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{{Episode
 
{{Episode
|prev = IL001: Pokémon - I Choose You!
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|prev =IL001: Pokémon - I Choose You!
|next = IL003: Ash Catches a Pokémon
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|next =IL003: Ash Catches a Pokémon
|prevnum = IL001
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|prevnum =IL001
|nextnum = IL003
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|nextnum =IL003
|name = Pokémon Emergency!
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|name =Pokémon Emergency!
|jname = たいけつ!ポケモンセンター!
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|jname =たいけつ!ポケモンセンター!
|image = IL002.png
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|image =IL002.png
|jnum = 002
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|jnum =002
|jair = April 8, 1997
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|jair =April 8, 1997
|uair = September 9, 1998
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|uair =September 9, 1998
|season = Pokémon: Indigo League
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|season =Pokémon: Indigo League
|songs = Pokémon Theme Song (Gotta Catch 'Em All)
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|jsongs =Aim to Be a Pokémon Master
|songs2 = Pokémon Theme Song
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|jsongs2 =One Hundred Fifty-One
|machars = [[Ash Ketchum]], [[Misty (anime)|Misty]]
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|songs =Pokémon Theme
|rchars = [[Officer Jenny]], [[Jessie]], [[James]], [[Nurse Joy]], [[Delia Ketchum]], [[Professor Oak]]
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|machars =[[Ash Ketchum]], [[Misty (anime)|Misty]]
|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Spearow]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Chansey]] (x2), [[Ho-Oh]] (flashback), [[James' Weezing|James' Koffing]], [[Jessie's Arbok|Jessie's Ekans]], [[Pikachu]] (multiple), [[Pidgey]], [[Rattata]], [[Misty's Goldeen (anime)|Misty's Goldeen]], [[Butterfree (anime)|Caterpie]]
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|rchars =[[Officer Jenny]], [[Jessie]], [[James]], [[Nurse Joy]], [[Delia Ketchum]], [[Professor Oak]]
|local = [[Viridian City]], [[Viridian Forest]]
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|pchars =[[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Spearow (anime)|Spearow]] (flashback), [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Nurse Joy's Chansey]] (x2), [[Ho-Oh (anime)|Ho-Oh]] (flashback), [[Weezing (anime)|James' Koffing]], [[Arbok (anime)|Jessie's Ekans]], [[Nurse Joy's Pikachu]] (multiple), [[Nurse Joy's Pidgey]], [[Nurse Joy's Rattata]], [[Misty's Goldeen (anime)|Misty's Goldeen]], [[Butterfree (anime)|Caterpie]]
|major = Ash and Misty go to Pewter City. Ash and Misty meet [[Officer Jenny]], [[Nurse Joy]] and Team Rocket. Misty is revealed to have a Goldeen. Jessie is revealed to have an Ekans. James is revealed to have a Koffing. James' Koffing knows SmokeScreen and Smog. Misty joins Ash.}}
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|local =[[Viridian City]], [[Viridian Forest]]
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|major =Ash and Misty go to Pewter City. Ash and Misty meet [[Officer Jenny]], [[Nurse Joy]] and Team Rocket. Misty is revealed to have a Goldeen. Jessie is revealed to have an Ekans. James is revealed to have a Koffing. James' Koffing knows SmokeScreen and Smog. Misty joins Ash.}}
 
{{Nihongo|Pokémon Emergency!|たいけつ!ポケモンセンター!|Showdown! Pokémon Center!}} is the 2nd episode of [[Pokémon: Indigo League]].
 
