in a town on the day of a carnival, Ash and Brock join in on the festivities,
while Misty and Pikachu go on some rides and eat some ice cream. Hearing
some shouting, Misty and Pikachu peer around a corner and see a Magician
and his Exeggcute begging his assistant not to quit. She kicks the magician
and walks off. Misty approaches the magician and he introduces himself
as Melvin, and asks Misty if she could be his assistant for the day. Misty,
hesitant at first, agrees to help out. When the show begins, the tent is
almost empty except for a few people, including Brock and Ash! Melvin begins
his magic show, but the small crowd is unimpressed. Eventually he gets
one trick right, getting fire to spew from his cane, but it sets off the
fire sprinklers. The crowd throws trash at Melvin, demanding their money
back. Outside, Misty, Ash and Brock watch as the carnival manager fires
Melvin. Misty tries to cheer Melvin up, telling him all he needs is a bit
more practice. He tries some more tricks, but they fail too. The Exeggcute
cheer Melvin on, but Ash says they don't seem to do very much. The Exeggcute
get angry and hypnotize Ash. Melvin, realizing what happened, decides to
use Ash to improve his act. He brings Ash into the woods and has him capture
a group of Exeggutor, hoping to use them to hypnotize everyone into going
to his show. Suddenly, Team Rocket shows up, planning to steal all the
Exeggutor. They tie up Melvin, and his Exeggcute shout at Team Rocket,
then gather together and evolve into Exeggcutor! Melvin's Exeggcutor and
the other Exeggutor hypnotize Team Rocket, but they also hypnotize each
other! Confused, they all start charging into town. Meanwhile, Brock and
Misty come across Melvin and Ash, who has come out of his hypnosis. Melvin
tells them what happened and they rush back into town, where the Exeggutor
have rampaged through and are turning around and coming back. A bomb has
been placed to blow up the Exeggutor when they come back around. Knowing
he needs to wake them up, Ash uses Charmander's flame against the Exeggutor,
but Charmander soon gets tired, but keeps on going. Misty tells Melvin
to use his fire trick, but Melvin says he'd only mess up. Misty, enraged,
tells Melvin that if Charmander can keep on going, Melvin should at least
try. Melvin steps up and performs his trick, which actually works! The
Exeggutor are awakened and saved from the bomb. All the Exeggutor return
to the forest, except for Melvin's who gives him a hug. Suddenly, Charmander
begins to glow and evolves into Charmeleon! Later on, Ash and the rest
set off to the next Gym, while Melvin decides to keep improving to one
day reach is dream... a show in Las Vegas!
"Be quiet or I'll knock the cholesterol out of you!" ~James, to Exeggcute.
Melvin: "You're a kind person, aren't you?"
Misty: "Well, no, not especially..."
Did You Notice?...
Melvin's ex-assistant wears a Vulpix costume
Charmander evolves into Charmeleon.
Who's That Pokemon?: Exeggcute!