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]
Anime[edit | edit source]
- Pokémon "Battle Aboard the St. Anne" (found original American broadcast version of anime episode; 1998)
- Pokémon "Computer Warrior Porygon" (lost unaired English dub of anime episode; existence unconfirmed; 1998)
- Pokémon "The Legend of Dratini" (non-existent unaired English dub of anime episode; 1997)
- Pokémon "Rocket-dan VS Plasma-dan!" (partially found unaired two-part episode of anime; 2011)
- Pokémon "Pokémon! I Choose You!" (found original Japanese airing of anime series pilot; 1997)
Shorts/Clip Shows[edit | edit source]
- Pocket Monsters Best Wishes: Hikatokage no Tenkyuugi (partially found short of anime; 2011)
- Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Atsumare! Pokémon-boshi Matsuri (lost short of anime; 2008)
- Pocket Monsters XY: Uchū no Hahen (partially found short of anime; 2014)
- 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 "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)
Other[edit | edit source]
- Pokémon 3: The Movie (lost first draft of anime sequel film script; late 1990s)
- Pokémon Live! (partially found professional recording footage of musical; 2000-2001)