Inthisepisode [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] decidedtogoonaquestinthe[[Unova]]Region.Heisstillat hisgoalcatchingeveryPokémonin the world.ProfessorJunipergaveAshfiveempty [[Pokéballs|Pokéballs]] and a new [[Pokédex]],shealsotoldhimwhere the nearest gymwas.
Afterbeingstruck by lightning, [[Ash'sPikachu|Pikachu]] ishavingtroubleusingitsElectric-typeattacks...butasecondstrangethunderstormhealsthePokemonjustasquickly!Attributing the ordealtotheLegendaryPokemon[[Zekrom]],Professors [[ProfessorOak|Oak]] and [[Professor Juniper|Juniper]] agreethatfurtherresearchisneeded.
ThenextmorningAshleftonhisnewquest,howeverOshawottfollowedAshalltheway to [[IsshuRoute 1|Route 1]].WhenAshwaswalkinginroute1heheardsomethinginthebushes, hechecked to seeifitwasapokémon. ThePokédexsaid"'''[[Axew]], theTuskPokémon. Axew marksitsterritorybymakingscratchmarksontreeswithitstusks, whichregrowiftheyfallout."''' Ash lookedatthePokédexpicturethenthethinghidinginthebush. He saidtohimself"Thatdoesn'tlooklikethis...I'llcatchitanyway!"
Meanwhile,[[TeamRocket]]hasarrivedinthe[[Unova]]regionandpreparestolaunchanoperationdesigned to steal both Zekrom and Pikachu! [[AshKetchum|Ash]] iseagertostarthisnewjourney,andarmedwithanew Pokedex and newPokeballs, ourhero sets out to meetasmanyUnovaPokemonas he can. Whiletryingto catch a [[Ash's Unfezant|Pidove]], Ashrunsinto a girl named [[Iris (anime)|Iris]] and her Pokemon [[Iris' Axew|Axew]].Itdoesn'ttakelongforTeamRockettolaunchaplotto steal Pikachu, PidoveandAxew,too!Ofcourse, Ash springsintoaction,battlinghisoldenemies[[Jessie]],[[James]]and[[TeamRocket's Meowth|Meowth]]. He getssomehelpfroman unexpected source: [[Ash'sOshawott|Oshawott]],whohasbeen following Ash and Pikachu since they left Professor Juniper'slab.Beforelong, all the Pokemon are safely returned while Team Rocket mysteriously vanishes.
Ashthrewa Pokéball to the thinginthebush,anditjustbounced right off it. A girl popped out of the bushes and yelled "OK, What was that for?!" Ash replied "See, I was only trying to catcha Pokémon."Thegirl asked "Oh, so what you're really telling me is that I look like a Pokémon. Your Pokédex, is this cute face in there? Tell me, IS IT?!" the girl smiled but suddenly got mad again. Ash said confused "No, uh...Sorry." The girl smiled and said "Fine, I accept your apology. But you've got a long way to go as a trainer if you think I look like a Pokémon. Right , Axew?" A Pokémon popped out of the girl's hair and happily said "Axew Axew!" Ash gasped "Wow, that's where it was." The girl noticed [[Ash's Pikachu|Pikachu]] and gasped "Whoa, no way! Pikachu?" she grabbeditand hugged it [[File:IrisStopIt.png|thumb|left]]"You've got to be the sweetestthingever!It'ssocute!Andthosejigglingcheeks! You can't find anything this jiggly in Unova! Well I, for one, am dying to know what a Pikachu's doing here. Now come on, Tell me! Tell me! Tell [[File:Pokemon Episode 2 Lris hugging Pikachu.png|thumb|334px|Irishugging Pikachu]]me!" Ash answered"We'refrom[[PalletTown]]inthe[[Kanto|KantoRegion]]."Thegirlasked "[[Pallet Town]]?" Ash answered "Yeah. I'm Ash, And I wanna enter the Unova League." the girl contined "Isn't that nice? It's nice to meet you. I'm Iris" but right after she told Ash her name, Pikachu shocked her with a [[Thunderbolt]].
