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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2004-01-17 Stairway to Devon
  • Japan 2003-03-20 デボンコーポレーション!アクア団の影!!
  • Japan 2003-03-20 Devon Corporation! Aqua-dan no kage!!
  • Japan 2003-03-20 Devon Corporation! Shadows of the Aqua Gang!!
  • Germany Max' erstes Abenteuer
  • France La société Devon
  • Spain Persecución en Devon
  • Sweden 2004-12-05 Devonkooporativet!
  • Italy Una grande azienda
  • Mexico De camino a Devon
  • Finland 2005-03-24 Murtovarkaita Devon-yhtiössä
  • Taiwan 得文製造有限公司!!水箭隊之影!!
  • Poland Schody do Devon
  • Netherlands De trap op naar Devon
  • Brazil A Caminho de Devon
  • Israel !מדרגות לדבון
  • Norway 2004-09-26 Veien til Devon
  • Denmark Ballade i Devonbygningen
  • Portugal Subindo a Escada da Corporação
  • Russia Тёмные дела в Корпорации Девон
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そこに空があるから
Because There is Sky There
Summary
Ash stares at his first gym badge he won from Rustboro City. Now that he has his first badge, he wonders where the next gym is at. Max checks his Pokénav and finds out that the next gym is on Dewford Island. Ash is ready to go to Dewford Island. Brock and May are checking out their guide books of Rustboro City. They think they should all look around the city before going to Dewford Island. Ash gets angry at this because he wants to leave immediately. However when he hears that the ferry won't come for another two hours, he agrees to look around. Max takes a sip from his drink. However, the cap loosens, and some of the liquid spills on his Pokénav. The Pokénav is busted, and with a nervous look, Max leaves the Pokémon Center.

Max walks around the city thinking about how he should tell May that he broke the Pokénav. He sees a group of people crowding around a man. The man is an inventor, and the kids are watching his inventions. One of the man's inventions is a can opener, but it doesn't work too well, and the group leaves. The man calls over to Max. Max tells him that he broke his Pokénav and that his sister will be mad if she finds out. The man tells Max that he can go over to the Devon Corperation and get it fixed there. A car pulls up and a man comes out of it. The inventor tells Max that the Devon Corperation is the biggest building in the city, then he leaves. The man that came out of the car starts to chase the inventor, however the inventor gets away. Max notices that there is something weird going on.

Ash is on the phone with Professor Oak. He tells Professor Oak that he got a badge from Roxanne and that Pikachu learned how to use Iron Tail. Professor Oak, impressed with Ash's work, congratulates him and Pikachu. Then he leaves. Brock walks over to Ash to tell him that he is done with his shopping. May is on a bench looking quite ill. Brock tells Ash that she is over excited over the shopping. When May hears that Max isn't back yet, she decides to do some more shopping.

Max faces the Devon Corporation, the largest building in the city. He starts to walk up the stairs. Team Rocket also sees the Devon Corporation. They want to steal everything in the building so that they can become rich. Max talks to the lady at the front counter. The lady tells Max that they can't fix the Pokénav. Max sighs and walks away. He sees Officer Jenny walk up to the counter, and Max hides behind a pole. The inventor and his assistant walks up to Officer Jenny. Officer Jenny tells them that she has suspected a criminal in the building. She also informs them that boosting up their security system would be helpful. The inventor looks around and pops out where Max is at. He puts his hand over Max's mouth so that he can't scream and asks Max to follow him.

The inventor and Max are walking down in a hallway. The inventor examines Max's Pokénav and sees that he spilt his drink in it. Him and Max walk in a room. The inventor still seems to be hiding from his assistant, Kennedy. The inventor gives the Pokénav to another man and asks him to fix it. Apparently, the inventor is the president of the Devon Corporation which surprises Max. Max wonders why a president would get into trouble with an assistant, but that's just the way things are around here.

The continue to walk down the hallway. The president explains to Max that he likes to walk around the city for ideas for new inventions. He says that kids inspire him which is why he likes to be with them a lot. The president asks Max if his sister is really bad. Max tells the president that his sister isn't bad, but she thinks that he can't be on his own because he is still a little kid. Max wants to prove to his sister that he isn't a little kid anymore.

