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|jname = ライバルとうじょう!
 
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|guest = [[Ritchie]]
 
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|machars = [[Ash]], [[Misty]], [[Brock]],
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|machars = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]], [[Misty (anime)|Misty]], [[Brock (anime)|Brock]]
 
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]], [[Ritchie]], [[Delia Ketchum]], [[Professor Oak]], [[Nurse Joy]]
 
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|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Misty's Togepi]], [[Ash's Pidgeot|Ash's Pidgeotto]], [[Ash's Bulbasaur]], [[Ash's Muk]] (flashback), [[Jessie's Arbok]], [[James' Weezing]], [[Sparky]], [[Zippo]], [[Happy]], Jeanette's [[Scyther]] and [[Bellsprout]] (both in flashback), [[Slowbro]], [[Drowzee]], [[Magikarp]]
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|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Misty's Togetic|Misty's Togepi]], [[Ash's Pidgeot|Ash's Pidgeotto]], [[Ash's Bulbasaur]], [[Ash's Muk]] (flashback), [[Jessie's Arbok]], [[James' Weezing]], [[Sparky (Pokémon)|Sparky]], [[Zippo]], [[Happy]], [[Jeanette's Scyther]] and [[Jeanette's Bellsprout]] (both in flashback), [[Slowbro]], [[Drowzee]], [[Magikarp]]
 
|local = [[Indigo Plateau]]
 
|local = [[Indigo Plateau]]
|major = [[Ash]] meets [[Ritchie]] for the first time.
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|major = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and co. meet [[Ritchie]], Ash's rival. Ritchie is revealed to have a Charmander, a Pikachu and a Butterfree.
 
