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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2004-01-31 Sharpedo Attack!
  • Japan 2003-04-03 脱出!サメハダーの島!!
  • Japan 2003-04-03 Dasshutsu! Samehader no shima!!
  • Japan 2003-04-03 A Great Escape! The Samehader Island!!
  • Germany Angriff der Tohaido!
  • France Des Pokémon bien agressifs
  • Spain ¡Sharpedo al ataque!
  • Sweden 2004-12-19 Sharpedo-attack!
  • Italy Attacco marino
  • Mexico El ataque de los Sharpedo
  • Finland 2005-04-07 Sharpedo hyökkäys
  • Taiwan 逃離巨牙鯊之島!
  • Poland Atak Sharpedo!
  • Netherlands Sharpedo aanval!
  • Brazil O Ataque dos Sharpedos!
  • Israel מתקפת שרפידויים
  • Norway 2004-10-10 Sharpedo-angrep!
  • Denmark Sharpedo går til angreb!
  • Portugal Ataque Sharpedo!
  • Russia Шарпедная атака
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Japan Screenplay 松井亜弥 (Aya Matsui)
Japan Storyboard 須藤典彦 (Norihiko Sutō)
Japan Animation Director 志村泉 (Izumi Shimura)
Japan Episode Director 須藤典彦 (Norihiko Sutō)

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Summary
Ash and co. are traveling on Mr. Briney's boat to Dewford Island. They are enjoying themselves because of the fresh air and blue skies. Mr. Briney tells Ash that they should be at Dewford Island in a few hours. Ash is glad because he will be able to battle the gym leader by the next day. May sends out Torchic and Wurmple. She tells her friends that the Pokémon shouldn't miss out on the fun too. Ash and Brock think it's a great idea, and they send out their Pokémon as well.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket is in their Magikarp sub. They are shouting out a chant, "We are the best above all the rest!" They are busy with catching up with Ash and co. Because they are falling behind, they start to pedal faster. Max asks May if she would go swimming with him. May thinks that swimming is a great idea. Mr. Briney tells them that he knows a great place to swim. Ash is a disappointed because they are losing track. However, when he sees Pikachu sleeping, he decides to take a break and enjoy himself. They begin to change course. Pikachu wakes up from its nap. Ash tells Pikachu that they are going swimming on a nearby island. He points to the island.

Brock checks his guide book for the island's name. When he can't find it, he asks Mr. Briney for the name of the island. Mr. Briney tells Brock that the island doesn't have a name, nor is it on any maps. The island is a secret island that Mr. Briney accidently found while he was on his boat. May quickly changes into her swimsuit and jumps into the water. Max also changes and jumps into the water with May. The two of them begin to splash each other with water. Ash and Brock decide to go in the water too. Torchic, however, doesn't want to go in the water because it's a fire Pokémon.

Suddenly, a scream comes from May and Max. A large group of Sharpedo have surrounded them. Mr. Briney sends Peecko in to help May and Max. May and Max each grab a hold of Peecko's legs. Peecko begins to fly in the air. The Sharpedo all jump up and try to hit May and Max. Ash tells Taillow to help Peecko. Max gets hit by one of the Sharpedo. His leg is bruised because of Sharpedo's Rough Skin trait. May and Max are finally brought on the boat. May finds out that a part of her new swimsuit was ripped. She gets angry with the Sharpedo. Brock checks out Max's leg and makes sure that it's okay. Ash looks up Sharpedo in his Pokédex.

Mr. Briney suggests they leave the island now that the Shapedo are there. The Sharpedo all begin to ram the boat. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt to weaken the Sharpedo. This gives them a chance to leave. At night, Brock prepares a special dinner for everyone. Mr. Briney compliments on Brock's cooking. They are all having a real good time, however three Sharpedo are in the ocean keeping a look out for Ash and co. The rest of the Sharpedo are probably sleeping in a place nearby. Brock notices something strange with the Sharpedo. He says that Sharpedo usually are independent Pokémon. However, this time they are in large groups. Ash suggests they just battle the Sharpedo off. Max tells him that there are too many Sharpedo to battle. Brock suggests they find the leader of the Sharpedo and battle it. If they can beat the leader, then the other Sharpedo might begin to turn their backs on the leader. Mr. Briney thinks it's a good idea.

