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Thread: Pokénchi (Gathering in the Pokemon House?) - Discussion Thread

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    Default Pokénchi (Gathering in the Pokemon House?) - Discussion Thread

    As with Smash & Get TV, we have decided to include a special thread for discussion on Pokénchi so all the discussion can stay here

    We'll keep you up to date with the episodes each week. In the meantime, here's a rundown written by myself & Dephender




    What is Pokénchi?

    Ever since 1999, Japan has had a secondary Pokémon TV series running concurrently with the anime series. Gathering in the Pokemon House? (ポケモンの家(うち)あつまる? Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru?), or Pokénchi for short, is the sixth of these series, and makes a change from the style of Pokémon Get TV, being more focused on skits and showcases of Pokémon.

    Please note that Pokénchi is primarily a comedy show for children promoting the franchise and showing off various new products and revelations. It occasionally shows off never-before-seen gameplay footage when demoing upcoming video games, and The Pokémon Company sometimes chooses them as the outlet to reveal certain news, but they are not, and have never been, a show focused on news, and most of the material they present as new has been promoted in other outlets earlier that week. The intended audience for these presentations are little kids who don't follow the franchise closely, not grown-ups who check Pokémon news sites multiple times a day to constantly stay up to date.

    Who are the hosts of Pokénchi?

    Shoko Nakagawa

    As everyone knows, a huge fan of Pokémon! She's the custodian of Pokénchi and wants everyone to love Pokémon even more than they already do.

    Hyadain

    A well-informed person that will teach us lot of things about Pokémon! He makes smart desicions both when it comes to games and everyday life.

    Abareru-kun

    A passionate man doing his best to entertain everyone with Pokémon. Although his efforts are sometimes in vain, everyone still loves the guy.

    Rinka Otani

    A girl who just moved into Pokénchi. She's still new to Pokémon, but her curiosity is second to none!

    Antony

    A man constantly traveling through Japan attempting to make new "Pokénds", friends that love Pokémon.

    What does Pokénchi Cover?
    Pokénchi has various skits featuring guests coming to the house and speaking about Pokémon. These guests range from Japanese celebrities to even members of the team behind Pokémon, Game Freak. It often has battles between the hosts and the guests, and sometimes even viewer battles, using Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. It also sometimes showcases the latest news and information for Pokémon

    Abareru-kun's Pranks
    It appears that when no one's in the living room of the house where Pokémon fans gather, Abareru-kun pulls various pranks there!? Watch the special "Abareru-kun's Pranks" videos to get hints about these pranks! Once you've watched "Abareru-kun's Pranks", watch Pokénchi closely and see if you can spot what he did! Will Shokotan, Hyadain or Rinka-chan notice!? You can search for "Abareru-kun's Pranks" too!

    When does Pokénchi air?
    Pokénchi airs on TV Tokyo every Sunday at 8:00 AM Japanese time. There is unfortunately no legal way to watch the show outside Japan, but our friends at Pocketmonsters.net has an up-to-date episode guide with pictures and in-depth summaries of most episodes.

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    October 4th 2015: Abareru-kun Replicates Electrode's Explosion!? / 'Pokénds Gather?' in Itabashi, Tokyo / Hyadain and Abareru-kun Have a Pokémon Battle!

    "Let's try Pokémon!"
    Abareru-kun tries out various experiments in order to replicate Electrode's "Explosion"!
    "Pokénds gather?"
    Antony travels all throughout Japan! His objective is to make lots of friends that love Pokémon, "Pokénds"! In this episode, he visits his birthplace Itabashi, Tokyo. How many Pokénds will the local celebrity Antony manage to make?
    "Pokémon Battle"
    Hyadain VS Abareru-kun
    These completely different people's Pokémon battle styles are also completely different! But who will win, Hyadain or Abareru-kun?

    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWNq5aksqUs

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    October 11th 2015: Attempting to Create Pokémon Art Using Mysterious Sand That Hardens in your Hands! / 'Pokénds Gather?' in Itabashi, Part 2 / Shokotan and Hyadain Battle!

    "Let's try Pokémon!"
    Everyone tries making Pokémon art using a mysterious type of sand. What will the punishment for making the poorest creation be!?
    "Pokénds gather?"
    It's part 2 of Antony's birthplace: Itabashi, Tokyo. Antony is doing his best to gather Pokénds in his home town. How many Pokénds will he manage to make in Itabashi!?
    "Pokémon Battle"
    Shokotan VS Hyadain
    It's Shokotan's experience VS Hyadain's smarts! Who will win?

    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6Bgm8ykIkU

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    October 18th 2015: The Group Try Pokémon Trick Photography! / 'Pokénds Gather?' in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Part 1 / The Television Viewer Battle is Against Abareru-kun!

    Hydain is in top form today, having been dressed up as a Pokémon all day. He drags the three others into this as well, wanting them all to dress up together. Also, a Pokénd finally arrive at Pokenchi!


