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EP053 : The Purr-fect Hero
Original series
EP055 : Pokémon Paparazzi
The Case of the K-9 Caper!
Police Officer Gardie
First broadcast
Japan July 16, 1998
United States April 10, 1999
English themes
Opening Pokémon Theme
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター
Ending ポケモン音頭
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 鈴木敏明 Toshiaki Suzuki
Assistant director 鈴木敏明 Toshiaki Suzuki
Animation director 井坂純子 Junko Isaka
Additional credits

The Case of the K-9 Caper! (Japanese: けいさつけんガーディ Police Officer Gardie) is the 54th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on July 16, 1998 and in the United States on April 10, 1999.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis Ash and his friends come to a police station, where there are officers training with their Growlithe. This inspires Ash to train his Pikachu like the officers. However, Ash finds the training incredibly difficult. Soon after, Team Rocket shows up, releasing a gas. This gas causes the human's voices to go incredibly high, so the Pokémon don't recognize their voices. James then uses a voice modifier to sound like the officers and Ash, and order the confused Pokémon to attack their trainers. However, Pikachu still recognizes Ash, so Pikachu defeats Team Rocket.

Major events





Who’s That Pokémon?: Growlithe



  • When Jessie from Team Rocket changes into the Ash costume to try to fool Pikachu, she comes back and says "Pikachu" under Ash's voice, yet in the next scene, she turns the dial to Ash on her voice changer.
  • The police force's growlithe are mistakingly called Arcanine (Pokémon) several times in the English dub.

Dub edits

In other languages

  • Finnish: Poliisikoulun tapaus
  • French: L'unité d'élite K-9
  • German: Die Fukano-Attack
  • Hebrew: הפוקימונים השוטרים haPokémonim hashotrim
  • Italian: Scuola di polizia
  • Portuguese:
    • Brazilian Portuguese: A Unidade Canina!
    • European Portuguese: O Caso do K-9
  • Spanish:
    • Iberian Spanish: El caso de la travesura K-9
    • Latin American Spanish: ¡El caso de la policía canina!
  • Swedish: Röstresurser
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EP053 : The Purr-fect Hero
Original series
EP055 : Pokémon Paparazzi
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