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Radio City Entertainment, 4Kids Entertainment and Nintendo USA and Canada John Siegler and John Loeffler, Norman J. Grossfeld, Louis Cortelezzi, Ken Cummings, Neil Jason, Bob Mayo and Michael Whalen September 15th, 2000 until January 2001
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Pokémon Live! A New Musical Script PDF

A PDF version of the script is available to view by clicking here. The PDF version of the script contains the original formatting from the final script as well as all the cues for the staff. The script posted below has had the cues removed and has been formatted for optimal website viewing. Pokémon Live! is Copyright ©2000 Radio City Entertainment, 4 Kids Entertainment and Nintendo.

Pokémon Live! A New Musical Script

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A New Musical

Book by: Michael Slade

Music and Lyrics by: John Siegler and John Loeffler, Norman J. Grossfeld, Louis Cortelezzi, Ken Cummings, Neil Jason, Bob Mayo and Michael Whalen

Cueing Script by: Arturro Porrazi and Chris Mitchell
Posted with Permission on: http://www.pocketmonsters.net/


Table of Contents

Act I - Scene 1
Act I - Scene 2
Act I - Scene 3
Act I - Scene 4
Act I - Scene 5
Act I - Scene 6
Act I - Scene 7
Act I - Scene 8
Act I - Scene 9

Act II - Opening
Act II - Scene 1
Act II - Scene 2
Act II - Scene 3
Act II - Scene 4
Act II - Scene 5
Act II - Bows

CHARACTERS

The Humans

ASH
MISTY
BROCK
JESSIE
JAMES
GIOVANNI
MRS. KETCHUM
PROFESSOR OAK
NURSE JOY(NATALIE)
OFFICER JENNY(SUZANNE)
TRAINER A (SINCLAIR)
TRAINER B (JAKE)
TRAINER C(SHAUN)
DEAF TRAINER(JESSE)
GIRL TRAINER 1 (NATALIE)
GIRL TRAINER 2 (SUZANNE)
GIRL TRAINER 3(ABBEY)
PRETTY GIRL(ABBEY)
HENCHMEN (Five Men, Five Women)
BACK-UP SINGERS
TRAINERS

The Pokémon

PIKACHU
JIGGLYPUFF
MEOWTH
MEWTWO
MECHA-MEW2
VENUSAUR
ALAKAZAM
LAPRAS
ELECTRODE

Others

DEXTER
THE DEXTEXTTES

SONGS

ACT ONE

POKÉMON THEME: Chorus
POKÉMON THEME (reprise): Chorus, Ash
YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON: Ash, Misty, Brock, Pikachu, Chorus
IT WILL ALL BE MINE: Giovanni, Jessie, James, Henchmen
MY BEST FRIENDS: Ash, Misty, Brock
EVERYTHING CHANGES: Professor Oak, Mrs. Ketchum, Trainers, Pokémon
EVERYTHING CHANGES (rep): Giovanni
JIGGLYPUFF SONG: Jigglypuff
MISTY'S SONG: Misty, Pokémon
BEST AT BEING THE WORST: Meowth, Jessie, James
PIKACHU!: Ash and Entire Company

ACT TWO

KIND OF POKÉMON R U?: Dexter, Dextettes
THE TIME HAS COME: Ash
YOU&ME&POKÉMON(Reprise): Giovanni
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Jessie, James, Meowth
DOUBLE TROUBLE (reprise): Jessie, James, Meowth
TWO PERFECT GIRLS: Brock, Back-up Singers
I'VE GOT A SECRET: Mrs. Ketchum, Misty, Ash
EVERYTHING CHANGES (Reprise): Mrs.Ketchum
YOU JUST CAN'T WIN: (Giovanni, Ash)
FINALÉ(REPRISE): Company

ACT ONE – SCENE 1

In the darkness we hear the opening strains of the POKÉMON THEME. It will serve as an overture. With the final note, everything goes black. The television screens flash on. MYSTERY MAN's commercial plays. The opening image is some fabulous montage of Pokémon with Voice Over. MYSTERY MAN is actually GIOVANNI.

MYSTERY MAN(GIOVANNI): (Voice Over) Attention all Pokémon Trainers! Announcing the all new...Diamond Badge.

There's a magical video effect. And we see asexy product shot of the Badge)

Diamonds are the hardest substance on Earth. And the Diamond Badge is the hardest Pokémon Badge on Earth to win. There's only one to be won!

(The phrase, "Only One To Be Won" flashesacross the screens)

Only one way to win it..

(The phrase, "Only One Way To Win It" flashes across the screens) Only one way to make it yours, and yours alone.(There is some magical video effect. Suddenly, MYSTERY MAN appears on screen, holding the badge)

MYSTERY MAN (GIOVANNI) (On Screen): By defeating me and my Pokémon in a Pokémon battle. Are you Trainer enough to try? If so, check out our website at www.diamondbadge.com...

(The address flashes across the screen, as a fabulous shot of the map also fills the screen)

...and download a copy of the map to where the battles are to take place.

(The visual is once again MYSTERY MAN, now holding the badge)

The Diamond Badge is waiting...for...you!

(There is another magical video effect and the screen goes black. Set changes to ASH's bedroom. ASH is in bed. PIKACHU is hiding under the covers...unseen for the moment. As the set is moving into place, MRS. KETCHUM and PROFESSOR OAK are crossing into it. THEY are each dressed to go out)

ACT I - SCENE 2

MRS. KETCHUM: (With urgency) Bed clears Iris Ash! Hurry up! Professor Oak is waiting! We're going to be late!

(THEY reach his room, see him hiding under the covers in bed)

Ash! You're not even out of bed yet! I woke you an hour ago! I told you we don’t have much time! Bed ½ DS

ASH: And I told you, I don't want to go!

PROFESSOR OAK: You're passing up a rare opportunity, my boy.

ASH: I've got important things to do.

PROFESSOR OAK: (Holds up tickets) It's not every day a world-renowned Pokémon expert personally invites us to his lecture on sleep disorders among the Snorlax.

ASH: I know all about snoring Snorlaxes. I’ve got a Snorlax.

PROFESSOR OAK: There’s always more to learn.

MRS. KETCHUM: It’ll be fun, Ash. ASH You guys go. I'll be fine.

(With a wink to PROFESSOR OAK)
Just don't bring my mom home too late.

PROFESSOR OAK: (A little flustered) Ash...I'm not...we’re not…I haven’t…we haven’t…this is a serious lecture! Professor Xalrons is a brilliant speaker. And this is the first time he's been in this hemisphere in over a decade!

MRS. KETCHUM: (To ASH) I really want us to do things together. The way we used to. I miss that.

ASH: Mom! I'm not a baby anymore. I'm a Pokémon Trainer! And if I'm going to be a Pokeman Master, I’ve got serious work to do. PROFESSOR OAK: He's got a point there, D'elia. Like it or not, he's growing up.

ASH: And I've got to be ready in case I run into Team Rocket!

MRS. KETCHUM: I'd prefer it if you stayed clear of Team Rocket. ASH Oh, Ma... You don't know anything about it.

MRS. KETCHUM: I know more than you think. About a lot of things, young man.

PROFESSOR OAK: If we're late we won't get a good seat. And there'll be no time to buy popcorn.

MRS. KETCHUM: (To PROFESSOR OAK) I'm coming. (To ASH) I’ll see you later. Train well!

(SHE kisses him goodbye)

ASH: (Wiping away the kiss) Mom! You don't kiss Pokémon Trainers!

MRS. KETCHUM: You do when they're your little boy.

ASH: Mom!

MRS. KETCHUM: (Corrects herself) Uh! When they're your son. But you'll always be my little boy. Be careful. (As ASH rolls his eyes, MRS. KETCHUM and PROFESSOR OAK hurry off. We hear the door slam) ASH: Finally! (Visual: Ash hits jambox) Before vocals

(HE gets out of bed and presses play on his jambox stereo.

POKÉMON THEME begins playing. ASH sings and dances along with the song.)

POKÉMON THEME (2 B A MASTER)
I WANT TO BE THE VERY BEST LIKE NO ONE EVER WAS
TO CATCH THEM IS MY REAL TEST
TO TRAIN THEM IS MY CAUSE I WILL TRAVEL ACROSS THE LAND SEARCHING FAR AND WIDE
EACH POKÉMON TO UNDERSTAND
THE POWER THAT'S INSIDE (MISTY and BROCK call out as THEY enter)

BROCK: Ash? Are you home?

MISTY: Ash...? (Song continues.

MISTY and BROCK see ASH, THEY watch him) POKÉMON

(GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL) IT'S YOU AND ME I KNOW IT'S MY DESTINY
POKÉMON
YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND

(ASH, sees them. HE stops, embarrassed. HE realizes he is only wearing his shorts. HE shuts off the music.) Ash shuts off music Misty…Brock...

MISTY: What are you doing?

ASH: I'm... uh…it's...uh…It's this special Pokémon Trainer workout. (ASH makes karate pose) Hwah!

(THEY stare at him, skeptical) There's a video and everything.

ASH:(Scrambles into his clothes) Forget it. I'm done, anyway.

MISTY: (Grins) With your "workout". (mocking ASH’s pose) Hwah!

ASH: (Changing the subject) Did you see the commercial for that new Pokémon badge?

BROCK: The Diamond Badge? I sure did. It's on every channel. Even PBS. (HE sits on the bed. As HE does, there is a muffled sound)

PIKACHU: Pik.

(BROCK looks around. The OTHERS have not heard it. BROCK adjusts himself on the bed, there is another muffled sound that only he is aware of)

ASH: That badge is awesome! I've got to be the one to win it!

(Takes out a map)

PIKACHU: Pika.

ASH: I’ve already downloaded my map. I'm outta here! (From under the covers, PIKACHU has had enough of being sat on) PIKACHU Pi...ka...chu!

(The bed lights up as PIKCACHU shoots electricity from his cheeks, knocking BROCK to the floor)

BROCK: Whoa!

(PIKACHU jumps out from under the covers)

ASH: (To PIKACHU) Sorry. He didn’t know you were under there. Come on, Pikachu!

(PIKACHU moves to ASH) We've got a badge to win!

MISTY: Wait! What about me?!

ASH: You can come, too.

MISTY: I meant, we were supposed to go to the movies for my birthday. Which was three weeks ago!

BROCK: You did promise.

ASH: But…

MISTY: You forgot all about it! Just like last week and the week before!

ASH: I didn’t forget. But that was before that Gym Leader came up with the new Diamond Badge. I've got to be the one to win it! Not only for me, but for my Pokémon! MISTY What about your friends?

ASH: Pokémon are my friends, too. And they’re important. To all of us.

ACT I - SCENE 3

YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON
ASH w/MISTY, BROCK & CHORUS (Through the song, bedroom disappears as stage fills with POKÉMON) A MAGIC FEELING IT'S GROWN SO STRONG
ALWAYS LEADS ME
TO A PLACE WHERE I BELONG WON'T GO AWAY NEVER LET’S ME DOWN
I'VE GOT THE GREATEST FRIENDS
THAT EVER COULD BE FOUND ACROSS EVERY RIVER BEHIND EVERY TREE
ON TOP OF EVERY MOUNTAIN
THEY’RE PART OF YOU AND ME
ONE WORLD (ONE WORLD) –
NOW AND FOREVER BEST FRIENDS (BEST FRIENDS) – LOYAL AND TRUE
ONE DREAM (ONE DREAM) –
THAT'S SIDE BY SIDE THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN'T DO ONE
HAND (ONE HAND) – HELPING THE OTHER EACH HEART (EACH HEART) – BEATING AS ONE
WE LIVE (WE LIVE) – ALWAYS TOGETHER
SHARING THE SAME BRIGHT SUN ONE WORLD (ONE WORLD) –
YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON

MISTY: I’d do anything for the Pokémon. Same as I would for my human friends.

THEY RUSH LIKE WATER SOAR LIKE THE WIND

ASH: THEY'RE ALWAYS WITH ME EVERY DAY THAT I BEGIN

BROCK: THEY BURN LIKE FIRE THEY CHILL LIKE ICE ASH

THEY TAKE ON ANY CHALLENGE MAKE ANY SACRIFICE

ASH w/MISTY, BROCK & CHORUS ACROSS EVERY RIVER BEHIND EVERY TREE

ON TOP OF EVERY MOUNTAIN
THEY’RE PART OF YOU AND ME
7 8 (ONE WORLD) ONE WORLD – NOW AND FOREVER
(BEST FRIENDS) BEST FRIENDS
LOYAL AND TRUE
(ONE DREAM) ONE DREAM
THAT'S SIDE BY SIDE
THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN'T DO
ONE HAND) ONE HAND
HELPING THE OTHER
(EACH HEART) EACH HEART – BEATING AS ONE
(WE LIVE) WE LIVE – ALWAYS TOGETHER
SHARING THE SAME BRIGHT SUN

ASH (SOLO): YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON (DANCE BREAK – 24 8’s)

YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON

ASH w/MISTY, BROCK & CHORUS (Cont’d)
ONE WORLD (ONE WORLD)
NOW AND FOREVER
BEST FRIENDS (BEST FRIENDS) – LOYAL AND TRUE
ONE DREAM (ONE DREAM)
THAT'S SIDE BY SIDE THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN'T DO
ONE HAND(ONE HAND) – HELPING THE OTHER
EACH HEART (EACH HEART) – BEATING AS ONE
WE LIVE (WE LIVE) –
ALWAYS TOGETHER SHARING THE SAME BRIGHT SUN
ONE WORLD (ONE WORLD) – NOW AND FOREVER
BEST FRIENDS (BEST FRIENDS) – LOYAL AND TRUE
ONE DREAM (ONE DREAM) – THAT'S SIDE BY SIDE THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN'T DO

ASH (SOLO): YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON

MISTY: YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON

BROCK: YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON

ASH w/MISTY, BROCK & CHORUS: ONE WORLD! (song button)

(PLAYOFF MUSIC) ASH: Now, let’s go win that Diamond Badge! (Ash hands map to Brock) Last line clears Iris

MISTY & BROCK: For the Pokémon!

