From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
|| This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not been dubbed into English. As such, its coverage may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
Burn, Lizardon! VS Kairyu!
|| March 7, 2013
| United States
|| Team Kato
|| 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Assistant director
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Animation director
|| 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
| No additional credits are available at this time.
(Japanese: 燃えよリザードン！VSカイリュー！ Burn, Lizardon! VS Kairyu!) is the 116th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 773rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 7, 2013.
Ash and his friends visited a Kanto festival, where one of the presentations featured the local starter Pokémon, involving a live action show with a Charmander. This made Ash remember his own Charmander, prompting him to tell the story how he got his Charmander, and how it eventually became Charizard and won many battles with him, eventually leaving for training. Interested by the idea of seeing his old friend again, Ash called Professor Oak, who, in exchange for Ash's Unfezant, sent Charizard over to him. While being introduced to all of the gang's new Pokémon, Charizard almost immediately started a fiery rivalry with Iris's Dragonite, encouraging Ash and Iris to have a battle with their Pokémon. During the battle, Charizard was shown to have learned Wing Attack, Slash, and Dragon Tail. After a while, the battle was called off by N. Ash then also corrected Iris's misconception that Charizard would be a Dragon-type, saying that it is actually Fire/Flying, much to Iris's surprise.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Charmander (Japan)
- This is the first appearance of Ash's Charizard since Pace - The Final Frontier!, 309 episodes ago.
- This is the first time Misty has appeared since The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon. Like Ash, her eyes have been re-drawn to match the new Sugimori style.
- This episode features the following flashbacks, which have all been reanimated to match the style introduced in Best Wishes series:
- Unlike the other moves seen in the flashbacks, Clair's Dragonair's Iron Tail was not reanimated to match the move's appearance in Best Wishes series.
- This episode marks the first time since the episode it was first used in where Seismic Toss is not a part of Charizard's moveset.
- This is the first time when Ash has sent a Pokémon from his Unova team to Professor Oak's Laboratory, namely Unfezant.
- Although Jessie, James and Meowth only appear briefly in a flashback, they are barely visible as in the scene they appear at they are being burned by Charmander's Flamethrower, leaving only their weak silhouette visible.
- The Magikarp salesman makes a speaking cameo appearance in this episode as one of the vendors at the Kanto Fair, meaning he has now appeared at least once in every anime series so far.
- Ash's Sinnoh attire is the only one he was not shown wearing during this episode, as his Charizard does not appear throughout the Diamond and Pearl series.
- During the flashback of Snow Way Out!, some of the feathers on Pidgeotto's head are colored yellow like its evolved form instead of pink.
- During the flashback of Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, Aerodactyl's leg is colored orange while it holds Ash.
- During the flashback when Ash was sending Charizard to the Charicific Valley, Ash's sleeve is discolored.
- After Oak sent Ash's Charizard for his Unfezant, his eyes are colored brown instead of black.
- After Ash picks up Charizard's Poké Ball, the wrist of his glove is colored green instead of red.
In other languages