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|name = A Poached Ego!
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|name = A Poached Ego!
|jname = ロケット団!みだれひっかきでサヨウナラ!!
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|jname = ロケット団!みだれひっかきでサヨウナラ!!
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|jnum = 282
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|jair = Dec-26-2002
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|jair = Dec-26-2002
|uair = Nov-29-2003
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|uair = Nov-29-2003
|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 = [[Rico]]
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|local =
|machars = [[Ash]], [[May]], [[Max]], [[Brock]]
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|guest = [[Rico]]
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|machars = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]], [[May (anime)|May]], [[Brock (anime)|Brock]], [[Max]]
 
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]], [[Officer Jenny]], [[Nurse Joy]]
 
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]], [[Officer Jenny]], [[Nurse Joy]]
 
|michars = [[Rico]]
 
|michars = [[Rico]]
|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Ash's Swellow|Ash's Taillow]], [[Jessie's Wobbuffet]], [[Jessie's Arbok]] (released), [[Ekans]] (multiple), [[James' Weezing]] (released), [[Koffing]] (multple), [[Officer Jenny's Growlithe]], [[Rico]]'s [[Fearow]], [[Rico]]'s [[Pupitar]] -> [[Rico]]'s [[Tyranitar]], [[Kakuna]], [[Beedrill]], [[James' Cacnea|Cacnea]] (debut;new;James')
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|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Ash's Swellow|Ash's Taillow]], [[Jessie's Wobbuffet]], [[Jessie's Arbok]] (released), [[Ekans]] (multiple), [[James' Weezing]] (released), [[Koffing]] (multiple), [[Officer Jenny's Growlithe]], [[Rico]]'s [[Fearow]], [[Rico's Tyranitar|Rico's Pupitar → Tyranitar]], [[Kakuna]], [[Beedrill]], [[Gardenia's Cacnea|Cacnea]] (new; James')
|major = [[Jessie]] and [[James]] release [[Jessie's Arbok|Arbok]] and [[James' Weezing|Weezing]]. [[James]] catches a [[James' Cacnea|Cacnea]].}}
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|major =Max and May meet Officer Jenny. Max meets Nurse Joy. Jessie releases [[Jessie's Arbok|Arbok]]. James releases [[James' Weezing|Weezing]]. James catches a [[Gardenia's Cacnea|Cacnea]]. James' Cacnea knows Pin Missile.}}
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{{nihongo|A Poached Ego!|ロケット団!みだれひっかきでサヨウナラ!!|Team Rocket! Goodbye to a Disturbed Scratch!!}} is the 6th episode of [[Pokémon: Advanced]].
'''Poached Ego!''' is the sixth episode of Pokémon: Advanced Generation. [[Jessie]] and [[James]] have to release [[Arbok]] and [[Weezing]] in order to save them. Unlike any other episodes Jessie and James had more screen time than [[Ash]], [[Brock (anime)|Brock]], [[May (anime)|May]], and [[Max]] did.
 
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
Our heroes are headed for [[Rustboro City]], where Ash hopes to have his first real gym battle in [[Hoenn]]. [[Team Rocket]] is making their way along the same path when they stumble upon a cage full of [[Ekans]]. Jessie is delighted that their work has been done for them and orders Arbok to attack. Arbok can't manage to attack the helpless Ekans, however, because it remembers when it used to be an Ekans. Jessie is sympathetic. James soon makes a similar concession when they find a cage of [[Koffing]] that Weezing will not hurt. The cages belong to a poacher named [[Rico]] who uses his Fearow and [[Pupitar]] to chase off Team Rocket. Team Rocket returns to the scene, now hoping to free the Ekans and Koffing. Things turn dangerous when Rico's Pupitar evolves into a [[Tyranitar]], and Team Rocket is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice for the Pokémon that they love.
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Our heroes are headed for [[Rustboro City]], where Ash hopes to have his first real Gym battle in [[Hoenn]]. [[Team Rocket]] is making their way along the same path when they stumble upon a cage full of [[Ekans]]. Jessie is delighted that their work has been done for them and orders Arbok to attack. Arbok can't manage to attack the helpless Ekans, however, because it remembers when it used to be an Ekans. Jessie is sympathetic. James soon makes a similar concession when they find a cage of [[Koffing]] that Weezing will not hurt. The cages belong to a poacher named [[Rico]] who uses his Fearow and [[Pupitar]] to chase off Team Rocket. Team Rocket returns to the scene, now hoping to free the Ekans and Koffing. Things turn dangerous when Rico's Pupitar evolves into a [[Tyranitar]], and Team Rocket is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice for the Pokémon that they love.
   
