Home / Episode Guide / Hiwada Gym! Forest Battlefield!!/ヒワダジム!もりのバトルフィールド!!/Gettin' The Bugs Out
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2001-03-17 Gettin' the Bugs Out
  • Japan 2000-04-20 ヒワダジム!もりのバトルフィールド!!
  • Japan Hiwada Gym! Mori no battlefield!!
  • Japan 2000-04-20 Hiwada Gym! Forest Battlefield!!
  • Germany Die Arena von Azalea City!
  • France Dans le feu de l'action
  • Spain Ahuyentando a los bichos
  • Italy Sfida all’ultimo round
  • Mexico El duelo con los Insectos
  • Taiwan 檜皮道館!森林的戰鬥場地!
  • Poland Pogonić robala
  • Netherlands Daar heb je de beestjes
  • Brazil Exterminando Insetos!
  • Israel הקרב במכון אזליה
  • Czechia Hmyzí zápasení
  • Portugal À Procura dos Insectos
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OP/ED List

Japan OP OK!
OK!
ポケモンはらはらリレー
Exciting Pokémon Relay
포켓몬 Forever
Pokémon Forever
Summary
Ash and co. are now walking towards the Azalea Gym now that the GS Ball has been delivered to Kurt. Misty acts as a news reporter and asks Ash if he has a prediction of his upcoming battle. Ash tells her that he plans on winning. Misty says that Ash doesn't have Charizard with him. In all his other battles, Charizard was there to help. Ash doesn't seem to mind because he has Cyndaquil to help him.

Ash and co. arrive at the Azalea Gym. They look inside and see a grass field rather than a gym. Misty asks Brock if they are in the right place. Brock tells her that they are according to the guide book. Ash decides to have a look around. While walking, Brock feels like they are walking in the forest even though they are really inside. Misty hopes that nothing slimy or disgusting appears. Suddenly, a Caterpie appears in front of her, and Misty screams. She runs right into a nest of Metapod. Misty says that they are in a torture chamber, not a gym.

A boy at the top of a tree tells her that they are definitely in the Azalea Gym and that bug Pokémon are the best. He tells Misty that her ignorance shows. Misty gets angry at the kid for calling her ignorant. She asks for the boy's name. The boy tells them that he doesn't have to tell them who he is, but rather they should tell him who they are. Ash introduces himself to the boy. He tells him that he wants to battle the gym leader. Then the boy introduces himself as Bugsy, the Azalea Town gym leader. Bugsy accepts Ash's battle, but he asks them to get the ladder for him so that he can climb down from the tree. The ladder is brought to Bugsy, and Bugsy thanks them. Ash tells Bugsy that he should be careful next time. Bugsy says that he only knocked the ladder over because Misty screamed.

Team Rocket is watching Ash and co. from the outside. They realize that the gym leader uses bug Pokémon. Jessie states that they will grab Pikachu when Ash is all caught up in his battle. James suggests that they disguise themselves in the forest. Jessie disguises herself as a flower, James as a tree, and Meowth as weeds. Victreebel joins them, too. The bug Pokémon in the gym notice that Team Rocket is strange-looking, so they use their String Shot attack on them.

Bugsy leads Ash and co. to the battlefield. Brock realizes that Bugsy built his gym in a green field because bug Pokémon like it there. The referee explains that each trainer may use three Pokémon. When both trainers are ready, the battle begins.

Bugsy's first Pokémon is Spinarak. Ash chooses Cyndaquil. Brock says that Ash made a good choice for type. However, Cyndaquil's flame isn't lit up because it is still sleepy. Ash realizes that Cyndaquil has to get warmed up. Spinarak starts off with String Shot. Cyndaquil dodges the attack. Spinarak uses String Shot a few more times, and Cyndaquil keeps dodging them. Then Bugsy commands Spinarak to cover the whole field with String Shot. A whole bunch of String Shot is shot in the air, and it lands on Cyndaquil. Cyndaquil tries to free itself with Flamethrower, but nothing comes out of its mouth. Ash realizes that it must take awhile for Cyndaquil's flame to work. Spinarak then uses Poison Sting. The attack hits Cyndaquil. Spinarak is about to finish the battle off with another Poison Sting attack when Ash returns Cyndaquil back into its Pokéball.

Ash's next Pokémon is Chikorita. Bugsy is surprised that Ash would choose a grass type over a bug type. Ash tells Chikorita to forget about type because he has faith in Chikorita. The battle begins. Spinarak uses String Shot, but Chikorita manages to dodge them. Then Chikorita attacks with Vine Whip, but Spinarak attaches itself to a tree by using String Shot, and it swings from tree to tree. Chikorita tries to hit Spinarak again with Vine Whip, but Spinarak dodges all of Chikorita's attacks. Brock notices that Bugsy has done a great job with training Spinarak. Spinarak uses Poison Sting, but Chikorita counters with Razor Leaf. Then Chikorita uses its Sweet Scent attack to stop Spinarak. Now that Spinarak has slowed down, Chikorita tackles Spinarak, knocking it out.

