Pokémon "Cream of the Croagunk Crop" - Hiroki version (found unaltered anime episode; 2008)
When the Pokémon episode "Cream of the Croagunk Crop" aired in Japan on June 5, 2008, there was a character named Hiroki who was ultimately changed to prevent legal action being taken. In the original broadcast version, he had green hair, eyebrows, head shape and large glasses similar to the protagonist of the show Dokonjo Gaeru. His name was changed to Takuya on DVD releases and later airings, and his Croagunk's name, Gurekitchi, was changed to Gurekko. Also, one line the character said in the episode, "根性、根性、ど根性だ!" (Konjou, konjou, dokonjou da!, or "We've got guts! We've got guts! We're gusty!"), was changed to "燃えろ、燃えろ、燃えれ！" (Moero, moero, moere!, or "We're burning, we're burning, we're burning!"). These changes ultimately applied to the Japanese version, before being altered for the international release. No footage from the original version has surfaced.
On August 4, 2015, the unaltered episode was found on a Chinese website called Letv.com.
- A Mega link to The F4V version of the episode. Retrieved 02 May '16
- A Mega link to the MP4 version of the episode. Retrieved 02 May '16
- Bulbapedia article on the episode that also mentions the original version of Hiroki. Retrieved 03 Sep '18.
- The link to the full episode. Retrieved 04 Aug '15.