The president and Max look down at a room where the new products are tested. The president offers Max a tour. The president introduces some machines that the company has been working on, however none of them are completely finished. The president shows Max a machine that he really likes. It is a machine that produces Pokémon. He explains to Max how it works. With it, you can bring Pokémon back to life as long as there is a fossil. Max is amazed by this. They walk out of the room. Max asks the president if he can bring Ash, Brock, and May over to the building. The president is okay by this. Kennedy runs to the president. He tells the president that he should be back in his office. The president introduces Max to Kennedy. Then the president tells Kennedy to run back to the Pokémon Center to get Ash, Brock, and May.

Team Rocket creeps up closer to the building. They see security guards by the front doors. Jessie takes out lab coats for disguises, and they change into their new costumes. The president continues to show Max around. A suspicious man walks in and takes two of the capsules from their new machine and walks out. The president suspects something is wrong. He tells Max that they are going to follow the man because he hasn't seen the suspicious man before.

Kennedy brings Ash, Brock, and May into the building. He mentions to them that the president has taken a liking towards Max, and he shows them the way. Team Rocket is now in the building. Officer Jenny demands to see their ID cards. Team Rocket now gets nervous since they don't have any cards.

May asks Kennedy why the president would be interested in Max. Kennedy tells them that Max could've reminded the president of his own childhood. Then Kennedy tells them about Steven, the president's son, who is a very skillful Pokémon trainer. Ash hopes to battle Steven one day. They walk into room. Kennedy suspects a problem. The employees tell Kennedy that two of their capsules are missing.

The president and Max are outside on the stairs. They are still sneaking behind the suspicious character. Max trips and falls. The suspicious person hears Max, and he begins to run. The president tells Max that because he fell, the person confessed that he isn't suppose to be here. Kennedy gets a call from the president. The president gives Kennedy some instructions to follow. Kennedy tells Ash and co. what has happened. They decide to corner the suspect and chase him down.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket is having a bit of trouble with Officer Jenny. Because they don't have ID cards, Officer Jenny thinks they are thieves. Jessie and James make up an excuse that Meowth ate their cards. Suddenly, there is a security announcement that a suspicious character wearing a labcoat and sunglasses is lurking around. Team Rocket matches this description, and they run with Officer Jenny chasing them.

The president and Max continue to chase the person. They are headed towards the rooftop of the building. Ash and co. corners the person so that he can't escape. May is happy to see Max. Max tells the president that May is her sister. The president tells the person to give back the capsules. The man disagrees and sends out a Crawdaunt. Pikachu uses Quick Attack, but the attack doesn't do much damage on Crawdaunt. Crawdaunt strikes back with Crabhammer. This attack is a critical hit. Then Team Rocket runs up on the rooftop. They see Ash and co. and say their motto. Officer Jenny comes up on the rooftop too. The man tells Crawdaunt to use Bubblebeam. Crawdaunt's attack leaves the group weakened. Then the man gets a rocket jet and flies away on it. Team Rocket notices that he must be the thief. They jump from the rooftop and onto the man. Meowth finds two capsules in the man's pocket. The rocket jet begins to lose its power. Meowth accidently drops the two capsules. Max runs fast to catch them. Then Pikachu uses Thunderbolt to blast Team Rocket off.

Max shows the two capsules to the president. The president is pleased that Max saved them. Ash wonders who the man was. Officer Jenny tells them that the man must've been from Team Aqua since he had a Crawdaunt. At night, the police search the whole city for the man. They find his coat and rocket jet, but the man must have escaped...

The president has invited Ash and co. over for dinner. The president tells them that his son, Steven, is on Dewford Island right now. May asks Max for her Pokénav back. Steven taps Max's leg with the Pokénav. Max takes the Pokénav and finds out that it is working again. He thanks the president for fixing the Pokénav.

English Official Summary

Now that he's received a badge from the Rustboro City Gym, Ash is ready to leave Rustboro and head off to Dewford Island for his next gym battle. May has other ideas. She is thrilled to finally be in a big city and wants to do some shopping. Brock agrees, so they decide to stay. Meanwhile, Max is in a state of panic. He accidentally spilled his drink into May's PokéNav and it looks broken. He gets a tip from a strange old man to take the PokéNav to the Devon Corporation building. The man says that since they manufacture the device, they might be able to fix it. Desperate to avoid May's wrath, Max decides to go for it. Once inside, he learns that the strange old man is actually the president of Devon Corp! Max is really excited by all of the interesting projects the company is working on—but it soon becomes clear that there's in an intruder in the building who is after some of those experiments. Ash and crew arrive just in time to help Officer Jenny catch the intruder, but it's actually Team Rocket who end up saving the day!

