Battle Frontier 426-427
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Reversing the Charges
A bright and sunny day begins our adventure as Ash gently places his third battle token into place. Max checks his Pokenavi as May polishes her egg. May then lifts the lid on the container and gently places the egg inside. A thunderous sound erupts as everyone looks overhead to sight an overpowering thunderstorm. A thunderbolt then sparks from the storm and explodes into the nearby mountainous region. Everyone dashes off into the distance towards the disturbance.
Coming out of the brush, Max sights several severely injured Pokemon which consists of Nuzleaf, Bellossom, and a few others. A strange sound comes from the bushes as they rush over to find an Elekid fighting an Exeggcutor while May quickly queries its Pokedex data. Elekid starts rotating its arms at a high speed generating an enormous amount of energy and thrusts Exeggcutor backwards. Going berserk, Elekid goes for another attack electrifying Exeggcutor and knocking it unconscious. Ash attempts to stop Elekid but it just angrily launches an attack towards Pikachu. The attack is avoided as Pikachu retaliates with an Iron Tail. Elekid dodges this attack and attacks quickly sending an electrifying charge throughout Pikachu. Pikachu then recovers from the attack and thrusts towards Elekid but only to meet another attack of Elekid. Elekid then dashes towards Pikachu with an Electric Punch but Phanpy intervenes and blocks the attack. Phanpy then performs a Rollout knocking Elekid backwards. This only angers Elekid more as his power greatly increases sending electrical bolts in every direction. Everyone dodges the attack but May drops her Pokemon egg as Max takes a direct hit from the uncontrollable energy. Elekid then launches May's egg into the air and on top of its head as it devastates the area destroying trees and terrain. The dust and smoke clears as Elekid has disappeared with May's egg. After a few moments, May finally notices that Elekid has escaped with her egg. Elekid tries to remove the egg from atop his head but it is lodged between both of his ears.
Meanwhile, Team Rocket is walking down a path as Meowth spots an injured Syther in the path ahead. Elekid walks across Team Rocket's path as they devise a plan to capture Elekid. This plan is thwarted as Elekid begins rapidly spinning its arms and sends Team Rocket blasting off into the sky with Manene being blasted in the opposite direction.
Elekid manages to remove the egg from atop its head. Ash and everyone is searching for May's lost egg as Team Rocket begins searching for Manene. Ahead in the path, Meowth spots the egg that was lodged between Elekid's ears. While Jessie is excited with this find, James is still worried about Manene.
Max then spots Manene in the path ahead heavily injured as Team Rocket sits atop a tree stump. James is increasingly worried about Manene and as soon as Jessie or Meowth mentions anything about the egg, James fills with anger. Meanwhile, Ash and everyone is caring for Manene as it recovers from its injuries. Everyone is excited with Manene's recovery as the search continues for May's egg. Elekid crosses their path again as May notices that the egg is not lodged between Elekid's ears now. Phanpy and Pikachu interrupt as Elekid begins the battle with a devastating Electric Punch. Both Pikachu and Phanpy evade this attack as Phanpy responds with a Rollout but is quickly sent flying backwards by Elekid's electrical energy. The battlefield erupts with a giant plume of smoke and dust with Elekid now gone from the area.
Team Rocket is still searching for Manene as an electrical disturbance sparks nearby and Elekid appears from the nearby underbrush. As James tries to dash towards Elekid, Jessie restrains him and Elekid dash’s forward with another Electric Punch sending Team Rocket blasting off again. In another location, everyone else is searching for May's egg. Brock then recalls in the past with Pikachu being overcharged with electrical energy and notes that Elekid is in the same condition. A bolt of lightning erupts into the nearby ground as another bolt erupts from the sky and electrifies Pikachu. Pikachu begins the battle with a Thunderbolt as then a strange mecha comes thundering from the distance with Team Rocket setting the usual scene. May identifies that James has her egg while James notices that May has Manene. James then rushes down as May and James trade for Manene and the egg. James then returns back to the mecha as a net is launched from the mecha with Pikachu dodging and electrifying the mecha. The electrical charge is diverted as Phanpy rushes towards the mecha and thrusts into the mecha. Three bombs are then launched from the mecha as Phanpy deflects these with is Rollout attack. The mecha then attacks knocking Phanpy backwards while Elekid interrupts the battle. Elekid seems to be on their side now as Pikachu then jumps atop Elekid and both Pokemon's electrical power is combined. The electrical gauge within the mecha slowly increases as Elekid and Pikachu increase the power which sends the mecha's storage power off the charts. As the meter reaches into the danger zone, Team Rocket's mecha explodes and is sent backwards. As the dust and smoke clears, Elekid's ailment seems to have been cured. Phanpy goes for a Rollout attack but is sent flying backwards again. A mysterious light overtakes Phanpy's body as the evolutionary process begins to take place and Phanpy evolves into Donphan. Donphan then rolls towards Team Rocket one last time with this force knocking Team Rocket's mecha towards the ground. Donphan then finishes the battle with a Hyper Beam sending Team Rocket blasting off into the sky for their third and final time.
