Brock and Misty continue onto Mt. Moon, where they find a man being attacked
by Zubat. Pikachu uses its Thunder Shock to fend off the Zubat. The man
is Seymour, a scientist who is studying Mt. Moon. He tells them the Zubat
emerged from the cave in the daytime because some troublemakers have strung
lights throughout the caverns and the lights are making the underground
Pokémon confused. Seymour believes that Pokémon are from
a different planet and tells Ash about the Moon Stone, which he believes
that Pokémon came to earth in. Suddenly, they hear a Clefairy cry
out and they find that Team Rocket is in the mountain, searching for the
Moon Stone. Ash and Brock fight Team Rocket in a match while Misty, Seymour
and Clefairy escape out of the back. During the match, Meowth slinks away
and follows Misty. Butterfree blows Team Rocket out of the cave with its
Whirlwind attack, then Ash and Brock run off to find Meowth. Back outside
the cavern, Meowth corners Clefairy and demands the Moon Stone. Misty calls
out her Staryu, who sends Meowth flying with its Water Gun attack. Later
on, Clefairy leads Ash and the others to a huge cave. Inside, they find
an area with an open roof, where the moon shines down on a huge boulder,
the Moon Stone! Dozens of Clefairy appear and welcome Ash and the rest,
and then they begin to dance around the Moon Stone. Team Rocket bursts
in once again and steals the Moon Stone! Onix follows them underground
while the group chases after them as Seymour stays behind. He tells the
Clefairy that they must retrieve the Moon Stone. Meanwhile, Team Rocket
is sliding down the mountain with the Moon Stone when Onix bursts from
the ground and knocks them over. Ash and the rest arrive to battle, but
the Clefairy appear and use Metronome. The attack blows up the Moon Stone
and sends Team Rocket blasting off into the sky. The Moon Stone fragments
fall on some of the Clefairy, evolving them into Clefable. The next day,
Ash and the others leave behind Seymour and the Clefairy and move on to
"Don't you guys ever get tired of saying the same things over and over?" ~Ash, after Team Rocket recites their motto.
"Let's show them that size doesn't matter!" ~Jessie using Ekans against Onix.
Seymour: "But don't you see? This means the Moon Stone belongs to the Pokemon! We humans must not take it from them!" Grabs Ash by the wrists "You agree with me, don't you?"
Ash: nervously "Uh-huh! Uh-huh!"
Did You Notice?...
Obscure Pop Culture Reference - Ash mis-interprets Pikachu's movements as the dance "The Marcarena".
Japanese text is edited out of Seymour's speech. You can spot it if you freeze-frame right before his speech begins.
Brock catches his Zubat in this episode.
"It looks like Team Rocket's blasting off again!" is uttered for the first time.
Who's That Pokémon?: Clefairy!