Thegroupvisits the [[PokemonCenter]]where[[NurseJoy]]restoresPikachu,Axew and Pidove to perfecthealth. Irisadmits that although Ash acts "like a kid", she isimpressedwith the wayhesprangintoactionwhensavingtheirthree Pokemon. And Ash wondersoutloudwhyOshawotthelpedthemoutthewayitdid...
Iris apologized to Pikachu. She told Ash about the great thunder that happened the other day. Ash told her "Sure was [[Professor Juniper]] said [[Zekrom]] caused all that lightning." Iris gasped "Zekrom, the legendary Pokémon caused it?! Please, I want to know everything?!" Iris got interrupted, Pikachu pointed at a Pokémon. Ash looked at the Pokémon "The Pokémon from yesterday!" Ash ran with the Pokémon and Iris caught up with him.
Meanwhile with [[Team Rocket]], they are discussing with plans on how to get Pikachu with [[Giovanni]] and he tells them "I have every confidence that you won't let me down." But after they are done talking, a school of [[Woobat]] attacked them.
While that was happening Ash followed that Pokémon still trying to catch it. Ash looked up the Pokémon on the Pokédex and it said "'''[[Deerling]] the Season pokémon. With the change of each season, Deerlings appearance changes as well." '''Ash got a Pokéball and threw it at Deerling. The Pokémon used its ear to stop the Pokéball from coming at it. Iris tells Ash "You don't get it. You act like a little kid...If you want to catch it, you've gotta battle it." Ash remembered "I knew that! Come on Pikachu!" Pikachu tagged along with Ash. Once all the Deerling noticed Ash and Pikachu, they ran away. After that a herd of Pokémon ran over Ash and Pikachu. Ash was dizzy and so was Pikachu. Ash said "Ok, I give. Who was that Pokémon anyway?" then he and Pikachu fell. Iris said "It was a [[Patrat]]. You are a little kid." Axew agreed with Iris.
Later Ash and Iris were picking apples for dinner. Ash pick an apple and asked "Wonder if I can eat this?" then a pile of apples fell on top of him. Iris said happily "Come and get it! Dinner!...Huh? Where'd Ash go?" Ash answered weakly from under the pile of apples "Down here..." Iris said "Sorry about that." They talked until night. Iris said "I see...So Pikachu had a really rough day because of Zekrom." Ash continued "Pikachu must've stored up and then let out all its electricity, because of all the intense stuff Zekrom was up to, that's what the professor said." Iris said "Well Zekrom is a legendary Pokémon you know. I'd love to meet Zekrom some day. I can't wait to meet Zekrom!" Ash contined "Unova's got lots of cool Pokémon, not just Zekrom, I'll meet them all. Iris?" When Ash checked on Iris she was sleeping in a tree. Ash sighed. Ash looked up in the sky "That Unova sky's full of stars. From now on, our journey's gonna be under this sky." A shooting star flashed in Ash's and Pikachu's eyes, Ash said excitely "A shooting star. That's great. Good luck. Pikachu, don't you feel lucky too?" While they where talking, Oshawatt was still following them!
