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'''All in a Day's Wurmple''' (Japanese: '''ダブルバトルとダブルでケムッソ!?''' ''Double Battle & Double {{tt|Kemusso|Wurmple}}!?'') is episode is the 14th episode of the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, and the 288th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on February 27, 2003 and in the United States on January 3, 2004.
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'''All in a Day's Wurmple''' (Japanese: '''ダブルバトルとダブルでケムッソ!?''' ''Double Battle & Double {{tt|Kemusso|Wurmple}}!?'') is the 14th episode of the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, and the 288th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on February 27, 2003 and in the United States on January 3, 2004.
 
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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The episode opens with the {{ashfr|group}} walking along a path through the forest when suddenly a {{p|Wurmple}} drops down in front of {{an|May}}, frightening her. {{Ash}} scans it on his [[Pokédex]] and [[Max]] comments that it can evolve into {{p|Beautifly}}. May decides to catch it and runs off. The others then chase after her.
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{{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} are walking along a forest path when a {{p|Wurmple}} suddenly drops down in front of {{an|May}}, frightening her. Ash scans it on his [[Pokédex]] and [[Max]] comments that it can [[Evolution|evolve]] into {{p|Beautifly}}. May immediately runs off to catch, leaving her friends to chase after her. Max and the others soon catch up to her, but May is set on catching the Wurmple after seeing [[Janet]]'s [[AG013|Contest performance]] with her own Beautifly. {{an|Brock}} suggests that they stop for lunch, but May runs off alone to catch a Wurmple. Ash is concerned for May, but Max replies that May will come running back when she gets hungry and Brock declares that the experience of catching her first Pokémon is an important milestone. In the bushes nearby {{TRT}} are listening in, and decide that they will catch a bunch of Wurmple, and send one to {{an|Giovanni|the Boss}}, using the others to win all the [[Pokémon Contest]]s.
   
The group catch up to May and then discuss May's plans. {{an|Brock}} then suggests that they stop for lunch, but May runs off alone to catch a Wurmple. In the bushes nearby {{TRT}} are listening in, and decide that they will catch a bunch of Wurmple, and send one to {{an|Giovanni|the Boss}}, using the others to win all the [[Pokémon Contest]]s.
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While running through the forest, May comes across a group of {{p|Bellossom}} dancing. While she watches them, Team Rocket are looking for Wurmple nearby. [[James]] pushes gently on a tree to see if there are any Pokémon hiding in it, but [[Jessie]] tells him to do it properly, giving the tree a big kick. James is mildly impressed as a {{p|Weedle}} falls out of the tree. Jessie gives the tree another kick, making a {{p|Kakuna}} fall out. While Jessie continues to strike the tree repeatedly, James and {{MTR}} ponder their find, commenting that Weedle evolves into Kakuna. They realize that Kakuna evolves into {{p|Beedrill}} just they are swarmed by some Beedrill. May hears their screams and looks around to see Team Rocket running towards her. They tell her to run as they race passed, and she soon joins the runaway attempt. The Rocket trio and May escape the stingers after falling down an embankment. May cries out after being caught up with the trio, leading them to perform their {{motto}}. However, the motto recital is cut short when May races off to follow after a passing Wurmple. Meowth interrupts his teammate’s tirade and orders them to follow after that Wurmple.
   
