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In the Pink (ピンクのポケモンじま Pink Pokémon Island) is the 8th episode of Pokémon: Adventures on the Orange Islands.


Ash and co. are traveling around the islands when all of a sudden they are sucked into a whirlpool. They soon arrive on the monocoloric Pinkan Island, where all the Pokémon are pink. The reason is that all the Pokémon eat Pinkan berries which cause them to turn pink. Team Rocket then tries to capture all the pink Pokémon with a pink Pokémon of their own. Can Ash and friends help the Pinkan Officer Jenny stop them?

Episode Plot

Tracey tries to make Togepi smile and thinks that Togepi should have learned a move by now. Misty tells she tried to teach it to use Headbutt, but failed, though is still happy with Togepi the way it is. Ash thinks it would have learned if it had a better tranier, causing Misty to pinch him. Suddenly, Lapras gets into a whirlpool, causing it to be engulfed. When Ash wakes up, Tracey sees they are on Pinkan Island, an Island known for its secrecy, as nobody knows which Pokémon live here. He goes up, so Ash calls Lapras back and climbs with Misty up. Tracey calms down Ash, as they see a pink Rhyhorn. They know that a Rhyhorn is gray than pink.

Tracey gets closer to Rhyhorn and draws it, then studies it a bit. Misty tells Ash that Tracey is experienced, which is why he studies Rhyhorn and knows more than Ash. Ash goes to Rhyhorn, calming it down, but Rhyhorn pushes him into the air. Rhyhorn charges, so the heroes are pushed into a corner. Miraculously, Togepi uses Metronome and teleports the heroes away, so Rhyhorn falls down onto a tree. The heroes wonder which Pokémon got them teleported, while Ash wants to know how Tracey got so close to Rhyhorn. Tracey explains he was down and matched his breathing with Rhyhorn's, making Ash skeptical about that answer. The heroes see Rhyhorn fell down and Jenny comes, telling the area is a reserve. Jenny is surprised to see Rhyhorn down and asks for their help to get it up. Ash wonders wouldn't it be easier to catch, but Jenny reminds him Rhyhorn should be weak, which it is not.

Tracey and Ash go down and get Rhyhorn tied up. Jenny uses the vehicle to go backwards, as Ash, Tracey and Rhyhorn are pulled up. As Jigglypuff floats, Jessie uses the periscope (lifting Jigglypuff) up and sees the twerps and pink Rhyhorn. Meowth believes they should capture it for the boss. As they go, their submarine gets swept into an whirlpool. With some time, Rhyhorn is pulled up. Jenny hugs it, as it drifts off. Ash asks Jenny how this Rhyhorn did not attack. Jenny responds this Rhyhorn knows her, while it does not trust strangers, even if it shy. Ash thinks it is a "Shyhorn", though Misty tells him this was a bad joke. Tracey suddenly notices Pikachu's cheeks and tail are pink, but Jenny is not worried, as the berries the Pokémon eat make them look pink and it is not permanent if it is eaten one time. Ash is relieved not to call Pikachu a "Pinkachu".

Team Rocket got washed up on the shore of the island. They see a pink Jigglypuff, but realize Jigglypuff are always pink. Jigglypuff goes to sing, but Team Rocket run away, causing Jigglypuff to be angry. Team Rocket notice the Pokémon around are all pink. Jessie imagines they had a theme park based on pink color, so she, James and Meowth go to capture all these Pokémon. James sends Victreebel, who bites him. Jessie sends her Lickitung. James notices it is pink, but gets pounded, as Lickitung are always pink. Lickitung chases some Nidoran into a cave, but goes back terrified. Suddenly, they feel a stomp, and see pink Nidoking, then run away. At the police station, Jenny tells the access to Pinkan Island is forbidden, but since they helped rescue Rhyhorn, she does not press charges against them. The heroes tell Oak about the island, but Oak knows about the island, as it is protected by whirlpools. However, if people knew about the island, Oak thinks poachers would steal them and put for a show. Because of this, Jenny and the rangers are working to secure the secrecy of the island. Suddenly, Oak gets knocked over by Muk.

An alarm rings, as Jenny sees people came to the island. The heroes offer her help and she accepts. Team Rocket are running away from Nidoking, so James sends Weezing, who uses Smokescreen to distract it. Jessie sends Arbok, who wraps Nidoking, allowing Lickitung to lick it and paralyze it. The heroes and Officer Jenny appear to prevent trouble, as Pikachu electrocutes Team Rocket's Pokémon. Nidoking is no longer paralyzed and throws the Pokémon to Team Rocket. Nidoking chases the heroes and Officer Jenny. Misty goes to send a Pokémon, but Psyduck comes out. Seeing Nidoking, Psyduck runs away, so Tracey sends Marill. Marill goes to use Water Gun, but gets scared by Nidoking. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but Nidoking is not affected. Jenny comes to a corner. Nidoking fires a Hyper Beam, but Togepi uses Metronome, protecting the heroes from the attack. The heroes go out, as Jenny uses a rope and drives around Nidoking to get it tied up. Nidoking falls down, all tied up.

Later, Officer Jenny uses her boat to get the heroes safely off the island. The heroes promised to keep the island as a secret. Misty tells Ash and Tracey that Togepi saved them, as it knows some attacks - its arms moved when Nidoking attacked. Ash and Tracey do not believe so and Ash gets Tracey's book and sees his drawing of Officer Jenny. Tracey makes an excuse that he cannot watch Pokémon all the time.


  • Whirlpools in real life never get to be that big and they are hardly consider a threat.
  • The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Kabuto.


When the pink Nidoking was chasing everyone, Misty was going to send out Starmie, but Starmie was at the Cerulean Gym.


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