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'''The Bicker the Better''' (Japanese: '''タッグバトル!サトシVSハルカ!?''' ''Tag Battle! {{tt|Satoshi|Ash}} VS {{tt|Haruka|May}}!?'') is the 72nd episode of the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, and the 346th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 15, 2004 and in the United States on April 2, 2005.
 
'''The Bicker the Better''' (Japanese: '''タッグバトル!サトシVSハルカ!?''' ''Tag Battle! {{tt|Satoshi|Ash}} VS {{tt|Haruka|May}}!?'') is the 72nd episode of the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, and the 346th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 15, 2004 and in the United States on April 2, 2005.
 
{{spoilers}}
 
{{spoilers}}
   
== Synopsis ==
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==Synopsis==
 
{{Ash}}, {{an|Brock}}, and [[Max]] step outside the [[Pokémon Center]], ready to depart to [[Fortree City]]. However, {{AP|Pikachu}} warns the group that {{an|May}} isn’t ready yet. Ash goes back inside, finding her just finishing up packing. Still, he scolds May for being too slow, and pushes her out of the center. She stops in front of a mirror, further irritating Ash. May states that its normal to do so, but Ash doesn’t, shocking May. When Ash responds that he isn’t a girl, May condescends him, making Ash even more angry.
 
{{Ash}}, {{an|Brock}}, and [[Max]] step outside the [[Pokémon Center]], ready to depart to [[Fortree City]]. However, {{AP|Pikachu}} warns the group that {{an|May}} isn’t ready yet. Ash goes back inside, finding her just finishing up packing. Still, he scolds May for being too slow, and pushes her out of the center. She stops in front of a mirror, further irritating Ash. May states that its normal to do so, but Ash doesn’t, shocking May. When Ash responds that he isn’t a girl, May condescends him, making Ash even more angry.
   
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Team Rocket tries to run, but May’s Skitty uses Assist-turned-String Shot to stop Team Rocket. Corphish protects Skitty from Seviper, rebuilding the trust between Ash and May, allowing them to work together to free Pikachu and send Team Rocket flying as usual. Ash and May apologize to each other, and the fight ends.
 
Team Rocket tries to run, but May’s Skitty uses Assist-turned-String Shot to stop Team Rocket. Corphish protects Skitty from Seviper, rebuilding the trust between Ash and May, allowing them to work together to free Pikachu and send Team Rocket flying as usual. Ash and May apologize to each other, and the fight ends.
   
== Major events ==
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==Major events==
 
* {{Ash}} and {{an|May}} participate in a tag battle for the first time.
 
* {{Ash}} and {{an|May}} participate in a tag battle for the first time.
   
=== Debuts ===
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===Debuts===
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==Characters==
== Characters ==
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===Humans===
=== Humans ===
 
 
* {{Ash}}
 
* {{Ash}}
 
* {{an|May}}
 
* {{an|May}}
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* [[Oscar and Andi|Andi]]
 
* [[Oscar and Andi|Andi]]
   
=== Pokémon ===
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===Pokémon===
 
* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
 
* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
 
* {{p|Meowth}} ({{TRM}})
 
* {{p|Meowth}} ({{TRM}})
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* {{p|Nidoqueen}} ([[Oscar and Andi|Andi]]'s)
 
* {{p|Nidoqueen}} ([[Oscar and Andi|Andi]]'s)
   
== Trivia ==
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==Trivia==
*This episode wasn't aired in some countries due to the fact that the episode was regarded as a "battle of the sexes".
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* This episode wasn't aired in some countries due to the fact that the episode was regarded as a "battle of the sexes".
*The episode's dub title is a pun on the phrase "the bigger the better".
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* The episode's dub title is a pun on the phrase "the bigger the better".
   
=== Errors ===
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===Errors===
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* {{p|Onix}} is misspelled as ''Onyx'' in the Pokémon Trainer's Choice for this episode.
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* Ash's double battle with [[Luana]] in the [[Orange Archipelago]] is not mentioned, despite it being the first official double battle in the series. Ash and {{an|Brock}}'s tag battle in ''[[EP006|Clefairy and the Moon Stone]]'' is also disregarded.
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* When May checks her Pokédex on Andi's Nidoqueen, she is wearing Ash's gloves.
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* Jessie commands Dustox to use Pin Missile instead of Poison Sting.
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* During Ash and May's argument, May's left hand disappears.
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* Brock says that, according to the rules of Pokémon battles, no Trainer is allowed to use more than one Pokémon in any battle. This is, of course, not true. He may have meant "in any '''single battle'''", which was the norm back in Generations I and II.
   
