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| A Corsola Caper!
Sunnygo the Amigo! Showdown on Ōgan Isle!!
|| August 30, 2001
| United States
|| October 5, 2002
|| Team Ota
|| 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
|| 福本潔 Kiyoshi Fukumoto
| Assistant director
|| 福本潔 Kiyoshi Fukumoto
| Animation directors
|| 福本勝 Masaru Fukumoto
| 谷口淳一郎 Jun'ichirō Taniguchi
| Additional credits
A Corsola Caper! (Japanese: サニーゴでアミーゴ！おうがんとうのたいけつ！！ Sunnygo the Amigo! Showdown on Ōgan Isle!!), is the 213th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on August 30, 2001 and in the United States on October 5, 2002.
Just as Ash and friends arrive at a new island, their ears are met with cries for help. A family had built their house upon a Corsola nesting ground, and when a new, hyperactive Corsola arrived and frightened off the previous Corsola residents, the ground beneath the house weakened and the house was washed out to sea. The father and daughter who had been outside during the catastrophe now look on helplessly as another daughter—trapped inside the house—is washed out toward a large whirlpool. Ash and Misty call their Pokémon to action and manage to save the young girl, but this proves to be only the first challenge of the day. As Ash and friends set about recollecting the Corsola that had reinforced the foundation of this family's home, Team Rocket soon arrives and attempts to steal not only the needed Corsola, but also collections of local artwork made from Corsola horns, which these Pokémon shed regularly. While assisting this local family, Misty waits not so patiently for an opportunity to catch the Corsola that had first driven the others away, and make it her own.
Ash, Misty and Brock have arrived in Megi City on Yellow Rock Isle. They decide to look around the town before they head off to the other side of the island. Eventually, Misty notices a unique gift shop with a few jewelry-like objects on display, made of a pink crystal. Misty picks up one item that looks like a crystal formation and admires it for a while until the clerk comes by. He mentions that all of these items are made with parts the Corsola sheds every so often, adding that everything he has is made from Corsola.
The clerk then looks at Pikachu, saying it is a cute Pokémon. Ash thanks him, but he explains that yellow rock islanders like any yellow-colored Pokémon. As a result, Misty decides to release Psyduck, who runs off toward the beach. Misty and everyone else chases after Psyduck, and when Misty gets there, she finds Psyduck behind some rocks. She scolds at him for a while before he points at a girl on a floating house. When the girl screams for help, they notice there is a whirlpool nearby dragging her in. The gang tries to figure out what to do, until Misty spots an unsecured speedboat nearby.
The group steals the boat and heads off to rescue the girl. When they get close, Ash releases Bulbasaur and Bayleef. They both get a hold onto the boat with their Vine Whip, and the boat manages to drag the house away from the whirlpool. Back onshore, the girl's parents thank them. The girl introduces herself as Mika, and explains what led up to the incident. The family's house was resting along a coast with some rock formations made by Corsola. The family raised a "Corsola ranch" and used the parts they shed for the jewelry that makes Yellow Rock Island famous. One day, a Corsola they didn't own seemed to chase after Mika. In the process, it scared off the other Corsola and threw off the balance of the rocks, with the house falling into the ocean as a result.
Back in town, Jessie, James, and Meowth break into a warehouse and open up one of the many boxes, finding a stash of Corsola jewelry. However, as they loot the stash, the clerk from before catches them, forcing the trio to flee. Team Rocket dashes past the family and the gang as they are walking along the road, talking about how they are going to get the Corsola back. As Ash and his friends realize what they did, Team Rocket teases them for a while, then the Corsola that was with Mika attacks Jessie, knocking away all of the accessories on her. Enraged, Jessie sends out Arbok, and James sends out Victreebel. To take care of the job, Misty sends out Staryu and Ash sends out Totodile, who both defeat Team Rocket with Water Gun. The clerk picks up whatever he can off the ground, thanking Ash and Misty for their help.
Mika's mother mentions that Corsola like to be in pairs, so finding them shouldn't be difficult. The group starts looking around in the forest, eventually spotting two of them and picking them up. Brock sets up a Pokémon food lure to wait and see if any others would come. Soon enough, another pair arrives, just as Mika's Corsola begins acting up. It almost scares the two off until Ash and Mika's mother come and pick them up.
