Home / Episode Guide / The Chikorita Rescue/いじっぱりのチコリータ!!/The Obstinate Chikorita!!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 2000-11-25 Chikorita Rescue
  • Japan 1999-12-16 いじっぱりのチコリータ!!
  • Japan 1999-12-16 Ijippari no Chicorita!!
  • Japan 1999-12-16 The Obstinate Chikorita!!
  • Germany Endivies Rettung
  • France Une nouvelle amitié
  • Spain El rescate de Chikorita
  • Sweden Iskall Chikorita
  • Italy Il salvataggio del Chikorita
  • Mexico El rescate de Chikorita
  • Finland 2002-02-16 Chikorita vaarassa!
  • Taiwan 好勝的菊草葉
  • Poland Ocalić Chikoritę
  • Netherlands Operatie Chikorita
  • Brazil O Resgate de Chikorita!
  • Israel להציל את צ'יקוריטה
  • Czechia Záchrana Chikority
  • Greece Η Διάσωση της Τσικορίτα
  • Portugal O Salvamento da Chikorita
Staff List

OP/ED List

Japan OP OK!
OK!
ニャースのパーティ
Nyarth's Party
포켓몬 Forever
Pokémon Forever
Summary
Ash and co. are now taking the high road to Violet City. Brock states that it is really cold. On the other side is a mountain with snow on it. Ash suggests that they go skiing. Brock imagines himself on the slopes, and then afterwards in the lodge with the pretty girls. Ash then points to something in the grass. Ash recognizes it as a Chikorita. Brock notices that it is sunbathing. Misty smells something nice in the air. Ash tells her that the smell is coming from the Chikorita, similar to Casey's Chikorita. Misty wonders if the Chikorita lying on the grass is wild or not. Ash looks up Chikorita in his Pokédex. He decides to capture it. Before Ash battles Chikorita, he calls out to anyone if they own Chikorita. Chikorita stands up and swings its leaf on its head. Brock notices that this Chikorita looks like a real fighter. Ash sends out Bulbasaur. Chikorita runs towards Bulbasaur, but Bulbasaur's Vine Whip sends it backwards. Then Chikorita gets up and uses Razor Leaf. Bulbasaur counters with its own Razor Leaf. The leaves collide into each other. Bulbasaur hits Chikorita with one last Tackle. Ash throws a Pokéball at Chikorita, but Chikorita blocks it off. Then it uses Vine Whip on Bulbasaur. Brock and Misty notice the great power that Chikorita has. Ash returns Bulbasaur.

The next Pokémon that Ash sends out is Charizard. Chikorita charges for Charizard, but Charizard stops it with its foot. Just before Charizard is about to use Flamethrower, Chikorita uses Vine Whip on Charizard's foot. Charizard trips over and accidently attacks Ash with the Flamethrower. Then Chikorita uses Razor Leaf again, but Charizard burns the leaves with Flamethrower. When Charizard goes for Chikorita again, Chikorita hits Charizard in the head with Vine Whip. Charizard still is flying forward bringing Chikorita with it. Both are headed for a mountain and crash against it. Ash and co. runs towards the Pokémon. Ash returns Charizard back into its Pokéball. Ash sees Chikorita trying to get up but it can't. So they decide to bring Chikorita to the Pokémon Center.

Team Rocket has been watching the fight from the trees. Jessie says that Chikorita would make a good Pokémon for Team Rocket because of the toughness in it. They want to capture the Chikorita. Jessie adds in that once they do get Chikorita, they will finally have a Pokémon that is worth keeping. On their way to the Pokémon Center, Chikorita wakes up and bites Ash's arm. Ash tells Chikorita to calm down. Then Chikorita is brought into the treatment room. When the treatment is over, Nurse Joy reports to them that Chikorita will be fine. Nurse Joy asks about Ash's arm, but he tells her that it is fine. Brock immediately goes up to Nurse Joy and starts to flirt with her. Misty breaks them up. Later on, Nurse Joy tells Ash and co. that the Chikorita that leave in these areas are more stubborn than the normal kind. They fight until the end.

