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|epcode=EP024
title_en=Haunter versus Kadabra |
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title_ja=ゴーストVSエスパー! |
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|title_en=Haunter versus Kadabra
title_ja_trans=Ghost VS Esper! |
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|title_ja=ゴーストVSエスパー!
screen=hd |
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|title_ja_trans=Ghost VS Esper!
broadcast_jp=September 9, 1997 |
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broadcast_us=October 8, 1998 |
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en_series=Indigo League |
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en_op=[[Pokémon Theme]] |
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ja_op=[[Aim to Be a Pokémon Master|めざせポケモンマスター]] |
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ja_ed=[[One Hundred Fifty-One|ひゃくごじゅういち]] |
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olmteam=Team Ota |
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scenario=武上純希 |
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director=織田美浩 |
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'''Haunter versus Kadabra''' (Japanese: '''ゴーストVSエスパー!''' ''{{tt|Ghost|Haunter}} VS {{tt|Esper|Psychic-type}}!'') is the 24th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on September 9, 1997 and in United States on October 8, 1998.
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'''Haunter versus Kadabra''' (Japanese: '''ゴーストVSエスパー!''' ''{{tt|Ghost|Haunter}} VS {{tt|Esper|Psychic-type}}!'') is the 24th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on September 9, 1997 and in the United States on October 8, 1998.
   
 
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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
After a brief recap of [[EP023|the previous episode]], {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} return to [[Saffron City]] with {{AP|Haunter}} in tow. Ash is feeling confident, but {{an|Brock}} is somewhat afraid of Haunter. However, {{an|Misty}} is not, Haunter hugging up and {{m|lick}}ing Misty's face, {{status|paralysis|paralyzing}} her. Ash scolds it and Haunter cries, but Ash reassures it, the {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} quickly perking up. Ash asks Haunter for help against [[Sabrina]], and it agrees to.
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{{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} return to [[Saffron City]] with {{AP|Haunter}} in tow. Though Ash is confident, {{an|Brock}} is somewhat afraid of Haunter, while {{an|Misty}} is not, and she even considers Haunter cute. Haunter nudges Misty and {{m|lick}}s her face, {{status|paralysis|paralyzing}} her. Ash scolds it and Haunter cries, but Ash reassures it, the {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} quickly perking up. Ash asks Haunter for help against [[Sabrina]], and it agrees to.
   
Ash and his friends return to the [[Saffron Gym]] as Ash remembers [[EP022|the last match]]. He is ready to go inside, but he notices that his friends and {{AP|Pikachu}} do not want to go in, based on what happened last time. Ash believes he will win, but Brock thinks Haunter is controlling Ash. Haunter appears not to be, laughing continually. Ash brings out {{AP|Charmander}}, {{AP|Squirtle}} and {{AP|Bulbasaur}} and they prepare to go inside. Everyone returns to the stadium, as Ash demands a {{pkmn|battle|rematch}}. Sabrina agrees and sends out {{TP|Sabrina|Kadabra}}. Ash attempts to send out Haunter, but Haunter has disappeared. Ash freaks out, losing his confidence. Sabrina starts to get angry and orders Ash to send out another Pokémon or they will all return to the toy box. Ash tries to send Pikachu, but it backs away scared. His other Pokémon do the same, not wanting to battle. Sabrina is purely angry as Ash decides to back out, running away, everyone following him. The exit seals off as the little girl appears from behind, using telekinesis to turn Brock and Misty into dolls. The little girl appears in front of them as Ash's Pokémon hide behind him. [[Sabrina's father|The man]] that told him to find the {{type|Ghost}} Pokémon before appears and teleports them out.
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Ash and his friends return to the [[Saffron Gym]] as Ash remembers [[EP022|the last match]]. He is ready to go inside, but he notices that his friends and {{AP|Pikachu}} do not want to go in, based on what happened last time. Ash believes he will win, but Brock thinks Haunter is controlling Ash. Haunter appears not to be, laughing continually. Ash brings out {{AP|Charmander}}, {{AP|Squirtle}} and {{AP|Bulbasaur}} and they prepare to go inside. Everyone returns to the stadium, as Ash demands a {{pkmn|battle|rematch}}. Sabrina agrees and sends out {{TP|Sabrina|Kadabra}}. Ash attempts to send out Haunter, but Haunter has disappeared. Ash freaks out, losing his confidence. Sabrina orders Ash to send out another Pokémon, reiterating her threat. Ash tries to send Pikachu, but he backs away to the wall, scared. His other Pokémon do the same, not wanting to battle. Sabrina is intensely angry as Ash decides to back out, running away and everyone follows him. The exit seals off as the little girl appears from behind, using telekinesis to turn Brock and Misty into dolls. The little girl appears in front of them as Ash's Pokémon hide behind him. [[Sabrina's father|The man]] that told him to find the {{type|Ghost}} Pokémon before appears and teleports them out.
   