Team Rocket's submarine emerges from the water. They are disappointed because they are in the middle of the ocean and haven't gotten anywhere. Jessie suddenly sees the island. They imagine lots of food and restaurants on the island. Suddenly, a Sharpedo comes up to them. It begins to ram their submarine. James is scared stiff because a whole group of Sharpedo surrounds Team Rocket. Jessie send out Seviper. Seviper uses Poison Tail on one of the Sharpedo. The attack works. The leader and the rest of the Sharpedo charge towards the submarine. They knock into it, and Team Rocket blasts off into the sky.

Ash and co. have made a plan to battle the leader. The group of Sharpedo are already in the water. Ash gets on a platform and goes water skiing on it. Taillow and Peecko are pulling the ropes. Ash gets the Sharpedo's attention and leads them away. The leader, however, stays behind. Mr. Briney, May, and Max begin to pull their ropes. A fence comes out trapping the leader. The leader rams the fence, causing May to lose balance and fall in the water. The leader swims towards May. Just before May is attacked, Brock sends out Lotad. May grabs on a nearby rope, and Max pulls her to safety. Ash jumps off the platform and meets up with the others.

Now it's time for the battle with Lotad and Sharpedo. Brock orders Lotad to use Water Gun. Lotad shoots a stream of water at Sharpedo. Brock tells Lotad to use Water Gun again. Lotad takes a look at Sharpedo. It does not attack Sharpedo again. Sharpedo just lays in the water.

Ash and co. take the Sharpedo near land. Brock begins to check the Sharpedo. He reports that the Sharpedo has been poisoned by another Pokémon, and now the poison is beginning to take effect. Max thinks a Tentacruel must've done it. Even though Brock isn't a real doctor, he will still do his best to try and take care of Sharpedo. Mr. Briney tells Brock that he is doing a good job and that Sharpedo will appreciate it.

At night, everyone except for Brock eats dinner. Brock is still busy taking care of Sharpedo. He begins to talk to Sharpedo. He tells it to stay strong and not let the poison beat it. The next day, Sharpedo wakes up. It sees Lotad and then it sees Brock. It realizes that Brock helped it heal.

Suddenly, Team Rocket's submarine comes out from the water. Two nets are shot out capturing Pikachu and Sharpedo. Team Rocket then says their motto. Brock orders Team Rocket to release Sharpedo because it is sick. Jessie tells them that Seviper's Poison Tail must've caused the poison. Brock is angry that Team Rocket is responsible for Sharpedo's sickness. He sees Lotad near the net. Lotad uses Razor Leaf on the net, freeing Pikachu and Sharpedo. Pikachu is about to use Thunder on Team Rocket, but then it stops. Ash tells Team Rocket to look behind them. They do, and they see the whole group of Sharpedo staring at them. Team Rocket gets really scared now. The Sharpedo attacks Team Rocket, and they blast off again.

Brock is glad that Sharpedo is feeling better. The Sharpedo all thank Brock. Brock is worried that the Sharpedo's Rough Skin trait may take effect, but it doesn't. Mr. Briney explains that once you made friends with a Pokémon, their traits may not affect you. Ash, May, and Max all feel a Sharpedo's skin, and it doesn't hurt at all. Brock is glad that he has made friends with Sharpedo. Mr. Briney brings Ash and co. to the port of Dewford Island. Then he leaves for Slateport City. Ash and co. wave goodbye to the Sharpedo.

