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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
We begin as we see our three heroes: {{Ash}}, {{an|Misty}}, and {{Tracey}} walking in a mountainous/desert region that looks like Monument Valley. Tracey is up ahead, and like Misty, is walking and is just fine. Ash, however, is tired and hungry. He offers to eat if his companions are tired and hungry too. Tracey then calls to Ash and Misty to see what he is seeing. They run up to Tracey, and they discover that they have come upon the awesome metropolis that is the city of [[Trovitopolis]], the largest city on [[Mandarin Island South]].
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{{Ash}}, {{an|Misty}}, and {{Tracey}} walking in a mountainous/desert region that looks like Monument Valley. Ash is tired and hungry. He offers to eat if his companions are tired and hungry too. Tracey then calls to Ash and Misty to see what he is seeing. They run up to Tracey, and they discover that they have come upon the awesome metropolis that is the city of [[Trovitopolis]], the largest city on [[Mandarin Island South]].
   
We then see [[Jessie]], [[James]], and {{MTR}} of the diabolical {{TRT}}, who are up on a hill. They spy on our heroes as this time, they have cooked up what they think is the perfect plan. Where our heroes are standing is actually a large trap, as they have put dynamite under the ground and once detonated, they will have trapped {{AP|Pikachu}}. Meowth thinks they are totally prepared this time. Once Jessie and James hear the word "prepare", they start reciting their {{motto}}, but to no avail, as Meowth slams them into the ground. Jessie and James ask Meowth why he did what he did, and Meowth tells them that this should be a sneak attack. Jessie and James agree, and James grabs the small plunger handle and pushes down on it. After about 5 seconds, nothing happens. Meowth wonders where the explosion is, and then the ground disappears underneath them and they fall into a dark hole as deep as an ocean abyss. Misty turns her head and has noticed something. Ash asks, and she thinks she heard someone screaming. Tracey wonders why anybody would be screaming, and all of a sudden, the ground starts to crack and it collapses right underneath them, and they too fall into a hole as deep and dark as an ocean trench.
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[[Jessie]], [[James]], and {{MTR}} spy on Ash and his Friends as this time. They have cooked up what they think is the perfect plan, in which they are acutally standing a large trap, as they have put dynamite under the ground and once detonated, they will have trapped {{AP|Pikachu}}. Meowth prepare to activate a trap button. But dosen't work. Meowth wonders where the explosion is, and then the ground disappears underneath them and they fall into a dark hole as deep as an ocean abyss! Misty heard screaming. Tracey wonders why anybody would be screaming. Suddenly, the ground starts to crack and it collapses right underneath them, and they too fall into a hole as deep and dark as an ocean trench!
   
The scene fades to black as we see our heroes, in a cave, waking up after their plight down the hole. Ash and Misty are both woken up by Pikachu and [[Misty's Togetic|Togepi]], although Tracey is stuck in some rubble. Ash, Misty and Pikachu pull him out, and they manage to do so although Tracey lands and sits on Ash. Tracey gets off Ash, they look down the cave, all stand up and start to walk down the cave. It is now dark and they are still walking down the cave. They then see a light at the end of the tunnel and keep going. They get to the end of it, and they walk through a large hole in the wall of a sewer system. They then figure that all they have to do now to get out is find a manhole to climb out of. They walk quickly through the sewer to look for one, and then, we see something running past; and Ash hears a bell-ringing sound. He asks his friends if they heard what he heard, and Misty quips that Ash's ears might be ringing from the fall they had earlier. We then see a long shot through a pipe, and the same creature runs past making the same bell-ringing sound. Ash hears the bell-ringing again, and then, something that looks like a plant or a vine starts tapping Ash's shoulder. He turns around slightly and tells Pikachu to stop tapping on his shoulder, but Pikachu is walking on the ground in front of Ash, then Ash starts to wonder what was tapping his shoulder. Then, the vine appears in much greater form. Tracey and Misty see it and she becomes petrified, and points to Ash that there is a giant monster right behind him. Ash screams, but does not let fear get the better of him. He commands Pikachu to use {{m|ThunderShock}}, but Misty stops Pikachu as she points out that if Pikachu uses an electric attack, everyone will get shocked. Ash agrees and sends out {{AP|Bulbasaur}}. He commands it to use {{m|Razor Leaf}}, but the creature hits the leaves away, grabs Bulbasaur and pulls it into the sewer water, out of sight. Ash attempts to jump in after it, but Misty, Tracey and Pikachu hold him back. Tracey points out that he will be dragged down too, but Ash does not care and still attempts to jump in, with his friends holding him back, and they struggle for a while. Then, a light from above comes down on them and they look up, and [[Officer Jenny]] shouts if she can hear anyone, and our heroes respond. They ask her if she can help them get out of the sewer. Jenny responds that the sewer is very dangerous and wonders what they are doing down there, and throws a rope down to them. Ash still refuses to leave without Bulbasaur, but Misty and Tracey tie him up and Jenny then hoists Ash up, kicking and screaming.
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Ash and Misty woken up by Pikachu and [[Misty's Togetic|Togepi]], but Tracey is stuck in some rubble. So Ash, Misty and Pikachu pull him out. The Group look down the cave, all stand up and start to walk down the cave. As Ash and friends walking trough through sewer a bell-ringing sound is heard somewhere. Then, a mysterious plant somewhere comes into the water and taps on Ash shoulder. Ash believe thinking that Pikachu touch it and begs him to stop. But Pikachu is not on shoulder, instead, he's on the ground in front ofhim. A huge vine appears and the groups sees this. He commands Pikachu to use {{m|ThunderShock}}, but Misty states that Pikachu uses an electric attack will get all shocked shocked. So Ash decided to uses {{AP|Bulbasaur}}. He commands it to use {{m|Razor Leaf}}, but the creature hits the leaves away, and then grabs Bulbasaur and pulls it into the sewer water! Ash attempts to jump in after it, but Misty, Tracey and Pikachu hold him back. Tracey points out that he will be dragged down too, but Ash does not care and still attempts to jump in to save him, As they they struggle for a while, and [[Officer Jenny]] comes in with a light up near him Jenny explains that the sewer is very dangerous and throws a rope down to them. But Ash refuses and still ident to find Bulbasaur, so Misty and Tracey tie him up and Jenny then hoists him.
   
