There are a lot of episodes Pokémon The anime has never aired in the US, but only a handful of episodes have never aired anywhere – including Japan. Now, the script for two such lost episodes has been made public, giving fans their first look at a possible duel between the two Pokémon Devil’s Teams.
At the beginning of the Black and White era of anime, the series began to build into a confrontation between Team Rocket, who had first moved into the Unova region, and Team Plasma, the force that had made its name in the region. Team Rocket has been “rebooted” a bit, giving Jessie and James dark uniforms and a more competent, professional air. In the end, the two teams were ready to clash in episodes 23 and 24 of the series… but then the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake struck, causing massive damage across Japan and delaying the broadcast of the episodes. Pokémon. Since the episodes in question were supposed to have a lot of havoc on the City of Castelia, the episodes were instead pulled back entirely and never aired anywhere. Another Team Plasma arc will eventually come, but whatever was originally planned has remained a mystery…for now.
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The first script was supposed to go up for auction, and fan organizations banded together to buy the script, promising to translate and release it for all to read. However, the script appeared online on May 1, 2023, both in scanned, untranslated form, and as a translated text document distributed on Google Docs.
In the scenario, Ash and friends, along with Officer Jenny and Professor Juniper, encounter an unexpected excavation project in the desert, which turns out to be run by Team Rocket. Team Rocket is excavating an area known as the Castle of Ruins in search of an object known as Meteonite, which is said to act like a miniature sun that kept Ruins Castle active during the volcanic period. intense activity blurs the sky. The large group of Team Rocket grumbled to locate Meteonite in the castle and confirm that it was indeed full of energy.
As Giovanni and the Rockets celebrate their success, a small group of members of Team Plasma infiltrate the celebration—as well as Professors Juniper and Looker, who run into them in the desert. However, Meteonite’s energy was fluctuating and it somehow synchronized with Pikachu, causing its power to overflow as well. Team Plasma moves, attacks from above with their own helicopters and tries to steal Meteonite. However, the device became unstable and began to overflow with energy, causing destruction throughout the vicinity — including Castelia City. As Pikachu suffers from a buildup of energy, Ash and Pikachu realize the only solution is to destroy the Meteonite, which Pikachu’s enhanced state allows them to do.
The episode is interesting in that it features the first appearance of Ghetsis, the leader of Pokémon’s evil Team Plasma, and establishes the presence of N, who is referred to as the “hero” by Team Plasma in this episode. The final appearance of Team Plasma is more inspired by Black 2/White 2, while Team Plasma in this episode is inspired by the evolution of the original game, so they are quite different in goals. Obviously this would set up a very different version of the Black and White era of Pokémon anime, but alas, it’s just what can happen now.