stops to call Prof Oak, to find out that Gary has already caught a bunch
of Pokemon and a fifth Badge. He goes back to find Brock fixing rice balls
for the group. Suddenly, a Mankey pops in and begins to beg for some food.
Brock gives Mankey a rice ball and Mankey hops away to eat it. Ash decides
to catch up to Gary and attempts to capture Mankey. All he does is anger
Mankey, though, and Mankey beats up Ash and steals his hat, and hops up
into a tree. Ash tries to get his hat back, but Mankey keeps knocking Ash
down. When Misty asks Ash what's so important about the hat, he rants about
how it was an official Pokemon League Hat and that he sent in a million
postcards to a contest to win it. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is watching and
waiting for Ash to get worn out so they can steal Pikachu. Ash tries once
again to get his hat back, but Mankey just runs away again. Team Rocket
then pops up and kicks Mankey aside, demanding Pikachu. When Brock says
they shouldn't have kicked Mankey, they all look to the side and see Mankey
evolve into a Primeape! Primeape beats up Team Rocket, then goes after
Ash and the others. They run into a canyon and split up, with Primeape
still after Ash. Team Rocket somehow makes it further down the road and
starts digging a pit when Ash runs into them. Pikachu shocks them, and
Ash climbs out of the pit to find himself face to face with Primeape! Ash
is determined to capture Primeape, and uses Charmander to battle it. A
wild battle ensues, until finally Charmander uses Rage and knocks out Primeape.
Ash captures Primeape and gets his hat back, just as Team Rocket climbs
out of the pit. When they ask where Primeape went, Ash gladly shows them
by releasing Primeape and letting him knock them into the air.
"Team Rocket always puts beauty before duty!" ~James, as they go after Primeape after it smashes Jessie's face.
"Pokeball!....er, sorry. Donut, go!" ~Brock, tossing a "donut" at Primeape.
Ash: "It's a donut!"
Misty: "A donut Pokemon?"
Did You Notice?...
Mankey mocks Ash by mimicing Ash's Pokeball throwing animation.
In the Pokemon League Hat commercial, Pokemon League is spelled "Pockemon Leag".
Brock's "donuts" are actually rice balls.
Who's That Pokemon?: Primeape!