*{{p|Onix}} is misspelled as ''Onyx'' in the Pokémon Trainer's Choice for this episode.
 
*Ash's double battle with [[Luana]] in the [[Orange Archipelago]] is not mentioned, despite it being the first official double battle in the series. Ash and {{an|Brock}}'s tag battle in ''[[EP006|Clefairy and the Moon Stone]]'' is also disregarded.
 
*When May checks her Pokédex on Andi's Nidoqueen, she is wearing Ash's gloves.
 
*Jessie commands Dustox to use Pin Missile instead of Poison Sting.
 
*During Ash and May's argument, May's left hand disappears.
 
*Brock says that, according to the rules of Pokémon battles, no Trainer is allowed to use more than one Pokémon in any battle. This is, of course, not true. He may have meant "in any '''single battle'''", which was the norm back in Generations I and II.
 
 
[[File:AG072 deleted scene.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Shot that wasn't shown outside of Japan]]
 
[[File:AG072 deleted scene.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Shot that wasn't shown outside of Japan]]
   
=== Pokémon Trainer's Choice ===
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===Pokémon Trainer's Choice===
 
* Question: Trainers, which one of these Pokémon is the best choice to battle {{p|Ariados}}?
 
* Question: Trainers, which one of these Pokémon is the best choice to battle {{p|Ariados}}?
 
* Choices: {{p|Raichu}}, {{p|Onix|Onyx}}, {{p|Blaziken}}
 
* Choices: {{p|Raichu}}, {{p|Onix|Onyx}}, {{p|Blaziken}}
 
* Answer: Ok, Trainers! If you chose {{p|Onix|Onyx}}, you were right!
 
* Answer: Ok, Trainers! If you chose {{p|Onix|Onyx}}, you were right!
   
=== Dub edits ===
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===Dub edits===
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* There is a 2 second shot of Jessie pulling her eyelid down and sticking out her tongue at the same time. This was cut from the dub. This is mainly because it was a common action in Japan, but not outside Japan (especially US).
*There is a 2 second shot of Jessie pulling her eyelid down and sticking out her tongue at the same time. This was cut from the dub. This is mainly because it was a common action in Japan, but not outside Japan (especially US).
 
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
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{{Project Anime notice}}
 
{{Project Anime notice}}
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[[Category:Advanced Generation series episodes|072]]
 
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[[Category:Episodes directed by Masahiko Watanabe|346]]
 
[[Category:Episodes directed by Masahiko Watanabe|346]]
 
[[Category:Episodes animated by Izumi Shimura|346]]
 
[[Category:Episodes animated by Izumi Shimura|346]]
[[Category:Episodes focusing on Ash]]
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[[Category:Episodes focusing on May]]
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[[Category:Episodes focusing on May|346]]
[[Category:Episodes focusing on Team Rocket]]
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Revision as of 22:14, 8 July 2010

AG071 : A Six Pack Attack!
Advanced Generation series
AG073 : Grass Hysteria
The Bicker the Better
AG072.png
AG072   EP346
タッグバトル!サトシVSハルカ!?
Tag Battle! Satoshi VS Haruka!?
First broadcast
Japan April 15, 2004
United States April 2, 2005
English themes
Opening This Dream
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening チャレンジャー!!
Ending スマイル
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 松井亜弥 Aya Matsui
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 渡辺正彦 Masahiko Watanabe
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
Additional credits

The Bicker the Better (Japanese: タッグバトル!サトシVSハルカ!? Tag Battle! Satoshi VS Haruka!?) is the 72nd episode of the Advanced Generation series, and the 346th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 15, 2004 and in the United States on April 2, 2005.

201 Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details. 201

Synopsis

Ash, Brock, and Max step outside the Pokémon Center, ready to depart to Fortree City. However, Pikachu warns the group that May isn’t ready yet. Ash goes back inside, finding her just finishing up packing. Still, he scolds May for being too slow, and pushes her out of the center. She stops in front of a mirror, further irritating Ash. May states that its normal to do so, but Ash doesn’t, shocking May. When Ash responds that he isn’t a girl, May condescends him, making Ash even more angry.

