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|local = Snowpoint City, Sandalstraw Town
 
|local = Snowpoint City, Sandalstraw Town
 
|pchars = Pikachu (Ash's), Meowth (Team Rocket), Grotle (Ash's), Staraptor (Ash's), Chimchar (Ash's), Buizel (Ash's), Gliscor (Ash's), Piplup (Dawn's), Buneary (Dawn's), Pachirisu (Dawn's), Ambipom (Dawn's), Mamoswine (Dawn's), Sudowoodo (Brock's), Croagunk (Brock's), Happiny (Brock's), Yanmega (Jessie's), Carnivine (James's), Snover, Starly (×2), Kricketot, Swablu (×2), Cherrim (×4)
 
|pchars = Pikachu (Ash's), Meowth (Team Rocket), Grotle (Ash's), Staraptor (Ash's), Chimchar (Ash's), Buizel (Ash's), Gliscor (Ash's), Piplup (Dawn's), Buneary (Dawn's), Pachirisu (Dawn's), Ambipom (Dawn's), Mamoswine (Dawn's), Sudowoodo (Brock's), Croagunk (Brock's), Happiny (Brock's), Yanmega (Jessie's), Carnivine (James's), Snover, Starly (×2), Kricketot, Swablu (×2), Cherrim (×4)
|major = Ash's Grotle learns Rock Climb. Dawn learns of a Contest in Sandalstraw Town.}}
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|major = Ash's Grotle learns Rock Climb. Ash and co. go to Sandalstraw Town.}}
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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
“Pausing for a moment on their way to Snowpoint City, and Ash’s next Sinnoh Gym Battle; A mountain cliff with a sprawling view catches their attention.” As they admire the view, they hear a group of Cherrim cheerfully singing in their sunshine form. Dawn comments on their cuteness, while Ash announces his restlessness on days such as this. Ash voices his eagerness for his battle in Snowpoint City, and Dawn remarks that she knows he's ready for it. However what the gang don't know is that they're being watched.
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The heroes are enjoying the mountain view, they even see some Cherrim singing. While it is good to hear them, Ash still longs for the battle at Snowpoint City. Later, Ash trains Chimchar and Grotle. Grotle uses Razor Leaf, though Chimchar dodges. Chimchar uses Flamethrower, hitting Grotle, so Grotle bites it. To push him, Chimchar uses Flamethrower. Ash thinks that should do it for now and cancels the battle. Ash praises Chimchar and Grotle and asks of Grotle to heal himself. Grotle uses Synthesis and renews himself. Suddenly, they see something coming and are frozen by the mist.
   
Ash begins to train Grotle and Chimchar in a battle, as Brock, Dawn, Piplup and Pikachu watch. Ash commands Grotle to use Razor Leaf, and Chimchar to dodge and use Flamethrower. Chimchar dodges the storm of leaves, and unleashes its Flamethrower. Ash tells Grotle to dodge and use Bite, however due to its speed lost from evolving Grotle is hit in the side of the face. Grotle shakes off the attack and continues with its previous instructions. Grotle clenches its jaws onto Chimchar’s arm, pinning it to the ground. Brock and Dawn comment on how strong Grotle has become since it evolved. Ash orders Chimchar to knock Grotle off with another flamethrower. Temporarily phased by the flames, Grotle lets loose and backs away allowing Chimchar to stand up. Grotle remarks on Chimchar’s attack, and Ash calls an end to the training match. Ash praises Chimchar for a good job, then Grotle with Pikachu joining in. [[File:Grotle_use_synthesis.png|thumb|left|240px|Grotle uses synthesis]]Ash notices Grotle’s exhaustion and suggests to Grotle that it heal itself with Synthesis. Grotle agrees, and uses Synthesis restoring its health. Healed it wallows with happiness, that is until a Powder Snow hurtles towards it and the others. Ash and the gang are flash-frozen in various poses of surprise, with the exception of Chimchar’s tail flame. Just then the unknown Pokémon reveals itself... a Snover, which pops out from behind a bush and cautiously approaches. Snover investigates them, then breaks into a gleeful dance before noticing Chimchar’s still roaring tail flame.[[File:Snover.jpg|thumb|258px|Snover freezes Ash and friends with powder snow]] The flame melts and breaks free from the ice causing Snover to retreat in fear. Snover hides behind its bush, then peeks back to see Chimchar freshly thawed from the ice. Chimchar is a little dazed as it falls back, then it becomes fully aware when it sees the other's frozen condition. Chimchar uses Flamethrower to thaw and free the others. Confused on what had taken place, they decide to go.
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A Pokémon comes and when seeing them frozen, begins to dance, but hides when Chimchar's flame causes it to be unfrozen. To help them, Chimchar unfreezes the rest via Flamethrower. So, the heroes go, while the Pokémon watches. The Pokémon's eyes glow, as Ash trips over. Brock and Dawn go and trip over as well. Brock notices it was a Grass Knot and the mist was Powder Snow. The heroes agree to trick the causer and go to a bush, where the Pokémon is. The Pokémon uses Ingrain to bind them all. Brock notices that is a Snover that is causing the trouble lately. Ash sends Grotle, who uses Razor Leaf to cut the vines. Seeing it might be overwhelmed, Snover uses Grass Whistle to put them to sleep.
   
