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Pokemon Learning League

Problem Solving
Written By
Timothy Whitfield

(Episode opens with Brock, Misty, Clemont, Ash,
Pikachu, Iris and Axew going along the streets of
New Tork City on a mostly clear, early evening with
some cumulous clouds moving across the sky. A
breeze is blowing in the area, the city’s bustling
with people going up & down the streets, some of
the lights start to come on and the intersections
are busy with cars driving through. Clemont turns
over to the audience and casually speaks to them.)
Clemont (casually): Oh, hello guys.
Ash (casually): Hey.
Pikachu: Pika-chu.
Misty (casually): Hi, there.
Iris (casually): Hi, guys.
Axew: Axew.
Brock (casually): Hey, there. (He turns over to
Iris.) So, Iris, how has your travelling through Johto
been going?
Iris: It’s been great. I visited Cianwood City and
found out they were building a new Safari Zone.
Ash (fascinated): Really?
Iris: Mmm-hmm, and there could be some rare
Pokemon there.
Misty: We should go check it out sometimes.

Brock: Yeah.
(They continue on down the street. As they do,
they go past a radio station, which is playing a
catchy song at the moment. The tower has the
call sign “PNTW- New Tork Radio” on the side of it.
Then, they go past Times Square & then go by the
tallest skyscraper in the whole city. Suddenly,
Pikachu senses a strange presence nearby. He
jumps off Ash’s shoulder.)
Pikachu (concerned): Pika.
Ash: What is it, Pikachu?
(Now, a light blue aura surrounds Pikachu and he,
along with everyone’s PokeBalls, mysteriously
begins to float in the air.)
Ash (surprised): What the?
Pikachu (concerned): Pika.
Iris: What’s doing this?
Misty: I don’t know.
(They go higher into the air and then, the
PokeBalls start circling around.)
Ash: Well, whatever it is, it’s not getting away with
this. Quick, Pikachu use ThunderBolt!
Pikachu: Pika-chuuu!!!

(He releases a powerful bolt of yellow electricity
and he and the PokeBalls are released from the
mysterious force.)
Ash: I got you!
(He jumps up into the air and catches Pikachu and
all the PokeBalls.)
Ash: You okay, buddy?
Pikachu (reassuring): Pika.
Ash: That’s good.
(He gives his friends their PokeBalls back. Just
then, a Mismagius appears in front of them.)
Mismagius: (cackles.)
Ash: So, you’re the one doing this!
Pikachu (concurring): Pika, Pika!
Mismagius: Mis.
(Now, it releases a bright light from its body, hitting
Pikachu and doing damage to him.)
Ash: Now, use Thunderbolt again!
Pikachu: Pika-chuuu!!!
(He releases a powerful bolt of yellow electricity at
Mismagius, landing a direct hit and doing some
great damage to it. The Mismagius flies off.)
Ash: Way to go, Buddy.

Pikachu: Pika-chu.
(They resume on down the street.)
Ash: Well, that was really weird.
Iris: Yeah. Why would that Mismagius want to steal
our PokeBalls?
Ash: Who knows?
(Just as they continue pondering about it, they
suddenly hear a noise close by.)
Misty: What was that?
Clemont: I don’t know. Let’s go see.
(They go over to the source. They come to an
alleyway, where they find… a trainer named Ian,
who is using his Lilligant to fend off a Sableye. Ian
has short, brunette hair, green eyes, and is
wearing a yellow-green shirt, brown pants and
sneakers. The Sableye’s claws becomes
surrounded by a black aura with a purple outline.
Now, it takes the form of a claw and it slashes
Lilligant with them, dong a good amount of
damage to her.)
Ian: Now Lilligant, use Petal Blizzard!
Lilligant: Lilli-gant!
(Multiple pink petals circle around Lilligant's body
until the amount of petals keep growing until a

tornado of pink petals swirl around its body. The
tornado envelops Sableye, doing a great amount of
damage to it. It flees from them.)
Ian: Great job, there Lilligant.
Lilligant: Lilli.
(He gives Lilligant some Poke Puffs.)
Lilligant (delightedly): Lilligant!
(The gang comes over to them.)
Brock: Excuse me, are you two all right?
Ian: We’re doing fine now.
Misty: Oh, good.
Ian: Yeah. My name’s Ian, by the way.
Misty: It’s nice to meet you, Ian. My name’s Misty.
Iris: I’m Iris. This is Axew.
Axew: Axew.
Clemont: My name’s Clemont.
Ash: I’m Ash, and this is Pikachu.
Pikachu: Pika-chu.
Brock: And I’m Brock.
Ash: Was that Sableye trying to steal your
PokeBalls?
Ian: Yeah, it was. How did you know that?

