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* BeachEpisode: The second in a row after "Evolution Solution", and also contains surfing.


* ShoutOut: The entire episode is a shoutout to the 1978 surfer movie ''Big Wednesday''. Easier to see in Japanese, where Humungadunga is called "Big Tuesday" and Victor and Puka are respectively Vincent and Michael, completing the shout-out to the film’s lead actor, [[Creator/JanMichaelVincent Jan-Michael Vincent]].
* SpiderSense: Puka has a sort-of psychic awareness for large waves, particularly Humungadunga.

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* ShoutOut: SpiderSense: Puka has a sort-of psychic awareness for large waves, particularly Humungadunga.
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The entire episode is a shoutout to the 1978 surfer movie ''Big Wednesday''. Easier to see in Japanese, where Humungadunga is called "Big Tuesday" and Victor and Puka are respectively Vincent and Michael, completing the shout-out to the film’s lead actor, [[Creator/JanMichaelVincent Jan-Michael Vincent]].
* SpiderSense: Puka has
Vincent]]. The film seems to have made a sort-of psychic awareness for large waves, particularly Humungadunga.huge impact in Japan despite being a box-office flop in the States and fading into obscurity there.


* AnimationAnatomyAging: As evidenced by the lines under its eyes and its scruffier fur, Puka sure looks like a much older Pikachu.

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* AnimationAnatomyAging: As evidenced by the lines under its eyes eyes, its scratchier voice, and its scruffier fur, Puka sure looks like a much older Pikachu.


* AnimationAnatomyAging: As evidenced by the lines under its eyes, Puka sure looks like a much older Pikachu.

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* AnimationAnatomyAging: As evidenced by the lines under its eyes, eyes and its scruffier fur, Puka sure looks like a much older Pikachu.

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* AnimationAnatomyAging: As evidenced by the lines under its eyes, Puka sure looks like a much older Pikachu.


* ShoutOut: The entire episode is a shoutout to the 1978 surfer movie ''Big Wednesday''. Victor and Puka are even named Vincent and Michael in the Japanese version, completing the shout-out to the film’s lead actor, Jan Michael Vincent.

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* ShoutOut: The entire episode is a shoutout to the 1978 surfer movie ''Big Wednesday''. Easier to see in Japanese, where Humungadunga is called "Big Tuesday" and Victor and Puka are even named respectively Vincent and Michael in the Japanese version, Michael, completing the shout-out to the film’s lead actor, Jan Michael Vincent.[[Creator/JanMichaelVincent Jan-Michael Vincent]].
* SpiderSense: Puka has a sort-of psychic awareness for large waves, particularly Humungadunga.

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* CrossCulturalReference: The episode is a reference to the 1978 film ''Big Wednesday''.


* ShoutOut: The entire episode is a shoutout to the 1978 surfer movie "Big Wednesday". Victor and Puka are even named Vincent and Michael in the Japanese version, completing the shout-out to the film’s lead actor, Jan Michael Vincent.

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* ShoutOut: The entire episode is a shoutout to the 1978 surfer movie "Big Wednesday".''Big Wednesday''. Victor and Puka are even named Vincent and Michael in the Japanese version, completing the shout-out to the film’s lead actor, Jan Michael Vincent.


* ShoutOut: The entire episode is a shoutout to the 1978 surfer movie "Big Wednesday".

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* ShoutOut: The entire episode is a shoutout to the 1978 surfer movie "Big Wednesday". Victor and Puka are even named Vincent and Michael in the Japanese version, completing the shout-out to the film’s lead actor, Jan Michael Vincent.


* PassingTheTorch: Jan, the first surfer to conquer Humungadunga forty years earlier, inspired a younger Victor by telling him "Hey, you can do it too." After Victor lives up to his mentor's encouragement, he sees two young fans and tells them "Hey, you can do it too."

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* PassingTheTorch: Jan, the first surfer to conquer Humungadunga forty years earlier, inspired a younger Victor by telling him "Hey, you can do it too." After Victor lives up to his mentor's encouragement, he sees two young fans and tells them "Hey, you can do it too.""
* ShoutOut: The entire episode is a shoutout to the 1978 surfer movie "Big Wednesday".


* MyGreatestSecondChance: Victor tries to ride Humungadunga once again, after failing 20 years ago.

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* MyGreatestSecondChance: Victor tries to ride Humungadunga once again, after failing 20 years ago.ago.
* PassingTheTorch: Jan, the first surfer to conquer Humungadunga forty years earlier, inspired a younger Victor by telling him "Hey, you can do it too." After Victor lives up to his mentor's encouragement, he sees two young fans and tells them "Hey, you can do it too."


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* MyGreatestSecondChance: Victor tries to ride Humungadunga once again, after failing 20 years ago.

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!!Japanese Title: ''The Legend of the Surfing Pikachu''
!!!Original Airdate: October 22nd, 1998
!!!US Airdate: October 2nd, 1999
In an effort to train hard and maintain top shape for the Pokémon League, Ash decides to try some surfing. When he hits rough waters, a surfer named Victor comes to the rescue and tells Ash about a gigantic wave called Humungadunga which hits the island just once every 20 years. Having failed to ride the wave in his youth, Victor is afraid to try again so Ash and Pikachu must provide Victor with the confidence he needs to conquer Humungadunga!

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