Ash's Noctowl soon scouts the area and reports back to the group, having found two more. Noctowl leads them to a beach, where he lands to distract them for a moment before Ash and Mika's mother can get them. At Mika's area, they find the last pair. At that moment, Team Rocket attacks again, capturing all of the Corsola and making off with them. Ash sends out Noctowl to down them, but James counters with Weezing's Smokescreen. This temporarily stops Noctowl for a while, but the Pokémon soon flies out of the cloud and zips by Team Rocket's balloon at high speed, making a hole and causing them to crash.
Upon being confronted, Team Rocket gets out of the balloon and scold Ash and the others for interfering, but Mika's Corsola tackles Jessie again. Misty sends out Staryu and orders it to use Rapid Spin to cut through the ropes holding the Corsola in place. Team Rocket promptly sends out Arbok and Victreebel. Mika's Corsola attacks Arbok with Tackle while Victreebel use Razor Leaf on them, which Corsola manages to avoid. Arbok tries to get Staryu in a Wrap, but is tackled by the Corsola herd. However, Victreebel manages to grab Mika's Corsola with Vine Whip, and smashes it into a rock. However, it heals itself with Recover. Enraged at that attack, the Corsola herd charges up their next attack: Spike Cannon. They all fire at Team Rocket, forcing them to run behind their tattered balloon. However, one Spike Cannon hits the ignition and blows up the balloon, sending Team Rocket blasting off.
Having desired a Corsola for some time, Misty takes this opportunity to send out Poliwhirl and initiates a fight between her and Mika's Corsola. Poliwhirl starts off with a Bubble, but Corsola uses Tackle on it. Poliwhirl counters the Tackle with a Double Slap, but Corsola uses Recover again, removing the damage from Poliwhirl's attacks. Poliwhirl uses Water Gun, but it is deflected by Corsola's Mirror Coat. Realizing that she has to fight fast if she wants to get Corsola she wants, she has Poliwhirl use Bubble and another Double Slap, followed by Tackle, incapacitating Corsola once more. Misty then quickly throws her Lure Ball at Corsola, capturing it.
The family thanks Ash and his friends for helping them get their Corsola back, and the gang heads off to the next town on the island.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Electabuzz (US and international), and Corsola (Japan)
- This episode shows one of the rare times, and the second one in total, where Brock stops Misty by pulling her ear is seen. This time, he was stopping her from catching the Corsola that tried to help Mika.
- The city being built on a nest of Corsola is very similar to Pacifidlog Town.
- This episode marks the last time a Pokémon has been caught by a main character in a Poké Ball variant until Jessie captures Mimikyu in First Catch in Alola, Ketchum-Style!, 730 episodes later.
- This is the first episode in which Misty captures a Pokémon in a battle on-screen.
- There are nine missing Corsola, but when everyone is calling out names while looking for them, there are more names than there are Corsola. The names that can be heard being called out in the dub are Annie, Danny, Kenny, Denny, Ronnie, Lonnie, Connie, Bonnie, and Manny. Ash can also be heard saying shorter versions of the names like Ann, Dan, Ron, and Lon. Also, when Andrea is saying the names of the Corsola to make sure they are all there she only says eight names, "Annie, Danny, Connie, Bonnie, Johnny, Donnie, Ronnie, Lonnie", even though there are nine Corsola to be accounted for. The names Johnny and Donnie were not heard when the group was calling out names while searching. The full list of names is (in alphabetical order): Annie, Bonnie, Connie, Danny, Denny, Donnie, Johnny, Kenny, Lonnie, Manny, and Ronnie. This makes a total of eleven names when there are only nine Corsola in total.
- Even though the group found Annie near the trees, they were still calling Annie's name when they were looking for the rest of the Corsola.
- When Team Rocket is running back to their balloon basket, Wobbuffet is also seen running with them even though it was never heard coming out of its Poké Ball.
- Ash's Bayleef is colored lime-green (the color of its pre-evolution) in one shot, and her eyes are miscolored (and the black pupils are missing) mostly white and partially red instead of mostly red, partially white with black pupils.
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