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{{nihongo|A Friend in Deed|ライバルとうじょう!|Enter Rival!}} is the 78th episode of [[Pokémon: Indigo League]].
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
Ash and the gang are going to find a place to eat. After a successful fourth win, Ash is getting ready for his fifth battle. He does not know who he is up against yet. His mom invades the kitchen inside the restaurant and starts making something for Ash. Her cooking is great, leaving the chef asking for the recipe. They all have a nice meal. Later as Ash is getting on the elevator to go back outside, a boy named Ritchie is rushing to catch the elevator as well. Ash stops the door for him and he gets on. They are going down, just as the power goes out. They are trapped in the elevator, but Ritchie has a plan to get Pikachu to power the elevator the rest of the way down. Once they get out, they hear an announcement that they have to get their Pokémon inspected by the Pokémon League or they will be disqualified from the competition. It is really another plan of Team Rocket to steal everybody’s Pokémon. They fool everyone and get all the Pokémon until Pikachu shocks Jessie as she tries to pick him up, and so they reveal themselves. They successfully get away, but Ash and Ritchie chase after them. Ash decides to dive down the mountain, but Ritchie stops him. Ash becomes mad at Ritchie, as they continue the chase. They leap out in front of the van. James swerves aside, falling over into a stream. The van is still going and Jessie and Meowth are okay. Unfortunately, James was knocked unconscious by the fall. Jessie manages to steer them to safety. Later on Ash is sorry for becoming mad at Ritchie, realizing that his life was saved. The two boys camp out for the night. The following morning they find Team Rocket and the stolen Pokémon. Jessie and James wake up to discover them, and lock the door. They start driving away. Ash searches the bag for one of his Pokémon, but cannot find which ones are his. Pikachu finds Bulbasaur, but Bulbasaur cannot seem to penetrate the wall. Ritchie calls out his Charmander, which gets through the wall. Ash and Ritchie eventually succeed in getting all the Pokémon back, and return to the League building to find out who Ash is battling for the fifth round. It turns out to be Ritchie… Both of them friends, both with ambitions of becoming the greatest trainer in the world.
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Having a break, Ash and co. go to a restaurant and soon meet a kid named Ritchie, who proves himself reliable after getting them out of a stuck elevator. Due to Team Rocket's plan, Ash and Ritchie give them their Poké Balls. Though they chase them, Ash and Ritchie see they have a lot in common and can teach each other...
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==Episode Plot==
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Misty and Brock are hungry, but Ash is happy as he knows the dinner is on him, being a challenger in the League. They meet up with Delia and Oak. Ash's mom tells Ash he will make his favourite meal, though Ash wonders where would she cook, but only tells them to leave it to her. In a restaurant, mom uses the kitchen and cooks everyone a meal, surprising the local chef. Though they are not very happy with her approach, they are nevertheless happy to eat such a delicious food, complimenting her. Professor Oak asks Ash that if he wins the next battle, he would need to use six Pokémon and what would his choice be. Ash responds he needs to see before deciding. Oak tells him he will be always present to exchange Pokémon.
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Oak tells Ash that he needs to do his best, as even if he loses, he needs to feel like a winner, though Delia tells that he has to try to win. They go inside an elevator and a kid yells to block the door. He goes inside and thanks Oak for blocking the door. He then sees Ash's Pikachu and asks whose is it. Ash tells Pikachu is his, while the kid goes to show affection. Ash warns him not to, but Pikachu likes his approach, so Ash calms down. The kid acknowledges Ash raised Pikachu well and Ash responds it was not easy to do so. Suddenly, the elevator stops and the lights turn off. Brock attempts to use the emergency button, but it does not work. Oak tells everyone they need to wait until the power is back. The kid rewires the wires and asks Ash to borrow his Pikachu. Ash agrees and the kid places the cabels on Pikachu's cheek. Oak knows this is a good idea to try. Pikachu uses Thundershock, making the elevator move and soon everyone is out.
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The heroes thank the kid. Ash asks for his name and soon is told the kid is Ritchie. Ritchie goes away and says goodbye. Oak remarks he is mature for his age, while Misty tells "unlike someone they know", though Brock notices how he handled Ash's Pikachu well. Suddenly, they hear someone telling to give Poké Balls to the pavilion for inspection. These people are Team Rocket, who are looking forward to stealing. Ash meets up with Ritchie and tells him something is weird about this. The trainers came to the pavilion and are told they need to toss their Poké Balls for inspection, otherwise they will be disqualified. Everyone tosses in the bag their Poké Balls and Jessie goes to take Ash's Pikachu. She places in the bag, despite being electrocuted by Pikachu. James tells Jessie they finally took Pikachu, so Ritchie and Ash know they are Team Rocket. James and Jessie know they are being discovered and remove their disguise. Weezing uses Smog, causing a major distraction, as Team Rocket go away in the van.
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Ash runs to the van and notices Ritchie is following him for the same reason. They see Team Rocket going down the hill, so Ritchie proposes to jump in front of the van. Ash does not support this idea and runs downhill. Ritchie tells him to stop and jumps onto him, slowing him down. Ritchie tells him he would've fallen down the cliff if he was not stopped, so they climb down. Ash and Ritchie barricade Team Rocket's path, so they go down into a river. James fell unconscious by the rough terrain, so Jessie goes to take the wheel, while Ritchie and Ash follow the van. After some time, Ritchie tells Ash they need to sleep, as it is too dark. Ash admits he is right and set up a camp, as Ritchie has an extra sleeping bag. Ash apologises to Ritchie for stubborness, as he would have fallen down the cliff if Ritchie has not been there to stop him, though tells him his idea of jumping in front of the van was crazy too. They admit they are Pokémaniacs, loving all sorts of Pokémon, wanting to protect them. Ash is troubled, as he may not see his Pokémon again, but Ritchie responds they will find them together, tomorrow.
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Team Rocket celebrates for the theft they made. Ash sees Ritchie is doing something. Ritchie tells if one connects the stars, he can get something. They see they can get an Onix and a Pikachu. Ritchie tells he wants to become the greatest Pokémon trainer. Ash responds he wants to be the greatest Pokémon Master of the world, though Ritchie thinks this is not possible, as he wants to be the Pokémon trainer of the galaxy. Ash simply responds he will be the Pokémon Master of the universe. Next day, they track and spot some tire tracks. Team Rocket are sleeping, so they sneak near them and enter the van. Ash opens the bag and his Pikachu comes out to hug him. Suddenly, Team Rocket appears and locks them, then start the van and ride. Ritchie takes his Poké Balls (as his have the star emblem on them). Ash sends a Pokémon, but it is a Drowzee and returns it. Ash uses two more Poké Balls, but they are Magikarp and Slowbro, so he returns them.
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Pikachu smells a Poké Ball and confirms it is Ash's. Ash uses it and sends Bulbasaur, who tackles a wall, but does not do any effect. Bulbasaur uses Razor Leaf, but still no effect. Ritchie tells Ash to allow him, as he sends Zippo, a Charmander. Zippo uses Slash and destroys the wall, alerting Team Rocket. Jessie tells James to handle it, but he responds he is driving, so Jessie sends Arbok. Pikachu goes to use Thunderbolt, but James turns the van, so Pikachu's attack is disrupted. Arbok tackles Pikachu, but Pikachu still stands. Jessie remarks James' driving, so James tells he should get a license. Ritchie sends Sparky, a Pikachu, surprising Ash and Team Rocket. Arbok goes to attack, though Sparky and Ash's Pikachu use Agility, confusing Arbok. Sparky and Ash's Pikachu use Thunderbolt, electrocuting Team Rocket and blasting them off. Ash celebrates, but Ritchie points they will fall down.
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Ash sends Pidgeotto and Ritchie Happy, his Butterfree. The Pokémon take them out of the van, which falls down. Ritchie sees they will fall down too fast, so Butterfree and Pidgeotto uses Whirlwind to make the landing softer. Ash and Ritchie think they saved each other with these ideas and soon a group of vans (inside are Ash's mom, Brock, Misty, Oak and Officer Jenny). Ash and Ritchie shake hands for this impressive teamwork. Inside the stadium, Ash fishes out a Magikarp. The receptionist tells him he will battle Ritchie. Everyone is surprised at this match-up. Meanwhile, Team Rocket are hanging from a tree, very depressed about their newest failure.
   
