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==Synopsis==
 
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The episode starts out as an ocean breeze blows by, while {{Ash}} admires his [[Symbol|four Frontier Symbols]]. As enthusiastic as ever, Ash is more than ready to take on the {{pkmn|Orienteering}} challenge.
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The episode starts out as an ocean breeze blows while {{Ash}} admires his [[Symbol|four Frontier Symbols]]. As our heroes sail towards their next destination, a periscope emerges from the water and begins surveying Ash and {{ashfr}}. While [[James]] and {{MTR}} power the {{TP|Team Rocket|submarine|mechas}}, [[Jessie]] continues spying on them. Our heroes then exit from the vessel and Ash spots a [[Pokémon Center]] while {{an|May}} adores a group of {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} nearby including {{p|Chikorita}}, {{p|Igglybuff}}, and {{p|Marill}}. [[Nurse Joy]] appears to welcome Ash and everyone to the Pokémon Center. Ash overhears the conversation of a group of youths walking by and asks Nurse Joy about it. She says that they are participating in Pokémon {{pkmn|Orienteering}}, which Ash has never heard of before. Joy explains that it is a cross-country race in which competitors use a map and compass to find their way through unfamiliar territory. {{an|Brock}} quickly interrupts the conversation with his usual romantic advances toward Nurse Joy, but gets dragged away again yet again by [[Max]]. {{TRT}}, who have been observing the group from up in a tree, decide to participate in the competition, but in disguise. Night falls and everyone gathers at a table in the Pokémon Center to discuss Pokémon Orienteering. Ash decides to participate with {{AP|Pikachu}}, while May chooses {{TP|May|Eevee}} and Brock goes with {{TP|Brock|Bonsly}}.
   
As our heroes sail towards their next destination, a periscope comes from underneath the water capturing every move that Ash and {{ashfr}} make. While [[James]] and {{MTR}} power the {{TP|Team Rocket|submarine|mechas}}, [[Jessie]] continues spying on them. Then they exit from the vessel and Ash spots a [[Pokémon Center]] while {{an|May}} adores a group of {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} nearby including {{p|Chikorita}}, {{p|Igglybuff}} and {{p|Marill}}. [[Nurse Joy]] appears to welcome Ash and everyone to the Pokémon Center. While three young people walk by, Ash overhears the conversation and asks Nurse Joy about it. She responds, saying that they are participating in Pokémon Orienteering. With a confused look on Ash's face, he then asks Joy about Pokémon Orienteering. Joy explains that it is a cross-country race in which competitors use a map and compass to find their way through unfamiliar territory. {{an|Brock}} quickly interrupts the conversation with his usual romance techniques but gets dragged away again once more by [[Max]]. Night falls upon our heroes, everyone gathers at a table in the Pokémon Center. All of them begin discussing the Pokémon Orienteering, with Ash to participate with {{AP|Pikachu}}, May to participate with {{TP|May|Eevee}}, and Brock to participate with {{TP|Brock|Bonsly}}. Explosions can be heard overhead signaling the start of the competition and every Trainer is given a map and a compass of the surrounding area. Joy then displays the medal that will be presented to the winner of this contest and also reveals an extraordinary amount of food that will also be presented to the winner. With the quick phrase of "Start" from Joy, everyone dashes off into the distance towards the next destination. Everyone goes in opposite directions, in search for the best path to the location. Meanwhile, Ash and Pikachu are walking across a log and a faint wind blows and knocks Ash and Pikachu down as they grasp onto the underside of the log. May begins crossing the river by jumping across lodged rocks but loses her footing and plummets into the river with Eevee following. Brock studies his compass as Nurse Joy walks across his path. While Brock moves towards her, Bonsly attacks Brock sending him blasting off into the sky while Nurse Joy stands around confused.
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The next day, explosions burst in the air to signal the start of the competition. Every participating Trainer is given a map and a compass of the surrounding area. Joy then displays the medal that will be presented to the winner of this contest, as well another prize, a vast quantity of food. When she officially begins the event by saying "Start," everyone dashes off into the distance. Everyone goes in different directions as part of their planned routes. Meanwhile, Ash and Pikachu are carefully walking across a log located high above a river when a faint wind knocks them both off-balance, but they manage to grasp onto the underside of the log and eventually reach the other side. May begins crossing another part of the river by jumping across lodged rocks but loses her footing and falls into the river with Eevee following. Brock studies his compass as Nurse Joy walks across his path, accompanied by an {{p|Oddish}}. A lovestruck Brock moves toward her, but Bonsly attacks him and sends him blasting off into the sky, leaving Nurse Joy confused.
   
