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Titles and Airdates
  • United States 1998-10-05 Bye Bye Butterfree
  • Japan 1997-08-19 バイバイバタフリー
  • Japan Bye bye Butterfree
  • Japan 1997-08-19 Bye Bye Butterfree
  • Germany Bye-bye Smettbo
  • France Un Pokémon amoureux
  • Spain Adiós, Butterfree
  • Sweden 2000-10-14 Hej då Butterfree
  • Italy Addio, Butterfree
  • Mexico Adiós Butterfree
  • Finland 2000-03-18 Hyvästi Butterfree
  • Taiwan 巴大蝴再見
  • Hungary Ég veled, Butterfree!
  • Poland Żegnaj, Butterfree
  • Netherlands Vaarwel Butterfree
  • Brazil Adeus, Butterfree!
  • Israel להתראות בטרפרי
  • Czechia Sbohem, Butterfree
  • Norway Ha det, Butterfree
  • Denmark Farvel Butterfree
  • Greece Αντίο Μπάτερφρι
  • Portugal Adeus Butterfree
  • Russia Прощай, Баттерфри
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めざせポケモンマスター
Aim To Be A Pokémon Master
ひゃくごじゅういち
Hyakugojūichi
모험의 시작
Start of an Adventure
Summary
While on route to Saffron City, Ash and his friends arrive at the sea and they look down at it from a cliff. Ash notices a flock of Butterfree preparing for the season of love nearby. Brock told Ash that if he didn't let his Butterfree cross the ocean, it couldn't leave any offspring. Ash was determined to be a good 'parent' and told Butterfree to go look for a mate.

Misty was surprised that there was a hot air balloon available as they rented one to go up in the air. Ash's Butterfree was released to go look for a mate and after a few minutes of looking, Ash was surprised it didn't find any other Butterfree that it liked. Brock explains that it could be the fact that there wasn't any that was its type.

A bunch more balloons appear with Butterfree trainers who released their Pokémon to find their mates. Brock explains that this is normal for trainers to come there at this time of year to release their Butterfree. A girl trainer releases her Butterfree and Brock instantly tells Ash's Butterfree to chose her Butterfree as its mate. Misty tells Ash's Butterfree to ignore Brock and just continue looking.

The Pink Butterfree was love at first sight for Ash's Butterfree when it went looking again for a mate in the flock of Butterfree. It tried to impress the Pink Butterfree with its moves and courtship dance but the Pink Butterfree was initially unimpressed and slapped Ash's Butterfree so it would leave her alone. Ash's Butterfree quickly leaves the flock and hides in the nearby forest.

Ash and friends gets out of the balloon and goes looking for his Butterfree. Ash finds it behind a tree sad. Brock sympathies with Ash's Butterfree and he realizes what its going through. Misty is quick to joke at Brock's expense though as he knows his track record when it comes to love and girls. Misty then gives it some advice of her own. Brock then gives Ash's Butterfree a scarf hoping that its new look might help.

Ash's Butterfree goes looking for the Pink Butterfree again and Ash tells it to use its moves to try to impress the Pink Butterfree but its not impressed. Suddenly a helicopter appears and Team Rocket does their motto. They then extend a giant net and begin collecting all the Butterfree in it. Ash's Butterfree tries to stop them but it cannot but it follows after Team Rocket as they make their getaway.

Ash's Butterfree returned to Ash after it found out where Team Rocket went. Ash and his friends bust the window and do the Rocket Gang motto. After the flock of Butterfree got captured by Team Rocket, the Pink Butterfree's attitude towards Ash's Butterfree changed after it saw just how hard it worked for free it and the rest of the Butterfree. Misty's Starmie attacked Team Rocket while Ash's Butterfree released the Butterfree flock.

Team Rocket get back into their helicopter and try to recapture the Butterfree flock but Pikachu got onto Ash's Butterfree. Pikachu then jumped onto helicopter and Thunderbolted it cause it to explode sending Team Rocket blasting off again.

The Pink Butterfree later decided it liked Ash's Butterfree after it realized that was a great Pokémon and the two of them ended up leaving to cross the ocean and have offspring. Butterfree was sad to leave Ash but it was now leaving to start its own family. After releasing Butterfree, Ash and his friends continued their journey towards Saffron City.

