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| Sick Daze
Takeshi Collapses! A Dangerous Camp!!
|| April 12, 2001
| United States
|| March 9, 2002
|| Team Ota
|| 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
|| 藤本義孝 Yoshitaka Fujimoto
| Assistant director
|| 鈴木敏明 Toshiaki Suzuki
| Animation director
|| 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
| Additional credits
Sick Daze (Japanese: タケシたおれる！あぶないキャンプ！！ Takeshi Collapses! A Dangerous Camp!!) is the 193rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 12, 2001 and in the United States on March 9, 2002.
The morning sun shines brightly upon our heroes and their Pokémon after spending the night next to a sparkling stream. Ash and his Pokémon wash up for breakfast and notice Brock kneeling over a pot of porridge on the campfire. After asking what's on this morning's menu and getting no response, Ash places a hand on Brock's shoulder. Brock's only response is to fall to the ground! Misty discovers that Brock has a fever and tries to convince him to spend the day resting in bed. Brock finally agrees and tells them there are directions on how to perform his chores in his notebook. As Ash and Misty begin the day's chores they easily become overwhelmed. They must cook, do the dishes, feed the Pokémon, haul water, gather and split wood and even polish Brock's rock Pokémon. Certain disaster seems eminent when Ash decides to speed up the polishing process with his Totodile's Water Gun! Will Ash and Misty be able to perform all of Brock's chores, take care of the Pokémon and fend off Team Rocket's nighttime attack all on their own?
On their way to Olivine City, the gang decides to stop at a lakeside campsite for a break. Ash finishes washing up and is ready for breakfast. He and Misty check on Brock to see if the oatmeal he was preparing was ready yet. Ash then complains that he's tired of oatmeal. Brock doesn't respond and Misty asks if he's okay. When Ash touches him, he falls over. Ash apologizes thinking that he fell over because of his comment about the oatmeal. Misty feels his forehead and discovers that he has a terrible fever.
Ash and Misty take him inside the cabin and get him into bed. All of the Pokémon are watching through the windows and door of the cabin to see what's happening. Ash says that Brock's fever was caused by exhaustion and that he should rest for the day. Misty agrees. All of a sudden Brock wakes up. He tries to get out of bed claiming that there was a lot of work to be done. As soon as he stands up he is struck with dizziness and nearly collapses until Ash catches him. Ash and Misty convince him that he should rest for the day. Brock agrees and tells them to use the notes he made on doing chores.
Later while Ash and Misty were deciding how to do the chores for the day, they are approached by Brock's Geodude and Onix who are looking particular eager for something. Misty realizes that this day is the day that Brock usually polishes them. Ash takes on the heavy task of polishing Onix while Misty starts to polish Geodude. While Misty is reading the instructions on how to polish Rock-type Pokémon, Ash calls for his Totodile. He then commands it to use Water Gun to get the job done faster. Onix then struggles around frantically trying to dodge the Water Gun attacks. Misty yells at him and reminds him that Rock Pokémon hate water. Ash tells Totodile to stop and then he and Misty are knocked over with Onix's tail.
Meanwhile, Brock is having a dream that he's in a beautiful meadow with three dancing Bellossom. All of a sudden, his name is being called by three beautiful women. He attempts to meet them but is then struck by a meteor. He soon snaps out of his sleep and sees Pineco on his chest and Golbat at his side. Brock thanks them for watching him and then hears Ash and Misty arguing. He decides to go help them but Golbat hits him with a light Supersonic attack and he falls back down in his bed. He realizes that his Pokémon are trying to get him to rest. He is touched by this and decides to rest for their sake.
A while later, Ash decides to go find something to have for lunch. He takes Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile with him into the forest. They soon come across some apple trees but they don't see any apples. Not far away, Team Rocket used a vacuum to strip the trees of their apples and had a plan to sell them. Ash sees them and confronts them about it and they do their motto. They then use the same vacuum to catch Pikachu. A battle then ensues. Jessie sends out Arbok while James sends out Victreebel, which turns and bites him. Jessie tells Arbok to use Poison Sting as Ash tells Totodile to counter using Water Gun. He then tells Cyndaquil to use Flamethrower which hits Team Rocket causing Pikachu to be released from the case. Ash then commands Pikachu to use Thunderbolt and sends Team Rocket blasting off. Afterwards, Ash decides to help himself to the apples they picked.