English Official Summary

Ash and company are sailing toward Dewford Town, thanks to their new friends Mr. Briney and his Wingull, Peeko. Mr. Briney stops at a small island so that Max and May can enjoy a swim while everyone else and their Pokémon relaxes and soaks up the sun. All the while, Team Rocket is tailing the happy sea goers underwater in their Magikarp sub. Team Rocket is not the only thing following our heroes, though. A dark shadow is following the boat as it turns towards the island. When they get closer  to the island, May and Max dive in the water and begin swimming and splashing around. Suddenly Ash and Brock hear May and Max scream. The boat is surrounded by a group of Sharpedo! Ash and Mr. Briney send Peeko and Taillow to help Max and May. Both Max and May were hurt by the rough skin of the Sharpedo. Pikachu uses its Thunderbolt attack to ward off the Sharpedo long enough for Mr. Briney to dock the boat on the island. While Ash and company set up camp for the night, Team Rocket surfaces, complaining of hunger. The Sharpedo begin attacking their sub and Jessie sends Seviper after them. After one successful strike, the Sharpedo retaliate and send Team Rocket blasting away. The following morning, Ash tries to lure the group of Sharpedo away from the island, but the leader is not tricked. Brock challenges the leader using his Lotad and wins after just two attacks. Brock realizes the Sharpedo is poisoned and begins nursing it back to health, only to discover that it was Jessie's Seviper that poisoned it. Team Rocket attempts to steal Pikachu again, but is warded off by the gang's new found group of Sharpedo friends. The episode ends with everyone swimming happily with the group of Sharpedo, which, they discover, only have rough skin when threatened or are around enemies. Now it's off to Dewford to compete for a second Hoenn badge!

French Official Summary

En route vers l’Île de Myokara, Sacha et ses amis décident de s’arrêter pour une petite pause sur une île qui ne figure sur aucune carte. Mais, avant d’avoir pu profiter de ses plages charmantes pour surfer, ils sont attaqués par un groupe de Sharpedo ! Après avoir été poursuivis jusqu’au rivage, ils regardent, consternés, ces puissants Pokémon se mettre à monter la garde pour les empêcher de quitter l’île ! Pierre remarque que l’un des Sharpedo est beaucoup plus grand que les autres, et il imagine un plan qui sera sans doute leur seule chance de quitter l’île : s’ils arrivent à battre le Sharpedo meneur lors d’un combat, peut-être que les autres leur céderont le passage !

German Official Summary

Ash und die Gefährten segeln dank Hilfe von Kapitän Salzkopf und seinem Wingull Pecko gen Faustauhaven.

Italian Official Summary

Ash e il gruppo sono su una barca per Bluruvia, grazie all'aiuto dei loro nuovi amici, il sig. Marino e il suo Wingull, Peeko.

Portuguese Official Summary

Quando um cardume de Sharpedo ataca, Ash e seus amigos ficam presos numa ilha não mapeada!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

¡Cuando un banco de Sharpedo ataca, Ash y sus amigos quedan varados en una isla!

Spanish Official Summary

De camino a Pueblo Azuliza, Ash y sus amigos deciden hacer una breve parada en una isla inexplorada. Sin embargo, antes de poder disfrutar de sus solitarias playas y surfear, les ataca ¡un grupo de Sharpedo! Después de que los acorralen hasta la playa, observan atónitos cómo estos poderosos Pokémon montan guardia en el agua para que no puedan salir de la isla. Al ver que uno de los Sharpedo es mucho más grande que el resto, Brock idea un plan que podría ser su única oportunidad para escapar de la isla desierta. Si consigue derrotar al líder Sharpedo en combate, tal vez el resto de su ejército se disgregue.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash and company are sailing toward Dewford Town, thanks to their new friends Mr. Briney and his Wingull, Peeko. Mr. Briney stops at a small island so that Max and May can enjoy a swim while everyone else and their Pokémon relaxes and soaks up the sun. All the while, Team Rocket is tailing the happy sea goers underwater in their Magikarp sub. Team Rocket is not the only thing following our heroes, though. A dark shadow is following the boat as it turns towards the island. When they get closer  to the island, May and Max dive in the water and begin swimming and splashing around. Suddenly Ash and Brock hear May and Max scream. The boat is surrounded by a group of Sharpedo! Ash and Mr. Briney send Peeko and Taillow to help Max and May. Both Max and May were hurt by the rough skin of the Sharpedo. Pikachu uses its Thunderbolt attack to ward off the Sharpedo long enough for Mr. Briney to dock the boat on the island. While Ash and company set up camp for the night, Team Rocket surfaces, complaining of hunger. The Sharpedo begin attacking their sub and Jessie sends Seviper after them. After one successful strike, the Sharpedo retaliate and send Team Rocket blasting away. The following morning, Ash tries to lure the group of Sharpedo away from the island, but the leader is not tricked. Brock challenges the leader using his Lotad and wins after just two attacks. Brock realizes the Sharpedo is poisoned and begins nursing it back to health, only to discover that it was Jessie's Seviper that poisoned it. Team Rocket attempts to steal Pikachu again, but is warded off by the gang's new found group of Sharpedo friends. The episode ends with everyone swimming happily with the group of Sharpedo, which, they discover, only have rough skin when threatened or are around enemies. Now it's off to Dewford to compete for a second Hoenn badge!