 
They reappear in the city and they all drop into a pile atop the man. {{cat|Ash's Pokémon}} relax as Ash reflects on how mean Sabrina is. The man mentions that Sabrina was not always mean. Flashbacks reveal Sabrina as a young girl using telekinetic powers on everything, honing her skills at the cost of turning against her parents. The conflict caused her to split into two girls, the older Trainer and the lonely little girl. The little girl is actually a doll representing Sabrina before she practiced telekinesis. Ash notices that the picture he showed is the same one they saw in Sabrina's toy box. The man believes that Ash has found out that he is really Sabrina's father, but Ash thinks he is a photographer. Pikachu laughs and the man is somewhat astounded that Ash is that oblivious. Sabrina's father asks why he does not have a Ghost Pokémon as Ash mentions that Haunter disappeared. He must find Haunter in order to free his friends.
 
They reappear in the city and they all drop into a pile atop the man. {{cat|Ash's Pokémon}} relax as Ash reflects on how mean Sabrina is. The man mentions that Sabrina was not always mean. Flashbacks reveal Sabrina as a young girl using telekinetic powers on everything, honing her skills at the cost of turning against her parents. The conflict caused her to split into two girls, the older Trainer and the lonely little girl. The little girl is actually a doll representing Sabrina before she practiced telekinesis. Ash notices that the picture he showed is the same one they saw in Sabrina's toy box. The man believes that Ash has found out that he is really Sabrina's father, but Ash thinks he is a photographer. Pikachu laughs and the man is somewhat astounded that Ash is that oblivious. Sabrina's father asks why he does not have a Ghost Pokémon as Ash mentions that Haunter disappeared. He must find Haunter in order to free his friends.
   
Ash and Pikachu scan the city for Haunter. Meanwhile, {{TRT}} is alongside a skyscraper on a platform. [[James]] readies the fishing net in order to capture Pikachu, but Haunter appears in front of them, scaring Team Rocket and causing them to fall off the platform. [[Jessie]] grabs hold as everyone else clings onto her. She cannot pull up because they are too heavy. Haunter appears next to Jessie and makes funny faces, trying to get her to laugh (he even fires a gun with a "BANG!" flag in the barrel). She tries to resist because she will let go if she laughs. Eventually she cracks, laughing and releasing her grip. They crash through the sidewalk as Ash and Pikachu notice, Haunter appearing nearby. Ash wants to go back to the Gym, but Haunter does not want to battle. However, Haunter comes with an idea and sides with Ash again as they return to the Gym.
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Ash and Pikachu scan the city for Haunter. Meanwhile, {{TRT}} is alongside a skyscraper on a window cleaner platform. [[James]] readies the fishing net in order to capture Pikachu, but Haunter appears in front of them, scaring Team Rocket and causing them to fall off the platform. [[Jessie]] grabs hold as everyone else clings onto her. She cannot pull up because they are too heavy. Haunter appears next to Jessie and makes funny faces, trying to get her to laugh. She tries to resist because she will let go if she laughs. Eventually she cracks, laughing and releasing her grip. Ash and Pikachu notice that Team Rocket have crashed through the sidewalk and Haunter appears nearby. After thanking Haunter for stopping Team Rocket, Ash expresses his desire to go back to the Gym, but Haunter does not want to battle. However, Haunter comes up with an idea and sides with Ash again as they return to the Gym.
   
