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|uair = December 16, 2000
 
|uair = December 16, 2000
 
|songs = Pokémon Johto
 
|songs = Pokémon Johto
|machars = [[Ash]], [[Misty]], [[Brock]]
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|machars = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]], [[Misty (anime)|Misty]], [[Brock (anime)|Brock]]
 
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]]
 
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]]
 
|michars = [[Falkner]]
 
|michars = [[Falkner]]
|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Misty's Togetic|Misty's Togepi]], [[Ash's Pidgeot]](Flashback), [[Ash's Charizard]], [[Ash's Heracross]], [[Ash's Bayleef|Ash's Chikorita]], [[Jessie's Arbok]], [[Pidgey]](Flashback), [[Pidgeotto]](Flashback), [[Spearow]], [[Fearow]], [[Falkner's Hoothoot]], [[Falkner's Dodrio]], [[Falkner's Pidgeot]]
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|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Misty's Togetic|Misty's Togepi]], [[Ash's Pidgeot]] (Flashback), [[Ash's Charizard]], [[Ash's Heracross]], [[Ash's Bayleef|Ash's Chikorita]], [[Jessie's Arbok]], [[Pidgey]] (Flashback), [[Pidgeotto]] (Flashback), [[Spearow]], [[Fearow]], [[Falkner's Hoothoot]], [[Falkner's Dodrio]], [[Falkner's Pidgeot]]
 
|local = [[Violet City]], [[Violet City Gym]]
 
|local = [[Violet City]], [[Violet City Gym]]
|major = [[Ash]] and co. meet [[Falkner]], leader of the Violet Gym. [[Ash]] wins the Zephyr Badge.
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|major = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and co. meet [[Falkner]], Violet City's Gym Leader. [[Ash's Charizard]] knows Fly. [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] wins the Zephyr Badge.
|b1 = zephyrbadge.png|guest = [[Falkner]]}}
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|guest = [[Falkner]]}}
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{{nihongo|Fighting Flyer with Fire|キキョウジム!大空の戦い!!|Violet Gym! Sky Battle!!}} is the 15th episode of [[Pokémon: The Johto Journeys]].
   
== Synopsis ==
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==Synopsis==
The time has come for Ash to have his first Gym Battle in the Johto region, only to have it interupted when Team Rocket steals Pikachu. Just then a trainer appears and steals Pikachu back and uses his Pidgeot to stop Team Rocket. Ash was impressed the way the trainer used his Pidgeot, reminding him of his own. The trainer introduces himself as Falkner, leader of the Violet City Gym. Ash may have been grateful to him for rescuing Pikachu, but that wouldn't mean he would go easy on him. Will Ash soar and win his first badge, or will he crash and burn?
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The time has come for Ash to have his first Gym Battle in the Johto region, only to have it interrupted when Team Rocket steals Pikachu. Just then a trainer appears and steals Pikachu back and uses his Pidgeot to stop Team Rocket. Ash was impressed the way the trainer used his Pidgeot, reminding him of his own. The trainer introduces himself as Falkner, leader of the Violet City Gym. Ash may have been grateful to him for rescuing Pikachu, but that wouldn't mean he would go easy on him. Will Ash soar and win his first badge, or will he crash and burn?
   
== Debuts ==
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==Episode Plot==
=== Humans ===
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The heroes came to the Gym of Violet City. The heroes are excited to meet the Gym Leader and are about to go in, but Team Rocket stop them (disguised) and want to ask them questions before going inside. They claim they are from an agency called Poké Buro. They take Pikachu and tell they need to confiscate it and run away. They appear in the balloon and take off their disguises. Pikachu uses Thundershock, but the cage it is put in is electric proof. Ash sends Heracross to deal with them, but Meowth drops a jar, so Heracross licks the tree sap inside it. Suddenly, the heroes see a man riding a glide, whose Hoothoot takes the cage from Jessie's hands. The heroes worry that man is a thief as well. Hoothoot returns to him and gives Pikachu, then goes to land down.
* Falkner
 
