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The first episode of Pokemon Radio Show! Team Rocket's Secret Empire aired on July 1, 2012.
The radio show begins with Jessie, James and Meowth acting serious and professional like they do in the current anime.
The regular show starts with Jessie and Meowth introducing the name of the show - "Pokemon Radio Show! Team Rocket’s Secret Empire" and Team Rocket Forever music playing. Meowth introduces himself as the personality. Jessie gets really excited and introduces herself as the main personality who loves sushi and sashimi. James thanks his fans from all over the world for waiting and introduces himself as the show’s chairman. They all start clapping hands. After that, Meowth asks James about explaining the contents of the show in easy words, since he is the chairman. James all of sudden loses his self-confidence and starts stuttering, so he tells the main personality Jessie to do it instead of him. Jessie accepts it and says that they’re going to talk chaotically about whatever they want for the rest of the show as James laughs. She almost babbled out their address, but Meowth stops her, because it’s secret. She decides to hand over “this bothersome explanation” to Meowth and she and James get happy.
Jessie wonders what’s this information exchange about and how will they do the members’ assembly. James asks how will they accomplish getting all these fellow members. Meowth asks them if they heard about Twitter. James knows about it, but Jessie is confused and she doesn’t know what a network is.
Meowth announces that it’s time for the radio corner and he welcomes Pokemon caretaker. James gets confused as he didn’t hear about this before. Meowth hands him some paper and tells him to read it.
After the commercial, the trio welcomes their special guest which is Ikue Ootani. After greeting her, rap music suddenly starts playing and Jessie is surprised. James starts singing to its tune though:
They end it with thanking Ootani and admitting it was awesome. Meowth suggests that they can talk about various things from now on while Ootani will be presenting the pokemon she’s raising, but James says that he first wants to ask her about her impression about their mission. Ootani congratulates them and starts clapping her hands. As Rockets seem to be surprised, she explains that it seems to her that they will succeed in their evil scheme. The trio says that they’re happy for getting praised like this and ask her if she really means it. She confirms it and replies that she loves their evil schemes. Jessie says that just weren’t prepared for hearing such nice words.
Jessie says that she wants to see Pikachu since she’s raising it. Ootani suggests to take Pikachu out. Once it appears, the trio screams in excitement. Jessie wonders if it’s okay to catch it here. Ootani asks her in suspicious tone what she meant by that. Jessie gets nervous and explained that she only said it absentmindledly and it wasn’t like she had an intention to do it. As they started talking at once, James tells them to change the topic and suggest Ootani to put Pikachu in Jessie’s lap. Jessie refuses as she’s too scared, but Ikue tries to do that anyway.
After that, Jessie and James are eager to listen to Ootani’s story about raising Pikachu.
Their guest replies that Pikachu is relatively free and uncontrolled, and even though there were some difficult moments, but she managed to raise it without bigger problems, so it was pretty easy. Then they talk about various Pokemon that Ootani raises and wonder together which would fit Team Rocket. They start with Goldeen. Jessie has a hunch that it would do well, since it looked cheerful. But then, she remembered something and she asks Ootani if there’s some bluff behind it. She denies in a slightly offended tone. Jessie starts telling her about an old guy who’s selling Goldeens, but Ootani corrects her, saying it was Magicarp salesman. They end up talking about him and his sneaky ways of forcing people to buy from him. James cuts the talk off, as they got off-topic too much.
He suggests obtaining Roselia. When Roselia appears and Jessie admits “It’s groovy, but… it would be pretty if not for…”, Pokemon starts screaming in a high-pitched tone, scaring everyone. Meowth admits that it’s cute but raising it must be hard and Ootani agrees with him. After this, Jessie asks her if she has Banette too, because she thinks it’s cute. Ootani confirms it, but tells her to wait a little, because it’s hiding somewhere. Jessie and James suggest calling it or looking for it with a pokeball. When Banette suddenly appears, it gets very agitated by something and it starts rampaging in the studio. James tries to stop it. Ootani wonders if it’s because of the studio being orange and orange color is known as stimulant. James notices that Ootani is wearing orange clothes today and they talk about orange color more.
James then says that he will go shopping in Roppongi, since it’s in the neighborhood.
Jessie admits that this talk got very personal. Then she mentions Mime Jr., Team Rocket’s Pokemon they “never stopped loving”. When pokemon appears, they all scream from excitement.
James: So cute, so cute! I want to see it!
Jessie: But you’re seeing it now.
Jessie: I wish Mime Jr. would be always together with us.
Then James and Jessie ask Ootani, what’s the key to raising Pokemon.
Ootani: I guess it’s the desire to talk.
James: Like, a conversation?
Ootani: Hmm… yeah, in Japanese.
Ootani: You might say that… well, I’m raising Pikachu who’s Satoshi’s partner… so I want to talk with him about things, I want to teach him something, things like that.
Jessie: Like, “come here!”, “this is tasty”…
Ootani: Yeah, for example.
