and company are walking through a forest when they come upon an Eevee tied
to a tree. They find a name tag on its collar and they search out the address,
eventually ending up in front of a huge mansion! Walking through the gate,
they find a party going on, where everyone is evolving their Pokemon using
stones. The three brothers hosting the party see Eevee and thank Ash for
finding it, telling him it belongs to their younger brother Mikey. Mikey
isn't too thrilled to have Eevee back, as his brothers are pressuring him
to evolve Eevee into a Jolteon, Vaporeon or a Flareon. While the brothers
try to convince Ash and Brock to evolve Pikachu and Vulpix, Misty talks
to Mikey, who tells her he hid Eevee in the woods so he wouldn't have to
evolve it. Misty tells Mikey he needs to tell his brothers that he doesn't
want to evolve Eevee. He agrees, and goes to tell them, when suddenly Team
Rocket drops in yet again. James uses Weezing to send out a Smoke Screen
and they snatch the Pokemon, the evolution stones and the food! Ash pops
their balloon as they fly away, but when they investigate the crashed balloon,
they discover it was only a decoy! Team Rocket is driving away in a truck,
but Horsea manages to leave behind a trail of ink. Later, Team Rocket is
trying to decide what to evolve Eevee into when Ash and company pops out
of the bushes. All the Pokemon are freed, but Team Rocket refuses to give
up, beating up Flareon, Jolteon and Vaporeon. Mikey and Eevee, enraged
that Team Rocket hurt his brother's Pokemon, attack Team Rocket and send
them flying off again. The brothers congratulate Mikey and Mikey tells
them he doesn't want to evolve Eevee. His brothers understand, and even
tell him they wish he'd told them sooner. Everyone goes back to the party
and everyone has a good time... except for Team Rocket, who are stranded
in the woods with only canned food to eat.
Team Rocket Champions
Jessie: "We can't lose this battle to them!
James: "Especially on our first day as champions!"
Asking For It
Misty: "It must be nice to have big brothers."
Ash: "YOU could pass for MY brother!"
Misty punches Ash to the ground
Brock: "Grasshopper have little sense, but big mouth."
Pikachu: "Pika Pika"
Did You Notice?...
The copy of Pokemon Friend magazine has a picture of a Butterfree on the cover.
Misty calls Jessie an "old hag" for the first time.
Who's That Pokemon?: Eevee!