Russian Official Summary

На пути к острову Дьюфорд, Эш и его друзья делают небольшую остановку чтобы поплавать. Они подвергаются нападению стаи Шарпедо. Брок озадачен, ведь обычно Шарпедо путешествуют в одиночку. Среди Шарпедо есть явный лидер, и наши герои понимают, что если им удастся его одолеть, другие не посмеют нападать. Когда начинается битва, Шарпедо ослабевает, словно отравлен. Брок день и ночь напролёт выхаживает больного Шарпедо. Появляется Команда Р, оказывается именно яд Севайпера отравил вожака Шарпедо. Вся стая Шарпедо преследует Команду Р и становится друзьями Эша и всей компании.

Dutch Official Summary

Wanneer een school Sharpedo Ash en zijn vrienden aanvalt, stranden ze op een onbewoond eiland!

Danish Official Summary

Da en flok Sharpedo går til angreb, strander Ash og hans venner på en uudforsket ø!

Swedish Official Summary

När ett helt stim med Sharpedo går till attack, blir Ash och hans vänner strandade på en outforskad ö!

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
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 Treecko
  • Japan サトシのキモリ
  • Japan Satoshi no Kimori
  • Japan Satoshi's Kimori
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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 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 Brock's Lotad
  • Japan タケシのハスボー
  • Japan Takeshi no Hassboh
  • Japan Takeshi's Hassboh
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  • United States Jessie's Seviper
  • Japan ムサシのハブネーク
  • Japan Musashi no Habunake
  • Japan Musashi's Habunake
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  • United States Wobbuffet
  • Japan ソーナンス
  • Japan Sonansu
  • Japan Sonansu
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  • United States May's Torchic
  • Japan ハルカのアチャモ
  • Japan Haruka no Achamo
  • Japan Haruka's Achamo
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  • United States May's Wurmple
  • Japan ハルカのケムッソ
  • Japan Haruka no Kemusso
  • Japan Haruka's Kemusso
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  • United States Roxanne's Nosepass
  • Japan ツツジのノズパス
  • Japan Tsutsuji no Nosepass
  • Japan Tsutsuji's Nosepass
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  • United States Mr. Briney
  • Japan ハギ老人
  • Japan Hagi Roujin
  • Japan Old Man Hagi
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  • United States Mr. Briney's Wingull (Peeko)
  • Japan ハギ老人のキャモメ (ピーコちゃん)
  • Japan Hagi Roujin no Camome (Peeko-chan)
  • Japan Hagi Roujin's Camome (Peeko-chan)

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Sharpedo
  • Japan サメハダー
  • Japan Samehader
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11:55

Who's that Pokémon Pokémon Advanced

Igglybuff - When this baloonlike Pokémon starts to bounce, it may be impossible to stop! (Should be 'balloonlike')
12:51

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

Special First-Airing Segment Senryu Contest

Everyone's Pokémon Senryū Mass Recruitment (みんなのポケモン川柳大募集) contest was introduced during the original airing of this episode. Contestants were asked to select from 1 of 4 different Pokémon: Himanuts (ヒマナッツ), Himeguma (ヒメグマ), Buby (ブビィ) or Foretos (フォレトス) and write a Senryū based on them.

