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|songs2 = Black and White
 
|songs2 = Black and White
 
|guest = [[Giovanni]], [[Professor Juniper]], [[Trip]]
 
|guest = [[Giovanni]], [[Professor Juniper]], [[Trip]]
|machars = [[Ash Ketchum]], [[Iris]]
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|machars = [[Ash Ketchum]], [[Iris (anime)|Iris]]
 
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]], [[Giovanni]], [[Professor Juniper]], [[Trip]], [[Delia Ketchum]], [[Giovanni's Secretary]],
 
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]], [[Giovanni]], [[Professor Juniper]], [[Trip]], [[Delia Ketchum]], [[Giovanni's Secretary]],
|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Iris' Axew]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Giovanni's Persian]], [[Zekrom]], [[Alomomola]], [[Reshiram]], [[Trip's Servine|Trip's Snivy]], [[Deerling]], [[Pidove]], [[Patrat]], [[Swanna]], [[Minccino]], [[Tepig]], [[Oshawott]]
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|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Iris' Axew]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Giovanni's Persian]], [[Zekrom (anime)|Zekrom]], [[Alomomola]], [[Reshiram]], [[Trip's Servine|Trip's Snivy]], [[Deerling]], [[Pidove]], [[Patrat]], [[Swanna]], [[Minccino]], [[Tepig]], [[Oshawott]]
 
|local = [[Nuvema Town]]
 
|local = [[Nuvema Town]]
|major = Ash and Team Rocket came to Unova. Ash meets Professor Juniper. Pikachu becomes temporarily unable to use Electric-type attacks after being hit by lightning caused by Zekrom. Ash meets Trip, his new rival. Trip obtains a Snivy from Professor Juniper.
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|major = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and [[Team Rocket]] came to [[Unova]]. [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] meets [[Professor Juniper]]. [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] meets [[Trip]], his rival. [[Trip]] receives a [[Snivy]]. [[Iris (anime)|Iris]] is revealed to have an [[Axew]].
 
|michars = Professor Juniper's assistants, Airport employees, Citizens}}
 
|michars = Professor Juniper's assistants, Airport employees, Citizens}}
   
'''In the Shadow of Zekrom''' is the first episode of Pokémon: Black and White, where Ash and Pikachu get ready to start a new journey in the [[Unova|Unova region]]. Ash also gets a new outfit, like in previous seasons.
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{{nihongo|In the Shadow of Zekrom|イッシュ地方へ!ゼクロムの影!!|To the Unova Region! Zekrom's Shadow!}} is the 1st episode of [[Pokémon: Black & White]].
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==Synopsis==
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Ash and Pikachu arrive to Unova and see many new Pokémon. Team Rocket also came and attempts to steal Pikachu. However, a strange Pokémon named Zekrom hits Pikachu with a lightning. After meeting up with Prof. Juniper, Ash, Delia and Oak come to her lab in Nuvema Town. A new trainer name Trip comes to pick a new Pokémon. Slightly curious about Pikachu, Trip challenges Ash to a battle. Surprisingly, Pikachu is unable to use electric attacks!
   
 
==Episode Plot==
 
==Episode Plot==
Once again [[Ash]] sets his sights on a new region and a new adventure. He, his mom, and Prof. Oak set out on a plane to Unova. At the same time, Jessie, James and Meowth of Team Rocket are given an assignment by Giovanni to Unova. Upon arrival in Unova (Nuvema Town), Ash sees an Alomomola but then Jessie, James and Meowth appear and try to capture Pikachu. They would've succeeded, but Zekrom appears and strikes Pikachu with lightning. When Zekrom vanishes and the storm that came with it clears up, it shows that Jessie, James and Meowth have vanished as well.
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The Pokémon world: a world populated by beings in sky, water and earth. One particular trainer, named Ash Ketchum of Pallet Town, hopes to become a Pokémon Master. He and Pikachu prepare to go with Ash's mom on a trip. She comes and sets his hat. Outside, they meet up with Prof. Oak, who is dressed as a tourist. He tells they are going to Unova, so Ash and Delia enter the car. Meanwhile, Team Rocket reports to their master, reciting their goal is to capture Pokémon to rule the entire world. Giovanni orders them to go to Unova for a special task. Giovanni's secretary comes and reports there is an organization in Unova, so Giovanni tells once the trio starts acting, the organization will reveal themselves.
   
