Horsea is feeling a bit blue, and Misty decides that it needs more room
to swim around than in park fountains. Brock suggests going back to Cerulean
City and letting Horsea swim around Misty's Gym for a bit. Misty agrees
it's a great idea and calls her sisters to let them know she's coming.
When they arrive in Cerulean City, they find the town is plastered with
posters for an underwater ballet, featuring the Mermaid Princess. Ash notices
the Mermaid looks a bit familiar. When they reach the gym, they find that
Misty's sisters are putting on the ballet, and that Misty is the star!
Misty reluctantly accepts and begins to rehearse. Meanwhile, Team Rocket
sees the posters and decides to steal the Water Pokemon. The next day,
the show opens. The entire ballet takes place in a glass tank suspended
where the audience can watch. Misty dives underwater with her Pokemon and
performs. With some cleverly hidden air pockets and breathing devices,
Misty is able to stay under the entire time. Lily and Violet, playing the
villains, are about to join her, when Team Rocket captures them and takes
their place. They put on their own breathing masks and begin to battle
Misty. Brock and Ash recognize Team Rocket, and quickly jump in as well.
As they all battle, Meowth crashes through the roof in the balloon and
begins to drop nets to capture the water Pokemon. Just as it seems like
Team Rocket is about to win, Daisy's Seel jumps in a begins to battle Arbok.
As they battle, Seel evolves into Dewgong! Dewgong uses Aurora Beam to
freeze Team Rocket, then sends them flying by smacking them with its tail.
Jessie and James crash into Meowth and the balloon, and they all go blasting
off. The crowd cheers and everyone takes a bow. The next day, ticket sales
are through the roof, and the sisters tell Misty she doesn't have to stay
around anymore. They ask if they can keep her Horsea and Starmie to use
in the show, and she agrees, but can't manage to let them take Psyduck.
Ash then heads toward Viridian City to claim an Earth Badge!
"And next time we steal mens' clothes!" ~James, as he and Jessie make their appearance with James wearing a dress.
Did You Notice?...
A second of footage is accidentally misplaced between scenes where Ash is commenting on the size of the line to see the show.
Who's That Pokemon?: Horsea!