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EP248 : One Trick Phony!
Original series
I Politoed Ya So!
Nyorotono and Cheerleading!
First broadcast
Japan May 23, 2002
United States May 24, 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 園田英樹 Hideki Sonoda
Storyboard よこた和 Kazu Yokota
Assistant director 大町繁 Shigeru Ōmachi
Animation director たけだゆうさく Yūsaku Takeda
Additional credits

I Politoed Ya So! (Japanese: ニョロトノのチアリーディング! Nyorotono's Cheerleading!) is the 249th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on May 23, 2002 and in the United States on May 24, 2003.

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Template:Incomplete synopsis When Ash, Misty, and Brock pause for a picnic by a lake, Politoed wanders off and is mistaken by another Trainer for her own Politoed. The Trainer neglects her own in favor of Misty's. Can Trainer and Pokémon be reunited?

Major events

Misty's Politoed learns Headbutt.





Who's That Pokémon?: Totodile


  • This episode aired in the U.S. exactly one year and one day from its Japanese airing.
  • The English title of this episode is a pun of the phrase I told you so.
  • Brock does not flirt with Tammy when he firsts meets her.


  • When Misty explains how Politoed could have gotten lost she says "My Politoed must have gotten lost while we were all busy eating our lunch." Misty did see Politoed during lunch and what she should have said is that Politoed wandered away while they were all asleep.
  • When the cheerleaders are crying, one of Bellossom's flowers flickers on and off between two frames.

Dub edits

In other languages

  • French: Un Tarpaud peut en cacher un autre
  • German. Folgenschwere Verwechslung
  • Hebrew: פוליטוד שלי Politoed sheli
  • Italian: I Pokémon pon-pon
  • Mandarin: 牛蛙君跟啦啦隊
  • Portuguese (Brazilian): Eu, Politoed, Sim Senhor!
  • Spanish:
    • Iberian Spanish: Politoed el animador
    • Latin American Spanish: ¡Discúlpame Politoed!
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Original series
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