Home / Episode Guide / シャッターチャンスはピカチュウ/Pikachu in Focus/Pokemon Paparazzi
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 1999-04-17 Pokémon Paparazzi
  • Japan 1998-07-23 シャッターチャンスはピカチュウ
  • Japan Shutter chance wa Pikachu
  • Japan 1998-07-23 Pikachu in Focus
  • Germany Pokémon-Paparazzi
  • France Le chasseur d'image
  • Spain Paparazzi de Pokémon
  • Sweden 2001-03-18 Att plåta en Pokémon
  • Italy Il paparazzo dei Pokémon
  • Mexico ¡Paparazzi Pokémon!
  • Finland 2001-02-24 Antaa palaa, Todd!
  • Taiwan 按快門的機會是皮卡丘
  • Hungary Pokémon-lesipuskások
  • Poland Pokémonowy paparazzi
  • Netherlands Pokémon Paparazzi
  • Brazil Fotógrafo de Pokémon
  • Israel צלם הפוקימונים
  • Czechia Pokémonoví paparazzi
  • Norway Pokémon paparazzi
  • Denmark Pokémon Fotografen
  • Greece Ο Φωτογράφος των Πόκεμον
  • Portugal Pokémon Paparazzi
  • Russia Папарацци
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Team Ota

Japan Screenplay 園田英樹 (Hideki Sonoda)
Japan Storyboard 横田和 (Kazu Yokota)
Japan Animation Director 武田優作 (Yūsaku Takeda)
Japan Episode Director 大町繁 (Shigeru Ōmachi)

OP/ED List

めざせポケモンマスター
Aim To Be A Pokémon Master
ポケモン音頭
Pokémon Ondo
모험의 시작
Start of an Adventure
Summary
Ash and co. sit near a river for a break. Misty takes a piece of her rice ball and feeds it to Togepi. Ash compliments that the rice balls are very good. Brock throws a piece of rice in the air. He throws a cherry in the middle and packages it. All of them seem to be enjoying themselves. Deep in the grass is a person with a camera. He looks at the kids through the lens of the camera. Ash senses something in the grass thinking that there's a guy with a gun. He tells everyone to run for cover. Ash knocks everyone down and the bucket of rice falls in the river. Brock gets mad at Ash. Togepi cries and Misty gets mad at Ash as well. Ash tells them that there's someone in the grass but they don't believe him. So Ash takes out Squirtle and it uses Water Gun at the grass. A boy pops out holding a camera and Squirtle gets returned back into its Pokéball.

Misty asks if the boy is okay and he tells them that he's fine. He introduces himself as Snap. Snap tells them that he just wanted to take a picture of Pikachu. Brock tells Snap that he should've just asked for their permission to take a picture of Pikachu. Snap tells him that he doesn't like Pokémon that are posed. They go to Snap's house. At his house Snap tells them that he took a picture of Aerodactyl. He brings out a magazine of his picture of Aerodactyl. Ash tells Snap that he is the kid who was riding the Aerodactyl. Snap checks it on his computer and proves Ash to be right. Snap apologizes for scaring them earlier and offers to make them pancakes. When the pancakes are ready, everyone happily eats them. Snap gets his camera ready to take a picture of Pikachu. Pikachu smiles nervously. When Snap presses the button, Pikachu shocks him. They try again but Snap tells them that he can't do it. He shows them pictures of Pokémon that are peaceful and not posing. Ash, Misty, and Brock are all amazed at his pictures. So they take out all of their Pokémon and ask Snap to take pictures of them. Snap refuses and tells them that he only wants to take pictures of Pikachu. Ash says that he won't have much luck but Snap disagrees.

Snap has a flashback with encountering two old people. The old people tell Snap to capture Pikachu and they hand pictures of Pikachu to him. They start to cry as the woman tells Snap to capture Pikachu. The old people are Team Rocket in disguise. Snap takes the job. The flashback ends and Snap says that he has to do this for the woman.

At a restaurant, Team Rocket is eating. They are devouring their food down like crazy. There is only one piece of food left but Jessie gets it.

Ash and Pikachu are washing their faces in a river. Snap jumps out and tries to take a picture of Pikachu but only to get a picture of Ash. Team Rocket is digging a hole in the ground. Meowth sees Snap coming and Jessie and James put their disguises on, except they're on the wrong way. They fix themselves and Snap meets up with them. Snap tells them that he hasn't caught Pikachu yet. Jessie tells him they are trusting him. Then Team Rocket walks away. Snap notices that the ground where Team Rocket dugged is soft. He sets up his camera and waits for Pikachu. Ash and co. walk along. Ash says that Snap doesn't even understand the Pokémon's feelings and this makes Snap worry.

Suddenly, they fall through the hole. Snap asks if they are alright. He tells them that he has a rope in his backpack. Pikachu pops out and Snap takes out his camera again. Team Rocket is confused because Snap wants to take a picture of Pikachu. They get mad at Meowth for this. They punch Meowth up in the air. Snap finally takes a picture of Pikachu. Then Snap notices that the ground is crumbling. He warns them about this but it's too late. Ash and Pikachu fall through into the river. Snap comes down to save them. A waterfall is at the end of the river. Snap gets out his tripod and Ash grabs onto it. Snap tries to pull Ash onto dry land.