Meanwhile, Misty and Brock, now as dolls, are sitting on a couch, unable to move. They notice another doll nearby as they realize that it Sabrina's mother. They are shocked as she reveals that Sabrina is still good. The roof opens as the Sabrina doll looks down upon them. Misty demands a battle and for them to change them back, but she doesn't want them to change. Ash returns and asks for another match. Misty and Brock protest, but Ash is set to battle. Kadabra comes back out as Ash orders Haunter to go, but it disappears again. This time, there is no backing out as Ash freaks out. Ash falls to the floor in defeat, but Pikachu steps out to battle, even though Ash knows Pikachu is at a disadvantage. Pikachu wants to stand up for Ash as the battle begins. Pikachu uses {{m|ThunderShock}}, but Kadabra {{m|Teleport}}s to avoid it. It uses {{m|Psybeam}} to knock Pikachu back. Pikachu gets back up and uses a {{m|Thunderbolt}}, hitting and roasting Kadabra. It seems like a win, but Kadabra uses {{m|Recover}} to heal. The battle seems to be against Ash, but suddenly, Haunter appears in front of Sabrina and laughs. The doll believes that it is unfair to pit two against one, but Sabrina's dad reappears and says that Haunter is playing on its own, not battling, so it is not against the rules. Haunter makes funny faces and even pulls out a bomb, exploding it in front of Sabrina. The effort works as Sabrina cracks a smile, progressing to hysterical laughter. Sabrina's dad seems happy at Sabrina's breakthrough, but Ash is still unconvinced that he is her dad, making him angry. However, he notes that Haunter has helped Sabrina. Ash is still angry that he did not win, but Sabrina's dad points to Kadabra rolling on the floor laughing, since Sabrina and Kadabra are joined telepathically. Sabrina's doll disappears and drops Kadabra's {{ball|Poké}}, Misty and Brock returning to human form. Sabrina's father declares Ash the winner.
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Meanwhile, Misty and Brock, now as dolls, are sitting on a couch, unable to move. They notice another doll nearby as they realize that it is [[Sabrina's mother]]. They are shocked as she reveals that Sabrina is still good. The roof opens as the Sabrina doll looks down upon them. Misty demands a battle and for them to change them back, but she doesn't want them to change. At that moment, Ash returns and asks for another match. Sabrina sets Misty and Brock on her chair to watch. Misty and Brock protest, but Ash is set to battle. Kadabra comes back out as Ash orders Haunter to go, but it has disappeared again. Ash falls to the floor in defeat, but Pikachu steps out to battle, even though Ash knows Pikachu is at a disadvantage. Its insistence convinces Ash and the match begins. Pikachu uses {{m|Thunder Shock}}, but Kadabra {{m|Teleport}}s to avoid it and then uses {{m|Psybeam}} on Pikachu. Pikachu gets back up and uses {{m|Thunderbolt}}, hitting Kadabra, but it uses {{m|Recover}} to heal.
   
Ash and his friends leave Saffron City, Ash glancing at his new {{Badge|Marsh}}. Haunter stays behind with Sabrina, and the group makes plans to head off to the next [[Gym]] in [[Celadon City]]. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is frozen in the pit being filled with cement, but they manage to get out and blast off.
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Suddenly, Haunter appears in front of Sabrina and laughs. The doll believes that it is unfair to pit two against one, but Sabrina's father reappears and says that Haunter is playing on its own, not battling, so it is not against the rules. Haunter makes funny faces and even pulls out a bomb, exploding it in front of Sabrina. The effort works as Sabrina cracks a smile, progressing to hysterical laughter. Sabrina's father seems happy at her breakthrough, but Ash is still unconvinced that he is her father, making him angry. However, he notes that Haunter has helped Sabrina. Ash is still angry that he did not win, but Sabrina's father points to Kadabra rolling on the floor laughing, since Sabrina and Kadabra are joined telepathically. Sabrina's doll disappears and drops Kadabra's {{i|Poké Ball}}, with Misty and Brock returning to their human forms. Sabrina's father promptly declares Ash the winner.
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Ash and his friends leave Saffron City, waving goodbye to Sabrina, her parents, and Haunter, who has decided to stay with Sabrina. Ash glances at his new {{Badge|Marsh}}, still doubtful that he deserved it. Brock and Misty reassure him that it was a just victory and make light of the unusual circumstances. The group then makes plans to head for the next [[Gym]] in [[Celadon City]]. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is frozen in the pothole as it is being slowly filled with cement. However, they manage to jump out in time and run down the same direction as Ash and his friends.
   