{{Nihongo|Pokémon Emergency!|たいけつ!ポケモンセンター!|Showdown! Pokémon Center!}} is the 2nd episode of [[Pokémon: Indigo League]].
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
After the encounter with [[Spearow]], [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] goes to [[Viridian City]] and find a hospital. A police officer named [[Officer Jenny|Jenny]] takes him to the [[Pokémon Center]], while the [[Misty (anime)|girl]] Ash borrowed the bike comes to get him. Though [[Ash's Pikachu|Pikachu]] rests at the Center, a group named Team Rocket attack the Pokémon center and demand all Pokémon. How will Ash and the girl deal with them and will Pikachu be fine?
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After the encounter with a group of [[Spearow (anime)|Spearow]], [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] goes to [[Viridian City]] and find a hospital. A police officer named [[Officer Jenny|Jenny]] takes him to the [[Pokémon Center]], while the girl named [[Misty (anime)|Misty]] confronts Ash about her destroyed bike. While [[Ash's Pikachu|Pikachu]] rests at the Center, along comes a highly dangerous obstacle known as the Team Rocket trio, a villainous group of bad thieves, who show up to attack the Pokémon center and demand all the Pokémon. How will Ash and Misty deal with them and will Pikachu be fine?
   
 
==Episode Plot==
 
==Episode Plot==
The episode begins showing Ash stating that he will be the greatest Pokémon master of all time and recaps the events of [[Pokémon - I Choose You!|Pokémon, I Choose You!]]. The camera then shows an overview of Viridian City and the voice of Officer Jenny is heard warning the citizens of Pokémon thieves. She then spots Ash rushing to the Pokémon Center with Pikachu. She accuses Ash of stealing Pikachu, but quickly apologizes when she realizes he is going to the Pokémon Center. She asks for his identification and spots Ash's [[Pokédex]], which confirms that Ash is a Pokémon trainer and not a thief. Ash then asks to take Pikachu to the Pokémon Center, but Officer Jenny decides to take him in her motorcycle. As they pull away, Misty appears with her destroyed bike.
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The episode begins showing Ash stating that he will be the greatest Pokémon master of all time and recaps the events of [[Pokémon - I Choose You!|Pokémon, I Choose You!]]. The camera then shows an overview of Viridian City and the voice of Officer Jenny is heard warning the citizens of Pokémon thieves. She then spots Ash rushing to the Pokémon Center with Pikachu. She accuses Ash of stealing Pikachu but quickly apologizes when she realizes he is going to the Pokémon Center. She asks for his identification and spots Ash's [[Pokédex]], which confirms that Ash is a Pokémon trainer and not a thief. Ash then asks to take Pikachu to the Pokémon Center, but Officer Jenny decides to take him on her motorcycle. As they pull away, Misty appears with her destroyed bike, in an angry mood.
   
[[Team Rocket]] then take their picture off the wanted board and, from their hot air balloon, talk about their plan to steal the rare Pokémon of Viridian City. Ash and Officer Jenny are then seen driving towards the Pokémon Center, with Officer Jenny driving the motorcycle into the Pokémon Center. [[Nurse Joy]], after quickly reprimanding Officer Jenny, calls for a stretcher for an electric type Pokémon. Two [[Nurse Joy's Chansey|Chansey]] come out with the stretcher and put Pikachu on it. Nurse Joy then goes to start the treatment and then criticizes Ash for allowing Pikachu to battle until it was in such a bad condition. Ash attempts to tell her the story, but is cut off. Nurse Joy then goes into the theatre room and Officer Jenny goes to get her motorcycle out of the Pokémon Center.
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[[Team Rocket]] then take their picture off the wanted board and, from their hot air balloon, talk about their plan to steal the rare Pokémon of Viridian City. Ash and Officer Jenny are then seen driving towards the Pokémon Center, with Officer Jenny driving the motorcycle into the Pokémon Center. [[Nurse Joy]], after quickly reprimanding Officer Jenny, calls for a stretcher for an electric type Pokémon. Two [[Nurse Joy's Chansey|Chansey]] come out with the stretcher and put Pikachu on it. Nurse Joy then goes to start the treatment and then criticizes Ash for allowing Pikachu to battle until it was in such a bad condition. Ash attempts to tell her the story but is cut off. Nurse Joy then goes into the theatre room and Officer Jenny goes to get her motorcycle out of the Pokémon Center.
   