The two old people come and they congratulate Snap for doing a good job. They say their motto and reveal themselves as Team Rocket. Meowth comes and puts Pikachu in a net. James thows bombs at them. Snap starts to slip because of the explosions. He tries to hang on a bit more but there's not much time left. James takes out another bomb. Ash gets an idea. He grabs a hold of Snap's camera and begins the process of taking a picture of Team Rocket. The bomb explodes in James's hands because of the distraction. Ash gets pulled up. He takes out his Bulbasaur for battle. Bulbasaur uses Razor Leaf and the net tears open. Then Bulbasaur uses Vine Whip. Team Rocket runs away and they jump into the river. They approach a waterfall and fall down.

Ash and Snap share a good laugh with each other. Pikachu jumps down into Ash's arms. Ash tells Brock and Misty that he is now friends with Snap. Snap gets the camera ready to take a picture of Ash, Misty, Brock, and himself. He presses the button. Snap heads down to get in the picture but he slips on a rice ball. He falls backwards, the camera clicks, and the picture is taken.

English Official Summary

Say cheese! Ash and friends are being shadowed by Snap, the world's greatest Pokémon photographer. Snap hopes to catch just one great shot of Pikachu, but Pikachu is camera-shy. What Ash and friends don't know is that Snap is doing this job for Team Rocket. But Team Rocket thinks that Snap is in the business of actually capturing Pokémon—the villains don't realize that he only captures them on film. When they realize they've been duped, Jessie, James, and Meowth drop in to swipe Pikachu themselves. Ash and Snap work together to send Team Rocket off in a photo finish. Snap gets the photo he wanted, and Ash gets a new friend.

French Official Summary

Après un arrêt rapide pour déjeuner, Sacha et ses amis rencontrent Todd, un photographe Pokémon qui a essayé de capturer une photo parfaite de Pikachu.

German Official Summary

Während einer kurzen Mittagspause taucht plötzlich ein Pokémon-Fotograf auf, der schon seit langer Zeit versucht, das perfekte Foto von Ashs Pikachu zu schießen.

Italian Official Summary

In una pausa pranzo, Ash e amici incontrano Todd, un fotografo di Pokémon, che cerca di immortalare Pikachu in uno scatto perfetto!

Portuguese Official Summary

Em uma breve parada para o almoço, Ash e seus amigos conhecem Todd Snap, um Fotógrafo Poémon que vem tentando tirar uma fotografia perfeita de Pikachu.

Finnish Official Summary

Pikaisesti lounaalle pysähtyessään Ash ystävineen tapaa Todd Snapin, Pokémon-kuvaajan, joka yrittää saada täydellistä kuvaa Pikachusta.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

En un breve descanso para almorzar, Ash y sus amigos conocen a Todd Snap, un fotógrafo Pokémon que intenta conseguir una toma perfecta de Pikachu.

Spanish Official Summary

Durante una breve parada para almorzar, Ash y sus amigos conocen a Todd, un fotógrafo Pokémon que ha estado intentando sacar una buena foto de Pikachu.

English Great Britain Official Summary

Say cheese! Ash and friends are being shadowed by Snap, the world's greatest Pokémon photographer. Snap hopes to catch just one great shot of Pikachu, but Pikachu is camera-shy. What Ash and friends don't know is that Snap is doing this job for Team Rocket. But Team Rocket thinks that Snap is in the business of actually capturing Pokémon—the villains don't realize that he only captures them on film. When they realize they've been duped, Jessie, James, and Meowth drop in to swipe Pikachu themselves. Ash and Snap work together to send Team Rocket off in a photo finish. Snap gets the photo he wanted, and Ash gets a new friend.

Dutch Official Summary

Tijdens een korte lunchpauze, ontmoeten Ash en zijn vrienden Todd Snap, een Pokémon fotograaf die probeert om een perfect plaatje te schieten van Pikachu.

Norwegian Official Summary

I en kort lunsjpause, møter Ash og vennene hans Todd Snap, en Pokémon-fotograf som har prøvd å få et perfekt bilde av Pikachu.

Swedish Official Summary

Under en kort lunchrast, träffar Ash och hans vänner Todd, en Pokémon-fotograf som har försökt ta den perfekta bilden på Pikachu.

Danish Official Summary

Under en kort frokostpause møder Ash og hans venner Todd Snap, som er en Pokémon-fotograf på evig jagt efter det perfekte billede af Pikachu.

