Zackie saw Ash's Pikachu, believed he was a wild Pokémon and immediately fought with another student, Lizzy, over him. He pulled on Pikachu's arms and hoped to catch him. During Ash's class presentation, Zackie accused Ash of being a loser for not winning first place in the Indigo League. He later tried to convince Pikachu to leave Ash for him, though Pikachu disagreed. Zackie stole a Poké Ball from Ash's belt and pursued Pikachu into a nearby forest. However, he caught a wild Bellsprout instead.
After escaping from Team Rocket's pitfall trap, Zackie and Ash made their way towards the Sprout Tower. Zackie threw a tantrum and cried after Ash refused his offer to trade, but grew to love Bellsprout after seeing its funny wobbly movements. When Team Rocket attacked the Sprout Tower, his Bellsprout stopped them. Zackie later wished Ash well and hoped to battle him in the future.
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|Zackie's Bellsprout was accidentally caught when Zackie thought he had caught Pikachu. It first appeared when Ash and Zackie fell down a hole Team Rocket had dug. Zackie sent out Pikachu, but a Bellsprout appeared from the Poké Ball. The Bellsprout, however, just stood there, doing nothing. While he was walking to the Sprout Tower, Zackie attempted to trade Bellsprout for Pikachu, but Ash declined, making Zackie cry.
Suddenly, Bellsprout started to do weird maneuvers, cheering Zackie up. Later, Team Rocket were trying another scheme at the Sprout Tower and Pikachu was captured. It tugged on Zackie's shirt, and he subsequently ordered the Pokémon to use Razor Leaf. It flicked the controller out of Meowth's paws, and with the help of Ash's Bulbasaur, they were able to send Team Rocket blasting off.
At the end of the episode, Zackie said he and Ash would battle when Bellsprout would become a Victreebel.
Bellsprout's only known move is Razor Leaf.
|Debut||A Bout With Sprout|
Zackie thought Pikachu was a wild Pokémon and wanted to catch him, but another child also wanted him and the two fought over the Mouse Pokémon. Ash was able to reclaim Pikachu, however. Still wanting Pikachu, Zackie later tried to convince Pikachu to ditch Ash and become his Pokémon, but Pikachu declined. Zackie tried to pounce on him and steal him from Ash.
Ash came to see what the trouble was and, upon realizing that Zackie stole one of his Poké Balls and was attempting to capture Pikachu, ran after the young boy. They entered a forest, where Zackie spotted Pikachu and apparently caught him in the Poké Ball. However, it was revealed that he had actually caught a Bellsprout.
In the end, Zackie loved his newly-caught Bellsprout and had no need to catch Pikachu anymore.
|Debut||Pokémon - I Choose You!|
- Zackie was the first character whose Japanese name is Shō who wanted to have Ash's Pikachu, the second being Sho.
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