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|machars = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]], [[Misty (anime)|Misty]], [[Brock (anime)|Brock]]
 
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]]
 
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]]
 
|michars = [[Whitney]], Goldenrod Gym Referee, Haircut Brothers, Department Store Overseer, Goldenrod City Residents
 
|michars = [[Whitney]], Goldenrod Gym Referee, Haircut Brothers, Department Store Overseer, Goldenrod City Residents
 
|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Misty's Togetic|Misty's Togepi]], [[Jessie's Wobbuffet]], [[Ash's Totodile]], [[Ash's Quilava|Ash's Cyndaquil]], [[Whitney's Clefairy]], [[Whitney's Nidorina]], [[Whitney's Miltank]]
 
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|local = Goldenrod City
 
|local = Goldenrod City
|major = [[Ash]] battles [[Whitney]] and loses.
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|major = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] and co. arrive to Goldrenrod City. Ash and co. meet Whitney, Goldenrod City's Gym Leader.
 
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{{nihongo|A Goldenrod Opportunity|コガネジム!スピード&パワー!?|Goldenrod Gym! Speed & Power!?}} is the 1st episode of [[Pokémon: Johto League Champions]].
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
 
After a long journey, Ash and friends finally arrive at Goldenrod City. Misty wanted to go shopping and Brock wants a girlfriend, both want lunch but Ash wants a Gym Battle. To his dismay the Gym is closed, so he agrees to get lunch, and the best place for it was the Goldenrod Galleria. While trying to find the way there they meet a girl named Whitney and her Clefairy (actually, they met her Clefairy first). After telling them their situation Whitney agrees to help Ash and co go to the Galleria, which ends up with them being further away from it. And while they try to get back to the hamburger stand, they end up at the Goldenrod Galleria. Later, Clefairy is stolen by Team Rocket. Can Ash and his friends get Whitney's Clefairy back? And where is the Goldenrod Gym Leader?
 
