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epcode=EP234 |
colorscheme=Johto |
title_en=Xatu the Future |
title_ja=ネイティオのだいよげん! |
broadcast_jp=January 31, 2002 |
broadcast_us=February 8, 2003 |
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'''Xatuepstaffpage=EP231-EP240 the Future''' (Japanese: '''ネイティオのだいよげん!''' ''{{tt|Natio's|Xatu's}} Big Prediction!'') is episode 234 of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on January 31, 2002 and in the United States on February 8, 2003.
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'''Xatu the Future''' (Japanese: '''ネイティオのだいよげん!''' ''{{tt|Natio|Xatu}}'s Big Prediction!'') is the 234th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on January 31, 2002 and in the United States on February 8, 2003.
 
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= Synopsis =
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The episode starts off with Ash and company walking along a path towards Mahogany as usual. Just ahead of the road, Team Rocket is finished with creating yet another hole for the gang to fall into. They cover it up fast as soon as Ash is in sight and hide down in some brush that's nearby. Just as the gang walks up, Ash recalls all those times that an ordinary road turns out to be a pitfall trap. Ash jumps about, nothing happens, then tries again. Team Rocket watches and then jumps out, wondering why the pitfall's not working. James jumps on the ground a few times then all of a sudden, the whole ground caves in and they fall. Just at the bottom, Wobuffet pops out and causes them to fall some more, right through a ceiling of a tunnel! They all complain here and there before seeing a woman run by. They wonder what's with her before the woman wonders what's with them. She says she has no time to talk now and has to hurry somewhere. The gang had started to go with the woman towards whatever she is going to.
 
In the next room of the unkown place was a colossal wire tower built with rings with giant spheres connecting them. Just about halfway, Ash notices a few Xatu perched up on one of the spheres. Ash scans the Xatu and then tries to call out to it, which nothing happens. Misty tries the same thing, then Team Rocket who happened to catch up tries as well. Lost the woman says that she's Mikoko, the meteorologist of this place, since the people here are superstitious over what the Xatu says. She calls to one and then she runs upwards towards an exit. Everybody else follows her and are amazed that the other side is a giant stone auditorium with a group of people sitting on the bleachers. The Xatu fly up towards a guardrail and Mikoko grabs out two fans, everybody else does the same. She shouts towards the people, doing different patterns with the fans. Soon the Xatu do similar patterns with their wings and that was it. Mikoko said there should be rain tomorrow, but otherwise the rest of the day is going to be fine. ==Blurb==
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<i>Ash and friends meet a Xatu, a Pokémon said to have the ability to see into the future, and the young girl whose job it is to watch over an entire flock of the same and interpret their strange predictions. They meet her at a difficult time in her career, as the locals are just beginning to doubt the accuracy of these Pokémon's predictions, which have guided their community for centuries. The girl herself even finds her own faith waning, but when the Xatu forecast a cataclysm that would endanger all in the village, she must decide whether to trust in her Pokémon or to let age-old traditions fall by the wayside.</i>
 
Just one thing happens to occur, clouds start to gather around and it starts to rain. Funny... usually the Xatu are right all the time. Mikoko wonders what's wrong and decides to hold off this little gathering for a while as she runs back in. Everyone else does so and more Xatu join with them. However Team Rocket were ditched on this and everybody won't let them go. So Jesse plays them all a round of Rock-Paper-Scissors (Japanese style) and wins both that and the look-away part, with that they run off. On the bottom of the bunker is a station. Mikoko and everyone else goes in and watches as Mikoko sends out a radar to check out what's going on in the area. She explains that this is "Netio-sama", otherwise the last resort of the weather predictions. Even the radar can't scope out this odd storm. ==Plot==
{{TRT}} finishes their latest pitfall trap just in time for {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} to fall into it. The group realize that it has been very peaceful lately, so Ash decides to test the group by jumping on it. Team Rocket are shocked as their trap isn't being activated, so they emerge from their shrubs. [[Jessie]] demands that the [[twerps]] fall into the hole already. [[James]] jumps on the ground a few times, finally causing the whole ground to cave in and they all fall. At the bottom, {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} pops out and causes them to fall again, right through a ceiling of a tunnel. Jessie quickly [[recall]]s her nuisance Pokémon to his {{i|Poké Ball}}.
 
