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'''Taming of the Shroomish''' (Japanese: '''怪奇!キノココ屋敷の謎!?''' ''Bizarre! Mystery of the {{tt|Kinococo|Shroomish}} Mansion!?'') is the ninth episode of the {{series|Advanced Generation}} and the 283rd episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on January 23, 2003 and in the United States on December 6, 2003.
 
'''Taming of the Shroomish''' (Japanese: '''怪奇!キノココ屋敷の謎!?''' ''Bizarre! Mystery of the {{tt|Kinococo|Shroomish}} Mansion!?'') is the ninth episode of the {{series|Advanced Generation}} and the 283rd episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on January 23, 2003 and in the United States on December 6, 2003.
 
{{spoilers}}
 
{{spoilers}}
   
==Synopsis==
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==Blurb==
After making out of Petalburg Woods, we find our heroes in [[Rinshin Town]]. {{an|May}} wants to go window shopping, {{Ash}} wants to get something to eat, {{an|Brock}} needs to stock up on supplies and [[Max]] is all for Pokémon hunting. May and Brock go to the shops while Ash and Max go out to eat.
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<i>Ashes, May, Brock and Max have arrived at a small city on their way to Rustboro City. Brock decides to stock up on supplies, while Max is eager to go hunting for city dwelling Pokémon. Max soon stumbles upon a very frightened Shroomish who is hiding in an alleyway. Ash, Max, Pikachu and their new Shroomish friend head off to find a Pokémon Center. On their way they pass by a deserted mansion that is being torn down. There, the gang learns that not long ago most of the city was forest and that many, many Shroomish lived in the area. They also learn that strange things are going on at the mansion, and many people believe that it's haunted. A little investigation reveals that the mansion is actually inhabited by all of the Shroomish who used to live in the forest. When the forest was destroyed, they had nowhere else to go. All of the strange noises and smells that the construction workers were hearing were actually the Shroomish! The grandson of the owner decides to tear down the mansion as planned, but to convert all of that land into a forest for the Shroomish.</i>
   
Meanwhile, [[Jessie]], [[James]] and {{MTR}} are working as manual laborers on a building site in the city, tearing down an old, disused mansion. The other workers are worried by what seems to be ghosts in the mansion.
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==Plot==
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After making it out of [[Petalburg Forest]], the group find themselves in the urban center of [[Rinshin Town]]. {{an|May}} is keen to do some window shopping, {{Ash}} wants to get something to eat, {{an|Brock}} needs to stock up on supplies and [[Max]] is all for Pokémon hunting. The group decides to split up for the afternoon - May and Brock will go to the shops while Ash and Max find somewhere to eat. Meanwhile, {{TRT}} are working as manual laborers on a building site in the city, tearing down an old, disused mansion. The other workers are worried by what seems to be ghosts in the mansion. May drags Brock off to look at fashion and accessories. He's extremely bored. He would rather be buying medicine and ingredients for [[Pokémon food]], but May says that can wait. Eventually, he gets his stuff and they're walking through the streets when they hear a woman mention a curse. May is instantly interested and eager to hear the tale of a haunted mansion. The woman explains that the property is known as the Green Lodge, and demolition workers have been quitting because of strange happenings. Brock gets scared, but May insists on going over to check out the haunted house.
   
May drags Brock off to look at fashion and accessories. He's extremely bored. He would rather be buying medicine and ingredients for [[Pokémon food]], but May says that can wait. Eventually, he gets his stuff and they're walking through the streets when they hear a girl mention a curse. May is instantly interested and eager to hear the tale of a haunted mansion, where workers have been quitting because of strange happenings. Brock gets scared but she insists on going over to check out the "haunted house".
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After eating a burger, Ash and Max head off to the alleyways in the city, where they peer in looking for Pokémon and spot a {{p|Shroomish}}, who doesn't look too happy. Max wants to feed it and make friends with it, so Ash hands him some [[Pokémon food]]. Shroomish is suspicious and uses {{m|Stun Spore}} causing Ash and Max to retreat. Afterwards, Ash takes out some of Brock's Pokémon food, stacks it on a piece of paper and sets it in front of the Shroomish. Shroomish still doesn't want to eat it, until {{AP|Pikachu}} jumps down from Ash's shoulder and takes a piece to show that it's safe to eat. Shroomish tries the food and loves it. Ash and Max are surprised because Shroomish is in the city instead of the forest, where it normally would be. They think it might have been separated from its {{pkmn|Trainer}} and maybe they should take it to a [[Pokémon Center]]. Max takes out a handkerchief and ties it around the top of Shroomish's head, as a gift. Shroomish is very happy with this. Max picks up Shroomish and they head off.
   