Back at the campsite, Brock is having yet another dream. This time he's in a clear sky with a few Butterfree. He is then called over by the same three girls from his first dream. As he's running to them, he falls through the clouds. Ash and Misty enter the room to see Brock fall out of bed. Ash and Misty wonder about his strange behavior as he gets back into bed. Ash hands over a plate of cut up apples for Brock to eat. He eats a slice whole and starts to choke on it. Golbat pats his back with its wing to help it go down. Misty explains that Brock must be getting better because his appetite has returned. Still, they recommend that he sleep for the rest of the day. Brock then says he'll try to run faster to catch the girls in his dream.
Dinner time is approaching fast and Misty decides to take on the task. She tries to follow Brock's recipe but realizes she put in salt instead of sugar into the pot. Togepi brings her a bag of sugar. But then she pours in too much and looks for the salt. Psyduck brings it to her and again she pours too much in so she adds more sugar. Feeling that the recipe is boring, she decides to add some of her own ingredients such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, soy sauce, cinnamon, and Worcestershire sauce among many other things. Later, Misty serves the concoction to Ash and Pikachu, who aren't very enthusiastic to eat it. Ash tells her that he ate too many apples earlier but she doesn't believe him. She tastes it for herself and gets a disgusted look on her face.
Later that night, Ash and Misty decide to sleep outside so that Brock can get a better rest. They then begin to talk about how hard Brock works and that they should be more grateful to him. The two then fall asleep. A little bit later, Team Rocket is seen spying on them as they plan to steal all of their Pokémon. James and Meowth notice Jessie eating something. She shows them the pot of botched stew that Misty had made earlier. She claims that it is the most delicious thing she had ever tasted. Meowth and James decide to help themselves but are disgusted by the taste. Jessie doesn't understand how they could not like it. Soon Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile are awakened by the sound of what they thought was Ash's voice. They look over to a nearby bush and see a cardboard cut out of Ash which they believe to be the real thing. But Bulbasaur knows better and tries to stop the others from approaching it. However it is too late and all four end up caught in a net. Ash and Misty hear all the noise and wake up. Team Rocket then takes off with the four captured Pokémon. Ash and Misty pursue them and take the rest of the Pokémon with them.
Meanwhile, Brock is having yet another dream. This time of a beautiful ocean with a few Magikarp frolicking in it. Again, the same three girls call out his name. When he goes over to meet them, he is hit by a tidal wave and dragged out to sea. He is then awoken by Golbat and Pineco. Brock looks out the window and sees Ash and Misty running off with the Pokémon following. He automatically assumes it's Team Rocket's doing.
While chasing Team Rocket, Ash and Misty fall right into one of their pitfall traps. They then board their balloon, which has jet engines attached to it. Four claws come out and pick up Staryu, Poliwhirl, Onix, and Geodude. Now Pikachu is unable to shock them because it might hurt the other Pokémon. Pikachu is soon grabbed as well. When everything looks grim, Golbat suddenly appears and attacks their balloon with Wing Attack. It crashes and all the Pokémon are set free. Brock soon shows up looking much better than he did earlier. Jessie and James send out Arbok and Weezing, respectively. Brock tells Pineco and Golbat to team up and attack Arbok and Weezing. Then he tells Onix to uses Rock Throw. Pikachu soon finishes the job with Thunder and Team Rocket blasts off again.
The next morning, Ash and Misty wake up and notice a delicious aroma in the air. It's none other than Brock's cooking. They tell him that the oatmeal is delicious. Brock says that he feels way better and he wants to start work again today. But then Ash suggests that Brock take another day off to make sure that he doesn't get sick again. He agrees and goes in the cabin. He dreams of the three beautiful girls again. But this time, he catches them.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Heracross (US and international), Pineco (Japan)
- This episode is tied with Air Time! for having the shortest dub title so far, with eight characters (nine if the space between the two words is included).
- The corresponding page on Pokémon.com formally called the episode Sick Days instead of Sick Daze. This was fixed after the redesign of the website.
- When Pikachu is in the hole, his cheeks become pink.
- During Brock's first dream, the three Bellossom sing, but none of them move their lips.
- When Misty first receives Brock's notebook, the cover is on the right side. However, when she reads it later, the cover is on the left.
- In the Hungama TV Hindi dub, Ash says that Team Rocket has captured Pikachu and Bulbasaur, but instead, Team Rocket captured Totodile and Bulbasaur.
- 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.
- For some reason, the sound mix on the English dub is extremely uneven, with the humans' voices being much quieter than the score, sound effects, and Pokémon's voices.
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