English Official Summary

As they journey toward Saffron City, our heroes come to a path that continues along the side of a sheer cliff. When the party sees a flock of Butterfree flying above the ocean, Brock, as a Pokémon breeder, explains that it is the Butterfree's egg-laying season. In order to continue their posterity, Butterfree find mates during this season and cross the sea together. Ash releases his Butterfree, sending it off toward the flock. His Butterfree performs a dance to attract a pink Butterfree, but is brutally rejected. Ash, Misty and Brock try to encourage Butterfree, but Butterfree can't recover from the shock of rejection. Just then Team Rocket arrives to poach the Butterfree. Ash's Butterfree tries to prevent the capture of his fellow Pokémon with very little success. Determined to free them and win the heart of the pink Butterfree, he battles Team Rocket with the strength and courage of a Pokémon in love. Can Ash's Butterfree rescue his fellow Butterfree Pokémon and win the heart of his pink Butterfree? If so, will he leave Ash, his beloved Pokémon trainer, to follow his love and fulfill the Butterfree destiny?

French Official Summary

Lorsque nos amis aperçoivent une nuée de Papilusion planer au-dessus de l'océan, Pierre, en tant qu'éleveur de Pokémon, explique qu'il s'agit de la période de ponte des Papilusion.

German Official Summary

Als die Gruppe einen Schwarm Smettbos über das Meer fliegen sieht, erklärt Rocko als Pokémon-Züchter den anderen, dass die Smettbos zum Eier legen fliegen.

Italian Official Summary

Quando Ash e amici scorgono dei Butterfree in volo sopra l'oceano nella stagione degli amori, Ash decide di liberare il suo. Ma dopo essere stato rifiutato una volta, riuscirà il Butterfree di Ash a trovare una compagna?

Portuguese Official Summary

Quando nossos heróis vêem um grupo de Butterfree voando sobre o oceano, Ash decide soltar seu próprio Butterfree. Após ser rejeitado uma vez, poderá o Butterfree de Ash ganhar o coração de sua queridinha rosa?

Finnish Official Summary

Seurueen nähdessä parven Butterfree-Pokémoneja lentämässä meren yllä Ash päättää vapauttaa oman Butterfreensä. Jouduttuaan jo kerran torjutuksi, saako Ashin Butterfree nyt voitettua vaaleanpunaisen rakastettunsa sydämen?

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Cuando los chicos ven a un grupo de Butterfree volando sobre el océano, Ash decide liberar a su propio Butterfree. Luego de ser rechazado una vez, ¿podrá el Butterfree de Ash ganar el corazón de su rosado amor?

Spanish Official Summary

Cuando los asistentes a la fiesta ven una bandada de Butterfree volando sobre el océano, Brock, que es criador de Pokémon, explica que los Buttefree están celebrando la estación del amor.

English Great Britain Official Summary

As they journey toward Saffron City, our heroes come to a path that continues along the side of a sheer cliff. When the party sees a flock of Butterfree flying above the ocean, Brock, as a Pokémon breeder, explains that it is the Butterfree's egg-laying season. In order to continue their posterity, Butterfree find mates during this season and cross the sea together. Ash releases his Butterfree, sending it off toward the flock. His Butterfree performs a dance to attract a pink Butterfree, but is brutally rejected. Ash, Misty and Brock try to encourage Butterfree, but Butterfree can't recover from the shock of rejection. Just then Team Rocket arrives to poach the Butterfree. Ash's Butterfree tries to prevent the capture of his fellow Pokémon with very little success. Determined to free them and win the heart of the pink Butterfree, he battles Team Rocket with the strength and courage of a Pokémon in love. Can Ash's Butterfree rescue his fellow Butterfree Pokémon and win the heart of his pink Butterfree? If so, will he leave Ash, his beloved Pokémon trainer, to follow his love and fulfill the Butterfree destiny?

Dutch Official Summary

Als onze helden een groep Butterfree boven zee ziet vliegen, besluit Ash om zijn eigen Butterfree vrij te laten. Hij wordt eerst afgewezen, maar zal de Butterfree van Ash het hart van zijn roze geliefde weten te stelen?

