Ash, Misty and Brock finally make it to Violet City! They're interrupted by
two people who want to "inspect" Pokemon and immediately grab Pikachu,
observe it and run off with it. Ash and co. finally recognize them as Team
Rocket! Ash summons Heracross to retrieve Pikachu, but Meowth sends down a
jap of sap which stops Heracross. When it looks like all is lost, a boy on a
hang glider enters in. He summons Pidgeot and has it use Quick Attack on the
balloon, sending TR blasting off again.
Ash and co. introduce themselves and the boy says that he's Falkner, the Gym
Leader. He uses Flying Pokemon as his specialty. Ash immediately challenges
The match is 3-on-3. Falkner uses Hoot-hoot as Pokemon #1; Ash uses
Chikorita, who hops on Ash's shoulder immediately. (I think it cares for Ash
a bit too much)
With a barrage of Tackle attacks, Chikorita is defeated. Round one to Falkner.
Ash then sends in Pikachu to battle.
Who's that Pokemon? It's MARRILL!!
Using Agility(as well as Thunder Bolt), Hoot-hoot is bested. Falkner sends
out Dodrio, a Pokemon who's never been beaten.
Both Pokemon use Agility but Dodrio matches Pikachu move for move.
Dodrio uses Fury Attack and Peck Attack and severely weakens Pikachu. Ash has
it launch Thunder Bolt and then finally Thunder Attack which KO's Dodrio.
Falkner is impressed and sends out Pidgeot. Pidgeot uses Whirlwind and
instantly KO's Pikachu.
Ash then sends out Charizard(Yay! My favorite Pokemon!!!) to battle. Both use
Fly Attack and Charizard constantly uses Flamethrower but Pidgeot not only
avoids the attack by using Agility Attack, it gets the advantage by using
Whirlwind and Quick Attack, severely weakening Charizard.
Ash orders Charizard to Fly again to avoid Quick Attack but it can't! It's
wing must've took serious damage from the last attack. Falkner suggests that
Ash forfeit, that it's his responsibility as a trainer to take care of his
Pokemon. Ash also knows that he's never asked Charizard to do something it
didn't want to do and Charizard flys! Still, is Charizard fast enough to
avoid Quick Attack? It ends up getting hit again and again but is still in
the air. Ash figures out that Pidgeot uses Agility to beam to the exact same
spot. He has Charizard turn around and use Fire Spin;then it uses Seismic
Toss and defeats Pidgeot!(Yeah!!Charizard did it!!) Ash wins his badge and
leaves for the next town.
After taking forever, Ash and friends finally reach Violet City. The trio are
standing in front of the gym when Team Rocket shows up posing as Johto League
Pokemon inspectors and insist on inspecting Pikachu (sound familiar: this
happened when Ash met Richy at the Pokemon League). They then try making an
escape in their balloon but the gym leader Falkner, flies in on a hang
glider. He sends out HootHoot to grab Pikachu from Team Rocket, Jessie then
has Arbok use poison sting to rip up the hang glider. As Falkner falls he
bring out Pidgeot, gets on it's back then tears up Team Rockets balloon.
When he lands Ash thanks him and tells him in a flashback about his own
Pidgeot. Falkner tells Ash how he hates it when people say flying Pokemon
don't stand a chance against electric, how he loves flying with them, and how
he's the leader of the gym. When the group hears how he's the leader their
Falkner bring Ash and the others up to the top of his ten story gym
where the battle field is. They begin the match(three on three) Falkner
starts out with HootHoot and Ash with Chikorita( Chikorita jumps up on Ash,
remember it has a crush on him) ,"I thought you of all people who used to own
a Pidgeot would know grass Pokemon are weak against flying," Falkner states.
I thought you of all people wouldn't make a judgement on type alone,"
Ash replied. Then the battle started, Chikorita tries to use vinewhip but
HootHoot evades it, HootHoot tackles Chikorita, Chikorita uses razorleaf but
HootHoot evades it again, and again HootHoot uses tackle and peck, HootHoot
flies in again to finish of Chikorita, Chikorita tries to block it with
vinewhip but misses again, and gets KO'ed.
Ash then decides dto use Pikachu who quikly beats HootHoot. Then Falkner
uses Dodrio, Pikachu starts using it's agility, and so does Dodrio, Pikachu
tries using Thunderbolt but Dodrio jumps about twenty feet and it misses,
this is where it starts to turn ugly, Dodrio starts kicking Pikachu's butt so
bad, but when it's about to finish off Pikachu with drillpeck Pikachu jumps
just like Dodrio had before and uses Thunder, Dodrio tries to get back up but
it's no use.
As Falkner's final Pokemon, he uses Pidgeot, Pikachu tries to use
thunderbolt but he was to tired and Pideot KO'ed him easily.
It was now a one on one battle, Ash sends out his Charizard, Charizard
uses flamethrower but Pidgeot uses agility and evades the attack, Charizard
flies up but Pidgeot comes in with quik attack and injures Charizards wing,
Charizard falls and now can't fly back up, Pidgeot then starts attaking
Ash doesn't know what to do, Falkner tells him to forfiet and that he
should know his Pokemon's limitations, Ash tells Falkner that he isn't a
quiter and neither is Charizard, then he tells Charizard that he'd never ask
him to do something that he knew he couldn't do and that he had to fly.
Inspired by this, Charizard straightens his wings, a sharp pain goes
through them, Pidgeot comes in for another quik attack but Charizard flies up
and the attack misses, Charizard the flies behind Pidgeot and uses
flamethrower but once again Pidgeot uses agility flies behind Charizard and
uses quick attack, this happens about three or four times.
Ash starts to get worried because Pidgeot will just keep making the same
move, just then the light bulb in Ashes head clicks on and and he realizes he
can use this to his advantage.
He tells Charizard to fly behind Pidgeot and grab it( he says this just
to distract Falkner), just as always Pidgeot zooms behind Charizard, but
before it reappears there Ash tells Charizard to turn and use firespin,
Pidgeot is now caught in the fire spin and Ash tells Charizard to use Seismic
Toss, I don't think I need to tell you what happens next since we all know
what happens once Charizard GRABS you for Seismic Toss.
So Ash wins the Zepher badge.
Now we go to Team Rocket who are being pecked on by a flock of Fearow and
- Wolf 555