The scene fades out to the police station where we find that Ash, Misty and Tracey have been thrown in jail. Ash bangs on the cell door, shouting that they didn't do anything wrong and to let him and his friends out so he can find his Bulbasaur. Misty and Tracey wonder why they were thrown in jail for walking in the sewers. Ash still bangs on the door, and the door is opened by Jenny and slams into Ash; and she announces that they are free to go. Misty and Tracey are relieved, and Ash asks what took so long. Then a large man with a large mustache enters, and hopes that Jenny is not releasing our heroes. Jenny then acknowledges the [[Mayor of Trovitopolis]]'s presence. She tells him that they only arrived in town today and are going to the [[Pokémon Gym]] on [[Trovita Island]], and that their story checks out. The Mayor can't have this incident leaking out yet and says she should keep them locked up until the next week. Jenny tells him that she can't hold them if they aren't charged with a crime. The Mayor has to accept that because it is the law, but he forbids them to say anything about the creature. Tracey says that he can't do that, because it is the truth, and Ash says that all he cares about is getting his Bulbasaur back. The Mayor loses his temper and threatens to have them all arrested for endangering public safety. Misty doesn't understand, and Jenny reveals to them that they are not the first people to have seen the creature. The Mayor is reluctant, but Jenny tells them anyway. She reveals to them that the police force has had a number of reported encounters with a mysterious creature reaching out of the sewers, but no serious injuries reported. She then tells them that the Mayor says the people will panic if the word gets out about the creature, because they will never be able to capture it. Ash asks why, and Jenny reveals that there are almost 500 miles of sewer under the city, and over 5,000 manholes. The Mayor then says that is why they have to take drastic and immediate action to ensure the safety of everyone in the city. He also says that the city election is next week and if word gets out that he is letting a monster run amok then he will be ruined and never voted back into office. Misty points out that there's no reason to be mad at it if all it wants to do is eat. Someone is knocking on the door and it is [[Nurse Joy]]. She tells him that she has heard what he intends to do about the sewer creature problem. The Mayor tells her that is his business, and our heroes ask Nurse Joy about his plan. She tells them that instead of capturing the creature so it can be studied, the Mayor intends to send a SWAT team down to the sewers to destroy it. Ash and Misty respond by saying the Mayor's plan is cruel, and Tracey also points out that it could be a whole new species of Pokémon. The Mayor says that any talk of any such plan is pure speculation, and that there is no proof. Jenny tells him that such a plan is illegal and the police force don't know anything about it. The Mayor loses his temper again and proclaims that he is the Mayor, he is responsible of the city and he will do what he sees fit for the city.
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Ash and Friends are thrown in jail and Ash bangs on the cell door. Misty and Tracey wonder why they were thrown in jail for walking in the sewers. Jenny comes in inform them they are free to go. Then a large man with a large mustache enters, and hopes that Jenny is not releasing them. Jenny then acknowledges the [[Mayor of Trovitopolis]]'s presence. She tells him that they only arrived in town today and are going to the [[Pokémon Gym]] on [[Trovita Island]], and that their story checks out. The Mayor can't have this incident leaking out yet and says she should keep them locked up until the next week. Jenny tells him that she can't hold them if they aren't charged with a crime. The Mayor has to accept that because it is the law, but he forbids them to say anything about the creature. But Ash begs Major that all he wants to get Bulbasaur backk. This makes Major loses his temper and threatens to have them all arrested for endangering public safety. Jenny reveals to them that they are not the first people to have seen the creature. The Mayor is reluctant, but Jenny tells them anyway. She reveals to them that the police force has had a number of reported encounters with a mysterious creature reaching out of the sewers, but no serious injuries reported. She then tells them that the Mayor says the people will panic if the word gets out about the creature, because they will never be able to capture it. Ash asks why, and Jenny reveals that there are almost 500 miles of sewer under the city, and over 5,000 manholes. The Mayor then says that is why they have to take drastic and immediate action to ensure the safety of everyone in the city. He also says that the city election is next week and if word gets out that he is letting a monster run amok then he will be ruined and never voted back into office. [[Nurse Joy]] comes in and tells him that she has heard what he intends to do about the sewer creature problem. The Mayor tells her that is his business, and group ask Nurse Joy about his plan. She tells them that instead of capturing the creature so it can be studied, the Mayor intends to send a SWAT team down to the sewers to destroy it. Ash and Misty and Tracy respond by saying the Mayor's plan is cruel and that it could be a whole new species of Pokémon. The Mayor says that any talk of any such plan is pure speculation, and that there is no proof. Jenny tells him that such a plan is illegal and the police force don't know anything about it. The Mayor loses his temper again and proclaims that he is the Mayor, he is responsible of the city and he will do what he sees fit for the city.
   
