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'''Rough, Tough Jigglypuff''' (Japanese: '''プリンの歌、パパの歌!''' ''{{tt|Purin|Jigglypuff}}'s Song, Papa's Song!'') is the 138th episode of the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, and the 412th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on August 11, 2005 and in the United States on May 13, 2006.
'''Rough, Tough Jigglypuff''' (Japanese: '''プリンの歌、パパの歌!''' ''{{tt|Purin|Jigglypuff}}'s Song, Papa's Song!'') is the 138th episode of the {{series|Advanced Generation}}, and the 412th episode of the {{g|anime}}. It was first broadcast in Japan on August 11, 2005 and in the United States on May 13, 2006.
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== Synopsis ==
 
   
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==Blurb==
Ash and friends continue on their way to the Battle Arena, and are walking through a forest trail when they suddenly find themselves caught up in a net! They struggle, naturally assuming Team Rocket to be responsible, so they're surprised to see a Loudred show up. It calls out to its trainer, who rushes over and apologizes. He takes them to his cabin, and to their surprise, gives them his business card, which gives his name as Mitsuo. He introduces his Loudred, and May checks it out in the Pokedex. Brock says it looks really healthy, and Mitsuo thanks him. He shows Brock the Pokeblocks he feeds Loudred, and shares them with the group's Pokemon. The Pokemon all enjoy the food, and Brock mentions this to their host. Mitsuo thanks him, then Ash asks him about the net. A little embarrassed, he says it was supposed to be a trap.
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<i>On their way to the Battle Arena, Ash and his friends are snagged by a net trap. But for once, it's not Team Rocket—it's a fellow named Mitch and his Loudred, and they're tyring to catch Jigglypuff! Mitch used to be a company executive until his daughter Lisa requested a Jigglypuff for her birthday, and for six months he's been in the woods trying to get one. Every Jigglypuff comes to tease him, and every day Jigglypuff gets away scot free. Plus, Lisa's birthday is tomorrow!
   
Just then, Loudred and all the Pokemon tense up, having sensed something approach. That is, all the Pokemon except for Munchlax, who is still happily chowing down. The rustle in the bushes that they heard draws closer, and everyone waits. Finally, a Jigglypuff pops out, and May exclaims about how cute it is. Mitsuo challenges it, and calls for a Mega Punch from his Loudred. The attack connects as Max comments on the strong hit, and it sends Jigglypuff flying back. But the pink puffball rights itself in midair, and instead of hitting a tree, it does a controlled bounce off it, back to the ground. Ash and Brock are amazed at how it recovered. Mitsuo calls for a Hyper Voice, but Loudred doesn't move! We then see that Loudred appears to be in love with Jigglypuff! Brock then explains about Jigglypuff's Cute Charm ability. Mitsuo reacts with surprise, apparently not having known about this. Loudred is still infatuated, as Jigglypuff giggles. Suddenly, it lets out a Flamethrower, roasting the whole group! It follows up with Sing, putting everyone except the still-attracted Loudred to sleep. It giggles some more, then retreats into the bushes. Finally, Loudred snaps out of it, and realizes Jigglypuff had gotten away. It looks around to find everyone asleep, and quickly goes to wake up Mitsuo. Getting up, Mitsuo looks around for Jigglypuff, as Loudred apologizes. As Mitsuo screams in frustration, we see Jigglypuff in the bushes, giggling to itself.
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Ash decides to help Mitch out, but Jigglypuff puts everyone to sleep, even Team Rocket. What's more, it's tough, and it's not impressed when they try to lure it with food! So they trick it into battling Loudred and using Rollout, which rolls it right into the cabin—now covered in sound-reflecting panels. Pikachu battles Jigglypuff until it uses Sing, and the echoes of its attack put it to sleep.
   
