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'''Slaking Kong!''' (Japanese: '''驚異!巨大ケッキングの山!!''' ''Marvel! Mountain of the Giant {{tt|Kekking|Slaking}}!!'') is the 179th episode of the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, and the 453rd episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on June 8, 2006 and in the United States on December 7, 2006.
 
'''Slaking Kong!''' (Japanese: '''驚異!巨大ケッキングの山!!''' ''Marvel! Mountain of the Giant {{tt|Kekking|Slaking}}!!'') is the 179th episode of the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, and the 453rd episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on June 8, 2006 and in the United States on December 7, 2006.
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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
A magnificent mountain lights the sky as {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} make headway towards the [[Kanto Grand Festival]]. With Ash's [[AG178|defeat]] at the {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation III)|Battle Pyramid}}, {{an|May}} looks forward to her participation in the Festival and Ash's future attempt to defeat {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}. May opens her Ribbon case displaying her five [[Ribbon]]s glistening in the sunlight.
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A magnificent mountain lights the sky as {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} make headway towards the [[Kanto Grand Festival]]. After Ash's [[AG178|defeat]] at the {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation III)|Battle Pyramid}} while under the influence of the spirit of the [[King of Pokélantis]], our heroes look forward to {{an|May}}'s participation in the Festival and Ash's future attempt to defeat {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}. May opens her Ribbon case, displaying her five [[Ribbon]]s glistening in the sunlight.
   
{{ka|Taylor|A man}} can be heard in the distance as our heroes stop to view a group of {{p|Aipom}} escaping off with the merchant's goods including food and cookware. A couple of the Aipom jump on top of Ash's head and burst off into the distance while {{AP|one particular Aipom|Aipom}} decides to snatch his {{AP|hat}} and run off with the rest of the group. Everyone runs off towards the Aipom's last location but loses them in the dense underbrush.
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Down the road behind them, a man calls out to a group of {{p|Aipom}} running off with his watering can and [[Berry|Berries]]. Some of the Aipom jump on the group's heads, including one who snatches May's Ribbon case with its tail and {{AP|another|Aipom}} that discards the watering can and takes Ash's {{AP|hat}}. The Aipom run off as the old man catches up with the group and checks if they are okay.
   
Our heroes head back to the old man's residence where they enjoy a hot beverage and introductions are exchanged. Ash questions the man about the Aipom situation where outside of the residence the land is ravished from the disastrous Pokémon. He also goes to explain that one night in his younger age, night had befallen upon the land. As he moves closer to the mountain and a wooden wall, a hideous call can be heard from beyond. Lightning strikes down in the background as he escapes off into the distance with a silhouette of a giant {{p|Slaking}} appearing in the distance. Ash and everyone pledge their support as usual to help the old man with his situation.
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They head back to a farmhouse, where the man introduces himself as {{ka|Taylor}} and treats Ash and his friends to hot beverages. Taylor says that he grows Berries and makes them into [[Pokéblock]] to sell. Ash questions the man about the Aipom, who Taylor says are part of a group of Pokémon that live in the mountains and would only eat from his trees when they were hungry. Lately, however, they have been taking all of his produce. He then tells a story about a traveler who became lost on the mountain roads on a dark and foggy night. As he moved closer to the mountain and a wooden wall, lightning erupts in the sky, showing him a silhouette of what looks like a giant monster. The man runs away, eventually finding Taylor and telling him about the creature. Taylor does not know if the monster is involved with the Pokémon taking his Berries, but they all agree to head up to the mountain, uncover the mysteries, and regain their possessions.
   
Meanwhile, {{MTR}} and {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} are performing a small ritual as the five Aipom present the two with their goods obtained from the old man. Meowth wears a pair of geta, making a distinctive "clacking" sound while Wobbuffet is wearing a red and white Hakama. Gigantic wooden doors open as the five Aipom scatter and Meowth and Wobbuffet are pulled inside with the doors finally slamming shut. [[Jessie]] and [[James]] finally reveal themselves examining the goods obtained from the Aipom. James notices a Ribbon case as Jessie grabs it from him and opens it revealing five Ribbons that would qualify her for the Grand Festival while Meowth just stands there with a strange look on his face.
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Meanwhile, {{MTR}} and {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} are performing a small ritual as the five Aipom present their stolen goods. Meowth wears a pair of ''{{wp|geta (footwear)|geta}}'', making a clacking sound while Wobbuffet has on a red and white ''{{wp|hakama}}''. When the large, wooden doors open, the monster's silhouette appears and roars, making the Aipom scatter in fear. Meowth and Wobbuffet are pulled inside and the doors shut. [[Jessie]] and [[James]] finally reveal themselves examining the goods obtained from the Aipom. James finds May's Ribbon case, which Jessie grabs and excitedly proclaims is her ticket to the Grand Festival. Meowth and James are shocked by her determination, while Wobbuffet simply calls out affirmatively.
   