The scene cuts to the city Pokémon Center and our heroes and Nurse Joy are speaking to {{an|Professor Oak}} via videophone. He says that Tracey is right; it could be a whole new species of Pokémon, or maybe a Pokémon that has undergone a strange mutation. Ash asks Oak what they should do, and Oak says that there has to be some way of preventing the Mayor from exterminating the creature. Nurse Joy does not think so, because the only thing the Mayor cares about is being re-elected, and he's not going to let anything get in his way. The scene has transitioned outside and they see dozens, if not hundreds of campaign posters all over building walls and park fences. They then go up to a statue of the Mayor, and then recognize an "M" symbol on the foundation of the statue, and recognize it from all the campaign posters they saw earlier. Ash grows impatient and tells his friends to come to the sewers with him to look for Bulbasaur. His friends follow him. The scene cuts to the Mayor and his SWAT team, and he gives them a pep talk. Ash, Misty, and Tracey are spying on them, and wonder how they are going to get in with the SWAT team covering the entrance. Ash knows they have to find a way in before it is the end of the creature- and Bulbasaur.
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At Pokémon Center, the group speak Professor Oak about new species Ash asks Oak what they should do, and Oak says that there has to be some way of preventing the Mayor from exterminating the creature. Nurse Joy does not think so, because the only thing the Mayor cares about is being re-elected, and he's not going to let anything get in his way. The group see dozens of campaign posters all over building walls and park fences, and see a statue of the Mayor. The group notice "M" symbol on the foundation of the statue, and recognize it from all the campaign posters they saw earlier. Ash deciced that it had enough and decieded to back on sewer to search Bulbabsaur. The group finds that Mayor are order his SWAT Team inside the sewer. Ash knows how to find an entrance to the sewer.
   
