Home / Episode Guide / Wheel of Frontier/バトルアリーナ!格闘対決!!/The Battle Arena! Fighting Showdown!!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2006-09-16 Wheel of Frontier
  • Japan 2005-10-27 バトルアリーナ!格闘対決!!
  • Japan 2005-10-27 Battle Arena! Kakutō taiketsu!!
  • Japan 2005-10-27 The Battle Arena! Fighting Showdown!!
  • Germany Kleider machen KEINE Leute
  • France Le deuxième emblème
  • Spain La rueda de la fortuna
  • Sweden 2008-09-24 Det andra slaget!
  • Italy La ruota del parco
  • Mexico ¡La rueda de la Frontera!
  • Finland 2008-07-05 Onnenpyörä
  • Taiwan 對戰競技場!格鬥對決!!
  • Netherlands Het Zonnewiel
  • Brazil Roda da Fronteira
  • Norway 2009-06-22 Hjulspinn på Frontier!
  • Denmark 2008-09-20 Lykken smiler til den frejdige
  • Greece Ο Τροχός του Συνόρου
  • Portugal O Símbolo da Coragem
  • Russia Колесо рубежа
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Japan Screenplay 十川誠志 (Masashi Sogo)
Japan Storyboard 志村錠児 (Jōji Shimura)
Japan Animation Director 志村泉 (Izumi Shimura)
Japan Episode Director 志村錠児 (Jōji Shimura)

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
Summary
Ash and co. are at a Pokémon Center. Ash is charged up for his battle at the Battle Arena. May and Max wonder how the battle will be like. Brock tells Ash that this battle won't be easy. Scott appears at the scene. He sets down his cup on the table. He asks Ash if he's ready for his battle. Ash says he's ready and that he will win.

Many people are training at an academy. They are moving their arms forward and backward. Team Rocket is also participating in the training session. They are worn out from the hard exercise. A training instructor tells Team Rocket to continue their exercise. The leader tells them to say, "Oish." Team Rocket slowly says "Oish." Next everyone has to balance tea cups on their bodies for thirty minutes. Team Rocket is moaning because they are tired. The leader tells them to stop complaining. Eventually Team Rocket collapses. The instructor tells the leader that a challenger is waiting to battle her. The leader, who's name is Greta, knows about this. She tells herself that she won't lose.

Scott tells Ash that Greta is the Battle Frontier brain and that she is really tough to beat. Max asks Scott the Pokémon uses for battle. Scott tells him that she uses her favorites - Medicham and Hariyama. She uses Fighting type Pokémon. Scott decides to lead Ash and his friends to the Battle Arena. On their way out, Ash stops and thinks for a bit. Something comes up in his mind, and he heads back inside the Pokémon Center.

When Ash finally comes out, everyone is lead to the front of the Battle Arena. Ash shouts out to the people inside, but nobody answers. Finally, Scott shouts out something different and the doors open. Greta appears and introduces herself. Scott introduces Ash to Greta. Both trainers are determined to win. Greta calls out "Spin the wheel!" A big wheel comes out from the ground. She explains to Ash that spinning and landing on a 1 means they will have a 1-on-1 battle, 2 means 2-on-2 battle, and 3 means 3-on-3 battle. Ash pulls on the lever. The wheel begins to spin. It lands on a 2 meaning that they will have a 2-on-2 battle.

Team Rocket is watching Ash and his friends. Unfortunately, they were assigned to clean the floors. James notices how cute his Mime Jr is. Mime Jr lends James a hand by cleaning the floors with him. Jessie and Meowth want to capture Pikachu, but for now all they can do is wait.

