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AG183 : Aipom and Circumstance!
Advanced Generation series
AG185 : Duels of the Jungle!
Strategy Tomorrow - Comedy Tonight!
AG184   EP458
Perap and the Pokémon Comedian!
First broadcast
Japan July 20, 2006
United States January 6, 2007
English themes
Opening Battle Frontier
Japanese themes
Opening スパート!
Ending 私、負けない! ~ハルカのテーマ~
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 川田武範 Takenori Kawada
Assistant director 秦義人 Yoshito Hata
Animation director 船津弘美 Hiromi Funatsu
Additional credits
  • Screenshots on
  • 山下恵 Megumi Yamashita was credited as 総作監補佐 general animation assistant director

Strategy Tomorrow - Comedy Tonight! (Japanese: ペラップとポケモン漫才! Perap and the Pokémon Comedian!) is the 184th episode of the Advanced Generation series, and the 458th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on July 20, 2006 and in the USA on January 6, 2007.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis On the way to the Battle Pyramid, Ash and friends run into a girl named Ada and her Chatot. Ada tells them that she is planning on competing in the Comedy Grand Prix. However, her Chatot keeps flying away during the day and coming back at night, and saying strange things. They decide to follow Chatot and they find out that it goes to a children’s hospital. When Ada explains that her and Chatot must leave, a girl named Corinna gets mad. In order to cheer her up, Ada decides to practice her act in front of the kids. However, Team Rocket wants to steal Chatot!...

Major events


Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts



* No official credit was given for this character.


* No official credit was given for this character.


  • The English dub title is a take on a line from Stephen Sondheim's song "Comedy Tonight" from the film "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". The original line of the song is "Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight".
  • Part of Takeshi's Paradise was performed.
  • Pokémon Symphonic Medley and an alternate mix of Polka O Dolka were used as background music.
  • Ada and Chatot switch to Kansai-ben when performing their manzai, which is a Japanese stereotype of comedians.
    • Ada heads for a Manzai Grand Prix in Johto, which is based on the Kansai region.
    • Diamond and Pearl also went to a Manzai Grand Prix.


Dub edits

  • In the European Portuguese dub of the episode, Ada speaks in Portuguese but Chatot replies in English. Also, Chatot's lines were subtitled.
  • TPCi made their own rendition of Takeshi's Paradise with only three instruments (Piano, bass and maraca).

In other languages

  • French: Artiste en herbe
  • German: Strategie am Morgen, Komik am Abend!
  • Italian: Comici per un giorno
  • Latin American Spanish: ¡Estrategia mañana, esta noche comedia!
  • Iberian Spanish: ¡Estrategia mañana, esta noche comedia!

AG183 : Aipom and Circumstance!
Advanced Generation series
AG185 : Duels of the Jungle!
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