We then see Ash, Misty, Tracey and Nurse Joy at another entrance to the sewer on the other side of the sewer. Ash attempts to climb up to it, but to no avail. The scene cuts to Team Rocket who we have not seen since their plight down a dark hole at the beginning of the episode. Jessie says that they have been wondering around the sewers all day, and they still haven't found a way out. All Meowth wants to do is find a place to eat, but James says there is nothing to eat down where they are. They hear the same bell-ringing sound, and the creature re-appears and starts rubbing Meowth's chin, then appears in front of Team Rocket. Meowth thinks it is one of his human companions who is petting him, but James says it wasn't him. They then see the creature, freak out and scurry down the sewers in fear. The scene wipes to Team Rocket again who are more exhausted than before. Jessie asks James what the creature was, and James says he never ever wants to find out. They then hear footsteps, and a being with a flashlight points it at Team Rocket. James sends out his {{TP|James|Weezing}} and commands it to use {{m|SmokeScreen}}, as it engulfs the sewer with smoke. Team Rocket then make their getaway, screaming in fear. It turns out that Ash was holding the flashlight and Misty and Tracey are there too. Ash asks if everyone is alright, then Misty realizes that Togepi is missing. Tracey thinks that the creature got it, then they spot Togepi at the end of the path. Misty chases after it, and she picks up Togepi. Ash and Tracey point to the creature which has reappeared right in front of Misty, and she screams. It grabs Togepi. Misty pulls back, but the creature pulls Misty and Togepi down into the sewer water, out of sight. Ash then pulls out his secret weapon he asked Professor Oak to send- {{AP|Muk}}. Muk then {{m|Body Slam}}s Ash in affection.
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Nurse Joy gave them a another entrance to the sewer on the other side of the sewer. Meanwhile, Team Rocket ends tired after fell off at the beginning of the dead. All Meowth wants eat, but James says there is nothing to eat down where they are. They hear the same bell-ringing sound, and the creature re-appears and starts rubbing Meowth's chin. Meowth mistakenly think that was a Jessie or James rubbed him, but find that they didn't rub him. The creature appears and Them Rocket run away in panic. Team Rocket ends exhausted again. They then hear footsteps, and a being with a flashlight points it at Team Rocket. James sends out his {{TP|James|Weezing}} and commands it to use {{m|SmokeScreen}}, as it engulfs the sewer with smoke. Team Rocket then make their getaway, screaming in fear. It turns out that Ash was holding the flashlight and Misty and Tracey are there too. Ash asks if everyone is alright, then Misty notice Togepi is missing. They spot Togepi at the end of the path. Misty chases after it, and she picks up Togepi. The creatures appears and grabs Togepi and pulls him on the sewer water! Misty tries to water to save him, but Ash and Tracey pull her. Ash decided to use his secret weapon he asked Professor Oak to send {{AP|Muk}}. Muk then {{m|Body Slam}}s Ash in affection.
   
The scene cuts back to Team Rocket and they are even more exhausted than before. They can't take being chased by the creature anymore, and Meowth is sick of being scared, and he proclaims that it is their turn to do the scaring in the sewer. Jessie and James agree, and they make themselves up to look as scary possible such as Jessie splitting her huge hair at 2 ends and Meowth biting onto James's head. They then come across none other than the Mayor's SWAT team. The Squad Leader radios in to the Mayor, and tells him that they have discovered 3 unidentified creatures. The Mayor compliments them on their excellent work, and commands them to attack immediately. Jessie, James and Meowth stare at the SWAT team dumbfounded. The leader tells his team to get their puddy guns ready and they open fire on Team Rocket. Jessie shouts at them that they are not really monsters and they run off scared again.
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Meanwhile Team Rocket have exhausted seconds times. Jessie and James decided to use a scary disguise, Jessie split her huge hair at 2 ends and Meowth biting onto James's head. They then come across none other than the Mayor's SWAT team. The Squad Leader radios in to the Mayor, and tells him that they have discovered 3 unidentified creatures. The Mayor compliments them on their excellent work, and commands them to attack immediately. The SWAT open fire at Team Rocket with puddy guns, running away in the process.
   
The scene cuts back to Ash and Tracey, with Muk in front. They come to a dead end, and Muk points out that they have to go into the underwater tunnel to find Misty, Togepi and Bulbasaur. Ash and Tracey jump in and swim down the tunnel, and it becomes darker and darker until eventually, they reach the end. They see the creature again, and the scene fades to white.
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The scene cuts back to Ash and Tracey, with Muk in front. They come to a dead end, and Muk points out that they have to go into the underwater tunnel to find Misty, Togepi and Bulbasaur. Ash and Tracey jump in and swim down the tunnel and they reach the end, where the Creature appear and attack Ash and Tracey!
   
The SWAT team has come out of the sewer and reported back to the Mayor. They tell him they couldn't find a creature that matched the original description, but found 3 other creatures down there. The leader comes to the conclusion that the sewer could be infested with freaks like the ones they saw. The Mayor grows increasingly paranoid and orders that every manhole to be sealed and seal off the sewer. They do so, and a montage of shots show them sealing off all the exits and manholes of the sewer system.
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The SWAT team has come out of the sewer and reported back to the Mayor. They tell him they couldn't find a creature that matched the original description, but found 3 other creatures down there. The leader comes to the conclusion that the sewer could be infested with freaks like the ones they saw. The Mayor grows increasingly paranoid and orders that every manhole to be sealed and seal off the sewer.
   