The battle between Ash and Greta is about to begin. Greta's students are watching the battle. The double battle begins. Greta sends out Medicham and Hariyama. Ash sends out Grovyle and Snorlax. Everyone wonders why Ash chose Snorlax since it's a normal type. Greta starts off with Hariyama, and Ash chooses Grovyle. Grovyle starts off with Quick Attack. Hariyama dodges it and uses Arm Thrust. Dodging the attack, Grovyle counters with Bullet Seed. Hariyama blocks the attack with its arm. Greta tells Hariyama to use Arm Thrust, and Ash tells Grovyle to use Bullet Seed. Grovyle quickly jumps up and fires the attack. Unfortunately for Grovyle, Hariyama quickly dodges the attack. Then Hariyama leaps up and grabs Grovyle. It slams Grovyle to the ground. Another Arm Thrust weakens Grovyle even more. Grovyle manages to recover from the attack. Scott wonders how Ash will beat Hariyama. Ash figures out that they have to use speed in order to win. Grovyle speeds up to Hariyama with Quick Attack. When Grovyle is close enough, it hits Hariyama with a Leaf Blade. This throws Hariyama to the ground, but Hariyama recovers. Grovyle uses Leaf Blade again, but Hariyama counters Grovyle's attack with Focus Punch. This attack scores a direct hit knocking Grovyle out.

Ash's next Pokémon is Snorlax. Team Rocket is watching from the sidelines. They are waiting for the right moment to grab Pikachu. Hariyama starts the battle off with an Arm Thrust. Snorlax protects itself from the attack with a Protect. Snorlax can't withstand the attacks anymore, and it slides backwards. Greta is impressed at Ash's Snorlax. However, she tells Hariyama to use Arm Thrust again. Snorlax dodges the attack and hits Hariyama with a Headbutt. Hariyama finishes off with a Focus Punch. Snorlax uses a Protect to try and block the attack, but the Focus Punch is way too powerful for Snorlax. Ash calls out to Snorlax to get up. Greta tells Hariyama to use Focus Punch one last time. Just in time Snorlax dodges the attack. Hariyama damages its hand from the ground. Then Snorlax uses Ice Punch and freezes Hariyama in a block of ice. Since Hariyama can't battle anymore, Snorlax is declared the winner of the battle.

Medicham is sent into battle next. Jessie and James want to grab Pikachu now, but Meowth insists that they watch the battle first. Medicham begins the battle with a Focus Punch. Even Snorlax's Protect couldn't withstand the attack. Medicham uses Hi Jump Kick next to knock Snorlax to the ground. Snorlax manages to recover from the attack. Medicham uses Focus Punch again and Snorlax fires a Hyper Beam. Medicham quickly jumps up, dodges Snorlax's attack, and strikes Snorlax down with Focus Punch. Snorlax lands right where Team Rocket is at. Ash and co. notice Team Rocket right away. Team Rocket stands up and they say their motto. Then Team Rocket leaps up to grab Pikachu. Just before Team Rocket can reach Pikachu, Pikachu blasts them away with a Thunderbolt.

The battle starts again. Medicham charges towards Snorlax. Snorlax and Medicham both use their Ice Punch attacks, however Snorlax is the one that gets frozen. Ash tells Snorlax to use Rest. Scott notices that Ash is taking a risky move. He says that Snorlax might be able to heal, but if Medicham successfully attacks Snorlax while it is still sleeping, then Ash will lose the battle. Medicham jumps on the block of ice and begins punching it with a series of Ice Punches. The ice begins to break. Soon Snorlax's head is vulnerable of an attack. Finally, with a Hi Jump Kick, Medicham manages to break through all the ice. A few seconds later, Snorlax wakes up from its nap. Medicham uses Hi Jump Kick again, but Snorlax dodges the attack just in time. Greta is impressed by Ash's strong battling skills. Ash tells her that he is just getting warmed up. He has Snorlax fire another Hyper Beam. Medicham dodges the attack again and uses Focus Punch. The attack hits Snorlax weakining it. Ash tells Snorlax to use another Hyper Beam, but it can't because it is worn out. This gives Medicham the chance it needs to knock Snorlax out. Medicham hits Snorlax with a series of Focus Punches. Snorlax begins to charge up for another Hyper Beam. Greta orders Medicham to use one last final Focus Punch. Before the attack can hit, Snorlax fires the Hyper Beam at the ground. It flies into the air, and then it uses Body Slam. Snorlax falls onto Medicham at full power. When Snorlax lifts its body from the ground, Medicham is knocked out. Snorlax wins the battle.