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=She Majortakes eventsto =the stage and warns her followers of the great danger. The people rush to the stage and offer their many valuables as tokens of gratitude before fleeing to reach safety. As everyone waits, {{TR|Delibird}} arrives and delivers Team Rocket their overdue bill. As a result, the trio sneaks over and tries to swipe one of the valuable items, but Ash catches them before they could do anything. Team Rocket threatens Delibird, which prompts it to assist them. Delibird showers everyone with explosive {{m|Present}}s. James then sends out {{TP|James|Weezing}} to use {{m|Smokescreen}} while Delibird drops in a few more presents. Weezing then cuts the Smokescreen. Team Rocket are surprised to see that the Xatu are still there, but Calista explains that the Xatu were able to predict where to move to avoid being damaged. Delibird offers up another round of Presents, but this time they heal the Xatu completely. Just before Team Rocket can do anything else, Delibird drops a Present next to them and then leaves before it sends Team Rocket off into the sky.
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==The DebutsXatu ==do another wing pattern, and Calista then reveals that the flood will still come, today that is. Calista watches as the Xatu continue to move their wings. She translates that Ash and his friends will be fine if they leave soon. The Xatu then describe fate, and declares that their predictions should only be used as a guidance and not as a predetermined version of the future. Calista accepts Xatu's message in full. With that said, the Xatu {{m|Teleport}} themselves, Calista and Ash's group away before the flood hits. The giant surge soon arrives and floods the auditorium. Above the disaster zone, Calista then decides to move to a city and to pursue her real goal, to become a meteorologist for a news program. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is at the mud-entrenched ruins of the would-be weather station, still searching for any abandoned valuables. Delibird soon flies off, but Team Rocket know full well that it will be back to collect its dues so they flee into the distance.
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==Major Characters events==
== Humans =={{animeevents}}
* [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]]
* [[Misty]]===Debuts===
*====Pokémon [[Brock]]debuts====
* {{p|Xatu}}
 
==Characters==
===Humans===
[[File:PMTV EP234.png|thumb|200px|{{tt|Pocket Monster TV|Who's That Pokémon}}]]
* {{Ash}}
* {{an|Misty}}
* {{an|Brock}}
* [[Jessie]]
* [[James]]
* [[Calista (Johto){{OBP|Calista]]|EP234}}
* Crowd
== Pokémon ==
[[Who's That Pokémon?]]: {{p|Ledian}}
* {{p|Pikachu}} ([[Ash's Pikachu|Ash's]])
* {{p|Meowth}} ([[Meowth (Team Rocket)|Team Rocket]])
* {{p|Togepi}} ([[Misty's Togetic|Misty's]])
* {{p|Wobbuffet}} ([[Jessie's Wobbuffet|Jessie's]])
* {{p|Weezing}} ([[James's Weezing|James's]])
* {{p|Delibird}} ([[Delibird (Team Rocket)|Team Rocket]])
* {{p|Xatu}}, debut
 
= Trivia ==Pokémon===
*[[File:WTP ThisEP234.png|thumb|200px|Who's episodeThat was initially going to be called '''Future Shock.'''Pokémon?]]
* This episode[[Who's dubThat titlePokémon?]]: is{{p|Ledian}} a''(US referenceand tointernational)'', the movie{{p|Xatu}} ''Back to the Future(Japan)''.
* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
* {{p|Meowth}} ({{TRM}})
* {{p|Togepi}} ({{OP|Misty|Togepi}})
* {{p|Wobbuffet}} ({{OP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}})
* {{p|Weezing}} ({{OP|James|Weezing}})
* {{p|Delibird}} ({{OBP|Delibird|Team Rocket|Team Rocket}})
* {{p|Xatu}} ({{OBP|Calista|EP234}}'s; multiple; released; debut)
{{right clear}}
 
== Errors Trivia==
==* DubThis editsepisode ==was initially going to be called ''Future Shock''. Some cable providers erroneously refer to the episode as this working title.
* This episode's dub title is a pun on the {{wp|Back to the Future (franchise)|''Back to the Future'' franchise}}.
* In this episode, {{TRT}} uses a variation of their {{motto}}.
* The way {{OBP|Calista|EP234}} and the {{p|Xatu}} communicate is similar to that of {{wp|flag semaphore}}.
* Music from ''[[PK01|Pikachu's Vacation]]'', ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'', and ''[[M02|The Power of One]]'' can be heard in this episode.
 
=In other languages==Errors===
* French:When '''{{tt|Unethe terribledark prophétie|Aclouds terriblefirst prophecy}}'''appear, Calista tells the crowd to stay even though it is pouring. However, the rain is only a slight drizzle at that point.
* {{epstubMTR}} calls the pit used to trap {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} "indivisible" instead of "invisible".
* Once again in the {{EpisodePrevNextpmin|Brazil}}ian dub, Delibird is mistakenly called "Thunderbird".
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|bg={{tt|Пророкът Ксату|Prophet Xatu}}
|zh_cmn={{tt|天然鳥的大預言|Xatu's Big Prediction}}
|de={{tt|Die Xatu und die Zukunft|The Xatu and the future}}
|nl={{tt|Xatu en de Toekomst|Xatu and the Future}}
|fr_eu={{tt|Une terrible prophétie|A terrible prophecy}}
|he=לחזות את העתיד {{tt|lakhzot et he'atid|Predicting the future}}
|it={{tt|Vedo e prevedo|To see and foresee}}
|pt_br={{tt|Xatu, o Vidente|Xatu, the Seer}}
|pt_eu={{tt|Xatu, Futuro|Xatu, Future}}
|es_la={{tt|¡Xatu y el futuro!|Xatu and the future!}}
|es_eu={{tt|Xatu, el futuro|Xatu, the future}}
|pl={{tt|Xatu, co nas czeka?|Xatu, what lies ahead?}}
|hi=Xatu को दिखा भविष्य {{tt|''Xatu ka dikha bhavishya''|Xatu saw the future}} {{tt|*|Hungama dub}}
}}
 
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[[de:Die Xatu und die Zukunft]]
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