==Plot==
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==Episode Plot==
[[Ash]], [[Brock (anime)|Brock]] and [[Max]] travel to Rustboro City, but [[May (anime)|May]] (as usual) does not catch them behind. Max notices on his Poke Navigator a Pokemon Center nearby, so Brock encourages May to go. May lets Brock's arm out and spots a strange object sticking in a tree. They all notice that the nearby trees have been scratched for some reason...
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As [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]], [[Brock (anime)|Brock]] and [[Max]] travel to Rustboro City, [[May (anime)|May]] (as usual) lags behind. Ash knows they had a break, so sees they have to have another one. Max notices on his PokéNav in a Pokémon Center nearby, so Brock encourages May to go. May lets Brock's arm out and spots a strange object sticking in a tree. They all notice that the nearby trees have been scratched for some reason. At the Center, Brock goes to charm [[Nurse Joy]], but May pushes him aside Nurse Joy, thinking this is the same Joy from [[Oldale Town]]. Joy explains that she is the younger sister of the Nurse Joy in Oldale Town. Max shows May a picture of all Nurse Joys in Hoenn, saying they all look the same. Brock disagrees, stating that this Nurse Joy has a millimeter longer bangs than other Nurse Joys. This impresses Max and Ash.
   
When they arrive to the Pokemon Center, Brock goes to charm [[Nurse Joy]], but May begins to greet Nurse Joy, thinking it is the same as in [[Oldale Town]]. Joy explaines that it is her older sister. Max shows May a picture of all Nurse Joy-s in Hoenn, saying they all look the same. Brock disagrees, stating that all Nurse Joy-s have something unique. Officer Jenny appears and Brock goes to her to charm her. Max shows May a picture of all Officer Jenny-s in Hoenn region as well. Jenny came to tell that she saw some poachers in the region and wants to check if there are any injured Pokemon Nurse Joy might have healed recently. Ash gives Jenny an amulet they found in the forest, so they go to the site.
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Officer Jenny appears and Brock goes to her to charm her, seeing Jenny's eyelashes are half a millimeter longer than other Officer Jennys. Max shows May a picture of all Officer Jennys in Hoenn region as well. Jenny asks Nurse Joy did any injured Pokémon come to the Pokémon Center. Joy replies none have arrived, though Jenny warns them all she received reports of poachers around. Joy shows a paper of the poacher, named Rico, who is brutal to Pokémon. Ash gives Jenny a part of a net they found in the forest, so they go to the site. Team Rocket spies again, planning to steal the Pokémon from the Center, by setting a hole. Meowth proposes to have an original plan, since they aim to receive a promotion. As Meowth is thinking, he accidentally slides down a hill. As he stands up, he sees a tent, revealing to be a cage full of injured [[Ekans]]. Meowth communicates with them, learning they were captured by a poacher. Meowth tries to free them, but gets electrocuted by the cage. [[Jessie]] and [[James]] come down on [[Jessie's Arbok|Arbok]] and [[James' Weezing|Weezing]]. Jessie and James comment the poacher is foolish to leave the Pokémon he caught wounded, out here, alone.
   
