Claydol Big and Tall
|Seal The Large Claydol!!|
|Which of these Pokemon is not a Normal-type? Flaafy, Togepi or Cleffa|
|Japanese Air Date|
|November 25, 2004|
|American Air Date|
|December 3, 2005|
|Sarah Plain and Tall|
|Ash and friends try to stop a giant Claydol from destroying a nearby village.|
|Pikachu (Ash's), Meowth (Team Rocket), Wobbuffet (Jessie's), Chimecho (James's), Swellow (Ash's), Mudkip (Brock's), Lombre (Brock's)|
|May dresses up like Nurse Joy. The flute music from Pokemon: the Movie 2000 can be heard when Jessie, May, Meowth, and Wobbuffet were dressed in maiden outfits. This episode marks the first time an English opening theme has been edited. The scene with Mew and Rukario was changed to Pikachu doing some flips and using Iron Tail and the Team Rocket dancing session no longer includes Manene & Manyula. Like Gulpin It Down this episode features giant Pokemon (Claydol).|
In the dub, the flag on Sigourney's merchandise is edited off; the sad thing is that they forgot to get rid of it on some side shots.
When Jessie is dressed up as a maiden, her cleavage is edited out; so we are suposed to believe that all women are all flat-chested?
Total Time Cut: 9 sec
The opening shot is cut by three seconds. The title screen is cut by two seconds. After Trainer's Choice, a second is cut off all the village people running in fear. The scene after the last break is cut by a second. Finally, the "TO BE CONTINUED..." screen is cut by two seconds.
Exploring the vast island of Izabe, Ash and company were in the middle of a valley with a thick mist. As they continue exploring, they see a stone Pokeball at the top of the mountain. Everyone was confused and wondered why a stone Pokeball was at the top of the mountain. A strange old man comes to the scene and starts explaining about that stone Pokeball. After a background story to the stone Pokeball, he removes his robe and starts to show a set of boxes with food and some Pokeballs in it. It seems that the old man was just messing around with them. After a couple of minutes, the old man becomes serious and shows a book that tells the legend about that mysterious stone Pokeball.
In the valley, the gang and the old man camp out and start eating the food that the old man brought. The old man begins his story about that stone Pokeball. The story begins with a huge flame with a Claydol in it. It shows in the old man's story that the Claydol was destroying the entire valley. As Claydol is destroying it, a sage from the top of the mountain appears and summons the stone Pokeball from the sky. As soon as it hits Claydol, Claydol goes inside and is sealed. The old man also says that the stone Pokeball that they saw at the top of the mountain is an extra one. The one that holds Claydol is somewhere in a river.
The gang and the old man agree to find it so they all get up on their feet and leave. Without their attention, Team Rocket was at the top of the cliff spying on them again. It seems that they heard the story about the sealed Claydol. They all leave and agree to find the stone Pokeball. With the help of their balloon, they finally spot the stoned Pokeball in the river. They all go to it.
Back with Ash and the gang, they finally find the stone Pokeball in the river. As soon as Ash sees Team Rocket, the old man asks who's Team Rocket. As the old man learns about them, Jessie and James say their motto. After saying their motto, James asks Meowth to drop the bombs on the stone Pokeball. The old man is scared and screams that they just awoke Claydol from the stone Pokeball. Everyone gets scared when they all see the stone Pokeball break and the river divide. As soon as Claydol appears from the surface, the old man and the gang come to mouth of the river and start to learn more about it.
With the help of the man's old book, they learn more about Claydol. Ash also looks at his Pokedex and learns its data. With Team Rocket still in the air, they launch a strange grabbing machine. They grab Claydol but it seems that Claydol aims an attack at them. As soon as Claydol launches Blizzard it freezes their balloon and Claydol finishes them off with a blasting attack.
Team Rocket blasts off but they land back down on Claydol's head. Jessie is happy knowing that they didn't actually blast off this time. James shouts and tells Jessie and Meowth that they're on top of Claydol's head. Now, Claydol starts to go east. The gang panics because they already saw Claydol launch an attack towards the forest. Ash throws a Pokeball at it but it fails. The old man tells the gang they need a special Pokeball to seal Claydol again. Max mentions to the old man about the stone Pokeball that they saw on the top of the mountain.