Ash and Pikachu visit Prof. Juniper's lab, and there they meet Prof. Juniper. After informing Ash about the Unova region, she updates his Pokédex for Unova's unique Pokémon. Afterwards, Trip appears and is given his choice of a starter. Out of Tepig, Snivy, and Oshawott, he chooses Snivy, gets his Poké Balls, and his Pokédex. Ash challenges Trip, and battles him outside the Pokémon Center.
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As Ash admires the view from the plane, Team Rocket see the twerp is here and plan on catching Pikachu. Oak tells Ash there are many Pokémon in Unova that have not been seen in any other region. After a while, Ash sees the Unova region. After they land, Oak and Delia walk away, while Pikachu moves and feels something. A Pokémon dives out, so Ash and Pikachu go to check it out. As Ash and Pikachu gaze at a strange thunderstorm, Team Rocket captures Pikachu. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but the attack is negated. Suddenly, the thunderstorm appears and a lighting hits, causing Team Rocket to be sent away, while Pikachu gets hit by lightning. Pikachu hits back, revealing a mysterious Pokémon. A young girl and Axew observe the event and go to check it out as she swings the vines.
   
In the battle, Ash finds his Pikachu can't use Electric-Type Attacks. After a brief battle, Pikachu losing to Snivy's Leaf Tornado, Ash returns to the Lab and lets Prof. Juniper know. She then hooks Pikachu up to a machine that will restore its attacks. Zekrom then returns and strikes the lab with lightning.
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The mysterious Pokémon disappears, knocking Ash and Pikachu off with a lightning. Delia and Oak come and Ash claims he saw a Pokémon causing the thunderstorm. Oak gets approached by Prof. Juniper and introduces her to Ash. They ride a car to Juniper's lab, while Ash sees many new Pokémon. Juniper tells Oak she will ask him many questions about Kanto Pokémon, since they are rare around Unova, including Pikachu. They arrive to Nuvema Town and come to her lab. Soon, Pikachu gets scanned and Juniper sees nothing too troublesome, though Juniper would like new tests on him. Her assistant comes and reports a new trainer is to pick their first Pokémon. Juniper and Ash come to Trip, the newest trainer. Ash bets Trip couldn't sleep last night and remembers feeling that way. Juniper introduces Trip to Ash, from Pallet Town. Trip smiles, knowing Ash came from boonies.
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Juniper sends the starter Pokémon: Tepig of fire, Oshawott of water and Snivy of grass. Ash knows it is a tough decision, but Trip reminds him he is deciding. Trip takes a photo and decides Snivy, causing Oshawott to be devastated. Juniper gives Trip five Poké Balls and Snivy's Poké Ball. Trip calls Snivy back and is wished luck on the journey. Ash asks Trip if he is going after Gym Battles. Trip responds that they are a challenge to any trainer, so Ash sees this is like in Kanto. Pikachu comes, so Trip takes photos of him, as a Pikachu is Unova is a big thing. Ash does not think so, as it is his buddy. Trip wonders if it is strong, so a challenge is made. Trip sends Snivy against Ash's Pikachu. Trip takes more pictures, as he wants to record his journey. Meanwhile, Oshawott observes.
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Pikachu starts with Quick Attack, hitting Snivy, who retaliates with Tackle. Pikachu dodges the attack and goes to use Thunderbolt, but is unable and gets tackled. Pikachu tries to use Thunderbolt, but fails. Pikachu uses Volt Tackle, but fails and gets exhausted instead, making Ash worried. Trip wonders if this is a strategy. Pikachu uses Iron Tail, but Snivy dodges. Snivy uses Leaf Tornado, engulfing Pikachu and bashing it on the floor, defeating it. Trip is pleased he chose Snivy and calls it back, then taunts Ash. Later, Juniper sees Pikachu received an overload and cannot use electric moves. Suddenly, the system gets foiled and Pikachu begins to be electrified, as the thunderstorm approaches. The girl with Axew observes as the thunderstorm releases a lightning, which hits Pikachu.
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Juniper sees the thundercloud and suspects Zekrom, a legendary Pokémon, is here. Juniper says Zekrom watches over the people and its thunderstorm judges anyone, as pillars of the sky. Ash, Oak, Juniper and Delia watch as Pikachu releases a lot of electricity.
   