   
===Items===
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Jessie's Arbok uses Poison Sting to rip the glider. The man falls down, but sends Pidgot, who saves him. Pidgeot dodges Arbok's Poison Sting and pierces the balloon, causing an usual blast off of Team Rocket. The man comes down and gives Ash Pikachu, who thanks him. Ash remebers that he had a Pidgeot and battled Fearow, knowing that he'll have to go see his friend. The man knows that feeling of battling with Pidgeot in the sky and knows Ash'll find his Pidgeot someday. Misty notices the man likes Flying-type Pokémon and he confirms, wanting to fly through the sky. The man is angry at hearing statements that Electric-type Pokémon best Flying-type Pokémon, making Misty feel the same way about Water-type Pokémon. The heroes introduce themselves, while the man is Falkner, the Gym Leader of Violet City, making the heroes surprised at that last part.
* [[Badge|Zephyr Badge]]
 
   
== Trivia ==
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Falker sees it is strange to meet new friends before battling them, but knows he has to battle Ash any other way. The heroes came to the top of the building and see Falker's team. Brock asks Ash if he is okay and he confirms, knowing he came to battle, not to be cheered for. Ash tells Falkner that he should give him the badge. Falkner responds that he is not sure about that, wanting to prove the strength of Flying-type Pokémon he sends Hoothoot. Ash sends Chikorita (who hugs him) and Falkner is disappointed, as Grass-type Pokémon are weak against Flying-type Pokémon, but Ash thought that type is not the only factor that counts. Chikorita starts with Vine Whip, though Hoothoot flies away. Hoothoot evades another Vine Whip and dives, hitting Chikorita, then pecks her. Chikorita uses Razor Leaf, but Hoothoot dodges and gives. Chikorita evades, but Hoothoot dives once more and hits Chikorita, defeating her. Ash calls Chikorita back, while Falker tells him he warned him Grass-type Pokémon don't have much chance of defeating his Flying-type Pokémon.
* Once again, Meowth breaks the fourth wall in this episode.
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* In the Generation II games, Falkner didn't have a Dodrio.
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Ash sends Pikachu, who is battle ready. Hoothoot goes to tackle Pikachu, but Pikachu uses Agility. Hoothoot flies off, but gets electrocuted by Thunderbolt, then defeats it using Quick Attack. Falkner calls Hoothoot back, then sends a Dodrio in its place. Falkner announces that trainers have not defeated Dodrio. Ash tells it is no surprise that Dodrio cannot fly, but Falkner responds that he is mistaken. Pikachu uses Agility and Dodrio does so as well. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but Dodrio escapes by jumping (making Brock and Ash see that it jumps so high it seems as if she flies). Dodrio uses Drill Peck, wounding Pikachu. Dodrio goes to use Tri Attack, but Pikachu jumps on her and hits her using Thunder. Dodrio stands up, but falls defeated. Ash cheers, while Falkner calls Dodrio back.
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Falkner sends his ace, Pidgeot. Ash asks Pikachu if he wants to return back, but Pikachu does not want to and stays. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but Pidgeot flies away, while Pikachu is too weak to reach Pidgeot. With a Whirlwind, Pikachu is defeated. Ash places Pikachu near himself and sends Charizard, making Falkner see it is going to get interesting. Charizard and Pidgeot fly away. Charizard uses Flamethrower, but misses Pidgeot, who uses Agility. Falkner advises Ash to surrender, but Ash refuses. Charizard uses Flamethrower, but gets hit by its own attack, as it is repelled by Pidgeot's Whirlwind. Pidgeot uses Wing Attack and Charizard attempts to fly, but its wing is damaged, so it takes Pidgeot's attack. Charizard takes more hits, so Falkner tells Ash to forfeit, since it is a trainer's responsibility to know when the Pokémon cannot battle anymore, since Charizard cannot fly. Ash tells he and Charizard do not quit, so Falkner thinks the next thing will teach him a lesson.
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Pidgeot goes to use Quick Attack, but Charizard manages to fly away. Pidgeot uses Agility, then uses Quick Attack to injure Charizard. Pidgoet continues this strategy. Ash sees they might have a chance if Pidgeot keeps using same moves. Charizard goes to Pidgoet, who uses Agility. However, Charizard turns around and engulfs it in flames via Fire Spin. Charizard takes it and throws it to the ground via Seismic Toss, making it defeated. Ash cheers for Charizard and his victory. Later, Falkner gives Ash the Zephyr Badge. Falkner admits that battling with him has gotten him more will to train and become the Number 1 Flying-type Pokémon trainer. Ash wishes luck to him and shakes hands, then departs with Misty and Brock away. Meanwhile, Team Rocket get pecked by Spearow, while Meowth sees this ending is for birds.
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==Debuts==
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===Character===
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[[Falkner]]
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===Pokémon===
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*[[Falkner's Dodrio]]
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*[[Falkner's Hoothoot]]
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*[[Falkner's Pidgeot]]
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===Move===
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*[[Tri Attack]]
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*[[Fly]]
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*[[Drill Peck]]
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===Item===
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[[Badges#Zephyr Badge|Zephyr Badge]]
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==Quotes==
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:''"These are my friends, Misty and Brock, and I'm Ash."'' - Ash
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:''"And I'm Falkner, the Violet City Gym Leader, hi."'' - Falkner
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:''"Did he say Gym Leader?!"'' - Brock
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:''"That's what he said." ''- Misty
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:''"I suppose I should have mentioned that to you earlier."'' - Falkner
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:''"Charizard! Quick, turn around and use Fire Spin!"'' - Ash
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:''"You used Pidgeot's speed to your advantage, that was an excellent strategy. Well, this is what you came here for, the Zephyr Badge is yours, you've earned it."'' - Falkner
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==Trivia==
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* The English dub name is a reference to the idion "fighting fire with fire".
 