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==
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<!-- This is not for summarizing everything that happens in this episode. Only events pertaining to the series as a whole, such as catching and releasing Pokémon and obtaining Badges, go here. -->
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[[File:Ash Marsh Badge.png|thumb|220px|Ash holding the Marsh Badge]]
 
* {{Ash}} returns to [[Saffron City]] to {{pkmn|battle}} [[Sabrina]] again.
 
* {{Ash}} returns to [[Saffron City]] to {{pkmn|battle}} [[Sabrina]] again.
 
* {{AP|Haunter}} disappears before the [[rematch]], forcing Ash to forfeit again.
 
* {{AP|Haunter}} disappears before the [[rematch]], forcing Ash to forfeit again.
*Ash finds Haunter, but it disappears again when Ash tries to challenge Sabrina once more.
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* Ash finds Haunter, but it disappears again when Ash tries to challenge Sabrina once more.
 
* {{AP|Pikachu}} battles [[Sabrina's Kadabra]] to protect Ash.
 
* {{AP|Pikachu}} battles [[Sabrina's Kadabra]] to protect Ash.
 
* Ash earns the {{badge|Marsh}} due to Haunter making Sabrina and Kadabra laugh, thus making the latter {{DL|Fainting|In the anime|unable to battle}}.
 
* Ash earns the {{badge|Marsh}} due to Haunter making Sabrina and Kadabra laugh, thus making the latter {{DL|Fainting|In the anime|unable to battle}}.
 
* Haunter leaves Ash to stay with Sabrina.
 
* Haunter leaves Ash to stay with Sabrina.
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* Ash learns that [[Celadon Gym|the next Gym]] is located in [[Celadon City]] and decides to head there.
 
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===Debuts===
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====Pokémon debuts====
   
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
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* [[Sabrina]]
 
* [[Sabrina]]
 
* [[Sabrina's father]]
 
* [[Sabrina's father]]
* Sabrina's mother
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* [[Sabrina's mother]]
   
 
===Pokémon===
 
===Pokémon===
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* {{p|Squirtle}} ({{OP|Ash|Squirtle}})
 
* {{p|Squirtle}} ({{OP|Ash|Squirtle}})
 
* {{p|Kadabra}} ({{OP|Sabrina|Kadabra}})
 
* {{p|Kadabra}} ({{OP|Sabrina|Kadabra}})
* {{p|Haunter}} ({{OP|Ash|Haunter}}, befriended by [[Sabrina]])
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* {{p|Haunter}} ([[Sabrina's Haunter|anime]]; befriended by [[Sabrina]])
 
* {{p|Gastly}} (flashback)
 
* {{p|Gastly}} (flashback)
 
* {{p|Gengar}} (flashback)
 