Pika! (THEY exit. In the dark we hear…)Pikachu and ASH: almost off

ACT I - SCENE 4

JESSIE: Prepare for Trouble

JAMES: Make it Double (Just before Jessie speaks) (JESSIE enters the stage)

JESSIE: To protect the world from devastation. (JAMES enters the stage)

JAMES: To unite all peoples within our nation.
JESSIE: To denounce the evils of truth and love.

JAMES: To extend our reach to the stars above.

JESSIE: Jessie!

JAMES: James! JESSIE Team Rocket blast off At the speed of light

JAMES: Surrender now Or prepare to fight!

(MEOWTH enter between the iris sliders)

MEOWTH: Meowth! That’s right! (for “Hello”)

JESSIE & JAMES: Hello...[New York!]

JAMES: (Looks around) [Radio City Music Hall!] Pretty cool!

JESSIE: Like we said, I'm Jessie!

JAMES: And I'm James!

JESSIE & JAMES: And... (To AUDIENCE) Who are we? (With AUDIENCE)

Team Rocket!

JESSIE: (To JAMES) Can you hear them?

JAMES: Barely.

JESSIE+JAMES: (To AUDIENCE): Who are we?

(Hopefully, the AUDIENCE shout louder)

JESSIE: These [New York] fans are pretty wimpy.

JAMES: The kids in [New York] yelled a whole lot louder.

JESSIE: [New York] rocked! Next to them, these [New Yorkers] sound like a bunch of babies.

JAMES: Maybe we should give them one more chance. It could be they’re yelling challenged.

JESSIE: I think we're wasting our time.

JAMES: Well, probably, but...what's it gonna hurt?

JESSIE: (Giving in)
Okay.

JESSIE & (To AUDIENCE) Who are we?

(As the AUDIENCE screams, "Team Rocket", JESSIE and JAMES are comically knocked back by the force of the sound.)

JAMES: Ooo! (To AUDIENCE) You crazy kids. (To JESSIE) Guess you were wrong.

JESSIE: You mean you were wrong.

JAMES: I mean you were wrong.

JESSIE: Oh, yeah? JAMES Yeah!

(MEOWTH steps forward)

MEOWTH: That's enough you two knuckleheads!

(To AUDIENCE) With all the gangs in the world, what'd I do wrong to wind up with these two bozos?

JAMES: Who are you calling a bozo?

MEOWTH: We don't got time for this! (Holds up his pager) Boss wants to see us.

JESSIE: About what?

MEOWTH: Beats me. (Looks at the pager)
But it's a 911.

JAMES: Why didn't you say so?

MEOWTH :I've been trying to. Now, let's go.

JAMES: (To JESSIE) After you.

JESSIE: Oh, no, no, no, after you.

JAMES: But I insist. After you.

JESSIE: Oh, no, I insist. After you.
MEOWTH: Move it!

(As JESSIE and JAMES bumble their way off stage, hurried along by MEOWTH, the curtain opens to reveal GIOVANNI's lair. GIOVANNI is in his tower overseeing his evil Henchmen as they dance for him.)

Jessie, James and MEOWTH: almost off

ACT I - SCENE 5

For vocals
IT WILL ALL BE MINE
GIOVANNI: I WAS BORN TO RULE THE WORLD AND I ALMOST ACHIEVED THAT GOAL BUT MY POKÉMON, THE MIGHTY MEWTWO HAD MORE POWER THAN I COULD CONTROL. STILL HE INSPIRED THIS MECHANICAL MARVEL WHICH LEARNS AND RETURNS EACH ATTACK. MY MECHA-MEWTWO THE ULTIMATE WEAPON WILL TELL THEM GIOVANNI IS BACK

(HE laughs, demonically) THERE'LL BE WORLD DOMINATION COMPLETE OBLITERATION oF ALL WHO NOW DEFY ME

LET THE UNIVERSE PREPARE

GOOD POKÉMON BEWARE YOU FOOLS SHALL NOT DENY ME NOW GO, GO, GO, GO IT WILL ALL BE MINE POWERS SO DIVINE

I'LL TELL THE SUN TO SHINE

ON ONLY ME

IT WILL ALL BE MINE

TILL THE END OF TIME

WHEN THIS PERFECT CRIME MAKES HISTORY

TEAM ROCKET: THIS IS OUR DESTINY

GIOVANNI: Excellent, excellent. Everything is going according to plan. But I can't leave anything to chance. My plans to use Mewtwo to achieve world domination may have been foiled. But now I have Mecha-Mew2. My greatest creation. My magnificent, mechanical marvel! And once it learns every Pokémon's attacks...I will be able to take over the world!

(JESSIE & JAMES enter, followed by MEOWTH)

JESSIE: Wha's'up, Giovanni?

JAMES: What's the 411 on the 911, Mighty Number One?

GIOVANNI: I have a job for you. (Jessie Crosses Upstage to Giovanni’s Tower)

(THEY rush to Giovanni, below his tower)

JESSIE: A job! (To JAMES) I told you Giovanni would cut unemployment.

JAMES: Oh yeah, but where does he stand on Campaign Finance Reform, Social Security and don’t ask, don’t tell?

GIOVANNI: Silence!

JESSIE: So, what's the job?

JAMES: Do we get a bonus?

GIOVANNI: (A threat) I'll give you a bonus!

JAMES: Thanks, Boss. GIOVANNI (Thunderous) Bring me that Pikachu. Alive and unharmed! (Jessie and James Cross DS)

(JESSIE and JAMES begin to get worried.) JESSIE He’s the one who always harms us.

JAMES: It’s positively shocking.

JESSIE: Electrifying.

(THEY laugh. GIOVANNI silences them) GIOVANNI Enough! LISTEN UP YOU SCHEMING FOOLS NO EXCUSES AND NO MORE LIES (GIOVANNI) YOU'VE HEARD MY MOST INGENIOUS PLAN I DEMAND THE ULTIMATE PRIZE (GIOVANNI) NOW BRING ME THE YELLOW POKÉMON AND BEAR WITNESS AS I SPEAK (GIOVANNI)

I SHALL POSSESS THE AWESOME POWER IN PIKACHU'S ROSY CHEEKS

(GIOVANNI and HENCHMEN For Vocals THERE'LL BE WORLD DOMINATION COMPLETE OBLITERATION

OF ALL WHO NOW DEFY ME GIOVANNI (Cont’d) LET THE UNIVERSE PREPARE GOOD POKÉMON BEWARE

YOU FOOLS SHALL NOT DENY ME NOW GO, GO, GO, GO JAMES Leave it to us, Boss.

JESSIE: We'll capture Pikachu.

JAMES: And deliver him to you.

GIOVANNI: You’d better!

JESSIE & JAMES: (Intimidated) We're cool!

GIOVANNI: IT WILL ALL BE MINE POWERS SO DIVINE

I'LL TELL THE SUN TO SHINE ON ONLY ME

IT WILL ALL BE MINE

TILL THE END OF TIME

WHEN THIS PERFECT CRIME MAKES HISTORY

TEAM ROCKET THIS IS OUR DESTINY For Rap Vocals JESSIE & JAMES TO PROTECT THE WORLD FROM DEVASTATION TO UNITE ALL PEOPLE'S WITHIN OUR NATION TO DENOUNCE THE EVILS OF TRUTH AND LOVE

TO EXTEND OUR REACH TO THE STARS ABOVE

JESSIE: Jessie!

JAMES: James!

GIOVANNI: THERE'LL BE TOTAL DEVASTATION PURE ANNIHILATION OR ABSOLUTE SURRENDER

I'LL HAVE LIMITLESS POWER

THIS IS OUR FINEST HOUR NOW GO, GO, GO, GO

JESSIE: Come on, Meowth.

(GIOVANNI looks down and sees arriving POKÉMON TRAINER A)

GIOVANNI: Well, well, well. It looks like I've got company.
TRAINER A (SINCLAIR): I'm here to battle for the Diamond Badge.

GIOVANNI: Oh you are, are you?

TRAINER A (SINCLAIR): I saw your commercial on TV.

GIOVANNI: It pays to advertise.

TRAINER A (SINCLAIR): (Visual: Sinclair throws Pokeball) I choose Alakazam!

(ALAKAZAM appears)

ALAKAZAM: Alakazam!

GIOVANNI: I choose Mecha-Mew2!

(MECHA-MEW2 is revealed)

TRAINER A (SINCLAIR): (Suddenly unnerved) I've never heard of him before. What are his powers?

GIOVANNI: He only has one, I'mafraid.

TRAINER A (SINCLAIR): That's too bad. Alakazam has a whole arsenal.

GIOVANNI: It’s not the size of the arsenal that counts.

TRAINER A (SINCLAIR): Alakazam! Psybeam Attack! Now!

(As ALAKAZAM launches his attack, GIOVANNI calls out to MECHA-MEW2)

GIOVANNI: Mecha-Mew2! Learn!

(MECHA-MEW2 acquires the attack)

TRAINER A (SINCLAIR): What was that?! (Before HE can order a second attack, GIOVANNI calls to MECHA-MEW2)

GIOVANNI: Mecha-Mew2! Psybeam Attack! Now! (MECHA-MEW2 shoots bigger version of the attack)

TRAINER A: Alakazam! (Alakazam falls into Sincair’s Arms)

GIOVANNI: Arrivederci.

(TRAINER A, helps his Pokémon leave, defeated.

GIOVANNI: laughs. That's seventy-three attack types learned. One hundred-seventy-eight to go. And my commercial's only been running one day! This is even easier than I expected. I am proud of us both my weariless warrior. Next!

(TRAINER B enters with VENUSAUR)

TRAINER B (JAKE): Venusaur! Poison Power!

(As VENUSAUR begins the attack, GIOVANNI calls out)

GIOVANNI: Mecha-Mew2! Learn!

(Again the attack is Mecha-Mew2! Poison Powder! Now!

(Again stronger version of the attack cripples VENUSAUR.)

TRAINER B (JAKE): Venusaur!

(TRAINER B helps his POKÉMON off stage.)

GIOVANNI: One hundred-seventy-seven to go. You are surpassing all my expectations. Next!

(TRAINER C enters with ELECTRODE)

TRAINER C (SHAUN): Word is you’ve defeated everybody like that. (HE snaps his fingers) So, I’m not fooling around. I’m going straight to my strongest attack. Electrode! Self Destruct! Now! Wait 3 Counts (As ELECTRODE self-destructs, GIOVANNI calls his command)

GIOVANNI: Mecha-Mew2! Learn!

(Again the attack is “learned’)

TRAINER C (SHAUN): The attack didn’t do anything.

GIOVANNI: (To TRAINER C) Of course it did. Your Electrode fainted. The battle’s over.

(To MECHA-MEW2) No need to return that attack.

(TRAINER C helps ELECTRODE off stage.)

GIOVANNI: One hundred-seventy-six to go. (HE turns to MECHA-MEW2) You are my finest creation, my mechanical Pokémon! At this rate, by the end of tomorrow, we'll have acquired every type of Pokémon attack on Earth. And then, the world will be mine!

IT WILL ALL BE MINE (REPRISE)
GIOVANNI IT WILL ALL BE MINE POWERS SO DIVINE
I'LL TELL THE SUN TO SHINE
ON ONLY ME
IT WILL ALL BE MINE
TILL THE END OF TIME WHEN THIS PERFECT CRIME MAKES HISTORY
TEAM ROCKET THIS IS OUR DESTINY

(After HE sings the tag to the song, the sets changes to the forest. ASH, BROCK, MISTY and PIKACHU are walking through the forest. BROCK carries the map.)

ACT I - SCENE 6

ASH: That diamond badge is so totally awesome!

MISTY: It's okay.

BROCK: (Consulting map) There's the gnarled oak

ASH: (Responding to MISTY as THEY walk)

MISTY: There are other things in life besides Pokémon Gym Badges. (GIRL TRAINER 1 has entered at the other side of the stage)

BROCK: (Spots GIRL TRAINER 1) There certainly are! I'll be right back!

ASH: Where are you going?!

BROCK: To check the directions!

ASH: Brock! We've got a map! You don't need to talk to every girl you see!

BROCK: Yes, I do! (As HE hurries to GIRL TRAINER 1, HE crumples up the map and tosses it into a river. (offstage right)

ASH and MISTY do not see this. As ASH and MISTY talk downstage center, BROCK is stage right talking in pantomime with GIRL TRAINER 1. As HE does, HE spots GIRL TRAINER 2. HE "tells" GIRL TRAINER 1 to wait a moment and races over to GIRL TRAINER 2 stage left.)

