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Goodbye Mijumaru!? The Path to Being Hotachi King!
|| May 16, 2013
| United States
|| Team Kato
|| 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
|| 吉村文宏 Fumihiro Yoshimura
| Assistant director
|| 牧野吉高 Yoshitaka Makino
| Animation director
|| 篠原隆 Takashi Shinohara
| No additional credits are available at this time.
(Japanese: さらばミジュマル！？ホタチキングへの道 Goodbye Mijumaru!? The Path to Being Hotachi King!) is the 126th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 783rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on May 16, 2013.
Ash and his friends arrive at Hotachi Island. They learn that the Scalchop King Playoff tournament is being held there. There are many Oshawott and Dewott Trainers. The winner of the tournament will receive a golden Scalchop and get teamed up with the female division winner. Ash enters the tournament with his Oshawott. Oshawott does his best, but soon faces up against a Dewott named Caesar. Team Rocket also enters the tournament with Meowth disguised as a Dewott, but their cover is soon blown, and they attempt to steal the golden Scalchop, only to get "blasted off" again. With Team Rocket out of the way, Oshawott fights Caesar and wins. Ash is shocked to find out that he has to leave his Oshawott with the female Oshawott crowned as a Scalchop Queen, so he can be the Scalchop King. Will Oshawott stay with Ash, or stay with the Scalchop Queen he has fallen in love with?
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Dewott (Japan)
- Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster: Liepard
- This episode features the following flashbacks of Ash and his Oshawott:
- As of this episode, all of Ash's Unova Starters have defeated one of their evolved forms in a battle.
- The Scalchop King Playoff tournament is similar to the Croagunk festival of Pastoria City:
- It has an round where they are judged for different aspects that aren't seen by the main characters.
- It features an round where a pile of bricks must be broken like in the Block Smash Event.
- And a battle round.
- Similarly, Team Rocket competed in both Contests disguised as its main Pokémon and passed through two rounds without being caught before being eliminated.
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