Time to check in with Team Rocket. They had somehow also found out that there was a Jigglypuff in this area, and were flying above the forest in their balloon, on the lookout for it. Meowth fantasizes about what the Boss would do with it, and pictures him using it for exercises and having it sing him to sleep. Team Rocket does their usual cheer at the thought of pleasing the Boss and getting rewarded.
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Now Mitch can catch Jigglypuff, but he realizes it belongs in the forest after all. He and the kids return to town, where Lisa is happy to have her dad home even if he didn't bring a Jigglypuff. Just then, Jigglypuff comes flying in, angry at Mitch for leaving. It turns out that Jigglypuff liked playing with Mitch, and it decides to stick around. So now Lisa has two new Pokémon friends!</i>
   
Meanwhile, back at the cabin, the Pokemon are on the lookout for Jigglypuff. Grovyle and Combusken are perched on both ends of the roof, while Swellow flies overhead. Loudred and Mudkip are on the ground, using their respective enhanced hearing and sonar-like fin to listen for the pink puffball. Inside the cabin, May notices a picture and asks Mitsuo if that's him with his family. He confirms that it is, and says that they're the reason he's on this Pokemon hunt. He has a flashback of being at home. Looking vastly different, with short hair, glasses, a suit (he's a businessman) and clean-shaven, he bends down as his daughter, Lisa, excitedly tells him that she'd like more than anything for him to bring her back a Jigglypuff from his upcoming trip. But he wasn't a Pokemon trainer, so as soon as he first spotted a Jigglypuff, he threw a Pokeball at it. Jigglypuff easily dodged it, and Mitsuo continued to throw ball after ball, all of which were dodged. He wore himself out doing so, and the fact that Jigglypuff kept putting him to sleep with Sing didn't help. Later, in his cabin, he read up on Pokemon training, and soon was able to capture a Loudred. Continuing to learn from his book, he worked with Loudred for a while on developing its attacks. At the end of the flashback, May asks how long he's been at this, and the group is surprised at how long it had been. However, he doesn't want to go home without a Jigglypuff for his daughter, so the group agrees to help him catch it. He thanks them profusely for their help.
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==Plot==
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While traveling toward the [[Battle Arena]], {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} are caught in a net and suspended in a tree. They first suspect that this is {{TRT}}'s doing, but {{an|Brock}} thinks it may be something else. A {{p|Loudred}} appears and alerts their presence to someone. The man immediately apologizes and explains that the trap is for someone else. After getting Ash and his friends down and bringing them inside his cabin, he gives them his business card, which describes him as [[Mitch Mitchum]]. An intrigued May checks out Mitch's Loudred on her [[Pokédex]]. Mitch makes it up to them by letting their Pokémon try some of his company's [[Pokéblock]], which the Pokémon eat.
   
Meanwhile, Team Rocket is listening in, as usual. Meowth says that this Jigglypuff doesn't sound like it draws on people's faces after putting them to sleep (obviously remembering the Jigglypuff with the marker that they'd encountered many times before), and that he'd been looking for one like that. Meowth is then startled when he tries to put his hand/paw back in his picnic basket, but instead grabs hold of Jigglypuff! Team Rocket rushes for it, but it uses Flamethrower on them. James says it's stronger than it looks, and they rush at it again. Jigglypuff now uses Sing, slowing them to a stop as they fight to stay awake. Mudkip and Loudred hear the singing and quickly go inside to alert the humans, as Swellow flies in that direction.
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Ash asks him why he left the company and who the trap was set for, which he hesitates to answer. Suddenly, the Pokémon—except for {{TP|May|Munchlax}}, who is still eating—sense something coming from the bushes. A {{p|Jigglypuff}} emerges, and Mitch declares that he will handle it, ordering Loudred to use {{m|Mega Punch}}. The blow lands, but Jigglypuff bounces right back into action. Mitch then calls for {{m|Hyper Voice}}, but Loudred is {{DL|Status condition|Infatuation|infatuated}} with Jigglypuff and unable to attack due to Jigglypuff's {{a|Cute Charm}} Ability. Jigglypuff giggles and unleashes a surprising {{m|Flamethrower}}, followed quickly by {{m|Sing}}, sending everyone but Loudred to sleep. Jigglypuff laughs and escapes, prompting Loudred to snap out of its infatuation and wake Mitch up, who immediately expresses his anger over failing to capture Jigglypuff.
   
