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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2006-04-22 The Symbol Life
  • Japan 2005-07-28 初陣!バトルファクトリー!(後編)
  • Japan 2005-07-28 Uijin! Battle Factory! (kōhen)
  • Japan 2005-07-28 The First Battle! The Battle Factory! (Part 2)
  • Germany Ein Trumpf im Ärmel!
  • France Le premier match extrême
  • Spain El símbolo vida
  • Sweden 2007-11-17 Gränslandssymbolen!
  • Italy Il primo simbolo
  • Mexico El símbolo de la vida
  • Finland 2008-03-29 Symbolijahdissa
  • Taiwan 初陣!對戰工廠!!(後篇)
  • Netherlands Het symbolen leven
  • Brazil O Símbolo da Vida
  • Norway 2007-09-16 Gamle venners hjelp
  • Denmark Frontalsymbolet
  • Portugal O Símbolo Vida
  • Russia Символ жизни
Staff List

OP/ED List

ポケモンかぞえうた
Pokémon Kazoe Uta
バトルフロンティア
Battle Frontier
포켓몬스터 AG
Pocket Monsters AG
행복한 여행
A Happy Journey
寶可夢點點名
Pokémon Roll Call
Summary
Ash and friends have arrived at the first Facility of the Battle Frontier: the Battle Factory. After meeting Noland: the Factory Head, Ash was given the choice of which Pokémon he would like to battle for a Knowledge Symbol. Ash considered his options and then made his choice: to battle Noland’s friend Articuno with his Charizard.

The next morning, Ash decides to go out with Charizard and see what it can do. As they fly, Ash orders a steep dive followed by a steep climb. Charizard pulls it off beautifully and then unleashes an amazing Flamethrower as May, Max, and Brock watch from the Factory. Max comments that it is more powerful than it was in the Johto League Championships. Next, Ash orders a Dragonbreath and Charizard creates a huge hole in a cloud with it. Finally, Ash tells Charizard to practice its high-altitude flying.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket watches from a nearby hill. Meowth pulls out some sandwiches that James made but Jessie says they can’t stop to eat. She tells them that she’s got a new plan: let Charizard tire out Articuno and then steal it. Meowth interjects that Articuno might win, in which case Jessie says that they’ll steal Charizard.

Sergio leads Ash, Scott, and the others into the Battle Factory’s Main Arena: a huge room with a curved ceiling. Ash runs onto the platform near the door, where he’ll be commanding from. Noland enters the room from a door on the other side and says that it’s been a while since he’s had a decent opponent and he won’t hold back. Noland calls Articuno in and Ash releases Charizard. Both Pokémon land on their respective sides; Jessie, James, and Meowth climb to the roof outside. Jessie says that they’ll cut a hole in the roof and wait for one of the Pokémon to fly past it, grab it, and make their getaway before anyone realizes what happened. Inside, everyone looks to the ceiling as it begins to open up, allowing Flying Pokémon to use their full abilities. Outside, Team Rocket begins to slip and they fall right in.

After reciting their motto, Team Rocket decides to take Articuno by force. Before they can do much, however, Noland orders an Ice Beam from Articuno and it obeys, freezing the three “villains.” They ask for someone to turn the heat up, and Ash obliges, sending Charizard’s Flamethrower at them. Pikachu finally blasts them off with a Thunderbolt. With Team Rocket gone, Sergio starts the battle. Both Charizard and Articuno take to the air. Charizard fires a Flamethrower; Articuno counters it with an Ice Beam. The Ice Beam is no match for the Flamethrower and Articuno gets blasted.

Articuno gets back into the air as Charizard launches another Flamethrower. This time, the Freeze Pokémon dodges and flies past Charizard. It turns around and dives at Charizard; Charizard charges up at it. As they get closer, Articuno releases a Mist Attack and Charizard can’t find it. Articuno smashes into Charizard and it hits the ground hard. Articuno comes out of the Mist to find a barrage of Dragonbreath Attacks coming at it. It dodges the first two, but then gets hit by the third one. Ash orders Charizard to grab Articuno. Articuno dodges and then uses Ice Beam. However, the attack has no effect at all and Charizard launches another Flamethrower.

Articuno dodges the Flamethrower and uses a Steel Wing attack on Charizard. Charizard plummets to the ground and lands hard.