 
Ash is forced to wait in the waiting room and after a while decides to phone home. His [[Delia Ketchum|mom]] answers the phone and talks to him, and he is depressed due to Pikachu's condition. He talks down about himself, telling his mother he feels like a falling [[Pidgey]], but his mother tells him that he can do anything he puts his mind to. Ash then spots a board showing four Pokémon and he notices the [[Ho-Oh (anime)|mysterious bird Pokémon]] he saw flying over the rainbow. The telephone then begins to ring and Ash answers, discovering that [[Professor Oak (anime)|Professor Oak]] is phoning to check up on him. Professor Oak tells Ash that the other three [[Pallet Town]] trainers had already made it to Viridian City and that he bet his grandson, [[Gary Oak|Gary]], a million dollars that Ash would have caught a Pokémon by the time he reached Viridian City. He then tells Professor Oak about seeing the mysterious flying Pokémon and then hangs up to collect his pizza.
 
Ash is forced to wait in the waiting room and after a while decides to phone home. His [[Delia Ketchum|mom]] answers the phone and talks to him, and he is depressed due to Pikachu's condition. He talks down about himself, telling his mother he feels like a falling [[Pidgey]], but his mother tells him that he can do anything he puts his mind to. Ash then spots a board showing four Pokémon and he notices the [[Ho-Oh (anime)|mysterious bird Pokémon]] he saw flying over the rainbow. The telephone then begins to ring and Ash answers, discovering that [[Professor Oak (anime)|Professor Oak]] is phoning to check up on him. Professor Oak tells Ash that the other three [[Pallet Town]] trainers had already made it to Viridian City and that he bet his grandson, [[Gary Oak|Gary]], a million dollars that Ash would have caught a Pokémon by the time he reached Viridian City. He then tells Professor Oak about seeing the mysterious flying Pokémon and then hangs up to collect his pizza.
   
An angry Misty then appears and shows Ash her bike, which was destroyed by Pikachu using [[Thundershock]]. She angrily tells Ash that he will have to pay for a new bike. Ash tells her about Pikachu, stating that 'he's not too good'. Misty quickly becomes sad and, after a brief moment, Nurse Joy and the two Chansey bring Pikachu out on a stretcher. Nurse Joy, happy from the successful treatment, tells Ash that Pikachu will still need to stay in the Pokémon Center. Misty also calms down, stating that she will give Ash time before he has to replace her bike.
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An angry Misty then appears and shows Ash her bike, which was destroyed by Pikachu using [[Thundershock]]. She angrily tells Ash that he will have to pay for a new bike. Ash tells her about Pikachu, stating that 'he's not too good'. Misty quickly becomes sad and, after a brief moment, Nurse Joy and the two Chansey bring Pikachu out on a stretcher. Nurse Joy, happy from the successful treatment, tells Ash that Pikachu will still need to stay in the Pokémon Center. Misty also calms down, stating that she will give Ash time before he has to pay for her bike.
   
The voice of Officer Jenny is then heard as she informs the citizens of Viridian City about an aircraft being detected. [[Jessie]] and [[James]] of Team Rocket are then seen, with James being unhappy about the fact that they being treated like criminals. The two then drop one [[Poké Ball]] each through the roof of the Pokémon Center. [[James' Weezing|Koffing]] and [[Jessie's Arbok|Ekans]] come out of their Poké Balls and Koffing uses [[SmokeScreen]], with Team Rocket and [[Team Rocket's Meowth|Meowth]] dropping into the building, and reciting their soon to be infamous motto. Afterwards, they tell Ash, Misty and Nurse Joy of their plot to steal the rare and injured Pokémon at the Pokémon Center.
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The voice of Officer Jenny is then heard as she informs the citizens of Viridian City about an aircraft being detected. [[Jessie]] and [[James]] of Team Rocket are then seen, with James being unhappy about the fact that they being treated like criminals. The two then drop one [[Poké Ball]] each through the roof of the Pokémon Center. [[James' Weezing|Koffing]] and [[Jessie's Arbok|Ekans]] come out of their Poké Balls and Koffing uses [[SmokeScreen]], with Team Rocket and [[Team Rocket's Meowth|Meowth]] dropping into the building, and reciting their infamous motto. Afterwards, they tell Ash, Misty and Nurse Joy of their plot to steal the rare and injured Pokémon at the Pokémon Center.
   
