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EP245 : Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?
Original series
EP247 : Outrageous Fortunes
Wish Upon a Star Shape
Py and Pippy and the Shooting Star!
First broadcast
Japan May 2, 2002
United States May 3, 2003
English themes
Opening Believe in Me
Japanese themes
Opening Ready Go!
Ending ポケッターリ・モンスターリ
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 藤本義孝 Yoshitaka Fujimoto
Assistant director 鈴木敏明 Toshiaki Suzuki
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

Wish Upon a Star Shape (Japanese: ピィとピッピとながれぼし! Py and Pippy and the Shooting Star!) is the 246th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on May 2, 2002 and in the United States on May 3, 2003.

When a Cleffa falls out of a crashing Clefairy spaceship, Phanpy brings it back to its friends. However, the Cleffa is being chased, not just by Team Rocket, but also PMC - an organization with unknown motivations.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis The gang is relaxing in a field when a Cleffa lands on Phanpy, the gang then witness a flying saucer which crashes into a mountain. The Pokémon Myserty Club (PMC, Ken and Mary) appear to get the Cleffa and interrupt Team Rocket’s plan to capture the Cleffa as well. While both Pokémon escape into the forest, PMC, Rocket and Ash all search for them. Ash, Misty and Brock stumble upon the Clefairy rocket ship which needs to be repaired. As PMC and Rocket fight using their machines, the Clefairy steal their machine parts for repair. As the ship leaves, Cleffa evolves into Clefairy and leaves a sad Phanpy behind. Meanwhile, PMC examine crop circles being created by Snorlax.

Major events


Pokémon debuts




Who's That Pokémon?: Voltorb (US and international), Py (Japan)


  • The Clefairy are the same group from Clefairy Tales.
  • The English title of this episode is a reference to the phrase Wish upon a Star.
  • This episode aired exactly 1 year and 1 day from it's Japanese airing.


Dub edits

In other languages

  • French: Mystère autour d'une étoile filante
  • German. Vom Himmel gefallen
  • Italian: Misteri dal cosmo
  • Latin American Spanish: ¡Un deseo con forma de estrella!
  • Iberian Spanish: Pide un deseo a un estrellado
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Um Desejo sob as Estrelas


EP245 : Will the Real Oak Please Stand Up?
Original series
EP247 : Outrageous Fortunes
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