Articuno quickly launches a Water Pulse attack on Charizard, and Charizard slams into the wall. In the stands, Scott says that Water Pulse does the most damage if it is a direct hit. He also says that he thinks Noland was waiting for the opportune moment to fire Water Pulse while dodging all of Charizard’s attacks with its speed and agility. Back at the battle, Ash thinks hard about using an attack that he had only just learned that Charizard could use that morning during their training.

He and Charizard were flying in the clouds when Ash thought they were done, and Charizard began shining a brilliant red. Ash exclaimed that he didn’t know Charizard knew that attack. Back in the present, Articuno uses Ice Beam. Charizard flies alongside the wall to dodge the attack. A long strip of ice remains where Charizard flew. Part of the ice also hits Charizard’s wing. Articuno launches a Water Pulse onto the ice strip on the wall, and it breaks into tiny shards, which pelt Charizard. Charizard flies back into the air, followed by Articuno. Charizard begins flying slower than normal, and Brock figures out why: its wing tips are frozen. Scott explains that Noland knew all along that Ice Beam wouldn’t do anything but kept at it anyways so it would freeze its wing tips.

Articuno fires an Ice Beam, which creates a ball of ice. The Freeze Pokémon then fires Water Pulse at the ball of ice, and it creates more shards. Charizard attempts to melt the pieces with a Flamethrower but some bypass it and his Charizard. Articuno climbs above Charizard, and Ash decides it’s time for his secret attack. He orders Charizard to use Overheat. Charizard begins to glow again as the ice melts off of its wings. Charizard flies straight at Articuno. May is surprised that it knows Overheat, and Max comments that it didn’t know it in the Johto League. Brock says that it must’ve learned it during training in the Valley. Scott says that Ash has to hit it the first time because Overheat will lose its power afterwards.

In the air, Charizard launches the Overheat attack at Articuno as Articuno fires a Water Pulse at Charizard. The two attacks collide and create an explosion. Articuno flies out of it and hits Charizard with a Steel Wing. Charizard hovers, having taken a lot of damage. Noland tells Articuno to finish it up with another Steel Wing. Articuno charges for Charizard who grabs its wings at the last second. Charizard takes Articuno into a Seismic Toss. Both Pokémon land hard on the ground. When the smoke clears, Charizard lays on the ground while Articuno stands on its claws. Sergio is about to declare Charizard unable to battle, but Noland tells him to wait until the match is decided beyond a shadow of a doubt. Suddenly, Articuno falls over and Charizard stands up. Articuno does not get up again so Sergio declares it unable to battle. Charizard celebrates its victory with a Flamethrower.

Everyone gathers in the arena for Ash to get his Symbol. Ash thanks Charizard for fighting for him. Noland thanks Articuno and says that he likes Ash’s style. He calls Sergio over and Sergio holds out a Gold Symbol. Noland takes it from the box and tells Ash that it is a Knowledge Symbol. Ash and Charizard do their victory pose; Noland also hands Ash a Frontier Folio to hold his Symbols in.

Later that evening, Articuno flies off as Charizard gives Ash a last Flamethrower. Scott tells Ash that he should try the Battle Arena next; Max tells them that it isn’t too far from there. Scott adds in that he can’t lose if he battles the same way he did in the Factory. Ash thanks him as the group heads off for the Battle Arena.

English Official Summary

Ash has opted to battle Articuno with Charizard in his Battle Factory match. Now he's busy training with Charizard, who has gotten even stronger during its time in the Charicific Valley. Team Rocket, secretly watching from the roof of the Battle Factory, are hopeful they can snatch the impressive Pokémon for themselves. But when the battle gets underway, the roof of the Battle Factory opens and they fall into the main chamber where everyone can see them. Articuno and Charizard waste no time in clearing out the intruders before Noland and Ash get down to business. This Articuno is tough and knows a Water-type attack, so Charizard is in for a rough time. The two Pokémon wage a fast-paced flying battle that looks like it might end in Noland's favor as Articuno ices up Charizard's wing. Good thing for Ash that Charizard has a new trick in store: Overheat! Articuno also packs a powerful Steel Wing, but Charizard grabs it mid-attack and turns the move into a Seismic Toss. Articuno tries to get back up and battle, to no avail. Ash is awarded the Knowledge Symbol along with a Frontier Folio to hold his Battle Frontier Symbols, and Noland congratulates him on a battle well-fought. Next stop, the Battle Arena!