 
They then command Koffing and Ekans to attack, with Koffing using smoke screen and Ekans using [[Tackle|tackle attack]] and ripping the power cables. Ash, Misty and Nurse Joy run into a room filled with the injured Poké Balls and begin to transport the Poké Balls to the Pokémon Center at [[Pewter City]]. Koffing and Ekans then burst into the room along with Team Rocket and Meowth, causing many of the Poké Balls to fall on the floor. Ash picks one up and throws it, with a Pidgey appearing, although the Pidgey is scared away by Ekans. Ash then throws another Poké Ball, which is empty and then another with a [[Rattata]] inside, which is also scared off by Ekans.
 
They then command Koffing and Ekans to attack, with Koffing using smoke screen and Ekans using [[Tackle|tackle attack]] and ripping the power cables. Ash, Misty and Nurse Joy run into a room filled with the injured Poké Balls and begin to transport the Poké Balls to the Pokémon Center at [[Pewter City]]. Koffing and Ekans then burst into the room along with Team Rocket and Meowth, causing many of the Poké Balls to fall on the floor. Ash picks one up and throws it, with a Pidgey appearing, although the Pidgey is scared away by Ekans. Ash then throws another Poké Ball, which is empty and then another with a [[Rattata]] inside, which is also scared off by Ekans.
   
Misty then steps in and begins a battle against them, throwing her own Poké Ball, with [[Misty's Goldeen (anime)|Goldeen]] appearing, although it is only able to fall on the floor. She calls Goldeen back and tells Ash to run away with Pikachu. Ash runs away and the stretcher crashes. Pikachu is woken up and tells the other Pokémon Center Pikachu to come out and attack. They use Thunder Shock to attack Team Rocket, Koffing and Ekans, although Meowth escapes the attack. Pikachu then tells Ash he needs more energy and he gets on Misty's destroyed bike, pedaling to make the light come on. Pikachu then uses the energy from the light to use Thunder Shock. Koffing then uses Smokescreen, which causes an explosion that destroys the Pokémon Center, just as Officer Jenny arrives. Team Rocket are then sent blasting off and manage to hold on to a rope from their hot air balloon, deciding to follow Ash and to kidnap his Pikachu.
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Misty then steps in and begins a battle against them, throwing her own Poké Ball, with [[Misty's Goldeen (anime)|Goldeen]] appearing, although it falls on the floor and there's no water to swim in. She calls Goldeen back and tells Ash to run away with Pikachu. Ash runs away and the stretcher crashes. Pikachu is woken up and comes out to attack. It use Thunder Shock to attack Team Rocket, Koffing, and Ekans, although Meowth escapes the attack. Pikachu then tells Ash he needs more energy and he gets on Misty's destroyed bike, pedaling to make the light come on. Pikachu then uses the energy from the light to use Thunder Shock. Koffing then uses Smokescreen, which causes an explosion that destroys the Pokémon Center, just as Officer Jenny arrives. Team Rocket are then sent blasting off and manage to hold onto a rope from their hot air balloon, deciding to follow Ash and to kidnap his Pikachu because of its unique power.
   
Nurse Joy is then seen talking to her older sister from [[Pewter City]]. Her sister states that the Pokémon were successfully transferred. Nurse Joy of Viridian City then states that Ash, Misty and Pikachu have headed out to [[Viridian Forest]] and questions whether they will be okay, although Officer Jenny is confident they will be 'from what I've seen'. Ash, Misty and Pikachu are then seen walking through the Viridian Forest and Misty screams after seeing a [[Butterfree (anime)|Caterpie]], causing a bird Pokémon to fly away. Ash decides to try and capture the Caterpie and throws his Poké Ball, which remains in mid-flight as the episode comes to an end.
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Nurse Joy is then seen talking to her older sister from [[Pewter City]]. Her sister states that the Pokémon were successfully transferred. Nurse Joy of Viridian City then states that Ash, Misty, and Pikachu have headed out to [[Viridian Forest]] and questions whether they will be okay, although Officer Jenny is confident they will be 'from what I've seen'. Ash, Misty, and Pikachu were then seen walking through the Viridian Forest and Misty screams after seeing a [[Butterfree (anime)|Caterpie]], causing a bird Pokémon to fly away. Ash decides to try and capture the Caterpie and throws his Poké Ball, which remains in mid-flight as the episode comes to an end.
   
