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      Episode # 228 - Team Rocket and Delibird!


  (Little Note: This episode had a lot of talking in it, I was doing my best to figure out what everyone said. May change once the speech is understood)

Still on the pathway to Mahogany City, the gang comes towards an old style football goal post sitting in the middle of the road. They wonder what it's doing here, then Team Rocket comes out in football uniforms and does a fancy version of their motto. Afterwards, Meowth sets up a football bomb and James kicks it over the goal, one of the timer lights going out. Ash kicks the ball back to them, another timer going out. Then Jesse gives it a kick, two moments left. Brock gives it a kick and then just before Team Rocket could send it back, Pikachu shocks them and they get blown off into the sky.

While they are still in the sky, Team Rocket opens up a few parachutes and they float back down, except Jesse who seems to have Wobuffet hanging onto her. Jesse crashes down, bringing James and Meowth with her. They seem to be really fed up with all this losing now. They gather up and figure out something that's beneficial for them, instead of just wasting time going after Pikachu. So they all argue over who's gonna make the calls, with that going nowhere, James just gets to a few points. Compare to them, Ash, Misty, and Brock have way more Pokemon than they. So why not just go find a Pokemon to capture?

When they walk up to the road, they find a Delibird, trapped in a cage of some kind. They go up to it and wonder if they can really take it, then the speaker above the cage speaks out. The speaker tells them that if they want this Delibird, they have to prove themsevles. Then the speaker self-destructs and the cage dissapears. Looks like their lucky day. Jesse and James send out Arbok and Weezing to take care of Delibird. Except on the first attack, Delibird jumps up and gives them a Cold Wind. James tells Weezing to Tackle the Delibird but Delibird gives Weezing a Cold Wind, freezing it on the spot. Arbok then shoots some Poison Pins but Delibird freezes those as well. Then James calls out Victreebel, but Delibird ends up freezing it as well. Finally Delibird goes up for a Tackle but Wobuffet does a Counter and instantly takes care of the Delibird.

Jesse and James takes out a Pokeball and argue over who gets to keep Delibird when it suddenly gets called back by an old woman! She commends them for defeating Delibird but Jesse and James start to question her. When they mention their with Team Rocket, the old woman says that she there isn't anyone like them and wants to see some ID. Jesse gets all panicky over it but James has it right there and shows it. She still doesn't belive it, and fetches out a calculator to show them something. After another denial from Jesse and James, she shows them a laptop with all the members of Team Rocket. Jesse looks through, not finding her name, then James, no cigar, then Meowth, nope. They're all shocked over that they aren't on the Team Rocket roster list. But Jesse still won't believe it. Jesse then wants to try to do something that'll prove their members of Team Rocket.

Later at a Team Rocket outpost, an agent calls Giovanni to tell him that two members haven't done anything to prove they still exist. Giovanni wonders who and it turns out to be Jesse, James, and Meowth. (Meowth doesn't really count) The agent remembers something she had to pick Jesse on. Jesse had ditched her while they were having a fruit drink and she had to pay the tab. She gets all worked up over than, but Giovanni interupts her asking if there was anything else. With a no, she hangs up.

The old woman scouts around and spots a trainer Team Rocket could work on. Jesse takes the binoculars the old woman was using and sees that it's Ash and the rest. Just before they go, the old woman gives them Delibird to use. As the gang walks by, they are interupted by two samurai-looking people, which turns out to be Jesse and James. The catch? Pikachu obviously. They send out their new Pokemon, Ash is somewhat surprised and scans it. Without doing much, Delibird walks up to them and gives them each a Present, but Jesse scolds at it. The Present however explodes and Jesse finds out the potential of him. Ash sends out Phanpy to make quick work of this battle. Ash tells Phanpy to Slam into Delibird but Delibird uses his Cold Wind which freezes Phanpy on the spot. Ash recalls Phanpy and Delibird then starts to throw a bunch of Presents around and the gang starts running. Pikachu catches one but explodes leaving Pikachu weak. They take cover behind a rock and wonder how are they going to figure out this one. Delibird then comes by and gives Pikachu a Present before running off. Pikachu tries get rid of it but it explodes. However instead of hurting Pikachu more it heals Pikachu. With that Pikachu jumps out from behind the rock and gets ready for an all out Thunder attack. The attack sends them off once more flying into the sky.

Later when Team Rocket landed, they figure that Delibird can't be all to bad. Then the old woman comes by to them and says that everything with them being in Team Rocket is actually true and that they can keep Delibird. Delibird hops to them and gives them a wrapped present, which they think it's a real Present. The resent pops up and it appears to be a message. James reads it and it looks like it says that they have a hefty tab on them, which is a lot of fruit drinks. They wonder what the heck is going on. It turns out to be the Team Rocket agent gets her revenge over the small event. Afterwards, it's just one more problem with Delibird...

Who's that Pokemon?: Delibird

To be continued...

Big thanks to Xeno Lugia for writing this review!


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