* {{p|Gengar}} (flashback)
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* The Polish dub of this episode adds a voiceover for {{TP|Sabrina|Haunter}} in one scene in the city when it talks to {{Ash}}.
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* The {{pmin|Poland|Polish}} dub of this episode adds a voiceover for {{TP|Sabrina|Haunter}} in one scene in the city when it talks to {{Ash}}.
* The book ''[[Night in the Haunted Tower]]'' is based on this and the two previous episodes.
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* The book [[Night in the Haunted Tower]] is based on this and the two previous episodes.
* For unspecified reasons, both Sabrina and Ash state that Ash caught Haunter in this episode, but Haunter had not been seen in a Poké Ball in either episode.
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* For unspecified reasons, both [[Sabrina]] and Ash state that Ash {{pkmn2|caught}} Haunter in this episode, but Haunter had not been seen in a [[Poké Ball]] in either episode.
* The {{Badge|Marsh}} that Ash earns in this episode is his fourth Badge. However, in a rare deviation from the traditional sequence of Gyms, the Marsh Badge is officially the sixth Badge that the player earns in the games.
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* The {{badge|Marsh}} that Ash earns in this episode is his fourth [[Badge]]. However, in a rare deviation from the traditional sequence of [[Gym]]s, the Marsh Badge is officially the sixth Badge that the player earns in the games.
* When James introduces his net trap, the music is similar to the music during the battle atop [[Altru Tower]] in [[Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia]].
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* When [[James]] introduces his net trap, the music is similar to the music during the battle atop [[Altru Tower]] in [[Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia]].
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* When Haunter tries to make [[Jessie]] laugh, it pulls the same pose and says the same phrase, "gachon!", as the famous Japanese comedian {{wp|Kei Tani}}.
   
 
===Errors===
 
===Errors===
[[File:EP024 Error.png|thumb|200px|right|Kadabra's miscolored tail]]
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* In one scene, {{AP|Charmander}}'s belly is orange, instead of white.
* In one scene, Charmander's belly is orange, instead of white.
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* Ash's eye color turns hazel when {{AP|Pikachu}} decides to fight {{TP|Sabrina|Kadabra}}.
* Ash's eye color turns hazel when Pikachu decides to fight Kadabra.
 
 
* In the scene where Kadabra is rolling on the floor laughing, its tail stripe is colored the same as the rest of the tail.
 
* In the scene where Kadabra is rolling on the floor laughing, its tail stripe is colored the same as the rest of the tail.
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* When [[Sabrina]]'s father teleported Ash and his Pokémon and they are falling, {{AP|Squirtle}} is seen above Ash. When they land, however, Squirtle is on the bottom.
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* After the [[Who's That Pokemon?]] segment, Pikachu speaks, but his mouth doesn't move.
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* Near the end of the episode, when Ash and {{ashfr}} are waving goodbye, Ash's "z's" are missing, as well as the lines on his and {{an|Misty}}'s ears. This error is present all the way to the end of the episode.
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EP024 Error.png|Kadabra's miscolored tail
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===Dub edits===
 
===Dub edits===
* In the dub, the narrator claims that Ash returned for the biggest showdown in his life, while in the Japanese version, he simply says that Ash returned to Saffron City.
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* [[PokéRap]]: Day 4
* The signs that Misty, Brock, and Pikachu hold when they are reluctant to enter the Gym were translated in the dub to "Go Ash Go!" (Brock), Ash's face (both Misty), and "Good Luck" (Pikachu). Originally, they said "Never Give Up, Ash", "Guts" (left), and "Do Your Best" (right) for Brock and Misty's signs, respectively, whereas Pikachu's sign was the same as the dub in terms of translation.
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* In the dub, the [[narrator]] claims that Ash returned for the biggest showdown in his life, while in the Japanese version, he simply says that Ash returned to [[Saffron City]].
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* The signs that Misty, {{an|Brock}}, and Pikachu hold when they are reluctant to enter the Gym were translated in the dub to "Go Ash Go!" (Brock), Ash's face (both Misty), and "Good Luck" (Pikachu). Originally, they said "Never Give Up, Ash", "Guts" (left), and "Do Your Best" (right) for Brock and Misty's signs, respectively, whereas Pikachu's sign was the same as the dub in terms of translation.
 
* Brock says to Ash after he tells them about how Haunter will make sure that Ash wins against Sabrina: "I wouldn't be too sure, Ash. What if Haunter's the one controlling you?" Originally, Brock just reminds Ash that he should keep an eye on Haunter so that it won't disappear on him.
 