Suddenly, an ambulence pulls up to the Pokémon Center. Two people walk out with a stretcher. They say to Nurse Joy that they have to take Chikorita to the hospital. The two people put Chikorita on the stretcher and they run off. Ash and co. runs outside. They want to know who they are. The two people take off their disguises and reveal themselves as Team Roket. They say their motto. When they are done with the motto, Weezing uses Smog. Then they drive off with Chikorita. Ash manages to escape from the Smog. He decides to climb a hill and get ahead of Team Rocket. Jessie asks James to look out for the Ash and co. When they don't see any, they cheer because they think that they have finally caught a Pokémon. From a hill, Ash jumps and lands on the truck to stop them.

Back at the Pokémon Center, Nurse Joy hopes that Chikorita is okay. Misty tells Nurse Joy not to worry because Ash is there. Then she realizes that Ash doesn't have his Pokéballs because he left them at the Pokémon Center. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has parked the truck at a snowy spot. Ash and Pikachu stand behind a tree. They try to figure out a way on how to get Chikorita back. He decides to use Charizard but realizes that he left his Pokéballs behind. Team Rocket are in a small house and talking to Chikorita. They tell Chikorita that it is a great Pokémon with lots of talent, and that they need it on their team. James holds out a contract for Chikorita to sign. Just when Chikorita is about to sign it, Ash tells Chikorita to not sign it from outside. Then Ash comes in the house and says his own motto. Team Rocket doesn't like how Ash ripped off their motto. Then Ash picks up a snowball and throws it at Team Rocket. While Team Rocket is down, Pikachu and Chikorita run off. However, Meowth gets out a remote and presses it. Two chains come out of the ground and locks the Pokémon in place. Ash runs outside, but he gets caught in the trap too. Team Rocket sees the victims that they caught. Ash and the Pokémon try to make a run for it, but the rope prevents them from moving. The slip and fall down the hill. Rolling down the hill, Ash and the Pokémon get trapped in a giant snowball. They then roll off the hill and into a tree. They fall off the tree and onto the ground.

Team Rocket passes by Ash and the Pokémon on their snowmobile. They don't know that Ash is nearby because him and the Pokémon are covered with snow. Ash and the Pokémon get up. They walk for a bit and then stop. Ash doesn't know which direction to go. Suddenly, Chikorita takes off somewhere. Ash and Pikachu make it to a cave that is embeded in a mountain. A fire has been built for warmth. Ash wonders if Chikorita is okay out in the snow. After some thinking, Ash decides to look for Chikorita. He tells Pikachu to stay behind because Misty and Brock are probably looking for them. Ash calls out for Chikorita. He hears something pass by, but it is only a couple of Nidoran. Ash then slips down and lands on another pile of snow. Right in front of him is Chikorita. He tells Chikorita that everything will be okay. Chikorita sees that Ash is good, and it jumps into Ash's arms. Ash brings Chikorita back to the cave. He makes sure that both Pikachu and Chikorita are kept warm. They decide to get some sleep.

The next day, Ash looks outside. The storm has passed and the skys are clear. When they go outside, they find Team Rocket waiting for them. Meowth tells Ash that he isn't going anywhere. Jessie and James shovels some snow into the new weapon that Meowth has. His new weapon shoots out snowballs at Ash and the Pokémon. Chikorita uses Razor Leaf which destroys the snowballs. Team Rocket asks Chikorita to come with them, but Chikorita refuses to do so. It uses Vine Whip on Meowth's weapon. It freezes and begins to shoot snowballs in many directions. Then Pikachu hits Team Rocket with a Thunderbolt. The weapon explodes, and Team Rocket blasts off again.

Ash is happy that Team Rocket is gone. He tells Pikachu and Chikorita that they worked together in a good way. Then Misty, Brock, and Nurse Joy call out for Ash. They find each other and head back to the Pokémon Center. Ash and co. says goodbye to Nurse Joy and Chikorita and they head off. Chikorita suddenly rushes down to Ash and hugs him. Nurse Joy tells Ash that Chikorita probably wants to stay with Ash. Ash asks Chikorita if it wants to come with him, and it does want to be with Ash.