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 Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Ash's Pidgeotto
  • Japan サトシのピジョン
  • Japan Satoshi no Pigeon
  • Japan Satoshi's Pigeon
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Misty's Togepi
  • Japan カスミのトゲピー
  • Japan Kasumi no Togepi
  • Japan Kasumi's Togepi
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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 Brock's Vulpix
  • Japan タケシのロコン
  • Japan Takeshi no Rokon
  • Japan Takeshi's Rokon
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  • United States Misty's Goldeen
  • Japan カスミのトサキント
  • Japan Kasumi no Tosakinto
  • Japan Kasumi's Tosakinto
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  • United States Brock's Onix
  • Japan タケシのイワーク
  • Japan Takeshi no Iwark
  • Japan Takeshi's Iwark
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  • United States Brock's Geodude
  • Japan タケシのイシツブテ
  • Japan Takeshi no Ishitsubute
  • Japan Takeshi's Ishitsubute
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  • United States Brock's Zubat
  • Japan タケシのズバット
  • Japan Takeshi no Zubat
  • Japan Takeshi's Zubat
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  • United States Misty's Staryu
  • Japan カスミのヒトデマン
  • Japan Kasumi no Hitodeman
  • Japan Kasumi's Hitodeman
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  • United States Misty's Starmie
  • Japan カスミのスターミー
  • Japan Kasumi no Starmie
  • Japan Kasumi's Starmie
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  • United States Ash's Bulbasaur
  • Japan サトシのフシギダネ
  • Japan Satoshi no Fushigidane
  • Japan Satoshi's Fushigidane
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  • United States Ash's Squirtle
  • Japan サトシのゼニガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zenigame
  • Japan Satoshi's Zenigame
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  • United States Misty's Horsea
  • Japan カスミのタッツー
  • Japan Kasumi no Tattu
  • Japan Kasumi's Tattu
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  • United States Misty's Psyduck
  • Japan カスミのコダック
  • Japan Kasumi no Koduck
  • Japan Kasumi's Koduck
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  • United States Todd Snap
  • Japan トオル
  • Japan Tōru
  • Japan Toru

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Geodude
  • Japan イシツブテ
  • Japan Ishitsubute
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Who's that Pokémon Indigo League

11:33

Who's that Pokémon Dare da

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 めざせポケモンマスター
Japanese (Romanized): Mezase Pokémon Master
Japanese (Trans): Aim to Be a Pokémon Master
Japanese Opening Theme
Japan 02:01 1997-1998-M24 A Creeping Threat Camera lens in the bushes
Japan 02:32 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Takeshi thinks he's been shot!
Japan 02:47 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card Theme
Japan 06:33 1997-1998-M66 Goofball Alert Large gap of no BGM in Japanese version before this track. Toru adjusts his camera
Japan 07:37 1997-1998-M09 再会
Japanese (Romanized): Saikai
Japanese (Trans): Reunion
Toru shows off his pictures
Japan 09:46 1997-1998-M05 祈り
Japanese (Romanized): Inori
Japanese (Trans): Prayer
Rocket Gang in disguise!
Japan 11:26 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…
Rocket Gang Motto
Japan 11:33 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Dare da
Japan 11:40 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Ishitsubute
Japan 12:00 1997-1998-M59B 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (Trans): Guide
Satoshi and Pikachu get their picture taken
Japan 14:45 1997-1998-M63 Taken for a Fool Toku thinks about taking a picture after Satoshi and friends fell in the pit
Japan 15:39 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Satoshi and Pikachu fall into the underground pipe
Japan 17:14 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…
Rocket Gang Motto again
Japan 18:56 1997-1998-M57B ポケモンジム
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Gym
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Gym
Satoshi sends out Fushigidane!
Japan 20:11 1997-1998-M02 続くったら,続く
Japanese (Romanized): Tsuzukuttara, Tsuzuku
Japanese (Trans): To Be Continued
Satoshi and friends get their picture taken by Toru who trips on the way
Japan 21:00 ポケモン音頭
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Ondo
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Ondo
Japanese Ending Theme
Japan 22:20 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Preview for Episode 56

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:00 Pokémon Theme Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 01:39 1997-1998-M24 A Creeping Threat Camera lens in the bushes
United States 02:10 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Brock thinks he's been shot!
United States 02:25 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Title Card
United States 06:11 1997-1998-M66 Goofball Alert Snap adjusts his camera.
United States 07:16 1997-1998-M09 再会
Japanese (Romanized): Saikai
Japanese (Trans): Reunion
Snap shows off his pictures.
United States 09:25 1997-1998-M05 祈り
Japanese (Romanized): Inori
Japanese (Trans): Prayer
Team Rocket in disguise!
United States 11:04 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…
Team Rocket's Motto
United States 11:38 1997-1998-M59B 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (Trans): Guide
Ash and Pikachu get their picture taken.
United States 14:23 1997-1998-M63 Taken for a Fool Snap thinks about taking a picture after Ash and friends fell in the pit.
United States 15:17 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Ash and Pikachu fall into the underground pipe.
United States 16:52 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…
Team Rocket's Motto again
United States 18:33 1997-1998-M57B ポケモンジム
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Gym
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Gym
Ash sends out Bulbasaur!
United States 19:49 1997-1998-M02 続くったら,続く
Japanese (Romanized): Tsuzukuttara, Tsuzuku
Japanese (Trans): To Be Continued
Ash and friends get their picture taken by Snap who trips on the way.
United States 20:41 PokéRAP PokéRAP (Day 5)
United States 21:41 Pokémon Theme Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 18
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 16
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