With Elekid now returned to normal, everyone gives Elekid an honorable departure as Ash inches ever so closer to the next big adventure.
The Green Guardian
A raging fire engulfs the surrounding forestry area, as Celebi flies overhead to seal the forest flame and stop the devastation. After a flashing light, the fire disperses with Celebi in a fatigued state. A tree begins to fall as Celebi uses the last of its power to travel forward to an unknown time.
A new day and a new adventure begins as our heroes are in an energetic mood. Walking down a nearby path, we arrive at a cycling road. The nearby officer quickly diverts everyone to the nearby path around the cycling road. Pikachu ears perk as it dash’s off into the nearby underbrush as Ash heads towards Pikachu's location. Running through the forest, Ash and gang is quickly stopped by a Pokemon Ranger. Ash tries to explain to her about Pikachu as she picks up her phone with everyone giving the usual introductions and Brock enticing with his usual love techniques.
In the nearby forestry, strange plants grow from underneath and atop the nearby cycling path. Pikachu begins navigating throughout the strange plants as Team Rocket has managed to become ensnared within the plants. Everyone struggles to release the plant's grip but is unable to release themselves from the prison. Walking along the path, Pokemon Ranger and Ash come upon the strange plants. Pokemon Ranger notes that Celebi is nearby.
Releasing a strange top from the Ranger's portable device, she then extends it into a wand shaped device and begins rotating it in circles as the top begins to rotate around three nearby Linoone. A circle of light entices the Linoone as the pattern on the Ranger's device begins to change. With a simple command, the Linoone slash the plants and create a path for the Ranger and Ash. Pikachu heads even deeper into the plants and jumps atop a platform to spot a heavily fatigued Celebi. Just as Celebi awakens to see Pikachu's face, Celebi falls back into a deep sleep. Meanwhile, the Pokemon Ranger and Satoshi are continuing down the path with the Linoone clearing the path ahead. Jessie cries out as Ash and gang walk upon the entangled Team Rocket. With a quick slash, Team Rocket is freed from the plants. As fast as they can, Team Rocket dashes off into the distance.
Pikachu attempts to offer Celebi some food as Celebi slowly begins to return to normal. The Pokemon Ranger thanks the Linoone as she then scans for nearby Diglett. Launching the strange top again from atop the Ranger's device, it rotates wildly around the Diglett as once again entices the Diglett with the device's frequency changing once again. With one quick phrase, the ground begins to shake, as the Diglett disperse into the soft ground. As the dust and smoke clears, a hole is reveled with Ranger, Satoshi, and gang heading underneath the ground.
Pikachu is now making strange faces trying to cheer Celebi up as a strange sound comes from the distance. Then appears the Diglett as the Ranger rushes from beyond the distance. Pikachu is in a defensive stance but comes quickly to understand that the Ranger is friendly. With one quick sight of Pikachu, Ash dash’s over with the welcomed sight of his longed comrade. Max shouts out with the sighting of Celebi with Haruka looking up Celebi's data. A fire christens as the Ranger begins to scan and diagnose Celebi's condition.
The sun begins to rise as Celebi's call can be heard from the distance as it flies overhead. A mysterious light overcomes the nearby plant overgrowth as it then disperses into the atmosphere. A metallic arm then comes from the distance as a new mecha captures Celebi within its grasp. Team Rocket begins to set the usual scene and set the means for a Pokemon battle. The mecha heads off into the distance as the Ranger dash’s for the mecha and begins propelling throughout the trees. Spinning and rotating through the trees, the Ranger lands atop the mecha as Plusle electrifies Team Rocket and the Ranger frees Celebi from the mecha's grasp. Team Rocket is sent blasting off into the sky and crashes back into the ground with their newly destroyed mecha sparking and sputtering in the background.
With their Pokeballs in hand, Team Rocket is all more than ready for this battle to begin. Jessie and James quickly call upon Cacnea and Seviper as Brock and Ash release Pikachu and Marshtomp. As Seviper goes for a Poison Tail attack, Marshtomp quickly dodges this attack as Pikachu begins to electrify Cacnea and follows up with an Iron Tail. Cacnea is then sent backwards towards James as Pikachu finishes the battle with an electrifying quick attack. Team Rocket is then thrown into the sky and speeding off into the sky again. The mecha explodes as a fire rages and Celebi rushes to seal the flame. As the flame is engulfed, it disperses with a healing light emitting from Celebi's body.
With a quick goodbye, Celebi makes his departure in one blinding light. It’s a blast from the past, with Celebi meeting Ash once more. Now with a newly revived spirit, Ash and gang cycle off into the distance towards their next adventure and the new frontier.