    Summary:
    "A Pokémon Attempt!"
    The hosts do pokemon trick photography!. Shokotan and Rinka try doing the move "Fly". And Abareru-kun tries...?
    "Pokénds gather?"
    Yokosuka, Kanagawa: Part 1. Antony's attempt at gathering Pokénds in his hometown Itabashi was a huge success. How many will he gather this time?
    "Pokémon Battle"
    A TV viewer battle (VS Abareru-kun)

    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnAIVxW6Xrw

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    October 25th 2015: Pokémon Sommelier Sako Presents Anime Recommendation / 'Pokénds...' in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Part 2 / Abareru-kun and Sako Battle!

    Pokémon fan Sako visits Pokénchi! The Pokénchi hosts try to get Sako-kun to give them personal recommendations for Pokemon anime scenes!

    Summary:
    "A Pokémon Attempt!"
    Today, the hosts try to have Sako-kun give personal recommendations for Pokémon anime scenes as a special service! Sako-kun also appears to have some special information on the new anime series...?
    "Pokénds gather?"
    Yokosuka, Kanagawa: Part 2. Antony tries his utmost to search for Pokénds. Suddenly he spots a person that resembles a certain Pokémon and gets really excited!
    "Pokémon Battle"
    Abareru-kun VS Tomohisa Sako

    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4RzDlQ1lSY

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    November 1st 2015: Excitement and Laughter While Making Pokémon Pancakes!? / Iwai and Hyadain Battle! / Abareru-kun's Pokémonitations!.

    Rika Adachi and Iwai from Haraichi visit Pokénchi! Their love for Pokémon is so strong even the hosts get excited! Don't miss the Pokémon Cooking or the battle between Hyadain and Iwai either!


    Summary:
    "A Pokémon Attempt!"
    This time the hosts try to make Pokémon art with pancakes together with Rika Adachi and Iwai from Haraichi! While the hosts are awed by the pancakes the skilled artists Shokotan and Iwai come up with, a certain person's work of art attracts their attention...
    "Pokémon Battle"
    Hyadain VS Iwai from Haraichi

    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN-a34chIzc

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    November 8th 2015:
    Members of the Oha Suta Pokémon Club Come to Pokenchi! / The Television Viewer Battle is Against Hyadain! / Abareru-kun's Pokémonitations are of Blue Pokémon!


    The Oha Suta Pokémon Club storms Pokénchi! They all try their best to explain their personal type of Pokémon love to Rinka-chan, but...? Also, the mastermind Hyadain struggles greatly in his battle with a Pokénd!


    Summary:
    The Oha Suta Pokémon Club visits Pokénchi. They all try their best to explain their personal type of Pokémon love to the Pokémon newbie Rinka-chan! We get a huge outburst of Pokémon love, which includes both Pokémon imitations and details about incidents relating to favorite Pokémon!
    "Pokémonitations!"
    Abareru-kun is away from Pokénchi! This time he attempts to imitate blue Pokémon!
    "Viewer Battle"
    Hyadain battles this time! He's a great strategist, but this time he gets in major trouble when one of his actions backfires!?

    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIKZiUXC6lo

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    Wow, what a strange show. o_O I live in a place where commercials aimed toward childrens are illegal, it's strange for me to see a full kids show promoting pokemon.

    Might as well watch a few, even if I don't undertand japenese.
    I might sound dramatic and harsh, but I'm most likely just having fun writting those lines.
    I love to play with words; I hope no one gets offended and stuff.

    ~I claimed Farfetch'd!~

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    November 15th 2015: Masuda and Hyadain's Dream Music Collab / Abareru-kun's Pokémonitations are of Green Pokémon / Battle: Nicole Fujita VS Rinka Otani!

    Nicole Fujita brings the amazing person that created the Pokémon music!? Let's ask him about the secrets to the music we all know so well! And finally, let's try to perform battle music!

    Summary:
    Nicole Fujita visits Pokénchi! And not only that, she also brings that amazing game director that created the Pokémon music with her! Let's ask him about the secrets to the music we all know so well! He also actually creates music together with music producer Hyadain! And finally, everyone tries to perform Pokémon battle music!
    "Pokémonitations!"
    Abareru-kun is away from Pokénchi! This time he attempts to imitate green-ish Pokémon!
    "Pokémon Battle"
    This time we get a battle between the ladies, as Rinka and Nicole have a match! This is Rinka's first battle in Pokénchi, and she struggles greatly against Nicole's power-oriented battle style!?


    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wTkwPNCDrs

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    November 29th 2015: Hyadain and Rinka-chan Present the 'Pokémon EXPO Gym'! / Focus on Eievui and its Evolved Forms / Battle: Abareru-kun VS IMALU!

    Nicole Fujita brings the amazing person that created the Pokémon music!? Let's ask him about the secrets to the music we all know so well! And finally, let's try to perform battle music!

    Summary:
    The Pokénchi residents talk about the fan favorite Pokémon Eievui with IMALU and Mukai from Panther! IMALU challenges Abareru-kun to a battle with the special rule that you can only use Eievui or its evolutions! Next, Hyadain and Rinka-chan leave Pokénchi to visit the Pokémon EXPO Gym that just opened in Osaka! Supposedly you're able to talk to Pokémon there; Just what kind of place IS it?



