Home / Episode Guide / First Try! Pokéringer, the Competition in the Sky!!/That's Just Swellow/初挑戦!空中競技・ポケリンガ!!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2005-05-28 That's Just Swellow
  • Japan 2004-06-10 初挑戦!空中競技・ポケリンガ!!
  • Japan 2004-06-10 Hatsu chōsen! Kūchū kyōki Pokéringer!!
  • Japan 2004-06-10 First Try! Pokéringer, the Competition in the Sky!!
  • Germany Der König der Ringe
  • France Le concours de Pokévolanneau
  • Spain Eso sí que es un Swellow
  • Sweden 2006-09-16 Pokéringer-tävlingen!
  • Italy Il gioco dell’anello
  • Mexico Convertido en un Swellow
  • Finland Swellow´n rengas
  • Taiwan 初次挑戰!空中競技.神奇圓環!
  • Netherlands Pico Bello Swellow!
  • Brazil Esse é o Swellow
  • Israel תחרות בשמיים
  • Norway 2006-04-30 Konkurranse i skyene
  • Denmark Det er bare Swellow
  • Portugal Mas Que Swellow
  • Russia Появление Свэллоу
Staff List

OP/ED List

チャレンジャー!!
Challenger!!
スマイル
Smile
Summary

English Official Summary

Outside Crossgate Town, the kids meet a Trainer named Shane and his Swablu. He is practicing for the PokéRinger competition, a contest where flying Pokémon battle in the sky to capture a ring and place it on the goal post. Ash and May both sign up with Taillow and Beautifly. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has also arrived in town. As a child, James received training from a champion PokéRinger, and decides to enter the competition as well. The competitors are matched up into three separate groups of four. In the first group, Shane and his Swablu use the wind to their advantage and win the round. Ash faces the previous PokéRinger champion in the next group, but knocks out his Volbeat to win. In the last group, May and James face off against each other, but Dustox (borrowed from Jessie) scores the goal. In the next round, Ash's Taillow faces off against a Skarmory and wins easily. Shane goes up against James, but his Swablu gets blinded by the sun, giving Dustox a chance to score. While the competition is going on, Jessie and Meowth have been tricking Trainers into leaving their Pokémon behind for a special "relaxing" treatment. They trap the Pokémon into a net and prepare to run. Meowth tries to order James to leave with them, but James refuses. Ash and James begin the final round, but they are interrupted by a freak tornado in the middle of the field that blocks their path to the ring. Ash sends Taillow into the swirling wind, and its determination causes it to evolve into Swellow. Swellow snags the ring and leaves the tornado, with Dustox on its tail. Swellow punts the ring onto the goal, and James is dragged away sobbing by Team Rocket. Swellow frees the stolen Pokémon, and then Pikachu sends Team Rocket blasting off with Thunderbolt. Ash attends the award ceremony, where his picture is displayed alongside the previous PokéRinger champions.

French Official Summary

Pendant une compétition, Jessie et Miaouss arnaquent les Dresseurs en les invitant à leur confier leurs Pokémon pour un traitement « relaxant » spécial. Ils piègent alors les Pokémon dans un filet et se préparent à mettre les voiles.

German Official Summary

Während eines Wettbewerbs überreden Jessie und Mauzi die Trainer, ihre Pokémon zu einer besondere Entspannungsbehandlung zurückzulassen. Die beiden fangen daraufhin die Pokémon mit einem Netz ein und versuchen zu fliehen.

Italian Official Summary

Durante una lotta, Jessie e Meowth cercano di convincere gli Allenatori a lasciare loro i propri Pokémon per un trattamento speciale 'rilassante'. Dopodiché, intrappolano i Pokémon in una rete e si preparano a scappare.

Portuguese Official Summary

Ash, May, e James participam na Competição de Pokéargolas, um evento esportivo no qual Treinadores guiam seus Pokémon voadores numa corrida para coletar anéis pendurados em balões de ar quente.

Finnish Official Summary

Ash, May ja James osallistuvat Pokérengas-kilpailuun, erikoiseen urheilutapahtumaan, jossa kouluttajat ohjaavat lentäviä Pokémonejaan keräämään leijuvissa palloissa roikkuvia renkaita.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Ash, May, y James participan en la Competencia PokéAro, un curioso evento deportivo en el cual los Entrenadores guían a sus Pokémon voladores en una competencia para recolectar aros que cuelgan de globos flotantes.

