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Serebii
6th July 2007, 9:40 AM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/NextOn/507.jpgPikachu's In Charge!

Heading to the next town on a boat, Ash & Co. decide to let their Pokémon free to have a little fun. However, Team Rocket hatch a plan in order to take all of Ash & Co.s Pokémon and to make things worse, the boat ends up heading for a Waterfall. Can the Pokémon be saved?

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Mythic Mist
6th July 2007, 9:44 AM
Most incredibly cute episode EVER. I absolutely adored Pachirisu and it's little ambition to fly. I swear, if Pachirisu had a flying squirrel evo, that would have been the perfect set up for its evolution. And Aipom and Buneary in Dresses were incredibly cute. And yes, Piplup and Pikachu were very admirable, having Staravia transport the youngins off the boat first. And lol at Croagunk. It was just staring at itself in a mirror the entire episode.

scissorX
6th July 2007, 10:15 AM
Croagunk made this episode. I honestly don't understand it, but that thing is amazing.

cassius335
6th July 2007, 2:13 PM
So that's Buneary confirmed as a girl then (and hopefully any further Aipom inquiries silenced). Whether this means anything for Pikachu, only time will tell.

Nice to see all the gang getting screen time. But Pikachu needs Thunder back; Thunderbolt clearly isn't enough to deal with giant rocks.

Eerie Fuwante
6th July 2007, 2:30 PM
The Muku.Bus appeared!

Transporting Pachirisu and Happiny.

Croagunk stole the spotlight with his vague stare.

Kabuto
6th July 2007, 3:52 PM
People will always argue that Buneary is a lesbian >___>.

Well this was a typical filler episode. Entertaining, but nothing really happened.

Firemaker
6th July 2007, 5:08 PM
Whether this means anything for Pikachu, only time will tell.

Does the fact that Buneary loves Pikachu, Buneary being a girl, mean nothing?

Griff4815
6th July 2007, 6:32 PM
So did this episode have subtitles, human voices for the pokemon, or did it pull a "Turning over a nuzleaf"?

Sparkleo
6th July 2007, 6:38 PM
Extremely cute episode; especially the parts when Pachirisu wanted to fly.
~I always thought Aipom was a male, but I guess I was wrong... Aipom, Buneary, and Happiny look good in those dresses, though...
~Brock could get away with flirting with the ladies w/o Crogunk keeping him in line.
~Pikachu and co. would make the perfect music band.
~Piplup makes the cutest Magician.
~And Crogunk... it thinks there's another Crogunk on the ship

S.Suikun
6th July 2007, 6:40 PM
No subtitles, no narration, just typical Pokemon interaction.

As I stated in the speculation thread, while this episode was completely meaningless and irrelevant to the main saga, I was entertained by it nevertheless. Lots of great humor including everything involving Croagunk and everyone's favorite birdbrained birdbrain. It's great to see Tamagawa back on board also.

Miss Rarity
6th July 2007, 7:42 PM
Pachirisu wants to be a mukkubird when he grows up! O:

Pochama was cool as a magician he should have hit some pokemanz with that cane though

Mukkubird saves the babies! O:

So Aipom, Pinpuku, and Mimiroru are the only girls on the team??? ?__? Probably, lol at pinpuku wearing the dress the wrong way

And of course the best that came out of this was:
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l256/Megadio26/Mukku.jpg

pikablue
6th July 2007, 7:43 PM
i havent seen this episode yet because its not on youtube yet:( but ive seen a clip. im just wondering, when are they going to solve this pikachu/buneary situation?

pikablue
6th July 2007, 8:06 PM
i only saw a small clip of this episode, cause youtube doesnt have the full one yet. im just wondering, when the heck is the whole Pikachu/Buneary situation gonna be solved? they cant just beat around the bush forever!

pikablue
6th July 2007, 8:08 PM
i only saw a small clip of this episode, cause youtube doesnt have the full one yet. im just wondering, when the heck is the whole Pikachu/Buneary situation gonna be solved? they cant just beat around the bush forever!

Korobooshi Kojiro
6th July 2007, 11:32 PM
Sudowoodo copying Buizel made me laugh. It's the poser gangster variety...

This episode was friggen adorable, it melted even my cold heart.

CoolTrainerTerry
6th July 2007, 11:41 PM
Probably the funniest episode I have ever seen. Happiny copying Pachirisu with the ring at the beginning was so cute.
Croagunk doing nothing the whole episode and being dragged away from the mirror by Pikachu was the best.

I vote for the PokeBand making regular appearances, especially Saxophone Buizel.

Dax
7th July 2007, 1:41 AM
Pachirisu needed spotlight and he got it, in an amazing way. The cutest thing was that he wanted to fly and that at the end Mukku.BIRD carried him and the freakishly strong Happiny in his back.

Croagunk is so weird, so extremely weird that I enjoyed every minute of him/her. Now his a metrosexual looking at him/her self in the mirror. He/She is so...funny.

The bad thing about it is that when you have the whole gang together you can see that Ash's pokemons lack of a personality power than the other ones have.

I can describe how much Sudowoode owned. Eyeing Buizel was awesome.

Anyway, it was a great filler episode and now we will see the gang go to Hearthrome to then go to the next gym. This is going to be a long wait...

