The Scheme Team
|Scott & The Battle Frontier!|
|Scott (Enishida), Agatha (Kikuko), Cassidy (Yamato), Butch (Kosaburou)|
|Japanese Air Date|
|June 23, 2005|
|American Air Date|
|April 8, 2006|
|The Dream Team|
|Ash loses to the new Viridian City Gym Leader, Agatha, agres to compete in the Battle Frontier and heads home to Pallet Town.|
|Pikachu (Ash's), Meowth (Team Rocket), Wobbuffet (Jessie's), Chimecho (James'), Azurill (Misty's), Combusken (May's), Beautifly (May's), Skitty (May's), Bulbasaur (May's), Munchlax (May's), Seviper (Jessie's), Cacnea (James'), Persian (Giovanni's), Mr. Mime (Mimey), Vigoroth (Norman's), Slakoth (Norman's), Meowth (Tyson's), Gengar (Agatha's), Golbat (Agatha's), Poliwag|
|Agatha is in charge of the Viridian Gym until a new Leader can be found; what happened to Giovanni is not explained. Cassidy has a new Voice Actor in this episode. Team Rocket now has a new motto. This is the first appearance of Butch and Cassidy since A Promise is a Promise. This is Misty first in-person appearance since A Togepi Mirage!.|
|After May and Max return home to Petalburg City, the first theme to Advanced Generation in Japan, "Advance Adventure" is played; meanwhile, in the dub, it's replaced with instrumental music. After Scott drives off until he is putting on his slippers inside his house, the first opening theme of Pokemon is played; while, in the dub, it's replaced with instrumental music and the narrator talking about how hyped Ash is to competing in the Battle Frontier.|
|When May gets home she exclaims that her dad's car isn't there, but in Japan, she just asked where he is.|
The Japanese sign on the right of this shot is painted over.
Total Time Cut: 10 sec
The opening shot is cut by two seconds. The title screen is cut by two seconds; the shot after of Brock's stew has a second cut. After the final break, two seconds are cut. When Ash is running to the front door of his house, a second is cut. Finally, the "TO BE CONTINUED..." screen is cut by two seconds.
Ash and co. waves to Morrison and Tyson as they set off for home. Then Ash and co. takes a boat back to Odale Town where they will split up for home. When they arrive at Odale Town, Brock cooks everyone a nice lunch. May is a bit disappointed to leave because she will miss Brock's cooking. Max suggests that they bring home some of Brock's recipes. Ash asks Max if he will say hello to Norman for him. Max nods his head. He also will tell his dad that Ash should've been the champion. Brock tells Ash that they have to stop by Professor Birch in Littleroot Town. May and Max wants to visit Pallet Town sometime. Max can't wait to see Professor Oak's lab.
Suddenly, Munchlax pops out from its Pokeball. Right ahead of Munchlax are a plate of rice balls. Munchlax opens its mouth and eats the rice balls in one bite. Ash sighs as that food was there lunch. Brock tells everyone not to worry. He brings out a second batch of rice balls. After lunch, everyone puts their hands together in the middle. Ash thinks it's hard to say goodbye after the many amazing adventures they have all had. Brock reminds May and Max to stay in touch. Finally, May and Max walk in one direction while Ash and Brock head in another direction.
Team Rocket approaches their headquarters. They stare at the building wondering what Giovanni will do to them. Jessie and James are ashamed of their hard work through the Hoenn area. Meowth tells his friends that they shouldn't be worried of what will happen to them because they know that they did a good job. They walk up to the gate and state their names. A woman calls up Giovanni. She tells him that Jessie, James, and Meowth are reporting to him. Giovanni tells her to let them in. Jessie, James, and Meowth walks into the room. Jessie tells Giovanni that their mission in the Hoenn area is now complete. Jessie also explains to Giovanni that Team Magma and Team Aqua has been defeated. Unfortunately for them, Giovanni already knows about this. Jessie adds in that they destroyed Team Magma and Team Aqua. James and Meowth agrees to this. Giovanni doesn't really care. He rewards them with their next assignment.