Team Rocket is still fighting to stay awake. Meowth finally succumbs, and Wobbuffet pops up with a pillow and nightcap. They all finally fall down, asleep. Jigglypuff starts to eat from their picnic basket, but then notices Swellow above. Just then, Ash and the others arrive. Mitsuo challenges Jigglypuff again, and Ash tells Pikachu to get ready. Mitsuo calls for an Uproar, and while that distracts Jigglypuff, Ash calls for a Thunderbolt. Surprisingly, Jigglypuff still manages to dodge it, leaping into the air and coming down in a Rollout. Before Ash or Pikachu can react, Jigglypuff rolls into Pikachu twice, sending it flying the second time. Ash dives and catches it, making sure it's ok. Jigglypuff continues rolling, sending the still-sleeping Team Rocket flying. Meowth and Wobbuffet end up stuck to Loudred's ears, while Team Rocket hit the ground. They all wake up, and Ash & co confront them. They go into their motto, but barely get to the second line before Mitsuo happily introduces himself and gives them his business card. Suddenly, Loudred forcefully blows Meowth and Wobbuffet off its ears, sending them flying into Team Rocket and blasting them all off. They hilariously try to finish their motto while blasting off, but are unable.
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High above in their balloon, Team Rocket notices Jigglypuff's skills and decides to catch it. {{MTR}} fantasizes that {{an|Giovanni}} could use it as a decoration, exercise ball, and sleeping aid.
   
A giggling Jigglypuff waves goodbye to them, and Ash & co notice that it's distracted. Ash says that this is the perfect time to catch it, but Max reminds him that that's up to Mitsuo. May says that someone better do something quickly before it gets away, and Mitsuo hasn't reacted yet, so Ash decides to send out Grovyle. But before he does, Jigglypuff flees into the bushes. Ash starts to give chase, but Brock stops him, suggesting that they try luring it into a trap.
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While the Pokémon are used as sentries around the cabin, Ash and friends ask Mitch why he's out here. Mitch explains that he requested leave from his job six months ago to catch his daughter [[Lisa Mitchum|Lisa]] a Jigglypuff for her fifth birthday, which was her only request. He left home to go to the woods in which he knew that Jigglypuff lived. Being an amateur Trainer, Mitch at first simply tried throwing {{i|Poké Ball}} after Poké Ball at one particular Jigglypuff he had found, failing each time. Even after catching a Loudred to battle for him, the Jigglypuff outsmarted him each time, or simply put him to sleep with Sing. With his daughter's birthday approaching, Mitch studied up on how to capture Pokémon and caught Loudred, whose {{a|Soundproof}} Ability would be useful. Even then, he could not catch Jigglypuff. Mitch then reveals that Lisa's birthday is tomorrow, but he has already written to her saying that he would not be home for her birthday because he promised to get her a Jigglypuff. Ash and his friends agree to help Mitch capture Jigglypuff.
   
A quick scene change, and we see a bowl piled high with Pokemon food placed outside the door to Mitsuo's cabin. Everyone hides in the bushes to wait. Mitsuo isn't sure if this idea will work, but Brock says that as an experienced breeder, he guarantees that Jigglypuff will like this food. Mitsuo seems reassured, but just then, Jigglypuff wanders up to the bowl. It takes a sniff, and to everyone's surprise, turns up its nose at the food! Brock is especially dismayed, and has quite a comical reaction. May says that now it's time to try her Haruka Delicious Pokeblocks, and dramatically displays one, but it promptly disappears! Munchlax had grabbed it and gulped it down. So much for that idea. Jigglypuff giggles and taunts them. Max then gets an idea of a way to use Jigglypuff's Sing against it.
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Team Rocket is listening in on their conversation using audio equipment while eating rice balls when Jigglypuff shows up next to them. They try to catch it, but Flamethrower makes them toast. They get back up to go after it, but Jigglypuff puts [[Jessie]], [[James]], Meowth, and {{TP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}} to sleep. Loudred and {{TP|Brock|Mudkip}} alert Ash, his friends, and Mitch to the scene. Mitch and Ash challenge Jigglypuff to a battle using Loudred and {{AP|Pikachu}}. [[Max]] warns Ash not to attack it directly and Brock suggests Mitch to use {{m|Uproar}} to render Sing ineffective. Uproar hits, but Jigglypuff hardly notices it. Pikachu uses {{m|Thunderbolt}}, but Jigglypuff jump high into the air and hits Pikachu twice with {{m|Rollout}}. The third Rollout hits Team Rocket, waking them up and making Meowth and Wobbuffet stuck in Loudred's ears. Team Rocket recites their motto, but are interrupted by Mitch, who thinks that they are Ash's friends and hands them his business cards. Loudred blasts the two Pokémon out of its ears, hitting Jessie and James and sending them all blasting off. Jigglypuff escapes, but Brock suggests that outsmarting it might be better than battling it.
   
