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EP178 : The Grass Route
Original series
EP180 : Houndoom's Special Delivery
The Apple Corp!
Pikachu and Pichu!
First broadcast
Japan January 4, 2001
United States December 1, 2001
English themes
Opening Born to Be a Winner
Japanese themes
Opening OK!
Ending ぼくのベストフレンドへ
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
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

The Apple Corp! (Japanese: ピカチュウとピチュー! Pikachu and Pichu!) is the 179th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on January 4, 2001 and in the United States on December 1, 2001.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis Catching a sweet scent on the breeze, Ash and Pikachu follow their noses to a nearby apple orchard. As Misty and Brock follow, they warn the trainer and his Pokémon against eating apples that don’t belong to them. No sooner is this said than Pikachu is caught red-handed with couple of cores! Once Ash proves Pikachu’s innocence to the orchard owner, he and Pikachu track down the real thieves, a band of hungry Pichu forced into the orchard due to low amounts of wild growing fruit. Find out how Ash and Pikachu teach them team-work and help create a symbiotic relationship between the Pichu and the proprietor!...

Major events

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


Pokémon debuts




Who's That Pokémon?: Pichu (Japan) Snubbull (dub)



  • After Charmaine mentions the fruit shortage Pikachu says "Pichu", though "Pichu" could be a combination of "Pi" and "Chu".

Dub edits

In other languages

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Original series
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