After eating a burger, Ash and Max head off to the alleyways in the city, where they peer in looking for Pokémon and spot a {{p|Shroomish}}, who doesn't look too happy. Max wants to feed it and make friends with it, so Ash hands over some Pokémon food. Shroomish is suspicious and uses {{m|Stun Spore}}; Ash and Max quickly back away. Afterwards, Ash takes out some of Brock's Pokémon food, stacks it on a piece of paper and sets it in front of the Shroomish. Shroomish still doesn't want to eat it, until {{AP|Pikachu}} jumps down from Ash's shoulder and takes a piece to show that it's safe to eat. Shroomish tries the food and loves it.
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Brock and May are inspecting the Green Lodge, and Brock comments that they really should let it go. May's still very excited about the prospect of ghosts, so she approaches the manor and Brock reluctantly follows her through the entrance gates. Soon after, Ash and Max stop in front of the manor house after noticing Shroomish staring intently at it. They're spotted by the Rocket trio, and [[Jessie]] and [[James]] immediately drops the log they're holding to hatch plan to catch Pikachu. {{MTR}} is left holding the log, which quickly drops on top of him. Shroomish, still in Max's arms, gets very distressed and runs off. Ash and Max follow it. Shroomish goes into the mansion through a broken window. Ash and Max follow after Shroomish, but they lose track of and instead find May and Brock standing outside the lodge. A man, [[Alex]] approaches the group ordering them to move on because of the demolition works. Max explains that they were just following a Shroomish, but Alex refutes the claim entirely. He informs the group that the Green Lodge belonged to his {{TP|Alex|grandfather}}, and he used to stay over and play with the resident Shroomish as a child. Alex claims the Shroomish have since disappeared because of Rinshin Town’s growing city blocks and his grandfather's passing. Alex explains that he is simply on site to check on the demolition’s progress, but strange occurrences have been hampering efforts. May is keen to hear more details, but Alex replies that it’s just rumors. Max and Ash again affirm their story, so Alex decides he'll have to go inside and see for himself and the others follow him.
   
Ash and Max are surprised because Shroomish is in the city instead of the forest, where it normally would be. They think it might have been separated from its trainer and maybe they should take it to a [[Pokémon Center]]. Max takes out a handkerchief and ties it around the top of Shroomish's head, as a gift. Shroomish is very happy with this. Max picks up Shroomish and they head off.
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Inside, they find Shroomish shivering by one of the old fireplaces. Max approaches to attend to his friend when two other Shroomish emerge, also looking frightened. Pikachu goes to talk to them, while the humans decide that they must be upset because they'll have no home when the mansion is torn down. Team Rocket arrives by crashing through the floor. After reciting their {{motto}}, James and Jessie send out {{TP|James|Cacnea}} and {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}}. As the confrontation is about to begin, the trio of Shroomish let out a cry. A whole herd of Shroomish arrive, quickly filling the room. Seviper knocks some of the Shroomish away with a {{m|Poison Tail}} and Cacnea attempts a {{m|Pin Missile}} attack. The Shroomish are unimpressed and fill the air with a cloud of Stun Spore. Alex leads the group outside for some fresh air, while Team Rocket are left paralyzed by the Stun Spore.
   
Brock and May are inspecting the haunted mansion, and Brock comments that they really should let it go. May's still very excited about the prospect of ghosts.
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Outside, Alex and the others affirm that the strange [[footprint]]s and odd occurrence are because of the large number of Shroomish that call the Green Lodge home. Max adds that the Shroomish are in pain, and he informs Alex that the Shroomish want just want to play with him like the old days. Alex admits that he shares their sentiments. Alex formally apologizes to Shroomish, but he admits that the demolition must progress.
   