 
==Debuts==
 
==Debuts==
'''Human Characters'''
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;Human
 
*[[Professor Juniper]]
 
*[[Professor Juniper]]
 
*[[Trip]]
 
*[[Trip]]
*[[Iris]]
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*[[Iris (anime)|Iris]]
'''Pokémon Characters'''
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;Pokémon
 
*[[Zekrom]]
 
*[[Zekrom]]
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*[[Reshiram]] (explanation)
 
*[[Deerling]] (Spring Forme)
 
*[[Deerling]] (Spring Forme)
 
*[[Swanna]]
 
*[[Swanna]]
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*[[Minccino]]
 
*[[Patrat]]
 
*[[Patrat]]
*[[Trip's Servine|Snivy]]
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*[[Pidove]]
*[[Tepig]]
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*[[Snivy]] [[Trip's Serperior|(Trip's)]]
*[[Ash's Oshawott|Oshawott]]
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*[[Tepig]] [[Professor Juniper's Tepig|(Prof. Juniper's)]]
*[[Iris' Axew|Axew]]
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*[[Oshawott]] [[Ash's Oshawott|(Prof. Juniper's)]]
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*[[Axew]] [[Iris' Axew|(Iris')]]
 
*[[Alomomola]]
 
*[[Alomomola]]
   
==Quotes==
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*''"There, perfect." - Delia after straightening Ash's hat.''
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[[Pokédex|Unova Pokédex]]
*Professor Oak: "Let's hit the road."
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Ash: "Why are you dressed like that?"<br />
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Professor Oak: "Oh this? To get everyone in the vacationing mood. It's been years since I visited the Unova Region."<br />
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[[Leaf Tornado]]
Delia: "But this ''is'' work related, right Professor?"<br />
 
Professor Oak: "Yes, but when I'm inbetween conferences it's ''my'' time. So in you go."<br />
 
Ash: "You heard what he said, right Pikachu?"<br />
 
Pikachu: "Pikachu."
 
*Giovanni: "Now once again, what is Team Rocket's number one goal?"
 
Jessie: "Sir! Our goal is to capture powerful Pokémon."<br />
 
James: "Pokemon that are powerful and rare."<br />
 
Meowth: "And to use them to take over the world."
 
* Jessie: "Hmmm. Imagine running into the twerp at a time like this."
 
Meowth: "And the world's most powerful Pikachu too. With Pikachu we can't lose."<br />
 
James: "A win straight out of the box. Here's to success."
 
*''"We're Here Pikachu!"- Ash taking his first steps in the Unova Region''
 
*''"Pikachu, what's up?" - Ash''
 
*''"Never seen that before." - Ash about Alomomola''
 
*''"That was cool! I wonder if there are anymore?"- Ash''
 
*''"Hey who are you guys?" - Ash''
 
* Jessie: ""Who are you?" is the question indeed."
 
James: "We'll answer you if we feel the need."
 
*Ash: "Team Rocket what are you doing here?"
 
James: "I'll ask you the same question."
 
James: "Wasted effort."<br />
 
Jessie: "We're completely "Thunderbolt-proof.""
 
*''"Check it out! Something great's going on! Axew, let's go!" - Iris''
 
*''"My Ash!"- Delia Ketchum worried about her son''
 
*''"Pikachu are you o.k?" - Ash''
 
*Professor Juniper: "Oh Proesser Oak."
 
Ash: "Huh?"<br />
 
Professor Oak: "What do you know. Professor Juniper."<br />
 
Professor Juniper: "I'm sorry I was so late. How are you getting on after that huge thunderstorm?"<br />
 
Professor Oak: "We're just fine Professor, thank you. I'd like you to meet Professor Juniper, and don't let the youthfulness of one of the most important Unova Region researchers fool you."<br />
 
Professor Juniper: "Pleasure to meet you."
 
*''"Pokemon we've never seen before." - Ash about the Unova Pokémon''
 
*Professor Juniper: "So, this is Nuvema Town."
 
Ash: "Nuvema Town."<br />
 
Professor Juniper: "My Laboratory's just up ahead."
 
