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Pokémon Episode Guide (US/Western Listing)

Episodes 21 - 40
Episodes 1 - 20 ¤ Episodes 41 - 60 ¤ Episodes 61 - 80 ¤ Episodes 81 - 100 ¤ Episodes 101 - 120

Please note: The summaries are only brief, and so not every occurence in the show can be accounted for. The summaries are correct as far as I'm aware, but if you spot any discrepancies, please let RocketChick know so the error can be rectified immediately. Thank you!



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Brief Episode Summary

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21. Bye Bye Butterfree The Butterfree mating season arrives and Ash's Butterfree has found a mate he would like to go with, but she isn't interested at first. Team Rocket show up in their helicopter and capture all the Butterfree in a big net! Ash and his Butterfree eventually save the day, and the Butterfree's chosen mate finally comes around after the brave save and they fly off into the sunset together, leaving Ash sad, but proud that his Butterfree will be happy, leaving Jesse, James and Meowth's plan foiled again.

22. Abra and the Psychic Showdown Ash arrives at the Saffron City Gym, where he challenges Sabrina to a match. However, their psychic Pokémon, Abra, is too much for Pikachu and they are defeated. Because they lost, Ash had agreed that they'd have to become the little girl's friends, so she shrinks them and puts them in her dolls' house! However, the strange man they met earlier on uses his mysterious power to save them. As you can expect, Team Rocket tries and fails at a couple of different ploys to trap the 'heroes' and their Pikachu, including dressing as Hawaiian dancers (both female of course!).

23. Tower of Terror Continued on... The man lets Ash know that getting a ghost Pokémon will be the only way he can beat Sabrina and win a Gold Badge. So the 'heroes' go to the tower in search of the ghost Pokémon, who only want to make people happy but go about it all wrong! Ash befriends them, and one of the Pokémon, Haunter, agrees to go along with them and help him beat Sabrina and her psychic Pokémon.


24. Haunter vs. Kadabra When they get back to the Gym to battle, Haunter has disappeared and Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu make a sharp exit to save from losing again, but Misty and Brock are too late and get turned to dolls by the little girl. With the help of the mysterious man, who turns out to be Sabrina's father, Haunter agrees to battle and they eventually win - by making Sabrina and Kadabra laugh so hard they can't battle any more!


25. Primeape Goes Bananas Ash meets a Mankey, which steals his hat! Team Rocket arrive and wage war on the Mankey, which soon evolves into Primeape and attacks anyone in its sight. By the end of the show, of course, Ash has managed to catch it even though it doesn't like Ash.


26. Pokémon Scent-sation! They all enter Celadon City, a huge town filled with big stores. Brock is in heaven with all the girls there selling perfume and Misty is interested in the perfume too so they meet a lady who's selling it. Ash offends the woman who, unbeknownst to him, is the gym leader of the Celadon City Gym. In order to get into the gym to battle the woman, Ash lets Jesse and James dress him up as a girl (so the leader doesn't recognise him).
27. Hypno's Naptime The 'heroes' arrive in a town where all the children have strangley gone missing. Because one of the mothers reminds Ash og his mom, they decide to help Officer Jenny solve the mystery. They find out that a mysterious sleep wave has been passing through the town, causing all the Pokémons' energy to decrease. They find a mysterious house and inside, there are people who claim the sleep waves help them to sleep properly (their Pokémon, Hypno has been sending out the waves for them). Team Rocket has been concentrating the waves in order to affect all the Pokémon in the town as well as the insomniacs in the house!


28. Pokémon Fashion Flash Ash, Brock, Misty and Pikachu go through Scissor Street as Brock insists, and they find that an outrageous new store has opened which attracts hundreds of Pokémon trainers every day. Misty is the only one who is impressed by the fashions, so they continue on until they find the Pokémon Breeder Brock has been looking for - the famous (and pretty) Breeder Brock looks up to most. She is concerned that people aren't taking proper care of their Pokémon since that store opened. Susie is impressed with Brock's skills, as Misty goes back to 'Salon Roquet' to see what the big deal is. Well, the people who run it are Team Rocket! She doesn't realise and they give her a makeover! When they reveal themselves, Psyduck runs off to get help at Susie's parlour which has begun a series of Pokémon massage classes. Ash and Brock go to Salon Roquet to help Misty and they all battle, and almost lose, until Susie sets her Vulpix on them and sends Team Rocket blasting off again! Susie tells Brock he cannot be her student yet, but gives him her Vulpix to take on their journey.
29. The Punchy Pokémon Ash enters Primeape into the P1 Pokémon fighting contest in the hopes of convincing one of the trainers who also entered to give it a rest and go home to his neglected family. Team Rocket fancy winning the P1 Championship Belt too, so they tie up one of the trainers and steals his Hitmonlee to participate in the contest. Both Jess, James and their Hitmonlee and Ash and Primeape get to the finals, after the other trainer was defeated by the underhanded Team Rocket. Their cheating ways didn't work in the final battle and Hitmonlee is defeated by Primeape. The trainer agrees to spend more time with his family, and offers to look after Primeape and make him a real fighting champion for Ash, who agrees and they go off without him.


30. Sparks Fly for Magnemite The 'twerps' as Jesse would call them, get to Gunjo City, an empty, heavily-polluted town, when Pikachu appears to be suffering from Pokémon cold. They get to the Pokémon Center and meet the oddball version of Nurse Joy. Suddenly, the town has a blackout and all the life-support machines for the Pokémon go offline! Ash, Brock and Misty go to the Powerplant to find out what's up, and Pikachu follows them as she doesn't want to be left on her own. They meet a Magnemite who takes a shine to Pikachu, who just isn't interested. Further on, they are attacked by an army of Grimer! However, Magnemite brings his pals and they save the day. Pikachu seems to be better, and Magnemite isn't interested anymore (it turns out, Pikachu was just magnetised and Magnemite thought she was another Magnemite or something).