After doing some work inside, they come out and begin speaking loudly, making sure Jigglypuff can hear. Ash says that Lisa is gonna be happy with her new Jigglypuff. Mitsuo thanks them for all their help, and they announce that he's going to challenge Jigglypuff again. The little puffball pops out of the bushes, eager to kick butt again. Mitsuo calls for a Hyper Voice, and as Loudred uses it, Ash holds the door to the cabin open. Jigglypuff curls up for a Rollout, charging straight at Loudred. Mitsuo tells Loudred to dodge, and it does. Jigglypuff keeps right on rolling, going through the door and into the cabin. Ash and Brock quickly close it, as the first part of their plan has worked. It's all up to Pikachu now, and Ash wishes it luck.
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They set out a bowl of Brock's special Pokémon food as bait, but Jigglypuff does not care for it, to Brock's dismay. May then tries to offer it {{an|Professor Oak}}'s Pink Surprise Pokéblock, but Munchlax swipes it away in a flash. After thinking for a bit, Max figures out a plan to put Jigglypuff to sleep, making it easier to capture. As part of the plan, Mitch summons Jigglypuff to a battle, luring it out. Loudred's Hyper Voice hits Jigglypuff, at which point Ash says that it can only escape now by using Rollout. Sure enough, it does, and rolls straight to Loudred, who dodges at the last second. Unable to stop itself, Jigglypuff rolls into the cabin. Ash and Brock shut the door and they all exclaim about how well the plan is working. Jigglypuff finds itself in the cabin, whose walls, floor, and ceiling are now all covered in metal. Pikachu appears inside as well and uses Thunderbolt, which reflects many times but still misses. Jigglypuff uses Flamethrower, which also bounces around, hitting neither Pokémon. Jigglypuff bounces off the walls, dodging Thunderbolts until it slams into Pikachu. Both land on the floor, but Jigglypuff begins to sing. Pikachu goes to sleep, but the musical notes reflect as well, sending Jigglypuff to sleep too. Ash awakens Pikachu and Brock urges Mitch that now is his chance. However, he realizes that Jigglypuff would be better off living freely in the forest and decides not to. He thinks that Loudred would be a good enough present and the group leaves the woods. Jigglypuff wakes up later that night to a full bowl of Pokémon food, but appears saddened.
   
Jigglypuff stops rolling and looks around in confusion as its voice echoes in the new room. Pikachu appears behind it, and Jigglypuff is more than willing to fight. Pikachu fires a Thunderbolt, which Jigglypuff dodges, and it also dodges when the bolt ricochets off the wall. Jigglypuff fights back with Flamethrower, Pikachu dodges that, and Jigglypuff dodges the ricochet. This continues as Ash and the others watch from a window, hoping Pikachu can last long enough for their plan to work. Presently, Jigglypuff dodges another ricocheting Thunderbolt, bounces off a wall, and Tackles Pikachu. It then finally decides to Sing, as the others eagerly watch. Max gloats a bit, since it was his idea.
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The next morning, Mitch arrives at home and greets his wife on the front lawn. Lisa comes out as well, excited to see he father. Lisa is sad at first because she didn't get a Jigglypuff, but realizes that what mattered most was that he made it for her birthday. She cheers her dad up by saying that she would have plenty of fun with Loudred and is simply glad he was home. From up above, Jigglypuff lands after having traveled while inflated to Mitch's house. It is angry that Mitch stopped chasing it in the woods, but Lisa is overjoyed to see it anyway. Mitch asks Jigglypuff if it would like to stay with his family, which it agrees to. Lisa asks Jigglypuff to sing with her, but this results in them all falling asleep from Sing.
   
