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Titles and Airdates


  • United States Ride, Lapras, Ride!
  • Japan ラプラスにのって♪
  • Japan Laplace ni notte
  • Japan Riding on Laplace
  • Germany Los, Lapras, los!
  • France Lokhlass fend les flots !
  • Spain ¡Cabalga, Lapras, cabalga!
  • Sweden Simma, Lapras, simma!
  • Italy Vai, Lapras, vai!
  • Mexico ¡Nada, Lapras, nada!
  • Finland Vauhtia, Lapras, vauhtia!
  • Poland Płyń, Lapras, płyń!
  • Netherlands Rijd, Lapras, rijd!
  • Brazil Vamos, Lapras, vamos!
  • Israel רוכבים על לאפרס!
  • Czechia Jeď, Laprasi, jeď!
  • Norway Fort, Lapras, fort!
  • Denmark Kom så, Lapras, kom så!
  • South Korea 라프라스를 타고♪
  • Portugal Nada, Lapras, Nada!
  • Turkey Lapras'a Binmek!
  • Russia Плыви, Лапрас, плыви!
  • Romania La drum, Lapras!
  • Egypt رحلة لابراس!
  • Ukraine Вези нас, Лапрасе!
  • Canada Ride, Lapras, Ride!


Staff List
Anime Studio Logo
OLM Team Kato

Japan Screenplay 冨岡淳広 (Atsuhiro Tomioka)
Japan Storyboard 齋藤徳明 (Noriaki Saitō)
Japan Episode Director 向山鶴美 (Tsurumi Mukoyama)
Japan Animation Director 岡昭彦 (Akihiko Oka)

OP/ED List

Riding on Lapras
めざせポケモンマスター -with my friends-
Aim To Be A Pokémon Master -with my friends-
모험의 시작 (20th Anniversary Ver.)
Start of an Adventure (20th Anniversary Ver.)
우리는 모두 친구 (20th Anniversary Ver.)
We Are All Friends (20th Anniversary Ver.)
Episode Director
Animation Director

Japanese Summary:


Japanese Summary Translation:

Satoshi and the others have reunited with the Laplace they traveled with in the past. On the island Laplace guides them to, wanting their help, they find a Hoeruko stuck in a cave! Will they succeed in saving it...?!

Satoshi and Pikachu reunite with the Laplace they traveled with in the past. Laplace seems to want their help with something... And believe it or not, on the island Laplace guides them to, they find a Hoeruko stuck in a cave it can't get out of! They try everything they can think of to get it loose! Will they succeed?!


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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Ash's Pikachu
  • Japan サトシのピカチュウ
  • Japan Satoshi no Pikachu
  • Japan Satoshi's 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 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 Ash's Kingler
  • Japan サトシのキングラー
  • Japan Satoshi no Kingler
  • Japan Satoshi's Kingler
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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 Ash's Bayleef
  • Japan サトシのベイリーフ
  • Japan Satoshi no Bayleaf
  • Japan Satoshi's Bayleaf
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  • United States Ash's Heracross
  • Japan サトシのヘラクロス
  • Japan Satoshi no Heracros
  • Japan Satoshi's Heracros
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  • United States Brock's Marshtomp
  • Japan タケシのヌマクロー
  • Japan Takeshi no Numacraw
  • Japan Takeshi's Numacraw
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  • United States Jessie's Wobbuffet
  • Japan ムサシのソーナンス
  • Japan Musashi no Sonansu
  • Japan Musashi's Sonansu
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  • United States Misty's Gyarados
  • Japan カスミのギャラドス
  • Japan Kasumi no Gyarados
  • Japan Kasumi's Gyarados
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  • United States Ash's Torterra
  • Japan サトシのドダイトス
  • Japan Satoshi no Dodaitose
  • Japan Satoshi's Dodaitose
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  • United States Ash's Sirfetch'd
  • Japan サトシのネギガナイト
  • Japan Satoshi no Negigaknight
  • Japan Satoshi's Negigaknight

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Tentacool
  • Japan メノクラゲ
  • Japan Menokurage
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  • United States Tentacruel
  • Japan ドククラゲ
  • Japan Dokukurage
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  • United States Remoraid
  • Japan テッポウオ
  • Japan Teppouo
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  • United States Wailmer
  • Japan ホエルコ
  • Japan Whalko
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  • United States Wailord
  • Japan ホエルオー
  • Japan Whaloh
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  • United States Mantyke
  • Japan タマンタ
  • Japan Tamanta
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  • United States Alomomola
  • Japan ママンボウ
  • Japan Mamanbou


On February 24th, 2023, the official Japanese Anipoké Twitter account announced that this episode was available to watch on the official Japanese YouTube channel. The video was region locked to Japan only. It was available from February 24th, 2023 to March 3rd, 2023. This episode was specifically labeled as a missed-program webcast (見逃し配信).

