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These donuts are great! This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not been dubbed into English. As such, its coverage may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
Best Wishes series
BW139   EP796
Emonga Joins Rocket-dan!
First broadcast
Japan September 5, 2013
United States
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening 夏めく坂道
Ending 手をつなごう
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Assistant director
Animation director 案浦達哉 Tatsuya Annoura
No additional credits are available at this time.

(Japanese: エモンガ、ロケット団に入る! Emonga Joins Rocket-dan!) is the 139th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 796th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on September 5, 2013.

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Waiting for the Decolore cruise ship to sail after the evening, Ash and his friends are spending a while in a meadow, having a relaxing picnic. During such, Iris has a little misunderstanding with her Emolga, making the latter really upset and storm off.

As she glides through the air, Emolga loses her balance and falls to where Team Rocket are. Jessie and James's Pokémon try to engage in a battle with her, but Emolga easily defeats them with one Attract move. After what seems to be an overwhelming victory, Jessie convinces James and Meowth so they invite her to join their side. Emolga, not thinking that anything is up, joins forces with the trio.

Major events

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


Pokémon debuts



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Who's That Pokémon?: Exploud (Japan)



  • When Woobat and Yamask are hit by Attract, the pink and black colors of Woobat's nose are swapped.
  • During Emolga and Snivy's argument, the white and yellow colors of Emolga's ears are swapped.

Dub edits

In other languages

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