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==Plot==
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{{nihongo|Dues and Don'ts|ロケットだんとデリバード!|Team Rocket and Delibird!}} is the 22nd episode of [[Pokémon: Master Quest]].
After their latest "Fumble" at the hands of Ash and co., Team Rocket had a meeting about what to do next. After the meeting they find a Delibird trapped in a cage and when the cage was broken, they caught it. They were congradulated by a scout for Team Rocket and welcomes them aboard. But when Jessie says that she, James and Meowth were already Team Rocket members, the scout proved them wrong by checking their files and saying they've been removed permanently for not paying off their massive debts. How can they prove themselves to be the best of the baddest again? And does someone from within Team Rocket have a bone to pick with Jessie?
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==Synopsis==
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After their latest "Fumble" at the hands of Ash and co., Team Rocket had a meeting about what to do next. After the meeting they find a Delibird trapped in a cage and when the cage was broken, they caught it. They were congratulated by a scout for Team Rocket and welcomes them aboard. But when Jessie says that she, James and Meowth were already Team Rocket members, the scout proved them wrong by checking their files and saying they've been removed permanently for not paying off their massive debts. How can they prove themselves to be the best of the baddest again? And does someone from within Team Rocket have a bone to pick with Jessie?
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==Episode Plot==
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The heroes encounter three football players, who are Team Rocket. James kicks a ball, which is actually a bomb. Ash, Jessie and Brock kick the bomb away. Pikachu zaps them with a Thunderbolt, while the bomb explodes near Team Rocket, blasting them off. Knowing they would blast off, Team Rocket releases parachutes. However, Jessie fights with Wobbuffet, causing everyone to fall down. Jessie is angered about Wobbuffet, while James suggests she should be more gentle, as they have never beaten the twerps. Team Rocket have a meeting, as to discuss why are they losing to the twerps. Each of them think that Jessie, James, Meowth or Wobbuffet is the cause they lose.
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James realizes that the twerps are composed of three people, while they are composed of two. Meowth objects, but is reminded he is a Pokémon. James also knows Pikachu is never in its ball (making Meowth pleased, as neither does he), and so is Togepi. Jessie thinks Wobbuffet is as annoying as that pest, causing Wobbuffet to be truly proud of that. James also remembers the twerps have many Pokémon, while they have only four. Meowth reminds them of the machines they made, but Jessie becomes furious, as none of them worked. With Wobbuffet annoying them, Team Rocket goes in a fight. After being battered and scratched, Jessie proposes to call the HQ and have new Pokémon sent to them. However, James and Meowth remind her they owe too much cash to the HQ. After wandering a bit, they encounter a Delibird, who is locked in a cage.
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Through the speaker, a woman tells that she left Delibird because she had too many Pokémon. She also lets be known anyone can catch it, but must use caution in how to catch it. Delibird is freed, so Jessie sends Arbok and James Weezing. Weezing uses Smog, but Delibird escapes that attack, then retaliates with a Blizzard. James sends Victreebel, who gnaws on James and Jessie. Victreebel uses Razor Leaf, but Delibird evades and uses Blizzard on Victreebel, freezing it. James calls it back, while Arbok uses Poison Sting. However, Delibird's Blizzard freezes Arbok and Weezing. Jessie sends Wobbuffet, whose Counter deflects the damage back to Delibird, defeating it.
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James and Jessie argue who should catch it, but a woman comes and calls Delibird into its Poké Ball back. The woman is glad they passed the test, as she came to look after new Team Rocket recruits. Jessie and James responds they are Team Rocket. The woman points out the true grey Team Rocket uniforms, but Jessie and James respond they made their own outfits. The scout is not convinced they are members of Team Rocket, so decides to give them cash to join. James wants to join, but Jessie reminds him they would be found out, as they have already joined the organization. The scout asks for their ID cards, so James shows his own. The scout sees it is expired.
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The scout reads that they have not paid their dues and debts, hence why they are removed. Jessie, James and Meowth search their names, but find no results. They are very sad, so the scout advises them to register into Team Rocket. Elsewhere, a Team Rocket recruit named Wendy contacts Giovanni and reports the scout found some candidates. Giovanni sees it is important for the group to have new members. Wendy checks Jessie is among those recruits and remembers Jessie drank a fruit smoothy and left her to pay the debt. Wendy is still furious and suggests them to be removed. Giovanni responds they will be removed if they cannot pay their loan.
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The scout tells Jessie, James and Meowth they need to snatch Pokémon from some trainers. She sees a group of them, which Jessie and James identify them as the twerps. She tells the scout they are unbeatable and are tougher than they look. The scout decides to lend them her Delibird. The heroes walk and encounter Team Rocket. They claim they need to battle the twerps to regain their membership in the organization, since they have been expelled. Misty suggests they shouldn't join, but Jessie and James do not listen for that. Jessie sends Delibird, who gives away presents to the twerps. However, the presents explode, so Ash sends Phanpy to battle. Phanpy goes to take down Delibird, though Delibird flies up and uses Blizzard on Phanpy, freezing it.
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Ash calls it back, while Delibird gives away presents, which hits Pikachu badly. Delibird gives one last present to Pikachu, but that present restors his power. Pikachu uses Thunder, blasting Team Rocket off. The scout sees even if they lost, they still need new members. Wendy reports about Jessie and James, so Giovanni responds they need to work hard. Wendy is nevertheless angered. Jessie, James and Meowth are glad to be back in the organizationa and welcome Delibird. The scout tells it will have to go back, but it will serve as mail, for direct payment of loans. Delibird gives a present and James reads it is a receit for loans, among them being for a fruit smooth, as Wendy drank one for revenge on Jessie. Jessie knows they can't pay loans as they never have money Nevertheless, Jessie thinks once Delibird comes, they'll use it to capture Pikachu. They yell life is good. The heroes heard that and wonder what that was.
   
