things turn dangerous when Rico's Pupitar evolves into a Tyrannitar, and Team Rocket is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice for the Pokémon that they love.

Russian Official Summary

На дороге Эш и его друзья обнаруживают странный предмет. Полицейская Дженни говорит, что он часть браконьерской сети. Наши герои вместе с Полицейской Дженни отправляются на поиски предполагаемых браконьеров, но на пути у них встаёт Команда Р. Оказывается, что браконьеру заказали поимку ядовитых покемонов, и в сети попались Эканы и Коффинг, которые эволюционируют в Арбока и Визинга. Потрясённые плохим обращением с покемонами, Джесси и Джеймс пытаются сразиться с браконьером, но не справляются, и приказывают собственным Арбоку и Визингу увести младших покемонов несмотря ни на что. Злодеям пришлось попрощаться со своими давнишними партнерами, но баланс восстановился благодаря присоединившейся к ним Какнеи. Тем временем Эшу, его друзьям и Полицейской Дженни удастся поймать браконьера, но они так и не узнают, какое неожиданное геройство совершили члены Команды Р!

Dutch Official Summary

Onze helden zijn een Pokémon stroper op het spoor, en Team Rocket is ook in de buurt!

Danish Official Summary

Vore helte er på sporet af en Pokémon-tyv, og Team Rocket er lige i hælene på dem!

Swedish Official Summary

Våra hjältar förföljer en Pokémon-fångare, och Team Rocket är inte långt efter 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 Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Officer Jenny
  • Japan ジュンサー
  • Japan Junsa
  • Japan Junsa
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  • United States Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
May
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  • United States May
  • Japan ハルカ
  • Japan Haruka
  • Japan Haruka
Max
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  • United States Max
  • Japan マサト
  • Japan Masato
  • Japan Masato
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  • United States Ash's Taillow
  • Japan サトシのスバメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Subame
  • Japan Satoshi's Subame
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  • United States James's Cacnea
  • Japan コジロウのサボネア
  • Japan Kojirō no Sabonea
  • Japan Kojiro's Sabonea
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States Jessie's Arbok
  • Japan ムサシのアーボック
  • Japan Musashi no Arbok
  • Japan Musashi's Arbok
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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 Officer Jenny's Growlithe
  • Japan ジュンサーのガーディ
  • Japan Junsa no Gardie
  • Japan Junsa's Gardie
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  • United States Pokémon Hunter Rico
  • Japan リョウ
  • Japan Ryō
  • Japan Ryo
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  • United States Rico's Fearow
  • Japan リョウのオニドリル
  • Japan Ryō no Onidrill
  • Japan Ryo's Onidrill
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  • United States Rico's Pupitar
  • Japan リョウのサナギラス
  • Japan Ryō no Sanagiras
  • Japan Ryo's Sanagiras
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  • United States Rico's Tyranitar
  • Japan リョウのバンギラス
  • Japan Ryō no Bangiras
  • Japan Ryo's Bangiras

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Kakuna
  • Japan コクーン
  • Japan Cocoon
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  • United States Beedrill
  • Japan スピアー
  • Japan Spear
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  • United States Ekans
  • Japan アーボ
  • Japan Arbo
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  • United States Growlithe
  • Japan ガーディ
  • Japan Gardie
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  • United States Koffing
  • Japan ドガース
  • Japan Dogas
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  • United States Cacnea
  • Japan サボネア
  • Japan Sabonea
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YouTube

On December 3rd, 2020, the official Japanese Twitter account announced that this episode was available to watch on the official Japanese YouTube channel. The video was region locked to Japan only. A special artwork showcasing the episode was created to promote its release on YouTube.

It was part of the Anipoke Selection (アニポケセレクション), a limited-time promotion to release select episodes from the older anime series on the official Japanese YouTube channel! A playlist was available to watch these episodes.
22:01

Paint Edit

The original airing of this episode accidentally credited the voice cast for Advanced Generation episode 8 rather than this episode's cast. The error was corrected for future airings.
13:57

Who's that Pokémon Pokémon Advanced

Larvitar - This Pokémon is born deep underground!
14:40

Eyecatch Groudon and Kyogre Eyecatch

Groudon Commercial Intro Eyecatch with Pikachu, Satoshi, Haruka, Masato and Takeshi.

Kyogre Commercial Return Eyecatch with Pikachu, Satoshi, Haruka, Masato and Takeshi.
23:35

Okido Segment Pokémon Lecture

Pokémon Lecture & Senryu
Pokémon Elekid (エレキッド)
Japanese ていでんで きみのでばんだ エレキッド
Romaji teiden de kimi no debanda Erekiddo
Translated When power goes out that means that it's your turn now, Do it, Elekid!

