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is the first episode of the Best Wishes series, and the th episode of the Back at Professor Juniper's lab, we learn that Pikachu is still suffering the effects of the reaches her conclusion, the same dark cloud appears as suddenly as before! . of a new Trainer that was scheduled to meet Professor Juniper on this day. Best Wishes Until We Meet Again! Until the Day We Meet Again!! and in the confusion, Team Rocket manages to net Pikachu, Axew, and an impressive haul . Unlike them, however, he likes to travel inside Iris's long hair, while Pikachu and . In Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!, Axew and Pikachu were caught by.
Understanding the dire situation, Axew encouraged Gothorita when it was asked by Lewis to plead with Tornadus and Thundurus. In Stopping the Rage of Legends! Zager 's helicopter, joined by Ash's Pikachu, Ash's RoggenrolaIris's Emolga and Cilan's Pansage to cause the forcefield prisons trapping the trio to break. In All for the Love of Meloetta! Axew's Scratch and Dragon Rage successfully hit Garchomp but seemed to do no damage.
At the last second when it seemed like Axew was down, he got back up and ended up knocking Garchomp down with his newly learned Giga Impact and shocking everybody. Garchomp quickly recovered and was about to finish Axew off with a Brick Break but was called off by Cynthia at the last second.
In A Village Homecoming! She complimented his health and praised Iris for how he had been cared for. He kept Hydreigon distracted with Dragon Rage while Iris attempted to leap on him from behind to calm him down. He battled against Teaque 's Vanillitebut was knocked out by a super-effective Ice Beam. In Team Rocket's Shocking Recruit! Since Emolga had already gotten in to trouble for attacking Oshawott and Scraggy that morning, Iris scolded Emolga for attacking Axew, causing Emolga to become upset and fly away, worrying Axew.
After being healed, Axew and the gang set off on their way to find Emolga, only to find that she had allied herself with Team Rocket. Under the shroud of Yamask 's HazeEmolga pulled Axew away.
Later, Emolga shared her plan to get back in Iris's good books with Axew, unaware that Meowth was listening in. Axew acted as bait to lure in Pikachu for Emolga and called out to Charizard and Dragonite to make them bring Ash and his friends to him. Pikachu was captured by Team Rocket, but Iris was able to understand from Axew that the earlier accident was not Emolga's fault. The Exploud attacked them both, but Emolga did her best to protect Axew from its attacks.
Exploud picked Axew up and dropped him in its mouth, much to Iris's horror, though Axew was able to escape by using Dragon Rage. Eventually, Dragonite and Charizard were able to break the cage open, allowing Axew and Emolga to escape.
Iris and Ash both notice that the Butterfree are about to begin their migration, and sure enough, they all take off. Ash even notices a second flock of Butterfree flying away from a different location. Everyone is in awe, with Cilan commenting that nature is showing it's delicious recipe for perfection.
Suddenly, a Caterpie emerges from the bushes, looking dazed.
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Ash scans this with his Dex also. Since Caterpie is destined to evolve into Metapod and then Butterfree, Iris and Cilan deduce that it was not able to evolve with the rest and so it's alone. Seeing Caterpie takes Ash back to the first he ever caught.
Flashbacks show Ash catching his Caterpie and having a good time with it. It then shows his Butterfree migrating with a female Butterfree that it met when Butterfree saved it and they both flew off into the sunset.
Ash and Pikachu discuss where Caterpie might be now, coming to the conclusion that it's happy with its new life. Then Ash talks to this Caterpie, trying to get it to evolve, but is frustrated that it's asleep.
In a room alone, Ash makes a video call to Professor Oak but is surprised when Rotom answers.What Happened To Bulbapedia?
Ash asks whether Oak is alright and tells Ash about Rotom's pranks. Ash returns to find Caterpie still sleeping. He nudges it several times and it finally awakes. Ash sends out Leavanny and tells Iris who looks perplexed that they should battle because they are both Bug types and Leavanny has already evolved which would help Caterpie too.
