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Trivia
==Trivia==
* This episode was not included in the original schedule before the [[EP038]] incident, so it is possible that the episode was created after the incident.
* The episode aired as a one-hour special (放送再開スペシャル(放送再開スペシャル やっとあえるね!)1時間{{j|SP}}) with ''[[EP040|The Battling Eevee Brothers]]'' to celebrate the return of the {{pkmn|anime}} to airwaves.
* This was chosen by [[Asuca Hayashi]] as the fifth episode of ''[[Pocket Monsters Anime Premier 10]]''.
* Not counting the flashbacks, {{p|Pikachu}} and {{p|Meowth}} were the only two species of Pokémon seen in this episode. This is the lowest number of Pokémon species appearing in an anime episode.
* The episode's plot later became similar to that of [[SM091]], which also revolves around a location where a large number of Pikachu live. In addition, that episode marked the anime's move from its Thursday 6:55 PM time-slot to a Sunday 6:00 PM slot, the first time the show changed its airing day since the aforementioned EP038 incident.
* The events of ''[[EP034|The Kangaskhan Kid]]'' were referenced in the beginning of this episode.
* In this episode, {{Ash}} crashes into a tree. In response, {{an|Misty}} says "Watch out for that tree", a catchphrase from the ''{{wp|George of the Jungle}}'' universe.
* This episode is featured on ''Volume 1: Pikachu'' from [[Viz Media]]'s {{OBP|Pokémon All-Stars|Region 1}} series.
* This episode is featured on ''Pokémon All-Stars: Pikachu'' from {{wp|Magna Pacific}}'s {{OBP|Pokémon All-Stars|Region 4}} series.
* After {{TRT}} finishes their {{motto}}, [[James]] says, "We'd like to thank all of our fans for their loyalty and support. This victory is for them"." This obviously [[Breaking the fourth wall|breaks the fourth wall]], and possibly referencing how Pokémon fans in Japan helped get the anime back on air after EP038.
* The episode title is spelled ''Pickachu's Goodbye'' on the back of the box of the Australian VHS release.
 
===Errors===
* When the {{pkmn2|wild}} Pikachu save the smaller Pikachu and [[Ash's Pikachu]] from going over the waterfall, all of the wild Pikachu in the chain have a torn tail. This is a result of the animation studio cycling the animation in order to save time.
** Some care was taken into this scene as only the leader Pikachu has torn ears.
** Later scenes are inconsistent with the number of Pikachu which have torn tails. This could be up for interpretation as the number of Pikachu Team Rocket steals is much greater than depicted in any other scene.
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