Korobooshi Kojiro
7th July 2007, 1:44 AM
All of Ash's Pokemon showed personality to me...0.o

scissorX
7th July 2007, 2:16 AM
Yeah all of them did. Infact every Pokémon on the protagonists teams in Sinnoh have. Even though I can't quite work out what Staravias personality is, nor why it is so awesome; it has a cracking one. :/

R_N
7th July 2007, 3:14 AM
The epi pics make this look awsome.

Pachi seems sofriggen ADOWABLE. Flying Pachirisu FTW.
Totally needs an evolution in the next gen so it ca-oh. Right. Dawn gets replaced. Darnit.

Rapiido
7th July 2007, 3:19 AM
Sorry for language.. but how the MAESTRO KINETICO did nobody discuss this image yet? ._______O I thought it would be BLATENTLY obviously the first thing being discussed.

http://www.pocketmonsters.net/images/dp39/000249.jpg

(P.S., Dawn/Hikari's skirt)

Dephender
7th July 2007, 3:19 AM
Even though I can't quite work out what Staravias personality is

Overdramatic.

Korobooshi Kojiro
7th July 2007, 3:21 AM
Sorry for language.. but how the MAESTRO KINETICO did nobody discuss this image yet? ._______O I thought it would be BLATENTLY obviously the first thing being discussed.

http://www.pocketmonsters.net/images/dp39/000249.jpg

Shh! Don't speak "he-who-must-not-be-named!"

And there WAS a thread about it, plus it was discussed in the Spec. thread alot...most people who watched the episode see it isn't that big of a deal in motion.

Surreal
7th July 2007, 3:52 AM
I underestimated thus episode. It was great. Sudowoodo was hystarical.

CoolTrainerTerry
7th July 2007, 4:13 AM
The best part was when Pachirisu fell and Pikachu caught it, but then he started to fall and Piplup grabbed him, but s/he began to fall and Happiny comes up and pulls all three up so easily.

Dax
7th July 2007, 4:17 AM
All of Ash's Pokemon showed personality to me...0.o

That's my point. Ash's pokemons all have personalities but not as strong as the pokemons of Dawn or Brock. The personalities of Dawn's and Brock's pokemons entertain more than the personalities of Ash's pokemon excluding the overdramatic Mukku.BIRD.

P13
7th July 2007, 5:07 AM
Totally needs an evolution in the next gen so it ca-oh. Right. Dawn gets replaced. Darnit.

I'd say Pachirisu evolving is by far not the most out-of-left-field thing that could happen this season or the next.

The Benmeister
7th July 2007, 12:00 PM
Watching Mukku with its wings on its ears literally had me in stitches. As did the Bui-Wood-Bird can-can-ish style dancing.

...I really must ask what the hell is wrong with Croagunk. It gets 'interested' by the most trivial of things, like a mirror.

*~Fearless~*
7th July 2007, 12:15 PM
I totally adored this episode. It was entertaining and cute,even though it was a filler.:3

cassius335
7th July 2007, 1:55 PM
Does the fact that Buneary loves Pikachu, Buneary being a girl, mean nothing?

*shrug* Pikachu's gender is officially undecided. With the Buneary-girl=Pikachu-boy argument is logical, it dies in the face of that simple fact.

Sparkleo
7th July 2007, 4:09 PM
*shrug* Pikachu's gender is officially undecided.

What about the tail?

Gravy
8th July 2007, 3:54 PM
Most supercalifragilisticexpialidocious episode of the year, says Gravy!

- Poor Pochama. Unable to compete with Pikachu's UBER Hax skills when it comes to ring toss. But despite failure, the penguin appears to be filled with an unusual amount of glee. I guess the sea (?) air does that to a water fowl.
- Happiny, like most female chavs in brightly-colored tracksuit bottoms, is happy to share warez that do not belong to her. Awww, bless~
- Pachirisu; Clearly a reference to the ickle kiddies who thought jumping out of windows and imitating either Butterfree or Pidgeotto would grant them he ability to soar though the wide blue yonder, instead of spelling their doom.
"When I evolve, I want to be a Mukubird! : D"
- I'd totally buy ' The Buoytles' latest single. Or would that be 'The Naetles'?... George Harrisoki, Buoy McCartney, John Naeton, Ringo Chuu, Stuart Muku.CLIFFE....Someone just shoot me already.
- Naetle is a better drummer than me, yet he has no fingers. I can't help feeling a little downhearted.
- The UsoMukuBuoy can-can shall go down in history as the single most greatest moment in Daimond and Pearl.
- Buneary being female is nothing more than the ignorant opinion of backwards stereotypographers who do nothing but type stereos all day long. Hmph.
- If that boat went over the falls, the protagonists would be left with one pokémon each. I'm not sure if Muku.BIRD would be salivating at the chance of being Ash's only option, or just plain salivating.
- Sudowoodizzle is a P.Oser fo' sho y'all, 'specially when Buoy-Dawg is in da hizzy crack-a-lackin' some gangsta moves, y'know whut I'm sayin' homes? Word.
-OH SNAP HIKARI'S PANTIES ARE THE ONLY REASON TO WATCH THIS EPISODE DESPITE THE FACT YOU DON'T GET TO SEE ANYTHING ANYWAY DROOL~~~~~
- This episode proves that pokémon are just as dimwitted as their trainers, no matter how awesome said pokémon may be. If you couldn't recognise the Plusle was a Mewoth, you've got issues. Which I'd imagine would be worse for pokémon - surely they have a more accute sense of smell and are able to tell one another just by scent alone? Surely Gravy should stop reading into this minor plot point?
- Pochama's outstanding skills in the art of illusion should be proof enough that he (?!) has both the skill and charisma to go solo. Hikari’s only draggin’ ya down to her level dude!

cassius335
9th July 2007, 3:29 PM
What about the tail?