Snover continues to pops up without knowing, stopping to use Grass Knot against them.[[File:Ash_tripped_by_snover.jpg|thumb|left|234px|Ash tripped by snover grass knot]] Ash falls causing Brock to rush to his aid, also falling victim to Grass Knot. Dawn begins to comment on how they should watch where they are going, only to meet a similar fate. Brock questions the event, and observes two grass blades tied into a loop around his foot. Brock identifies it as a Grass Knot, and the group realizes that the strange events from before and this was caused by a Pokémon. Dawn suspects the Pokémon of still being around as Snover laughs. Ash calls attention to the bush Snover is hiding behind, and they go to investigate. Snover panics from their threats and uses Ingrain, which causes vines to burst out of the ground and capture Ash and the others. Snover comes out of hiding and dances in celebration, revealing who it was that been playing pranks on them. Ash, who had his hands free, pulls out his Pokédex to identify Snover. Thinking it has secured them, Snover approaches them. Ash angrily calls out Grotle and has it use Razor Leaf to free them. Snover preemptively uses GrassWhistle to put everyone asleep, then happily goes over to Ash to wake him. Snover shakes Ash’s shoulder, waking him up and surprising him. Snover gleefully hugs Ash, and snuggles him. GrassWhistle’s effects wear off the others, who wake up to the scene.[[File:Grotle_and_snover.jpg|thumb|276px|Snover befriends Grotle]] Dawn questions Ash on what was happening, and Ash replies that Snover is showing that it's friendly. Snover lets go of Ash, picking a Snoverberry off itself for Ash. Ash accepts, causing Dawn and Brock to examine the strange gift. Ash splits his giving half to Brock, and Snover hands Dawn a whole one. They all split their shares with the Pokémon and consume the pieces. They are surprised by the taste, and then they thank Snover. Brock comes up with the conclusion that Snover used all the pranks so he could stop them, then share the fruit with them. Snover becomes embarrassed as Ash comments on how extreme its approach was, while Team Rocket spies on them from above. From their balloon, Team Rocket begin to plan a scheme to give Snover to the Boss. They fantasize about him opening up Snoverberry stands, and becoming richer by cornering the market... naturally Giovanni will then decide to return the favor and make them rich too. They cheer happily at the thought, with James the only one to question if a Snover can produced enough Berries.
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Snover goes to Ash and wakes him up. When Ash wakes up, Snover hugs him. Brock and Dawn wake up as well and see them hugging. Next, Snover gets some berries from its body and wants them to eat. Though they hesitate, they take a bite and are very impressed by the taste of this food. Dawn believes that Snover wants to be friends with them. Ash, Brock and Dawn thank it for such a treat. Team Rocket spies, so they decide to snatch Snover. With the berries in hand, the boss would sell them and become very rich, according to Meowth. During the night, Brock gave Snover his food and Snover is also pleased. The heroes wave goodbye to it and it departs, but they notice Snover seems sad. Ash suspects it might not have friends, so he invites it to breakfast, which Snover gladly accepts.
   
