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{{Episode
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|nextnum = AG002
|name = Get the Show on the Road!
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|name = Get the Show on the Road!
|jname = 新たなる大地!新たなる冒険!!
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|jname = 新たなる大地!新たなる冒険!!
|image = Pokemon Advacned Episode 1.png
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|image = AG001.png
|jnum = 277
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|jnum = 277
|jair = November 21, 2002
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|jair = November 21, 2002
|uair = March 15, 2003
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|uair = March 15, 2003{{tt|*|Sneak preview}}<br />November 1, 2003{{tt|*|Original order}}
|season = Pokémon: Advanced
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|season = Pokémon: Advanced
|songs = I Wanna Be A Hero
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|songs = I Wanna Be A Hero
|guest = [[Joshua]]
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|guest = [[Joshua]]
|machars = [[Ash Ketchum]], [[May]]
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|machars = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]], [[May (anime)|May]]
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]], [[Professor Birch]]
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|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]], [[Professor Birch (anime)|Professor Birch]]
 
|michars = [[Joshua]]
 
|michars = [[Joshua]]
|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Jessie's Wobbuffet]],
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|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Jessie's Wobbuffet]], [[May's Blaziken|May's Torchic]], [[Professor Birch's Treecko]], [[Professor Birch's Mudkip]], [[Poochyena]], [[Beautifly]], [[Wingull]], [[Duskull]]
[[May's Blaziken|May's Torchic]],[[Treecko]], [[Mudkip]], [[Poochyena]],
 
[[Beautifly]], [[Wingull]], [[Duskull]]
 
 
|local = Near [[Littleroot Town]]
 
|local = Near [[Littleroot Town]]
|major = [[May]] is introduced.
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|major = [[Ash Ketchum|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.}}
[[Ash]] arrives in [[Littleroot Town]] and meets with [[Professor Birch]].
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{{nihongo|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]].
[[Team Rocket]] accidentally heals [[Ash's Pikachu]].
 
[[Ash's Pikachu]] destroys [[May]]'s bike.
 
[[Ash]] and [[May]] decide to travel together.
 
[[May]] starts her [[Pokémon]] journey with a [[May's Blaziken|Torchic]].}}
 
   
==Plot==
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==Synopsis==
In the land of Hoenn, a girl named May travels to Prof. Birch’s lab. She is attacked by a wild ghost Pokémon called Duskull. Scared, but unharmed, she travels on her bike to the lab in Littleroot Town.
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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.
   
Ash also travels to Littleroot town and is going to sign up for the Hoenn League. Team Rocket's failed attempt to catch Pikachu has left the little yellow Pokémon dangerously ill. Jessie is feeling somewhat depressed, as she does not have any motive to hunt Ash's Pikachu. Ash arrives in town to discover that Littleroot doesn’t have a Pokémon Center! Ash rushes to the nearest telephone booth and talks to one of the assistants. The assistant alerts Prof. Birch. Professor Birch thinks that Pikachu can be cured—but first they'll have to catch it, as it escaped from Ash's hands. Delirious with fever, Pikachu has run off into the forest.
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==Episode Plot==
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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.
   
Meanwhile, May arrives at the lab in order to receive her first Pokémon to find that the Prof. isn’t there. The assistants tell her that he drove into the woods and she rides after them. In the woods, while Proffesor Birch was searching for Pikachu, he tumbles down a cliff and lands on a Pochyena. He is suddenly surrounded by a group of the Pokémon and he looks like he is in trouble. Suddenly, May arrives and the prof. tells her to take one of the Pokémon out of his bag and use it to battle the Pochyena. She ends up throwing Mudkip. Birch tells Mudkip to do a water gun attack. However, Mudkip attacks May instead of Pochyena.
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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 finds Pikachu, but Pikachu thinks (because of the disease) that Ash is his enemy, so he attacks him. Pikachu flees, and falls down the cliff, but Ash catches him while holding onto a tree in the cliff. Pikachu bites Ash, but Ash still climbes, as May and Prof. Birch arrived with the rope. Pikachu isn't confused anymore, and begins licking Ash's wound. As the group is about to leave, Team Rocket arrive on the scene in a giant robot. They reintroduce themselves to Ash and let May and the prof. know who they are. Jessie still doesn’t care about this mission and James and Meowth do the dirty work as they launch an arm that grabs Pikachu.
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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.
   
