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* This is the first episode in the dub where the first section of an episode starts followed by the opening theme, and the title card comes right after it. The original Japanese version wouldn't have a cold opening until [[AG146]], 262 episodes later.
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* This is the first episode in the dub where the following edits took place up until [[Ag145|Pasta la Vista!]] (the title card edit only lasted until [[EP272|Hoenn Alone!]]):
* Because of the above edit, a final commercial eyecatch was introduced in place of the music video segment. This split is placed between the scene where Ash chooses Pikachu to battle Whitney's Miltank and him commanding it to use Thunderbolt. However, a one-second scene of Pikachu running towards the battlefield was cut.
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** The first section of an episode starts, followed by the opening theme and the title card comes right after it. The original Japanese version wouldn't have a cold opening until [[AG146]], 262 episodes later. This edit was most likely a mandated change by Kids WB!, as every other show they aired was switching over to using cold openings at that time as well.
* The dub introduces a new title card, replacing the original one used in the first three seasons. However, the original title card remained in use until [[EP191]].
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** The dub introduces a new title card, replacing the original one used in the first three seasons. However, the original title card remained in use until [[EP191]].
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** The final dub commercial break eyecatch was introduced in place of the music video segment. This split is placed in between the scene where Ash chooses Pikachu to battle Whitney's Miltank and him commanding it to use Thunderbolt. However, a one-second scene of Pikachu running towards the battlefield in between the split was cut.
 
* A 33-second scene of Team Rocket "admiring" 2 young kids carrying a Clefairy doll while they're selling food inside the [[Goldenrod Tunnel#In the anime|Underground Path]] was cut in the dub. Because of this edit, the scene where James first spotted Whitney's Clefairy and pointing it to the right was also cut. As an alternative, the scene of him holding a chicken drumstick and looking towards the left before the above cut was flipped, to make it look like he spotted Clefairy immediately.
 
* A 33-second scene of Team Rocket "admiring" 2 young kids carrying a Clefairy doll while they're selling food inside the [[Goldenrod Tunnel#In the anime|Underground Path]] was cut in the dub. Because of this edit, the scene where James first spotted Whitney's Clefairy and pointing it to the right was also cut. As an alternative, the scene of him holding a chicken drumstick and looking towards the left before the above cut was flipped, to make it look like he spotted Clefairy immediately.
   

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EP157 : The Fortune Hunters
Original series
EP159 : A Dairy Tale Ending
A Goldenrod Opportunity
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  EP158  
コガネジム!スピード&パワー!?
Kogane Gym! Speed & Power!?
First broadcast
Japan August 3, 2000
United States August 18, 2001
English themes
Opening Born to Be a Winner
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening OK!
Ending タケシのパラダイス
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 細谷直行 Naoyuki Hosoya
Assistant director 井上修 Osamu Inoue
Animation director 佐藤まさふみ Masafumi Satō
Additional credits

A Goldenrod Opportunity (Japanese: コガネジム!スピード&パワー!? Kogane Gym! Speed & Power!?) is the 158th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on August 3, 2000 and in the United States on August 18, 2001.

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Blurb

Our heroes have finally reached the next stop on the road to Johto: Goldenrod City! Looking to challenge the city's Gym Leader, Ash finds out the gym is closed for the day. Knowing they must wait until tomorrow, the gang decides to shop around and enjoy the city when they run into a local trainer, Whitney. After a close-encounter with Team Rocket, our heroes realize Whitney is actually the Goldenrod City Gym Leader! Will Ash win his next Johto League badge?

Plot

Ash, Misty, and Brock arrive at Goldenrod City and head to the Gym. There, Ash is dismayed to see a sign on the front declaring the Gym is closed today but will reopen tomorrow. With nothing else to do, the three decide to explore the city. Brock suggests visiting the Goldenrod Galleria but gets the group lost. Pikachu then gets an idea about where to go and heads towards the main street. However, he runs straight into a Clefairy. As Ash apologizes to the Clefairy, a girl runs down the street, asking if Pikachu is okay and picking him up to kiss him on the head.

The girl introduces herself as Whitney and offers to take the group to the Galleria, which she says is far easier to get to if they take an Underground Path that doubles as a shopping arcade. As they are walking through the path, Whitney tells them that she discovered the route herself, and Misty comments on how lucky they were to find her as a guide. However, Whitney winds up leading them further away from the Galleria. Eventually, the group gives up on finding the Galleria and decides to head back to a hamburger stand they found earlier. Instead, Whitney inadvertently leads them to the Galleria.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket is inside the Galleria enjoying the snacks, believing them to be samples. They are soon approached by the store owner, who points out that only a small tray is free, and the trio needs to pay for the rest of the food. With no money to offer, the three are immediately put to work by the owner. Just then, they spot Whitney's Clefairy, who is separated from the others and walking around the store, and decide to grab it and send it to the Boss. Elsewhere, Whitney prepares to depart from the gang when she notices that her Clefairy is missing, and they begin looking for Clefairy. Team Rocket, however, is able to grab it first, but they encounter Ash and his friends and flee.

