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| A Corphish Out of Water
Run Satoshi! Cross the Kibanha River!
|| May 8, 2003
| United States
|| February 28, 2004
|| Team Ota
|| 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
|| 須藤典彦 Norihiko Sudō
| Assistant director
|| 渡辺正彦 Masahiko Watanabe
| Animation director
|| 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
| Additional credits
A Corphish Out of Water (Japanese: 走れサトシ！キバニアの川を越え！ Run Satoshi! Cross the Kibanha River!) is the 24th episode of the Advanced Generation series, and the 298th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on May 8, 2003 and in the United States on February 28, 2004.
The episode starts with Ash and his friends camps out near a lake. Ash was cleaning his Poké Balls in preparation for his rematch with Brawly. May comments that Ash was really working hard. Max then comments that she should follow Ash's example. After Ash finishes speaking to his Pokémon, Corphish wanders away after it spots a piece of seaweed. It began to eat the long piece of seaweed which was tangled up with some buoys attaches to a rope. It ate the buoys as well. Ash told it to stop, saying that it was going to get sick. Corphish pulls on the rope causing it to snap. Its claw went flying backwards and smacked Ash. Later, Ash introduces Corphish to all of the Pokémon. Corphish greets them back by smacking them. May grabs her Pokémon and began yelling at it, saying that it would never make friends that way. Brock disagreed, saying that it might be how Corphish say hello.
Later during breakfast, May notices that her Wurmple was not eating and asks if it was sick. Torchic offers its own food to it but it still refused. Corphish then appears out of nowhere and began eating both Wurmple and Torchic's food. All of a sudden, a robotic hand comes from above and grabs Pikachu. Team Rocket then start their motto wearing Corphish claws. They put Pikachu inside an electric-proof cage, rendering its electric attacks useless. May then told her Wurmple to use String Shot on Team Rocket's balloon. All four Trainers grabs on to the string of silk trying to hold Team Rocket back. Ash then made the mistake of telling Corphish to help. When it grabs the string, it snaps it causing Team Rockets balloon to go flying out of control and crash. May starts to yell at Corphish but Max said that it was Ash's fault for telling it to help. They then pursues Team Rocket.
It didn't take them long to find them. Ash commands Corphish to attack with BubbleBeam which causes Pikachu's cage to go flying. James attempts to stop them with Cacnea but it turns around and hugs him. Jessie then calls out Seviper who caught Pikachu's cage with its tail. May then told Wurmple to use String Shot to grab Pikachu's cage. It works and Pikachu was back in Ash's arms. May thanks Wurmple saying that it was the best. Jessie felt the need to show off her Wurmple as she thought hers was better. Brock then said that all Wurmple looks the same to him. May and Jessie began to argue with each other over whose Wurmple was cuter. Then Jessie's Wurmple starts to glow. A few seconds later, May's Wurmple also starts to glow. Both Wurmple then evolve into Silcoon, or so Jessie thought. When Jessie picks it up, James and Meowth notices it looks different from May's Silcoon. But they ignore it. They attacks Ash again but he counters with Corphish's Crabhammer which sent Cacnea flying backwards. Ash then told Pikachu to use Thunderbolt which sent Team Rocket blasting off.
As they began to celebrate their victory, Corphish's skin turns bright rs and it falls over. Brock checks its temperature and discovers it had a fever. Ash reaches for its Poké Ball but then realizes he left them back at camp. Convinced there was no time to go back, Ash decides to carry Corphish to the Pokémon Center. He took Pikachu with him while leaving Treecko and Taillow behind. As Ash began his hike up the mountain, he notices Corphish becoming hotter. He stops to think how he could bring its fever down and spots water trickling down the mountain side. He scoops some of it up with two big leaves and gave it to Corphish which helps a little. Ash then heard the sound of his stomach grumbling, realizing he never got to eat breakfast because of Team Rocket. Pikachu then spotted a Pecha Berry tree. Ash picked some Berries off it. As he was about to eat one, he realized that he stepped on a Shroomish. He apologizes to it but the Shroomish did not accept the apology. It attacked with Stun Spore and Ash ran away with his Pokémon as fast as he could.