Team Rocket spy again, planning to steal the Pokemon from the Center. Mewoth proposes to have an original plan, but as he is thinking, he falls from the hill. As he stands up, he sees a tent, revealing to be a cage full of injured [[Ekans]]. Meowth communicates with them, realizing they were captured by a poacher. Meowth tries to free them, but electroductes himself. [[Jessie]] and [[James]] come down, riding on [[Jessie's Arbok|Arbok]] and [[James' Weezing|Weezing]].
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They all agree it would be best to free them, for they can catch them. Jessie orders Arbok to use Acid, but Arbok cries because it was an Ekans before and does not want them to be hurt. Jessie promises she'll look after the Ekans, right after they are freed. James and Meowth count that would mean they'd have to gather more food, but Jessie was counting Meowth and James could skip some meals. Abok uses Acid, but nothing happens. James orders his Weezing to use Sludge, but a Fearow attacks it. The poacher appears, wondering what Team Rocket would do "to his prey". Weezing spots the poacher captured some [[Koffing]]. The poacher introduces himself as Rico, who captured these poison-type Pokémon, per a client's request. Rico promises he'll let them alone if they give their Weezing and Arbok to him. Jessie and James refuse to, since they are their partners, so Rico intends to take them by force. Rico's Fearow uses Agility, while Arbok uses Poison Sting and Weezing Sludge. Fearow dodges and uses Fury Attack, hitting both Weezing and Arbok. Fearow attacks with Drill Peck, though gets stopped by Arbok, who wrapped its beak. Rico calls his Fearow back and calls Pupitar. Using Sandstorm, Pupitar blasts them off, though Rico comments he missed his chance to catch those Pokémon.
   
They all agree it would be best to free them. Jessie orders Arbok to use Acid, but Arbok cries because he was an Ekans before and does not want them to be hurt more. Jessie says that Meowth and James should skip their meal to feed the Ekans (as they will use them), so orders Arbok to attack the cage using Acid. Nothing happened, so James orders his Weezing to use Sludge, but a Fearow attacks him. The poacher appears, starting asking questions. The Team Rocket chant, and Weezing spots that the poacher took the [[Koffing]]. The poacher introduces himself as Rico and intimidates Jessie and James to give him Weezing and Arbok to him.
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Back at the forest, May shows where they found the net, when Max shows the tire tracks on the ground. Team Rocket are angered about Rico, with James commenting he'd also free the Koffing, regardless of how much extra food they'd have to buy. Suddenly, they notice a pack of [[Beedrill]] and Kakuna nearby. The Beedrill attack, while Team Rocket flees. A Pokémon passes by and Team Rocket warns it should hide. The Pokémon uses Pin Missile, dispersing the Beedrill. Meowth sees this is a Cacnea. James thinks the poacher must've moved on already, but Arbok lies on the ground, wanting to sense the location of the poacher. Before they leave, James gives Cacnea a bag of cookies, since it did save their lives. [[Ash's Swellow|Ash's Taillow]] scouts, finding Rico driving his vehicle with the captured Pokémon. Taillow comes back to the heroes, leading them to the poacher. The poacher stops, finding Jessie's Arbok. While he prepares to capture it, Weezing uses Smokescreen on Rico. Fearow gusts away the smoke, revealing Meowth, enduring the electrical pain to open the cage. Fearow goes to attack Meowth with Drill Peck, but Arbok headbutts it, knocking the Fearow onto the cage and electrocuting it. Meowth opens the cage, freeing the Ekans and Koffing out. Rico is about to capture them, but Arbok and Weezing attack him with Poison Sting and Sludge, knocking away his weapon. Rico becomes really angry and sends his Pupitar, who evolves into a [[Tyranitar]], frightening Team Rocket.
   
