Nov 28 2010 Pokémon Smash 9

Episode PicturePokémon Smash Episode 9, Pikachu and Pichu! / The New Members Participate Actively in the 'Pokémon Quiz Caravan'? / The Pokémon BW Television Viewer Battles Start / Announcing the PokéSma Original C-Gear Skin Results! (ピカチュウとピチュー! / 「ポケモンクイズキャラバン」で新メンバーが活躍? / ポケモンBWで視聴者バトル開始 / ポケスマオリジナルCギアスキンの結果発表!), aired today in Japan.

The episode began with the group doing a 'PokéMorning!' salute only to notice that Zoroark knocked down some of the desks in the process. Golgo introduces this weeks rerun episode as part of the Pokémon Library and Shoko announces this weeks theme 'Anything can be done by cooperating!' (協力すれば何でもできる!). This weeks rerun episode was Pikachu and Pichu! (ピカチュウとピチュー!) from the original Japanese series, not to be confused with the English Pikachu short which changed its title to match. A full summary of the episode is available on the episode guide. Red changed his go-to line to 'OK! Pokémon Library!' which got a few groans from the staff.

After the repeat show, the International girls show up walking together with a band against their ankles as they said they were practicing for the Caravan quiz. Just then, Red appears through the side door with his latest invention the RED 060 - Anything Rotates (なんでもローテーション). The device is a large box with a rotatable wheel on the front with different categories. A lever on the left side of the box would spin the wheel until it stopped on a specific category for the quiz.

Red removed the faceplate and revealed the first question and spun the wheel. The wheel had all the names of the staff members and it landed on Hana's name. The question was: Answer what food you like to eat? (すきな食べものを答えろ) and Hana replied 'Chocolate'. Red spun the wheel again and said "Let's Rotation!" (レッツ ローテーション). This time it landed on Maria and the subject for the round was "Eat the food you hate" (きらいな食べものを食べろ). Professor Red brought out a bowl of natto (なっとう), fermented soybeans, for Maria to eat. Obviously she didn't like eating it.

Tim and the International Group introduce the VTR (video tape recording) for the second Pokémon Quiz Caravan. This quiz took place at Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Elementary School (神奈川県 横須賀市立 逸見小学校) and 36 grade 5 students were there to greet them. A somewhat morbid place to have a school as there is big cemetery behind it.

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Golgo states that this quiz would be based on Pokémon Black and White. The first batch of questions would be answered in a Yes (O) or No (X) format and the teams would all have to decide which was the right answer and stand on the appropriate side of the line if they didn't want to get eliminated from the quiz.

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Below are the questions that were asked (Not all of the questions were broadcast on the show):
# Question Answer
1 Anime - Is Sanyo Gym Leader Dent is a twin? (サンヨウジムのジムリーダーはデントですがデントは「ふたご」である)?
(X) No - Dent, Pod, Corn are Triplets (デント ポッド コーンの三つ子)
Spoiler: Click to show!
3 Game - Is Dageki an evolution of Nageki? (ダゲキの進化形はナゲキである)?
(X) No - Dageki and Nageki are different Pokémon (ダグキとナグキは別のポケモン)
Spoiler: Click to show!
5 Anime - Was Mijumaru the first Pokémon Satoshi got in the Isshu region? (イッシュ地方でサトシが初めゲットしたポケモンはミジュマルである)?
(X) No - The first one he got was Mamepato (初めてゲットしたのはマメパト)
Spoiler: Click to show!
6 Game - Is the Musical Hall in Hiun City (ミュージカルホールがあるのはヒウンシティである)?
(X) No - The answer is Ramion City (正解はライモンシティ)
Spoiler: Click to show!
7 Game - Do Yanappu, Baoppu, Baoppu have the Gluttony ability? (ヤナップ・バオップ・ヒヤップのとくせいはすべて「くいしんぼう」である)?
(O) Yes
Spoiler: Click to show!