After a long journey, Ash and friends finally arrive at Goldenrod City. Misty wanted to go shopping and Brock wants a girlfriend, both want lunch but Ash wants a Gym Battle. To his dismay the Gym is closed, so he agrees to get lunch, and the best place for it was the Goldenrod Galleria. While trying to find the way there they meet a girl named Whitney and her Clefairy (actually, they met her Clefairy first). After telling them their situation Whitney agrees to help Ash and co go to the Galleria, which ends up with them being further away from it. And while they try to get back to the hamburger stand, they end up at the Goldenrod Galleria. Later, Clefairy is stolen by Team Rocket. Can Ash and his friends get Whitney's Clefairy back? And where is the Goldenrod Gym Leader?
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==Episode Plot==
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The heroes managed to arrive to Goldenrod City. The heroes admire the city, as Misty wants shopping and Brock wants to meet girls. Ash reminds them they are not here for these things. Brock and Misty see delicious burgers (making Brock think they look as delicious as the girls) and Ash is tempted to eat them, but reminds all they are here for his match. Ash goes away, so Misty and Brock follow him, knowing he is correct. However, Ash sees that the Gym is closed, so they all go to do what they wanted in the first place. They go to the Goldrenrod Galleria for such things, but they can see it is hard to get there, since most streets lead to a dead end. Pikachu goes away and the heroes follow him, only to see he bumps into a Clefairy.
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A woman comes and apologises for the trouble Clefairy did. Seeing Pikachu a bit hurt, she kisses on his head, making him pleased. Suddenly, Brock bashes his head and asks if she could do the same on him, but Misty pulls him away for *that* attempt. The woman, Whitney, is glad to take them to the Galleria. Brock proposes that she could go with him and leave Ash and Misty to do their buisness, but realizes Whitney shows Ash and Misty to go underground. She shows them the underground is the Arcade and at the end is the exit, which provides a traffic-less area. However, they see they are further then they were, so they follow Whitney to a different route. She opens a door, only to see two men that take her Clefairy and Ash's Pikachu for a haircut. Ash and Whitney look for a shortcut, not a haircut, so take the Pokémon back and leave. Ash is glad they went away, but is hungry, so Brock proposes to go back at the hamburger stand. Whitney leads them and they find themselves at the Galleria, so she realizes she knows the path when she is not aware of it. Whitney goes to give them a tour, but bashes to a door, which are not automatic.
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Jessie is happy she eats good food and so does Meowth, but James reminds them they don't have money to pay. Jessie and Meowth tell them it is a free sample, so it is free, but James does not know what that means. In any case, he eats with his companions. A woman approaches and asks if they are going to buy anything. Team Rocket chant their motto, but are told that one of the dishes was free sample, not all of it, making them nervous. The woman asks them for money and after being told they have none, she orders them to work until they pay for all they ate. As Team Rocket works, they see a Clefairy and go after it. As the heroes go out after Misty's shopping (as Ash and Brock carry her stuff), Whitney notices Clefairy is gone and go to find it. Team Rocket track Clefairy and find it, then put it in a bag. The heroes spot them and chase them, but Team Rocket runs away.
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Team Rocket spot an advertisement for the Magnet Train, so go to the train station. They ask a man when it will go and are told a year after next Tuesday, since they need to build trains. The heroes track Team Rocket, who go on a railcar. Jessie and James push the levers, but it is too slow. Pikachu goes to use Thunderbolt, but gets stopped, since Jessie gives Clefairy back, though Meowth captures Pikachu. Clefairy uses Metronome, which turns into Gust, blwoing Team Rocket and taking the bag away. Team Rocket try to pull the lever to get the railcar away, but Pikachu eletrocutes them using Thunder. This triggers a part of the railcar, causing it to move at a great speed and with that, Team Rocket disappear into a tunnel. Ash and Whitney compliment each other for this battle. Whitney would like to have a battle with Ash, but is told he will prepare for the Gym match tomorrow. Whitney tells him she could open the Gym, but Ash thinks she is the cleaning lady. Whitney is surprised at that statement, but clarifies she is the Gym Leader having a day off.
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At the Gym, Whitney and Ash have the battle. Whitney sends Nidorina and Ash his Cyndaquil. Nidorina uses Poison Sting, which fails due to Cyndaquil's Flamethrower. Nidorina goes to use Tackle, but gets defeated by Flamethrower. Nidorina is defeated, so Whitney calls her back and sends Clefairy. Clefairy uses Metronome, which turns into it jumping, as it uses Splash. Cyndaquil uses Flamethrower, so Clefairy retreats to Whitney. Ash sees it is an easy match, but knows he will get the badge the soon he beats her. Whitney responds it is not over yet, as she sends Miltank. Miltank uses Roll Out, causing a lot of damage on Cyndaquil. Cyndaquil uses Tackle, though gets hit once more with Roll Out. Cyndaquil clashes with Miltank and gets hit again and gets bashed into the wall, defeated. Ash sends Totodile, who uses Water Gun, which proves useless against Miltank's rolling out. Ash thinks of a strategy and tells Totodile to go away, but it is too late, as Totodile gets defeated by Roll Out.
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Brock thinks an electric attack should prove good against a wet Miltank. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but it has no effect, as Whitney knows Miltank rolls so fast it is dry already. So, Pikachu gets hit by Roll Out attacks and faints. Whitney praises Miltank and calls her in the Poké Ball. Whitney tells Ash he can have the rematch whenever he needs, then goes away. Brock and Misty see as long as she has Miltank, she is unbeatable, while Ash thinks over.
   
 
==Debuts==
 
==Debuts==
===Humans===
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===Character===
*[[Whitney]]
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[[Whitney]]
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===Pokémon===
 
===Pokémon===
*[[Whitney's Miltank]]
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*[[Whitney's Nidorina]]
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*[[Whitney's Clefairy]]
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*[[Miltank]] [[Whitney's Miltank|(Whitney's)]]
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
*Whitney: "Aren't you the cutest thing."<br />
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*Whitney: "Aren't you the cutest thing."
 
Whitney picks up Pikachu<br />
 
Whitney picks up Pikachu<br />
 
Whitney: "I know how to make a boo-boo feel better."<br />
 
Whitney: "I know how to make a boo-boo feel better."<br />
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Misty: "Open your ears Brock. She kisses boo-boos, not bozos."<br />
 
Misty: "Open your ears Brock. She kisses boo-boos, not bozos."<br />
 
Brock: "Not the ear! Not the ear!"
 
Brock: "Not the ear! Not the ear!"
*Whitney: "How did we wind up at the Goldenrod Galleria? Maybe I only know where I'm going when I don't know where I'm going."<br />
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*Whitney: "How did we wind up at the Goldenrod Galleria? Maybe I only know where I'm going when I don't know where I'm going."
 
