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The Ninja-Poke Showdown

Episode #131>
Ash and company, searching for the Fuchsia Gym, come across a strange mansion instead. Exploring it, they find a Venonat. Chasing after it, they run across a number of hidden traps until Ash finds himself in a hidden room, confronted with a mysterious ninja trainer named Aya, who challenges Ash to a match with her Venonat! Ash sends out Bulbasaur, who defeats Venonat with Leech Seed. When Ash wins, another trainer appears out of smoke, Aya's brother Koga! He explains that they are at the Fuchsia Gym and he challenges Ash to a match with him. Koga begins the two on two battle. Ash calls out Pidgeotto while Koga uses another Venonat, who immediately evolves into Venomoth. Venomoth knocks out Pidgeotto with Sleep Powder, so Ash calls out Charmander, but as they battle, Team Rocket drops in through the roof and after a Kabuki theater style motto, calls out their Pokemon to battle. Koga, Aya and Ash use their Pokemon to battle, but Team Rocket uses sticky webs to trap them. Misty tries to use Psyduck, but all his attacks are virtually worthless, and Psyduck begins to run around the room. Koga drops some Voltorbs on Team Rocket, but they use their sticky webs to catch them. One of them explodes, and in the smoke, Ash and the others escape. Pikachu and Charmander are still sticky and Team Rocket catches up with them. Psyduck panics even more, and refuses to return to his Pokeball. Meowth gets annoyed and begins to smack Psyduck around, and Psyduck's headache gets even worse. Suddenly, his eyes begin to glow and uses Disable and Confusion to whip Team Rocket and send them blasting off once again. Ash's Pokedex explains that when Psyduck's headache becomes too severe, Psyduck can use psychic attacks. Koga offers to trade one of his Pokemon for Psyduck, but Misty refuses and hugs Psyduck. Ash and Koga resume their match, with Ash using Charmander and Koga using Golbat.  After a heated battle, Charmander defeats Golbat and Ash wins a Soul Badge! Koga and Aya go back to training, and Ash continues on his journey, while Misty hopes success doesn't go to Psyduck's head.

Quotable Quotes
"But don't you think that color's a little bright for a ninja?" ~ Misty, commenting on Aya's electric pink outfit.
Psyduck defeats Team Rocket
Brock: "The kind of talent's a real pain."
Misty: "Oh yeah."

Noteworthy
Who's That Pokemon?: Venonat!
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