Inside, Pikachu fights to resist the song, as we see that the song is echoing off the walls and going no further than the room they're in. Pikachu finally succumbs to sleep, as does Jigglypuff, as everyone cheers. They enter the room, and Ash awakens Pikachu to tell it that they succeeded. Brock tells Mitsuo that now's his chance to catch Jigglypuff. Mitsuo holds up his Pokeball, but pauses for a long moment while watching it snore peacefully. May and Brock ask what's wrong, and Mitsuo says he's not going to do it. He figures that since Jigglypuff fought so hard to not get caught, he doesn't feel right about catching it when it doesn't have a chance to fight back. Ash and friends worry that Lisa will be disappointed, but Mitsuo says he'll give her his Loudred instead, and she should like that. Loudred seems to like the idea too.
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That night, Jigglypuff finally awakens, still in the soundproof room, to find that everyone was gone, but that they had left a heaping pile of Pokemon food in a dish for it. It's obviously disappointed for some reason.
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===Debuts===
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====Pokémon debuts====
   
The next morning, Mitsuo arrives home, accompanied by Ash and friends. Mitsuo reunites with his wife, Rikako, and Lisa. Lisa asks where the Jigglypuff is, and he tells her he wasn't able to catch one, to her disappointment. The others console her a bit, but after a moment, Lisa says that the Jigglypuff wasn't really what mattered, it was that it came from her father. To that end, she's quite happy with his gift of Loudred, and thanks him. Mitsuo is touched, and cries while hugging her. Suddenly, they hear a furious cry from above. They look up to see Jigglypuff in the sky, floating their way, and looking and sounding quite annoyed. Lisa is happy to finally see one. Ash and friends wonder what's up, and Brock figures out that Jigglypuff DID want to be captured after all. Mitsuo asks Jigglypuff if this is true, and it nods. Lisa asks him if she can have it, he nods, and she runs up and hugs it. Mitsuo asks it officially if it would mind joining his family, it nods, and Lisa celebrates. Lisa asks Jigglypuff to sing for them, startling everyone. As the camera rises toward the sunset, it appears that when Ash and friends continue their journey, at least they'll be well-rested.
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==Characters==
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===Humans===
== Major events ==
 
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=== Debuts ===
 
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== Characters ==
 
=== Humans ===
 
 
* {{Ash}}
 
* {{Ash}}
 
* {{an|May}}
 
* {{an|May}}
* [[Brock]]
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* {{an|Brock}}
 
* [[Max]]
 
* [[Max]]
 
* [[Jessie]]
 
* [[Jessie]]
 
* [[James]]
 
* [[James]]
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* {{an|Giovanni}} ([[Boss fantasy|fantasy]])
 
* [[Mitch Mitchum]]
 
* [[Mitch Mitchum]]
 
* [[Lisa Mitchum]]
 
* [[Lisa Mitchum]]
* [[Giovanni]] (fantasy)
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* [[Rikako]]
   
=== Pokémon ===
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===Pokémon===
* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{op|Ash|Pikachu}})
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[[File:PTC AG138.png|thumb|200px|Pokémon Trainer's Choice]]
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[[Pokémon Trainer's Choice]]: {{p|Ursaring}}
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* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
 
* {{p|Meowth}} ({{TRM}})
 
* {{p|Meowth}} ({{TRM}})
* {{p|Wobbuffet}} ({{op|Jessie|Wobbuffet}})
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* {{p|Wobbuffet}} ({{OP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}})
* {{p|Swellow}} ({{op|Ash|Swellow}})
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* {{p|Phanpy}} ({{OP|Ash|Phanpy}})
* {{p|Grovyle}} ({{op|Ash|Grovyle}})
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* {{p|Swellow}} ({{OP|Ash|Swellow}})
* {{p|Corphish}} ({{op|Ash|Corphish}})
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* {{p|Grovyle}} ({{OP|Ash|Grovyle}})
* {{p|Phanpy}} ({{op|Ash|Phanpy}})
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* {{p|Corphish}} ({{OP|Ash|Corphish}})
* {{p|Combusken}} ({{op|May|Combusken}})
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* {{p|Combusken}} ({{OP|May|Combusken}})
* {{p|Munchlax}} ({{op|May|Munchlax}})
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* {{p|Munchlax}} ({{OP|May|Munchlax}})
* {{p|Squirtle}} ({{op|May|Squirtle}})
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* {{p|Squirtle}} ({{OP|May|Squirtle}})
* {{p|Forretress}} ({{op|Brock|Forretress}})
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* {{p|Forretress}} ({{OP|Brock|Forretress}})
* {{p|Mudkip}} ({{op|Brock|Mudkip}})
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* {{p|Mudkip}} ({{OP|Brock|Mudkip}})
* {{p|Loudred}} (Mitch and Lisa's)
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* {{p|Loudred}} ([[Mitch Mitchum|Mitch]] and [[Lisa Mitchum|Lisa]]'s)
* {{p|Jigglypuff}} (Mitch and Lisa's)
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* {{p|Jigglypuff}} ([[Mitch Mitchum|Mitch]] and [[Lisa Mitchum|Lisa]]'s; new)
   
