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| Buizel Your Way Out of This!
Buoysel! Road to Being the Strongest!!
|| May 17, 2007
| United States
|| October 27, 2007
|| Team Iguchi
|| 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
|| 誌村宏明 Hiroaki Shimura
| Assistant director
|| 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
| Animation director
|| 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
| Additional credits
Buizel Your Way Out Of This! (Japanese: ブイゼル！最強への道!! Buoysel! Road to Being the Strongest!!) is the 34th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 500th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on May 17, 2007 and in the United States on October 27, 2007.
Ash and friends run into a man carrying a fainted Zigzagoon. He tells them he battled an extremely strong Buizel. Hearing this the gang decide to try and capture it. They find a river where the Buizel is said to live and start to fish with Ash using Misty's special lure. While fishing they are reunited with Zoey. As they talk about each other's accomplishments, something tugs on Dawns rod. She manages to haul it above the water and it is indeed a Buizel.
Dawn proceeds to uses her Piplup but is easily defeated by its Aqua Jet. Ash then tries to battle it with Pikachu but it is dragged underwater and seemed unable to battle. However it manages to get back on land and defeats Buizel with an Iron Tail. Ash then tries to capture it using a Poké Ball but it escapes. Zoey then battles it with her Glameow using Shadow Claw but the Buizel easily defeats it.
The Buizel then steals their rods and makes off down the river. The group, along with Zoey, follow the flow of the river to a cave underneath a waterfall. The Buizel is then seen leaving the cave and gets an Oran to recover its strength.
Buizel then climbs the rock face, Pikachu and Piplup attempt to follow. They then dive off the top. After a second attempt, Piplup succeeds and impresses Buizel, making Buizel want to battle Piplup. The pair battle and Dawn doesn't do too well until Zoey advises Dawn to battle like it was a contest. She then does a lot better and manages to beat Buizel, she throws a Poké Ball but again it fails.
The battle then continues and after a combination of jumping, diving and Whirlpool, the Buizel is again defeated, Dawn throws another Poké Ball and this time the the Buizel is well and truly captured.
* No official credit was given for this character.
**: Chinami Nishimura was previously listed as voicing Johanna's Glameow.
- Though it is not noticeable unless the episode is viewed in slow motion or frame by frame, one can see that for a split second there is an animation error in Zoey's left arm.
- In the English dub Glameow is dubbed over with Ikue Ohtani.
In other languages
- Brazilian Portuguese: Todos Contra o Buizel!
- Finnish: Varsinainen turbo-Buizel!
- German: Spezialtraining für Plinfa
- Italian: Il ladro di canne da pesca & Mostro, ti catturerò!
- Iberian Spanish: ¡Ese Buizel tiene que ser mío!
- Latin American Spanish: ¡Buizel, cuidado con tu camino!
- Dutch: Buizel je hier maar eens uit!
- Czech: Nezahrávejte si s Buizelem!
- Polish: Polowanie na Buizela!