Presenter: A nice early start again for you today contestants, minus Kingler. Weâ€™ve brought you here to the famous Solaceon Town Daycare Centre for a challenge weâ€™re calling A Man And His Growlithe. The challenge is very, very simple. Weâ€™ll get you to spend the day with some of the staff here, who are going to teach you how to recognise some of the individual Pokémon they have here. At the end of the day youâ€™ll be asked to identify, one by one, the names of different Growlithe among a group of them. To win a massive 20,000, five out of your seven guesses must be correct. Iâ€™ll leave you now to go and meet the Growlithe, but Iâ€™ll see you again tonight.
Presenter: Okay contestants, youâ€™ve spent today with the staff here, and you should now be fully prepared to identify each Growlithe. Now Iâ€™m going to explain the challenge in a little more detail. As you can see, weâ€™ve positioned eight Growlithe on podiums in front of you, numbered 1 through to 8. In the order youâ€™re sat in front of me now, right to left, Iâ€™ll ask you to tell me the number of the podium on which the Growlithe with the name I tell you is stood. That does of course mean an extra Growlithe you have not met is out there, just to make things confusing. Five out of the seven of you need to guess correctly in order to pass this challenge and earn 20,000 for the prize fund. Aipom, that means weâ€™re starting with you.
Toxicroak: Fantastic. More pressure for the rest of us when Aip-bum gets this wrong.
Aipom: Youâ€™re really starting to get on my wick yourself, Toxicreep.
Toxicroak: Ooh, starting to lose your cool?
Aipom: Starting to lose your marbles? Oh wait, did you ever have them?
Presenter: The Growlithe I want you to identify is Rena. On which podium is Rena stood.
Aipom: I think sheâ€™s on podium 2.
Presenter: Okay, weâ€™ll continue. Arbok, on which podium is Terry?
Arbok: I think he isssssss on podium sssssss7.
Presenter: Okay. Now you Pikachu. On which podium is Talla-Kai stood?
Pikachu: Oh, the one with the strange name, I remember her. Podiumâ€¦ 7, I think actually.
Presenter: Okay. Youâ€™re next Buneary.
Buneary: Oh, erm, oh dear.
Presenter: On which podium is Jake stood?
Buneary: Jake? I donâ€™t remember Jake very wellâ€¦ I will guess with podium 3.
Presenter: And next, Snover. On which podium is Praesidis?
Snover: I think heâ€™s on podium 4.
Presenter: Mime Jr., on which podium is Puplithe?
Mime Jr.: Oh he was scary. Small, but scary for such a little Mimey ;-; Mimey will say podium 8.
Presenter: And last but not least â€“
Aipom: That depends on your point of view, really.
Presenter: - is Toxicroak. Toxicroak, on which podium is Zippo?
Toxicroak: Podium 5.
Presenter: Okay contestants, youâ€™ve all answered and itâ€™s now time to find out exactly how youâ€™ve fared. Remember, you need 5 correct answers to win 20,000, which reflects just how difficult we think this challenge actually is. Nobody actually gave Podium 1 as an answer, but that was where Praesidis was. That means Snover, you were incorrect. On podium 2 is Rena, correctly identified by Aipom. On podium 3 was Jake, so well done Buneary. On podium 4 was Puplithe, meaning you too were wrong unfortunately Mime Jr. On podium 5 was Talla-Kai, meaning Pikachu who thought she was on podium 7, and Toxicroak who thought Zippo was on podium 5, are both wrong. This means the challenge can no longer be won. To finish off the answers, Terry was on podium 7 and Zippo on podium 8. Overall, not a good day. However, we can remain positive â€“ the prize fund remains at 46,000 and you will have another chance to add to that tomorrow. Iâ€™d like you to meet me tomorrow afternoon on Route 210. Look for the huge green marquee we shall be erecting there. Iâ€™ll see you there.
Aipom: Buneary is still proving to be my main suspect. She may well have gotten her question correct today to put us off the scent.
Arbok: With Kingler having now gone I think my main sssssssussssssspect is definitely Toxicroak. Hisssssss conssssssstant argumentsssssss with Aipom are really affecting group morale and he helped to messsssss up the challenge today.