* This was the final American episode of the 20th century.
 
* This was the final American episode of the 20th century.
 
* This episode was the first where, and in every Gym Battle episode from this point on, there would be an official gym referee to judge the battles.
 
* This episode was the first where, and in every Gym Battle episode from this point on, there would be an official gym referee to judge the battles.
* During Ash's flashback, he says that the Fearow was attacking a group of Pigeot. This is wrong; the Fearow was attacking a group of Pidgey and Pigeotto. There were no Pigeots there until Ash's own Pigeotto evolved.
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* This is one of the few episodes where both Ash and the Gym Leader's Pokémon have their original Japanese voices crossed over to the English-language dub.
* Despite Ash saying he will go back to see his Pigeot some day, he has yet to do so.
 
* This is one of the few episodes where both Ash and the Gym Leader's Pokemon have their original Japanese voices crossed over to the English-language dub.
 
 
* The Johto Champion theme is heard playing when Ash's Charizard and Falkner's Pidgeot begin fighting against each other.
 
* The Johto Champion theme is heard playing when Ash's Charizard and Falkner's Pidgeot begin fighting against each other.
*Interestingly,[[ Megumi Hayashibara]] and [[Shin-ichiro Miki]] who voiced Falkner's Pidgeot and Ash's Charizard in both the Japanese and English language versions are known for voicing Jessie and James of Team Rocket in the original Japanese version.
 
 
*The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Marill.
 
*The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Marill.
*Falkner says that when using agility Pidgeot moves at mach 2, if that was the case then pidgeot would cause a sonicboom that would hurt everyone near by.
 
   
== Quotes ==
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===Mistakes===
* Ash: "These are my friends, Misty and Brock, and I'm Ash."<br />
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During Ash's flashback, he says that the Fearow was attacking a group of Pidgeot. The Fearow was actually attacking a group of Pidgey and Pigeotto.
Falkner: "And I'm Falkner, the Violet City Gym Leader, hi."<br />
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Everyone's in shock.<br />
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==Gallery==
Brock: "Did he say Gym Leader?!"<br />
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{{Gallery Box|<gallery captionalign="center" widths="180" position="center">
Misty: "That's what he said."<br />
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JE015 1.jpg|Jessie takes Pikachu for examination
Falkner: "I suppose I should have mentioned that to you earlier."
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JE015 2.jpg|Meowth drops the tree sap jar
* "Charizard! Quick, turn around and use Fire Spin!"<br />
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JE015 3.jpg|Heracross drinks the sap
Ash turning the battle around.
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JE015 4.jpg|The man sends Hoothoot
* "You used Pidgeot's speed to your advantage, that was an excellent strategy. Well, this is what you came here for, the Zephyr Badge is yours, you've earned it."<br />
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JE015 5.jpg|Pidgeot pierces the balloon
Falkner after losing the Gym Battle.
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JE015 6.jpg|Ash's memory of Pidgeot
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JE015 7.jpg|Chikorita hugs Ash
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JE015 8.jpg|Pikachu attacks Hoothoot
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JE015 9.jpg|Hoothoot is defeated
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JE015 10.jpg|Dodrio vs. Pikachu
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JE015 11.jpg|Dodrio uses Tri Attack
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JE015 12.jpg|Pidgeot's Whirlwind gusts Pikachu away
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JE015 13.jpg|Charizard vs. Pidgeot
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JE015 14.jpg|Charizard gets hit by its own attack
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JE015 15.jpg|Ash won the Zephyr Badge
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JE015 16.jpg|Team Rocket get pecked
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</gallery>}}
   