== Trivia ==
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==Trivia==
*The Japanese voices of [[May's Blaziken|May's Combusken]] and [[Jessie's Dustox]] are both [[Rikako Aikawa]] filling in for [[Chinami Nishimura]].
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* The Japanese voices of [[May's Combusken]] and [[Jessie's Dustox]] are both [[Rikako Aikawa]] filling in for [[Chinami Nishimura]].
*The Jigglypuff in this episode has green eyes instead of the usual blue (it shares this trait with [[Marina's Jigglypuff]]). This is presumably to differentiate it from the {{an|Jigglypuff}} that stalked the gang throughout the original series.
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* This is the final episode in which [[Brock's Forretress]] is voiced by [[Eric Stuart]] and [[Ash's Swellow]] by [[Darren Dunstan]].
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* This episode marks the second time that the [[narrator]] is affected by {{p|Jigglypuff}}'s {{m|Sing|song}}; the first time was in ''[[EP243|Same Old Song and Dance]]''.
   
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===Errors===
=== Dub edits ===
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* When {{Ash}} wants to battle Jigglypuff to help, [[Max]] tells Ash to remember its Cute Charm ''attack''; {{a|Cute Charm}} is actually an [[Ability]]. This could have been a mistake on Max's part, however.
=== Pokémon Trainer's Choice ===
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* Question: Trainers, Which of these Pokémon does not evolve?
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===Dub edits===
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====[[Pokémon Trainer's Choice]]====
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* Question: Trainers, which of these Pokémon does not evolve?
 
* Choices: {{p|Ralts}}, {{p|Ursaring}}, {{p|Machop}}
 
* Choices: {{p|Ralts}}, {{p|Ursaring}}, {{p|Machop}}
* Answer: Ok, trainers! If you chose {{p|Ursaring}}, you were right!
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* Answer: OK, Trainers! If you chose {{p|Ursaring}}, you were right!
(Ursaring is already evolved)
 
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
* French: '''{{tt|Joyeux anniversaire!|Happy birthday!}}'''
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{{Epilang|color=77FF77|bordercolor=55DD55
*Italian: '''{{tt|Un Jigglypuff imprendibile|A Jigglypuff that cannot be caught}}'''
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|zh_cmn={{tt|胖丁的歌、爸爸的歌!|Jigglypuff's Song, Papa's Song!}}
* Latin American Spanish: '''Rough, Tough Jigglypuff''' <!-- (it was untranslated) -->
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|nl={{tt|De ongrijpbare Jigglypuff|The Uncatchable Jigglypuff}}
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|da={{tt|Den svære gave|The tough gift}}
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|de={{tt|WER hat hier WEN ausgesucht?|WHO has chosen WHO?}}
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|fi={{tt|Kova luu, Jigglypuff|Hard bone, Jigglypuff}}
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|fr_eu={{tt|Joyeux anniversaire!|Happy birthday!}}
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|he={{tt|המרדף אחר ג'יגליפאף|The Chase After Jigglypuff}}
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|hi=रफ़ और टफ, Jigglypuff {{tt|''Rough aur Tough, Jigglypuff''|Rough and Tough, Jigglypuff}}{{tt|*|Disney XD dub}}
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|it={{tt|Un Jigglypuff imprendibile|A Jigglypuff that cannot be caught}}
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|ko={{tt|푸린의 노래!|Jigglypuff's Song!}}
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|no={{tt|Røff, tøff, Jigglypuff|Rough, tough Jigglypuff}}
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|pt_br={{tt|Bruto, Brigão Jigglypuff|Rough, Tough Jigglypuff}}
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|pt_eu={{tt|Pesado, duro, Jigglypuff|Heavy, hard, Jigglypuff}}
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|ru={{tt|Грубый и жестокий Джигглипафф|Harsh and dangerous Jigglypuff}}
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|es_la=Rough, Tough Jigglypuff
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|es_eu={{tt|Pesado, duro, Jigglypuff|Rough, Tough Jigglypuff}}
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|sv={{tt|Charmoffensiv!|Charm offensive!}}
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Latest revision as of 17:19, 12 June 2019

