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Encyclopedia > Pokémon Chronicles
The logo with the "Gotta catch 'em all" slogan is the one shown at the start of each episode.

Pokémon Chronicles is a spin-off series to the Pokémon animé, which revolves around characters other than Ash. It is mainly the Housou series, about what characters do while Ash is in Hoenn, but there are a few earlier episodes that were not previously aired in America. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The main characters of the Advanced Generation: Brock, Ash, May, Max, along with Mudkip, Treecko, Pikachu, and Torchic. ... Ash Ketchum is a fictional character in the Pokémon line of game products. ... Hoenn (pronounced Hoe-in and spelled Hōen in Japan) is a last name and is also a region in the Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald games. ...


Pokémon Chronicles began on May 11th 2005 and currently only airs on Toonami UK on Wednesdays at 4.30pm (GMT). YTV in Canada will air Pokémon Chronicles this fall. There is no word on when the series will air on Kids' WB in the USA as of now. A DVD release is expected shortly. Toonami (a pun on tsunami, suggesting a tidal wave of animated cartoons) is a trademark of Cartoon Network, used initially for action-oriented programming blocks on the US and UK Cartoon Network television channels, among other countries. ... The WB Television Network, casually referred to as The WB, is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ...

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Characters

Jimmy was largely suspected to be the character referred to as Yoshi in the episode "Tie One On" for 3 years. He is on his way to become a great Pokémon master with his top pokémon, Typhlosion, so that he can help the kids in New Bark Town. Typhlosion, known as Bakphoon (バクフーン Bakufūn) in the original Japanese, Tornupto in German, and Beulreibeom (블레이범) in Korean is a fictional character; a stage 2 fire-type Pokémon that evolves from Quilava at level 36. ... New Bark Town is the town in which players start their journeys in Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. ...


Marina was largely suspected to be the character referred to as Dani in the episode "Tie One On" for 3 years. She battles to entertain, and always makes sure she puts on a good show. She also performs in dance routines with her pokémon, and the dance lessons make her team tough to beat.


Vincent battled Ash in the Silver Conference, although he was known there as 'Jackson'. See below This was most likely another attempt to impress Marina, as he is trying to get her to become his girlfriend. The logo with the Gotta catch em all slogan is the one shown at the start of each episode. ...


The Johto Team form the "Pikachu's Winter Vacation" cast of characters. They are; Ash's Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and Noctowl, along with Misty's Psyduck and Togepi and Brock's Geodude. Team Rocket's Meowth and Wobbuffet also make a short appearance.


Brock travelled around Hoenn with Ash. But between "Gotta Catch Ya Later" and "You Can Never Taillow", he visited his gym in Pewter City. His father Flint had taken care of his gym and family while Brock was away, but now Brock's mother, who left home years ago, has returned... Kanto Gym Leaders Brock (Takeshi in the Japanese version), in the fictional world of Pokémon, is the Pewter City Gym Leader (In the animated series, he leaves this position). ... Kanto Cities & Towns Official Unofficial Glitch City Pokémopolis Pewter City is the first available city with a Gym Leader in the Red/Blue/Yellow and FireRed/LeafGreen versions. ...


Misty has travelled everywhere with Ash since he broke her bike. But at the end of Johto, her sisters went on a World Tour, and she had to become the official Gym Leader of Cerulean City. Between Gym battles, she has been teaching Psyduck to swim. And she will meet up with a few old friends as well. Main anime characters Misty, or Kasumi as she is known in Japan, is a fictional character, a redheaded, 12-13 year old girl who appears in several seasons of the Pokémon anime, the Pokémon manga series (Electric Tale of Pikachu) and the Ash & Pikachu manga. ... Kanto Cities & Towns Official Unofficial Glitch City Pokémopolis Cerulean City is a fictional in-game city from the Pokémon video games. ...


Jessie and James are starting up the Hoenn branch of Team Rocket. (Giovanni just wanted them out of the way!) When they aren't trying to capture Pikachu, they are spreading the name of Team Rocket for him. We will also see how they even got to be operatives for Team Rocket! Team Rocket (ロケット団 Roketto Dan in Japanese) is an evil organization in the fictional world of Pokémon which exploits Pokémon for profit and is headed by a man named Giovanni. ... Giovanni (and Persian) as seen in the anime. ...


Meowth is unique in that he can talk. He normally hangs around with his best friends Jessie and James attempting to capture Pikachu. But he somehow occasionally finds time to visit Millennium City, and be the good guy with the Pichu Brothers. Main anime characters Meowth (Nyarth (ニャース Nyāsu) in the original Japanese) is a fast-talking cat who travels with Jessie and James, members of Team Rocket, in the Pokémon anime, the Pokémon manga series (Electric Tale of Pikachu), and the Ash & Pikachu manga. ...


