A Hole Lotta Trouble
|Stephen, Aron and Aggron!|
|Who's That Pokemon?|
|Steven Stone (Daigo)|
|Japanese Air Date|
|April 24, 2003|
|American Air Date|
|February 14, 2004|
|A Whole Lot of Trouble|
|First appearance of Steven.|
|Loudred, Aron, Aggron|
|Pikachu (Ash's), Meowth (Team Rocket), Wobbuffet (Jessie's), Seviper (Jessie's), Cacnea (James'), Meowth (Meowsie; flashack)|
|How can Meowth smell fresh air if he has no nose like he said in "Pokemon Scent-Sation"?|
|This show contains clips from Go West, Young Meowth. Starting in this episode, "Who's That Pokemon?" features Hoenn Pokemon.|
|When Ash, Brock and James are running, a shot of James' face getting stepped on is replaced with stars of pain.|
Jessie's skirt is lengthened twice; first when May is trying to push Jessie up the hole before the Loudred comes crashing down and when Steven releases his Aggron.
Total Time Cut: 6 sec
The opening panning shot of the group walking, which is 4 seonds long, is completely cut out. A second is cut right after "Who's That Pokemon?" after the commerical break. Finally, the "TO BE CONTINUED..." screen has a second removed.
The group has made it to Dewford Cave so they can find Steven. They enter, not knowing what is in there. Brock puts little stickers on the cave walls so they can get out.
Team Rocket is digging a pitfall in the cave. James would rather have a direct battle, though.
We find Steven searching for something with his Aron.
Ash and company make it to the hole, and fall in. Team Rocket comes out of hiding, but the hole collapses and everyone falls through. A little map shows that they were split up into three groups.
Max was with Pikachu and Meowth. They decide to find an exit.
May is stuck in the hole when Jessie falls right on top of her. May will try to lift Jessie up.
Ash is bickering with James over whose fault it was that the hole collapsed. Brock says that they should get out.
Steven hears the crash and goes with his Aron to check it out.
The Max group finds an underwater waterfall. They also see a path to a higher level in the cave. They climb up, and Meowth explains how he learned to talk (Go West, Young Meowth clip is shown).
Jessie is stuck in a hole. She is complaining to May (who is under her). Jessie then gets hit by a Loudred. She'll make the hole bigger so they can easily escape. They'll fall down the same hole they originally fall down to meet Ash's group.
James disturbs some Aron, and they chase after the group. Then they go up to a higher level. They'll fall down through the same hole.
Basically, the paths of the players get confusing. Eventually, Max, Pikachu, and Meowth meet Steven. All of the others will be chased by the Aron. They'll meet through a crevice. Steven will give directions on how to meet at someplace. Then Steven (with the others held onto him) jumps over the long crevice and make it to the waterfall mentioned previously.
At the waterfall, it seems that Ash, May, Brock, Jessie, and James are trapped. Steven orders his Aron to use Roar, and all of the other Aron flee.
Then Steven gets mad at Team Rocket for making the hole. He calls out his Aggron, which makes a hole to outside as it Hyper Beams Team Rocket away.
Aron finds a Fire Stone for Steven. A Fire Stone can evolve Growlithe into Arcanine, Vulpix into Ninetales, and Eevee into Flareon. Steven asks how his dad is doing, and they say he's okay. Steven leaves the island for other places, but he shows Ash a good training spot before leaving.