We then see a white light, and Misty's voice trying to wake up Ash. He eventually wakes up, and sees an opening into the city. He wonders where he is, and he then sees his Bulbasaur. He is overjoyed, and he embraces it. Then, the creature appears yet again and taps Ash on the head. He screams. Tracey tells Ash they finally found the creature- and it's a Bulbasaur, but it is {{pkmn2|giant|twice its normal size}}, probably from living down in the sewer for so long. Misty also tells him that the mysterious creature was really just a big Bulbasaur using {{m|Vine Whip}}. Ash wonders how a Bulbasaur got down in the sewer. Tracey says that it isn't a wild Pokémon, because it has a collar on it. Ash figured that somebody just gave up on raising it and threw it away. Misty asks Tracey why it took Bulbasaur and Togepi, and he figured it was probably lonely all by itself. Ash walks up to the Bulbasaur and pets on its head, and he then catches a glimpse of the collar and notices that it has the Mayor's "M" symbol on it.
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The group wakes up and sees an opening into the city. They find Misty and Bulbasaur. Tracey found the creature who actually is, Bulbasaur, in the {{pkmn2|giant|twice its normal size}} form. He has been living down for long and was acutally using {{m|Vine Whip}}. Ash notices that it has the Mayor's "M" symbol on it.
   
The scene cuts to the Mayor's office in City Hall, where Nurse Joy confronts him about sending his personal army of his to seal up every manhole in the city. The Mayor says that his plan is perfect, as they don't need to worry about exterminating the creature. Nurse Joy lets him know about the fact that our heroes are down in the sewers, and if he seals up the sewer system, they will never be able to get out. The Mayor assures Joy that he will remove all the concrete as soon as the election is over. Nurse Joy says that the beginning of the election isn't until next week, but the Mayor re-butts that kids shouldn't be playing around in the sewers anyway. Nurse Joy becomes visibly frustrated with the Mayor's incompetence. The scene cuts to a montage of water leaking out of the concrete sealant of the sewer entrances, then cuts to the Mayor taking a bath, confident of a landslide victory in the polls. Then, an earthquake starts, then water forcefully erupts from the floor right under the Mayor's bathtub. The entire bathroom fills up with water and breaks through the bathroom door, flooding the entire house. We then see the Mayor in his bathtub, Ash, Misty holding Togepi, the two Bulbasaur, Tracey, and Pikachu on a surfboard. Then, they all land outside and the Mayor falls to Ash's feet. The Mayor asks them to state their business, and Ash asks if the giant Bulbasaur looked familiar to him. He sees his trademark "M" initial on Bulbasaur's collar. Then, the Mayor has a flashback to when he was a boy. The Mayor, in a visibly frustrated state, puts his Bulbasaur in a box on the sewer river. He walks away while Bulbasaur floats down the river into the sewer, out of sight. The Mayor then realizes that this was the same Bulbasaur he threw away when he was a boy because it wouldn't evolve. The giant Bulbasaur picks up the Mayor using Vine Whip, much to the Mayor's chagrin. Misty says to the Mayor how he could do such a terrible thing to his own Pokémon, and Tracey also says that even after all these years, it was still happy to see him. A bunch of people are seeing the Mayor half-naked and he becomes embarrassed. He asks our heroes to ask Bulbasaur to put him down, and they will only do so if he apologizes to it for what he did to it so long ago. He then shouts that he is the Mayor, he has to maintain his authority, and that he will not apologize to a Pokémon. The Mayor's SWAT team arrives, and he tells them that the Bulbasaur is violating the law by holding him, the Mayor, hostage. They prepare to open fire on Bulbasaur and it becomes visibly scared. But Ash steps in, and commands Pikachu to stop the SWAT team with {{m|Thunderbolt}}. Then he commands his Bulbasaur to use Vine Whip on them. It does so, and sends the SWAT team flying off. The Mayor becomes scared and offers a truce with his Bulbasaur, but Bulbasaur, visibly angry, spins him around a few times and throws him into the air with Vine Whip, blasting him off out of sight. Then, we see his statue we saw earlier, and the Mayor comes out of the sky and crashes into his statue, toppling it and his chances of winning the election and becoming Mayor of Trovitopolis City again.
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Back at Mayor's office in City Hall, Nurse Joy explain him why sending his personal army of his to seal up all over the city. She explain that the group are in Sewer and whill trap there if Sewer system is sealed. The Mayor assures Joy that he will remove all the concrete as soon as the election is over Later, while Mayor is taking on the bath, an earthquake starts, then water forcefully erupts from the floor right under the Mayor's bathtub. The entire bathroom and the City Hall fills up with water and floods the entire town. Ash asks if the giant Bulbasaur looked familiar to him. He sees his trademark "M" initial on Bulbasaur's collar. Seeing of his memory. The Major explain that he abanoded his Bulbasaur in the sewer because he wasn't evolve. Upon learing this, Major's Bulbasaur grab him with Vine Whip. Misty and Tracy explain them how dare he abadoing him and was happier to see him. A bunch of people are seeing the Mayor half-naked, the Major begs his Bulbasaur to let him down. But the group begs him to Apologize his Pokemon for what he done. The Mayor's SWAT team arrives order's them to open fire at him. However, Ash steps in and commands Pikachu to use {{m|Thunderbolt}} to them and commands his Bulbasaur to use Vine Whip on them, which sends the SWAT team flying off. The Mayor begins that he will offers a truce with his Bulbasaur, but Bulbasaur spins him around and sends him into the air as well. He lands on his own statue's.
   
