and the others have finally reached Celadon City. Ash wants to go to the
Gym and win another Badge, but Brock, Pikachu and Misty head to a perfume
shop instead. Ash tries to drag Misty away, saying perfume is a waste of
money. The store owner overhears him, and tosses him out. Ash heads to
the gym himself, but once he gets there, he finds he's been barred from
the Gym after what he said about the perfume, the same perfume the gym
manufactures. Meanwhile, Team Rocket tries to break into the gym to steal
the secret perfume formula, but they are quickly caught and tossed out.
Ash and Team Rocket run into each other outside the gym, and they come
up with a plan to get Ash inside. They dress Ash up as a girl and disguse
themselves as his parents. Team Rocket brings "Ashley" into the gym and
registers him for a gym battle. As Ash goes to see Erika, the gym leader,
Team Rocket slips away to steal the formula. When Ash is introduced to
Erika, he finds out she's the owner of the perfume store! Even worse, she
is giving a lecture, and Brock, Misty and Pikachu are there! Erika tells
the story of how she met her Gloom, and that Gloom wouldn't give off a
horrible stench if it trusts someone. Misty mentions that she wishes Ash
had heard the story, then absent-mindedly, he says he did. He catches himself,
but too late, Pikachu thundershocks him and his disguse falls off. Ash
then confronts Erika and challenges her to a battle. She agrees and they
go into the arena. Ash defeats Erika's Tangela and Weepinbell, but her
Gloom's smelly powder keeps Ash's Pokemon at bay. Just as Pikachu jumps
into battle, Team Rocket bursts in and announces they have stolen the formula
and are going to blow up the Gym. However, the bomb backfires and they
are sent blasting off again! The Gym is caught on fire and everyone evacuates,
but Erika's Gloom is lost in the confusion. Ash runs into the burning Gym
to find it. Ash is worried about the stench Gloom gives off, but quickly
finds that Gloom trusts him and doesn't give off a bad smell. Ash carries
Gloom out of the Gym and the fire is put out. Erika gladly gives Ash the
Rainbow Badge for saving her Gloom.
Meowth: "My nose feels like it's on fire!"
Jessie: "Meowth, you don't have a nose!"
Meowth: "My nose! What happened?! The stink dissolved it off my face!... Oh yeah, I almost forgot! The cartoonist never gave me a nose!"
Did You Notice?...
As Team Rocket flies off, Jessie and James smack Meowth with paper fans.
Who's That Pokemon?: Gloom!