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Manectric Charge
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Advanced Challenge Char. of the Day: Wattson
Episode №: #333 Main: Ash, May, Brock, Max
Aired: JapanFlag January 15, 2004 Recurring: Jessie, James
UnitedStatesFlag December 4, 2004
Opening theme: This Dream Minor: Watt
Badge(s): Stonebadge Knucklebadge Dynamobadge Heatbadge Setting: Mauville City
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Ash's Taillow, Ash's Treecko, Ash's Corphish, Ash's Torkoal, May's Beautifly, May's Skitty, Brock's Forretress, Brock's Lotad, Brock's Mudkip, Jessie's Seviper, James' Cacnea, Wattson's Electrike → Manectric, Watt's Ampharos
Major event(s)
Ash's Torkoal knows Iron Defense. Ash and co. go to Verdanturf Town.
Pokémon: Advanced Challenge

Manectric Charge (Japanese: キンセツジムふたたび!VSライボルト!! Return To Mauville Gym! VS. Manectric) is the 19th episode of Pokémon: Advanced Challenge.

Episode Plot

The gang returns to Mauville City. Ash thinks they should eat something first, but Max spots a carnival, so him and Max go play. May wants to shop first, but Brock points her to a small shop of jewelry. The men advertising in Pokémon costumes are Team Rocket, actually. May sends Beautifly, Torchic and Skitty out for fun. Brock brings Mudkip, Lotad and Forretress as well. Ash sends Taillow, Torkoal, Treecko and Corphish. Torkoal is happy, so smog's everyone - Ash introduces Torkoal to other Pokémon. They greet it, so Torkoal smog Jessie and James (disguised).

Brock kicks the ball and scores 10 points and brags. Torkoal tries to play soccer as well - it stands up and kicks, but fails and falls down. The gang and Pokémon play other games as well. Meowth presses a button, chaos rampages - the Pokémon are captured in nets and cages. Team Rocket goes in the balloon with the Pokémon they stole. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but the net is electric-proof. Forretress uses Rapid Spin, but with a little effect. Torchic uses Ember, but the net is fire-proof as well. All Pokémon use their best attacks, but nothing sets them free.

Team Rocket flies away, but out of nowhere, Wattson, his Electrike and his assistant, Watt, come to rescue. Electrike uses Thunder Wave, but the balloon is electric proof. Watt sends Ampharos and it uses Iron Tail, cutting the bag of the Pokémon inside. Electrike uses Thunder Wave, Pikachu uses Thunder and Ampharos uses ThunderShock, negating the electric-proof balloon and blasting Team Rocket off. After that is taken care of. Electrike evolves into Manectric. Torkoal is happy and smogs everyone. Ash challenges Wattson to a battle - Torkoal vs. Manectric. Watt is wondering about Skitty and challenges May to a battle, which she accepts.

The gang arrives to the Gym and they see the entrance being different. As Ash goes in, Watt stops him, as the entrance is much more changed than he thinks. In any case, they arrive to the battlefield, so Skitty battles Ampharos. Skitty begins with DoubleSlap, and uses Tackle, hitting Watt's Ampharos. Ampahros retaliates with ThunderShock, Skitty dodges the attack, but Ampharos redirects, hitting Skitty. Ampharos uses Iron Tail, hurting Skitty severely. Ampharos uses ThunderShock, so Skitty uses Assist and attacks with Quick Attack. Skitty uses DoubleSlap, defeating Ampharos.

Team Rocket arrives to the Mauville Gym and open the door to capture Pokémon. However, they soon find that they are on a roller coaster. Ash sends Torkoal, while Wattson sends his Manectric. Torkoal begins using Flamethrower. Manectric dodges and Tackles Torkoal. Team Rocket continues going to the top and fall down. Manectric uses Bite, but fails when Torkoal uses Iron Defense. Manectric uses Thunder Wave, while Torkoal uses Overheat. Overheat hits Manectric, negating its attack. Team Rocket has arrived to a whirlpool - sinking.

Torkoal uses Overheat, hitting Manectric and follows with Flamethrower. Manectric use Charge to power up and uses Thunder Wave, while Ash uses Overheat. Since it was the 3rd time Torkoal used Overheat, its attack is negated and it is stricken by Thunder Wave, defeated. Team Rocket are still on the roller coaster, being tired from all the traps. Team Rocket go to a room with 3 Raikou. Jessie sends Seviper and James sends Cacnea to capture Raikou.

Ash thanks Wattson for the battle. Watt mentions to May that next Competition is in Verdanturf Town, so Max sees it on the PokéNav. The gang says goodbye to Watt and Wattson. Meanwhile, Seviper uses Poison Tail, Cacnea uses Needle Arm and Meowth uses Fury Swipes. However, the Raikou's heads fall off, revealing them to be machines. The machines explode and Team Rocket blasts off again.


  • "Blargh! What kind of Pokémon is that?" - Jessie
"I'd say it's one we don't have to bother stealing!" - James



Manectric (Wattson's)



Torkoal was afflicted damage by Manectric's Thunder Wave, despite the attack not causing any damage.


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