While walking through the forest, May comes across a group of {{p|Bellossom}} dancing. While she watches them, Team Rocket are looking for Wurmple nearby. [[James]] pushes gently on a tree to see if there are any Pokémon hiding in it, but [[Jessie]] tells him to do it properly, giving the tree a big kick. A {{p|Weedle}} falls out, so Jessie gives it another kick, making a {{p|Kakuna}} fall out. While Jessie gives the tree repeated kicks, James and {{MTR}} ponder their find, commenting that Weedle [[evolution|evolves]] into Kakuna. They realize that Kakuna evolves into {{p|Beedrill}} just as they are surrounded by a swarm of angry Beedrill. May hears their screams and looks around to see Team Rocket running towards her. They tell her to run as they race past. She then notices the swarm and takes off. They escape when they fall down a small bank and the Beedrill fly straight past.
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May reaches Wurmple first, so she calls out {{TP|May|Torchic}} to battle it. Jessie sends out her {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}} which scares Torchic. May and Jessie argue over who gets to catch Wurmple. Jessie then orders Seviper to lash Wurmple with a {{m|Poison Tail}}, but Torchic uses a {{m|Peck}} attack to stop it in its tracks. Jessie is furious and orders James to do something, so he sends {{TP|James|Cacnea}} into the fray. Both Pokémon prepare to knock Torchic out, but a {{p|Heracross}} comes out of nowhere and batters them away with its horn. Its Trainer approaches and comments that two-on-one isn't fair. Team Rocket retaliate by ordering both of their Pokémon to attack Heracross, but he orders it to use {{m|Fury Attack}}, blasting them off. May thanks the Trainer, who introduces himself as [[Forrest Franklin|Franklin]] and offers to help May catch a Wurmple, to which she agrees. Meanwhile, Brock places a pot of stew over a fire to cook while Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}} practice {{m|Iron Tail}}. A Trainer soon approaches, and suggests they battle, also introducing himself as [[Forrester Franklin|Franklin]]. While the other Franklin and May climb a rocky cliff, Franklin explains [[Double Battle]]s to Ash. He says that they have been an accepted form of battling in [[Hoenn]] for as long as he can remember. Ash accepts the challenge.
   
Team Rocket then perform their motto, but May notices a Wurmple and runs off before they can finish the first line, angering them. Both groups run after the Wurmple, and May sends out her {{TP|May|Torchic}}, while Jessie sends out her {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}}. The two groups argue over who gets to catch Wurmple, until Jessie makes James send out his {{TP|James|Cacnea}}. Both Pokémon gang up on Torchic, but then a {{p|Heracross}} comes out of nowhere and stops them in their tracks. The Heracross's Trainer approaches and comments that two on one isn't fair. Team Rocket retaliate by ordering both of their Pokémon to attack Heracross, but he orders it to use {{m|Fury Attack}}, blasting them off. The Trainer then introduces himself as Franklin and offers to help May catch a Wurmple, to which she agrees.
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After Brock calls out the rules for their battle, Franklin sends out {{p|Yanma}} and {{p|Ariados}} and Ash sends out {{AP|Treecko}} to join Pikachu. With both sides raring to go, Brock calls for the match to begin. Ariados uses {{m|String Shot}}, which is dodged, and Yanma whips up a {{m|Sonic Boom}}. Ash orders Treecko and Pikachu to dodge, but Pikachu finds his back leg caught by one of the String Shot threads. Ash has Treecko free Pikachu in time, and the pair narrowly avoid the oncoming Sonic Boom. Ariados and Yanma use {{m|Night Shade}} and {{m|Swift}} respectively, and both Ash's Pokémon dodge repeated attacks before Pikachu {{m|Thunderbolt}}s Yanma. However, as Pikachu lands from the attack, he is struck down by a direct hit from Night Shade. Treecko reduces the damage by bumping Pikachu out of the attack. Ash then tells Treecko to use {{m|Quick Attack}}, forcing Franklin to focus his attacks on Treecko. Treecko dodges, allowing Pikachu to use Iron Tail on Yanma. Pikachu then tries to use Iron Tail on Ariados, but it fails, and Pikachu is knocked away by String Shot. Treecko {{m|Pound}}s Ariados with its tail, sending it flying into Yanma, who was still recovering from Iron Tail. Both Ariados and Yanma faint, so Brock declares Ash the winner. Franklin and Ash both check that their Pokémon are fine, and congratulate them on their efforts. Afterwards, Brock offers Franklin some stew.
   