ASH: I wish Brock could keep his mind on one thing at a time.

MISTY: Oh, he does.

ASH: (Rolls his eyes) You know what I mean. We’ve got to get going! I want to win that diamond badge before anyone else does! MISTY You don’t even know anything about it!

ASH: I know it’s totally cool. And I know there’s only one of them!

MISTY: So, it’s going to be really hard to win. Not like the badges Brock and I gave you.

ASH: I won those badges fair and square!

MISTY: If you say so.

ASH: I did!

MISTY: It’s OK, Ash. It doesn’t matter how you got them

(BROCK and GIRL TRAINER 2 have been chatting. HE suddenly notices GIRL TRAINER 3 upstage center. HE "tells" GIRL TRAINER 2 to wait a moment, and rushes to "talk" with GIRL TRAINER 3)

ASH: Yes it does! Badges are important. They’re a symbol. Like when a teacher gives you a gold star. Or your parents give you your own keys to the car. Or a guy gives a girl his school ring to wear.

MISTY: (Intrigued by the "ring" reference) I never thought about it like that.

(Suddenly, our attention, and theirs, is drawn upstage.

GIRL TRAINERS 1 AND 2 have approached BROCK and GIRL TRAINER 3 from either side. BROCK is surrounded.) GIRL TRAINER 1 (NATALIE) "The girl you've been waiting for your whole life?!”

(SHE slaps his face) GIRL TRAINER 2 (SUZANNE) “The only girl in the world for you?!”

(SHE slaps his face) GIRL TRAINER 3 (ABBEY) “You've never felt this way about anyone before?!”

(SHE slaps his face. To GIRL TRAINERS 1 AND 2) Come on, girls! Let's go capture some Pokémon.

GIRL TRAINER 1 (NATALIE): At least they're trainable!

GIRL TRAINER 2 (SUZANNE): Yeah!

(THEY exit stage right. ASH has rushed to BROCK, followed by MISTY)

ASH: What happened?

BROCK: I don't know. (Takes a beat) But I think I liked it. It sort-of made me tingle!

MISTY: (Fed up, shakes her head) Guys!

ASH, BROCK (& PIKACHU): (All three gesture “What?” to MISTY) What!?

MISTY: You're impossible!

BROCK You're kind of cute when you're angry, Misty.

MISTY: Don't even think about it, Brock. And what are you laughing at? (Music Cue)

ASH: Oh, I love you guys! I want us to go on like this forever!

MY BEST FRIENDS
ASH (w/MISTY & BROCK) HERE WE ARE ON A NEW ADVENTURE DANGER LURKS SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKNESS WE ARE SET FOR SURPRISES, EVEN BATTLE
WE'RE A TEAM NO ONE BETTER MESS WITH US
IF WE STAND AS ONE, THERE'S NOTHING TO FEAR

MISTY: WE'LL BEAT THE DARKNESS AND WE'LL STAY RIGHT HERE ASH
SEE TIME AFTER TIME THAT'S HOW IT WILL BE JUST YOU AND ME

ASH: (w/MISTY & BROCK): TILL THE END I WILL BE WITH YOU
WE WILL GO WHERE OUR DREAMS COME TRUE ALL THE TIMES THAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY BEST FRIENDS

MISTY: GOOD FRIENDS ARE THOSE WHO STICK TOGETHER WHEN THERE'S SUN AND IN THE HEAVY WEATHER, YEAH
SEE SMILE AFTER SMILE
THAT'S HOW IT WILL BE

MISTY: (w/ASH JUST YOU AND ME

ASH (w/MISTY & BROCK): TILL THE END I WILL BE WITH YOU WE WILL GO WHERE OUR DREAMS COME TRUE
ALL THE TIMES THAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY BEST FRIENDS
BROCK: I REMEMBER WHEN WE FIRST MET WE HAD SUCH FUN, OH I NEVER WILL FORGET
SINCE THEN, THE TIMES ARE SO GOOD
WE'VE ALWAYS STUCK TOGETHER LIKE BEST FRIENDS SHOULD

ASH (w/MISTY & BROCK :TILL THE END I WILL BE WITH YOU WE WILL GO WHERE OUR DREAMS COME TRUE ALL THE TIMES THAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY BEST FRIENDS
TILL THE END I WILL BE WITH YOU
WE WILL GO WHERE OUR DREAMS COME TRUE
ALL THE TIMES THAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY BEST FRIENDS PIKACHU! (Bump)

Music ends Knoll in view on stage (As THEY dance off, the set changes to another part of the forest: The grassy knoll with the gnarled oak. JESSE and JAMES have a mat and are covering the hole...like a tiger trap.

MEOWTH: watches

JESSIE: Now, we cover the hole with this... (SHE tries to pull the "ground mat" over the hole)

MEOWTH: How about a hand, tall, purple and lazy?

JAMES: (Helping her) And when Pikachu and his friends come by...they step on to the mat and... Right into the hole.

JESSIE: Then we grab Pikachu, take him to the boss...

JAMES: Collect the bonus!

JESSIE: And finally make GIOVANNI happy!

MEOWTH: I gotta hand it to youse guys. This might actually work.

JESSIE: Of course it'll work!

JAMES: 'Cause we're...

JESSIE & JAMES: ‘Cause we’re, Team Rocket!

MEOWTH: (Looks off stage) Well, we're about to find out. Here comes Pikachu and his humans.

MEOWTH: So, hide! (JESSIE and JAMES attempt to hide, but instead run into each other. They repeat this, two more times. Finally MEOWTH intervenes.) This way!

(HE points off stage right)

JESSIE: Good idea.

JAMES: Why didn't we think of that?

MEOWTH: (Sarcastic) Because your brains blasted off without ya..

(THEY hide. ASH, BROCK, MISTY and PIKACHU enter and cross straight to the mat. Through the following, THEY "flirt" with stepping onto the mat, which should "excite" the AUDIENCE)

MISTY: (To BROCK) Are you sure this is the right way?

BROCK: (Filled with bravado) Of course! Why?

MISTY: Because that looks like the same gnarled oak tree we turned at half an hour ago!

BROCK: A lot you know! The other one was half the size and it had three branches, not five.

MISTY: No way!

BROCK: Way!

MISTY:

BROCK: You couldn't even tell an oak from a maple!

ASH: (To BROCK)
Let me see the map. (HE steps onto the mat. Nothing happens)

BROCK:(HE steps onto the mat. Nothing happens) Don't you trust me?

MISTY: (SHE steps onto the mat. Nothing happens) No!

ASH: (To BROCK) Sure, but...I…

BROCK: Alright, then, come on!(HE starts to lead them off)

MISTY: Great going, Ash. Listen to Brock instead of me!

PIKA Pi-ka?

(THEY exit. JESSIE, JAMES and MEOWTH come out of hiding, rush to the mat-covered hole)

JESSIE: They were standing right on it!

JAMES: They should be in the hole by now.

JESSIE: Screaming for help.

MEOWTH: I knew it was too good to be true.

JESSIE: I don't get it. JAMES Neither do I.

JESSIE: They stepped onto it, like this.

(JESSIE, tentatively, steps onto it) JAMES: And like this. (HE steps onto it)

JESSIE: And nothing happened. (Jessie and James clear trap)

MEOWTH: Come on! (JESSIE and JAMES start to leave)

JAMES: (HE and JESSIE are still on the mat) Oh, I see the problem! We forgot to pull out this support stick! (HE starts to)

JESSIE: Cool!

MEOWTH: No! Don't!

(Too late. JAMES pulls out the support stick, the ground cloth collapses, and HE plunges into the hole, screaming) (James falls into hole)

JAMES: Help!

JESSIE: Oh, smart move… (SHE falls into the hole)

JAMES: Give me a hand!

MEOWTH: Knuckleheads.

JESSIE: (From the pit) Meowth!

JAMES: (From the pit) Get us out of here! (MEOWTH walks to it, looks in)

MEOWTH: It's too deep. I'm gonna go get a rope.

JAMES: We'll wait here!

MEOWTH: Good idea. Knuckleheads. (As HE exits, The set changes to a padlocked warehouse. As it does, PSYDUCK crosses in one) Iris starts to move

Wait so Forest can clear Psyduck starts to exit SR at SR10

Psyduck almost offstage
br /> PSYDUCK: Psy! Psy! Psy!

(As HE crosses off, the set has changed to the warehouse.

PROFESSOR OAK hurries in, followed by MRS. KETCHUM. Through the start of this scene, MRS. KETCHUM is clearly distracted, a bit upset, her mind on ASH)

ACT I - SCENE 7

PROFESSOR OAK: (Excited) Hurry up, D'elia. We don't want to be late. This is such an honor. Professor Xalrons has devoted his entire life to studying the Snorlax, and... Here we are.

(Tries the door, but it is locked)

MRS. KETCHUM This is the lecture hall?

PROFESSOR OAK: The door’s locked.(Calls inside. HE knocks.)nHello...?! Hello...?!

MRS. KETCHUM: Are you sure this is the right address?

PROFESSOR OAK: Positive.

MRS. KETCHUM: And the right day?

PROFESSOR OAK: Of course.

MRS. KETCHUM: And the right time.

(PROFESSOR OAK looks at her. Shows her the invitation)

PROFESSOR OAK: This is very odd.

MRS. KETCHUM:(HER concern about ASH rises to the surface) Odd?! Is that what you call it?! Rushing all the way here on a wild goose chase! And all you can say is, "This is very odd"?!

PROFESSOR OAK: D'elia?!

MRS. KETCHUM: We're out here at a lecture that doesn't exist! In this bombed out back alley! And ASH is home alone!

PROFESSOR OAK: Is that what this is about?

MRS. KETCHUM: It all started with the Pokémon! When he turned ten and became a trainer. Now, he doesn’t let me kiss him goodbye. He never wants to do things as a family. He's not my little boy, anymore. He's changing into something else. Someone else.

PROFESSOR OAK: He's becoming a man.

MRS. KETCHUM: I don't want him to. Not yet. I'm not ready for that!

PROFESSOR OAK: Everything changes, D'elia. And everyone. I have. You have. We have to change, to grow, to reach our full potential. That's one of the great lessons of the Pokémon. Would you really prefer ASH remain a little boy forever?

MRS. KETCHUM: Part of me would. At least I know who that little boy is. For Vocals

EVERYTHING CHANGES
PROFESSOR OAK: YOUR HEART'S BEATING AROUND THE CLOCK TICKIN' AWAY IT DOESN'T STOP
EVOLUTION IS TAKIN' PLACE
THE WORLD IS SPINNIN' AND CHANGIN' EVERYDAY

(CHANGIN' EVERYDAY) ANYTHING YOU THINK OF WITH A NAME (THINK OF WITH A NAME)
THERE ISN'T ANYTHING IN LIFE, THAT EVER STAYS THE SAME
EVERYTHING CHANGES, CHANGES THINGS ARE CHANGIN' CONSTANTLY

EVERYTHING CHANGES, CHANGES IT'S EVOLUTIONARY EVERYTHING CHANGES, CHANGES CHANGIN' ALL THE TIME

MRS. KETCHUM: PLAYIN' WITH MY MIND

PROFESSOR OAK & MRS. KETCHUM: MODIFIED OR REARRANGED EVERYTHING HAS GOTTA CHANGE

PROFESSOR OAK: Just like Bulbasaurs become Ivysaurs, and Catarpies become Metapods who become Butterfrees, students become professors and boys become young men. Whether not they're Pokémon Trainers.

MRS. KETCHUM: I only hope all that change results in something good. For Vocals

YOU TAKE A CHANCE, YOU THROW THE DICE YOU RISK IT ALL,
PROFESSOR OAK: IT'S JUST A PART OF LIFE

MRS. KETCHUM: JUST A PART, JUST A PART OF LIFE HOLD ON TIGHT, TO WHAT YOU KNOW

PROFESSOR OAK: YOU CAN'T HOLD BACK, YOU GOTTA LET IT GO

MRS. KETCHUM: GOTTA LET IT GO EVERY LITTLE STEP THAT YOU EMBRACE

PROFESSOR OAK: ONE ROAD ENDS,

MRS. KETCHUM: ANOTHER BEGINS

PROFESSOR OAK: & MRS. KETCHUM: AND TAKES YOU TO A BETTER PLACE EVERYTHING CHANGES, CHANGES THINGS ARE CHANGIN' CONSTANTLY
EVERYTHING CHANGES, CHANGES
IT'S EVOLUTIONARY
EVERYTHING CHANGES, CHANGES CHANGIN' ALL THE TIME
PLAYIN' WITH YOUR MIND MODIFIED OR REARRANGED
EVERYTHING HAS GOT TO CHANGE Music Ends (Door Opens)

(As the song ends, GIOVANNI appears with his HENCHMEN)

GIOVANNI: You are so right, Professor. Everything does change. For the better. For me!

PROFESSOR OAK: Giovanni! I should have known! What have you done with Professor Xalrons?!

GIOVANNI: Nothing. Nothing at all.

PROFESSOR OAK: Then where is he?

GIOVANNI: Beats me. Probably back home listening to some Snorlax snore.