But when Ash is ready to battle Caterpie, Caterpie falls back asleep. He decides to wake up Caterpie by telling Leavanny to use Energy Ball. But this scares Caterpie a lot and it runs away. Iris notes that the only thing it's fast at is running away. Ash and the gang look for Caterpie and sees Caterpie sleeping in the tree.
Caterpie sees them and tries to run away but falls off a branch, Ash catches it and smacks his nose on the tree trunk in the process. Ash notes that it was ignoring Caterpie's feelings and says it wants to help it evolve and Caterpie agrees. Iris says that there are leaves around the area which Bug types love. Ash and the gang find these leaves and Caterpie really likes them and is eating them quickly. Caterpie falls asleep after a while and Ash says it has to eat a lot otherwise it won't evolve.
Ash is frustrated that Caterpie went back to sleep again and they all decide to take a nap. Caterpie wakes up and wakes Ash in the process. Seeing that, Ash then decided to forfeit the match.
Pikachu made friends with another Pikachu, named Puka in The Pi-Kahuna " This particular Pikachu had blue eyes, and was an excellent surfer. Ash and his friends had to save both Pikachu when Team Rocket tried to steal them both using their submarine. Ash used Pikachu many times during the Indigo Plateau Conference.
Pikachu started off using Agility to confuse Arcanine, but this strategy was countered by Arcanine, who melted the ice field using its Fire Blast, causing to whole battlefield to become one big pool of water. Pikachu, however, used this to his advantage by using the water to conduct his electricity and managed to defeat Arcanine with a powerful Thunderbolt. Managing to avoid Razor Leaf, Pikachu used Thunderbolt, but it was ineffective since Bellsprout used its roots to conduct the electricity to the ground.
Despite being exhausted from battling Team Rocket earlier, he still wanted to participate in the battle. Pikachu started off with Double-Edgeknocking Happy to the ground. He then faced off against ZippoRitchie's Charmanderbut due to being exhausted by all his battles, Pikachu was quickly overwhelmed by Zippo's Flamethrower and was knocked out by its Tackle.
In Navel ManeuversAsh called Pikachu to help mold a block of ice into a sled, as part of his competition against Danny. He later rode in the sled along with his Bulbasaur and Squirtle in a race against Danny and his team. In the end, Ash managed to win the coveted Sea Ruby Badge. Pikachu started off with Thunderbolt, but Cloyster used Withdraw to protect itself from the attack. Pikachu then used Agility, but got pushed back by Cloyster's Reflect. He then managed to hit Cloyster with a super-effective Thunderbut Cloyster was still standing.
He then faced off against Rudy's Electabuzz. Pikachu started off using Thunderbolt, but Electabuzz absorbed the attack. He and Electabuzz then both used Quick Attack, but Electabuzz was able to overpower him. Pikachu then got defeated by a powerful Thunder Punch. Pikachu offering Meowth an apple In the following episodeTeam Rocket had a plan to capture Pikachu that involved tying him up with Meowth. This succeeded at first, but Meowth and Pikachu got separated from Jessie and James. In the end, Ash, Misty and Tracey managed to find the duo first, and separated them from each other.
Charizard tried hitting Alakazam and Marowak with Flamethrower, while Pikachu dashed forward. Alakazam and Marowak managed to dodge the Flamethrower, causing it to hit Pikachu. As Charizard went for Tackle, Alakazam stopped him using Psychic. Seeing how Charizard got continuously attacked by Alakazam and Marowak, Pikachu decided to help his partner and attacked Alakazam, freeing Charizard from Psychic's grasp.
Pikachu then got hit by Marowak's Body Slam, but got caught by Charizard's wing. Now finally being able to work together, Pikachu jumped on Charizard's back and used Thunderbolt to stop Marowak after dodging its Bonemerang. Despite Ditto being able to copy Pikachu's attacks, it wasn't in good shape as Pikachu was.