Ash: The same thing happened to us.
Pikachu: Pika, Pika.
Ian: Why am I’m not surprised about that.
Misty: How long has this been going on?
Ian: It’s been going on for more than a week.
Brock: Really?
Ian: Mmm-hmm, and many people have lost their
Pokemon.
Iris: That’s terrible.
Ian: Yeah. So after a while, some have been trying
to fend them off, but more of them just keep
coming & won’t stop.
Clemont: Ahh. Perhaps we could help out with the
problem.
Ian: That’d just be great. Well, if you’ll excuse me,
I need to regroup with my friends. It was nice to
have met you.
Ash: Thanks. Same to you.
(He walks away and the others recommence on
walking down the street. Just then, Ash’s and Iris’s
stomachs grumble.)
Ash: I guess it’s time to get some dinner.
Pikachu: Pika.

Iris: You said it, Ash. (She turns over to Brock.)
Hey, Brock. Is there a restaurant we can stop at?
Brock: Let me look.
(He pulls out a map of the city, which shows all of
the various streets, restaurants and rest stops all
across the area.)
Brock: Ahh. There’s a pizza buffet restaurant not
too far from here we can stop at.
Iris: Sounds great.
Axew: Axew.
(They continue on down the block. Thirteen
minutes later, they arrive at the restaurant and
head inside. The cashier, Jasmine, awaits them
behind the counter. She has short blue hair, dark
sapphire eyes, and is wearing the restaurant
uniform, which consists of a short-sleeved
buttoned shirt, work pants and loafers.)
Jasmine: Afternoon, everyone. How are you all
doing?
Clemont: We’re doing fine, thanks.
Jasmine: Well, good to hear. I take it you want five
for the buffet?
(They all nod their heads.)

Jasmine: All right, no problem. That’ll be ¥3696
PokeYen, please.
(They pay the exact amount of PokeYen.)
Jasmine: Thank you. Now, what size cups would
you like?
Brock: Large, please.
Jasmine: Okay.
(She gives them each one cup.)
Jasmine: You all enjoy yourselves.
(They each grab a tray & a plate and then head to
a five-person seated table. Moments later, Ash, Iris
and Misty have some white Alfredo sauce & stuffed
crust pepperoni pizzas, while Brock and Clemont
have Barbeque sauce pizza & a supreme pizza,
respectively. They also each have some cheesy
breadsticks, cinnamon rolls & sticks, some pastas
and a salad. Ash, Clemont, and Iris have some
orange Japanese soda, and Misty and Brock have
some fruit juice.)
Misty (contended): Oh. This is really delicious.
Ash: Oh, yeah it sure is.
Pikachu (agreeing): Pika.
(They continue eating. Moments later, they have
their cinnamon rolls. Iris turns over to the others.)

Iris: So, why do you think these ghosts are stealing
the PokeBalls?
Brock: Hmm. Well, they probably could just be
causing mischief to many of the trainers.
Clemont: That’s a good theory, but this would
seem a little out of that range.
Brock: Yeah, I guess you’re right about that.
Ash: They could be doing this out of revenge.
Iris: Well, that could be true, but what they could
be getting revenge for?
(Ash ponders for a moment.)
Ash: Maybe for getting pushed out of their old
homes.
Clemont: Yeah, but there aren’t too many places
around here they can stay in.
Ash (realizing): Yeah, you’re right.
Misty: Perhaps they’re doing it as some part of a
deal?
Iris: What kind of deal?
Misty: Well, some trainers could be offering them
some rare items, and in exchange for that, they’ll
give them a good meal.
Brock: Okay, but they can pretty much go and
gather up some food themselves.

Misty: I guess you’re right about that.
Brock: Any other ideas?
(They all shakes their heads as if to say, “No.”)
Brock: Yeah, neither do I.
Misty: Let’s see if Quinn & Diana can help us out.
(She goes into her bag, gets the Pokepilot out,
turns it on and calls Quinn & Diana, who are out in
the village, setting up a large movie screen for the
upcoming island film festival.)
Diana: Hi, there guys. How’s everything going?
Clemont: We’re doing well, Diana. That’s a very
nice screen you’re setting up.
Quinn: Well, thank you. It’s going to be a big
festival this year.
Brock: I’m sure it will be.
Diana: Yep. So, what are you guys up to?
Iris: Right now, we’re having a really good lunch.
Quinn: That’s very nice. What else is going on?
Ash: We also found out that a lot of Ghost-type
Pokemon have been stealing many people’s
PokeBalls.
Diana (intrigued): Really?
Brock: Yep. At the moment, we’re trying to come

