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* Question: Trainers, which one of these Pokémon [[evolution|evolves]] into {{p|Sandslash}}?
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AG085 : Sky High Gym Battle!
Advanced Generation series
AG087 : Crazy as a Lunatone
Lights, Camerupt, Action!
AG086   EP360
The Film's Riding on Bakuuda
First broadcast
Japan July 22, 2004
United States July 16, 2005
English themes
Opening This Dream
Japanese themes
Opening チャレンジャー!!
Ending いっぱいサマー!!
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 大町繁 Shigeru Ōmachi
Animation director たけだゆうさく Yūsaku Takeda
Additional credits

Lights, Camerupt, Action! (Japanese: 映画はバクーダに乗って!! The Film's Riding on Bakuuda) is the 86th episode of the Advanced Generation series, and the 360th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on July 22, 2004 and in the United States on July 16, 2005.

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The episode opens with Ash admiring his new Feather Badge, a hard-won trophy from his battle with Winona at the Fortree City Gym. With six Badges, Ash now needs only two more to enter the Hoenn League. Ash triumphantly declares that they're heading to Gym battle number seven, before Max points out that Ash has no idea what or where that Gym is. After consulting his guide, Brock announces that they're now on their way to Mossdeep City, which they will reach by way of ferry in Lilycove City. On the way, they encounter Elijah, whose heavily burdened Camerupt has gotten stuck in the river. With the help of Ash and his friends, Camerupt is soon across the river. When Max asks what his Camerupt is carrying, Elijah reveals that he runs a portable movie theater, with all of the equipment stored on his companion's back. Since Elijah and the gang are going in the same direction, they decide to travel together.

Meanwhile, Ash is being shadowed by Team Rocket, who are looking to capture Pikachu as usual. Meowth, meanwhile, notices from up high that Camerupt is carrying movie equipment. For extremely dubious reasons, Meowth decides that Camerupt and the theater system would be perfect gifts for Giovanni. James and Jessie are less certain, but decide to go ahead with the scheme anyway. Team Rocket ambushes Ash and friends with a classic pitfall trap at the next river crossing. After cutting the motto short, they steal Camerupt and prepare to make their getaway. Ash is quick to call out his Corphish, which promptly frees Camerupt and sends Team Rocket blasting off with a BubbleBeam. With Team Rocket now temporarily indisposed, the group continues to a dangerous mountain path. While fantasizing about "May's Expedition", May herself nearly gets flattened by a boulder, which then blocks the narrow road. Unable to advance, the party camps for the night.

Over dinner, Elijah mentions that his work is very dangerous (and it's also revealed that he's unpaid!) but he does it anyway because he feels he has an obligation to those he entertains. Elijah also reveals a letter he got from a young girl, Mariah, in a town without a movie theater which has reinforced his determination to continue his dangerous unpaid job. Ash, Brock, Max, and May reminisce about movies they saw before leaving on their journey. Elijah offers to read the group the narration of the new Plusle and Minun movie (it is a silent movie for reasons that aren't explained). The group reaches the town the following morning and the group resolves to stay in the town long enough to see the movie. The villagers happily greet Elijah as they arrive, and they meet Mariah on the way into town.

The movie starts later that night, with Elijah narrating (the movie is a slapstick comedy about a Princess' kidnapping and rescue). However, the movie is cut short by the intervention of Team Rocket, who appear from behind the screen, once again bent on stealing the movie equipment. Jessie calls out Seviper to use Haze and in the subsequent confusion steal the projector. Leaving Brock and Lombre to entertain the crowd, Ash, May, Max, and Elijah dart off to find Team Rocket. Finding a trail of film that Team Rocket dropped, they soon trace Team Rocket. Grovyle quickly sends Team Rocket flying and gets back the projector, and relieves Brock (who's been singing the only song he knows over and over again). The show goes on (and it's revealed Pikachu is a star), with even Team Rocket sneaking in to watch!

Major events

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


Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts




Pokémon Trainer's Choice

Pokémon Trainer's Choice: Sandshrew

Other Pokémon that appear on films


"Red" Akai, his Clefairy, and his Pikachu appearing in one of Ash's favorite films
  • This episode features a brief appearance of characters from the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga series, which is the only time characters from a different canon have appeared in the anime.
  • The title of this episode is similar to an earlier episode and both episodes focus on movies.
  • The movie May described, about a luxurious spaceship with a Natu and Xatu in love who are separated because of an ice asteroid, is a parody of the movie Titanic while the ship as displayed in the film is similar in design to the titular spaceship from Space Battleship Yamato.
  • The movie Max described, about a giant Meowth destroying a city and battling against Pichu fighter pilots and a giant Marshtomp is based upon the Japanese television show Ultraman.
  • The movie they watched at the end, about a Princess Kirlia being taken by an Exploud and being rescued by Plusle and Minun, is similar to the story of Super Mario Bros., which could be a reason why the movie is silent.
  • In Ash's flashback, Gary Oak, Ash's mother, and Professor Oak are visible in the audience. This marks Gary's first appearance in the Hoenn saga.
  • The Pichu Brothers make a cameo appearance in a flashback showing a scene from Camp Pikachu.
  • Brock once again performs his song and dance when asked to delay a crowd, like an earlier episode.


Dub edits

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In other languages

AG085 : Sky High Gym Battle!
Advanced Generation series
AG087 : Crazy as a Lunatone
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