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| Gone With the Windworks!
Dungeon Capture!? The Valley Powerplant!
|| September 17, 2009
| United States
|| February 13, 2010
|| Team Iguchi
|| 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
|| 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
| Assistant director
|| 大庭秀昭 Hideaki Ōba
| Animation director
|| 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
| Additional credits
Gone With the Windworks! (Japanese: ダンジョン攻略！？谷間の発電所！ Dungeon Capture!? The Valley Powerplant!) is the 144th episode of the Diamond & Pearl series, and the 610th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan in a 1-hour special on September 17, 2009, along with DP143 and in the United States on February 13, 2010.
Head: Accompanied by Lyra and Khoury, our heroes continue toward Lilypad Town and Dawn's next Pokémon Contest. But Lyra's Marill once again wanders off alone and winds up at Valley Windworks in need of rescue!
Our heroes are joined by Lyra and Khoury as they all head toward Lilypad Town and Dawn's next Pokémon Contest. Unexpectedly, during a battle with Dawn's newly hatched Cyndaquil, Lyra's Marill sneaks away again! It seems that the mischievous Pokémon has wandered into the nearby Valley Windworks, a huge power plant.
Giving chase, Ash and the gang don't realize that Team Rocket has broken in to the Windworks at the same time! They're attempting to recharge their latest machine, which is in sore need of electricity. But in the process of snagging some electricity, they blow all the Windworks' circuits...and lock our heroes in one of the rooms!
Pikachu manages to crawl through an airshaft in the wall, finding Piplup and Cyndaquil scuffling in another room. The three Pokémon make their way to the control room and its sleeping security guard. Once there, Team Rocket nets Cyndaquil, but a humongous Thunderbolt by Pikachu not only stops Team Rocket's evil plans but restores power to the Windworks. Finally, our trapped heroes are reunited and are able to escape!
Having found Marill, they are confronted one last time by Team Rocket and its newly charged machine, the Magcargo cannon.Team Rocket takes its shot, but is left powerless against another of Pikachu's attacks, which sends them blasting off once again!
With the group relaxing for a lunch break, Lyra and Dawn comment on her newly hatched Cyndaquil. Piplup also offers his greetings, only to be rejected by Cyndaquil's shyness. Angry, Piplup then attacks Cyndaquil, and receives payback in return. The two get ready to brawl when Pikachu breaks them up. Ash then suggests to have a battle to find out more about Cyndaquil's personality and strength, to which Cyndaquil agrees. With Brock as referee, the battle starts off with Ash choosing Grotle and Dawn checks Cyndaquil's moves with the Pokédex to find that it knows Flame Wheel, Swift, and SmokeScreen. Grotle starts off with Razor Leaf, which Cyndaquil dodges by jumping up high, and then uses Flame Wheel. Grotle takes the hit and Ash commends Cyndaquil on the power of its move, which causes it to jump with joy. Grotle then uses Energy Ball which Cyndaquil dodges again and replies using Swift from above. It is powerful enough to cause Grotle to be pushed back which Khoury and Lyra comment on its excellent first time and agility. From a hill, Team Rocket observes the battle where Jessie and Meowth plan to swipe the Pokémon only to be reminded by James that they have something to attend to. Lyra's Marill hears them and wanders off. The match continues as Cyndaquil dodges another Razor Leaf and uses SmokeScreen from above. From the ground, it uses Swift to cause Grotle to flip over. Ash responds with a Rock Climb that lifts Cyndaquil in the air where Grotle hits it. It quickly gets back on it feet, ready to battle, when Brock calls off the match. He states that since its Cyndaquil's first battle, it should rest. Piplup then goes over to congratulate Grotle, only to see that except for Ash, everyone's attention is on Cyndaquil. Piplup becomes so jealous, that when Dawn offers Cyndaquil a Poffin, he jumps in the way and eats it. This results in a brawl, which only ends when Dawn tells them that if they don't stop, there'll be no dinner for either of them. The two angrily have their foreheads locked together, which Pikachu breaks up again. Khoury then realizes that Marill is missing.
