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Serebii
23rd October 2004, 3:44 PM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/NextOn/S8.jpgThe Blue Badge of Courage!

When Sakura comes to Cerulean Gym for a match, Misty is shocked to find there are no Cascade Badges left. She calls her sisters and finds out how to make them. Misty, Sakura & Tracey soon head off to create them. However they need to go through some challenges first. Can they defeat them?

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Discuss

Shiny May
24th October 2004, 1:13 AM
This special was really nice and original in my opinion. I liked that they added Sakura in a special because we haven't really seen what had come of her.
Though i wished we got to see some more pokemon of her. Well at least we found out that she got a Beautifly. Though I wonder why Misty was shocked when she saw Beautifly. Maybe just because it was a new pokemon.

Also the teaching Psyduck how to swim parts were really nice and hilarious.

Overall I give it a 9/10

Ororo Munroe
3rd November 2004, 6:29 PM
Misty, Sakura, and Tracey are three of my favorite characters so having all three in one episode is great. I really want to see this episode. It seems good and I like how it shows where the badges came from.

Gigi
4th November 2004, 4:59 AM
One thing that's bugged me for years was finally cleared up after witnessing this, and that is... Where do they get all the badges? XD; Loved this episode because Kenji, Kasumi and Sakura were all there. Joy~! :3

Shigeru-kun
4th November 2004, 1:23 PM
I really liked this episode. Kenji looks so adorable in swim trunks X3 I especially liked this episode because not only did we see where the badges come from, but Kasumi had a gym leader battle. Course, she has before, but this one just seemed much more official for some reason ^^

Kasumi
23rd February 2005, 2:35 PM
I like Sakura and it's really grate episod. We know how to make Badges now :) Kasumi is the best! I like when Kasumi has battle as gym leader. And teaching Psyduck how to swim is so cute and sweet! :)

Sharpshooter
6th July 2005, 5:31 PM
Umbreon > Espeon

This was a good chronicles episode. Interesting to see Sakura back along with da Trace. The ending battle for the Cascade badge was short but sweet, and I wasn't really suprised that she lost. A one on one battle would require your strongest pokémon, so I was quite suprised she didn't use Gyarados instead.

All voices were kept in this episode, including both Sakura and Daisy. Can't speak for time cuts but it seemed an error free dub episode.

What purpose did running around the block and smashing up wood have anything to do with making gym badges?

Yeah I do wonder now since Psyduck is a sucky swimmer how it will ever make for a good pokémon in that gym lol.

CyberCubed
6th July 2005, 5:36 PM
So they kept Sakura and Daisy's names AND remembered their voices?

THANK GOD!

I can sleep easy tonight!

Kez
6th July 2005, 7:13 PM
There was a miner thing that annoyed me, which was when Misty was going to call out her Corsela she was holding a pokeball and not a Lure ball, this is only small.
The second thing, which I thought was prety major was that she had three Johto badges (Zepher, the laby bird one which i cannot remember and another one) yet she said that she needed five more to enter a competition and the cascade would be one of them, but i thought that the Johto League and Indigo league badges were for different leagues. This part really annoyed me.

poke_girl
6th July 2005, 7:31 PM
Something thats bugged me is the little bit of the ending missing...

Batdude
6th July 2005, 7:59 PM
it seemed an error free dub episode.The only thing (VERY small) that I didn't like was when Misty was explaining how she knew Tracey, and said something to the effect of 'He travelled with me and Ash when we were on Orange Island'. It seemed as if she was talking about a singular island as opposed to the 'archipelago', as they liked to call it.

And another lil' thing... Now obviously they'd have more than one, because it's a water type gym, but Misty went to the poolside and fed Seel as opposed to Dewgong. Probably just a Seel as opposed to the Seel, but meh.

That Scary Clefairy
6th July 2005, 11:01 PM
it good that they kept Sakura's name and voice though! It makes you wonder why they screwed up on the Raikou one?