Night falls and Ash and the others are enjoying dinner with the Pokémon. Snover displays a healthy appetite, enjoying all of the attention. After dinner Ash and his friends say their good nights to Snover, but Snover is reluctant to leave his friends. They notice this behavior and Ash invites Snover for breakfast, in extension to staying the night with them. Snover eagerly accepts in a comical manner, much to the other's amusement. As the group sleeps, Team Rocket lands their balloon. With a robotic arm, they steal a Berry and eat it. They all cry in joy from the flavor, and compares the Berries to perfection and paradise. They regain their composure, extending the robotic arm to net Snover. Pikachu and Piplup alert the others, and team rocket begin their motto. Having dressed during the motto, Ash questions Team Rocket on what they were doing with Snover. Jessie reveals their plan to give Snover to the boss, and use its Berries to make them rich. Ash angrily refuses to let them have Snover, calling Grotle out and commanding it to use Razor Leaf on the net and free Snover. Snover quickly takes shelter behind Ash, who then tells Pikachu to use Thunderbolt. Pikachu zaps Team Rocket, causing Jessie to become furious. Jessie calls out Yanmega to do a Silver Wind which strikes at Ash and his friends feet, causing them to be distracted as James calls out Carnivine. Carnivine, as per usual and much to Jessie and Meowth's dismay, bites James's head upon release. James commands Carnivine to use Bullet Seed, and it to strikes at the Ash and the others feet. Team Rocket takes this opportunity to escape, and Ash commands Grotle to stop them with Razor Leaf. Grotle is however unable to reach much to its chagrin. Ash has Pikachu use Iron Tail, who dashes up the mountain side and attacking Team Rocket’s Balloon. The balloon ruptures and sends Team Rocket blasting off. Snover celebrates by dancing happily.
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As the heroes sleep, Team Rocket uses the robot arm to get a berry from Snover. Upon tasting it, they are very pleased and get it. The heroes wake up and see the crime. Ash sends Grotle, who uses Razor Leaf to cut the net. Snover is saved, so Pikachu electrocutes them with Thunderbolt. Yanmega is sent and uses Silver Wind, while James sends Carnivne, who uses Bullet Seed, hitting the twerps. They depart in the balloon, so Grotle uses Razor Leaf, but they are too far. So, Pikachu uses Iron Tail, cutting the balloon and blasting them off. Next morning, the gang has lunch. Snover points at something and Chimchar looks, only to have its food stolen. Snover offers its own food. As they are going to depart, Ash cannot find Grotle and sees Grotle has some Pokémon on his back.
   