* ''"According to Ash, Pikachu was completely enveloped inside a powerful, electric field. Still, I see no evidence of any problems." - Professor Juniper's diagnosis of Ash's Pikachu.''
 
*''You see Ash, one of Professor Juniper's numerous duties is to give all new trainers in the Unova Region their starter Pokémon." - Professor Oak.''
 
*''"Awesome! Starter Pokémon!" - Ash''
 
*''"See, I was just thinking that a guy like you came from the boonies." - Trip about Ash.''
 
*''"Come on, today is your first day as a trainer! So it's a happy day!" -Professor Juniper''
 
*''"Now, you can choose your partner from among these three types. The first is Tepig, a fire type!" - Professor Juniper''
 
*''"That's a fire type. Nice and fiery." - Ash about Tepig.''
 
*''"Up next here's Oshawott, a water type." -Professor Juniper.''
 
*''"Awwww, aren't you the cutest?" - Ash about Oshawott.''
 
*''"Finally, Snivy, a grass type." - Professor Juniper.''
 
*''"Cool, this one's got plenty of confidence." - Ash about Snivy.''
 
*''"Osha..." - Oshawott shocked that Trip didn't choose him''
 
*'''''"Snivy, the Grass Snake Pokémon. Cool, calm and collected, Snivy uses photosynthesis to collect energy with the leaf on its tail"''' - Unova Pokédex.''
 
*''"Yeah, that's basic." - Trip''
 
*''"All right Snivy, so let's get this journey started." - Trip''
 
*''"Have a great journey good luck!" - Professor Juniper''
 
*''"Who's that Pokémon?" - Trip''
 
*'''''"Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon, and the evolved form of Pichu. Pikachu's tail is sometimes struck by lightning as it raises it to check its surroundings."''' - Unova Pokédex''
 
*''"Snivy, go get 'em now!" - Trip calling out Snivy.''
 
*Ash: "Why are you always taking pictures?"
 
Trip takes some pictures.<br />
 
Trip: "I'm recording my journey, and remember this is Snivy's first battle."<br />
 
Ash: "And this is our first battle in the Unova Region, so we'll go first."
 
*''"Okay, is this some kind of strategy? Calling moves that you can't even use?" - Trip''
 
*''"That again." - Iris''
 
*Professor Juniper: "Could the source of those clouds be Zekrom? The legendary Pokémon?"
 
Ash: "Zekrom?"<br />
 
Professor Juniper: "Zekrom's quite a legend in these parts. From within its thundercloud, Zekrom watches over people and Pokémon. And its lightning bolts, are said to be judgments from up above and they're also the pillars that hold up the skies."
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* "Who's that Pokémon?" returns after being on hiatus since the end of season 6, and the first of many of these is the new Unova region Pokémon [[Pidove]].
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[[File:WTP_BW001.png|thumb|Who's That Pokémon? (Pidove)]]
* The Deerling in this episode were in Spring Form indicating that the episode takes place in springtime.
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*"Who's that Pokémon?" returns after being on hiatus since the end of season 6, and the first of many of these is the new Unova region Flying-Type  Pokémon [[Pidove]].
* Lisa Ortiz returns as a regular for the BW series providing the voice of Oshawott as well as the voice of the [[Pokédex]].
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*The Deerling in this episode were in Spring Form indicating that the episode takes place in springtime.
* Marc Thompson returns to voice Tepig, while Jason Griffith also returns to do the voice of Trip's Snivy.
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*Lisa Ortiz returns as a regular for the BW series providing the voice of Oshawott as well as the voice of the [[Pokédex]].
* The flight number Ash took from Kanto to Unova was "Flight 151" referencing the original 151 Pokémon.
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*Marc Thompson returns to voice Tepig, while Jason Griffith also returns to do the voice of Trip's Snivy.
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*The flight number Ash took from Kanto to Unova was "Flight 151" referencing the original 151 Pokémon.
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*Like the first Pokémon: Advanced episode, "[[AG001: Get the Show on the Road!|Get the Show on the Road!]]", Pikachu was having problems after absorbing too much electricity.
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*The 'Who's that Pokémon?' segment returns as the commercial eye catch in the English dub.
   
