U.S. Episode # 25:


Pokemon Scent-sation

Ash, Misty, and Brock have made it to Celadon City and Brock, Misty immediately smell something. Brock dashes off in the direction of where it is. Ash follows him, and finds him with his face pressed up against a pane of glass. He looks in, and sees three girls leaning against a counter. Ash tells him that heíll be leaving with Misty and Pikachu, but canít find them. Brock points inside, and Ash sees them talking to the girls about perfume. Ash enters, and tells Misty not to buy any perfume, as he thinks itís a waste of money. The manager walks in, and scolds him for saying such things. Ash defends himself, saying that perfume only turns guys to zombies. He pulls Brock inside as an example. The manager is angered, and kicks Ash out of the store, literally. Ash decides to head to the gym.

At the gym, however, he is not permitted entrance because of what he said about perfume, saying that they manufacture it in the gym. They stamp an "X" on his face, and shut the door. Ash desperately tries to get them to let him in, but they donít let him. Elsewhere outside the building, Team Rocket breaks in through a window. They review their plan to steal the perfume and sell the formula for lots of money. They enter the building and search for the perfume. Jessie uncovers a Gloom, and James accidentally wakes him up. James sends out Koffing to attack him, but he easily defeats him with a burst of really smelly gas. Meowth complains about how bad it smells, and Jessie reminds him that he doesnít have a nose. One of the girls knocks them out, and stamps "X‚ÄĚs on their faces. She then hangs all three of them up in a tree.

Ash approaches them as they hang there, and James asks him to let them down. Jessie scolds him for being a traitor, but gets an idea. She asks Ash if he was able to get into the gym, and tells him that if they untie them, theyíll help him get inside. Ash is hesitant at first, but agrees. Later, at a department store, Team Rocket has dressed Ash up as a girl. Team Rocket reminds him to keep his voice high, and they go to the gym building. Upon reaching it, they go inside and Team Rocket, also in disguise, tells the receptionist that Ashley wants to apply to the gym. Ash asks the girl there where Erika is, and she tells him that heíll see her shortly. Team Rocket dashes off, casting off their outfits. Meowth jumps out of Jamesís shirt with a bomb in his paw, and James asks Jessie what it is for. She tells him that it is for revenge for stamping the "X" on her face. They continue to dash down the hall.

The girl at the receptionist desk leads Ash to a group of people listening to a story being told. He notices Misty and Brock in the crowd and instantly gets worried. The girl who was reading the story, Erika, stands up to welcome the new arrival, and Ash immediately recognizes her as the manager of the perfume shop. Brock approaches Ash and welcomes him as well. Itís at this time that Ash notices Pikachu, and he starts to get really worried.

Misty asks Erika why Gloom doesnít smell bad, as they usually do, and she explains that Gloom only smell bad when they are threatened. She then explains that, a long time ago, Gloom saved her from a Grimer and theyíve been friends ever since. Misty notes how she wishes Ash had heard the story, and he absent-mindedly tells her that he did. He catches himself, and asks them not to stare at her. Misty suspiciously tells him that he looks familiar, and Pikachu walks over. Pikachu recognizes Ash immediately, and hugs him. Ash tries to get Pikachu not to blow his cover, but is shocked. His wig falls off, and Brock shouts out his name. Ash tells Erika that he wore the disguise to sneak into the gym so he could battle for a badge and challenges her.

Meanwhile, Jessie and James have found the perfume they were looking for, and take it, planning on discovering its formula. Back at the arena, Erika accepts Ashís challenge, telling him to use three Pok√©mon. Ash sends out Bulbasaur, and Erika uses Tangela. Bulbasaur uses Vine Whip, but Tangela spins, pulling him closer. Tangela then uses Stun Spore, putting Bulbasaur out of commission. Ash thinks about sending out Primeape, but remembers what happened before. He decides against it and sends out Charmander and Erika sends out Weepinbell, who uses Razor Leaf. Charmanderís Flamethrower burns the leaves up, and he finishes Weepinbell off with a Skull Bash. The people in the stands note how well Ash is doing, and Erika sends out Gloom, who defeats Charmander with a burst of smelly powder. Ash thinks about who to send out next, and Pikachu offers his services. Suddenly, a voice comes from the ceiling and they all look up to see Team Rocket. They jump down, and Meowth sets off the bomb, which happens to be right under them. Team Rocket is thrown through the roof, but they still have the perfume. 

The bomb has set a fire ablaze inside the gym, and everyone hurries to gather up the Pokémon to get them out. Once outside, everyone works at putting out the fire. Ash and Misty send out Squirtle, Staryu, and Starmie, who also help out. Brock tells Geodude to throw dirt on the flames. Erika rushes up and tells them that Gloom is still inside. Ash dashes inside to find him. He quickly searches the gym, and finds Gloom cowering in a corner.

Ash starts to get close to him, but he lets off a burst of smelly powder. The ceiling starts to cave in, and Ash takes a deep breath, then runs inside. He approaches Gloom, but is forced to take a breath. He realizes that the air doesnít smell, and is happy to know that Gloom trusts him. He scoops Gloom up, and runs outside.

