Snow Way Out! is the original 41th episode of the Indigo League season. Due to the Electric Soldier Porygon incident, it was delayed until it was aired as a special with Holiday Hi-Jynx, which was also delayed.
Continuing their journey, Ash and his friends find themselves at a fork on the road. They make the fateful decision to climb a steep and dangerous mountain taking them deeper into the woods. They are then trapped in a snow storm. Brock suggests that the group uses his Onix to create a bivouac. They're about to start when a strong gust of wind blows Pikachu away, and Ash tries to save him. After saving Pikachu who is about to fall off a cliff, Ash finds himself separated from the rest of the group. He and his other Pokémon must brave out the rest of the storm together in a cave. Charmander attempts to warm everyone in the cave, but gets worn out. Ash decides to let his Pokemon rest in their Pokeballs, but they refuse and, despite their pleadings, Ash sends them to their Pokeballs. Ash attempts to also send Pikachu back to his Pokeball, but Pikachu also refuses and insists to help Ash warm up. Ash's Pokemon come out of their Pokeballs, insisting to help their Trainer. The Pokemon hug Ash and he's very touched and also says that they can be cold together. The next morning, the snow storm clears out and Ash and his Pokemon are found by Misty and Brock. They tell Ash that they spent the night well because Onix dug into an underground hot spring. Ash and friends find Team Rocket's balloon which was blown away by the wind. They fly in the balloon out of the mountain and see a town nearby.
Let's all be cold together!
–Ash to his Pokémon inside the cave.
This episode was meant to be transmitted as IL041, but because of IL038, it was aired at a later date.
In this episode Ash still has his charmander, even though it has already evolved in an earlier episode, this is most likely because the episode was delayed.
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