What about it? Pikachu = Kanto. Gender differences = Sinnoh.
Or were all the Pikachu ever seen in the show for the first nine seasons male?

Pika Hikari KT
10th July 2007, 12:02 AM
- Happiny, like most female chavs in brightly-colored tracksuit bottoms, is happy to share warez that do not belong to her. Awww, bless~
Yeah--kawaii, isn't it?^_^


- I'd totally buy ' The Buoytles' latest single. Or would that be 'The Naetles'?
Second it.:D


- Buneary being female is nothing more than the ignorant opinion of backwards stereotypographers who do nothing but type stereos all day long. Hmph.
*punches* You don't find me spamming here...:@


- Sudowoodizzle is a P.Oser fo' sho y'all, 'specially when Buoy-Dawg is in da hizzy crack-a-lackin' some gangsta moves, y'know whut I'm sayin' homes? Word.
Roc-ky po-ser! *clapclap clapclapclap*:p


- Pochama's outstanding skills in the art of illusion should be proof enough that he (?!) has both the skill and charisma to go solo. Hikari’s only draggin’ ya down to her level dude!
Pot, stop callin the kettle black, kthx. But Piplup is a quick learner--watch out Alakazam(*shot by those who get the joke*)! Then again, this is just an animé.^^

Princess Reina
15th July 2007, 11:33 AM
Good episode for 7 years old kids. My little cousins must see that. They will fall in love with flying cute Pachirisu or adorable Happiny, they will laught at Rockets and sing pikasong with Buizel and Soodowoodo. Oh yeah, thank you writers for so cute and childish episode^^ I love u!

zeno48
18th July 2007, 6:39 AM
IMO perfect episode. pokemon interaction, Dawn's skirt, buizel and sudowodo all ganster like and the pokemon messing around. nice to see pokemon personalities and interaction.

npdargy312
18th July 2007, 9:44 AM
looks really pointless and was their simply for filler

Princess Reina
18th July 2007, 8:01 PM
IMO perfect episode. pokemon interaction, Dawn\'s skirt, buizel and sudowodo all ganster like and the pokemon messing around. nice to see pokemon personalities and interaction.

When I see 17 years old boys obsessed about Dawn`s skirt I laugh so hard, I almost cry. Dudes if you want to see something cool - watch the anime for little older people because Pokemon is for 7 years old kids.

KingOfPurpleHotSauce
18th July 2007, 11:23 PM
When I see 17 years old boys obsessed about Dawn`s skirt I laugh so hard, I almost cry. Dudes if you want to see something cool - watch the anime for little older people because Pokemon is for 7 years old kids.

I think that's why they put Hikari's skirt shot in there, they wanted a more mature audience than kids since they know even the older ones play Pokemon as well. Or either the silly Japanese put it in for their pleasure, untill America comes in and edits the American version.

Gravy
19th July 2007, 12:11 AM
Oh for god's sake, it was a single frame and nothing was even shown. Trying to attract a more 'mature' audience my arse.

Surreal
19th July 2007, 4:18 AM
I think that's why they put Hikari's skirt shot in there, they wanted a more mature audience than kids since they know even the older ones play Pokemon as well. Or either the silly Japanese put it in for their pleasure, untill America comes in and edits the American version.

They won't edit it out. It's just one frame. They didn't put it in there for any reason.

WaterDragon trainer
1st December 2007, 4:05 PM
This episode was good. It seemed like a peaceful filler episode since it made me want to take a cruise. Meowth’s Boss Fantasy was alright this time around. I gotta admit, Pachirisu was really cute with the whole balloon thing. It was hilarious with Brock flirting with all the girls in the shop without Croagunk Poison Jabbing him. I kinda thought that after all the schemes TR pulled, Pikachu should at least become suspicious as to where a lady, a giant Plusle, and a Minun came from.

Poke'T<3
1st December 2007, 4:12 PM
That's my point. Ash's pokemons all have personalities but not as strong as the pokemons of Dawn or Brock. The personalities of Dawn's and Brock's pokemons entertain more than the personalities of Ash's pokemon excluding the overdramatic Mukku.BIRD.

Whoa ash's pokemon are all stronger than dawn and brocks, pikachu beat dawn a lot of times and in the double battle with two of her strongest pokemon (buizel and the GREAT BUNEARY) pikachu and aipom OWNED. Pachirisu and piplup are weaklings and she doesnt even have buizel anymore.
However, she has precious aipom :( Pikachu has loads of personality more so than piplup however we both know turtwig is BORING he should have not caught turtwig and kept aipom then caught and riolu. Eh... but i dont care.

