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Pokemon Episode Guide(1-50)

This is a complete guide to the first 50 Pokemon TV episodes.


1-5


1.Pokemon I Choose You!


Ash Ketchum is watching a Pokémon battle on TV at bedtime when Ash's mother tells him to go to sleep. When he refused, his mother decided to prepare Ash for training by watching a Pokémon video. Ash then vowed to become the greatest Pokémon trainer ever. He gets a dream of Pokémons. The next morning, he oversleeps and arrives late so he rushes to Professor Oak. Ash comes across Professor Oak's grandson, Gary, who claims that he picked the best Pokémon of the litter. When Ash arrives to Professor Oak, in search of a Pokémon, all the starter Pokémons are taken so he settles for Pikachu, a disobedient, electrical rodent doesn't like his new trainer and dislikes going into the Pokéball. Professor Oak gives Ash a Pokéball and a Pokédex, a small computer which gives important information about Pokémons. After, Ash begins his journey to the next town when he comes across a Pidgey. He tries to get Pikachu to fight the Pidgey but Pikachu just climbs up a tree instead and watches Ash trying to catch the Pidgey. A while later, Ash finds a Spearow, a even better Pokémon than a Pidgey. Ash throws a rock at it and started to make it mad. The Spearow then swooped down towards Ash and but misses then it heads towards Pikachu instead. Pikachu fights back with his electric bolt and takes him down. Then the Spearow started calling some his other species and they all chase them. Ash and Pikachu jump into a river and comes across Misty, who was fishing. Ash steals her bike to get away from the Spearows. As the flock of Spearows were closing in on them, Pikachu lets out a huge bolt of electricity at them. Pikachu had lost all his energy to take down the flock so Ash then put him in his arms and started running to the Pokémon Centre in Viridian City.


2.Pokemon Emergency!

Ash heads into Viridian city with his injured Pokémon, a public announcement was made that there were Pokémon poachers in the area. Ash is stopped by a policewoman who thinks that Ash might of stolen Pikachu. After saying that he didn't steal it, the policewoman asks Ash for some I.D. Not knowing that the Pokédex was some form of I.D. Ash continues to plead that he didn't steal Pikachu. Suddenly, the policewoman takes out Dexter from Ash and confirms that he was a trainer. She then takes Ash and Pikachu directly to the Pokémon Centre (it's like a Pokémon hospital). When they arrive at the Pokémon Centre, Ash gives Pikachu to the nurse where she lays Pikachu on a stretcher and take him to the emergency room. Ash is stuck waiting in the waiting room where he decides to call his mom and then receives a call from Professor Oak. Out of nowhere, Misty shows up with her badly, broken bike and starts insulting Ash. Then, Pikachu is brought out and the nurse tells Ash that Pikachu would be alright. Without a warning, Team Rocket (the villains who steal Pokémons), shows up at the Centre with their two strong Pokémons, Ekans and Koffing. Ash, Misty and the nurse head to the Pokémon Transformation Centre where Team Rocket finds them and start a battle between Koffing, Ekans, Rattata, Pidgey and Goldeen. To save the other Pokémons, the nurse starts transporting all the Pokéballs to the Pewter City Pokémon Centre. In the middle of it all, Ash turns to run away to get Pikachu. As Ash was running with Pikachu still on the stretcher, Team Rocket's monsters follow. The stretcher hits a wire and Pikachu wakes up and calls his other Pikachu friends to help take care of the monsters with a gigantic electric surge which destroys the Pokémon Centre. The explosion forces Team Rocket to run away as they vow to steal Pikachu, knowing that Pikachu was was not just an ordinary Pokémon. Ash, Misty and Pikachu start heading to Pewter City. They walk into a forest and Misty discovers a Caterpie (a bug Pokémon that looks like a huge caterpillar). Then, Ash threw a Pokéball at it....


3.Ash Catches a Pokemon!

Ash throws a Pokéball at the Caterpie and manages to catch it. This is Ash's first time to catch a Pokémon. He lets the Caterpie out and Pikachu gives it a warm welcome then the Caterpie goes over to Misty. She becomes disgusted with it and admits hating carrots, bell peppers and bugs. The Caterpie seems to like Misty and starts crying when she rejected him. She wants to be Pikachu's friend instead and suggested Ash to be Caterpie's friend. Mad and jealous, Ash threatens that he'll abandon Misty in the forest so Pikachu jumps out of Misty's arms and quickly follows him. Misty starts to follow Ash so Ash has no choice but to take her along. When night came long, Pikachu and Caterpie were having a little conversation. The next morning, Caterpie is found sleeping next to Misty. Ash finds a Pidgeotto, an evolved form of Pidgey. It chases Caterpie until Ash him in a Pokéball. Then, Ash sent for Pikachu to capture Pidgeotto. Not long after, Team Rocket shows up and demands that Ash give up Pikachu. Ash refuses their demand so Team Rocket releases their Pokémons. Pidgeotto fights but the battle was going nowhere. Ash calls upon Caterpie, who was injured from Pidgeotto earlier. Caterpie uses his String attack on Ekans and Koffing. He then wraps Meowth in the string and Team Rocket flees again. After the battle, Misty agrees to become Caterpie's friend. As she was going to pet him, Caterpie mummifies himself in string and becomes Metapod. The Pokédex said that Caterpie evolved into Metapod quicker than the others. Misty wants to leave the forest but Ash insists on staying and catching more Pokémons.


4.Challenge of the Samurai

Well, Ash, Misty and Pikachu are wandering around forest in search of more Pokémons. Misty REALLY wants to get out of there and on to Pewter City when she discovers another bug Pokémon called a Weedle (a caterpillar with a poisonous stinger) She screams and Ash tries calling upon Pikachu to catch it but he's napping so he sent Pidgeotto instead to try to catch it. In the middle of the battle, Misty runs away and meet a Samurai Pokémon trainer, Ososhru. He tells her not to scream or else she'll attract attention of some Beedrills (a Weedle's the third-stage of evolution) Then, Ososhru asked Misty if she knows of any Pokémon trainers from Pallet Town. Immediately, she thinks that he's talking about Ash. As the battle between Pidgeotto and the Weedle was still going on, and Ash was about to catch the Weedle, he is interrupted by the Samurai, who declares a battle. The Weedle manages to run away and Ash agrees to the battle. Ash calls upon the weaken Pidgeotto to fight against the Samurai's Pincer. In no time, Pidgeotto loses to Pincer so Ash calls upon Metapod. Metapod's shell hardens and Pincer is unable to penetrate it. Ososhru calls his Pincer back and brings out his Metapod. His Metapod also hardens. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is lurking somewhere in the forest and is trying to avoid the Beedrills. Back at the battle, Ososhru and Ash still urges their Metapods on when some Beedrills interrupt them. The samurai takes his Metapod back but the Beedrills gets a hold of Ash's Metapod. Ash, the samurai and the others run to the samurai's cabin as the Beedrills come after them. In the cabin, the samurai tells his story of how he's lost to three trainers from Pallet Town and vowed to defeat one. The next morning, Ash finds Metapod near a bunch of Kakunas. Suddenly, Team Rocket shows up and demands for Pikachu again. This awakes the Beedrills and they start chasing everyone. Ash escapes but Team Rocket didn't. A Beedrill swoops down towards Ash but Metapod saves him by jumping in front of him. They beat the Beedrills and Metapod miraculously evolves to Butterfree. The samurai doesn't see Ash as a novice anymore and shows them the way to Pewter City.


5.Showdown In Pewter City

Team Rocket tries to set up a trap for Ash and the others but lost the site of the trap and fall in it themselves. Meanwhile, Ash, Misty and Pikachu are relieved to get out of the forest. They meet this rock-seller who said that they were standing on his merchandise. The seller notices Ash's worn out Pokémon so he takes them to the Pewter City Pokémon Centre. Ash enters the centre and gives another Nurse Joy (all the nurses are identical in every Pokémon Centre) his Pokémon. The nurse shows Ash a poster about the Pokémon League's National Championship Tournament, but Ash needs to get a badge from the Pewter City Gym. Ash and Misty eat at a restaurant until Ash leaves Misty with the bill since he didn't want her to help him defeat the gym leader. Ash runs to the Pokémon Centre to get his Pokémon back and turns to go towards the gym. There, Ash challenges Brock, the leader of the Pewter City gym. Brock tells Ash the tournament qualification matches and then the battle begins. Ash sends Pikachu to go against Brock's Onix (a rock Pokémon) Pikachu loses the battle and Ash leaves the gym. The rock-seller shows Ash that Brock is the guardian of 10 brothers and sisters. This makes Ash a little sad, but he is still determined to beat Brock. The rock-seller offers to help Ash out and make Pikachu stronger. Ash goes back to the gym and tries to beat Brock again. Ash loses again with Pikachu in Onix's grip. Brock calls his Onix to stop because he didn't want to see Pikachu hurt anymore. The fire from Pikachu's blast starts the water sprinkling system to go on which weakens Onix. Ash decides to take advantage of the situation and calls Pikachu to strike at Onix. Suddenly, Brock's brothers and sisters holds back Ash. Ash remembers what Brock has to go through so he called back Pikachu. Ash and Pikachu leave the gym when Brock catches up with them. He gives Ash a badge for caring about other people and other Pokémons. Brock tells Ash that he can't go with him because he still has to take care of his siblings. Suddenly, the rock-seller appears and says that he is actually Brock's father. His father suggests Brock to go with Ash and he will take care of his children. After, Brock is all ready to go and joins Ash on his quest. As they're running to the next city, they trample over Team Rocket's heads.

6-10


6.Clefiary and the Moon Stone


Misty, Ash, Brock and Pikachu head towards Cerulean City where they reach Mt. Moon. Legend has it that a meteor known as the Moonstone smashed into the mountain during prehistoric times. On Mt. Moon, they meet a scientist named Seymour, who was swarmed from a flock of some Zubats (a bat Pokémon). Pikachu saves him with his famous electrical blast. After giving his thanks, Seymour tells them that a moon rock is very special and helps increases a Pokémon's power and that some troublemakers looking for the Moonstone had put up lights in the cave that are confusing the Pokémon. Inside the cave, a Clefairy (pink powder puff) carrying a Moonstone fragment passes them. Ash wants to catch it but Seymour says not to. After the Clefairy disappears within the caves, it screams and Ash, along with the others, come rushing to its rescue. Then, they find Team Rocket and Meowth. They let loose Koffing and Ekans to capture the Clefairy. Ash tells Misty to help Clefairy and Seymour escape as he and Brock stall Team Rocket with Butterfree and a Zubat that Brock captured outside the cave. Misty, Clefairy and Seymour escape as Zubat uses his super-sonic attack to confuse Ekans and Koffing into attacking each other, then Butterfree whirlwinds Team Rocket outside the cave. Outside, the Clefairy is attacked by Meowth again. Misty calls upon her Staryu (a starfish-looking Pokémon), who lets loose its star-attack and then beat Meowth out as Staryu fills him up with water Meowth blows up like a balloon and then blast away away as the water rushes out of his mouth. Later on, they all sit down and eat some of Brock's special Pokémon food. Clefairy and Pikachu are having a conversation and then lead the group to a cave that contains the Moonstone. Clefairy takes out his rock fragment that he has been holding the whole time and puts it near the Moonstone. Suddenly, more Clefairy appear and dance around it. Pikachu, tries to communicate with Ash and he finally gets it-- the Clefairy pray to the Moonstone. Again, Team Rocket shows up and challenges Ash and Brock to a another battle. They start battling but it's not long when Koffing's smoke fills the air. Pidgeotto whirls away the smoke, they discover that the Moonstone is stolen by Team Rocket. Onix chases them them underground. Onix jumps out of the ground and they collide, which sends Team Rocket airborne. Meanwhile, Seymour explains to the Clefairy why they must help return the Moonstone. The clefairies appear and use an attack called Metronome. It blasts everyone into the air and blows up the Moonstone as well. As fragments Moonstone fall from the sky, several Clefairies evolve into Clefables (they're bigger and have bigger wings). The Clefairies and Clefables gather around a pile of Moonstone fragments, Seymour tells the gang that he'll be staying with the Clefairies and do some more research. Soon, the group head for Cerulean City. On the way, Ash finds a message scribbled on the sign that reads, "Gary was here! Ash is a loser!" The mad Ash runs down the road with Brock and Misty following after him.