Ash: "Maybe, but you got us to where we wanted to go to begin with."<br />
 
Ash: "Maybe, but you got us to where we wanted to go to begin with."<br />
 
Whitney: "Ahehe. That's true Ash, and now that we're here I'll give ya a tour of the whole place. Come on guys, just follow me through the automatic-"<br />
 
Whitney: "Ahehe. That's true Ash, and now that we're here I'll give ya a tour of the whole place. Come on guys, just follow me through the automatic-"<br />
 
Whitney slams into the doors.<br />
 
Whitney slams into the doors.<br />
 
Whitney: "Guess they're not, automatic."
 
Whitney: "Guess they're not, automatic."
*Ash: "I get the feeling Whitney dosen't always know where she's goin'."<br />
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*Ash: "I get the feeling Whitney dosen't always know where she's goin'."
 
Misty: "She may be going to the hospital."
 
Misty: "She may be going to the hospital."
*James: "Excuse me, when does the next train leave?"<br />
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*James: "Excuse me, when does the next train leave?"
 
Train guy: "A year from next Tuesday."<br />
 
Train guy: "A year from next Tuesday."<br />
 
Jessie: "A year?!"<br />
 
Jessie: "A year?!"<br />
 
Train guy: "They gotta build the trains before they can run the trains."
 
Train guy: "They gotta build the trains before they can run the trains."
* "A jumping-jack attack?"<br />
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* "A jumping-jack attack?"
 
Misty about Clefairy's weird attack result of Metronome.
 
Misty about Clefairy's weird attack result of Metronome.
* Whitney: "Oh no! It's imitating Magikarp."<br />
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* Whitney: "Oh no! It's imitating Magikarp."
 
Misty: "A Splash attack?"<br />
 
Misty: "A Splash attack?"<br />
Brock: "Too bad there's no water."
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Brock: "Too bad there's no water."
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*This is the season premiere of Pokémon:Johto League Champions.
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[[File:WTP Squrtile.jpg|thumb|Who's that Pokémon?]]
*In tune to the theme of the Goldenrod Gym in the games (with the trainers being all female), The referee of the Goldenrod Gym is female.
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*The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Squirtle.
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*The design of the title card is changed as of this episode.
  +
*This is the season premiere of Pokémon: Johto League Champions.
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*In tune to the theme of the Goldenrod Gym in the games (with the trainers being all female), the referee of the Goldenrod Gym is female.
 
**Also, the referee was voiced by Lisa Ortiz.
 
**Also, the referee was voiced by Lisa Ortiz.
 
*Many aspects about Goldenrod City in the games were used in the anime, including the Underground Path, the Haircut Bros., the Goldenrod Department Store. and the Magnet Train.
 
*Many aspects about Goldenrod City in the games were used in the anime, including the Underground Path, the Haircut Bros., the Goldenrod Department Store. and the Magnet Train.
*Pokémon Johto was accidentaly used as the theme song for this episode the first time it aired.
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*Pokémon Johto was accidentally used as the theme song for this episode the first time it aired.
*This is another episode Team Rocket uses a different variation of their motto.
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*Ash says "holy cow", a rare reference to a non-Pokémon animal species, especially as how Miltank is apparently the closest thing the Pokémon world has to cows.
*In the games, Whitney only had two Pokémon for her Gym Battle, but in this episode she had to have three for a 3-on-3 match.
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*Ash says "holy cow", a rare reference to a non-Pokemon animal species, especially as how Miltank is apparently the closest thing the Pokemon world has to cows.
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==Gallery==
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{{Gallery Box|<gallery captionalign="center" widths="180" position="center">
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JE042 1.jpg|Brock and Misty found hamburgers
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JE042 2.jpg|Pikachu bumps into a Clefairy
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JE042 3.jpg|Brock bashes his head
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JE042 4.jpg|Whitney and the heroes go in an other direction
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JE042 5.jpg|Clefairy and Pikachu are about to get their hair done
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JE042 6.jpg|Whitney realizes she can only go in right direction if she does not know it
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JE042 7.jpg|Whitney bashes into the doors
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JE042 8.jpg|James learns about free samples
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JE042 9.jpg|Team Rocket got no money
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JE042 10.jpg|The woman yells at Team Rocket to get working
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JE042 11.jpg|Ash and Brock carry Misty's shopping stuff
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JE042 12.jpg|Jessie and James learn the train will come in a year
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JE042 13.jpg|Team Rocket push the railcar too slow
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JE042 14.jpg|Team Rocket swoop off
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JE042 15.jpg|Clefairy's Splash
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JE042 16.jpg|Brock warns Ash to fight against Miltank quickly
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</gallery>}}
   
{{Anime-stub}}
 
{{Incomplete-plot}}
 
 
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[[Category:Episodes focusing on Ash]]
 
