Where's Armaldo? (ドクター・モロボシの島！化石ポケモン現る！！ Island of Dr. Proctor! Fossil Pokémon Appear!!) is the 11th episode of Pokémon: Advanced Battle.
Arriving on an island, Max encounters a Cradily, an ancient Pokémon that is supposed to be extinct. His friends do not believe him, so Max goes away to search for it and finds a building. Ash, May and Brock eventually find a woman and are surprised to see the Cradily Max spoke about. They go to the lab, where they also find an Anorith, which evolves into an Armaldo. Team Rocket barges in and after failing to catch Armaldo, Armaldo goes on a rampage.
The heroes sail towards Wales Island. Brock tells them it is a Preserve, untouched over a millennia. May and Ash decide to train there, thinking of it as a perfect place to exercise. After arriving to the island, May trains her Bulbasaur, while Ash has Pikachu use Thunderbolt on a log. This blows it out of the water and with Iron Tail, Pikachu cuts the log. Suddenly, May reports to Ash with good new20s, for her Bulbasaur learned Petal Dance. Brock comes as well and watches as Bulbasaur uses Petal Dance on the incoming waves, blowing it away. Ash and Brock are impressed, while May praises her Bulbasaur. As Max gathers wood, he hears something in the bushes. A thing comes from the bush, causing Max to scream in fear. The thing runs off, while Max drops the wood. Ash, Brock and May come to see what happened and are told Max saw a giant Cradily. Brock notes Cradily and their pre-evolution from, Lileep, are rarely found, even as fossils, as they are extinct.
Max points where it went to, but May thinks Max just saw something else. Suddenly, they hear something and find a Breloom passing by. May thinks he saw a Breloom instead, but Max promises to prove he saw a Cradily and runs away. After a while, Max finds a big building. He goes to the window and sees many computers, a lab of some sort. Inside, he finds some Lileep. A man comes, telling him the place it is restricted property. As May, Brock and Ash go to find Max, behind them, they spot the Cradily Max was talking about. A woman comes, who takes care of Cradily. Brock tries to impress the woman, who introduces herself as Annie. Brock, Ash and May tell her they are looking for Max, so Annie tells them he must be at the lab. At the lab, Annie leads Ash, Brock and May to her husband, who is told Cradily went outside. The man asks Cradily not to be wandering around like that. Annie introduces the man as her husband, Professor Proctor, making Brock sad Annie has a spouse already.
Max points at the Lileep, which shocks the heroes, since they are supposed to be extinct. Annie tells the Cradily were cloned from fossils. The Professor tells the heroes it was his dream to revive those Pokémon, for he is an expert on Ancient Pokémon. Team Rocket spy on them, wanting to catch them. The Professor tells them that the island was inhabited by Anorith and Lileep, and it was connected to the land. They are certain Anorith and Armaldo ate some ancient fruit from trees, which was a part of their diet, and the seeds were seen close to the fossils as well. As the sea level rose up, the island was formed and the Pokémon became extinct. However, using the machines, they brought Lileep and Anorith from the Root and Claw Fossils to life. Professor Proctor admits he wants to open a theme park, revolving around ancient Pokémon, which is his dream. Per Annie and her husband's favor, the heroes promise to keep this as a secret.
Team Rocket overhears that, and as usual, Meowth makes a fantasy about his boss having Anorith and Lileep restoring his "primal instinct" to bond with nature, so they go to capture them. Annie warns her husband an Anorith will evolve. Everyone sees Anorith, who evolves into an Armaldo. Just as Annie and her husband admire Armaldo, Team Rocket appears and capture Armaldo in a net. Armaldo cuts the net and blasts them away with Water Gun. Ash praises Armaldo, who suddenly starts attacking everything and runs away. As the heroes run after it, Max believes Team Rocket has upset Armaldo and made it furious. Annie felt it had a little bit of a wild personality, although it wouldn't do something like that. Armaldo eats some fruit, but spits them out, being disgusted. The heroes arrive to get Armaldo back, but it attacks them with Water Gun. As everyone hides behind rocks, Pikachu comes to calm Armaldo down. May sends Beautifly and Brock his Forretress to help calming Armaldo down.
However, Armaldo attacks them, causing the Pokémon to disperse. Armaldo eats an apple and spits it. Since they have not much choice, Ash sends Corphish to battle things out. Corphish uses Crabhammer, but Armaldo attacks it. Corphish attacks with BubbleBeam, though Armaldo counters with Water Gun, defeating it. Armaldo digs, going away. Professor thinks that Armaldo is searching for something, but not for apples. The professor explains Armaldo seeks the berries from two centuries ago. He knows everything else tastes bad to Armaldo. They know that such berries exist at the end of the island. Armaldo digs out and goes for the berries, but the heroes also see Team Rocket with the machine. Team Rocket takes Armaldo inside the machine; the heroes try forcing them to free Armaldo, but Team Rocket goes away to the lab to steal other Fossil Pokémon. Proctor is angry and goes on the machine. Armaldo tries to get out, but with no success, since the vehicle is made out of hard metal.
Proctor promises to Armaldo he is going to get it out. Team Rocket hears this, so Meowth has the robotic arms take the professor and throw him away. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but no effect. May sends Bulbasaur, who uses Petal Dance, but the attack is reflected. However, the attack is redirected to a mountain, so rocks fall down, forcing Meowth to turn around, but the machine trips over. Max spots the bottom being just ordinary metal, so Armaldo cuts through, much to Team Rocket's displeasure. Team Rocket says it is not over yet, as Meowth goes to attack Armaldo with Fury Swipes, though his claws are broken by Armaldo's Rock Blast. Bulbasaur knocks Meowth with Petal Dance and Pikachu blasts them off with Thunder.
Armaldo eats the berries, becoming much happier. Proctor tells it became the part of the family, while Annie hopes they can make all Ancient Pokémon live here in peace. Max is amazed by Bulbasaur's Petal Dance, so May decides to use it in her next Contest. Armaldo turns around and watches the sunset, so the heroes note it likes watching that, since the sunset has not changed a bit.
- Featured Pokémon: Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander
- The English title of this episode is a spoof on "Where's Waldo?"
|Pokémon: Advanced Generation|
|Other series: Original · Diamond & Pearl · Best Wishes! · XY · Sun & Moon · Sword & Shield|