PROFESSOR OAK: But this invitation...?

GIOVANNI: To the world’s foremost authority on Pokémon? It was a trick to lure you here. And it worked. Maybe you’re not that smart, after all.

PROFESSOR OAK: Well, I’m smart enough to know who and what you are!

MRS. KETCHUM: Let's get out of here.

GIOVANNI: D'elia? How good to see you, again. You look lovely. (HE snaps his fingers. Immediately, the HENCHMEN surround MRS. KETCHUM and PROFESSOR OAK, blocking any possibility of an exit. GIOVANNI walks towards MRS. KETCHUM with menace)

PROFESSOR OAK: Leave her alone!

(GIOVANNI snaps his fingers, TWO HENCHMEN restrain PROFESSOR OAK)

GIOVANNI:(Continuing to MRS. KETCHUM: ) You and me back together. Imagine that. How appropriate. Maybe some things don't have to change.

(HE laughs as he moves close to her. Repulsed, SHE pushes him away. TWO HENCHMEN immediately restrain her.)

MRS. KETCHUM: Yes, they do! I've changed!

GIOVANNI: Have you?

PROFESSOR OAK:(Struggling to break free. To MRS. KETCHUM) What are you talking about?

(To GIOVANNI) Let her go! I'm the one you want!

GIOVANNI: You're wrong, Professor Acorn. I want both of you. To bear witness to my greatest achievement! Something that will change the world forever! Take them to the helicopter!

(The HENCHMEN hustle the struggling PROFESSOR OAK and MRS. KETCHUM off-stage) For Vocals

EVERYTHING CHANGES (REPRISE)
EVERYTHING CHANGES, CHANGES Window LX Out CHANGIN' ALL THE TIME
PLAYIN' WITH YOUR MIND MODIFIED OR REARRANGED
EVERYTHING HAS GOT TO CHANGE

(HE laughs demonically, and walks off. The set changes back to the forest. BROCK enters the forest set, leading ASH and MISTY) Forest ½ ON

ACT I - SCENE 8

BROCK: I know exactly where we are! Forest Clear

MISTY: So do I! Right back at that same gnarled oak tree for the third time! The one with the five branches!

ASH: Let me see the map, Brock. BROCK: Don't you guys trust me?

MISTY: You tried that already. Give it to us!

BROCK: (A beat. BROCK throws a hissy fit.) I don't have it.

ASH: You don't have it?!

MISTY: What happened to it?

BROCK: I threw it in the river when I was talking to that girl. ASH

BROCK: I couldn't ask her for directions if I had a map in my hand!

MISTY: (Losing it) You threw away the map?! How could you?! He threw away the map!

BROCK: Chill, Misty.

MISTY: I'll chill you!

(ASH has spotted DEAF TRAINER)

ASH: Hey look! Here comes another trainer. I'll bet he's on his way to try for that badge, too. Maybe he can give us directions.

(Calls to DEAF TRAINER) Hey, you! Hey!

(DEAF TRAINER doesn't respond. ASH runs over to him. MISTY and BROCK follow) I was calling you. You could at least answer! Are you on your way to try to win that new Diamond Badge?

DEAF TRAINER (JESSE): (All lines are in American Sign Language. He does not speak.) Yes! Me will win!

ASH:(ASH is confused) Is that sign language?

(DEAF TRAINER nods) You can't speak?

DEAF TRAINER (JESSE): Me deaf!

ASH: Great!

BROCK: Maybe I can help.

ASH: You've helped enough already.

BROCK: Fine, it doesn't look like either of you know sign language.

MISTY: Oh? And you do?

BROCK: Watch and learn.

(BROCK waves at the DEAF TRAINER) MISTY: That’s it? Visual: Brock crosses SL

BROCK: (Communicates with DEAF TRAINER in ASL) We lost. Your map share ask?

DEAF TRAINER (JESSE) Maybe… but first, that person goofy smile. We challenge!

ASH: What'd he say?

BROCK: He'll share his map with us. (To ASH) But first he challenges you to a battle.

DEAF TRAINER (JESSE): No, no, no. Me signed goofy smile!

BROCK: Actually what he said is, he challenges the guy with the goofy smile to a battle.

ASH: What. What's wrong with my smile?

MISTY: Nothing.

ASH:(To DEAF TRAINER) You're on. I can use the practice before I face that Gym Leader. (To MISTY) This'll be a snap.

ASH: (Cont’d) (To BROCK) Tell him he can choose his Pokémon first. My Pokémon and I are perfectly matched for battle!

DEAF TRAINER (JESSE): Will let’s see who perfect match!

BROCK: He said, "We’ll see who’s perfectly matched!"

DEAF TRAINER (JESSE): Me choose. (fingerspell) J.P. pink round.

(Visual: DEAF TRAINER throws his pokeball.)

BROCK: (as DEAF TRAINER signs) I choose… J…P… pink… round… J…P… pink… round… I choose Jigglypuff!!! (Jigglypuff enter SL2) (As JIGGLYPUFF appears, BROCK, ASH, MISTY and PIKACHU back off)

BROCK, ASH, MISTY: No!

PIKACHU: (Simultaneous with above) Pik!

(Before anyone can get away, JIGGLYPUFF begins singing her SONG. ASH, MISTY and BROCK begin falling asleep)

JIGGLYPUFF SONG

ASH: (Losing his battle to stay awake) The Jigglypuff sleep song.

(Falling asleep) MISTY: Anyone who hears it, falls asleep.

(Falling asleep) BROCK: (Points to DEAF TRAINER) But he can't hear it. They are perfectly matched.

ASH: Don’t fall asleep. It’ll draw on your face.

PIKACHU: Pi…Pi…ka…Pika…Pika… (ALL THREE fall asleep. JIGGLYPUFF crosses to BROCK and starts to draw on him as the lights go out. We see JIGGLYPUFF draw on ASH, MISTY and BROCK on the Pokedex. As DEAF TRAINER and JIGGLYPUFF exit the house, MISTY wakes up)

MISTY: What happened? Look at you. Covered in Jigglypuff's drawings. Your hair all mussed up. It's so easy to talk to you when you're asleep.

(As SHE sings, behind them in blacklight, there is a flying Pokémon ballet) For Vocals

MISTY’S SONG
OUT HERE IN THE QUIET OF THE NIGHT BENEATH THE STARS AND MOON WE BOTH KNOW WE'VE GOT SOMETHIN' ON OUR MINDS
WE WON'T ADMIT, BUT IT'S TRUE
YOU LOOK AT ME, I LOOK AWAY
I WANNA TELL YOU WHAT I'M FEELING, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO START I WANNA TELL YOU, BUT
NOW I'M AFRAID THAT YOU MIGHT BREAK MY HEART WHY SHOULD ANYTHING SO EASY EVER BE SO
HARD TO DO? I WANNA TELL YOU WHAT I'M FEELING, AND TO SAY THAT I
LOVE YOU I PRACTICE ALL THE THINGS THAT I COULD SAY LINE BY LINE, EVERY WORD

I TELL MYSELF TODAY COULD BE THE DAY
BUT EVERY TIME, I LOSE MY NERVE
I LOOK AT YOU, YOU LOOK AWAY MISTY (Cont’d) I WANNA TELL YOU WHAT I'M FEELING,
BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO START I WANNA TELL YOU, BUT NOW I'M AFRAID THAT YOU MIGHT BREAK
MY HEART WHY SHOULD ANYTHING SO EASY EVER BE SO HARD TO DO? I WANNA TELL YOU WHAT I'M
FEELING, AND TO SAY THAT I LOVE YOU WHY, WHY DO YOU TURN AWAY IT MUST BE, YOU'RE AFRAID LIKE ME

I TRY, BUT I CAN'T PRETEND THAT I
DON'T FEEL FOR YOU THE WAY I DO
CAN'T YOU SEE I WANNA TELL YOU WHAT I'M FEELING, BUT I DON'T KNOW
HOW TO START I WANNA TELL YOU, BUT NOW I'M AFRAID THAT YOU MIGHT BREAK MY HEART WHY
SHOULD ANYTHING SO EASY EVER BE SO HARD TO DO? I WANNA TELL YOU WHAT I'M FEELING,
AND TO SAY THAT I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU…

Forest Clear (Drop together) (SHE is wiping off the marks JIGGLYPUFF drew on ASH's face. HE wakes up)

ASH: What are you doing?
MISTY: I... (SHE wants to tell him how she feels, but can't) I was just wiping off the stuff Jigglypuff drew on you.

ASH: Oh. Thanks. I had the strangest dream. It seemed so real. Someone was singing this really pretty song.

MISTY: It was... (Wants to tell him it was SHE, but can't) It was probably just one of the side-effects of Jigglypuff.

ASH: (Part of him is happy to the whole discussion) I guess so. We'd better get going. That Gym Leader's waiting.

MISTY: Yeah, he is.
ASH: (Sees the map) Hey, look! Jigglypuff’s trainer left us his map. This is great!

MISTY: Yeah...great.

ASH: (Wakes BROCK, whose face is still covered with JIGGLYPUFF's drawings) Come on, Brock! Time to go!

BROCK: Yawn!

ASH: Brock! Get up.

BROCK: (Half-asleep) What?
MISTY: (Her frustration over not being able to tell ASH how SHE feels, gets taken out on BROCK) This time I’m holding onto the map! (SHE and ASH head off, followed by the still

BROCK: What map?

ASH: Hurry up. (laughs) Sleeping Beauty (laughs). (Brock at Knoll)

MEOWTH: I got the rope! I'm gonna tie it to this tree, then throw the rest down to you, so youse guys can climb up it.

(There's no response. HE throws the rope into the hole and looks down, then turns to the audience) They're sleepin'! Takin' a nap. Snorin' away like a couple of Snorlax while I do all the work! (To JESSIE and JAMES) Yo! Wake up! Great! I'm through savin' your butts! Get yourselves out of this mess!

(HE walks downstage) They are the two lamest, dumbest, stupidest... "I'm Jessie! I'm James!" They never do anything right.

(JESSIE and JAMES climb out of the pit) MEOWTH (Cont’d) (JESSIE and JAMES sneak up behind him. Each takes an arm and THEY lift him off the ground) What are you crazy?! Put me down!

JAMES: Why are you saying all those things?

JESSIE: Why are you telling everybody we're losers?!

MEOWTH: Because you are.

JAMES: Like, no way!

JESSIE: We're cool!

JAMES: We're the man!

MEOWTH: Look up "Loser" in the dictionary, and you'll find a big picture of the two of youse!

JESSIE: Is it a nice picture?

MEOWTH: Youse never do anything right.

JAMES: Well, we try! But we get no respect.

JESSIE: Everybody loves all the Pokémon. JAMES Everybody wants to be Ash.

JESSIE: Or Misty.

JAMES: Or even Brock. JESSIE: But they just boo at us! Our self-esteem is in the toilet.

JAMES: We might as well quit.

JESSIE: Yeah!

MEOWTH: No! You can't! If you quit, what happens to me?

(JESSIE and JAMES shrug)

JESSIE: We've always been the worst. Just once I'd like to be the best at something.

JAMES: Me, too.

MEOWTH: But we are the best at something. (JESSIE and JAMES turn to him. Music starts. To audience.) I feel a tango comin’ on.

JAMES: (JAMES puts rose in his mouth. The thorns hurts his mouth.) Ow. Ow. Ow.

WE’RE THE BEST AT BEING THE WORST
WE’RE THE BEST AT BEING THE WORST WE’RE STATISTICALLY
NUMBER ONE JAMES YEAH, A HUNDRED PERCENT JESSIE INCOMPETENT

MEOWTH: HEY –- THAT’S NEVER BEEN DONE! WE’RE VERY GOOD AT BEING VERY BAD IT’S OUR RATE OF SUCCESS

THAT’S SADLY BEEN WEAK JESSIE WE’LL JUST HAVE TO ACCEPT JAMES WE’RE COMPLETELY INEPT!
MEOWTH: THAT’S WHAT MAKES US SO UNIQUE JAMES WE’RE THE HINDENBURGS OF CRIME JESSIE WE CRASH AND BURN EACH AND EVERY TIME JAMES MASTERS OF DISASTER JESSIE NO ONE SCREWS UP FASTER
JESSIE & JAMES: HEY! AT FAILURE, WE SHINE! WE’RE AN IMPERFECT TEN! JESSIE, JAMES & MEOWTH
TEAM ROCKET’S BLASTING OFF AGAIN JESSIE & JAMES SO I GUESS WE’RE JUST CURSED
MEOWTH: AND YOUSE HEARD IT HERE FIRST
JESSIE, JAMES & MEOWTH: WE’RE THE BEST AT BEING THE WORST!
JESSIE AND JAMES: WHO’D GUESS WE’D GET SO FAR JAMES BY BEING COMPLETELY SUB-PAR JESSE

AS LOSERS WE’VE RAISED THE BAR
JESSIE AND NOW WE’RE SUPERSTARS! For Dance Break

(Jessie and James tango while Mewoth serenades them badly…)

MEOWTH: LA DA DA DID DA DAAH YAH DA DAH DA DA DAD DA DAH LA DA DEE DA DA DAD DA DA DA DA DA DAD YAH DA DA DA DA DAD LA DA DA DA DA DAAAAAAH For Vocals

JESSIE, JAMES & MEOWTH: WE’RE THE BEST AT BEING THE WORST JESSIE AT COMING IN LAST WE’RE ALWAYS THE FIRST JAMES OUR FLAWS ARE TOP DRAWER
MEOWTH: WE DEFINE MURPHY’S LAW!
JESSIE, JAMES & MEOWTH: WE’RE THE BEST AT BEING THE WORST WE’RE TOTALLY IMMERSED AND INCREDIBLY WELL-VERSED
WE’RE THE BEST AT BEING THE WORST

JAMES: Now, let's go capture that Pikachu!