Team Rocket is outside again. They notice that Ash is all caught up in his battle just like they predicted. Meowth asks about the plan they will use. Jessie explains that they will dig a tunnel underground right under the gym. Then they will come up, grab Pikachu, and escape through the tunnel. Meanwhile, Bugsy sends out Metapod, his second Pokémon. Misty and Brock tell Ash to be careful. Ash sticks with Chikorita, and the battle begins.

Chikorita uses Vine Whip on Metapod. Metapod uses Harden, and the Vine Whip has very little effect on Metapod. Chikorita then tries Razor Leaf, but Metapod uses Harden again. Then Metapod jumps into the air and tackles Chikorita. Chikorita flies into Ash's arms and faints. Bugsy wins the round. Brock states that Ash has two Pokémon left. He predicts that Ash will choose Pikachu.

Ash's third Pokémon is Pikachu. The battle begins. Bugsy uses his same strategy again for beating Chikorita. Metapod jumps into the air and heads straight down for Pikachu. Pikachu dodges Metapod's attack. Metapod lands straight on the ground, causing a smoke cloud. Pikachu can't see where Metapod is while the smoke is in effect. Metapod sneaks up from behind and tackles again. It barely hits Pikachu. When the smoke clears, Metapod disappears. Bugsy explains that it's all about speed, which is one of the reasons why bug Pokémon are great. Pikachu senses Metapod coming, and it dodges Metapod's attack. Metapod tries to tackle Pikachu again, but Pikachu uses its Agility to dodge all of Metapod's attacks. Then Pikachu lands on Metapod and uses Thunderbolt. Metapod faints, and Ash wins the round.

Bugsy is impressed with Ash's battle skills. However, he still has one Pokémon left. Bugsy sends out Scyther. Scyther could mean some trouble for Ash. Pikachu begins to use its Agility, but it notices that Scyther isn't moving. Team Rocket is underground digging. Meowth points notices that Pikachu stopped moving. Jessie and James dream about the recognition they deserve once they bring Pikachu to the boss. Meowth wants a bonus and a buffet. Then Team Rocket says their motto. Then James digs upwards. He pokes his head out of the hole. James is actually behind Scyther. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but Scyther uses Double Team to dodge the attack. Some of the electric bolts go into the hole, shocking Team Rocket. Scyther then prepares for its Slash attack. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but it only hits the copies. Scyther sneaks up from behind and hits Pikachu rapidly with its Fury Cutter attack. This knocks out Pikachu, meaning Bugsy wins the round.

Ash only has one Pokémon left. He sends out Cyndaquil, who's flame still isn't lit up yet. Scyther starts slashing at Cyndaquil with its Fury Cutter attack, but Cyndaquil is able to dodge all of the attacks. During its movement, Cyndaquil flame begins to light up. When Cyndaquil's flame is fully charged, it uses Flamethrower. Scyther evades with Double Team. Cyndaquil, however, finds the real one and fires a Flamethrower at it. Scyther uses Swords Dance. Scyther spins super fast and avoids the Flamethrower. Bugsy tells Ash that it's hopeless for him because he built a strategy to avoid fire attacks. Brock realizes that when Scyther is using Swords Dance, it spins like a fan to repel any fire attacks. Misty states that Ash will lose if all of Cyndaquil's fire attacks don't work.

Ash tries to think of a strategy. He suddenly gets an idea. He tells Cyndaquil to prepare a Flamethrower attack. Scyther begins using its Swords Dance. Then Cyndaquil jumps up right above Scyther and points its body down. Up from above, Cyndaquil uses Flamethrower. Since Scyther can't blow away the Flamethrower from above, its body is burnt from the flames. Finally, Cyndaquil tackles Scyther, and Scyther faints. Ash wins the battle. Bugsy congratulates Ash for winning and developing a good strategy to take out Scyther. He presents Ash with the Hive Badge. Bugsy tells Ash to visit him again someday so that they can have a rematch.

Ash and co. are just about to leave Azalea Town. They realize that they are forgetting something. They just remember that they have to pick up the apricorn Pokéballs from Kurt. Mazie runs up to Ash and co. She presents Ash, Misty, and Brock with two Lure Balls and a Heavy Ball. Ash and Misty takes the Lure Balls, while Brock takes the Heavy Ball. Then they wave goodbye to Mazie and continue their journey towards the Pokémon League. Meanwhile, at night Team Rocket finally has made it out of the hole. They are glad to be safe. Suddenly, a bunch of bug Pokémon come out and corner Team Rocket. Team Rocket screams.