7.The Water Flowers of Cerulean City


The gang are heading down the path to Cerulean City. Ash is getting excited to get another badge as Misty starts getting uneasy that they are nearing Cerulean City. She said that there are lots of scary ghost Pokémons there, and suggests that they go to Vermilion City instead. But, still, Ash and Brock go down the path into Cerulean City. Meanwhile, in a Cerulean store, Team Rocket sneaks in and steals a vacuum and a giant hose. Ash and Brock wander around and discover that they lose Misty. Soon, they across a crime scene. A person says there are burglars, and a policewoman who looks a lot like the one from Viridian City, says she is the twin sister-in-law of the policewomen in the previous episodes. The policewoman starts getting suspicious, but Ash proves her wrong with his Pokédex. The policewoman tells Ash and Brock about the theft, but they don't know who did it yet. They sit down on a bench, and Ash wants some info on the Cerulean City Gym, but Brock won't tell him anything. After, Brock says he needs to do some "stuff" and leaves Ash by himself. Finally, Ash finds the gym, and enters it, ready to fight. He's really surprised and finds a group of sisters performing on a long pool, doing dives and synchronized swimming. Ash leaves the main room, and he sees that the gym is like built like an aquarium. He soon runs into the three, beautiful sisters, and he discovers they are called the "Sensational Sisters," and he challenges them, but they are all worn out by fighting other people. They didn't feel like fighting so one of the sisters offers to just give Ash a cascade badge (badge that you get after winning a battle) and skip the hassle of battling. Ash says he rather earn it, then suddenly, Misty enters, and challenges Ash to a battle. Misty admits that she is a sensational sister also, but her older sister says she is a runt. Her sisters start insulting her and say Ash is her boyfriend. Misty denies it and they start to battle. Ash calls on Pikachu, but Pikachu doesn't want to fight a Misty, his friend. So Ash calls upon Butterfree instead.. Misty calls upon her Staryu. Butterfree uses a tackle, but Staryu uses a counter attack and blocks it. The battle goes on for a while, as Butterfree definitely has an advantage. Staryu washes it off, but Butterfree uses its sleeping powder, and Misty's Staryu uses some more tackles. Now Ash calls Pidgeotto, so Misty calls Starmie. They go at it for a while, and Pidgeotto blasts Misty into the wall. Without a warning, there's a rumbling noise, and Team Rocket appears with this machine with a large hose to suck up all the Pokémon from the pool. They were actually the ones who stole the stuff from the store earlier. Team Rocket suck up Seel, but Pikachu uses a thunderbolt and electrocute Team Rocket, but Pikachu is also being sucked up too. Ash climbs up on the giant hose and turns the switch. Pikachu gets out safe and sound. Team Rocket blasts off again. After that, Ash gets the badge for his heroic deed while Misty argues that she should of had it instead. Brock catches up with them while Misty and Ash begin to fight again. They go on their path to get more badges.

8.The Path to the Pokemon League


Proud Ash is on the path to Vermilion City, with two Gym badges, he is determined to beat the trainer at the next gym. Along the way, Ash uses his Pokémon, Pidgeotto, to defeat a trainer, and he compliments him about his skills. After Ash gets his tenth victory, the trainer tells Ash to challenge A.J.. Ash finds the gym, A.J.'s Gym, which is unofficial by the Pokémon League. Ash meets up with A.J., and Ash finds out that he has 98 wins so far. Confidently, Ash challenges A.J.. to a battle. A.J. takes out his whip, and Ash shows off his badges. A.J. calls the badges are from loser gyms which makes Misty and Brock angry and tells Ash to pulverize this guy. A.J. calls upon Sandshrew (an armadillo-looking Pokémon), as Ash takes out Pidgeotto. Pidgeotto is suppose to have an advantage over Sandshrew (a ground-type Pokémon), but the Sandshrew has had some good training and knocks Pidgeotto from the air. Ash calls Pidgeotto after being defeated, and takes out Butterfree. After using another attack from Sandshrew, Butterfree is knocked down too. Ash loses the match when Pikachu didn't want to fight. Team Rocket is close by, and they think the Sandshrew is tempting. James hits Meowth down, and Meowth falls down somewhere. But Ash, in the ring, cries and asks for a rematch, but A.J. doesn't want one. Then, Ash suspects foul play. The group finds out how A.J. trains his Pokémons, but it looks like he's torturing the Pokémons. Sandshrew dives in the water, but Ash pushes A.J. into the water. A.J. tells his story to the gang that Sandshrew was the first Pokémon he ever caught, and they promised to be the best there ever was. Team Rocket lurks nearby, in the tent. The bell rings in the gym tent, and A.J. gives the Pokémons a short break. Team Rocket disguise themselves and mistake Sandshrew Pikachu and kidnap him! A.J. is devastated when he discovers Sandshrew is missing. A.J. calls for him, but there was not response. Ash suggested that Sandshrew might of ran away due to A.J.'s harsh training methods. Elsewhere, Sandshrew jumps out of the bag and Meowth is knocked out. Sandshrew manages to escape underground with Meowth's mouth latched on its tail. Soon Sandshrew and Meowth are found in the tent. Ash, Misty, and Brock discover that A.J. really does care about his Pokémon after an emotional moment, as Pikachu points out Meowth is on the floor. Team Rocket suddenly appear out of nowhere. . Jesse and James come to Meowth's and insult A.J.'s Pokémon and the gym. A.J. challenges them for his 100th win and, as usual, Jesse chooses Ekans while James calls out Koffing. Bringing the match to a close, Sandshrew leaps into the air, smashing into the ground hard enough to split it in half. The monsters freak out and run away, as A.J gets his 100th win. A.J decides leaves on his own, in search for some badges. In the end, Ash decides A.J. isn't as bad as he thought, and promises he'll beat him next time as the world' greatest Pokémon trainer.

9.The School of Hard Knocks


Once again, Ash, Misty, and Brock are heading down the path and on their way to Vermilion city. At the beginning, Ash and Misty are in a fog-shrouded place, fighting over the bike, while Brock tries to settle them down. Then he says the group needs some food, so he sets up the table. Brock says Ash and Misty are too young for the coffee, so he offers some prune juice instead. Misty wants tea, and Brock takes out his official "Pokémon Tea Set." Then Brock takes out his "sparkling water" and offers Ash and Misty some French snacks, (they were crępes actually) but he can't make any if he doesn't have any firewood. Misty doesn't want to go and stays with Brock, so Ash is the one left to get some. Pikachu finds a fire in the distance. Ash actually finds a group of kids in suits interrogating some other kid on a treadmill. It seem like they were bullying the kid so Ash bursts into the group, and tells them to stop bullying him. The group of kids finally leave and Ash learns that they are from Pokémon Tech, a school for Pokémon trainers who want to join the Pokémon League without travelling around the fighting for badges . While Brock reads the brochure Misty had about it, Pikachu is having some fun and working out (it was cute). The group finds the school, and Joe, the kid who was getting bullied, tells them that he was just pretending that he didn't know the answers to the questions, so he won't to get any harder questions. Joe tells them that a beginner is as good as a person with 2 badges, a intermediate student is as good as someone with 4 badges. And an advance student is as good as someone with eight badges. Joe also mentioned that many students don't graduate but are too embarrassed to leave without a diploma. Ash says he wants to meet the person in charge of the student-helping course, and Joe shows them a picture of a girl, who Ash and Brock immediately like. Misty gets jealous right away, and decides to look for the girl. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is getting flashbacks from when they were in Pokémon Tech, and remember how they did in that school. Anyway, the group head towards the place where the girl usually practices. Joe tells them that he's better than the rest. Misty and Joe want to battle after Joe insults her gym. Misty calls upon Starmie while Joe calls upon his Weepingbell. Starmie uses some water attacks which blasts Weepingbell down. Joe wonders why he lost, and Gazelle, the girl, tells them that Misty's Pokémon is much more stronger than his. Misty and Gazelle have a cat fight and decide to battle. Graveler (a rock Pokémon) and Starmie go at it. Rock Pokémon are weak against water ones, but Gazelle beats Misty anyway. Ash butts in and says some stuff to Gazelle. After a heated chit chat, Ash and Gazelle decide to battle. Ash calls upon Pikachu and Gazelle calls on her Cubone (a lizard wearing a cow's skull and wielding a bone). Pikachu uses shock attack, and Cubone counters. Cubone uses his bone to throw at Pikachu, so Pikachu decides makes some faces to stare Cubone down. After approaching each other, Cubone clubs him on the head with his bone. Ash tells Pikachu to give it his best shot, and when Cubone throws the bone again, Pikachu jumps over it, and manages to beat Cubone. Gazelle calls back Cubone when he starts to cry. Out of nowhere, Team Rocket, who had the worse grades ever, show up. Soon gazelle calls up her group of classmates to fight against Team Rocket, and after being pelted by Pokéballs, they blast off again. After, Gazelle learns an important lesson. Joe decides to go home and start from scratch, just like Ash.

10.Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village


Ash, Misty, and Brock are traveling in the forest, lost. Misty and Ash start fighting again and Brock tries to break the fight up. While resting near a pond, Ash spots an Oddish (a blue radish with feet) taking a drink. Misty wants to catch it. She starts with her Staryu and the battle begins. Just before she was about to throw the Pokéball at the weakened Oddish, another Pokémon called Bulbasaur, intercepts it and knocks away Staryu. Ash wants to catch the Bulbasaur and calls upon Butterfree to do it. Butterfree tries to wear Bulbasaur down with a a sleep attack but Bulbasaur just blows it back at Butterfree and makes Butterfree sleepy instead. In all the confusion, Bulbasaur and Oddish run away to the bushes. Eventually, Ash forgets about it and the gang tries to cross a suspension bridge that isn't on their map. Suddenly, the ropes break. They cling on for a while until Brock couldn't hold it any longer and falls into the river below. Ash and Misty are able to climb back up. Ash, Misty and Pikachu start running to look for Brock. Suddenly, Misty falls into a big hole but manages to get out. She manages to get out the group starts running to look for Brock again. This time, they get caught in a net. Unable to move Ash, Misty and Pikachu are left hanging up on a tree in a net. Bulbasaur comes along but just leaves them hanging there. Suddenly, Brock appears and cut them down. Brock tells them that a beautiful girl, Melanie, saved him from being washed away in the river. Soon Brock brings them to a small house, which is suppose to be like a Pokémon Centre. When the arrive there and meet Melanie, Misty starts teasing Brock because he had a crush on her. Later on, Misty sees Oddish there and apologizes that she tried to catch him earlier. The little house is protected by Bulbasaur. Bulbasaur wants to fight because he doesn't like Pokémon trainers, and wants Ash, Misty, and Brock to leave. Melanie tries to tell him that they mean no harm. Then, as usual, Team Rocket appear to ruin things up. They ride on top of a floating on a stadium roof that is suspended by balloons. The huge roof lands and a giant vacuum tube pops out and begins to suck everything up, including the Pokémons. Melanie urges everyone to go into the house for safety. Bulbasaur bursts out the front door and attacks the vacuum to save them. Soon, Team Rocket wants to suck all the monsters in inside the house. When Team Rocket tries various attempts, Ash comes out and foils their plans. Bulbasaur uses his vine attack to knock away the huge hose. Ash calls upon his Pidgeotto. Pidgeotto uses his gust attack and blows away Team Rocket but caused a huge tornado after the gust met the vacuum suction. Team Rocket blasts off again at the speed of light. Finally, it's over. Melanie asks Ash to take Bulbasaur along. Ash agrees, but Bulbasaur wants a battle first so Ash calls Pikachu to fight. After a good match, Pikachu manages to weaken Bulbasaur down with one his electric bolts. Then, Ash throws a Pokéball at Bulbasaur and catches it. Now it's time to bid farewell to Melanie. Brock offers to stay and help out, but she doesn't want to keep him away from his adventures. The gang walk away, leaving the little house behind. Once again, they set off for their quest.