 
==Debuts==
 
==Debuts==
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[[File:Who's That Pokémon (IL002).png|thumb|Who's that Pokémon? (Koffing)]]
 
[[File:Who's That Pokémon (IL002).png|thumb|Who's that Pokémon? (Koffing)]]
 
*The ''Who's That Pokémon'' of this episode is [[Koffing]].
 
*The ''Who's That Pokémon'' of this episode is [[Koffing]].
*The episode marks the arrival of Jessie, James and Meowth of Team Rocket, who have subsequently appeared in almost every episode of the series attempting to capture Ash's Pikachu, although they didn't show any interest in stealing it at first (ironically enough).
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*The episode marks the arrival of Jessie, James, and Meowth of Team Rocket, who have subsequently appeared in almost every episode of the series attempting to capture Ash's Pikachu, although they didn't show any interest in stealing it at first (ironically enough).
 
*Delia Ketchum, Ash's mother, mentions Ash's father for the first time.
 
*Delia Ketchum, Ash's mother, mentions Ash's father for the first time.
 
*A cuckoo clock is seen during the episode with a green Pidgey in the place of the cuckoo, despite Pidgey not being green.
 
*A cuckoo clock is seen during the episode with a green Pidgey in the place of the cuckoo, despite Pidgey not being green.
*This is the first time Team Rocket blasted off.
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*This is the first time Team Rocket was sent blasting off in the entire Pokémon anime series.
   
 
===Dub differences===
 
===Dub differences===
*In the original Misty introduces herself to Team Rocket as the most beautiful girl, only to get mocked at, however in the dub, she thanks them for complementing on her "Pretty Talk", only to have Jessie saying that she's Pretty pathethic, near the end of the episode only Nurse Joy mentions her name.
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*In the original version Misty introduces herself to Team Rocket as the most beautiful girl, only to get mocked at, however in the dub, she thanks them for complementing on her "Pretty Talk", only to have Jessie saying that she's pretty pathetic, near the end of the episode only Nurse Joy mentions her name.
*In the original Misty uses what's left of her bike (that she's been carrying over her shoulder to the Pokémon Center) as an analogy to fish.
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*In the original version Misty uses what's left of her bike (that she's been carrying over her shoulder to the Pokémon Center) as an analogy to fish.
*Meowth has a more leadership role in the dub (though it loses out the first hint of Team Rocket's Mysterious Boss), while in the original, Meowth mentions that if they succeed, the boss would run happily in the garden, and that the cat would enjoy the coins in the heating table.
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*Meowth has a more leadership role in the dub (though it loses out the first hint of Team Rocket's Mysterious Boss), while in the original, Meowth mentions that if they succeed, the [[Giovanni (anime)|boss]] would run happily in the garden and that the cat would enjoy the coins in the heating table.
 
