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* This episode is listed [http://www.pokemon.com/us/tv-episodes/season-4/episode-21-04_21-the-grass-root/ on Pokémon.com] and Viz's [[Pokémon Elements]] page as "The Grass R'''oo'''t".
 
* This episode is listed [http://www.pokemon.com/us/tv-episodes/season-4/episode-21-04_21-the-grass-root/ on Pokémon.com] and Viz's [[Pokémon Elements]] page as "The Grass R'''oo'''t".
* Skiploom's {{m|Leech Seed}} should not have affected {{p|Victreebel}} or {{p|Tangela}}, as they are {{type|Grass}}, and are therefore immune.
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* Skiploom's {{m|Leech Seed}} should not have affected {{p|Victreebel}} or {{p|Tangela}}, as they are {{type|Grass}}, and should therefore be immune to Leech Seed's effect.
 
* The names [[Jessie]] and [[James]] go by in the tournament are their own names spelled backwards; Eissej and Semaj.
 
* The names [[Jessie]] and [[James]] go by in the tournament are their own names spelled backwards; Eissej and Semaj.
 
* ''[[Mewtwo Returns]]'' aired in Japan between this episode and [[EP179|the next]].
 
* ''[[Mewtwo Returns]]'' aired in Japan between this episode and [[EP179|the next]].
 
* This episode is featured on the ''Volume 1: Grass'' copy of ''[[Pokémon Elements]]''.
 
* This episode is featured on the ''Volume 1: Grass'' copy of ''[[Pokémon Elements]]''.
 
* The trumpet fanfare James plays for Jessie's entrance is "{{wp|Reveille}}".
 
* The trumpet fanfare James plays for Jessie's entrance is "{{wp|Reveille}}".
* Meowth wears the same costume as in [[EP179]].
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* This is the second time when Meowth dresses up as a {{p|Sunflora}}. The first time was in ''[[EP135|Grin to Win!]]'', and he would use the same costume [[AG011|five]] [[AG116|more]] [[DP033|times]] [[DP036|in]] [[DP137|the future]].
 
* This is the last Japanese episode of the {{wp|20th century}}.
 
* This is the last Japanese episode of the {{wp|20th century}}.
   

Revision as of 15:19, 26 January 2013

EP177 : Wings 'N' Things
Original series
EP179 : The Apple Corp!
The Grass Route
EP178.png
  EP178  
ポポッコ!くさポケモンバトル!!
Popocco! Grass Pokémon Battle!!
First broadcast
Japan December 21, 2000
United States November 3, 2001
English themes
Opening Born to Be a Winner
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening OK!
Ending ぼくのベストフレンドへ
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 井上修 Osamu Inoue
Assistant director 鈴木敏明 Toshiaki Suzuki
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
Additional credits

The Grass Route (Japanese: ポポッコ!くさポケモンバトル!! Popocco! Grass Pokémon Battle!!) is the 178th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on December 21, 2000 and in the United States on November 3, 2001.

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Synopsis

Template:Incomplete synopsis On the route to Ecruteak City, Ash and his friends are caught by the sight of a Skiploom racing by. After following it, they encounter its Trainer, Ephraim. He and his Skiploom are training for the upcoming annual Grass-Type tournament, a tournament for Grass-types Pokémon only, with a large collection of Leaf Stones as the prize. Confident he can win any “local” tournament, Ash decides he and his Bulbasaur will enter as well. Ephraim and his Skiploom train very hard as the tournament quickly approaches. Soon it is revealed Team Rocket is entered in the tournament to win the Leaf Stones. But as they try to reach the Leaf Stones Ash blasts them off with Bulbasaur's Vine Whip Afterward Ash and Ephraim go through the tournament with relative ease. Until the final match. The final is Ephraim v.s. Ash. At first Ash and Bulbasaur dominate the match, but Skiploom holds its ground. Just as Ash says he doesn't want to harm the Skiploom any more, it unleashes a powerful SolarBeam attack! Everybody is shocked. This unexpected attack hits Bulbasaur straight on, making it fly into the air. Bulbasaur is soon finished with a Tackle attack. Later, as Ephraim is handed the trophy, Ash remembers pride and power aren't the only things a Trainer needs to win a battle. And the journey continues!

Major events

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?: Girafarig (U.S. and international), Skiploom (Japan)

Trivia

Errors

The missing logo
  • When this episode's title is shown, the Pokémon logo is missing.

Dub edits

In other languages



EP177 : Wings 'N' Things
Original series
EP179 : The Apple Corp
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