11-15


11.Charmander the Stray Pokemon

Once again, Ash, Misty and Brock are lost. The only Pokémon that's available in the area are Spearows. Ash points out that Route 24 would lead them straight to Vermilion City. The gang is about to leave on their way when they come across a HUGE Pokémon. It's actually a large rock with a Charmander on it (a lizard-looking Pokémon with a flame on its tail). The Charmander seems weak because the flame on its tail is almost out. Legend says that when the Charmander's flame goes out, it'll die. Brock suggests that it seems injured so Ash is about to catch it with his Pokéball when Charmander flicks the Pokéball away. With Pikachu's help, the gang finds out that Charmander is actually waiting for his trainer to come back. Since they can't get Charmander to go with them, Brock suggests to leave Charmander there and let him wait for his trainer. Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu leave and head towards the Pokémon Centre. The weather is horrible with lots of rain and lightning. In the Centre, the gang warm up with a bowl of soup as Brock is getting more worried about Charmander. Then, in the Centre, the gang hear some people talking. Ash and Brock hear a boy, Damien, bragging about his collection of Pokémons. They hear him talk about abandoning his Charmander on the rock. After hearing this, Ash, Misty and Brock get very angry. Knowing that Charmander's flame might go out, Brock threatens Damien to get his Charmander back, but Damien doesn't really care what might happen to his Charmander. After a heated fight between Ash and Damien, they decide to battle but Nurse Joy breaks it up. After a while, Ash, Misty and Brock decide to go out in the rain and rescue Charmander from the storm. When they reach the rock where Charmander was, they see a flock of Spearows attacking it. Pikachu rescues Charmander from the Spearows by sending a electric bolt at them, as well as Ash's gang. Quickly, they take Charmander back to the Centre as his flame is almost out. At the Centre, Nurse Joy takes Charmander and puts him in the Emergency Room. The next morning, the find out that Charmander is missing. In panic, Ash, Misty and Brock head back to the huge rock to find Charmander waiting for Damien again. Nurse Joy had said that Charmander would stay on the rock until he's convinced that Damien won't come back. The group finally accepts that Charmander won't go with them, so they go on Route 24 to Vermilion City. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is making another huge trap. Using their super-duper high-speed whatchamacallit, they drill a huge hole and cover it up. The trap is done and Team Rocket hide behind the trees. Pikachu steps right over the disguised pit but doesn't fall in at all. When Ash, Brock and Misty step on it, they fall into the pit, leaving Pikachu at the surface. Team Rocket, thanks to their rubber super-duper anti-Pikachu suits, capture Pikachu with a red balloon-shooting super-duper anti-Pikachu bazooka. They manage to capture Pikachu in a huge balloon. Ash hears Pikachu calling him but Ash couldn't get up from the pit. Suddenly, Charmander comes along and warns Team Rocket to let go of Pikachu. Charmander gets angry and lets out a huge ball of fire at them. Quickly, Team Rocket drops Pikachu and runs away. Not long after, Damien shows up and says that he wants Charmander back. Charmander refuses to go with him. Then, Damien gets torched and electrocuted by Charmander and Pikachu. Brock suggests that Ash should take Charmander so Ash calls him into the Pokéball. Now, Charmander is happy with his new friends.
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112.Here comes the Squirtle Squad

Ash is really excited about his new Pokémon, Charmander. As the gang were walking towards Vermilion City, they stumble into another pit. Looking up, they see a group of Squirtles (blue turtles with red shells), who had made the pit as a joke. Angry at the Squirtles, Ash tells Pikachu to electrocute them and Pikachu manages to send a electrical bolt on one of them. Pikachu and the leader of the Squirtle squad have a short conversation (the leader is the one with the huge, pointy sunglasses). Suddenly, Officer Jenny (this is a different Jenny from the other episodes...she's one of the identical cousins named Jenny) comes by with her police siren, which scares away the Squirtles. The officers tells Ash, Misty and Brock about the Squirtle Squad. The Squirtles are part of a Pokémon gang and they play practical jokes on the townspeople. The Squirtle Squad was formed after their trainers abandoned them. Meanwhile, Team Rocket are hungry and decide to have a picnic, but, lurking nearby were the hungry Squirtles. The Squirtles demand for their food and Team Rocket fall into a hole as they were trying to call for their Pokémons. Happily, the Squirtles eat Team Rocket's food as they were tied up a tree. Jesse had tried to compromise with the Squirtles but the Squirtles didn't trust humans. Meowth manages to convince the Squirtles to let him go by telling them that Jesse and James were his pets. Later on, Misty is fishing when she thought she caught something. It was actually a Squirtle. Pikachu uses his electric surge to shock the Squirtle but shocks Ash, Misty and Brock instead. Suddenly, the Squirtle flings Pikachu into the river. As Pikachu was trying to get back to shore, a Goldeen (a horned fish) had used its needle attack and weakened Pikachu. Without warning, some Squirtles threw some ropes at Pikachu and roped him up. Then, they rope up Ash, Misty and Brock also. Inside the cave, the group finds out that Meowth is behind it all. Pikachu is found inside a cage, all injured and weak. Ash knows that Pikachu needs some Super Potion and manages to compromise with the Squirtles to let him get some for Pikachu. Meowth threatens to dye Misty's hair purple if he's not back by noon tomorrow. Quickly, Ash runs to the nearest town to get some medicine. He almost makes it to the door of the shop when Gary opens it, accidentally smacking Ash in the face. Ash finally gets back some consciousness to find that Team Rocket had robbed the store. He is nearly shot by the shop keepers when he runs in to get the super potion but manages to get the medicine. Officer Jenny escorts Ash to the cave. Ash goes in by himself with Charmander lighting the way. Ash gives Misty the potion and she sprays it on Pikachu. They're interrupted with Team Rocket throwing down bombs. The gang run for cover but there is one Squirtle who was upside down on its shell and couldn't get up. Ash risks his life and covers the Squirtle to protect it. As more bombs drop, Squirtle grabs Ash and runs into the cave. A huge fire had started and all the Squirtles team up to hose the fire down. Afterwards, the Squirtles get an award for being so brave and are appointed the town's firefighters. As Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu are on their way, they find Squirtle, the leader of the squad, following behind them. He wants to join Ash's team and takes off his sunglasses to reveal a cute Pokémon. Squirtle runs to Ash to receive a warm welcome from Ash and Pikachu.
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113.Mystery at the Lighthouse

No big surprise....our heroes are lost. Brock and Misty lack faith in Ash's Pokémon-catching abilities and Misty gets Ash angry. Ash suddenly runs off to a beach, where he finds a Krabby (a crab Pokémon). Using only a stick and a Pokéball, Ash manages to catch Krabby. Being proud of his catch, Ash holds the Pokéball in his hand when it disappears. Ash gets worried about it and Brock explains that in the Pokémon League you're only allowed to carry six Pokémon at a time and the rest are all teleported to where you got your Pokédex, which means that Krabby is with Professor Oak. Brock also tells Ash that he can change his Pokémon by pressing the white button on his Pokédex. Ash doesn't want to exchange any of his Pokémons but gets worried and wants to know if his Krabby is okay. Ash wants to call Professor Oak but a phone is nowhere to be found. Then, Pikachu points out a lighthouse in the distance. The group walk up the path and reach the lighthouse. They ring the doorbell and ask to come inside. The voice agrees to let them in and the door opens automatically. Ash asks for a phone and the voice tells him where it is. Then, Ash calls Professor Oak, who was just cooking dinner. Ash gets upset and wonders if Professor Oak was eating his Krabby but Oak assured him that he was just cooking Tofu. Then, Professor Oak explained that Gary had already caught 45 Pokémons! That had made Ash surprised. Professor Oak has to leave and asks, Bill, the Pokémon researcher (the voice) if he could give the group a crash course about Pokémons. The group step forward towards Bill and the light reveals a Kabudo (an extinct, prehistoric Pokémon) instead! Brock points out that Kabudos are instinct and they find out that Bill is just stuck in a costume. They help Bill out of the costume and then Bill explains the research he's doing on rare Pokémons. He explains to Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu about all the different kinds of Pokémons that once existed. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is climbing up the cliff to get to the lighthouse without being seen. Back inside the lighthouse, Bill says that he is looking for one specific Pokémon which he describes as a huge Loch Ness monster. He says that the huge Pokémon wants to find friends and Bill said that he wants to be friends with it also. Bill doesn't want to capture it, he just wants to study it. Bill and the group go outside to the top of lighthouse, where they hear a strange, beautiful music coming from the ocean. Team Rocket hear the music also from the cliff side. A huge Pokémon shows up near the lighthouse and Team Rocket tries to capture it with bazooka-looking weapons. The huge dragon-like Pokémon attacks Team Rocket and leaves back to the ocean afterwards. Bill calls for it to come back but the huge Pokémon disappears into the fog. The next day, Bill forgets about the huge Pokémons and wishes Ash and the group good luck on their journey. Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu continue down their way to become the greatest Pokémon trainers in the world.
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114.Electric Shock Showdown

Like a dream, Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu finally reach Vermilion City! Pikachu is feeling hungry so Ash takes him to the Vermilion City Pokémon Centre to feed him. At the Pokécentre, Ash and Pikachu see a kid bringing in a Rattata who seem to be very weak. Nurse Joy (a different Nurse Joy) says that the gym leader of the Vermilion City Gym had done this, just like all the other injured Pokémons in the Pokécentre. Ash finds out the name of the gym leader, Lt. Surge, and Misty knows that Ash is not an experienced enough trainer to battle against him. Finally, Pikachu is healed and Ash and Misty find him eating happily at some snacks. Ash warns Pikachu to get ready and battle Lt. Surge, but when another injured Pokémon passed by, Pikachu cries out and didn't want to go anymore. Ash is confident that Pikachu will win and they enter the Gym. At the gym, Lt. Surge was a huge man who had a Raichu (a evolved form of Pikachu). After seeing Raichu, Pikachu is very determined to beat him. The battle is cruel and Pikachu had lost pretty badly. Later on, Pikachu is taken to the Pokémon Centre, where he was laid in a bed to heal. Pikachu wakes up and refuses to talk to anyone. Brock and Misty says that it's almost impossible for Pikachu to win against Raichu. Overhearing their conversation, Nurse Joy shows Ash and Pikachu a Thunder stone, which will make Pikachu evolve into a Raichu. Ash isn't sure whether to make Pikachu evolve so he asks Pikachu if he wants to. After a long pause, Pikachu whacks the stone away and tells Ash that he wants to fight Raichu just the way he is. Outside the window, Team Rocket is spying on them while Meowth is translating what Pikachu is saying. Brock gives Ash a strategy against Raichu. AS Ash and Pikachu head towards the gym, they are stopped by Team Rocket who disguise themselves. Team Rocket gives Ash and Pikachu a cheer to them. Misty says good bye, knowing that they were Team Rocket. At the gym, Ash and Pikachu are ready. After a few slams, Pikachu used his agility and speed to fight against Raichu. Pikachus and Raichus learn their agility and speed when they are in their Pikachu stage but Brock found out that Lt. Surge's Raichu had evolved too quickly to learn agility. Near the end of the battle, Raichu sends out a gigantic electric bolt that destroys the windows. Lt. Surge and Raichu are thinking the battle is over until they find Pikachu standing on top of his tail. Raichu can't use anymore of his attacks and Pikachu finishes him off. At the end, Ash is awarded the Thunder badge. Raichu congratulates Pikachu. Ash gives Pikachu a warm hug. Afterwards, Team Rocket had just realized that they've devoted the entire episode cheering on the good guys.
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115.Battle Aboard the St. Anne

Now, Ash continues his way with 3 badges pinned to his jacket. The gang sees a huge ship looming on the dock. They begin to have dreams about going on a cruise on the ship. Disguised as cheesy teenage girls, Jesse and James of Team Rocket fool every Pokémon trainer, including Ash and his friends, into accepting free tickets for a cruise aboard the St. Anne. After that, Jesse and James go to their lighthouse hideout where they communicate via video phone with their boss. Jesse and James' boss describes his evil plan to get as many Pokémon trainers as possible on to the St. Anne and steal their Pokémon once they're all on board! On the St. Anne, it seemed like being on a floating Pokémon convention. Trainers from all over the place are either buying, selling, trading or battling Pokémon. Later on, Ash comes across a Pokémon trainer who's dressed like a magician. To show off his skills, Ash challenges the man into a battle. Ash calls upon his Butterfree against the man's Raticate (a huge rat with a bad hair day) Ash is close to winning when the man decides to call it a draw. A while after, the man approaches Ash, hoping to trade his Raticate for Ash's Butterfree. After some convincing, Ash reluctantly agrees to trade. Meanwhile, James uses an advance on his and Jesse's paycheck (without her permission) to buy a Magikarp (a fish) which the previous owner described as "a gold mine." Falling for it, James buys the Magikarp. Finally, it was time for Team Rocket's plan to go into action. The boat suddenly stops and the exits are all sealed as an army of Team Rocket terrorists armed with vacuum-powered back-packs burst out of their hiding places and demand for all the Pokémon. Ash rallies the trainers to fight back and Team Rocket finds themselves being attacked by Pokémons. In the midst of battle, Ash's new Raticate makes him realize how much he misses Butterfree, which is the first Pokémon he captured and raised, and after the battle he sets out to find the man that was dressed like a magician. Suddenly, the St. Anne began to sink in the midst of a wild storm. Jesse and Meowth find James as he tries to search for the guy who sold him the Magikarp. Brock and Misty find Ash trading the Raticate for his Butterfree back. The ship suddenly lurches and both James and Ash drop their Pokéballs and chase after them. The boat overturn, knocking out Team Rocket, Ash and company. All the passengers manage to get out safely and on board the lifeboats but our heroes and Team Rocket are still unconscious in the boat as it sinks into the ocean.