Brock places a pot of stew over a fire to cook while Ash and {{AP|Pikachu}} practice {{m|Iron Tail}}. A Trainer then approaches, and suggests they battle, also introducing himself as Franklin. While the other Franklin and May climb a rocky cliff, Franklin explains [[Double Battle]]s to Ash. He says that they have been an accepted form of battling in Hoenn for as long as he could remember. Ash accepts the challenge.
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May and the other Franklin are on the Wurmple hunt, when May brings back some [[Pecha Berry|Pecha Berries]] for the pair to enjoy. Franklin is impressed with May's confidence and self-sufficiency. He admits that he wouldn’t mind traveling with her and her friends, but he has always reconsidered his ambitions because of fear. Franklin then spots a Wurmple, so May sends out Torchic, which attacks Wurmple. May goes onto throw a {{i|Poké Ball}} at it, however Wurmple breaks out immediately. Franklin suggests that {{m|Ember}} would be a good attack to use so, after an Ember from Torchic, May catches Wurmple. However, when she celebrates, Team Rocket use a grabber to snatch it from her hand. Team Rocket performs their motto and Jessie proudly retrieves the Ball from the grabber. Franklin then sends out Heracross, which uses {{m|Horn Attack}} to pop their [[Team Rocket's mechas|Meowth balloon]], causing Jessie to drop the Ball in the process. May runs after it and catches the Ball. Though Team Rocket aren't done yet, with Jessie and James ordering their out their Pokémon again. Seviper starts to use Poison Tail, and Cacnea prepares to use {{m|Pin Missile}}. May tells Torchic to counter it with Ember, but Cacnea dodges and hits Torchic with Pin Missile. Though Heracross effectively blocks the oncoming Poison Tail with its hands. Franklin tells May to attack with both Torchic and Wurmple at the same time. May follows suit, sending out Wurmple only to realize that she doesn't know what moves it can use. Franklin suggests String Shot, which then completely immobilizes both of Team Rocket's Pokémon. Torchic singes them with Ember, before Heracross's {{m|Megahorn}} sends them blasting off.
   
After Brock calls out the rules for their battle, Franklin sends out {{p|Yanma}} and {{p|Ariados}} and Ash sends out {{AP|Treecko}} to join Pikachu. Both sides stare at each other until Brock starts the battle. Ariados uses {{m|String Shot}}, which is dodged, and then Yanma uses {{m|Sonic Boom}}. Ash tells Treecko and Pikachu to dodge, but as Pikachu dodges it is snared by String Shot. Ash tells Treecko to help Pikachu out, getting it out of the way just in time. Ariados and Yanma use {{m|Night Shade}} and {{m|Swift}} respectively, and both Ash's Pokémon dodge repeated attacks before Pikachu {{m|Thunderbolt}}s Yanma. However, as it lands from the attack, it is struck with a direct hit from Night Shade, but Treecko reduces the damage by bumping Pikachu out of the attack. Ash then tells Treecko to use {{m|Quick Attack}}, forcing Franklin to focus his attacks on Treecko. Treecko dodges, allowing Pikachu to use Iron Tail on Yanma. Pikachu then tries to use it on Ariados, but it fails, and Pikachu is knocked away by String Shot. Treecko then uses {{m|Pound}} on Ariados, sending it flying into Yanma, who was still recovering from Iron Tail. Both Ariados and Yanma faint, causing Brock to declare Ash the winner. Franklin and Ash both check that their Pokémon are O.K., and congratulate them for the battle. Brock offers Franklin some stew.
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Franklin informs Ash that he has just returned to the woods after doing some traveling. May, with Franklin accompanying her, runs up to the group to show them her new Wurmple, but the sight of two Franklins leaves the group baffled. The Franklin that was with Ash's group introduces himself as Forrester Franklin, and his twin, who was with May, introduces himself as Forrest Franklin. Forrest reveals that he has decided to travel with his Pokémon, and Forrester replies that he'll watch over the forest in the meantime. Brock suggests it is lunchtime. May sends out her Pokémon so that they can eat as well, but Wurmple polishes off all of the [[Pokémon food]] and Brock's stew, before walking over to May and falling asleep. Later, Team Rocket are hanging onto a tree branch on the side of a cliff. They start arguing, but stop when Meowth notices a Wurmple at the end of the branch. Jessie throws a Poké Ball and catches it, but as she retrieves the Ball, {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} pops out of his Ball, causing the branch to break from the weight, sending them plummeting.
 