JESSIE: And deliver him to the Boss!

JESSIE AND JAMES Tra la la la lah…

(THEY head off, singing. MEOWTH: I shoulda been a shrink.

(HE races off after them. The set changes to the Cerulean Blue Lagoon. ASH, MISTY, BROCK and PIKACHU enter. ASH carries the map) Drop ½ open

ACT I - SCENE 9

ASH: (Consulting map) We should be able to see the city soon. (Looks up) There it is!

PIKACHU: Pika! Pika, Pika!

MISTY: It’s beautiful!

BROCK: I would've found it, even without the map.

MISTY: You couldn’t even find the stuff Jigglypuff drew on your face.

BROCK: What? Why didn’t you guys tell me? Oh, No!

MISTY: ’Cause you look kind of cute with your face painted, Brock.

BROCK: Some best friends you two are.

MISTY: Oh, come here. (As SHE wipes the scribbling off BROCK’s face, ASH speaks)

ASH: That badge is as good as mine!

MISTY: Which Pokémon are you going to use to battle for it?

ASH: Well, I've been training all of them. But, the choice is obvious!

ASH (w/FULL COMPANY) (During the song, TEAM ROCKET sail on in their submarine)
PIKACHU YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE THE ONE
SO I CHOOSE YOU
THERE'S NO ONE ELSE I'D RATHER HAVE HERE BY MY SIDE AND YOU CAN HELP ME WIN THIS FIGHT
BECAUSE WE NEED TO FACE THE CHALLENGE THAT'S AHEAD
PIKACHU YOU KNOW THERE IS NO OTHER

I CHOOSE YOU
BECAUSE YOU ARE MY BROTHER
IN THIS GAME WE PLAY AND IF WE HAVE TO GO ALL DAY
SO WE CAN LEAVE THE OTHER MASTERS FAR BEHIND
ASH: (w/FULL COMPANY) (Cont’d) I'VE BEEN TRAINING ALL MY LIFE WAITING ALL THIS TIME

FOR THIS MOMENT TO ARRIVE
AND NOW THAT IT'S HERE
I DON'T HAVE TO FEAR
'CAUSE THERE'S NOTHING LEFT TO HIDE
IT'S ME AND YOU
AND THERE'S NOTHING THAT WE CAN'T DO
'CAUSE IN THIS POKÉMON WORLD EVEN MASTERS HAVE TO LEARN
THEY WILL ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING NEW
PIKACHU YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE THE ONE
SO I CHOOSE YOU
THERE'S NO ONE ELSE I'D RATHER HAVE HERE BY MY SIDE AND YOU CAN HELP ME WIN THIS FIGHT
BECAUSE WE NEED TO FACE THE CHALLENGE THAT'S AHEAD

(The song includes multiple PIKACHUs as part of the dancing. TEAM ROCKET try to capture the real one, but can't find which it is. Finally, THEY do. THEY grab him, and with MEOWTH, drag PIKACHU into their submarine and sail him off stage)

Sinclair enters and dancers exit

Sinclair starts to attack Jessie and James

New music theme starts and Sinclair attacks Jessie and James

Suzanne enter SR3

Suzanne vamp into Jessie and James business

YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE THE ONE
SO I CHOOSE YOU
THERE'S NO ONE ELSE I'D RATHER HAVE HERE BY MY SIDE AND YOU CAN HELP ME WIN THIS FIGHT
BECAUSE WE NEED TO FACE THE CHALLENGE THAT'S AHEAD

(As CHORUS fades out, ASH calls for Pikachu with increasing urgency.)

ASH: Pikachu… (searches) Pikachu! (searches) Pikachu!!!

PIKACHU: (Screaming, muffled) Pika! Pika! (HE can't be heard over the song. As the singing and dancing continue, ASH thinks HE hears something...too late. He frantically looks around. He realizes PIKACHU is gone.)

(Fading out, the stage clears of the many dancing Pikachu’s)

PIKACHU I CHOOSE YOU
PIKACHU I CHOOSE YOU
PIKACHU I CHOOSE YOU

ASH: (To BROCK and MISTY) Guys. I can’t find Pikachu anywhere. Pikachu!

Ash starts to run Downstage

(HE screams out, panicked) Pikachu!!!!! (Ash donstage with arms up in the air)

(Blackout) Iris almost Closed

(END OF ACT ONE)

Pokémon Live will continue after a 15 minute Intermission.

ACT II – OPENING

(As House Lights go down, the Pokedex Screens light up with pre-recorded image of DEXTER.)

DEXTER: (Pre-Record, On-Screen) Dexter here.

ASH: Ketchum's own personal Pokedex. Being field guide, keeping track of not only all his Pokémon and their status, but all the other Pokémon out there, their attacks, their strengths, their weaknesses. It's hard work. One mistake from me, one little piece of wrong information, and...pow...Ash could lose a battle. Compared to me, air traffic controllers are stress-free. That's why some times I've just got to... (DEXTER bursts onto the stage. The screen image remains)

(Live) Break out!
(Screen) To let off some steam!
(Live) To lower the pressure!
(Screen) So I don't blow a chip!
(Live) But even when I relax I'm always on guard. Always checking things out. Always asking the important question!

WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU For Vocals (6 bars of 4)
WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
HOW DO YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO?
SHARE WITH ME YOUR SECRETS DEEP INSIDE
WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
ARE YOU LOYAL THROUGH AND THROUGH?
AND DO YOU HAVE A HEART THAT'S TRUE?
WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
Pokémon masters in the house, C’mon let’s raise the roof!
TAKE YOUR NORMAL TYPE LIKE JIGGLYPUFF
AGAINST THE GHOSTLY GENGAR THE BATTLE'S REAL TOUGH
THUNDERBOLT'S A GREAT ELECTRIC ATTACK 'TIL YOU GET GROUND DOWN BY A MAROWAK
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah a c’mon.

WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
HOW DO YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO? Here we go!
DON'T YA BUG ME WITH A CATERPIE FOR A FLYING TYPE THE WIN'S EASY
GOOD LUCK WITH MUK AND IT'S POISON GAS
MAKE ONE WRONG MOVE AND IT'LL KICK YOUR GRASS
But there's a whole lot of different Pokémon out there to keep track of.
And like I said, if I make one wrong move... So, I decided to get me some help. I decided to get me a whole mess of help. These are my help.

(DEXTETTES ENTER) DEXTER & DEXTETTES WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
HOW DO YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO?
SHARE WITH ME YOUR SECRETS DEEP INSIDE WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
ARE YOU LOYAL THROUGH AND THROUGH?
AND DO YOU HAVE A HEART THAT'S TRUE?
WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU? Yeah. Ah-hip-hop ah-hip-hop ah-hip-hop!
REACH HIGHER WITH FIRE – GO FLAREON!
THINK TWICE ABOUT ICE TO BE NUMBER ONE
WATER'S IN ORDER IF YOU WANNA BE SLICK
MEWTWO IS THE BEST BET WHEN YOU GET PSYCHIC

WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
HOW DO YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO? Yeah. Yeah.
Huh-huh. HITMONLEE'S THE KEY FOR YOUR FIGHTING MOOD AND YOU CAN ROCK 'N ROLL WITH A GEODUDE
DRATINI COMES FIRST WHEN YOU CHOOSE DRAGON
BUT EVOLUTION'S THE SOLUTION IF YOU'RE GONNA WIN

DEXTER & DEXTETTES: (CONT) WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
HOW DO YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO?
SHARE WITH ME YOUR SECRETS DEEP INSIDE C’mon. Let me hear you scream!
WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU? Let me hear you scream!
ARE YOU LOYAL THROUGH AND THROUGH?
AND DO YOU HAVE A HEART THAT'S TRUE?
WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU? (House LX UP)

Now go out into the house and get me some Pokémon data.

KEEP ON TRAINING SO YOU’RE STRONGER AND FASTER
I JUST CAN’T STOP TILL YOUR POWER I MASTER MY PLAN IS THIS, I GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL
AND GET ‘EM IN MY POKEBALL
WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU? (DEXTETTES go out into the audience.)
DEXTER: What have you got, Natalie?

NATALIE: Is your Dad a Snorlax or a Gastly?

DEXTER: How ‘bout you Jesse?

JESSE: Who in your family is a Krabby?

DEXTER: Krabby [fill in blank]! Hey Suzanne, feed me some data!

SUZANNE: Is that your brother? Is he a Slowbro or a Muk?

DEXTER: Now get your chips back up here! (House LX DOWN)

WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
HOW DO YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO?
SHARE WITH ME YOUR SECRETS DEEP INSIDE
WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
ARE YOU LOYAL THROUGH AND THROUGH?
AND DO YOU HAVE A HEART THAT'S TRUE?
WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?

WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
HOW DO YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO?
COME SHARE WITH ME YOUR SECRETS DEEP INSIDE
WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU?
ARE YOU LOYAL THROUGH AND THROUGH?
AND DO YOU HAVE A HEART THAT'S TRUE?

WHAT KIND OF POKÉMON ARE YOU? (Bump)

(Wait for Applause) DEXTER: (To the DEXTETTES) Looks to me like we're about to have some work to do. Let's go! Iris ½ OFF (As THEY dance back into the Pokedexes, the curtain opens to reveal ASH, BROCK and MISTY in the Lagoon set. THEY have been searching for PIKACHU to no avail)

ACT II - SCENE 1

ASH:(Calling) Pikachu! (Turns to BROCK and MISTY) He's gone! Team Rocket must be behind this! They must've taken him again!

BROCK: Then we'll have to get him back!

MISTY: Maybe it wasn't Team Rocket, Ash.

ASH: What else could’ve happened?

MISTY: Maybe Pikachu left on his own.

BROCK: Just split?

ASH: Why would he do that? He's not only my Pokémon, he’s my friend.

MISTY (Talking about herself as much as PIKACHU): You have a habit of ignoring your friends. Maybe he just got tired of it. Or maybe you missed his birthday, too.

ASH: I love Pikachu! He was my first Pokémon. No way would he leave on his own. Right, Brock?

BROCK: You have been pretty busy lately, Ash. Winning badges, collecting other Pokémon.

MISTY: And sometimes things change...whether we want them to or not.

ASH: Not me and Pikachu! It had to have been Team Rocket! Hopefully, they haven't gotten too far. If we split into two teams, we can cover twice as much ground. I'll circle this way. Brock, you go in that direction. We'll meet back here in thirty minutes.

BROCK: Check.

ASH: (Starts off) Come on, Misty.

MISTY: I'll go with Brock.

ASH: What?

MISTY: I’ll see you later, Ash. (SHE heads off)
ASH: (To BROCK) What was that?

BROCK: (Shrugs) Beats me. See ya. (HE hurries off after MISTY) Slow down, Misty!

ASH: Misty! I've got to stay focused on finding Pikachu! (Starts to search) Pikachu! Pikachu! Maybe Misty was right. Maybe you felt you had to move on. That you wanted to be free. Pikachu! Maybe you just couldn't bare to tell me to my face. Or maybe you tried and I just wasn’t listening. You never wanted to go into your pokéball. Maybe you are gone.

THE TIME HAS COME (Iris Closed) I CLOSE MY EYES AND I CAN SEE THE DAY WE MET JUST ONE MOMENT AND I KNEW YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND 'DO ANYTHING FOR YOU
ASH: (Cont’d) WE'VE GONE SO FAR AND DONE SO MUCH AND I FEEL LIKE WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN TOGETHER RIGHT BY MY SIDE
THROUGH THICK AND THIN YOU'RE THE PART OF MY LIFE I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TIME HAS COME
IT'S FOR THE BEST I KNOW IT WHO COULD HAVE GUESSED THAT YOU AND I...
SOMEHOW, SOMEDAY WE'D HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE
YOU'VE HELPED ME FIND THE STRENGTH INSIDE AND THE COURAGE TO MAKE ALL MY DREAMS COME TRUE
HOW WILL I FIND ANOTHER FRIEND LIKE YOU TWO OF A KIND
THAT'S WHAT WE ARE AND IT SEEMED LIKE WE WERE ALWAYS WINNING BUT AS OUR TEAM IS TORN APART I WISH WE COULD GO
BACK TO THE BEGINNING THE TIME HAS COME IT'S FOR THE BEST I KNOW IT WHO COULD HAVE GUESSED THAT YOU AND I...
SOMEHOW, SOME WAY WE'D HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE SOMEHOW TODAY... ...WE HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE

(spoken) Goodbye. (Ash turns to exit) (HE heads off with renewed determination.)