===Errors===
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===Mistakes===
 
[[File:BW001 glitch 1.png|thumb|An error on Ash's Pikachu's ear.]]
 
[[File:BW001 glitch 1.png|thumb|An error on Ash's Pikachu's ear.]]
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*When the plane-boat lands it has a total different colloration than when it is in the air.
 
*[[Pikachu]]'s ears are at both sides, but in one scene only one of his ears were black and the other one was colored completely yellow.
 
*[[Pikachu]]'s ears are at both sides, but in one scene only one of his ears were black and the other one was colored completely yellow.
*The Japanese narrator starts off as they do at the beginning of the series and movies by explaining what '[[Pokémon]]' stands for. The English dub skips the 'Pocket Monsters' explanation part.
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English Narrator: The Pokémon world!
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===Dub edits===
Japanese Narrator: Pocket Monsters, "Pokémon" for short.
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The Japanese narrator starts off as they do at the beginning of the series and movies by explaining what '[[Pokémon]]' stands for. The English dub skips the 'Pocket Monsters' explanation part.
(ナレーター): ポケットモンスター 縮めてポケモン。
 
*Sakaki in the Japanese original specifically states that the plan is to 'take over the world'. Giovanni in the English dub just states that the Unova region is vital to completing Team Rocket's plan.
 
Giovanni: A major new stepping-stone that will move us toward the successful completion of our plan.
 
Sakaki: This place is to become a new foothold in our plan to conquer the world.
 
(サカキ): 我がロケット団世界征服計画の新たな足がかりとなる場所だ。
 
*The English dub added an extra line for the Air Traffic Control man.
 
Air Traffic Control: You are cleared for landing.
 
*The reference to the thundercloud being like God's eye (神の目) was removed from the English dub.
 
Professor Juniper: From within its thundercloud, Zekrom watches over people and Pokémon.
 
Professor Araragi: The huge thundercloud is a god's eye protecting people and Pokémon.
 
(アララギ): 巨大な雷雲は人とポケモンを見守る神の目。
 
*The 'Who's that Pokémon?' segment returns as the commercial eye catch in the English dub.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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Ash and Pikacha ready for a new adventure.jpg|Ash and Pikachu ready for a new adventure
 
Ash and Pikacha ready for a new adventure.jpg|Ash and Pikachu ready for a new adventure
 
Ash are you ready.jpg|Ash's mother prepares Ash for his new adventure
 
Ash are you ready.jpg|Ash's mother prepares Ash for his new adventure
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BW001 22.jpg|Snivy, return.
 
BW001 22.jpg|Snivy, return.
 
BW001 23.jpg|Thank you Professor. I'll be going now.
 
BW001 23.jpg|Thank you Professor. I'll be going now.
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BW001 25.jpg|Hey Trip! Going for Gym Battles?
 
BW001 25.jpg|Hey Trip! Going for Gym Battles?
 
BW001 26.jpg|That's basic. Pokémon Trainers go around challenging different Gyms and try to collect eight badges so they can enter the Unova League.
 
BW001 26.jpg|That's basic. Pokémon Trainers go around challenging different Gyms and try to collect eight badges so they can enter the Unova League.
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BW001 36.jpg|[[Trip's Servine|Trip's Snivy]] VS [[Ash's Pikachu]]
 
BW001 36.jpg|[[Trip's Servine|Trip's Snivy]] VS [[Ash's Pikachu]]
 
Pikachu loses....jpg|Pikachu loses...
 
Pikachu loses....jpg|Pikachu loses...
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BW001 38.jpg|All that Electrical Energy Pikachu absorbed from the Thunderstorm was too much.
 
BW001 38.jpg|All that Electrical Energy Pikachu absorbed from the Thunderstorm was too much.
BW001 39.jpg|Right, and that would explain why Pikachu is unable to use any Electric type moves.
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BW001 39.jpg|Right, and that would explain why Pikachu is unable to use any Electric type moves.
 
BW001 40.jpg|No way!
 
BW001 40.jpg|No way!
 
What's wrong?.jpg|What's wrong!
 
What's wrong?.jpg|What's wrong!
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BW001 42.jpg|It's the same cloud as before!
 
BW001 42.jpg|It's the same cloud as before!
 
BW001 43.jpg|That again?
 