Rico orders his Fearow to attack with Agility, while Jessie orders her Arbok to attack with Poison Sting and James Sludge to his Weezing. Fearow dodges and uses Fury Attack. Fearow attacks with Drill Peck, while Jessie tells Arbok to use its Wrap attack on Fearow's beak. Rico calls his Fearow back and calls Pupitar to attack with Sandstorm. Pupitar blasts them off.
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Weezing uses Smokescreen, allowing Ekans and Koffing to flee but Tyranitar uses Hyper Beam. The attack caused a trench, barring Ekans and Koffing's movement. Jessie brings her [[Jessie's Wobbuffet|Wobbuffet]], as it can reflect attacks. Unfortunately, the Hyper Beam was too quick for Wobbuffet to reflect the attack. Tyranitar uses Hyper Beam again, destroying everything nearby. The heroes hear this sound and decide to check it out. Rico promises he will crush them all, since they made him really angry. Jessie and James decide that Arbok and Weezing should lead the Ekans and Koffing out. Arbok and Weezing refuse, but Jessie and James point out they can only flee, since Ekans and Koffing need them. After Jessie and James urge them to, despite their own will to stay, Arbok and Weezing lead the groups away from the area. Tyranitar is about to use Hyper Beam, but Meowth cancels the attack with Fury Swipes. Arbok and Weezing turn around and see Jessie, James and Meowth attack Tyranitar, but end up getting even more hurt by its attacks. Weezing and Arbok witness everything, but, as they lead Ekans and Koffing away from the area, they start crying, seeing their friends are getting beaten up. Jessie, James and Meowth are defeated, but they still try to stop Rico from capturing Pokémon. However, Rico leaves them.
   
Back at the forest, May shows where they found the amulet, when Max shows the tire tracks on the ground. Team Rocket are seen again, though they notice a pack of [[Beedrill]]s nearby. The Beedrills attack, while Team Rocket flee. A [[Cacnea]] is blocking their way, though the Cacnea attacks the Beedrills. James offers the Cacnea some cookies for the help, while Arbok smells where Rico is. [[Ash's Swellow|Ash's Taillow]] scouts, finding Rico driving his vehicle with the captured Pokemon. Taillow comes back to the gang, leading them to the Poacher.
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While Rico tries to find Arbok and Weezing, he encounters the heroes and Jenny, the latter marking it clear he is to be arrested. Rico sends Fearow, but [[Ash's Pikachu|Pikachu]] uses Thunderbolt, defeating it. Rico is about to bring Tyranitar, but Jenny's [[Growlithe]] seizes the Poké Balls, so Rico is arrested. Rico tells the Pokémon escaped, but Ash is glad there are some good people around, unlike Team Rocket. Jessie and James worry about Arbok and Weezing, but Meowth assures them they have been trained well, since they endured Pikachu's attacks. Team Rocket encounters Cacnea, who is still carrying the cookies. James opens the cookie bag and gives the cookie to Cacnea. Cacnea likes the cookie, so James offers it could travel with them. Cacnea agrees and James hugs Cacnea, only to wail in pain, due to its needles.
   
The poacher stops, finding Jessie's Arbok. While he prepares to capture him, Weezing uses SmokeScreen to Rico. Fearow clears the smoke, revealing Meowth trying to open the cage. Despite the electricity, Meowth does not fail. Fearow is about to attack Mewoth with Drill Peck, but Arbok attacks it with Headbutt, knocking the Fearow onto the cage. Meowth opens the cage, freeing the Ekanses and Koffigs out. Rico is about to capture them, but Arbok and Weezing attack him.
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==Debuts==
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===Character===
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[[Rico]]
   
Rico calls his Pupitar, who evolves into a [[Tyranitar]]! Weezing uses SmokeScreen, but Tyranitar uses Hyper Beam, despite the heavy smoke. The Hyperbeam caused a hole, but Jessie brings her [[Jessie's Wobbuffet|Wobbuffet]], as it can redirect attacks. Unfortunately, it does not use the attack! Tyranitar uses Hyper Beam again, destroying everything nearby. Jessie and James then decide that Arbok and Weezing should lead the Ekans and Koffing out. Despite their own will to stay with Team Rocket, they go from the area.
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===​Pokémon===
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[[Cacnea]] [[Gardenia's Cacnea|(James')]]
   
Tyranitar is about to use Hyper Beam, but Meowth scratches it. However, Tyranitar uses the attack on Meowth instead. Jessie, James and Meowth attack the Tyranitar, getting hurt from Tyranitar's attacks. Weezing and Arbok witness everything, but still continue on with their mission to get Ekans and Koffing away. Jessie, James and Meowth are beaten, but they still try to stop Rico from capturing Pokemon. However, Rico leaves them.
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==Quotes==
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:''"So not fair... I didn't even get a chance to talk to her this time!"'' - Brock
   