Ash and his friends look for Marill immediately. They come across the Valley Windworks and see Marill walk inside. The group walks inside too, but several Magnemite appear out of nowhere and attack. The group finds refuge in the security office where they wake the security guard, Benjamin, who calls off the Magnemite. They ask for permission to look for Marill, and Benjamin points to his surveillance monitors which shows Marill wandering around in the basement storage room, so the group leaves the guard to nap again.
Meanwhile, Team Rocket wanders into the Valley Windworks, carrying a long power cord which they plug into a major power outlet. James comments to Jessie that it'll take several hours for the mecha to charge up. Jessie becomes impatient and pulls down the lever, and the resulting power surge shuts off the power. For the group, while they have located Marill, Piplup and Cyndaquil have gone elsewhere. Pikachu then tries a Thunderbolt on the door, but it fails. Brock suggests they wave at the camera, though this also fails as the guard is still sleeping in security. Khoury then panics, wondering if they'll be in the room forever to which Lyra orders him to remain positive. Brock then spots a ventilation shaft, so they stack boxes and crates to be able to climb up. As Ash struggles with the vent cover, the girls are standing at the opposite wall and Lyra says to Dawn that if she'll be stuck forever in the room, she would like to get married. She disregards Khoury and then asks Dawn if Ash is her boyfriend, to which she declines. Lyra asks who Dawn thinks would be the best for such a situation out of the three boys, and Dawn says that she really doesn't know. Lyra presses Dawn on the subject, but is shocked when Dawn tells her that she never really thought about it.
AFter removing the vent cover Ash realizes the shaft is too narrow for him, so Pikachu goes instead to find himself right above the outside of the door. He finds Piplup and Cyndaquil still glaring at each other, to which he sighs. He steps between them and beckons them to follow. Meanwhile, while Team Rocket is searching for food, they discover the security room and notice the three Pokémon separated from the group on the cameras, so they plan to nab them. They cross paths with Pikachu and his friends and begin to chase them with nets in hand. Team Rocket then gets zapped by the Magnemite, allowing Pikachu and the others to flee. Jessie sends out Wobbuffet to use Mirror Coat, knocking the Magnemite out with the reflected attacks. Back in the room Ash tries Grotle's Energy Ball, though it just bounces off the walls, narrowly missing everyone and destroying a shelf. Lyra sends out her Girafarig to use Double Hit on the door which also fails. She then asks Khoury to try, though she is unimpressed by his negative attitude as he responds by saying that if no one else can do it, he certainly can't. Ash tries himself with a crow bar and only ends up hurting his hands, so Brock suggests a break. They have a snack break and take out seven cookies realizing there are five people. Despite Khoury's accurate calculations of 1.4, Lyra states since Dawn and her are girls, they get two each. Though Dawn thinks that isn't quite fair.
Pikachu soon finds the security room, only for Cyndaquil to be ambushed by Team Rocket. Piplup fires a Whirlpool and Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, canceling the lockdown and sending Team Rocket running off. The Trainers and Pokémon reunite. However Piplup and Cyndaquil begin fighting over Dawn's attention again, so she calls Cyndaquil back to its Poké Ball. Before they leave, Ash and his friends wake Benjamin up to inform him they leaving now. Benjamin wishes them all the best before returning to his nap.
The group steps outside to find that it is night time. But suddenly, a blinding light flashes, which turns out to be a giant Magcargo mecha built by Team Rocket which was being powered up by the power cord. Jessie orders the cannon be fired, sending the twerps running. However the energy pulse also drained the robot's battery to almost empty. Vulnerable, Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, sending Team Rocket blasting off and saving the day.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
- During the scene where Lyra was talking to Dawn, the line on her hat was white and not pink.
- During the original Cartoon Network airing there was a quick blackout during the title screen.
- About half-way through the episode, everyone starts waving at the security cameras. The cam to the left of Ash and his friends in front of the sleeping man shows some corridor. However, when Team Rocket comes into the room, the camera appears to have moved to another room, showing the corner of a corridor where Pikachu, Piplup and Cyndaquil were.
- In the Polish dub, Khoury and Ash erroneously refer to the Valley Windworks as "Valley of Winds".
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