We then see Ash, Misty, Tracey, Joy and Jenny at the ocean side. Jenny is sure after all the things that have happened that they will have a new Mayor. Joy would be glad to take care of the giant Bulbasaur at the Pokémon center. Ash asks Bulbasaur if that's okay, and it nods. Ash then asks about a Pokémon Gym is on Trovita Island, and Joy points to the island, visibly in sight. She explains that it would only take a few minutes to get the island from where they are by ferry. Jenny says that there is a ferry that goes there once a day, and she offers to take them to the pier where the ferry is. So, our heroes set their sights on Trovita Island, and another unexpected adventure...
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In the end, Joy will take care of the giant Bulbasaur at the Pokémon center. Joy points to the Trovita Island on Pokémon Gym in the Pokemon Gym is on, which is almost far away.
   
Meanwhile, Team Rocket has found an exit from the sewer system, and they are happy to see daylight again, but it has been bared up by the city. They realize they are trapped there. They declare "we're all washed up!" But then, Jessie sneezes, which breaks the metal bars, setting them free. They are overjoyed and they escape on a final note that ends the episode.
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Meanwhile, Team Rocket has found an exit from the sewer system. Bit it has been bared up by the city and they realize they are trapped there. But Jessie sneezes and breaks the metal bars, setting them free.
   
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==

Revision as of 13:53, 24 November 2012

EP101 : Get Along, Little Pokémon
Original series
EP103 : Misty Meets Her Match
The Mystery Menace
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  EP102  
ちかどうのかいぶつ!?
Monster in the Sewers!?
First broadcast
Japan June 24, 1999
United States May 6, 2000
English themes
Opening Pokémon World
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening ライバル!
Ending タイプ・ワイルド
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 鈴木敏明 Toshiaki Suzuki
Assistant director 鈴木敏明 Toshiaki Suzuki
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
Additional credits

The Mystery Menace (Japanese: ちかどうのかいぶつ!? Monster in the Sewers!?) is the 102nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on June 24, 1999 and in the United States on May 6, 2000.

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Synopsis

Ash, Misty, and Tracey walking in a mountainous/desert region that looks like Monument Valley. Ash is tired and hungry. He offers to eat if his companions are tired and hungry too. Tracey then calls to Ash and Misty to see what he is seeing. They run up to Tracey, and they discover that they have come upon the awesome metropolis that is the city of Trovitopolis, the largest city on Mandarin Island South.

Jessie, James, and Meowth spy on Ash and his Friends as this time. They have cooked up what they think is the perfect plan, in which they are acutally standing a large trap, as they have put dynamite under the ground and once detonated, they will have trapped Pikachu. Meowth prepare to activate a trap button. But dosen't work. Meowth wonders where the explosion is, and then the ground disappears underneath them and they fall into a dark hole as deep as an ocean abyss! Misty heard screaming. Tracey wonders why anybody would be screaming. Suddenly, the ground starts to crack and it collapses right underneath them, and they too fall into a hole as deep and dark as an ocean trench!