BW001 43.jpg|That again?
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BW001 44.jpg|Reload the system! Quickly!
 
BW001 44.jpg|Reload the system! Quickly!
 
It's Zekrom again.jpg|It couldn't be? Could it? Could the source of those clouds be [[Zekrom]]? The Legendary Pokémon?
 
It's Zekrom again.jpg|It couldn't be? Could it? Could the source of those clouds be [[Zekrom]]? The Legendary Pokémon?
[[Zekrom]]'s quite a legend in these parts. From within its thundercloud, [[Zekrom]] watches over people and Pokémon. And it's Lightning Bolts, are said to be Judgments from up above and they're also the pillars that hold up the skies.
 
 
BW001 45.jpg|Pikaaaaa!
 
BW001 45.jpg|Pikaaaaa!
 
BW001 46.jpg|No! Pikachuuuu!
 
BW001 46.jpg|No! Pikachuuuu!
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==Links==
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{{Pokémon: Best Wishes!}}
*[http://pokemonepisode.org/episode-655-in-the-shadow-of-zekrom/ BW001: In the Shadow of Zekrom!]
 
 
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In The Shadow of Zekrom! (イッシュ地方へ!ゼクロムの影!!)
BW001
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Black & White Char. of the Day: Giovanni, Professor Juniper, Trip
Episode №: #658 Main: Ash Ketchum, Iris
Aired: JapanFlag September 23, 2010 Recurring: Jessie, James, Giovanni, Professor Juniper, Trip, Delia Ketchum, Giovanni's Secretary,
UnitedStatesFlag Febuary 12, 2011
Opening Theme: Black and White Minor: Professor Juniper's assistants, Airport employees, Citizens
Badge(s): Setting: Nuvema Town
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Iris' Axew, Team Rocket's Meowth, Giovanni's Persian, Zekrom, Alomomola, Reshiram, Trip's Snivy, Deerling, Pidove, Patrat, Swanna, Minccino, Tepig, Oshawott
Major event(s)
Ash and Team Rocket came to Unova. Ash meets Professor Juniper. Ash meets Trip, his rival. Trip receives a Snivy. Iris is revealed to have an Axew.
Pokémon: Black & White

In the Shadow of Zekrom (Japanese: イッシュ地方へ!ゼクロムの影!! To the Unova Region! Zekrom's Shadow!) is the 1st episode of Pokémon: Black & White.

SynopsisEdit

Ash and Pikachu arrive to Unova and see many new Pokémon. Team Rocket also came and attempts to steal Pikachu. However, a strange Pokémon named Zekrom hits Pikachu with a lightning. After meeting up with Prof. Juniper, Ash, Delia and Oak come to her lab in Nuvema Town. A new trainer name Trip comes to pick a new Pokémon. Slightly curious about Pikachu, Trip challenges Ash to a battle. Surprisingly, Pikachu is unable to use electric attacks!

Episode PlotEdit

The Pokémon world: a world populated by beings in sky, water and earth. One particular trainer, named Ash Ketchum of Pallet Town, hopes to become a Pokémon Master. He and Pikachu prepare to go with Ash's mom on a trip. She comes and sets his hat. Outside, they meet up with Prof. Oak, who is dressed as a tourist. He tells they are going to Unova, so Ash and Delia enter the car. Meanwhile, Team Rocket reports to their master, reciting their goal is to capture Pokémon to rule the entire world. Giovanni orders them to go to Unova for a special task. Giovanni's secretary comes and reports there is an organization in Unova, so Giovanni tells once the trio starts acting, the organization will reveal themselves.

As Ash admires the view from the plane, Team Rocket see the twerp is here and plan on catching Pikachu. Oak tells Ash there are many Pokémon in Unova that have not been seen in any other region. After a while, Ash sees the Unova region. After they land, Oak and Delia walk away, while Pikachu moves and feels something. A Pokémon dives out, so Ash and Pikachu go to check it out. As Ash and Pikachu gaze at a strange thunderstorm, Team Rocket captures Pikachu. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but the attack is negated. Suddenly, the thunderstorm appears and a lighting hits, causing Team Rocket to be sent away, while Pikachu gets hit by lightning. Pikachu hits back, revealing a mysterious Pokémon. A young girl and Axew observe the event and go to check it out as she swings the vines.