up with ideas of why they’re doing this, and so far,
we’ve only come with few ideas that aren’t
working, so do you know how we can think of more
solutions?
Quinn: Sure we do. To start off, you need to have
the problem clearly defined. While it’s pretty
simple, it’s also really vital because if you don’t
properly understand it, the solutions could end up
being ineffective or fail completely. So, to help
define the problem, ask specific questions and look
at the problem from different angles.
(As he speaks, the icons highlight to the words
being spoken.)
Misty: Okay, that sounds good. Now what?
Diana: Next, you define the objective. Basically,
you state your aim as another way to reach the
nature of the problem. Also, keep in mind that
you’ll have to remember the knowns & unknowns
of the problem and figure out where to find the
right data that’ll accomplish your goals.
Clemont: All right, what do we do now?
Quinn: Now, you systematically gather information.
As you define your problem & goal, get as many
facts as you can in order to get a clear picture of
the problem. Once you get enough, organize it in

an effective manner, by either rewording,
condensing or summarizing it.
Iris: That’s pretty important. What next?
Diana: The next thing is to look over some of the
data you have & analyze its importance. As you do
this, look for some links & relationships, as it’ll give
a better understanding of the overall situation.
Also, it helps if you break up some of the
information into smaller, more manageable parts.
Brock: Okay, that’s very helpful.
Quinn: Oh, there’s plenty more. After that, you
generate a range of potential results. What’s
interesting about this is that one way you can do
this is through reverse brainstorming, where, as
the name implies, you reverse the questions you
ask yourself.
Ash: That’s a good one. What now after that?
Diana: Now, you evaluate them and make a choice.
This one may be a bit obvious, but it is important
to analyze all the prospective choices for your
suitability, which you can do by running an
experiment or use a simulation to see the
consequences of a given result. In other words,
choose a solution that not only seems likely to
work, but also suits your needs and doesn’t create
any further problems.

Iris: That’s a tricky one.
Quinn: Indeed, it is. Now, you need to implement a
solution. Now that you’ve chosen the best
solution, time to put it into motion. What you could
do is try it on a limited trial scale, or go all in with
it. Also, keep in mind that unforeseen problems
will arise at this stage.
Brock: Okay, we can do that. What’s next?
Diana: You review & evaluate the outcome. Now
that a solution has been put into effect, you need
to monitor it, as well as review the results. Also,
ask yourself certain questions, like if it’s working, if
there are any new, unforeseen problems occurring,
if it’s allowing you to reach your goal, and etc.
Misty: Okay, anything else?
Quinn: Lastly, adjust your solution if you need to.
Know that problem solving works in a cycle, and
that a number of different solutions need some
evaluation. If the problem isn’t solved, look for an
alternate solution and try again from the start, or
reconsider your initial one and make some
adjustments to it.
Misty: So, that’s all we need to do?
Quinn: Yep, and there are more ways you can hone
them in, like playing thought-provoking games,
doing some mental exercises or taking up a hobby.

Clemont: That’s some really helpful information.
Diana: Indeed, it is, which is why we’re going to
show you something.
Ash: All right, then.
Pikachu: Pika.
(Pan to the left to see a panel showing a few
trainers trying to solve a tricky problem.)
Quinn: So, are you guys ready?
Iris: You bet.
Axew: Axew.
Diana: Very well, then. Here, this group of trainers
are trying to help their hometown out with a
problem. What do you think the problem here is?
Ash: A big swarm of Phantump & Trevenant are
invading the city.
Quinn: Very well, Ash. Now, what do you think
their objective for this is?
Iris: To figure out why they’re invading and put a
stop to it.
Diana: Okay, Iris. Where do you think they should
gather the information from?
Brock: They could visit the swarms’ forest home
and see what’s going on there.

Quinn: Okay, Brock. What part of the information
do you think they should look over & analyze?
Misty: They should analyze what’s been going on in
the forest & see if there’s a similar connection.
Diana: All right, Misty. Now, how do you think they
should come up with possible solutions?
Clemont: They should ask specific questions and do
some reverse brainstorming.
Diana: Very well, Clemont. Great job so far, you
guys.
Brock: Thanks, you guys.
Quinn & Diana: You’re welcome.
Diana: Now, if you’ll excuse us, we need get back
to setting this up. See you guys later.
Clemont: See you, guys.
(Misty turns the Pokepilot off, puts it back in her
bag and they all resume having their desserts.
Cross fade to three minutes later, where they’ve
finished eating and are thinking of ideas.)
Misty: All right, how about this: someone’s making
them steal the PokeBalls for ransom.
Iris: Okay, but what could they possibly want?
Misty: Maybe some super rare items.

Clemont: Sounds plausible, but there aren’t too
many around here they could get.
Misty: Yeah, good point there.
Clemont: What if one of them is being tortured and
they have to do this deed, or else they’ll do more
pain?
Brock: I don’t know, Clemont. There couldn’t be
any trainers out there who would really be cruel
enough to do something like that.
Clemont: You’ve got a good point there.
Ash: Okay, guys, here’s another one: what if the
ghost Pokemon are being hypnotized into doing
this?
Clemont: How do you figure that, Ash?
Ash: Well, maybe someone’s created a kind of
signal to hypnotize & control them, and when
they’ve gathered enough PokeBalls, they bring
them back to the source.
Iris: You make a good point there, Ash, but where in
the city would it be coming from?
Ash: It might be from one of the radio stations.
Misty: Okay, but if it is, how would we find the
correct one?