Buneary: Iâ€™m starting to think more that Mime Jr. could be the PokéMole. She does seem to have messed a lot up and sheâ€™s still in the competition, despite always claiming to be clueless.
Mime Jr.: Mimey still thinks itâ€™s Arbok. Mimey is hungry right now though, and is worried about green marquees right now ;-;
Pikachu: Today was great because we spent the whole day in each otherâ€™s company, so a great chance to look around and see how people were acting. Iâ€™m sure I saw a couple of them not paying attention at times, and Iâ€™ll be keeping a closer eye on them. Just not too close.
Snover: Aipom and Toxicroak are both still on my radar. Again, both answered incorrectly today, and they seem to be doing that a lot. The PokéMole seems to be really undercover this year though.
Toxicroak: Iâ€™m still looking at Buneary as my strongest hunch but a couple of others have come to mind following today. Snover answered another question incorrectly and Pikachu spent more time watching everyone else than listening to what we were told at the Daycare Center.
Presenter: Hello again contestants, I trust you had a pleasant morning. Time to get back to work though, and your next challenge is called Mirror Maze. Allow me to explain. The marquee behind me houses a maze, made entirely of mirrors. There are two rooms in the center of the maze â€“ one contains 20,000, of which if just one of you makes it to within fifteen minutes of being in the maze, will go into the prize fund. Another room contains a puzzle. Solve it and you will earn yourself an exemption. Attempt the puzzle and get it wrong, and not only does nobody earn an exemption, but the money to be won goes down to 10,000. Still a lot of money, but is it worth the gamble? Thatâ€™s for the person who reaches it first to decide. Some walls house hidden doors, but the maze has been specially designed so that upon starting from your seven different entry points, you all start off equidistant from the two rooms. If youâ€™d all like to proceed to an entry point, then we can begin.
Aipom: Iâ€™ll have that one.
Toxicroak: I was going to have that door.
Presenter: As I said, the maze has been designed so that all doors are equidistant from the two rooms.
Aipom: I still want that door.
Toxicroak: So do I. Has anybody got a coin to toss?
Mime Jr. also appears to have a knack for the maze and has now progressed to her fourth turn. She appears to have worked out that the key is never to go back, since the only true split in the path comes at the end of the maze. Other contestants seem less clued up to this fact, including Aipom, who is walking in completely the wrong direction. Pikachu has passed his first turn and is heading in the right direction, but is making painfully slow progress. After ten minutes inside the maze, it is Arbok who reaches the center of the maze first, and who stumbles across the exemption room. All she has to do is press against the glass to find the hidden door but instead she looks around, sees no way through, and turns around. Stupid snake.
Two minutes later Snover reaches the same point outside the exemption room and does the correct thing â€“ glancing into the room to notice no visible door. Snover twigs this means the door must be hidden and starts pressing against the glass slowly, eventually finding the door and swinging into the room. From in here, Snover can see the table which has a legend written at the top, and three buttons marked A, B and C below. Snover reads the problem:
"A sequence consists of 6 numbers. The first 5 numbers are 1, 2, 4, 7 and 14. What is the last in the progression?"
Snover reads the puzzle slowly and paces around the room thinking. In the meantime, Mime Jr. has amazingly also reached the outside of the exemption room, but can only stand and watch as Snover contemplates whether or not to go for the exemption. Eventually he turns back to the table, rereads the question and smacks his paw down on B. The room glows green. Snover has won an exemption. Barely seconds later, the challenge is over. No money earnt, but still important progression to the gameplay.
Presenter: Well contestants, Arbok was actually the first to reach the center of the maze, but it is Snover who found the door and correctly answered the puzzle. Therefore Snover has won an exemption to the next episode. The prize fund yet again remains the same, meaning you will only have tomorrow to earn any money for that prize fund this episode. Your next challenge will take place at exactly 6am tomorrow morning at the Lost Tower. Iâ€™ll see you then.
Arbok: Ssssssso clossssssse to an exemption. Ssssssstupid Arbok.
Buneary: Iâ€™m sure I passed Pikachu twice. Does that mean he was just going around in circles pointlessly? Or ermâ€¦ was that me?