French Official Summary

Sacha a décidé d'affronter Artikodin avec Dracaufeu dans son match de l'Usine de Combat. Il s'entraîne maintenant avec Dracaufeu, qui s'est renforcé pendant son séjour dans la Vallée Dracaurifique.

German Official Summary

Ash setzt in der Kampffabrik Glurak gegen Arktos ein. Er trainiert mit Glurak, das während seines Aufenthalts im Glurak-Nationalpark noch stärker geworden ist.

Italian Official Summary

Ash ha scelto di affrontare Articuno con Charizard nella sua lotta alla Fabbrica della Lotta. Ora è impegnato ad allenare Charizard, che è diventato ancora più forte durante il periodo trascorso nella Valle dei draghi.

Portuguese Official Summary

Ash chama seu velho amigo Charizard para ajudar em sua batalha contra o Cérebro da Fronteira Noland e seu amigo Articuno!

Finnish Official Summary

Ash kutsuu vanhan ystävänsä Charizardin apuun ottelussaan Frontier Brain Nolandia ja hänen ystäväänsä Articunoa vastaan!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Ash llama a su viejo amigo Charizard para que le ayude en su batalla contra el Cerebro de la Frontera Noland y su amigo Articuno!

Spanish Official Summary

Ash ha optado por luchar contra Articuno con Charizard en su combate de Fábrica Batalla. Ahora está ocupado entrenando con Charizar, el cual se ha hecho mucho más fuerte durante el tiempo que ha pasado en el Valle Charicífico.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash has opted to battle Articuno with Charizard in his Battle Factory match. Now he's busy training with Charizard, who has gotten even stronger during its time in the Charicific Valley. Team Rocket, secretly watching from the roof of the Battle Factory, are hopeful they can snatch the impressive Pokémon for themselves. But when the battle gets underway, the roof of the Battle Factory opens and they fall into the main chamber where everyone can see them. Articuno and Charizard waste no time in clearing out the intruders before Noland and Ash get down to business. This Articuno is tough and knows a Water-type attack, so Charizard is in for a rough time. The two Pokémon wage a fast-paced flying battle that looks like it might end in Noland's favor as Articuno ices up Charizard's wing. Good thing for Ash that Charizard has a new trick in store: Overheat! Articuno also packs a powerful Steel Wing, but Charizard grabs it mid-attack and turns the move into a Seismic Toss. Articuno tries to get back up and battle, to no avail. Ash is awarded the Knowledge Symbol along with a Frontier Folio to hold his Battle Frontier Symbols, and Noland congratulates him on a battle well-fought. Next stop, the Battle Arena!

Russian Official Summary

Получив шанс выбрать оппонента для первой битве на Боевом рубеже, Эш удивляет всех , остановив свой выбор на легендарном Артикуно. Это будет битва огня против льда, и Эш вызывает своего Чаризарда из долины Чарисифик. Несмотря на непрерывные тренировки, битва заканчивается победой Артикуно. был ли Эш слишком самоуверен, когда выбрал легендарного покемона, или, может, он и его покемон переоценили свои шансы на победу в первой же битве Боевого рубежа?

Dutch Official Summary

Ash vraagt zijn oude vriend Charizard om hem te helpen met zijn gevecht tegen Zone Leider Noland en zijn vriend Articuno!

Norwegian Official Summary

Ash tilkaller sin gamle venn Charizard for å hjelpe ham i kampen mot Noland og vennen hans Articuno!

Swedish Official Summary

Ash kallar in sin gamla vän Charizard för att hjälpa honom i striden mot Gränslands-hjärnan Noland och hans vän Articuno!

Danish Official Summary

Ash tilkalder sin gamle ven Charizard, for at den skal hjælpe ham i kampen mod Frontier Brain Noland og dennes ven Articuno!