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 アドバンス・アドベンチャー ~Advance Adventure~
Japanese (Romanized): Advance Adventure
Japanese (Trans): Advance Adventure
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:28 2002-2005(AG)-M38 ジム
Japanese (Romanized): Gym
Japanese (Trans): Gym
The group continues its journey to Kanazumi City.
Japan 02:08 1999-2001-M25 Imminent Danger Haruka notices an object attached to a tree.
Japan 02:23 2002-2005(AG)-M42 進化おめでとう
Japanese (Romanized): Shinka omedetō
Japanese (Trans): Congratulations for the Evolution
Advanced Generation Title Card
Japan 03:09 2002-2005(AG)-M28 Haruka learns that every Nurse Joy is a look-alike!
Japan 04:35 2002-2005(AG)-M33 ロケット団隠密のテーマ(ホウエン・バージョン)
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan onmitsu no thema (Houen Version)
Japanese (Trans): Rocket Gang Spying Theme (Houen Version)
Rocket Gang watches over the Pokémon Center where the group is.
Japan 05:19 2002-2005(AG)-M16 おくりびやま
Japanese (Romanized): Okuribi Yama
Japanese (Trans): Ceremony-fire Mountain
Nyarth opens a pan and notices a cage full of Arbo.
Japan 06:45 2002-2005(AG)-M26 Arbok is relieved at the fact that Musashi doesn't want to hurt the Arbo.
Japan 07:41 2002-2005(AG)-M32 ロケット団参上!のテーマ(ホウエン・バージョン)
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan sanjō! no thema (Houen Version)
Japanese (Trans): Rocket Gang Arrival Theme (Houen Version)
Rocket Gang Motto
Japan 08:26 2002-2005(AG)-M15 Rocket Gang notices that the poacher also brought a cage with many Dogas.
Japan 09:21 2002-2005(AG)-M23 戦闘!野生ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Yasei Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Wild Pokémon
The poacher battles Rocket Gang.
Japan 11:09 2002-2005(AG)-M30(NO.3)
Japanese (Romanized): (NO.3)
Japanese (Trans): (NO.3)
The Spear chase Rocket Gang.
Japan 12:15 2002-2005(AG)-M17 Rocket Gang follows Arbok into the place where it heard the sound of the poacher's car, to get revenge.
Japan 13:01 2002-2005(AG)-M21 戦闘!アクア・マグマ団
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Aqua - Magma-dan
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Aqua/Magma Gang
Rocket Gang puts its plan against the poacher into motion.
Japan 14:14 サトシ戦いの決意
Japanese (Romanized): Satoshi tatakai no ketsui
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's Battle Resolve
Movie 1 BGM - The first part of the music plays as the poacher sends out Sanagiras, that immediately evolves into Bangiras.
Japan 14:40 2002-2005(AG)-M44 Eyecatch Break
Japan 14:48 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 14:52 2002-2005(AG)-M22 戦闘!レジロック・レジアイス・レジスチル
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Regirock - Regice - Registeel
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Regirock - Regice - Registeel
The poacher's Bangiras slowly overwhelms Rocket Gang.
Japan 16:49 Movie 2 BGM - Kasumi to the Rescue! Movie 2 BGM - Musashi and Kojiro decide to release Arbok and Matadogas, respectively, to go with their pre-evolutions, while they and Nyarth battle the poacher's Bangiras.
Japan 19:34 2002-2005(AG)-M40 ~アドバンス・アドベンチャー~ (BONUS-TRACK) 競技中 OPテーマ「アドバンス・アドベンチャー」INST.
Japanese (Romanized): OP thema 'Advance Adventure' INST.
Japanese (Trans): Opening Theme 'Advance Adventure' INST.
The poacher offers resistance to Officer Junsa's attempt of arrest, but is caught quite quickly nonetheless.
Japan 20:26 2002-2005(AG)-M11 海を越えて
Japanese (Romanized): Umi wo koete
Japanese (Trans): Cross the Sea
Rocket Gang walks depressed after the events with the poacher. Sabonea then appears and Kojiro gets it soon after he gives cookies to it.
Japan 21:45 そこに空があるから
Japanese (Romanized): Soko ni Sora ga Aru kara
Japanese (Trans): Because the Sky is There
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:06 2002-2005(AG)-M40 ~アドバンス・アドベンチャー~ (BONUS-TRACK) 競技中 OPテーマ「アドバンス・アドベンチャー」INST.
Japanese (Romanized): OP thema 'Advance Adventure' INST.
Japanese (Trans): Opening Theme 'Advance Adventure' INST.
Advanced Generation Episode 7 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 Elekid.
Japan 24:24 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 26
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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Summary:
As they continue their journey towards Kanazumi City, Satoshi and his friends head through a forest.

Apparently, there's been a lot of awful Pokémon poachers in the area lately. After finding a piece of a poacher's capture net, Satoshi and the others decide to help with getting the criminal arrested.

Meanwhile, the Rocket Gang are digging pitfalls they're going to use to get Pikachu when they happen upon a huge amount of the "Poison type Pokémon" Arbo and Dogas that have been caught by a poacher.

Their partners Arbok and Matadogas were once Arbo and Dogas as well, which they raised and evolved into their current forms. The Rocket Gang have a strong emotional attachment to the two Pokémon and decide to rescue the captives and take them for themselves, but they are discovered by the poacher Ryo, who decides to take their Arbok and Matadogas instead!!

The Rocket Gang stand no chance at all against Ryo, who makes full use of his powerful Pokémon! Will they be able to protect their long-time partners Arbok and Matadogas!?

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Yuji Ueda: Takeshi
KAORI: Haruka
Fushigi Yamada: Masato
Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
Daiki Nakamura: Ryo
Yuriko Yamaguchi: Joy
Chinami Nishimura: Junsa
Natsuki Yoshihara: Subame
Koichi Sakaguchi: Arbok
Katsuyuki Konishi: Sabonea
Unsho Ishizuka: Narration