Norwegian Official Summary

I det våre venner ser en flokk Butterfree fly over sjøen, bestemmer Ash seg for å sette fri sin egen Butterfree. Etter å ha blitt avvist en gang før, klarer Ash sin Butterfree å vinne hjertet til sin rosa elskling?

Swedish Official Summary

När sällskapet ser en flock Butterfree flyga över havet, bestämmer sig Ash för att låta sin egen Butterfree bli fri. Efter att ha blivit avvisad en gång, kan Ashs Butterfree vinna sin rosa älsklings hjärta?

Danish Official Summary

Da vore helte får øje på en flok Butterfree, som flyver hen over havet, beslutter Ash sig for at sætte sin egen Butterfree i frihed. Ashs Butterfree er blevet afvist to gange, men kan den vinde sin lyserøde udkårnes hjerte?

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 Giovanni
  • Japan サカキ
  • Japan Sakaki
  • Japan Sakaki
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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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 Caterpie
  • Japan サトシのキャタピー
  • Japan Satoshi no Caterpie
  • Japan Satoshi's Caterpie
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  • United States Ash's Metapod
  • Japan サトシのトランセル
  • Japan Satoshi no Transel
  • Japan Satoshi's Transel
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  • United States Samurai
  • Japan サムライ
  • Japan Samurai
  • Japan Samurai
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  • United States Ash's Butterfree
  • Japan サトシのバタフリー
  • Japan Satoshi no Butterfree
  • Japan Satoshi's Butterfree
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  • United States Seymour
  • Japan リカオ
  • Japan Rikao
  • Japan Rikao
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  • United States Misty's Staryu
  • Japan カスミのヒトデマン
  • Japan Kasumi no Hitodeman
  • Japan Kasumi's Hitodeman
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  • United States Misty's Starmie
  • Japan カスミのスターミー
  • Japan Kasumi no Starmie
  • Japan Kasumi's Starmie
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  • United States Giovanni's Persian
  • Japan サカキのペルシアン
  • Japan Sakaki no Persian
  • Japan Sakaki's Persian
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  • United States Pink Butterfree
  • Japan ピンクバタフリー
  • Japan Pink Butterfree
  • Japan Pink Butterfree

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Butterfree
  • Japan バタフリー
  • Japan Butterfree
00:00

YouTube

On October 15th, 2020, the official Japanese Twitter account announced that this episode was available to watch on the official Japanese YouTube channel. The video was region locked to Japan only. A special artwork showcasing the episode was created to promote its release on YouTube.

It was part of the Anipoke Selection (アニポケセレクション), a limited-time promotion to release select episodes from the older anime series on the official Japanese YouTube channel! A playlist was available to watch these episodes.
02:27

Script Error

Apparently Brock is quite blind in the English dub as he cannot see large air balloons from the ground. He should open his eyes more often.

Brock: We'll probably see lots of other balloons once we get up into the air.
Takeshi: It just proves that many people use them during this season.
06:31

Production Art

A production cell was posted on Yahoo Auctions in July 2022 which featured the scene of Pikachu and Ash's Butterfree. A high quality clean background scan was also showcased on the auction.
06:33

Script Error

Brock states in the English dub that he could write a book about love which Misty jokes would be his autobiography. Takeshi in the Japanese original instead suggests to Satoshi's Butterfree that he could help it learn the basics of love which Kasumi jokes would be teaching it how to get dumped, something it already knew.
English Dub:
Brock: I could write a book about the secrets of love and heartache.
Misty: I guess that book would be your autobiography.

Japanese Original:
Takeshi: No helping that. Shall I teach you the basics of love?
Kasumi: Do you mean you'll teach it ways to get dumped instantly?
08:36

Paint Edit

The banner flying behind the helicopter had part of the Rocket Gang Motto on it in the Japanese original.

To prevent the world's destruction! (世界の破壊を防ぐため)

To protect the world's peace! (世界の平和を守るため)
09:07

Script Error

Meowth in the English dub makes a jokes off the fact that they are going to catch the Butterfree in a net.

Meowth: Let's do some networking.
Nyarth: Take them all!
(ニャース): 取り尽くすニャース
10:43

Script Error

James makes a basketball pun as they are catching the Butterfree with the net. Kojiro in the Japanese original just state they are 'getting' the Butterfree.