Ash, Brock, May, Max and Jenny intercept Rico. Rico sends Fearow, but [[Ash's Pikachu|Pikachu]] uses Thunderbolt, defeating it. Rico is about to bring Tyranitar, but Jenny's [[Growlithe]] seizes the Pokeballs. Rico is arrested. Jessie and James worry about Arbok and Weezing, but Cacnea appears. James opens the cookie bag and gives the cookie to Cacnea. The episode ends with Cacnea joining Team Rocket, while also stinging James.
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==Trivia==
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*The "Who's that Pokémon?" is [[Larvitar]].
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*This is the last episode Jessie's Arbok and James' Weezing are seen.
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*At the end of this episode, James catches a Cacnea who has a similar comic effect as [[James' Victreebel|Victreebel]].
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*The song that plays during the scene involving Arbok and Weezing leaving and watching Rico and Team Rocket fighting is Tears of Life from Mewtwo Strikes Back.
   
==Debuts==
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==Gallery==
'''Human Debuts'''
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{{Gallery Box|<gallery captionalign="center" widths="180" position="center">
*[[Rico]]
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AG006 1.jpg|May learns about the multiple Nurse Joys
'''​Pokémon Debuts'''
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AG006 2.jpg|The photo of Nurse Joys
*[[Cacnea]]
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AG006 3.jpg|Meowth finds the captured Ekans
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AG006 4.jpg|Arbok is sad about the Ekans
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AG006 5.jpg|Team Rocket are nearly defeated
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AG006 6.jpg|James offers Cacnea a bag of cookies
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AG006 7.jpg|Despite being electrocuted, Meowth is picking the lock
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AG006 8.jpg|Fearow is defeated
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AG006 9.jpg|Pupitar has evolved into a Tyranitar
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AG006 10.jpg|Jessie and James make a painful decision
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AG006 11.jpg|Arbok and Weezing run off, saddened they had to leave their trainers
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AG006 12.jpg|Growlithe snatches the gun and the Poké Ball
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AG006 13.jpg|Cacnea really likes the cookie
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AG006 14.jpg|Cacnea goes to hug James
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</gallery>}}
   
==Quotes==
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{{Pokémon: Advanced Generation}}
*''"So not fair... I didn't even get a chance to talk to her this time!"'' - Brock
 
 
==Trivia==
 
* The ''Who's that Pokémon?'' of this episode is [[Larvitar]].
 
* This is the last we see of Jessie's Arbok and James' Weezing.
 
* At the end of this episode, James catches a [[Cacnea]] who has the same comic effect as his old [[Victreebel]] (except it's with its arms).
 
* The song that plays during the scene involving Arbok and Weezing leaving and watching Rico and Team Rocket fighting is Tears of Life from Mewtwo Strikes Back.
 
 
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[[Category:Episodes written by Atsuhiro Tomioka]]
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A Poached Ego!
(ロケット団!みだれひっかきでサヨウナラ!!)
AG006
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Advanced Char. of the Day: Rico
Episode №: #282 Main: Ash, May, Brock, Max
Aired: JapanFlag Dec-26-2002 Recurring: Jessie, James, Officer Jenny, Nurse Joy
UnitedStatesFlag Nov-29-2003
Opening theme: I Wanna Be A Hero Minor: Rico
Badge(s): Setting:
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Ash's Taillow, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Jessie's Arbok (released), Ekans (multiple), James' Weezing (released), Koffing (multiple), Officer Jenny's Growlithe, Rico's Fearow, Rico's Pupitar → Tyranitar, Kakuna, Beedrill, Cacnea (new; James')
Major event(s)
Max and May meet Officer Jenny. Max meets Nurse Joy. Jessie releases Arbok. James releases Weezing. James catches a Cacnea. James' Cacnea knows Pin Missile.
Pokémon: Advanced

A Poached Ego! (Japanese: ロケット団!みだれひっかきでサヨウナラ!! Team Rocket! Goodbye to a Disturbed Scratch!!) is the 6th episode of Pokémon: Advanced.

