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| All That Glitters!
Yamikarasu! The Stolen Badges!!
|| February 8, 2001
| United States
|| December 15, 2001
|| Team Ota
|| 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
|| 門智昭 Tomoaki Kado
| Assistant director
|| 松本マサユキ Masayuki Matsumoto
| Animation director
|| 門智昭 Tomoaki Kado
| Additional credits
All That Glitters! (Japanese: ヤミカラス！うばわれたバッジ！！ Yamikarasu! The Stolen Badges!!) is the 184th episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on February 8, 2001 and in the United States on December 15, 2001.
On their way to Olivine City, Brock and Misty break for lunch while Ash polishes his Johto League badges. As he shines each one, he sets them on the tree stump in front of him. Three Murkrow emerge from a nearby bush and perform a synchronized song and dance for our heroes. Delighted by the impromptu entertainment, the gang is shocked when the Murkrow grab Ash's badges and fly away. Will Ash be able to track down the Murkrow and reclaim his badges or will the Murkrow prove too adroit for Ash?
The episode begins with Ash and Misty waiting for Brock to finish cooking. Ash is polishing and admiring his Badges. Pikachu sees something in the bushes and catches everyone's attention. Togepi goes towards the bushes and three Murkrow emerge. Ash looks them up on his Pokédex. The Murkrow distract the group by dancing and singing, and then steal Ash's Badges before flying up onto a branch. Ash sends out Noctowl, who knocks the Murkrow out of the tree. Ash runs towards the Murkrow, but the Murkrow fight back by kicking mud into Ash's face, and then fly off.
Noctowl follows them, but they attack all at once and knock it out. Brock uses his Golbat's Supersonic to track the Murkrow. Ash goes over asks them for the Badges, but they fly off. Golbat tries to follow, but it gets knocked out. Pikachu knocks out the Murkrow all at once with a Thunder Shock, causing them to fall to the ground. Ash and Pikachu move to get the Badges back, but Pikachu is captured by Team Rocket. As Team Rocket begins to float away on their balloon, the Murkrow pop the balloon and steal James's bottle cap collection, which really angers him. James tries to get them, but he trips. Meanwhile, Ash manages to free Pikachu from the cage he was in. Pikachu runs after the Murkrow, but they fly away. James continues to try and get back his prized collection by trying to capture the Murkrow with a net. Team Rocket pulls on the rope connected to the net, but it turns out that the net caught a boulder instead, causing Team Rocket to get thrown away. After another win, the Murkrow yet again admire their loot.
Ash is determined to get his Badges back and uses his Bulbasaur to climb the hill. On the top of the hill, he spies on the Murkrow and makes a plan. Ash tries to sneak up to them and snatch the Badges, but he gets pecked and knocked down the hill. The group devises another plan in which they hold up shiny objects to distract the Murkrow while Brock and Pineco get the Badges back. The plan is successful until Togepi blows their cover. Ash has a plan and sends in Noctowl. Noctowl flies in and plays dead, causing the Murkrow let their guard down, and Noctowl snatches the Fog Badge. Noctowl starts to fly away, with the Murkrow close behind, when a sudden gust blows all of the Pokémon to the ground. It turns out to be Team Rocket in a giant robot resembling a giant Murkrow. They use their machine's vacuum to suck up all of the shiny objects that the Murkrow collected.
The Murkrow are about to be sucked away, but Ash saves them. Team Rocket is about to confront the Murkrow, but Noctowl stops them before they can do anything, so Team Rocket turns and grabs Pikachu. Noctowl and the Murkrow team up and fly in all different directions. The robot moves in all different directions as well, which results in the robot short-circuiting, causing it to release Pikachu. Pikachu delivers a Thunderbolt which sends Team Rocket blasting off again. Ash gets back his missing Fog Badge and thanks the Murkrow for their help. With that, Ash and his friends are off for more adventures.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
TV episode debuts
Who's That Pokémon?: Bellossom (US and international), Murkrow (Japan)
- The dub title of this episode is a reference to the phrase "All that glitters is not gold", which is also used by the dub title of All That Glitters is Not Golden!.
- This is the first episode to use music from The Power of One. However, the background music is replaced in the dub.
- The original airing of this episode on Hungama TV in India started the episode directly from the title card, skipping the part of the episode that comes before it.
In other languages