* BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
** ''Two Perfect Girls'' has no plot relevance and seems to be in the show because it was on the CD soundtracks, and to showcase Brock's awesome dancing skills.
** ''What Kind of Pokémon are You?'', a song performed by a man representing Dexter, Ash's PokéDex.
** Psyduck's cameos, which are used to change sets.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''You Just Can't Win'' for all the fans who would've liked to see Ash and Giovanni actually face each other. This was the closest they'd come to a fight until the ''Best Wishes'' series 13 years later. The song is made even cooler in context, as it takes place after [=MechaMew2=] defeats Pikachu, so Ash tries to fight Giovanni himself.
** ''Team Rocket's Rockin' (Double Trouble)'' is pretty damn awesome. As is Giovanni's VillainSong.
* EpilepticTrees: The show having Giovanni be Ash's father in an earlier draft, as well as the finished product having him date Delia before she met her husband, gave credence to the "Giovanni is Ash's father" theory for the main anime.
* EvilIsCool: Giovanni, Team Rocket, and even the Rocket Grunts completely steal the show.
* FridgeBrilliance: Giovanni's claim that he'll tell the sun to shine on "only him" at first is just standard fare villainous gloating, but it's not ''just'' an empty claim. [=MechaMewTwo=], knowing both ''Sunny Day'' and ''Rain Dance'', can control the weather.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: "My Best Friends" is a little awkward since Misty and Brock have left the show.
* HamAndCheese: Darren Dunstan's performance as Giovanni is reminiscent of Raul Julia in the [[Film/StreetFighter Street Fighter live-action film]].
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Delia's reluctance to watch Ash grow up, since Ash in the anime is still 10.
** "My Best Friends" is a little awkward since Misty and Brock have left the show.
** During Giovanni's VillainSong, he refers to [=MechaMew2=] as a [[Anime/PokemonVolcanionAndTheMechanicalMarvel Mechanical Marvel]]. Spoofed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZm8xe1mb08 here]].
* {{HSQ}}: The last 15 minutes have, in rapid succession, a series of events that make the preceding 45 minutes worth it.
** Ash and Giovanni facing off in a Pokemon battle. While short, this was the closest they'd come to a fight until the ''Best Wishes'' series--and in the anime their fight was even shorter.
** Ash trying to fight Giovanni ''physically'' after Pikachu is defeated. Giovanni responds in kind.
** The real Mewtwo showing up and saving Ash from [=MechaMew2=]'s Hyper Beam, then attacking [=MechaMew2=] [[spoiler:with Ash's memories]].
** [=MechaMew2=] gaining sentience and giving a touching speech about what it learned from Ash before putting Giovanni in a headlock and blowing itself up.
* LevelBreaker: Most of the songs are well-sang, and many are quite heartfelt, but as soon as the word "Pokemon" pops up, you can't help but laugh a little bit.
* MoralEventHorizon: Giovanni orders [=MechaMew2=] to attack Ash, a 10 year old boy whom he ''knows'' is the child of his ex-girlfriend, directly.
* OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow: If [[spoiler:Mewtwo had not shown up]], there is no way that Ash would have been able to beat Giovanni on his own.
* RootingForTheEmpire: Some viewers wanted Giovanni to win, especially since [[EvilIsCool Team Rocket gets the best songs]].
* SoBadItsGood: Again, it probably would have been just plain good if Pokemon ''hadn't'' been involved.
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