The mysterious Pokémon disappears, knocking Ash and Pikachu off with a lightning. Delia and Oak come and Ash claims he saw a Pokémon causing the thunderstorm. Oak gets approached by Prof. Juniper and introduces her to Ash. They ride a car to Juniper's lab, while Ash sees many new Pokémon. Juniper tells Oak she will ask him many questions about Kanto Pokémon, since they are rare around Unova, including Pikachu. They arrive to Nuvema Town and come to her lab. Soon, Pikachu gets scanned and Juniper sees nothing too troublesome, though Juniper would like new tests on him. Her assistant comes and reports a new trainer is to pick their first Pokémon. Juniper and Ash come to Trip, the newest trainer. Ash bets Trip couldn't sleep last night and remembers feeling that way. Juniper introduces Trip to Ash, from Pallet Town. Trip smiles, knowing Ash came from boonies.

Juniper sends the starter Pokémon: Tepig of fire, Oshawott of water and Snivy of grass. Ash knows it is a tough decision, but Trip reminds him he is deciding. Trip takes a photo and decides Snivy, causing Oshawott to be devastated. Juniper gives Trip five Poké Balls and Snivy's Poké Ball. Trip calls Snivy back and is wished luck on the journey. Ash asks Trip if he is going after Gym Battles. Trip responds that they are a challenge to any trainer, so Ash sees this is like in Kanto. Pikachu comes, so Trip takes photos of him, as a Pikachu is Unova is a big thing. Ash does not think so, as it is his buddy. Trip wonders if it is strong, so a challenge is made. Trip sends Snivy against Ash's Pikachu. Trip takes more pictures, as he wants to record his journey. Meanwhile, Oshawott observes.

Pikachu starts with Quick Attack, hitting Snivy, who retaliates with Tackle. Pikachu dodges the attack and goes to use Thunderbolt, but is unable and gets tackled. Pikachu tries to use Thunderbolt, but fails. Pikachu uses Volt Tackle, but fails and gets exhausted instead, making Ash worried. Trip wonders if this is a strategy. Pikachu uses Iron Tail, but Snivy dodges. Snivy uses Leaf Tornado, engulfing Pikachu and bashing it on the floor, defeating it. Trip is pleased he chose Snivy and calls it back, then taunts Ash. Later, Juniper sees Pikachu received an overload and cannot use electric moves. Suddenly, the system gets foiled and Pikachu begins to be electrified, as the thunderstorm approaches. The girl with Axew observes as the thunderstorm releases a lightning, which hits Pikachu.

Juniper sees the thundercloud and suspects Zekrom, a legendary Pokémon, is here. Juniper says Zekrom watches over the people and its thunderstorm judges anyone, as pillars of the sky. Ash, Oak, Juniper and Delia watch as Pikachu releases a lot of electricity.

DebutsEdit

Human
Pokémon
Item

Unova Pokédex

Move

Leaf Tornado

TriviaEdit

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Who's That Pokémon? (Pidove)

  • "Who's that Pokémon?" returns after being on hiatus since the end of season 6, and the first of many of these is the new Unova region Flying-Type  Pokémon Pidove.
  • The Deerling in this episode were in Spring Form indicating that the episode takes place in springtime.
  • Lisa Ortiz returns as a regular for the BW series providing the voice of Oshawott as well as the voice of the Pokédex.
  • Marc Thompson returns to voice Tepig, while Jason Griffith also returns to do the voice of Trip's Snivy.
  • The flight number Ash took from Kanto to Unova was "Flight 151" referencing the original 151 Pokémon.
  • Like the first Pokémon: Advanced episode, "Get the Show on the Road!", Pikachu was having problems after absorbing too much electricity.
  • The 'Who's that Pokémon?' segment returns as the commercial eye catch in the English dub.

MistakesEdit

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An error on Ash's Pikachu's ear.

  • When the plane-boat lands it has a total different colloration than when it is in the air.
  • Pikachu's ears are at both sides, but in one scene only one of his ears were black and the other one was colored completely yellow.

Dub editsEdit

The Japanese narrator starts off as they do at the beginning of the series and movies by explaining what 'Pokémon' stands for. The English dub skips the 'Pocket Monsters' explanation part.

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