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* HeyThatsMyLine: When Team Rocket do their motto, Mime Jr. steals Meowth's part, while Meowth [[GotMeDoingIt does Mime Jr.'s bit at the end]]. When Meowth realizes what he's doing, he threatens Mime Jr. not to do that again or he'll be cute and ''flat''.


* ExcitedShowTitle: This is the beginning of the [=TPCi=] trend of using this trope. The next episode without a punctuated ending will be the second season of Sinnoh.

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* ExcitedShowTitle: This is the beginning of the [=TPCi=] trend of using this trope. The next episode without a punctuated ending will be from the second season of Sinnoh.

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* InnocentlyInsensitive: As Meganium and Tropius are cuddling, everyone comments on how cute they look and that they looked like they were meant to be together, [[ImStandingRightHere not noticing the heartbroken look on Sceptile's face]].


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* NotSoStoic: Not even Grovyle is too stoic to fall in love.

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: Poor Grovyle fights for Meganium's heart, but she ends up with Tropius.


* ObliviousToLove: Probably the most obvious case of this for Ash, as he can't put two and two together regarding Grovyle's feelings for Meganium.

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* ObliviousToLove: Probably the most obvious case of this for Ash, as he can't put two and two together regarding Grovyle's feelings for Meganium.Meganium, or his heartbreak when they find out Meganium was already with Tropius.

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* ExcitedShowTitle: This is the beginning of the [=TPCi=] trend of using this trope. The next episode without a punctuated ending will be the second season of Sinnoh.

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* ObliviousToLove: Probably the most obvious case of this for Ash, as he can't put two and two together regarding Grovyle's feelings for Meganium.


* CrushBlush: Grovyle frequently blushes around Meganium, particularly paired with SomethingElseAlsoRises.

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* CrushBlush: Grovyle frequently blushes around Meganium, particularly paired with SomethingElseAlsoRises. Earlier, Tropius gets one when Meganium tells it to stand down from its fight with Grovyle.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Meganium stops the fight between Grovyle and Tropius. Nurse Joy notes that Tropius will never attack Meganium.

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* CrushBlush: Grovyle frequently blushes around Meganium, particularly paired with SomethingElseAlsoRises.


* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Sceptile is on the receiving end of one against both Seviper and Cacnea, since he is powerless and can't fight back.



* TookALevelInBadass: {{Subverted}} initially. Grovyle evolves into Sceptile, but loses his moveset in the process, making him ineffective in battle for now.

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* TookALevelInBadass: {{Subverted}} Subverted initially. Grovyle evolves into Sceptile, but loses his moveset in the process, making him ineffective in battle for now.


* HeroicBSOD: Sceptile freaks out when it finds it can't use Bullet Seed after evolving.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Even though it was spurned, Grovyle still steps up to rescue Meganium and Tropius when Team Rocket captures them.

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* HeroicBSOD: Sceptile freaks out when it he finds it that he can't use Bullet Seed after evolving.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Even though it he was spurned, Grovyle still steps up to rescue Meganium and Tropius when Team Rocket captures them.



* TookALevelInBadass: {{Subverted}} initially. Grovyle evolves into Sceptile, but loses its moveset in the process, making it ineffective in battle for now.

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* TookALevelInBadass: {{Subverted}} initially. Grovyle evolves into Sceptile, but loses its his moveset in the process, making it him ineffective in battle for now.


A fight with a Tropius hurts Grovyle, leading to romantic feelings for Nurse Joy's Meganium. But Meganium isn't on the market. Can Grovyle find the fortitude to overcome a broken heart to challenge Team Rocket?

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A fight with a Tropius hurts Grovyle, lands Grovyle in the Pokémon Center, leading to romantic feelings for Nurse Joy's Meganium. But Meganium isn't on the market. Can Grovyle find the fortitude to overcome a broken heart to challenge Team Rocket?

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* FlowersOfRomance: The flower in Grovyle's twig. And just like the flower Wobbuffet gave Kirlia earlier in Battle Frontier (though for a different reason), it wilts when Grovyle discovers Meganium and Tropius are a couple.

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!!Original Title: ''Juptile VS Tropius! Grassland Duel!!''
!!!Original Airdate: January 26, 2006
!!!US Airdate: October 28, 2006


* TookALevelInBadass: Grovyle evolves into Sceptile.

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* TookALevelInBadass: {{Subverted}} initially. Grovyle evolves into Sceptile.Sceptile, but loses its moveset in the process, making it ineffective in battle for now.

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