**Moreover, his analogy pertaining to Coins and Pokémon was also only in the original.
 
**Moreover, his analogy pertaining to Coins and Pokémon was also only in the original.
*Officer Jenny reminding to the citizens of Viridian City that it was almost dinner time was only in the original.
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*Officer Jenny reminding to the citizens of Viridian City that it was almost dinner time was only in the original version.
*Officer Jenny's tones of voice as she said "Speak of the Devil" were different between the Original and the Dub.
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*Officer Jenny's tones of voice as she said "Speak of the Devil" are different between the Original and the Dub.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
{{Gallery Box|<gallery captionalign="center" widths="180" position="center">
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{{Gallery Box|
Japanese Episode 2.png|Japanese Title Card
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Japanese Episode 2.png {{!}} Japanese Title Card
IL002- Pokémon Emergency.png|English Title Card
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IL002- Pokémon Emergency.png {{!}} English Title Card
IL002- Pokémon Emergency 03.png|Jenny stops Ash
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IL002- Pokémon Emergency 03.png {{!}} Jenny stops Ash
IL002- Pokémon Emergency 05.png|Jenny gets an ID from the PokéDex
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IL002- Pokémon Emergency 05.png {{!}} Jenny gets an ID from the PokéDex
IL002- Pokémon Emergency 07.png|Jessie and James appear
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IL002- Pokémon Emergency 07.png {{!}} Jessie and James appear
IL002- Pokémon Emergency 09.png|Jenny rides her motocycle
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IL002- Pokémon Emergency 09.png {{!}} Jenny rides her motocycle
IL002- Pokémon Emergency 12.png|Joy goes in the operating room
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IL002- Pokémon Emergency 12.png {{!}} Joy goes in the operating room
Ash's Mom.jpg|Delia gets a call from Ash
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Ash's Mom.jpg {{!}} Delia gets a call from Ash
IL002- Pokémon Emergency 14.png|Ash tells Oak about recent events
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IL002- Pokémon Emergency 14.png {{!}} Ash tells Oak about recent events
IL002- Pokémon Emergency 15.png|The girl dragged her bike to the Center
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IL002- Pokémon Emergency 15.png {{!}} The girl dragged her bike to the Center
Scary Misty.jpg|"I want a new bike right now!"
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Scary Misty.jpg {{!}} "I want a new bike right now!"
IL002- Pokémon Emergency 18.png|Jessie and James came to the Center
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IL002- Pokémon Emergency 18.png {{!}} Jessie and James came to the Center
IL002- Pokémon Emergency 19.png|Pikachu power up the machine
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IL002- Pokémon Emergency 19.png {{!}} Pikachu power up the machine
IL002 1.jpg|Ash uses the Poké Balls
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IL002 1.jpg {{!}} Ash uses the Poké Balls
IL002 2.jpg|Jessie's and James' reaction to Goldeen
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IL002 2.jpg {{!}} Jessie's and James' reaction to Goldeen
IL002 Thunderslot at Team Rocket.png|Everyone got zapped...
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IL002 Thunderslot at Team Rocket.png {{!}} Everyone got zapped...
IL002 3.jpg|...expect Meowth
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IL002 3.jpg {{!}} ...expect Meowth
IL002 4.jpg|Pikachu electrocutes Team Rocket and their Pokémon
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IL002 4.jpg {{!}} Pikachu electrocutes Team Rocket and their Pokémon
IL002 5.jpg|The Center blows
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IL002 5.jpg {{!}} The Center explodes on Team Rocket
IL002 6.jpg|Nurse Joy contacts Pewter City
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IL002 6.jpg {{!}} Nurse Joy contacts Pewter City
IL002 7.jpg|Ash goes to catch the Pokémon
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IL002 7.jpg {{!}} Ash goes to catch the Pokémon
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[[Category:Episodes focusing on Ash]]
 
[[Category:Episodes focusing on Ash]]
 
[[Category:Episodes focusing on Misty]]
 
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Latest revision as of 19:31, May 14, 2019

Pokémon Emergency! (たいけつ!ポケモンセンター! Showdown! Pokémon Center!) is the 2nd episode of Pokémon: Indigo League.

SynopsisEdit

After the encounter with a group of Spearow, Ash goes to Viridian City and find a hospital. A police officer named Jenny takes him to the Pokémon Center, while the girl named Misty confronts Ash about her destroyed bike. While Pikachu rests at the Center, along comes a highly dangerous obstacle known as the Team Rocket trio, a villainous group of bad thieves, who show up to attack the Pokémon center and demand all the Pokémon. How will Ash and Misty deal with them and will Pikachu be fine?

Episode PlotEdit

The episode begins showing Ash stating that he will be the greatest Pokémon master of all time and recaps the events of Pokémon, I Choose You!. The camera then shows an overview of Viridian City and the voice of Officer Jenny is heard warning the citizens of Pokémon thieves. She then spots Ash rushing to the Pokémon Center with Pikachu. She accuses Ash of stealing Pikachu but quickly apologizes when she realizes he is going to the Pokémon Center. She asks for his identification and spots Ash's Pokédex, which confirms that Ash is a Pokémon trainer and not a thief. Ash then asks to take Pikachu to the Pokémon Center, but Officer Jenny decides to take him on her motorcycle. As they pull away, Misty appears with her destroyed bike, in an angry mood.

