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Ash Catches a Pokémon! (003)

Discussion in 'Pokémon' started by Serebii, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    Ash Catches a Pokémon! (003)

    Ash Catches a Pokémon!

    After catching a Caterpie with Misty in tow, Ash decides to catch another Pokémon but Team Rocket show up showing their intentions to get Ash's Pikachu. Can Ash & Misty Defend Pikachu and get the next Pokémon?

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  2. Gravy

    Gravy Contaminated KFC

    Ahh, episode 3, Ash catches a Pokémon. My very favourite episode of the entire series and still going strong. Quite underrated IMO.
    Why so great you ask? Well....
    • Ash catches his very first pokémon in this episode, as well as having it evolve at the end and capturing Pidgeotto. Something a lot of you would give anything to see nowadays. By no means a filler, ne?
    • Caterpie = One of Ash's best pokémon. Seriously, Caterpie had just as much personallity as most of Ash's current line-up. It had a dream of evolving, which would not only make it stronger, but would help capture th affections of one Misty. Lots of motivation there I'd say. Also, its voice was awesome.
    • Many of the scenes in this episode were pretty amusing, most of all parts that involved Misty shaking at the sight of Caterpie as Ash tried to defend the poor bug ^.^
    • There were some pretty awesome battles in this episode. Even Caterpie vs. Pidgeotto was great, if only for the pure comic relief. Pidgeotto vs. Team Rocket was also awesome, and demonstrated how tough Pidgeotto really was, even after being hit by a thundershock beforehand.
    • Caterpie defeating Team Rocket. Against all odds it STILL managed to defeat both Ekans and Koffing and sent them flying, as well as pretty much mummifying Meowth. Gotta love that little bug's inspirational determination ^.^

    And well...thats why I liked this episode. Too bad Caterpie evolved so soon though, I'd have liked to have seen it for at least one episode more ^^; Couldn't just let this sit right at the bottom of the page y'know ;)
     
  3. It was an okay episode, I don't really like the early episodes that much, they are too retro for my liking. I prefer Orange Islands onwards.
     
  4. The Big Al

    The Big Al I just keeping Octo

    Misty's reaction to Caterpie was a lot like Usagi's reaction to a fuzzy Caterpillar in the first Sailor Moon movie. (Maybe that's where they got it. XD)

    I still don't get why Misty decided to follow Ash. The bike isn't that much of loss to shadow Ash. Ash blew the Pokemon center sky high, you don't see Nurse Joy trailing him.
     
  5. Magi of all

    Magi of all Guest

    Nurse Joy has stuff to do. Great episode, not filler at all. Season one was the best in my opnion, after thatmost of the episodes became repitative and dumb.
     
  6. Mistystar89

    Mistystar89 Guest

    ^This episode was funny with Misty, Ash, Caterpie. Ash decides to use Caterpie VS Pigeotto XD A bird VS. a bug.

    "Birds eat bugs Mr. Pokemon Mater!"
     
  7. Missingno. Master

    Missingno. Master Poison-type Trainer

    Am I the only one who realized that Ash actually commanded Caterpie to use Counter? And it actually tried!
     
  8. Gravy

    Gravy Contaminated KFC

    Nah, I don't believe he meant 'counter' as in the actual attack 'Counter', as used by the likes of Wobbuffet.
    He just told it to counter Pidgeotto's attack by meeting it head on and enduring it enough to strike back afterwards....which, kinda failed and knocked him back into a tree, but still ^^;
     
  9. Ash told May in "A Ruin With A View!" that you have to battle with a Pokemon before you can capture it but in this ep Ash just threw a Pokeball at Caterpie and caught it, no battling at all.

    He might have said "Counter it".
     
  10. Missingno. Master

    Missingno. Master Poison-type Trainer

    Well, I don't know, butg if I remember correctly, he said "Caterpie, Counter Attack Now!" I haven't seen the episode in a while *years*, so I don't remember too well...
     
  11. Caterpie is so Kawaii!!!!!! Voice, figure, everything!!! It's a shame Misty hated the little guy so much. I too wish Ash had kept Caterpie for a few more episodes, becaause it could've had some character development. It was brave, too, taking on two Poison Pokémon like that. And when it ran at them, it was just too cute!!

    Overall rating:
    9.3 out of 10!!!
    Another rare example of a quality Kanto episode.

    SC~ out
     
  12. Chris

    Chris Old Coot

    Counter's use was meant as in to counter Pidgeotto's attack. To strike back. You guys can't take the words everyone says too literally. o_o

    And he later got lectured by Kasumi about Caterpie being weak since he tried the same method on Pidgeotto and failed. >_>

    Suprised no one was weirded out by the Japanese gag with the whole cow suit.
     
  13. PDL

    PDL disenchanted

    gotta love an old school episode when all the characters pronounce Pokemon "Poke-a-mon" instead of the correct way "Poke-eh-mon"

    sure, that sort of thing would be annoying to some people who don't like dubs, but it's nostalgic to me :)
     
  14. That Scary Clefairy

    That Scary Clefairy I <3 HK & BF

    what was the japanese verison of that gag anyway?
     
  15. Chris

    Chris Old Coot

    Kasumi: Mushi!
    Satoshi: Ushi?

    It's basically the same kinda gag we heard with Haruka later on when it comes down to a play on Japanese words. Mushi means bug, while Ushi means cow. Similar to Haruka's "Achamo, Kinoko!" when she meant to say "Hinoko." She said "mushroom" instead of Ember (which has a different meaning in Japan).
     
  16. Heracross

    Heracross Custom User Title

    Yeah, and I was really surprised (and confused) that they kept the mushroom in the dub. More proof that the people at 4Kids are either confused or insane.
     
  17. Jesse GS the II

    Jesse GS the II I was frozen today!

    Wasn't that gag in "Challenge of the Samurai", not this episode? I'm pretty sure Kasumi said "Mushi!" in response to the Biidol at the beginning of that one.
     
  18. Chris

    Chris Old Coot

    Yeah. After my post, I realized it took place in the NEXT episode. >_>; Close enough though. XD;
     
  19. Psychic Venusaur

    Psychic Venusaur Pokemon Master

    More Kanto gold.

    It was funny when Ash was sleeping next to the stump, then Misty's all of a sudden on the other side.

    I admire Caterpie. I liked his conversation with Pikachu.

    I liked how Team Rocket had the advantage, and were bossing Ash around.

    All's fair in love, war, and Pokemon.

    Almost forgot Pidgeotto. He's awesome as well.

    9/10
     
  20. Puffs

    Puffs ...NINE-THOUSAND!!!!

    Remember when Pikachu & Caterpie were talking after Ash & Misty went to sleep?
    Is it just me, or did Caterpie explain that it had a train set in its pokeball?
     

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