Jessie, James, and Meowth walks down the hallway discussing their new mission. All they have to do is steal some rare Pokemon. They dream that when they do, they will get many promotions. Two people on scooters comes speeding towards them. On the scooters are Cassidy and Butch. Butch calls them "losers". Jessie wants to know what Cassidy is doing here. James messes up Butch's name again by calling him "Biff", which makes him mad. Cassidy demands that they move out of their way as they are on some serious buisness. Jessie yells at Cassidy that Giovanni assigned them to a very important mission. Cassidy thinks that Jessie, James, and Meowth's mission is to take out the trash. Jessie gets mad at this, and she kicks Cassidy's scooter. Both teams begins to argue with each other. Another Team Rocket member runs down the hallway for Cassidy and Butch. He tells them that Professor Nanba wants to speak with them. Happy by this, Cassidy and Butch continues their way to Professor Nanba's office.
Jessie, James, and Meowth walks outside the headquarters. Jessie thinks that they have to change their strategies if they want to beat Cassidy and Butch. They need new phrases and everything. Then Cassidy and Butch runs outside. They fire up their rockets and fly away. Jessie, James, and Meowth are in shock at the nice equipment that their enemies have. They see a Team Rocket member and demand for him to get their new equipment. Down below is another Team Rocket member. He gives them pogo sticks which were assigned by Giovanni.
May and Max have finally arrived at home. Their mother welcomes them back, and May gives her a hug. Max tells her that they had a fun time in Hoenn. May notices that Norman isn't home yet. Her mom tells May that Norman went to the grocery store to buy some food for dinner. The group decides to go to the greenhouse where the Pokemon are held. Max greets Slakoth and Vigoroth. May throws her Pokeballs in the air, and all of her Pokemon comes out. Skitty hops on a tree and takes a nap. Bulbasaur smells the beautiful flowers, and Beautifly joins it. Combusken plays with Slakoth and Vigoroth. Munchlax begins to eat the food that's for Slakoth and Vigoroth.
Ash and Brock walk up to the point where Pewter City goes in one direction and Pallet Town in another direction. Ash wishes Brock a safe trip home. Brock tells Ash that their adventures in Hoenn were the best ever. They say goodbye to each other, and the two friends walk their separate ways. After a long walk, Ash sits by a river for a snack. A Poliwag surfaces the river, and Ash tells Max to look at the Poliwag. Ash almost forgot that Max is no longer with him. Ash tells himself that he forgot that him and Pikachu are now alone since he is used to having friends around. Pikachu tells Ash that they should head home now.
Ash is walking on the streets of Viridian City. Ash notices how pretty the city is today. Up ahead is the Viridian City Gym which looks brand new. A car stops in front of the gym. A man walks up and asks Ash if he's a Pokemon Trainer. When Ash says that he is, the man tells Ash that his name is Scott, and he is an agent. Scott asks for Ash's name. He assumes that Ash is going to challenge the gym leader. Ash tells Scott his name and says that he has already won a badge at the Viridian Gym. Scott thinks for a moment and tells Ash that he might qualify for the Battle Frontier. Suddenly, they hear a crash. A woman has fallen off her bike while carrying a bag of groceries. Ash runs over to her and helps her up. She thanks Ash for helping her. Ash offers to hold her groceries while Scott picks up her bike. She tells them to put the things in the gym. Ash asks if she works in the gym, and the woman nods. The woman introduces herself as Agatha, the new gym leader.
Ash, Scott, and Agatha walks into the gym. Ash notices that the gym looks a lot different since the last time he was in it. Agatha asks Scott if he has seen any good trainers on Seafoam Island. Agatha asks Ash if he came for a gym battle. Again, Ash says that he already has the badge to the gym. Scott tells Ash to forget about the badges. He wants Ash to battle Agatha for fun. Agatha says that she needs a real challenge. Yesterday, she easily defeated two trainers. Ash tells her that he made it in the final eight in the Hoenn League. Agatha and Scott are impressed at Ash's accomplishment. Ash accepts Agatha's challenge. Scott agrees to be the judge for the battle.