English Official Summary

Ash encounters a wild Chikorita and engages it in battle, thinking to add it to his team, but as Team Rocket watches the battle from afar, they decide the Chikorita would be better suited to their own nefarious uses.

Italian Official Summary

Sempre sulla strada per Violapoli, Ash si imbatte in un Chikorita selvatico e cerca di catturarlo ma il Pokémon si rivela un avversario più duro del previsto. L’intervento del Team Rocket rende la situazione ancora più ardua…

Portuguese Official Summary

Ainda na estrada a caminho da Cidade de Violet, Ash encontra um Chikorita selvagem e tenta capturá-lo. Chikorita prova ser um páreo mais duro do que ele esperava e as coisas só pioram quando a Equipe Rocket aparece...

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

Aún en camino hacia Ciudad Violeta, Ash se encuentra con un Chikorita salvaje y trata de atraparlo. Chikorita demuestra ser un oponente más duro de lo que pensaba, y las cosas sólo empeoran con la llegada del Equipo Rocket…

Spanish Official Summary

Ash se encuentra con un Chikorita salvaje y se ve envuelto en un combate con el propósito de añadirlo a su equipo.

English Great Britian Official Summary

Ash encounters a wild Chikorita and engages it in battle, thinking to add it to his team, but as Team Rocket watches the battle from afar, they decide the Chikorita would be better suited to their own nefarious uses.

Dutch Official Summary

Nog steeds op weg naar Violet City, vindt Ash een wilde Chikorita en probeert hem te vangen. Chikorita blijkt een sterkere tegenstander te zijn dan hij had gedacht en het wordt nog erger als Team Rocket verschijnt…

French Official Summary

Sacha rencontre un Germignon sauvage et décide de l'affronter pour l'ajouter à son équipe.

German Official Summary

Ash trifft auf ein wildes Endivie und will es fangen.

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 Nurse Joy
  • Japan ジョーイ
  • Japan Joy
  • Japan Joy
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  • United States Ash's Bulbasaur
  • Japan サトシのフシギダネ
  • Japan Satoshi no Fushigidane
  • Japan Satoshi's Fushigidane
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  • United States Ash's Squirtle
  • Japan サトシのゼニガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zenigame
  • Japan Satoshi's Zenigame
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  • United States Ash's Charizard
  • Japan サトシのリザードン
  • Japan Satoshi no Lizardon
  • Japan Satoshi's Lizardon
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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 Misty's Psyduck
  • Japan カスミのコダック
  • Japan Kasumi no Koduck
  • Japan Kasumi's Koduck
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  • United States James's Weezing
  • Japan コジロウのマタドガス
  • Japan Kojirō no Matadogas
  • Japan Kojiro's Matadogas
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  • United States Casey
  • Japan ナナコ
  • Japan Nanako
  • Japan Nanako
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  • United States Casey's Chikorita
  • Japan ナナコのチコリータ
  • Japan Nanako no Chicorita
  • Japan Nanako's Chicorita
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  • United States Casey's Rattata
  • Japan ナナコのコラッタ
  • Japan Nanako no Koratta
  • Japan Nanako's Koratta

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Rattata
  • Japan コラッタ
  • Japan Koratta
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  • United States Nidoran♀
  • Japan ニドラン♀
  • Japan Nidoran♀
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  • United States Nidoran♂
  • Japan ニドラン♂
  • Japan Nidoran♂
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  • United States Chikorita
  • Japan チコリータ
  • Japan Chicorita
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10:55