The next morning Dawn comments on the weather, while the gang has breakfast. Snover tricks Chimchar out of its Pokéfood, which causes Chimchar to become unhappy. Snover apologizes and presents Chimchar with its food, and Ash comments on it liking practical jokes. Brock suggest that they move on, and Ash tells the Pokémon to get ready. Ash finishes recalling everyone but Grotle. Ash looks for Grotle and notice some wild Pokémon perched on Grotle’s back. Ash and the others investigate and find nuts growing on its back, which the Pokémon were enjoying. Ash samples one and finds out it doesn’t taste good to humans, but great to Pokémon as Pikachu gladly finishes it. The gang notes that this mean that Grotle has now completely adjusted to its evolution from Turtwig and the fact that some Pokémon grow such things as nuts and Berries on their bodies reminds the gang of the wonder and mystery that still surrounds them. Things don’t stay peaceful long though, as Team Rocket launches a surprise attack and captures Grotle and Snover in a cage. Ash and Pikachu retaliate with Thunderbolt, but Team Rocket has protected the balloon from electric attacks. Thinking quickly, Ash tells Grotle to use Energy Ball and destroy Team Rocket’s cage. Grotle blows the side off, and causing Team Rocket’s balloon to descend. The cage rocks, and to everyone’s horror Grotle falls out hurtling towards the ground. Snover uses Ingrain to catch Grotle, setting it down safely. Ash and the others run up to Grotle, and call to Snover to jump and they’ll catch it but it's too scared to move. Jessie tells them that they’re one step ahead of them, and Meowth activates the balloon’s rocket engines. Snover holds on to the cage in fright, and Ash and the others go after them. Ash tells Pikachu to use Thunderbolt, and Dawn tells Piplup to use BubbleBeam but they can't catch up to the balloon. Grotle, who is lagging badly behind the others, trips over and becomes discouraged at how slow it still is. Grotle remembers how kind and playful Snover was towards the group, and can't bear to allow Team Rocket to get away with it. Hearing it cry in fear Grotle stands up strong, roaring with an outburst of energy. Grotle use Synthesis to regain its strength, then its claws began to grow and illuminate and suddenly glow and sharpen.
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Grotle has grown nuts. Ash tastes one, but it is not so good, while Pikachu loves them. Team Rocket grabs Snover and Grotle, and fly away. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but the balloon is electric-proof. Instead, Grotle uses Energy Ball and makes a hole in the cage, so Team Rocket is falling down. Because of the hole, Grotle falls down, so Snover uses Ingrain to save him. The heroes go to see Snover, so Meowth activates the jets and they go faster away. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt and Piplup BubbleBeam, but they are too far away. The heroes go and Grotle follows them, but trips over. Grotle remembers what time he had with Snover, so stands up and heals using Synthesis, then its claws go longer and it becomes even faster than the heroes. It is Rock Climb, so Ash tells him to continue. Team Rocket goes up, so Grotle jumps and pops their balloon and blasts them off.
   
The gang is having no luck catching up to the balloon when suddenly Grotle stampedes past them at high speed... on the side of the cliff! Brock comments that Grotle is using Rock Climb[[File:Grotle_rock_climb.png|thumb|260px|Grotle uses rock climb]] and Ash cheers Grotle on, as it has soon not only caught up to Team Rocket but is also matching the height of the balloon. Team Rocket decide to try to outrun Grotle and take the balloon up higher. Grotle gets on the top of cliff and launches itself high into the air much to Team Rocket's surprise it slashes through their balloon. The balloon explodes, as Grotle sails clear... as for Team Rocket, they're sent blasting off again... again. Grotle lands safely, but Snover is unconscious and is hurtling to the ground. Everyone rushes to catch Snover before it's too late, with Brock calling Happiny to catch Snover. Happiny speeds ahead but clearly won't make it in time. Grotle however saves the day by launching off the side of the cliff, and using Bite to catch Snover. Grotle drops Snover into Happiny's arms and lands on the ground. Grotle collapses, exhausted but Ash and Snover rush towards it, Ash telling the Grove Pokémon how impressed and proud he is while Snover thanks his friend for saving him.
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Snover is falling, so Brock sends Happiny. Happiny is too far, so Grotle uses Rock Climb to get Snover and toss it to Happiny, who catches him, allowing Grotle to fall down softly. Grotle is exhausted, so Snover and Ash hug him. Later, Dawn thinks they are on down part of the mountain. They hear some children going to Snover and Brock flirts with their teacher and gets stabbed. Snover plays with the children and wants them to have a taste of its berries. They like it and befriend this Snover. The teacher asks them if they are trainers and they confirm that Ash is a trainer and Dawn a Coordinator. The teacher tells them there is a Contest in Sandalstraw Town, and since it is not far, they agree to go there, where Dawn promises to give her best and win her fifth ribbon. So, the heroes leave Snover with its new friends and go to Sandalstraw Town.
 