{{Anime-stub}}
 
{{Incomplete-plot}}
 
 
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[[Category:Episodes storyboarded by Yoshitaka Fujimoto]]
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[[Category:Episodes directed by Toshiaki Suzuki]]
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[[Category:Episodes animated by Izumi Shimura]]

Latest revision as of 18:39, December 1, 2014

← JE014 | Episode | JE016 →
Fighting Flyer with Fire (キキョウジム!大空の戦い!!)
JE015
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: The Johto Journeys Char. of the Day: Falkner
Episode №: #131 Main: Ash, Misty, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag January 20, 2000 Recurring: Jessie, James
UnitedStatesFlag December 16, 2000
Opening Theme: Pokémon Johto Minor: Falkner
Badge(s): Zephyrbadge Setting: Violet City, Violet City Gym
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Misty's Togepi, Ash's Pidgeot (Flashback), Ash's Charizard, Ash's Heracross, Ash's Chikorita, Jessie's Arbok, Pidgey (Flashback), Pidgeotto (Flashback), Spearow, Fearow, Falkner's Hoothoot, Falkner's Dodrio, Falkner's Pidgeot
Major event(s)
Ash and co. meet Falkner, Violet City's Gym Leader. Ash's Charizard knows Fly. Ash wins the Zephyr Badge.
Pokémon: The Johto Journeys

Fighting Flyer with Fire (Japanese: キキョウジム!大空の戦い!! Violet Gym! Sky Battle!!) is the 15th episode of Pokémon: The Johto Journeys.

SynopsisEdit

The time has come for Ash to have his first Gym Battle in the Johto region, only to have it interrupted when Team Rocket steals Pikachu. Just then a trainer appears and steals Pikachu back and uses his Pidgeot to stop Team Rocket. Ash was impressed the way the trainer used his Pidgeot, reminding him of his own. The trainer introduces himself as Falkner, leader of the Violet City Gym. Ash may have been grateful to him for rescuing Pikachu, but that wouldn't mean he would go easy on him. Will Ash soar and win his first badge, or will he crash and burn?

Episode PlotEdit

The heroes came to the Gym of Violet City. The heroes are excited to meet the Gym Leader and are about to go in, but Team Rocket stop them (disguised) and want to ask them questions before going inside. They claim they are from an agency called Poké Buro. They take Pikachu and tell they need to confiscate it and run away. They appear in the balloon and take off their disguises. Pikachu uses Thundershock, but the cage it is put in is electric proof. Ash sends Heracross to deal with them, but Meowth drops a jar, so Heracross licks the tree sap inside it. Suddenly, the heroes see a man riding a glide, whose Hoothoot takes the cage from Jessie's hands. The heroes worry that man is a thief as well. Hoothoot returns to him and gives Pikachu, then goes to land down.

Jessie's Arbok uses Poison Sting to rip the glider. The man falls down, but sends Pidgot, who saves him. Pidgeot dodges Arbok's Poison Sting and pierces the balloon, causing an usual blast off of Team Rocket. The man comes down and gives Ash Pikachu, who thanks him. Ash remebers that he had a Pidgeot and battled Fearow, knowing that he'll have to go see his friend. The man knows that feeling of battling with Pidgeot in the sky and knows Ash'll find his Pidgeot someday. Misty notices the man likes Flying-type Pokémon and he confirms, wanting to fly through the sky. The man is angry at hearing statements that Electric-type Pokémon best Flying-type Pokémon, making Misty feel the same way about Water-type Pokémon. The heroes introduce themselves, while the man is Falkner, the Gym Leader of Violet City, making the heroes surprised at that last part.

Falker sees it is strange to meet new friends before battling them, but knows he has to battle Ash any other way. The heroes came to the top of the building and see Falker's team. Brock asks Ash if he is okay and he confirms, knowing he came to battle, not to be cheered for. Ash tells Falkner that he should give him the badge. Falkner responds that he is not sure about that, wanting to prove the strength of Flying-type Pokémon he sends Hoothoot. Ash sends Chikorita (who hugs him) and Falkner is disappointed, as Grass-type Pokémon are weak against Flying-type Pokémon, but Ash thought that type is not the only factor that counts. Chikorita starts with Vine Whip, though Hoothoot flies away. Hoothoot evades another Vine Whip and dives, hitting Chikorita, then pecks her. Chikorita uses Razor Leaf, but Hoothoot dodges and gives. Chikorita evades, but Hoothoot dives once more and hits Chikorita, defeating her. Ash calls Chikorita back, while Falker tells him he warned him Grass-type Pokémon don't have much chance of defeating his Flying-type Pokémon.