Professor Oak is the World's foremost authority on Pokémon. When trainers such as Ash and Gary begin their Pokémon Journey, Professor Oak gives them their starting Pokémon - Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle, (or Pikachu in Ash's case.) When he isn't looking after all the Pokémon that trainers don't have with them at the time - (you can only carry six) - he is studying them and upgrading the Pokédex. Professor Samuel Oak is a human character appearing in all products of the Pokémon merchandise, from which all information appearing below has been derived. ... The Johto Pokédex The Pokédex (Zukan in Japan), a portmanteau of Pokémon (itself a portmanteau of pocket and monster) and index, as well as a play on the term Rolodex, is an electronic device featured in the popular video game and anime series Pokémon. ...


Tracey travelled with Ash in the Orange Islands, and is now a lab assistant for Professor Oak. He loves drawing, and has produced many accurate sketches of Pokémon.


Sakura is one of the Eevee Sisters from Ecruteak City. She originally intended to join Ash, Misty and Brock on their Pokémon Journey, but decided to stay at home and learn more first. But now she is collecting badges in Kanto with her trusty Espeon. Eevee is an extremely rare and unique Pokémon. ... Espeon, the Sun Pokémon, resembles a cat in build and possesses purple fur, a forked tail, and what appears to be a red jewel on its forehead. ...


The Pichu Brothers live in Millennium City. Their days are all about having fun with their gang in the clubhouse. They met Pikachu in "Pikachu and Pichu" - the mini-movie before the 3rd movie - and they haven't stopped getting into trouble since! Pichu (ピチュー Pichū), who is Pokémon #172 (#155 in the Hoenn Pokédex) is the pre-evolved version of Pikachu in the TV series and video game Pokémon. ... Pikachu (ピカチュウ Pikachū) is an electric mouse Pokémon. ...


Richie and his trusty Pikachu, Sparky, battled Ash at the Indigo Plateau, and they have been best friends ever since, even though they only met once again, (in the Whirl Islands.) Richie does decide to go and meet Ash in Hoenn, but he apparently decides against it, because he is later seen in the Sevii Islands. This article is about the Pokemon anime character. ...


Casey began Johto as a new trainer when Ash began Johto. They met a few times after that, although Casey only got 4 badges in the time it took Ash to get 8. When she isn't training Pokémon, she is a big baseball fan.


Delia is Ash's mother. She misses him while he is away, but she is happy at home with her Mr. Mime for company. She is also good friends with Professor Oak.


Gary is Professor Oak's grandson. He was very stuck-up and travelled with his cheergirls around Kanto. He eventually matured after losing in the Indigo Plateau a round before Ash. He re-appeared in Johto, and after losing to Ash in the Silver Conference, decided to become a Pokémon Professor. Main anime characters In the television series Pokémon, the trainer Gary Oak (Known as Shigeru in Japan) is Professor Oaks grandson and Ash Ketchums rival. ...


Butch and Cassidy do not follow one trainer around like Jessie and James do. They pick random worthwhile things and Pokémon to steal. Unfortunately for them, they usually choose people linked to Ash in some way. They are the main bad guys in Chronicles.


Hun and Atilla are also members of Team Rocket. They only meet up with Jimmy and Marina, but they still have a lot to deal with if they want the Raikou they are after!


The Invincible Brothers met Misty in "Gotta Catch Ya Later", and now they want revenge.


Episodes

Dub Titles

Premiere date Title Character(s) Villain(s)
11th May 2005 The Legend of Thunder: Part One Jimmy/Marina Hun/Atilla
18th May 2005 The Legend of Thunder: Part Two Jimmy/Marina Hun/Atilla
25th May 2005 The Legend of Thunder: Part Three Jimmy/Marina/Vincent Hun/Atilla
1st June 2005 Pikachu's Winter Vacation

(Delibird's Dilemma/Snorlax Snowman)

The Johto Team N/A
8th June 2005 A Family That Battles Togther Stays Together Brock N/A
15th June 2005 Cerulean Blue Misty The Invincible Brothers
22nd June 2005 We're No Angels Jessie/James/Meowth Butch/Cassidy
29th June 2005 Showdown at the Oak Corral Prof. Oak/Tracey Butch/Cassidy
July 2005 The Blue Badge of Courage Misty/Tracey/Sakura N/A
July 2005 Oaknapped Tracey/Prof. Oak/Richie Butch/Cassidy
July 2005 A Date With Delcatty Misty/Casey Butch/Cassidy