Lucario&Smeargle
1st December 2007, 5:39 PM
This ep was so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!! i especially loved Pachirisu's flying fetish, and the SudoBuiTurtChus. LOL! I wonder what their song they were playing would be called! I really like Buizel, and I love how gangsta it looked! Like I said, this episode is GREAT!

Dax
1st December 2007, 5:50 PM
Whoa ash's pokemon are all stronger than dawn and brocks, pikachu beat dawn a lot of times and in the double battle with two of her strongest pokemon (buizel and the GREAT BUNEARY) pikachu and aipom OWNED. Pachirisu and piplup are weaklings and she doesnt even have buizel anymore.
However, she has precious aipom :( Pikachu has loads of personality more so than piplup however we both know turtwig is BORING he should have not caught turtwig and kept aipom then caught and riolu. Eh... but i dont care.

Do you not know how to read? I never said that Dawn's pokemons were stronger than Ash's in terms of strength, I was talking about personality.

The episode was the cutest thing ever. I love Pachirisu and I gained love for Sudowoodo and Happiny.

Cobalt_Latios
2nd December 2007, 2:36 AM
They won't edit it out. It's just one frame. They didn't put it in there for any reason.
Yep, they didn't. And I don't see why people made such a big deal of it. I say this episode on my computer, and trust me, any person simply walking in while that scene took place would never have noticed it was done. Unless you have the unique ability to watch something at 30 frames per second(TV standard), then I doubt you'd been able to spot it. I did, but like I said, I was watching it on my computer, and had the ability to go "frame by frame".
(Great, now this is going to seem like I'm both contradicting myself and being a hypocrite... nice job. :rolleyes: )

Anyhow, I thought this episode had some pretty funny moments on it. I saw a few Titanic references (Pikachu at the front of the boat, Happiny and Pachirisu being escorted off the boat(woman and children first.).

Honest to god, is it so hard to distinguish Team Rocket when even little kids watching this show can clearly tell that IT IS THEM??? You'd think Pikachu would have a recollection of the amount of episodes that he's been fooled from Team Rocket that he'd at least make the effort to realize that it's them without having to be trapped. And I thought the episode "Setting the World on it's Buneary" would have convinced me on Pikachu's actual intelligence level. I guess not.

One of my favorite scenes is with Piplup, using the magic accessories to further prove how the laws/physics of anime/cartoons can be used to make magic as real as possible yet still give it the impression of a trick with a comedic allure. Bravo!

A flying Pachirisu with balloons? You've got to be kidding me. As if being an electric type wasn't enough, you give him balloons to make him fly the way Pikachu once did. Admit it, you are a pika clone!!! (That one was a thought I'd had while typing this, I just found it interesting to note the similarities between that).

Sudowoodo further proves itself at mimicking by doing so with Buizel.

Buizel with the saxophone. Now all he needs the right glasses, a decent hat and a jazz tune and this works quite well. Turtwig as a drummer? Yup, with a mop for hair, he's good to go. Pikachu on the cello? Not too sure, I think Pikachu could be more suited for the Piano.

Oh, and sure, Turtwig and Pikachu are unable to destroy a rock pillar, but as soon as Buizel uses SonicBoom it's gone! That's just a bit awkward. Even worse, was the rock chunk plummeting towards Pikachu. Knowing Pikachu is friggin' fast, I was more concerned with the boat than the mouse.

Favorite comedic part was at the mart. Brock begins flirting and pauses to await the jab he's about to receive. Then, recalling that Croagunk is nowhere to be found, he goes on a wild flirting spree. I probably would have lost myself laughing if Ash intercepted and yanked his ear a-la Misty, but then again, that's a bit over the top. I'm quite curious to know what Ash was planning on getting.
But my biggest question with this whole scene that I doubt anyone would in there right mind about this show have thought is: How the hell do they pay for any of the stuff they buy? Not once in this show did they mention anything about a budget that they had, but here there are seen afterwards with bags of goods a plenty. Unless Brock paid for it, which could easily be assumed. Dawn might have a secret stash-o-cash before leaving. Ash, well... ya, no comment.

Overall, quite an entertaining episode, one that reminded me of a "Pikachu's Vacation"-esque sort of thing. Of course, in here we get to see what the trainer's were doing while they were gone, so this adds some depth to that concept. And for once, I was actually not at all concerned with Team Rocket being there. Seeing how they were there for about 10 seconds(give or take), their screen time wasn't much, yet was plentiful for the idea of this episode. Pretty decent filler.

~C_L~

BlitzBlast
2nd December 2007, 7:55 AM
This was a pretty good episode, but I have a problem with the fact that the ship got damaged and no fees on the twerps, AND THE FACT THAT THE SHIP LEFT WITHOUT IT'S CAPTAIN.

Sparkleo
2nd December 2007, 8:47 AM
Hey, Poke'T<3. The stuff you're mentioning just now (Buizel and Aipom) won't take place till several episodes later, and there are still some people who have yet to see it. So it's best to not put out any spoilers in this particular topic...

King Of Steel
2nd December 2007, 8:52 AM
I had a nice laugh at Brock's flirting spree and the Team Rocket fantasy was nonsensical, yet quite funny. Giovanni would obviously not react like that.

