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*Ash befriends a {{TP|Sabrina|Haunter}}.
*Ash befriends a {{TP|Sabrina|Haunter}}.
*The {{t|Ghost}} [[Pokémon]] turn {{Ash}} and his {{AP|Pikachu}} into ghosts for a brief period of time.
*The {{t|Ghost}} [[Pokémon]] turn {{Ash}} and his {{AP|Pikachu}} into ghosts for a brief period of time after they "died" on a chandelier.
* {{p|Haunter}} follows Ash back to [[Saffron City]].
* {{p|Haunter}} follows Ash back to [[Saffron City]].
=== Debuts ===
=== Debuts ===

Revision as of 03:36, 31 October 2008


The Tower of Terror
Capture at the Pokémon Tower!
First broadcast
Japan September 2, 1997
United States October 7, 1998
English themes
Opening Pokémon Theme
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター
Ending ひゃくごじゅういち
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 園田英樹 Hideki Sonoda
Storyboard 岡崎幸男 Yukio Okazaki
Assistant director 鈴木敏明 Toshiaki Suzuki
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
Additional credits

The Tower of Terror (Japanese: ポケモンタワーでゲットだぜ! Capture at the Pokémon Tower!) is the 23rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on September 2, 1997 and in the United States on October 7, 1998.

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Major events





Who’s That Pokémon?: Gengar


  • The episode was temporarily banned from re-airing on Kids' WB! after the September 11 attacks, as the title was reminiscent of the incident. It was later aired on January 29, 2002.
  • Due to the nature of the episode title, Kids' WB! refused to give the tape to Cartoon Network for them to air this episode back in 2002. They have since given up the rights to air it, officially re-airing on October 19, 2007 at 6:30 AM ET. The episode is also currently available on VHS and DVD.
  • This episode's dub title is a reference to the theme park ride, Tower of Terror.


  • When Pikachu shocks Ash in one scene, Ash's Japanese voice can be heard.
  • In the last scene with Team Rocket on the Merry-go-round, Gengar's eyes are white instead of the normal red.

Dub edits

In other languages

  • Dutch: De spooktoren
  • Finnish: Kummitustornin arvoitus
  • French: La tour de la terreur
  • Italian: La torre della paura
  • Latin American Spanish: ¡La torre del terror!
  • Portuguse: A torre do terror
  • Russian: Зловещая башня
  • Spanish: La torre del terror

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