A Hot Water Battle
|Three in the Jungle! Hot Spring Battle|
|Who's That Pokemon?|
|September 29, 2001|
Our heroes are walking through an area, which seems very tropical. All around, there are lots palm trees and some Mankey and Aipom in them. Suddenly Ash isn't paying attention to what he is doing and he slips on a banana peal and ends up falling. Brock is talking about how it is comical for one to slip on a banana peal, when he too walks ahead and does it himself.
Ash and Brock end up both falling in a hot spring, which was hidden behind the vegetation. They tell Misty how nice the water is and how she should come in too. Ash then has the brilliant idea of spending the whole day there relaxing because it is a paradise. After everyone is in their swimming gear they decide to let the Pokemon out to join in the fun.
The Pokemon start playing a game of Volleyball with a giant blow-up Masterball and are having a great time until Cyndaquil gets hit in the face and the ball goes into the forest. The three starting Pokemon start having a fight over losing the ball, which soon Misty points out. Ash tries to convince her that they aren't fighting by sending them to go get the volleyball. The three Pokemon go into the forest and start looking for the volleyball. They finally find it, but an Aipom is holding it. Totodile tries to get it, but it misses and crashes into a tree.
Meanwhile Team Rocket is walking along and trying to find the hot spring to take a break at like the twerps. They find some fruit to eat, but suddenly out of nowhere, a heard of Aipom crash into them, followed by Cyndaquil, Totodile and Chikorita. Team Rocket realizes that those Pokemon belong to the brat, so they chase after them. The Aipom end up going into a cave followed by the three starters. Team Rocket are a little slow and are standing outside of the cave when a Snorlax spots James and tries to eat his fruit that he has in his backpack. James luckily gets away, but the Snorlax is still hungry and tries to grab James. Meowth, Jessie and James try to get away by hiding in a cave, but then Snorlax feels tired and goes to sleep, covering the cave and blocking Team Rocket and Ash's Pokemon inside.
Just ahead, the three starters are still fighting and accidentally at a split in the cave, they get separated. Cyndaquil and Chikorita end up going one way and Totodile the other. Coincidently the same thing happens to Team Rocket with Jessie and James going the Cyndaquil and Chikorita way and Meowth the Totodile way.
Outside of the cave Snorlax starts moving around, causing some rocks to fall inside. A falling rock almost hits Meowth, but Totodile saves him by pushing him out of the way. The rocks end up blocking the paths inside of the cave. Meowth is happy that Totodile saved him and they make a truce until they get outside and to safety. Totodile starts using its Water Gun to try and move the rocks, but it doesn't work.
In another part of the cave, Cyndaquil and Chikorita end up moving the rocks so that they aren't trapped anymore. They go down the path that Totodile and Meowth are at and see some water from Totodile trickling through. They end up working together and move the rocks to rescue Meowth and Totodile. All four Pokemon make their way to the entrance of the cave, but Snorlax is still blocking it with its backside. Chikorita tickles it with its leaf and it moves a bit, followed by a Totodile Water gun and a Cyndaquil Flamethrower, which finally moves it.
When the Pokemon are outside and think everything is done, Meowth grabs them with a net ending the truce. When the angry Snorlax asks who hurt it, the three-trapped Pokemon let Meowth take the blame and so Snorlax starts chasing it. Snorlax ends up tripping and falling causing some rocks to fall and letting the water out of one of the hot springs. The water starts to rush down the hill washing away the tree Pokemon. Meowth is inside the cave, but the water soon takes him away along with Jessie and James who were snatched away from a palm tree outside of the cave.
Ash is looking for his Pokemon since they have been gone so long and spots them holding onto Snorlax. Ash wants to jump into the river and save them, but Misty warns that the tide is too strong. The three Pokemon grab onto the floating Snorlax to temporary safety, but then everyone notices that there is a waterfall ahead. With some quick thinking, Chikorita chops down some trees with its Razor Leaf attack and Totodile sinks it teeth into it with the other Pokemon holding onto it. Since the other Pokemon are so heavy, Totodile's teeth are slipping, but Ash grabs him just before they crash off of the waterfall.
With the mini-adventure over, our heroes go onto another adventure, but what about Team Rocket? Well they end up stuck against the Snorlax who is at the edge of the waterfall. The Snorlax then gets up and starts swimming away from it leaving Team Rocket drifting off again over the waterfall.