James: Nothing but net.
Kojiro: We're getting them!
(コジロウ): ゲットゲット!
11:15

Script Error

Just after Ash's Butterfree uses Stun Spore and doesn't work James jokes in the English dub that its attack was ineffective.

James: That was a stunning failure.
Kojiro: It isn't working, isn't working.
(コジロウ): 効かない! 効かない!
12:45

Script Error

The number of Butterfree caught by Team Rocket is different between the English dub and Japanese original.

Meowth: 98, 99, 100!
Nyarth: 88, 89, 90!
(ニャース): 88ニャース、89ニャース、90ニャース!
12:55

Script Error

In the English dub, Meowth states that when they report to the boss about their Butterfree hoard, he would be re-promoted to 'top cat' again which implies that he was the 'top cat' at some point. Nyarth in the Japanese original just states that when they report to the boss.

Meowth: Yeah. When the boss hears about this I'll be top cat again.
Nyarth: Something like that. When we report this to the boss...
21:19

Script Error

The original version credits Mari Amako (尼子真理) as playing "pretty girl" (美少女), rather than the Butterfree she actually plays.
09:41

Who's that Pokémon Indigo League

10:02

Who's that Pokémon Dare da

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 めざせポケモンマスター
Japanese (Romanized): Mezase Pokémon Master
Japanese (Trans): Aim to Be a Pokémon Master
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:29 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
The group is seen walking together.
Japan 02:11 1997-1998-M41 All's Well That Ends Well The group sees the Butterfree gathering on the cliff. (Goes through the title card)
Japan 04:52 1997-1998-M10 ピカチュウ登場
Japanese (Romanized): Pikachu Tōjō
Japanese (Trans): Pikachu Enters
Satoshi's Butterfree flies towards the flock.
Japan 06:56 1997-1998-M09 再会
Japanese (Romanized): Saikai
Japanese (Trans): Reunion
Pikachu tries to cheer up Butterfree.
Japan 08:28 1997-1998-M59B 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (Trans): Guide
Satoshi sends his Butterfree after the pink Butterfree.
Japan 08:57 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…
Rocket Gang Motto Music
Japan 09:27 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Rocket Gang captures all the Butterfree with a big net attached to their helicopter.
Japan 10:03 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Dare da?
Japan 10:09 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Butterfree!
Japan 10:15 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
Rocket Gang continues to catch the Butterfree.
Japan 12:43 1997-1998-M26B ロケット団隠密作戦 B
Japanese (Romanized): Rocket-dan Onmitsu Sakusen
Japanese (Trans): The Rocket Gang's Secret Schemes
We see the Rocket Gang's temporary hideout.
Japan 13:19 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…
Satoshi, Kasumi and Takeshi do a 'Rocket Gang' like motto.
Japan 13:37 1997-1998-M56 戦い(VSトレーナー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Trainer)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Trainer)
Music starts when Musashi is seen with the sledge hammer.
Japan 15:08 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
Music plays just as Musashi begin prepping the helicopter for take off.
Japan 17:02 1997-1998-M45 Safe and Sound (Reunion Sample) The group sees the two Butterfree pair each other.
Japan 17:33 1997-1998-M06 涙,のち晴れ
Japanese (Romanized): Namida, Nochi Hare
Japanese (Trans): Tears, then Calm
Butterfree is released.
Japan 19:07 めざせポケモンマスター
Japanese (Romanized): Mezase Pokémon Master
Japanese (Trans): Aim to Be a Pokémon Master
Intro song is played in the episode as Butterfree flashbacks are shown.
Japan 20:59 ひゃくごじゅういち
Japanese (Romanized): Hyakugojūichi
Japanese (Trans): One Hundred Fifty-One
Ending Theme for Japanese Version.
Japan 22:19 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Episode 22 preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:00 Pokémon Theme Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 01:08 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
The group is seen walking together.
United States 02:09 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Title Card
United States 03:03 1997-1998-M41 All's Well That Ends Well Ash sends out his Butterfree.
United States 08:07 1997-1998-M59B 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (Trans): Guide
Ash sends his Butterfree after the pink Butterfree.
United States 08:38 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…
Team Rocket's Motto
United States 09:07 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Team Rocket captures all the Butterfree with a big net attached to their helicopter.
United States 09:54 1997-1998-M17 絶対絶命
Japanese (Romanized): Zettai Zetsumei
Japanese (Trans): Desperate Situation
Team Rocket continues to catch the Butterfree.
United States 12:58 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…
Ash, Misty and Brock do a 'Team Rocket' like motto.
United States 13:17 1997-1998-M56 戦い(VSトレーナー)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS Trainer)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Trainer)
Music starts when Jessie is seen with the sledge hammer.
United States 14:48 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
Music plays just as Jessie begins prepping the helicopter for take off.
United States 17:46 1997-1998-M06 涙,のち晴れ
Japanese (Romanized): Namida, Nochi Hare
Japanese (Trans): Tears, then Calm
Butterfree is released.
United States 18:47 Pokémon Theme Intro song is played in the episode as Butterfree flashbacks are shown.
United States 20:44 PokéRAP PokéRAP (Day 1)
United States 21:44 Pokémon Theme Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 20
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 15
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For me this is the episode that began my real love for pokemon and its still my favourite episode. It doesn't matter that I haven't seen the episode for about awhile. I still love it and I still remember it. Perhaps what I remember about it is actually different to what the episode contains. But its still the episode I adore. Looking at the episode pics for Diamond and Pearl as of late has interested me in that Butterfree has appeared a few times. I don't imagine a reunion but if it did happen that would be lovely. Its no co-incidence that Butterfree is also my favourite pokemon. There's just something about butterflies that interest me and Butterfree is so gorgeous.

