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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: This is, bar none, the most violent that the Team Rocket trio behaves in the series. They commit armed robbery, and toss bombs at the twerps and their Pokémon. Meowth even straight-up says he's ''capable of committing murder'', but says he's above that.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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This is, bar none, the most violent that the Team Rocket trio behaves in the series. They commit armed robbery, and toss bombs at the twerps and their Pokémon. Meowth even straight-up says he's ''capable of committing murder'', but says he's above that.that.
** This is one of the few early episodes that had realistic guns in focus and aimed at another character.


* TheCameo: Gary Oak makes an appearance, only to [[DoorSlamsYou inadvertently knock out Ash with the Pokéstop door.]]

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* TheCameo: Gary Oak makes an appearance, only to [[DoorSlamsYou [[TheDoorSlamsYou inadvertently knock out Ash with the Pokéstop door.]]


A group of Squirtle are making trouble around the town, including the heroes. Team Rocket is attacked as well, but Meowth manages to persuade the Squirtle to capture them all. However, Pikachu gets seriously injured by a Goldeen and though Squirtle lets Ash go, he must be back soon or Misty will get her hair dyed purple. Will Ash be able to get back on time and be able to save Pikachu before Team Rocket take it? Also, will the Squirtle stop their attacks?

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A group of Squirtle are making trouble for people around the town, including the heroes. Team Rocket is attacked as well, but Meowth manages to persuade the Squirtle to capture them all. However, Pikachu gets seriously injured by a Goldeen and though Squirtle lets Ash go, he must be back soon or Misty will get her hair dyed purple. Will Ash be able to get back on time and be able to save Pikachu before Team Rocket take it? Also, will the Squirtle stop their attacks?



* TheCameo: Gary Oak makes an appearance, only to [[DoorSlamsYou inadvertently knock out Ash with the Pokestop door.]]

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* TheCameo: Gary Oak makes an appearance, only to [[DoorSlamsYou inadvertently knock out Ash with the Pokestop Pokéstop door.]]



* CulturalTranslation: When the Squirtle Squad tied up Team Rocket and begin to eat their lunch, Jessie and James bemoans that they are eating "jelly donuts and éclair" despite the fact that only riceballs are present in the picnic. This so happens to be the first instance of 4Kids infamously calling rice balls "donuts".
* DebutQueue: The last of three episodes back to back where Ash gets the three starters in Pokedex order. The Kanto Trio and Pikachu will be his main Pokemon from this episode until the Johto arc.

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* CulturalTranslation: When the Squirtle Squad tied up Team Rocket and begin to eat their lunch, Jessie and James bemoans that they are eating "jelly donuts and éclair" despite the fact that only riceballs are present in the picnic. This so happens to be the first instance of 4Kids infamously calling rice balls "donuts".
"donuts."
* DebutQueue: The last of three episodes back to back where Ash gets the three starters in Pokedex Pokédex order. The Kanto Trio trio and Pikachu will be his main Pokemon Pokémon from this episode until the Johto arc.



* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Played Straight and Subverted. Team Rocket's bazooka ammo is nothing more than ice, and 4Kids ensures that Team Rocket would say that these are fake weaponry right from the beginning. Even their bombs are mentioned to be made of dental floss and flash powder. Subverted with the shop owners that got robbed by Team Rocket, who pull out realistic rifles on Ash thinking he's another thief till Officer Jenny arrives.
* GrowlingGut: After {{dope slap}}ping her cohorts for complaining about food, Jessie's own stomach growls, at which point she decides the team should break for a picnic lunch. Which is promptly stolen by the Squirtle Squad.

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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Played Straight straight and Subverted.subverted. Team Rocket's bazooka ammo is nothing more than ice, and 4Kids ensures that Team Rocket would say that these are fake weaponry right from the beginning. Even their bombs are mentioned to be made of dental floss and flash powder. Subverted with the shop owners that got robbed by Team Rocket, who pull out realistic rifles on Ash thinking he's another thief till until Officer Jenny arrives.
* GrowlingGut: After {{dope slap}}ping her cohorts for complaining about food, Jessie's own stomach growls, at which point she decides the team should break for a picnic lunch. Which lunch, which is promptly stolen by the Squirtle Squad.



