Kanto Gym Leaders:
Koga Blaine Giovanni
The Orange Crew:
Johto Gym Leaders:
Hoenn Gym Leaders:
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Kanto Gym Leaders
This is Brock. He is the Gym Leader of the Pewter City Gym.
He holds the Boulder badge. But as well as being a gym leader
he is also a carer of his 10 little brothers and sisters, because
he has no mom and his father abandoned them.
The first attempt Ash has to battle Brock, he starts with
Pidgeotto against Geodude. Geodude wins and Ash sends out
his Pikachu. Pikachu's shocking electricity (which is already
more strong than normal) finishes Geodude. Brock sends out
his Onix, but Pikachu is just not strong enough to break
through Onix's rock hard protection. Brock wins the match
2 victories to 1.
|After the battle and Ash's Pokemon are refreshed,
Ash meets a strange man who has heard about his loss and is willing
to help. He takes Ash to a place where he can pump up Pikachu's
electricity, to make it even stronger. Ash does this then goes
back for a second round against Brock.
The battle starts off the same as the last one, though. Ash
sends his Pidgeotto out again Geodude and once again, Pidgeotto
is defeated. Ash once again sends out Pikachu and being even
stronger, Pikachu easily defeats Geodude. Brock sends out his
Onix again and the battle seems to be going his way until Pikachu's
shacking electricity starts the fire alarm. Water showers down
and Misty shouts to Ash to finish Onix as it is now weakened
by the water.
But the little brothers and sisters of Brock pull Ash back
and beg him not to do it. Ash can't find the heart to go against
the little children and he runs out of the gym.
finds Ash and gives him the badge saying he earned it. The
strange man who helped Ash appears and his true identity
is revealed. He is Brock's father.
He knows Brock wants to go
with Ash so he can do what he really wants to do - become the
best Pokemon breeder. So Brock's dad decides to look after his
children and give Brock a chance to see the outside world and
fulfil his dream. Ash leaves Pewter city with a new friend in
his gang. There are now him, Misty and Brock.
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| This is Misty. She and her three sisters are the leaders of
the Cerulean City Gym. She holds the Cascade badge.
Misty is the youngest in the four, so she is made fun of
by her older sisters for being the youngest and least beautiful.
Each of the girls got to choose
their own water Pokemon when they were old enough, Misty chose Staryu which
was the strongest out of the 4 Pokemon. Misty was soon fed up of her sisters
and left home to become a Pokemon trainer. To show no ill will her sisters
gave her a gift of a bike, to help her on her journey.
She meets Ash near
Viridian City where he was being chased by a angry hoard
of Spearow. He borrows her bike and of course destroys
it. Misty decides to travel round with Ash, until he repays
her for the bike, but I'm not so sure...
When Ash, Misty and Brock reach Cerulean City, Misty vanishes
leaving Ash and Brock to find the Gym. When they reach it, they
notice that the girls who are supposed to be the gym leaders,
perform in front of a crowd at swimming with their Pokemon -
so at first they think they are in the wrong place and start
wandering round the gym (which is more like an aquarium.) They
bump into the sisters, and Ash demands for a battle. The girls
don't want to battle because they know they'll lose and are about
to give him the badge when...
"Wait! If you want that badge you'll have to defeat me!" It's
Misty sends out her Staryu and Ash thinks this'll be an easy
battle because he has his electric Pikachu. He's wrong though,
because Pikachu refuses to battle a friend so Ash decides to
send out Butterfree, (I think) and orders it to use one of its
spores (Sleep I think). Staryu just jumps into the water and
washes off the spore. Staryu defeats Butterfree and Ash sends
out Pidgeotto. Pidgeotto defeats Staryu and Misty sends out her
Starmie. Pidgeotto is about to win Starmie too, when, here comes
trouble. It's Team Rocket, they've come with a super sucker which
sucks up all the water in the gym and the Pokemon! It's up
to Ash to save the day and the Pokemon.