Later they approach the foot of the mountain, when a group of school children notice Snover. Excited about seeing a Snover, the children hurry over with their teacher following behind. Brock falls for the teacher and scatters over to her, and begin flirting hoping to take the teacher out... however, as usual, Brock is only one taken by Croagunk's Poison Jab. Croagunk drags Brock away, as Ash, Dawn and the Pokémon approach. The kids run over to Snover and gather around it as it danced happily. Snover gives the Teacher a Snoverberry, which Brock (recovered from Croagunk’s Poison Jab) tells them is very delicious. The teacher splits the Berry up into pieces so all the kids could have some, and they are delighted by the taste. The teacher thanks Snover, and the kids and Snover begin playing together. The teacher then ask Ash and the others if they were Pokémon Trainers, to which Ash eagerly replies. Dawn specifies that she is a Coordinator, and the teacher asks if she's arrived for the Sandalstraw Town Contest.[[File:Pok.jpg|thumb|224px|Snover's new home]] Unaware of the Contest, the teacher reveals to Dawn that the Contest is only a few days away... and luckily Sandalstraw Town is very near and within visual distance. Dawn decides to enter, knowing this is the perfect chance for her to get the fifth Ribbon she needs for the Grand Festival so the gang agree to head there. Ash tells Snover they have to go, but with his new friends he shouldn’t be lonely anymore. The gang say their goodbyes and make their way to Sandalstraw Town.
 
   
 
==Debuts==
 
==Debuts==
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*New eyecatches are introduced. This time, Ash is positioned at the center for the first eyecatch, and Dawn is positioned at the center of the second eyecatch. Previously, Dawn was at the center of the eyecatches. In addition, a quiz, only in the Japan version, is introduced, involving answering where the Spiky-eared Pichu appeared in.
 
*New eyecatches are introduced. This time, Ash is positioned at the center for the first eyecatch, and Dawn is positioned at the center of the second eyecatch. Previously, Dawn was at the center of the eyecatches. In addition, a quiz, only in the Japan version, is introduced, involving answering where the Spiky-eared Pichu appeared in.
 
*The font used for the "To Be Continued" text at the end of the episode has been changed, after being the same since the first episode of the series.
 
*The font used for the "To Be Continued" text at the end of the episode has been changed, after being the same since the first episode of the series.
*Battle Cry - (Stand Up!) undergoes a complete change from this episode onwards. While the music remains the same, this version of the opening contains clips from High Touch! as well as clips from Pillars of Friendship!.
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*Battle Cry - (Stand Up!) undergoes a complete change from this episode onward. While the music remains the same, this version of the opening contains clips from High Touch! as well as clips from Pillars of Friendship!.
   
 
===Errors===
 
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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Grotle_use_synthesis.png|Grotle uses Synthesis
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Ash_tripped_by_snover.jpg|Ash tripped by Snover's Grass Knot
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Snover.jpg|Snover freezes Ash and friends with Powder Snow
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Grotle_and_snover.jpg|Snover befriends Grotle
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Grotle_rock_climb.png|Grotle uses Rock Climb
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DP121 1.jpg|Chimchar uses Flamethrower close-up
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DP121 2.jpg|Chimchar melts the ice
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DP121 3.jpg|Dawn trips over
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DP121 4.jpg|Ingrain takes effect
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DP121 5.jpg|Grotle grew nuts
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DP121 6.jpg|Grotle is about to fall
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DP121 7.jpg|Snover saves Grotle
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DP121 8.jpg|Ash cheers for Grotle to speed up
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DP121 9.jpg|Ash and Snover hug Grotle
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← DP120 | Episode | DP122 →
The Lonely Snover! (さびしがりやのユキカブリ!)
DP121
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles Char. of the Day: Teacher
Episode №: #587 Main: Ash, Dawn, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag April 2, 2009 Recurring: Jessie, James, Giovanni (fantasy)
UnitedStatesFlag August 22, 2009
Opening Theme: Battle Cry - (Stand Up!) Minor: Teacher, Schoolchildren
Badge(s): Coalbadge Forestbadge Cobblebadge Fenbadge Relicbadge Minebadge Setting: Snowpoint City, Sandalstraw Town
Pokémon: Pikachu (Ash's), Meowth (Team Rocket), Grotle (Ash's), Staraptor (Ash's), Chimchar (Ash's), Buizel (Ash's), Gliscor (Ash's), Piplup (Dawn's), Buneary (Dawn's), Pachirisu (Dawn's), Ambipom (Dawn's), Mamoswine (Dawn's), Sudowoodo (Brock's), Croagunk (Brock's), Happiny (Brock's), Yanmega (Jessie's), Carnivine (James's), Snover, Starly (×2), Kricketot, Swablu (×2), Cherrim (×4)
Major event(s)
Ash's Grotle learns Rock Climb. Ash and co. go to Sandalstraw Town.
Pokémon: DP Galactic Battles