AG137 : Hooked on Onix
Advanced Generation series
AG139 : On Cloud Arcanine
Rough, Tough Jigglypuff
AG138.png
AG138   EP412
プリンの歌、パパの歌!
Purin's Song, Papa's Song!
First broadcast
Japan August 11, 2005
United States May 13, 2006
English themes
Opening Unbeatable
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening バトルフロンティア
Ending ポケモンかぞえうた
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 秦義人 Yoshito Hata
Assistant director 渡辺正彦 Masahiko Watanabe
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

Rough, Tough Jigglypuff (Japanese: プリンの歌、パパの歌! Purin's Song, Papa's Song!) is the 138th episode of the Advanced Generation series, and the 412th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on August 11, 2005 and in the United States on May 13, 2006.

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Blurb

On their way to the Battle Arena, Ash and his friends are snagged by a net trap. But for once, it's not Team Rocket—it's a fellow named Mitch and his Loudred, and they're tyring to catch Jigglypuff! Mitch used to be a company executive until his daughter Lisa requested a Jigglypuff for her birthday, and for six months he's been in the woods trying to get one. Every Jigglypuff comes to tease him, and every day Jigglypuff gets away scot free. Plus, Lisa's birthday is tomorrow!

Ash decides to help Mitch out, but Jigglypuff puts everyone to sleep, even Team Rocket. What's more, it's tough, and it's not impressed when they try to lure it with food! So they trick it into battling Loudred and using Rollout, which rolls it right into the cabin—now covered in sound-reflecting panels. Pikachu battles Jigglypuff until it uses Sing, and the echoes of its attack put it to sleep.

Now Mitch can catch Jigglypuff, but he realizes it belongs in the forest after all. He and the kids return to town, where Lisa is happy to have her dad home even if he didn't bring a Jigglypuff. Just then, Jigglypuff comes flying in, angry at Mitch for leaving. It turns out that Jigglypuff liked playing with Mitch, and it decides to stick around. So now Lisa has two new Pokémon friends!

Plot

While traveling toward the Battle Arena, Ash and his friends are caught in a net and suspended in a tree. They first suspect that this is Team Rocket's doing, but Brock thinks it may be something else. A Loudred appears and alerts their presence to someone. The man immediately apologizes and explains that the trap is for someone else. After getting Ash and his friends down and bringing them inside his cabin, he gives them his business card, which describes him as Mitch Mitchum. An intrigued May checks out Mitch's Loudred on her Pokédex. Mitch makes it up to them by letting their Pokémon try some of his company's Pokéblock, which the Pokémon eat.

Ash asks him why he left the company and who the trap was set for, which he hesitates to answer. Suddenly, the Pokémon—except for Munchlax, who is still eating—sense something coming from the bushes. A Jigglypuff emerges, and Mitch declares that he will handle it, ordering Loudred to use Mega Punch. The blow lands, but Jigglypuff bounces right back into action. Mitch then calls for Hyper Voice, but Loudred is infatuated with Jigglypuff and unable to attack due to Jigglypuff's Cute Charm Ability. Jigglypuff giggles and unleashes a surprising Flamethrower, followed quickly by Sing, sending everyone but Loudred to sleep. Jigglypuff laughs and escapes, prompting Loudred to snap out of its infatuation and wake Mitch up, who immediately expresses his anger over failing to capture Jigglypuff.

High above in their balloon, Team Rocket notices Jigglypuff's skills and decides to catch it. Meowth fantasizes that Giovanni could use it as a decoration, exercise ball, and sleeping aid.

While the Pokémon are used as sentries around the cabin, Ash and friends ask Mitch why he's out here. Mitch explains that he requested leave from his job six months ago to catch his daughter Lisa a Jigglypuff for her fifth birthday, which was her only request. He left home to go to the woods in which he knew that Jigglypuff lived. Being an amateur Trainer, Mitch at first simply tried throwing Poké Ball after Poké Ball at one particular Jigglypuff he had found, failing each time. Even after catching a Loudred to battle for him, the Jigglypuff outsmarted him each time, or simply put him to sleep with Sing. With his daughter's birthday approaching, Mitch studied up on how to capture Pokémon and caught Loudred, whose Soundproof Ability would be useful. Even then, he could not catch Jigglypuff. Mitch then reveals that Lisa's birthday is tomorrow, but he has already written to her saying that he would not be home for her birthday because he promised to get her a Jigglypuff. Ash and his friends agree to help Mitch capture Jigglypuff.