The Next sunny day Ash continued on his quest to become a Pokémon Master. However Iris vanished. Ash said to himself and Pikachu "Iris left early, you know? I wonder where she could've gone? Well, no big deal. Its a brand new day." Ash stopped talking when he heard something walking. It was a pigeon-like like Pokémon. Ash checked the Pokédex "'''[[Pidove]], The Tiny Pidgeon Pokémon. A Pidove flock's cooing can get extremely noisy. Pidove is not attracted to shiny objects."''' Ash said out loud "Cool, Pidove... Lets go!" Ash followed the Pidove to find a group of Pidove. Ash pointed at one of the Pidove. "OK, Let's battle that one!" Pikachu jumped into battle mode, Ash told Pikachu to use Thunderbolt once, the Pidove fainted. Pikachu's Thunderbolt scared all of the Pidove, they started to attack him. One of the attacks was [[Air Slash]], two of the Pidove used [[Quick Attack]]. While that was happening, the fainted Pidove recovered and flew away with the rest of the group. Ash noticed there was one last Pidove. Ash told Pikachu to use Quick Attack, the Pidove got hit. After that Ash told Pikachu to finish it with [[Iron Tail]], Ash threw a Poké Ball 1...2...3 POP! The Pokémon escaped. Then the Pidove used [[Whirlwind]], then it used Quick Attack after that, Air cutter, then it used Quick Attack again, Pikachu jumped right before it could hit. The Pidove hit a tree and got hurt. "All right, Thunderbolt! Now" Ash yelled Pikachu used Thunderbolt, the Pidove tried to escape but it got hit. Then Ash threw a Pokéball and he had caught it! Iris happened to appear out of nowhere and said "Whoa. You're '''that''' excited about catching a little Pidove? What a kid." While Ash and Iris was talking Iris's Axew found an apple, Pikachu was hungry so Axew cut the apple in half with it's teeth, they both started to eat right when Pikachu took a bite out of it, two hands grabbed Axew and Pikachu. Pikachu yelled "Pika Pika" while Axew yelled "Axew Ax!"
[[File:376.jpg|thumb|323px|Pikachu and Axew are trapped in the glass box]]Ash and Iris noticed they saw a 2 people and a [[Team Rocket's Meowth|Meowth]] Ash yelled "You guys again?" It was [[Team Rocket]] [[Jessie]] and [[James]] and of course Meowth. They did their introduction. Iris asked "Team Rocket? Who are they?" Ash answered "They're a group of bad guys who steal peoples pokémon!!" Jessie said "Right, evil deeds like stealing Pokémon are our stock and trade to rule the world, because that's what we do." Iris yelled "Axew's not yours, it's mine! Give it back." James looked at Axew "I see, so this is Axew" Meowth continued "And we claim Axew as part of our takeover of the Unova region!" Iris gasped "Hold on, you must be a Meowth. What're you doing here?...Forget about that, how can you talk?!" Meowth answered "Simple, I'm a genius!! A Meowth that you only get to hear once in a lifetime." They threw Pikachu and Axew in a glass box. Pikachu and Axew tried to break out but it was impossibe. Ash said while throwing a Pokéball "No way. Pidove, I choose you!" [[Ash's Pidove|Pidove]] came out of the Pokéball. James said "He's using a region pokémon too" Jessie told Meowth to fight. Meowth was about to use [[Fury Swipes]] but it failed due to Pidove using [[Gust]].
Jessie told Ash that he's doing well. Jessie threw a Poké Ball, she said "Try my Pokémon on for size!" A fluffy bat looking like pokémon appeared out of the Poké Ball. Ash asked "What's that?" Iris answered "It's a Woobat!" Meowth said "A [[Jessie's Woobat|Woobat]]! That name's got a nice ring to it." Jessie continued "Nice ring is a good thing. Woobat, use Air Slash!" Ash yelled "Dodge it quick! All right use Quick Attack" Pidove avoided it. Then it used Quick Attack. Jessie told Woobat to avoid it and then use Gust. Then Pidove fainted. Ash and Iris ran to Pidove. Ash told it "Pidove! Snap out of it!" Then Jessie put Woobat back in it's Pokéball. James said "Our premier mission in Unova is complete. Off we go!" James opened a suit case which turned out to be a hot air balloon. As they left Jessie said "Nice doing business with you twerp." Iris started to climb a tree. Ash started climbing too. He jumped and tried to grab the glass box that Pikachu and Axew was in. Iris thought to herself "No way". Ash couldn't grab the glass box and he fell down. Suddenly Oshawott appeared! It threw the Shell that was on it's chest to Team Rocket's Balloon. Team Rocket's Balloon fell down. When it fell to the ground the glass box broke. Ash and Iris caught Pikachu and Axew while Oshawott caught it's shell. Oshawott started to dance. Team Rocket fell down. Jessie was mad. Jessie took Woobat's Pokéball and threw it. Woobat came out and used Air Slash on Pikachu and Axew. Jessie said "Air Slash again!" Woobat used all of its strength to make this Air Slash. Right Before it could hit Pikachu or Axew, Oshawott used [[Water Gun]]. Then Finally Ash told Pikachu to use [[Volt Tackle]]. Right before it could hit Team Rocket, James threw something that created smoke and they escaped. Ash asked "Did they escape?" After a few seconds Pikachu fainted.