Our heroes are headed towards the area of the disturbance as a group of {{p|Mankey}} scurry across their path with additional food. Additional {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} have joined Wobbuffet and Meowth's ritual presenting food including Aipom, {{p|Vigoroth}}, Mankey and Slaking. Ash extends himself from the underbrush to examine the Pokémon presenting Wobbuffet and Meowth with the food. Ash also manages to notice the Aipom that had previously stolen his hat. The doors open once more as the giant Slaking begins slamming his hands against his chest frightening the Pokémon away. May begins running for the gigantic doors as they begin to close. Everyone else follows right behind her making it barely through the entrance. May questions {{TRT}} about her Ribbon Case as Jessie shows it to her in an arrogant remark. Jessie only continues taunting May, displaying her Ribbons and moving one back and forth between two fingers.
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Our heroes are headed towards the area of the disturbance as a group of {{p|Mankey}} scurry across their path with more Berries. The other mountain {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}, some {{p|Vigoroth}} and {{p|Slaking}}, present Berries to the disguised Meowth and Wobbuffet as well. Ash and company observe from a bush and see the Aipom wearing Ash's hat. The doors open again, partially revealing the monster, frightening the mountain Pokémon away. Before the disguised {{TRT}} Pokémon escape, May runs out to get inside. Everyone else follows and they barely make it. May questions Meowth about her Ribbon case, but Jessie shows it to her arrogantly. She continues to taunt May, saying that she'll use her Ribbons to win the Grand Festival.
   
Slaking finally reveals himself stomping on the ground causing small earthquakes. The wooden doors open once more as the group of Pokémon observe the surroundings. After a few moments, the entire group go towards our heroes rushing them off into the distance. As our heroes escape down the path, Aipom and Mankey rotate from the trees to stop them in the path. {{AP|Pikachu}} begins launching {{m|Thunderbolt}}s towards the Pokémon while Ash and {{an|Brock}} head in one direction and May and [[Max]] head in the opposite direction. The group of Pokémon decide to split up with the Aipom pursuing Ash and Brock while the Vigoroth and Slaking pursue May and Max. Ash and Brock continue running along the path while Brock releases a small amount of [[Pokémon food]] occupying the Aipom. The Aipom with Ash's hat continues on the pursuit and finally jumps atop him knocking him down a nearby cliff. Ash and Aipom slide down the rocky cliff as Ash notices a small tree growing from the side and grasps onto it also managing to save Aipom from the fall. After a few moments, the branch begins to break and thrusts our hero back towards the ground. Ash and Aipom finally fall into a group of bushes as the both of them run for his hat. Aipom manages to stop Ash and places it atop his head once more. Meanwhile, the second group continue pursuing May, Max, and the old man but manage to miss their location moving further down the path.
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The monster comes forth and reveals itself to be an enormous Slaking. The sight frightens the group as the creature causes tremors by stomping. The wooden doors open again as the mountain Pokémon return to the scene. The giant Slaking roars, which Meowth interprets as a command to get rid of the "Twerps." The Pokémon obey, chase them away, and eventually encircle them on the road. Ash has {{AP|Pikachu}} warn them with a {{m|Thunderbolt}} aimed at the ground. Taylor suggests they split up, so he goes down the road with May and [[Max]] while Ash, {{an|Brock}}, and Pikachu head in the opposite direction. The Aipom pursue the latter group while the rest go after Taylor, May, and Max. As they flee, Brock releases some [[Pokémon food]] to occupy the Aipom. The Aipom with Ash's hat keep chasing them and jumps on Ash's head, knocking him down a hill. As they both tumble and slide, Ash grabs a small tree growing from the side and saves Aipom from the fall. After a few moments, the branch begins to break and they fall again, but are cushioned by a thick bush. Noticing that the Aipom has lost his hat, Ash goes after it, but Aipom beats him to it and places it atop its head once more. Meanwhile, the other group has managed to lose their pursuers by hiding in a bush.
   