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Latest revision as of 18:43, December 1, 2014

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A Goldenrod Opportunity (コガネジム!スピード&パワー!?)
JE042
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Johto League Champions Char. of the Day: Whitney
Episode №: #158 Main: Ash, Misty, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag August 3, 2000 Recurring: Jessie, James
UnitedStatesFlag August 18, 2001
Opening Theme: Born to Be a Winner Minor: Whitney, Goldenrod Gym Referee, Haircut Brothers, Department Store Overseer, Goldenrod City Residents
Badge(s): Zephyrbadge Hivebadge Setting: Goldenrod City
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Misty's Togepi, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Ash's Totodile, Ash's Cyndaquil, Whitney's Clefairy, Whitney's Nidorina, Whitney's Miltank
Major event(s)
Ash and co. arrive to Goldrenrod City. Ash and co. meet Whitney, Goldenrod City's Gym Leader.
Pokémon: Johto League Champions

A Goldenrod Opportunity (Japanese: コガネジム!スピード&パワー!? Goldenrod Gym! Speed & Power!?) is the 1st episode of Pokémon: Johto League Champions.

SynopsisEdit

After a long journey, Ash and friends finally arrive at Goldenrod City. Misty wanted to go shopping and Brock wants a girlfriend, both want lunch but Ash wants a Gym Battle. To his dismay the Gym is closed, so he agrees to get lunch, and the best place for it was the Goldenrod Galleria. While trying to find the way there they meet a girl named Whitney and her Clefairy (actually, they met her Clefairy first). After telling them their situation Whitney agrees to help Ash and co go to the Galleria, which ends up with them being further away from it. And while they try to get back to the hamburger stand, they end up at the Goldenrod Galleria. Later, Clefairy is stolen by Team Rocket. Can Ash and his friends get Whitney's Clefairy back? And where is the Goldenrod Gym Leader?

Episode PlotEdit

The heroes managed to arrive to Goldenrod City. The heroes admire the city, as Misty wants shopping and Brock wants to meet girls. Ash reminds them they are not here for these things. Brock and Misty see delicious burgers (making Brock think they look as delicious as the girls) and Ash is tempted to eat them, but reminds all they are here for his match. Ash goes away, so Misty and Brock follow him, knowing he is correct. However, Ash sees that the Gym is closed, so they all go to do what they wanted in the first place. They go to the Goldrenrod Galleria for such things, but they can see it is hard to get there, since most streets lead to a dead end. Pikachu goes away and the heroes follow him, only to see he bumps into a Clefairy.

A woman comes and apologises for the trouble Clefairy did. Seeing Pikachu a bit hurt, she kisses on his head, making him pleased. Suddenly, Brock bashes his head and asks if she could do the same on him, but Misty pulls him away for *that* attempt. The woman, Whitney, is glad to take them to the Galleria. Brock proposes that she could go with him and leave Ash and Misty to do their buisness, but realizes Whitney shows Ash and Misty to go underground. She shows them the underground is the Arcade and at the end is the exit, which provides a traffic-less area. However, they see they are further then they were, so they follow Whitney to a different route. She opens a door, only to see two men that take her Clefairy and Ash's Pikachu for a haircut. Ash and Whitney look for a shortcut, not a haircut, so take the Pokémon back and leave. Ash is glad they went away, but is hungry, so Brock proposes to go back at the hamburger stand. Whitney leads them and they find themselves at the Galleria, so she realizes she knows the path when she is not aware of it. Whitney goes to give them a tour, but bashes to a door, which are not automatic.

Jessie is happy she eats good food and so does Meowth, but James reminds them they don't have money to pay. Jessie and Meowth tell them it is a free sample, so it is free, but James does not know what that means. In any case, he eats with his companions. A woman approaches and asks if they are going to buy anything. Team Rocket chant their motto, but are told that one of the dishes was free sample, not all of it, making them nervous. The woman asks them for money and after being told they have none, she orders them to work until they pay for all they ate. As Team Rocket works, they see a Clefairy and go after it. As the heroes go out after Misty's shopping (as Ash and Brock carry her stuff), Whitney notices Clefairy is gone and go to find it. Team Rocket track Clefairy and find it, then put it in a bag. The heroes spot them and chase them, but Team Rocket runs away.

