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| Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut?
Sohnano of Illusion Island!
|| February 3, 2005
| United States
|| February 4, 2006
|| Team Ota
|| 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Assistant director
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Animation director
|| 玉川明洋 Akihiro Tamagawa
| Additional credits
Who, What, When, Where, Wynaut? (Japanese: まぼろし島のソーナノ！ Sohnano of Illusion Island!) is the 113th episode of the Advanced Generation series, and the 387th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on February 3, 2005 and in the United States on February 4, 2006.
When Ash and May see Drew training his Masquerain, May can't resist the challenge of a practice match. Beautifly and Masquerain battle it out in a Silver Wind showdown that's interrupted by who else but Team Rocket and their Magikarp submarine! They use a giant vacuum to snatch the Pokémon but accidentally snatch the Trainers as well, and in the confusion, Max bumps the sub's engine switch. The submarine rockets off until it hits an island, sending everyone flying!
Now Jessie, James, and Meowth need to find Wobbuffet. Brock, Max, and Ash need to find Drew and May. And Drew and May are found by Roderick, a one-time coordinator who knows the ins and outs of Mirage Island. But when Drew and May try to get a closer look at Mirage Island's famed Liechi Berries, they fall into a river!
Wynaut to the rescue! A herd of Wynaut rescue the pair and shelter them in their cave, where they've got plenty of Liechi Berries to eat. Elsewhere, Wobbuffet reunites with Team Rocket, and they're inspired to steal the Liechi Berries from the Wynaut. May is kidnapped when she tries to stop them, but Drew and the Wynaut come running. Roderick and Ash's group realize foul play is afoot and show up just in time to help Drew battle Team Rocket.
Team Rocket is no match for teamwork—once Drew and May have their Pokémon perform a perfect double Silver Wind, it's all over! Team Rocket blasts off and Roderick helps everyone off the island. He also gives May a sweet souvenir that will help her in her upcoming contests: a basket of Liechi Berries to make great Pokéblock!
Ash and his friends are gathered on the top of a cliff, as Ash prepares himself psychologically for the Hoenn League. Drew and his Masquerain are shown to be on another rock, with a large wave quickly approaching. Masquerain's Silver Wind quickly destroys the wave before it hits. While everyone agrees it is impressive, Drew shrugs it off, and after discussing the Hoenn Grand Festival ends up battling May. Before they can finish, exchanging Silver Wind, Team Rocket appears, and attempts to steal Pikachu. The vacuum on their mecha is too strong, however, and the entire group is pulled into their submarine. Max inadvertently presses a button, causing the sub to explode. The entire group is blasted into their air; they eventually land on a misty island.
Jessie, James and Meowth are all together, but Wobbuffet is missing. Likewise, May and Drew are separated from their friends. It turns out they are by the shore, complaining that they are stuck together. An old man, later identified as Roderick, pilots a motorboat through the surrounding whirlpools, and explains that they are on Mirage Island. May had never heard of it - but Drew has, and explains about the rare Liechi Berry that can only be found here. He claims it's a very good Berry for making Pokéblocks. Roderick offers to help them find their friends. On the journey, he explains how he came across the island as a young man. Drew spies a Berry plant near a waterfall, but as he and May run to it, they fall into the accompanying river. May and Drew fall down the waterfall which causes Drew to pass out. May holds Drew to keep him from drowning. They are saved by a group of Wynaut.
After having no luck using their Pokémon to locate May and Drew, Ash's group find themselves at the waterfall: Roderick is still there, and he fills them in on what's happened. They begin to follow the river. Meanwhile, May and Drew are waiting in the cave with the Wynaut, and Team Rocket have followed the cry of a Wynaut that they believe to be Wobbuffet. By nighttime, they have not located it. It suddenly appears, eating a handful of Liechi Berries. Team Rocket follow it so they can get some also. They soon discover, however, their unappealing taste. Regardless, they try to steal some with a large vacuum from a balloon shaped like a Wobbuffet. As they suck up all the Berries, May is accidentally captured as well.
While this happens, Ash and friends find their way to the cave. Roderick notices the empty plants; Ash accuses Team Rocket: who are currently battling Drew, who uses his Roselia's Petal Dance to free May. After a prolonged battle, they are sent "blasting off again" with Pikachu's Thunder. Before the heroes depart to the mainland, Roderick thanks them by giving May a basket full of Liechi Berries.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Pokémon Trainer's Choice: Victreebel
- This episode is featured on the Volume 14: Wobbuffet copy of Pokémon All-Stars.
- The English title of this episode is based on the five Ws (who? what? when? where? why?).
- This episode marks the first time Ash is the battle referee instead of Brock.
- This is the first episode to use music from Pikachu's PikaBoo. However, the background music is replaced in the dub.
- This episode was skipped in Ireland for unknown reasons.
- When they meet Roderick and he tells Ash and friends about what happened to May and Drew, Ash askes 'What? They're headed for a waterfall?' when the waterfall is clearly behind him and they have already fallen, although this could be reference to a waterfall farther down the river that they never hit.
- When Wobbuffet appears with Liechi Berries, its foot is visible right behind Jessie, but the rest of its body is overlapped by a tree.
- When Team Rocket decides to steal Liechi Berries, the sound of Wobbuffet's Poké Ball opening can be heard despite Wobbuffet already being outside.
In other languages
| Mandarin Chinese
|| Wie, Wat, Waneer, Waar, Wynaut?
|| Verraton Wynaut
|| Is wer? Is wo? Is wie? Isso!
|| וואי, וואי, וואי ואינאט Why, Why, Why, Wynaut
|| Il paradiso delle Bacche
| Brazilian Portuguese
|| Quem, O Que, Quando, Onde, Wynaut?
|| Latin America
|| ¿Quién, qué, cuándo, dónde, Wynaut?
|| ¿Quién, qué, cuándo, dónde, Wynaut?
|| En öde ö!