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EP191 : The Dunsparce Deception
Original series
EP193 : Sick Daze
The Wayward Wobbuffet
Sonans! Is That So?
First broadcast
Japan April 5, 2001
United States March 2, 2002
English themes
Opening Born to Be a Winner
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター (Whiteberry)
Ending 前向きロケット団!
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
No additional credits are available at this time.

The Wayward Wobbuffet (Japanese: ソーナンス!そうなんす? Sonans! Is That So?) is the 192nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 5, 2001 and in the United States on March 2, 2002.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis Knowing our heroes are still en-route to Olivine City, Team Rocket lies in wait. Dressed as scientists, they explain they’ve just repaired the amazing “Poké Pod.” To test it out, Pikachu is placed in the pod and locked in tight. When Team Rocket reveals their true identity and runs, Ash and Co. are in hot pursuit. When our heroes catch up to Team Rocket, there isn’t a Poké Pod or Pikachu in sight! Realizing Wobbuffet was hiding for the handoff, Ash chases after it. In Wobbuffet’s rash retreat, it trips dropping the Pikachu containing Poké Pod and falls into the rapids of a nearby river. Since the only way to release Pikachu from the Poké Pod is to possess the key around Wobbuffet’s neck, it’s an all-out race to reach Team Rocket’s blue bad-boy first. This proves problematic as Wobbuffet plummets over waterfalls, wanders through forests, gets taken for a ride on the roof of a run-away truck, blows for miles in a hot-air balloon and falls helpless to the helm of a speedboat! Who will reach Wobbuffet and the key first?...

Major events





Who's That Pokémon?: Teddiursa


File:Pocket Monsters TV.jpg
Pocket Monster TV featuring Pikachu. This episode featured Wobbuffet, number 202.


Dub edits

In other languages

  • French: La poursuite infernale
  • German. Woingenau und der magische Schlüssel
  • Hebrew: המרדף אחרי וובאפט hamirdaf akhar Wobbuffet
  • Italian: Pokémon in gabbia
  • Portuguese (Brazilian): O Redelde Wobbuffet
  • Spanish:
    • Iberian Spanish: Wobbuffet y la llave secreta
    • Latin American Spanish: ¡Wobbuffet, el Pokémon descarado!
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EP191 : The Dunsparce Deception
Original series
EP193 : Sick Daze
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