Pokémon "Battle of the Quaking Island! Barboach VS Whiscash!!" (partially found unaired episode of anime; 2004)
"Yureru Shima no Tatakai! Dojoach VS Namazun!!" ("Battle of the Quaking Island! Barboach VS Whiscash!!") was intended to be the 375th episode (AG101) of the long-running anime series Pokémon. The episode saw Ash and the gang traveling to Jojo Island (en route to Sootopolis City Gym) and getting caught in the middle of an earthquake caused by the titular Whiscash. They later meet up with a trainer named Chota, who assists them in subduing the volatile Whiscash.
Cancellation[edit | edit source]
The episode was scheduled to air in Japan on November 4th, 2004, but was pulled from broadcast less than two weeks before that date following the 2004 Chuetsu earthquake. It was initially marked as "postponed", but was eventually cancelled outright and marked as "discontinued". Considering how Japan feels about alluding to atrocities, even indirectly, the episode will likely never be released. The only footage of the episode available is a short preview video that was released prior to its cancellation.
This episode shares the reputation of being one of four Pokémon episodes to have never been released, the other three being "It's New Year's Eve! Pocket Monsters Encore" and "Rocket-dan VS Plasma-dan!" two-part episode.
Notably, the moves Earthquake, Fissure, and Magnitude have never been used in the anime since the event.
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See Also[edit | edit source]
- Pokémon "Computer Warrior Porygon" (lost unaired English dub of anime episode; 1998)
- Pokémon "The Legend of Dratini" (non-existent unaired English dub of anime episode; 1997)
- Pokémon "Battle Aboard the St. Anne" (found first American broadcast version of anime episode; 1998)
- Pokémon "Cream of the Croagunk Crop" (found original "Hiroki version" of anime episode; 2008)
- Pokémon "Rocket-dan VS Plasma-dan!" (partially found unaired two-part episode of anime; 2011)
- Pokémon 3: The Movie (lost first draft of script of anime film; late 1990s)
- Pokémon 3D Adventure: Mew o Sagase! (lost 3D short of anime; 2005)
- Pokémon 4D: Pikachu's Ocean Adventure (partially found 4D short of anime; 2006)
- Pokémon! I Choose You! (found original Japanese airing of anime series pilot; 1997)
- Pokémon "It's New Year's Eve! Pocket Monsters Encore" (lost unaired special of anime series; 1997)
- Pokémon "Pocket Monsters, Fall Special!" (found "clip show" episode of anime series; 1997)
- Pokémon "Pocket Monsters, Winter Special!" (lost unaired "clip show" episode of anime series; 1998)
- Pokémon Live! (partially found professional recording footage of musical; 2000-2001)