Question 7 proved to be the clincher as most the teams had managed to get to that point in the quiz but ended up being eliminated. Professor Red got the other teams to laugh at Chillarmy Team (チラーミィチーム), the only team to pick yes but they got the last laugh as they won the quiz. The International Group was also eliminated in that round.

The next segment featured a '4 Legged Quiz' (3人4脚ばらまきクイズ) where teams of 3 had their legs tied up and they were sent out to find a specific Pokémon card based on type or information that was called out. Players would have to know the correct Pokémon types for the cards that were distributed throughout the school grounds and then return back to Red and Golgo.

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Question 1: Find a dual type Pokémon! (タイプが2つあるポケモンをさがせ!) - Correct answer: Zuruggu (ズルッグ)
Question 2: Find a Pokémon that is at least 1.5m tall! (たかさが1.5m以上あるポケモンをさがせ!) - Wrong Answer: Doryuzu (ドリュウズ) (0.7m) - Correct Answer: Ononokus (オノノクス) (1.8m)

The next section of the Caravan Quiz was a new segment called Knock-down Quiz (”うちおとす” クイズ). The teams stood 3 meters away from a table with three targets on them. Players were required to answer the multiple choice question by throwing a ball at the number that corresponded with the correct answer. A team could know the right answer but if they didn't hit the correct target, it wouldn't count as the correct answer.

# Question Answer
1 Anime - Who takes care of the Pokémon at the Pokémon Center? (ポケモンセンターでポケモンの面倒をみてくれる人は?)
1. Junsa-san (ジュンサーさん), 2. Joy-san (ジョーイさん), 3. Sodateya-san (そだてやさん)
Spoiler: Click to show!
2 Card Game - What do you need for a Pokémon in the Pokémon Card Game to use a move? (ポケモンカードゲームでポケモンがワザ使う時に必要なのは?)
1. Stamina (元気), 2. Pokémon Zukan (ポケモンずかん), 3. Energy (エネルギー)
3. Energy (エネルギー)
Spoiler: Click to show!
3 Game - What do Gym Leaders give to winners? (ジムリーダーに勝つともらえるものは?)
1. Badge (バッジ), 2. Trophy (トロフィー), 3. Medal (メダル)
1. Badge (バッジ)
Spoiler: Click to show!
4 Game - What Nutritional Energy Drink increases the attack base point of a Pokémon by 1? (ポケモン1ぴきのこうげきの基礎ポイントを上げる栄養ドリンクは?)
1. HP Up (Max Up マックスアップ), 2. Protein (Taurine タウリン), 3. Zinc (Chitosan キトサン)
2. Protein (Taurine タウリン)
Spoiler: Click to show!
5 Game - Who is the Gym Leader of Hiun City? (ヒウンシティのジムリーダーは?)
1. Kamitsure (カミツレ), 2. Arti (アーティ), 3. Dent (デント)
2. Arti (アーティ)
Spoiler: Click to show!

During Mijumaru's Tweet Corner, Mijumaru reminded viewers of the new TV Anime Pocket Monsters Best Wishes 'Best Wishes!' / 'Fanfare of the Heart' (TVアニメポケットモンスター ベストウィッシュ 新オープニングテーマ「ベストウィッシュ!」/新エンディングテーマ「心のファンファーレ」) CD that was released this week.

The Marketing Group then presented the results for the C-Gear vote which was announced on Pokémon Smash 5. Each member of the Pokémon Smash crew drew a background that they hoped would be voted on to become a C-Gear background for Pokémon Black and White. Players could vote for their favorite one until midnight on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 on the official Pokémon Smash website.

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Shoko-tan announced that there was 60,792 votes cast during the voting period. In third place, with 14,945 votes was Yamamoto and his Champion Mijumaru picture. In second place with 15,213 votes was Golgo and his Dageki picture. In first place was Shoko-tan who amassed 21,257 votes. Her picture of Choroneko will be available on the Pokémon Global Link website from November 29th, 2010 until January 31st, 2011 as a C-Gear background download.

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