Ash, Max, Pikachu and Shroomish stop in front of an old mansion. They're spotted by {{TRT}}, and Jessie and James immediately drop the log they're holding to hatch plan to catch Pikachu. Meowth is left holding the log, which drops on top of him. Shroomish, still in Max's arms, gets very distressed and runs off. Ash and Max follow it. Shroomish goes into the mansion through a broken window. Ash and Max see May and Brock just outside where Shroomish went in, and they're surprised to meet each other there. They are explaining what happened when a man comes up to them and tells them that they should not be there. He says it's impossible that there could have been a Shroomish, explaining that when he was a boy and his grandfather owned the mansion there were Shroomish everywhere. He loved playing with them as a kid but they all went away as the forest disappeared. Ash and Max insist, so he decides he'll have to go inside and see for himself. The others follow him.
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Suddenly, Team Rocket arrives on the scene to get their revenge on the Shroomish, this time with a brand new [[Team Rocket's mechas|mecha]]. They begin ramming the lodge's walls, and the commotion leads all of the Shroomish to flee the building. Team rocket then picks up and the Shroomish, tossing them all into the capture net on the back of their vehicle. Ash orders Pikachu to use {{m|Thunderbolt}}, but Team Rocket’s machine is unscathed. The first Shroomish is angry and leads its comrades in a Stun Spore barrage, but since Team Rocket's vehicle is airtight, nothing gets through and that includes fresh air. The Stun Spores go off towards the city, but Brock's {{TP|Brock|Forretress}} heads it off with a {{m|Rapid Spin}} attack. Jessie and James start feeling weird from lack of oxygen so Meowth opens the windows. While this lets in fresh air, it also allows the Stun Spore into the cabin. As Team Rocket feel the full effects of Stun Spore, Alex orders the Shroomish to attack with {{m|Leech Seed}}, and the vines beginning sapping away the Rocket trio’s energy. May's {{TP|May|Torchic}} burns through Team Rocket's giant basket with its {{m|Ember}} attack to free the other Shroomish. Afterwards Pikachu delivers a detonating {{m|Thunder}} to send Team Rocket blasting off.
   
Inside, they find Shroomish saying "mish, mish" very sadly. Two other Shroomish emerge and they all start talking, looking frightened. Pikachu goes to talk to them, while the humans decide that they must be upset because they'll have no home when the mansion is torn down. Team Rocket turns up to try and capture Pikachu, with the help of {{TP|James|Cacnea}} and {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}}. A whole herd of Shroomish stampede over them and use Stun Spore. Afterwards, Ash sees a picture on the table and they realize it's the man and his grandfather playing with the Shroomish.
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Afterwards, Max asks about the fate of the Green Lodge again. Alex affirms that the mansion will still have to be demolished. He adds that he'll replant the whole area full of trees so there will be a forest like there was before, and the Shroomish agree enthusiastically. Ash, May, Brock and Max wave goodbye to Alex and the happy herd of Shroomish.
 
Team Rocket decides they want revenge on the Shroomish and get hold of another vehicle. This one is airtight to stop the Stun Spores. They bash the mansion to force all the Shroomish out of the house, then pick them up with the machine one by one. The first Shroomish is angry and leads its comrades in a Stun Spore barrage, but since Team Rocket's vehicle is airtight, nothing gets through and that includes fresh air. The Stun Spores go off towards the city, but Brock's {{TP|Brock|Forretress}} heads it off with a {{m|Rapid Spin}} attack.
 
 
Jessie and James start feeling weird from lack of oxygen so Meowth opens the windows. This lets in fresh air, but also the Stun Spore. They get stunned and then all the Shroomish use {{m|Leech Seed}} to tie them up. May's {{TP|May|Torchic|Blaziken}} helps too, with its {{m|Ember}} attack. Together the Pokémon defeat Team Rocket again.
 
 
The man who owns the mansion explains it's too late to stop the destruction of the building. He says he'll replant the whole area full of trees so there will be a forest like there was before, and the Shroomish agree enthusiastically. Ash, May, Brock and Max wave goodbye to the man and the happy herd of Shroomish.
 
   
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==
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* [[James]]
 
* [[James]]
 
* [[Alex]]
 
* [[Alex]]
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* [[Alex's grandfather]] (flashback)
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* Demolition workers
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* [[Rinshin Town|Rinshin]] townspeople
   
 
===Pokémon===
 
===Pokémon===
 
[[File:WTP AG009.png|thumb|200px|right|Who's That Pokémon?]]
 