Heracross
6th July 2005, 11:20 PM
I thought I already posted here? >.> Haven't seen the dub version, and I'm not planning on it, but at least they remembered who Sakura was. :P

After watching the original a while ago, I thought it was a pretty good episode. It was cool to see how gym badges are made, and bringing back Sakura was cool because she's a great character... and she's really cute too. I also liked that Koduck got to use its psychic attacks for the first time in quite a while. I just love the little guy. XD

Torkoal Stu
7th July 2005, 6:00 AM
As soon as Misty said "Sakura" I shouted "Thank you god!" And then her voice and Daisys voice was normal too! :D Anyways twas pretty good though and Pysduck can't swim :( But Corsola was a good battler. And Tracey was good to be seen away from the Oak.

Geodude
7th July 2005, 6:08 AM
This is one of the rare episodes that goes into the "behind the scenes" stuff we don't often see, and I like that. Another one would be the Japanese referee episode in the main series. It's always interesting to see things that have never been dealt with before, such as where badges come from and what's involved in being an official battle referee.

scolari
7th July 2005, 7:02 AM
There was a miner thing that annoyed me, which was when Misty was going to call out her Corsela she was holding a pokeball and not a Lure ball, this is only small.
The second thing, which I thought was prety major was that she had three Johto badges (Zepher, the laby bird one which i cannot remember and another one) yet she said that she needed five more to enter a competition and the cascade would be one of them, but i thought that the Johto League and Indigo league badges were for different leagues. This part really annoyed me.

johto and kanto have the same elite four so they can have either of the badges

ChaosMage
7th July 2005, 8:05 AM
I missed it, when's it rerunning?

Sounds good, I've gotta see tis one to make up for the other chronicles episodes.

Blaziken master
7th July 2005, 9:43 AM
I thought it was a good episode what with espeon and psyduck and all,but I think the man's feraligatr should have played a bigger role

Batdude
7th July 2005, 11:09 AM
Just another quick question... Psyduck used confusion and disable, correct? Well as a dark type should Poochyena not have been able to fight it off, or should it have been not very effective, or is cos P'duck just plain rawks that it overpowered it? Ah, it was probably weak as heck if those two morons needed to nick badges anyway.


it good that they kept Sakura's name and voice though! It makes you wonder why they screwed up on the Raikou one?Yeah. It really makes you wonder how they made so many errors in that one thing. Some other Chronicles mightn't be perfect, but none of them have as close to as many slip-ups as the Raikou thing. It makes me ashamed to be a dub-defender quite frankly.

Geodude
7th July 2005, 12:15 PM
The psychic attacks themselves did not hurt Poochyena. It was stopped in its tracks with Disable, then hurled into the tree with Confusion. Confusion didn't hurt it, but hitting the tree sure did. :p

Surprised nobody mentioned that when Misty was introducing Tracey to Sakura, Misty said that Tracey has "been assisting Professor Oak the last few years" since being with them in the Orange Islands. One of the rare mentions of passing time in the anime.

ChaosMage
7th July 2005, 11:24 PM
So we have confirmation that Johto took more than 1 year?. Ash is at least 13 then! Yay, closure!

Geodude
8th July 2005, 4:11 AM
Not if the quote wasn't the same in the original. Murg or someone will have to confirm that. But even if it wasn't the same, in this case, I think an acknowledgment of passing time by 4Kids should be considered canon, or close enough to it. We'll take what we can get in this case. :p

Kez
8th July 2005, 7:17 PM
johto and kanto have the same elite four so they can have either of the badges
I thought that that was only true in the game? In the anime there in the Indigo Platue (sorry if spelt wrong) for Kanto and the Silver Conference for Johto. Can Someone please clarify this?

Heracross
8th July 2005, 11:48 PM
You can't use the same eight badges from Kanto or Jouto to get into both leagues. >>; In the game, you battle the elite four at the same place no matter which region you started in, but in the animé the leagues are completely different and you have separate tournaments for each region. I thought that would have been evident simply by watching the show. XP

Medea
9th July 2005, 6:33 AM
I have a quick question! The guy who makes the badges, what is his dub name? (for my own curiosity)

Torkoal Stu
9th July 2005, 6:37 AM
I have a quick question! The guy who makes the badges, what is his dub name? (for my own curiosity)

As I recall it was Artsen or something that sounds similer to that.

