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All in a Day's Wurmple
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Advanced Char. of the Day: None
Episode №: #288 Main: Ash, May, Brock, Max
Aired: JapanFlag Feb-27-2003 Recurring: Jessie, James, Janet (flashback)
UnitedStatesFlag Jan-3-2004
Opening theme: I Wanna Be A Hero Minor: Forrest Franklin, Forrester Franklin
Badge(s): Setting: Unknown
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Ash's Treecko, May's Torchic, May's Wurmple, Brock's Forretress, Brock's Lotad, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Jessie's Seviper, Jessie's Wurmple, James' Cacnea, Forrest's Heracross, Forrester's Ariados, Forrester's Yanma, Janet's Beautifly (flashback), Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Bellossom
Major event(s)
May captures a Wurmple. May's Wurmple knows String Shot and Tackle. Jessie captures a Wurmple. Ash and May have their first Double Battle.
Pokémon: Advanced

All in a Day's Wurmple (Japanese: ダブルバトルとダブルでケムッソ!? Double Battle and Double Wurmple!) is the 14th episode of Pokémon: Advanced.


While the gang is walking through a forest May sees a Wurmple. After Ash scanned it with his Pokédex and they learn from Max that it can evolve into Beautifly, May decides to capture it and separates from the group. Meanwhile, Jessie wants to capture some Wurmple too, to give them to Giovanni and to use the others for winning contests. After a while Team Rocket attacks May to catch the Wurmple that she saw when a boy named Franklin, who is a ranger, helps her. At the same time, Ash has a double battle against another ranger also named Franklin who is identical to the other one. What's the truth behind the two Franklins? Will Jessie and May be able to catch a Wurmple?

Episode Plot

As the heroes travel through the forest to Rustboro City, May spots a Pokémon close to her face and screams. It is a Wurmple, a Pokémon who later evolves into a Beautifly. May reconsiders her thoughts and is interested in catching it. May runs off after the Wurmple, who nearly fled. May admits she is hoping to enter a Contest and perform with Beautifly and win a ribbon. Brock proposes to have lunch, but May goes away, wanting to catch the Wurmple. Ash is worried, but Max believes May would come back when she feels hungry, while Brock thinks this would be a good experience for her as a trainer. Team Rocket hear the discussion, so Jessie is also bound to capture the Wurmple for same reason. Meowth also reminds them they could give Beautifly to the boss, who'd forgive them for all the foolish things they have done. As May is searching for the Wurmple, she sees a bunch of Bellossom dancing.

Team Rocket is also searching, with James looking the Pokémon in trees. Jessie demonstrates by kicking the tree, causing a Weedle to fall down. She makes another kick, making a Kakuna fall down. Next thing they knew, a bunch of angry Beedrill swoop down. As May is watching the Bellossom dancing, Team Rocket runs away from Beedrill, and so does May. They fall down and as Team Rocket recites their motto, May sees a Wurmple and goes to get it. Even though Team Rocket is angry for their motto being disrupted, they still go to capture Wurmple. May sends her Torchic, but Jessie interferes, sending her Seviper in as well. May and Jessie start arguing, since they both claim they have the right to catch the same Wurmple. Seviper uses Poison Tail on Wurmple, but Torchic attacks Sevipver with Peck, albeit with any effect. James sends his Cacnea, who uses Pin Missile and with Jessie's Seviper uses Poison Tail.

Suddenly, a Heracross pushes Cacnea and Seviper away. A boy arrives, helping May, claiming two opponents against one is not fair. Heracross uses Fury Attack, blasting Team Rocket off. May thanks the boy, but realizes Wurmple had fled. The boy Franklin, offers her help, which she accepts. Brock is finishing lunch, while Ash trains his Pikachu to use Iron Tail. Pikachu strikes a tree, but fails to do so. Pikachu tries again, but fails to do so. A boy, looking like Franklin, appears, seeing Pikachu is quite strong. The boy, Franklin, proposes a battle with Ash, who accepts the offer. As May and Franklin are climbing the mountain, Franklin mentions being one of the rangers, since he knows the area. May almost falls, but Franklin holds her. Nevertheless, Franklin notices May is independant and self-sufficient, making her blush. Franklin tells Ash they should have a Double Battle, each side having two Pokémon in a fight. Max claims the Double Battle could be a challenge in Rustboro City Gym, so Ash accepts the challenge.