The next morning, Erika thanks Ash for saving Gloom and helping with the fire. To show her gratitude, she gives him a Rainbow Badge. Brock and Misty congratulate him, and Ash asks Erika about Team Rocket. Erika laughs, and tells Ash that the vial they stole had only one of the ingredients: Gloomís "special scent." Ash walks off holding the badge high. Weíve all learned an important lesson here: You canít judge a Pok√©mon by its smell.

Trainer Dominic


2nd Review

Pokemon Scent-sation

    Ash, Misty, and Brock enter Celadon City. Brock is enriched by the
smell of the perfume coming from the perfume store. Misty and Pikachu
enters the store, while Misty tries out the perfume. Ash comes in saying
that perfume is a rip-off and gets booted out by the perfume manager

    Ash goes into the Celadon Gym, but gets stamped on the face and
booted out again for disliking the perfume because they manufacture it
inside the gym. Team Rocket enters the scene, enters the gym, tries to
steal the secret formula, but is fouled by Gloom's stench. They get
stamped too and booted out and tied to a tree.

    Ash sees Team Rocket and together they make a plan for Ash to get
inside to challenge Erika. Ash dresses as a girl (Ashley), while Jesse
and James dress as parents with Meowth hiding inside James' costume.
Ashley gets inside, and Team Rocket heads off to steal the secret
perfume and use a bomb, unknownist to Ashley.

    Ashley gets to meet Erika, and Brock, Misty, and Pikachu are there
too. Ashley discovers that Erika was the perfume manager met earlier.
Pikachu thinks that Ashley is really Ash and electrifies him, knocking
Ash's costume off revealing Ash. Ash then challenges Erika to a battle.

    Ash sends out Bulbasaur. Erika sends out Tangela. Bulbasaur uses
vine whip, but Tangela constricts it. Tangela than uses stun spore and
paralyzes Bulbasaur. Erika now sends out Weepingbell. Ash decides to
send out Primeape, but remembers how Primape's temper hurted Ash. So Ash
sends Charmander. Weepinbell uses Razor Leaf, but Charmander's
Flamethrower causes it to burn the leaves. Erika then sends out Gloom
and Gloom uses stun spore and a stinky smell to paralyze and stink
Charmander. Ash retreats and Pikachu decideds he wants to battle. But,
it comes to an end when Team Rocket shows up and bombs the Gym, causing
a fire and knocking them sky high with their stolen perfume.

    Everybody tries to stop the flames, but Gloom is missing. Ash
decides to find Gloom and does. Ash is fouled by the stench, but Gloom
rids it as Gloom feels safe with Ash. Ash carries Gloom out and
everybody stopped the flames. Everybody is safe and happy, but Ash
wonders about the stolen perfume. Erika reassures Ash that Team Rocket
stole one ingredient, Essence of Gloom. Team Rocket is stenched by it
and rolls around in a big construction pipe tube.

    For Ash's courage, Erika awards him the Rainbow Badge and all is
well as Misty, Brock, Ash, and Pikachu head for on their journey.

Andrew Chang


From: "Richard Soper" 

Ash and co. are walking in Celadon City when Brock smells perfume. They see a perfume shop. Misty is smelling a pefume called 'Daffodil Dream' when Ash walks in and tells her perfume is a rip-off. The manager (Erika) gets angry at Ash for that. Ash says perfume turns guys into zombies, and pulls Brock in for an example. Erika smiles kindly at Brock and then looks at Ash and spells out the good things about perfume. Ash gets kicked out. He goes to the Celadon Gym but is kicked out because the Gym manufactures the perfume. Ash gets an X stamped on his face. Team Rocket are trying to break in to steal the secret perfume formula. They find a Gloom. James sends out Koffing - but Gloom absorbs Koffing's attacks and sends it back at it. Team Rocket gets an X stamped on their faces. They are tied up in a tree when Ash walks by. Jesse says that if Ash lets them down they'll help him gewt into the gym. They dress Ash up as a girl named Ashley in a blonde wig. He is allowed in. All the grass Pokemon are training in the Gym. Erika is telling a story about an Omanyte. Ash comes in. Misty asks why Gloom doesn't smell bad. Erika tells everyone how Gloom saved her from a Grimer when she was a little girl, and says that Gloom doesn't smell bad when it is safe. Then Pikachu goes up to Ash and hugs his leg - and blows his cover. Ash's wig falls off. He and Erika battle. Erika is using Tangela, Ash Bulbasaur. Tangela constricts Bulbasaur's Vine Whip and paralyzes Bulbasaur with Stun Spore. Erika says she'll give Ash some Paralyz Heal to cure Bulbasaur. Erika chooses Weepinbell, and Ash uses Charmander. Charmander burns Weepinbell's Razor Leaf. Erika uses Gloom, who lets out a smell Charmander can't bear. Pikachu is about to go, but Tema Rocket interrupt. They set the Gym on fire. Everyone calls back the Pokemon. But Erika can't find Gloom. Ash runs in and sees Gloom trapped by some flames. Gloom smells bad. Ash covers his nose but has to take a breath. Gloom doesn't smell bad! Gloom trusts Ash. Ash saves Gloom, and Erika gives him a Rainbow badge for saving Gloom.