Pokemon

Friends to the End - S1-E80

Other mistake: Assunta's Ivysaur attacks Sparky too early, before the battle even started, not to mention Assunta haven't given it any commands during the battle.

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Other mistake: During the Poke-rap when the Poliwrath name is said, the Pokemon shown is actually Poliwag. Also, when the Graveler name is said, the Pokemon shown is actually Geodude.

Dig Those Diglett - S1-E31

Character mistake: Brock states that the Diglett are plowing the ground and the Dugtrio are planting the trees, but the opposite is true (The Dugtrio are plowing, and the Diglett are planting).

The Ninja Poke-Showdown - S1-E32

Factual error: When Venonat uses Stun Spore, Ash tells Bulbasaur to use Whirlwind. Bulbasaur just blows the powder away with his mouth, but he doesn't use the Whirlwind attack. He can't learn Whirlwind in any of the games, and what Whirlwind is supposed to do is to blow the opposing Pokemon away. Ash could have just as easily told Bulbasaur to blow it away, but he instead chose to tell him to use a move that he can't possibly learn. The only Pokemon that can learn Whirlwind are either Flying types or Bug types; i.e., Pokemon with wings (with the exception of Makuhita and Hariyama, which weren't introduced until generation III, and did not exist at the time this episode aired). In The School of Hard Knocks (Season 1, Episode 9), a character mentions information regarding a Pokemon's levels, attacks, and information which is taken straight out of the game, so it's very clear that Bulbasaur should not be able to use Whirlwind. [This is a result of mistranslation. In the original, Japanese version Ash orders Bulbasaur to "blow it away." He didn't say Whirlwind. Still a mistake in the English version.]

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Viva Las Lapras - S2-E32

Plot hole: Officer Jenny asks Ash what he knows about the "trio" when he tells her that the pirates are likely Team Rocket, but he hadn't said anything about there being three of them before that. And Jenny obviously didn't know anything about Team Rocket, either. (00:05:30)

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The March of the Exeggutor Squad - S1-E41

Other mistake: The Pokemon Exeggcute is shown evolving in to an Exeggutor naturally. But the Pokemon Exeggcute can only evolve into an Exeggutor with the use of a leaf stone. In the Japanese version, there is a mention that something in these woods causes Exeggcute to evolve without using the Leaf Stone (when Exeggcute evolves, James even mentions that there is no stone). However, as this was skipped in the English version, it creates a plot hole.

Volcanic Panic - S1-E57

Character mistake: During the recap, the narrator says that Ninetales had defeated Squirtle by using Ember, but Blaine ordered it to use Fire Spin. [This error doesn't appear in the Japanese version.].

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Hiwada Gym! Forest Battlefield!! - S3-E28

Character mistake: Ash's Chikorita is knocked out by Bugsy's Metapod in the Gym battle against him. Brock mentions that Ash's remaining Pokemon are Cyndaquil and Pikachu, and Ash says "I'll save Chikorita for later, and use Pikachu now." However, Chikorita is the Pokemon that was just defeated, and Ash's remaining Pokemon is actually Cyndaquil as mentioned by Brock.

A Chansey Operation - S1-E45

Factual error: When we see that Dodrio's neck is tangled, the configuration doesn't make sense. It just looks like two bands of neck, but it doesn't reflect what it would actually look like if it was really tangled.

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Friend and Foe Alike - S1-E79

Plot hole: After Ritchie tells Misty that he never talked to them through a phone, Misty could have put two and two together and realised that Ash was told to go somewhere by someone impersonating Ritchie and that he might be in serious danger. However, she does absolutely nothing to help Ash, she doesn't even inform Brock about it.

Pokemon, I Choose You! - S1-E1

Audio problem: When Delia Ketchum says, "Oh, Ash, I'm so proud of you," the items that the Pallet Town townspeople are holding aren't being moved, however, the sound from banging of those items is heard. (00:07:35)

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Trivia: During the Pokerap that appears after some episodes, nearly all of the pokemon shown are the actual creatures, but the Zapdos that is shown is a machine from Pokemon Island.

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Question: This is a question for the XYZ series. I can't figure out if Alain is a good guy or a bad guy. He acts like he is good but I am not so sure if he really is. Can anyone tell me if he is good or bad?

Answer: He is a good guy but just found himself in a bad situation when he worked for Lysander. He didn't want him to harm Ash and his Pokémon when he was trying to get the special bond between Ash and his Greninja to work. He does leave Lysander and go back to being a good person.

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