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* This is the first digitally colored episode, although the animation used in the opening was first used in [[OK!]] in ''[[EP117|Don't Touch That 'dile]]'', 144 episodes before this one.
 
* This is the first digitally colored episode, although the animation used in the opening was first used in [[OK!]] in ''[[EP117|Don't Touch That 'dile]]'', 144 episodes before this one.
 
** Even though this episode was digitally colored, flashbacks of James's first Victreebel as a Weepinbell that were never shown in anime before, were colored the previous way. The same goes for the flashback of James receiving a [[List of Pokémon temporarily owned by Team Rocket#Gyarados|Magikarp]] from the [[Magikarp salesman]].
 
** Even though this episode was digitally colored, flashbacks of James's first Victreebel as a Weepinbell that were never shown in anime before, were colored the previous way. The same goes for the flashback of James receiving a [[List of Pokémon temporarily owned by Team Rocket#Gyarados|Magikarp]] from the [[Magikarp salesman]].
* The dub title is a play on {{wp|Humphrey Bogart}}'s line, "Here's looking at you, kid", from the movie {{wp|Casablanca (film)|Casablanca}}.
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* The dub title is a play on {{wp|Humphrey Bogart}}'s line, "Here's looking at you, kid," from the movie {{wp|Casablanca (film)|Casablanca}}.
* Although {{p|Weepinbell}} evolves into Victreebel through the use of a {{evostone|Leaf Stone}}, James's new Weepinbell evolves without one.
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* Although {{p|Weepinbell}} evolves into Victreebel through the use of a {{evostone|Leaf Stone}}, both of James's Weepinbell evolve without one.
 
* When Casey sings her song at the end, it is the first version of the Electabuzz song instead of the second one she sang at the Bug-Catching Contest.
 
* When Casey sings her song at the end, it is the first version of the Electabuzz song instead of the second one she sang at the Bug-Catching Contest.
 
* This is one of the very few episodes in the original series where Team Rocket does not recite their motto in any form.
 
* This is one of the very few episodes in the original series where Team Rocket does not recite their motto in any form.
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* In the English dub the Pokédex says that Elekid is the evolved form of Electabuzz. Elekid actually evolves ''into'' {{p|Electabuzz}}.
 
* In the English dub the Pokédex says that Elekid is the evolved form of Electabuzz. Elekid actually evolves ''into'' {{p|Electabuzz}}.
 
* Casey talks about [[Ash's Bayleef]] as if she had met it before, but she hadn't.
 
* Casey talks about [[Ash's Bayleef]] as if she had met it before, but she hadn't.
* James's Weepinbell evolves in battle, while in-game it needs a Leaf Stone.
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* In the flashback; James says "You good for nothing karp!" However, in the actual [[EP016|episode]] he said "You good for nothing fish!"
* In the flashback; James says "You good for nothing karp!". However, in the actual episode he said "You good for nothing fish!"
 
   
 
=== Dub edits ===
 
=== Dub edits ===

Revision as of 02:34, 11 October 2011

EP260 : A Crowning Achievement
Original series
EP262 : You're a Star, Larvitar!
Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid
EP261.png
  EP261  
ナナコとエレキッド!
Nanako and Elekid!
First broadcast
Japan August 15, 2002
United States August 30, 2003
English themes
Opening Believe in Me
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening Ready Go!
Ending ポケッターリ・モンスターリ
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 誌村宏明 Hiroaki Shimura
Assistant director 鈴木敏明 Toshiaki Suzuki
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid (Japanese: ナナコとエレキッド! Nanako and Elekid!) is the 261st episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on August 15, 2002 and in the United States on August 30, 2003.

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Synopsis

While Ash and his friends continue on their way to the Silver Conference where they hope to return Larvitar to its home, they encounter a wild Elekid during a lunch break. The mischievous Pokémon eats some of Larvitar's food, but before the group can resolve the conflict, Team Rocket steals both Elekid and Larvitar and flies off. However, Elekid manages to break both Larvitar and itself free from Team Rocket, and the two begin wandering around the forest together.

As they search for Larvitar, Ash and his friends run into Casey and see that her Bayleef has evolved into Meganium. They learn that Casey is after the same Elekid that they saw earlier, and she joins them in searching for Larvitar and Elekid. Meanwhile, Team Rocket, after being blasted off earlier, crash lands onto the Magikarp salesman, who promptly begins his usual sales pitch. James, remembering his losses to the salesman's earlier scams, demands a refund, but the salesman offers to trade them a Weepinbell that knows Sweet Scent as a substitute. Jessie and Meowth agree to this deal and force James to trade away his Victreebel for the Weepinbell.

While James mourns the loss of his beloved Pokémon, his new Weepinbell uses Sweet Scent, which attracts not only Elekid and Larvitar, but also Casey's Meganium and Ash's Pikachu. Following their Pokémon, Ash and his friends are able to catch up with Team Rocket and prevent them from escaping. Team Rocket then challenges them to a battle over Larvitar and Elekid. During the battle, Weepinbell evolves into Victreebel and promptly eats Jessie, who orders Arbok to send it flying, much to James's dismay. Casey then orders her Meganium to use SolarBeam, sending Team Rocket blasting off once again. After the group reunites with Elekid and Larvitar, Casey battles Elekid and eventually captures it. She then sends Ash and his friends on their way with the song she uses to cheer on her favorite baseball team, the Electabuzz.

Meanwhile, the Magikarp salesman releases James's old Victreebel after it tries to eat him. It meets up with the second Victreebel, and the two fall in love and happily bounce off into the forest.

Major events

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

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?: Hypno (US and international), Elekid (Japan)

Trivia

  • This is the first digitally colored episode, although the animation used in the opening was first used in OK! in Don't Touch That 'dile, 144 episodes before this one.
    • Even though this episode was digitally colored, flashbacks of James's first Victreebel as a Weepinbell that were never shown in anime before, were colored the previous way. The same goes for the flashback of James receiving a Magikarp from the Magikarp salesman.
  • The dub title is a play on Humphrey Bogart's line, "Here's looking at you, kid," from the movie Casablanca.
  • Although Weepinbell evolves into Victreebel through the use of a Leaf Stone, both of James's Weepinbell evolve without one.
  • When Casey sings her song at the end, it is the first version of the Electabuzz song instead of the second one she sang at the Bug-Catching Contest.
  • This is one of the very few episodes in the original series where Team Rocket does not recite their motto in any form.
  • Casey captures Elekid exactly one hundred episodes after she was last seen obtaining a Pokémon.

Errors

  • Elekid's name is constantly mispronounced as 'El-Leck-Id' in the dub, as opposed to the correct pronunciation of 'El-Li-Kid'.
  • In the English dub the Pokédex says that Elekid is the evolved form of Electabuzz. Elekid actually evolves into Electabuzz.
  • Casey talks about Ash's Bayleef as if she had met it before, but she hadn't.
  • In the flashback; James says "You good for nothing karp!" However, in the actual episode he said "You good for nothing fish!"

Dub edits

In other languages



EP260 : A Crowning Achievement
Original series
EP262 : You're A Star, Larvitar
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