U.S. Episode # 82:
Ash, Misty and their new travelling companion Tracy head towards Maiken island, where Ash plans to challenge the first Orange Gym Leader. They are followed by Team Rocket, who have apparently traded their Gyarados sub for a Magikarp sub... which gets stuck in seaweed. I guess it was to be expected when you have a sub that looks like the lamest Pokémon of all.
When Ash arrives at the gym, he notices a coconut laying nearby. He plans to open it up to drink the milk inside, but when he picks it up a bucket of water falls on his head. A kid looking for a Pokémon fight played a little joke on him, but before things get ugly they are stopped by Sissy, the kid's big sister and Gym Leader of the Maiken Gym.
In the gym, Sissy explains that in the Orange League, you don't have your Pokémon fight each other. Instead, they have to compete in certain atlethic events. First up is the Water Gun event. In this event, Pokémon use their Water Gun attack to hit a number of targets. Whoever has the greatest accuracy wins. Sissy uses her Seadra for this event, and Ash uses his Squirtle. Seadra can hit all targets with one try, but so can Squirtle. The same thing happens with moving targets. When they decide on a tie breaker - one moving target, whoever hits it first wins - Seadra and Squirtle hit it simultaneously, so this "battle" ends in a draw.
The next, decisive event is the Pokémon Sea Race. In this race, the Pokémon have to circle a buoy in the sea and return to the beach. The one who's back first wins. Sissy uses her Blastoise, and Ash his Lapras. Just when they're about to start Team Rocket's sub surfaces. James is soaked and covered in seaweed... they used the Rock-Paper-Scissors method to determine who would free the sub from the seaweed, and James lost. ;) Anyway, they use Weezing for cover, as usual, while they fire a net to capture Lapras and Blastoise. The net is too small to get them both, so they end up getting just Blastoise. However, when they try to get away their sub gets seaweed stuck in it once again and they sink to the bottom of the sea. Blastoise swims back up, dragging the sub to the surface again, and frees himself. Pikachu shocks Team Rocket, and Blastoise lives up to his name by blasting off Team Rocket with the water cannons on his back.
With that out of the way, the race can begin! But not before Ash is informed of one more little detail... the trainer has to stand on the back of the Pokémon during the race. Oops.
During the race, the Pokémon have a little shoving match, trying to knock the opposing trainer off. Ash nearly falls, but Lapras grabs Ash just in time. This little distraction does allow Sissy to take the lead as they surf past the buoy. But soon, another obstacle approaches... a big wave threatens to overtake Ash and Sissy from behind. Lapras manages to hold off the wave with an Ice Beam, but Sissy is hit and is flung off of Blastoise's back. Blastoise manages to catch her as she comes down, though, and the race continues. As Sissy's Blastoise speeds past Lapras once again, Ash gets an idea... he orders Lapras to aim an Ice Beam at the beach, and use the newly formed icy slope to get to the beach faster. It works perfectly; Lapras quickly catches up and Ash wins the race by a nose's length. For his victory, Ash receives the Coral Eye badge.
After getting the badge, Ash and friends leave for another island on the back of Lapras.
by: Macc Maverick.
This is when Ash is riding on his Lapras and decides to go to a nearby place to get his first orange gym badge.He gets caught by a child who is related to the gym leader. They have a contest to see which Pokemon's water blast is the most powerful. The gym leader chooses Seadra. Ash chooses Squirtle. It's a Tie! So they decide to have a Pokemon race. Ash chooses his new Lapras. The gym leader chooses Blastoise. They're in the middle of the race when Team Rocket appears and grabs the gym leader's Blastoise. Their magikarp sub sinks. When the race continues, Blastoise is winning but Ash uses Lapras' ice beam to freeze the water. Then Lapras slides on the ice beam and wins the race. Ash gets his orange league badge.
- Tom Condon
episode starts off with Misty, Ash, Pikachu, Togepi and Tracey, their
new-found friend, riding on Lapras’ back. Misty says Lapras is having fun.
Suddenly pikachu cries out. He is falling off Lapras’ back. Ash dives to
catch him, and succeeds- just in time! Ash says he is hungry and wants food.
Tracey tells them that Mikan Island is up ahead. He also tells Ash that the
Mikan Gym is there too. Lapras speeds on…
Our heroes then
arrive at Mikan Island and Ash returns Lapras. Then they walk on toward the
gym. Ash sees a coconut and tries to drink the milk when he is soaked head to
toe with water. A boy comes out of a bush and says “I caught you.” Ash
argues that he wants to battle the gym leader. Then a young woman appears and
tells the boy that he shouldn’t be making trouble.
Ash says again that he wants to challenge the gym leader, and the girl
says that she is Cissy, the gym leader. She accepts Ash’s challenge, and
they all go to the gym.
Cissy pushes a button once they are in the gym. The
ground disappears and reveals a swimming pool, just like the Cerulean Gym.
Cissy says that since Ash is a little squirt they’ll both use water pokemon.
Cissy chooses Seadra, and Ash checks his pokedex. Cissy says the battle will
be decided by two challenges. First is a water gun challenge. Cissy says that
you choose the pokemon with the best water gun to hit a series of targets.
Ash sends out Squirtle. Cissy’s little brother pushes
a button and a wall appears, and on top is a row of cans. Seadra uses water
gun and hits the cans right in the centre. Squirtle gives it a go, and does
the same as Seadra.
Then Cissy’s bro pushes one more button. A disk flies
into the air. Seadra hits it with water gun. Then 3 disks go into the air and
seadra gets them all. Squirtle proves a good match, and hits them all too.
Then one disk flies along. Whoever gets it first wins. Seadra and Squirtle
both use Water Gun. Smash! They both hit the disk at the same time.
Cissy takes Ash, Misty, Tracey and Pikachu out to the
beach. There will be a wave ride. The pokemon swim out to a marker and back.
Whoever reaches land first, wins. Cissy chooses Blastoise and Ash chooses
Lapras. Team Rocket appears to steal the show. They capture Blastoise and pull
him underwater in their Magikarp sub. Blastoise gets free, though, and goes to
the surface. Pikachu dips his tail to the water and Thunderbolts Team Rocket.
Blastoise Hydro Pumps and Team Rocket blast off again!
Ash and Cissy get on their pokemon. They head out to
the marker. Tracey sketches madly, but Misty discovers he is not just drawing
the pokemon, but Cissy(who is pretty). Lapras and Ash round the marker at the
same time as Cissy. Suddenly a huge wave rears up on The pokemon and their
trainers. Lapras uses an Ice Beam and saves Ash. However, the wave crashes
down on Cissy. She is flung into the air, but Blastoise saves her.
Ash tells Lapras to use Ice Beam to the shore. Lapras
does and rides on the ice, past Cissy and Blastoise and heads to the shore. It
is going so fast that Ash and Lapras beat Cissy by heaps. Ash crashes into a
tree and gets up. Cissy arrives and gives him his first Orange League Badge:
the Coral Eye Badge!!!