James and {{TP|James|Mime Jr.}} are climbing a rock structure as they finally reach the top and arrive to a stone statue resembling a {{p|Lunatone}}. James rushes over to the statue and grabs the stamp of approval to show that he has successfully arrived at this checkpoint. Max chases after {{TP|May|Munchlax}} as it dashes off into the distance. Jessie and Meowth are atop a cliff adorning the glorious scene of the ocean and surrounding area. Ash and Pikachu spot another checkpoint, he rushes towards a waterfall and stamps his map for approval. Brock and Bonsly find another checkpoint which is surrounded by a gigantic tree. With one quick swipe of the stamp, Brock marks his paper for completion. Having successfully escaped from the river, May notices two stone structures in the ocean and then sees the nearby checkpoint. May rushes over to stamp her map with the seal of approval. Jessie and Meowth are above a rock structure studying the surrounding area attempting to locate the checkpoints. As Jessie scans the area, she fails to notice any of the checkpoints from their high altitude. Max studies the map for the next checkpoint as Munchlax appears to have dozed off. Ash dashes forward and falls into a hidden trap. Brock and Bonsly are moving for their next location when they come into contact with a hidden net and are ensnared into the overhead tree. Then Max begins to search for Munchlax again, May has also lost sight of her Eevee. Munchlax finally walks upon May as Eevee also finds Max. As both continue walking, they come upon each other spotting their Pokémon. May and Max begin quarreling over both losing sight of their Pokémon but Max interrupt the argument and snatches Munchlax while dashing off into the distance. Ash reaches his second checkpoint nearby the water with the two structures.
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James and {{TP|James|Mime Jr.}} climb a cliff face to reach the top and arrive at a stone statue resembling a {{p|Lunatone}}. James, who is dressed like an old-fashioned schoolboy, rushes over to the statue and marks his map with a stamp found on a stone slab to show that he has successfully arrived at this checkpoint. Max chases after {{TP|May|Munchlax}} as it dashes off into the distance, greatly motivated by the prospect of the food prize. Jessie and Meowth are atop a cliff adorning the glorious scene of the ocean and surrounding area. Jessie has a maiden's dress on and braided hair while Meowth is disguised as a {{p|Sneasel}}. Ash and Pikachu spot another checkpoint near a waterfall. {{p|Remoraid}} begin squirting water in arcs over the short path to the slab as Ash goes over to get his map stamped. Brock and Bonsly find another checkpoint near a gigantic tree. With one quick swipe of the {{p|Pineco}} stamp, Brock marks his map for completion. Having successfully escaped from the river, May notices two rocky spires rising up from the ocean. She then sees the nearby checkpoint and stamps her map, leaving a {{p|Kingler}} mark. Jessie and Meowth are now on top of the highest point on the island to locate the checkpoints, but neither of them see any. Frustrated, they give up and agree to help James win instead so he would share the prize. Max studies the map for the next checkpoint as Munchlax appears to have dozed off. Ash dashes forward and falls into a hidden trap set by Jessie and Meowth, who are no longer in disguise. Brock and Bonsly are moving for their next location when they come into contact with a hidden net and are ensnared into a tree. Max finds Eevee all alone while he is looking for Munchlax. Meanwhile, May finds Munchlax as she searches for Eevee. May and Max find each other and criticize one another for losing their Pokémon. Max ends the argument by running away with Munchlax in tow. After getting out of the trap, Ash reaches his second checkpoint, the Kingler stamp near the two rocky spires. Back at the Pokémon Center, the rest of our heroes' Pokémon are having fun while {{AP|Grovyle}} guards the food prize.
   