Team Rocket spots the station for the Magnet Train, a brand-new, super-fast monorail, and try to leave on it, only to learn it will be open for service in another year. This allows Ash and the others to catch up, forcing Jessie and James to steal a handcar and pedal away. However, their getaway is too slow, allowing Pikachu to simply walk next to them. When Ash orders a Thunderbolt, Jessie asks him not to and gives Clefairy back. Whitney thanks Ash, but then, Meowth takes the opportunity to grab Pikachu. Whitney orders Clefairy to use Metronome, which produces a Gust that grabs Pikachu right out of Meowth's paws and returns him to Ash. Ash tells Pikachu to use Thunder on Team Rocket, which Pikachu does. This activates the Magnet Train's magnetic propulsion systems, which sends Team Rocket shooting down the line.

Ash thanks Whitney for her help, and Whitney tells him that she would love to have a battle against him. Ash thanks her, but tells her that he is busy getting ready for a battle at the Gym the next day. At that moment, Whitney reveals herself as the Goldenrod Gym Leader, guides them back to the Gym, and reopens it. There, the referee announces that it will be a three-on-three battle, with a Plain Badge at stake.

Whitney starts off with Nidorina, and Ash responds by sending out Cyndaquil. Whitney orders a Poison Sting and a Tackle, but Cyndaquil counters with Flamethrower, eventually knocking Nidorina out. Whitney is shocked by the quick defeat and sends in Clefairy, who uses Metronome, but it winds up pulling out Splash. Cyndaquil uses Flamethrower again, but Whitney cannot bear to see Clefairy get hurt and withdraws it from the match.

Whitney then sends out a Miltank. Ash looks Miltank up on his Pokédex, which paints Miltank as a Pokémon who prefers not to battle. Whitney orders Miltank to use Rollout, and Miltank slams straight into Cyndaquil, sending it flying. Ash orders a Tackle and Cyndaquil attempts to hit Miltank but is unsuccessful. Miltank turns around and repeatedly strikes Cyndaquil until it is knocked out.

Ash then sends out Totodile. Whitney orders another Rollout, which heads straight for Totodile. Ash orders a Water Gun, but it doesn't slow Miltank down and the Milk Cow Pokémon is rapidly approaching. Ash tells Totodile to get out of the way, but it is too late and Miltank hits Totodile with Rollout, knocking Totodile out. As Ash recalls Totodile, Miltank is still spinning around the battlefield, constantly gaining more and more power. Ash tries to think of a way to defeat Miltank, and Brock tells Ash that Totodile got Miltank wet, so an Electric-type attack should work. Ash sends in Pikachu and commands him to use Thunderbolt. Pikachu hits it, but it has no effect on the still-spinning Miltank. Whitney tells Ash that Miltank is spinning so fast, she is already dry. Ash decides to switch strategies and has Pikachu use Agility to try and outrun Miltank, but Miltank is still too fast and gets a direct hit. Pikachu tries to get up but is hit again and defeated, giving Whitney the victory.

Major events

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

Debuts

Humans

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Dare da?

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Squirtle (US and international), Clefairy (Japan)

Trivia

Errors

  • Although Born to Be a Winner officially became the opening theme starting in this episode, the first Kids' WB! presentations, as well as the former Toonami Jetstream version, Cartoon Network and Boomerang broadcasts, continued to use Pokémon Johto as the opening and closing credits up until Type Casting. This was amended for the American DVD release and the Disney XD/Amazon Video streaming version.
  • When Clefairy forfeits against Cyndaquil, the wings on its back are missing.
  • After Pikachu used Thunder on Team Rocket, Meowth's toes are colored white when they should be brown.
  • In the Polish dub, Nidorina is incorrectly referred to as Nidorino.

Dub edits

  • This is the first episode in the dub where the following edits took place up until Pasta la Vista! (the title card edit only lasted until Hoenn Alone!):
    • The first section of an episode starts, followed by the opening theme and the title card comes right after it. The original Japanese version wouldn't have a cold opening until AG146, 262 episodes later. This edit was most likely a mandated change by Kids WB!, as every other show they aired was switching over to using cold openings at that time as well.
    • The dub introduces a new title card, replacing the original one used in the first three seasons. However, the original title card remained in use until EP191.
    • The final dub commercial break eyecatch was introduced in place of the music video segment. This split is placed in between the scene where Ash chooses Pikachu to battle Whitney's Miltank and him commanding it to use Thunderbolt. However, a one-second scene of Pikachu running towards the battlefield in between the split was cut.
  • A 33-second scene of Team Rocket "admiring" 2 young kids carrying a Clefairy doll while they're selling food inside the Underground Path was cut in the dub. Because of this edit, the scene where James first spotted Whitney's Clefairy and pointing it to the right was also cut. As an alternative, the scene of him holding a chicken drumstick and looking towards the left before the above cut was flipped, to make it look like he spotted Clefairy immediately.

In other languages


EP157 : The Fortune Hunters
Original series
EP159 : A Dairy Tale Ending
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