Ash begins cleaning himself in a nearby fountain splashing water against his face and Brock and Pikachu come running from the distance. Ash and Brock move to pursue Team Rocket and Aipom begins scaling the cliff. Aipom finally meets up with his fellow comrades. The gigantic Slaking continues devouring the food and finishes the bowl smashing it towards the ground. Slaking extends his arm lifting Team Rocket on top of his shoulder. May shouts at Team Rocket as the three extend ropes over the top of the wooden wall and climb over. May moves to confront Team Rocket as Jessie continues taunting May with her precious Ribbons and her only chance to obtain admittance to the Grand Festival. Slaking begins moving forward as May calls upon her magnificent {{TP|May|Combusken}} launching a {{m|Fire Spin}} towards Slaking. Slaking counterattacks repealing the attack with a gust of wind. Slaking tears through the wooden wall and continues down the path. Ash moves to confront Team Rocket with Pikachu blasting a Thunderbolt just underneath Slaking's feet. Team Rocket make an explosive introduction with the {{motto}}. Slaking extends his hand and grasps onto May's body and begins climbing a nearby cliff. Ash calls upon his angelic {{AP|Swellow}} gliding around Slaking's airspace. As Slaking attempts to defend against Swellow, he manages to drop May in the process. Ash finally calls upon {{AP|Sceptile}} who manages to save May just in time. Swellow moves forward for the attack clashing into Slaking's side at a high velocity causing it to lose its balance and crash into the ground. May continues the attack as Combusken blazes the field with a Fire Spin while also igniting the nearby Team Rocket. Brock releases his {{TP|Brock|Marshtomp}} who douses Slaking with water. As the dust clears, a {{TP|Team Rocket|mecha Slaking|mechas}} is revealed. The metallic slaking begins banging its chest as the Vigoroth, Aipom, Slaking, and various other Pokémon begin attacking the mecha. After a few moments, the Pokémon escape from the mecha as the joints explode releasing the stolen food. Jessie shows May her Ribbon case once more in arrogance and calls upon the devious {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}}. Combusken begins the attack striking forward as Seviper attempts to strike forward. Combusken evades the attack and strikes Seviper with a {{m|Sky Uppercut}}. Jessie releases May's Ribbon case as she opens it displaying all five Ribbons still in place. James calls upon {{TP|James|Cacnea}} but is only met with Pikachu's devastating {{m|Volt Tackle}}. Team Rocket blasts off into the sky like a brilliant star.
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After cleaning himself in a nearby river, Ash tells the now-friendly Aipom that it cannot trust Team Rocket. Brock and Pikachu come running from the distance and join him in returning to the wooden wall. Heeding Ash's advice and still wearing his hat, Aipom rejoins his comrades as they eat Brock's food. Aipom begins to talk as the other mountain Pokémon show up. The gigantic Slaking finishes devouring the food and lifts Team Rocket on top of its shoulder to begin their trek toward the [[Indigo Plateau]]. Taylor, May, and Max climb over the wall using ropes and confront Team Rocket, whereupon Jessie taunts May again with her Ribbons. Slaking begins moving forward defiantly, so May calls upon {{TP|May|Combusken}} to stop it with {{m|Fire Spin}}. Slaking merely blows a gust of wind to dissipate the flames, tears down the wooden wall, and continues down the path. The other group arrives and Pikachu blasts a Thunderbolt at Slaking's feet, prompting Team Rocket to perform their {{motto}}. Slaking extends its hand, grabs May, and begins climbing a nearby tower of rock. Ash releases {{AP|Swellow}} to save May. Slaking reaches the top and swats at Swellow, but managing to drop May in the process. Thinking quickly, Ash calls upon {{AP|Sceptile}} to catch May just in time. Swellow then knocks Slaking and Team Rocket off of the tower with {{m|Aerial Ace}}.
   