Iris: We could track one of them and see where it
goes.
Misty: All right, sounds good to me. Before we do
that, we should probably go & catch some of them.
Brock: Good idea, Misty. (He turns over to
Clemont.) Hey, Clemont. Do you have any traps
we can keep them in?
Clemont: Sure do, but I’ll need to make some
modifications to them first.
Iris: Okay, no problem.
(He gets out some automatic open & close
containment traps starts getting to work on them.)
Iris: So, what do you guys say we finish up what we
were doing before?
Ash: Okay, but let’s see if the audience wants to do
it before we do.
Misty: All right. (She turns over to the audience.)
Hey, you guys up for doing this? (She casually
waits for an answer from the audience for one
second.) Oh, okay then.
(Dissolve back to the situation.)
Iris (V.O): Okay, let’s get to it. How do you think
they can evaluate their choices? (She casually
waits for an answer from the audience for one and

a half seconds.) They can check to see if each one
works. All right, then.
Ash (V.O): Now, how do you think they should apply
their solution? (She casually waits for an answer
from the audience for one and a half seconds.) By
trying it on a limited trial scale. Sure, why not.
Misty (V.O): How should their solution be
evaluated? (She casually waits for an answer from
the audience for one and a half seconds.) By
checking to see if it has any unforeseen problems.
Very well.
Brock (V.O): Finally, how do you think they should
adjust it? (She casually waits for an answer from
the audience for one and a half seconds.) They
should re-evaluate it and seeing if there are any
problems with it. You got it.
(Dissolve to the gang and Iris casually speaks to
the audience.)
Iris (casually): You guys did well.
Axew: Axew.
(Now, we pan over to see Clemont making the final
adjustments to the traps.)
Clemont: All right, that should just about do it.
Brock: That’s good, Clemont.
Clemont: Well, thank you Brock.

(He hands them each one trap and demonstrates
how it works. He presses a button & the doors
automatically slide open & then shut.)
Ash (confidently): All right, let’s do it.
Pikachu: Pika, Pika.
(Clemont pulls out a special Pokemon radar from
his pocket and sets it to only seek out ghost types.
They leave the restaurant and go on down the
street. Moments later, the radar picks up a signal
emanating from the city’s Pokemon Center.)
Clemont: Over there.
(They quickly head inside and find… a Haunter
flying around, taking as many of the trainers’
PokeBalls as it can. It goes over to the food stand
and starts gobbling down a lot of the food. The
trainers look on with either complete annoyance or
in disgust. Nurse Joy slams her fist down on the
table.)
Nurse Joy (angrily): Oh, that does it!
(She gets up from her desk and angrily goes to the
Haunter.)
Joy (furiously): All right, you! You’ve caused
nothing but trouble to me and the trainers since
you got here! I’m going have to insist that you get
out of here right now!

(It gives her a big lick to the face.)
Joy (revolted): EWWW!!!
(She wipes the saliva off her face.)
Haunter (laughing): Haunt-haunt-haunt-haunt…
(The gang steps forward towards them.)
Misty (very sternly): Hey, you! Quit messing
around with everyone here!
Iris: Yeah!
(It stops & turns towards Iris.)
Iris: Uh-oh.
(It comes flying towards her and slovenly licks her
face, covering her in saliva.)
Iris (disgusted): Yuck!
(She wipes the saliva off.)
Haunter (laughing): Haunt-haunt-haunt-haunt…
Clemont: You okay, Iris?
Iris: Yeah, I’m all right.
Clemont: Oh, good.
Ash: Now, let’s get that Haunter.
(Iris steps up.)
Iris: Let me handle this one, guys. Axew, use
Dragon Rage!

(He opens his mouth & fires a powerful blast of
blue & black energy, which forms into the shape of
a dragon at Haunter, landing a direct hot, dealing
some damage and paralyzes it for a moment. She
throws the trap underneath the Haunter, presses
the button and it slides open. A red tractor bean
hit Haunter, turns it into pure red energy and pulls
it into the trap and automatically closes up.)
Brock (complimenting): Good job there, Iris.
Iris: Thanks.
(Nurse Joy comes up to them.)
Joy: Thanks for trapping that Haunter. It was really
being a big pain.
Ash: Hey, it was no problem at all, Nurse Joy.
Pikachu: Pika-chu.
(They give all the trainers their PokeBalls back &
exit the Pokemon Center. Now, a montage goes on
where goes all over New Tork trapping &
containing as many Ghost Pokemon as they can,
giving back the stolen PokeBalls and being
thanked for helping out. Ash stops a Banette with
another of Pikachu’s ThunderBolt, Misty uses her
Alomomola’s Water Pulse to stop a Dusclops, Brock
has Swampert thwart a Lampent with a Mud Shot,
and Clemont stuns a Drifblim with Luxray’s Charge