As the group walks, Ash and May rant about each other, setting off a direct argument, while the others watch. The group runs into the couple Oscar and Andi, challenging Ash and May to a tag battle, proclaiming the two a couple. Although both deny the couple connection, Ash and May accept the challenge.

Oscar summons Nidoking while Andi summons Nidoqueen. Ash summons Corphish. However, May’s pondering for her choice irritates Ash. After deciding, she chooses Skitty. Unfortunately, Corphish and Skitty are unable to work together, canceling each others attacks. Oscar and Andi pull the win when Corphish and Skitty are both hit with DynamicPunch from both Nidoking and Nidoqueen. Ash and May are left bickering.

Jessie, James, and Meowth are sulking about their lack of progress when Oscar and Andi run into them, challenging Jessie and James to the same match as Ash and May. James uses Cacnea while Jessie uses Seviper. Seviper ends up attacking Cacnea, causing Jessie and James to argue, allowing Oscar and Andi to take the win with dual Hyper Beam attacks, sending Team Rocket flying.

Ash and May are still fighting about the loss, blaming each other, while Max and Brock watch. Jessie and James are also bickering. The two arguing groups cross paths, and another tag battle ensures. James teams up with Ash while Jessie takes May. Although Ash and May are hesitant to fight, they decide to accept. The teams use the same Pokémon used in the previous tag battles.

Corphish and Cacnea work better together than Seviper and Skitty, shifting the battle to James and Ash. Jessie starts to get angry at the thought of losing, so she summons Dustox. The guys protest at her breaking the rules, but she doesn’t care. The battle quickly grows out of control when attacks start to fly undirected. Brock declares the women disqualified, but it is meaningless.

While the battle rages on, Meowth and the others watch from behind cover. Meowth realizes that the chaos could allow them to snatch Pikachu, so he manages to stop Jessie and James from fighting long enough to realize it. They create diversionary attacks with Seviper’s Haze and Cacnea’s Sandstorm, allowing Meowth to snag Pikachu in a net.

Team Rocket tries to run, but May’s Skitty uses Assist-turned-String Shot to stop Team Rocket. Corphish protects Skitty from Seviper, rebuilding the trust between Ash and May, allowing them to work together to free Pikachu and send Team Rocket flying as usual. Ash and May apologize to each other, and the fight ends.

Major events

  • Ash and May participate in a tag battle for the first time.

Debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Trivia

  • This episode wasn't aired in some countries due to the fact that the episode was regarded as a "battle of the sexes".
  • The episode's dub title is a pun on the phrase "the bigger the better".

Errors

  • Onix is misspelled as Onyx in the Pokémon Trainer's Choice for this episode.
  • Ash's double battle with Luana in the Orange Archipelago is not mentioned, despite it being the first official double battle in the series. Ash and Brock's tag battle in Clefairy and the Moon Stone is also disregarded.
  • When May checks her Pokédex on Andi's Nidoqueen, she is wearing Ash's gloves.
  • Jessie commands Dustox to use Pin Missile instead of Poison Sting.
  • During Ash and May's argument, May's left hand disappears.
  • Brock says that, according to the rules of Pokémon battles, no Trainer is allowed to use more than one Pokémon in any battle. This is, of course, not true. He may have meant "in any single battle", which was the norm back in Generations I and II.
File:AG072 deleted scene.jpg
Shot that wasn't shown outside of Japan

Pokémon Trainer's Choice

  • Question: Trainers, which one of these Pokémon is the best choice to battle Ariados?
  • Choices: Raichu, Onyx, Blaziken
  • Answer: Ok, Trainers! If you chose Onyx, you were right!

Dub edits

  • There is a 2 second shot of Jessie pulling her eyelid down and sticking out her tongue at the same time. This was cut from the dub. This is mainly because it was a common action in Japan, but not outside Japan (especially US).

In other languages

  • Chinese: 雙人合作賽!小智對抗小遙!?
  • Finnish: Sukupuolten taistelu
  • French: Le match filles/garçons
  • German: Top-Teamwork
  • Hebrew: רבים ואוהבים ravim ve'ohavim
  • Italian: In nome dell'amore
  • Portuguese (Brazilian): Quanto mais Brigas, Melhor
  • Spanish:
    • Iberian Spanish: Discutir es lo mejor
    • Latin American Spanish: ¡Entre más peleas, mejor!
AG071 : A Six Pack Attack!
Advanced Generation series
AG073 : Grass Hysteria
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