SynopsisEdit

Our heroes are headed for Rustboro City, where Ash hopes to have his first real Gym battle in Hoenn. Team Rocket is making their way along the same path when they stumble upon a cage full of Ekans. Jessie is delighted that their work has been done for them and orders Arbok to attack. Arbok can't manage to attack the helpless Ekans, however, because it remembers when it used to be an Ekans. Jessie is sympathetic. James soon makes a similar concession when they find a cage of Koffing that Weezing will not hurt. The cages belong to a poacher named Rico who uses his Fearow and Pupitar to chase off Team Rocket. Team Rocket returns to the scene, now hoping to free the Ekans and Koffing. Things turn dangerous when Rico's Pupitar evolves into a Tyranitar, and Team Rocket is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice for the Pokémon that they love.

Episode PlotEdit

As Ash, Brock and Max travel to Rustboro City, May (as usual) lags behind. Ash knows they had a break, so sees they have to have another one. Max notices on his PokéNav in a Pokémon Center nearby, so Brock encourages May to go. May lets Brock's arm out and spots a strange object sticking in a tree. They all notice that the nearby trees have been scratched for some reason. At the Center, Brock goes to charm Nurse Joy, but May pushes him aside Nurse Joy, thinking this is the same Joy from Oldale Town. Joy explains that she is the younger sister of the Nurse Joy in Oldale Town. Max shows May a picture of all Nurse Joys in Hoenn, saying they all look the same. Brock disagrees, stating that this Nurse Joy has a millimeter longer bangs than other Nurse Joys. This impresses Max and Ash.

Officer Jenny appears and Brock goes to her to charm her, seeing Jenny's eyelashes are half a millimeter longer than other Officer Jennys. Max shows May a picture of all Officer Jennys in Hoenn region as well. Jenny asks Nurse Joy did any injured Pokémon come to the Pokémon Center. Joy replies none have arrived, though Jenny warns them all she received reports of poachers around. Joy shows a paper of the poacher, named Rico, who is brutal to Pokémon. Ash gives Jenny a part of a net they found in the forest, so they go to the site. Team Rocket spies again, planning to steal the Pokémon from the Center, by setting a hole. Meowth proposes to have an original plan, since they aim to receive a promotion. As Meowth is thinking, he accidentally slides down a hill. As he stands up, he sees a tent, revealing to be a cage full of injured Ekans. Meowth communicates with them, learning they were captured by a poacher. Meowth tries to free them, but gets electrocuted by the cage. Jessie and James come down on Arbok and Weezing. Jessie and James comment the poacher is foolish to leave the Pokémon he caught wounded, out here, alone.

They all agree it would be best to free them, for they can catch them. Jessie orders Arbok to use Acid, but Arbok cries because it was an Ekans before and does not want them to be hurt. Jessie promises she'll look after the Ekans, right after they are freed. James and Meowth count that would mean they'd have to gather more food, but Jessie was counting Meowth and James could skip some meals. Abok uses Acid, but nothing happens. James orders his Weezing to use Sludge, but a Fearow attacks it. The poacher appears, wondering what Team Rocket would do "to his prey". Weezing spots the poacher captured some Koffing. The poacher introduces himself as Rico, who captured these poison-type Pokémon, per a client's request. Rico promises he'll let them alone if they give their Weezing and Arbok to him. Jessie and James refuse to, since they are their partners, so Rico intends to take them by force. Rico's Fearow uses Agility, while Arbok uses Poison Sting and Weezing Sludge. Fearow dodges and uses Fury Attack, hitting both Weezing and Arbok. Fearow attacks with Drill Peck, though gets stopped by Arbok, who wrapped its beak. Rico calls his Fearow back and calls Pupitar. Using Sandstorm, Pupitar blasts them off, though Rico comments he missed his chance to catch those Pokémon.

