Episode #142 - A Farfetch'd Tale

   After Ash gets his Hive Badge last episode, the group travels through Ilex Forest.  In the forest, they meet a boy who has trouble getting his Farfetch’d to use it’s Cut attack.  Ash and co. realize that the boy is telling his Farfetch’d to use it’s Cutting attack instead of Cut, which is the proper name.  The boy feels kind of pathetic, because he can’t even say the attack names right.  Later, the group heads to the pokemon center and they find the Farfetch’d boy there.  Apparently he scared of his Farfetch’d.   

Ash, Misty, and Brock decide to help him find the pokemon.  The boy needs to tell his father that he lost the Farfetch’d, but is to scared to go alone.   They group decides to do with him.  

At the boy’s house, the father is busy making Charcoal with his Magmar.  The young boy tells his father, who gets
angry, telling him that he will never be able to control Farfetch’d and Magmar if he doesn’t do things right.  The boy and the group go to find Farfetch’d.  Meanwhile, a hungry Team Rocket are traveling through the Ilex Forest when they see Farfetch’d.  They decide to catch it and sell for money, which they can use to buy food.  However, catching the Farfetch’d becomes a problem.  Soon, they are able to remove the leek stick the Farfetch’d carries
for a weapon and the Farfetch’d is caught.  Nearby, Ash and the others release all their pokemon so they can find Farfetch’d.  Pineco begins to Selfdestruct, so Brock must call it back.  They split up and soon they find Team Rocket and Farfetch’d.  T.R. is easily defeated and the Farfetch’d reclaimed.  They boy becomes more confident in his training skills and goes back home with his Farfetch’d.



Our friends are walking through the Eyelix (?) Forest. Brock is following the map but Misty thinks they’re lost again.Team Rocket is lost too, and very hungry. They see the three friends and immediately want to follow them and steal their food.Ash and company come upon a boy who’s trying to get a Farfetch’d to do a Cutting Attack but it refuses. When they say hello, the boy gets embarrassed that he was being watched. Ash tells him that the proper name is Cut Attack, so the boy asks the Farfetch’d again, but it still won’t
do it. He sits down with them, says his name is Sylvester, and he just started training with his Farfetch’d but keeps forgetting the attack names. He wants to learn how to make purifying charcoal like his father. Brock says that purifying charcoal can purify water as well as being an excellent fuel, and this forest is famous for it. Sylvester explains that the trees have to be cut perfectly, so he and Farfetch’d were trying to practise, but had a
hard time. Ash reassures him, saying he had a hard time with Pikachu at first too. You’re only a loser if you’re a quitter.At the local Pokemon Center, Ash calls Professor Oak to tell him that he gave the GS Ball to Kurt and won a Hive badge.

Brock looks at the map, the next closest Gym is in Goldenrod City. They start to make plans to leave when Sylvester runs into the center and asks Nurse Joy if she has seen his Farfetch’d. He had been practising with Farfetch’d but forgot the attack names again, and the Farfetch’d ran away. Joy suggests he go and look at his father’s house, but Sylvester is worried that his father will be angry. Ash suggests that they can train together after they find Farfetch’d to see if that will help.

They all go to Sylvester’s house, to find his father making charcoal with the help of a
Magmar. He tells his father what happened, and his dad gets angry, saying he needs to learn how to handle Farfetch’d and Magmar properly in order to make the charcoal. Ash butts in and introduces himself, and the father says that as a Pokemon trainer, Ash should know that you can’t train a Pokemon just by telling them what to do; you have to work as a team. He sends them all out to find Farfetch’d.

Team Rocket is still lost and hungry. Meowth smells food nearby and they find a small shrine where two dumplings have been left. Jessie snatches one, Meowth the other, leaving James empty-handed (and empty-stomached). They spot the Farfetch’d wandering around, and knowing that it’s very rare and valuable, plan to catch it and sell it to the highest bidder. They surround the Farfetch’d and surprise it.Who’s that Pokemon:

Everyone is out looking for Farfetch’d. They come to the shrine, andSylvester says it’s a shrine to the spirit that watches over the forest.  They let all the Pokemon loose to help look for the Farfetch’d; Brock’s Pineco powers up to explode so he returns it to its PokeBall. They all run in different directions, and will meet back at the shrine in an hour.TR is still trying to catch Farfetch’d but it uses its leek to cut branches down on them and deflect their Pokemon’s attacks. Jessie wises up and has Lickitung take its leek away. The surprised Farfetch’d tries to fly away but Meowth captures it with a net. As they carry it away, Heracross sees them and flies back to Ash.  Ash and friends confront TR, and they send out Arbok and Lickitung to provide a distraction so they can escape. Both Bulbasaur and Chikorita use Razor Leaf to get Farfetch’d out of the net, but Lickitung grabs Farfetch’d with its tongue. James lets out his Pokemon now, Victreebell chomps him but Weezing does its Sludge attack to disable everyone.

Then Arbok fires its Poison Sting at Ash, but Onix bursts out of the ground and saves him.Brock and Misty come running, Misty has Poliwag do Water Gun to wash them all off. Ash is ready for a fight now! Weezing and Victreebell attack but Squirtle’s Hydro Pump takes care of that. Then Ash has all his Pokemon attack together.
Sylvester wishes his Farfetch’d would obey him like Ash’s Pokemon do, and Misty tells him that Ash and his Pokemon work as a team.Heracross tackles TR and the leek goes flying. Sylvester beats Jessie in the run to catch it, and he throws it back to Farfetch’d who whacks Lickitung with it. Jessie, James and Meowth all tackle together, but Farfetch’d does Fury Swipes which lays them flat out, and they run away.

Not content with this, Farfetch’d does the Cut attack to bring down a tree which blocks their way, and Pikachu sends them blasting off with Thunderbolt.Sylvester has learned a lot about teamwork today, and realizes that he finally got Farfetch’d to do the Cut attack. He asks Farfetch’d to cut the fallen tree into logs and it does, making a perfect stack.Back at his house, his father is proud of him. He gives Brock a supply of the purifying charcoal as a thank-you gift, and our friends head off for Goldenrod City and the next Gym.

Alex Obert



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