He gets rid of Team Rocket
and Misty wants to continue the battle now her Starmie has
its energy back. Her sisters disagree though, they say Ash
was about to win when Team Rocket appeared and he deserved
for saving the Pokemon. Misty hands over the badge and Ash
earns his Cascade badge. Misty decides to go with Ash until
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This is Lt Surge. He is the leader of the City Vermilion
Gym and he holds the Thunder badge.
When Ash arrives at his gym, LT Surge makes fun of him
and Pikachu and calls them a 'baby and his baby Pokemon'
- this annoys Ash and he demands to know
why he's making fun of Pikachu. Surge sneers and sends out his Raichu (the
evolved form of Pikachu.) Surge declares they have a one-on-one Pokemon battle.
Surge sends out his Raichu and Pikachu jumps out to battle
- it definitely doesn't like that Raichu. Pikachu gives
it his all, but is just not strong enough to overcome Raichu.
Pikachu starts off by giving a Thundershock, Raichu hardly
seems to notice.
Surge laughs and tells Raichu
to show the baby a really Thundershock. Pikachu is really
weakened, but it bravely gets back up and receives a Mega
Punch. This time Pikachu doesn't
get up. LT Surge announces
the match over and Ash rushes Pikachu to the Pokemon Centre.
When Pikachu is recovered, Nurse Joy appears holding
a box which she shows to Ash. Inside is a Thunder Stone.
She tells Ash that he could evolve his Pikachu if he
gives it the Thunder Stone and then he might have a chance
of defeating Surge. Ash asks Pikachu is it wants to evolve
and Pikachu knocks the stone away with its tail. Then
Brock has an idea how Ash could win without evolving
Pikachu. After training Pikachu, Ash returns to the gym.
Ash tells his Pikachu to use the strategy they had planned
and Surge mocks and calls it a new strategy to lose.
Raichu lashes out with its shocking tail and sends Pikachu
sprawling across the floor. Pikachu tries to get up but
Raichu lashes its tail out again and knocks Pikachu back
down. Surge tells Raichu to use its Body Slam and Raichu
threw its body on top of Pikachu. Misty shouts Pikachu
to hand in there, but Raichu lands another Body Slam.
Then Brock tells Pikachu to roll out of the way. Raichu
throws itself at Pikachu again but Pikachu managed to
get out of the way. Ash orders Pikachu to use Agility.
Pikachu runs circles around Raichu.
Raichu keeps trying to slam down on Pikachu but it keeps
missing. Brock explains that Raichu evolved too fast
and never learnt the speed attacks it could only learn
as a Pikachu. Raichu was starting to grow dizzy. It fell
down in a daze. Ash was over the moon. He told Surge
his Raichu was too slow, that was its weakness.
Surge angrily orders his Raichu to give Pikachu a Thunderbolt.
The huge electricity blasts the gym and windows shatter.
Ash gets knocked off he feet. Surge thinks the match
is over but then he sees Pikachu totally unharmed. It
had used its tail as a conductor. Pikachu was getting
angry. Surge orders Raichu to use another Thunderbolt.
It focused its energy but couldn't send off the electricity.
Ash tells Pikachu to use Quick Attack and Raichu topples
to the floor. Pikachu charges at it again, then swings
its electrical tail at Raichu. The electricity surges
through Raichu. It shudders then lays still, knocked
out. Surge congratulates Ash and gives Ash the Thunderbadge
as proof of the victory. Then Surge admits Ash is no
baby. Ash got his Thunderbadge!
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This is Sabrina. She is the leader of the Saffron City gym and holds the Marsh
Of all the gym leaders Ash battled in Kanto, Sabrina
was probably the hardest. She had been a very lonely child
because of her devotion to the physic ways and
it was obvious. When Ash battled her she had one condition, if he lost they
have to become her friends. It was a strange deal, but
Ash agreed so Sabrina battled
The battle begins, but Pikachu is helpless against the
Sabrina's Pokémon, Abra. To make matters worse, Abra evolves in
the middle of the match, turning into the more powerful, Kadabra.