Ash and Misty woken up by Pikachu and Togepi, but Tracey is stuck in some rubble. So Ash, Misty and Pikachu pull him out. The Group look down the cave, all stand up and start to walk down the cave. As Ash and friends walking trough through sewer a bell-ringing sound is heard somewhere. Then, a mysterious plant somewhere comes into the water and taps on Ash shoulder. Ash believe thinking that Pikachu touch it and begs him to stop. But Pikachu is not on shoulder, instead, he's on the ground in front ofhim. A huge vine appears and the groups sees this. He commands Pikachu to use ThunderShock, but Misty states that Pikachu uses an electric attack will get all shocked shocked. So Ash decided to uses Bulbasaur. He commands it to use Razor Leaf, but the creature hits the leaves away, and then grabs Bulbasaur and pulls it into the sewer water! Ash attempts to jump in after it, but Misty, Tracey and Pikachu hold him back. Tracey points out that he will be dragged down too, but Ash does not care and still attempts to jump in to save him, As they they struggle for a while, and Officer Jenny comes in with a light up near him Jenny explains that the sewer is very dangerous and throws a rope down to them. But Ash refuses and still ident to find Bulbasaur, so Misty and Tracey tie him up and Jenny then hoists him.

Ash and Friends are thrown in jail and Ash bangs on the cell door. Misty and Tracey wonder why they were thrown in jail for walking in the sewers. Jenny comes in inform them they are free to go. Then a large man with a large mustache enters, and hopes that Jenny is not releasing them. Jenny then acknowledges the Mayor of Trovitopolis's presence. She tells him that they only arrived in town today and are going to the Pokémon Gym on Trovita Island, and that their story checks out. The Mayor can't have this incident leaking out yet and says she should keep them locked up until the next week. Jenny tells him that she can't hold them if they aren't charged with a crime. The Mayor has to accept that because it is the law, but he forbids them to say anything about the creature. But Ash begs Major that all he wants to get Bulbasaur backk. This makes Major loses his temper and threatens to have them all arrested for endangering public safety. Jenny reveals to them that they are not the first people to have seen the creature. The Mayor is reluctant, but Jenny tells them anyway. She reveals to them that the police force has had a number of reported encounters with a mysterious creature reaching out of the sewers, but no serious injuries reported. She then tells them that the Mayor says the people will panic if the word gets out about the creature, because they will never be able to capture it. Ash asks why, and Jenny reveals that there are almost 500 miles of sewer under the city, and over 5,000 manholes. The Mayor then says that is why they have to take drastic and immediate action to ensure the safety of everyone in the city. He also says that the city election is next week and if word gets out that he is letting a monster run amok then he will be ruined and never voted back into office. Nurse Joy comes in and tells him that she has heard what he intends to do about the sewer creature problem. The Mayor tells her that is his business, and group ask Nurse Joy about his plan. She tells them that instead of capturing the creature so it can be studied, the Mayor intends to send a SWAT team down to the sewers to destroy it. Ash and Misty and Tracy respond by saying the Mayor's plan is cruel and that it could be a whole new species of Pokémon. The Mayor says that any talk of any such plan is pure speculation, and that there is no proof. Jenny tells him that such a plan is illegal and the police force don't know anything about it. The Mayor loses his temper again and proclaims that he is the Mayor, he is responsible of the city and he will do what he sees fit for the city.

At Pokémon Center, the group speak Professor Oak about new species Ash asks Oak what they should do, and Oak says that there has to be some way of preventing the Mayor from exterminating the creature. Nurse Joy does not think so, because the only thing the Mayor cares about is being re-elected, and he's not going to let anything get in his way. The group see dozens of campaign posters all over building walls and park fences, and see a statue of the Mayor. The group notice "M" symbol on the foundation of the statue, and recognize it from all the campaign posters they saw earlier. Ash deciced that it had enough and decieded to back on sewer to search Bulbabsaur. The group finds that Mayor are order his SWAT Team inside the sewer. Ash knows how to find an entrance to the sewer.

Nurse Joy gave them a another entrance to the sewer on the other side of the sewer. Meanwhile, Team Rocket ends tired after fell off at the beginning of the dead. All Meowth wants eat, but James says there is nothing to eat down where they are. They hear the same bell-ringing sound, and the creature re-appears and starts rubbing Meowth's chin. Meowth mistakenly think that was a Jessie or James rubbed him, but find that they didn't rub him. The creature appears and Them Rocket run away in panic. Team Rocket ends exhausted again. They then hear footsteps, and a being with a flashlight points it at Team Rocket. James sends out his Weezing and commands it to use SmokeScreen, as it engulfs the sewer with smoke. Team Rocket then make their getaway, screaming in fear. It turns out that Ash was holding the flashlight and Misty and Tracey are there too. Ash asks if everyone is alright, then Misty notice Togepi is missing. They spot Togepi at the end of the path. Misty chases after it, and she picks up Togepi. The creatures appears and grabs Togepi and pulls him on the sewer water! Misty tries to water to save him, but Ash and Tracey pull her. Ash decided to use his secret weapon he asked Professor Oak to send Muk. Muk then Body Slams Ash in affection.