Mezapoke "Riding on Laplace"
What did you think?
The ending theme in this episode was "Riding on Laplace" which was the ending theme of Pocket Monsters in 1999.
Don't miss the beautiful voices of Kasumi and Laplace!
The episode will be available for one week from today!!
Be sure to watch it!

めざポケ 「ラプラスにのって♪」
カスミとラプラス の美声を、見逃し配信で‼


The official Otomeida magazine Twitter account posted a Tweet to promote the Spring 2023 issue on February 20th, 2023. The issue went on sale the next day, February 21st, 2023.

Otomedia SPRING2023 featured a long interview with Kunihiko Yuyama, General Director of the TV anime Pocket Monsters Mezase Pokémon Master. It will be on sale on February 21st.


After Story

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted an After Story comic on February 26th, 2023 by #もじゃクッキー @mojacookie.

Anipoke After Story
Laplace returns to the sea as the leader of its school.
Satoshi and Pikachu are reunited with it after a long time and they fondly remember their adventures.
Together with Kenji and Kasumi, they traveled on Laplace

アニポケ アフターストーリー️


CoroCoro Comic's Official website posted an article about this episode just before the original airing on February 24th, 2023. They also tweeted about the page on the official CoroCoro Comic Twitter account to promote it.


Anipoke is just around the corner! Let's go searching! The carefree story continues!

The anime "Pocket Monsters" will start airing soon! It airs every Friday at 6:55 p.m. and it is very popular! In this article, we'll introduce you to the Pokémon and characters that will appear in today's episode, as well as comments from the voice actors and director, and other Anipoke information you won't find anywhere else! Today's episode features one of Satoshi's Pokémon!


Satoshi and Pikachu come to the sea. While they are playing, a Pokémon comes from the sea. It turns out to be Laplace, the Pokémon that Satoshi and Pikachu once traveled with! Satoshi and his friends are happy to see it again after a long time, but Laplace seems to be in a hurry and is trying to lead Satoshi somewhere.


▲ Pikachu jumps around on the ball-like Hoeruko.


▲ Suddenly Laplace appears! It comes up to him looking impatient. It seems to be asking for some help......!?


▲ This Laplace is the same Laplace who once traveled with Satoshi in the Orange Islands!


▲ Laplace took them to a small island with a cave! What's there!?

When they arrived at the island, they found that a Hoeruko was completely stuck in a hole! Satoshi and his friends try to get it out with the help of their Pokémon, but in the process, they run into even more trouble!


▲ Did it get stuck while bouncing around and couldn't get out?


▲ Its fellow Hoeruko and other Pokémon in the area look on with concern.


▲ Satoshi and his friends mobilize all their Pokémon power and begin a rescue mission for Hoeruko!


▲ In the meantime, the issue with Hoeruko changes, and the situation becomes even more serious!?

Now here's a question. If you were Satoshi, how would you help a Hoeruko that is stuck in a hole? The correct answer will be on Anipoke at 18:55 today!


▲ Don't miss today's Anipoke including the ending!!