Because Kadabra is even stronger now, Sabrina easily defeats
Ash, Misty and Brock are saved by a mysterious man who
knows how Ash can defeat Sabrina. He says the only way
is to catch a ghost-type Pokemon at Lavender Tower. Ash
says he'll do it, but the man laughs and says no one has
ever managed to catch a ghost-type there. Ignoring the
man Ash sets out on the road to Lavender Town, followed
reluctantly by Misty and Brock.
By the time they reach the Haunted Tower the sun has already
set and darkness makes the tower even more scary. There
was no way Misty was going in there, so Brock stayed behind
leaving Ash and Pikachu to face the tower alone. Inside
Ash and Pikachu are killed by 3 ghost Pokemon, Gastly,
Haunter and Gengar. The Pokemon take Ash and Pikachu's
spirits to play with them and they have a great time, but
when Pikachu and Ash see how worried Brock and Misty are,
they return to their bodies and come back to life.
Ash was disappointed he didn't catch a ghost type so Haunter
decided to come with him back to battle Sabrina. Ash and
Sabrina once again come face to face when suddenly, Haunter
disappeared. Ash was completely humiliated, so he left
the gym. Brock and Misty didn't get out in time and Sabrina
used her powers to turn them into little dolls.
Determined to rescue Brock and Misty, Ash returns to the
Saffron City Gym ready to do what it takes to win and save
his friends. He sends out Pikachu against Kadabra again
and just when he was about to lose again, Haunter appeared.
This made Sabrina laugh and she gave Ash the badge. Sabrina
turned his friend back and they once again set off, this
time to Celadon City.
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This is Erika, the Gym Leader of the Celadon City Gym
and she hold the Rainbow Badge.
When Ash, Misty and Brock arrive at Celadon, Misty and
Brock are enchanced by a shop that sells perfume. Ash goes
into the shop with them but he thinks
the perfume smells disgusting. The manager of the shop hears him and he gets
Unfortunately for Ash the manager of the shop is also
the Pokemon Gym Leader Erika and when the other girls in
the gym recognise him they immediately toss him out and
stamp a big red 'X' on his face saying that people who
don't like perfume aren't allowed.
Ash is furious, Misty, Brock and Pikachu
are allowed in but not him. Then he meets Team Rocket who
had already been tossed out with red 'X stamps' on their
faces. Team Rocket say they'll help him - Ash doesn't realise
it's only so they can get in and steal the ingredients
for the perfume! Team Rocket dress Ash up as a girl and
they disguise themselves as a mother and father. They join
Ash up for a talk about perfume with Erika and they hurry
Ash is led to the group which Misty, Brock and Pikachu
are also in and Erika tells them about the secret ingredient
in her perfume which is made by her Gloom. She also tells
them about when she first met Gloom - when she was a little
girl and a Muk attacked her, then Gloom appeared and saved
her and they had been friends ever since. Then Pikachu
recognises Ash's sent and blows Ash's cover. Ash demands
Erika battles him and she agrees.
Elsewhere in the building Team Rocket find the secret
ingredient and then Meowth produces a bomb. Jessie and
James ask what it's for and Meowth tells them no one puts
red 'X's' on his face without paying. They plant the bomb
and run off.
In his battle, Ash begins with Bulbasaur and Erika starts
with Tangela. Ash orders Bulbasaur to use Vine Whip on
Tangela but it spins out of the way and Bulbasaur's attack
misses. Erika tells Tangela to use Stun Spore. Bulbasaur
can't get out of the way, Tangela's attack hit and it is
stunned. Bulbasaur is stunned and Ash is forced to switch
Pokemon. Ash first thinks about sending out Primape, but
after Primape's last performance he thinks better of it.
He decides to send out Charmander and Erika switches to
Weepinbell. Erika orders Weepinbell to use Razor Leaf,
but Charmander uses Flamethrower and burns the leaves up.
Erika is in trouble and Ash orders Charmander to use Skull
Bash and Charmander's powerful move finished Weepinbell.