James begins walking down the path and Jessie and Meowth come across him. Both James and Mime Jr. quickly refuse to help Jessie, as they rush off into the distance. May successfully reaches her second location stamping her map with the Lunatone seal of approval. Ash and Pikachu take a quick break devouring the few snacks that they have on hand. Munchlax devours his share of the food and quickly asks Max for more. Munchlax cries for more food so Max offers Munchlax his sandwich. May offers Eevee some Pokémon food and then it eats it. James tries to break a cookie in half but it turns out to be uneven. He offers the larger half to Mime Jr. As he tries to offer Mime Jr. its share, it tries to give it back to James. When Jessie breaks her cookie in half and does the same, she offers the smaller part to Meowth. This angers Meowth as both begin fighting over the small morsel of food. James reaches the Ocean checkpoint marking his map with approval. May spots her next checkpoint as she and Eevee glide down to the lower part of the terrain. She dashes for the next checkpoint as the ground collapses with May and Eevee being thrust underground. Max comes upon the river and then takes a nearby bamboo stick and uses it to thrust himself and Munchlax across the river. When he successfully lands, the ground begins to collapse with Max and Munchlax being thrown underground. May comes upon the "{{p|Spearow}}" checkpoint and quickly stamps her map as Max walks upon her path. May wishes Max "Good Luck" and Jessie and Meowth appear to snap the ropes to the bridge as it begins to collapse. Brock and Ash hear Max's and May's cries for help. As May and Max continue hanging on for life, the rope begins to weaken and then break just as the bridge begins to fall, Brock and Ash catch the collapsing bridge and carry May and Max up to the surface.
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James and Mime Jr. meet Jessie and Meowth, who offer to collaborate with him. James, who righteously desires to win fairly, refuses their help and continues with his Orienteering. May successfully reaches her second checkpoint, the Lunatone stamp. Ash and Pikachu take a quick break and eat some snacks. Max does the same, but Munchlax quickly devours its share of the food and quickly asks him for more, so he gives it his sandwich. May offers Eevee some Pokémon food, which it eats. James tries to break a cookie in half, but it turns out to be uneven. He offers the larger half to Mime Jr., but it tries to give it back to him. When Jessie breaks her cookie in half and does the same, she offers the smaller part to Meowth. This angers Meowth as both begin fighting over the small morsel of food. James reaches the ocean checkpoint and marks his map with the Kingler stamp. May and Eevee take a zipline down to their next checkpoint, but fall in a Team Rocket trap. Max comes upon the river and use a nearby bamboo stick to pole-vault himself and Munchlax across. Just as they land, the ground underneath them collapses as well. May, having escaped the trap, comes upon the {{p|Skarmory}} checkpoint located on a pillar of land between two bridges and stamps her map. Max arrives shortly afterward and sees May, who wishes him luck. Jessie and Meowth appear and cut the bridge ropes with shears, taking the bridge out from under them. May, Max, Eevee, and Munchlax fall, but manage to grab onto the bridge as it lies flat against the cliff. As May, Max, and the Pokémon continue hanging on for life, the remaining ropes begin to weaken. Just as they snap, Brock and Ash appear, catch the collapsing bridge, and lift them to the surface.
   
Jessie and Meowth successfully arrive at the Pokémon Center with no one in sight as a net explodes from the distance and ensnares the Pokémon. While Meowth begins to roll the contest prizes off, {{AP|Swellow}} flies away in search of Ash. Ash and Brock check the status of May and Max and they both say they are in good condition, Swellow interrupts with an urgent message. With Swellow's quick display of charades, Brock successfully deciphers the message as both head towards the Pokémon Center. Jessie and Meowth give the usual introduction with one exception; James is missing from the group so Meowth takes his place temporarily. While Jessie and Meowth are displaying their Team Rocket {{motto}}, Brock releases the Pokémon from their prison. Jessie and Meowth then turn around to find that the captured Pokémon have now been released. Jessie then releases her {{TP|Jessie|Dustox}} as {{AP|Donphan}} blazes towards Dustox. They both collide with Dustox forcing Donphan backwards. Donphan then responds with blasting into Dustox and knocking it backwards towards Jessie and Meowth. Donphan launches a {{m|Hyper Beam}}, that blasts Jessie and Meowth off into the sky like a speeding rocket. James looks overhead to notice the shining yet blinding light that has been created from the blasting Jessie and Meowth.
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The group's Pokémon back at the Pokémon Center are napping together peacefully when a net suddenly ensnares them all. As Meowth sets his eyes on the baby Pokémon left at the Center, {{AP|Swellow}} flies away in search of Ash. As Ash and Brock check to see if May and Max are okay, Swellow interrupts with an urgent message. Brock infers that Swellow means to say that there is trouble at the Pokémon Center. When they arrive, Jessie and Meowth recite the {{motto}} for them (with Meowth filling in for James). During the full rendition of the motto, May, Max, and Brock calmly reclaim the food and free the Pokémon. Team Rocket turn around to see their mistake and so Jessie releases {{TP|Jessie|Dustox}} to battle, who is challenged by {{AP|Donphan}}. Dustox rams Donphan forcefully, but it retaliates by tackling Dustox back into Jessie and Meowth. Donphan finishes them off with a {{m|Hyper Beam}} that sends the three "blasting off again." Having heard their trademark motto, James looks overhead to notice the twinkling light.
   