Beam. Montage ends at an hour later, where
they’ve entrapped ten more Ghost Pokemon.)
Ash: Phew. That last one was pretty tough.
Pikachu (exhausted): Pika.
Iris (concurring): Yeah.
(They place the traps down on the ground.)
Iris: All right, so how are we going to find the right
radio tower?
(They all ponder for a moment.)
Brock: Hmm, I think I have something.
(Cross fade to one minute later, where they’ve laid
out six PokeBalls on the sidewalk and are hiding
near the side of the building, waiting for a ghost
Pokemon for come along.)
Misty (whispering): You really think this’ll work?
Brock (whispering): Don’t worry, just give it some
time.
(Just as they continue waiting, a Misdrevus shows
up and notices the PokeBalls. Its eyes glow light
blue and a light blue aura surrounds the PokeBalls,
which start floating up into the air and the
Misdrevus takes off with them.)
Clemont: Come on.

(He signals to the others and they trail after it.
Moments later, they arrive at a radio station, which
is emitting a bizarre signal from the tower. It has
the call sign “PCWV” on the building. They head
inside, go down the hallway. Moments later, they
come to the main control room, look through the
door window and see the control console, as well
as an Inkay, who is waving its tentacles out,
shooting out multiple pink shapes of energy on one
side of an energy bank, and a Gourgeist firing a
beam of purple circles from a pink orb in front of
itself on the other. Both attacks are filtered
through the bank & transformed into a radio signal.
Now, they look over to the other side of the room,
where they see… Team Rocket hoarding over the
stole PokeBalls. The Misdrevus from earlier drops
the PokeBalls into a box filled with others.)
Jessie: Excellent. Another successful haul.
Meowth: Yes, the Boss will be thrilled with these.
James: I have to say, this is one of the cleverest
plans we’ve ever had.
Meowth: You said it.
(The gang comes barging into the room.)
All: Team Rocket!
Jessie, James and Meowth: Oh, no! The twerps!

Ash: We should have known it was you behind this.
James: Yes, well you’re too little, too late.
Misty: Don’t be so sure about that. We’ll make sure
you don’t succeed at this!
Jessie: Then you better prepare yourselves for
trouble!
James: Yeah, and while you’re at it, make that
double!
Jessie: To protect the world from devastation!
James: To unite all peoples within our nations!
Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love!
James: To extend our reach to the stars above!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: James!
Jessie: Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!
James: Surrender now or prepare to fight!
Meowth: Meowth! That's right!
Wobbuffet: Wooobb-uffet!
Brock: So, are you going to give up the PokeBalls or
do this the hard way?
James: I think you know the answer’s pretty
obvious.

Jessie: Yeah, you’re going to have battle through us
to get them back.
Misty: We’d thought you’d say that. Alomomola, I
choose you!
Clemont: Come on out, Luxray!
Brock: Swampert, go!
(They toss their PokeBalls into the air and the
three Pokemon emerge from them.)
Alomomola: Alom!
Swampert: Swamp-ert!
Iris: Let’s go, Axew!
Axew: Axew!
Ash: Pikachu, go!
Pikachu: Pika!
Jessie: Gourgeist, it’s time!
James: You too, Inkay!
Inkay: In-kay!
Gourgeist: Gourg!
Meowth: Hold on a moment. Let me even up the
playing field.
(He presses a button and summons forth a
Dusknoir, a Golurk and a Chandelure.)

James: Inkay, use Psybeam!
Jessie: Gourgeist, you use Seed Bomb!
Inkay: Inkay!
(It flips upside down and fires a streaky blue beam
with pink circles inside it from its mouth at
Alomomola, hitting her and dealing damage.)
Gourgeist: Gourg!
(It opens its mouth and fires multiple glowing
green seeds from it at Swampert, which explode
upon hitting him, doing a good amount of damage
with each hit. One of Golurk’s fists becomes
surrounded in red-orange fire and it punches
Luxray with it, doing some damage to it. Now,
Dusknoir opens its mouth and an orb of yellow
electricity forms inside it. Then, it fires a massive
beam of electricity from the orb at Axew, doing
some damage to him. Chandelure forms a ball of
black and purple energy with black static around it
above itself and it fires it at Pikachu, hitting him &
doing damage.)
Clemont: Luxray, use Swift!
Iris: Axew, use Dragon Claw!
Ash: Pikachu, use Thunderbolt!
Brock: Swampert, use Mud Shot!
Misty: Alomomola, Water Pulse!