(PSYDUCK crosses) (Video Fades and Ash exits)

PSYDUCK: Psy. Psy. Psy (Psyduck at SR10) (Psyduck almost off)

(Music starts) (Simultaneous with the above, the set changes to reveal GIOVANNI's Headquarters. MRS. KETCHUM and PROFESSOR OAK are locked in separate cages)

ACT II -SCENE 2

PROFESSOR OAK: No matter what, D'elia, I won't let GIOVANNI hurt you!

MRS. KETCHUM: We’ve got toget out of here. Thank goodness ASH didn’t come with us. At least he’s home, safe.

PROFESSOR OAK: We’ll find a way out of these cages. I promise!(HE suddenly seems ill) Oh, oh dear.

MRS. KETCHUM: What’s wrong, Professor?

PROFESSOR OAK: I’m still feeling a little queasy after that helicopter ride over here. Dangling in the air in a cage is not my idea of fun.

MRS. KETCHUM: Take a few deep breaths. (PROFESSOR OAK does) How’s that?

PROFESSOR OAK: Better. Much better. What’s the scientific principle behind that?

MRS. KETCHUM: I don’t know. It’s a mom trick. PROFESSOR OAK: It’s good. Do you have any mom tricks for opening locks?

MRS. KETCHUM: I wish I did.

PROFESSOR OAK: Then, I’ll just have to resort to my martial arts training.

(HE does a fancy preparation, then kicks the cage door. Nothing happens to the lock, but PROFESSOR OAK winds up in extreme pain) Yow!

MRS. KETCHUM: Professor, are you all right?

PROFESSOR OAK: Maybe I should’ve kept up my lessons. I don’t mean to pry, but…what did GIOVANNI mean…about you and he being back together again?

MRS. KETCHUM: (A pause as SHE decides to tell him the whole story) I might as well tell you. I’m sure it will all come out when he gets back. I wasn’t always the upstanding woman you know. As a teenager, I fell in with a bad crowd. There was this one boy, he started a gang that eventually became Team Rocket.

PROFESSOR OAK: The boy was Giovanni?

MRS. KETCHUM: But I didn’t stay with him long. I met Ash’s father, and I put all that behind me.

PROFESSOR OAK: Does ASH know?

MRS. KETCHUM: No! And he mustn’t. He’d never understand. I came to hate Giovanni, and all he stands for!

(GIOVANNI has entered in time to overhear this last sentence)

GIOVANNI: You have changed. The D’elia I knew would never be so mean.

MRS. KETCHUM: But you would! You hate everyone and everything.

GIOVANNI: I don’t hate you, D’elia. I have wonderful memories of those early days.

PROFESSOR OAK: Show us your “greatest achievement,” whatever it is, and let us go!

GIOVANNI: Always in such a rush, Professor. You really should learn to relax. You’ll live longer.

MRS. KETCHUM: You’ve had your fun, Giovanni.

GIOVANNI: The fun hasn’t even begun. Behold…Mecha-Mew2!

(MECHA-MEW2 is revealed)

MM2 Moves Downstage

Before MM2 turns to SL PROFESSOR OAK: There’s no such Pokémon!

GIOVANNI: I know. It’s mechanical. I created it. All by myself. Mecha-Mew2 has the power to learn and then amplify the attacks of any Pokémon it battles. Once it has battled every type of Pokémon, it will be invincible. And the world will be mine.

MRS. KETCHUM: You’re mad.

GIOVANNI: Not mad. Maybe a little angry.

PROFESSOR OAK: You’ll never accomplish all that.

GIOVANNI: I already have. Observe… (Visual: GIOVANNI clicks remote to screen)

(HE brings out the Tally We’ve had a very busy couple of days. The only attacks left to be learned are electric. One little electric Pokémon is all that stands between me and world domination! And you, D’elia, Professor, are here to witness the final battle. You should feel quite honored. (Music Starts)

EVIL WORLD - YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON (REPRISE)
ONE MORE – WON’T BE MUCH LONGER ‘TIL MY – PLAN IS COMPLETE ONE FIGHT – THEN AFTER THAT
YOU’LL ALL BE AT MY FEET
ONE HAND – RULING THE PLANET
EACH DAY – IS MINE TO RUN
YOU’LL LIVE – TO SERVE YOUR MASTER
MY REIGN HAS JUST BEGUN!
MY WORLD
YOU AND ME, MY POKÉMON WE’LL BEAT ONE MORE POKÉMON! (Giovanni snaps fingers)

PROFESSOR OAK: You won’t get away with this! You’ll be stopped!

PROFESSOR OAK: By someone! Music Starts (JESSIE and JAMES enter from stage right)

DOUBLE TROUBLE
JESSIE & JAMES PREPARE FOR TROUBLE MAKE IT DOUBLE
PREPARE FOR TROUBLE MAKE IT DOUBLE

JESSIE: TO PROTECT THE WORLD FROM DEVASTATION
JAMES: TO UNITE ALL PEOPLES WITHIN OUR NATION
JESSIE: TO DENOUNCE THE EVILS OF TRUTH AND LOVE
JAMES: TO EXTEND OUR REACH TO THE STARS ABOVE.
JESSIE: Jessie!
JAMES: James!
JESSIE, JAMES & MEOWTH: TEAM ROCKET BLAST OFF AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
SURRENDER NOW OR PREPARE TO FIGHT (TEAM ROCKET'S ROCKIN') TALKIN' TROUBLE, WALKIN' TROUBLE
DOUBLE TROUBLE, BIG TROUBLE (BIG TROUBLE'S GONNA FOLLOW YOU)
TEAM ROCKET'S ROCKIN' TALKIN' TROUBLE, WALKIN' TROUBLE

DOUBLE TROUBLE, BIG TROUBLE
(BIG TROUBLE'S GONNA FOLLOW YOU) WE CAPTURED PIKACHU!
(JESSIE, JAMES and MEOWTH: present GIOVANNI with PIKACHU)

GIOVANNI: I can’t believe it.

MRS. KETCHUM: (With quiet urgency to PROFESSOR OAK) That’s Ash’s Pikachu!

PROFESSOR OAK: I know.

JESSIE: (To GIOVANNI) It was easy!

JAMES: We snatched him from that ASH kid out by the lagoon!

JESSIE: It was like takin’ Pokémon fruit snacks from a baby! For Vocals (MRS. KETCHUM: and OAK exchange a look)

JESSIE: WE'RE TEAM ROCKET AND WE FIGHT FOR WHAT'S WRONG.
JAMES: FOR MAYHEM AND MADNESS AND RARE POKÉMON.
JESSIE: I'M SO GORGEOUS.
JAMES: I'M ALWAYS THE MAN.

MRS. KETCHUM: YOU'RE JUST THE PLAYERS IN HIS MASTER PLAN.

JESSIE AND JAMES: Jealous? For Vocals

JESSIE, JAMES & MEOWTH: (TEAM ROCKET'S ROCKIN') TALKIN' TROUBLE, WALKIN' TROUBLE

DOUBLE TROUBLE, BIG TROUBLE (BIG TROUBLE'S GONNA FOLLOW YOU)
(TEAM ROCKET'S ROCKIN') TALKIN' TROUBLE, WALKIN' TROUBLE
DOUBLE TROUBLE, BIG TROUBLE
(BIG TROUBLE'S GONNA FOLLOW YOU) WE CAPTURED PIKACHU
TEAM ROCKET’S ROCKIN

GIOVANNI:(To TEAM ROCKET) Take the Pikachu, and order it to attack Mecha-Mew2.

JAMES: Why don’t you do it, Boss?

GIOVANNI: I can’t have a Pokémon battle with myself, you idiot!

JAMES: Oh, yeah.

(HE starts to remove the net but stops and turns to JESSIE) How ‘bout a hand short, magenta and useless?

JESSIE: (Laughing) I was just fixing my hair.

(SHE helps him with the net.)

JAMES: Okay, little Pikachu. Why don’t you do that thunder thing you always do to us! Now!

PIKACHU: Pi…ka…chu!

(HE turns the attack on JESSIE and JAMES)

JESSIE & JAMES: Yow!!!!! (There is a comic battle as PIKACHU electrocutes JESSIE JAMES, sending them flying at the cages. JESSIE and JAMES accidentally hit the bolts that lock the cages. MRS. KETCHUM and PROFESSOR OAK escape.)

MRS. KETCHUM: (To PROFESSOR OAK) Let’s go!

PROFESSOR OAK: We should try to save Pikachu.

MRS. KETCHUM: There’s no time! We’ve got to get to Ash!

(THEY race off. Meanwhile, GIOVANNI’S HENCHMAN manages to grab PIKACHU with his stick.)

GIOVANNI: Very funny, my little yellow friend. But we’ll see who has the last laugh. Take him out of here.

PIKACHU Pika…

JAMES: Boss! They’re getting away!

JESSIE: You want us to go after them?

GIOVANNI: Don’t bother. They’ve served their purpose. They’ll be able to give the world a firsthand report of my power! And of my beautiful Mecha-Mew2! But I need Pikachu’s trainer! Obviously he’s the only one Pikachu will obey. Do you think you can handle that?!

JESSIE: We got you a Pikachu, didn’t we?

JAMES: That trainer will be a snap!

GIOVANNI: Then stop that incessant snapping, and go do it!

(As JESSIE, JAMES sing, the set changes to the forest)

JESSIE: Hit it!

DOUBLE TROUBLE (REPRISE) For Vocals
JESSIE, JAMES & MEOWTH: (TEAM ROCKET'S ROCKIN') TALKIN' TROUBLE, WALKIN' TROUBLE
DOUBLE TROUBLE, BIG TROUBLE (BIG TROUBLE'S GONNA FOLLOW YOU)
(TEAM ROCKET'S ROCKIN') TALKIN' TROUBLE, WALKIN' TROUBLE
DOUBLE TROUBLE, BIG TROUBLE
(BIG TROUBLE'S GONNA FOLLOW YOU)
WE’RE GONNA CAPTURE ASH-Y, TOO! Iris ¾ Closed
(THEY have exited, and the set has changed.) (BROCK and MISTY enter, searching for PIKACHU)

ACT II - SCENE 3

Iris Clear Music starts
MISTY: Pikachu!

BROCK: It’d be pretty extreme for him to split without even saying goodbye to Ash. Do you really think Pikachu ran away?

MISTY: (A pause) No. I was just trying to make a point to Ash…about how he treats his friends.

BROCK: But ASH treats his Pokémon great. Especially Pikachu.

MISTY: I meant about how he treats me.

BROCK: You really like him, don’t you?

MISTY: (Embarrassed) Of course, I like him. The three of us are best friends.

BROCK: That’s not the kind of like I meant.

MISTY: I don’t know what you’re talking about.

BROCK: You think he’s “the only one for you.”

MISTY: Something you’d know nothing about, since every girl you see is the “only one for you!”

BROCK: That’s not true.

MISTY: Yeah, right. The three Trainers today, not to mention Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy …

TWO PERFECT GIRLS
BROCK: (As HE sings, HE is joined by fantasy back-up singers)
A ONE-WOMAN MAN’S WHAT I WANNA BE STAY BY HER SIDE SO FAITHFULLY
I WOULD IF I COULD
BUT IT’S JUST NO GOOD ‘CAUSE THERE’S TWO PERFECT GIRLS FOR ME!
JENNY, OH JENNY JOY, OH JOY
A ONE-WOMAN MAN’S WHAT I WANNA BE
BUT THERE’S TWO PERFECT GIRLS FOR ME
OFFICER JENNY OH CAN’T YOU SEE
YOU CAN LOCK ME UP
AND THROW AWAY THE KEY
OH, JENNY
IF LOVIN’ YOU’S A CRIME THEN SENTENCE ME NOW
AND I’LL DO MY TIME BROCK (Cont’d) WELL MY UNIFORMED BEAUTY’S SIMPLY THE BEST SHE’S GOT MY HEART UNDER HOUSE ARREST BUT BEFORE THAT COP NAMES ME HER BOY I’M HEAD OVER HEALS (HE’S HEAD OVER HEALS) For Unit Pivot I’M HEAD OVER HEALS FOR A NURSE NAMED JOY Pivot Complete BROCK BACK UP

JENNY, OH JENNY JENNY, JENNY, JOY, JOY, JOY, OH JOY JENNY, JOY, JENNY, JOY JENNY,
JENNY, JOY, JOY, JENNY, JOY, JENNY, JOY A ONE-WOMAN MAN’S WHAT I WANNA BE BUT THERE’S TWO PERFECT GIRLS FOR ME

BROCK: NURSE JOY WON’T YOU PLEASE CURE ME OF THIS BAD DISEASE OH,
JOY THE DIAGNOSIS IS BLEAK WHEN I SEE YOUR FACE MY KNEES GET WEAK WELL I’M BURNIN’ UP – I GOT THE FEVER
SHE’S MY PERFECT NURSE AND I’LL NEVER LEAVE HER HER BEDSIDE MANNER HAS HEALED SO MANY
SO WHY AM I IN LOVE (WHY’S HE SO IN LOVE) SO WHY AM I IN LOVE WITH OFFICER JENNY

BROCK BACK UP

JENNY, OH JENNY JENNY, JENNY, JOY, JOY, JOY, OH JOY JENNY, JOY, JENNY, JOY JENNY,
JENNY, JOY, JOY, JENNY, JOY, JENNY, JOY A ONE-WOMAN MAN’S WHAT I WANNA BE BUT THERE’S TWO PERFECT GIRLS FOR ME For Dance Break-16 count intro (DANCE BREAK 4 (8s) of SAX and 2 (8s) of GUITAR) For Vocals

BROCK: A ONE-WOMAN MAN’S WHAT I WANNA BE
BUT THERE’S TWO PERFECT GIRLS FOR ME For Vocals I’VE TRIED (TRIED) AND I’VE TRIED (TRIED) AND
I’VE SEARCHED WAY DEEP INSIDE (DEEP INSIDE) FROM THESE TWO I WON’T CHOOSE I CAN’T STAND THE BAD NEWS
ABOUT THE NAME OF THE GIRL THAT I’M GONNA LOSE BROCK (Cont’d) THIS CAN’T GO ON ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
I’VE GOT TO PICK ONE NO MATTER HOW TOUGH IT’S TIME FOR EENY MEENY MINEY AND MOE (Another GIRL walks across the stage)
BUT WAIT A SECOND (WAIT A SECOND) BUT WAIT A SECOND (C’MON AND WAIT A SECOND) WHAT’S HER NAME
I’VE JUST GOT TO KNOW

BROCK BACK UP

JENNY, OH JENNY JENNY, JENNY, JOY, JOY, JOY, OH JOY JENNY, JOY, JENNY, JOY JENNY, JENNY, JOY, JOY,

JENNY, JOY, JENNY, JOY A ONE-WOMAN MAN’S WHAT I WANNA BE BROCK BUT THERE’S
ONE, NO TWO NO THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, SO MANY…
PERFECT GIRLS FOR ME Button (Arm up)

MISTY: (With disgust and frustration) Boys! Either you’re off, chasing every girl you see, or you’re ignoring us to spend time with your Pokémon! How’s a girl supposed to deal with that?