Yay, a reference was made to the genders of Buneary and Aipom (Aipom's gender is now totally confirmed, but Buneary hasn't had her gender confirmed in the original... yet). Well, no one can argue that Buneary is female, from watching the dub at least. =P

Geodude
2nd December 2007, 9:00 AM
Well, no one can argue that Buneary is female, from watching the dub at least. =P

You mean "no one can argue that Buneary isn't female"...or in other words "no one can argue that Buneary is male".

King Of Steel
2nd December 2007, 9:06 AM
You mean "no one can argue that Buneary isn't female"...or in other words "no one can argue that Buneary is male".
Ah yes... Thank you for correcting me. Was caught up with something earlier, so it came out all wrong because I was rushing. XD;;

Corzola
2nd December 2007, 10:13 AM
Yes, it did look like an extaned Pikacus Vacation. I pretty much liked the ep, it had some very funny moments, you got to see that Piplup is concidered to be a joint leader instead of being a baby (which was the status of Torchic pretty much until he evolved). TR was however more or less useless, the did nothing to further the plot, I think they could have skipped them out.

The part in the store was quite funny, Ash and Dawn was fun and Brock not having anyone stopping him from flirting was hilarious.

Around 7/10 with some 7,5 moments.

uber gon
2nd December 2007, 10:13 AM
It's kinda funny that PUSA would mention nightclubs in a kid's shows despite certain celebrity mess ups that occur in them.

King Of Steel
2nd December 2007, 10:23 AM
Yeah, I was all, "What? They actually got the guts to mention nightclubs?! Bravo."

Well, at least not all dub lines are "for kiddies only" material.

mimejr.james
2nd December 2007, 1:30 PM
After Brock mentioned the night club, Ash and Dawn said it would be fun! I can't believed they said that! I was amazed!!

cassius335
2nd December 2007, 2:09 PM
But my biggest question with this whole scene that I doubt anyone would in there right mind about this show have thought is: How the hell do they pay for any of the stuff they buy? Not once in this show did they mention anything about a budget that they had, but here there are seen afterwards with bags of goods a plenty. Unless Brock paid for it, which could easily be assumed. Dawn might have a secret stash-o-cash before leaving. Ash, well... ya, no comment.

Ash might get money off his mother...

HoennMaster
2nd December 2007, 5:27 PM
This episode wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, I actually liked it.

chamo-chan
2nd December 2007, 6:02 PM
The Episode was cute:
-Pokemon having fun
-band Playing
-dress up
-and a magic Piplup.

Rebeccag
2nd December 2007, 6:33 PM
i actually liked this episode.Pachirisu with the balloons was just so cute and i also liked the bit when bunery, happinny and aipom went into the dresser to try dresses on that was pretty cute. The bit in the marc was funny as well with Brock flirting and notcing that Crogonk wasnt there so he carried on flirung too. Pplup with the magic set again was pretty cute too ^-^. Altogether a pretty cute episode not really forcusing on anything but nice to see the pokemons relationship between each other

Xtra
3rd December 2007, 12:23 AM
Since I haven't seen much Pokemon between Johto and Sinnoh, I was surprised when Aipom was revealed as being female. And yes, you gotta love the floating Parchisu and the pokeband they had. And Crogunk having a staring contest with itself was funny as well.

P13
3rd December 2007, 4:02 AM
Ash might get money off his mother...
Methinks that Pallet Town is trying to up its tourist appeal and Ash gets commissions every time he says "I'm Ash from Pallet Town" :p

Dattebayo
3rd December 2007, 4:05 AM
The title of the episode was kind of ridiculous. American kids will think the episode was a parody of the first episode of Mickey Mouse: "Steamboat Willy" except they replaced the "y" with the "ies."

Korobooshi Kojiro
3rd December 2007, 4:12 AM
That was kind of the point.

Since this episode involves hijinx on a steamboat, plus a scare as it almost crashes.

jolteonjak
3rd December 2007, 1:33 PM
The title of the episode was kind of ridiculous. American kids will think the episode was a parody of the first episode of Mickey Mouse: "Steamboat Willy" except they replaced the "y" with the "ies."

Where the hell have you been? All the titles are plays on other titles/sayings/etc.

Good episode. PUSA seems to have put to rest the question of Aipom's gender, as well as Buneary's. And to a lesser extent, Pikachu's could be almost confirmed. I doubt Japan intended this.

chamo-chan
3rd December 2007, 2:20 PM
We may never know Pikachu's true gender until the writers decide to......

Dogasu
3rd December 2007, 2:44 PM
*sigh*

It's not PUSA's place to decide the gender of the gang's pokemon because they didn't create the show. They're merely translators.

And, IIRC, the Japanese version of this episode doesn't mention any genders at all.

CyberCubed
3rd December 2007, 2:48 PM
*sigh*

It's not PUSA's place to decide the gender of the gang's pokemon because they didn't create the show. They're merely translators.

And, IIRC, the Japanese version of this episode doesn't mention any genders at all.

And yet when the gender is blatantly obvious like Aipom and Buneary, there's something wrong with that?

Why in the world do people try to prove Buneary isn't a girl? Its absolutely ridiculous.

Geodude
3rd December 2007, 3:05 PM
Yeah I had no problem with Dawn saying "girls", since it's obvious anyway.

