Continuing where the last episode left off, 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?
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.
Despite capturing Tauros in a green Safari Ball, Ash uses a regular red PokeBall to release it here.
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.
Despite being paralyzed, Bulbasaur is deemed as being unable to battle.
The "Who's that Pokémon?" in this episode is Tentacruel.
"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."