Struggling to get free, he lets loose a super-powered Thunderbolt. Since the robot was designed to absorb Pikachu's electricity, it has no effect. Nevertheless, Pikachu continues to unload high-powered Thunderbolts, using up all of his stored electricity. One of the electrical surges destroyes May's bike, unfortunately enough. The robot, however, was NOT designed to absorb this amount electricity, and so it overloads and explodes, sending Team Rocket blasting off for the first time in the Hoenn Reigon. Jessie, however, realises that they are hunting Pikachu for their boss, Giovanni.
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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.
   
Back at the lab, Prof. Birch and his assistant perform some tests on Pikachu, to see if he is okay. May comes, asking about Pikachu, then decides to pick her first Pokemon. May picks the fire Pokémon, Torchic, as Mudkip attacked her, Treecko finds disgusting and Torchic has impressed May already. Prof. Birch gives her a Pokédex and she quietly says how she really doesn’t like Pokémon, but corrects herself in time. The next morining, she goes to room where Ash and Pikachu slept and sees them sleeping. May’s damaged bike due to Pikachu’s thunderbolt makes her angry but she decides to ask Ash if she can go with him on his journey. He says OK and they head over to Oladale town as Ash’s journey in Hoenn begins.
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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.
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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.
   
 
==Debuts==
 
==Debuts==
'''Human Debuts'''
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===Character===
 
*[[May (anime)|May]]
 
*[[May (anime)|May]]
*[[Professor Birch]]
 
 
*[[Joshua]]
 
*[[Joshua]]
'''Pokémon Debuts'''
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*Hoenn Starters : { [[Treecko]], [[Torchic]], [[Mudkip]] }
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===Pokémon===
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*[[Torchic]] [[May's Blaziken|(May's)]]
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*[[Treecko]] [[Professor Birch's Treecko|(Professor Birch's)]]
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*[[Mudkip]] [[Professor Birch's Mudkip|(Professor Birch's)]]
 
*[[Poochyena]]
 
*[[Poochyena]]
 
*[[Beautifly]]
 
*[[Beautifly]]
'''TV episode Debuts'''
 
 
*[[Duskull]]
 
*[[Duskull]]
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The Pokémon featured in the '''Who's That Pokémon''' segment is [[Lanturn]].
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*"Who's That Pokémon?" is [[Lanturn]].
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*This is the first episode to use kanji in the Japanese title.
   
==Bloopers==
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===Mistakes===
* When May hit the tree she had long sleeves while May really has short sleeves.
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*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.
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*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.
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*Mudkip's jaw was colored wrong when it was using Water Gun.
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery captionalign="left" position="center">
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{{Gallery Box|<gallery captionalign="center" widths="180" position="center">
AG001 1.jpg|[[May]] and [[Ash]] are both headed to [[Littleroot Town]]
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AG001 1.jpg|May and Ash are both headed to Littleroot Town
AG001 2.jpg|But [[Ash's Pikachu]] is sick
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AG001 2.jpg|Ash looks at his sick Pikachu
AG001 3.jpg|Sorry [[Professor Birch]] isn't here but I'll tell him
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AG001 3.jpg|Joshua reports Professor Birch is not present at the lab
AG001 4.jpg|[[Joshua]] told me about your ill [[Pikachu]]
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AG001 4.jpg|Birch drives the car back to the lab
AG001_5.jpg|Well, [[Team Rocket]] strapped Pikachu to a magnet...
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AG001 5.jpg|Joshua and Professor Birch realize the machine will explode
AG001_6.jpg|Pikachu must've suffered from an Electric Overload
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AG001 6.jpg|Birch startled a Poochyena by accident
AG001_7.jpg|Our only hope is to drain out all that energy
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AG001 7.jpg|Professor Birch is being intimidated
AG001_8.jpg|[[Joshua]] turn on the Machine
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AG001 8.jpg|May gets sprayed by Birch's Mudkip
AG001_9.jpg|The Machine is going to Explode!
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AG001 9.jpg|Mudkip manages to hit the Poochyena
AG001_10.jpg
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AG001 10.jpg|Pikachu is confused, his vision blurred
AG001_11.jpg|Pikaaaa
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AG001 11.jpg|Pikachu starts releasing electricity, hurting Ash
AG001_12.jpg|Pikachu's Escaped I gotta find him!
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AG001 12.jpg|Team Rocket appears in Hoenn
AG001_13.jpg|Ash isn't carrying any other Pokémon!
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AG001 13.jpg|May is startled, as her bike got destroyed
AG001_14.jpg|Professor, we need those starters for [[May]]!
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AG001 14.jpg|May overheard the conversation
AG001_15.jpg|Sorry [[May]], you'll have to wait for the Professor
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AG001 15.jpg|Professor Birch sent Treecko
AG001_16.jpg|Joshua, I'm going after the Professor. May! No!
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AG001 16.jpg|Birch brought out Mudkip, who "helped" May
AG001_17.jpg|Pikachuuuuuu?
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AG001 17.jpg|Torchic gains May's affection
AG001_18.jpg|Pikachu? Where are you Pikachu? Hhhh where are you hiding? Waah! *slips down the hill*
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AG001 18.jpg|May notices Ash has kept vigil over Pikachu
AG001_19.jpg|Rar! Rar! Rohhhhh!
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AG001 19.jpg|May is glad she'll be able to travel around with Ash
AG001_20.jpg|Uhhh, that's not a friendly greeting!
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</gallery>}}
AG001_21.jpg|[[Professor Birch]]?
 
