Enter The Dragonite (Japanese: ファイナルバトル！カイリューとうじょう！！ Final Battle! Dragonite's Appearance!) is the 31st episode of Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands.
The result of the battle between Ash's Lapras and Drake's Gengar results in a double knockout. There was a time out for a field change, from rock and water to a sandy desert. Drake chose his Venusaur next and Ash chose Tauros. Ash won the battle. Next, Drake choose Electabuzz and Ash chose Bulbasaur. Despite having a type advantage, Bulbasaur lost. Ash sent out Charizard, who took down Electabuzz. With one Pokémon left Ash was so close to victory. Unfortunately Drake's last Pokémon is his Dragonite. How will Ash stop this juggernaut, and will he leave Pummelo Island a winner, or a loser?
After the explosion, the referee declares both Gengar and Lapras are unable to battle. Drake and Ash compliment their Pokémon and call them back. With three of the Pokémon defeated, the field changes. As Ash rests a while, Drake sees his pendant and thinks it is the only strategy he needs. Team Rocket also see the fight and Jessie thinks the twerp is not good as he looks. James tells that why can't they defeat the twerp and gets pinched. Meowth knows that they need to wait for Dragonite to come out and get exhausted so they can capture it. The next field is a sand field.
Drake sends Venusaur and Ash Tauros. Taruos starts with Fissure, but the sand absorbs the attack. Venusaur uses Solarbeam, but Tracey believes Venusaur can be stopped. Tauros goes to take Venusaur down, though Venusaur collects energy. Tauros pushes Venusaur up in the air. Venusaur uses Solarbeam, but Tauros ducks and does not take much damage. Venusaur uses Vine Whip and manages to hit Tauros, who stands up after that attack. Tauros dodges Vine Whip and hits Venusaur, defeating it. Drake calls Venusaur back and sends Electabuzz. Seeing Tauros exhausted, Ash calls him back, then sends Bulbasaur. Ash thinks Grass-type Pokémon are resistant to Electric Pokémon. Tracey tells him Level should be counted first, though Ash is confident Bulbasaur can handle it.
Electabuzz uses Thundershock, hitting Bulbasaur, but not making much damage. Bulbasaur uses Razor Leaf, affecting Electabuzz with it. Electabuzz goes to use Thunderbolt to stop the Razor Leaf. Bulbasaur goes to tackle Electabuzz, who uses ThunderPunch. The Pokémon hit each other and due to Bulbasaur being paralyzed, it loses. Ash calls Bulbasaur back, sending Charizard in its place, hoping Charizard is trained enough to defeat Electabuzz. Charizard uses Flamethrower, though Electabuzz evades and counters using ThunderPunch. Electabuzz uses Thunder, wounding Charizard. Charizard retaliates using Ember, stopping the attack. Charizard goes to use Seismic Toss, stopping Electabuzz's Thunderbolt, defeating it in process.
Drake takes the Poké Ball from his pendant, saying it is his final hope, as he sends Dragonite. Charizard starts with Flamethrower, which gets countered by Water Gun, as Charizard gets soaked by this attack. Charizard flies, dodging Ice Beam in the process, though Dragonite follows it, making Misty and Tracey impressed by its speed. Charizard uses Flamethrower and Dragonite Ice Beam, but miss. However, Charizard gets hit by Ice Beam and falls down, but manages to get its stability and goes to use Seismic Toss. However, Dragonite gets it and slams it to the ground, hurting it. Fortunately for Ash, Charizard still stands. Charizard and Dragonite use Dragon Rage, hitting both Pokémon. However, Charizard falls down defeated.
James sees Dragonite is exhausted. Jessie pulls him down and Meowth tells he is enjyoing this. Ash calls Chariazrd back, thanking him, as Dragonite is exhausted. Ash sees they need to work as a team, sending Squrtile for the battle. Squrtile uses Hydro Pump, but gets pushed away by Water Gun. Dragonite follows using Thunderbolt, damaging Squrtile, even if it withdrew. Drake admits Squrtile is gutsy, but tells guts will not win this battle. Dragonite goes to use Body Slam and while Squrtile stops it with Bubble, it gets hit by its tail. Squrtile is defeated, although Dragonite seems more and more exhausted. Jessie and Meowth see this is an opportunity they have to take and Jessie pulls James after he wanted nachos. As Ash goes to send his Pokémon, Team Rocket release the net on Dragonite. Team Rocket tell the twerp because he exhausted Dragonite, they are now stealing it. Meowth thinks the twerp could be a member of the team. Dragonite gets out of the net and pierces their balloon, blasting Team Rocket off. Misty and Tracey almost feel sorry for them, emphasis on the almost.
Ash sends Tauros, who goes to take down Dragonite. Dragonite goes to use Body Slam, while Tauros stands still. Dragonite hits Tauros, although Tauros pushes Dragonite, as Ash predicted the sand would absorb most of the Body Slam. Tauros throws Dragonite away, but faints after an Thunder attack. Ash sends his only remaning Pokémon, Pikachu. Pikachu and Dragonite move. Pikachu uses Agility, though gets hit by Dragonite's tail. Dragonite goes to use Hyper Beam and releases it. Fortunately for Ash, Pikachu bounced off his tail, saving himself. Pikachu lands on Dragonite's head and Dragonite attempts to get him off, but is too exhausted. Pikachu uses Thunder and damages Dragonite. Dragonite and Pikachu are tired, but since Dragonite took too much damage, it falls down defeated.
Ash wins the League. Misty is surprised he won, but Tracey knows they all won. Pikachu falls down, exhausted, but Ash gets him and praises him. Drake calls Dragonite back and knows it battled hard. Drake gives Ash the trophy and tells Ash he is a great Pokémon trainer, though Ash resonds he has great Pokémon. With his place in the Hall of Fame, Ash only thinks when Brock would hear of this.
- "Now only one Pokémon stands between Ash and victory. But as we've seen onto before Drake, the undisputed Orange Crew Gym Leader, has saved his best for last." - The announcer about Drake's Dragonite.
- "My last hope. I choose you!" - Drake
- "Just wait until Brock sees this." - Ash about to receive his Orange League trophy.
- Jessie broke the fourth wall by pushing away the split screen line between her and Drake.
- This is one of the rare mentions of Levels in the anime. Both Tracey and Drake mention them while Ash is fighting Electabuzz.
- Misty says that Dragonite moves like a jet, but jets cannot instantly change direction in flight as Dragonite did.
- This is the many episodes where some of the Pokémon in Ash and Drake's respective parties have had their original Japanese voices carried over to the English-language dub.
- The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Tentacruel.
- Despite being paralyzed, Bulbasaur is deemed as being unable to battle.
- Despite capturing Tauros in a green Safari Ball, Ash uses a regular red Poké Ball to release it here.