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| New Places... Familiar Faces!
The Araragi Institute! A New Journey!!
|| January 17, 2013
| United States
|| April 20, 2013
|| Team Kato
|| 武上純希 Junki Takegami
|| 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
| Assistant director
|| 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
| Animation director
|| 案浦達哉 Tatsuya Annoura
| No additional credits are available at this time.
New Places... Familiar Faces! (Japanese: アララギ研究所！新たなる旅立ち！！ The Araragi Institute! A New Journey!!) is the 109th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 766th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on January 17, 2013 and in the United States on April 20, 2013.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Amoonguss (US and international) Meowth (Team Rocket) (Japan)
- Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster: Swadloon
- Be an Arrow! is replaced by Be an Arrow! 2013 as the Japanese opening while Sakura Go-Round replaces Look Look☆Here as the ending.
- Team Rocket Forever and Be an Arrow! are used as background music.
- At the end of Dare da?, at the point when the revealed Pokémon normally lets out its own cry, Ash instead shouts "Meowth!", and Meowth runs off the screen, shouting, "my cover's been blown!".
- This is also the first time during the Best Wishes series when the Pokémon in Dare da? has moved during its introduction, and the first time ever when the Pokémon in question has left the entire screen before the end of the segment.
- This episode also marks the first time since Memories are Made of Bliss!, 109 episodes ago, when Team Rocket has used their Meowth balloon and blasted off without their rocket packs.
- It is also the first to feature a new animation of them blasting off.
- As of this episode, Team Rocket has recited their original motto at least once during each of the series in the anime.
- In the English dub, one of the lines in Team Rocket's original motto is changed from "to unite all peoples within our nation" to "to unite the people within our nation".
- This episode marks the return of the running gag which consists of Professor Oak getting smothered by Ash's Muk while talking to Ash through video conference.
- This episode begins the Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N arc.
- The conclusion of this arc also aired in Japan in the same week as this episode aired in the US.
- Team Rocket Forever is removed and Be An Arrow! is replaced with an instrumental version of Rival Destinies.
In other languages