【アニポケまであとちょっと!】さがしにいこう! だれもしらない ものがたりのつづき!!
さがしにいこう!だれもしらない ものがたりのつづき!!
この記事はアニメ放送直前に、今日の放送回に登場するポケモンやキャラクターの紹介、声優さんや監督からのコメントなどなど、ほかでは聞けないアニポケ情報をお届けするコーナー!! 今日のエピソードにはサトシのあのポケモンが登場!!
海にやって来たサトシとピカチュウたち。とびはねるホエルコに乗って遊んでいると、沖の方から1匹のポケモンがやってくる。なんとそのポケモンは、かつてサトシと一緒に旅をしたラプラスだった!! 久々の再会に喜ぶサトシたちだったが、ラプラスは何やら焦っている様子でサトシをどこかへ案内しようとしているようだ。 ▲まるでボールのようなホエルコに乗ってボヨンボヨン飛び跳ねるピカチュウ。
▲そこへ現れたのはラプラス! 焦った様子で近づいてくる。何か助けを求めているようだ……!?
▲ラプラスに案内された場所は、洞窟がある小さな島!! ここに何が!?
ラプラスに乗って案内された島にたどり着くとそこには、穴にすっぽりとハマって動けなくなってしまったホエルコが!! サトシたちはポケモンたちの力を借りて、ホエルコを穴から出そうとするが、そうこうしているうちにさらに大変な事態に!!?
さあここで問題。硬い岩にガチガチにハマったホエルコ、キミがサトシならどう助ける!? 正解は今日よる18時55分からのアニポケで!!

Production Art

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account posted a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this Anipoke episode with a production artwork piece on February 23rd, 2023. The picture featured Satoshi and Pikachu.

A glimpse behind the scenes of the Anipoke production
This time its an original picture of Satoshi and Pikachu.
Pikachu is praised by Satoshi for its discovery.
It looks happy.

今回はサトシとピカチュウ の原画をご紹介

Special First-Airing Segment Pocket Monsters Pikachu Run

Data Broadcast Pokémon: Laplace

Eyecatch A Netflix Series

A Netflix Series

Who's that Pokémon Ultimate Journeys


Who's that Pokémon Pocket Monsters 2019


Special First-Airing Segment Eyecatch Pocket Monsters 2019

Coming Up (このあとは):
The Rocket Gang are also cooperating...!? (ロケット団もまさかの協力…!?)
Everyone save Whaloh together!! (みんなでホエルオーを救い出せ!!)

Special First-Airing Segment Upcoming Episodes Preview

A short clip with new information was revealed about the new series of the popular anime Pocket Monsters (airs on the TV Tokyo Network every Friday at 6:55pm, officially abbreviated "Anipoke"), which began broadcasting on April 14th, 2023. It featured two new characters: Friede, the "Battling Pokémon Professor" who's good at Pokémon battles as well, and his partner Captain Pikachu.

Dual protagonists Liko and Roy end up meeting Pokémon Professor Friede, who dresses himself stylishly in goggles and a flight jacket. "Captain Pikachu", whose imposing facial expression and hat make for an impressive sight, appeared as his partner. Pictures where you can see various expressions of Friede and Captain Pikachu were revealed as well.

Japanese Press Release:


リコとロイが出会うのは、ゴーグルとフライトジャケットを着こなすポケモン博士のフリード。そして凛々しい表情と帽子が印象的な“キャプテンピカチュウ”が彼の相棒として登場することが明らかになりました。さらに、フリードとキャプテンピカチュウの様々な表情が描かれたイラストも初公開! 新シリーズのさらなる情報は今後のテレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」で発表しますので、是非ご注目ください!

Let's PokéRiddle!! Let's PokéRiddle!!

The first part of the Let's PokéRiddle!! segment aired between the end of the episode and the ending theme.

Let's PokéRiddle!! Let's PokéRiddle!!

What is the "?" Pokémon when guided by the instructions in this problem?
Hint: Read the letters that are the same as the color as the →
Explanation: Read the letters that matches the color of the arrow in the direction of the arrow to reveal the name of the Pokémon! If you read the orange letters...
Answer: Pamo

ヒント: →の色と同じ文字を読んでみましょう
解説: 矢印の色と同じ文字を矢印の方向に読むと、ポケモンの名前が浮かびあがります 隠れていたオレンジ色の文字を読むと…
正解: パモ

The official Japanese Anime PR Twitter account also posted the PokéRiddle and the answer on February 25/26th, 2023.
Episode Music Regions
Music Player