The battle will consist of only one Pokemon. Ash chooses Pikachu for the battle. Agatha sends out Gengar. Ash looks up Gengar in his Pokedex. Pikachu starts off with a Quick Attack. It charges towards Gengar, but then Pikachu goes right through Gengar's body. Ash forgot that normal attacks don't work on ghost Pokemon. Pikachu tries a Thunderbolt instead, but Gengar, making itself thin, slides on the floor under Pikachu. Gengar comes up from behind Pikachu. It fires a Shadow Ball which Pikachu easily dodges. Pikachu leaps up and whacks Gengar with an Iron Tail. Gengar hits the ceiling. Agatha notices the great speed that Pikachu has. Pikachu jumps into the air. Gengar uses another Shadow Ball attack. Pikachu jumps on the ball and heads straight back for Gengar with an Iron Tail. Gengar avoids the attack with a Double Team. Several copies of itself surrounds Pikachu. Each copy prepares for a Shadow Ball, but Pikachu hits them all with Thunderbolt. The real Gengar gets hit and lets go of the Shadow Ball. The attack heads straight for Pikachu, but Pikachu dodges the attack and hits Gengar with another Iron Tail. Pikachu is about to finish the battle off with Thunder when Gengar quickly gets up and uses Hypnosis. Pikachu sways back and forth. With a Dream Eater attack, Pikachu is knocked out. Agatha wins the battle.
Ash runs to Pikachu's side to make sure that it is okay. Agatha tells Ash that he put up a good fight. Ash thanks her for the compliment. Scott tells Ash that Agatha is a member of the Elite Four, so there was a small chance of him winning the battle. The reason Agatha didn't tell Ash before was that Ash probably would've gotten nervous. Because Ash didn't know about this, he fought well. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has been watching the battle the whole time through their binoculars. They notice that Ash's Pikachu has gotten more powerful. Meowth says that they have to steal it in order to get paid. Team Rocket hides their balloon behind the gym.
Ash and Scott walk out. Ash still can't believe that he was battling an Elite Four member. Scott asks Ash if he is still interested in the Battle Frontier challenge. Ash is very interested in this. Scott explains how it works. There are seven different places spreaded out through Kanto. Each place has its own Frontier Brain. If you can beat the Frontier Brain, you will be awarded with a Frontier Symbol, which is similar to a badge. If a trainer wins six battles, then that trainer will be given the location of the seventh place. Ash thinks that it might be fun.
Suddenly, a mechanical arm reaches out and grabs Pikachu. Team Rocket's balloon arises into the sky, and Team Rocket says their motto. Team Rocket tells them that they have a new and improved motto. Team Rocket begins to float away when something cuts the rope, freeing Pikachu. Agatha's Golbat cut the rope. Agatha tells Team Rocket that they should leave as thieves are not welcomed. Jessie sends out Seviper and James sends out Cacnea, who hugs him again. Seviper uses Bite, but Pikachu uses Quick Attack to grab onto Seviper's tail. Then Pikachu throws Seviper into the air. Finally, Pikachu uses Thunderbolt on Seviper, and Seviper is sent back inside Team Rocket's balloon. Cacnea fires a Pin Missile, but Golbat's Supersonic sends the attack back at Team Rocket. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt and Golbat uses Air Cutter. Both attacks collide into Team Rocket's balloon. Team Rocket blasts off again.
Scott has to leave now to search for more trainers. He gets in his car and drives off. Ash continues his way towards Pallet Town. He crosses a waterfall and gives Pikachu some Pokemon food. Ash can see Pallet Town straight ahead. Not much has changed since Ash's last visit. Ash runs inside his house. To his surprise, he finds Misty welcoming him back. Pikachu jumps into Misty's arms. Mrs. Ketchum and Professor Oak walks down to greet Ash too. Ash sees an Azurill next to Misty. Misty explains to Ash that Tracey gave her a Pokemon Egg, and it hatched into an Azurill. Mrs. Ketchum is really glad to see Ash. Mr. Mime comes out with plates of food. Ash wants to eat right away. Misty hoped on hearing some of Ash's traveling stories, but Ash wants to eat first. Then they hear a car horn. Everyone walks outside. Ash sees Professor Birch and Max at the front of his house. Everyone is happy as Ash and his friends are being reunited once again.
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