Franklin sends his Ariados and Yanma out to battle, while Ash chooses Pikachu and Treecko to fight. Ariados uses String Shot, but Pikachu and Treecko dodge the attack. Yanma uses Sonic Boom, but Treecko and Pikachu dodge the attack. However, Pikachu is being binded by the String Shot, so Treecko carries Pikachu away, rescuing him from Yanma's Sonic Boom. Araidos uses Night Shade, while Yanma uses Swift, though Pikachu and Treecko dodge the attacks. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, hurting the Yanma, but is being struck by Ariados' Night Shade. Pikachu and Treecko dodge the attacks from Yanma and Ariados, who repeat their attacks. Treecko uses Quick Attack, so Yanma and Ariados attack Treecko with Sonic Boom and String Shot. However, Treecko jumps and dodges the attacks. Pikachu uses Iron Tail on Yanma, defeating it. Pikachu tries to repeat the attack on Ariados, but fails to do so. Pikachu is hurt by String Shot, while Treecko uses Pound on Ariados, defeating it, so Ash wins the battle. Franklin congratulates Ash on the victory, who admits he learned a lot from the battle. Brock invites Franklin for the stew Brock made, who accepts the offer.

While Franklin tries to find Wurmple, May found some Pecha Berries for Franklin. Franklin thinks May's independence on her journey makes her stronger. May realizes this is true, considering she has traveled with Ash for a while. Franklin also thinks of going on a journey with May, since he feels always afraid to go alone. Suddenly, Franklin spots a Wurmple, so May sends Torchic, who attacks Wurmple. May throws her Poké Ball, but Wurmple frees itself. Wurmple tackles Torchic, so Torchic counterattacks with Ember. May throws her Poké Ball and succeeds in catching the Wurmple. However, just then, Team Rocket steals May's Poké Ball and fly away. Franklin sends Heracross, whose Horn Attack destroys the balloon. While May manages to return her Poké Ball, Team Rocket is angry, so Jessie brings her Seviper out and James his Cacnea. Seviper and Cacnea dodge Torchic's Ember, and use Pin Missile and Poison Tail. Cacnea hits Torchic, but Heracross stops the attack from Seviper. May, by Franklin's advice, sends her Wurmple out to fight with Torchic, at the same time. Wurmple uses String Shot, affecting Cacnea and Seviper. Torchic uses Ember and Heracross uses Megahorn, blasting Team Rocket off.

Brock, Max and Ash discuss travelling with Franklin, who admits he has been traveling around for some time. May and Franklin coming back, the former yelling she caught Wurmple. The heroes witness there are two Franklins, who admit they are twin brothers - one is Forrester and the other is Forest. Forest admits he will travel on his journey, pleasing Forrester, who decides to watch over the area. Brock decides it is time for lunch, so May sends her Torchic and Wurmple out. The Wurmple eats everyone's food at a fast speed, then walks up to May and falls asleep. May isn't bothered, since she considers Wurmple actually cute. Elsewhere, Team Rocket is hanging on a branch, between two cliffs. James notices a Wurmple, so Jessie catches the Wurmple relatively easy. Just as Jessie takes her Poké Ball back, Jessie's Wobbuffet comes out, causing the branch to snap and making Team Rocket fall down.


"Do you guys think she's going to be okay alone?"
"Don't worry, as soon as she gets little hungry, she'll come right back!" - Ash and Max about May






  • The Pokémon featured in the Who's That Pokémon segment is Lugia.
  • The English dubbed title refers to the saying "All in a day's work."


In the scene when Ariados' String Shot wrapped around Pikachu's leg, it was above his toes. Then on the next scene where Pikachu is trying to get his leg freed, the String Shot now was wrapped around above his toes and ankle.


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