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Pokémon Sunday has ended on September 26, 2010.
(Pokémon Sunday has ended on September 26, 2010.)
[[File:Pokémon Sunday logo.png|frame|Pokémon Sunday logo]]
'''Pokémon Sunday''' (Japanese: '''ポケモン☆サンデー''') iswas a Japanese Pokémon television show that debutedran on the TV Tokyo network onfrom October 3, 2004 to September 26, 2010. The show iswas the successor to the [[Pocket Monsters Encore]] and the [[Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station]]. Like the shows before it, Pokémon Sunday iswas a sort of variety show featuring reruns of old episodes as well as a number of 'Research' episodes involving live-action elements. The show started out in the 8:00-8:30AM timeslot and was moved to the 7:30-8:30AM timeslot in October 2006.
 
Unlike the [[Weekly Pokémon Broadcasting Station]], the live action episodes of Pokémon Sunday actually havehad a sort of common structure among them. Pokémon Sunday featuresfeatured a group of people called the Pokémon Research Team. During each new episode, the team goes out and investigates questions submitted to them through the show's website. From October 2004 to September 2006, the regular hosts of Pokémon Sunday were [[Becky]], TIM, and ロバート ''Robert''. When Pokémon Sunday expanded to an hour show in October 2006, 中川翔子 ''[[Shōko Nakagawa]]'', nicknamed しょこたん ''Shokotan'', joined the cast and Becky left the cast.
 
==Opening animations==
The second opening was a lot more elaborate and completely done in CGI. It was slightly longer then the original opening, clocking in at approximately 26 seconds. It starts off with the announcer shouting, "Are you ready?" and what looks to be the Kanto region in the background. The Pichu Brothers Rascal Railway PokéPark locomotive crosses the screen and it then transitions to a {{p|Pikachu}} ride with one of the positions as a car. {{p|Pikachu}}, {{p|Wobbuffet}} and {{p|Treecko}} are in the car which motors off the screen and then transitions to another ride. A ferris wheel and three hot-air balloons featuring {{p|Skitty}}, {{p|Mudkip}} and {{p|Pichu}} are shown while the train reappears and crosses the screen again. Finally, it transitions to clouds and the Pokémon Sunday logo.
 
The third and last variant of the Pokémon Sunday intro debuted in EP053. It starts off with a crowd shouting, "Let's Go!" and then the announcer stating that Pokémon Sunday is about to begin. This is the shortest intro ever used for any Pokémon related television show and only lasts 8 seconds. It is a mix of traditional animation and CGI. A bunch of Pokémon are standing on balloons in the sky and are dancing and cheering. The Pokémon Sunday logo appears and quickly transitions to the title card or research episode. The shortened intro was introduced to allow for more research content and more preview/commercials at the end of the show. A title card is shown twice in the later Pokémon Sunday anime rerun episodes, one introduced by the Pokémon Sunday announcer and the standard episode title card usually announced by {{Ash}}.
 
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