While en route to Mt. Silver, Ash and co encounter even more Slowpoke and a King's Rock on a stalagmite. As they were about to investigate it, a young researcher stops them. She and her father explain that that rock is to crown the next Slowking, but the rock is guarded by Shellder. Will Alice's Slowpoke be the next king?
This was the final episode in the entire series that used hand-colored cel animation. Every episode after this from JE145 onward uses Digital-colored cel animation. Other series went through the change to digital colored cell animation, including Inuyasha, Big O and Batman Beyond.