Greta congratulates Ash for his victory. She hands Ash the Guts Symbol. Brock, May, and Max congratulate Ash for winning his second Battle Frontier symbol. Scott tells Ash that he can win his next symbol at the Battle Dome. Greta tells Ash to keep on winning his battles. Ash promises to do so. Then Ash and his friends head their way to the Battle Dome.

English Official Summary

Ash is about to reach the Battle Arena, but Team Rocket has gotten there ahead of him! They're pretending to be students of Greta, the Arena Tycoon, but the curriculum is a little too tough for them. Will this trick really let them get their hands on Ash's Pikachu? Meanwhile, Ash runs into Scott, who tells him that Greta prefers Fighting-type Pokémon. This gives Ash an idea... Scott and Ash show up at the Battle Arena, where Greta has Ash spin a wheel to determine how many Pokémon they'll battle with. Ash spins a two, so Greta's Hariyama and Medicham will face off against Ash's Grovyle and Snorlax, who Ash brought back just for this battle. Grovyle is fast, but Hariyama uses its speed against it and Grovyle is soon knocked out. Ash sends out Snorlax and uses a defensive strategy to defeat Hariyama, whose powerful punches aren't as damaging to the big Pokémon. Greta's Medicham could be a different story, though! Team Rocket is accidentally revealed during the Pokémon battle, but Pikachu zaps them before they can do anything. Then it's right back to the battle, where Medicham's attacks are proving to be pretty dangerous to Snorlax. After some close calls, Ash hits on a novel idea: have Snorlax use Hyper Beam to propel itself into the air and land on Medicham! This wins Ash the battle—and a shiny new Frontier Symbol! Greta tells Ash that the next stop on the Battle Frontier is the Battle Dome, and he's soon on his way!

French Official Summary

Sacha est sur le point d'atteindre l'Arène Extrême, mais les voyous de la Team Rocket sont arrivés avant lui ! Ils se font passer pour des élèves de Greta, le Cerveau Extrême de l'Arène.

German Official Summary

Ash ist fast in der Arena angekommen, aber Team Rocket war vor ihm da! Sie geben sich gegenüber als Studenten der Kampfkoryphäe Greta aus.

Italian Official Summary

Ash sta per raggiungere il Dojo Lotta ma il Team Rocket vi è giunto prima di lui! Si travestono così da allievi di Greta, l'Asso del Parco e Capitano del Dojo.

Portuguese Official Summary

Na Arena de Batalha, Ash batalha o Cérebro da Fronteira Greta por seu segundo Símbolo da Fronteira!

Finnish Official Summary

Ash ottelee Otteluareenalla Frontier Brain Gretaa vastaan saadakseen toisen Frontier-symbolinsa!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

En la Arena de Batalla, Ash lucha contra la Cerebro de la Frontera Greta por su segundo Símbolo de la Frontera!

Spanish Official Summary

Ash está a punto de alcanzar Dojo Batalla, ¡pero el Team Rocket ha llegado allí antes que él! Simulan ser alumnos de Coro, la Maestra Dojo.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash is about to reach the Battle Arena, but Team Rocket has gotten there ahead of him! They're pretending to be students of Greta, the Arena Tycoon, but the curriculum is a little too tough for them. Will this trick really let them get their hands on Ash's Pikachu? Meanwhile, Ash runs into Scott, who tells him that Greta prefers Fighting-type Pokémon. This gives Ash an idea... Scott and Ash show up at the Battle Arena, where Greta has Ash spin a wheel to determine how many Pokémon they'll battle with. Ash spins a two, so Greta's Hariyama and Medicham will face off against Ash's Grovyle and Snorlax, who Ash brought back just for this battle. Grovyle is fast, but Hariyama uses its speed against it and Grovyle is soon knocked out. Ash sends out Snorlax and uses a defensive strategy to defeat Hariyama, whose powerful punches aren't as damaging to the big Pokémon. Greta's Medicham could be a different story, though! Team Rocket is accidentally revealed during the Pokémon battle, but Pikachu zaps them before they can do anything. Then it's right back to the battle, where Medicham's attacks are proving to be pretty dangerous to Snorlax. After some close calls, Ash hits on a novel idea: have Snorlax use Hyper Beam to propel itself into the air and land on Medicham! This wins Ash the battle—and a shiny new Frontier Symbol! Greta tells Ash that the next stop on the Battle Frontier is the Battle Dome, and he's soon on his way!

