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| Pichu Bros. in Party Panic
We are the Pichu Brothers - The 'Great Party Uproar!' Chapter
|| July 18, 2003
| United States
|| December 1, 2003
|| 武上純希 Junki Takegami
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Assistant director
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Animation directors
|| 松原徳弘 Tokuhiro Matsubara
| 一石小百合 Sayuri Ichiishi
| No additional credits are available at this time.
Pichu Bros. in Party Panic (Japanese: ぼくたちピチューブラザーズ・パーティはおおさわぎ！のまき We are the Pichu Brothers - The 'Great Party Uproar!' Chapter) is a special episode of the Pokémon anime. Unlike normal episodes, the only way to watch it is through Pokémon Channel for Nintendo GameCube, which was released in Japan on July 18, 2003 and in the United States on December 1, 2003.
The episode is split into five parts. Professor Oak will show the first part as soon as he has introduced himself and further parts are then unlocked each day. After the events of the sixth day, the full version can be viewed on the television or at the campfire. From this point, versions in other languages are randomly found in crates.
The animation of the actual party was composed in 3D computer graphics. This section, featuring the song Meowth's Party, is different on each viewing as what Meowth does is chosen from a vast number of interactions.
Looking over the Big Town skyline, Meowth alongside Wobbuffet, Cubone, and three member of the Squirtle Squad are hoping things go well for their upcoming party.
The night turns to day in the city, and the Pichu Brothers are happily playing. Meanwhile their friend Smoochum is busy admiring herself in the mirror when she spots several Pokémon with distinct crescent shaped invitations in hand. Elsewhere, Teddiursa is stuffing its face full of acorns from a tree hollow, when it gets its head stuck. With a bit of struggling, it's able to free itself and goes tumbling down to the ground, landing on its head. A brave Magby plays around the cities pipes, dodging all of the steam. While Wooper leaps through the main river in town.
At the Clubhouse, the Pichu Brothers are soon joined by their friends Magby, Teddiursa, and Wooper. Soon, Smoochum comes running in as well, acting frantic as she begins to explains that she saw everyone else with crescent cards in hand. Curious, Pichu Big leads everyone to investigate further. The Posse stand atop a building and look down on the other Pokémon. A Magmar and a Weepinbell walk by, carrying the cards.
Soon after seeing them, a Ledyba flies by, also holding one of the cards. Teddiursa begins to imagine the food shapes in the middle. They find themselves walking through the park, trying to figure out what was happening, when they came across a Smeargle and an Aipom playing with the cards at the amphitheatre. They run over, demanding answers. Aipom took Smeargle's tail and began to draw all the fruits from the middle of crescent shapes. When they still couldn't get it, Aipom draws something else, what looks like a clock, with Smeargle's tail. Magby seems to be the first to identify it.
The drawing leads the Posse to a large building. With the help of Teddiursa's nose, they find themselves inside of an old warehouse. Once more, Teddiursa sniffs the air and soon finds a large supply of fruit stowed away. They try to approach, but are stopped by the Squirtle Squad. The Cubone from earlier explains the crescent shaped cards are invitations for Meowth’s party and the fruit is only invited guests. The three Squirtle and the Cubone proceed to kick the Pichu Posse out. However, Teddiursa was able to get away, until Wobbuffet stepped in. Meowth then shows up, yelling at the Pokémon to get upstairs and rehearse a song they'll be singing for the party.
Meanwhile, the Pichu Brothers and friends sits sadly on the stairs of a stoop in the city, looking at the sky. Suddenly, an invitation flies across from the wind which the Posse chases after.
Meowth decides to check on the preparations, but progress is slow. Nothing was being set up but a lonely chair by the three Squirtle. Cubone had also set up some metal cans and barrels as a makeshift drum set, to which Meowth calls it a 'numbskull'. Cubone becomes upset, though Meowth reassures it that he didn't mean what he said. He allows Cubone to keep playing to save having to find a last minute drummer.