 
==Debuts==
 
==Debuts==
'''Human Characters'''
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===Character===
*[[Ritchie]]
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[[Ritchie]]
'''Pokémon Characters'''
 
*[[Sparky]]
 
   
==Bloopers==
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===Pokémon===
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*[[Sparky (Pokémon)|Sparky]]
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*[[Zippo]]
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*[[Happy]]
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Diglett.
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*The episode name is a reference to idiom "A friend in deed is a friend indeed!"
   
==Quotes==
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===Mistakes===
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*Like in the previous episode, Oak's eyebrows were miscolored when he was saying how Ritchie's idea was a good one.
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*When James declares to Weezing to use Smog, his glove was missing.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery type="slideshow" position="center">
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{{Gallery Box|<gallery captionalign="center" widths="180" position="center">
IL078_1.jpg
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IL078 1.jpg|Ash goes to a feast
IL078_2.jpg
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IL078 2.jpg|Delia prepares food in the restaurant
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IL078 3.jpg|Ritchie rubs Ash's Pikachu's cheek
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IL078 4.jpg|Ritchie uses Pikachu's electricity
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IL078 5.jpg|Jessie gets electrocuted
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IL078 6.jpg|Team Rocket go down
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IL078 7.jpg|Ash and Ritchie follow Team Rocket
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IL078 8.jpg|Team Rocket succeeded in the theft
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IL078 9.jpg|Pikachu appears in the sky
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IL078 10.jpg|Ash and Ritchie sneak past Team Rocket
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IL078 11.jpg|Ash reunites with Pikachu
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IL078 12.jpg|Ritchie shows Ash his embelmed Poké Balls
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IL078 13.jpg|Arbok gets confused
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IL078 14.jpg|Ash and Ritchie work together
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IL078 15.jpg|The van explodes
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IL078 19.jpg
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IL078 16.jpg|Ritchie and Ash are saved
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IL078 17.jpg|Ash and Ritchie are glad for this teamwork
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IL078 20.jpg|Ash fishes out a Magikarp
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IL078 18.jpg|Ash and Ritchie have to battle each other
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
{{Anime-stub}}
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}}
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Latest revision as of 21:10, December 17, 2014