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11.Charmander the Stray Pokemon

Once again, Ash, Misty and Brock are lost. The only Pokémon that's available in the area are Spearows. Ash points out that Route 24 would lead them straight to Vermilion City. The gang is about to leave on their way when they come across a HUGE Pokémon. It's actually a large rock with a Charmander on it (a lizard-looking Pokémon with a flame on its tail). The Charmander seems weak because the flame on its tail is almost out. Legend says that when the Charmander's flame goes out, it'll die. Brock suggests that it seems injured so Ash is about to catch it with his Pokéball when Charmander flicks the Pokéball away. With Pikachu's help, the gang finds out that Charmander is actually waiting for his trainer to come back. Since they can't get Charmander to go with them, Brock suggests to leave Charmander there and let him wait for his trainer. Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu leave and head towards the Pokémon Centre. The weather is horrible with lots of rain and lightning. In the Centre, the gang warm up with a bowl of soup as Brock is getting more worried about Charmander. Then, in the Centre, the gang hear some people talking. Ash and Brock hear a boy, Damien, bragging about his collection of Pokémons. They hear him talk about abandoning his Charmander on the rock. After hearing this, Ash, Misty and Brock get very angry. Knowing that Charmander's flame might go out, Brock threatens Damien to get his Charmander back, but Damien doesn't really care what might happen to his Charmander. After a heated fight between Ash and Damien, they decide to battle but Nurse Joy breaks it up. After a while, Ash, Misty and Brock decide to go out in the rain and rescue Charmander from the storm. When they reach the rock where Charmander was, they see a flock of Spearows attacking it. Pikachu rescues Charmander from the Spearows by sending a electric bolt at them, as well as Ash's gang. Quickly, they take Charmander back to the Centre as his flame is almost out. At the Centre, Nurse Joy takes Charmander and puts him in the Emergency Room. The next morning, the find out that Charmander is missing. In panic, Ash, Misty and Brock head back to the huge rock to find Charmander waiting for Damien again. Nurse Joy had said that Charmander would stay on the rock until he's convinced that Damien won't come back. The group finally accepts that Charmander won't go with them, so they go on Route 24 to Vermilion City. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is making another huge trap. Using their super-duper high-speed whatchamacallit, they drill a huge hole and cover it up. The trap is done and Team Rocket hide behind the trees. Pikachu steps right over the disguised pit but doesn't fall in at all. When Ash, Brock and Misty step on it, they fall into the pit, leaving Pikachu at the surface. Team Rocket, thanks to their rubber super-duper anti-Pikachu suits, capture Pikachu with a red balloon-shooting super-duper anti-Pikachu bazooka. They manage to capture Pikachu in a huge balloon. Ash hears Pikachu calling him but Ash couldn't get up from the pit. Suddenly, Charmander comes along and warns Team Rocket to let go of Pikachu. Charmander gets angry and lets out a huge ball of fire at them. Quickly, Team Rocket drops Pikachu and runs away. Not long after, Damien shows up and says that he wants Charmander back. Charmander refuses to go with him. Then, Damien gets torched and electrocuted by Charmander and Pikachu. Brock suggests that Ash should take Charmander so Ash calls him into the Pokéball. Now, Charmander is happy with his new friends.
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112.Here comes the Squirtle Squad

Ash is really excited about his new Pokémon, Charmander. As the gang were walking towards Vermilion City, they stumble into another pit. Looking up, they see a group of Squirtles (blue turtles with red shells), who had made the pit as a joke. Angry at the Squirtles, Ash tells Pikachu to electrocute them and Pikachu manages to send a electrical bolt on one of them. Pikachu and the leader of the Squirtle squad have a short conversation (the leader is the one with the huge, pointy sunglasses). Suddenly, Officer Jenny (this is a different Jenny from the other episodes...she's one of the identical cousins named Jenny) comes by with her police siren, which scares away the Squirtles. The officers tells Ash, Misty and Brock about the Squirtle Squad. The Squirtles are part of a Pokémon gang and they play practical jokes on the townspeople. The Squirtle Squad was formed after their trainers abandoned them. Meanwhile, Team Rocket are hungry and decide to have a picnic, but, lurking nearby were the hungry Squirtles. The Squirtles demand for their food and Team Rocket fall into a hole as they were trying to call for their Pokémons. Happily, the Squirtles eat Team Rocket's food as they were tied up a tree. Jesse had tried to compromise with the Squirtles but the Squirtles didn't trust humans. Meowth manages to convince the Squirtles to let him go by telling them that Jesse and James were his pets. Later on, Misty is fishing when she thought she caught something. It was actually a Squirtle. Pikachu uses his electric surge to shock the Squirtle but shocks Ash, Misty and Brock instead. Suddenly, the Squirtle flings Pikachu into the river. As Pikachu was trying to get back to shore, a Goldeen (a horned fish) had used its needle attack and weakened Pikachu. Without warning, some Squirtles threw some ropes at Pikachu and roped him up. Then, they rope up Ash, Misty and Brock also. Inside the cave, the group finds out that Meowth is behind it all. Pikachu is found inside a cage, all injured and weak. Ash knows that Pikachu needs some Super Potion and manages to compromise with the Squirtles to let him get some for Pikachu. Meowth threatens to dye Misty's hair purple if he's not back by noon tomorrow. Quickly, Ash runs to the nearest town to get some medicine. He almost makes it to the door of the shop when Gary opens it, accidentally smacking Ash in the face. Ash finally gets back some consciousness to find that Team Rocket had robbed the store. He is nearly shot by the shop keepers when he runs in to get the super potion but manages to get the medicine. Officer Jenny escorts Ash to the cave. Ash goes in by himself with Charmander lighting the way. Ash gives Misty the potion and she sprays it on Pikachu. They're interrupted with Team Rocket throwing down bombs. The gang run for cover but there is one Squirtle who was upside down on its shell and couldn't get up. Ash risks his life and covers the Squirtle to protect it. As more bombs drop, Squirtle grabs Ash and runs into the cave. A huge fire had started and all the Squirtles team up to hose the fire down. Afterwards, the Squirtles get an award for being so brave and are appointed the town's firefighters. As Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu are on their way, they find Squirtle, the leader of the squad, following behind them. He wants to join Ash's team and takes off his sunglasses to reveal a cute Pokémon. Squirtle runs to Ash to receive a warm welcome from Ash and Pikachu.
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113.Mystery at the Lighthouse

No big surprise....our heroes are lost. Brock and Misty lack faith in Ash's Pokémon-catching abilities and Misty gets Ash angry. Ash suddenly runs off to a beach, where he finds a Krabby (a crab Pokémon). Using only a stick and a Pokéball, Ash manages to catch Krabby. Being proud of his catch, Ash holds the Pokéball in his hand when it disappears. Ash gets worried about it and Brock explains that in the Pokémon League you're only allowed to carry six Pokémon at a time and the rest are all teleported to where you got your Pokédex, which means that Krabby is with Professor Oak. Brock also tells Ash that he can change his Pokémon by pressing the white button on his Pokédex. Ash doesn't want to exchange any of his Pokémons but gets worried and wants to know if his Krabby is okay. Ash wants to call Professor Oak but a phone is nowhere to be found. Then, Pikachu points out a lighthouse in the distance. The group walk up the path and reach the lighthouse. They ring the doorbell and ask to come inside. The voice agrees to let them in and the door opens automatically. Ash asks for a phone and the voice tells him where it is. Then, Ash calls Professor Oak, who was just cooking dinner. Ash gets upset and wonders if Professor Oak was eating his Krabby but Oak assured him that he was just cooking Tofu. Then, Professor Oak explained that Gary had already caught 45 Pokémons! That had made Ash surprised. Professor Oak has to leave and asks, Bill, the Pokémon researcher (the voice) if he could give the group a crash course about Pokémons. The group step forward towards Bill and the light reveals a Kabudo (an extinct, prehistoric Pokémon) instead! Brock points out that Kabudos are instinct and they find out that Bill is just stuck in a costume. They help Bill out of the costume and then Bill explains the research he's doing on rare Pokémons. He explains to Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu about all the different kinds of Pokémons that once existed. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is climbing up the cliff to get to the lighthouse without being seen. Back inside the lighthouse, Bill says that he is looking for one specific Pokémon which he describes as a huge Loch Ness monster. He says that the huge Pokémon wants to find friends and Bill said that he wants to be friends with it also. Bill doesn't want to capture it, he just wants to study it. Bill and the group go outside to the top of lighthouse, where they hear a strange, beautiful music coming from the ocean. Team Rocket hear the music also from the cliff side. A huge Pokémon shows up near the lighthouse and Team Rocket tries to capture it with bazooka-looking weapons. The huge dragon-like Pokémon attacks Team Rocket and leaves back to the ocean afterwards. Bill calls for it to come back but the huge Pokémon disappears into the fog. The next day, Bill forgets about the huge Pokémons and wishes Ash and the group good luck on their journey. Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu continue down their way to become the greatest Pokémon trainers in the world.
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114.Electric Shock Showdown

Like a dream, Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu finally reach Vermilion City! Pikachu is feeling hungry so Ash takes him to the Vermilion City Pokémon Centre to feed him. At the Pokécentre, Ash and Pikachu see a kid bringing in a Rattata who seem to be very weak. Nurse Joy (a different Nurse Joy) says that the gym leader of the Vermilion City Gym had done this, just like all the other injured Pokémons in the Pokécentre. Ash finds out the name of the gym leader, Lt. Surge, and Misty knows that Ash is not an experienced enough trainer to battle against him. Finally, Pikachu is healed and Ash and Misty find him eating happily at some snacks. Ash warns Pikachu to get ready and battle Lt. Surge, but when another injured Pokémon passed by, Pikachu cries out and didn't want to go anymore. Ash is confident that Pikachu will win and they enter the Gym. At the gym, Lt. Surge was a huge man who had a Raichu (a evolved form of Pikachu). After seeing Raichu, Pikachu is very determined to beat him. The battle is cruel and Pikachu had lost pretty badly. Later on, Pikachu is taken to the Pokémon Centre, where he was laid in a bed to heal. Pikachu wakes up and refuses to talk to anyone. Brock and Misty says that it's almost impossible for Pikachu to win against Raichu. Overhearing their conversation, Nurse Joy shows Ash and Pikachu a Thunder stone, which will make Pikachu evolve into a Raichu. Ash isn't sure whether to make Pikachu evolve so he asks Pikachu if he wants to. After a long pause, Pikachu whacks the stone away and tells Ash that he wants to fight Raichu just the way he is. Outside the window, Team Rocket is spying on them while Meowth is translating what Pikachu is saying. Brock gives Ash a strategy against Raichu. AS Ash and Pikachu head towards the gym, they are stopped by Team Rocket who disguise themselves. Team Rocket gives Ash and Pikachu a cheer to them. Misty says good bye, knowing that they were Team Rocket. At the gym, Ash and Pikachu are ready. After a few slams, Pikachu used his agility and speed to fight against Raichu. Pikachus and Raichus learn their agility and speed when they are in their Pikachu stage but Brock found out that Lt. Surge's Raichu had evolved too quickly to learn agility. Near the end of the battle, Raichu sends out a gigantic electric bolt that destroys the windows. Lt. Surge and Raichu are thinking the battle is over until they find Pikachu standing on top of his tail. Raichu can't use anymore of his attacks and Pikachu finishes him off. At the end, Ash is awarded the Thunder badge. Raichu congratulates Pikachu. Ash gives Pikachu a warm hug. Afterwards, Team Rocket had just realized that they've devoted the entire episode cheering on the good guys.
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115.Battle Aboard the St. Anne

Now, Ash continues his way with 3 badges pinned to his jacket. The gang sees a huge ship looming on the dock. They begin to have dreams about going on a cruise on the ship. Disguised as cheesy teenage girls, Jesse and James of Team Rocket fool every Pokémon trainer, including Ash and his friends, into accepting free tickets for a cruise aboard the St. Anne. After that, Jesse and James go to their lighthouse hideout where they communicate via video phone with their boss. Jesse and James' boss describes his evil plan to get as many Pokémon trainers as possible on to the St. Anne and steal their Pokémon once they're all on board! On the St. Anne, it seemed like being on a floating Pokémon convention. Trainers from all over the place are either buying, selling, trading or battling Pokémon. Later on, Ash comes across a Pokémon trainer who's dressed like a magician. To show off his skills, Ash challenges the man into a battle. Ash calls upon his Butterfree against the man's Raticate (a huge rat with a bad hair day) Ash is close to winning when the man decides to call it a draw. A while after, the man approaches Ash, hoping to trade his Raticate for Ash's Butterfree. After some convincing, Ash reluctantly agrees to trade. Meanwhile, James uses an advance on his and Jesse's paycheck (without her permission) to buy a Magikarp (a fish) which the previous owner described as "a gold mine." Falling for it, James buys the Magikarp. Finally, it was time for Team Rocket's plan to go into action. The boat suddenly stops and the exits are all sealed as an army of Team Rocket terrorists armed with vacuum-powered back-packs burst out of their hiding places and demand for all the Pokémon. Ash rallies the trainers to fight back and Team Rocket finds themselves being attacked by Pokémons. In the midst of battle, Ash's new Raticate makes him realize how much he misses Butterfree, which is the first Pokémon he captured and raised, and after the battle he sets out to find the man that was dressed like a magician. Suddenly, the St. Anne began to sink in the midst of a wild storm. Jesse and Meowth find James as he tries to search for the guy who sold him the Magikarp. Brock and Misty find Ash trading the Raticate for his Butterfree back. The ship suddenly lurches and both James and Ash drop their Pokéballs and chase after them. The boat overturn, knocking out Team Rocket, Ash and company. All the passengers manage to get out safely and on board the lifeboats but our heroes and Team Rocket are still unconscious in the boat as it sinks into the ocean.