* Brock says to Ash after he tells them about how Haunter will make sure that Ash wins against Sabrina: "I wouldn't be too sure, Ash. What if Haunter's the one controlling you?" Originally, Brock just reminds Ash that he should keep an eye on Haunter so that it won't disappear on him.
* In the dub, {{Ash}} believed that the man knew so much about Sabrina because he was her photographer, while in the Japanese version Ash believed that he is a neighbor of Sabrina's.
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* In the dub, Ash believed that the man knew so much about Sabrina because he was her photographer, while in the Japanese version, Ash believed that he is a neighbor of Sabrina's.
* Originally, the egg that falls on Team Rocket was meant to be an {{wp|egg of Columbus}}, and James explains what an egg of Columbus was, followed by Jessie saying that she thought it was in reference to Christopher Columbus liking eggs. This was changed by the dub to a variation of the "Which came first: the chicken or the egg?" argument.
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* Originally, the egg that falls on Team Rocket was meant to be an {{wp|egg of Columbus}}, and James explains what an egg of Columbus was, followed by Jessie saying that she thought it was in reference to {{wp|Christopher Columbus}} liking eggs. This was changed by the dub to a variation of the "Which came first: the chicken or the egg?" argument.
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* In the Japanese version, when Ash and his Pokémon end up on Sabrina's father's back, Ash tells Pikachu to not "pika pika" him and demands Pikachu to get off. In the dub, Ash tells Pikachu he's happy he's safe and asks Pikachu kindly to get off his back.
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* In the dub, Brock says he is allergic to ghosts, while in the Japanese version, Brock says he cannot get used to Ash's new friend.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
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EP023 : The Tower of Terror
Original series
EP025 : Primeape Goes Bananas
Haunter versus Kadabra
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ゴーストVSエスパー!
Ghost VS Esper!
First broadcast
Japan September 9, 1997
United States October 8, 1998
English themes
Opening Pokémon Theme
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター
Ending ひゃくごじゅういち
Credits
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 鈴木敏明 Toshiaki Suzuki
Assistant director 織田美浩 Yoshihiro Oda
Animation director 山本郷 Sato Yamamoto
Additional credits

Haunter versus Kadabra (Japanese: ゴーストVSエスパー! Ghost VS Esper!) is the 24th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on September 9, 1997 and in the United States on October 8, 1998.

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Blurb

Unbeknownst to Ash, one of the ghost Pokémon decides to join Ash and friends on their journey and more importantly help Ash battle the powerful Saffron City Gym Leader. Ash returns to Saffron City with one goal, to win a gold badge. The scene is set and Ash and the young girl are once again face to face when suddenly, Ash's ghost Pokémon is nowhere to be found. Feeling completely humiliated, Ash leaves the gym. Brock and Misty are left behind and as a result, the young girl uses her powers to turn them into miniature dolls, rendering them helpless. The mysterious man from Ash's previous encounter with this baffling Gym Leader shows up providing Ash with some information that could ultimately be the key to defeating her. Determined to rescue Brock and Misty, Ash returns to the Saffron City Gym ready to do what it takes to win and save his friends. Just when his attempt seems hopeless, the ghost Pokémon shows up with a unique combative technique. Will this be enough to rescue Ash's friends as well as the young Gym Leader from her dark and lonely world?

Plot

Ash and his friends return to Saffron City with Haunter in tow. Though Ash is confident, Brock is somewhat afraid of Haunter, while Misty is not, and she even considers Haunter cute. Haunter nudges Misty and licks her face, paralyzing her. Ash scolds it and Haunter cries, but Ash reassures it, the Pokémon quickly perking up. Ash asks Haunter for help against Sabrina, and it agrees to.

