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Pinch Healing!
The Pokémon Center is Very Busy!
First broadcast
Japan August 17, 2006
United States February 3, 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 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Assistant director 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

Pinch Healing! (Japanese: ポケモンセンターはおおいそがし! The Pokémon Center is Very Busy!) is episode 187 of Advanced Generation. It was first broadcast in Japan on August 17, 2006 and in the United States on February 3, 2007.

The group arrive at a Pokémon Center where Nurse Joy has fallen ill. This is bad when an accident occurs on a nearby mountain road.

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While training outside the Pokémon Center, Ash prepares for his rematch against Brandon in the Battle Pyramid. However, while at the center, Nurse Joy ends up falling ill. Worse still, there is an accident and many Pokémon need help. It's up to Ash and his friends to help out. But Team Rocket has their eyes on the Pokémon...

Major events

  • Ash's Aipom is brought back, and Ash's Torkoal is sent back to Professor Oak's lab.






  • The plot for this episode contains elements from EP047 (Ash and company had to help take care of Pokémon), AG024 (a Carvanha-infested river) and AG043 (a Bagon with dreams of wanting to fly).


Dub edits

In other languages

  • French: Au bon endroit, au bon moment
  • Italian: Al posto giusto, nel momento giusto

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