Blaziken master
9th July 2005, 9:16 PM
I think the name was something close to Visto or something..

Kez
10th July 2005, 11:41 AM
You can't use the same eight badges from Kanto or Jouto to get into both leagues. >>; In the game, you battle the elite four at the same place no matter which region you started in, but in the animé the leagues are completely different and you have separate tournaments for each region. I thought that would have been evident simply by watching the show. XP
The only thing which made me ask was the fact that Sakura had three Johto badges and said that she needed a cascade badge to enter as tournament. This made me wonder which competition she is talking about

Kakashi-Sharingan Warrior
10th July 2005, 12:23 PM
As I recall it was Artsen or something that sounds similer to that.
it was Kenzo

poor feralgatr got hardly andy screen time

nice ep tho

6/10

Medea
5th March 2006, 3:43 AM
Finally saw this episode...

Good parts:

-Tracey with no shirt on (who could have seen that coming)
-Sakura and Espeon

Bad parts:

-That pain-in-the-neck Psyduck
-The few seconds of Feraligatr
-Misty's sisters (they can just get on your nerves)

So an okay episode...

WaterDragon trainer
23rd July 2006, 1:01 AM
I just saw this episode today. It was an ok episode compared to the few chronicle episodes I've seen so far (The Legend of Thunder, Cerelean Blue, and this one). It was good to see Tracey, Sakura, and Psyduck again. Those guys who stole the badges were kind of lame. I don't mean to put down weak pokemon, but what kind of thugs carry around a Zigzagoon and a Poochyena.

Haruka
23rd July 2006, 1:08 AM
This episode was Funny with a capital F! who knew that much work went in to making a badge? i give it a 8.5/10. it could have been better.

Champion Jared 14
23rd July 2006, 1:28 AM
Ah! The sweet taste of chronicles episodes! I even saw the one I missed from last week, the poke coral eppy. I forgot that cassidy's VA changed. I was still expecting her to sound like Mai Valentine from yugioh.

Sakura is back too! She has gym badges as well, boy someone's been practicng their battle skills. It was also nice to see her with one of May's best pokemon. It was cool.

Psduck, the poor funny thing. Still can't swim, but it can battle okay. I'd like to see it learn, while it still is funny as always. Misty is a great gym leader, and her sisters are lazy. lol She probably makes badges in her spare time!! :D

mrbrightside69
23rd July 2006, 1:32 AM
Yeah i thought it was a pretty good episode, but i think they could have put a little more effort into making the chronicle series, although i did like the raikou saga, and i think it's great to see Misty get a little more play in a series

Brocko18
23rd July 2006, 2:19 AM
I LOVED seeing Sakura again! she's so cute! but I can't beleive she beat Misty!!! how the heck did that happen???

BattleFranky~40
23rd July 2006, 2:22 AM
Of course, Misty never even thought of using Gyrados instead of using that piece of crap Corsola

Brocko18
23rd July 2006, 2:25 AM
Can somebody tell me how she made the badges??????? I missed that part, and I'm sooooooo upset. please PM me!!!!! I need to know!

Champion Jared 14
23rd July 2006, 2:26 AM
Of course, Misty never even thought of using Gyrados instead of using that piece of crap CorsolaHEy! Corsola isn't crap, she just wanted to use her, after all, Misty's corsola had beaten Trinity's gyarados at the whirl cup with just one spike cannon.

BattleFranky~40
23rd July 2006, 2:27 AM
HEy! Corsola isn't crap, she just wanted to use her, after all, Misty's corsola had beaten Trinity's gyarados at the whirl cup with just one spike cannon.
omg cool! Doesn't change the fact that it is a horrible pokemon

Galatica Phantom
23rd July 2006, 2:49 AM
Damn, missed it because of all the rain (I have Satalite). I hope this one will be on youtube or available for download.

Medea
23rd July 2006, 4:14 AM
^I'm sure that someone would put it up on youtube, so I say check back in a day or so. Being the Tracey fan I am, I have to pop my head in this thread for the third time in 379 days :p

Yes, my life has meaning again when I see Tracey shirtless!