BROCK: I…uh…

MISTY: Why am I asking you?! Come on! We’ve got to find Pikachu! Pikachu!

(As THEY search their side of the stage, MRS. KETCHUM and PROFESSOR OAK hurry on to the other side…another part of the woods)

MRS. KETCHUM: We’ve got to find Ash! He might be hurt! I don’t care what Team Rocket said, he’d never give Pikachu up without a fight.

PROFESSOR OAK: Let’s not jump to conclusions.

MRS. KETCHUM: You don’t know what Team Rocket is capable of...They answer to Giovanni! And even if they didn’t hurt ASH yet…I know my son, he’ll do anything to save Pikachu! I don’t want him confronting Giovanni.

PROFESSOR OAK" Ash has to try and rescue his Pokémon! Otherwise, what kind of trainer would he be?

MRS. KETCHUM: But GIOVANNI might hurt him. Or tell him about…me.

PROFESSOR OAK: Maybe you should tell him yourself.

MRS. KETCHUM: That I used to hang out with Giovanni? That I could’ve become a member of Team Rocket?!

PROFESSOR OAK: But you didn’t. You changed.

MRS. KETCHUM: It doesn’t matter! For Vocals

I’VE GOT A SECRET
MRS. KETCHUM: I CAN NEVER TELL HIM
WHAT HAPPENED LONG AGO THE TRUTH ABOUT MY PAST IS SOMETHING
HE SHOULD NEVER KNOW

(On the other side of stage, in another place, MISTY searches for PIKACHU)

MISTY: I CAN NEVER TELL HIM MY FEELINGS DEEP INSIDE
THE TRUTH WITHIN MY HEART IS SOMETHING I MUST ALWAYS HIDE

MRS. KETCHUM: HIS WHOLE LIFE LIES AHEAD SO MUCH TRAINING TO BE DONE
AND AS HIS MOTHER, I’LL PROTECT
THE FUTURE FOR MY SON MISTY HIS LOVE IS OVERWHELMING IN ITS LIGHT I’D LIKE TO BE
BUT HE SHARES IT ALL WITH POKÉMON
THERE’S JUST NO ROOM FOR ME For Duet 1 + 2

MISTY & MRS. KETCHUM: I’VE GOT A SECRET THAT TEARS UP MY SOUL
AND KEEPING IT HIDDEN
HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL
I CAN’T TELL THE TRUTH
‘CAUSE HE MIGHT TURN AWAY SO I’LL KEEP THIS SECRET
IT’S BETTER THAT WAY Forest splits Forest ¾ OFF (ASH appears center stage…another part of the woods.

HE sings his own verse. Then all three, sing in counterpoint and/or harmony as THEY each travel through the woods. By the end, THEY have all reached the same spot)

ASH: EACH END’S A NEW BEGINNING
EVERY DARKNESS HAS ITS DAWN
TEARS CAN’T FALL FOREVER
SO NOW I MUST MOVE ON MY HOPES ARE STILL THE SAME FOR THE MAN I’D LIKE TO BE AND
I WILL MAKE THOSE DREAMS COME TRUE JUST YOU WAIT AND SEE For Trio 1 + 2

MRS. KETCHUM: & MISTY: I’VE GOT A SECRET
ASH: THERE’S NO TURNING BACK
MRS. KETCHUM: & MISTY TEARS UP MY SOUL ASH THERE’S NO GIVING UP
MRS. KETCHUM: & MISTY: KEEPING IT HIDDEN ASH: LIFE STILL GOES ON
MRS. KETCHUM: & MISTY: HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL
ASH: NO MATTER HOW TOUGH
MRS. KETCHUM: & MISTY: I CAN’T TELL THE TRUTH
ASH: I’M GONNA MISS YOU
MRS. KETCHUM: & MISTY: ‘CAUSE HE MIGHT TURN AWAY
ASH: MORE AND MORE EACH DAY
MRS. KETCHUM: & MISTY: SO I’LL KEEP THIS SECRET
ASH: BUT I’LL KEEP ON GOING
MRS. KETCHUM, MISTY & ASH: IT’S BETTER THAT WAY

(THEY are all in the same physical place) On Final Chord

ASH: Mom! Professor Oak! What are you doing here?

MRS. KETCHUM: It’s a long story.

BROCK: There’s no sign of Pikachu.

MISTY: We looked everywhere.

ASH: I’ll have to win that Diamond badge without him.(TO MRS. KETCHUM and OAK) Pikachu’s gone.

PROFESSOR OAK: We know.

ASH: (To MISTY and BROCK) We’d better get going.(Stops himself, turns to PROFESSOR) What do you mean, you know? How could you?

PROFESSOR OAK: (To MRS. KETCHUM) Do you want to tell him?

ASH: Tell me what?

MRS. KETCHUM: That… (SHE can’t tell him about her past. Instead, she covers by telling him about GIOVANNI) …Giovanni has Pikachu. Team Rocket kidnapped him!

ASH: I knew it!

MRS. KETCHUM: It’s all part of Giovanni’s plan to take over the world. He’s built himself some sort of super mechanical Pokémon.

ASH: Where are they?

MRS. KETCHUM: At his headquarters.

ASH: Nothing that involves Team Rocket ever turns out good.

PROFESSOR OAK: That’s not necessarily true.

ASH: (To BROCK and MISTY) Let’s go!

MRS. KETCHUM: (Stops him) Ash! Wait!

ASH: I love you, Mom. But a trainer’s got to do what a trainer’s got to do!

(HE starts off again)

MRS. KETCHUM: (Stops him again) There’s more.

ASH: About Pikachu?

MRS. KETCHUM: No, about me.

ASH: I don’t have time now, Mom. It’ll have to wait.

MRS. KETCHUM: (SHE yells) No! It can’t wait!

(ASH and the OTHERS stop, look at her) I know how you feel about Team Rocket…

ASH: I hate them, everything they stand for, everything about them…

MRS. KETCHUM: I know. But what you don’t know is… A long time ago. Before you were born. Before I met your father… I was… friends with GIOVANNI when he was starting Team Rocket.

ASH: What?! No way!

MRS. KETCHUM: It wasn’t for long. When I met your father, I left…

ASH: Why are you telling me this?

MRS. KETCHUM: Because I wanted you to hear it from me, not from Giovanni.

ASH: (To MISTY and BROCK): Let’s get out of here! (ASH starts off, followed by uneasy BROCK and MISTY. HE walks right into the entering JESSIE, JAMES and MEOWTH, who have arrived on their scooters.) Just who I was looking for!

JESSIE: That’s supposed to be our line. (To JAMES) Isn’t it?

JAMES: Yeah.

JESSIE: (To ASH) Just who we were looking for!

ASH: Take me to GIOVANNI and Pikachu! JAMES No, that’s supposed to be our line, too. We’re taking you to GIOVANNI and Pikachu!

JESSIE: Whether you like it or not!

ASH: I like it!

JESSIE: Uh! You do?

JAMES: Oooo, he does?

JESSIE: Why is this being so easy?

JAMES: Maybe it’s our lucky day?

ASH: Let’s go!

(BROCK, MISTY, MRS. KETCHUM: and PROFESSOR OAK start to follow)

JESSIE & JAMES: (Following ASH as he runs off) Wait!! oh…

MEOWTH: (Stops them) Sorry. But the Boss said only the kid. Iris Closed

(MEWOTH follows TEAM ROCKET and ASH. BROCK, MISTY and PROFESSOR OAK leave in another direction)

MRS. KETCHUM: What have I done? For Vocals (Alone, in a pin spot, she sings a slow version of EVERYTHING CHANGES)

EVERYTHING CHANGES (REPRISE)
MRS. KETCHUM: EVERYTHING CHANGES, CHANGES CHANGIN’ ALL THE TIME
PLAYIN’ WITH YOUR MIND
MODIFIED OR REARRANGED EVERYTHING HAS GOT TO CHANGE

(PSYDUCK enters. Walks up to her)

PSYDUCK: Psy.

(HE continues across the stage)

MRS. KETCHUM: Exactly. Deck is Clear Iris ½ Off

ACT II - SCENE 4

(The set has changed to GIOVANNI’s Headquarters.

GIOVANNI: talks to MECHA-MEW2)

HQ Panel moves

GIOVANNI: The Pikachu didn’t want to battle you. But once his trainer gets here and commands him to, he won’t have a choice. You’ll learn his electric attacks, and your education will be complete. So rest up my mechanical marvel. Our real adventure is about to begin. There’ll be much to do and no one to stop us.

(ASH bursts into the headquarters)

ASH: I’m ASH Ketchum from Pallet Town! Where’s my Pikachu?!

(The name “Ketchum” resonates for him. In his own mind, HE puts it together that this must be D’ELIA’s son)

GIOVANNI: ASH Ketchum.” You wouldn’t by any chance be D’elia’s son?

ASH: Leave my mother out of this!

GIOVANNI: Your mother made a big mistake when she walked out on me. (This strikes ASH)

ASH: Not as big a mistake as you made by stealing my Pikachu!

(JESSIE, JAMES and MEOWTH race in, out of breath)

JESSIE: We caught the trainer, Boss.

JAMES: We were bringing him here to you.

JESSIE: But he got away from us.

MEOWTH: Hey, Rocket Scientists!

(SHE sees ASH. To ASH)

JESSIE: You’re here! (To JAMES) He’s here!

JAMES: It looks like we did good, after all, Boss. Twice in one day! Twice! (THEY ham it up!)

GIOVANNI: (To JESSIE and JAMES) Shut up! And leave us alone!

JAMES: Yes, sir.

JESSIE: Looks like Team Rocket’s blasting off again. (THEY exit on their scooters and crash)

MEOWTH: Knuckleheads. (HE rushes off after them. GIOVANNI and ASH are still staring each other down)

GIOVANNI: I’ll give you your Pikachu…if you agree to have him battle my Pokémon.

ASH: You’ll be good practice for the gym leader I’m on my way to battle.

GIOVANNI: You mean the one who’s offering the new Diamond Badge to the trainer who defeats him?

(HE produces the badge, flashes it at ASH) I’ve been waiting for you.

ASH: You’re the Gym Leader from the commercial?!

GIOVANNI: (To ASH) Of course I am. I’ve manipulated everyone and everything to get to this moment. (HE calls to the HENCHMEN to get PIKACHU) Bring in the Pikachu!

(The HENCHMEN arrive with PIKACHU. ASH and PIKACHU have a mini-reunion)

ASH: Pikachu!

PIKACHU: Pika! Pika!

ASH: (To GIOVANNI) Ready to battle?

GIOVANNI: I choose…Mecha-Mew2. (MECHA-MEW2 steps downstage)

ASH: Your famous mechanical Pokémon?

GIOVANNI: Word travels fast. (Tosses the badge to ASH) This is what you want isn’t it?

ASH: Yes! (Starts to toss it back) But I’m going to win it. Fair and square.

GIOVANNI: You’re not going to win it at all. So, why don’t you hold onto it while you can. I’ll take it back when you’re defeated.

ASH: I’m not going to be!

GIOVANNI: Then start the battle. Or are you afraid?

ASH: (To PIKACHU) Pikachu! Thundershock! Now!

GIOVANNI: (As the attack begins GIOVANNI commands MECHA-MEW2) Mecha-Mew2! Learn!

(MECHA-MEW2 learns the attack. ASH is confused, but doesn’t let it bother him)

ASH: Come on buddy, give it everything you’ve got. Pikachu! Thunder attack! Now!