Russian Official Summary

На Арене Сражений Эш сражается с Главой фронта Гретой за свой второй фронтовой символ.

Dutch Official Summary

In de Strijd Arena, vecht Ash tegen Zone Leider Greta voor zijn tweede Zone Symbool!

Norwegian Official Summary

På kamparenaen kjemper Ash mot Frontier Brain Greta for å vinne sitt andre Frontier Symbol!

Swedish Official Summary

På Slagfältsarenan strider Ash mot Gränslands-hjärnan Greta för att få sin andra Gränslands-symbol!

Danish Official Summary

Ash dyster mod Frontier Brain Greta i Kamparenaen og vinder sit andet Frontier symbol!

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 Ash's Snorlax
  • Japan サトシのカビゴン
  • Japan Satoshi no Kabigon
  • Japan Satoshi's Kabigon
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 Grovyle
  • Japan サトシのジュプトル
  • Japan Satoshi no Juptile
  • Japan Satoshi's Juptile
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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 Mime Jr.
  • Japan コジロウのマネネ
  • Japan Kojirō no Manene
  • Japan Kojiro's Manene
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  • United States Brawly
  • Japan トウキ
  • Japan Tōki
  • Japan Toki
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  • United States Scott
  • Japan エニシダ
  • Japan Enishida
  • Japan Enishida
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  • United States Chuck
  • Japan シジマ
  • Japan Shijima
  • Japan Shijima
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  • United States Arena Tycoon Greta
  • Japan アリーナキャプテン コゴミ
  • Japan Arena Captain Kogomi
  • Japan Arena Captain Kogomi
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  • United States Greta's Hariyama
  • Japan コゴミのハリテヤマ
  • Japan Kogomi no Hariteyama
  • Japan Kogomi's Hariteyama
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  • United States Greta's Medicham
  • Japan コゴミのチャーレム
  • Japan Kogomi no Charem
  • Japan Kogomi's Charem
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  • United States Battle Arena Trainees
  • Japan バトルアリーナ研修生
  • Japan Battle Arena kenshūsei
  • Japan Battle Arena Trainees
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11:10

Eyecatch Registeel Eyecatch

Registeel Commercial Intro and Return Eyecatches with Pikachu, Satoshi, Haruka, Masato and Takeshi.
23:04

Trivia Quiz Question Part 1

Pokémon Trivia Quiz (ポケモントリビアクイズ)
Question What is evolving into what?
(何が何に進化?)

A VTR from PM262 in the form of a scramble puzzle is used for this segment.
Hosted by Takeshi.
23:57

Trivia Quiz Question Part 2

Pokémon Trivia Quiz Continuation (ポケモントリビアクイズ つづき): After the question is repeated once more, the difficulty gradually decreases and the scramble puzzle's blurriness is reduced.
Hosted by Takeshi.
24:21

Trivia Quiz Answer

The correct answer is revealed after a countdown scene that shows Pikachu holding a telescope and anxiously running up and down in Rocket Gang's hot air balloon.
Answer (こたえ): Yadon is evolving into Yadoking. (ヤドンがヤドキングに進化) (See Alice's Yadon and Yadoking)
Hosted by Takeshi.

