In the begining of this episode there is a flashback of
the Slowpoke Well incident. Then they show Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu
at Kurt’s house, were Ash finally delivers the GS ball. But Kurt needs a
little time trying to open the darn thing. So Kurt’s Granddaughter takes
Ash and friends to the back of the house where Kurt is constructing Pokeballs
out of Apricorns. Each different Apricorn can be made into a different
Pokeball. At Kurts house only White Apricorns grow there. So Ash
asks for a special Pokeball and Kurt gives them all a Speedball which is made
from the White Apricorns, but Ash wants all the different kinds of Pokeballs, so
Kurt’s Granddaughter leads them out toward the mountains were all the Apricorn
trees grown near Azalea Town. Then overhearing on what is going on Team
Rocket decides this is a great time to steal all the Apricorns, so they can make
In the mountains, where Ash and company are picking out
which Apricorn to pick off first. But Kurt’s Granddaughter learned from
her studies that the Apricorns have to be ripened to be picked and made into a
Pokeball. But Ash doesnt care, he tries to reach for an Apricorn and a
swarm of Beedrills chash our team to a ledge, which they obviously fall off.
But Ash wont give up so he tries for a different Apricorn tree and a platoon of
Pineco appear and use selfdestruct. Filling the air with smoke Team Rocket
makes there apperance, give there stupid motto, and reveal there newest machine
to cause trouble, this time its a giant fan machine that blows all the Apricorns
out of the trees, so Team Rocket can steel them. But one brave little
Pineco stands up to Team Rocket and charges them. Jesse then sends out her Arbok
and uses Poison Sting, and James sent out Victreebel which tried once again to
eat him, so he sends out Weezing and uses Smog. Ash sends out Pikachu and
uses Thunderbolt, but it charges up the fan machine’s power. The Pineco is in
serious trouble, so Brock uses his only Fast Ball, catches, and saves Pineco.
Which is in good time because the fan machine exploded sending Team Rocket
flying off into the horizon. Brock now has a Pineco for a Pokemon, but as
soon as it comes out it uses Selfdestruct, looks like Brock needs to train it
awhile. Ash then picks some Apricorns and returns back to Kurts and gives
him the Apricorns. Kurt agrees to make them, but he still cant find out
how to open the GS Ball. Kurt then tells Ash that the Azalea Gym is now
open. Ash then runs straight toward it and thats the end. I may have
skipped some details. I give this episode four stars because its about
time Brock catches a new Pokemon.
Last time, Ash, Misty and Brock came to Azalea Town and
helped a man dressed up in a Slowpoke suit save all the Slowpokes in the
Slowpoke Well from Team Rocket. Then they found out that the man was actually Kurt.
Ash, Misty and Brock delivered the G.S. Ball to Kurt. To
their surprise, Kurt also has no clue about it. He told them that he
will try to find something out about it.
Ash, Misty and Brock called Professor Oak and told him
that they were in Kurt’s house. They talk for a while and suddenly Muk pounds
on Professor Oak.(Behind them we see Tracy feeding a male and female Nidoran.)
Professor Oak gets away from Muk and tells them about the apricorns. Ash wants
to ask Kurt to make him an apricorn pokeball. He runs into the room where Kurt
was, loudly. Kurt’s granddaughter, Maisey tells him to keep it quiet
because it’s hard enough working without his noise. Kurt was making a ball.
When he finished, Ash asked him if he could make him an apricorn pokeball. Kurt
gave Ash, Misty and Brock three Fast Balls, one for each.
While Kurt was trying to find something out about the G.S.
Ball, Maisey showed Ash, Misty and Brock where all the Apricorns were. Ash acted
greedy and tried to get all the apricorns. But Maisey said that the pink
apricorns weren’t good enough yet. When they came to the yellow apricorns
Maisey told Ash to look around more carefully because there were Pineco in the
tree. Brock really wants to catch one but bumps into the tree. The Pineco
self-destructed around Brock. When they come to the green apricorns, Maisey
allows Ash to pick some but all of a sudden Beedrill appear and chase them.
Who’s That Pokemon? It’s Lugia!
Brock and Maisey come to a red apricorn tree and fall into a hole. As
usually, Team Rocket were behind it. They steal Pikachu and come closer to
the tree to collect the apricorns. Ash sends Bulbasaur to get them out of the
hole.(Ladies first!) Team Rocket fall into a hole and Ash gets his
Pikachu back. Lots of Diglett dug that hole. Next, Maisey takes the three to a
tree with blue apricorns. Ash and Misty took one each (they’re for water
Then Maisey takes them to a black apricorn tree. There
were more Pineco there. Brock was happy. He tries catching one again but
suddenly a wind blows. The Pineco start falling. Brock catches them in his hands
so they wouldn’t self-destruct. Team Rocket appeared again and tried to steal
the black apricorns. They were on some crazy machine with a fan next to it. A
Pineco went towards them and Brock tried to stop it. The Pineco got Team Rocket
off the machine and the fan stops working. Team Rocket sends out Arbok and
Victreebel. Victreebel swallowed James like always. Arbok attacks Pineco but
Pineco dodges it and goes toward Team Rocket. Brock tells it to stop. Maisey
tells him to use the Fast Ball. Brock did so and he caught the Pineco!!
While Pineco went into the pokeball, Arbok was pounding
on it. Because Pineco got in the ball, Arbok missed and accidentally fell
on the machine. Pineco’s ball was shaking in Brock’s hand and stopped. Team
Rocket were angry. They attacked again but Pikachu beat them with thundershock
and the machine exploded. “Team Rocket’s blasting off again!”
Brock let Pineco out of its ball and said they’re going
to become good friends. Pineco was happy and used self-destruct again! Ash took
a black apricorn and they went back to Kurt. They gave him the apricorns and let
him keep the G.S. Ball a little bit longer.
