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EP080 : Friends to the End
Original series
EP082 : A Scare in the Air
Pallet Party Panic
Masara Town! Setting off on a New Journey!
First broadcast
Japan January 28, 1999
United States December 4, 1999
English themes
Opening Pokémon World
Japanese themes
Opening ライバル!
Ending タイプ・ワイルド
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 園田英樹 Hideki Sonoda
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
Additional credits

Pallet Party Panic (Japanese: マサラタウン!あらたなるたびだち Masara Town! Setting off on a New Journey!) is the 81st episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on January 28, 1999 and in the United States on December 4, 1999.

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Ash, Misty, and Brock attend a party at Professor Oak's lab to celebrate Ash’s performance in the Pokémon League. The three decide to let out their Pokémon to join the party, but Misty and Brock stop Ash from releasing Charizard. Team Rocket is also in attendance, masquerading as cooks and coating their food with hot mustard and wasabi. As Ash and his Pokémon react to the spicy food, Team Rocket grabs Pikachu and sends down small bombs from their balloon to destroy the party. Ash finally releases Charizard, who flings the blasters back at Team Rocket, causing them to blast off again.

Ash then receives his next mission from Professor Oak: to retrieve a mysterious Poké Ball from Professor Ivy in the Orange Archipelago. As they leave through the forest, Ash and his friends are attacked by a flock of Spearow. The flock’s leader is a Fearow, which apparently evolved from the Spearow that Ash hit with a rock on the first day of his journey. Ash climbs a tree to escape and finds Team Rocket with a flock of Pidgey and Pidgeotto who are in a turf war with the flock of Spearow. Ash sends out Pidgeotto to lead the Pidgey flock against the Spearow flock. In the course of the battle, Ash’s Pidgeotto evolves into a Pidgeot. Pidgeot and Pikachu team up to defeat the Fearow and its gang. Ash then decides to leave Pidgeot in the forest to look after the Pidgey and Pidgeotto.

Major events


Pokémon debuts




Who's That Pokémon?: Pidgeot (US and international), Pigeon (Japan)

Other Pokémon seen at the party:



  • The first time Professor Oak talks about Professor Ivy, he refers to her as a man.
  • Jessie's gloves disappear when she falls out of the tree.
  • When Brock and Misty release their Pokémon, stock footage from Volcanic Panic is used. As a result, Brock is seen throwing two Poké Balls and Misty is seen throwing one, when they should have been throwing four and three, respectively.

Dub edits

  • During the original broadcast and subsequent television airings, Pokémon Theme is the theme song. However, on the DVD, Pokémon World is the theme song.

In other languages

  • French: Alerte au Bourg Palette
  • German: Panik-Party
  • Italian: Una festa movimentata
  • Latin American Spanish: ¡Fiesta de pánico en en pueblo Paleta!
  • Iberian Spanish: Pánico en la fiesta de Paleta
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Uma Festa de Arromba

EP080 : Friends to the End
Original series
EP082 : A Scare in the Air
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