As the day concludes, Joy announces James as the winner of the contest and presents him with the medal. The crowd cheers, the day concludes with May more enthusiastic than ever for her impending [[Pokémon Contest]], another day and another adventure unfold upon our everlasting heroes.
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As the day concludes, Joy announces James as the winner of the contest and presents him with the medal. The crowd cheers, but Joy asks James if he would consider giving the food prize to Ash and his friends for defending the Pokémon Center. He agrees with no hesitation, shocking Jessie and Meowth, who had been helping him just to get the food in the first place. The day concludes with May more enthusiastic than ever for her impending [[Pokémon Contest]], another day and another adventure yet to unfold upon our heroes.
   
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==

Revision as of 07:06, 10 November 2012

AG158 : Queen of the Serpentine!
Advanced Generation series
AG160 : Harley Rides Again
Off the Unbeaten Path
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AG159   EP433
優勝は誰の手に!? ポケモンオリエンテーリング!
Who Single-Handedly has the Victory!? Pokémon Orienteering
First broadcast
Japan January 12, 2006
United States October 21, 2006
English themes
Opening Battle Frontier
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening バトルフロンティア
Ending GLORY DAY 〜輝くその日〜
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 大山和弘 Kazuhiro Ōyama
Assistant director 中村圭三 Keizō Nakamura
Animation director たけだゆうさく Yūsaku Takeda
No additional credits are available at this time.

Off the Unbeaten Path (Japanese: 優勝は誰の手に!? ポケモンオリエンテーリング! Who Single-Handedly has the Victory!? Pokémon Orienteering!) is the 159th episode of the Advanced Generation series, and the 433rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on January 12, 2006 and in the United States on October 21, 2006.

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Synopsis

The episode starts out as an ocean breeze blows while Ash admires his four Frontier Symbols. As our heroes sail towards their next destination, a periscope emerges from the water and begins surveying Ash and his friends. While James and Meowth power the submarine, Jessie continues spying on them. Our heroes then exit from the vessel and Ash spots a Pokémon Center while May adores a group of Pokémon nearby including Chikorita, Igglybuff, and Marill. Nurse Joy appears to welcome Ash and everyone to the Pokémon Center. Ash overhears the conversation of a group of youths walking by and asks Nurse Joy about it. She says that they are participating in Pokémon Orienteering, which Ash has never heard of before. Joy explains that it is a cross-country race in which competitors use a map and compass to find their way through unfamiliar territory. Brock quickly interrupts the conversation with his usual romantic advances toward Nurse Joy, but gets dragged away again yet again by Max. Team Rocket, who have been observing the group from up in a tree, decide to participate in the competition, but in disguise. Night falls and everyone gathers at a table in the Pokémon Center to discuss Pokémon Orienteering. Ash decides to participate with Pikachu, while May chooses Eevee and Brock goes with Bonsly.

The next day, explosions burst in the air to signal the start of the competition. Every participating Trainer is given a map and a compass of the surrounding area. Joy then displays the medal that will be presented to the winner of this contest, as well another prize, a vast quantity of food. When she officially begins the event by saying "Start," everyone dashes off into the distance. Everyone goes in different directions as part of their planned routes. Meanwhile, Ash and Pikachu are carefully walking across a log located high above a river when a faint wind knocks them both off-balance, but they manage to grasp onto the underside of the log and eventually reach the other side. May begins crossing another part of the river by jumping across lodged rocks but loses her footing and falls into the river with Eevee following. Brock studies his compass as Nurse Joy walks across his path, accompanied by an Oddish. A lovestruck Brock moves toward her, but Bonsly attacks him and sends him blasting off into the sky, leaving Nurse Joy confused.