The Flames of Courage burn brightly once more as our heroes head for the Grand Festival as the Pokémon wish them a grand parting. Ash continues down the path still without his hat, but notices his hat atop a rock structure. He also notices an apple and a pink flower. In the distance, Aipom spies on Ash from a treetop.
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May furiously gets her revenge by directing Combusken to attack with Fire Spin. Brock releases his {{TP|Brock|Marshtomp}} to douse Slaking off with {{m|Water Gun}}. The giant Slaking is revealed to be a {{TP|Team Rocket|giant robot|mechas}}, now with Team Rocket inside. The Slaking mecha begins banging its chest as the Mankey, Vigoroth, Slaking, and Aipom return and attack with thrown rocks, tossed large stones, banging fists, and {{m|Scratch}}es, respectively. After a few moments, the Pokémon flee from the mecha as its joints explode, releasing the stolen food and ejecting its occupants. Jessie then shows May her Ribbon case once more in arrogance and calls upon {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}} to attack with {{m|Bite}}. Combusken hits first with {{m|Quick Attack}}, however. Seviper is told to Bite again, but Combusken dodges and strikes with {{m|Sky Uppercut}}. Seviper plows into Jessie, who lets go of the Ribbon case to be caught by May, who is relieved to have it back. With Meowth's urging, James releases {{TP|James|Cacnea}} and gets another spiny hug before directing it to use {{m|Needle Arm}}. Pikachu ends the confrontation with a powerful {{m|Volt Tackle}}, sending Cacnea off with such force that it takes Team Rocket along with it into the sky.
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The flames of courage burn brightly once more as our heroes head for the Grand Festival after the Pokémon and Taylor wish them a grand parting. Ash continues down the path still without his hat, but notices it atop a rock structure along with a pink flower and an apple. He remarks on Aipom being a cool Pokémon after all and sets off again on the road. In a nearby tree, Aipom spies on Ash and smiles.
   
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==
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[[File:OPJ10.png|thumb|220px|right|{{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}} in the opening]]
 
[[File:OPJ10.png|thumb|220px|right|{{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}} in the opening]]
 
* {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}} is added to the opening animation.
 
* {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}} is added to the opening animation.
* An instrumental version of [[Spurt!]] and [[Pokémon Symphonic Medley]] are used as background music.
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* During Team Rocket's initial appearance, Meowth makes a reference to {{wp|King of the Hill (game)|King of the Hill}}, a children's game.
* The giant Slaking, its capture of May and {{AP|Swellow}} attacking it for doing so is a parody of ''{{wp|King Kong}}'', as well as the dub title. The fact it's actually a robot may be a reference to Mechani-kong from ''King Kong Escapes''.
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* In the Japanese version, instrumental versions of [[Spurt!]] and [[Pokémon Symphonic Medley]] are used as background music.
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* In the English dub, as May is being rescued from Slaking, an arranged version of "Giovanni's Theme" from [[Pokémon Puzzle League]] is used.
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* The giant Slaking, its capture of May, and {{AP|Swellow}} attacking it for doing so are a parody of the events of ''{{wp|King Kong}}'', as well as the dub title. The fact that it's actually a robot may be a reference to Mechani-kong from ''King Kong Escapes''.
 
* Ash does not react to Aipom stealing {{AP|his hat|hat}} [[EP025|like he did]] with {{AP|Mankey}}.
 
* Ash does not react to Aipom stealing {{AP|his hat|hat}} [[EP025|like he did]] with {{AP|Mankey}}.
 
** It should be noted that it wasn't {{DL|Ash's hat|Pokémon League Expo hat|the same hat as before}}.
 
** It should be noted that it wasn't {{DL|Ash's hat|Pokémon League Expo hat|the same hat as before}}.
   
 
===Errors===
 
===Errors===
* Slaking is shown to be only one foot taller than Vigoroth initially in the episode, and then at the end it is shown to be two feet taller.
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* The hill that Ash and Aipom fall down is initially shown to be a vertical cliff, but becomes a 45-degree decline when they fall.
* Combusken's Fire Spin is inconsistent in this episode, it is shown with a spinning spiral for an attack and later it is shown as a burst of flames launched at the opponent.
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* The Slaking are shown to be only one foot taller than the Vigoroth initially in the episode, but at the end they are shown to be two feet taller.
   