(Luxray jumps into the air and his tail glows yellow.
He swings it, firing multiple yellow stars with
golden sparkles around them at Inkay, doing
damage to it.)
Axew: Axew!
(Both of his claws glow light blue and slashes at
Gourgeist, doing damage to it.)
Pikachu: Pika-chuuu!!!
(He releases a powerful bolt of yellow electricity at
Dusknoir, landing a direct hit and doing some great
damage to it.) Swampert: Swamp!
(He fires a huge ball of mud from his mouth at
Golurk, hitting it and doing damage. Now,
Alomomola opens its mouth and a blue ball of
energy appears in front of it. Then, it fires a
spiraling stream of water at Chandelure, dealing a
great amount of damage to it.)
Brock: Now, use Sludge Wave!
Iris: Axew, Night Slash!
Clemont: Luxray, Thunder Fang!
Misty: Use Aqua Jet!
Ash: Iron Tail!
Swampert: Swamp!

(A big wave of dark purple sludge forms around
Swampert. It is then hurled at Gourgeist, doing
some damage to it.)
Axew: Ax-ewwww!!
(One of his claws glows dark purple and slashes
Chandelure with it, doing a good amount to it.)
Luxray: Lux!
(Luxray’s fangs glow yellow and sparks of yellow
electricity surround them. It then pounces at
Dusknoir, biting it and doing a considerable
amount of damage of it. Now, Alomomola’s body
briefly becomes surrounded in blue energy. The
glow fades and it gets surrounded in water and
launches itself like a rocket at Inkay, doing damage
to it.)
Pikachu: Chu!
(Pikachu’s tail becomes surrounded in white
sparkles and then gets surrounded in a white
outline, which turns to iron.)
Pikachu: Pika!
(He turns around and heads towards Golurk with it,
landing a hit and doing damage to it.)
Jessie: Now, Gourgeist, Shadow Ball!
James: Inkay, Tackle attack!

(Gourgeist forms a ball of black & purple energy
with black static around it and fires it at Axew.
Now, Inkay charges through the air towards
Swampert. The flames on Chandelure grow bigger
and forms a blue-white ball above it, and releases
a wind of flames at Luxray. Golurk becomes
surrounded in yellow electricity and fires a
powerful beam at Alomomola. Dusknoir puts its
hands together in front of it and silver sparkles
form in between them. Now, it raises them up in
the air & the sparkles expand, forming into a silver
orb of energy, which grows larger until it’s bigger
than its body. Finally, the glow fades out from the
orb, forming into a large, grey boulder with a
transparent silver glow. It rests in Dusknoir’s arms
and throws it at Pikachu. All the attacks hit their
marks, doing a varying amount of damage to each
Pokemon.)
Jessie: Now, use Dark Pulse!
James: Inkay, use Foul Play!
(Gourgeist forms a pink orb in front of itself and
then fires a beam of purple circles at Pikachu.
Inkay goes for Axew. One of Golurk’s forearms
glows white and throws it at Swampert. Next,
Chandelure’s body becomes surrounded in light
blue electricity and releases multiple beams of
light blue electricity at Alomomola & Pikachu.

Now, Dusknoir opens its mouth and fires light blue
beams of energy at Luxray.)
All: Dodge them!
(They all move out of the way of the attacks,
narrowly evading them, but the Shock Wave hits
Pikachu & Alomomola, doing little damage to the
former, but do a lot of damage to the latter.)
Iris: Axew, Dragon Pulse!
Misty: Shadow Ball!
Ash: Pikachu, Electro Ball!
Clemont: Use Wild Charge!
Brock: Use Ancient Power!
Axew: Axxx-ew!
(He opens his mouth and a turquoise ball of energy
appears in front of him. Now, he fires it at Golurk.)
Pikachu: Pika! Chu!
(All the electricity condenses at the end of his tail
and forms into an orange-yellow orb of electricity
with sparks of yellow electricity coming off of it.)
Pikachu: Pika!
(He throws it at Inkay. Next, Alomomola opens its
mouth and forms of ball of black & purple energy
with black static surrounding it in front of itself and
fires it at Dusknoir. Now, Luxray runs at Gourgeist,

then its body becomes surrounded by yellow
electricity. Swampert’s body glows white and it
creates a silver energy ball in between its hands
and launches it at Chandelure.)
Jessie: Gourgeist, protect Inkay with Dark Pulse!
(Gourgeist forms a pink orb in front of itself and
then fires a beam of purple circles at the attack,
cancelling it out, but still takes the hit of the Wild
Charge. The other three Pokemon get out of the
way of the attacks, narrowly evading them.)
James: Thanks for the save there.
Jessie: No problem, James. Now, Dark Pulse again!
James: Inkay, use Psywave!
(Gourgeist forms a pink orb in front of itself and
then fires a beam of purple circles at Pikachu.
Inkay flips upside down and fires a streaky blue
beam with pink circles inside it from its mouth at
Luxray. Now, Golurk vanishes into thin air and
reappears behind Alomomola. Next, Dusknoir's
hands become surrounded in a shadowy aura, and
it reaches its arms out. Two fists fire out of
Dusknoir's hands and at Swampert, all while
having a gray trail that connects back to its.
Chandelure lowers its arms and fires a blue-white
stream of fire at Axew. Every move makes a direct