 
==Debuts==
 
==Debuts==
===Humans===
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===Character===
 
*[[Rocket Scout]]
 
*[[Rocket Scout]]
 
*[[Wendy]]
 
*[[Wendy]]
   
 
===Pokémon===
 
===Pokémon===
*[[Team Rocket's Delibird|Delibird]]
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[[Delibird]]
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===Move===
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[[Present]]
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
*"Well, they did lose that match. But you know with the personnel shortage we have to make compromises."
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:''"Well, they did lose that match. But you know with the personnel shortage we have to make compromises."'' - Rocket Scout
Rocket Scout
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*"Of course you should receive it for re-entry, but after deducting your unpaid dues and loan payments, there wasn't enough change to make a telephone call."
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:''"Of course you should receive it for re-entry, but after deducting your unpaid dues and loan payments, there wasn't enough change to make a telephone call."'' - Rocket Scout about Jessie, James and Meowth's sign-in bonuses.
Rocket Scout about Jessie, James and Meowth's sign-in bonuses.
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*"Revenge is sweet, my dear Jessie."
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:''"Revenge is sweet, my dear Jessie."'' - Wendy
Wendy.
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*It is revealed that Jessie and James' grey Team Rocket uniforms are not worn by other members as they designed them themselves and are therefore unofficial uniforms. Despite this, no one in Team Rocket besides the scout has commented on this, not even Giovanni.
 
 
*In honor of Super Bowl XXXVII, which aired the day after this episode, Team Rocket was wearing Football uniforms during their motto.
 