PIKACHU: (Again, PIKACHU begins the attack) Pi-ka-chuuuuuuu! (Start of CHU)

GIOVANNI: Mecha-Mew2! Learn!

ASH: Pikachu! Try Thunder Shock again!

PIKACHU: (PIKACHU tries, but HE Pik, Pik, chuuu! (Middle of CHU)

ASH: Try Thunder Shock again! Come on buddy, you can do it!

PIKACHU: (PIKACHU tries harder but is weak and it’s of no use) Pik, pik, pik, chu

GIOVANNI: My turn. (As ASH and PIKACHU look GIOVANNI shouts his command to MECHA-MEW2) Mecha-Mew2! Thunder Shock! Now! Thunder Attack! Now! (Immediately, MECH-MEW2 attacks.) (PIKACHU collapses. ASH races to him)

ASH: Pikachu! (Cradles his Pokémon. Turns to GIOVANNI) It’s not fair! What kind of creature is that?!

GIOVANNI: Welcome to the world, ASH Ketchum. My world. I created Mecha-Mew2 with the power to learn and amplify any attack that was thrown at him. Pikachu’s electric attacks were the last on the list. Now that he has them, nothing can stop him. The world will be mine. And I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you, ASH Ketchum from Pallet Town. Now, nothing can stop me! (Music)

ASH: I can! And I will! YOU JUST CAN’T WIN

GIOVANNI: (As HE and ASH sing, THEY circle each other, preparing for a fight) YOU’RE WAY OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE YOU’VE MORE THAN MET YOUR MATCH
ASH: I GUESS YOU’RE SLOWING DOWN OLD MAN CAN’T HIT WHAT YOU CAN’T CATCH
GIOVANNI: SOON THE WHOLE WORLD WILL KNOW THE GENIUS OF MY PLAN
ASH: I WILL FIND A WAY TO STOP YOU ANYWAY I CAN
GIOVANNI: YOU’RE SUCH A GOODY-TWO-SHOES IT’S MORE FUN BEING BAD
ASH: NO ONE’S GOING TO SIDE WITH YOU YOU’RE STARK RAVING MAD!
GIOVANNI: OH YEAH, JUST ASK YOUR MOTHER!
ASH: THAT’S ALL IN THE PAST!
GIOVANNI: JUST LISTEN TO ME LITTLE BOY NICE GUYS FINISH LAST!
ASH: OH NO, YOU JUST CAN’T WIN
GIOVANNI: YOU’RE NOT THAT STRONG
ASH: TIME TO PAY FOR YOUR SINS
GIOVANNI: YOU’VE GOT IT ALL WRONG YOU JUST CAN’T WIN
ASH: GONNA SHUT YOU DOWN
GIOVANNI: YOUR CHANCES ARE SLIM
ASH: NO MORE FOOLING AROUND

GIOVANNI & ASH: LET THE BATTLE BEGIN YOU JUST CAN’T WIN

GIOVANNI: I don’t have time for this. (Calls to MECHA-MEW2) Mecha-Mew2! Dispose of him. Hyper-Beam! Now! (Before ASH can even react, MECHA-MEW2 hurls an enormous attack at him. HE puts his arms up to try to shield himself from whatever it is that is about to come at him. But somehow, magically, the attack is deflected. Suddenly a disembodied voice fills the stage)

ASH: It’s a force field. The Hyper-Beam can’t penetrate it.

GIOVANNI: What’s going on?

MEWTWO: The boy will not be harmed!

GIOVANNI: Who said that?

(MEWTWO enters the headquarters) MEWTWO I did!

GIOVANNI: Mewtwo!

(ASH steps back, stunned at the sight of MEWTWO)

ASH: Mewtwo?

MEWTWO: You do not know me, ASH Ketchum, but I know you.

ASH: How…?

GIOVANNI: Mewtwo, meet Mecha-Mew2. Quite an improvement, don’t you think. Better looking, more obedient and much more powerful.

MEWTWO: I am the world’s most powerful Pokémon.

GIOVANNI: Then here’s your chance to prove it.

MEWTWO: Prepare to battle!

ASH: Don’t, Mewtwo. It’ll just learn your attacks! It’s got more power than you think!

(MEWTWO steps towards ASH. HE places one hand on ASH’s shoulder)

MEWTWO: I think the true power is within you. SFX (HE extends the other arm out towards MECHA-MEW2. As the screens fill with images of love and goodness from ASH’s mind, ending with the image of MISTY a stream of energy shoots out of MEWTWO at MECHA-MEW2. As it does, GIOVANNI calls to MECHA-MEW2)

Mom’s Face on Video Screen

GIOVANNI: Mecha-Mew2! Learn! (MECHA-MEW2 does. Meanwhile, ASH has dropped to the ground, unconscious, drained by MEWTWO’s action. PIKACHU cradles him. What has actually been happening here is that MEWTWO has channeled all of the goodness and love from ASH amplified it, and blasted it at MECHA-MEW2, who in return, learned and acquired it) Mecha-Mew2! Return the attack! Now!

(Nothing happens) Return the attack! Now! (MEWTWO looks on. GIOVANNI screams at MECHA-MEW2) I command you! Use what you’ve learned! (MECHA-MEW2 grabs GIOVANNI) What are you doing?! You must do as I command!

MECHA-MEW2: Not any more!

GIOVANNI: I didn’t give you the power of speech!

MECHA-MEW2: You didn’t give me a lot of things. But you did give me the ability to learn. And I have. From the boy I’ve learned about love and goodness. His heart is pure. His love for Pokémon, and his friends and family is real. I’ve learned right from wrong. And I’ve learned which one you are! And now I know what I must do. Something else I learned…Self-destruct!

(A countdown begins on the screens)

GIOVANNI: (Struggling) Don’t do this. Let me go! I command you!

MECHA-MEW2:(To MEWTWO) Take the boy away, where he’ll be safe.

GIOVANNI: (To MEWTWO) Mewtwo, I can’t believe you were able to defeat me again!

MEWTWO: This time It was not me, Giovanni. It was the boy. (MEWTWO helps ASH and PIKACHU offstage. As HE does, GIOVANNI struggles to get free of MECHA-MEW2)

GIOVANNI: Don’t do this! We can be partners. Together we can rule the world. It will all be ours! (There is a huge explosion. Light, smoke and fire fill the stage. When the smoke clears, the set has changed. We are outside GIOVANNI’S Headquarters. ASH is lying on the ground unconscious, PIKACHU beside him. MEWTWO is gone. MRS. KETCHUM, PROFESSOR OAK, MISTY and BROCK are around them. THEY try to revive ASH)

Countdown between 01 and 00 End of Pyro Iris Closed Cast Ready On Stage

ACT II - SCENE 5

MRS. KETCHUM: Ash. Ash, can you hear me?

ASH: Mom? Where’s Pikachu? Is he okay?

PIKACHU: Pika!

MRS. KETCHUM: Thank goodness, you’re alright.

MISTY: What happened?

ASH: I’m not sure. One minute I was battling Giovanni, and the next…I don’t remember. I don’t know what happened next. But I know what happened to you, Mom. It doesn’t matter who you were way back then. You’re my mom. And I love you.

MRS. KETCHUM: And you’re my… (SHE is about to say, “little boy,” but catches herself) … young man.

PROFESSOR OAK: And you’re well on your way to becoming a Pokémon Master.

MISTY: (To ASH) Are you sure you’re all right?

ASH: I think so. (PIKACHU nudges ASH, points to ASH’s pocket)

PIKACHU: Pika! Pika!

(ASH reaches into his pocket)

ASH: (HE takes out the Diamond Badge) The Diamond Badge. (Remembering) GIOVANNI gave it to me to hold. But I’m not sure I really earned it.

PIKACHU: Pika! Pi…ka…chu!

ASH: If you say so. (Looks at the badge) It’s really beautiful.

(SHE finally has worked up the courage to tell ASH how SHE feels, she moves next to him)

MISTY: It’s… It’s totally awesome.

ASH: Misty…would you hold onto it for me? (MISTY takes it and respond awkwardly)

MISTY: Me? Are you sure?

ASH: Sure. Think of it as a Birthday present. Besides, we’ll always be doing everything together. Right?

MISTY: Right.

YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON (REPRISE)
ASH: ONE WORLD
MISTY: (ONE WORLD)
ASH: NOW AND FOREVER BEST FRIENDS
MISTY &BROCK:(BEST FRIENDS) ASH: LOYAL AND TRUE ONE DREAM
MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM & OAK:(ONE DREAM) ASH: THAT’S SIDE BY SIDE
ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: THERE’S NOTHING WE CAN’T DO
MISTY: ONE HAND
ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: (ONE HAND)
MISTY: HELPING THE OTHER
BROCK: EACH HEART
ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: (EACH HEART)
BROCK: BEATING AS ONE
MRS. KETCHUM: WE LIVE
ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: (WE LIVE)
PROFESSOR OAK: ALWAYS TOGETHER
ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: SHARING THE SAME BRIGHT SUN YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON

(The SONG continues with the FULL COMPANY. Towards the end, we see GIOVANNI, covered in soot, his jacket missing, peering from behind some set piece.)

(ONE WORLD)

TILL THE END I WILL BE WITH YOU
(BEST FRIENDS) WE WILL GO WHERE OUR DREAMS COME TRUE
(ONE DREAM) ALL THE TIMES THAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY BEST FRIENDS
(ONE HAND) TILL THE END I WILL BE WITH YOU
(EACH HEART) WE WILL GO WHERE OUR DREAMS COME TRUE
(BEST FRIENDS) ALL THE TIMES THAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY BEST FRIENDS
ASH: (ONE WORLD) A MAGIC FEELING
MRS. KETCHUM: (BEST FRIENDS) IT'S GROWN SO STRONG
PROFESSOR OAK: (ONE DREAM) ALWAYS LEADS ME TO

THE PLACE WHERE I BELONG
MISTY: (ONE HAND) WON'T GO AWAY
BROCK: (EACH HEART) NEVER LET ME DOWN
ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: (BEST FRIENDS) WE'VE GOT THE GREATEST FRIENDS THAT EVER COULD BE FOUND
ASH, BROCK AND PROFFESOR OAK: ACROSS EVERY RIVER
MISTY AND MRS. KETCHUM: BEHIND EVERY TREE
ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON
CHORUS: ONE WORLD

ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: ONE WORLD NOW AND FOREVER
CHORUS: BEST FRIENDS
ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: BEST FRIENDS LOYAL AND TRUE
CHORUS: ONE DREAM
MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM & OAK: ONE DREAM THAT’S SIDE BY SIDE
CHORUS: THERE’S NOTHING WE CAN’T DO ONE HAND
ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: ONE HAND HELPING THE OTHER
CHORUS: EACH HEART
ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: EACH HEART BEATING AS ONE
CHORUS: WE LIVE
ASH, MISTY, BROCK, MRS. KETCHUM, OAK: WE LIVE ALWAYS TOGETHER
CHORUS: SHARING THE SAME BRIGHT SUN
ASH, MRS. KETCHUM AND JAMES: YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON
MISTY AND JESSIE: YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON
BROCK AND PROFESSOR OAK: YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON (FAKE DRUM ENDING)
ASH, MRS. KETCHUM AND JAMES: YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON
MISTY AND JESSIE: YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON
BROCK, PROFESSOR OAK AND GIOVANNI: YOU AND ME AND POKÉMON ALL ONE WORLD! (Bump) (SONG BUTTON) Hold for Applause (Black out onstage. All exit for Bows)

BOWS

(INTRODUCTION) Hold for 7 Counts

Psyduck enters SL1 in Blackout Brooms clear

Psyduck Bows

Psyduck exits SR1

(End of ‘metal’ crescendo)

P - O - K - E - M - O – N

PARTY!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N

POKÉMON!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N

WOO OH!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N

POKÉMON! Dancer Break for ensemble High kick, turn, jump – Principals enter

P - O - K - E - M - O – N Professor Oak and Mom enter and bow

PARTY!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N

POKÉMON!

Thank everyone for a good show.

Professor Oak and Mom dance

(NEW THEME)

GIOVANNI: enters and bows PARTY!

GIOVANNI: crosses to SR and then Team Rocket enters forcing him SL

GOTTA CATCH’EM

GOTTA CATCH’EM

GOTTA CATCH’EM ALL!

POKÉMON!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N Team Rocket bows

PARTY!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N

POKÉMON! Team Rocket dance

P - O - K - E - M - O – N Brock enters and bows

PARTY!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N

POKÉMON! Brock dances

(NEW THEME) Misty enters, cartwheels and bows

ASH and Pikachu enter

GOTTA CATCH’EM Pikachu bows

GOTTA CATCH’EM

GOTTA CATCH’EM ALL!

POKÉMON!

ASH: bows

GOTTA CATCH’EM

GOTTA CATCH’EM

GOTTA CATCH’EM ALL!

SING!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N All form line

PARTY!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N POKÉMON! After 2nd Company Bow

P - O - K - E - M - O – N All back up behind iris

WOO OH!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N

POKÉMON!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N YEAH!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N

POKÉMON!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N

PARTY!

P - O - K - E - M - O – N

(BOM BOM BOM) POKÉMON! Iris Closed (CURTAIN CLOSES - END OF PLAY)
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