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Premiering in Japan on September 23, 2010, was the 5th generation of the ''Pokémon'' anime, known as ''Best Wishes!'' During its initial run, there was scheduled to air a 2-part episode in March 2011, ('''"Rocket-dan VS Plasma-dan!"''', "Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma!" translated, Parts 1 and 2 respectively), revolving around Team Rocket fighting Team Plasma over possession of a meteorite. However, following the devastating 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant meltdown, both episodes were postponed for featuring scenes reminiscent of the disaster. As such, Team Plasma didn't end up appearing until near the end of ''Best Wishes!'', and appearing as they did in the ''Black 2 & White 2 '' video games as opposed to their ''Black & White'' incarnations.
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The 5th generation of the ''Pokémon'' anime, ''Best Wishes!'', premiered in Japan on September 23rd, 2010. During its initial run, a two-part episode titled '''''Rocket-dan VS Plasma-dan''''' ("Team Rocket VS Team Plasma", parts 1 and 2 respectively) was scheduled to air in March 2011. The episodes would have revolved around Team Rocket fighting Team Plasma over possession of a meteorite.
  
According to '' Pokémon'''s English dub voice director Tom Wayland, the episodes ''were'' sent to The Pokémon Company International, but never actually got to the re-dubbing process before their cancellation in Japan. Many screenshots from upcoming previews and magazines have managed to find their way online, as have various trailers that were broadcast prior to the episodes being pulled from the air.
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However, following the devastating 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant meltdown, both episodes were postponed for featuring scenes reminiscent of the disaster. As such, Team Plasma didn't end up appearing until near the end of ''Best Wishes!'', and they appeared as they did in the ''Pokémon Black 2 & White 2'' video games as opposed to their ''Black & White'' incarnations.
  
These episodes are 2 of 4 ''Pokémon'' episodes that have never aired, the other 2 being [[Pokemon "Battle of the Quaking Island! Barboach VS Whiscash!!" (partially found episode; 2004)|"Battle of the Quaking Island! Barboach VS Whiscash!!"]] and [[Pokemon "It's New Year's Eve! Pocket Monsters Encore" (lost episode; 1997)|"It's New Year's Eve! Pocket Monsters Encore"]]. However, it is still possible that these episodes might air someday in the future, as both the Pokemon Company of Japan and TV Tokyo maintain that when they will broadcast them when an airdate is decided upon if contacted via e-mail, and in both re-runs and on DVD the preview teaser for Part 1 still plays at the end of the episode that preceded it. But sadly, it ''is'' far too late for these episodes to ever be dubbed internationally, as the preceding episode had its ending altered in the dub so as not to have its events lead in to the events of the postponed episodes. The dub has since concluded the 5th generation of the anime and moved on.
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According to ''Pokémon'''s English dub voice director Tom Wayland, the episodes were sent to The Pokémon Company International, but never actually got to the re-dubbing process before their cancellation in Japan.<ref>[https://twitter.com/VanWayland/status/334560411959586816 Tom Wayland's tweet about the episodes.] Retrieved 24 Nov '19</ref>
  
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==Availability==
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Besides screenshots and previews, neither episode has been released since their cancellation. TV Tokyo claimed in 2011 that it would eventually air, but nothing has come from that. Interestingly, footage from the episodes was later used in the episodes "Meloetta and the Undersea Temple" and "Strong Strategy Steals the Show" a little over a year later.
| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr9kQ_vtPVE|320x240|center|The Whole TRvsTP Footage (Team Rocket VS Team Plasma)}}
 
| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZW134f4MTI|320x240|center|Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma!}}
 
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==Gallery==
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  |description2 =All footage in chronological order (additional images, no VA audio).
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==See Also==
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*[[Pokémon "Computer Warrior Porygon" (lost unaired English dub of anime episode; 1998)]]
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*[[Pokémon "The Legend of Dratini" (non-existent unaired English dub of anime episode; 1997)]]
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*[[Pokémon "Battle Aboard the St. Anne" (found first American broadcast version of anime episode; 1998)]]
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*[[Pokémon "Battle of the Quaking Island! Barboach VS Whiscash!!" (partially found unaired episode of anime; 2004)]]
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*[[Pokémon 3: The Movie (lost first draft of script of anime film; late 1990s)]]
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*[[Pokémon 3D Adventure: Mew o Sagase! (lost 3D short of anime; 2005)]]
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*[[Pokémon 4D: Pikachu's Ocean Adventure (partially found 4D short of anime; 2006)]]
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*[[Pokémon! I Choose You! (found original Japanese airing of anime series pilot; 1997)]]
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*[[Pokémon "It's New Year's Eve! Pocket Monsters Encore" (lost unaired special of anime series; 1997)]]
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*[[Pokémon "Pocket Monsters, Fall Special!" (found "clip show" episode of anime series; 1997)]]
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*[[Pokémon "Pocket Monsters, Winter Special!" (lost unaired "clip show" episode of anime series; 1998)]]
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*[[Pokémon Live! (partially found professional recording footage of musical; 2000-2001)]]
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==Reference==
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Latest revision as of 16:22, 29 July 2022

Pokemon rocket vs plasma scan.jpg

A scan of a magazine promo of the episode.

Status: Partially Found

The 5th generation of the Pokémon anime, Best Wishes!, premiered in Japan on September 23rd, 2010. During its initial run, a two-part episode titled Rocket-dan VS Plasma-dan ("Team Rocket VS Team Plasma", parts 1 and 2 respectively) was scheduled to air in March 2011. The episodes would have revolved around Team Rocket fighting Team Plasma over possession of a meteorite.

However, following the devastating 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant meltdown, both episodes were postponed for featuring scenes reminiscent of the disaster. As such, Team Plasma didn't end up appearing until near the end of Best Wishes!, and they appeared as they did in the Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 video games as opposed to their Black & White incarnations.

According to Pokémon's English dub voice director Tom Wayland, the episodes were sent to The Pokémon Company International, but never actually got to the re-dubbing process before their cancellation in Japan.[1]

Availability[edit | edit source]

Besides screenshots and previews, neither episode has been released since their cancellation. TV Tokyo claimed in 2011 that it would eventually air, but nothing has come from that. Interestingly, footage from the episodes was later used in the episodes "Meloetta and the Undersea Temple" and "Strong Strategy Steals the Show" a little over a year later.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

All available clips with audio and some screenshots.
All footage in chronological order (additional images, no VA audio).

See Also[edit | edit source]

Reference[edit | edit source]