Ash insults perfume and the owner throws him out of the shop. Ash begins a battle with them, but when Officer Jenny shows up, they take off. However, Team Rocket also overhear this information and decide to get the treasure for themselves. Sakura admits that she wishes to compete in the and she asks if she can join Misty and her friends on their journey. However, a kid called Zackie is convinced that Ash's Pikachu is to be his, and when Pikachu runs off, he takes chase with one of Ash's empty Pokéballs.
Zoey uses Glameow and Gallade, Dawn uses Piplup and Togekiss. After defeating them, the only thing left is the awards and closing ceremonies. Champion Cynthia says that, both Ash and Paul will be champions like her someday, and that she awaits that day. Monferno was struck by a Hydro Cannon which cause a rampage because its special ability Blaze, was activated, but when Team Rocket snatch Pikachu, Piplup, and Barry's Empoleon. They stop by a pond for a break when they see an Oddish taking a drink. Ash has spotted a Caterpie and thrown a Pokéball at it. Meanwhile, Barry, Conway and Paul also make it through the preliminaries.
In the end of the battles the two co-ordinators who are in the Grand Festival finals are Dawn and Zoey. December 2, 1999 1999-12-02 November 18, 2000 Still on their path to Violet City, Ash and company find a Snubbull clinging to Growlithe's tail. When the pokémon arrive, it is revealed that Team Rocket was hauling them, and they also agree to help. But what will happen when Cyndaquil, the Fire Pokémon, can't get its burners going? A giant shadowed pokémon starts approaching the lighthouse. The gang realize that Sakura has the same problems that Misty has with , both of them are the youngest and their sisters focus on themselves. Togepi ends up with Team Rocket who deliver it to Giovanni, who wants nothing to do with it. Paul surprises everyone by making Gastrodon do the Counter Shield with Muddy Water.
Though a Tackle takes Jolteon by surprise, and Pikachu wins the round with a detonating attack. Hearing this, Brock decides to change his goals and goes for his new dream, becoming a Pokémon doctor. He persistently tries to enter the Gym, but the high-tech Gym has a prepared machine which manages to capture him. During the battle, the egg hatches, revealing the pokémon Togepi. A restaurant owner tells them that the reason why people in the town hate pokémon trainers is because in Dark City there are two unofficial gyms that are trying to best each other so that they can be the official gym of the city. Brock is walking with a sheepish grin on his face from seeing the beautiful girls. While Ash is battling Team Rocket, Grotle evolves into Torterra and learns Leaf Storm before blasting Team Rocket away.
After the meal Ash meets another trainer named Richie who he shares a lot in common with. Happiny, not able to see Pichu suffering, evolves into Chansey and using the move Softboiled on Pichu, begins healing it. After compared their Pokédexes, it turns out that while ash has seen more Pokémon, Gary has captured more, which upsets Ash. Both Pokémon charge at each other and with a powerful crash, cause a big explosion and Electivire ultimately falls to Infernape due to the impact. Ash rushes down one path and ends up almost falling of the mountain. Ash is confident and gladly accepts the match. Now Ash must somehow defeat Sabrina, with or without Haunter.
They meet a Princess name Salvia and she wants to participate in the Araroot contest, so Dawn and the princess trade spots. Ash knocks out Conway's Shuckle with Gible and Lickilicky with Noctowl, but Conway's Dusknoir knocks out Noctowl and Donphan because of a move called Trick Room. Ash calls him, and the Professor offers to give Ash's pokédex an upgrade, which he accepts. Ash recalls Staraptor because it took damage from Gastrodon's Ice Beam. With a blinding light, the two combination attacks collide which causes a gigantic explosion that sends a strong gust of wind. Then, when Electivire grabs Infernape's arm, he inflicted a powerful Thunder attack, but is at a disadvantage when Blaze is activated.
The time has finally come for Ash's battle on the Grass Field, his final challenge before heading into Indigo Stadium. They then talk for a few minutes, introduce themselves. After the boy and Kangaskhan leave, two people come in a helicopter and say they are looking for their lost son Tommy. However, the Warden is extremely cranky and is not beyond pointing a gun to them. Gary brags about how many badges he has and goes inside the gym before Ash can. His trainer is the beautiful Jeanette Fisher, a trainer who is very skilled with her grass-type Pokémon. May 11, 2000 2000-05-11 April 21, 2001 An unexpected Pokémon fire-fighting competition reunites Ash with a group of fire fighters from the Orange Islands called Team Wartortle.
She bows to them, and they quickly kneel, Ash removing his hat. Finally the team arrives in Lake Valor for the Sinnoh Grand Festival. All of a sudden Bruno himself appears and saves them. Scenario: The camera pans out to show Ecruteak City and they're eating in a small room together. It turns around and grabs Eevee with its tail and flings it to the ground.
However, once the doctor is accidentally knocked out from some medicine and the pokémon are resting, Team Rocket decides to take them all back for themselves. They yell at Team Rocket, which summons their motto. Arbok is out , too. Piplup becomes really angry and imagines how everyone will punish Gible and comfort him. November 4, 1999 1999-11-04 November 4, 2000 Ash encounters a Donphan and wants to capture it, thinking it's wild, but finds out it is owned by Rochelle, a trainer who is looking for Amberite. Ash wins the rematch, and Buizel learns Ice Punch in the process.