hit, dealing a considerable amount of damage to
their opponents, who start to get scuffed up.)
Meowth: Boy, this is working out better than I
thought.
Jessie: How do you like that, twerps?
Ash: Pikachu, use Quick Attack!
Brock: Swampert, Hydro Pump!
Clemont: Use Discharge!
Misty: Use Icy Wind!
Iris: Axew, Dragon Rage!
(Pikachu starts running fast towards Inkay and a
white outline surrounds his body. Alomomola
opens its mouth and the inside starts to glow light
blue. Now, it fires a powerful blizzard from it at
Gourgeist.)
Swampert: Swamp!
(It blast a powerful jet of water from its mouth at
Luxray’s body gets surrounded in yellow sparks of
electricity and fires multiple bolts of yellow
electricity from his body. Now, Axew opens his
mouth and fires a powerful blast of blue & black
energy into the air at Chandelure. The beam forms
into the shape of a blue & black dragon. All the
attacks collide into the opponents, delivering a
good amount of damage.)

Misty: That was a good move there, Clemont.
Clemont: Thanks, Misty. Same to you.
James: All right, no more fooling around! Inkay,
Foul Play!
Jessie: Use Seed Bomb!
Inkay: Inkay!
(It grabs Axew, turns it around and throws it into
the ground, doing damage to him.)
Gourgeist: Gour-geist!
(It opens its mouth and fires multiple glowing
green seeds from it at Luxray. Golurk’s fist
becomes engulfed in a bright white aura and
throws it at Swampert. Next, Dusknoir’s fists glows
lights blue and throws it at Pikachu with great
force. Now, Chandelure gathers light in its top
flame and then fires a bright yellow beam at
Alomomola. They all land their marks, doing great
damage.)
Brock: Okay, Swampert, use Sludge Wave!
Clemont: Luxray, use Discharge!
Iris: Axew, use Giga Impact!
Ash: Use Thunder!
Misty: Water Pulse!

(A big wave of dark purple sludge forms around
Swampert. It is then hurled at Dusknoir. Luxray’s
body becomes surrounded in yellow sparks of
electricity and fires multiple bolts of yellow
electricity from his body at Chandelure.)
Axew: Axew!
(His body becomes surrounded in an invisible
energy, then a bright flash of yellow light appears
in front of his face and faces towards Gourgeist.
Now, he shoots himself at it and an orb of light
purple energy with spiraling yellow streaks around
it appears around his body.)
Pikachu: Pika-chuuu!!!
(He fires a massive beam of yellow electricity at
Inkay. Now, Alomomola opens its mouth and a
blue ball of energy appears in front of it. Then, it
fires a spiraling stream of water at Golurk. They all
land direct hits and deal a huge amount of damage
to them.)
Jessie: Grrr, all right, you asked for it! Gourgeist,
use Dark Pulse!
James: Psywave!
(Gourgeist forms a pink orb in front of itself and
then fires a beam of purple circles at Pikachu.
Inkay flips upside down and fires a streaky blue
beam with pink circles inside it from its mouth at

Axew. One of Golurk’s forearms glows white and
throws it at Luxray. Now, Dusknoir opens its mouth
and an orb of yellow electricity forms inside it.
Then, it fires a massive beam of electricity from
the orb at Alomomola. Chandelure forms a ball of
black and purple energy with black static around it
above itself and it fires it at Axew. They all land
directs, and some even hit the weak spots.)
James: Now, use Tackle!
Jessie: Gourgeist, Shadow Ball!
(Gourgeist forms a ball of black & purple energy
with black static around it and fires it at
Alomomola. Now, Inkay charges through the air
towards Axew. The flames on Chandelure grow
bigger and forms a blue-white ball above it, and
releases a wind of flames at Pikachu. One of
Golurk’s fists becomes surrounded in red-orange
fire and throws it at Luxray. Next, Dusknoir’s fists
glow lights blue and throws it at Swampert with
great force.)
All (except Iris): Dodge them!
(They all get out of the way and barely miss the
attacks.)
Misty: Use Aqua Jet!
Ash: Pikachu, use Iron Tail!

Brock: Swampert, Mud Shot!
Clemont: Use Thunder Fang!
(Alomomola’s body briefly becomes surrounded in
blue energy. The glow fades and it gets
surrounded in water and launches itself like a
rocket at Chandelure, doing a great amount of
damage to it.)
Pikachu: Chu!
(Pikachu’s tail becomes surrounded in white
sparkles and then gets surrounded in a white
outline, which turns to iron.)
Pikachu: Pika!
(He turns around and heads towards Golurk, hitting
it and doing damage to it.)
Swampert: Swamp!
(He fires a huge ball of mud from his mouth at
Inkay.)
James: Quick, dodge it!
(It moves out of the way of the attack. Now,
Luxray’s fangs glow yellow and sparks of yellow
electricity surround them. It then pounces at
Dusknoir and bites into it, doing some damage to
it.)
Jessie: Now, use Dark Pulse!