*In honor of Super Bowl XXXVII, which aired the day after this episode, Team Rocket was wearing Football uniforms during their motto.
*Jessie mentions that as well as Team Rocket, there are also a "Team Jet" and "Team Helicopter". Aside from sharing the same naming theme with Team Rocket (aerial vehicles), no further details of them are known and they could just be a joke.
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*The "Who's that Pokémon?" is Smeargle.
*After being reinstated as Team Rocket members, Jessie and James continue to wear their homemade, unofficial grey uniforms.
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*The Team Rocket scout is never referred to by name, not even by Wendy, who is a fellow Team Rocket member and is in direct contact with her.
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==Gallery==
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{{Gallery Box|<gallery captionalign="center" widths="180" position="center">
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JE115 1.jpg|Team Rocket, the football players
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JE115 2.jpg|Ash kicks away the bomb
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JE115 3.jpg|Team Rocket's bomb detonated in front of them
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JE115 4.jpg|Meowth is reminded he is not a person
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JE115 5.jpg|Team Rocket bicker
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JE115 6.jpg|Wobbuffet, the proud Pokémon
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JE115 7.jpg|The captured Delibird
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JE115 8.jpg|Team Rocket's Pokémon got frozen
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JE115 9.jpg|Jessie, James and Meowth decide to start a gang
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JE115 10.jpg|Jessie leaves Wendy to pay the debt
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JE115 11.jpg|Jessie, James and Meowth are happy to have a new Pokémon
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JE115 12.jpg|Meowth, James and Jessie chant their motto
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JE115 13.jpg|Delibird gives away presents
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JE115 14.jpg|The presents explode
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JE115 15.jpg|Pikachu is healed by the present
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JE115 16.jpg|The angry Pikachu
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JE115 17.jpg|Team Rocket are struck by thunder
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JE115 18.jpg|Wendy has her revenge
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</gallery>}}
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Latest revision as of 18:53, December 1, 2014

← JE114 | Episode | JE116 →
Dues and Don'ts (ロケットだんとデリバード!)
JE115
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Master Quest Char. of the Day: Rocket Scout, Wendy
Episode №: #231 Main: Ash, Misty, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag January 10, 2002 Recurring: Jessie, James, Giovanni
UnitedStatesFlag January 25, 2003
Opening Theme: Believe in Me Minor: Rocket Scout, Wendy
Badge(s): Zephyrbadge Hivebadge Plainbadge Fogbadge Stormbadge Mineralbadge Setting:
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Misty's Togepi, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Jessie's Arbok, James' Weezing, James' Victreebel, Ash's Phanpy, Team Rocket's Delibird (Debut), Giovanni's Persian

Symbolic Image Pokémon:
Ash's Bayleef, Ash's Cyndaquil, Ash's Totodile, Ash's Noctowl, Misty's Goldeen, Misty's Staryu, Misty's Psyduck, Misty's Poliwhirl, Misty's Corsola, Brock's Onix, Brock's Geodude, Brock's Crobat, Brock's Pineco

Major event(s)
A Delibird begins to follow Jessie and James. Ash's Phanpy knows Take Down.
Pokémon: Master Quest

Dues and Don'ts (Japanese: ロケットだんとデリバード! Team Rocket and Delibird!) is the 22nd episode of Pokémon: Master Quest.

SynopsisEdit

After their latest "Fumble" at the hands of Ash and co., Team Rocket had a meeting about what to do next. After the meeting they find a Delibird trapped in a cage and when the cage was broken, they caught it. They were congratulated by a scout for Team Rocket and welcomes them aboard. But when Jessie says that she, James and Meowth were already Team Rocket members, the scout proved them wrong by checking their files and saying they've been removed permanently for not paying off their massive debts. How can they prove themselves to be the best of the baddest again? And does someone from within Team Rocket have a bone to pick with Jessie?

Episode PlotEdit

The heroes encounter three football players, who are Team Rocket. James kicks a ball, which is actually a bomb. Ash, Jessie and Brock kick the bomb away. Pikachu zaps them with a Thunderbolt, while the bomb explodes near Team Rocket, blasting them off. Knowing they would blast off, Team Rocket releases parachutes. However, Jessie fights with Wobbuffet, causing everyone to fall down. Jessie is angered about Wobbuffet, while James suggests she should be more gentle, as they have never beaten the twerps. Team Rocket have a meeting, as to discuss why are they losing to the twerps. Each of them think that Jessie, James, Meowth or Wobbuffet is the cause they lose.

James realizes that the twerps are composed of three people, while they are composed of two. Meowth objects, but is reminded he is a Pokémon. James also knows Pikachu is never in its ball (making Meowth pleased, as neither does he), and so is Togepi. Jessie thinks Wobbuffet is as annoying as that pest, causing Wobbuffet to be truly proud of that. James also remembers the twerps have many Pokémon, while they have only four. Meowth reminds them of the machines they made, but Jessie becomes furious, as none of them worked. With Wobbuffet annoying them, Team Rocket goes in a fight. After being battered and scratched, Jessie proposes to call the HQ and have new Pokémon sent to them. However, James and Meowth remind her they owe too much cash to the HQ. After wandering a bit, they encounter a Delibird, who is locked in a cage.