Ootani: I’m also raising James’ Mime Jr. It seemed to join Team Rocket so vigorously… awesome. It also had its own version of saying “it feels bad!”.
Mime Jr: Mi-me mime!!
Ootani: Oh, it flew off…
James: Ah, I feel better already today…
Jessie: Your yearning softened a lot, didn’t it?
James: Yes, it softened a lot.
Later, Jessie asks their guest if there are Pokemon that are easy to raise and Pokemon that are hard to raise. When she says yes, James asks her for example so she started with Pokemon that are difficult to talk with, because it’s hard to mimic their sound. First she impersonated Oddish which she liked from the beginning. Then she tells the story of how hard it was for her to voice Zoey’s Glameow, because she had to learn the technique of rolling her r’s in the right way.
As they end the talk about Pokemon that Ootani raises, Jessie begins the talk about the movie as she expresses her regret that they aren’t appearing in it. However, Nyasu seem to have a big role in the movie’s short as well as Pikachu. Later, Ootani promotes the movie.
Ootani: Pokemon Black and White, The Movie: Kyurem vs The Sacred Swordsman Keldeo, along with the movie short: Meloetta’s Sparkling Recital. Presented to public on July 14th!
Rockets clap their hands, they praise her for sounding like professional personality.
Ootani: Get everyone together and see the movie please!
Jessie: We will! Kojiro and me will come to see it immediately!
James: Will we go together with everyone?
After this, they end the corner with thanking Ootani for being their guest, and they take a break for a commercial.
Afterwards, they start the next corner, called “Team Rocket’s Knowledge Check” which is a short quiz. Meowth explains that they’re going to guess the titles of Pokemon opening and ending songs. Jessie says immediately to leave it to her. Meowth adds that if they know the
answer, they should say fast names of the three Pokemon they know and then they could answer with the song’s title, however, they can’t repeat the name of the Pokemon they said before already. If their answer will be wrong, they’re going to get clothes-pins attached to their arms. Rockets protest because it would hurt, and it was just supposed to be fun. Meowth ignores them and plays the first song’s fragment which is Roketto Dan yo eien ni. Jessie volunteers to answer when Meowth reminds them to give Pokemon names first. As she names the pokemon: Bulbasaur, Glameow, Pikachu, Meowth gives her priviledge to guess the song. Jessie is surprised and James starts to laugh. She says “I’ve been deceived” as she thought it was going to be Pokemon names quiz. Then she answers that it’s “Team Rocket’s Song”. Meowth informs her that she was close, but it wasn’t right answer. James volunteers to answer as Jessie gets clothes-pin attached. He lists Poliwag, Poliwhirl and Poliwrath and then he gives the right title of the song. Jessie gets pouty because she said it was Team Rocket’s song and James says that it was his fault. Meanwhile, Meowth says general information about the song. When he says that it was produced in December of 1997, they’re all surprised that it was so long time ago. Then Meowth switches to the next song, Maemuki Roketto Dan. This time, the one who is clueless is James. Jessie is teasing him as she seems to know. Meowth plays the song one more time and Jessie decides to guess it. She goes with Meloetta, Kyurem and Snivey and gives the right answer. After that they sing along to the song as Meowth plays it once again. He says that it was Team Rocket’s single from July of 2001,it was 12th Pokemon anime ending and had Wobbuffet starring in it too. The next song is Mezase! Pokemon Master!. Jessie and James can’t believe it’s a song and not just a quote since all they heard is Ash saying “Pokemon! Getto da ze!”. They ask their guest if she knows the answer and she guesses it right. Meowth informs that this single was produced in 1997 too and has been sold in 120 thousands copies in half a year since it came on sale and 200 thousands copies as of all time, which put everyone is under impression as they clap their hands. Next, Meowth gives a homework for all members listening to the radio to guess the title of the next song before next week and he plays its fragment two times. With this, they end the quiz and Meowth plays shortened version of Team Rocket’s theme, Roketto Dan yo eien ni.
After the song, Meowth asks everyone about their thoughts after the first episode of Team Rocket’s programme. Jessie says that she’s happy and James replied only with simple “yeah”. She asks him why he’s such in low spirits. He replies that it was because he was thinking about various things, and he admitted that he really is happy. Then they talk about Twitter account of the radio programme, to which their listeners can forward their questions and wishes. Meanwhile Ootani says that she wants to give it a try and become their member too. They tell her that she can tweet too. James comes up with the idea for a corner in which he could boast about his bottlecap collection. When Meowth reminds him that it would be hard to see them, James says that he could show photos on Twitter. Later Meowth announces all members that they can ask questions relating to the corners or their special guests. As they’re out of time, they finish their programme saying “Victory! It feels good!”.
- Team Rocket decides to return to their normal selfs for the radio show and keep it a secret from Dr. Zager.
- Shin'ichirō Miki is a frequent drinker in real life. Jessie saying James should wear orange because it's good for your liver is probably a reference to that.
- Roppongi is a a fashionable shopping area in Japan. There are lots of foreigners and it has a rich night-life.