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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
No additional credits are available at this time.

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

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Major events

  • Ash befriends a Haunter.
  • The Ghost Pokémon turn Ash and his Pikachu into ghosts for a brief time.
  • Haunter follows Ash back to Saffron City.





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, it was officially re-aired on October 19, 2007 at 6:30 AM ET.
  • This episode's dub title is a reference to the theme park ride, Tower of Terror.


Dub edits

In other languages

  • 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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