returns to Saffron City with Haunter as his newest Pokemon, planning to
use it against Sabrina's Kadabra and win the Marsh Badge. He challenges
Sabrina again, but when he calls Haunter, it never appears. Ash forfeits
the match and they all make a break for it, but Brock and Misty are captured
and turned into rag dolls by Sabrina. Sabrina is about to capture Ash,
when the jogger Ash met a few days ago appears and teleports him to safety.
In a park, the man tells Ash all about Sabrina, how she became so obsessed
with her psychic powers she drove off her family. He says that the doll
she carries represents her true self, a lonely girl who wants to make friends.
He also tells Ash that the only way to free Misty and Brock is to defeat
Sabrina. Ash sets out again to find Haunter and finds him, spooking Team
Rocket. Ash gets Haunter to come back to the gym with him. Ash challenges
Sabrina again, but Haunter does his disappearing act again. All seems hopeless,
but Pikachu sticks up for Ash and goes into battle against Kadabra. Pikachu
does remarkably well, toasting Kadabra with Thunder, but Sabrina orders
it to use Recover. Suddenly, Haunter appears again and begins making faces
at Sabrina. Sabrina says two against one is unfair, but the jogger (by
now you should know he is really Sabrina's father) appears and says that
Haunter isn't really fighting, it's just wandering around on its own. Haunter
continues to make faces at Sabrina and eventually makes Sabrina laugh!
She goes hysterical, and since she and Kadabra are psychically linked,
Kadabra is laughing as well, unable to battle, making Pikachu the winner!
Haunter restores Sabrina's human spirit, Brock and Misty return to normal,
and Ash wins himself a Marsh Badge!
"It just crossed the cute line...." ~Misty, after Haunter paralyzes her with a Lick.
"It's the greatest discovery since Einstein invented the light bulb!" ~Jessie, on nets.
"Sabrina had this picture of her family in her room... if you have the same picture, then that must mean... you're a photographer! ~ A totally clueless Ash, with no idea that the jogger is actually Sabrina's father.
Did You Notice?...
Japanese word balloons pop up above Jessie and Meowth's heads just before they fall through the floor.
Gengar's eyes are white in the last scene.
Ash wins his fourth Badge, the Marsh Badge.
Who's That Pokemon?: Haunter!