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JE014: A Bout With Sprout

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A Bout With Sprout (大ピンチ!マダツボミの塔!)
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: The Johto Journeys Char. of the Day: Zackie
Episode №: #130 Main: Ash, Misty, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag January 13, 2000 Recurring: Jessie, James
UnitedStatesFlag December 16, 2000
Opening Theme: Pokémon Johto Minor: Miss Priscilla, Earl, Zackie, School children
Badge(s): Setting: Violet City, Earl's Pokémon Academy, Sprout Tower
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Misty's Togepi, Ash's Squirtle, Ash's Bulbasaur, Ash's Charizard, Ash's Heracross, Ash's Chikorita, Misty's Goldeen, Misty's Staryu, Misty's Poliwag, Brock's Onix, Brock's Geodude, Brock's Zubat, Brock's Vulpix, Jessie's Arbok, Jessie's Lickitung, James' Weezing, Zackie's Bellsprout
Major event(s)
Ash and friends arrive at Violet City.
Pokémon: The Johto Journeys


After finally reaching Violet City Ash and co encounter some school children who wanted to play with Pikachu but just as Pikachu was about to zap them Ash grabs it and it zaps him. Brock volunteers the group to help Miss Priscilla, the teacher, at Earl's Pokémon Academy. When one boy, Zackie, wants Pikachu, it runs off. As Ash thought Zackie caught Pikachu, a Bellsprout pops out of the Poké Ball. Can Ash persuade Zackie to give up trying to catch his Pikachu? And Why does Team Rocket have to make a rocket out of Sprout Tower?


Human Characters

  • Miss Priscilla
  • Earl
  • Zackie


  • The Pokémon Academy from the Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold and SoulSilver games is put into the anime, as is Sprout Tower.
  • This is one of the few episodes prior to Chikorita's Big Upset to show Chikorita's jealousy towards Pikachu.
  • The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Cleffa.
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