Ash sends Pikachu, who is battle ready. Hoothoot goes to tackle Pikachu, but Pikachu uses Agility. Hoothoot flies off, but gets electrocuted by Thunderbolt, then defeats it using Quick Attack. Falkner calls Hoothoot back, then sends a Dodrio in its place. Falkner announces that trainers have not defeated Dodrio. Ash tells it is no surprise that Dodrio cannot fly, but Falkner responds that he is mistaken. Pikachu uses Agility and Dodrio does so as well. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but Dodrio escapes by jumping (making Brock and Ash see that it jumps so high it seems as if she flies). Dodrio uses Drill Peck, wounding Pikachu. Dodrio goes to use Tri Attack, but Pikachu jumps on her and hits her using Thunder. Dodrio stands up, but falls defeated. Ash cheers, while Falkner calls Dodrio back.

Falkner sends his ace, Pidgeot. Ash asks Pikachu if he wants to return back, but Pikachu does not want to and stays. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but Pidgeot flies away, while Pikachu is too weak to reach Pidgeot. With a Whirlwind, Pikachu is defeated. Ash places Pikachu near himself and sends Charizard, making Falkner see it is going to get interesting. Charizard and Pidgeot fly away. Charizard uses Flamethrower, but misses Pidgeot, who uses Agility. Falkner advises Ash to surrender, but Ash refuses. Charizard uses Flamethrower, but gets hit by its own attack, as it is repelled by Pidgeot's Whirlwind. Pidgeot uses Wing Attack and Charizard attempts to fly, but its wing is damaged, so it takes Pidgeot's attack. Charizard takes more hits, so Falkner tells Ash to forfeit, since it is a trainer's responsibility to know when the Pokémon cannot battle anymore, since Charizard cannot fly. Ash tells he and Charizard do not quit, so Falkner thinks the next thing will teach him a lesson.

Pidgeot goes to use Quick Attack, but Charizard manages to fly away. Pidgeot uses Agility, then uses Quick Attack to injure Charizard. Pidgoet continues this strategy. Ash sees they might have a chance if Pidgeot keeps using same moves. Charizard goes to Pidgoet, who uses Agility. However, Charizard turns around and engulfs it in flames via Fire Spin. Charizard takes it and throws it to the ground via Seismic Toss, making it defeated. Ash cheers for Charizard and his victory. Later, Falkner gives Ash the Zephyr Badge. Falkner admits that battling with him has gotten him more will to train and become the Number 1 Flying-type Pokémon trainer. Ash wishes luck to him and shakes hands, then departs with Misty and Brock away. Meanwhile, Team Rocket get pecked by Spearow, while Meowth sees this ending is for birds.

DebutsEdit

CharacterEdit

Falkner

PokémonEdit

MoveEdit

ItemEdit

Zephyr Badge

QuotesEdit

"These are my friends, Misty and Brock, and I'm Ash." - Ash
"And I'm Falkner, the Violet City Gym Leader, hi." - Falkner
"Did he say Gym Leader?!" - Brock
"That's what he said." - Misty
"I suppose I should have mentioned that to you earlier." - Falkner
"Charizard! Quick, turn around and use Fire Spin!" - Ash
"You used Pidgeot's speed to your advantage, that was an excellent strategy. Well, this is what you came here for, the Zephyr Badge is yours, you've earned it." - Falkner

TriviaEdit

  • The English dub name is a reference to the idion "fighting fire with fire".
  • This was the final American episode of the 20th century.
  • This episode was the first where, and in every Gym Battle episode from this point on, there would be an official gym referee to judge the battles.
  • This is one of the few episodes where both Ash and the Gym Leader's Pokémon have their original Japanese voices crossed over to the English-language dub.
  • The Johto Champion theme is heard playing when Ash's Charizard and Falkner's Pidgeot begin fighting against each other.
  • The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Marill.

MistakesEdit

During Ash's flashback, he says that the Fearow was attacking a group of Pidgeot. The Fearow was actually attacking a group of Pidgey and Pigeotto.

GalleryEdit

Click on the images to enlargen them.


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