Pokémon "Battle of the Quaking Island! Barboach VS Whiscash!!" (partially found episode of anime series; 2004)


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Battle of the Quaking Island! Barboach VS Whiscash
Screenshot from the episode's preview video.
Screenshot from the episode's preview video.
Status Partially Found

"Yureru Shima no Tatakai! Dojoach VS Namazun!!" ("Battle of the Quaking Island! Barboach VS Whiscash!!") was intended to be the 375th episode (AG101) of the long-running anime series Pokémon. The episode saw Ash and the gang travelling to Jojo Island (en route to Sootopolis City Gym) and getting caught in the middle of an earthquake caused by the titular Whiscash. They later meet up with a trainer named Chota, who assists them in subduing the volatile Whiscash.[1]

Cancellation

The episode was scheduled to air in Japan on November 4th, 2004, but was pulled from broadcast less than two weeks before that date following the 2004 Chuetsu earthquake. It was initially marked as "postponed", but was eventually cancelled outright and marked as "discontinued". Considering how Japan feels about alluding to atrocities, even indirectly, the episode will likely never be released. The only footage of the episode available is a short preview video that was released prior to its cancellation.

This episode shares the reputation of being one of four Pokémon episodes to have never been released, the other three being "It's New Year's Eve! Pocket Monsters Encore" and "Rocket-dan VS Plasma-dan!" two-part episode.

Notably, the moves Earthquake, Fissure, and Magnitude have never been used in the anime since the event.

Gallery

35 second preview video.

References

  1. Bulbapedia article on the episode. Last retrieved 21 Feb 2015.

External Links

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

10 months ago
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Wow
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Anonymous user #2

10 months ago
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Wow
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CryClown

10 months ago
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Wow
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Anonymous user #3

9 months ago
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Wow
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Anonymous user #4

9 months ago
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Wow
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JonM313

7 months ago
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This episode should be released!
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JonM313

7 months ago
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Along with the other ones
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TeridaxXD001

6 months ago
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And people think America is too PC...
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Anonymous user #5

5 months ago
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The two countries have vastly different decency standards. In Japan, children's shows are allowed to get away with swearing, sexual innuendo, and much more violence that would never be allowed here, hence why many Pokemon episodes have been edited in the dubbing process, or dialogue significantly changed. However, Japan is far more sensitive to the "too soon" factor.
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Anonymous user #6

18 days ago
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To be fair, look at how many pieces of media were altered or banned after 9/11 just because they contained shots of sky scrapers or airplanes.
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