Ash and his friends return to the Saffron Gym as Ash remembers the last match. He is ready to go inside, but he notices that his friends and Pikachu do not want to go in, based on what happened last time. Ash believes he will win, but Brock thinks Haunter is controlling Ash. Haunter appears not to be, laughing continually. Ash brings out Charmander, Squirtle and Bulbasaur and they prepare to go inside. Everyone returns to the stadium, as Ash demands a rematch. Sabrina agrees and sends out Kadabra. Ash attempts to send out Haunter, but Haunter has disappeared. Ash freaks out, losing his confidence. Sabrina orders Ash to send out another Pokémon, reiterating her threat. Ash tries to send Pikachu, but he backs away to the wall, scared. His other Pokémon do the same, not wanting to battle. Sabrina is intensely angry as Ash decides to back out, running away and everyone follows him. The exit seals off as the little girl appears from behind, using telekinesis to turn Brock and Misty into dolls. The little girl appears in front of them as Ash's Pokémon hide behind him. The man that told him to find the Ghost-type Pokémon before appears and teleports them out.

They reappear in the city and they all drop into a pile atop the man. Ash's Pokémon relax as Ash reflects on how mean Sabrina is. The man mentions that Sabrina was not always mean. Flashbacks reveal Sabrina as a young girl using telekinetic powers on everything, honing her skills at the cost of turning against her parents. The conflict caused her to split into two girls, the older Trainer and the lonely little girl. The little girl is actually a doll representing Sabrina before she practiced telekinesis. Ash notices that the picture he showed is the same one they saw in Sabrina's toy box. The man believes that Ash has found out that he is really Sabrina's father, but Ash thinks he is a photographer. Pikachu laughs and the man is somewhat astounded that Ash is that oblivious. Sabrina's father asks why he does not have a Ghost Pokémon as Ash mentions that Haunter disappeared. He must find Haunter in order to free his friends.

Ash and Pikachu scan the city for Haunter. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is alongside a skyscraper on a window cleaner platform. James readies the fishing net in order to capture Pikachu, but Haunter appears in front of them, scaring Team Rocket and causing them to fall off the platform. Jessie grabs hold as everyone else clings onto her. She cannot pull up because they are too heavy. Haunter appears next to Jessie and makes funny faces, trying to get her to laugh. She tries to resist because she will let go if she laughs. Eventually she cracks, laughing and releasing her grip. Ash and Pikachu notice that Team Rocket have crashed through the sidewalk and Haunter appears nearby. After thanking Haunter for stopping Team Rocket, Ash expresses his desire to go back to the Gym, but Haunter does not want to battle. However, Haunter comes up with an idea and sides with Ash again as they return to the Gym.

Meanwhile, Misty and Brock, now as dolls, are sitting on a couch, unable to move. They notice another doll nearby as they realize that it is Sabrina's mother. They are shocked as she reveals that Sabrina is still good. The roof opens as the Sabrina doll looks down upon them. Misty demands a battle and for them to change them back, but she doesn't want them to change. At that moment, Ash returns and asks for another match. Sabrina sets Misty and Brock on her chair to watch. Misty and Brock protest, but Ash is set to battle. Kadabra comes back out as Ash orders Haunter to go, but it has disappeared again. Ash falls to the floor in defeat, but Pikachu steps out to battle, even though Ash knows Pikachu is at a disadvantage. Its insistence convinces Ash and the match begins. Pikachu uses Thunder Shock, but Kadabra Teleports to avoid it and then uses Psybeam on Pikachu. Pikachu gets back up and uses Thunderbolt, hitting Kadabra, but it uses Recover to heal.

Suddenly, Haunter appears in front of Sabrina and laughs. The doll believes that it is unfair to pit two against one, but Sabrina's father reappears and says that Haunter is playing on its own, not battling, so it is not against the rules. Haunter makes funny faces and even pulls out a bomb, exploding it in front of Sabrina. The effort works as Sabrina cracks a smile, progressing to hysterical laughter. Sabrina's father seems happy at her breakthrough, but Ash is still unconvinced that he is her father, making him angry. However, he notes that Haunter has helped Sabrina. Ash is still angry that he did not win, but Sabrina's father points to Kadabra rolling on the floor laughing, since Sabrina and Kadabra are joined telepathically. Sabrina's doll disappears and drops Kadabra's Poké Ball, with Misty and Brock returning to their human forms. Sabrina's father promptly declares Ash the winner.