Japanese Titles

Premiere date Title Character(s) Villain(s)
July 2005 We The Pichu Brothers! The Pichu Brothers/Meowth N/A
July 2005 The Millenium Town Encounter The Pichu Brothers/Meowth N/A
July 2005 Calling Great Detective Meowth/Is Niece Azurill in Great Trouble? Meowth/The Pichu Brothers N/A
July 2005 Team Rocket! The Origin of Love and Youth! Jessie/James/Meowth/Butch/Cassady N/A
July 2005 Another Legend of Celebi Richie N/A
July 2005 Pallet Town, The Setting Off Of A Pokemon Trainer! Prof. Oak/Tracey/Delia/Hajime N/A
July 2005 Pokémon Researcher Gary and Aerodactyl! Gary/Prof. Oak/Tracey Butch/Cassidy
July 2005 Misty and Luvdisc! Love Battle! Misty/Tracey/Daisy Butch/Cassidy
July 2005 Casey and Charizard! Intense Fire Training! Casey N/A
July 2005 Galloping Sky Legend - Richie and Moltres! Richie Butch/Cassidy

Note: Dates are 99% accurate, but are uncertain for July.


The Legend of Thunder: Part One: On his Pokémon Journey, Jimmy meets his old friend, Marina, at a Pokémon Centre. What starts out as a friendly Pokémon battle leads to watching Team Rocket operatives Hun and Atilla using a Crystal that will allow them to control Raikou. There is also a small village in the prefecture of Ioannina, Greece, see Raikou, Greece Raikou (ライコウ Raikō) is one of the three legendary dogs in the fictional Pokémon universe. ...


The Legend of Thunder: Part Two: After a tough battle, Jimmy and Marina take Raikou to the Pokémon Centre. But it runs off and right into the hands of Hun and Atilla.


The Legend of Thunder: Part Three: In the final battle, it looks like the Crystal has been destroyed. But it tuns out to be twice as powerful, and with Raikou trapped, there looks like no way to save it.


Pikachu's Winter Vacation: In "Delibird's Dilema" the gang must find Santa's missing presents before midnight, and then in "Snorlax Snowman" they make a snowman that looks like a Snorlax...which then comes alive!


A Family That Battles Togther Stays Together:Brock returns to Pewter City, but is shocked to discover that his mother has turned the Gym into a Water Gym. He now has to battle to save the Gym for his brother, Forrest.


Cerulean Blue: Misty returns home to become the leader Cerulean Gym, only to find a Gyarados on the loose and The Invincible Brothers wanting revenge and control of the Gym!


Opening Credits

Theme Tune

The theme tune is a modified version of the "G/S Pokerap". However, there is an instrumental in the middle, where the narrator basically says what Chronicles is about:

Old Friends!
New Adventures!
Never before seen stories from the world of Pokémon!

Seen in the Opening credits:

  • The Pichu Brothers (We The Pichu Brothers)
  • Angry Steelix (Legend of Thunder: Part Three)
  • Celebi (Another Legend of Celebi)
  • Raichu and other electric pokémon (Legend of Thunder: Part One)
  • Muk hit by Psybeam (Legend of Thunder: Part Three)
  • Typhlosion using Flamethrower (Legend of Thunder: Part Three)
  • Pikachu and other pokémon dancing (Pikachu's Winter Vacation)
  • Marina and Little Pink twirling (Legend of Thunder: Part one)
  • Scyther coming forward
  • Cyndaquil using Flamethrower
  • Angry Azumarill
  • Machoke, Rhydon, Pinsir and Scyther coming forward
  • Jimmy doing a high-five with Typhlosion (Legend of Thunder: Part One)
  • Murkrow using Ember
  • Magby, Teddiursa, Wooper, Smoochum, Azumarill and the Pichu Brothers on an Ice Slide (We The Pichu Brothers)
  • Misty, with Togepi on top of Meganium (The Seriousness of Misty's Match! Risking a Life!?)
  • Skarmory being released (Legend of Thunder: Part One)
  • Raikou in the Pokémon Centre (Legend of Thunder: Part Two)
  • Salamence using Fire Blast (Galloping Sky Legend - Richie and Moltres!)
  • Moltres using Flamethrower (Galloping Sky Legend - Richie and Moltres!)
  • The blasts meeting and causing an explosion. (Galloping Sky Legend - Richie and Moltres!)
  • Ivysaur being released
  • Aerodactyl flying (Pokémon Researcher Gary and Aerodactyl!)
  • Primeape coming forward, and two more Primapes coming up in front of it
  • Hitmontop using Rolling Kick
  • Two Sandshrew Running
  • Jimmy giving the thumbs up (Legend of Thunder: Part One)
  • Tracey, Misty and Daisy celebrating (Misty and Luvdisc! Love Battle!)
  • Meganium, Typhlosion and Misdreavous attacking together (Legend of Thunder: Part Two)
  • Steelix using Rock Throw (Legend of Thunder: Part Two)
  • Raikou using Thunder (Legend of Thunder: Part One)
  • Jimmy throwing a pokéball (Legend of Thunder: Part One)
  • Steelix using Sand Storm to reflect Typhlosion's Flamethrower (Legend of Thunder: Part Two)
  • Vincent ordering Meganium to use Solarbeam, which hits Steelix (Legend of Thunder: Part Two)
  • Kadabra coming up to help Misdreavous (Legend of Thunder: Part Three)
  • Elekid preparing to attack
  • A young Vincent, Marina, and Jimmy after receiving their first pokémon (Legend of Thunder: Japanese Opening)
  • Richie releasing Charmeleon (Galloping Sky Legend - Richie and Moltres!)
  • Salamence flying forward, and Espeon coming up behind it
  • Moltres in the sky (Galloping Sky Legend - Richie and Moltres!)
  • Richie ordering Charmeleon forward (Galloping Sky Legend - Richie and Moltres!)
  • The Pokémon logo spinning forward

