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Get the Show on the Road!
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Advanced Char. of the Day: Joshua
Episode №: #277 Main: Ash, May
Aired: JapanFlag November 21, 2002 Recurring: Jessie, James, Professor Birch
UnitedStatesFlag March 15, 2003*
November 1, 2003*
Opening theme: I Wanna Be A Hero Minor: Joshua
Badge(s): Setting: Near Littleroot Town
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Jessie's Wobbuffet, May's Torchic, Professor Birch's Treecko, Professor Birch's Mudkip, Poochyena, Beautifly, Wingull, Duskull
Major event(s)
Ash arrives in Hoenn. Ash meets May. May receives a Torchic. May meets Team Rocket. Ash and May meet Professor Birch. Ash and May go to Oldale Town.
Pokémon: Advanced

Get the Show on the Road! (新たなる大地!新たなる冒険!! A New Land! A New Adventure!) is the 1st episode of Pokémon: Advanced.


Finally in Littleroot Town, Ash and Professor Birch discover that Pikachu has an electrical overload. The excess electricity causes Pikachu to run off in pain, followed by Ash and Professor Birch. Soon, a pack of Poochyena appear and chase Professor Birch, interfering with the beginning of a new journey for a young trainer named May, who after all the trouble chooses a Torchic for her first Pokémon.

Episode Plot

A young 10-year-old girl, named May, rides her bike to meet Professor Birch, one of her father's friends, to get a starter Pokémon and become a trainer. However, her deeper desire is to see new places and travel around. However, she encounters a scary Pokémon, throwing her off balance and causing her to crash into a tree. Still, she does not like Pokémon, but loves traveling more. Meanwhile, Ash takes care of Pikachu, as they go to Hoenn. Ash promises he'll get Pikachu to a Pokémon Center to get him healed. Team Rocket also sails and Jessie is in trance, starting wondering about their life. James and Meowth are surprised at Jessie, who claims has anything changed at their attempts to capture Pikachu. Arriving in Littleroot Town, Ash is told there is no Pokémon Center around. Instead, Ash tries to contact Professor Birch, but his assistant reports Birch is doing field work, though he will try to contact him. Ash looks Pikachu, who is still suffering. After some time, a car arrives. Professor Birch meets up with Ash and they immediately enter the car.

Birch knows Pikachu must've received too much electricity and is randomly discharging it, since he is unable to release electricity properly. Ash recalls Pikachu was binded to an electro-magnet, so Birch is certain that was the cause of Pikachu's surge. Since they don't have much time, Birch speeds up through the forest, to his lab. His assistant, Joshua, wires Pikachu to a device that absorbs excess electricity. However, the device absorbs too much electricity and explodes, while Pikachu runs off. As Ash has no other Pokémon, Birch takes his own. Birch knows even if the Pokémon were meant originally for May to choose, Birch asks Joshua to tell May to wait until the situation is over. Team Rocket observes, while Jessie still sees it is yet another problem. Birch warns Ash that Pikachu may release too much electricity, enough to create an explosion. To have better chances at finding Pikachu, Ash and Birch split from each other. May comes to the lab, so Joshua tells her Birch went away and should wait. However, May rides off, as she finds it hard to be in one place for too long.

Ash desperately searches for Pikachu, but sees nothing. Birch is also searching, but slips off a slope and falls on a Poochyena. Poochyena is angry and howls, summoning two more Poochyena. Birch gets chased by the Poochyena and climbs up onto a tree. May encounters Birch, who asks of her to open the bag and send a Pokémon to battle. May sends a Pokémon, which is a Mudkip. Birch asks of her to order Water Gun. May does so, but Mudkip uses the move on her face. Birch is displeased, but falls down. He calls Mudkip, who uses Water Gun on Poochyena, scaring them off. Birch thanks May and admits May resembles like her own mother, which Birch has not seen in some time. May wonders what was Birch doing, who replies they must not afford a moment to lose. Ash approaches Pikachu, who does not recognize Ash from all the electricity and uses Thunder. Birch sees Pikachu might explode, shocking May. Ash tries to help Pikachu, who runs off. Pikachu falls down a cliff, so Ash jumps to save it. He hangs on a branch with Pikachu, so Birch and May send a rope down. Ash climbs up, though Pikachu is nervous and bites Ash, who promises everything will be fine. Birch and May pull Ash, who asks Pikachu to come to Professor Birch's lab to get healed. Pikachu didn't mean to bite Ash and licks his wound.

Suddenly, Team Rocket appears. Ash warns Birch and May they are troublemakers. Meowth explains this machine absorbs electricity, no matter how much high the voltage it contains. Team Rocket takes Pikachu and absorbs the electricity from him. However, they are shocked to see how much it is absorbed. Pikachu is healthy again and uses Thunderbolt, which also causes May's bike to be destroyed. The machine explodes, causing Team Rocket to blast off, but Jessie is pleased, seeing their purpose to track down Pikachu. After the battle is over, Pikachu falls down, due to exhaustion. At the lab, Joshua reads that Pikachu's electric levels are normal, as Team Rocket's machine did help drain the excess energy. May nearly trips a vase, but gains everyone's attention. May introduces herself to Ash and wonders about Pikachu, so Birch replies a night's sleep should restore its energy. May goes to choose her first Pokémon, pleasing Ash for that.

Birch sends the Grass Pokémon, Treecko. May is scared of it, but Ash thinks it has cute eyes. Birch sends the Water Pokémon, Mudkip. May knows it didn't do what she asked, but Ash doubts that, since it looks cute and loyal. Birch sends the Fire Pokémon, Torchic. Torchic approaches May and is fond of her, so May chooses Torchic. Birch gives her a few Poké Balls and a Pokédex. Birch thinks May could be an even greater trainer than her father, but May is nervous, since she only decided to be a trainer to travel around. Next day, May is frustrated her bike got destroyed. She walks into the room to argue, but finds Ash and Pikachu asleep. Pikachu wakes up Ash, who is glad to see his friend healthy. May closes the door, pleased the two are okay.

May sends Torchic and greets it. Ash walks out and May sees Pikachu is rested. Pikachu joins Torchic and plays with it. May looks at her bike and decides to forget that. Birch and Joshua report Ash can register for the Hoenn League in a Pokémon Center, the nearest being in Oldale Town. May points out that Pikachu destroyed her bike, and traveling around alone sounds unsafe, but proposes to travel together to Oldale Town. Ash agrees, pleasing May about it. Ash and May bid Joshua and Professor Birch farewell, as they start the journey together.





  • "Who's That Pokémon?" is Lanturn.
  • This is the first episode to use kanji in the Japanese title.


  • When May hit the tree she had long sleeves while May really has short sleeves.
  • Ash's hat was colored wrong when he's trying to get Pikachu.
  • Mudkip's jaw was colored wrong when it was using Water Gun.


"I guess I should've worn a helmet."
— May
"My bike's been barbecued!"
— May
"Uh, that's not a friendly greeting. No, doesn't sound sad either. So that leaves one thing, you're angry!"
— Professor Birch
"Hahahahaha! What an electrifying moment for Team Rocket!"
— Meowth
— James
"Prepare for trouble... what's the point?"
— Jessie


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