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The Ninja Poké-Showdown
Sekichiku Ninja Confrontation!
First broadcast
Japan November 4, 1997
United States October 20, 1998
English themes
Opening Pokémon Theme
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター
Ending ニャースのうた
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 井硲清高 Kiyotaka Isako
Assistant director 井硲清高 Kiyotaka Isako
Animation director 志村隆行 Takayuki Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

The Ninja Poké-Showdown (Japanese: セキチクにんじゃたいけつ! Sekichiku Ninja Confrontation!) is episode 32 of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on November 4, 1997 and in USA on October 20, 1998.

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The trio are sitting by a lake with Pikachu, Vulpix and Psyduck. Misty tries to teach Psyduck a move but it doesn't do a thing. Misty asks if they want to trade Psyduck but they refuse. The trio come across a Venonat watching them from the trees. They follow the Venonat to an old house where it disappears into the corridor. Misty leans against a wall and falls through it. The others search the wall and eventually open it up to find her. Ash then falls out of the side of the house and is hanging on. The others manage to pull him up when Ash is stuck to a wall with throwing stars. Then Aya falls down onto them. She explains who she is and that she is the Gym Leader. Her and Ash begin a battle and she sends out the Venonat. Ash chooses Bulbasaur. Bulbasaur tackles but Venonat jumps out of the way. Then Bulbasaur uses Leech Seed and Venonat is defeated. Aya returns Venonat and the real poison Gym Leader appears, Koga. He says Aya is his sister and that he will rematch Ash.

Outside Koga and Ash send out their Pokémon, Charmander and Venonat. They start the battle and Venonat evolves into Venomoth. But Team Rocket arrives and send out Arbok and Weezing. Psyduck uses his psychic attacks and blasts Arbok and Weezing away. Koga and Aya both offer to trade for Psyduck but Misty says "I wouldn't trade Psyduck for the world." Ash gets his badge and the trio are on their way.

Major events

  • Ash earns a Soul Badge by defeating Koga.





Who’s That Pokémon?: Venonat



Dub edits

In other languages

  • French: Le ninja Pokémon
  • Italian: La Villa Ninja

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