[[File:WTP AG009.png|thumb|200px|right|Who's That Pokémon?]]
[[Who’s That Pokémon?]]: {{p|Snubbull}}
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[[Who's That Pokémon?]]: {{p|Snubbull}}
 
*{{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
 
*{{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
 
*{{p|Meowth}} ({{TRM}})
 
*{{p|Meowth}} ({{TRM}})
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*{{p|Seviper}} ({{OP|Jessie|Seviper}})
 
*{{p|Seviper}} ({{OP|Jessie|Seviper}})
 
*{{p|Cacnea}} ({{OP|James|Cacnea}})
 
*{{p|Cacnea}} ({{OP|James|Cacnea}})
*{{p|Shroomish}} ([[Alex]]'s)
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*{{p|Shroomish}} ([[Alex]]'s; multiple)
*{{p|Machoke}}
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*{{p|Machoke}} (Demolition worker's; x2)
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* The title of this episode is based on that of the Shakespeare play ''{{wp|The Taming of the Shrew}}''.
 
* The title of this episode is based on that of the Shakespeare play ''{{wp|The Taming of the Shrew}}''.
* This episode marks the first of many times where Max befriends a Pokémon.
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* [[Advance Adventure]] is used as background music.
* Jessie and James says that "I think there's a fungus." and "And they're among us." when a herd of Shroomish came. Later Pokémon names are also based on this, {{p|Foongus}} and {{p|Amoonguss}}.
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* This episode marks the first of many times where [[Max]] befriends a Pokémon.
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* This is the first "[[filler episode]]" in the {{series|Advanced Generation}}.
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* When the {{p|Shroomish}} start grouping up, just after {{TRT}}'s attack, Jessie calls them {{p|Foongus}}, and James states they are {{p|Amoonguss}}. These names would later be assigned to two Pokémon of [[Generation V]], also based on mushrooms. Coincidentally, James would catch an {{TP|James|Amoonguss}}.
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===Errors===
 
===Errors===
[[File:AG009 Error.png|thumb|200px|right|Cacnea's miscoloration]]
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* [[James's Cacnea]] had the three dark green diamonds under its mouth and the four point shape at the top of its head colored black like its mouth when it was attacking the herd of {{p|Shroomish}}. It can also be seen for the top of its head during the first time the camera looks at Team Rocket after the start of the Stun Spore attack inside the mansion.
* James's {{TP|James|Cacnea}} had the three dark green diamonds under its mouth and the four point shape at the top of its head colored black like its mouth when it was attacking the herd of {{p|Shroomish}}. It can also be seen for the top of its head during the first time the camera looks at Team Rocket after the start of the Stun Spore attack inside the mansion.
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* In the first shot of {{an|May}} window shopping, the mannequins had heads. In the second shot, they didn't.
* In the first shot of May window shopping, the mannequins had heads. In the second shot, they didn't.
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* When May sends out {{TP|May|Torchic}}, its voice is heard but its mouth doesn't move.
* [[Max]] says that they should stop the construction, when he should have said destruction.
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* The [http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-episodes/06_21-taming-of-the-shroomish/ blurb for the episode] misspells {{Ash}}'s name as ''Ashes'' in the first sentence.
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** This has since been corrected.
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AG009 Error.png|Cacnea's miscoloration
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</gallery>
   
 
===Dub edits===
 
===Dub edits===
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* The credits of this episode uses the instrumental version of [[I Wanna Be a Hero|the theme]].
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
 
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|zh_cmn={{tt|怪奇!怪奇蘑蘑菇大宅之謎?|Bizarre! The Mystery of Shroomish Manor?}}
 
|zh_cmn={{tt|怪奇!怪奇蘑蘑菇大宅之謎?|Bizarre! The Mystery of Shroomish Manor?}}
|da={{tt|Den Fortabte Shroomish|The Lost Shroomish}}
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|nl={{tt|Het temmen van de Shroomish!|The taming of the Shroomish!}}
 
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|he=לביית את השרומישים {{tt|levayet et haShroomishim|Taming the Shroomish(es)}}
 
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|pl={{tt|Oswoić Shroomisha|Taming the Shroomish}}
 