← IL077 | Episode | IL079 →
A Friend in Deed (ライバルとうじょう!)
IL078
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Indigo League Char. of the Day: Ritchie
Episode №: #078 Main: Ash, Misty, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag January 7, 1999 Recurring: Jessie, James, Ritchie, Delia Ketchum, Professor Oak, Nurse Joy
UnitedStatesFlag November 20, 1999
Opening Theme: Pokémon Theme Song (Gotta Catch 'Em All) Minor:
Badge(s): Boulderbadge Cascadebadge Thunderbadge Marshbadge Rainbow Badge Soulbadge Volcanobadge Earthbadge Setting: Indigo Plateau
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Misty's Togepi, Ash's Pidgeotto, Ash's Bulbasaur, Ash's Muk (flashback), Jessie's Arbok, James' Weezing, Sparky, Zippo, Happy, Jeanette's Scyther and Jeanette's Bellsprout (both in flashback), Slowbro, Drowzee, Magikarp
Major event(s)
Ash and co. meet Ritchie, Ash's rival. Ritchie is revealed to have a Charmander, a Pikachu and a Butterfree.
Pokémon: Indigo League

A Friend in Deed (Japanese: ライバルとうじょう! Enter Rival!) is the 78th episode of Pokémon: Indigo League.

SynopsisEdit

Having a break, Ash and co. go to a restaurant and soon meet a kid named Ritchie, who proves himself reliable after getting them out of a stuck elevator. Due to Team Rocket's plan, Ash and Ritchie give them their Poké Balls. Though they chase them, Ash and Ritchie see they have a lot in common and can teach each other...

Episode PlotEdit

Misty and Brock are hungry, but Ash is happy as he knows the dinner is on him, being a challenger in the League. They meet up with Delia and Oak. Ash's mom tells Ash he will make his favourite meal, though Ash wonders where would she cook, but only tells them to leave it to her. In a restaurant, mom uses the kitchen and cooks everyone a meal, surprising the local chef. Though they are not very happy with her approach, they are nevertheless happy to eat such a delicious food, complimenting her. Professor Oak asks Ash that if he wins the next battle, he would need to use six Pokémon and what would his choice be. Ash responds he needs to see before deciding. Oak tells him he will be always present to exchange Pokémon.

Oak tells Ash that he needs to do his best, as even if he loses, he needs to feel like a winner, though Delia tells that he has to try to win. They go inside an elevator and a kid yells to block the door. He goes inside and thanks Oak for blocking the door. He then sees Ash's Pikachu and asks whose is it. Ash tells Pikachu is his, while the kid goes to show affection. Ash warns him not to, but Pikachu likes his approach, so Ash calms down. The kid acknowledges Ash raised Pikachu well and Ash responds it was not easy to do so. Suddenly, the elevator stops and the lights turn off. Brock attempts to use the emergency button, but it does not work. Oak tells everyone they need to wait until the power is back. The kid rewires the wires and asks Ash to borrow his Pikachu. Ash agrees and the kid places the cabels on Pikachu's cheek. Oak knows this is a good idea to try. Pikachu uses Thundershock, making the elevator move and soon everyone is out.

The heroes thank the kid. Ash asks for his name and soon is told the kid is Ritchie. Ritchie goes away and says goodbye. Oak remarks he is mature for his age, while Misty tells "unlike someone they know", though Brock notices how he handled Ash's Pikachu well. Suddenly, they hear someone telling to give Poké Balls to the pavilion for inspection. These people are Team Rocket, who are looking forward to stealing. Ash meets up with Ritchie and tells him something is weird about this. The trainers came to the pavilion and are told they need to toss their Poké Balls for inspection, otherwise they will be disqualified. Everyone tosses in the bag their Poké Balls and Jessie goes to take Ash's Pikachu. She places in the bag, despite being electrocuted by Pikachu. James tells Jessie they finally took Pikachu, so Ritchie and Ash know they are Team Rocket. James and Jessie know they are being discovered and remove their disguise. Weezing uses Smog, causing a major distraction, as Team Rocket go away in the van.