I'll admit to never seeing the original episode. Its not that I dislike subs or dislike the Japanese version. Just that I am perfectly happy with the English release. I can't imagine this episode being one that had that many changes anyway.

Of course there is another reason for my love of this episode. In the early days of the pokemon community online (though I'm not even sure 2000 can be considered early) information from Japan was more scarce and episode pics and the like were difficult to find or non-existant. Anyway, in this era people tending to hang on anybodies word of what was happening or happened in Japan. Of course being in such a situation, a few people would interpret things wrongly. And one of those, was that there was a message at the end saying Butterfree or it was stated that Butterfree would die soon thereafter. Now of course, being the pokemon community this would cause some rifts and arguments to break out. But for me it only makes the episode that more interesting. Hmm I have probably said too much. But this episode still shines and I always shed a few tears when the credits close.
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Characters in Episode: Current Episode Guide Info Correct? [Yes]

Written Biographies for Characters in Episode:
- Pink Butterfree - The Pink Butterfree was love at first sight for Ash's Butterfree when it went looking for a mate in the flock of Butterfree. It tried to impress it with its moves and courtship dance but it was initially unimpressed and slapped Ash's Butterfree so it would leave her alone.

After getting captured by Team Rocket, its attitude towards Ash's Butterfree changed after it saw just how hard it worked for free it and the rest of the Butterfree. It later decided it liked Ash's Butterfree and the two of them ended up leaving to cross the ocean and have offspring.

- Ash's Butterfree - While on route to Saffron City, Ash and his friends saw a flock of Butterfree preparing for the season of love. Brock told Ash that if he didn't let his Butterfree cross the ocean, it couldn't leave any offspring. Ash was determined to be a good 'parent' and told Butterfree to go look for a mate. The Pink Butterfree was love at first sight for Ash's Butterfree when it went looking for a mate in the flock of Butterfree. It tried to impress the Pink Butterfree with its moves and courtship dance but the Pink Butterfree was initially unimpressed and slapped Ash's Butterfree so it would leave her alone.

After the flock of Butterfree got captured by Team Rocket, the Pink Butterfree's attitude towards Ash's Butterfree changed after it saw just how hard it worked for free it and the rest of the Butterfree. The Pink Butterfree later decided it liked Ash's Butterfree and the two of them ended up leaving to cross the ocean and have offspring. Butterfree was sad to leave Ash but it was now leaving to start its own family.

Pokemon in Episode: Current Episode Guide Info Correct? [Yes]
- Butterfree

Characters Pokemon Attacks used in Episode:
- Ash's Butterfree - Whirlwind, Tackle, Stun Spore
- Misty's Starmie - Tackle
- Ash's Pikachu - Thunderbolt

Episode Location: Forest near Yamabuki City

Episode Highlights:
- Rocket Gang attempts to capture a flock of Butterfree to give to the Boss.
- Ash's Butterfree is released and goes off with the Pink Butterfree.