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|th={{tt|เหตุพิศวง! คฤหาสน์ของคิโนโกโกะ!?|Bizarre! The Kinococo Mansion!?}}
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[[zh:精灵宝可梦 超世代 第9集]]

Latest revision as of 09:17, 21 June 2019

AG008 : A Tail with a Twist
Advanced Generation series
AG010 : You Said a Mouthful!
Taming of the Shroomish
AG009.png
AG009   EP283
怪奇!キノココ屋敷の謎!?
Bizarre! Mystery of the Kinococo Mansion!?
First broadcast
Japan January 23, 2003
United States December 6, 2003
English themes
Opening I Wanna Be a Hero
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening アドバンス・アドベンチャー
Ending そこに空があるから
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 十川誠志 Masashi Sogo
Storyboard 藤本義孝 Yoshitaka Fujimoto
Assistant director 秦義人 Yoshito Hata
Animation director 宍戸久美子 Kumiko Shishido
Additional credits

Taming of the Shroomish (Japanese: 怪奇!キノココ屋敷の謎!? Bizarre! Mystery of the Kinococo Mansion!?) is the ninth episode of the Advanced Generation series and the 283rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on January 23, 2003 and in the United States on December 6, 2003.

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Blurb

Ashes, May, Brock and Max have arrived at a small city on their way to Rustboro City. Brock decides to stock up on supplies, while Max is eager to go hunting for city dwelling Pokémon. Max soon stumbles upon a very frightened Shroomish who is hiding in an alleyway. Ash, Max, Pikachu and their new Shroomish friend head off to find a Pokémon Center. On their way they pass by a deserted mansion that is being torn down. There, the gang learns that not long ago most of the city was forest and that many, many Shroomish lived in the area. They also learn that strange things are going on at the mansion, and many people believe that it's haunted. A little investigation reveals that the mansion is actually inhabited by all of the Shroomish who used to live in the forest. When the forest was destroyed, they had nowhere else to go. All of the strange noises and smells that the construction workers were hearing were actually the Shroomish! The grandson of the owner decides to tear down the mansion as planned, but to convert all of that land into a forest for the Shroomish.

Plot

After making it out of Petalburg Forest, the group find themselves in the urban center of Rinshin Town. May is keen to do some window shopping, Ash wants to get something to eat, Brock needs to stock up on supplies and Max is all for Pokémon hunting. The group decides to split up for the afternoon - May and Brock will go to the shops while Ash and Max find somewhere to eat. Meanwhile, Team Rocket are working as manual laborers on a building site in the city, tearing down an old, disused mansion. The other workers are worried by what seems to be ghosts in the mansion. May drags Brock off to look at fashion and accessories. He's extremely bored. He would rather be buying medicine and ingredients for Pokémon food, but May says that can wait. Eventually, he gets his stuff and they're walking through the streets when they hear a woman mention a curse. May is instantly interested and eager to hear the tale of a haunted mansion. The woman explains that the property is known as the Green Lodge, and demolition workers have been quitting because of strange happenings. Brock gets scared, but May insists on going over to check out the haunted house.

After eating a burger, Ash and Max head off to the alleyways in the city, where they peer in looking for Pokémon and spot a Shroomish, who doesn't look too happy. Max wants to feed it and make friends with it, so Ash hands him some Pokémon food. Shroomish is suspicious and uses Stun Spore causing Ash and Max to retreat. Afterwards, Ash takes out some of Brock's Pokémon food, stacks it on a piece of paper and sets it in front of the Shroomish. Shroomish still doesn't want to eat it, until Pikachu jumps down from Ash's shoulder and takes a piece to show that it's safe to eat. Shroomish tries the food and loves it. Ash and Max are surprised because Shroomish is in the city instead of the forest, where it normally would be. They think it might have been separated from its Trainer and maybe they should take it to a Pokémon Center. Max takes out a handkerchief and ties it around the top of Shroomish's head, as a gift. Shroomish is very happy with this. Max picks up Shroomish and they head off.

