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| A Corsola Caper!
Sunnygo the Amigo! Showdown on Yellow Rock Isle!!
|| August 30, 2001
| United States
|| October 5, 2002
|| Team Ota
|| 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
|| 福本潔 Kiyoshi Fukumoto
| Assistant director
|| 福本潔 Kiyoshi Fukumoto
| Animation directors
|| 福本勝 Masaru Fukumoto
| 谷口淳一郎 Jun'ichirō Taniguchi
| Additional credits
A Corsola Caper! (Japanese: サニーゴでアミーゴ！おうがんとうのたいけつ！！ Sunnygo the Amigo! Showdown on Yellow Rock Isle!!), is the 213th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on August 30, 2001 and in the United States on October 5, 2002.
Just as Ash and friends arrive at a new island, their ears are met with cries for help. A family had built their house upon a Corsola nesting ground, and when a new, hyperactive Corsola arrived and frightened off the previous Corsola residents, the ground beneath the house weakened and the house was washed out to sea. The father and daughter who had been outside during the catastrophe now look on helplessly as another daughter—trapped inside the house—is washed out toward a large whirlpool. Ash and Misty call their Pokémon to action and manage to save the young girl, but this proves to be only the first challenge of the day. As Ash and friends set about recollecting the Corsola that had reinforced the foundation of this family's home, Team Rocket soon arrives and attempts to steal not only the needed Corsola, but also collections of local artwork made from Corsola horns, which these Pokémon shed regularly. While assisting this local family, Misty waits not so patiently for an opportunity to catch the Corsola that had first driven the others away, and make it her own.
Ash, Misty and Brock have arrived in Megi City on Yellow Rock Isle. Now they are only one island from competing in the Whirl Cup. The town seems like a nice place, so they decide to look around before they head off to the other side of the island. It seems like a typically quiet town until Misty notices a rather unique gift shop. The shop has a few jewelry-like objects on display, made of a pink crystal. Misty picks up one item that looks like a crystal formation and admires it for a while until the clerk comes by. He mentions that all these items are made with parts the Corsola sheds every so often. He says that everything he has is made from Corsola.
The clerk then looks at Pikachu, saying it's a cute Pokémon Ash has. Misty wonders for a moment why he likes Pikachu so much, but he explains that he likes any yellow-colored Pokémon. So on that, Misty decides to release Psyduck. The clerk admires him for a while before Psyduck runs off toward the beach. Misty and everyone else chases after Psyduck. When Misty gets there, she finds Psyduck behind some rocks. She scolds at him for a while before he points at something. There soon happens to be a girl on a floating house, everyone assumes it's just a boat house. But when the girl screams for help, then they notice there's a whirlpool nearby dragging her in. The gang tries to figure out what to do, until Misty spots an unsecured speedboat nearby.
The group soon crowds aboard the boat and head off to rescue the girl. They get close to the house but can seem to figure out a way to pull it back. Ash has an idea and releases Bulbasaur and Bayleef. They both get a hold onto the boat with their Vine Whip and soon the boat is headed away from the whirlpool, dragging the house away from it. Back on shore, the mother and father of the child soon thank them both. Their daughter's name is Mika, and there appeared to be a little incident going on when all this happened.
The family's house is along a coast with some rock formations made by Corsola. They raise a "Corsola ranch" in which they raise Corsola and just use the parts they shed for the jewelry that makes Yellow Rock Island famous. Today however, there was one Corsola they didn't own that seemed to chase after Mika. It tackled her way through the others and eventually scared them all off. But that threw off the balance of the rocks, and the house supports broke and fell into the ocean. The same Corsola tried to help, but it wasn't much. Everything else happened a few moments ago. Noting that the Corsola isn't theirs, Misty wants to battle it so she can get it, but Brock pulls her ear in the same way she does to him.
Back in town, Jessie, James, and Meowth snoop around a warehouse, peeking inside from a roof window. They soon drop some ropes and slide down all secret agent style. Except James crashes and gets him a louder "Sh!" from the others. They open up one of the many boxes, finding a stash full of Corsola jewelry. James and Meowth start to celebrate, but Jessie goes a little too far and fantasizes with the goods. While she's doing that, James and Meowth just start looting everything they can. That's until the clerk from before enters. Afterward, the Rockets scram out as fast as they can, the clerk chasing after them.
Meanwhile, the family and the gang walk along the road talking about how they're going to get the Corsola's back. That's when Team Rocket runs towards them and they wonder what's going on. When they stop and with the clerk stopping too, then they notice that Team Rocket stole the jewelry. Team Rocket teases them for a while then the Corsola that was with Mika bashes right into Jessie, knocking off all the accessories that was on her. Angry, Jessie sends out Arbok, and James sends out Victreebel. To take care of the job, Misty sends out Staryu and Ash sends out Totodile and the match is taken care of with a double Water Gun.