Dax
3rd December 2007, 5:44 PM
Not everything has to be a confirmation via lines. Having them in dresses is more than a confirmation even if the characters doesn't mention they are girls.

King Of Steel
3rd December 2007, 7:07 PM
Buneary wore flowers on the ears. Is that the hallmark of a guy? Methinks not. Usually it's the girls who have anything to do with flowers. I know that's gender stereotyping, but from what we've seen in the show so far... there's plenty of visual confirmation about that. I haven't seen a male Pokémon give a hoot about flowers anyway.

uber gon
3rd December 2007, 7:35 PM
Methinks that Pallet Town is trying to up its tourist appeal and Ash gets commissions every time he says "I'm Ash from Pallet Town" :p

Or Ash is endorsed by some unknown sponsor because of his BF win.

Dax
3rd December 2007, 7:59 PM
Sudowoodo doesn't appear much but when it does it's awesome. I loved it in this episode.

Poke'T<3
3rd December 2007, 10:59 PM
Super cute episode i liked it A LOT =D This was the one episode i thought pachirisu was cute and not a total pain in the neck.

POKEMASTERNATHAN
3rd December 2007, 11:20 PM
Honestly,I liked and hated the episode.I can't really explain anything about that feeling,so let me just post my pluses and deltas about the episode.

Pluses:

That Brock mentioned the steamboat having a nightclub.Made me hope Dawn would get herself into a predicament:)

The fact that the Pokemon showed they know how to do more than just battle.

Also the fact the Pokemon showed that animals can also wear clothing.

It showed what people in a PokeMart is like in the anime.

Team Rocket appeared.This was one of the few episodes I WANTED them to appear in.

That a person like the captain of that steamboat actually helped save the Pokemon.You wouldn't expect that,would you?

But they still all got the acclaim.

Deltas:

That Brock mentioned the steamboat having a nightclub.Just plain incorrect.

Ash and Dawn said it would be fun.Don't get your hopes up too high,Dawn!

The Pokemon seemed to know a little TOO much.

But they still couldn't tell that Team Rocket was in disguise.

The panty shot.There has been one on Drake & Josh,but it's just too inappropriate.

uber gon
4th December 2007, 1:06 AM
Honestly,I liked and hated the episode.I can't really explain anything about that feeling,so let me just post my pluses and deltas about the episode.

Pluses:

That Brock mentioned the steamboat having a nightclub.Made me hope Dawn would get herself into a predicament:)

The fact that the Pokemon showed they know how to do more than just battle.

Also the fact the Pokemon showed that animals can also wear clothing.

It showed what people in a PokeMart is like in the anime.

Team Rocket appeared.This was one of the few episodes I WANTED them to appear in.

That a person like the captain of that steamboat actually helped save the Pokemon.You wouldn't expect that,would you?

But they still all got the acclaim.

Deltas:

That Brock mentioned the steamboat having a nightclub.Just plain incorrect.

Ash and Dawn said it would be fun.Don't get your hopes up too high,Dawn!

The Pokemon seemed to know a little TOO much.

But they still couldn't tell that Team Rocket was in disguise.

The panty shot.There has been one on Drake & Josh,but it's just too inappropriate.

I saw the episode, but where was the panty shot?

Cobalt_Latios
4th December 2007, 4:41 AM
I saw the episode, but where was the panty shot?


Yep, they didn't. And I don't see why people made such a big deal of it. I saw this episode on my computer, and trust me, any person simply walking in while that scene took place would never have noticed it was done. Unless you have the unique ability to watch something at 30 frames per second(TV standard), then I doubt you'd been able to spot it. I did, but like I said, I was watching it on my computer, and had the ability to go "frame by frame".

Repeating certain things is quite pointless to me. I've already said it so there, read the quote and you should figure it out by yourself. Sums it up.

~C_L~

Piachu20
4th December 2007, 5:25 AM
Honestly,I liked and hated the episode.I can't really explain anything about that feeling,so let me just post my pluses and deltas about the episode.

Pluses:

That Brock mentioned the steamboat having a nightclub.Made me hope Dawn would get herself into a predicament:)

The fact that the Pokemon showed they know how to do more than just battle.

Also the fact the Pokemon showed that animals can also wear clothing.

It showed what people in a PokeMart is like in the anime.

Team Rocket appeared.This was one of the few episodes I WANTED them to appear in.

That a person like the captain of that steamboat actually helped save the Pokemon.You wouldn't expect that,would you?

But they still all got the acclaim.

Deltas:

That Brock mentioned the steamboat having a nightclub.Just plain incorrect.

Ash and Dawn said it would be fun.Don't get your hopes up too high,Dawn!

The Pokemon seemed to know a little TOO much.

But they still couldn't tell that Team Rocket was in disguise.

The panty shot.There has been one on Drake & Josh,but it's just too inappropriate.



I though that did a good job on the dub ep it showed that they put more though into it this time and oh the Pokémon knowing too much thing.... Animals know things that we don't;026;

Anyone 4 Buttons?
20th December 2007, 11:11 PM
Sorry, I didn't really like that episode too much. I found it similar to a Pikachu short - the pokémon running riot without their trainers, getting themselves into a predicament, and then joining together to try and sort things out.
I did, however, enjoy Brock's performance very much. Also, giant Mantine is always good in my books.