French Official Summary

Maintenant qu’il a remporté son premier Badge d’Arène à Mérouville, Sacha est prêt à partir pour l’Île de Myokara, pour son prochain combat d'Arène... Mais Flora a d’autres idées ! Pendant ce temps, Max est dans tous ses états parce qu’il a accidentellement renversé une boisson sur le PokéNav de Flora ! Craignant qu’il ne soit cassé, il prête l’oreille aux renseignements que lui donne un vieil homme qui passait par là et emmène l’appareil dans les locaux de la société Devon. Puisqu’ils fabriquent l’appareil, ils devraient être capables de le réparer ! Souhaitant désespérément éviter la colère de Flora, Max décide de tenter le coup, et, une fois dans le bâtiment, il apprend que l’étrange vieillard est en fait le président de la société ! Mais Max n’est pas le seul à être intéressé par ce qui se passe dans le bâtiment et il devient vite évident que quelqu’un s’y est introduit ...

German Official Summary

Nachdem er den Orden der Metarost-Arena erhalten hat, möchte Ash sich auf den Weg nach Faustauhaven machen, wo der nächste Arenakampf stattfindet. Maike hat andere Pläne.

Italian Official Summary

Ora che ha ricevuto la Medaglia della Palestra di Ferrugipoli, Ash è pronto a lasciare la città e a dirigersi verso l'Isola di Bluruvia, dove lo attende la sua prossima sfida. Vera, invece, è di un altro parere.

Portuguese Official Summary

Enquanto nossos heróis conhecem a gigantesca Corporação Devon, um intruso misterioso tenta roubar um equipamento muito importante!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

¡Mientras nuestros héroes visitan la enorme Corporación Devon, un misterioso intruso trata de robar una importante pieza de equipo!

Spanish Official Summary

Ahora que ha recibido la Medalla de Gimnasio de Ciudad Férrica, Ash está listo para marcharse a Pueblo Azuliza para su próximo Combate de Gimnasio, pero Aura tiene otras ideas. Mientras, Max sufre un ataque de pánico cuando se le cae su bebida en el Pokénavegador de Aura. Pensando que se ha roto, hace caso al consejo de un anciano que pasa por allí y se lo lleva al edificio de Devon S. A. El hombre le dice que, como ellos fabricaron el dispositivo, ¡seguramente puedan arreglarlo! Para que Aura no se enfade con él, Max prueba suerte y, al entrar, se entera de que ese extraño anciano es, en realidad, ¡el presidente de la compañía! Pero Max no es el único a quien le interesan los entresijos del edificio y pronto sabremos que otra persona ha entrado sin permiso.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Now that he's received a badge from the Rustboro City Gym, Ash is ready to leave Rustboro and head off to Dewford Island for his next gym battle. May has other ideas. She is thrilled to finally be in a big city and wants to do some shopping. Brock agrees, so they decide to stay. Meanwhile, Max is in a state of panic. He accidentally spilled his drink into May's PokéNav and it looks broken. He gets a tip from a strange old man to take the PokéNav to the Devon Corporation building. The man says that since they manufacture the device, they might be able to fix it. Desperate to avoid May's wrath, Max decides to go for it. Once inside, he learns that the strange old man is actually the president of Devon Corp! Max is really excited by all of the interesting projects the company is working on—but it soon becomes clear that there's in an intruder in the building who is after some of those experiments. Ash and crew arrive just in time to help Officer Jenny catch the intruder, but it's actually Team Rocket who end up saving the day!

Russian Official Summary

Наши герои разделяются, чтобы заняться шоппингом в Растборо-Сити до отхода парома на остров Дьюфорд. Макс случайно ломает Покенав Мэй и боится ей признаться. К счастью, он знакомится с президентом корпорации Девон, Стэнвиком, который чинит Покенав и проводит для Макса экскурсию по штаб-квартире компании. В это время загадочный незнакомец с мощным Крадонтом похищает важные экспериментальные образцы из аппарата, который восстанавливает ископаемых покемонов. Макс и Стэнвик преследуют незнакомца до крыши, где Команда Р пытается перехватить украденные предметы для себя. Но они роняют трубки, которые Максу удаётся поймать. Он становится героем дня. Незнакомцу удаётся улизнуть. Может это член Команды Аква?