Brock and May are inspecting the Green Lodge, and Brock comments that they really should let it go. May's still very excited about the prospect of ghosts, so she approaches the manor and Brock reluctantly follows her through the entrance gates. Soon after, Ash and Max stop in front of the manor house after noticing Shroomish staring intently at it. They're spotted by the Rocket trio, and Jessie and James immediately drops the log they're holding to hatch plan to catch Pikachu. Meowth is left holding the log, which quickly drops on top of him. Shroomish, still in Max's arms, gets very distressed and runs off. Ash and Max follow it. Shroomish goes into the mansion through a broken window. Ash and Max follow after Shroomish, but they lose track of and instead find May and Brock standing outside the lodge. A man, Alex approaches the group ordering them to move on because of the demolition works. Max explains that they were just following a Shroomish, but Alex refutes the claim entirely. He informs the group that the Green Lodge belonged to his grandfather, and he used to stay over and play with the resident Shroomish as a child. Alex claims the Shroomish have since disappeared because of Rinshin Town’s growing city blocks and his grandfather's passing. Alex explains that he is simply on site to check on the demolition’s progress, but strange occurrences have been hampering efforts. May is keen to hear more details, but Alex replies that it’s just rumors. Max and Ash again affirm their story, so Alex decides he'll have to go inside and see for himself and the others follow him.

Inside, they find Shroomish shivering by one of the old fireplaces. Max approaches to attend to his friend when two other Shroomish emerge, also looking frightened. Pikachu goes to talk to them, while the humans decide that they must be upset because they'll have no home when the mansion is torn down. Team Rocket arrives by crashing through the floor. After reciting their motto, James and Jessie send out Cacnea and Seviper. As the confrontation is about to begin, the trio of Shroomish let out a cry. A whole herd of Shroomish arrive, quickly filling the room. Seviper knocks some of the Shroomish away with a Poison Tail and Cacnea attempts a Pin Missile attack. The Shroomish are unimpressed and fill the air with a cloud of Stun Spore. Alex leads the group outside for some fresh air, while Team Rocket are left paralyzed by the Stun Spore.

Outside, Alex and the others affirm that the strange footprints and odd occurrence are because of the large number of Shroomish that call the Green Lodge home. Max adds that the Shroomish are in pain, and he informs Alex that the Shroomish want just want to play with him like the old days. Alex admits that he shares their sentiments. Alex formally apologizes to Shroomish, but he admits that the demolition must progress.

Suddenly, Team Rocket arrives on the scene to get their revenge on the Shroomish, this time with a brand new mecha. They begin ramming the lodge's walls, and the commotion leads all of the Shroomish to flee the building. Team rocket then picks up and the Shroomish, tossing them all into the capture net on the back of their vehicle. Ash orders Pikachu to use Thunderbolt, but Team Rocket’s machine is unscathed. The first Shroomish is angry and leads its comrades in a Stun Spore barrage, but since Team Rocket's vehicle is airtight, nothing gets through and that includes fresh air. The Stun Spores go off towards the city, but Brock's Forretress heads it off with a Rapid Spin attack. Jessie and James start feeling weird from lack of oxygen so Meowth opens the windows. While this lets in fresh air, it also allows the Stun Spore into the cabin. As Team Rocket feel the full effects of Stun Spore, Alex orders the Shroomish to attack with Leech Seed, and the vines beginning sapping away the Rocket trio’s energy. May's Torchic burns through Team Rocket's giant basket with its Ember attack to free the other Shroomish. Afterwards Pikachu delivers a detonating Thunder to send Team Rocket blasting off.

Afterwards, Max asks about the fate of the Green Lodge again. Alex affirms that the mansion will still have to be demolished. He adds that he'll replant the whole area full of trees so there will be a forest like there was before, and the Shroomish agree enthusiastically. Ash, May, Brock and Max wave goodbye to Alex and the happy herd of Shroomish.

Major events

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Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Snubbull

Trivia

Errors

  • James's Cacnea had the three dark green diamonds under its mouth and the four point shape at the top of its head colored black like its mouth when it was attacking the herd of Shroomish. It can also be seen for the top of its head during the first time the camera looks at Team Rocket after the start of the Stun Spore attack inside the mansion.
  • In the first shot of May window shopping, the mannequins had heads. In the second shot, they didn't.
  • When May sends out Torchic, its voice is heard but its mouth doesn't move.
  • The blurb for the episode misspells Ash's name as Ashes in the first sentence.
    • This has since been corrected.

Dub edits

  • The credits of this episode uses the instrumental version of the theme.

In other languages



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Advanced Generation series
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