Meanwhile Team Rocket have exhausted seconds times. Jessie and James decided to use a scary disguise, Jessie split her huge hair at 2 ends and Meowth biting onto James's head. They then come across none other than the Mayor's SWAT team. The Squad Leader radios in to the Mayor, and tells him that they have discovered 3 unidentified creatures. The Mayor compliments them on their excellent work, and commands them to attack immediately. The SWAT open fire at Team Rocket with puddy guns, running away in the process.

The scene cuts back to Ash and Tracey, with Muk in front. They come to a dead end, and Muk points out that they have to go into the underwater tunnel to find Misty, Togepi and Bulbasaur. Ash and Tracey jump in and swim down the tunnel and they reach the end, where the Creature appear and attack Ash and Tracey!

The SWAT team has come out of the sewer and reported back to the Mayor. They tell him they couldn't find a creature that matched the original description, but found 3 other creatures down there. The leader comes to the conclusion that the sewer could be infested with freaks like the ones they saw. The Mayor grows increasingly paranoid and orders that every manhole to be sealed and seal off the sewer.

The group wakes up and sees an opening into the city. They find Misty and Bulbasaur. Tracey found the creature who actually is, Bulbasaur, in the twice its normal size form. He has been living down for long and was acutally using Vine Whip. Ash notices that it has the Mayor's "M" symbol on it.

Back at Mayor's office in City Hall, Nurse Joy explain him why sending his personal army of his to seal up all over the city. She explain that the group are in Sewer and whill trap there if Sewer system is sealed. The Mayor assures Joy that he will remove all the concrete as soon as the election is over Later, while Mayor is taking on the bath, an earthquake starts, then water forcefully erupts from the floor right under the Mayor's bathtub. The entire bathroom and the City Hall fills up with water and floods the entire town. Ash asks if the giant Bulbasaur looked familiar to him. He sees his trademark "M" initial on Bulbasaur's collar. Seeing of his memory. The Major explain that he abanoded his Bulbasaur in the sewer because he wasn't evolve. Upon learing this, Major's Bulbasaur grab him with Vine Whip. Misty and Tracy explain them how dare he abadoing him and was happier to see him. A bunch of people are seeing the Mayor half-naked, the Major begs his Bulbasaur to let him down. But the group begs him to Apologize his Pokemon for what he done. The Mayor's SWAT team arrives order's them to open fire at him. However, Ash steps in and commands Pikachu to use Thunderbolt to them and commands his Bulbasaur to use Vine Whip on them, which sends the SWAT team flying off. The Mayor begins that he will offers a truce with his Bulbasaur, but Bulbasaur spins him around and sends him into the air as well. He lands on his own statue's.

In the end, Joy will take care of the giant Bulbasaur at the Pokémon center. Joy points to the Trovita Island on Pokémon Gym in the Pokemon Gym is on, which is almost far away.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket has found an exit from the sewer system. Bit it has been bared up by the city and they realize they are trapped there. But Jessie sneezes and breaks the metal bars, setting them free.

Major events

  • Ash temporarily adds Muk to his team. It is implied that he returns it to Professor Oak at the end, but it isn't shown.
For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Dare da?

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Zapdos (U.S. and international), Bulbasaur (Japan)


Trivia

Pikachu surfing
  • Professor Oak's lecture: Pikachu's Rescue Adventure: Oak talks about the then-upcoming second Pikachu short, to be released July 17, 1999 with the second movie. He explains that new Pokémon will be seen, specifically Elekid and Bellossom, as well as "others".
  • In the scene where the group falls into a hole and begins walking through a tunnel leading to the sewer, a revamped version of the music played in Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow while inside Mt. Moon can be heard.
  • Similar to Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden, this episode features a Bulbasaur and has the word "Mystery" or "Mysterious" in the title, alluding to its Japanese name.
  • Pikachu can be seen riding its famous pink surfboard in one of the scenes.

Errors

  • After Ash, Misty, and Pikachu pull Tracey out of the rock, he thanks them and realizes that he's sitting on top of Ash. But when Tracey was freed from the rock, it shows Ash falling away from Tracey and he falls on to the ground rather than Ash.
  • When Tracey presents the "monster" to Ash and Misty, a back shot of the Bulbasaur shows it without its blue collar. Seconds later, it's seen wearing it in a full shot.
  • The straps on Tracey's backpack are painted orange instead of black when the monster first attacks.
  • When Misty finds Togepi, the blue triangle symbol on its shell disappears.

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EP101 : Get Along, Little Pokémon
Original series
EP103 : Misty Meets Her Match
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