Ash battles Koga, the Fuchsia City gym leader.



(based on a story by)


Episode credited cast:
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Adam Blaustein)
Rodger Parsons ...
Narrator (voice) (as Ken Gates)
Stuart Zagnit ...
Koga (voice) (as Stan Hart)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Pidgeotto (voice)
Bulbasaur (voice) (as Tara Jayne)
Rachael Lillis ...
Misty / Jessie / Venonat (voice) (as Rachel Lillis)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Nicodème ...
Narrator (voice)
Ikue Ohtani ...
Pikachu (voice)
Pokédex (voice) (as Nicholas James Tate)
Eric Stuart ...
Brock / James / Weezing (voice)
Veronica Taylor ...
Ash Ketchum (voice)


Ash and friends arrive at the Fuchsia Gym only to find that no one is home except for a lonely Venonat who leads them into a bunch of traps. At first they meet Ai who is Venonat's trainer and Ai's brother who is the leader of the Fuchsia Gym. Team Rocket finds the Fuchsia Gym in an attempt to steal some rare and unusual Pokémon but all they manage to gather up is a bunch of Voltorb. Misty's Psyduck lets itself out of its poke ball and tries to battle Team Rocket on its own. Can Ash and crew save the Pokemon of the Fuchsia Gym before Team Rocket can take off with them? Written by Blackarachnia2

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20 October 1998 (USA)  »

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Starting with this episode, Meowth's voice changes. See more »


Misty: [Psyduck has just taken a drink out of the lake, to cure his headache] Psyduck, *cold* water can make a headache even worse!
Psyduck: [touches his head] Psyyy!
Misty: Sometimes I just look at that Psyduck face and *I* get a headache!
Brock: [Brock is grooming Vulpix on his lap] What beautiful hair! Susie's such a great breeder!
Misty: [leans over to Brock] Hey Brock! How about a trade? That Vulpix for my Psyduck!
Brock: No way!
Misty: It wouldn't take much time to brush; because Psyduck only has... three hairs.
Psyduck: Psyyy!
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Pokémon Theme
(first theme song)
Written by John Siegler & John Loeffler
Performed by Jason Paige
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