Now another thing, I never commented on was the battle between Misty and Sakura. Now don't get me wrong, I like Misty's Corsola and everything but I think it's being WAY overused. For Christ sake, Misty has other pokemon she could use besides Corsola. Let's see Staryu and Starmie air time!

At around 8:35ish...

Medea: BOYFRIEND?! I'LL KILL YOU FOR SAYING THAT SAKURA! OVER MY DEAD CORPSE!

Along with a lot of hooting and hollering with the shirtless Tracey!

C.J. Ray
23rd July 2006, 4:37 AM
I'm beginning to like Psyduck. I might have one of my fanfic trainers raise a shiny Psyduck with that personality problem. :D

Too bad Feraligator only showed up for one scene, but then again, he got lots of screen time in the sumo episode. :)

Nice to see how badges are made, I'm sure a lot of people were wondering how they appeared. Those two goons were really ugly and weak, but then if they had strong Pokemon, they wouldn't be stealing badges, would they?

EDIT: Whoo hoo, I'm a Thunderbadge Trainer now! Just a million posts before my favorite gym leader appears!

wobbanut
24th July 2006, 11:56 PM
Okay, I'm not going to go all crazy and start posting Psyduck's name half a dozen times out of wild excitement like I did with the first Misty special (can you tell I love the loveable dunce? :D ), so I'll just go right into reviewing.

I didn't like this special as much as I did the first one, partly because Sakura's voice seemed a bit off (good thing I haven't watched her first two episodes lately) and the plot was long and boring. What livened it up was Psyduck, by and large. He was hilarious, and I was reminded just how much I miss him. I don't miss Misty much, but I do miss Psyduck. He was just a comic gem on the show. His spot may have been filled by Wobbuffet, who I also love (duh), but he will always be special because he was first. Too bad they couldn't convince him to get over his fear of the water, but I loved the recurring gag with him getting scared and running off every time he even touched the water. LOL

As a side note, I can't believe that the pic in the caption thread from this special of Misty, Sakura, and Tracey working on the badges actually made me *think* it was a bomb. :p I guess I haven't looked at the episode pics lately.

Ovearll, 6/10. At least next week should be pretty interesting.

dannyphantomhott
28th July 2006, 7:07 PM
^I'm sure that someone would put it up on youtube, so I say check back in a day or so. Being the Tracey fan I am, I have to pop my head in this thread for the third time in 379 days :p

Yes, my life has meaning again when I see Tracey shirtless!

Now another thing, I never commented on was the battle between Misty and Sakura. Now don't get me wrong, I like Misty's Corsola and everything but I think it's being WAY overused. For Christ sake, Misty has other pokemon she could use besides Corsola. Let's see Staryu and Starmie air time!

At around 8:35ish...

Medea: BOYFRIEND?! I'LL KILL YOU FOR SAYING THAT SAKURA! OVER MY DEAD CORPSE!

Along with a lot of hooting and hollering with the shirtless Tracey!

ROLF Yah Tracey did look good without his shirt on, but than when doesn't he? XD
I'm a fan of Tracey too, I liked the episode a lot. One of my favorites in fact.

C.J. Ray
29th July 2006, 4:42 PM
Girls love Tracey because he's a sex machine.

I love Tracey because he is what I should have been, a hermit going around and watching Pokemon, making sketches of them. (Which makes me wonder, was Professor Oak a Pokemon watcher in his youth. The fourth movie shows Sammy sketching Celebi and Pikachu together.)

Francesc
3rd November 2006, 1:10 PM
It was a nice episode, I really liked Sakura and Espeon. Also, I never thought about making medals that way, running and working hard. LOL. Anyway, I give it 8/10. Too bad Misty lost. :(

Battra
18th November 2006, 1:46 PM
Really enjoyed this episode, it's nice to see Sakura again and that she evolved her Eevee into an Espeon. Also nice to see that Misty isn't getting to angy at Psyduck anymore. It was very interesting to see how the gym badges were made.

d_dan_n
7th April 2008, 6:16 PM
I enjoyed this episode, Misty is great!