Number of Times Team Rocket Blasted off in the episode: 1, after helicopter exploded.

Team Rocket Balloon Enhancements: None, used Helicopter instead.

Did Team Rocket use a Mecha in the episode?: No, Helicopter.

Easy to Spot Episode Edits:
- Link to Episode Edits: http://www.pocketmonsters.net/episodes/21#Edits

Episode Extras:
- Who's that Pokemon? Butterfree
- Dare da? Butterfree
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(Note, this was already done once by Sunain, but as I signed up to do this block I'm doing it again anyway.)

Featured Character and Pokemon
Ash's Butterfree, Pink Butterfree (See Sunain's post above for bios)

Character & Character Pokemon
Ash, Brock, Misty, Ash's Pikachu, Ash's Butterfree, Pink Butterfree, Jessie, James, Meowth, Giovanni, Giovanni's Persian, Misty's Starmie

Characters Making First Appearance
Pink Butterfree

Pokemon's First Appearance

Other Pokemon Featured
Several Wild Butterfree, Several unnamed trainer's Butterfree,

Character's Pokemon Attacks Used
Ash's Butterfree - Whirlwind, Tackle, (untargeted to impress the pink butterfree) Stun Spore, (against team rocket) Tackle (to free the wild butterfree)
Misty's Starmie - Tackle
Ash's Pikachu - Thunder Bolt (against Team Rocket's Helicopter)

Location(s) featured
On the road to Saffron City

Ep Highlights
Brock attempts to convince Butterfree to court the butterfree of a pretty girl, before Misty bonks him on the head.
Butterfree's unsuccessful courtship dance
Ash, Misty, Brock, and Pikachu work together to build Butterfree's confidence
Team Rocket attempt to catch the entire swarm of wild butterfree with a giant netfor the boss.
Ash's butterfree saves the day, impressing the Pink Butterfree in the process
Ash, Brock, and Misty parody Theme Rocket's entrance
Jessie uses a sledge hammer to attack Starmie. Misty revives the fallen Sarmie with a backpack mounted water cannon.
Ash's Butterfree carries Pikachu to Team Rocket's helicopter to finish them
The impressed Pink Butterfree does a courtship dance for Ash's butterfree.
Ash leaves Butterfree behind to be with his new mate.
Tearjerker video package featuring Ash's memories of Butterfree

Who's That Pokemon
Butterfree (US)

Team Rocket Blast Offs
Ash's Pikachu shocks the helicopter


Team Rocket Balloon Enhancements
No Baloon. They use a Helicpoter

Team Rocket Mecha use (N)

Is the current ep guide correct (N)
Samurai and Semour were not in this episode despite appearing on the character list.
Actually they do in the Japanese version:
[url]http://www.pocketmonsters.net/images/episodes/21/000277.jpg[\url]
[url]http://www.pocketmonsters.net/images/episodes/21/000273.jpg[\url]

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Summary:
As Satoshi and friends continue their way towards Yamabuki City, they reach a place where the road continues along a steep cliff. There, they see a rabble of Butterfree flying over the sea, dancing in the air. Takeshi the Pokémon Breeder explains that it's currently the mating season for Butterfree. During this season, Butterfree fly across the sea to find a mating partner so they can produce offspring.

Satoshi directs his own Butterfree towards the rabble. Satoshi's Butterfree performs a courtship dance for a pink Butterfree, but seemingly gets turned down. Satoshi, Kasumi and Takeshi attempt to cheer up Butterfree, but the shock was too much for it.

Then, the Rocket Gang show up to capture all the Butterfree, including the pink Butterfree that Satoshi's Butterfree fell for. Satoshi's Butterfree confronts the Rocket Gang, wanting the save the aught Butterfree. Will it get the heart of the pink Butterfree in the end...?

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Mayumi Iizuka: Kasumi
Yuji Ueda: Takeshi
Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
Rikako Aikawa: Butterfree
Chinami Nishimura: Pink Butterfree
Tomoko Kotani: Beautiful Girl
Mari Amako: Beautiful Girl
Unsho Ishizuka: Narration