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16.Pokemon Shipwreck

Our heroes, including Team Rocket are still stuck under the sea, while Officer Jenny performs a memorial service on the surface for the main characters (including Team Rocket). The upside-down cruise ship is balancing on a precipice in a canyon as Jesse and James awaken to find themselves underneath a blazing stove. Brock and Misty urges Ash to wake up. Ash does, as Misty tells him to look outside window. There are fish out there. Anyway, back to Jesse and James. They find themselves under some intense heat from the the stove. Then, suddenly, Jesse has an idea. She has Ekans blast open a hole in the floor (or ceiling). Of course, it just causes the ship to fill with water. Team Rocket nearly drown but are saved when Misty's Goldeen, trying to find a way out, finds them and brings them to the surface and set them near Ash, Brock and Misty. Being harsh enemies, they start to fight, but the extra weight of all their Pokémons cause the ship to tip. Quickly, they all put their Pokémons back into the Pokéballs and decide to call it a truce temporarily. Misty, who's built a model of the St. Anne before, knew exactly how to get out. It included crossing over an inferno-filled room. To get across the fire, Ash has Bulbasaur to extend his vines across the room, and allow the gang to walk across the vines like tight-rope walkers. Ash gets Charmander to burn a hole in the ceiling. The hole is burned through and everyone ties themselves up to a water Pokémon. Everyone grabs hold of a water Pokémon except for Team Rocket. In desperation, James calls out his Magikarp, but Magikarp can't swim, and the ship topples into the enormous abyss. Back on the surface, Ash and his friends are standing on top of a floating object and have absolutely no idea where land is. Brock tells Ash about the story of Noah and how Noah used a bird to find land. After hearing this, Ash sends Pidgeotto to fly out and bring something back. Pidgeotto brings back Team Rocket and a floundering Magikarp. Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu are about to give them a funeral when they suddenly wake up. Hours later, they're all hungry and Magikarp is not fit to feed five people with. James is very angry at Magikarp's uselessness and kicks him into the water. Suddenly, Magikarp evolves into a Galadros (a huge Sea serpent) Misty calls upon her water Pokémons to tow the raft while everyone rows to escape from the chasing serpent. Eventually, the Galadros stops its pursuit and everyone thinks they're safe, except for Misty. Misty says that the Galadros might be using its most powerful attack, the Dragon Rage. Summoning more of his species, Galadros and his friends spin in a circle to create a water-filled tornado. The tornado manages to suck everyone in. Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu are holding hands, but can't hold on for much longer. Will our heroes get away safe and sound?

17.Island of the Giant Pokemon

In the last episode, Team Rocket and Ash and his friends joined forces to protect each other...but only temporarily, however, they couldn't shield themselves from the ultimate attack from Galadro's Dragon Rage. With this attack, everyone was washed up in the hurricane and they were all stranded somewhere. Ash wakes up, wondering how he got there, and he wakes up Misty and Brock. Ash can't seem to find Pikachu, and finds out that he only has two Pokémons with him. Elsewhere on the beach, Team Rocket is stuck on the dirt when a Krabby pinches both of them, and they wake up. They begin to think they're invincible. But soon they don't hear any annoying sounds...Meowth is gone somewhere, so are Jesse and James' Ekans and Koffing. They find a phone booth, (weird to have it in the middle of nowhere) but then they find that they have no change. In another area of the beach, Pikachu wakes up, and finds 3 Pokéballs on the ground. He calls them out, and asks if they're ok. They are, and Squirtle wonders where they are. Bulbasaur asks if they are lost and Charmander asks where are they. Pikachu doesn't have the answers. They look around, and see a Slow Bro, a Pokémon, resting on a rock. Pikachu asks him where they are, but he doesn't reply. So they just leave him alone after he puts his tail into the water. Later that day, the Pokémons are searching for their masters, courtesy of Charmander's fire, which lights up the place. Somewhere nearby, Meowth is spying on them. He challenges the Pokémons to a match. He begins the Team Rocket motto, but it doesn't even make Ash's Pokémons scared at all. He asks for help by Koffing and Ekans, but they refuse because he's not their master. Later on, both groups of Pokémon--Ash's Pokémons and Team Rocket's Pokémons join forces to try and find their masters. They have traveled a long way, so they are all obviously hungry. They stop, make a fire and begin munching, and having a little chat. Very soon, there's a huge thumping sound coming from near them. They all look up and see that it's a huge Pokémon! Of course they run away, and Pikachu must untie Meowth from the tree. Somewhere on the island, Ash and his friends are also running away from the huge monsters. Team Rocket is also somewhere in the island, and they are also running away from the huge monsters (what a coincidence) Team Rocket hit a sign, and thank it for saving them. The lost Pokémon are now resting with a pal, Slow Bro. Some of them are crying, while others are fighting or calming each other down. The next morning, Ash and his group are resting in a cave, and decide they should go out and look for their Pokémons. Team Rocket wakes up and runs for the phone booth, planning to make a call. They call the boss, and he hangs up after Team Rocket say their motto. So, then they have another plan instead, they decide to follow the phone cable, planning it would lead them to the phone company. Soon, they see a huge Pikachu. They think it's a mirage, but its not, and the Pikachu makes an attempt to squish them. Elsewhere, Ash and his friends make an attempt to escape the fire of a huge Charizard, an evolved Charmander. The Pokémon see it, and then they see a Blastoise, an evolved Squirtle, and Pikachu tells him to ask for directions. Squirtle does, but when he asks the huge turtle, it shoots out water at the Pokémon. So then they see a Venusaur, the evolved form of Bulbasaur. Bulbasaur refuses to talk to it, and Squirtle calls him a coward. Back with Team Rocket, they are running away from the huge monsters (again). They find a rail road car, and hop in, but they go backwards instead so they decide to hit the brakes. Unfortunately for them, it breaks off, and they keep going. Ash and his friends are on a land bridge, and they see a huge Pikachu. Then they see a rail road car coming closer. It collides with the bridge, and the bridge collapses. Everyone falls into the cart. Then they look behind them, and their real Pokémon are running behind the cart. Then Misty points out a loop up ahead. After they go around the loop, the Pokémon jump onto the cart. Then, Meowth appears, and the rest of the Team Rocket group celebrates. Suddenly, a huge mechanical bird crashes into the giant Pokémon pile and the rail car crashes into the water. Just then a tour boat floats by that belongs to a theme park called "Pokémon Land," where you get to see mechanical reproductions real Pokémon only many times their real size! Then Team Rocket's boss gets a call that his million-dollar theme park has just been trashed, while Ash and his friends find their way to the beautiful town of Porta Vista.

18.Tentacool and Tentacruel

Ash, Brock and Misty are in the town of Porta Vista without enough money to ride the ferry off the island. They're waiting at the dock for another ferry to pass by when a battered Horsea (a blue seahorse Pokémon) tries to warn them of some danger, but they don't understand what it's trying to say. Suddenly, a boat on the ocean explodes which sends some sailors flying into the air. Misty sends out Starmie, Staryu and Goldeen to help rescue them while Ash and Brock get a boat. Misty's water Pokémons get the sailors on the boat and find the sailors are paralyzed. The sailors ask to see their boss. The sailors boss is Nestina, a short, ugly woman with a mean temper. Nestina is trying to build a resort on the reef off-shore, but the Tentacools (jellyfish-looking Pokémon) keeps interfering with her plans. She wants Ash and friends to exterminate the Tentacool and offers them lots fabulous prizes if they're successful. Ash and Brock are all for it, but Misty gets mad and storms off because she thinks Tentacools are cute. Misty loves water-type Pokémon, she's a lot nicer when she's with them but she especially loves the Tentacool and thinks they're beautiful (Ash and Brock think otherwise) Suddenly, Ash then realizes that Horsea was trying to warn them about the Tentacools and the picture it made by blasting ink on the water looked like Tentacools. Just then, Nestina makes a public announcement saying that she's offering a generous reward to anyone who can exterminate the Tentacools. After the announcement, a riot forms to get rid of the Tentacools. Nestina arrives in a tank to calm everyone down and a suction-dart rose hits the tank's barrel. It's Team Rocket (James threw the rose). Team Rocket accepts the challenge of getting rid of the Tentacools and rides a boat to the construction site of the resort. Their plan was to dump stun sauce on the Tentacool, get the reward money and then sell the Tentacool for profit! When they arrive at the site, Jesse realizes that there's not enough stun sauce to have any affect on all those Tentacools. All the Tentacools team up and blast the boat to bits, sending Team Rocket flying and the barrel of stun sauce hits one of the Tentacools, turning it into a gigantic Tentacruel! (Tentacruel are only supposed to be up to seven feet in length) The Tentacruel grabs Team Rocket, destroys the construction site, and plans to take down Porta Vista also. Everyone turn to flee as the giant jellyfish's approach causes a tidal wave. Jesse and James wind up on pole and Meowth finds himself the unwitting victim of a Tentacruel. Using Meowth as a speaker, the Tentacruel announces that he and all the Tentacool will destroy the human's home like they've destroyed the Tentacool's home (the ocean). Ash tries to let down the Tentacruel by sending out Pikachu, Bulbasaur and Squirtle out riding on Pidgeotto, Butterfree and Brock's Zubat and Misty unleashes the forces of Starmie, Staryu and Goldeen. Misty's Pokémon and Zubat herd the Tentacool back into the ocean while the flying Pikachu and Bulbasaur attack the massive Tentacruel. The Tentacruel smacks Butterfree and Bulbasaur. Then, Horsea and Pikachu try to reason with it. Finally, Misty convinces Tentacruel to stop the damage. She says that the people would stop doing that they were doing. The Tentacruel believes her, tosses Meowth away, and heads back out to the ocean. Then Nestina tries to attack the Tentacruel with machine guns and bazookas, but doesn't seem to do any harm on the Tentacruel as it smacks her off the island and all the way to her twin cousin's house. In the end, Misty gets Horsea as her new Pokémon. Team Rocket gets dragged behind a ferry in a barrel. (what a way to travel) Read the next episode to find out what happens...