Team Rocket is listening in on their conversation using audio equipment while eating rice balls when Jigglypuff shows up next to them. They try to catch it, but Flamethrower makes them toast. They get back up to go after it, but Jigglypuff puts Jessie, James, Meowth, and Wobbuffet to sleep. Loudred and Mudkip alert Ash, his friends, and Mitch to the scene. Mitch and Ash challenge Jigglypuff to a battle using Loudred and Pikachu. Max warns Ash not to attack it directly and Brock suggests Mitch to use Uproar to render Sing ineffective. Uproar hits, but Jigglypuff hardly notices it. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but Jigglypuff jump high into the air and hits Pikachu twice with Rollout. The third Rollout hits Team Rocket, waking them up and making Meowth and Wobbuffet stuck in Loudred's ears. Team Rocket recites their motto, but are interrupted by Mitch, who thinks that they are Ash's friends and hands them his business cards. Loudred blasts the two Pokémon out of its ears, hitting Jessie and James and sending them all blasting off. Jigglypuff escapes, but Brock suggests that outsmarting it might be better than battling it.

They set out a bowl of Brock's special Pokémon food as bait, but Jigglypuff does not care for it, to Brock's dismay. May then tries to offer it Professor Oak's Pink Surprise Pokéblock, but Munchlax swipes it away in a flash. After thinking for a bit, Max figures out a plan to put Jigglypuff to sleep, making it easier to capture. As part of the plan, Mitch summons Jigglypuff to a battle, luring it out. Loudred's Hyper Voice hits Jigglypuff, at which point Ash says that it can only escape now by using Rollout. Sure enough, it does, and rolls straight to Loudred, who dodges at the last second. Unable to stop itself, Jigglypuff rolls into the cabin. Ash and Brock shut the door and they all exclaim about how well the plan is working. Jigglypuff finds itself in the cabin, whose walls, floor, and ceiling are now all covered in metal. Pikachu appears inside as well and uses Thunderbolt, which reflects many times but still misses. Jigglypuff uses Flamethrower, which also bounces around, hitting neither Pokémon. Jigglypuff bounces off the walls, dodging Thunderbolts until it slams into Pikachu. Both land on the floor, but Jigglypuff begins to sing. Pikachu goes to sleep, but the musical notes reflect as well, sending Jigglypuff to sleep too. Ash awakens Pikachu and Brock urges Mitch that now is his chance. However, he realizes that Jigglypuff would be better off living freely in the forest and decides not to. He thinks that Loudred would be a good enough present and the group leaves the woods. Jigglypuff wakes up later that night to a full bowl of Pokémon food, but appears saddened.

The next morning, Mitch arrives at home and greets his wife on the front lawn. Lisa comes out as well, excited to see he father. Lisa is sad at first because she didn't get a Jigglypuff, but realizes that what mattered most was that he made it for her birthday. She cheers her dad up by saying that she would have plenty of fun with Loudred and is simply glad he was home. From up above, Jigglypuff lands after having traveled while inflated to Mitch's house. It is angry that Mitch stopped chasing it in the woods, but Lisa is overjoyed to see it anyway. Mitch asks Jigglypuff if it would like to stay with his family, which it agrees to. Lisa asks Jigglypuff to sing with her, but this results in them all falling asleep from Sing.

Major events

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

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Pokémon Trainer's Choice

Pokémon Trainer's Choice: Ursaring

Trivia

Errors

  • When Ash wants to battle Jigglypuff to help, Max tells Ash to remember its Cute Charm attack; Cute Charm is actually an Ability. This could have been a mistake on Max's part, however.

Dub edits

Pokémon Trainer's Choice

  • Question: Trainers, which of these Pokémon does not evolve?
  • Choices: Ralts, Ursaring, Machop
  • Answer: OK, Trainers! If you chose Ursaring, you were right!

In other languages



AG137 : Hooked on Onix
Advanced Generation series
AG139 : On Cloud Arcanine
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