Ash and Erika are now level at one victory to one and
Erika sends out Gloom. Because Gloom is afraid, it lets
of a smelly gas which is so strong it knocks Charmander
out. Ash is forced to switch Pokemon and wonders which
to send out.
Suddenly Team Rocket appear and set off the bomb. The
force of the blow blasts Team Rocket out of the Gym, leaving
the Gym blazing in fire. Everyone runs out of the building
but Erika's Gloom who is terrified of the fire is trapped.
Outside Erika realises her Gloom is missing and she starts
panicking. Ash rushes back into the burning building and
against all odds, saves Gloom. Erika sees Ash's bravery
and awards him the rainbow badge in recognition of his
Ash leaves Celedon via the bridge in search of the Fusha
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This is Koga. Koga is the Gym Leader of the Fusha Gym and he holds the Soul badge.
Ash stumbles across the Fusha Gym by accident when he,
Misty and Brock are completely lost trying to get there.
At first they don't know it's the gym because it's
in the middle of nowhere so they decide to go in and ask someone for directions.
the gym they find it is full of booby traps and tricks.
They see a Venomoth who they try to follow who keeps leading
them to more traps. Ash nearly tumbles out of the gym into
a raging river, luckily for him Misty and Brock are there.
Eventually they meet Aya who owns the Venonat. Ash battles
her and defeats her and after the battle Koga appears.
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Blaine is the leader of the Cinnabar Island Gym. He
holds the Volcano badge.
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Giovanni is the leader of Veridian City gym. He has
the Earth Badge. Giovanni is also the boss of Team Rocket,
probably the hardest of all gym leaders. Even Gary can't
beat the awesome power of MewTwo.
Luckily, Ash never has
to battle him, as he is mysteriously called
with MewTwo) and leaves Team Rocket in charge. Even with
a cheat method of inflicting the same injury on Ash as
Pokemon, and using some hard monsters Giovanni
left, Team Rocket can't defeat Ash and he earns the final
badge in the Kanto region.
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The Orange Crew
|Sissy is the Gym Leader of Mikan Island. She has the Coraleye
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|This is Danny, the Leader of Navel Island. He has the Searuby
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Rudy is the Gym Leader of Trovita Island. He holds the
This battle is one of the biggest hints towards Ash
and Misty's love. As they arrive at Trovita Island, the
trio discover a little girl, in danger. She turns out
to be Rudy's sister, and immediately attaches herself
to Misty, as her new big sister.
When they meet Rudy, he decides, to please his sister,
that he'll marry Misty, and then she'll really be her
sister. Alarmed, Ash steps in and declares that if he
wants Misty, he'll have to go through Ash. All very flattering
The battle kicks off the next day, after
Rudy shows them his Pokemon Gym, in which the Pokemon dance
to unlock new abilities. Rudy declares he's battling for
The battle is a three on three, type vr type, and after
the first two rounds, Ash and Rudy are level, each with
one victory. The final water battle, Ash sends out Squirtle
and Rudy sends out Starmie. Things don't go well though,
as Starmie can use Thunderbolt!
Ash is powerless, so Misty screams to him, "Don't
just stand there doing nothing!" "M-misty?" he
stammers, as she cheers him on. Rudy is just as shocked
for having rejected his love for Ash.
Squirtle learns a new move, Hydropump, and defeats Starmie.
Ash leaves with the Spikebadge and a pretty clear indication
of Misty's feelings.
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|Luana is the Gym Leader of Rumquat Island and
she has the Jadestar badge.
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Johto Gym Leaders
|This is Falkner, leader of the Violet City Gym and first
Gym Leader of the Johto region.
He had the Zephir badge.
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|Bugsy is the Leader of Azalea Town. She has
the Hive Badge (and funnily enough has bug Pokemon...)
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|This is Whitney, Gym Leader of Goldenrod City.
She has the Plain Badge. As that might suggest, her Pokemon
are normal type, and her Miltank gives Ash quite a hard time
with its Rollout attack. Eventually he works out a way to
defeat it, using Totadile to create trenches, which stop
the Rollout attack.