English Official Summary

When Ash reaches the Hive Gym, he has just the Pokémon to challenge the Gym Leader's Bug Pokémon. But what's this? The Fire-type Pokémon Cyndaquil can't get its burners going!

Italian Official Summary

Finalmente raggiunta la Palestra di Azalina, Cyndaquil non si dimostra abbastanza focoso da dare del filo da torcere al Capopalestra. Nel punto focale della lotta Ash dovrà dare il meglio di sé contro i potenti Pokémon di tipo Coleottero avversari!

Portuguese Official Summary

Ash finalmente chegou no Ginásio de Azalea, mas Cyndaquil ainda não está pronto para enfrentar o Líder de Ginásio. Enquanto a batalha esquenta, Ash precisa dar tudo de si para enfrentar o poderoso Pokémon tipo-inseto!

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Ash por fin llega al Gimnasio Azalea, pero Cyndaquil no tiene la energía para derrotar al Líder de Gimnasio. Conforme la batalla se enciende, Ash debe esforzarse al máximo para derrotar al poderoso Pokémon tipo Insecto.

Spanish Official Summary

Cuando Ash alcanza el Gimnasio Colmena, tiene al Pokémon perfecto para retar a los Pokémon Bicho del Líder de Gimnasio.

English Great Britian Official Summary

When Ash reaches the Hive Gym, he has just the Pokémon to challenge the Gym Leader's Bug Pokémon. But what's this? The Fire-type Pokémon Cyndaquil can't get its burners going!

Dutch Official Summary

Ash heeft eindelijk de Azalea Gym bereikt, maar Cyndaquil is nog niet in staat om het op te nemen tegen de Gym Leader. Als het gevecht intens wordt, moet Ash alles inzetten tegen de sterke Insectsoort Pokémon!

French Official Summary

Lorsque Sacha arrive à l'Arène d'Écorcia, il a juste le Pokémon qu'il faut pour défier les Pokémon Insecte du Champion.

German Official Summary

Als Ash die Arena erreicht, hat er die richtigen Pokémon, um die Käfer-Pokémon des Arenaleiters herauszufordern.

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Misty's Togepi
  • Japan カスミのトゲピー
  • Japan Kasumi no Togepi
  • Japan Kasumi's Togepi
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Ash's Chikorita
  • Japan サトシのチコリータ
  • Japan Satoshi no Chicorita
  • Japan Satoshi's Chicorita
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  • United States Ash's Cyndaquil
  • Japan サトシのヒノアラシ
  • Japan Satoshi no Hinoarashi
  • Japan Satoshi's Hinoarashi
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  • United States James's Victreebel
  • Japan コジロウのウツボット
  • Japan Kojirō no Utsubot
  • Japan Kojiro's Utsubot
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  • United States Maizie
  • Japan チエ
  • Japan Chie
  • Japan Chie
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  • United States Bugsy
  • Japan ツクシ
  • Japan Tsukushi
  • Japan Tsukushi
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  • United States Bugsy's Spinarak
  • Japan ツクシのイトマル
  • Japan Tsukushi no Itomaru
  • Japan Tsukushi's Itomaru
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  • United States Bugsy's Scyther
  • Japan ツクシのストライク
  • Japan Tsukushi no Strike
  • Japan Tsukushi's Strike
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  • United States Bugsy's Metapod
  • Japan ツクシのトランセル
  • Japan Tsukushi no Transel
  • Japan Tsukushi's Transel

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Caterpie
  • Japan キャタピー
  • Japan Caterpie
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  • United States Metapod
  • Japan トランセル
  • Japan Transel
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  • United States Weedle
  • Japan ビードル
  • Japan Beedle
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  • United States Kakuna
  • Japan コクーン
  • Japan Cocoon
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11:32

Who's that Pokémon Johto Journeys

11:55

Who's that Pokémon Dare da

23:05

Okido Segment Pokémon Lecture

Pokémon Lecture & Senryu
Pokémon Nidoran♂ (ニドラン♂)
Japanese とべるかな みみをばたばた ニドランオス
Romaji
Translated