19.The Ghost of Maiden's Peak

Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu are riding on the ferry while Team Rocket are riding in a barrel tied to the ferry. Brock is heart-broken because the summer is almost over and he hasn't found a girl yet. The gang manage to get to Maiden's Peak just in time for the festival. Our heroes get off the ferry and Brock sees a beautiful girl in the distance. Team Rocket get off from the barrel and James sees the beautiful girl also. Suddenly, Brock comes across an old woman who prophesizes that a beautiful girl will be the cause of something bad happening to Brock. Later on, Team Rocket and Ash's gang head into the festival. All day, Brock can't stop thinking about the girl, while Jesse and James search the ground for any loose change. James find a penny as and old woman appears out of nowhere and tells James the same thing she told Brock. Later the day at the festival, lots of people attend to the unveiling of a painting that the shrine had kept for so long. The pictures shows the girl that Brock and James had saw earlier. The host says that the painting shows the picture of a girl who had once lived over 2000 years ago as she waited for her warrior who had never come back. The story goes that the girl waited so long that she turned into stone. Brock and James immediately fall in love with the girl. Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu head over to Maiden's Peak to get a closer look at it. Ash, Misty and Pikachu turn to head to the Pokémon Centre since it was near curfew time. Brock decides to stay a little longer and says he'll be back but he doesn't. Ash and Misty go back to the shrine to find Brock, but instead find Jesse and Meowth who are looking for James at the same time. As they met, Jesse starts her Team Rocket motto but is interrupted when James and Brock fall out through the shrine's doors, gibbering madly about being in love with the girl. The old woman appears again, saying it's girl's ghost who lures lonely men away and drains them of their life. Pikachu electrifies James and Brock to get them thinking normally. James starts getting freaked out, but Brock doesn't seem to change much. The old woman told them that the only way to keep the girl's ghost from getting anywhere near them is to cover Brock, James and the shrine with anti-ghost stickers, which she happens to sell. Ash and the other start sticking the stickers everywhere. They wait inside the sticker-covered shrine to see what happens. At night, a strong wind blows the stickers off the shrine, opens the doors and blows the stickers off Brock. The ghostly girl appears and takes Brock and James out of the shrine. James manages to hang on to a bar to keep himself from flying away but he loses his grip. The ghost begins to take Brock and James off the cliff. Ash and Misty pull Brock behind the handrail, even though Brock tried to protest, while Jesse blasts the girl with a bazooka. This causes James to fall into the ocean. He climbs back up the cliff and the girl's ghost summons a swarm of ghostly skulls. The skulls don't register on the Pokédex, but a chance flinch causes the Pokédex to identify the ghostly girl as Ghastly, an orb-shaped ghost Pokémon with hypnotic powers. Ghastly's cover is blown. Ghastly reveals that he not only disguise himself as the maiden, but also as the old woman as well. Ash sends in Pikachu to attack Ghastly, but ghost's hypnotic powers make him think he's being chased by a giant mouse trap! Meowth goes for it, but is hypnotized into believing he's playing with a kitty-ball. Jesse binds Ghastly with Ekans, but the snake is scared off by a giant mongoose. James shakily calls upon Koffing's poison gas attack, but is instead stomped by a mongoose wearing a gas mask. Ash tries his luck with Bulbasaur and Squirtle, teamed-up, but the ghost frightens them with a Venustoise (the combination of a Venusaur and a Blastoise...yikes!) Misty thinks she has the answer of getting rid of Ghastly, as she holds out a holy cross, garlic, and wooden stakes. She's obviously confused Ghastly with a vampire. As dawn nears, the sun comes up and Ghastly disappears, screeching from the light. That night, everyone puts on Japanese robes and dances to the beat of huge drums playing by Team Rocket, who looks like they're enjoying themselves. Ash and Misty start dancing as Pikachu sang. Also, the REAL maiden's ghost thanks Ghastly for his help, and Ghastly was glad to help out ('cause he got paid for selling the stickers)

20.Bye-Bye Butterfree

Along the way to Saffron City, Ash and friends come to a cliff at the ocean. There they find flocks of Butterfree during their love season. This is the time of year when the Butterfree find mates and leave across the ocean to lay eggs. Ash and pals rent a hot-air balloon to see the Butterfree up close and release Ash's Butterfree so it too can find a mate. Butterfree is pretty much rejected by every female he meets (poor Butterfree). Other Butterfree trainers also hope into their hot air balloons to release their Butterfrees and Brock sees a pretty female trainer in another balloon. He tries to hook up Butterfree with the girl's Butterfree (so he could meet the trainer, of course), but Misty whacks him upside the head, saying that he shouldn't tell which Pokémon Butterfree should go for. It was not long after when Butterfree then falls for a pretty pink Butterfree. Butterfree tries his courtship dance to get her interested, but the pink Butterfree just rejects him. Heartbroken, Butterfree heads down into the forest with Ash and the gang following him down. They find Butterfree behind a tree and tell him to not give up. Misty suggests showing off his attack moves. Brock thinks a new look might help, so he ties a bandana around Butterfree's neck (it looked really cute). Butterfree and his friends go back up to the sky once more. Butterfree shows the pink Butterfree his flying tackle, his stun spore shower, and his whirlwind attack, but she still ignores him anyway. Like always, Team Rocket shows up in a black helicopter and starts stealing all the Butterfrees in the sky with a giant butterfly net. All of the Butterfrees, except Ash's, are caught in the net. Butterfree's attacks against the helicopter are useless, so Butterfree follows the chopper and leads Ash and the bunch in the balloon to Team Rocket's secret bunker down in some valley. Team Rocket is pretty proud and relieved that their plan had actually worked but then Ash and his friends show up with their own version of the Team Rocket motto. While Misty's Starmie keeps Team Rocket busy, Butterfree manages releases his fluttery friends. Jesse bashes Starmie with a sledgehammer and Team Rocket chases the Butterfrees down in the helicopter again. Butterfree takes Pikachu to Team Rocket's chopper and Pikachu blasts them out of the sky. In the end, Ash and Butterfree say goodbye with an emotion moment, thinking of all the wonderful times they've had together. Butterfree and the pink Butterfree flutter into the sunset as Ash and his friends look from far behind....

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21.Abra and the Psyhic Showdown

Ash and friends get lost on the way to Saffron City, as usual. Along their way find a girl in the woods who runs off when asked they for directions. Ash decides to run after her, but nearly falls off a cliff instead, when Bulbasaur uses his vine-whip. The cliff over-looks Saffron City, which looks more like a city than the other cities in the previous episodes. As Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu enter the city entrance, they're greeted by some Hawaiian girls (who are actually Team Rocket) and are told that they're the one-millionth visitor to the city. Their prize isn't't so glamorous, Pikachu gets snatched away from them and while being shoved onto a warp tile that takes them to a windowless and doorless room. Team Rocket mocks Ash and company through TV when the signal suddenly cuts out. In the control room, the girl from the forest appears, and paralyzes James and Jesse. The girl then teleports with Pikachu to the windowless room and then teleports everyone back outside. Ash and his friends manage to find their way to the gum. Out of nowhere, a jogger warns Ash to forget about challenging Sabrina, the Gym Leader because it is too dangerous. Still determined to beat the Gym leader, Ash enters the temple-looking gym where they find many people praticing some of their psychic powers. A man in a surgical mask tells them that psychokinetic powers are necessary to control psychic Pokémon, and starts to bend a spoon with the powers of his mind. After, he tells Ash he is not worthy of challenging Sabrina since Ash lacked any psychic powers. Ash bends the spoon with his hands and demands to see Sabrina immediately. When Ash and the gang reach the arena, they see through a see-through curtain to see the girl from the forest. She will only accept Ash's challenge under one condition: If Ash loses, he and his friends must be her friends and play with her. Thinking this is just a mere little girl's request, Ash accepts and discovers the girl is actually a doll controlled by the psychic powers of Sabrina, the teenaged gym leader. And so, Ash calls upon Pikachu to battle. Sabrina summons Abra (a psychic pokémon that sleeps a lot), which just snoozes while Pikachu hops around, taunting it. Pikachu attempts to open with the Thundershock attack, but Abra's psychic powers cause the electricity to go back on Pikachu, shocking Pikachu. Pikachu attempts a quick attack, but Abra teleports behind him and Sabrina evolves it into the spoon-wielding Kadabra. Ash commands Pikachu to fill the arena with lightning, but Kadabra manages to make the lightning turn at Pikachu. Pikachu takes the hit pretty badly, but it gets worse as Kadabra's psychokinetic powers kept slamming Pikachu against the ceiling and floor. Not long after, Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu are shrunk down to doll size and teleported into a town made of dollhouses. It takes Ash a while to figure out that he's actually a doll and Ash's gang find themselves chased down the street by Sabrina's dolly. The street is block by a picture in a frames and the doll rolls a gigantic ball to them that would surely crush them if something doesn't save them. Something in the form of the mysterious jogger saves them, as he teleports into the doll town, teleports everyone out and back to normal size outside the gym. The jogger tells Ash not to challenge Sabrina again because he won't be able to save them next time and no one without psychic powers could beat her. Ash says that all they need to do is attack faster and the jogger uses his psychic powers to cause Ash's pants to fall down and make him do a little dance. Seeing the jogger's point, Ash asks him to teach him psychic powers. The jogger says that usually only people born with the powers can learn them. I forget why, but for some reason Ash tries to get near the jogger, but he's blasted back with psychokinetic force. It'll take more than guts to defeat Sabrina explains Jogger, but Ash crawls his way to Jogger's foot. Jogger thinks he just might have what it takes "to save Sabrina" (whatever that meant...) and tells Ash the only Pokémon capable of beating a psychic is a ghost Pokémon that can be found in Lavender Town. Ash and friends then head straight for Lavender Town, while Jesse and James are still paralyzed and Meowth drags them along

22.The Tower of Terror

Taking the advice of the mysterious jogger, Ash and friends head for Lavender Town. Along the fog-shrouded way, Ash scares Brock and Misty with a mask. Ash thinks that they need to overcome fear if they're to catch a ghost Pokémon and beat Sabrina, but Brock and Misty are less than appreciative. They eventually get to Lavender Town and the haunted Pokémon Tower, but no one is willing to go inside. Meanwhile, inside the tower, Team Rocket awaits with a plan to catch Pikachu. James falls through the floor and is followed by Meowth when he slashes Jesse's face trying to defend himself from a Ghastly surrounding her head. Jesse doesn't see it until she looks in a mirror, panics, and falls through the hole in floor. Team Rocket then falls through a few more floors into the basement. Ash and company finally muster up enough courage to enter the tower. The door closes behind them, sending them into complete darkness. Charmander lights a candle (and Brock, who was holding it) and the five of them eventually find themselves in the dining room. Ash pulls a rope labeled "Pull me" and they get showered with confetti and big sign that reads "Welcome". Dinnerware and chairs fly all over the place and Team Ash beats a hasty retreat outside. Ash bravely (or stupidly) marches back inside while Brock and Misty wait outside. Hearing sounds coming through a hole in the floor, Ash has Pikachu send down a lightning blast and Charmander let loose with a fire blast. He tosses down a Pokéball which hits a toasted Jesse in the face. Jesse swears revenge and Meowth points out that her hair is on fire. As Ash just stared down at what seemed like a twirling fireball, Haunter (Ghastly's second stage of evolution) sneaks up behind Ash and startles him. Ash has Charmander leer at Haunter and the two get into a staring match. Charmander makes a face, Haunter bursts out laughing and licks Charmander, which really freaks him out. Ash puts the lizard back into its ball and Gengar (third-stage Ghastly) appears, whaps Ash with a huge paper fan, and procedes to whap Haunter vigorously. After a while, Ash realizes that they're trying to be funny. He tells the ghosts they aren't and they sink into the floor. Then a chandalier falls on Ash and Pikachu, knocking them out cold. Ghastly, Haunter and Gengar check to see if they're OK, then Haunter separates Ash and Pikachu's spirits from there bodies. Ash and Pikachu panic, then the three ghost Pokémon take them on a trip through the sky. Ash sees Misty and Brock and decides to have some fun with them. Misty thinks she heard something, then Ash lifts her up into the air and drops her. Brock catches her then the two of them go inside to check on Ash. The ghostly trio take Ash and Pikachu into an enormous play room and Ash figures out that the ghosts just want to have fun, not scare people. Ash explains he has to now and, after a good cry, the ghosts put Ash and Pikachu back into their bodies. Misty and Brock are glad to see their friends are OK, and the four of them leave the tower. Ash explains he could never catch the ghost Pokémon, then Haunter appears and scares off Brock and Misty, and Ash finds himself with a new friend with Haunter.

