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EP197

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EP196 : Control Freak!
Original series
EP198 : The Heartbreak of Brock
The Art Of Pokémon
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  EP197  
ドーブルのきせき!!あさひのなかでかがやいて!
The Miracle of Doble!! Shining in the Morning Sun!
First broadcast
Japan May 10, 2001
United States April 6, 2002
English themes
Opening Born to Be a Winner
Ending {{{en_ed}}}
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター (Whiteberry)
Ending 前向きロケット団!
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 首藤剛志 Takeshi Shudō
Storyboard 平田智浩 Tomohiro Hirata
Assistant director 藤本義孝 Yoshitaka Fujimoto
Animation director 桜井木ノ実 Kinomi Sakurai
Additional credits

Screenshots on Filb.de

The Art Of Pokémon (Japanese: ドーブルのきせき!!あさひのなかでかがやいて! The Miracle of Doble!! Shining in the Morning Sun!) is the 197th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on May 10, 2001 and in the United States on April 6, 2002.

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Blurb

As our heroes enter the historic city of Whitestone, they notice it appears to be made of marble! Brock's guide book explains this phenomena. Generation after generation in Whitestone has painted all of the buildings white. After so many years, the layers have given the impression the city is made of marble. Just as the gang enters the city, they notice a band of Smeargle running amok, painting every bare wall in site with their tails. Dexter quickly explains these Pokémon express themselves by painting and the color in their tail depends upon the Pokémon's mood. Just then, the townsfolk appear in an angry mob, demanding the Smeargle stop this graffiti. Before the scene gets out of control, a famous artist appears to claim the Smeargle. All are astonished to find out this world famous abstract artist uses Smeargle to create his masterpieces. He begs the townspeople to allow the Smeargle to express themselves. Apparently, the Smeargle have been through a creative dry-spell and he hopes they will find a way to create beautiful artwork once again. Will the artist, Smeargle and townspeople find a way to live in harmony?

Plot

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Ash and his friends enter the historic city of Whitestone, they notice it appears to be made of marble! Brock’s guide book explains this phenomena. Generation after generation in Whitestone has painted all of the buildings white. After so many years, the layers have given the impression the city is made of marble.

Just as the gang enters the city, they notice a band of Smeargle running amok, painting every bare wall in site with their tails. Dexter quickly explains these Pokémon express themselves by painting and the color in their tail depends upon the Pokémon’s mood. Just then, the townsfolk appear in an angry mob, demanding the Smeargle stop this graffiti. Before the scene gets out of control, a famous artist appears to claim the Smeargle.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts

Characters

Humans

Pocket Monster TV

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Beedrill (US and international), Smeargle (Japan)


Trivia

Jessie's missing glove
  • This is the 200th episode of the anime to be produced.
  • Team Rocket doesn't blast off in this episode.
  • James refers to several renowned real-world artists during the episode: Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Auguste Rodin and Andy Warhol. He refers to Auguste Rodin as "that Japanese monster Rodan", confusing the artist with a monster from the Godzilla franchise.
  • Jack's Smeargle's tails are red, blue, and yellow. In the games, normal Smeargle only have green tails, while their Shiny variants only have red tails. No other colors have ever been seen.
  • The reporter in this episode resembles the announcer from Princess vs. Princess

Errors

  • When Jessie is holding the art book, her gloves disappear.
  • When the interviewer is asking if he can come with Jack Pollockson, his face isn't painted. Then in the next scene, it is.
  • The Who's That Pokémon? says that Beedrill is the evolved form of Weedle, which is actually Kakuna; Beedrill is the final evolution of Weedle.

Dub edits

In other languages



EP196 : Control Freak
Original series
EP198 : The Heartbreak of Brock
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