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|This is Morty, leader of Ecruteak City.
He has the Fog Badge.
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This is Jasmine, leader of the Olivine gym and owner
of the Mineral Badge.
After battling Morty, Ash immediately sets out to battle Jasmine in Olivine.
Why then is Chuck before Jasmine? The answer is: when Ash reaches Olivine City
he begins battling with who he thinks is Jasmine. He sends out Totodile and
Jasmine starts with Onix. Ash uses Watergun, but the Onix manages to deflect
it. Suddenly a voice rings out to stop the battle and the real Jasmine appears.
The girl who Ash thought was
Jasmine, was actually Janena, and Jasmine takes her out
to have a talk to. Jasmine has to spend some time away
from the gym because her 'little sparkle' is ill so she
will be unable to battle Ash.
Ash finds Janena later, cleaning
wax off her Onix (how Onix managed to deflect the water
attack) and Janena tells Ash that Jasmine is in the Shinning
Lighthouse. Ash sets off immidiately to the Lighthouse
and finds Jasmine, her Grandfather and a very ill Amperos.
Ash asks when he'll be able to battle, but Jasmine tells
him she won't be able to leave the Lighthouse until Amperos
is better. Her Grandfather had ordered medicine from Cianwood
City, which was ready to be picked up, but there was no
one to pick it up.
Ash instantly offers to help so after a
little trouble with Team Rocket, he, Misty and Brock
set out to Cianwood City to get the medicine, but to also
on the Gym Leader there, which is why Ash ends up battling
Chuck first, but that's a different story.
After discovering a mother and child Lugia in the Whirl
Islands (Ash heads there after battling Chuck as Jasmine's
Amperos is still ill) and helping to save the pair of
legendary Pokemon from the clutches of Team Rocket (Butch
Ash checks back on Olivine and Janena tells him that
Amperos is better and Jasmine is all ready to battle. He
back to Olivine immediately in an aero plane piloted
by an old man and his Noctowl (as Ash and co. manage to
the ferry) and the next day the battle is scheduled.
Morning comes and Janena heads out to the Pokemon
Center where Misty and Brock are getting prepared for
the battle, but there's no sign of Ash. Misty and Brock
Janena that Ash is getting in a bit of training, so they
set out to find him.
They find Ash on the coastline, who was running alone
with all his Pokemon, and once they meet up they continue
walking alone the coastline until they find a large Wobuffet
statue with a plaque saying to place your prized Pokemon
here for something mysterious to happen. (Hmm... I smell
a Team Rocket trap here.) Ash places Pikachu atop to statue,
and the eyes glow red. Suddenly a spring shoots Pikachu
into the mouth where Team Rocket catch it and speed away.
Ash tells Bayleef to use Razor Leaf on the statue, but
it has no effect.
Luckily for Ash, a Steelix suddenly falls from the cliff
biting onto the statue and Jasmine jumps down after. The
statue falls to the ground and is about to explode, but
Bayleef uses Razor Leaf to rescue Pikachu, before the statue
goes sky high, blasting Team Rocket away. Now the danger
is over they head back to the gym for the long awaited
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|Chuck is the Gym Leader of Cianwood City and he has the
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|Pryce is the Gym Leader of Mahogony City and he has the
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|Clair is the final Leader
of the Johto reagion, the Leader of Blackthorn City. She
has the Rising Badge.
Dragons are her speciality, like her relation
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Hoenn Gym Leaders
This is Roxanne. She is the Gym Leader of Rustboro City,
the first of the Hoenn Gym Leaders and defeating her will
gain you the Stone Badge. Roxanne is also the main teacher
of the Pokemon School found in the city, herself being the
most accomplished of all it's graduates.
Ash, May, Max and Brock came across her when they found
a Poliwag that turned out to belong to the Pokemon School.