 
===Dub edits===
 
===Dub edits===

Revision as of 02:30, 11 January 2013

AG178 : Battling the Enemy Within!
Advanced Generation series
AG180 : May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!
Slaking Kong!
AG179.png
AG179   EP453
驚異!巨大ケッキングの山!!
Marvel! Mountain of the Giant Kekking!!
First broadcast
Japan June 8, 2006
United States December 7, 2006
English themes
Opening Battle Frontier
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening スパート!
Ending 私、負けない! ~ハルカのテーマ~
Credits
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 秦義人 Yoshito Hata
Assistant director 渡辺正彦 Masahiko Watanabe
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

Slaking Kong! (Japanese: 驚異!巨大ケッキングの山!! Marvel! Mountain of the Giant Kekking!!) is the 179th episode of the Advanced Generation series, and the 453rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on June 8, 2006 and in the United States on December 7, 2006.

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Synopsis

A magnificent mountain lights the sky as Ash and his friends make headway towards the Kanto Grand Festival. After Ash's defeat at the Battle Pyramid while under the influence of the spirit of the King of Pokélantis, our heroes look forward to May's participation in the Festival and Ash's future attempt to defeat Brandon. May opens her Ribbon case, displaying her five Ribbons glistening in the sunlight.

Down the road behind them, a man calls out to a group of Aipom running off with his watering can and Berries. Some of the Aipom jump on the group's heads, including one who snatches May's Ribbon case with its tail and another that discards the watering can and takes Ash's hat. The Aipom run off as the old man catches up with the group and checks if they are okay.

They head back to a farmhouse, where the man introduces himself as Taylor and treats Ash and his friends to hot beverages. Taylor says that he grows Berries and makes them into Pokéblock to sell. Ash questions the man about the Aipom, who Taylor says are part of a group of Pokémon that live in the mountains and would only eat from his trees when they were hungry. Lately, however, they have been taking all of his produce. He then tells a story about a traveler who became lost on the mountain roads on a dark and foggy night. As he moved closer to the mountain and a wooden wall, lightning erupts in the sky, showing him a silhouette of what looks like a giant monster. The man runs away, eventually finding Taylor and telling him about the creature. Taylor does not know if the monster is involved with the Pokémon taking his Berries, but they all agree to head up to the mountain, uncover the mysteries, and regain their possessions.

Meanwhile, Meowth and Wobbuffet are performing a small ritual as the five Aipom present their stolen goods. Meowth wears a pair of geta, making a clacking sound while Wobbuffet has on a red and white hakama. When the large, wooden doors open, the monster's silhouette appears and roars, making the Aipom scatter in fear. Meowth and Wobbuffet are pulled inside and the doors shut. Jessie and James finally reveal themselves examining the goods obtained from the Aipom. James finds May's Ribbon case, which Jessie grabs and excitedly proclaims is her ticket to the Grand Festival. Meowth and James are shocked by her determination, while Wobbuffet simply calls out affirmatively.

Our heroes are headed towards the area of the disturbance as a group of Mankey scurry across their path with more Berries. The other mountain Pokémon, some Vigoroth and Slaking, present Berries to the disguised Meowth and Wobbuffet as well. Ash and company observe from a bush and see the Aipom wearing Ash's hat. The doors open again, partially revealing the monster, frightening the mountain Pokémon away. Before the disguised Team Rocket Pokémon escape, May runs out to get inside. Everyone else follows and they barely make it. May questions Meowth about her Ribbon case, but Jessie shows it to her arrogantly. She continues to taunt May, saying that she'll use her Ribbons to win the Grand Festival.

The monster comes forth and reveals itself to be an enormous Slaking. The sight frightens the group as the creature causes tremors by stomping. The wooden doors open again as the mountain Pokémon return to the scene. The giant Slaking roars, which Meowth interprets as a command to get rid of the "Twerps." The Pokémon obey, chase them away, and eventually encircle them on the road. Ash has Pikachu warn them with a Thunderbolt aimed at the ground. Taylor suggests they split up, so he goes down the road with May and Max while Ash, Brock, and Pikachu head in the opposite direction. The Aipom pursue the latter group while the rest go after Taylor, May, and Max. As they flee, Brock releases some Pokémon food to occupy the Aipom. The Aipom with Ash's hat keep chasing them and jumps on Ash's head, knocking him down a hill. As they both tumble and slide, Ash grabs a small tree growing from the side and saves Aipom from the fall. After a few moments, the branch begins to break and they fall again, but are cushioned by a thick bush. Noticing that the Aipom has lost his hat, Ash goes after it, but Aipom beats him to it and places it atop its head once more. Meanwhile, the other group has managed to lose their pursuers by hiding in a bush.

