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A Ruin with a View
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Advanced Char. of the Day: Professor Alden
Episode №: #278 Main: Ash Ketchum, May
Aired: JapanFlag Nov-28-2002 Recurring: Jessie, James, Professor Oak,Giovanni, Team Magma Members
UnitedStatesFlag Mar-15-2003
Opening theme: I Wanna Be A Hero Minor: Professor Alden, Pokémon Trainers
Badge(s): Setting: Hoenn Route 101
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, May's Torchic, Team Rocket's Meowth, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Jessie's Arbok, James' Weezing, Giovanni's Persian, Team Magma's Houndoom (multiple), Omanyte (fantasy), Omastar (fantasy), Kabuto (fantasy), Kabutops (fantasy), Aerodactyl (fantasy), Azurill (debut), Relicanth (debut) (multiple), Marill, Azumarill
Major event(s)
May meets Nurse Joy and learns about Pokémon Centers. Ash and May meet Team Magma. May's Torchic knows Ember and Peck.
Pokémon: Advanced

A Ruin with a View is the second Episode of Pokémon Advanced and Pokémon Advanced Generation.


Now that Pikachu is feeling better, Ash is ready to head to Oldale Town to sign up for the Hoenn League. May has offered to show Ash the way in exchange for his company to Oldale Town—which is only fair, seeing as Pikachu destroyed May's bike when it was sick! In Oldale Town, May visits her first Pokémon Center and is amazed with all of its services, and by the ancient ruins next door. Things quickly turn sour when Team Magma, a mysterious band of criminals, shut down the electricity at the Pokémon Center and kidnap Professor Alden in order to invade the ruins. With no electricity, all of the Pokémon are in danger—including May's Torchic. It's up to Ash and May to save the day—and in doing so they uncover mysterious, ancient Pokémon.


On their way to Oldale Town, Ash and Pikachu are about to make a race, until May asks them to slow down. Then, they notice Azurill. May wants to catch it with a Pokeball, but Ash says that one has to weaken a Pokemon before capturing it. May brings her Torchic and orders to attack. The Torchic unsuccessfully hits a tree. Torchic then follows Azurill, but (again) hits itself into a rock. May orders Torchic to use its "Peck" attack. Torchic attacks a tree, as Azurill escaped.

Torchic attacks from a distance, but notices that it wasn't just a Azurill, but a Marill got attacked as well. They all attack Torchic (which gets defeated), but Ash orders his Pikachu to attack, just to scare them away. Ash proposes to go to the next Pokemon Center to heal Torchic. On their way, they notice some ruins and Professor Alden appears and points them to the Pokemon Center across the hill. Nurse Joy treats the Torchic, saying that it needs some sleep. Ash makes a call to Prof. Oak to say he is in Oldale Town and to register for Hoenn League. May bumps in, introducing herself to Prof. Oak.

Somewhere else, the Team Rocket make their call to Giovanni, their boss, to say they are in Hoenn. They also ask for money, but Giovanni will give them ONLY if they make a center of operations in Hoenn. However, Giovanni only sends them to learn of Team Aqua and Team Plasma who operate there...

Back at the Center, Ash shows May around. In the Lobby, a trainer mentions a new Gym Leader of Petalburg City. May stops Ash because she's hungry. Team Rocket digs, happily cheering, as they are the only members of Team Rocket in Hoenn. Prof Alden explains that the ruins Ash and May saw might be a portal between their own and the Ancient Pokemon world. However, it is quite old. Alden also mentions that 4 keys are required to open the chamber. Outside, some people are spying on Prof. Alden. The electricity in Pokeom Center is shut, and the men capture Nurse Joy, Ash and May into a room, while Alden goes with the men to Oldale ruins. Pikachu sees the airshaft entrance.

Team Rocket dug the tunnel, but the men intercept them. Jessie and James call out Arbok and Weezing. However, the Houndoom growl at them and they go back into the Pokeballs. Team Rocket escapes through the tunnel. Pikachu guides Ash and May through the air vent. Ash and May get out. Ash gets the key for the Pokemon Center and May turns the reserve power on. Alden is eing intimidated by the men and forced to use the keys the men brought to enter the chamber. Alden enters the keys and the chamber opens, revealing pictures of people and some Pokemons, like Aerodctyl and Kabutops. The men leave by a heliocopter, but Alden is left out.

Team Rocket appear with the keys they stole. Jessie brings Arbok, but Pikachu attacks Arbok and uses Thunderbolt ability to send Team Rocket away. The sun shines, opening a secret entrance inside the chamber. It is revealed that there is underground water inside the cave, with some Pokemon (such as Relicanth). Back at the Center, Torchic is healed. Professor Alden works at the ruins and Ash (with May) goes to Petalburg City for his first Gym battle in Hoenn.


Human Debuts

Pokémon Debuts

TV episode Debuts


  • The Pokémon featured in the Who's That Pokémon segment is Crobat.
  • In the beginning of the episode Ash remembered what happened the last time he destroyed a girl's bike.
  • Prof. Oak mentions that his first name is Samuel.
  • May mentions she has a brother.


  • May: "I did have a bike."

Ash: "Hhhhhh.... You know, I guess there's no harm if we slow it down a little bit!"
Pikachu: "Pika."
May: "That's right."


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