Ashy Boy
27th December 2007, 11:38 AM
One of my fav D/P episodes so far. I definetely liked the dance sequence and Pikachu and Co were playing around with instruments and clothes.

wobbanut
27th August 2008, 3:26 AM
I thought this was an enjoyable little episode that was a break from the usual. It was more entertaining than some of the movie shorts. It was fun to watch the pokemon horse around for a while, and it had a bunch of cute moments (Pachirisu and the balloons, Happiny saving the others from falling off the ship, Pikachu winning a game and Buneary getting all lovey-dovey, Staravia freaking out at the awful music).

DanChimchar
6th October 2008, 10:37 PM
I loved this episode and it was great to watch. I loved the whole dancing party and music thing. Love the Pachrisu balloon brake all the plates and pikachu saves the day lol. But the boat was about to crash I'm like oh thats why they named it that title. Anyways I loved this episode I loved the Pokemon Moments

(s.i.e)
11th March 2009, 12:41 PM
i love the name of this episode, "steamboat willies" it's originaaly the name of the cartoon where mickey mouse made his first appearence:P

anyway back to business, the episode was fun to watch.

ccangelopearl1362
20th March 2009, 12:53 AM
Staravia: "MY EARS!!!!"

While Pikachu, Turtwig, and Buizel played away on those instruments, Staravia was left to cover its ears in horror. The adorability in Pachirisu's balloon flight may end up speaking for itself, and in the meantime, Dawn surprised Ash with that Piplup mask before heading off to get some new seals. I had to laugh with delight as the Pok&#233;mon frolicked about the ship, and even though they almost sailed over a waterfall, they managed to get the ship back to its previous stability. Above all else, this was a Pok&#233;monically fun episode for me to watch.

Palamon
20th March 2009, 3:43 AM
This episode was *Okay* not at all close to favorite.
Staravia was funny when it covered it's ears.
The instrument thing was okay but stupid.
And the costume dress up was cute (I guess.)
I didn't care for this episode at all.
It was another filler so no point to have it in the anime.
Also Team rocket was funny when they dressed up as Plusle & Minun.
And Pachirisu flying was bland.
Thumb up but 2/5 due to filler.

Littlemyuu
21st March 2009, 12:47 PM
I love this episode, so cute...
and the episode name is also funny ^_^

S.Suikun
23rd June 2009, 4:06 AM
Some episodes just don't age well. This is one such example. Although a relatively hilarious first viewing, most elements just aren't very comical the second time around, with a few notable exceptions as TR's costume and dance sequence, Muku.BLEEDINGEARS, and assorted Pinpuku antics. Otherwise, in addition to the complete lack of plot ("Pikachu Short Lite" isn't that inaccurate), the episode becomes a chore to watch once the boat detatches. And while it has nothing to do with my enjoyment, I'm scratching my head at where boats are supposed to go if the port only leads to a waterfall, much less how they got there in the first place.

It is nice to get an episode like this or the maze episode every now and then that focuses squarely on the Pokemon, but they're hardly deep episodes. Even then, some of my favorite episodes are hardly deep at all (giant Claydol, anyone?), but their humor holds up over time. This just doesn't for whatever reason. In fact, the cuteness becomes quite grating in parts. In retrospect, it's funny to see people make such a huge deal out of the so-called "panty shot" and their imaginary "fan service" in this series. It's also sad to read the gender disputes two years ago and see how they still somehow continue to this day in spite of evidence being repeatedly slapped into viewers' faces.

C-

(I feel a bit bad about being so harsh on an episode that was amusing on first watch, but when you think about all the other Pokemon-centered "cute" episodes, there are many better in this series.)

Rainbowdashtheawesome
8th September 2009, 5:52 AM
Nice reference in the title.
This was a funny episode, especially when Pachirisu is flying around tied to a bunch of balloons.

Lorde
8th December 2009, 12:28 PM
A lack of story I think. So much potential in this episode was wasted which upset me. The most Filler-ish thing in Sinnoh, which is really sad to see. It was ok if it was a Pikachu short but in the main anime, cute Pokemon antics do not turn out so well as seen in some of the previous episodes like this one. Very bland and almost no story to flow. 2/10.

Ash-kid
16th December 2009, 4:50 PM
Funny episode, i loved that all the pokemon were together for a while.

Pikachu was like a leader, but it alone can't stop all the troubles.

5/10

Linkdarkside
19th December 2009, 6:22 PM
so i was looking around bulbapedia and it look like i missed this episode since i dont remenbered watching it from the pictures


Sorry for language.. but how the MAESTRO KINETICO did nobody discuss this image yet? ._______O I thought it would be BLATENTLY obviously the first thing being discussed.

http://www.pocketmonsters.net/images/dp39/000249.jpg

(P.S., Dawn/Hikari's skirt)
im curius but what was the picture about? it not longer there

Rainbowdashtheawesome
19th January 2010, 2:03 AM
so i was looking around bulbapedia and it look like i missed this episode since i dont remenbered watching it from the pictures


im curius but what was the picture about? it not longer there

It's a picture from the part when the old man sends out Mantine and Ash and Dawn jump onto its back. For a fraction of a second the angle makes it possible to get a full view of Dawn's panties. If you blink, you missed it; yet everybody keeps getting worked up about this supposed "fan service."
The scary thing is, who discovered this? Was someone just being a pervert and looking at episodes frame-by frame looking for something that looked somewhat pornographic? Seriously, you would need to be looking in order to spot it.