...All in 36 seconds!


Controversy

There has been quite a lot of controversy in the reaction to Pokémon Chronicles:

  • In the regular-series episode "Tie One On", Vincent was known as Jackson. However, in the Japanese versions of "Tie One On" and "The Legend of Thunder" as "Jun'ichi".
  • Following the episode "Tie One On", the names Yoshi and Dani were believed to be the dub names for Kenta (Jimmy) and Marina, as Jackson referred to at the same point in the English version that Jun'ichi did in the Japanese version.
  • In "The Legend of Thunder: Part Two" Eusine, (from "For Ho-oh the Bells Toll",) appears with the name Eugene.
  • The biggest controversy is over Hun. Though a man in the Japanese version, Hun is a woman in the dub. The reason for this is unknown, (though suspected to be to prevent the possibility of homosexuality, as Hun and Atilla were already a popular ship1), and many fans are now wondering about the fate of Harley: a very feminine, yet male, future rival for May who could also be getting a sex change.
  • The ending of "The Legend of Thunder was removed. While this was initially thought to be a result of time constraints, it was not restored on the DVD.
  • In "Showdown in Pewter City", Flint tells Ash that Brock's mother died of grief. (In the original, she just abandoned her family.) But when Brock arrives in Pewter City, she is alive and well, and no explanation is offered for the break in continuity. Brock also seems to remember her acting kooky on many returns home that did not actually happen.
  • Flint, (who somehow keeps his name,) can't remember how Pikachu defeated Onix, even though he was a key part of making it happen.
  • The whole point of "A Family That Battles Together Stays Together" was to show how Brock left Onix, Geodude, and Crobat with his brother, Forrest. However, the dub only shows Brock giving Onix to Forrest, and so Crobat and Geodude just mysteriously disappear. The scene of him giving Geodude and Crobat to his brother was not restored in the DVD.
  • Pokéshipping2 hints were removed from "Cerulean Blue", much to the dismay of may Pokéshippers.

The reason for the changes are unknown, though it has been suggested that different people may be dubbing it. This is still not an excuse, but still would explain it. Incidently, regular characters such as Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy have not changed their names! Onix (Iwake in Japanese) is a rock-type Pokémon. ... Geodude is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ... Crobat is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ...

1A 'ship' is a theory of romance between two characters.
2Pokéshipping is the belief in a romantic relationship between Ash and Misty.

DVD details

The episodes will be released in a series of DVD's. How many there will be has not yet been confimed.


The first volume has an image of Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard on the front cover and contains these episodes: Charmander (Japanese: ヒトカゲ Hitokage) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ... Charmeleon (Lizardo (リザード Rizādo in Japanese, Glutexo in German, Reptincel in French) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ... Charizard (Lizardon (リザードン Rizādon) in Japanese, Glurak in German, Dracaufeu in French) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ...

  • The Legend of Thunder: Part One
  • The Legend of Thunder: Part Two
  • The Legend of Thunder: Part Three
  • Pikachu's Winter Vacation
  • A Family That Battles Together Stays Together.

It was released in the UK on Monday 13th June 2005.


Contender have not given an official release date for a second DVD, as whether it is released will depend on the sales of the first. However, many websites give a release date of August 22, 2005, along with a cover with an image of Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise. Squirtle (ゼニガメ Zenigame in Japanese) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ... Wartortle (Kameil (カメール Kamēru*) in Japanese) is a Stage 1 water-type Pokémon that evolves from Squirtle at level 16 and further evolves into Blastoise at level 36. ... Blastoise (Kamex (カメックス Kamekkusu) in Japanese) is a Stage 2 water-type Pokémon that evolves from Wartortle at level 36. ...


The second DVD volume is expected to contain the following episodes:

  • Cerulean Blue
  • We're No Angels
  • Showdown at the Oak Corral
  • The Blue Badge of Courage
  • Oaknapped!
  • A Date with Delcatty

The DVD's do not contain any special features besides episode and scene selection. They do not even have subtitles.


Pokémon Chronicles is expected to be released on DVD in the USA in September 2005.


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