Ritchie used Charmander to use Slash to break the wall, so he and Ash were able to confront Team Rocket.
Ritchie then used Zippo in his battle in the Indigo Plateau Conference against Ash. It used Flamethrower against Ash's Pikachu but Pikachu was able to dodge it. Zippo then used Tackle on Pikachu, knocking Pikachu out after attempting to stand up. Ash recalled his Pikachu and sent out his Charizard. Zippo approached Charizard but Charizard used Flamethrower which chased Zippo. Ritchie then decided to recall Zippo and send Pikachu, Sparky, out.
Ritchie also used Zippo to use Flamethrower on Team Rocket. Due to Weezing's Smog, the Flamethrower ignited the smoke and burned Team Rocket.
Ritchie joined the heroes and sent Zippo, who evolved into a Charmeleon, to battle Team Rocket. Zippo used Flamethrower in the air to warn Lugia that it would be captured. However, Butch's Hitmontop used Rolling Kick and Cassidy's Houndour used Flamethrower on Zippo and Misty's Politoed, so their trainers called them back.
Inside Team Rocket's base, Ritchie had Zippo, along with Ash's Cyndaquil, fire Flamethrower at the cage to free Lugia, Silver.
|Slash||A Friend In Deed|
|Flamethrower +||Friend and Foe Alike|
|Tackle -||Friend and Foe Alike|
|+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*|
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.
- Yūji Ueda (Japanese)
- Michael Haigney (English as a Charmander)
- Eric Stuart (English as a Charmeleon)