|Big Brother to the Rescue!
Help, Big Brother Wanpachi!
||April 22, 2022
||February 24, 2023
||柿原優子 Yūko Kakihara
||齋藤徳明 Noriaki Saitō
||門田英彦 Hidehiko Kadota
||谷澤秦史 Yasushi Tanizawa
|kwon yong sang kwon yong sang
Big Brother to the Rescue! (Japanese: 助けて、ワンパチのアニキ！ Help, Big Brother Wanpachi!) is the 107th episode of Pokémon Journeys: The Series, and the 1,192nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on April 22, 2022, in Canada on October 1, 2022, in Australia on October 7, 2022, and in the United States on February 24, 2023.
Ash and Goh are in Cerise Park, looking after the Pokémon living there. Chloe is also there photographing Pokémon, and Yamper’s scurrying around helping everyone. They discover two groups of Pokémon who are fighting because dirty water has driven one group from their usual spot. With Yamper’s help, our heroes find the source of the pollution: Grimer and its nest under the waterfall. As our heroes build Grimer a new nest, Suicune suddenly appears, summoning a gentle rain and restoring the waters of Cerise Park. Before departing, it shares a moment with Yamper, whose efforts helped save the day. Then, Ash receives a message—his next battle opponent is Raihan!
As usual, Ash and Goh are taking care of the Pokémon at Cerise Park. They're joined by Chloe, whose father has asked her to take photos of the Park Pokémon, a task that Ash and Goh have also done before. Joined by Yamper, who watches over the Pokémon living in the Park, they decide to accompany Chloe. After finding Grookey's missing stick, Yamper leads the group to Pinsir, who's left heartbroken as Heracross is once again smitten by Lilligant's scent, a problem that Yamper fixes by having Panpour snap Heracross out of his trance. Heracross brings Pinsir a bouquet as an apology, only to be smitten by Alcremie's scent only moments later, much to Pinsir's distraught, although Goh knows the two Bug types will make up eventually.
Yamper is then approached by Rattata, who leads him and the group to Golurk, who is having its hands full with a fight between a group of Rock Pokémon and Rattata's friends. Yamper manages to stop the fight, but confusion rises regarding why the Rock Pokémon are outside their usual habitat. Investigating said riverside habitat reveals that the stream has gotten polluted for some reason, leaving Bruxish agitated and gnashing its teeth, the sound of which no doubt is the reason why the Rock Pokémon had left. Yamper quickly fetches Vibrava to the site and has it use Supersonic, which cancels out the gnashing sound. Journeying upstream to find the source of the pollution, the group finds Pyukumuku, who is unhappy for being forced out of the water by the pollution.
After quickly going back to stop another fight between Rattata's friends and the Rock Pokémon, the group resumes their upstream journey, but even as they arrive at the waterfall at the start of the river, they haven't found any signs of what could've caused the pollution. Yamper, however, finds the cause behind the waterfall, revealing it to have been Grimer, who's bathing in the water. They convince Grimer to leave and head back to the cave where it used to live, but upon arrival, they find out that Grimer has given up living in the cave in favor of letting the newcomer Froakie have it as its home instead. Since they can't let Grimer go back to the waterfall, they figure they need to build it a new home. Goh gathers a group of his Pokémon, and they begin digging a pool.
The pool is eventually completed, but before the group can start filling it with water, a mist covers the area, and Suicune appears on a nearby cliff, having returned to Cerise Park for the first time in a good while. The Aurora Pokémon uses Rain Dance to summon a gentle rain, before running to the waterfall and racing downstream on the river's surface, using its powers to turn the polluted water crystal clear once more. With the water purified, Pyukumuku is happy again, Bruxish finally stops gnashing its teeth, and the Rock Pokémon are able to return to their own habitat. Meanwhile, the rain has filled up the pool, completing Grimer's new home, which it happily jumps into. Suicune returns to greet Yamper, having seen how hard he's been working, before running up to the top of the cliff again. A gust of wind blows by, and Suicune disappears with it, leaving behind a beautiful rainbow. With all the conflicts resolved, Chloe thanks Yamper for his help around the Park and takes a photo of him.
At dusk, the day's chores are finally done, with Chloe having taken a lot of good photos. Ash's Rotom Phone suddenly rings with a World Coronation Series battle announcement, revealing that he's been scheduled for an entrance battle against Raihan. If he's victorious, his ninth rank and Raihan's eighth rank will switch places, putting Ash in the Masters Eight. Goh congratulates Ash on the long-awaited big battle, and Ash looks into the distance, his eyes filled with determination.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline.
Who's That Pokémon?: Vibrava
The "After the story" artwork for this episode
- When Grookey runs towards Yamper, part of Eevee's tail is layered in front of Grookey. The error is fixed in the English dub.
Eevee's tail covering Grookey
In other languages