and his friends are still lost when they come across a beautiful beach.
Ash catches a Krabby, but finds that if he has more than six Pokemon, the
ones he captures are automatically transfered to Professor Oak. Anxious
to see if Krabby is okay, Ash spots a lighthouse in the distance and walks
to it to use the phone to call Oak. At the lighthouse, they phone Oak and
meet Bill, a Pokemon researcher who gives Ash a crash course in Pokemon.
Bill tells Ash that he is tracking a giant Pokemon that lives across the
sea, and each night plays out the creature's calls in hopes that it will
appear. That night, it does, and as it comes close to the lighthouse, Team
Rocket appears to capture it, scaring it off. Bill, though disappointed
that he didn't meet the rare Pokemon, is confident that it will return
again. Ash, Misty and the rest head on to Vermilion City.
"So Krabby's with Prof. Oak... now I'm really worried!" ~Ash, after Krabby is transported to Prof. Oak's lab.
Team Rocket prepares to climb the cliffs to the lighthouse.
Jessie: "To be truely great criminals, we have to do things the hard way!"
James: "Then we'll be 'hardened' criminals."
Jessie: But it will be tough to reach the top..."
Jessie & James: "Cause we're afraid of heights!"
Did You Notice?...
Among the Pokemon on Bill's carved door are: Arcanine, Moltres, Scyther, Gengar, Nidoking, Mewtwo, Electabuzz, Muk, Drowzee, Kabutops, Flareon, Golbat, Lapras, Shellder, and Ditto.
According to the series, Mewtwo was created by Team Rocket scientists in secret, yet it appears on Bill's front door.
Ash captures Krabby, but won't use it in battle until the middle of next season.
Pokemon expert Bill can't identify the giant Pokemon, but we all know it's a Dragonite!
Who's That Pokémon?: Krabby!