23.Kadabra VS. Haunter

With Haunter at his side, Ash, Brock and Misty return to Saffron City. Before entering the gym, Ash releases Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander and entire group storms their way into the arena. Sabrina calls out her Kadabra but when Ash calls for Haunter, he's gone missing. Panicing like crazy, Ash calls it quits and everyone makes a break for it. The exits are sealed, but the mysterious jogger rescues everyone except Brock and Misty who got turned into dolls. Outside the gym, the jogger tells Ash about Sabrina's past. As a little girl all Sabrina wanted to do was practice her pyschic powers. She didn't even want to make friends. Her parents tried to curb her powers, but Sabrina used her psychic powers to turn them away. Eventually, her powers split her into two people: the emotionless pokémon trainer who'll stop at nothing to win, and the doll who tries her hardest to make friends. Seeing that the jogger has the same picture as the one blocking the street in episode 20, Ash makes a connection. Most people would make the connection that the jogger was Sabrina's dad, but Ash thinks he's a photographer (he's wrong, of course). But that doesn't matter, as Ash must find Haunter again if he's ever to defeat Sabrina. Not known to Ash as he walks about town, Team Rocket is waiting on a window-cleaning platform above him. Their apparently most ingenious plan ever: to catch Pikachu in a fish net! (hehe) Haunter appears and starts freaking them out, as they topple off the platform. Jesse hangs to the platform on for dear life (while James hangs on her and Meowth hangs on him) as Haunter goofs off in front of her. Finally, she can't hold her laughter in much longer. She bursts out laughing and they leave Team Rocket-shaped holes in the sidewalk. Ash realizes Haunter just saved Pikachu then makes him promise not to dissapear like that again until he defeats Sabrina's Kadabra. Ash, Pikachu, and Haunter head back to the Gym to challenge Sabrina. The stakes: If Ash wins, Sabrina turns Brock and Misty back into humans. If he loses, Ash and all his Pokémon get turned into dolls! Sabrina sends in Kadabra, but Haunter has disappeared again! Pikachu bravely dives into the fray with several thundershock attacks, each of which is dodged by a timely teleport! Kadabra lets loose with a psychic assault that sends Pikachu reeling! Pikachu's thunderbolt attack fries Kadabra, but he recovers! Suddenly Haunter appears out of nowhere next to Sabrina and starts to goof off. Sabrina's doll objects, but the jogger points out that Haunter isn't fighting, so he stays. Haunter does a great many entertaining tricks, ending with a cartoon bomb that covers Sabrina, the doll and the ghost with ash. Finally Sabrina can't hold back anymore and bursts out laughing and doll fades off into the background. Ash doesn't understand, and the jogger points out that Kadabra, whose psychically linked to Sabrina, is rolling around on the arena floor laughing his head off. Since Kadabra can no longer battle, the jogger declares the match over with Ash as the victor! The jogger remarks that it's the happiest he's seen Sabrina in her entire life, then Ash finally makes the connection! He also took her baby pictures! (Geez! How dense can you get, huh?) Not that it matters, because Brock and Misty are back to normal, Sabrina has a new friend, Ash has the Marshbadge, and Team Rocket is covered with cement after they escaped from the hole they made.

24.Primeape Goes Banana's

Ash decides to show off to Professor Oak about the four badges that he's won so far. Oak tells him that the other trainers from Pallet Town, including Gary, already have five badges and has passed through Celadon City. Also, Gary has over 30 Pokémon now, and Ash hasn't caught any since Krabby was transported to Oak's house. The two of them have been getting along quite well, enjoying tea and writing poetry. Not good poetry, but poetry none the less. According to Professor Oak, poets and trainers have a lot in common. You can't be a good poet without rhyming and you can't be a good trainer without catching loads of Pokémon. With that, the conversation ends and Ash walks back to where Misty, Brock and Pikachu are eating Brock's homemade doughnuts (with no artificial ingredients, might I add). Brock says it's a day's walk to Celadon City, or less if they hurry. A Mankey (a pig-nosed little monkey thing) appears and Brock gives it a doughnut. Ash tries to catch it by throwing a Pokéball at it, but catches a half-eaten doughnut instead. Mankey is upset and thrashes Ash, steals his official Pokémon League hat (which he won by sending in about a million postcards), and climbs into a tree. Ash shakes his fist at Mankey and demands his hat back, but Mankey shakes his fist right back at him and makes monkey-like hooting sounds. Ash climbs up the tree only to be thrashed again. Since this is a bad time, Team Rocket shows up and demands Pikachu. Mankey hops out of the tree to inspect Team Rocket and James kicks it over a rock. Brock warns them not to make the Mankey angry, and Team Rocket turns to see Mankey evolve into Primeape (NEVER look a Primeape in the eyes). Deciding to ignore the pig-monkey-thing, Jesse and James sends in Ekans and Koffing to capture Pikachu and Primeape sends Jesse face-first into a boulder. Enraged, Jesse commands Ekans and Koffing to attack the white, fluffy monkey thing and the entirety of Team Rocket dog piles on Primeape. Ash and friends make a break for it, but wait! Ash forgot his hat! Pikachu goes back for it, but his path is block by the Primeape who just beat up Team Rocket. Despite his best efforts, Pikachu looks Primeape in the eyes and is forced to Thundershock him. Primeape (whose wearing Ash's hat now) throws fit and Brock thinks he just wants some attention. Brock gets thrown over the horizon like a rag doll and Primeape rampages after Ash, Pikachu and Misty! Team Rocket decides to cut them off at the pass. Misty, Ash and Pikachu split up to try to lose Primeape, but he's rapidly gaining on Ash! Brock, who just caught up, thinks he and Misty should catch up with them. Meanwhile, further down the road, Team Rocket dig themsleves into a hole. Jesse peers out of the pit just long enough to see Ash fall on her. Koffing belches a cloud of noxious gas, and climbs out of the hole to see the eyes of Primeape. Remembering what Oak said about poetry and Pokémon training (not that it applies to poetry), Ash sends in Squirtle to attack Primeape. The blue squirrel-turtle's clear geyser makes the white pig-monkey see red, so Ash recalls him and sends in Bulbasaur. Bulbasaur's razor-leaf attack is none to effective, so he trades places with Charmander. Charmander seems to be getting pulverized by Primeape, but Dexter the Pokédex reports on Charmander's Rage attack, which gets stronger as Charmander gets damaged. The rage attack sends Primeape down for the count and Ash catches him in a Pokéball. He then uses Primeape to uppercut Team Rocket, Pokémon and all, into the upper stratasphere. Ash welcomes Primeape to his team, and Primeape welcomes Ash to a black eye. The chase brought them all the way to Celadon City. In the end, Ash gets his hat back, a new Pokémon, and Team Rocket lands in the middle of Primeape nest. Hee hee hee. Silly monkey-pig things.

25.Pokemon Scent-Sation

In Celadon City, Ash and friends follow there noses to a perfume shop. Ash doesn't like perfume because he thinks it smells bad and turns men into zombies, much like Brock was at this time. He gets thrown out of the shop and goes to the Gym, but they won't let him in because he doesn't like perfume (which just happens to be manufactured in this very gym) and stamps a big, red "X" on his face. While Ash gripes Team Rocket climbs in thru the window to steal the perfume's secret ingredients and make a bundle selling them. Inside, James finds and awakens a napping Gloom (Oddish's second stage of evolution). James's Koffing poison gases the Gloom, but the plant Pokémon just inhales it and lets off a malodious odor of its own. The stink is excrutiating, even to Meowth (who wasn't drawn with a nose), leaving Team Rocket open to being wacked with mallets, having big, red X's stamped on their faces, and being strung up in a tree. Jesse offers Ash a plan to get in the gym if he gets them down. They dress Ash up like a girl and disguise themsleves as "Ashley's" parents and enroll him, uh, her, in the gym. While one of the trainers shows "Ashley" around, Team Rocket removes their disguises as the search the gym and has Meowth plant a bomb. "Ashley" asks to see Erica, the Gym Leader, who turns out to be the manager of the perfume shop! She's reading a story to a group of trainers, including Misty and Brock. He hopes the don't regonize him, which they don't, but Pikachu does! While "Ashley" tries to do his best to dupe his friends, Pikachu walks up and hugs his leg. He tries to kick him off, but Pikachu shocks him and the wig burns off. Ash admits to dressing up as a girl to challenge Erica, and Erica decides to accept the challenge. First up is Tangela (a mess of vines with feet), and Ash sends in Bulbasaur. Bulbasaur grabs Tangela with the vine whip, but Tangela reels him in and sprays him with stun spore. Erica offers to give Ash some Paralyz heal potion later, and Ash chooses Primeape, remembers the black eye he got from it, and releases Charmander. Erica's Weepinbell's razor leaf attack is useless against Charmander's full-force flame thrower, so she sends in Gloom. Erica tells Ash he can't be good trainer unless he has empathy with Pokémon, and Ash can't figure which Pokémon would hold up best against Gloom's rampant reek (which, in the wild, it only uses when threatened). Pikachu is up to the task, but Team Rocket cuts the match short when they leap in, blow themsleves to kingdom come, and escapes with the secret formula! The explosion sets the gym on fire and all the Pokémon and trainers except Gloom escapes safely. Ash runs into the gym to save it. Ash finds Gloom in the arena, where it's been spewing its evil fumes for while. Ash holds his breath and rushes in. He tells Gloom he's here to save him, but Ash can't hold his breath any longer and falls to the ground. To his surprise, the odor's gone and he remembers that Erica said earlier that it won't produce a stench if it feels safe. Ash runs out with Gloom and, once the fire has been put out, is rewarded with the Rainbow Badge. And what about Team Rocket stealing the secret formula? It turns out they only stole one ingredient without knowing what it was: essence of gloom!


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21.Abra and the Psyhic Showdown

Ash and friends get lost on the way to Saffron City, as usual. Along their way find a girl in the woods who runs off when asked they for directions. Ash decides to run after her, but nearly falls off a cliff instead, when Bulbasaur uses his vine-whip. The cliff over-looks Saffron City, which looks more like a city than the other cities in the previous episodes. As Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu enter the city entrance, they're greeted by some Hawaiian girls (who are actually Team Rocket) and are told that they're the one-millionth visitor to the city. Their prize isn't't so glamorous, Pikachu gets snatched away from them and while being shoved onto a warp tile that takes them to a windowless and doorless room. Team Rocket mocks Ash and company through TV when the signal suddenly cuts out. In the control room, the girl from the forest appears, and paralyzes James and Jesse. The girl then teleports with Pikachu to the windowless room and then teleports everyone back outside. Ash and his friends manage to find their way to the gum. Out of nowhere, a jogger warns Ash to forget about challenging Sabrina, the Gym Leader because it is too dangerous. Still determined to beat the Gym leader, Ash enters the temple-looking gym where they find many people praticing some of their psychic powers. A man in a surgical mask tells them that psychokinetic powers are necessary to control psychic Pokémon, and starts to bend a spoon with the powers of his mind. After, he tells Ash he is not worthy of challenging Sabrina since Ash lacked any psychic powers. Ash bends the spoon with his hands and demands to see Sabrina immediately. When Ash and the gang reach the arena, they see through a see-through curtain to see the girl from the forest. She will only accept Ash's challenge under one condition: If Ash loses, he and his friends must be her friends and play with her. Thinking this is just a mere little girl's request, Ash accepts and discovers the girl is actually a doll controlled by the psychic powers of Sabrina, the teenaged gym leader. And so, Ash calls upon Pikachu to battle. Sabrina summons Abra (a psychic pokémon that sleeps a lot), which just snoozes while Pikachu hops around, taunting it. Pikachu attempts to open with the Thundershock attack, but Abra's psychic powers cause the electricity to go back on Pikachu, shocking Pikachu. Pikachu attempts a quick attack, but Abra teleports behind him and Sabrina evolves it into the spoon-wielding Kadabra. Ash commands Pikachu to fill the arena with lightning, but Kadabra manages to make the lightning turn at Pikachu. Pikachu takes the hit pretty badly, but it gets worse as Kadabra's psychokinetic powers kept slamming Pikachu against the ceiling and floor. Not long after, Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu are shrunk down to doll size and teleported into a town made of dollhouses. It takes Ash a while to figure out that he's actually a doll and Ash's gang find themselves chased down the street by Sabrina's dolly. The street is block by a picture in a frames and the doll rolls a gigantic ball to them that would surely crush them if something doesn't save them. Something in the form of the mysterious jogger saves them, as he teleports into the doll town, teleports everyone out and back to normal size outside the gym. The jogger tells Ash not to challenge Sabrina again because he won't be able to save them next time and no one without psychic powers could beat her. Ash says that all they need to do is attack faster and the jogger uses his psychic powers to cause Ash's pants to fall down and make him do a little dance. Seeing the jogger's point, Ash asks him to teach him psychic powers. The jogger says that usually only people born with the powers can learn them. I forget why, but for some reason Ash tries to get near the jogger, but he's blasted back with psychokinetic force. It'll take more than guts to defeat Sabrina explains Jogger, but Ash crawls his way to Jogger's foot. Jogger thinks he just might have what it takes "to save Sabrina" (whatever that meant...) and tells Ash the only Pokémon capable of beating a psychic is a ghost Pokémon that can be found in Lavender Town. Ash and friends then head straight for Lavender Town, while Jesse and James are still paralyzed and Meowth drags them along

