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| Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!
The Worst Togepy Ever!
|| September 10, 2009
| United States
|| January 30, 2010
|| Team Iguchi
|| 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Assistant director
|| 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
| Animation director
|| 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
| Additional credits
Where No Togepi Has Gone Before! (Japanese: 史上最悪のトゲピー！ The Worst Togepy Ever!) is the 142nd episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 608th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on September 10, 2009 and in the United States on January 30, 2010.
It's just another day in the life of Ash and his friends when while on their way to Lilypad Town for Dawn's next contest they fall into into yet another Team Rocket trap, unfortunately this time it appears that Jessie, James and Meowth will succeed in their plan to steal everyone's Pokémon. However the two groups find themselves at the mercy of a malevolent and sadistic Togepi that delights in making people suffer. Soon everyone is forced to join forces to escape, but will it be enough to outwit the Spike Ball Pokémon?
TV episode debuts
- Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture: Luvdisc
- This is the first episode in which a Togepi appears and Misty's Togepi does not.
- This is the last episode to air before the release of HeartGold and SoulSilver in Japan.
- This episode has a similar theme to UnBEARable; both episodes star a cute Pokémon who manipulates everyone.
- Jessie's Yanmega's gender is confirmed to be female in this episode, being the only one who was not affected by Togepi's Attract while Pikachu, Piplup, Meowth, and Croagunk were. In addition to this, Pikachu's gender is also officially confirmed in the Japanese version.
- This episode's title is referencing the famous Star Trek line "Where No Man Has Gone Before".
- As opposed to being hit by a Pokémon attack, Team Rocket blasts off via a rocket ship.
- The episode's title card music is the same as the Japanese episode.