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Lights, Camerupt, Action! (映画はバクーダに乗って!!)
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Advanced Challenge Char. of the Day: Elijah, Mariah
Episode №: #360 Main: Ash, May, Brock, Max
Aired: JapanFlag July 22, 2004 Recurring: Jessie, James, Gary Oak (flashback), Professor Oak (flashback), Delia (flashback), Brock's siblings (flashback)
UnitedStatesFlag July 16, 2005
Opening Theme: This Dream Minor: Elijah, Mariah, Red (cameo)
Badge(s): Stonebadge Knucklebadge Dynamobadge Heatbadge Balancebadge Featherbadge Setting: Mossdeep City
Pokémon: Pikachu (Ash's), Meowth (Team Rocket), Wobbuffet (Jessie's), Chimecho (James's), Grovyle (Ash's), Corphish (Ash's), Torkoal (Ash's), Bulbasaur (May's), Lombre (Brock's), Seviper (Jessie's), Camerupt (Elijah's), Pikachu (Red's; cameo), Clefairy (Red's; cameo)
Major event(s)
Ash decides to head for the Gym in Mossdeep City via Lilycove City.
Pokémon: Advanced Challenge


Ash is happy for his newest badge. He wants to go to his newest Gym battle, so asks Brock where the next Gym is, so Brock tells him it is in Mossdeep City. They can go via a ship from Lilycove City to there. As they walk, they spot a man trying to push a Camerupt in water. The gang offers assistance to get Camerupt to shore. They manage to bring it (with Torkoal and Bulbasuar helping as well). The man, named as Elijah, thanks him, while the gang introduces themselves. Max wonders what is that equipment, so Elijah tells it is movie equipment - he displays the movies to the locals around these parts. The latest movie he will show is Plusle and Minun - the Princess Rescue. He tells them that it'll be shown tomorrow night, so the gang plans to watch the movie.

Team Rocket spy from their balloon, trying to get Pikachu and Camerupt. Chimecho calms James down with its voice, although Jessie begins to find it annoying, so James returns it back. Meowth spots the movie equipment so he plans to steal it so that boss would see his favourite movie on big screen. He also plans to steal Camerupt, although James is sceptical what would he do with a Camerupt, but Jessie thinks why not steal both? The gang arrives to the bridge, finding it broken. They follow the river, finding the narrowest spot. Although the current is strong, Elijah has not forgotten they past the last river, so they can pass this one. They begin to walk towards it, but fall in a hole. Team Rocket appear - they cut the bridge to get them into the hole they are in.

Team Rocket take Camerupt, although Ash sends Corphish, cutting the rope. Corphish blasts 'em off using Bubble Beam. The gang continues their travel. May feels some rocks falling, so Max pulls her to avoid being hurt. Elijah sees that he needs to find another path. He goes to camp for the night with the gang. He compliments Brock for the food he prepared. Elijah says he is lucky - mostly he falls down from the canyon or is chase by Tauros or some such. Elijah feels it is an obligation to show the people movies - he received a letter from a girl named Mariah who compliments the movie she saw, so wants Elijah to get back with a new movie (since it was a year she saw the movie).

Ash recalls he saw a movie once he was little. The movie was about a trainer (like Ash), a Pikachu and a hungry Clefairy. Clefairy sees a Teddiursa eating a hamburger, so goes to eat it. Teddiursa cries, so a Ursaring pounds the Clefairy, making Ash laughing. Brock recalls he saw a movie as well - somewhere in Middle West, a Snorlax was battling Machoke for Azurril's pride. Both Pokémon shoot Water Guns with Remoraids. Snorlax's hat was blown, but Machoke was defeated. Max also recalls that aliens took Meowth and enlarged it. The Marshtomp Air force send to deal with Meowth, but did not succeed. Marshtomp was a hero from another planet, so it got bigger (as much as Meowth) and defeated it. May also recalls her favourite movie - Natu and Xatu were travelling in a ship across Milky Way, being in love. An ice asteroid, destroying the ship and splitting the lovers.

The gang discusses more about the movies. Elijah tells the movies become memories. Ash asks what is the plot of the movie Elijah will show, so he begins to tell it. The movie is a narrated one, tempting Max to go see it. Ash allows them to see it. The next day, they travel and reach the town via a different route. The villagers greet him and the youngsters come to hear what new movie it'll be. Even Mariah arrives, being tanked for sending the letter to Elijah. Brock and Ash set the theatre where the movie will be displayed. That night, many villagers gather (along with the gang). The lights went out and the movie begins. Elijah plays the radio where the narrator can be heard.

Plusle and Minun lived in a forest until the princess got captured by an Exploud. They go to rescue her, but bump into a rock. They encounter an Armaldo and begin to fight, but the movie stops. Team Rocket appear, disrupting the movie. Jessie sends Seviper and uses Haze. They go off, taking the movie equipment with them. Elijah, May, Ash and Max go to find them while Brock stays to entertain the others. Brock sings and dances, entertaining the children. Max spots a trail of movie film, so they go to find the projector. Meowth and James push the cart with the projector, but Jessie sees the trail of the movie film, so they go to take it back. Later, the gang intercepts Team Rocket.

Jessie sends Seviper and Ash his Grovyle. Seviper goes to bite, however Grovyle evades and attacks it with Bullet Seed and blasts Team Rocket off with Quick Attack. Max catches the movie film. Brock has become tired of all entertaining. Fortunately enough, Max, May, Elijah and Ash come with the movie film and the projector. The movie continues - Plusle and Minun are about to battle the Armaldo, but Pikachu comes, helping them. Even Team Rocket watch the movie. They confront Exploud and rescue princess Curlia, returning to the forest where they lived happily ever after. The gang claps. Later, Team Rocket comment on the movie, although James wonders how they'd see a different ending...


  • "Princess Curlia seems so happy!" - Jessie
"And Plusle and Minun were happy, too!" - Meowth
"I'd hate to see you two handle a sad ending..."' - James



  • Featured Pokemon: Sandshrew, Sandslash, Kadabra, Kecleon
  • The movie May mentioned is based off Titanic movie.
  • When Ash makes a flashback of his movie, a man sitting behind Gary has an outfit that resembles a giant R, possibly referencing Team Rocket.
  • At the beginning of the episode, a classic Pokémon identification can be seen. In this episode, it is a Gloom.


  • The Azumarill in the last movie that Brock saw had the voice of an Azurill.

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