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 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
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  • United States Ash's Charizard
  • Japan サトシのリザードン
  • Japan Satoshi no Lizardon
  • Japan Satoshi's Lizardon
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 James's Chimecho
  • Japan コジロウのチリーン
  • Japan Kojirō no Chirean
  • Japan Kojiro's Chirean
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  • United States May's Munchlax
  • Japan ハルカのゴンベ
  • Japan Haruka no Gonbe
  • Japan Haruka's Gonbe
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  • United States Scott
  • Japan エニシダ
  • Japan Enishida
  • Japan Enishida
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  • United States Factory Head Noland
  • Japan ファクトリーヘッド ダツラ
  • Japan Factory Head Datsura
  • Japan Factory Head Datsura
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  • United States Sergio
  • Japan スギオ
  • Japan Sugio
  • Japan Sugio
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  • United States Noland's Articuno
  • Japan ダツラのフリーザー
  • Japan Datsura no Freezer
  • Japan Datsura's Freezer
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11:53

Trainer's Choice Advanced Battle

Pokémon Trainer's Choice
Question Trainers, which of these Pokémon has only one evolution?
Choices Whismur, Spoink, Beldum/a>
Answer Ok, Trainers! If you chose Spoink, you were right!

12:22

Eyecatch Regice Eyecatch

Regice Commercial Intro and Return Eyecatches with Pikachu, Satoshi, Haruka, Masato and Takeshi.

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 バトルフロンティア
Japanese (Romanized): Battle Frontier
Japanese (Trans): Battle Frontier
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:28 Movie 2 BGM - Rough Boat Ride Movie 2 BGM - The narrator recaps last episode's events.
Japan 02:28 2002-2005(AG)-M42 進化おめでとう
Japanese (Romanized): Shinka omedetō
Japanese (Trans): Congratulations for the Evolution
Battle Frontier Title Card
Japan 02:37 1997-1998-M41 All's Well That Ends Well Satoshi rides on his Lizardon.
Japan 04:12 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 watches over Satoshi and Lizardon.
Japan 05:28 Movie 6 BGM - Absol Leads the Way Movie 6 BGM - Satoshi and the others enter the Battle Factory's battlefield.
Japan 06:56 ひみつ基地? ~ロケット団のテーマ~
Japanese (Romanized): Himitsu Kichi? ~Rocket-dan no Theme~
Japanese (Trans): Secret Base? ~Rocket Gang Theme~
Nyarth cooks a plan to capture Freezer.
Japan 08:15 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's Battle Frontier Motto
Japan 08:50 Movie 3 BGM - Lizardon to the Rescue Movie 3 BGM - Datsura tells Lizardon to use Ice Beam on Rocket Gang.
Japan 09:29 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
Satoshi begins the battle against Datsura.
Japan 10:27 Movie 3 BGM - Melt the Crystal Glass Movie 3 BGM - Freezer dodges Lizardon's Flamethrower.
Japan 12:22 2002-2005(AG)-M44 Eyecatch Break
Japan 12:29 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 12:45 ゴーレムセレビィ
Japanese (Romanized): Golem Celebi
Japanese (Trans): The Golem Celebi
Movie 4 BGM - Lizardon is on the ground, covered in dust.
Japan 14:34 1999-2001-M08 Cause For Alarm Datsura orders Freezer to use Ice Beam on Lizardon.
Japan 16:04 フライゴン登場
Japanese (Romanized): Flygon Toujou
Japanese (Trans): Flygon's Appearance
Movie 6 BGM - Satoshi tells Lizardon to use Overheat.
Japan 17:09 Movie 4 BGM - Vicious Confronts Movie 4 BGM - Datsura orders Freezer a Steel Wing on Lizardon.
Japan 18:23 Movie 4 BGM - Forest Pokémon Movie 4 BGM - Lizardon lies on the ground and Freezer tries to get up.
Japan 18:51 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 wins the first Battle Frontier challenge.
Japan 20:35 1997-1998-M60 ハナダへの道‐おつきみ山より
Japanese (Romanized): Hanada e no michi - Otsukimi Yama yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Hanada - From Moon-viewing Mountain
The group learns about the Battle Arena and heads there.
Japan 21:45 ポケモンかぞえうた 
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Kazoe Uta
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Counting Song
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:05 バトルフロンティア (オリジナルカラオケ)
Japanese (Romanized): Battle Frontier (Original Karaoke)
Japanese (Trans): Battle Frontier (Original Karaoke)
Advanced Generation Episode 138 preview
Japan 23:36 1997-1998-M44 I Choose Who? Professor Okido's Movie 8 Information
Japan 23:53 アバン(トレーナー・サトシ)
Japanese (Trans): Avant (Trainer Satoshi)
Movie 7 BGM - Clips of the movie's footage focused on the Tree of World's Origin are shown as Okido narrates.

Music Statistics:

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