Episode #240: Some Like It Hot
Up in the mountains...and it's pretty warm. A lot of volcanos and hot springs around, sayeth Brock.
Elsewhere, Team Rocket is resting in one of those hot springs...WOBBUFFET! Meowth spots the "twerps", but they don't even feel like going after them since they're so relaxed...heh. Unfortunately, they're in a geyser...and TeamRocket'sblastingoffagaaaaain*ding*...
Back at the "twerps", Ash and Misty are both complaining about the heat and Brock says there's enough hot air without them around. ^_^" But to change the subject, here's a Magcargo...a lot of them. Ooh.
They're almost out of the area, but there's a huge Magcargo sleeping in the way! Ash yells to it to wake it up...but only pisses it off. Watch out for those Flamethrowers! Misty: "I think that snail's got issues..."
Misty decides to take this one on herself...Staryu! Err...Psyduck? @_@ That ain't good.
Okay, let's try this again...Poliwhirl! Water Gun! But Magcargo Withdraws into its shell to protect itself and bangs into the cliff to use Rock Slide! Body Slam by Magcargo misses, but Flamethrower doesn't. Ak. >_<
Some kid shows up and laughs at Misty for her battle techniques...but screws up his big cliff-jump entrance. snicker At any rate, Misty and the kid argue over "battle techniques"...but that allows Magcargo to get away. Heh.
Egan(?) is a fire-type Pokemon expert...and he's modest, too, calling himself "Prince Of Fire". Just like Misty, who calls herself "Water Princess". Ash tells the "kids" to calm down, LOL...water vs. fire argument, now a water vs. fire battle...or not. Egan backs off, though, he's just trying to capture Magcargo...
Elsewhere, TR is back around...in their balloon, looking for Pikachu this time. Whoops, another geyser. Blastingoff...again? @_@
Who's That Pokemon: Mantine
Misty's still fuming over Egan...and there he is again. That starts up another argument over Magcargo, but it shows up right then and Egan's ready to capture it. He uses Flareon, but Magcargo Withdraws and uses Rock Slide like before.
Flareon dodges with Quick Attack, but takes some damage...Flamethrower again, Withdraw again...Egan tries to insult it to provoke it into battle, but that doesn't work well as Flareon takes a Flamethrower and Body Slam! Egan keeps ordering Flareon into battle even though it's worn out(and Misty says he should recall it)...
Finally Flareon faints and Magcargo slithers away...Egan: "Go ahead and laugh!" Misty's only too happy to oblige... ^^" Brock offers some lunch to try to settle things...Egan says he's not hungry, but his stomach says otherwise. (Misty obviously has experience with Ash's noisy stomach...)
TR's lurking again...but a Magcargo Flamethrowers them and there's another blastoff. ^^"
Meal time, which is Ash's favorite time(Misty teases him about that, heh). Misty and Egan start to make peace as Flareon chows down...Egan gets caught up in the heat of battles and forgets about his Pokemon sometimes...Misty says she's like that too sometimes. Misty and Egan have a civil discussion over the merits of their own favorites(Misty says that water Pokemon, like water, are always adapting and changing)...whoops, so much for that, another argument. Ash and Brock just laugh.
Egan tries Flareon again...he takes Misty's advice a bit, saying that Flareon needs to adapt for the situation. Rock Slide is dodged and Flareon jumps on Magcargo's back, hitting with close-range Flamethrowers! One big tackle sends the Withdrawn Magcargo crashing into the cliff! Flamethrower and Magcargo is out! Pokeball...capture!
Egan celebrates...but Team Rocket grabs the Pokeball from the balloon! CUE THE MOTTO~! Baseball-themed for the start of the baseball season. ^_^
Misty makes the save, having Poliwhirl Water Gun the mechanical arm to knock away the Pokeball. TR sends out Arbok and Victreebel for battle, so Egan tests out his new Magcargo. Misty and Egan work together with a Water Gun and Flamethrower at the same time, wiping out TR's Pokemon...Pikachu adds Thunderbolt and Team Rocket...is...well, you know. WOBBUFFET.
Looks like Misty and Egan have finally made peace...
Egan: "You've always gotta get the last word in, don't you?"
Misty: "Well, if I don't, you will..."
Handshake and they part ways...looks like water and fire can co-exist after all...