Team Rocket then take their picture off the wanted board and, from their hot air balloon, talk about their plan to steal the rare Pokémon of Viridian City. Ash and Officer Jenny are then seen driving towards the Pokémon Center, with Officer Jenny driving the motorcycle into the Pokémon Center. Nurse Joy, after quickly reprimanding Officer Jenny, calls for a stretcher for an electric type Pokémon. Two Chansey come out with the stretcher and put Pikachu on it. Nurse Joy then goes to start the treatment and then criticizes Ash for allowing Pikachu to battle until it was in such a bad condition. Ash attempts to tell her the story but is cut off. Nurse Joy then goes into the theatre room and Officer Jenny goes to get her motorcycle out of the Pokémon Center.

Ash is forced to wait in the waiting room and after a while decides to phone home. His mom answers the phone and talks to him, and he is depressed due to Pikachu's condition. He talks down about himself, telling his mother he feels like a falling Pidgey, but his mother tells him that he can do anything he puts his mind to. Ash then spots a board showing four Pokémon and he notices the mysterious bird Pokémon he saw flying over the rainbow. The telephone then begins to ring and Ash answers, discovering that Professor Oak is phoning to check up on him. Professor Oak tells Ash that the other three Pallet Town trainers had already made it to Viridian City and that he bet his grandson, Gary, a million dollars that Ash would have caught a Pokémon by the time he reached Viridian City. He then tells Professor Oak about seeing the mysterious flying Pokémon and then hangs up to collect his pizza.

An angry Misty then appears and shows Ash her bike, which was destroyed by Pikachu using Thundershock. She angrily tells Ash that he will have to pay for a new bike. Ash tells her about Pikachu, stating that 'he's not too good'. Misty quickly becomes sad and, after a brief moment, Nurse Joy and the two Chansey bring Pikachu out on a stretcher. Nurse Joy, happy from the successful treatment, tells Ash that Pikachu will still need to stay in the Pokémon Center. Misty also calms down, stating that she will give Ash time before he has to pay for her bike.

The voice of Officer Jenny is then heard as she informs the citizens of Viridian City about an aircraft being detected. Jessie and James of Team Rocket are then seen, with James being unhappy about the fact that they being treated like criminals. The two then drop one Poké Ball each through the roof of the Pokémon Center. Koffing and Ekans come out of their Poké Balls and Koffing uses SmokeScreen, with Team Rocket and Meowth dropping into the building, and reciting their infamous motto. Afterwards, they tell Ash, Misty and Nurse Joy of their plot to steal the rare and injured Pokémon at the Pokémon Center.

They then command Koffing and Ekans to attack, with Koffing using smoke screen and Ekans using tackle attack and ripping the power cables. Ash, Misty and Nurse Joy run into a room filled with the injured Poké Balls and begin to transport the Poké Balls to the Pokémon Center at Pewter City. Koffing and Ekans then burst into the room along with Team Rocket and Meowth, causing many of the Poké Balls to fall on the floor. Ash picks one up and throws it, with a Pidgey appearing, although the Pidgey is scared away by Ekans. Ash then throws another Poké Ball, which is empty and then another with a Rattata inside, which is also scared off by Ekans.

Misty then steps in and begins a battle against them, throwing her own Poké Ball, with Goldeen appearing, although it falls on the floor and there's no water to swim in. She calls Goldeen back and tells Ash to run away with Pikachu. Ash runs away and the stretcher crashes. Pikachu is woken up and comes out to attack. It use Thunder Shock to attack Team Rocket, Koffing, and Ekans, although Meowth escapes the attack. Pikachu then tells Ash he needs more energy and he gets on Misty's destroyed bike, pedaling to make the light come on. Pikachu then uses the energy from the light to use Thunder Shock. Koffing then uses Smokescreen, which causes an explosion that destroys the Pokémon Center, just as Officer Jenny arrives. Team Rocket are then sent blasting off and manage to hold onto a rope from their hot air balloon, deciding to follow Ash and to kidnap his Pikachu because of its unique power.