James and Mime Jr. climb a cliff face to reach the top and arrive at a stone statue resembling a Lunatone. James, who is dressed like an old-fashioned schoolboy, rushes over to the statue and marks his map with a stamp found on a stone slab to show that he has successfully arrived at this checkpoint. Max chases after Munchlax as it dashes off into the distance, greatly motivated by the prospect of the food prize. Jessie and Meowth are atop a cliff adorning the glorious scene of the ocean and surrounding area. Jessie has a maiden's dress on and braided hair while Meowth is disguised as a Sneasel. Ash and Pikachu spot another checkpoint near a waterfall. Remoraid begin squirting water in arcs over the short path to the slab as Ash goes over to get his map stamped. Brock and Bonsly find another checkpoint near a gigantic tree. With one quick swipe of the Pineco stamp, Brock marks his map for completion. Having successfully escaped from the river, May notices two rocky spires rising up from the ocean. She then sees the nearby checkpoint and stamps her map, leaving a Kingler mark. Jessie and Meowth are now on top of the highest point on the island to locate the checkpoints, but neither of them see any. Frustrated, they give up and agree to help James win instead so he would share the prize. Max studies the map for the next checkpoint as Munchlax appears to have dozed off. Ash dashes forward and falls into a hidden trap set by Jessie and Meowth, who are no longer in disguise. Brock and Bonsly are moving for their next location when they come into contact with a hidden net and are ensnared into a tree. Max finds Eevee all alone while he is looking for Munchlax. Meanwhile, May finds Munchlax as she searches for Eevee. May and Max find each other and criticize one another for losing their Pokémon. Max ends the argument by running away with Munchlax in tow. After getting out of the trap, Ash reaches his second checkpoint, the Kingler stamp near the two rocky spires. Back at the Pokémon Center, the rest of our heroes' Pokémon are having fun while Grovyle guards the food prize.

James and Mime Jr. meet Jessie and Meowth, who offer to collaborate with him. James, who righteously desires to win fairly, refuses their help and continues with his Orienteering. May successfully reaches her second checkpoint, the Lunatone stamp. Ash and Pikachu take a quick break and eat some snacks. Max does the same, but Munchlax quickly devours its share of the food and quickly asks him for more, so he gives it his sandwich. May offers Eevee some Pokémon food, which it eats. James tries to break a cookie in half, but it turns out to be uneven. He offers the larger half to Mime Jr., but it tries to give it back to him. When Jessie breaks her cookie in half and does the same, she offers the smaller part to Meowth. This angers Meowth as both begin fighting over the small morsel of food. James reaches the ocean checkpoint and marks his map with the Kingler stamp. May and Eevee take a zipline down to their next checkpoint, but fall in a Team Rocket trap. Max comes upon the river and use a nearby bamboo stick to pole-vault himself and Munchlax across. Just as they land, the ground underneath them collapses as well. May, having escaped the trap, comes upon the Skarmory checkpoint located on a pillar of land between two bridges and stamps her map. Max arrives shortly afterward and sees May, who wishes him luck. Jessie and Meowth appear and cut the bridge ropes with shears, taking the bridge out from under them. May, Max, Eevee, and Munchlax fall, but manage to grab onto the bridge as it lies flat against the cliff. As May, Max, and the Pokémon continue hanging on for life, the remaining ropes begin to weaken. Just as they snap, Brock and Ash appear, catch the collapsing bridge, and lift them to the surface.

The group's Pokémon back at the Pokémon Center are napping together peacefully when a net suddenly ensnares them all. As Meowth sets his eyes on the baby Pokémon left at the Center, Swellow flies away in search of Ash. As Ash and Brock check to see if May and Max are okay, Swellow interrupts with an urgent message. Brock infers that Swellow means to say that there is trouble at the Pokémon Center. When they arrive, Jessie and Meowth recite the motto for them (with Meowth filling in for James). During the full rendition of the motto, May, Max, and Brock calmly reclaim the food and free the Pokémon. Team Rocket turn around to see their mistake and so Jessie releases Dustox to battle, who is challenged by Donphan. Dustox rams Donphan forcefully, but it retaliates by tackling Dustox back into Jessie and Meowth. Donphan finishes them off with a Hyper Beam that sends the three "blasting off again." Having heard their trademark motto, James looks overhead to notice the twinkling light.

As the day concludes, Joy announces James as the winner of the contest and presents him with the medal. The crowd cheers, but Joy asks James if he would consider giving the food prize to Ash and his friends for defending the Pokémon Center. He agrees with no hesitation, shocking Jessie and Meowth, who had been helping him just to get the food in the first place. The day concludes with May more enthusiastic than ever for her impending Pokémon Contest, another day and another adventure yet to unfold upon our heroes.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.

Debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Used by participants

Trivia


Errors

  • When Ash falls into the underground hole, two of the participants' Torchic and Azurill are oddly shaped.

Dub edits

  • James notes that Team Rocket have copyrighted the phrase "we're blasting off again".

In other languages


AG158 : Queen of the Serpentine!
Advanced Generation series
AG160 : Harley Rides Again
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