After cleaning himself in a nearby river, Ash tells the now-friendly Aipom that it cannot trust Team Rocket. Brock and Pikachu come running from the distance and join him in returning to the wooden wall. Heeding Ash's advice and still wearing his hat, Aipom rejoins his comrades as they eat Brock's food. Aipom begins to talk as the other mountain Pokémon show up. The gigantic Slaking finishes devouring the food and lifts Team Rocket on top of its shoulder to begin their trek toward the Indigo Plateau. Taylor, May, and Max climb over the wall using ropes and confront Team Rocket, whereupon Jessie taunts May again with her Ribbons. Slaking begins moving forward defiantly, so May calls upon Combusken to stop it with Fire Spin. Slaking merely blows a gust of wind to dissipate the flames, tears down the wooden wall, and continues down the path. The other group arrives and Pikachu blasts a Thunderbolt at Slaking's feet, prompting Team Rocket to perform their motto. Slaking extends its hand, grabs May, and begins climbing a nearby tower of rock. Ash releases Swellow to save May. Slaking reaches the top and swats at Swellow, but managing to drop May in the process. Thinking quickly, Ash calls upon Sceptile to catch May just in time. Swellow then knocks Slaking and Team Rocket off of the tower with Aerial Ace.

May furiously gets her revenge by directing Combusken to attack with Fire Spin. Brock releases his Marshtomp to douse Slaking off with Water Gun. The giant Slaking is revealed to be a giant robot, now with Team Rocket inside. The Slaking mecha begins banging its chest as the Mankey, Vigoroth, Slaking, and Aipom return and attack with thrown rocks, tossed large stones, banging fists, and Scratches, respectively. After a few moments, the Pokémon flee from the mecha as its joints explode, releasing the stolen food and ejecting its occupants. Jessie then shows May her Ribbon case once more in arrogance and calls upon Seviper to attack with Bite. Combusken hits first with Quick Attack, however. Seviper is told to Bite again, but Combusken dodges and strikes with Sky Uppercut. Seviper plows into Jessie, who lets go of the Ribbon case to be caught by May, who is relieved to have it back. With Meowth's urging, James releases Cacnea and gets another spiny hug before directing it to use Needle Arm. Pikachu ends the confrontation with a powerful Volt Tackle, sending Cacnea off with such force that it takes Team Rocket along with it into the sky.

The flames of courage burn brightly once more as our heroes head for the Grand Festival after the Pokémon and Taylor wish them a grand parting. Ash continues down the path still without his hat, but notices it atop a rock structure along with a pink flower and an apple. He remarks on Aipom being a cool Pokémon after all and sets off again on the road. In a nearby tree, Aipom spies on Ash and smiles.

Major events

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

Debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Trivia

Brandon in the opening
  • Brandon is added to the opening animation.
  • During Team Rocket's initial appearance, Meowth makes a reference to King of the Hill, a children's game.
  • In the Japanese version, instrumental versions of Spurt! and Pokémon Symphonic Medley are used as background music.
  • In the English dub, as May is being rescued from Slaking, an arranged version of "Giovanni's Theme" from Pokémon Puzzle League is used.
  • The giant Slaking, its capture of May, and Swellow attacking it for doing so are a parody of the events of King Kong, as well as the dub title. The fact that it's actually a robot may be a reference to Mechani-kong from King Kong Escapes.
  • Ash does not react to Aipom stealing his hat like he did with Mankey.

Errors

  • The hill that Ash and Aipom fall down is initially shown to be a vertical cliff, but becomes a 45-degree decline when they fall.
  • The Slaking are shown to be only one foot taller than the Vigoroth initially in the episode, but at the end they are shown to be two feet taller.

Dub edits

In other languages



AG178 : Battling the Enemy Within!
Advanced Generation series
AG180 : May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!
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