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| Kanga Games
|| December 22, 1998
| United States
|| November 25, 2006
| Assistant director
| Animation director
| No additional credits are available at this time.
Kanga Games (Japanese: 雪であそぼ！ ???) is episode twenty two of Pokémon Chronicles. It is the second Pikachu's Winter Vacation episode and was first broadcast in Japan on December 22, 1998, in the UK on October 5, 2005, and in the USA on November 25, 2006.
In this episode, the Pokémon play in the snow with a baby Kangaskhan.
Synopsis by Chikoquil
It's a freezing winter evening as Ash, Misty, and Brock finally arrive at their cabin. They quickly get inside so they can warm up. As the day fades to night, it brings snow with it.
The next morning, Pikachu is the first one awake. After stretching with a yawn, he races to the window. And he is happy to see snow covering everything. Pikachu calls to the other Pokémon, then heads for the door. As the other Pokémon wake up (in this order: Togepi, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Vulpix, Geodude, and Psyduck) Pikachu races outside. The other Pokémon peek out the door (in the same order as before) but Psyduck brings them crashing down on each other. However, they too can see the snow, and quickly bolt off to join Pikachu in playing in it, although Psyduck face-plants off the porch.
Their play, however, catches the attention of Brock's Onix, who comes over to join them. The vibrations of his arrival send a pile of snow flumping off a tree and right onto Pikachu. Pikachu ends up becoming a Pikasnow when his ears and eyes pop out of the snow.
A bit later, Togepi is walking backwards through the snow, Pikachu beside her. She's enjoying the footprints she's leaving, and goes into a stepping frenzy to leave a lot of footprints. She then runs over to another trail of footprints, which Pikachu, doing another one of his impersonations, reveals they were made by Squirtle, which turns out to be the case.
Togepi then makes her way over to a set of...faceprints? Even Pikachu is confused by these, but it's revealed that Psyduck is continuing his faceplanting routine to make a faceprint trail. Togepi heads off again to look for more prints...but suddenly finds herself in a footprint even bigger than her. Who could this belong to?
The ever curious Togepi sets out to find what made these prints, bringing Pikachu in pursuit. Pikachu tries to tell her to go back, but gets interrupted by a pair of stomps as something walks up to them. They quickly turn to see...and find themselves staring up at a HUGE Kangaskhan.
The Kangaskhan, however, seems happy to see them, and thumps her pouch, which prompts a baby Kangaskhan to look out. Pikachu and Togepi introduces themselves, and the mother tries to convince the baby to play, but the baby just drops back into the pouch. Seems he's a bit shy.
A snowball suddenly impacts nearby. Pikachu and Togepi quickly look, at Geodude moves behind a tree, apparently being the one who threw it. Bulbasaur is holding a snowball in his vines, Psyduck is also behind a tree, and Squirtle runs up with one of his own. He throws it, but misses and hits a tree. Bulbasaur throws his, plastering Squirtle in the face and sending him sliding down on his shell.
This gets the baby Kangaskhan's attention, and his mother lifts him out of her pouch so he can play too. At first he hides between his mother's legs, but soon peeks out and gets hit by a snowball from Squirtle, who seems to be trying to get him to throw one back. The Kangaskhan hides again, but Pikachu offers him a snowball to use.
Pikachu suddenly takes a snowball to the face, thrown by Squirtle. This makes the baby Kangaskhan laugh. Pikachu is about to retaliate, but the baby Kangaskhan takes the snowball and throws it himself. Squirtle and Bulbasaur duck, and run off, Pikachu, Togepi, and Kangaskhan following. A snowball fight ensues, as the mother Kangaskhan looks on happily.
Up above, Meowth is watching the snowball fight, and laughing at them for being amateurs. Meowth then picks up a large snowball, but begins to struggle under its weight. He slams it down with a sigh, but then the snow collaspes underneath him and Meowth goes rolling off with his snowball. It gets bigger and bigger as it rolls, eventually trapping Meowth in it as it goes rolling off into the distance.
This nets little more than a curious glance from the other Pokémon, who soon go back to their play. Togepi and Kangaskhan Jr. come across a boat-like sled, and hop in, rocking back and forth. This, however, sends the boat sliding forward and down the hill. Pikachu sees this, and quickly chases after them, managing to leap into the sled himself as it goes on a wild ride down the hill.
The sled shoots past Squirtle and Bulbasaur, who look on in surprise. Bulbasaur decides to join the fun, grabs Squirtle with his vines, and uses him as a sled! The ride goes on, and eventually they go flying over the others. Not to be left out, Onix lowers himself as a sled, so Vulpix, Psyduck, and Geodude can get on. He then sends himself into a slide after the others.
After a series of snow ramps, which send Pikachu's sled and Bulbasaur and Squirtle ramping, while Onix simply crashes through them, one major crash ends up with all the other Pokémon on Onix's back as well. However, there's trouble ahead. That lake isn't frozen, and Onix is heading right towards it!
Suddenly, the mother Kangaskhan rushes to the rescue! Showing surprising speed for such a large Pokémon, she races down in front of the sliding Onix and braces herself. The Onix slams into her, and they go into a long skid. However, the Kangaskhan manages to stop them just before they all go crashing into the lake. What a relief!
The rest of the day is spent playing with the mother Kangaskhan. Psyduck and Squirtle hang from her ears, Pikachu, Togepi, and Kangaskhan Jr. play in her pouch, Bulbasaur swings from her arm with his vines, and Vulpix and Geodude chase each other over her back. Obviously, the Kangaskhan enjoys the company.
But alas, day soon fades to night, and it's time for the Kangaskhans to go home. Slipping Kangaskhan Jr. back into her pouch, the mother Kangaskhan heads on her way, as the others wave goodbye. Of course, once they're ought of sight, the Pokémon are disappointed, but this quickly changes when Ash, Misty, and Brock start calling for them.
The Pokémon quickly reunite with their trainers, and everyone's happy again. The day's ending is only made better by the fact that it starts snowing again! The Pokémon and their trainers take one last look at the lake and the snow as the camera fades out.