Dutch Official Summary

Wanneer onze helden de enorme Devon Corporatie bezoeken, probeert een mysterieuze indringer belangrijk materiaal te stelen!

Danish Official Summary

Da vore helte er på rundtur på Devon Corp., forsøger en mystisk indbrudstyv at stjæle noget vigtigt udstyr!

Swedish Official Summary

När våra hjältar är på rundtur på det enorma företaget Devon Kooperativet, försöker en mystisk inkräktare stjäla en viktig del av utrustningen!

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 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 Officer Jenny
  • Japan ジュンサー
  • Japan Junsa
  • Japan Junsa
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 Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States Mr. Stone
  • Japan ツワブキ社長
  • Japan Tsuwabuki shachō
  • Japan President Tsuwabuki
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  • United States Kennedy
  • Japan クロダ
  • Japan Kuroda
  • Japan Kuroda
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  • United States Aqua Agent
  • Japan アクア団エージェント
  • Japan Aqua-dan Agent
  • Japan Aqua Gang Agent
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  • United States Team Aqua Grunts's Crawdaunt
  • Japan アクア団員のシザリガー
  • Japan Aqua-danin no Shizariger
  • Japan Aqua Gang's Shizariger
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13:36

Who's that Pokémon Pokémon Advanced

Slugma - If this Pokémon stopped moving, its body would cool and harden!
14:32

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 Happinas (ハピナス)
Japanese はいしゃさん ハピナスいたら いいのにな
Romaji
Translated

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 01:41 2002-2005(AG)-M01B ヒワマキシティ
Japanese (Romanized): Hiwamaki City
Japanese (Trans): Hiwamaki City
Masato checks on his PokéNavi and announces that the next Gym is on Muro Town.
Japan 02:47 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 02:56 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
Masato wanders through Kanazumi City with the broken PokéNavi.
Japan 04:28 1999-2001-M25 At the sight of Kuroda, President Tsuwabuki reaffirms he's from Devon Corporation to Masato and runs off.
Japan 05:29 トケット団七変化
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Shichi Henge
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Seven Transformations
After Takeshi and Satoshi announce that they'll miss the boat due to Masato still being absent, Haruka races off to do more shopping.
Japan 06:05 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Rocket Gang spies on Masato.
Japan 08:17 2002-2005(AG)-M28 Masato is told that none of the devices work yet.
Japan 10:21 1997-1998-M10 ピカチュウ登場
Japanese (Romanized): Pikachu Tōjō
Japanese (Trans): Pikachu Enters
Tsuwabuki explains the fossil restoration machine.
Japan 12:11 1999-2001-M26 A suspicious man takes capsules from the Pokémon reviving machine.
Japan 13:07 Billboard Drumroll Rocket Gang (in disguises) tries to walk past Officer Junsa.
Japan 14:14 Movie 2 BGM - Fire Orb Movie 2 BGM - The scientists inform Kuroda, Satoshi, Takeshi and Haruka that two capsules of the fossil restoration machine are missing. The music plays throughout the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 14:29 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 14:47 2002-2005(AG)-M35B アクア団登場!
Japanese (Romanized): Aqua-dan tōjō!
Japanese (Trans): Enter the Aqua Gang!
Upon hearing Masato's slip, the man starts to run up the stairs
Japan 16:28 1997-1998-M14 Rocket-Powered Disaster! The man keeps running away from Tsuwabuki and Masato.
Japan 17:41 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 18:33 2002-2005(AG)-M35 アクア団登場!
Japanese (Romanized): Aqua-dan tōjō!
Japanese (Trans): Enter the Aqua Gang!
The man takes off on a rocket propelled glider.
Japan 19:21 2002-2005(AG)-M39 タイトル ~メインテーマ~
Japanese (Romanized): Title ~Main thema~
Japanese (Trans): Title ~Main Theme~
Masato grabs the two stolen capsules and Satoshi tells Pikachu to use 100,000 Volts, sending Rocket Gang blasting off.
Japan 21:15 2002-2005(AG)-M12 ジムリーダーに勝利!
Japanese (Romanized): Gym Leader ni shōri!
Japanese (Trans): Victory over a Gym Leader!
Masato is delighted at the fact that his PokéNavi is as good as new.
Japan 21:44 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 23:05 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 18 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 Happinas.
Japan 24:24 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 24
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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