Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!
|Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Setting Out: Pokemon Rescue Team Go-Getters!|
|Japanese Air Date|
|March 23, 2007|
|American Air Date|
|September 8, 2006|
|Squirtle joins Team Go-Getters and helps them complete their first mission of rescuing Pikachu.|
|Squirtle (Team Go-Getters), Chikorita (Team Go-Getters), Charmander (Team Go-Getters), Gengar (Team Meanies), Medicham (Team Meanies), Ekans (Team Meanies), Alakazam (Team A.C.T.), Charizard (Team A.C.T.), Tyranitar (Team A.C.T.), Pichu, Pikachu (Big Brother Pikachu), Kecleon (younger brother), Kecleon (older brother), Kangaskhan (Aunty Kangaskhan), Whiscash (Whiscash Elder), Snubbull (Aunty Kangaskhan's Warehouse), Bellsprout (Aunty Kangaskhan's Warehouse), Lombre, Pelipper (Pelipper Post Office), Plusle (Magma Cavern), Minun (Magma Cavern), Golbat (Sinister Cave), Shroomish (Sinister Cave), Skarmory (Sinister Cave)|
|When Gengar ordered Ekans to eat up all the berries that Team Go-Getters collected, he called the Poisonous Snake Pokémon Arbok, which may be a misinterpretation of the Japanese name of Ekans, Arbo. This error was also present in the Japanese version and even in the credits. However, the Arbok error was corrected in a reairing of the episode on September 30, 2006.|
This episode features the first time Pokémon, with the exception of Meowth, ever speak the human language without using telepathy.
The only Pokémon in this episode that didn't speak human language were Golbat and Shroomish.
The episode ends with To be continued, despite there being no indication of a continuation of this storyline.
The Pokémon that speak English in the special are Squirtle, Charmander, Chikorita, Ekans, Medicham, Gengar, Whiscash, Pichu, Pikachu, Pelipper, Kangaskhan, Snubbull, Lombre, Bellsprout and Skarmory. Shroomish also speaks, but only says its name.
This is the first time an episode starring mostly Pokémon does not have subtitles.
This special is based off of the Game Boy Advance game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, and the Nintendo DS game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team.
In the beginning, a human wakes up and realizes he has turned into Squirtle. After digesting this fact a bit, he decides to join a Pokémon Rescue Team called "Team Go-Getters", along with Chikorita and Charmander. They find a mission in the Pelipper Post Office about finding Pichu's missing older brother, Pikachu; and the popular Team A.C.T. (Alakazam, Charizard, and Tyranitar) is busy rescuing Plusle and Minun from Magma Cavern. However, they will not be the only ones doing the mission. Another team called "Team Meanies" (Gengar, Ekans, and Medicham) will be doing it, as well.
Before they start the mission, Team Go-Getters swings by the Kecleon shop to buy some items, but are dismayed to learn that Team Meanies purchased everything in the shop. Later, Team Go-Getters runs into Team Meanies, and Team Meanies proves their namesake when Gengar commands Ekans to devour all of Go-Getters' berries, save for two Oran Berries.
Without anything to go with, they are called over by Kangaskhan who runs the Kangaskhan storage in Pokémon Square. She provides Team Go-Getters with some Pecha Scarfs and Corsola Twigs for the road ahead.
After entering the cave, Team Go-Getters later find Pichu who is confused and trapped behind a rock by Team Meanies in the cave Pikachu was near. Charmander uses his Metal Claw attack to break the rock. He then goes to the toolbox Squirtle was carrying to retrieve an Oran Berry to give to Pichu. After Pichu eats the berry and regains his strength, Team Go-Getters then allows Pichu to come along with them to save Pikachu. Pichu says "Of course!" and eventually they come out of the cave.
Suddenly, a Skarmory snatches Pichu and takes him to the top of the nearby Mt. Steel (where she had previously taken Pikachu). On the way to the top of Mt. Steel to save Pichu and Pikachu, the team encounters the Meanies, badly hurt from their battle against Skarmory. Despite how they were treated, Team Go-Getters show their good side and split their second and last Oran Berry into three, to revitalize each of the Meanies.
Team Go-Getters goes on top of Mt. Steel and fight Skarmory, winning because of a Quick Seed given by Pikachu to Squirtle. Skarmory turns back to her normal self, and everyone sees Pelipper fly down to the Pelipper Post Office with more missions for the rescue teams. Team Go-Getters returns with Pikachu and Pichu, and after a bit, goes to the Pelipper Post Office for another excellent mission.