Mime Jr.: Mimey didnâ€™t like all the mirrors so Mimey stopped put at the end. Mimeyâ€™s head still hurts. Mimey thinks Arbok walking away from the end is suspicious. Mimey will now cry for no reason ;-;
Pikachu: Obviously Arbokâ€™s actions today were suspicious, but Iâ€™d be more inclined to ask why Snover was willing to gamble with our money. Wasnâ€™t he the one interested in keeping the money last episode?
Snover: I donâ€™t think Iâ€™d have taken the exemption if there was any chance of anyone finding the money but with seconds left, there wasnâ€™t much of a chance. Possibly a few contestants think Iâ€™m the PokéMole now, but if that distracts them from finding whoever it is then it can hardly be a bad thing. Iâ€™m delighted to have an exemption though. There were a number of others today who never seemed to make much headway in the maze. Yes it was confusing, but it didnâ€™t seem too big.
Toxicroak: Did Snover only take the exemption as a cover for being the PokéMole? He got closer than Buneary and Pikachu to earning any money, which suggests not.
Presenter: Good morning contestants. You all look completely knackered and half asleep, which is a shame since itâ€™s time for your twelfth challenge, entitled The Unreal Ghostbusters. I suggest you listen carefully, because itâ€™s worth to you a staggering 25,000. I need you to split into two groups now â€“ one group of five who are up for it, and one group of two who can count up to at least 184. You have fifteen seconds.
Presenter: Okay contestants, Iâ€™m now going to explain your challenge, which comes in two parts. Mime Jr. and Buneary, you will contest the first part. Your job will be to stand on the first floor above us and count exactly how many Gastly are in the room. You will have half an hour to do this. In the meantime, everyone else in the second group will be kitted out for the second part of the challenge. How close Mime Jr. and Buneary get to the correct answer will have a big bearing on the outcome of the second part of the challenge, and obviously, as to whether or not you win the 25,000. Mime Jr. and Buneary, we shall leave you for the time being, your half an hour beginsâ€¦ now.
Presenter: Okay, itâ€™s time to let you five in on the next part of the challenge. Aipom, Arbok, Pikachu, Snover and Toxicroak â€“ we are going to ask you to go ghostbusting. On the top three floors above us, you will find 15 marked spaces â€“ 5 on each floor. In one space on each floor there is a Gastly hiding itself â€“ all you have to do is work out, within ten minutes, in which three spaces the Gastly are hiding. To help you, the answer Mime Jr. and Buneary are about to give, could remove some of the blank spaces for you. They were asked to count how many Gastly were on the first floor â€“ which of course you wonâ€™t be using for the second part of this challenge. If they can get the figure bang on, then Iâ€™ll remove 9 of the 15 spaces. Within 10, Iâ€™ll remove 7, within 25 Iâ€™ll remove 5. Mime Jr. and Buneary, what is your guess?
Mime Jr.: Wellâ€¦
Mime Jr.: There were so many ghosts for such a small Mimey ;-; but we settled on 200 in the end.
Presenter: I can tell you that the answer was 184.
Aipom: What? They didnâ€™t even get that?
Toxicroak: Well you wouldnâ€™t have either, so I donâ€™t know why youâ€™re so bothered.
Mime Jr.: Get what ;-;
Buneary: Ohâ€¦ ermâ€¦ we were asked if we could count up to 184 werenâ€™t weâ€¦
Presenter: Anyway, you were 16 away, which is still a respectable amount, which means contestants now, I can tell you that spaces 1, 3, 8, 9 and 13 do not have a Gastly hiding in them. Bear that in mind â€“ your challenge beginsâ€¦ now.
Snover: So we need to get this last one, and weâ€™ve got something likeâ€¦ what, five minutes to do it? Now what number did the Presenter say we could rule out up here?
Toxicroak: It was 12.
Aipom: Wasnâ€™t it 14?
Snover: I thought it was 13 personally.
Pikachu: It WAS 13.
Presenter: So contestants, your time is up and I now need to hear your guesses.
Snover: I think weâ€™ve agreed on numbers 2, 10 and 12.
Presenter: 2, 10 and 12 areâ€¦ correct! Youâ€™ve passed the challenge and as a result the prize fund has now increased to a fantastic 71,000. But with good news, there comes bad news. Dawn is breaking, and when the sun goes down again tonight, the fourth elimination will be taking place. Iâ€™ll see you there.
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