- ANATOLIY LANGERMAN
Ash, misty and brock have now arrived
at azela town. we meet them at kurt the
pokeball experts house. He and his grandaughter daisy are thanking them for
saving the slowpokes and helping them to yawn (to rain). After a while ash
finnaly gives kurt the GS ball which he rushes off to study. Ash phones prof
oak to tell him that hes with kurt oak tells him if he finds anything out to
phone him straight away. Kurt is busily working on the GS ball heating it up
and trying to wedge it open,Ash suddenly comes running in but daisy tells him
to be quiet while her grandad worked. Kurt tells ash about apricorns, he
tells ash if he finds some then to bring them to him so he can make them into
pokeballs. Ash seems totally amazed about the new pokeballs and asks if he
can have some misty tells him to stop being rude but kurt gives ash misty and
brock 1 fastball each.He tells them that they come from the white apricorns
and that they grow in his backgarden. Ash rushes out to the garden hoping to
pick some apricorns but daisy stops him. Ash asks where to find other
apricorns she tells him in the mountains which shell gladly show him
Whos that pokemon?
In the mountains daisy is showing ash some more apricorns he cant wait to get
his hands on them but daisy has a go at him because they arnt ripe yet. in
the next tree is a new pokemon its pineco ash checks it on dexter. Brock is
so pleased he wants to capture one daisy warns him not to go near as they
self-destruct. but brock dosnt care he runs over but trips scaring the pineco
causing them to self-destruct. Everyones laughing except brock. The next tree
ash gos to is full of ripe apricorns so daisy lets ash pick some but a swarm
of beedrill attacks. TR plan to take the apricorns and sell them but ash and
the gang get rid of them and team rocket are gone. Ash and misty get a couple
of apricorns which are better for catching water pokemon with. daisy tells
them there called lureballs. after a while they get to a tree with black
apricorns daisy tells them there black apricorn called heavyballs. TR are
back with there usally moto and this time there on a bike with a fan attached
they start peddling and the wind is very strong. you she another tree full of
pineco and they fall to the floor brock trys to catch them all. Ash tells
pikachu to you its thunder bolt which helps the bike by giving the fan more
power. one of the pineco escapes from brock and runs up to TR they engage it
in a battle sending out arbok and victreebel (who eats james). arbok chases
pineco around brock fearing for it throws his fast ball at pineco just as
arbok jumps into TR sending them flying. with TR gone brock clutchs his
pineco and lets it out. He tells pineco even though he didnt mean to capture
pineco he thinks they have a long future together.Pineco replies by
self-destructing. Just as they leave the mountains a black apricorn falls on
ashs head. Back at kurts house they give him the apricorns and he says he'll
get straight onto it, he also tells them that the gym is know open. ash runs
out with brock and misty tells kurt they'll be back to pick up the pokeballs.
After reaching Azalea Town,
Ash and his friends have met up with Kurt, the PokeBall expert. They give him
the GS Ball in the hopes that he can tell them more about it, but his only
statement is that “it’s obviously a type
PokeBall”. Disheartened but successful, Ash phones Professor Oak who explains that Kurt is an expert at manufacturing PokeBalls from apricorns, like the white ones in his garden, and Ash decides that he wants an Apricorn PokeBall.
Rushing to see Kurt in his
workshop, Ash is stopped by Kurt’s granddaughter who tells him that Kurt must
not be disturbed while making PokeBalls. When Kurt is done, Ash asks if he can
have an Apricorn PokeBall, and Kurt gives each of them a Fast Ball. He explains
that there are seven sorts of ApricornBall, and that Ash can have one of each if
he collects them from the trees up on the hill. Ash sets off to collect them,
but Team Rocket also
overhear and decide to sell the Apricorns for money.
Up on the hillside, Ash’s progress is constantly hampered. The Pink Apricorns that make LoveBalls (“Maybe I can use them to catch Nurse Joy or Officer Jenny” - Brock) are not ripe, and the Yellow Apricorns are in a tree that contains Pineco, that will selfdestruct if disturbed. Brock decides he wants to catch a Pineco, but disturbs them and they selfdestruct. The Green Apricorn tree seems safe, but as the gang approaches it, they are attacked by a hoard of Beedrill.
On their way to the Red Apricorn tree, the gang fall into a trap set by Team Rocket, who lasso Pikachu and start to vacuum up the Apricorns. But Bulbasaur gets the gang out of the hole, and Team Rocket fall into a second hole, dug by the Digletts that protect the tree. At the Blue Apricorn, Ash and Misty both pick an Apricorn, and then head off to the Black Apricorn tree, which is also surrounded by Pineco. Team Rocket reappear, deciding to blow the Apricorns off the tree. As they turn the fan on, the Pineco begin to blow away, but Brock saves them. Pikachu’s attempts to stop the fan only charge it up, but one of the Pineco tries to attack TR.
As Arbok and Pineco battle it out, Brock fears for the safety of the brave Pineco, and catches it using his FastBall. Pikachu then defeats Arbok and Victreebel, and Team Rocket ‘blast off again’. As Ash celebrates, a Black Apricorn falls out of the tree. When they get back to Kurt’s house, Ash gives him the three Apricorns and asks how the GS Ball research went. Kurt says that he doesn’t have a clue, and that there is a very powerful lokk on the ball that is protecting it. He asks if he can keep it for further research and tells the gang that he will call Professor Oak with any discoveries. He also tells Ash that the gym is back open, so the gang head directly to the Azalea Gym and their second Johto Gym battle.
Who’s that Pokemon? - Lugia (we only hear a noise that sounds like Lugia’s
Karaokemon - Pikachu (I Choose You)