Team Rocket spot an advertisement for the Magnet Train, so go to the train station. They ask a man when it will go and are told a year after next Tuesday, since they need to build trains. The heroes track Team Rocket, who go on a railcar. Jessie and James push the levers, but it is too slow. Pikachu goes to use Thunderbolt, but gets stopped, since Jessie gives Clefairy back, though Meowth captures Pikachu. Clefairy uses Metronome, which turns into Gust, blwoing Team Rocket and taking the bag away. Team Rocket try to pull the lever to get the railcar away, but Pikachu eletrocutes them using Thunder. This triggers a part of the railcar, causing it to move at a great speed and with that, Team Rocket disappear into a tunnel. Ash and Whitney compliment each other for this battle. Whitney would like to have a battle with Ash, but is told he will prepare for the Gym match tomorrow. Whitney tells him she could open the Gym, but Ash thinks she is the cleaning lady. Whitney is surprised at that statement, but clarifies she is the Gym Leader having a day off.

At the Gym, Whitney and Ash have the battle. Whitney sends Nidorina and Ash his Cyndaquil. Nidorina uses Poison Sting, which fails due to Cyndaquil's Flamethrower. Nidorina goes to use Tackle, but gets defeated by Flamethrower. Nidorina is defeated, so Whitney calls her back and sends Clefairy. Clefairy uses Metronome, which turns into it jumping, as it uses Splash. Cyndaquil uses Flamethrower, so Clefairy retreats to Whitney. Ash sees it is an easy match, but knows he will get the badge the soon he beats her. Whitney responds it is not over yet, as she sends Miltank. Miltank uses Roll Out, causing a lot of damage on Cyndaquil. Cyndaquil uses Tackle, though gets hit once more with Roll Out. Cyndaquil clashes with Miltank and gets hit again and gets bashed into the wall, defeated. Ash sends Totodile, who uses Water Gun, which proves useless against Miltank's rolling out. Ash thinks of a strategy and tells Totodile to go away, but it is too late, as Totodile gets defeated by Roll Out.

Brock thinks an electric attack should prove good against a wet Miltank. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but it has no effect, as Whitney knows Miltank rolls so fast it is dry already. So, Pikachu gets hit by Roll Out attacks and faints. Whitney praises Miltank and calls her in the Poké Ball. Whitney tells Ash he can have the rematch whenever he needs, then goes away. Brock and Misty see as long as she has Miltank, she is unbeatable, while Ash thinks over.

DebutsEdit

CharacterEdit

Whitney

PokémonEdit

QuotesEdit

  • Whitney: "Aren't you the cutest thing."

Whitney picks up Pikachu
Whitney: "I know how to make a boo-boo feel better."
Whitney kisses Pikachu on the forehead. Pikachu is happy.
Pikachu: "Cha!"
Brock bashes his head on the nearest wall.
Brock: "Ugggh! I bet one of those treatments would work wonders for me."
Misty tugs Brock by the ear.
Misty: "Open your ears Brock. She kisses boo-boos, not bozos."
Brock: "Not the ear! Not the ear!"

  • Whitney: "How did we wind up at the Goldenrod Galleria? Maybe I only know where I'm going when I don't know where I'm going."

Ash: "Maybe, but you got us to where we wanted to go to begin with."
Whitney: "Ahehe. That's true Ash, and now that we're here I'll give ya a tour of the whole place. Come on guys, just follow me through the automatic-"
Whitney slams into the doors.
Whitney: "Guess they're not, automatic."

  • Ash: "I get the feeling Whitney dosen't always know where she's goin'."

Misty: "She may be going to the hospital."

  • James: "Excuse me, when does the next train leave?"

Train guy: "A year from next Tuesday."
Jessie: "A year?!"
Train guy: "They gotta build the trains before they can run the trains."

  • "A jumping-jack attack?"

Misty about Clefairy's weird attack result of Metronome.

  • Whitney: "Oh no! It's imitating Magikarp."

Misty: "A Splash attack?"
Brock: "Too bad there's no water."

TriviaEdit

WTP Squrtile

Who's that Pokémon?

  • The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Squirtle.
  • The design of the title card is changed as of this episode.
  • This is the season premiere of Pokémon: Johto League Champions.
  • In tune to the theme of the Goldenrod Gym in the games (with the trainers being all female), the referee of the Goldenrod Gym is female.
    • Also, the referee was voiced by Lisa Ortiz.
  • Many aspects about Goldenrod City in the games were used in the anime, including the Underground Path, the Haircut Bros., the Goldenrod Department Store. and the Magnet Train.
  • Pokémon Johto was accidentally used as the theme song for this episode the first time it aired.
  • Ash says "holy cow", a rare reference to a non-Pokémon animal species, especially as how Miltank is apparently the closest thing the Pokémon world has to cows.

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