going into the Viridian City Gym with his cheerleaders (Oh noooo!). Ash wanted
to go in, but some guards stopped him because only one trainer was allowed in at
a time. Gary would then fight the gym leader, who I believe is Giovanni. Gary
was doing well, when Giovanni used one more Pokemon. Two of Gary's Pokemon
attack it, but before they even get near the Pokemon (Which is Mewtwo in
Armor) blue bubbles form around them and they can't escape. Meanwhile, Ash is
sad because Misty said something mean to him. Togepi taps Ash to support him,
Ash thinks it is Pikachu and turns around grabbing Togepi. He is surprised that
it is Togepi and throws him up in the air. Togepi landed in a Fearow's mouth,
and the Fearow, who is very surprised, flew off.
Everyone chases it. The Fearow
then spits out Togepi. Togepi lands on James, and surprises Team Rocket. Team
Rocket wants to take Togepi to the boss, so after trying to get him for a while,
they finally get him and take him to the boss. Giovanni, (Who just finished
beating Gary) looked at Togepi and asked what it does. Team Rocket didn't know,
so boss didn't want it. Suddenly Giovanni got a phone call. He ended up needing
to use his Mewtwo-like Pokemon for something. I'm not sure what. Giovanni left
Team Rocket in charge of the gym. Team Rocket earlier dropped Togepi, so Togepi
got out of the room when Giovanni's Persian left (Because the door was open
enough so Togepi could get out. Ash, Brock, and Misty were still looking for
Togepi, but they heard the Pokemon through the door of the gym.
Togepi behind the door, but they also found a weak Gary, and his cheerleaders.
Gary told everyone about the "unbeatable Pokemon". Then Team Rocket
would appear and perform their introduction. Ash wanted to fight them for a
badge, so Team Rocket told Ash to get up on a platform along with Jesse. (They
fought from the platforms) Giovanni had given Team Rocket some of his Pokemon
earlier, so Jesse used those, her Pokemon (Arbok), and James's Pokemon (Weezing).
Ash's platform was equipped with something that makes him feel the pain his
Pokemon feel. It was a pretty close battle, but James and Meowth installed the
machine on Jesse's side to, so Ash ended up winning.
Jesse then refused to give
Ash the badge, but Togepi got a controller Team Rocket wanted to use, that made
the playing surface blow up, making Team Rocket blast off (Everyone else was
ok). The Earth badge fell from the sky, and Ash got it. Gary admitted that Ash
is a skilled trainer, and Gary's cheerleaders cheered for Ash. So in the end,
everyone left Viridian City heading for Pallet Town. They weren't sure where the
Pokemon League is, but they decided to ask Professor Oak when they got to Pallet
episode! There was a lot of excitement, and the Pokemon that beat Gary was
awesome. This was a great episode.
- Master Trainer David
The Battle For The Badge!
Ash and friends have arrived in Viridian City, but Gary goes into the gym
first. Ash, Misty, and Brock wait outside for their turn, but Togepi runs
away! Team Rocket captures Togepi. Giovanni battles Gary, and Giovanni's
Mewtwo kicks Gary's butt. Jesse and James take Togepi to Giovanni, but
Giovanni says Togepi is a worthless pokémon and Togepi escapes the gym. (Togepi
doesn't know any better, actually he just walks out.) Giovanni gets a
phonecall that says there's been an accident. Giovanni leaves the gym to Jesse
and James while he's gone. Ash goes inside and his pokémon lose to the gym's
Kingler, Golem, and Machamp (It doesn't help that TR has installed a device so
that the trainer feels the pokémon's pain!) Pidgeotto and Pikachu beat TR's
pokémon, so Meowth tries to blow Ash up. Gary stops him at the last second.
Jesse says Ash can't have the badge. Togepi goes over and sends Jesse, James,
and Meowth sky-high. Ash gets the Earth Badge, and heads home.
Battle for the Badge
One of my fav. episodes. The gang has just arrived at Viridian City and
heading to the Gym. Before they go in, Gary shows up, sports car,
girls and all. He
enters the Gym before Ash does and he has to wait `cause only one person
at a time in the Gym. Gary`s bragging gets to Ash`s head and he
Togipe climbs his back and jumps around on him. Ash thinks it`s Pikachu
his back, but in surprise, he accidently launches Togipe onto the Gym roof.
Misty gets all P.Oed and orders him to find Togipe. Scene goes to Gary
who is using
Nidoking and Arcanine. He defeats the Gym master who is (gasp!)
Giovanni! Before he
leaves, Giovanni asks Gary to "test" his new Pokemon, which is
Mewtwo effortlessly beets Gary (yay!!!) Back to the gang. They
find Togipe, but before long, they spot it on the roofs. Team
Rocket shows up,
acting all glum, and spot Togipe. They grab it, and take it to Giovanni.
Togipe may be
rare, but it can`t do much, so Giovanni rejects them. Fortunately,
going on a trip, and he leaves Jessie and James in charge of the Gym.
Gary comes out of
the Gym and warns Ash about the Mewtwo in there, but Ash rushes in, not
completely hearin him.
Ash is surpised that Jessie and James are in charge, but he
battle anyway. They battle it out (sorry, I forgot which Pokemon
who) with a
twist. Any pain that the Pokemon feels, the trainer feels
too. Ash is
unconcious before getting the upper hand. Ash wins. Togipe
is handed over.
Ash gets his badge. Pallet Town is coming up. Happ
y ending. Hurray.
5/5 stars. This is an awesome episode. Gary is beaten, some of his
are revieled, and Mewtwo looks awesome in the armor!
Very good episode.