    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUL10x9bqog

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    December 6th 2015: Abareru-kun Transforms into a Gekkouga!? / 'Pokénds...' in Saitama, Saitama (Omiya) / Battle: Shokotan VS a Television Viewer!

    Bambino visits Pokénchi. They perform a Pokemon Danson! Abareru-kun transforms into a Gekkouga! But why do the other residents get so shocked when they see Abareru-kun?

    Summary:
    Bambino visits Pokénchi. They perform a Pokemon Danson. Then, everyone discusses Gekkouga, the Pokémon that's the current hot topic in the anime! While they're doing that, Abareru-kun transforms into a Gekkouga! But when the other residents see Abareru-kun, they get shocked and run away! What could the reason be!?

    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMwMHVKXbN0

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    December 13th 2015:
    Robert are Taking Over Pokénchi!? Battling with Video Games, Toys etc. to Protect Pokénchi! / Battle: Rinka Otani VS Ryuji Akiyama!


    Robert have come to take over Pokénchi!? A fight to protect Pokénchi ensues, utilizing both video games, toys and Pokkén! Will Shokotan and friends manage to protect Pokénchi in these intense battles!?

    Summary:
    The Pokénchi residents are all busy preparing a party. Hyadain and Rinka-chan went out shopping, and the others thought they just came back from that, but... something's off! Suddenly Robert appear, seemingly to take over Pokenchi. In order to protect Pokénchi, everyone battle with video games, toys and Pokkén!


    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koZ6tg3C_Po

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    December 20th 2015: Everyone Celebrates Rinka-chan's 16th Birthday, with 16 Pikachu, Pokémon Manzai Comedy, etc. / Battle: Hyadain VS a Television Viewer!

    A Pikachu outbreak in Pokenchi!? But why? Also, Pistachio come by to perform Pikachu manzai comedy. And in the Pokémon battle, the strongest girl yet appears before Hyadain!

    Summary:
    An enormous amount of Pikachu come to Pokénchi, filling the entire house. And then Pistachio come by to perform Pikachu manzai comedy. How do the Pikachu react...? In the Pokémon battle, Hyadain faces a girl who's the best in her class. Hyadain is at the mercy of her tricky battle strategy... what will the result be!?



    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqlmQHLAcSQ

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    December 27th 2015: Abareru-kn's Ultimate Pokémonitation, Abapuni-chan!? / Battle: Shoko Nakagawa & Abareru-kun VS Yudai Chiba & Hyadain!.




    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5rvPd9okG8

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    January 10th 2016: A Tournament Battle in Pokkén is Held at Pokénchi, with Hyadain, Abareru-kun, Kayo Satoh and the Mysterious Masked Man 'Masked Tous' Competing Against Each Other!




    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShMPwOqRXCg

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    January 17th 2016:
    Abareru-kun Transforms Into a Mega Altaria!? / Rica Matsumoto Performs the New Opening Song for the Anime! / Battle: Hyadain VS Tomohisa Sako!





    Abareru-kun Prank Hint Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmP3QV5GUb0

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    January 24th 2016:
    A Special Focusing on Mega Lizardon X and Mega Lizardon Y, Where Abareru-kun Replicates 'Flamethrower'!? / Battle: Yuki Iwai VS Rinka Otani!



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    January 31st 2016:
    Abareru-kun Transforms into an Asanan and, Together with the Others, Attempts Pokémon Yoga / Rinka-chan Gets a Return Match / Battle: Nicole Fujita VS Rinka Otani!



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    February 7th 2016: Abareru-kun Turns Into Absol and Saito Turns Into Burshamo! / A Performance of 'XY&Z, Saito ver.' / Battle: Hyadain VS Takashi Sudo!


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    February 14th 2016: Hyadain Gets Max Excited When Today's Guests Appear / Playing a Game That Involves Singing the Anime Opening "XY&Z" / Battle: Abareru-kun VS a Television Viewer!


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    February 21st 2016:
    Nicolun Presents What Makes her Beloved Flygon so Appealing! / Abareru-kun Challenges Nicolun to Pokémonitations! / Battle: Shoko Nakagawa VS Satoshi Mukai!



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    February 28th 2016:
    A Discussion About What the First Pokémon Game Everybody Played Was and What Their First Partner Was / Abareru-kun Transforms into a Harimaron! / Battle: Abareru-kun VS a Television Viewer!



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    March 6th 2016:
    The Baldket Gang Gets Formed to Turn "Pokénchi" into "Baldenchi"!? / Abareru-kun Gets Training at a Voice Acting School! / Battle: Hiroshi Yamamoto VS Takashi Sudo!



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    March 13th 2016:
    The Yamagami Brothers Magicians Perform Pokémon Illusions! / Abareru-kun Trains with Paper Cups!? / Battle: Shoko Nakagawa VS a Television Viewer!



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    March 20th 2016:
    A Machamp Special Featuring the Miracle Teamup of Abareru-kun and Tonikaku Akarui Yasumura! / Abareru-kun and Hyadain have a Battle in Pokkén!



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