* ShopliftAndDie: Inverted. The shopkeepers have guns, but do not make any effort to use them against Team Rocket. Instead they proceed to pull them out against the next person to walk through the door--Ash. They only relent thanks to Officer Jenny's interference.
-->'''Ash''': Super potion, please! (''Is promptly met with multiple guns pointed at him'') [[OhCrap No! I don't need...a new...gun]]. Please, don't shoot me! I--\\

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* ShopliftAndDie: Inverted. The shopkeepers have guns, but do not make any effort to use them against Team Rocket. Instead they proceed to pull them out against the next person to walk through the door--Ash.door - Ash. They only relent thanks to Officer Jenny's interference.
-->'''Ash''': Super potion, Potion, please! (''Is promptly met with multiple guns pointed at him'') [[OhCrap No! I don't need...a new...gun]]. Please, don't shoot me! I--\\


-->'''Ash''': Super potion, please! (''Is promptly met with multiple guns pointed at him'') [[OhCrap No! I don't need... a new... gun]]. Please, don't shoot me! I--\\

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-->'''Ash''': Super potion, please! (''Is promptly met with multiple guns pointed at him'') [[OhCrap No! I don't need... a new... new...gun]]. Please, don't shoot me! I--\\


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[[caption-width-right:200: Well, that's one way to win a Pokemon battle.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Pikachu vs. Squirtle stand off.
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A group of Squirtle are making trouble around the town, including the heroes. Team Rocket is attacked as well, but Meowth manages to persuade the Squirtle to capture them all. However, Pikachu gets seriously injured by a Goldeen and though Squirtle lets Ash go, he must be back soon or Misty will get her hair dyed purple. Will Ash be able to get back on time and be able to save Pikachu before Team Rocket take it? Also, will the Squirtle stop their attacks?


* SpiritualSuccessor: Gains one in the Best Wishes arc with a squad of Trubbish led by a Garbordor. The sunglasses wearing Squirtle, who even shows up in said episode and later becomes one of Ash's Pokemon, is also a Spiritual Successor to the Squirtle Squad leader who becomes Ash's Squirtle.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Gains one in the Best Wishes arc with a squad of Trubbish led by a Garbordor. The sunglasses wearing Squirtle, who even shows up in said episode and later becomes one of Ash's Pokemon, is also a Spiritual Successor to the Squirtle Squad leader who becomes Ash's Squirtle.


* EyeCatch: This episode, the ''Who's That Pokémon'' is Squirtle.

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* EyeCatch: This episode, the The ''Who's That Pokémon'' is spotlight goes to Squirtle.


* GrowlingGut: After {{dope slap}}ing her cohorts for complaining about food, Jessie's own stomach growls, at which point she decides the team should break for a picnic lunch. Which is promptly stolen by the Squirtle Squad.

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* GrowlingGut: After {{dope slap}}ing slap}}ping her cohorts for complaining about food, Jessie's own stomach growls, at which point she decides the team should break for a picnic lunch. Which is promptly stolen by the Squirtle Squad.


* ShopliftAndDie: Inverted. The shopkeepers have guns, but do not make any effort to use them against Team Rocket. Instead they proceed to pull them out against the next person to walk through the door.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Gains one in the Best Wishes arc with a squad of Trubbish led by a Garbordor. The sunglasses wearing Sandile, who even shows up in said episode and later becomes one of Ash's Pokemon, is also a Spiritual Successor to the Squirtle Squad leader who becomes Ash's Squirtle.

