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* Featured Pokemon: Magneton, Crobat, Geodude, Lanturn
* Featured Pokemon: Magneton, Crobat, Geodude, Lanturn
* The English dub is a combination of the phrases "pros and cons" and "con artists"
* The gold and silver-colored Pokéblocks are references to the Pokémon Gold and Silver games.
* This was the most recent episode until Dressed for Jess Success! where James crossdressed, a span of over six years.
* This is one of the few episodes that Cacnea does not hug James straight after coming out of its Poké Ball.
* In the English dub, Drew stated "In a Pokémon Contest, you have to be on the same wavelength as your Pokémon..." In May's flashback of what Drew said, it was instead, "In battles, you have to be on the same wavelength as your Pokémon..."
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Pros and Con Artists
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Advanced Challenge Char. of the Day: Grace
Episode №: #324 Main: Ash, May, Brock, Max
Aired: JapanFlag November 6, 2003 Recurring: Jessie, James, Drew
UnitedStatesFlag October 30, 2004
Opening theme: This Dream Minor: None
Badge(s): Stonebadge Knucklebadge Dynamobadge Setting: Fallarbor Town
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Ash's Taillow, May's Beautifly, Jessie's Seviper, James's Cacnea, Drew's Roselia, Grace's Medicham, Wigglytuff, Natu, Marill, Hoppip, Espeon, Teddiursa, Smoochum, Electrike, Kecleon, Shelgon
Major event(s)
Ash and co. arrive to Fallarbor Town.
Pokémon: Advanced Challenge


The gang has arrived to Fallarbor Town where May will have the 2nd Pokemon Contest. May imagines herself winning the contest where Brock and Ash support her. May sends her Beautifly to look for the building where she and Beautifly will do their performance. The gang arrives inside the building, while Brock is amazed by the girls inside.

May sees a Coordiantor meditating with her Pokemon. The Pokemon is a Medicham. A psychic force affects Max's glasses, making them float in air. And the force affects other objects and even Pokemon. Medicham stops with meditationg, so all objects fall down. The owner apologises for the event, so Brock goes to flirt with her, but Max takes him away. May aplogises and says Brock does it when he sees a beautiful girl, but the woman starts laughing.

Grace aplogises and introduces herself. During the night, Brock has cooked some food, to which Grace happily eats. Ash wonders if she won in any contests, so she shows 3 ribbons. May is discouraged, as the next one will be her 2nd. grace gives her some advice, but May has double-thoughts about entering the Contest at all. Grace will show her some attacks Medicham know to encourage her.

Medicham demonstrates - uses Ice Punch with Psychic, dazzling the view. May is thrilled, so she practices with Beautifly - it uses Silver Wind combined with Tackle. However, May corrects herself and orders to use Gust, but then orders String Shot. Beautifly has failed, so String Shot affects it. Drew appears, commenting on attack combinations. Drew asks her if she won any ribbons, but May becomes nervous. May asks him how many did he got, so he shows the case - there are 3 ribbons.

Jessie and James, disguised, ask a man who is passing by whether he wants to win Contests. They offer him a secret product, encouraging the man to ask them what that is - they are Pokeblocks. The man appears before Meowth, so he gives the man advice how to win the contests. Jessie and James appear before Meowth, disgusing themselves as customers. The man is shown gold and silver Pokeblocks, so Meowth throws a gold Pokeblock to Wobbuffet. Meowth distracts the man for a while and shows Wobbuffet, cooler. The man is convinced and happy, so he pays them to get the Pokeblocks. Jessie and James are happy that the plan worked - painting ordinary to gold and silver Pokeblocks.

Ash asks Max where May is, with Max responding that she is training her Beautifly. Brock is flirting with girls he crosses upon. Ash, Brock and Max see Drew and say that they cheer for May. Drew taunts Ash into a battle - Ash acepts the challenge. Ash's Taillow attacks Drew's Rosalia using Quick Attack. Rosalis uses Magical Leaf, but Taillow dodges the attack. Rosalis uses Petal Dance, but Taillow evades the attack. Taillow uses Peck, but Rosalia uses Stun Spore, so Taillow's attack is cancelled.

May witnesses Taillow being attacked by Rosalia. Taillow is hit by Stun Spore. Rosalis uses Solar Beam, defeating Taillow. Drew explaines why Ash lost - his Taillow was confused as he is, but the main part is teamwork. During night, May remembers what Grace and Drew told her. Next day, Team Rocket sell the fake Pokeblocks, as the customers are convinced to buy them. May realizes that if she were to give Beautifly the Pokeblock, she might win the Contest.

Grace appears, demanind from which berries are the Pokeblocks made of. She exposes the Team Rocket, as the Pokeblocks have no apparent origin, so tells May that a true Coordiantor would mix his/her own Pokeblocks. Team Rocket open the ballon and fly off, but steal the people's Pokemon. Meidchap uses Psychic, freeing itself and other Pokemon. Beautifly uses String Shot, grabbing the baloon. James sends Cacnea and uses Pin Missile, freeing themselves. Seviper is sent out and uses Poison Tail, but Medichap uses Jump Kick, kocking Seviper out. Cacnea uses Pin Missile, but Beautifly uses Tackle.

Medichap uses Ice Punch, blasting Team Rocket away. Grace praises May for the moves Beautifly used. The Contest is about to start - the Coordinators are in place, from which May, Drew and race are seen.



  • Featured Pokemon: Magneton, Crobat, Geodude, Lanturn

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