31. Dig Those Diglett! Lost in the mountains, Ash, Misty and Brock find out about a group of developers who are trying to build a dam but their work is being interfered with by the Diglett - a worm-type Pokémon. They are offering a stay in the luxurious hot springs to anyone who can get rid of the Diglett. Ash's arch-nemesis Gary is also there to win the trip. Tean Rocket plan to use the opportunity to steal all the Pokémon (there's a real cute moment when James is downhearted because they never win). Jesse and James get their Pokémon, Ekans and Koffing, to evolve into Arbok and Weezing! In the end, Ash and his friends teach the developers that keeping the mountains the way they are and conserving the environment for the Pokémon is more important than building the dam.
32. The Ninja-Poké Showdown They get to Fuschia Gym and learn first hand about all the traps and things employed by the gym leaders to deter people from coming. However, Ash faces one of the leaders and wins. The next one is not so easy, but Team Rocket interrupt with a collection of Electrodes!


33. The Flame Pokémon-Athon! Team Rocket are employed to interfere in a race at the Laramie ranch, and when the favourite to win is injured before-hand, she asks Ash to take her place even though he has no riding experience. But, hey presto, Jesse and James' scheme is upended and Ash successfully beats the underhanded rider who sought out Team Rocket in the first place.


34. The Kangaskhan Kid The 'heroes' wander into an area before the safari zone which is protected by a young boy who has grown up with the Kangaskhan. The parents of the boy arrive (they lost him in that area years before), just as the the ranger Jenny learns that poachers have arrived to steal the Kangaskhan - it's Team Rocket! It's up to Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu to protect the Kangaskhan and convince the child that he should go back with his parents. In the end, the Kangaskhan are saved from Team Rocket and the parents have decided to stay in the jungle with their son.

35.** The Legend of Dratini** **see below table

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36. The Bridge Bike Gang An important episode in regards to learning about Jesse and James... In order to get some medicine to a Pokémon Center, Ash, Misty and Brock muct travel by bicycle across the bridge. Along the way, they come across a gang who challenges them to a battle. They are interrupted when Jesse and James arrive - on unicycles! The story is told of how 'Big Jess' and 'Little Jim' used to be leaders of the gang, and the best cyclists around (even though 'Jim' used training wheels!). Anyway, during the reunion a storm brews making it harder for Ash and co. to ride. The bridge starts to raise to let a ship through, so they must hurry if they're to make it in time to the Pokémon Center. Ash, Misty and Brock decide to jump the gap as the bridge is raising, however on the side, 'Big Jess' and 'Jim' are challenged to show the gang how cool they still are by jumping the gap as well. Both groups jump at the same time, but Ash and his pals somehow land on Jesse and James and bounce over to the other side, while Team Rocket 'splashes off again', into the water while the gang 'realise that Ash is even cooler' so they escort him to the Pokémon Center.

37. Ditto's Mysterious Mansion Ash and his friends take shelter in a mysterious house, where the Pokémon Morpho lives with its trainer. Ash has Pikachu battle the creature, who morphs into another Pikachu! Team Rocket 'Poké-nap' the little Pokémon but live to regret it as the thing causes more trouble than good. The good guys get it back when they storm Jesse and James, dressed as members of Team Rocket, and reciting their poem! The nerve of some people...
38.*** Electric Soldier Porygon*** ***see below table


39. Pikachu's Goodbye Upon getting into the thick of the forest, Ash and pals decide to take a break and relax in the sun... sort of (Ash plays around swinging from vines and hitting trees). Pikachu sees another little Pikachu in the bushes and chases after it, only to find a large group of wild Pikachu! Enthralled in each other Pikachu makes new friends with the group and fits in right away, leaving Ash to wonder whether or not Pikachu is better off staying with her own kind. Meanwhile, Team Rocket pull off an almost flawless scheme to catch all the Pikachu (there are some really funny little jokes at this point in the show:-)), but obviously not flawless enough because with Ash and Pikachu's help they are all freed and send Jesse, James and Meowth blasting off again. Ash, seeing how happy Pikachu is with its new friends, says goodbye to Pikachu and runs off without her believing he's doing the right thing... but Misty and Brock chase him and tell him he's wrong... then Pikachu catches up and shows that she needs to go with Ash, and says goodbye to her new little friends to unite with her trainer. A great episode!

40. The Battling Eevee Brothers While travelling through a forest, Ash and co. come across a little Eevee, strapped to a tree. They untie the little Pokémon and go off to find its owner. They find the house and meet 3 brothers who all have evolved Eevees; they tell Ash, Misty and Brock that the Eevee belongs to their youngest brother Mikey, and that that day he was to decide which stone he'd use to make his Eevee evolve. A water stone would turn it into a Vaporeon, a fire stone would turn it into a Flareon, and the thunder stone would turn it into an Jolteon, but Mikey doesn't want to make his Eevee evolve just yet. Team Rocket show up to take all the Pokémon, but Mikey and his Eevee save everyone proving that evolution isn't necessarily the best way to go.


** Episode 35: 'The Legend of Dratini', has not and apparently will not air in the US and Europe. It was formerly reported here that this epsiode was not aired because Jesse seduced a park ranger... well apologies to all who read that, but it was reported wrong! I don't know where I read it, but I should've checked for certain before commenting. Anyhow, the reason the show was not aired was because Team Rocket used guns. Here's a screenshot:

***Episode 38: 'Electric Soldier Porygon' has not and will not air in the US and Europe. This episode contains scenes that caused seizures to a large amount of young viewers in Japan when it first aired, so it has been pulled from airing lists.


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