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JE148: Mother of All Battles

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Mother of All Battles
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Master Quest Char. of the Day: None
Episode №: #264 Main: Ash, Misty, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag September 5, 2002 Recurring: Jessie, James
UnitedStatesFlag September 15, 2003
Opening theme: Believe in Me Minor: Pokemon Poacher Brothers, Ranger Mason, other Rangers
Badge(s): Zephyrbadge Hivebadge Plainbadge Fogbadge Stormbadge Mineralbadge Glacierbadge Risingbadge Setting: Unknown
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Misty's Togepi, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Ash's Larvitar (Leaves), Tyranitar, Brock's Crobat, Ranger Mason's Croconaw
Major event(s)
Ash leaves Larvitar with its mother at Ranger Mason's preserve.
Pokémon: Master Quest


On their way to Silver Town, Ash and the gang make a stop at Mt Silver to bring the Larvitar, etrusted to them by Professor Elm, back to its birthplace.

When they finally get to the pokemon preserve where Larvitar was born, it turns very happy and the gang realise that Larvitar trusts them now. Misty then has a flashback to when she first met the Larvitar and remembers that it used to harden at the slightest thing she ever said. Brock then says that the Pokémon preserve should be near them but he doesn't know which side of the bridge it is on. The Larvitar suddenly jumps out of Brock's hands and runs over the bridge. The bridge is over water and the screen goes to a camera that is poking out of the water. We know that it is connected to something but we don't know what yet.

The gang have now crossed the bridge and are following Larvitar through a forest to the preserve owned by Ranger Mason. Once again the camera comes into view as it is poking above the bushes whilst following Ash and his friends. Now we know that the camera is connected to a machine. Inside there are three men and they start talking about capturing the Larvitar, Pikachu and Togepi.

Suddenly the gang hears a loud noise and a Tyranitar comes into view. Ash gets out his Pokédex and it tells him information about the Tyranitar. Ash notices a scar that is on the Tyranitar's body and the gang realise that Larvitar's mother had the same scar. Larvitar is stood still and Ash gives it a little push and tells it to go to its mother. Tyranitar then gets angry and shoots a powerful attack at Ash, Brock, Misty, Pikachu and Togepi. Brock thinks that it got angry because Tyranitar probably thought that they were the ones whole stole the egg in the first place. Tyranitar attacks again but Ash and Misty try to make it understand that they are trying to help. But Tyranitar doesn't understand and starts to chase Ash and the gang. Larvitar is also following them and its crying, Ash tried to tell it to go back to its mum but it holds onto Pikachu's tail.

The screen goes back to the three men inside the machine and they try to keep the Tyranitar in their sights. They also talk about capturing the Tyranitar too.

The screen goes back to Ash and friends being chased and Ash tries to get Larvitar to tell Tyranitar that they are its friends. But Tyranitar shoots another powerful attack that knocks them all over. Larvitar falls at its mother's feet and it starts shouting loudly. Tyranitar then understands and smiles at Larvitar.

The screen goes back to the camera and it is pointed towards Tyranitar. Then one of the three men tells the other two to fire the poké bag at the Tyranitar. They do this and Tyranitar is captured inside the poké bag and falls over. Tyranitar tries to attack the bag but there is a part of the bag over it's mouth. Then the machine comes out from the bushes and in front of Ash and the gang. The gang then remembers that these three men were the poachers that stole Larvitar's egg. The poachers do a Team Rocket style intorduction. Then reveal themselves to be the Pokémon Poacher Brothers.

The screen then shows Team Rocket's balloon in the sky. Jessie, James and Meowth have been watching the whole time. Jessie comes up with the plan that they should tell the poachers that they want to join them and then eventually steal all the pokémon they caught.

The screen goes back to the gang and the poachers are about to shoot another poké bag but this time at Larvitar. Ash tries to stop it but ends up jumping in front of Larvitar and the bag catches him instead. The poachers then hear a sound and know the the preserve rangers are coming, they grab the Tyranitar using their machine and speed off. But then Brock releases his Crobat and tells it to follow them and to report back where they've gone.

Ranger Mason and her Croconaw then comes on a motorbike and Brock jumps at the chance to talk to her. Then Misty tells Ranger Mason what has happened when she realises that they are here to bring back the Larvitar. Brock then boasts about how he told his Crobat to follow them to their hiding place. Ranger Mason then sees Ash in the bag and after a while he is out of it.

We are then shown Team Rocket trying to team up with the poachers at their hiding place. The poachers accept but Crobat is listening and then flies off to find Brock. The poachers tell Team Rocket to capture Pikachu and Larvitar and they let them use their machine with the poké bags in. The poacher boss reveals his plan to use Team Rocket as a distraction to the Pokémon Rangers for them to make their getaway with Tyranitar.

The screen goes back to Croback who has found Brock. And Ranger Mason tells Crobat to take them to the poachers hideout. On their way to the poachers hidout, they meet Team Rokcet who do their signature introduction. Team Rocket tells the others how they teamed up with the poachers. They then launch a poké bag at Pikachu, Ash then tells Pikachu to use Thunderbolt and Ranger Mason tells her Croconaw to use Hydro Pump. And they force the bag to shoot towards Team Rocket. This makes them "blast off again"!

Then we see the three poacher brothers in Team Rocket's Meowth balloon, looking at Ash and the gang. One of the brothers activates the machine and it comes to life, its hands reaching out and grabbing Ash's Pikachu and Ranger Mason's Croconaw. Then the machine shoots a bag at all the gang except Larvitar who is left watching in shock. Ash then tells Larvitar that its up to itself to save its mother and he tells it to use its powers.

Larvitar then starts shouting like it did before and it makes Tyranitar open it's eyes and start to struggle to get out of the bag. It starts to shake the bag and thus ends up shaking the balloon to which it is attached to. Because of this one of the brothers presses a remote which makes a electric shock run through the bag. It is hurting Tyranitar but it seems to find some last minute energy and manages to break the bit of the bag that covered its mouth to stop it from attacking. Then it attacks the balloon and bursts it. The bag is released from the balloon and the balloon, along with the Pokémon Poacher Brothers, blast off.

One of the brothers dropped his remote though and this releases Ash and the gang from their bag and it does the same with Tyranitar's Poké bag. But then the poachers get out of Team Rocket's balloon and into their machine (that still has hold of Pikachu and Croconaw) and speed towards the gang. But Tyranitar and Larvitar both attack the machine and it explodes, Pikachu and Croconaw are flung into the air but they are both caught by Ash and Brock (although Croconaw does squash Brock when he tries to catch it).

Then we see the poachers tied up and Ranger Mason and the other rangers are thanking Ash, Misty and Brock for all that they've done. Ranger Mason then tells the gang the way to Silver Town and waves them off on their journey. Larvitar and Tyranitar also say goodbye as well because they'll be staying in the pokémon preserve.

Ash, Misty and Brock then head to Silver Town for their next adventure.



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