Nurse Joy is then seen talking to her older sister from Pewter City. Her sister states that the Pokémon were successfully transferred. Nurse Joy of Viridian City then states that Ash, Misty, and Pikachu have headed out to Viridian Forest and questions whether they will be okay, although Officer Jenny is confident they will be 'from what I've seen'. Ash, Misty, and Pikachu were then seen walking through the Viridian Forest and Misty screams after seeing a Caterpie, causing a bird Pokémon to fly away. Ash decides to try and capture the Caterpie and throws his Poké Ball, which remains in mid-flight as the episode comes to an end.

DebutsEdit

CharacterEdit

PokémonEdit

MoveEdit

QuotesEdit

"I am Dexter. A Pokédex programmed by Professor Oak for Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum of the town of Pallet. My function is to provide Ash with information and advice regarding Pokémon and their training. If lost or stolen, I cannot be replaced." — Dexter
"A wanted poster. How flattering." — Jessie
"Flattering? This picture makes me look terrible." — James
"Then you should be happy that the photographer captured the real you." — Jessie
"Exactly." — James
"We'll show these bumpkins."— Jessie
"The people of Viridian City will be sorry they ever saw this face." — James
"We're all sorry to see your face. Stay focused. We're here to capture rare and unusual Pokémon. Don't forget, Meowth." — Meowth
"Absolutely." — Jessie
"But of course." — James
"And just remember, I'm the top cat." — Meowth
"You got it." — James
"Meowth." — Meowth
"What happened to my bike? You happened to my bike you little loser! This is what's left after you stole it to save your Pokémon! Now I can see why your Pokémon is in - whoaoaoaoah!" — Misty after Ash asked what happened to her bike
"I don't want any of your lame excuses, kid! I just want a new bike right now!" — Misty being more angry
"Don't be frightened, little boy." — Jessie
"Allow us to introduce ourselves." — James
"To protect the world from devastation." — Jessie
"To unite all peoples within our nation." — James
"To denounce the evils of truth and love." — Jessie
"To extend our reach to the stars above." — James
"Jessie." — Jessie
"James." — James
"Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of light." — Jessie
"Surrender now or prepare to fight." — James
"Meowth, that's right." — Meowth
"Too late, but not for the fireworks." — Officer Jenny

TriviaEdit

Japanese It&#039;s Koffing
Who&#039;s That Pokémon (IL002)

Who's that Pokémon? (Koffing)

  • The Who's That Pokémon of this episode is Koffing.
  • The episode marks the arrival of Jessie, James, and Meowth of Team Rocket, who have subsequently appeared in almost every episode of the series attempting to capture Ash's Pikachu, although they didn't show any interest in stealing it at first (ironically enough).
  • Delia Ketchum, Ash's mother, mentions Ash's father for the first time.
  • A cuckoo clock is seen during the episode with a green Pidgey in the place of the cuckoo, despite Pidgey not being green.
  • This is the first time Team Rocket was sent blasting off in the entire Pokémon anime series.

Dub differencesEdit

  • In the original version Misty introduces herself to Team Rocket as the most beautiful girl, only to get mocked at, however in the dub, she thanks them for complementing on her "Pretty Talk", only to have Jessie saying that she's pretty pathetic, near the end of the episode only Nurse Joy mentions her name.
  • In the original version Misty uses what's left of her bike (that she's been carrying over her shoulder to the Pokémon Center) as an analogy to fish.
  • Meowth has a more leadership role in the dub (though it loses out the first hint of Team Rocket's Mysterious Boss), while in the original, Meowth mentions that if they succeed, the boss would run happily in the garden and that the cat would enjoy the coins in the heating table.
    • Moreover, his analogy pertaining to Coins and Pokémon was also only in the original.
  • Officer Jenny reminding to the citizens of Viridian City that it was almost dinner time was only in the original version.
  • Officer Jenny's tones of voice as she said "Speak of the Devil" are different between the Original and the Dub.

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