Who's that Pokémon Johto Journeys

11:17

Who's that Pokémon Dare da

23:05

Okido Segment Pokémon Lecture

Pokémon Lecture & Senryu
Pokémon Nyorobon (ニョロボン)
Japanese はしるより およげばはやい ニョロボンよ
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
The group is walking on a hill and sees a mountain in distance.
Japan 02:27 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card
Japan 02:34 1997-1998-M41 All's Well That Ends Well The group observes a Chicorita lying in the grass.
Japan 03:51 1999-2001-M20 戦闘!トレーナー(ジョウト)
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Trainer (Jouto)
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Trainer (Jouto)
Chicorita knows how to defend herself.
Japan 05:26 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Satoshi sends out Lizardon against Chicorita.
Japan 06:06 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Chicorita uses Razor Leaf against Lizardon.
Japan 07:01 1999-2001-M15 Mystical Story Satoshi picks the injured Chicorita.
Japan 08:26 1997-1998-M64 Hiya, Hot Stuff! (Jazzy Theme) Takeshi flirts with Nurse Joy.
Japan 09:59 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
Japan 10:26 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
Kojiro orders Matadogas to use Smog.
Japan 11:18 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Dare da?
Japan 11:24 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Chicorita!
Japan 11:51 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
Satoshi watches over Rocket Gang's hideout.
Japan 12:39 Dreams Rocket Gang invites Chicorita to join them.
Japan 13:09 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 imitates Rocket Gang Motto!
Japan 13:38 Snowball Attack Satoshi and Pikachu attack Rocket Gang with snowballs.
Japan 14:22 Movie 1 Short - Togepi Cries (Fast Version) Satoshi, Pikachu and Chicorita fall over the hill.
Japan 15:43 1999-2001-M31 Dejected Satoshi sees that it's starting to snow, so he and Pikachu hide in a cave.
Japan 17:09 Movie 1 Short - Atarashii tomodachi (Instrumental) Satoshi sees Chicorita freezing in the snow and takes her to the cave to warm her up.
Japan 18:26 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
Rocket Gang confronts Satoshi.
Japan 19:06 1999-2001-M02 タイトル
Japanese (Romanized): Title
Japanese (Trans): Title
Satoshi orders Chicorita to use Vine Whip against the snowball shooters.
Japan 20:35 1999-2001-M27 Such Sweet Sorrow Satoshi gets Chicorita.
Japan 21:44 ニャースのパーティ
Japanese (Romanized): Nyarth no Party
Japanese (Trans): Nyarth's Party
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 Nyorobon.
Japan 23:54 Okido's Senryū Theme Okido recites a Senryū.
Japan 24:05 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Johto Episode 11 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
The group is walking on a hill and sees a mountain in distance.
United States 02:04 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Title Card
United States 03:51 1999-2001-M20 戦闘!トレーナー(ジョウト)
Japanese (Romanized): Sentō! Trainer (Jouto)
Japanese (Trans): Fight! Trainer (Jouto)
The main portion of the track plays when Ash sends out Bulbasaur to battle Chikorita
United States 05:03 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Ash sends out Charizard against Chikorita.
United States 05:43 1997-1998-M15 襲撃!
Japanese (Romanized): Shūgeki!
Japanese (Trans): Attack!
Chikorita uses Razor Leaf against Charizard.
United States 09:36 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 10:03 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
James orders Weezing to use Smog.
United States 11:28 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
Ash watches over Team Rocket's hideout.
United States 12:46 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…
Ash imitates Team Rocket's Motto!
United States 16:46 Together Forever An instrumental version plays when Ash sees Chikorita freezing in the snow and takes her to the cave to warm her up.
United States 18:04 1999-2001-M22 視線!ロケット団
Japanese (Romanized): Shisen! Rocket-dan
Japanese (Trans): Eye Contact! Rocket Gang
Team Rocket confronts Ash.
United States 18:43 1999-2001-M02 タイトル
Japanese (Romanized): Title
Japanese (Trans): Title
Ash orders Chikorita to use Vine Whip against the snowball shooters.
United States 20:12 1999-2001-M27 Such Sweet Sorrow Ash catches Chikorita.
United States 21:21 Two Perfect Girls (Swing Version) Pokémon Karaokémon
United States 22:21 Pokémon Johto Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 28
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 16
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