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:00 OK!
Japanese (Romanized): OK!
Japanese (Trans): OK!
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:28 1999-2001-M02 タイトル
Japanese (Romanized): Title
Japanese (Trans): Title
Satoshi is ready to challenge Hiwada Gym.
Japan 02:12 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card
Japan 02:51 Movie 1 Short - Kamonegi Eyecatch Various Bug Pokémon dangle in front of Kasumi's face, freaking her out.
Japan 03:10 1999-2001-M25 Imminent Danger Tsukushi starts talking to the group from a branch of a tree.
Japan 04:41 Movie 1 Short - Madatsubomi Eyecatch Rocket Gang cross-dresses as plants and trees, but the Bug Pokémon see through their disguises.
Japan 05:38 乱れ飛ぶモンスターボール
Japanese (Romanized): Midaretobu Monster Ball
Japanese (Trans): Wildly Flying Monster Balls
Movie 1 BGM - The Gym Battle between Tsukushi and Satoshi begins.
Japan 08:05 1997-1998-M14 Rocket-Powered Disaster! The battle between Tsukushi's Itomaru and Satoshi's Chicorita begins.
Japan 09:33 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Rocket Gang watches the Gym Battle and devises a plan to capture Pikachu from the underground.
Japan 10:13 1999-2001-M17 戦闘!ライバル
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Rival
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Rival
Tsukushi sent out a Trancell against Satoshi's Chicorita.
Japan 11:55 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Dare da?
Japan 12:01 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Trancell!
Japan 12:11 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
The battle between Tsukushi's Trancell and Satoshi's Pikachu begins.
Japan 14:23 Rocket Gang's Motto Ondo Rocket Gang's Motto Ondo Style
Japan 14:46 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Last lines of a Rocket Gang Motto's Variation
Japan 15:02 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
The battle between Satoshi's Pikachu and Tsukushi's Strike begins.
Japan 16:02 1999-2001-M20 戦闘!トレーナー(ジョウト)
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Trainer (Jouto)
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Trainer (Jouto)
Kasumi and Takeshi discuss Satoshi's loss and he sends out his last Pokémon, Hinoarashi.
Japan 17:18 1999-2001-M26 Unhinged Tsukushi makes a small speech about the Bug Pokémon.
Japan 17:59 1999-2001-M28 The Day Is Conquered!! Satoshi orders Hinoarashi to jump and spin.
Japan 20:20 1997-1998-M04 出会いと別れと
Japanese (Romanized): Deai to Wakare to
Japanese (Trans): Meeting and Parting
Chie gives Kasumi and Satoshi one Lure Ball each and a Heavy Ball to Takeshi, they then say goodbye to her and leave the town.
Japan 21:32 Movie 1 Short - Grass Pokémon Eyecatch Rocket Gang are left with hostile Bug Pokémon inside the Gym.
Japan 21:44 ポケモンはらはらリレー
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Harahara Relay
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Nervous Relay
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:06 1997-1998-M33A Professor Okido's Pokémon Lectures Professor Okido's Pokémon Lecture
Japan 23:10 1997-1998-M18B トキワへの道‐マサラより
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara
Okido explains the characteristics of Nidoran♂.
Japan 23:54 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.
Japan 24:05 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Johto Episode 29 preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:00 Pokémon Johto Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 01:05 1999-2001-M02 タイトル
Japanese (Romanized): Title
Japanese (Trans): Title
Ash is ready to challenge the Azalea Gym.
United States 01:48 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Title Card
United States 02:47 1999-2001-M25 Imminent Danger Bugsy starts talking to the group from a branch of a tree.
United States 05:15 乱れ飛ぶモンスターボール
Japanese (Romanized): Midaretobu Monster Ball
Japanese (Trans): Wildly Flying Monster Balls
Movie 1 BGM - The Gym Battle between Bugsy and Ash begins.
United States 07:41 1997-1998-M14 Rocket-Powered Disaster! The battle between Bugsy's Spinarak and Ash's Chikorita begins.
United States 09:10 1997-1998-M26 ロケット団隠密作戦
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
Team Rocket watches the Gym Battle and devises a plan to capture Pikachu from the underground.
United States 09:49 1999-2001-M17 戦闘!ライバル
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Rival
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Rival
Bugsy sent out a Metapod against Ash's Chikorita.
United States 11:48 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
The battle between Bugsy's Metapod and Ash's Pikachu begins.
United States 13:59 Rocket Gang's Motto Ondo Team Rocket's Motto Ondo Style (First few seconds have dub music playing alongside it.)
United States 14:23 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Last lines of a Team Rocket Motto's Variation
United States 14:39 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
The battle between Satoshi's Pikachu and Tsukushi's Strike begins.
United States 15:40 1999-2001-M20 戦闘!トレーナー(ジョウト)
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Trainer (Jouto)
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Trainer (Jouto)
Misty and Brock discuss Ash's loss and he sends out his last Pokémon, Cyndaquil.
United States 19:57 1997-1998-M04 出会いと別れと
Japanese (Romanized): Deai to Wakare to
Japanese (Trans): Meeting and Parting
Maizie gives Misty and Ash one Lure Ball each and a Heavy Ball to Brock, they then say goodbye to her and leave the town.
United States 21:21 Song of Jigglypuff Pokémon Karaokémon
United States 22:21 Pokémon Johto Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 26
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 16
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