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* CatchphraseInterruptus: After Jessie and James say their names in the motto, Meowth pops in saying "Dey know da rest!"


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The dam under construction is named the Gaiva Dam.

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The dam under construction GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is named on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the Gaiva Dam.future, please check the trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.



* HotSpringsEpisode: Well, a ''scene'', anyway. Ash, Misty, and Brock are shown discussing the situation while in a hot spring. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar One has to wonder what Misty is, or isn't, wearing.]]

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* HotSpringsEpisode: Well, a ''scene'', anyway. Ash, Misty, and Brock are shown discussing the situation while in a hot spring. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar One has to wonder what Misty is, or isn't, wearing.]]

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* CurbstompBattle: When Team Rocket realize how many Pokemon are gathered at the construction site, they are naturally eager to get their hands on as many as they can. James however is the first to realize that since their ''only'' Pokemon are Ekans and Koffing, they would not stand a chance against the many hundreds of Pokemon they'd be up against.


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* EpicFail: Arbok and Wheezing getting their butts handed to them by the Diglett and Dugtrio almost immediately after their respective evolutions.

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* DopeSlap: Ash receives one courtesy of Brock when he asks ''if Gary's cheerleaders are Pokemon''. Brock chews him out for asking something so stupid.


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* HeelRealization: The foreman realizes the serious damage the dam will do to the region if it is actually completed, and that the Diglett were merely protecting their home. He immediately abandons the project.


* EarWorm: The song the Diglett sing. So much so, that [[GotMeDoingIt Team Rocket got into it]].

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* EarWorm: The song the Diglett and Dugtrio sing. So much so, that [[GotMeDoingIt Team Rocket got into it]].



* TheUnreveal: Gary attempts to release his Pokémon to battle the Diglett, but the latter refuses to come out.

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* TheUnreveal: Gary attempts to release his Pokémon to battle the Diglett, but the latter it refuses to come out.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: In the English translation Gary claims that a Diglett can pull its head back into its hole at the speed of ''light''.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: In the English translation Gary claims that a Diglett can pull its head back into its hole at the speed of ''light''. Then again, maybe it's just hyperbole.


* EarWorm: The song the Diglett sing. So much so, that In-Universe, [[GotMeDoingIt Team Rocket got into it]].

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* EarWorm: The song the Diglett sing. So much so, that In-Universe, [[GotMeDoingIt Team Rocket got into it]].


* EarWorm: The song the Diglett sing. So much so, that In-Universe, Team Rocket got into it.

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* EarWorm: The song the Diglett sing. So much so, that In-Universe, [[GotMeDoingIt Team Rocket got into it.it]].



* ShoutOut: The Construction Worker becomes so frustrated with the Diglett that he attempts hit them with a mallet a la ''Whack-A-Mole''.

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* ShoutOut: The Construction Worker becomes so frustrated with the Diglett that he attempts to hit them with a mallet a la ''Whack-A-Mole''.

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* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: A close up of Gary's eyes show that he has blue eyes. By the end of Johto, his eye color had been changed to green and has stayed that way since.


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

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* EyeCatch: This episode, the The ''Who's That Pokémon'' Pokémon?'' is Diglett.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The dam that is being built is named Gaiva Dam.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The dam that is being built under construction is named the Gaiva Dam.


--> '''Brock:''' All right, so they think I'm an old man! I'm desperate!

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--> '''Brock:''' All right, so they think I'm an old man! man, but I don't care! I'm desperate!


* ShoutOut: The Construction Worker becomes so frustrated with the Diglett that he attempts hit them with a mallet a la ''Wack-A-Mole''.

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* ShoutOut: The Construction Worker becomes so frustrated with the Diglett that he attempts hit them with a mallet a la ''Wack-A-Mole''.''Whack-A-Mole''.

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* NonMaliciousMonster: At first, it's hinted that the Diglett aren't causing trouble for the Construction Worker on purpose and don't mean to be pests. Then its revealed that they ''were'' sabotaging his efforts on purpose, but for good reason: his dam would flood the mountains.


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* ShoutOut: The Construction Worker becomes so frustrated with the Diglett that he attempts hit them with a mallet a la ''Wack-A-Mole''.


* ChristmasCake: Brock gets a sort of male variation of this trope in this episode, when he solicits Gary's cheerleaders for a date and they respond with "Yes, sir!" Brock's ego is a bit deflated, but he isn't dissuaded. (In Japanese, the girls outright call Brock an old man.)

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* ChristmasCake: Brock gets a sort of male variation of this trope in this episode, when he solicits Gary's cheerleaders for a date and they respond with "Yes, sir!" Brock's ego This is a bit deflated, but he isn't dissuaded. (In actually softened from the Japanese, where the girls outright call Brock Takeshi an old man.) man. Nevertheless, Brock's English dialogue suggests he knows what "sir" really means in this case:


* ChristmasCake: Brock gets a sort of male variation of this trope in this episode, when he solicits Gary's cheerleaders for a date and they respond with "Yes, sir!" Brock's ego is a bit deflated, but he isn't dissuaded.

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* ChristmasCake: Brock gets a sort of male variation of this trope in this episode, when he solicits Gary's cheerleaders for a date and they respond with "Yes, sir!" Brock's ego is a bit deflated, but he isn't dissuaded. (In Japanese, the girls outright call Brock an old man.)

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