Clamperl of Wisdom
|Spoink & Clamperl! Seek The Pearl!|
|Maisie Island (between Lilycove and Mossdeep)|
|Isaiah (Izaki), Madeline (girl)|
|Japanese Air Date|
|September 2, 2004|
|American Air Date|
|September 17, 2005|
|Pearl of Wisdom|
|Ash and friends help Spoink get its pearl back again.|
|Pikachu (Ash's), Meowth (Team Rocket), Swellow (Ash's), Grovyle (Ash's), Corphish (Ash's), Torkoal (Ash's), Beautifly (May's), Mudkip (Brock's), Lombre (Brock's), Wobbuffet (Jessie's), Seviper (Jessie's), Dustox (Jessie's), Cacnea (James'), Chimecho (James'), Shroomish, Azurill, Wailmer, Spoink, Swablu, Castform, Luvdisc|
|The Spoink in this episode is the same one from Pearl's are a Spoink's Best Friend. In the opening, the first Frontier Brain that Ash faces, Noland, is the only one unshadowed. Munchlax appears in the intro with May and her Pokemon and will be in the second Pokemon game on the Gamecube: Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness. The "Pokemon: Advanced Battle" intro is a combination of Japanese intros 8 and 9.|
To prevent advertisement of actual products, the dub gets rid of the yellow border around James's set of Pokemon cards so that they don't look like the real deal.
Total Time Cut: 9 sec
The opening shot is cut by three seconds. The title screen is cut by two seconds and the shot right after is cut by one second. Finally, the "TO BE CONTINUED..." screen has three seconds cut.
Ash and the gang are now on the ferry trying to go towards Mossdeep City. Max is so excited to see some rare Water Pokemon along their way in the sea. Pikachu points out something through the ocean. They see a Spoink on a piece of wood floating around the ocean. Ash tells the boat driver to stop the boat. The life saver helps Spoink to board the boat.
On the boat, Spoink gets excited to see the gang. It hops until it falls. The pearl on its head falls down into the sea. Spoink is very worried as well as the gang.
Everyone was just staring and don't know what to do. As Spoink turns around to the gang, it looks like it's crying. Spoink sees a metal ball and tries to use it as the pearl on its head. Ash grabs the metal ball before it hurts Spoink. Torkoal cries until May and Max try to stop it.
Torkoal jumps down to try its luck to find Spoink's pearl. Ash jumps down too since he's worried. When Torkoal is back, it's still sad and really wants to help Spoink. Ash and Brock use their Mudkip and Corphish to dive down into the sea to find Spoink's ball. Max suggests to use Lombre to help.
Under the sea, it seems that Mudkip and Corphish can't find the pearl. Ash and the gang are very sad on what happened to Spoink.
They've decided to land on the nearby island first. When they're in the coast, the gang saw a kid with Azurill. Spoink uses its Psychic powers on it and tries to use it as a pearl on its head. Brock and Ash grabs Azurill and bring it back. It seems that Spoink is using any Pokemon that it see along the island. Ash and friends are getting annoyed.
After all the things Spoink tries to put on its head, everyone was disappointed at Spoink. Some kind of a scientist asks the gang what's going on. Max tells him that Spoink's pearl got lost. The scientist invites them to some kind of a Museum.
Inside of it, they saw a Clampearl. May brings out her Pokedex and looks at her data. The scientist shows the gang that the pearl that they're looking for is similar to Clampearl's pearl inside. When Spoink sees the blue pearl, its eyes glaze. Since they can't do anything in the Museum, they went out and tried to help Spoink find its pearl.
Back to the beach, everyone is whining about Spoink. When a girl with a Shroomish is near the gang, Spoink tries to put it on its head again. Brock stops it and brings the Pokemon to the owner. The girl with a Shroomish walks away. Max was very disappointed at Spoink.
Outside of the Museum window, Team Rocket was there trying to steal the expensive blue pearl. They go inside and try to steal it. Before they steal it, Meowth tells that when they get this blue pearl, the boss will have a huge ring or a ball rounded crown. James doesn't like the idea, but Meowth stops him and they continue with their plan. Jessie is about to steal the blue pearl, when Spoink jumps in and steals it, putting it in its head.
On the beach, Ash and the gang are looking for Spoink. Suddenly, they hear the alarm in the Museum and go to check it out to see what's going on.
Inside of the Museum, Jessie and James disguise as the janitors. When the gang are there, they ask what's going on. The scientist told Ash that someone stole the blue pearl. Jessie and James tell them that a Pokemon with a Psycho Kinesis attack took it.
As Team Rocket leaves, the scientist is worried. Ash and the gang agrees to help the scientist. May brings out her Beautifly as Ash brings out his Swellow. They use their Flying-type Pokemon to search for Spoink.
In the bushes, Team Rocket is ready to steal the Spoink and the blue pearl. Meowth gives them an idea that if they steal Spoink also, their boss could have a pretty cool crown with Spoink on top. James thinks this idea is even more crazy than Meowth's first idea.
On the seashore, Spoink is happily hopping. Spoink sees the kid from before. The two children are trying to distance themselves from Spoink. Suddenly, Spoink trips causing the blue pearl on its head to fly into the air. The blue pearl bounces from side to side until it goes inside a Clampearl's shell. Spoink uses its Psychic powers to try to get the pearl back, but accidently takes a pink pearl, instead of the rare blue pearl from the lab. Spoink doesn't seem to care because it is very happy and leaves.
Beautifly finally locates Spoink's whereabouts. As the gang are about to approach Spoink, they all noticed that the blue pearl isn't on its head. The gang wonders where it could have possibly went; they guess that Spoint must have lost it. The two kids from before tell Ash and friends what happened and lead the way to the place where Spoink lost its blue pearl. Not known to the gang, Team Rocket was spying on them.
Finallty, they found Clampearl. Everyone was surprised when they saw the Clampearl's shell closed. Spoink comes in and uses its Pschic attack to open it. As it opens, it seems that Clampearl doesn't want them to take the blue pearl from them. Spoink offers its pink pearl it took earlier for the blue pearl. When they're about to make the deal, Team Rocket barges in.
The battle between Team Rocket and the gang starts again. When Seviper uses Smoke Screen and they take Clampearl with them in all the confusion.
On the nearby island, Team Rocket tries to knock on its shell to open it. As it opens, Jessie is happy that the blue pearl is there. The shell closes making Jessie angry. James tries to steal it but it won't open its shell for him. Meowth has another idea how to get Clampearl open; he whispers the idea to Jessie and James. It seems that Meowth's idea is bad after all. They can't give Clampearl to the boss because if Giovanni can't open it, he will kick the shell and that will hurt his foot. Meowth still thinks of another idea. Team Rocket tries to tickle it; it opens. When Meowth is putting its tail on the shell, it closes and that hurts him a lot. James brings out his Chimecho, but it doesn't work, which causes Jessie to get even angrier. Jessie kneels down but she was thrashed by Clampearl's Water Gun.
In the mid-air, Swellow finds Team Rocket and reports them to Ash and the gang...Finally, our heros are here to save the day! Spoink uses its Psychic attacks on Team Rocket to get rid of them from trying to open Clampearl. The battle between Team Rocket and the gang starts again. When Cacnea is about to use Pin Missile on Clampearl, Spoink protects Clamepearl. Clampearl decides to help and blasts Team Rocket off.
The gang is happy. Spoink tries to talk to Clampearl again. Finally... they both agrees to trade. Now.. Spoink doesn't have the pearl on its head again and that makes it sad. As Clampearl watches Spoink, Clampearl decides to give the pearl back to Spoink. Spoink hops again with a smile in its face!