Ash and his friends leave Saffron City, waving goodbye to Sabrina, her parents, and Haunter, who has decided to stay with Sabrina. Ash glances at his new Marsh Badge, still doubtful that he deserved it. Brock and Misty reassure him that it was a just victory and make light of the unusual circumstances. The group then makes plans to head for the next Gym in Celadon City. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is frozen in the pothole as it is being slowly filled with cement. However, they manage to jump out in time and run down the same direction as Ash and his friends.

Major events

Ash holding the Marsh Badge
For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Dare da?

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Haunter


Trivia

  • The Polish dub of this episode adds a voiceover for Haunter in one scene in the city when it talks to Ash.
  • The book Night in the Haunted Tower is based on this and the two previous episodes.
  • For unspecified reasons, both Sabrina and Ash state that Ash caught Haunter in this episode, but Haunter had not been seen in a Poké Ball in either episode.
  • The Marsh Badge that Ash earns in this episode is his fourth Badge. However, in a rare deviation from the traditional sequence of Gyms, the Marsh Badge is officially the sixth Badge that the player earns in the games.
  • When James introduces his net trap, the music is similar to the music during the battle atop Altru Tower in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia.
  • When Haunter tries to make Jessie laugh, it pulls the same pose and says the same phrase, "gachon!", as the famous Japanese comedian Kei Tani.

Errors

  • In one scene, Charmander's belly is orange, instead of white.
  • Ash's eye color turns hazel when Pikachu decides to fight Kadabra.
  • In the scene where Kadabra is rolling on the floor laughing, its tail stripe is colored the same as the rest of the tail.
  • When Sabrina's father teleported Ash and his Pokémon and they are falling, Squirtle is seen above Ash. When they land, however, Squirtle is on the bottom.
  • After the Who's That Pokemon? segment, Pikachu speaks, but his mouth doesn't move.
  • Near the end of the episode, when Ash and his friends are waving goodbye, Ash's "z's" are missing, as well as the lines on his and Misty's ears. This error is present all the way to the end of the episode.

Dub edits

  • PokéRap: Day 4
  • In the dub, the narrator claims that Ash returned for the biggest showdown in his life, while in the Japanese version, he simply says that Ash returned to Saffron City.
  • The signs that Misty, Brock, and Pikachu hold when they are reluctant to enter the Gym were translated in the dub to "Go Ash Go!" (Brock), Ash's face (both Misty), and "Good Luck" (Pikachu). Originally, they said "Never Give Up, Ash", "Guts" (left), and "Do Your Best" (right) for Brock and Misty's signs, respectively, whereas Pikachu's sign was the same as the dub in terms of translation.
  • Brock says to Ash after he tells them about how Haunter will make sure that Ash wins against Sabrina: "I wouldn't be too sure, Ash. What if Haunter's the one controlling you?" Originally, Brock just reminds Ash that he should keep an eye on Haunter so that it won't disappear on him.
  • In the dub, Ash believed that the man knew so much about Sabrina because he was her photographer, while in the Japanese version, Ash believed that he is a neighbor of Sabrina's.
  • Originally, the egg that falls on Team Rocket was meant to be an egg of Columbus, and James explains what an egg of Columbus was, followed by Jessie saying that she thought it was in reference to Christopher Columbus liking eggs. This was changed by the dub to a variation of the "Which came first: the chicken or the egg?" argument.
  • In the Japanese version, when Ash and his Pokémon end up on Sabrina's father's back, Ash tells Pikachu to not "pika pika" him and demands Pikachu to get off. In the dub, Ash tells Pikachu he's happy he's safe and asks Pikachu kindly to get off his back.
  • In the dub, Brock says he is allergic to ghosts, while in the Japanese version, Brock says he cannot get used to Ash's new friend.

In other languages



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Original series
EP025 : Primeape Goes Bananas
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