Great Bowls of Fire! (カイリュー！げきりんはつどう！ Dragonite! Trigger Outrage!) is the 44th episode of Pokémon: Master Quest.
Ash and co. meet mysterious Pokémon, which turns out to be Ash's Charizard. They are also met by their old friend Liza from Charicific Valley, and Charla as well. After explaining the situation, Liza agrees to help them. Elsewhere, Team Rocket makes another attempt to steal something valuable: The Prayer Flame. However, after this attempt is botched, the Dragonite Guardian realizes this truth: "The true descendants would never attempt to destroy this place or steal the Prayer Flame!" and attacks them. However, after a while, Dragonite accidentally uses Outrage to confuses itself. Can Ash and co. subdue the Dragonite and save the Holy Land at the same time?
Ash sees that figure is Charizard, who greets him by using Flamethrower. Liza also appears who mounts her Charla, so Ash and Clair greet her. Brock tries to flirt with her, but Misty shushes him. Ash also wants to know how both of them know each other. Clair tells them she knows Liza since they were little girls and she has brought Charizard here to train. Clair notices now Ash's Charizard wants to be Charla's bodyguard. Liza wants to know if Ash won the Gym Battle against Clair. Ash tells they had to cancel it due to some trouble which is the Dragon Fang was stolen by Team Rocket. Therefore, Dragonite carries Team Rocket away and Meowth translates it is carrying them to a nice place.
Liza is told about the trouble, so she and Charizard will try to help in this situation. The Charizard pull small balloons, so the heroes see the beautiful valley. They are told that the dragons may have a strange power in preserving this place. Kaburagi tells them that even after the first Gym Leader, whom Dragonite was his partner, passed on, Dragonite still preserves this place. Team Rocket have landed, though they don't feel very well. Dragonite comes and gives them some fruits to eat, making Team Rocket very happy for that. They notice an entrance to a temple, to a vault, so they plan to take everything stored inside.
Kaburagi worries Team Rocket might've entered the Dragon Shrine. The people believed that humans and Pokémon could live in peace, so the shrine was built for that idea and it stores the Prayer Flame, which has burned for over 500 years. Jessie sees the bowl is solid gold, but James tells her and Meowth not to douse the flame, as it is more worth that way. James puts his protective gear on, then takes the bowl. However, he gets burned a bit by the flames and tosses the bowl away, onto the field, causing a forest fire. Team Rocket is surprised and frightened, as Dragonite appears before them. It blows them away, then uses Hyper Beam to blow them out.
The fire still burns, so the heroes, Clair, Liza and Kaburagi see the smoke and speed up. Dragonite uses Hyper Beam, but Wobbuffet sends the attack back to Dragonite, sending it in flames. However, Dragonite emerges, angrier than ever and uses Hyper Beam, but Charizard's Flamethrower stops the attack. Clair sends Dragonair, who uses Rain Dance to douse the flames. Misty, Brock and Liza try to lead the Pokémon away from the fire. Brock sends Geodude and Onix, the latter using Rock Throw to stop the fire, while Geodude saves the Pokémon. Misty sends Politoed and Staryu, who use Water Gun to stop the fire. Meanwhile, Charizard faces Dragonite who is glaring at the latter. Team Rocket is grateful, so Kaburagi takes the Dragon Fang away. Clair tries to reason with Dragonite, but she does not listen and fires a Hyper Beam at her.
Charizard uses Flamethrower to counter it, but Clair is still blown back. Kaburagi thinks Dragonite is suffering from the effects of Outrage, as the Dragon Pokemon blows Dragonair away with Whirlwind, ending its Rain Dance. Clair explains that Outrage happens when dragon pokemon perform too many consecutive attacks, and end up confusing themselves. Pikachu attempts to use Thunder, but is knocked back by Dragonite's tail. Dragonite then goes to attack, but gets tackled by Charizard. Ash tries to reason with Dragonite by reminding her that this is her home and that the Pokemon are trying to help to help her remember. Kaburagi thinks something bad must've happened to cause Dragonite to behave this way. James admits what happened to the prayer flame. Seeing they need to return the flame, Misty's Politoed uses Water Gun to put out the fire on the shrine. Charizard uses Flamethrower, hitting Dragonite and causing her to fall into the lake. Dragonite comes out and uses Hyper Beam on Ash, but Dragonair's Safeguard stops the attack.
Dragonair tries to bind Dragonite with Thunder Wave, but she manages to break free. Charizard uses Flamethrower and Dragonair uses Hyper Beam, but after the attack, Dragonite is even more furious, and tosses Dragonair away. Charizard tries to use Seismic Toss, but gets knocked back by Dragonite and falls to the ground. Clair comes up with an idea to stop Dragonite's confusion but will need Pikachu's to pull it off; if they can get Dragonite to be still for a moment, it may be enough to bring back to her senses. Dragonair summons some thunder clouds, and Charizard uses Flamethrower, which gets repelled. Dragonite gets hit by lightning several times. Pikachu uses Thunder, adding additional damage. Dragonite uses Hyper Beam, so Charizard uses Fire Spin to counter it. This causes too much damage, so Dragonite falls into the lake.
Dragonite emerges, but Clair notices that she is not angry nor confused anymore. However, seeing the burned land, she cries out in despair. However, the Pokémon of the valley try to comfort her. Team Rocket tries to sneak away with the Dragon Fang, but Pikachu's Thunderbolt blasts them off. Ash takes the Dragon Fang back. Later, the Prayer Flame is back in its place. Kaburagi admires Dragonite's growth, but does not want to "dragon this thing out". However, he notices everyone gone. Clair thanks the heroes and Ash asks about the Gym Battle. Clair tells he can battle tomorrow with her, after some rest. Charizard uses Flamethrower on Ash, making Liza believe that was a good-luck kiss. However a wild Wynaut is hiding in the bushes overhearing Ash and the group's conversations.
- "Whose idea was it to steal that thing?!" - Jessie
- "I believe it was James!" - Meowth
- "'Fangs' for reminding me!" - James' awful pun as he and his teammates blast off again
- "I hate to say it, but I fear poor Dragonite is suffering from Attack Rage." -Kaburagi
- "Dragonite, can't you hear the voices of all those Pokemon? They're trying to help you remember! This place is your home! -Ash trying to reason with Dragonite
- This episode's English name is a reference to the Great Balls of Fire!
- The "Who's that Pokémon?" is Chinchou.
- In the 4Kids dub, the move Outrage is misspelled as "Attack Rage" but this was later corrected in the Best Wishes series.
- Dragonite used Whirlwind, a move it cannot learn.
- Dragonair used Safeguard to stop Dragonite's Hyper Beam, despite the move normally only protecting against status afflictions.
- When Ash tells Charizard to use Fire Spin, Charizard used an attack that resembled an orb of flames instead
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