Back at the forest, May shows where they found the net, when Max shows the tire tracks on the ground. Team Rocket are angered about Rico, with James commenting he'd also free the Koffing, regardless of how much extra food they'd have to buy. Suddenly, they notice a pack of Beedrill and Kakuna nearby. The Beedrill attack, while Team Rocket flees. A Pokémon passes by and Team Rocket warns it should hide. The Pokémon uses Pin Missile, dispersing the Beedrill. Meowth sees this is a Cacnea. James thinks the poacher must've moved on already, but Arbok lies on the ground, wanting to sense the location of the poacher. Before they leave, James gives Cacnea a bag of cookies, since it did save their lives. Ash's Taillow scouts, finding Rico driving his vehicle with the captured Pokémon. Taillow comes back to the heroes, leading them to the poacher. The poacher stops, finding Jessie's Arbok. While he prepares to capture it, Weezing uses Smokescreen on Rico. Fearow gusts away the smoke, revealing Meowth, enduring the electrical pain to open the cage. Fearow goes to attack Meowth with Drill Peck, but Arbok headbutts it, knocking the Fearow onto the cage and electrocuting it. Meowth opens the cage, freeing the Ekans and Koffing out. Rico is about to capture them, but Arbok and Weezing attack him with Poison Sting and Sludge, knocking away his weapon. Rico becomes really angry and sends his Pupitar, who evolves into a Tyranitar, frightening Team Rocket.

Weezing uses Smokescreen, allowing Ekans and Koffing to flee but Tyranitar uses Hyper Beam. The attack caused a trench, barring Ekans and Koffing's movement. Jessie brings her Wobbuffet, as it can reflect attacks. Unfortunately, the Hyper Beam was too quick for Wobbuffet to reflect the attack. Tyranitar uses Hyper Beam again, destroying everything nearby. The heroes hear this sound and decide to check it out. Rico promises he will crush them all, since they made him really angry. Jessie and James decide that Arbok and Weezing should lead the Ekans and Koffing out. Arbok and Weezing refuse, but Jessie and James point out they can only flee, since Ekans and Koffing need them. After Jessie and James urge them to, despite their own will to stay, Arbok and Weezing lead the groups away from the area. Tyranitar is about to use Hyper Beam, but Meowth cancels the attack with Fury Swipes. Arbok and Weezing turn around and see Jessie, James and Meowth attack Tyranitar, but end up getting even more hurt by its attacks. Weezing and Arbok witness everything, but, as they lead Ekans and Koffing away from the area, they start crying, seeing their friends are getting beaten up. Jessie, James and Meowth are defeated, but they still try to stop Rico from capturing Pokémon. However, Rico leaves them.

While Rico tries to find Arbok and Weezing, he encounters the heroes and Jenny, the latter marking it clear he is to be arrested. Rico sends Fearow, but Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, defeating it. Rico is about to bring Tyranitar, but Jenny's Growlithe seizes the Poké Balls, so Rico is arrested. Rico tells the Pokémon escaped, but Ash is glad there are some good people around, unlike Team Rocket. Jessie and James worry about Arbok and Weezing, but Meowth assures them they have been trained well, since they endured Pikachu's attacks. Team Rocket encounters Cacnea, who is still carrying the cookies. James opens the cookie bag and gives the cookie to Cacnea. Cacnea likes the cookie, so James offers it could travel with them. Cacnea agrees and James hugs Cacnea, only to wail in pain, due to its needles.

DebutsEdit

CharacterEdit

Rico

​PokémonEdit

Cacnea (James')

QuotesEdit

"So not fair... I didn't even get a chance to talk to her this time!" - Brock

TriviaEdit

  • The "Who's that Pokémon?" is Larvitar.
  • This is the last episode Jessie's Arbok and James' Weezing are seen.
  • At the end of this episode, James catches a Cacnea who has a similar comic effect as Victreebel.
  • The song that plays during the scene involving Arbok and Weezing leaving and watching Rico and Team Rocket fighting is Tears of Life from Mewtwo Strikes Back.

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