May and the other Franklin are still looking for a Wurmple, when May brings back some {{b|Pecha}} Berries. Franklin then spots a Wurmple, so May sends out Torchic, which attacks Wurmple, and then May throws a [[Poké Ball]] at it, however Wurmple breaks out of the Poké Ball. Franklin suggests that {{m|Ember}} would be a good attack to use so, after an Ember from Torchic, May catches Wurmple. However, when she celebrates, Team Rocket use a grabber to snatch it from her hand. Team Rocket do their motto and then retrieve the Ball from the grabber. Franklin then sends out Heracross, which uses {{m|Horn Attack}} to pop their balloon, making Jessie drop the Ball. May runs after it and catches it, before Team Rocket send out their Pokémon again. Seviper starts to use {{m|Poison Tail}}, and Cacnea prepares to use {{m|Pin Missile}}. May tells Torchic to counter it with Ember, but Cacnea dodges and hits Torchic with Pin Missile. Heracross stops the Poison Tail by catching it and Franklin tells May to attack with both Torchic and Wurmple at the same time. May sends out Wurmple, but then realizes she doesn't know what moves it can use. Franklin suggests String Shot, which then completely immobilizes both of {{cat|Team Rocket's Pokémon}}. Torchic's Ember then scores a direct hit, before Heracross's {{m|Megahorn}} sends them blasting off.
 
 
May runs up to the group to show them her new Wurmple, and notices that there are two Franklins. The Franklin that was with Ash's group introduces himself as Forrester Franklin, and his twin, who was with May, introduces himself as Forrest Franklin. Forrest reveals that he has decided to travel with his Pokémon, and then Brock suggests it is lunchtime. May sends out her Pokémon so that they can eat as well, but Wurmple eats all of the [[Pokémon food]] and Brock's stew, before walking over to May and falling asleep.
 
 
Team Rocket are hanging onto a tree branch on the side of a cliff. They start arguing, but stop when Meowth notices a Wurmple at the end of the branch. Jessie throws a Poké Ball and catches it, but as she retrieves the Ball, {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} pops out of its Ball, causing the branch to break from the weight, sending them plummeting.
 
   
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==
* {{Ash}} learns that [[Double Battle]]s are common in [[Hoenn]], and has his first official battle of this type.
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* {{Ash}} learns that [[Double Battle]]s are common in [[Hoenn]].
* {{an|May}} makes her first successful catch, a {{TP|May|Wurmple}}.
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* {{an|May}} catches a {{TP|May|Wurmple}}, making it her first [[caught Pokémon]].
* [[Jessie]] catches a {{TP|Jessie|Wurmple}}.
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* [[Jessie]] also catches a {{TP|Jessie|Wurmple}}.
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Forrest and Forrester first introduced themselves as Franklin, which is their last name.
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* [[Advance Adventure]] is used as background music.
* The dub title is a reference to the saying, "All in a day's work."
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* [[Forrest Franklin|Forrest]] and [[Forrester Franklin|Forrester]] first introduced themselves as Franklin, which is their surname.
* Jessie doesn't catch and keep a new Pokémon until ''[[DP080|The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!]]'', which aired over five years later. Coincidentally, the Pokémon she would catch in ''[[DP080|The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!]]'' is featured in this episode: {{TP|Jessie|Yanma}}. She also doesn't catch her next Pokémon until after she releases the one she caught in this episode.
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* The dub title is a reference to the saying "''All in a day's work''".
** When she caught Wurmple, the Poké Ball did not shake.
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* Not counting temporary Pokémon, this is the only episode in which two main characters {{pkmn2|caught|catch}} a Pokémon of a same species.
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* [[Jessie]] doesn't catch and keep a new Pokémon until ''[[DP080|The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!]]'', which aired over five years later. Coincidentally, the Pokémon she would catch in ''[[DP080|The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!]]'' is featured in this episode: {{p|Yanma}}. She also doesn't catch her next Pokémon until after she releases the one she caught in this episode.
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** When she catches Wurmple, the {{i|Poké Ball}} does not shake, presumably because Wurmple was caught off-guard.
   