PlotEdit

The heroes are enjoying the mountain view, they even see some Cherrim singing. While it is good to hear them, Ash still longs for the battle at Snowpoint City. Later, Ash trains Chimchar and Grotle. Grotle uses Razor Leaf, though Chimchar dodges. Chimchar uses Flamethrower, hitting Grotle, so Grotle bites it. To push him, Chimchar uses Flamethrower. Ash thinks that should do it for now and cancels the battle. Ash praises Chimchar and Grotle and asks of Grotle to heal himself. Grotle uses Synthesis and renews himself. Suddenly, they see something coming and are frozen by the mist.

A Pokémon comes and when seeing them frozen, begins to dance, but hides when Chimchar's flame causes it to be unfrozen. To help them, Chimchar unfreezes the rest via Flamethrower. So, the heroes go, while the Pokémon watches. The Pokémon's eyes glow, as Ash trips over. Brock and Dawn go and trip over as well. Brock notices it was a Grass Knot and the mist was Powder Snow. The heroes agree to trick the causer and go to a bush, where the Pokémon is. The Pokémon uses Ingrain to bind them all. Brock notices that is a Snover that is causing the trouble lately. Ash sends Grotle, who uses Razor Leaf to cut the vines. Seeing it might be overwhelmed, Snover uses Grass Whistle to put them to sleep.

Snover goes to Ash and wakes him up. When Ash wakes up, Snover hugs him. Brock and Dawn wake up as well and see them hugging. Next, Snover gets some berries from its body and wants them to eat. Though they hesitate, they take a bite and are very impressed by the taste of this food. Dawn believes that Snover wants to be friends with them. Ash, Brock and Dawn thank it for such a treat. Team Rocket spies, so they decide to snatch Snover. With the berries in hand, the boss would sell them and become very rich, according to Meowth. During the night, Brock gave Snover his food and Snover is also pleased. The heroes wave goodbye to it and it departs, but they notice Snover seems sad. Ash suspects it might not have friends, so he invites it to breakfast, which Snover gladly accepts.

As the heroes sleep, Team Rocket uses the robot arm to get a berry from Snover. Upon tasting it, they are very pleased and get it. The heroes wake up and see the crime. Ash sends Grotle, who uses Razor Leaf to cut the net. Snover is saved, so Pikachu electrocutes them with Thunderbolt. Yanmega is sent and uses Silver Wind, while James sends Carnivne, who uses Bullet Seed, hitting the twerps. They depart in the balloon, so Grotle uses Razor Leaf, but they are too far. So, Pikachu uses Iron Tail, cutting the balloon and blasting them off. Next morning, the gang has lunch. Snover points at something and Chimchar looks, only to have its food stolen. Snover offers its own food. As they are going to depart, Ash cannot find Grotle and sees Grotle has some Pokémon on his back.

