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| Gotta Catch Ya Later!
Goodbye... And Then, Setting off!
|| November 7, 2002
| United States
|| October 18, 2003
|| Team Ota
|| 園田英樹 Hideki Sonoda
|| 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.
Gotta Catch Ya Later! (Japanese: サヨナラ…そして、たびだち！ Goodbye... And Then, Setting off!) is episode 273 of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on November 7, 2002 and in the United States on October 18, 2003.
With Ash's adventures in Johto over, some surprises result in a few farewells. Though Team Rocket are still after Pikachu...
- Daisy, Violet, and Lily give Gym Leader status to Misty.
- Misty gets her bike back, now mended.
- Ash, Brock and Misty go their seperate ways.
- Ash sees Ho-oh again.
- Ash leaves all his Pokémon besides Pikachu at Professor Oak's lab.
- Ash changes his clothes.
- Ash heads to Hoenn.
Who's That Pokémon?: Hoppip
The name of this episode refers to the original catchphrase of the Pokémon series, "Gotta Catch 'em All!"
- The flashback about the good times Misty spent with her friends is different in both versions: the dubbed English flashback focuses on Misty's relationship with Ash, while the original Japanese flashback focuses on Misty's accomplishments as a Pokémon trainer and as a friend, and even ends with a group shot of Ash, Pikachu, Misty, Togepi, Brock, and Tracey (specifically created for this episode). The original flashback plays a really dramatic piece of music, while the dub flashback plays a brand new vocal song:
- Goodbye, funny how that's such a hard thing to say.
- Now it's time to let go but...never thought I'd feel this way.
- Promised not to be sad but...we both knew I was lying.
- Gotta fight back the tears cause can't let you see me crying
- You're more than just my best friend
- What makes me misty most of all,
- In our final curtain call,
- Is knowing that I won't see you again.
In other languages
- French: Les adieux
- Italian: Gli addii