Defeated, Team Rocket goes to their base to re-group before resuming their capture plan. The Final Battle in the Whirlpool Cup!! Ash and Misty call their Pokémon to action and manage to save the young girl, but this proves to be only the first challenge of the day. Ash and friends decide to help by trying to stop the constant fighting. As a result, it becomes so consumed with rage that it begins to attack everything that gets in its way while also endangering the Pokémon that live in the Holy Land as well. July 18, 2002 2002-07-18 July 26, 2003 When Professor Elm asks Ash and his friends to pick up a Pokémon egg from a marine research center and deliver it to him, Ash runs into a Lapras herd, with one of the family members being the same Lapras he caught in the. He thanks them and leaves. They discover it is one of many Magikarp that has been forced to evolve by Team Rocket.
They go to have a closer look when all of sudden a Gyarados comes out of the water and attacks. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has invited Sakura's sisters to a fake tea ceremony so that they can steal their pokémon. With the end of the Silver Conference, the participants head off in their separate ways. Just as they tie things up with the Tyrogue, they learn that it is in fact not wild, but owned by a devoted student of Chuck, the Cianwood Gym leader. Ever since it evolved its Remoraid friends have shunned it.
In order to figure out the impostor, a contest of knowledge is held, but will the real Oak be able to win and prove his identity. Misty loses, and reassures Poliwhirl that it did good, and to watch Poliwrath's next battle since someday it will be one. However, they end up setting off an alarm and a boy named Nelson comes running. Ash ultimately wins over Gary, and moves on to the next round. This season aired first-run episodes in Japan from August 9, 2001 to November 14, 2002.
There they meet a young couple and plan to help the guy with his wedding proposal, but Team Rocket could threaten that plan when they appear to steal all of the silver jewelry on the island. Strangely, she likes him too. Team Rocket comes up with a full proof plan. There he gets informed that his friend Gary, whom he defeated in the conference, is setting off for a new journey. November 29, 2001 2001-11-29 September 24, 2002 Returning to Ecruteak City, Ash, Misty and Brock encounter Sakura and her Kimono Girl sisters again, and learn that Sakura's Eevee became an Espeon. Using a Pokémon Center as a motel, Ash leaves the egg on a desk.
Meanwhile, Team Rocket find a shrine. At the laboratory, Ash and friends meet up with a young researcher who uses the supersonic waves from a Lanturn to detect the singing voices of traveling Lapras. This student, who prides himself for his martial arts ability, explains that he is now taking his Tyrogue to an exhaustive tournament in which Fighting type Pokémon vie for the title. Now they must reunite with Pikachu and Togepi, and then find a way out. With no one knowing exactly where the badges are, it becomes a frantic search for all sides to find the badges first.
They rush it to the Pokémon Center to get help, and Professor Oak, Professor Elm, and Delia are all on their way to help out. Morty and Eusine discovered that the sacred Crystal Bells, which are said to ring when the legendary Ho-oh returns, are missing. Oak and Mary are doing an outdoor show in a nearby town. The original master of the house went missing long before. July 25, 2002 2002-07-25 August 9, 2003 The egg Professor Elm gave Ash hatches into a Pokémon named Larvitar. .
Jackson, and in order to break the tie and win his division he must tie or beat Jackson. Both Misty and Ash battle him. Meanwhile, Team Rocket steals and then breaks a sacred bell, causing all the Pokémon in the area to attack the forest, Ecruteak City and all the people in it. She takes them to a nearby temple to train them in enlightenment, but what exactly is it? While Ash goes to look for him, Team Rocket attacks. Now, with the Holy Land burning and Dragonite attacking everyone, Ash and the others must figure out how to stop the fire and stop Dragonite at the same time or else disastrous results could happen. On their way, Ash faces a young trainer in Pokémon battle, pitting his Cyndaquil against the trainer's Magby. Clair tells Liza about the current situation involving Dragonite and she agrees to help.
However, James drops it and sets the Holy Land on fire. When it comes time to start the battle, Ash quickly learns that although Jackson comes off as a clumsy and goofy trainer, he is very strong and Ash must battle strategically if he wants to defeat Jackson and win his division. October 4, 2001 2001-10-04 November 9, 2002 A village of kind, elderly people requests that Ash and friends help them defend against a gang of marauders that invades every year, attempting to rustle their sizable herd of Diglett. Egan sits down to have lunch with Ash, Misty, and Brock, and Misty and Egan are able to put their differences aside once they discuss why their love their type of Pokémon. June 20, 2002 2002-06-20 June 14, 2003 When James accidentally lights a forest on fire using the Dragon Holy Land's Prayer Flame, his actions cause Dragonite, the Holy Land's Guardian to snap and go mad with rage. After beating Team Rocket, however, the spell fails and Ash is turned into a Pikachu. December 6, 2001 2001-12-06 September 25, 2002 When Ash tells Eusine, a specialist in legendary Pokémon, that he saw a Suicune, a Pokémon Eusine is trying to catch, Eusine demands a battle.
As Ash and friends set out to help recollect the Corsola that had reinforced the foundation of this family's home, Team Rocket soon arrives and attempts to steal not only the Corsola, but also collections of local artwork made from Corsola horns, which these Pokémon shed regularly. Ash and friends must now help to make sure that everyone makes it to safety before it is too late. They decide to steal Ash's badges for money or to enter the Conference themselves. He is about to hug her but actually goes through her. Pryce, having seen Ash help deal with the Red Gyarados, thinks that Ash is too attached to his pokémon, and thus weak. Namba calls out his Electabuzz for a battle. In this part of the Johto League, trainers are divided into blocks of three trainers.
Dragonite wakes up and turns on Team Rocket. They begin to have fun, but Team Rocket is lurking nearby, waiting for the right time so strike and capture all of the Lapras. Unfortunately, this Tyranitar mistakes them for the poachers that had stolen her child, and Larvitar is scared of its own mother. If You Want Us To Remove This Link From Our Website Contact Us. October 17, 2002 2002-10-17 September 27, 2003 Continuing the Johto League, Ash pits Charizard against Gary's fully evolved starter.