group arrives in another city, walking on Scissor Street, a street full
of fashion stores and salons. Brock look feverishly for a certain store,
while Ash and Misty notice all the flashy designs the Pokemon and their
trainers on the street are wearing. It turns out that a new salon in town
is spreading the flashy fashion, the Salon Rock-et, which is run by Jessie,
James and Meowth, looking to make some extra cash! Brock finally finds
the store he was looking for. Inside the group meets Susie, the owner and
operator of the salon. Misty finds that Susie has a Vulpix, but when she
tries to pick it up, the Vulpix fries her with a fire attack. Brock then
asks Susie to accept him as her student, proclaiming that she is the best
Pokemon Breeder in the world. Susie is flattered, but is unsure of taking
on a student. Inviting the group to tea, she confides in them that since
the Salon Rock-et came into town, business for her has been slow. She says
that the new Pokemon fashion focuses on the outside instead of what's inside
of the Pokemon. As Brock and Ash try to reassure Susie, Misty decides to
go to Salon Rock-et and give lumbering Psyduck a makeover. Susie has a
lecture on caring for Pokemon that is open to the public. The lecture draws
away Salon Rock-et's customers, except for Misty and Psyduck. Jessie and
James recognizes who she is and offers her a complete make-over. Misty
loves her new look, but soon realizes who they really are. As James and
Jessie tie up Misty, Psyduck runs back to Susie's salon and tells Ash and
Brock what happened. Running to the Salon Rock-et, Ash and Brock confront
Team Rocket, demanding they release Misty. Instead, Team Rocket transforms
the Salon into a flashy battle arena. Susie runs up and commands Vulpix
to use Fire Spin, which blasts Team Rocket off again. The new fashion is
soon yesterday's news and Susie's business thrives again. Susie tells Brock
that she cannot teach him because she is still learning herself. She give
Brock her Vulpix, since he is the only other person Vulpix has ever been
fond of. Brock promises to take good care of Vulpix.
Brock: "My name's Brock, nice to meet you Susie, er, uh, I want to breed like you, uh, I mean I want to be a breeder like you!"
Susie: "It's very nice to meet you Brock, I'm flattered that you want to make me your model!"
Brock: "Yes, I want to model you, I mean, I'm flattered that you're flattered, uh, I mean, your Vulpix is nice..."
Did You Notice?...
When James grabs Misty, his arm seems to go through her neck.
Who's That Pokemon?: Vulpix!