View Full Version : Ritchie's pokemon

Brian Powell
February 2nd, 2004, 5:53 AM
We have seen Ritchie for more than one occasion now, and he is maybe the only trainer that gives his pokemon nicknames. You can ask "Where have you been all your life?", but I forgot what names Ritchie gave his pokemon. All I can remember is...

Pikachu as "Sparky"
Pupitar as "Prune(?)"
Chameleon as "Zipper"

February 2nd, 2004, 9:41 AM
Pikachu: Sparky (Leon in Japanese)
Butterfree: Happy
Charmander -> Charmeleon: Zippo
Pupitar: Cruz
Taillow: Rose

February 6th, 2004, 7:06 PM
Richie has a Tailow?? :shocked:

February 7th, 2004, 2:41 PM

In Hosou Special 7 Richie is battling Butch and Casidy and that is when his Taillow (Rose). But since it doesn't seems that 4Kids has any intention to dub the Hosou specials, should this even be considered a spoiler? Anyway Here is a pic (http://www.geocities.com/wp31415926/rose.txt) to prove it

February 7th, 2004, 4:29 PM
Cool.... But how come I didn't see the episode before?
Was it even aired in America yet?

February 8th, 2004, 4:04 AM
Cool.... But how come I didn't see the episode before?
Was it even aired in America yet?

This is from what ppl call a "Hosou special". They air in Japan. There are currently 12 of these episode in existence and it shows what is going on in Kanto and Johto while Ash is continuing his journey in the Hoenn/Houen region. Many characters made their reappearence in these specials, like: Sakura, Casey, Tracey, Butch and Casidy, Richie, Celebi and a lot more.
Currently, 4Kids doesn't seem to have any intention of dubbing these 12 specials. It's pitty, because these specials has some great plots IMO. *cries*

February 8th, 2004, 2:31 PM
that really stinks that 4kids doesn't dub those. will the info in the specials be needed to fully understand what is going on or is just to let us know what is going on in the meantime?

February 9th, 2004, 2:55 AM
There are sometimes events that has influence at the main show. For example, remember when Brock suddenly has to go home in "Gotta catch'ya later"? In Hosou Special 2 it is shown why.
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Brock's mother (yes, she didn't 'past away', 4Kids made that up) has returned and was turning the Pewter Gym into a water Pokemon gym. Brock challenged her in order to turn it back into a rock-type gym. After Brock won, he gave the gymleadership to his brother Jiroo. Right before Brock left to join up with Ash, he gave all his Pokemon besides Forretress to Jiroo (a gymleader needs to have Pokemon ;) ). That is why Brock only has Forretress with him in "You can never Taillow".

Another importent event is going to happen in Hosou Special 9.
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In this special Misty's sisters are returning from their world cruise. Near the end of the special Misty is asking herself whether or not she should go to Houen and find Ash.
In the main Pokemon serie, in AG episode 44, Misty is returning (for two episodes). Since 4Kids isn't going to dub the special, Misty will just popup in the show.

It would be great if 4Kids would dub them, but that doesn't seems to be case.

February 9th, 2004, 5:33 AM
I have a question what is richie's Second name