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 FLYINGカイリュウ
Japanese (Romanized): FLYING Kairyu
Japanese (Trans): Flying Kairyu
Movie 1 BGM - The group is at a Pokémon Center near the Battle Arena.
Japan 00:51 バトルフロンティア
Japanese (Romanized): Battle Frontier
Japanese (Trans): Battle Frontier
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 02:18 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 02:44 ピカチュウあきらめないニャ
Japanese (Romanized): Pikachu akiramenai nya
Japanese (Trans): We won't give up on Pikachu
Movie 1 BGM - Rocket Gang also trains in the Battla Arena, but is more tired than the others.
Japan 03:26 Movie 1 Short - Yadon Eyecatch Rocket Gang are forced to balance tea cups on their bodies for thirty minutes, but they don't resist for long.
Japan 03:54 1997-1998-M08 しのびよる影
Japanese (Romanized): Shinobi yoru Kage
Japanese (Trans): Sneaking from the Shadows
Enishida talks to Satoshi and the others about the 2nd Frontier Brain, Kogomi.
Japan 05:14 1997-1998-M72A Zenigame Gang Appears The gates of the Battle Arena open.
Japan 06:10 サトシ戦いの決意
Japanese (Romanized): Satoshi tatakai no ketsui
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's Battle Resolve
Movie 1 BGM - The second part of the music plays as a giant wheel emerges from underground, where each number matches the number of Pokémon each of Kogomi and Satoshi will use for the battle.
Japan 07:39 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 - A gong beats symbolizing the fact that both the Arena Tycoon (Kogomi) and challenger (Satoshi) are stand by for battle.
Japan 08:54 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 - Satoshi begins the battle against Kogomi.
Japan 09:29 1997-1998-M79 ラストバトル(VSライバル)
Japanese (Romanized): Last Battle (VS Rival)
Japanese (Trans): Last Battle (VS Rival)
Kogomi tells Harieyama to grab Juptile.
Japan 10:49 サトシ戦いの決意
Japanese (Romanized): Satoshi tatakai no ketsui
Japanese (Trans): Satoshi's Battle Resolve
Movie 1 BGM - The first part of the music plays as Takeshi, Enishida and Masato comment on Satoshi's loss of Juptile. The music overlaps the Eyecatch Break.
Japan 11:18 2002-2005(AG)-M43 Eyecatch Return
Japan 11:30 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
The battle between Satoshi and Kogomi continues.
Japan 13:03 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Satoshi commands Kabigon to stand up.
Japan 14:36 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Kogomi tells Charem to use Focus Punch on Kabigon.
Japan 15:41 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's Battle Frontier Motto
Japan 16:27 活躍!
Japanese (Romanized): Katsuyaku!
Japanese (Trans): Activity!
Pikachu uses 100,000 Volts on Rocket Gang and sends them blasting off.
Japan 16:52 2002-2005(AG)-M25 戦闘!四天王
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Shitennō
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Elite Four
Kogomi's Charem and Satoshi's Kabigon resume their battle.
Japan 18:52 バトルフロンティア
Japanese (Romanized): Battle Frontier
Japanese (Trans): Battle Frontier
Satoshi orders Kabigon to use Hyper Beam on Charem.
Japan 20:22 2002-2005(AG)-M02 トウカシティ
Japanese (Romanized): Touka City
Japanese (Trans): Touka City
Satoshi wins the battle against Kogomi and earns the Guts Symbol.
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 大脱走
Japanese (Romanized): Dai Dassou
Japanese (Trans): The Great Escape
Pokémon Trivia Quiz: See the Clip and Answer!
Japan 23:28 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 151 preview
Japan 23:58 AG Quiz Fanfare Takeshi asks the viewers if they have found the answer to the question.
Japan 24:01 大脱走
Japanese (Romanized): Dai Dassou
Japanese (Trans): The Great Escape
Takeshi is about to reveal the answer (the music begins 3 seconds through).
Japan 24:25 前向きロケット団! (オリジナルカラオケ)
Japanese (Romanized): Maemuki Rocket-dan (Original Karaoke)
Japanese (Trans): Look ahead, Rocket Gang! (Original Karaoke)
Takeshi reveals the answer (the introductory part to the music is skipped).

Music Statistics:

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