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The Ole' Berate and Switch
Team Rocket Dissolution!? Respective Roads!
First broadcast
Japan May 11, 2006
United States December 4, 2006
English themes
Opening Battle Frontier
Japanese themes
Opening スパート!
Ending 私、負けない!~ハルカのテーマ~
Animation Team Iguchi
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 入好さとる Satoru Iriyoshi
Assistant director ながはまのりひこ Norihiko Nagahama
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
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  • Early reports originally listed 秦義人 Yoshito Hata as the director and 船津弘美 Hiromi Funatsu as animation director along with Izumi Shimura.

The Ole' Berate and Switch (Japanese: ロケット団解散!?それぞれの道! Team Rocket Dissolution!? Respective Roads!) is episode 175 of Advanced Generation. It was first broadcast in Japan on May 11, 2006 and in the USA on December 4, 2006.

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After yet another attempt at stealing Pikachu from Ash, Jessie, James and Meowth blow it again and, after a little tiff, decide to go their seperate ways.

Cut to the Opening Credits.

Afterwards, Ash and company are heading for Pewter City and as they pass through Sable City, they notice a one-day only Pokémon Tournament is being held there. Ash decides to enter the tournament as use it as a warm-up for the near-at-hand battle with Pyramid King Brandon, but what Ash and co. don't know is that this tournament is actually an evil plan cooked up by Cassidy and Butch, and while Butch is convincing several trainers to sign up, Cassidy is disguised as Nurse Joy and is working at the sign-up desk.

The first match is Ash and Corphish vs. Howie and Pinsir. Corphish starts off with a Vice Grip, but Pinsir quickly counters the attack. Ash tells Corphish to use Crabhammer, but Howie has Pinsir counter with Guillotine. Outside the arena, Jessie, James and Meowth enter the building. Jessie notices the tournament is happening and decides to steal the Pokémon. James and Mime Jr. come across the building and get the same reaction Jessie had. Meowth just decides to check it out.

Back inside the arena, Pinsir knocks Corphish hard with Seismic Toss, and is about to administer the finishing blow with Guillotine, but Ash tells Corphish to use Harden and a Crabhammer to finish it up! Ash and Corphish win the first match!

James and Mime Jr. are wandering around the arena, until they encounter Jessie, who look away at each other in disgust. Afterwards, they encounter Cassidy, who is still wearing the Nurse Joy costume. Cassidy tells Jessie and James about hers and Butch's latest evil plan, and after she and Butch were invited to the surprise parties for Giovanni and Doc Namba. Cassidy then convinces reluctant James to help her with the evil plan.

Continuing with the battles, Ash and Corphish face off against another trainer and his Marowak. Corphish is about to hit Marowak with Crabhammer, but Marowak counters with its thick bone. Marowak uses Bonemerang. Corphish ducks, but after Corphish ducks the attack, the Bone hits him!

In one of the hallways of the arena, Butch is busy carrying a bag full of Pokéballs until he encounters Jessie. Jessie then notices the Pokéball haul Cassidy told her about and starts to sweet-talk Butch.

Back with the battles, Ash has Corphish use Vice Grip, but Marowak counters and is about to nail Corphish with Bone Club, but Corphish counters and is about to use Crabhammer.

While in the hallways of the arena, a sad Meowth is thinking about Jessie and James and how much he misses them. He finds a bag of biscuits lying on the ground. The reminiscing begins! Meowth reminisces of the times of when he, Jessie and James had a single bite of food and they would always split the food into three pieces, wheather it was bread, a hunk of cheese, one and a half crackers and even a rice cake!

Meanwhile Munchlax has run off after one of the battles. Max gets Munchlax under control and peeks into the room where Cassidy and Butch kept the stolen Pokéballs. Max then realizes Team Rocket's evil plan and heads back to the stadium to tell Ash. Back with the battles, Corphish has just knocked out Marowak with Crabhammer. Ash and Corphish are celebrating another victory until Max interrupts them.

Major events




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Pokémon seen in the Pokémon trainer/Team Rocket battle

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In the dub, when Max finds James and Cassidy with boxes full of Poké Balls he comments that James is working for Butch and Cassidy even though he had never seen nor heard of them before.

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