 
===Errors===
 
===Errors===
* During Ash's Double Battle when Yanma uses Sonic Boom and Ariados uses String Shot, when it's about to hit Treecko, it is Night Shade instead of String Shot.
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* During {{Ash}}'s [[Double Battle]], {{p|Ariados}} uses {{m|String Shot}}, but when the attack is about to hit {{AP|Treecko}}, it is {{m|Night Shade}} instead of String Shot.
** After the battle, Forrester commends his Yanma and Ariados on a good job. When Aridos lifts its head, Forrester's pants clip over Ariados's horn.
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* After the Double Battle, Forrester commends his {{p|Yanma}} and Ariados on doing a good job. When Ariados lifts its head, Forrester's pants clip over Ariados's horn.
[[File:AG009 Error.png|thumb|200px|right|Cacnea's miscoloration]]
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* The three dark-green diamonds under [[James's Cacnea]]'s mouth, and the four point shapes at the top of its head, are colored black like its mouth when it was attacking [[May's Torchic]].
* 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 May's Torchic.
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* In the {{pmin|Poland|Polish}} dub, [[Pecha Berry|Pecha Berries]] are simply called "''peaches''".
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|zh_cmn={{tt|雙打比賽,捕捉刺尾蟲!|Double Battle, Catch Wurmple!}}
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|pt_br={{tt|Muito Trabalho por um Wurmple|A Lot of Work for a Wurmple}}
 
|pt_br={{tt|Muito Trabalho por um Wurmple|A Lot of Work for a Wurmple}}
 
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|es_la={{tt|¡Atrapen a Wurmple!|Catch that Wurmple!}}
 
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|th={{tt|ดับเบิ้ลแบ็ทเทิล และ เคมุสโซ 2 ตัว!?|Double Battle and Two Kemusso!?}}
 
|ko={{tt|이중시합과 쌍둥이 형제|Double Battle and Twin Brothers}}
 
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Revision as of 23:46, 6 September 2019

AG013 : All Things Bright and Beautifly!
Advanced Generation series
AG015 : Gonna Rule The School!
All in a Day's Wurmple
AG014.png
AG014   EP288
ダブルバトルとダブルでケムッソ!?
Double Battle & Double Kemusso!?
First broadcast
Japan February 27, 2003
United States January 3, 2004
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 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 秦義人 Yoshito Hata
Assistant director 秦義人 Yoshito Hata
Animation director 宍戸久美子 Kumiko Shishido
Additional credits

All in a Day's Wurmple (Japanese: ダブルバトルとダブルでケムッソ!? Double Battle & Double Kemusso!?) is the 14th episode of the Advanced Generation series, and the 288th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on February 27, 2003 and in the United States on January 3, 2004.

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Blurb

As the gang continues to make their way towards Rustboro City, May spots a Wurmple that she's dying to catch—but she's not the only one with her eye on the cute little bug Pokémon. Jessie wants it, too. May ventures off on her own to catch her Wurmple, but Team Rocket follows and gives her trouble. Luckily, she gets some help from a trainer named Franklin. Meanwhile, Ash and Pikachu are practicing Pikachu's Iron Tail attack. A trainer named Franklin sees them practicing and challenges them to a battle. Franklin teaches Ash about double battles, which are common in the Hoenn region. With help from her new friend Franklin, May catches the Wurmple she wanted. When she and Franklin go to meet up with the gang, everyone is really surprised. The Franklins are actually identical twins—Forrest and Forrester Franklin! All is not lost for Team Rocket, however. Jessie manages to snag a Wurmple of her own before Team Rocket blasts off at the end of the episode.