AG001_22.jpg|Terrific, you must be [[May]]! Great timing! Please, open that bag over there!
 
AG001_23.jpg|Grab any of the [[Poké Ball]]s inside and hurry!
 
AG001_24.jpg|Okay, this one! Here goes!
 
AG001_25.jpg|"Alright a Mudkip!" "That's good, now what should I do?" "Call out one of it's attacks!"
 
AG001_26.jpg|Use Water Gun... BLEHHHHHHHHH
 
AG001_27.jpg|*falls off tree* Mudkip use Water Gun on the Poocheyena.
 
AG001_28.jpg|Muuuuuudkiiiiiiiiiiiiip! Roh roh roh roh rohhhh!
 
AG001_29.jpg|Professor, what's going on? What were you doing up in that tree?
 
AG001_30.jpg|There's really no time for this [[May]] we'll catch up later.
 
Pikachu Red Eye.jpg|''Pikachu is confused, it's vision is blurred. (kinda evil looking though)''
 
AG001_31.jpg|''So it uses an Electric Attack''
 
AG001_32.jpg|"What was that?" "Pikachu's electrical build up is reaching critical mass. Pikachu, he might explode."
 
AG001_33.jpg
 
AG001_34.jpg|You gotta get back to Professor Birch's Laboratory now!
 
AG001_35.jpg|''Pikachu runs and (due to poor vision) jumps off the cliff, Ash jumps after him.''
 
AG001_36.jpg|I'm gonna help you Pikachu, don't worry!
 
AG001_37.jpg|Just hang on!
 
AG001_38.jpg|''Professor Birch and May send down a rope, Ash grabs onto it clutching Pikachu and climbs up whilst Birch and May pull''
 
AG001_39.jpg|Pikachu hold still, it's okay! I promise your gonna be fine!
 
AG001_40.jpg|"That was close!" "Thanks a lot you guys"
 
AG001_41.jpg|Prepare for trouble for the umpteenth time, make it double and I'll make it rhyme. To protect the world from devastion. To unite all peoples within our nation.
 
AG001_42.jpg|To denounce the evils of truth and love, to extend our reach to the stars above. Jessie. James. Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of light. Surrender now or prepare for an out of this world fight. Meowth, that's right!
 
AG001_43.jpg|"Professor Birch, that's Team Rocket and they keep trying to catch Pikachu!" "Team Rocket who are they?"
 
AG001_43.jpg|"I've never heard of them." "Trust me, they're always up to no good."
 
AG001_44.jpg|Pikachu, where's all your Thunder Bolt?! Well I for one have been doing my homework now dig this! I've come up with a machine that'll beat that pesky Pikachu at it's own nasty game. No matter how high these volts go this machine will absorb them!
 
AG001_45.jpg|Don't do anything Pikachu!
 
AG001_46.jpg|That's how you wanna play? Fine with us!
 
AG001_47.jpg|Begin the Absorbtion! Pull the lever James!
 