Later, Ash began to see Dewford Town in the distance. All he had to do was cross a river. As he began to cross a school of Carvanha began to attack and scars him out of the water. As he began to think how he could cross the river, he spots a rowboat near the shore. The Carvanha starts to attack again and Ash told Pikachu to hold them off with Thunderbolt. It works for a little bit but they came back and ate the boat. Ash ran back to shore and had to think of another way to get across the river and quick. Corphish's fever was steadily increasing. A little bit down stream, Ash spots a bridge. Thinking their worries over, Ash was disappoints to see that the bridge had been destroyed. He decides to just cross the river by wading through it. Ash put Pikachu and Corphish on a wooden plant and carries them over his head. The Carvanha soon spots him and began attacking. Ash starts to move quicker as the shore was just feet away. He told Pikachu to jump to shore and to attack Carvanha with Thunderbolt. Pikachu does its best to keep them at bay but a couple of them manages to attack Ash. Corphish starts to worry about Ash. Ash promises Corphish that he wouldn't let anything happen to it. One Carvanha attacks Pikachu making it unable to stop any further attacks. As a group of Carvanha were about to pounce on Ash, Corphish fires a BubbleBeam attack at them. It stops them long enough for Ash to get to shore. Relived, Ash takes a small break and thanks his Pokémon before going to the Pokémon Center. Around sunset, Nurse Joy told Ash that Corphish would be just find in the morning. It seems that the buoys that Corphish ate earlier is what made it sick. Nurse Joy asks why Corphish ate it and Ash couldn't come up with an answer.
Later on Brock, May, and Max are seen around a campfire. All of a sudden they starts to hear what Brock believes to be an Aron. Max found this strange as Aron usually stays in caves and never came out on the beach. They soon came across a tape recorder with Aron's voice on it. Before they could wonder why it was there, they were all trapped by cages. Everyone except Taillow that is. They soon found out that it was Team Rocket who set the trap. They then discovers that Pikachu wasn't with them. James realizes that only two of the traps were activated and accidentally activates the third, which traps Team Rocket as well. Treecko attempts to break the cage with Slam but to no avail. Little did they notice, the tide starts to come in. Back at the Pokémon Center, Ash was at Corphish's bedside dreaming of being in a battle with it. He commands it to use Crabhammer and Corphish lightly bonks him on the head. Back at the beach, Brock finally realizes that the tide was coming in and that they were all at risk of drowning. Brock then looks at Taillow and got an idea.
The next morning, Corphish felt a hundred percent better and Ash notices it. Then Taillow came flying in from the window with a tape recorder around its neck. Ash plays it hearing Brock's voice on it. He told him the situation and told him to hurry. Back at the beach, the tide was already up to their necks. They then spot Corphish swimming at full speed towards them. Following it was Ash and Nurse Joy in a speed boat. Ash then told Corphish to use Crabhammer on the cages which immediately sets everyone free. Back at the dock, Team Rocket thanks Ash for saving their lives. However this did not stop them from making one last attempt to steal Pikachu. Ash told Pikachu to use Thunder on them follows by Corphish's BubbleBeam which blasts them off for the second time. Afterwards Brock began to thank and flirt with Nurse Joy at the same time. May and Max then thank Corphish. Corphish happily starts to smack everyone around.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who’s That Pokémon?: Beautifly
- Ash scans Silcoon with his Pokédex, but not Cascoon. This may be because, like Jessie, he thought both Wurmple had evolved into Silcoon.
- Following the trend from the previous episode, the title is a pun of a common phrase involving fish. In this case, it's the phrase A fish out of water.
- Interestingly enough, both episodes have "Corphish" in the title.
- When Team Rocket blasts off, May's Silcoon disappears.
- When Ash finds the Pecha Berries on the trees, he refers to the tree as a "Pechan" Berry tree.
- Ash's Pikachu uses Thunderbolt two times when Ash is in the water, so Ash would've been shocked too.
- A Carvanha hitting Ash in the back of his head was cut.
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