While traveling to Azalea Town, Ash and co. encounter many Grass-type Pokémon along the way. They also meet a girl named Mariah, who owns seven Hoppip (including the one she just caught), and an Oddish who has become friends with the Hoppip. Later, a huge storm blows the Hoppip away. Can Ash and friends find all seven of Mariah's Hoppip before they fall into Team Rocket's clutches?
Viridian City was played in the dub. It was also the theme for Brock in Pokémon Puzzle League.
Meowth mentions "carrier pidgeons", a rare reference to a non-Pokemon species, even though we have already seen Pidgeys used in such a role. It could be an error, with Meowth meaning to say carrier Pidgeys.
The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Gligar.