After continuously exchanging attacks, Pikachu managed to defeat it. Pikachu was then recalled when Drake sent out his Onix. Pikachu headed towards Dragonite using Agility, but got knocked back by Dragonite's tail. Dragonite then attacked with Hyper Beam, but Pikachu managed to jump on Dragonite's head by using his tail as a spring board to dodge the attack, and finally defeat it with a powerful Thunder, earning Ash the Winner's Trophy and a spot in the Orange League Hall of Fame.
Pikachu started off with Quick Attack, but Eevee used Reflect to block the attack. Pikachu then used Thunderbolt, but Eevee dodged the attack using Double Team. Eevee then switched to offense and dashed forward using Take Down. Pikachu, however, dodged this using Agility, and prepared to use Thunder.
Before he was able to launch his attack, however, Eevee managed to hit him with a powerful Skull Bashknocking him out. Despite Casey having only recently obtained Chikoritait quickly gained the upper hand. Chikorita first used its Sweet Scent to tranquilize Pikachu, and followed up with a Tackle.
Pikachu's Thunderbolt was then deflected by Chikorita's leaf, and afterwards was hit by Tackle again. Their plan failed however, when Pikachu and Chikorita were reunited with their Trainers, and teamed up to defeat Team Rocket. Pikachu used Agility to avoid getting hit by Hoothoot's Tackle.
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Hoothoot tried flying up to get out Pikachu's range, but Pikachu was still able to hit it with a super-effective Thunderbolt, and then finished Hoothoot off with a Quick Attack. He then faced Falkner's Dodrio. Pikachu then went for Thunderbolt, but Dodrio used its great jumping ability to dodge the attack.
When Dodrio was about to finish him off with Tri AttackPikachu jumped high in the air, and unleashed a super-effective Thunder, defeating Dodrio.
Pikachu then briefly faced Falkner's Pidgeotbut as he was already tired from his previous matches, he was quickly defeated by a Whirlwind. Metapod used its jumping abilities to jump high and use Tackle. Although Pikachu dodged it, it created a dust cloud and used the leaves of a nearby tree to make it unable to spot. Pikachu, however, managed to spot Metapod by using his hearing, and after dodging a series of Tackles with Agility, Pikachu managed to jump on Metapod's back and defeat it with Thunderbolt.
Despite Pikachu having the type-advantagehis Thunderbolt attacks constantly missed, because of Scyther using Double Team. The real Scyther appeared behind Pikachu, and hit him with Fury Cutter. With each Fury Cutter doubling in power, Pikachu was knocked out. He went up against Togepi.
Pikachu, however, did not want to hurt his friend, therefore forfeited the match by running away. However, due to Miltank spinning at great speed, she had already dried up, making Thunderbolt useless. Pikachu then tried attacking with Agility, but he got overpowered by Miltank's Rollout, and was then defeated by another one, causing Ash to lose the battle. In the following episodePikachu battled Miltank again in Ash's rematch against Whitney.
First Ash had Cyndaquil tire out Miltank, and then had Totodile create ditches in the ground to slow her down. Thanks to this strategy, Miltank lost her balance, giving Pikachu the opportunity to throw Miltank in the air by hiding in one of the ditches, and then finish her off with a Thunderbolt, earning Ash the Plain Badge.
Later, Ash and Pikachu chased after a Scyther, but accidentally disturbed a swarm of Beedrill in the process.
Pikachu managed to shock one of the Beedrill with Thunderbolt, giving Ash the chance to catch it. With this capture, Ash managed to win the contest, winning him a Sun Stone.
Pikachu befriended a bunch of Pichu in The Apple Corp! At first they framed Pikachu into eating apples, while they were the ones who actually ate them. When the Pichu were attacked by a Fearow, Pikachu sent a Thunderbolt warning shot to Fearow, which scared him off. Later Pikachu's electricity was sucked away by Team Rocket, and got kidnapped. The Pichu eventually managed to restore Pikachu's electricity, and together they blasted Team Rocket off.
Despite this, Gastly used its great speed to dodge Pikachu's Thunderbolt, and defeated him with a single Night Shade. In Machoke, Machoke Man! Pikachu battled Chuck's Poliwrathand managed to hit it with a super-effective Thunderbolt.