The Application Rules (応募のお約束) stated that the Senryū must contain the name of the chosen Pokémon (お題のポケモンの名前が必ず入っていること) and the syllable meter must be in the 5-7-5 (5・7・5の七五調になっていること) style.

The winning senryū's were featured in the Okido segment during the following Advanced Generation episodes:
The Himanuts (ヒマナッツ) Senryū was used in: AG27
The Himeguma (ヒメグマ) Senryū was used in: AG28
The Foretos (フォレトス) Senryū was used in: AG29
The Buby (ブビィ) Senryū was used in: AG30

The rental DVD that included this episode did not have an Okido segment.

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)-M02 トウカシティ
Japanese (Romanized): Touka City
Japanese (Trans): Touka City
Part of the music plays as a sponsor message is shown over a short clip of the episode.
Japan 01:38 2002-2005(AG)-M03 コトキタウン
Japanese (Romanized): Kotoki Town
Japanese (Trans): Kotoki Town
The group savors the trip through the sea.
Japan 02:22 1997-1998-M03 ポケモン!ゲットだぜ!
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Getto Da ze!
Japanese (Trans): Get Pokémon!
Haruka, Satoshi and Takeshi send out their Pokémon for them to enjoy the day.
Japan 02:54 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 03:32 1997-1998-M10 ピカチュウ登場
Japanese (Romanized): Pikachu Tōjō
Japanese (Trans): Pikachu Enters
The Pokémon enjoy the sunny day.
Japan 05:28 1997-1998-M31 伝説
Japanese (Romanized): Densetsu
Japanese (Trans): Legend
The group and Hagi stop by an island.
Japan 06:57 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
Haruka and Masato are suddenly surrounded by Samehader.
Japan 08:11 1997-1998-M78 最後の道
Japanese (Romanized): Saigo no michi
Japanese (Trans): The Final Path
Satoshi scans the Samehader with his Zukan, and they attempt to ram the boat.
Japan 10:10 1999-2001-M26 Unhinged Takeshi thinks that if they beat the leader of the Samehader in a battle, they might become the leaders and be able to leave the island safely.
Japan 11:39 2002-2005(AG)-M24 戦闘!超古代ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Chō-kodai Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Ancient Pokémon
A Samehader starts ramming Rocket Gang's sub, and soon more Samehader appear. After a short battle, Rocket Gang is sent blasting off.
Japan 12:37 Movie 1 Short - Yadon Eyecatch During the blast off, Musashi spots the group on the island.
Japan 12:51 2002-2005(AG)-M44 Eyecatch Break
Japan 12:58 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 13:16 2002-2005(AG)-M26 Satoshi sails around the bay with Peeko and persuades the Samehader to go after him.
Japan 14:10 2002-2005(AG)-M24 戦闘!超古代ポケモン
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Chō-kodai Pokémon
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Ancient Pokémon
The leader Samehader charges at Haruka.
Japan 16:04 そこに空があるから
Japanese (Romanized): Soko ni Sora ga Aru kara
Japanese (Trans): Because the Sky is There
Takeshi tries to help the leader Samehader.
Japan 18:10 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 19:08 1999-2001-M28 The Day Is Conquered!! Takeshi orders Hassboh to use Razor Leaf on Samehader and Pikachu's net.
Japan 19:40 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 Samehader are angry at Rocket Gang and send them blasting off.
Japan 20:20 2002-2005(AG)-M11 海を越えて
Japanese (Romanized): Umi wo koete
Japanese (Trans): Cross the Sea
Takeshi is surrounded by the grateful Samehader. The group exchanges goodbyes with the Samehader and Hagi.
Japan 21:54 ポルカ・オ・ドルカ
Japanese (Romanized): Polka・O・Dolka
Japanese (Trans): Polka・O・Dolka
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:15 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 20 preview
Japan 23:46 1997-1998-M33A Professor Okido's Pokémon Lectures Professor Okido's Senryū Submission Contest
Japan 23:50 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 contest.
Japan 24:45 2002-2005(AG)-M02 トウカシティ
Japanese (Romanized): Touka City
Japanese (Trans): Touka City
Part of the music plays as a sponsor message is shown over a short clip of the episode.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 26
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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