They soon discover that Roxanne is the Gym Leader, but she
requests they wait until the next day before Ash and May
challenge her. That day they visit the Pokemon School and
Ash and Pikachu get a little training in, trying to perfect
Pikachu's Iron Tail while May worries about the battle the
Finally the next day, Ash sets out to the
Rustboro Gym, accompanied by his friends, but May tells
them that she has decided she doesn't want to be a trainer,
but to dedicate her training to entering Pokemon Contests.
Ash challenges Roxanne and the battle begins. In the battle
each trainer is allowed to use two Pokemon and as Roxanne
sends out Geodude, Ash sends out Treeko. Ash should have
the advantage as his Treeko is grass-type, but it doesn't
actually know any grass moves.
Ash begins the battle using a Quick Attack, but Geodude
easily stops the attack. Roxanne says Ash should have known
better than a head on attack, what with Geodude's great
defence. She commands Geodude to use Mega Punch, and Treeko
is knocked skywards. As Treeko falls, Ash orders it to
use Pound, and this time, the speed of the attack effects
Geodude - but not much.
Roxanne uses Mega Punch again, and this time Treeko is
knocked to the ground. Treeko tries to get up, but fails,
meaning Roxanne has won the first round. Ash calls back
Treeko and sends out Pikachu.
Roxanne thinks Ash is crazy, using an Electric Type against
Geodude, but Ash knows what he's doing. He orders Pikachu
to use Thunder, that although it doesn't affect Geodude,
it clears the gym floor of all rocks. Geodude uses Rock
Throw, but Pikachu avoids using Quick Attack.
Pikachu is left straight in front of Geodude after the
Quick Attack and Roxanne orders Geodude to use Mega Punch.
Pikachu is knocked away and Geodude uses Roll Attack. However,
because of Pikachu's Thunder, the ground is unstable, and
Geodude gets stuck, digging a hole instead of rolling along!
Pikachu uses Quick Attack followed by a mighty Thunder
and this time the electric attack effects and Geodude is
knocked out. The match is tied at 1-1.
Roxanne is impressed, next choosing Nosepass. Ash checks
his Pokedex to discover it's another Rock type, that had
an electric compass in it's nose. Pikachu is tired, but
it battles on, using Iron Tail. The attack works, sending
Nosepass skidding over the ground. Ash tries to use a second
Iron Tail, but it fails.
Roxanne orders Nosepass to use Rock Tomb, and Pikachu
is trapped painfully in a tomb of rocks. Brock advises
Ash to get Pikachu out of there quickly and And tells Pikachu
to use Thunder again. The electric blasts away the rock
prison, freeing Pikachu. However Pikachu is getting even
Nosepass uses Sandstorm and no one can se anything, besides
Nosepass using it's Electromagnet. It attacks Pikachu and
as the sand clears, Pikachu manages to avoid a second attack.
Roxanne commands Nosepass to use Rock Tomb again, but Pikachu's
Quick Attack stops the move from hitting. Ash tells Pikachu
to spin round Nosepass, trying to tire it out, before using
Iron Tail. Unfortunately Iron Tail fails again.
Roxanne orders Nosepass to use Thunder Wave - Thunder
Wave! A rock Pokemon using an electric move! At that moment,
Team Rocket, up to their usual tricks, finally completed
a tunnel into the gym. James's shovel pokes it's head through
the rocky floor and the bolt of electricity from Nosepass
is conducted towards the shovel into the tunnel. Team Rocket
are blasted back through their tunnel and away into the
Thanks to Team Rocket, Pikachu isn't hurt badly. Pikachu
runs forwards and Roxanne expecting an Iron Tail, orders
Nosepass to use Zap Cannon, amazed Pikachu is still alive.
Ash orders Pikachu to absorb the shock, which amazingly
it does, and striking Nosepass, all the electricity passes
from Pikachu to Nosepass.
Roxanne tries to get Nosepass to attack, but it can't
move - it's paralyzed! Ash commands Pikachu to use Iron
Tail and because Pikachu has had chance to store its energy,
the attack works. Nosepass is knocked back and knocked
out. Ash wins the battle and gets his first badge in the
Hoenn region, the Stone Badge!
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