22.The Tower of Terror

Taking the advice of the mysterious jogger, Ash and friends head for Lavender Town. Along the fog-shrouded way, Ash scares Brock and Misty with a mask. Ash thinks that they need to overcome fear if they're to catch a ghost Pokémon and beat Sabrina, but Brock and Misty are less than appreciative. They eventually get to Lavender Town and the haunted Pokémon Tower, but no one is willing to go inside. Meanwhile, inside the tower, Team Rocket awaits with a plan to catch Pikachu. James falls through the floor and is followed by Meowth when he slashes Jesse's face trying to defend himself from a Ghastly surrounding her head. Jesse doesn't see it until she looks in a mirror, panics, and falls through the hole in floor. Team Rocket then falls through a few more floors into the basement. Ash and company finally muster up enough courage to enter the tower. The door closes behind them, sending them into complete darkness. Charmander lights a candle (and Brock, who was holding it) and the five of them eventually find themselves in the dining room. Ash pulls a rope labeled "Pull me" and they get showered with confetti and big sign that reads "Welcome". Dinnerware and chairs fly all over the place and Team Ash beats a hasty retreat outside. Ash bravely (or stupidly) marches back inside while Brock and Misty wait outside. Hearing sounds coming through a hole in the floor, Ash has Pikachu send down a lightning blast and Charmander let loose with a fire blast. He tosses down a Pokéball which hits a toasted Jesse in the face. Jesse swears revenge and Meowth points out that her hair is on fire. As Ash just stared down at what seemed like a twirling fireball, Haunter (Ghastly's second stage of evolution) sneaks up behind Ash and startles him. Ash has Charmander leer at Haunter and the two get into a staring match. Charmander makes a face, Haunter bursts out laughing and licks Charmander, which really freaks him out. Ash puts the lizard back into its ball and Gengar (third-stage Ghastly) appears, whaps Ash with a huge paper fan, and procedes to whap Haunter vigorously. After a while, Ash realizes that they're trying to be funny. He tells the ghosts they aren't and they sink into the floor. Then a chandalier falls on Ash and Pikachu, knocking them out cold. Ghastly, Haunter and Gengar check to see if they're OK, then Haunter separates Ash and Pikachu's spirits from there bodies. Ash and Pikachu panic, then the three ghost Pokémon take them on a trip through the sky. Ash sees Misty and Brock and decides to have some fun with them. Misty thinks she heard something, then Ash lifts her up into the air and drops her. Brock catches her then the two of them go inside to check on Ash. The ghostly trio take Ash and Pikachu into an enormous play room and Ash figures out that the ghosts just want to have fun, not scare people. Ash explains he has to now and, after a good cry, the ghosts put Ash and Pikachu back into their bodies. Misty and Brock are glad to see their friends are OK, and the four of them leave the tower. Ash explains he could never catch the ghost Pokémon, then Haunter appears and scares off Brock and Misty, and Ash finds himself with a new friend with Haunter.

23.Kadabra VS. Haunter

With Haunter at his side, Ash, Brock and Misty return to Saffron City. Before entering the gym, Ash releases Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander and entire group storms their way into the arena. Sabrina calls out her Kadabra but when Ash calls for Haunter, he's gone missing. Panicing like crazy, Ash calls it quits and everyone makes a break for it. The exits are sealed, but the mysterious jogger rescues everyone except Brock and Misty who got turned into dolls. Outside the gym, the jogger tells Ash about Sabrina's past. As a little girl all Sabrina wanted to do was practice her pyschic powers. She didn't even want to make friends. Her parents tried to curb her powers, but Sabrina used her psychic powers to turn them away. Eventually, her powers split her into two people: the emotionless pokémon trainer who'll stop at nothing to win, and the doll who tries her hardest to make friends. Seeing that the jogger has the same picture as the one blocking the street in episode 20, Ash makes a connection. Most people would make the connection that the jogger was Sabrina's dad, but Ash thinks he's a photographer (he's wrong, of course). But that doesn't matter, as Ash must find Haunter again if he's ever to defeat Sabrina. Not known to Ash as he walks about town, Team Rocket is waiting on a window-cleaning platform above him. Their apparently most ingenious plan ever: to catch Pikachu in a fish net! (hehe) Haunter appears and starts freaking them out, as they topple off the platform. Jesse hangs to the platform on for dear life (while James hangs on her and Meowth hangs on him) as Haunter goofs off in front of her. Finally, she can't hold her laughter in much longer. She bursts out laughing and they leave Team Rocket-shaped holes in the sidewalk. Ash realizes Haunter just saved Pikachu then makes him promise not to dissapear like that again until he defeats Sabrina's Kadabra. Ash, Pikachu, and Haunter head back to the Gym to challenge Sabrina. The stakes: If Ash wins, Sabrina turns Brock and Misty back into humans. If he loses, Ash and all his Pokémon get turned into dolls! Sabrina sends in Kadabra, but Haunter has disappeared again! Pikachu bravely dives into the fray with several thundershock attacks, each of which is dodged by a timely teleport! Kadabra lets loose with a psychic assault that sends Pikachu reeling! Pikachu's thunderbolt attack fries Kadabra, but he recovers! Suddenly Haunter appears out of nowhere next to Sabrina and starts to goof off. Sabrina's doll objects, but the jogger points out that Haunter isn't fighting, so he stays. Haunter does a great many entertaining tricks, ending with a cartoon bomb that covers Sabrina, the doll and the ghost with ash. Finally Sabrina can't hold back anymore and bursts out laughing and doll fades off into the background. Ash doesn't understand, and the jogger points out that Kadabra, whose psychically linked to Sabrina, is rolling around on the arena floor laughing his head off. Since Kadabra can no longer battle, the jogger declares the match over with Ash as the victor! The jogger remarks that it's the happiest he's seen Sabrina in her entire life, then Ash finally makes the connection! He also took her baby pictures! (Geez! How dense can you get, huh?) Not that it matters, because Brock and Misty are back to normal, Sabrina has a new friend, Ash has the Marshbadge, and Team Rocket is covered with cement after they escaped from the hole they made.

24.Primeape Goes Banana's

Ash decides to show off to Professor Oak about the four badges that he's won so far. Oak tells him that the other trainers from Pallet Town, including Gary, already have five badges and has passed through Celadon City. Also, Gary has over 30 Pokémon now, and Ash hasn't caught any since Krabby was transported to Oak's house. The two of them have been getting along quite well, enjoying tea and writing poetry. Not good poetry, but poetry none the less. According to Professor Oak, poets and trainers have a lot in common. You can't be a good poet without rhyming and you can't be a good trainer without catching loads of Pokémon. With that, the conversation ends and Ash walks back to where Misty, Brock and Pikachu are eating Brock's homemade doughnuts (with no artificial ingredients, might I add). Brock says it's a day's walk to Celadon City, or less if they hurry. A Mankey (a pig-nosed little monkey thing) appears and Brock gives it a doughnut. Ash tries to catch it by throwing a Pokéball at it, but catches a half-eaten doughnut instead. Mankey is upset and thrashes Ash, steals his official Pokémon League hat (which he won by sending in about a million postcards), and climbs into a tree. Ash shakes his fist at Mankey and demands his hat back, but Mankey shakes his fist right back at him and makes monkey-like hooting sounds. Ash climbs up the tree only to be thrashed again. Since this is a bad time, Team Rocket shows up and demands Pikachu. Mankey hops out of the tree to inspect Team Rocket and James kicks it over a rock. Brock warns them not to make the Mankey angry, and Team Rocket turns to see Mankey evolve into Primeape (NEVER look a Primeape in the eyes). Deciding to ignore the pig-monkey-thing, Jesse and James sends in Ekans and Koffing to capture Pikachu and Primeape sends Jesse face-first into a boulder. Enraged, Jesse commands Ekans and Koffing to attack the white, fluffy monkey thing and the entirety of Team Rocket dog piles on Primeape. Ash and friends make a break for it, but wait! Ash forgot his hat! Pikachu goes back for it, but his path is block by the Primeape who just beat up Team Rocket. Despite his best efforts, Pikachu looks Primeape in the eyes and is forced to Thundershock him. Primeape (whose wearing Ash's hat now) throws fit and Brock thinks he just wants some attention. Brock gets thrown over the horizon like a rag doll and Primeape rampages after Ash, Pikachu and Misty! Team Rocket decides to cut them off at the pass. Misty, Ash and Pikachu split up to try to lose Primeape, but he's rapidly gaining on Ash! Brock, who just caught up, thinks he and Misty should catch up with them. Meanwhile, further down the road, Team Rocket dig themsleves into a hole. Jesse peers out of the pit just long enough to see Ash fall on her. Koffing belches a cloud of noxious gas, and climbs out of the hole to see the eyes of Primeape. Remembering what Oak said about poetry and Pokémon training (not that it applies to poetry), Ash sends in Squirtle to attack Primeape. The blue squirrel-turtle's clear geyser makes the white pig-monkey see red, so Ash recalls him and sends in Bulbasaur. Bulbasaur's razor-leaf attack is none to effective, so he trades places with Charmander. Charmander seems to be getting pulverized by Primeape, but Dexter the Pokédex reports on Charmander's Rage attack, which gets stronger as Charmander gets damaged. The rage attack sends Primeape down for the count and Ash catches him in a Pokéball. He then uses Primeape to uppercut Team Rocket, Pokémon and all, into the upper stratasphere. Ash welcomes Primeape to his team, and Primeape welcomes Ash to a black eye. The chase brought them all the way to Celadon City. In the end, Ash gets his hat back, a new Pokémon, and Team Rocket lands in the middle of Primeape nest. Hee hee hee. Silly monkey-pig things.

25.Pokemon Scent-Sation

In Celadon City, Ash and friends follow there noses to a perfume shop. Ash doesn't like perfume because he thinks it smells bad and turns men into zombies, much like Brock was at this time. He gets thrown out of the shop and goes to the Gym, but they won't let him in because he doesn't like perfume (which just happens to be manufactured in this very gym) and stamps a big, red "X" on his face. While Ash gripes Team Rocket climbs in thru the window to steal the perfume's secret ingredients and make a bundle selling them. Inside, James finds and awakens a napping Gloom (Oddish's second stage of evolution). James's Koffing poison gases the Gloom, but the plant Pokémon just inhales it and lets off a malodious odor of its own. The stink is excrutiating, even to Meowth (who wasn't drawn with a nose), leaving Team Rocket open to being wacked with mallets, having big, red X's stamped on their faces, and being strung up in a tree. Jesse offers Ash a plan to get in the gym if he gets them down. They dress Ash up like a girl and disguise themsleves as "Ashley's" parents and enroll him, uh, her, in the gym. While one of the trainers shows "Ashley" around, Team Rocket removes their disguises as the search the gym and has Meowth plant a bomb. "Ashley" asks to see Erica, the Gym Leader, who turns out to be the manager of the perfume shop! She's reading a story to a group of trainers, including Misty and Brock. He hopes the don't regonize him, which they don't, but Pikachu does! While "Ashley" tries to do his best to dupe his friends, Pikachu walks up and hugs his leg. He tries to kick him off, but Pikachu shocks him and the wig burns off. Ash admits to dressing up as a girl to challenge Erica, and Erica decides to accept the challenge. First up is Tangela (a mess of vines with feet), and Ash sends in Bulbasaur. Bulbasaur grabs Tangela with the vine whip, but Tangela reels him in and sprays him with stun spore. Erica offers to give Ash some Paralyz heal potion later, and Ash chooses Primeape, remembers the black eye he got from it, and releases Charmander. Erica's Weepinbell's razor leaf attack is useless against Charmander's full-force flame thrower, so she sends in Gloom. Erica tells Ash he can't be good trainer unless he has empathy with Pokémon, and Ash can't figure which Pokémon would hold up best against Gloom's rampant reek (which, in the wild, it only uses when threatened). Pikachu is up to the task, but Team Rocket cuts the match short when they leap in, blow themsleves to kingdom come, and escapes with the secret formula! The explosion sets the gym on fire and all the Pokémon and trainers except Gloom escapes safely. Ash runs into the gym to save it. Ash finds Gloom in the arena, where it's been spewing its evil fumes for while. Ash holds his breath and rushes in. He tells Gloom he's here to save him, but Ash can't hold his breath any longer and falls to the ground. To his surprise, the odor's gone and he remembers that Erica said earlier that it won't produce a stench if it feels safe. Ash runs out with Gloom and, once the fire has been put out, is rewarded with the Rainbow Badge. And what about Team Rocket stealing the secret formula? It turns out they only stole one ingredient without knowing what it was: essence of gloom!


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