HikariTajiri
1st June 2008, 4:38 PM
I'm a huge Tracey fan, so when I saw shirtless Tracey... I just about went completely crazy over him. I liked finding out how the Badges were made, and Misty was really good in this ep. Overall 10/10 for Tracey value. <333

Blue Snover
9th October 2008, 10:51 AM
I guessed that Sakura would get an Espeon, because it was the logical choice, seeing as her sisters had the other Eevee evolutions.

Also that old man was a bit harsh with Misty, getting her to make her own badges.

Hibachi
21st September 2009, 11:06 PM
I thought it was neat that we were able to see Tracey, Sakura, and her Espeon. I have always really liked Sakura as a character. I never really thought about how gym badges were made. Although, now I know how hard of a process it is. Although, I think the man was a bit harsh on them, but everything worked out in the end. I also really liked how they kept getting Psyduck to swim. It's too bad their attempts were unsuccessful. I was happy that the badge thieves were caught, and I thought Psyduck did a great job battling. I thought Sakura's Espeon was pretty strong when we were able to see it battle Misty's Corsola. It was sweet how Sakura and Misty exchanged the Cascade badges they made themselves as a friendship token.

pokemon fan 132
18th November 2009, 3:01 PM
The first episode where Tracey visited Misty at gym,and it was nice seeing Sakura again with her already evolved Espeon.Psyduck was funny as always with his incompetence and fear from water,and it was interesting to see how badges were made.That old man really pushed Misty to maximum with hard work,and it was sweet that Tracey and Sakura were on her side helping her about it.

Psyduck managed to convince him afterall how he can be of use when its needed defeating realizing that Misty is a good trainer.Battle between her and Sakury wasnt too long but interesting.Corsola gave the best of herself but Espeon in end conquered victory,but its ok.You win some,you lose some.I also like how friendship between Sakura and Misty was strenghtened with badge exchange.
Overall a good episode.

Ash-kid
6th January 2010, 8:56 AM
I loved to see Misty's gym battle vs Sakura, how bad that she lost to her...

And Espeon was cute, but very strong vs Misty's Corsola.

7/10

Lorde
16th April 2010, 8:42 AM
A great episode since we get an inside look at the lives of Gym Leaders and all their duties, not something you see everyday. Psyduck still hasn't learned to swim, but I liked Tracey's attempt at teaching it how to swim, even if it failed it had to resort to using an innertube lol. Sakura appeared out of nowhere are we learned she's challenging Gyms in Kanto. I was surprised to learn that Gym badges had to be made by a special craftsman; I thought the League made them and handed them out to the Leaders of a gym. During their whole experience of making a Cascade badge, Sakura proved to be a skilled trainer even taking on two thugs with her Espeon! That should've been enough to earn her the badge but they resorted to a battle. Still good though, 5/10

vipsoccermaster
16th April 2010, 9:12 AM
A fine episode, it was good to see how it was doing there. The battle between Misty and Sakura was good as well. Tracey coming by was also sweet, it's nice of hime to drop by to check.

Willow's Tara
25th June 2010, 8:23 AM
It was an okay episode, kind of boring though, the first Misty episode was better. The Psyduck part at the beginning was funny, and it was nice seeing Sakura/Espeon again. Although she got Johto badges and went to Kanto to get badges? I know they can get other badges but I presume it would have to be in that region, rather mixing it up unless Sakura isn't serious about getting it.

I don't think Misty should have to make or work to get her badge, they should able to simply order it or whatever.

G50
1st March 2011, 9:33 AM
This episode was good. It was funny seeing Misty, Tracey and Sakura all run around the mountain and then become exhausted. I was glad to see Sakura win her rematch. It was hilarious watching them try and teach Psyduck how to swim and he just wouldn't.

63/100

AquaMilotic
22nd March 2012, 2:45 AM
I really loved this one. It was nice to see Sakura again, and even nicer to see my favourite fictional character of all times appear: Misty! I loved the battle, even though Misty lost. 10/10.

ForgottenPearl
24th March 2012, 4:16 PM
Personally, I thought this episode was kinda slow, especially at the beginning where we had to spend a few minutes just listening to everyone introduce themselves. But the scenes involving Psyduck were funny, and it was nice to see Sakura again.

32er
14th May 2012, 11:01 PM
I liked the episode, but the badge guy was just mean. D:<