The group come into a forest where it is quiet and peaceful. They notice a large group of Pikachu that Ash's Pikachu tries to make friends with. After saving a young Pikachu from drowning and rescuing the herd from Team Rocket, Ash's Pikachu is welcomed among the other Pikachu as one of their own. Saddened by this sudden distance, Ash tries to leave Pikachu behind thinking that in the long run, it is going to be better off with its own kind. Written by
Michael L Ballard
Did You Know?
This episode wasn't in the original story plan for the series but was made due to the retooling needed following the fallout from the Electric Soldier Porygon incident. See more
The Time Has Come (Pikachu's Goodbye)
Written by John Siegler
, John Loeffler
, and Norman Grossfeld'
Performed by Marti Lebow and Larry Saltzman See more