JohnLee
19th January 2010, 8:48 PM
I loved watching this episode! It was nice just to see the pokemon on their own for a change. I think that the reason why I liked it so much was because it felt more like one of the pikachu short films during a movie.

KGB13
23rd January 2010, 11:01 PM
This episode was just fun! I loved watching all the pokemon let loose and just have a good time. Croagunk was his usual funny self just staring in the mirror the whole time. Never knew Turtwig could play the drums so well. I also thought it was funny how Sudowoodo was trying to be cool like Buizel by copying everything he did. And I never knew Aipom was a girl until Dawn said it. Overall great episode.

Willow's Tara
31st May 2010, 9:48 AM
celebi- I would imagine that they accidentally saw it. I think I remember seeing a picture that was a goof or editing error where Dawn had no panties on or something (But I don't think you saw anything, which is good because well Dawn is 10) because they forgot to draw it on or something. I saw it on a forum but don't remember if it was this episode

Anyways I liked this episode. All the Pokemon were out and having fun. Balloon Pachirisu was funny (And probably reference to the Balloon Pikachu right?). Although it was a filler, it was funny how Brock was like "No Croagunk!...Wait.. Yes I am free hahaha!"

Edit: Celebi- Oh wait I don't think the picture I saw was this episode. People got worked up about seeing her panties or whatever? Okay that's a bit crazy

saar
8th July 2010, 3:07 PM
This episode was focused too much on Pikachu and the other pokemon and not about the Mantine, who should have got the screentime. It was good to see how the pokemon they behave on their free time. It can teach us on their personality.

Hikari Paradise
19th August 2010, 12:10 PM
This episode was absolutely phail. I think I lost a few brain cells watching it.

Lance The Champ
28th November 2010, 10:39 AM
This episode was funny and thrilling even though there wasn't any battle involved

TurtwigFan1
26th February 2011, 2:06 PM
Watched this episode again after not seeing it for a while! It was actually still quite funny, and I really enjoyed it again - a super cute episode.

hever
6th March 2011, 12:56 AM
This is definitely one of the fun episodes around. :)

8/10

TabiPianist
31st March 2011, 3:33 AM
This is my second favorite episode! I love the song teamrocket sings!

G50
27th April 2011, 11:22 AM
This episode was ok... It was cool to see the Pokemon be left on the boat by themselves for awhile to do whatever they wanted to. It was odd to see that Pachirisu wishes it could fly. It was cute seeing Buneary, Happiny and Aipom wearing dresses. It was funny how Croagunk was sitting and staring at a mirror the whole time. Piplup looked cool as a magician.

50/100

*futachimaru*
17th September 2011, 6:24 PM
piplup- Was born a magician! did you see the cute tricks he did?
Happiny- only one word: ADORABLE!!!!!!
Pachirisu- Hilarious and funny
sudowoodo- can play piano...real great

I loved this episode

CyberCubed
12th November 2011, 8:58 PM
This was one of DP's funniest fillers.

Dawn+Serena Fan
15th November 2011, 5:53 PM
I just watched this episode, it was hilarious. Brock finally gets away from Croagunk and its poison jab lol

KetachuSauce
20th November 2011, 8:29 PM
Everyone is getting worked up over a frame. What to expect? People are perverts nowadays. Yay. :P

Anyways, I only seen this episode fully once, I believe. Dawn's Pachirisu with balloons reminds me of flying Pikachu.

Dawn and Piplup
4th March 2012, 6:16 PM
I loved this! It was funny and cute! Pachirisu and Happiny were cute and it was nice to see a Piplup and Pikachu episode. :)

jolteonjak
1st December 2012, 3:35 AM
Boomerang played this episode tonight. I forgot how cute it was. Buneary and Aipom getting Happiny in her dress was *ahem* totes adorbs. And it's the episode that caused everyone, myself included, to believe Emolga was the evolution of Pachirisu (it still should be).

PokemontrainerY
30th August 2013, 12:26 AM
This was on of the funniest DP episodes In my opinion. Pikachu and the other Pokémon's interaction were enjoyable in this episode, Seeing Pachirisu with balloons reminded me of flying Pikachu. Buneary, like always, was attracted to Pikachu in this episode. Staravia's reaction to the awful music was hilarious. The scene with Ash, Dawn and Piplup mask was funny as well.
I liked how Brock got away from Croagunk's Poison Jab in this episode.

Lorde
25th November 2014, 6:47 AM
I don't really care for cutesy fillers, so I wasn't too pleased with this episode. I did like that the ferry was designed like a Wailord though and the scene with the Pokemon playing instruments and Croagunk looking at his reflection was amusing I suppose. Meowth and James dressed as Plusle and Minun was funny, and Ash and Dawn on Mantine was cool.

Painkiller2001
15th December 2014, 5:50 AM
When the boat was about to crash in to the rock, I was thinking "why are the Pokemon attacking it when you could just steer around it?"
Then I saw how big that one piece was compared to how big the whole thing was, then it made sense.