AG001_48.jpg|"Hahahahaha! What an electrifying moment for Team Rocket!" "Shocking!"
 
AG001_49.jpg|"Professor?" "Now that's power!" "Pikachu's output is incredible!"
 
AG001_50.jpg|"Don't worry!" "Do I look worried?" "Well, another blast off?"
 
AG001_51.jpg|
 
AG001_52.jpg|My bike's barbecued!
 
AG001_53.jpg|"We haven't been wasting our time after all! This amazing Pikachu's the only thing the boss would want!" "But have we captured..." "Too much of a good thing?"
 
AG001_54.jpg|"Do you smell something burning?" "I think we're smelling us!"
 
AG001_55.jpg|"Quite a Thunderbolt..." "It has renewed my energy and passion" "We're blasting off agaaaaaaain!"
 
AG001_56.jpg|Pika...
 
AG001_57.jpg|"Professor Birch, it appears that Pikachu's Electricity Pressure has reached normal levels." "Good, that machine of Team Rocket's must've absorbed all of Pikachu's unneeded electricity."
 
AG001_58.jpg|A good night's sleep ought to do the trick.
 
AG001_59.jpg|Huh?
 
AG001_60.jpg|Waah!
 
AG001_61.jpg|Errrr Hi! Thought I'd introduce myself... I'm May. So, how's Pikachu?
 
AG001_62.jpg|And I'm Ash Ketchum from Pallet Town. Sleeping pretty good, finally.
 
AG001_63.jpg|By tomorrow, Pikachu should be as good as new! Well now May, are you ready to choose your first Pokémon?
 
AG001_64.jpg|These Poké Balls contain three beginner Pokémon.
 
AG001_65.jpg|First up Treecko.
 
AG001_66.jpg|"So, is it a water type?" "No Ash, it's a grass type." "Cool" "Ahhh! It's creepy!" "No it's not May I think it's a really cool Pokémon."
 
AG001_67.jpg|"And this is Mudkip."
 
AG001_68.jpg|"That's a water type." "Correct." "Yeah but that Mudkip wouldn't do a single thing that I asked it to do." "Really? How could that little guy cause trouble?" You're very fond of Pokémon aren't you Ash?
 
AG001_69.jpg|Next, I'd like you to meet Torchic.
 
AG001_70.jpg|"Torchic is a Fire Type." "Awesome"
 
AG001_71.jpg|Well this one's not so bad, I like it. That's that. I choose Torchic!
 
AG001_72.jpg|Be sure to take that Pokédex and those Poké Balls too. If you work hard you can become an even better Pokémon Trainer than your father.
 
AG001_73.jpg|Sounds like a great goal May.
 
AG001_74.jpg|My gorgeous bike... This is all that Pikachu's fault! I've got a bone to pick with them!
 
AG001_75.jpg|Poor Ash.. he's been taking care of his Pikachu all night long...
 
AG001_76.jpg|Well look at that! Pikachu recovered.
 
AG001_78.jpg|"Now you two will have to register for the [[Hoenn League]] at the nearest [[Pokémon Center]] you can find okay?" "The closest town you'll be able to find one in is [[Oldale Town]]."
 
AG001_79.jpg|Ughhh walking all that way alone makes me nervous and my bike's destroyed thanks to your Pikachu, Mister. There must be a solution, a way to get to Oladale Town safely on foot. Heyyyyy why don't we go there together? I happen to know the way there. Really Ash I don't mind at all. It's no trouble! Shall we?
 
AG001_80.jpg|"Well Okay..." "Yesss!"
 
AG001_81.jpg|"That's a good idea, you can look after one another." "Yes be careful."
 
AG001_82.jpg|So with Pikachu fully recovered, Ash and May can begin their journey together. As they head for [[Oldale Town]] and the nearest [[Pokémon Center]]. Together they're sure to discover new Pokémon and new friends aswell. One things for sure, even more adventures lie just ahead.
 
</gallery>
 
   
 
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Get the Show on the Road!
(新たなる大地!新たなる冒険!!)
AG001
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! (Japanese: 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.

SynopsisEdit

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 PlotEdit

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.

DebutsEdit

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PokémonEdit

TriviaEdit

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

MistakesEdit

  • 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.

QuotesEdit

"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
"Shocking!"
— James
"Prepare for trouble... what's the point?"
— Jessie

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