Plot

Ash and his friends are walking along a forest path when a Wurmple suddenly drops down in front of May, frightening her. Ash scans it on his Pokédex and Max comments that it can evolve into Beautifly. May immediately runs off to catch, leaving her friends to chase after her. Max and the others soon catch up to her, but May is set on catching the Wurmple after seeing Janet's Contest performance with her own Beautifly. Brock suggests that they stop for lunch, but May runs off alone to catch a Wurmple. Ash is concerned for May, but Max replies that May will come running back when she gets hungry and Brock declares that the experience of catching her first Pokémon is an important milestone. In the bushes nearby Team Rocket are listening in, and decide that they will catch a bunch of Wurmple, and send one to the Boss, using the others to win all the Pokémon Contests.

While running through the forest, May comes across a group of Bellossom dancing. While she watches them, Team Rocket are looking for Wurmple nearby. James pushes gently on a tree to see if there are any Pokémon hiding in it, but Jessie tells him to do it properly, giving the tree a big kick. James is mildly impressed as a Weedle falls out of the tree. Jessie gives the tree another kick, making a Kakuna fall out. While Jessie continues to strike the tree repeatedly, James and Meowth ponder their find, commenting that Weedle evolves into Kakuna. They realize that Kakuna evolves into Beedrill just they are swarmed by some Beedrill. May hears their screams and looks around to see Team Rocket running towards her. They tell her to run as they race passed, and she soon joins the runaway attempt. The Rocket trio and May escape the stingers after falling down an embankment. May cries out after being caught up with the trio, leading them to perform their motto. However, the motto recital is cut short when May races off to follow after a passing Wurmple. Meowth interrupts his teammate’s tirade and orders them to follow after that Wurmple.

May reaches Wurmple first, so she calls out Torchic to battle it. Jessie sends out her Seviper which scares Torchic. May and Jessie argue over who gets to catch Wurmple. Jessie then orders Seviper to lash Wurmple with a Poison Tail, but Torchic uses a Peck attack to stop it in its tracks. Jessie is furious and orders James to do something, so he sends Cacnea into the fray. Both Pokémon prepare to knock Torchic out, but a Heracross comes out of nowhere and batters them away with its horn. Its Trainer approaches and comments that two-on-one isn't fair. Team Rocket retaliate by ordering both of their Pokémon to attack Heracross, but he orders it to use Fury Attack, blasting them off. May thanks the Trainer, who introduces himself as Franklin and offers to help May catch a Wurmple, to which she agrees. Meanwhile, Brock places a pot of stew over a fire to cook while Ash and Pikachu practice Iron Tail. A Trainer soon approaches, and suggests they battle, also introducing himself as Franklin. While the other Franklin and May climb a rocky cliff, Franklin explains Double Battles to Ash. He says that they have been an accepted form of battling in Hoenn for as long as he can remember. Ash accepts the challenge.

After Brock calls out the rules for their battle, Franklin sends out Yanma and Ariados and Ash sends out Treecko to join Pikachu. With both sides raring to go, Brock calls for the match to begin. Ariados uses String Shot, which is dodged, and Yanma whips up a Sonic Boom. Ash orders Treecko and Pikachu to dodge, but Pikachu finds his back leg caught by one of the String Shot threads. Ash has Treecko free Pikachu in time, and the pair narrowly avoid the oncoming Sonic Boom. Ariados and Yanma use Night Shade and Swift respectively, and both Ash's Pokémon dodge repeated attacks before Pikachu Thunderbolts Yanma. However, as Pikachu lands from the attack, he is struck down by a direct hit from Night Shade. Treecko reduces the damage by bumping Pikachu out of the attack. Ash then tells Treecko to use Quick Attack, forcing Franklin to focus his attacks on Treecko. Treecko dodges, allowing Pikachu to use Iron Tail on Yanma. Pikachu then tries to use Iron Tail on Ariados, but it fails, and Pikachu is knocked away by String Shot. Treecko Pounds Ariados with its tail, sending it flying into Yanma, who was still recovering from Iron Tail. Both Ariados and Yanma faint, so Brock declares Ash the winner. Franklin and Ash both check that their Pokémon are fine, and congratulate them on their efforts. Afterwards, Brock offers Franklin some stew.