Despite this, Poliwrath was still standing, and after absorbing a Quick Attack with its muscled body, it hit Pikachu with a series of powerful Double Slap attacks, knocking him out. In Nerves of Steelix! Finally, Ash decided to let Pikachu take a Thunder Wave from Magnemite, so Magnemite could get hit by a Thunderbolt, causing a lot of damage. After dodging another attack from Magnemite, Pikachu finished it off with a Quick Attack, crashing it into a wall.
Due to his previous battle against Magnemite, Pikachu was tired and was quickly defeated by a powerful Iron Tail. In the following episode, Nice Pryce, Baby! Due to the icy field, Pikachu constantly slipped, which caused his Agility to be ineffective, and almost unable to avoid Piloswine's attacks.
Ash then got the idea to use the ice pillars to change Pikachu's direction while sliding on the ice. Using this tactic, Pikachu gained a big amount of speed, and slid under Piloswine, giving him the opportunity to hit Piloswine hard with Thunder.
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Piloswine then started to use Rest in order to return back to full health. Pikachu tried to finish it off with a Quick Attack, but was too late and got hit hard by a Take Down. Pikachu was still able to battle, and countered Piloswine's next Take Down with a Quick Attack, and hit it with Thunder. This caused the ice under Piloswine to break, which caused Piloswine to fall into the water.
Then, Pikachu hit Piloswine with Thunderbolt, which caused massive damage due to Piloswine's wet fur. Despite this, Piloswine was still standing and constantly hit Pikachu with Fury Attack. Seeing no other option to escape, Pikachu used a close-range Thunder causing a massive explosion.
Pikachu got knocked down while Piloswine still seemed to be able to battle. Refusing to give up, Pikachu still managed to stand up, and as he was about to attack again, Pryce threw in the towel resulting into a T.
Unaware of Kingdra's secondary typeAsh had Pikachu go for Thunderbolt. To Ash's surprise, Kingdra easily took the attack. Pikachu then tried dodging Kingdra's Twisterbut as Kingdra was able to control the direction of the attack, Pikachu was caught in the tornado.
Pikachu then went for Thunder, but also this Electric-type move left Kingdra unscathed. However, after seeing that physical moves didn't work either, Ash followed Misty and Brock's advice to recall Pikachu. Their battle was later stopped due to Team Rocket's theft of the Dragon Fang. In the following episodePikachu helped stop the rampage of a Dragonite that belonged to the old Blackthorn Gym Leader.
Despite the double type-advantage, Gyarados proved to be quite a match for Pikachu, using its Dragon Breath to block Pikachu's Electric-type attacks.
After getting hit by a Hydro Pump, Pikachu got wrapped by Gyarados. This, however, allowed Pikachu to hit Gyarados hard with a Thunderbolt. Gyarados quickly managed to recover the attack, and launched a barrage of Bite attacks, causing Pikachu to get cornered. Clair then sent out her Dragonair to battle Pikachu, who managed to dodge Pikachu's attacks and knocked him out with a point-blank Hyper Beam.
In A Claim to Flame! Furret proved to be a tough opponent by repeatedly using Dig to confuse, and attack Pikachu. Eventually, Pikachu managed to grab onto Furret's back, and as it dove back into one of its holes, Pikachu unleashed a powerful Thunderbolt, and finally finished the match with a Quick Attack. Pikachu was used again in Tie One On! Azumarill started off using Water Gun, but Pikachu evaded this attack using Quick Attack, and reversed it to hit Azumarill, which it nearly dodged.
Azumarill then hit Pikachu with Iron Tail, but Pikachu managed to hold on his tail, and launched a super-effective Thunder, knocking out Azumarill. Next, Pikachu went up against Jackson's Shiny Magneton. In Playing with Fire! Pikachu battled Harrison's Kecleonwhich used its Color Change Ability to hide itself in the tall grass while hitting Pikachu with its tongue. Eventually, Pikachu managed to grab Kecleon's tongue, and defeated it with Thunderbolt.