Ash runs to the van and notices Ritchie is following him for the same reason. They see Team Rocket going down the hill, so Ritchie proposes to jump in front of the van. Ash does not support this idea and runs downhill. Ritchie tells him to stop and jumps onto him, slowing him down. Ritchie tells him he would've fallen down the cliff if he was not stopped, so they climb down. Ash and Ritchie barricade Team Rocket's path, so they go down into a river. James fell unconscious by the rough terrain, so Jessie goes to take the wheel, while Ritchie and Ash follow the van. After some time, Ritchie tells Ash they need to sleep, as it is too dark. Ash admits he is right and set up a camp, as Ritchie has an extra sleeping bag. Ash apologises to Ritchie for stubborness, as he would have fallen down the cliff if Ritchie has not been there to stop him, though tells him his idea of jumping in front of the van was crazy too. They admit they are Pokémaniacs, loving all sorts of Pokémon, wanting to protect them. Ash is troubled, as he may not see his Pokémon again, but Ritchie responds they will find them together, tomorrow.

Team Rocket celebrates for the theft they made. Ash sees Ritchie is doing something. Ritchie tells if one connects the stars, he can get something. They see they can get an Onix and a Pikachu. Ritchie tells he wants to become the greatest Pokémon trainer. Ash responds he wants to be the greatest Pokémon Master of the world, though Ritchie thinks this is not possible, as he wants to be the Pokémon trainer of the galaxy. Ash simply responds he will be the Pokémon Master of the universe. Next day, they track and spot some tire tracks. Team Rocket are sleeping, so they sneak near them and enter the van. Ash opens the bag and his Pikachu comes out to hug him. Suddenly, Team Rocket appears and locks them, then start the van and ride. Ritchie takes his Poké Balls (as his have the star emblem on them). Ash sends a Pokémon, but it is a Drowzee and returns it. Ash uses two more Poké Balls, but they are Magikarp and Slowbro, so he returns them.

Pikachu smells a Poké Ball and confirms it is Ash's. Ash uses it and sends Bulbasaur, who tackles a wall, but does not do any effect. Bulbasaur uses Razor Leaf, but still no effect. Ritchie tells Ash to allow him, as he sends Zippo, a Charmander. Zippo uses Slash and destroys the wall, alerting Team Rocket. Jessie tells James to handle it, but he responds he is driving, so Jessie sends Arbok. Pikachu goes to use Thunderbolt, but James turns the van, so Pikachu's attack is disrupted. Arbok tackles Pikachu, but Pikachu still stands. Jessie remarks James' driving, so James tells he should get a license. Ritchie sends Sparky, a Pikachu, surprising Ash and Team Rocket. Arbok goes to attack, though Sparky and Ash's Pikachu use Agility, confusing Arbok. Sparky and Ash's Pikachu use Thunderbolt, electrocuting Team Rocket and blasting them off. Ash celebrates, but Ritchie points they will fall down.

Ash sends Pidgeotto and Ritchie Happy, his Butterfree. The Pokémon take them out of the van, which falls down. Ritchie sees they will fall down too fast, so Butterfree and Pidgeotto uses Whirlwind to make the landing softer. Ash and Ritchie think they saved each other with these ideas and soon a group of vans (inside are Ash's mom, Brock, Misty, Oak and Officer Jenny). Ash and Ritchie shake hands for this impressive teamwork. Inside the stadium, Ash fishes out a Magikarp. The receptionist tells him he will battle Ritchie. Everyone is surprised at this match-up. Meanwhile, Team Rocket are hanging from a tree, very depressed about their newest failure.

DebutsEdit

CharacterEdit

Ritchie

PokémonEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Diglett.
  • The episode name is a reference to idiom "A friend in deed is a friend indeed!"

MistakesEdit

  • Like in the previous episode, Oak's eyebrows were miscolored when he was saying how Ritchie's idea was a good one.
  • When James declares to Weezing to use Smog, his glove was missing.

GalleryEdit

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