Spanish Official Summary

Durante el transcurso del concurso, Jessie y Meowth han estado engañando a los Entrenadores para que les dejen a sus Pokémon y que estos reciban un tratamiento "relajante" especial. Atrapan los Pokémon en una red y se preparan para huir.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Outside Crossgate Town, the kids meet a Trainer named Shane and his Swablu. He is practicing for the PokéRinger competition, a contest where flying Pokémon battle in the sky to capture a ring and place it on the goal post. Ash and May both sign up with Taillow and Beautifly. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has also arrived in town. As a child, James received training from a champion PokéRinger, and decides to enter the competition as well. The competitors are matched up into three separate groups of four. In the first group, Shane and his Swablu use the wind to their advantage and win the round. Ash faces the previous PokéRinger champion in the next group, but knocks out his Volbeat to win. In the last group, May and James face off against each other, but Dustox (borrowed from Jessie) scores the goal. In the next round, Ash's Taillow faces off against a Skarmory and wins easily. Shane goes up against James, but his Swablu gets blinded by the sun, giving Dustox a chance to score. While the competition is going on, Jessie and Meowth have been tricking Trainers into leaving their Pokémon behind for a special "relaxing" treatment. They trap the Pokémon into a net and prepare to run. Meowth tries to order James to leave with them, but James refuses. Ash and James begin the final round, but they are interrupted by a freak tornado in the middle of the field that blocks their path to the ring. Ash sends Taillow into the swirling wind, and its determination causes it to evolve into Swellow. Swellow snags the ring and leaves the tornado, with Dustox on its tail. Swellow punts the ring onto the goal, and James is dragged away sobbing by Team Rocket. Swellow frees the stolen Pokémon, and then Pikachu sends Team Rocket blasting off with Thunderbolt. Ash attends the award ceremony, where his picture is displayed alongside the previous PokéRinger champions.

Russian Official Summary

Мэй и Эш, а также их летающие покемоны, принимают участие в уникальном состязании, где участники должны собрать кольца, подвешенные к воздушным шарам. Услышав об этом удивительном соревновании, Джесси и Мяут из Команды Р не очень заинтересованы, а Джеймс вспоминает свои тренировки у признанного мастера этого вида состязаний. Джеймс решает принять в них участие вместе с Эшем и Мэй, но можно ли рассчитывать на честную игру со стороны коварного соперника?

Dutch Official Summary

Ash, May en James doen mee aan de Pokéringer Competitie, een vreemd sportevenement waarbij Trainers hun vliegende Pokémon inzetten in een race om ringen te verzamelen die aan zwevende ballonnen hangen.

Norwegian Official Summary

Ash, May og James deltar i Pokéringer-konkurransen, en merkelig sport der trenere dirigerer sine flyvende Pokémon i et kappløp der de skal samle ringer som henger fra svevende ballonger.

Swedish Official Summary

Ash, May och James deltar i Pokéringer-tävlingen, ett märkligt sportevenemang där Tränarna dirigerar sina flygande Pokémon i ett race där de ska samla in ringar som hänger ned från svävande ballonger.

Danish Official Summary

Ash, May og James deltager i Pokéringer-konkurrencen. Det er et pudsigt sportsarrangement, hvor Trænerne instruerer deres flyvende Pokémon, som skal samle ringe fra balloner i luften.

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 Swellow
  • Japan サトシのオオスバメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Osubame
  • Japan Satoshi's Osubame
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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 Jessie's Dustox
  • Japan ムサシのドクケイル
  • Japan Musashi no Dokucale
  • Japan Musashi's Dokucale
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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 Beautifly
  • Japan ハルカのアゲハント
  • Japan Haruka no Agehunt
  • Japan Haruka's Agehunt
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  • United States Volt
  • Japan ボルト
  • Japan Volt
  • Japan Volt
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  • United States Shane
  • Japan カイト
  • Japan Kaito
  • Japan Kaito
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  • United States Volt's Volbeat
  • Japan ボルトのバルビート
  • Japan Volt no Barubeat
  • Japan Volt's Barubeat
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  • United States Shane's Swablu
  • Japan カイトのチルット
  • Japan Kaito no Tyltto
  • Japan Kaito's Tyltto