The clerk soon picks up whatever he can off the ground, thanking Ash and Misty for their help. But now they have to find a way to get the Corsola back. Mika's mom mentions that they like to be in pairs, so finding them shouldn't be too bad. The start looking around in the forest for a while. They soon spot two of them and picked them up. Misty soon gets back to wanting the Corsola, and again Brock manages to stop her. Brock sets up a Pokémon food lure and wait to see if anymore would come. Soon enough, two more are there. Just then Mika's Corsola begins acting hyper and it almost scares the two off until Ash and Mika's mom come and picks them up.
Ash's Noctowl soon scouts the area and reports back finding two more. Noctowl leads them to a beach, where he lands to distract them for a moment before Ash and Mika's mom can get them. And back at Mika's area, they begin to look for the last remaining two they need. They soon find them and relax for a while. Mika's mom soon gathers them up and makes sure she has them all. Well, everyone seems happy, they gathered all their missing Corsola.
But just before the little celebration could start, a few wire from nowhere soon went around the Corsola. Misty kicks one away from the lone one and soon everyone looks up to see who's doing this. It's none other than Team Rocket who soon starts to fly off with Corsola. Ash sends out Noctowl to get them down, but James counters with Weezing's SmokeScreen. This temporarily stops Noctowl for a while, but the Pokémon soon flies out of the cloud and zips by the Rocket's balloon at high speed, making a hole and causing them to crash.
Everyone soon goes after them and finds the Rockets with the Corsola there. The Rockets get out of the balloon and then they scold at Ash and the others for once again foiling their plans but the only Corsola left out tackles into Jessie once more. And soon another battle starts again, Misty sends out Staryu to use Rapid Spin to cut through the ropes that held the Corsola in place and the Rockets sends out Arbok and Victreebel. The Corsola attacks Arbok with a Tackle while Victreebel use Razor Leaf on them which the Corsola managed to avoid. Arbok tried to get Staryu in a Wrap, but was soon tackled down by the Corsola herd. However, Victreebel managed to get a grapple on the lone Corsola with a Vine Whip and smashed it right into a rock. Though the Corsola looked down, it wasn't knocked out, and soon it used Recover.
The Corsola was soon angry at the Rockets for that attack and soon gathered up all the Corsola and started to charge up their next attack: Spike Cannon. They all fired at the Rockets, leaving them running for cover of their balloon. However, one hit the ignition and blew up the balloon, blasting the Rockets off once more into the sky.
Now that everything seems normal, Misty soon gets her battle she wanted. She sends out Poliwhirl and soon the fight between her and Corsola begins. Poliwhirl started off with a Bubble, which worked good, but the Corsola made a strong Tackle right into Misty's Pokémon. Poliwhirl managed and countered the Tackle with a DoubleSlap, slapping it silly. The Corsola looked like it was out for the count, however this surprises everyone by using Recover, removing the damage from Poliwhirl's attacks. Poliwhirl use Water Gun but it got deflected by Corsola's Mirror Coat. Misty now knows she has to fight fast if she wants to get the Corsola she wants. Showing no mercy, Poliwhirl does a Bubble and another DoubleSlap followed by a Tackle, putting Corsola out once more. Knowing it's now or never, Misty throws her Lure Ball to the Corsola. It wiggles for a while but soon the light goes out, Misty catching a Corsola.
The family thanks Ash and his friends for helping them get their Corsola back. It looks like there shouldn't be any more problems for now, and the gang soon heads off to the next town on the island.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Electabuzz (US and international), and Corsola (Japan)
- In this episode one of the rare times, and the second one in total, where Brock stops Misty by pulling her ear is seen. This time he was stopping her from catching the Corsola that tried to help Mika.
- The city being built on a nest of Corsola is very similar to Pacifidlog Town.
- There are nine missing Corsola but when everyone is calling out names while looking for them there are more names than there are Corsola. The names that can be heard being called out in the dub are Annie, Danny, Kenny, Denny, Ronnie, Lonnie, Connie, Bonnie, and Manny. Ash can also be heard saying shorter versions of the names like Ann, Dan, Ron, and Lon. Also, when Andrea is saying the names of the Corsola to make sure they are all there she only says eight names, "Annie, Danny, Connie, Bonnie, Johnny, Donnie, Ronnie, Lonnie", even though there are nine Corsola to be accounted for. The names Johnny and Donnie were not heard when the group was calling out names while searching. The full list of names is (in alphabetical order): Annie, Bonnie, Connie, Danny, Denny, Donnie, Johnny, Kenny, Lonnie, Manny, and Ronnie. This makes a total of eleven names when there are only nine Corsola in total.
- Even though the group found Annie near the trees they were still calling Annie's name when they were looking for the rest of the Corsola.
- When Team Rocket is running back to their balloon basket the viewer may see Wobbuffet also running with them even though it was never heard coming out of its Poké Ball.
- Ash's Bayleef is colored lime green in one shot, and its eyes are miscolored (and the black pupils are missing) mostly white and partially red instead of mostly red, partially white with black pupils.
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