Satoshi and his friends arrive at Pokémon Center where the Monster Ball transfer machine has been causing problems, as the transferred Pokémon never end up at the other side. Satoshi and his friends decide to accompany Porygon, a computerized Pokémon, used by Professor Akihabara to investigate the problem, only to discover Team Rocket and another Porygon are to blame.Written by
Michael L Ballard, minor edit by Tobias Clark
Following the incident many Japanese Broadcasters joined to ensure this event wouldn't happen again. As a result some new guidelines were introduced: Flashing images, especially those with red, should not flicker faster than three times per second; If the image does not have red, it still should not flicker faster than five times per second; Flashing images should not be displayed for a total duration of more than two seconds; Stripes, whirls and concentric circles should not take up a large part of a TV screen. See more »
After Pikachu attempts to shock the floating head, Misty's hair is a darker shade of orange. See more »
[about the transfer machine error]
Joy-san, just what is happening here?
What hasn't been happening? I want to know too, for example, when we transfer a Pokemon as rare as say, Kyukon, The Pokemon that arrives is switched, and the original never gets there at all! Anyway, it looks like a bug in the system is causing it.
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Mezase Pokemon Masutâ
(Aim to Be a Pokémon Master)
Performed by Rica Matsumoto
Lyrics by Akihito Toda
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka
Arrangement by Chell Watanabe
Chorus arrangement by Hideki Fujisawa
(First opening theme, episodes #1-81) See more »
This is due to the episode #38 of the Pokemon Anime series "Electric Soldier Porygon" was deserved to be BANNED! Why? Because of a 5 second series of flashing lights (red and blue) that caused photo-sensitive children to experience seizures.
So, the Japan's Fire Defense Agency reported that a total of 685 viewers (310 boys, 375 girls) were taken to hospitals by ambulances. Although many victims recovered during the ambulance trip, more than 150 of them were admitted to hospitals. Two people remained hospitalized for over 3 weeks!
Scientists believe that the flashing lights triggered photo-sensitive seizures in which visual stimuli such as flashing lights can cause altered consciousness. Although scientists know that approximately 1 in 4,000 people (0.50.8% of children between 513 years old) are susceptible to these types of seizures, the number of people affected by this Pokémon episode was unprecedented.
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