May and the other Franklin are on the Wurmple hunt, when May brings back some Pecha Berries for the pair to enjoy. Franklin is impressed with May's confidence and self-sufficiency. He admits that he wouldn’t mind traveling with her and her friends, but he has always reconsidered his ambitions because of fear. Franklin then spots a Wurmple, so May sends out Torchic, which attacks Wurmple. May goes onto throw a Poké Ball at it, however Wurmple breaks out immediately. Franklin suggests that Ember would be a good attack to use so, after an Ember from Torchic, May catches Wurmple. However, when she celebrates, Team Rocket use a grabber to snatch it from her hand. Team Rocket performs their motto and Jessie proudly retrieves the Ball from the grabber. Franklin then sends out Heracross, which uses Horn Attack to pop their Meowth balloon, causing Jessie to drop the Ball in the process. May runs after it and catches the Ball. Though Team Rocket aren't done yet, with Jessie and James ordering their out their Pokémon again. Seviper starts to use Poison Tail, and Cacnea prepares to use Pin Missile. May tells Torchic to counter it with Ember, but Cacnea dodges and hits Torchic with Pin Missile. Though Heracross effectively blocks the oncoming Poison Tail with its hands. Franklin tells May to attack with both Torchic and Wurmple at the same time. May follows suit, sending out Wurmple only to realize that she doesn't know what moves it can use. Franklin suggests String Shot, which then completely immobilizes both of Team Rocket's Pokémon. Torchic singes them with Ember, before Heracross's Megahorn sends them blasting off.

Franklin informs Ash that he has just returned to the woods after doing some traveling. May, with Franklin accompanying her, runs up to the group to show them her new Wurmple, but the sight of two Franklins leaves the group baffled. The Franklin that was with Ash's group introduces himself as Forrester Franklin, and his twin, who was with May, introduces himself as Forrest Franklin. Forrest reveals that he has decided to travel with his Pokémon, and Forrester replies that he'll watch over the forest in the meantime. Brock suggests it is lunchtime. May sends out her Pokémon so that they can eat as well, but Wurmple polishes off all of the Pokémon food and Brock's stew, before walking over to May and falling asleep. Later, Team Rocket are hanging onto a tree branch on the side of a cliff. They start arguing, but stop when Meowth notices a Wurmple at the end of the branch. Jessie throws a Poké Ball and catches it, but as she retrieves the Ball, Wobbuffet pops out of his Ball, causing the branch to break from the weight, sending them plummeting.

Major events

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Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

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Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Lugia

Trivia

  • Advance Adventure is used as background music.
  • Forrest and Forrester first introduced themselves as Franklin, which is their surname.
  • The dub title is a reference to the saying "All in a day's work".
  • Not counting temporary Pokémon, this is the only episode in which two main characters catch a Pokémon of a same species.
  • Jessie doesn't catch and keep a new Pokémon until The Thief That Keeps on Thieving!, which aired over five years later. Coincidentally, the Pokémon she would catch in The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! is featured in this episode: Yanma. She also doesn't catch her next Pokémon until after she releases the one she caught in this episode.
    • When she catches Wurmple, the Poké Ball does not shake, presumably because Wurmple was caught off-guard.

Errors

  • During Ash's Double Battle, Ariados uses String Shot, but when the attack is about to hit Treecko, it is Night Shade instead of String Shot.
  • After the Double Battle, Forrester commends his Yanma and Ariados on doing a good job. When Ariados lifts its head, Forrester's pants clip over Ariados's horn.
  • The three dark-green diamonds under James's Cacnea's mouth, and the four point shapes at the top of its head, are colored black like its mouth when it was attacking May's Torchic.
  • In the Polish dub, Pecha Berries are simply called "peaches".

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In other languages



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Advanced Generation series
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