Brock and the gang agree to help the old man seal Claydol again. It seems that they have to lure Claydol to the foot of the mountain that holds the stone Pokeball. As soon as Claydol leaves the river, it goes to the forest. At some cliff far away from Claydol, Brock lets Lombre and Mudkip out. Brock asks them to use Water Gun at Claydol from a far distance. It stops Claydol temporarily. On top of Claydol, Team Rocket is panicking. Claydol starts to spin around as fast as it can and Claydol manages to counter and backfire the Water Gun at the gang.
From Claydol's head, Team Rocket blasts off and lands at the site where Ash and the gang are. Ash and Team Rocket make a truce to help seal the Claydol by luring it to the mountain where the stone Pokeball lies.
The old man is reading the old book and says that they can use an eggplant to lure Claydol. The old man is worried about the nearby village. They all find a way and get an idea. Ash and James cooperate and carry bunches of eggplants in a basket and start hanging them out. It seems that Claydol doesn't see the eggplants, so the plan fails.
For their next plan, Brock has an idea for Claydol to notice the eggplants. It seems that Ash and James are wearing eggplant costumes. Between the valley, they start shouting and start calling out Claydol's name. As soon as Claydol notices the gang, Ash and James start to run.
Back with the old man, he continues reading the book about Claydol and just sees that the purple looking eggplants annoy Claydol. The gang is worried that Claydol might smash Ash and James so they all go to them and help.
With Ash and the gang, it seems that they notice Claydol is aiming at them. They both see May and start to jump and dump the eggplant costume. James and Ash are saved but when they look at their eggplant costumes, they can't imagine if they would still be alive if they were in the costume by the time Claydol smashes them.
Within the village, the villagers starts to evacuate. As the villagers are evacuating, Ash and the gang are still thinking a way to lure Claydol. The old man reads something from the old book again and says that a pretty ladies/priestess from ancient times will attract Claydol. Now their plan begins.
May, Jessie, Meowth, and Wobbufet are dressed like girls. They all stand up on the cliff and start playing music. Inside of their costumes is the real dress that they will use to attract Claydol and lure it. They use a musical instrument to get Claydol's attention. As soon as Claydol notices them, Ash and the gang shout to remove their costumes and reveal the dress that will attract Claydol.
As soon as they remove their costumes, Claydol first sees Jessie in a ballet uniform. Claydol moves its hands and blasts her off. It seems that she doesn't like Jessie. Now it's Meowth's turn to attract Claydol. With Meowth's cheerleader costume, Claydol didn't like it much so Claydol blasts him off in the air. With May's Nurse Joy costume, Claydol doesn't like it either so it blasts May off.
When Jessie, May, and Meowth land at Ash's place, the old man just keeps reading the book while the girls just sighed. Ash notices that Wobbuffet is still there. Yes! Wobbuffet is running trying to lure Claydol. It seems that their plan works for Wobbuffet. The old man interrupts and mentions that the looks of the lady that was told in the legend is exactly the look of Wobbuffet. The two ladies and Meowth just sigh.
Now, Ash and the gang cheer for Wobbuffet. As Wobbuffet is running towards Ash and the gang's location, the gang is moving the stone Pokeball. As they moved it, the gang sees that it's time for Wobbuffet to leave, so Ash uses Swellow to get Wobbuffet out of the way. No! Swellow mistakenly lifts Wobbuffet's wig. Claydol notices that it's a fake. Now Wobbuffet runs as soon as they find out that it's wig and is taken by Swellow.
Now that Wobbuffet is out of the way, the gang starts to push the stone Pokeball. It seems that it's too heavy for eight of them to push it. With patience and force, they manage to push it and it rolls down. But wait.. it gets stuck by some rocks. The gang panics already. Brock lets Mudkip and Lombre out and asks them to use Water Gun on the rock that blocks the stone Pokeball from rolling down. With the combination of Mudkip's and Lombre's Water Gun attack, and Pikachu's Thunderbolt, they blast the rock that blocked the Pokeball. The stone Pokeball finally rolls down. Yay! They seal Claydol again.
Ash and the gang are rejoicing from what they did but May notices that Team Rocket is gone. Max points them out and sees them with their balloon again. With the capturing machine, they're trying to lift it. As soon as they lift it near the edge of the cliff, Team Rocket was dragged down by the mountain and they blast off. As they blast off, the stone Pokeball that seals Claydol rolls down to the river to where it used to be.
Now that everything is settled and the sun is about to set, the gang is very happy that they finally sealed the Claydol. May wishes Claydol to have a long rest in the Pokeball and the episode ends.