James: Inkay, you use Psywave!
(Gourgeist forms a pink orb in front of itself and
then fires a beam of purple circles. Inkay flips
upside down and fires a streaky blue beam with
pink circles inside it from its mouth. Golurk
becomes surrounded in yellow electricity and fires
a powerful beam of yellow electricity. Now,
Chandelure lowers its arms and fires a blue-white
stream of fire. Dusknoir opens its mouth and fires
light blue beams of energy at Luxray. All five
attack fuse into a power beam, which directly hits
the opposing Pokemon, doing a tremendous
amount of damage. They’re all still standing,
though just barely.)
Ash: Now, Pikachu use Volt Tackle!
Misty: Alomomola, Hydro Pump!
Brock: Swampert, use Hydro Pump too!
Iris: Axew, Dragon Rage!
Clemont: Luxray, Discharge!
(Pikachu starts running really fast towards Team
Rock and his body becomes surrounded in golden
electricity. Now, Alomomola & Swampert both blast
powerful jets of water from their mouths. Now,
Axew opens his mouth and fires a powerful blast of
blue & black energy. The beam forms into the
shape of a blue & black dragon. Luxray’s body
becomes surrounded in yellow sparks of electricity

and fires multiple bolts of yellow electricity from
his body. All the attacks combine into one,
powerful blue and yellow dragon-shaped beam.)
Team Rocket: Uh-oh.
Wobbuffet: Wobb-uffet!
(The attack collides with them, resulting in a
massive explosion that knock out the three ghost
Pokemon, but sends Team Rocket flying through
the roof of the station.)
All: Team Rocket’s blasting off again!
Wobbuffet: Wobbu-Wobb!
(They fly off into the distance.)
Iris: All right, let’s stop this once & for all.
Clemont: Yeah.
(He goes over to the control console and shuts
down the radio transmission, but the ghost
Pokemon are still going out to steal more
PokeBalls.)
Ash: Huh? Why aren’t they stopping?
Clemont: It’s probably because it was a strong
signal and it had been going on for a week.
Ash: Oh. So, what now?
Clemont: There’s only one other way we can stop
this.

Iris: How?
Clemont (concerned): We’ll have to destroy the
energy bank. However, …
Misty: However, what?
Clemont: There’s a good chance that it might send
us flying out of here like Team Rocket.
Ash: Well, we’ll just have to chance it.
Clemont: Very well, then. Let’s do it!
Ash: Okay, Pikachu, use Thunder!
Brock: Swampert, use Hydro Cannon!
Iris: Axew, Dragon Pulse!
Misty: Alomomola, Hydro Pump!
Clemont: Luxray, Discharge!
Pikachu: Pika-chuuu!!!
Swampert: Swamp!!!
Axew: Axxx-ew!!!
(Pikachu fires a massive beam of yellow electricity,
Swampert opens its mouth and a glowing light blue
ball of water appears in front of its mouth and fires
it, Axew opens his mouth and a turquoise ball of
energy appears in front him and blasts it,
Alomomola blasts a powerful jet of water from its
mouth and Luxray’s body becomes surrounded in
yellow sparks of electricity and fires multiple bolts

of yellow electricity from his body. All the attacks
collide into the machine and they explode on
impact, destroying the console. All the stored
energy is released. Now, we cut to see some of
the ghost Pokemon return to normal & drop the
PokeBalls. Cut back to the station, where the
smoke clears and the gang is still standing, though
they’re covered in soot. They see the remains of
the bank.)
All: Yeah!
Pikachu: Pika!
Axew: Axew!
(They all give each other a high-five. We dissolve
to moments later, they’re outside the station.
They open the traps and release the ghost
Pokemon, who are now free of the radio signal and
either flies off to a nearby forest, or return to their
respective trainers.)
Clemont: It might be a while before it fully wears
off, but it won’t be too long.
Brock: That’s good to know.
(They turn over to the audience.)
All (casually): Thanks, you guys.
Pikachu: Pikachu.
Axew: Axew.

(Diagonal wipe to five minutes later, where they’re
back at the Pokemon center, returning all of the
stolen PokeBalls to their respective trainers.)
Ash: That was an intense episode. Did you guys
enjoy it? (He casually waits for an answer from the
audience for one second.) Oh, okay then. We’ll
see you later.
Pikachu: Pikachu.
(They casually wave goodbye to the audience and
resume on returning the PokeBalls. Now, we pan
up from them & fade to black, ending the episode.)