Through the speaker, a woman tells that she left Delibird because she had too many Pokémon. She also lets be known anyone can catch it, but must use caution in how to catch it. Delibird is freed, so Jessie sends Arbok and James Weezing. Weezing uses Smog, but Delibird escapes that attack, then retaliates with a Blizzard. James sends Victreebel, who gnaws on James and Jessie. Victreebel uses Razor Leaf, but Delibird evades and uses Blizzard on Victreebel, freezing it. James calls it back, while Arbok uses Poison Sting. However, Delibird's Blizzard freezes Arbok and Weezing. Jessie sends Wobbuffet, whose Counter deflects the damage back to Delibird, defeating it.

James and Jessie argue who should catch it, but a woman comes and calls Delibird into its Poké Ball back. The woman is glad they passed the test, as she came to look after new Team Rocket recruits. Jessie and James responds they are Team Rocket. The woman points out the true grey Team Rocket uniforms, but Jessie and James respond they made their own outfits. The scout is not convinced they are members of Team Rocket, so decides to give them cash to join. James wants to join, but Jessie reminds him they would be found out, as they have already joined the organization. The scout asks for their ID cards, so James shows his own. The scout sees it is expired.

The scout reads that they have not paid their dues and debts, hence why they are removed. Jessie, James and Meowth search their names, but find no results. They are very sad, so the scout advises them to register into Team Rocket. Elsewhere, a Team Rocket recruit named Wendy contacts Giovanni and reports the scout found some candidates. Giovanni sees it is important for the group to have new members. Wendy checks Jessie is among those recruits and remembers Jessie drank a fruit smoothy and left her to pay the debt. Wendy is still furious and suggests them to be removed. Giovanni responds they will be removed if they cannot pay their loan.

The scout tells Jessie, James and Meowth they need to snatch Pokémon from some trainers. She sees a group of them, which Jessie and James identify them as the twerps. She tells the scout they are unbeatable and are tougher than they look. The scout decides to lend them her Delibird. The heroes walk and encounter Team Rocket. They claim they need to battle the twerps to regain their membership in the organization, since they have been expelled. Misty suggests they shouldn't join, but Jessie and James do not listen for that. Jessie sends Delibird, who gives away presents to the twerps. However, the presents explode, so Ash sends Phanpy to battle. Phanpy goes to take down Delibird, though Delibird flies up and uses Blizzard on Phanpy, freezing it.

Ash calls it back, while Delibird gives away presents, which hits Pikachu badly. Delibird gives one last present to Pikachu, but that present restors his power. Pikachu uses Thunder, blasting Team Rocket off. The scout sees even if they lost, they still need new members. Wendy reports about Jessie and James, so Giovanni responds they need to work hard. Wendy is nevertheless angered. Jessie, James and Meowth are glad to be back in the organizationa and welcome Delibird. The scout tells it will have to go back, but it will serve as mail, for direct payment of loans. Delibird gives a present and James reads it is a receit for loans, among them being for a fruit smooth, as Wendy drank one for revenge on Jessie. Jessie knows they can't pay loans as they never have money Nevertheless, Jessie thinks once Delibird comes, they'll use it to capture Pikachu. They yell life is good. The heroes heard that and wonder what that was.

DebutsEdit

CharacterEdit

PokémonEdit

Delibird

MoveEdit

Present

QuotesEdit

"Well, they did lose that match. But you know with the personnel shortage we have to make compromises." - Rocket Scout
"Of course you should receive it for re-entry, but after deducting your unpaid dues and loan payments, there wasn't enough change to make a telephone call." - Rocket Scout about Jessie, James and Meowth's sign-in bonuses.
"Revenge is sweet, my dear Jessie." - Wendy

TriviaEdit

  • In honor of Super Bowl XXXVII, which aired the day after this episode, Team Rocket was wearing Football uniforms during their motto.
  • The "Who's that Pokémon?" is Smeargle.

GalleryEdit

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