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Press Release: New Season of "Pokémon" to Air Exclusively on Cartoon Network

by on August 30, 2006

New Season of Pokémon to Air Exclusively on Cartoon Network

All New Episodes of Pokémon®: Battle Frontier to Begin September 9

The tale of Ash Ketchum, Pikachu and their friends continues as they face some of their biggest adventures yet in the brand new ninth season of the popular Pokémon series. Pokémon: Battle Frontier will air exclusively on Cartoon Network, part of Cartoon Network’s Saturday morning line-up of comedic and action-adventure programming. The new season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m. (ET, PT) with a special one-hour episode. The series will air regularly on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. (ET, PT).

Pokémon: Battle Frontier takes Ash and Pikachu back to the Kanto region to complete the Battle Frontier, seven ultimate tests that will challenge Ash’s skills as a Pokémon Trainer. Ash’s friend May must also face some stiff competition as she seeks to win Kanto’s Pokémon Contests and become a top Pokémon Coordinator. Together, these two Trainers and their friends will recruit more Pokémon, battle powerful opponents, and make new friends, all in this climactic ninth season of Pokémon. Following is the September schedule of Pokémon: Battle Frontier. All times ET, PT.

Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.: “Fear Factor Phony” – Ash and friends wander into a ghost town where they try to help settle a dispute between a group of Ghost Pokémon and a group of Psychic Pokémon.
9:30 a.m.: “Sweet Baby James” – When May’s Munchlax gets sick, Ash and friends seek the help of a kind elderly couple who specialize in healing Pokémon , and who just happen to be James’ Nanny and Pop-Pop as well.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m.: “A Chip off the Old Brock” – At the same time Brock’s Mudkip evolves into a Marshtomp, Ash and friends befriend and ultimately help an elderly pharmacist and her assistant to fight off Team Rocket’s thieving advances.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m.: “Wheel of Frontier” – Ash battles Frontier Brain Greta to win his second Frontier Symbol, the Guts Symbol.

Saturday, Sept. 30, at 9:30 a.m.: “May’s Egg-Cellent Adventure” – May helps the daughter of a family of Pokémon Egg ranchers start her own Pokémon Contest journey and receives her own Pokémon Egg as a thank-you gift.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 89 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. (ET, PT) Sunday-Thursday, Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

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