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Golbat
  • Japan ゴルバット
  • Japan Golbat
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  • United States Crobat
  • Japan クロバット
  • Japan Crobat
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  • United States Hoppip
  • Japan ハネッコ
  • Japan Hanecco
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  • United States Skiploom
  • Japan ポポッコ
  • Japan Popocco
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  • United States Jumpluff
  • Japan ワタッコ
  • Japan Watacco
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  • United States Yanma
  • Japan ヤンヤンマ
  • Japan Yanyanma
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  • United States Skarmory
  • Japan エアームド
  • Japan Airmd
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  • United States Wingull
  • Japan キャモメ
  • Japan Camome
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  • United States Pelipper
  • Japan ペリッパー
  • Japan Pelipper
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  • United States Ninjask
  • Japan テッカニン
  • Japan Tekkanin
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12:03

Trainer's Choice Advanced Challenge

Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Question Trainers, which one of these Pokémon evolves into Swampert?
Choices Spheal, Marshtomp, Golduck
Answer Ok, Trainers! If you chose Marshtomp, you were right!

13:15

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: Achamo (アチャモ), Ametama (アメタマ), Kinococo (キノココ) or Kibanha (キバニア) 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 Achamo (アチャモ) Senryū was used in: AG91
The Ametama (アメタマ) Senryū was used in: AG92
The Kinococo (キノココ) Senryū was used in: AG94
The Kibanha (キバニア) Senryū was used in: AG95

A Pokémon teacup with the writer's senryu on it was given as a present! (採用者にはあなたの川柳入り「ポケモン湯のみ」をプレゼント!)

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

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 チャレンジャー!!
Japanese (Romanized): Challenger!!
Japanese (Trans): Challenger!!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:28 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
The group arrives in Crossgate Town.
Japan 02:50 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 02:59 Hanada Gym - Swimming Ballet Kaito explains the PokéRinger competition.
Japan 03:51 1997-1998-M68 闘志
Japanese (Romanized): Tōshi
Japanese (Trans): Fighting Spirit
The PokéRinger competition is presented.
Japan 05:08 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
Kojiro talks enthusiastically about the sport amidst Musashi's and Nyarth's lack of interest in it.
Japan 06:55 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…
Kojiro makes his entrance speech in the tournament.
Japan 07:29 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…
Kojiro adresses Haruka directly by wishing her good luck.
Japan 07:52 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
The PokéRinger competition gets underway.
Japan 09:10 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Satoshi makes his debut in the tournament.
Japan 10:04 1999-2001-M38 ~OK!~ (BONUS-TRACK) Satoshi's Subame is able to withstand Volt's Barubeat's Thunder.
Japan 11:24 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Haruka and Kojiro make her debut in the tournament.
Japan 12:29 Movie 1 Short - Yadon Eyecatch Nyarth is dressed in a Camome's shallow disguise.
Japan 13:16 2002-2005(AG)-M44 Eyecatch Break
Japan 13:23 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 13:45 2002-2005(AG)-M14 Kojiro and Kaito are about to face off.
Japan 14:13 乱れ飛ぶモンスターボール
Japanese (Romanized): Midaretobu Monster Ball
Japanese (Trans): Wildly Flying Monster Balls
Movie 1 BGM - Kojiro and Kaito begin their match.
Japan 15:37 1997-1998-M28 Today's Pokémon Curiosity Kojiro spots Nyarth way below and the latter tries to begin a conversation aided by flags.
Japan 16:22 嵐の海を
Japanese (Romanized): Arashi no umi wo
Japanese (Trans): In the Stormy Sea
Movie 1 BGM - Kojiro and Satoshi begin their match in the final.
Japan 17:46 コピーポケモン目覚める!
Japanese (Romanized): Copy Pokémon mezameru
Japanese (Trans): The Copy Pokémon Awaken
Movie 1 BGM - Satoshi tells Subame to try getting through the tornado and take the ring.
Japan 18:26 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.
Satoshi's newly-evolved Ohsubame begins the turn-around in the match.
Japan 19:53 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)
Musashi and Nyarth appear on the balloon with the stolen Pokémon and recite the Motto.
Japan 20:32 2002-2005(AG)-M39 タイトル ~メインテーマ~
Japanese (Romanized): Title ~Main thema~
Japanese (Trans): Title ~Main Theme~
Satoshi tells Ohsubame to cut Rocket Gang's net.
Japan 21:44 スマイル
Japanese (Romanized): Smile
Japanese (Trans): Smile
2nd Part of the Ending Theme
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 81 preview
Japan 23:35 1997-1998-M44 I Choose Who? Professor Okido's Senryū Submission Contest
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 contest.

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 27
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 0
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