[[File:Episode 2 best wishes end.png|thumb|left|324px|To be continued...]]Later that day Ash and Iris were in the [[Pokémon Center]], [[Nurse Joy]]healed all of Ash's and Iris' Pokémon. They were talking with Nurse Joy when Ash started to wonder why did Oshawatt save their pokémon. While they were talking, Oshawott was watching them in a window.
After being struck by lightning, Pikachu is having trouble using its Electric-type attacks... but a second strange thunderstorm heals the Pokemon just as quickly! Attributing the ordeal to the Legendary Pokemon Zekrom, Professors Oak and Juniper agree that further research is needed.
Meanwhile, Team Rocket has arrived in the Unova region and prepares to launch an operation designed to steal both Zekrom and Pikachu! Ash is eager to start his new journey, and armed with a new Pokedex and new Pokeballs, our hero sets out to meet as many Unova Pokemon as he can. While trying to catch a Pidove, Ash runs into a girl named Iris and her Pokemon Axew. It doesn't take long for Team Rocket to launch a plot to steal Pikachu, Pidove and Axew, too! Of course, Ash springs into action, battling his old enemies Jessie, James and Meowth. He gets some help from an unexpected source: Oshawott, who has been following Ash and Pikachu since they left Professor Juniper's lab. Before long, all the Pokemon are safely returned while Team Rocket mysteriously vanishes.
The group visits the Pokemon Center where Nurse Joy restores Pikachu, Axew and Pidove to perfect health. Iris admits that although Ash acts "like a kid", she is impressed with the way he sprang into action when saving their three Pokemon. And Ash wonders out loud why Oshawott helped them out the way it did...
Pikachu did not destroy a bike, unlike the previous female companions of Ash.
Ash turns his cap if he is catching a Pokémon.
Iris is officially introduced in this episode.
This episode debuts the redesigned Nurse Joy.
Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld takes over as the voice of Nurse Joy in the English version.
This is the second time James has no Pokémon on hand and also the first time Jessie has no Pokémon on hand.
Wobbuffet is no longer a member of Team Rocket as of this episode, due to the fact he isn't native to Unova.
Just like in the first episode when one of the Pokémon Ash thought was a Pidgey, he threw a rock and he was attacked by a flock of Spearows. Ash captures a Pidove, after they all attack Ash.
Professor Oak's Live Caster: Poke Balls
Who's That Pokemon?: Oshawott (US)
Iris: "Okay, what was that for?!"
Ash: "You see, I was only trying to catch a Pokémon."
Iris: "Oh, so what you're really telling me is I look like a Pokémon. Your Pokédex, is this cute face in there? Tell me! IS IT?!"
Jessie: "Again is the question, so twerpish indeed."
James: "The answer to come as we feel the need."
Jessie: "Bringing the blinding White light of evil into the future."
James: "Thrusting the hammer of justice down onto the Black darkness of the universe."
Meowth: "And carving our names in the rock of eternity."
Jessie: "The Fiery destroyer, Jessie."
James: "And with Thunderous emotion, I am James."
Meowth: "Wisest of the Wise, Meowth."
Jessie, James and Meowth: "Now gather...under the name of Team Rocket."
"Huh? We're back online?!"
"Unnnghhh..." "Ash dear, you alright?" "Oshawott! Oshawott!" "I'm okay..."
Realises Where is Pikachu? "Wait! Pikachu?!"
"Pika... Pika!" Shoots tiny sparks of Electricity
"Pikachu! Does that mean you're back to normal?" "Piiikachu!" Says Yes to Ash