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*The sumo competition has a weight requirement of at least 80 kilograms (176.4 lbs), though many of the competing Pokémon have an average weight below the requirement, such as {{p|Arbok}} (65 kg) and {{p|Nidoking}} (62 kg). This is most likely that Pokémon have varying weights in the anime instead of all weighing the same as they do in the games.
*When Feraligatr tries to attack Blastoise, his brown jaw become blue.
 
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Revision as of 01:09, 8 June 2009

EP193 : Sick Daze
Original series
EP195 : The Poké Spokesman
Ring Masters
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  EP194  
オーダイルVSカメックス!すもうバトル!!
Ordile VS Kamex! Sumo Battle!!
First broadcast
Japan April 19, 2001
United States March 16, 2002
English themes
Opening Born to Be a Winner
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター (Whiteberry)
Ending 前向きロケット団!
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 平田智浩 Tomohiro Hirata
Assistant director 藤本義孝 Yoshitaka Fujimoto
Animation director 桜井木ノ実 Kinomi Sakurai
No additional credits are available at this time.

Ring Masters (Japanese: オーダイルVSカメックス!すもうバトル!! Ordile VS Kamex! Sumo Battle!!) is the 194th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 19, 2001 and in the United States on March 16, 2002.

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Synopsis

Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu are passing inside Rikishii Town when they sees a set of Feraligatr matches taking down a few Pokémon. After it's sixth win, Misty takes a closer look at the Feraligatr, who quickly falls in love with it. The gang soon finds out that the Feraligatr is owned by a trainer named Raiden who tells them that the competition here in this city are into sumo-wrestling and the Pokémon Sumo Competition is been held by Shonosuke, the director of the Pokémon sumo society. Shonosuke explain the rules of Pokémon sumo-wrestling which the Pokémon only has to rely on their physical skills and not using of any of their usual attacks. He even mentions that Raiden and his Feraligatr are expecting to win this year’s Pokémon sumo competition which is held today. Ash decides to participate in the competition but Shonosuke reminds him that he needs to have Pokémon that is heavy. Pikachu enthusiastically volunteers, but Ash gently turns the offer down, reminding it that it won't pass the weight requirement.

In the Pokémon Center, Ash asks Professor Oak to transfer his Snorlax due to the regulations of the competition. Since Ash has six Pokémon, Ash transfers his Noctowl since Professor Oak wants to do research due to its unusual rare coloring. At the registration area, Team Rocket, under disguise, places their Wobbuffet, whom also disguise as a Miltank, manage to enter the competition. James and Meowth are concern about Jessie's plan of entering her Wobbuffet into the competition since it's a light-weight Pokémon, but Jessie tells them not to worry as she has already planned everything out. Meanwhile, Ash, who happens to register last, manages to gets his Snorlax into the competition when the weighting scale breaks but his Snorlax is sleeping even missing the opening ceremony. But as Shonosuke announces the prize, which is the King's Rock and a one year supply of Pokémon food, Snorlax finally wakes up when he heard about the food prize.

After Shonosuke finishes his speech and rules, the gang meets up with Raiden and his Feraligatr and they were amazed of the opponent's big Pokémon especially the Blastoise whom everyone says that it might win this competition. The first match is between Jessie's 'Miltank' versus an Ursaring. Jessie makes an easy win and was announce the winner of the match but Shonosuke lodge a protest to the referee. Shonosuke notice that Jessie's 'Miltank' uses a Counter attack, he official disqualified them. Not to happy about his decision, they reveal their true identity even their Wobbuffet. Shonosuke was furious about it and tells them that they make a mockery of the rules of this competition. Not bothered of what he says, Team Rocket were about to send out their Pokémon to attack but they were sending blasting off again by a Hydro Pump from Raiden's Feraligatr.

The next match is between Raiden's Feraligatr versus a Golem. The gang assumes that Golem is going to win due to its weight advantage but Raiden turns the tables by using Golem's disadvantages, knocking Golem down to the ground and winning the match. Ash was amaze of his match and too learns from it. After a few matches, it was Ash's Snorlax turn. Snorlax goes up against a Poliwrath and as a the match begins, Snorlax makes a surprising win as Poliwrath was quickly knocked out when it attack Snorlax's stomach and was bounced back in less than a minute. The shocked referee announce the win and Snorlax deliberately goes for the prize but Ash quickly manages to call Snorlax back to it's Poké Ball. Raiden and Shonosuke were amazed of Ash's Snorlax ability since Ash's is just a rookie. Outside the arena, Team Rocket cooked up a plan by using phony Pokémon paw prints to the audience for money and even steals the Pokémon who are participating in the competition as souvenir peddlers.

Soon, both Ash and Raiden manages to make it to the semi-finals. The two matches are Raiden's Feraligatr fights Blastoise while Ash's Snorlax fights Machamp. While Feraligatr wins in a very close match and combat, once again Ash's Snorlax makes an easy win by Snorlax's stomach, much to Ash's surprise. Raiden congratulates Ash for making it to the finals but he won't go easy on him just because he's a nice kid. Shonosuke tells Ash that he should be proud of himself that Ash is the first rookie who reaches to the finals. He even tells them that finals is next and tells them to give it their best.

The Finals begins between Raiden's Feraligatr and Ash's Snorlax. Snorlax makes its first move but Feraligatr dodges it. Snorlax manage to retain his balance and manage to avoid Feraligatr's attack. Raiden is immediately shocked and impressed with how agile Snorlax is. Both of them makes an impressive move but as Feraligatr was pushing Snorlax out of the ring, Ash manages to tell Snorlax to take a deep breath, using his stomach to push Feraligatr out, saving Snorlax from being out of the ring. Feraligatr manage to toss Snorlax out of the ring but Snorlax manage to stand on a ground with a huge impact, causing the ground and the stadium to shake. Because of that, Feraligatr loses its balance and Snorlax manages to push it out of a ring, winning the match and the competition. Misty and Brock are happy that Ash wins, even though Misty was sad that Feraligatr lost.

The prize-giving ceremony begins as Ash was presented a King's Rock and a one year supply of Pokémon food. Happily, Snorlax rushes towards it, eats the entire supply of Pokémon food and goes to sleep. The gang was glad that they don't have to carry the supply with them and Ash returns Snorlax into his Poké Ball. Ash decides to send back his Snorlax from Professor Oak and get back his Noctowl since he can't feed him that much. Both Raiden and Ash shake hands and Raiden wishes him good luck on all his Johto League matches.

In the end, Team Rocket, with a bag of phony Pokémon paw prints, notice the competition is already over and have to wait for next year to sell it as Team Rocket has 'messed up again'.

Major events

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?: Ledyba

Trivia

  • The sumo competition has a weight requirement of at least 80 kilograms (176.4 lbs), though many of the competing Pokémon have an average weight below the requirement, such as Arbok (65 kg) and Nidoking (62 kg). This is most likely that Pokémon have varying weights in the anime instead of all weighing the same as they do in the games.

Errors

  • When Feraligatr tries to attack Blastoise, his brown jaw become blue.

Dub edits

In other languages

  • French: Un tournoi poids lourd
  • German. Pokémon Sumo
  • Italian: Pesi massimi
  • Latin American Spanish: ¡Maestros del ring!
  • Iberian Spanish: Maestros de sumo Pokémon
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Gigantes do Ringue
EP193 : Sick Daze
Original series
EP195 : The Poké Spokesman
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