The Twinleaf Town Festival has ended and Ash and friends continue their journey to Lilypad Town, site of Dawn’s next Pokémon Contest. The gang is soon tricked into another one of Team Rocket’s traps. However, things are not what they seem as a mischievous Togepi is stirring up trouble for everyone. Both Ash and co. and Team Rocket must work together in order to stop Togepi. What could this Togepi be up to and why has Team Rocket built a tower?
This was the last episode to air before the release of HeartGold and SoulSilver in Japan.
This episode has a similar theme to UnBEARable; both episodes star a cute Pokémon who manipulates everyone.
Jessie's Yanmega's gender is confirmed to be female in this episode, being the only one who was not affected by Togepi's Attract while Pikachu, Piplup, Meowth, and Croagunk were. In addition to this, Pikachu's gender is also officially confirmed in the Japanese version as being male.
This episode's title is referencing the famous Star Trek line "Where No Man Has Gone Before".
No dub added music was present within the episode. Also, the episode's title card music was the same as the Japanese episode.
Giovanni, James, Meowth, and Jessie's faces are carved into the side of a cliff in this episode, referencing Mount Rushmore.
Music from Pikachu & Pichu, Pikachu's Peek-a-Boo, Pokémon Heroes, Gotta Dance, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, and Giratina and the Sky Warrior is used.
After Croagunk uses Brick Break on the steel bars, its Japanese voice can be heard.