The Pichu Posse chase after the flyaway invitation. Smoochum stops to check her reflection in a shop window. As the invitation floats over the river, Wooper decides to jump in for a swim. Magby accidentally falls into the water, though Wooper quickly saves it. Teddiursa is soon too tired to keep going and becomes side-tracked by a nearby ice cream truck. Now Pichu Big and Pichu Little are the only two running after the invitation. The Pichu Brothers hop over a car and right on top of Houndour's head. Angrily, Houndour began chasing after the brothers.
Meanwhile, Smoochum was looking for her friends when she bumps into an upset Oddish.
The Pichu Brothers manage to escape Houndour after passing through a small opening in a fence. Houndour tries and fails to go through the same way, so it simply makes its way around the fence. The Pichu brothers soon spot a heap of items outside a store, and using a brown cloth, some traffic cones and a bucket they disguise themselves as a Piloswine. However, when Houndour came looking for them, it dsicovered the Pichu hiding in the disguise and so the chase continued. The Pichu Brothers run into a carpark, and make it inside an elevator in time to escape from Houndour.
Once on top of the building, a big gust blew the invitation they had been searching for right into their face. Happy to have their invitation, the Pichu Brothers head back down the elevator and exit the building, only to come face to face with an unhappy Houndour. They were soon chased again, and run down a large hill. Before colliding with a fire hydrant, they split apart. Houndour, on the other hand, wasn't so lucky and runs head first into the hydrant. The hydrant reuptures and propel Houndour into a different part of town and onto a Snorlax. Then Snorlax rolls over in its sleep, crushing Houndour.
Meanwhile, Meowth and his friends have finally finished setting up for the party. Cubone is thrilled, but in its excitement it falls onto some of the tables. Meowth yells angrily at it, only to get it upset again. After a few reassuring words from Meowth, Cubone happily jumps around again and the Squirtle begin to clean up the mess.
The Pichu Brothers return to the Clubhouse, where they meet back up with Magby, Wooper, and Teddiursa. Smoochum arrives with the sad Oddish, explaining that it was Oddish's invitation that had been blown away by the wind. Pichu Big is prepared to do the right thing. While Pichu Little was hesitant on giving Oddish the invitation, but with a push from his older brother, he finally hands it over. Happily, Oddish runs off with its invitation.
Fortunately for them, Azumarill runs over with invitations tied to a balloon at hand. Meowth had sent them to everyone, but Azumarill admits it forgot to deliver them. Before Azumarill could hand over the invitations, a wind takes the balloon away and later gets hooked on a pole hanging off a building. Pichu Big is immediately inspired after seeing the balloon floating in the air. They began to create a Magby-powered hot air balloon, enabling them to retrieve their invitations.
The night of Meowth's party arrives. The Pichu Posse arrive ith their invitations and quickly dig into the food on offer. While the quests enjoy themselves, Meowth calls over his fellow musicians to another room to prepare for the night's entertainment. Soon, Meowth makes an announcement on the loudspeaker to inform everyone that the debut of the band "Meowth's Music Attack", and guides them through to the performance space.
"Meowth's Music Attack" makes its band debut, opening with the song Meowth's Party.
To finish off the night, Meowth calls for the fireworks to begin, but nothing happens. When Meowth goes to investigate, the fireworks start up, sending Meowth flying with them. Pichu and the Posse look in awe at the beautiful fireworks.
- One Japanese version of the episode is narrated by Misty.
- Although neither Ash's Pikachu or any other Pikachu appeared, Meowth references Ash's Pikachu through the comment "Boy, they're scarier than Pikachu" when he got annoyed at the Squirtle Squad's slow work for the second time.
- In one scene, Meowth can be seen holding something that looks like a Nintendo GameCube controller.
- It is never explained why the Squirtle Squad is working with Meowth, or the random Cubone.
- Along with Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening, this is the only Pokémon production whose dub credits indicate the roles of each voice actor.
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