Grotle has grown nuts. Ash tastes one, but it is not so good, while Pikachu loves them. Team Rocket grabs Snover and Grotle, and fly away. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but the balloon is electric-proof. Instead, Grotle uses Energy Ball and makes a hole in the cage, so Team Rocket is falling down. Because of the hole, Grotle falls down, so Snover uses Ingrain to save him. The heroes go to see Snover, so Meowth activates the jets and they go faster away. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt and Piplup BubbleBeam, but they are too far away. The heroes go and Grotle follows them, but trips over. Grotle remembers what time he had with Snover, so stands up and heals using Synthesis, then its claws go longer and it becomes even faster than the heroes. It is Rock Climb, so Ash tells him to continue. Team Rocket goes up, so Grotle jumps and pops their balloon and blasts them off.

Snover is falling, so Brock sends Happiny. Happiny is too far, so Grotle uses Rock Climb to get Snover and toss it to Happiny, who catches him, allowing Grotle to fall down softly. Grotle is exhausted, so Snover and Ash hug him. Later, Dawn thinks they are on down part of the mountain. They hear some children going to Snover and Brock flirts with their teacher and gets stabbed. Snover plays with the children and wants them to have a taste of its berries. They like it and befriend this Snover. The teacher asks them if they are trainers and they confirm that Ash is a trainer and Dawn a Coordinator. The teacher tells them there is a Contest in Sandalstraw Town, and since it is not far, they agree to go there, where Dawn promises to give her best and win her fifth ribbon. So, the heroes leave Snover with its new friends and go to Sandalstraw Town.

DebutsEdit

PokémonEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Together is used as background music.
  • This is the first episode in which a main character's Pokémon explicitly uses a current HM move.
  • This episode marks the first time Ash's Grotle has used a move besides Razor Leaf since its evolution in Aiding the Enemy!.
  • Snover's GrassWhistle is a remix of Oración.
  • After eating a piece of Snoverberry, Jessie says, "Full speed to Shangri-La." This is a reference to the fictional Himalayan utopia Shangri-La from James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon. Snover is a mountain-dwelling Ice Pokémon, and the Himalayas are a freezing cold mountain range, thus Jessie felt like she ate a piece of cold paradise.
  • The dub title is the English equivalent of the original title, the first title that is a direct translation since Leave It To Brocko!.
  • The English title is similar to that of a future episode.

ChangesEdit

  • Much like Here's Lookin' at You, Elekid before it, this episode begins a new era for the Pokémon anime, as it switches from a 4:3 aspect ratio to a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, while broadcasting in high-definition for the first time. The US airing of the dub, however, implemented this change from Classroom Training! onwards.
    • However, Cartoon Network's standard definition feed from this point still airs the episodes in a 4:3 aspect ratio for viewers accustomed to the 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • A new title card is introduced, depicting the Sinnoh Gym Badges Ash has acquired, the Contest Ribbons Dawn has acquired, silhouettes of Dialga and Palkia, and the Spiky-eared Pichu under the title. The Pichu was for a Japanese contest only, so she did not appear in the dub version's title card.
  • New eyecatches are introduced. This time, Ash is positioned at the center for the first eyecatch, and Dawn is positioned at the center of the second eyecatch. Previously, Dawn was at the center of the eyecatches. In addition, a quiz, only in the Japan version, is introduced, involving answering where the Spiky-eared Pichu appeared in.
  • The font used for the "To Be Continued" text at the end of the episode has been changed, after being the same since the first episode of the series.
  • Battle Cry - (Stand Up!) undergoes a complete change from this episode onward. While the music remains the same, this version of the opening contains clips from High Touch! as well as clips from Pillars of Friendship!.

ErrorsEdit

  • Brock calls Ingrain an attack when it is a status move. This is likely because it was being employed in a non-traditional manner.
  • In one scene, the spot on Staraptor's head is missing.
    Staraptor error
    Tn129719Added by Tn129719
  • In the scene where Snover gives out his Berries, his tail is the same color as his body.
  • The nuts on Grotle's back disappear with no explanation.

GalleryEdit

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