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* ShopliftAndDie: Inverted. The shopkeepers have guns, but do not make any effort to use them against Team Rocket. Instead they proceed to pull them out against the next person to walk through the door.
door--Ash. They only relent thanks to Officer Jenny's interference.
-->'''Ash''': Super potion, please! (''Is promptly met with multiple guns pointed at him'') [[OhCrap No! I don't need... a new... gun]]. Please, don't shoot me! I--\\
'''Officer Jenny''': (''runs in'') STOP! Drop those! He's not with Team Rocket!
* SpiritualSuccessor: Gains one in the Best Wishes arc with a squad of Trubbish led by a Garbordor. The sunglasses wearing Sandile, Squirtle, who even shows up in said episode and later becomes one of Ash's Pokemon, is also a Spiritual Successor to the Squirtle Squad leader who becomes Ash's Squirtle.


* WholePlotReference: Ash running to grab medicine while his friends are held hostage with the promise that he would return is one to "Run, Melos!", a well known short story by Osamu Dazai.

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* WholePlotReference: Ash running to grab medicine while his friends are held hostage with the promise that he would return is one to "Run, Melos!", a well known short story by Osamu Dazai.Dazai which has also been adapted into anime.


* WholePlotReference: Ash running to grab medicine while his friends are hostage promising that he will return is one to "Run, Melos!", a well known short story by Osamu Dazai.

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* WholePlotReference: Ash running to grab medicine while his friends are held hostage promising with the promise that he will would return is one to "Run, Melos!", a well known short story by Osamu Dazai.


* SpiritualSuccessor: Gains one in the Best Wishes arc with a squad of Trubbish led by a Garbordor. The sunglasses wearing Sandile, who even shows up in said episode and later becomes one of Ash's Pokemon, is also a Spiritual Successor to the Squirtle Squad leader who becomes Ash's Squirtle.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Gains one in the Best Wishes arc with a squad of Trubbish led by a Garbordor. The sunglasses wearing Sandile, who even shows up in said episode and later becomes one of Ash's Pokemon, is also a Spiritual Successor to the Squirtle Squad leader who becomes Ash's Squirtle.Squirtle.
* WholePlotReference: Ash running to grab medicine while his friends are hostage promising that he will return is one to "Run, Melos!", a well known short story by Osamu Dazai.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The 4Kids dub has the Squirtle Squad threatening to dye Misty's hair purple.


* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: PlayedStraight and {{Subverted}}. Team Rocket's bazooka ammo is nothing more than ice, and 4Kids ensures that Team Rocket would say that these are fake weaponry right from the beginning. Even their bombs are mentioned to be made of dental floss and flash powder. Subverted with the shop owners that got robbed by Team Rocket, who pull out realistic rifles on Ash thinking he's another thief till Officer Jenny arrives.

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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: PlayedStraight Played Straight and {{Subverted}}.Subverted. Team Rocket's bazooka ammo is nothing more than ice, and 4Kids ensures that Team Rocket would say that these are fake weaponry right from the beginning. Even their bombs are mentioned to be made of dental floss and flash powder. Subverted with the shop owners that got robbed by Team Rocket, who pull out realistic rifles on Ash thinking he's another thief till Officer Jenny arrives.



* HostageForMacGuffin: {{ZigZagged}} as the MacGuffin, the Super Potion, is needed to heal one of the hostage, Pikachu. Ash is allowed to leave from the Squirtle Squad, but only under the conditions that he brings the Super Potion on time or Misty will face execution (or getting purple hair). It goes a bit further in the original Japanese version where Misty, unnerved by the death threat, tries to volunteer in Ash's place to get the Super Potion.

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* HostageForMacGuffin: {{ZigZagged}} Zigzagged as the MacGuffin, the Super Potion, is needed to heal one of the hostage, Pikachu. Ash is allowed to leave from the Squirtle Squad, but only under the conditions that he brings the Super Potion on time or Misty will face execution (or getting purple hair). It goes a bit further in the original Japanese version where Misty, unnerved by the death threat, tries to volunteer in Ash's place to get the Super Potion.

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