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 きみょうなせいたい
Japanese (Romanized): Kimyō na Seitai
Japanese (TL): A Bizarre Way of Living
Pikachu bouncing on the Hoeruko.
Japan 01:15 ドキドキワクワク
Japanese (Romanized): Doki doki waku waku
Japanese (TL): So Exciting
Satoshi recognizes Laplace.
Japan 01:57 めざせポケモンマスター -with my friends-
Japanese (Romanized): Mezase Pokémon Master -with my friends-
Japanese (TL): Aim To Be A Pokémon Master -with my friends-
Opening Theme for the Japanese Version
Japan 03:23 サブタイトル
Japanese (Romanized): Subtitle
Japanese (TL): Subtitle
Title Card
Japan 03:33 つぎのこうげき
Japanese (Romanized): Tsugi no kōgeki
Japanese (TL): Next Attack
Satoshi and friends riding on Laplace.
Japan 04:43 でっか!!
Japanese (Romanized): Dekka! !
Japanese (TL): Big!!
Satoshi discovers that a Hoeruko is stuck in a hole.
Japan 06:12 GO! Satoshi calls out some extra support!
Japan 07:42 1997-1998-M59 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (TL): Guide
Kasumi decides she's going to try to help out.
Japan 08:34 2002-2005(AG)-M13A チャンピオンロード
Japanese (Romanized): Champion Road
Japanese (TL): Champion Road
Kasumi and Satoshi try using fishing rods to get Hoeruko out.
Japan 10:18 アイキャッチA
Japanese (Romanized): Eyecatch A
Japanese (TL): Eyecatch A
Eyecatch Break
Japan 10:24 アイキャッチB
Japanese (Romanized): Eyecatch B
Japanese (TL): Eyecatch B
Eyecatch Return
Japan 11:24 Ready To Ignite Pikachu looks into the periscope.
Japan 12:27 ぽかーん
Japanese (Romanized): Pokān
Japanese (TL): Gasp
Rocket Gang realizes the power for the Koiking sub is manual powered.
Japan 13:14 こうしんきょく
Japanese (Romanized): Kōshinkyoku
Japanese (TL): March
Dodaitoise starts off the mission to rescue Whaloh.
Japan 16:43 じわじわ
Japanese (Romanized): Jiwajiwa
Japanese (TL): Creeping
Everyone wonders what happened to Satoshi.
Japan 18:55 BW M12 6番道路 (秋~冬)
Japanese (TL): Route 6 (Spring to Summer)
Laplace going into the cave to find Satoshi.
Japan 20:35 2002-2005(AG)-M02 トウカシティ
Japanese (Romanized): Touka City
Japanese (TL): Touka City
The Laplace school shows up.
Japan 21:45 PM2019 Let's PokéRiddle Question Let's PokéRiddle!! segment
Japan 22:20 ラプラスにのって
Japanese (Romanized): Laplace ni Notte
Japanese (TL): Riding on Laplace
Ending Theme for the Japanese Version
Japan 23:43 PM2019 Let's PokéRiddle Answer Let's PokéRiddle!! segment answer
Japan 24:05 つぎのこうげき
Japanese (Romanized): Tsugi no kōgeki
Japanese (TL): Next Attack
Pocket Monsters (2019) Episode 144 Preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 01:55 Gotta Catch 'em All! English opening
United States 07:34 2002-2005(AG)-M13A チャンピオンロード
Japanese (Romanized): Champion Road
Japanese (TL): Champion Road
Ash and Misty pull try to pull Wailmer out.
United States 20:46 Gotta Catch 'em All! (Theme from "Pokémon Ultimate Journeys") (Instrumental Version) English ending

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 21
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 3
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Satoshi and the others have reunited with the Laplace they traveled with in the past. On the island Laplace guides them to, wanting their help, they find a Hoeruko stuck in a cave! Will they succeed in saving it...?!

Satoshi and Pikachu reunite with the Laplace they traveled with in the past. Laplace seems to want their help with something... And believe it or not, on the island Laplace guides them to, they find a Hoeruko stuck in a cave it can't get out of! They try everything they can think of to get it loose! Will they succeed?!

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Mayumi Iizuka: Kasumi
Yuji Ueda: Takeshi
Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
Mika Kanai: Bayleaf
Rikako Aikawa: Laplace
Katsuyuki Konishi: Heracros
Kenta Miyake: Hoeruko
Tatsuki Kobe: Hoeruko
Kenyu Horiuchi: Narration
Last edited 24 Feb 2023 05:30 AM by Adamant