Goukazaru to make debut Feb. 11

Shinji to appear
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  • Monday, January 18, 2010
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TV Tokyo has recently revealed that the title of the 163rd episode of Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl is 「爆進化!ゴウカザル!!」 Explosive Evolution! Goukazaru!!. It is set to air on TV Tokyo Feb. 11.


This will be Goukazaru's first TV appearance. It was first seen in the movie Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai under the ownership of a Pokémon Coordinator named Maki. A Goukazaru also appears with Satoshi's other Pokémon in the most recent Japanese opening song The Greatest - Everyday!. The title of the episode seems to confirm the speculated evolution of Satoshi's Moukazaru.

Shinji is also set to reappear in this episode. He last appeared on TV, where he was revealed to have already obtained the eight Sinnoh badges.

Satoshi's Moukazaru was originally one of Shinji's Pokémon until he decided to release it. Satoshi then took it under his wing. In a battle with Shinji, it activated its ability Raging Flames, but the power was too much that Moukazaru, still a Hikozaru then, kept on attacking even when the battle was over. Eventually, Satoshi was able to calm down his Pokémon. The screenshot on TV Tokyo somewhat implies that a similar event may occur in the upcoming episode.