in the rain, Ash and friends seek shelter into a seeminly abandoned mansion.
Inside, they find another Pikachu, but it's face is all distorted! Then
a girl shows up, dressed like Ash! She introduces herself as Duplica and
reveals the weird Pikachu is actually a Ditto! The only problem is that
Ditto can't do a perfect transformation and can never get the faces right.
She tells them she used to run a show in the mansion for travelers, and
part of the act was Ditto impersonating Pokemon in the audience. But since
Ditto couldn't change its face, people stopped coming. Suddenly, Team Rocket
pops on stage, snatches Ditto and takes off. Team Rocket hides out in a
cabin and tells Ditto why they stole it: to have it transform into a Dratini
to give to Giovanni! But Ditto keeps messing up and making Jessie angrier
and angrier. Finally, Ditto manages to transform into a Meowth perfectly!
Then, Ash, Duplica and the others break in, imitating Team Rocket. When
Duplica sees that Ditto copied Meowth perfectly, she thanks them. Team
Rocket, touched, gives her back one of the Meowth and takes off with the
other. Of course, Duplica instantly knows that it isn't Ditto they gave
her, it's Meowth! She throws Meowth back at Team Rocket and Ditto jumps
back down to her. Team Rocket tries to capture all the Pokemon, but Ditto
and Pikachu work together and send Team Rocket blasting off again. Now
with Ditto able to transform perfectly, Duplica reopens the House of Imite
and Ash and company continue on their way.
Misty: "You're right Brock, she is a girl!"
Brock: "Hmm, but she may be a little young for me..."
Misty: "You're sad..."
Did You Notice?...
Duplica imitates Gloom, Metapod, Psyduck, Horsea, Bulbasaur and Goldeen in her stage show.
Who's That Pokemon?: Ditto!