Season 1 Episode 46

Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Feb 27, 1999 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
Continuing the journey to the next town, Ash and the others notice a bunch of people with digging tolls heading in the same direction. Gary arrives and tells them about Grandpa Canyon, and how ancient pokémon fossils are said to rest there. Team Rocket is also at the canyon, and they plan to use explosives to reveal all the fossils, which will also trap many people down below. After Meowth lights the fuse Ash and Squirtle try to put it out, but they do not make it in time. The explosion causes Ash, Pikachu, and Team Rocket to all fall into an underground cave. The cave is home to the ancient pokémon Kabuto, Kabutops, Omanyte, and Omastar. The four quickly attack them, but the real threat is on its way. Soon an Aerodactyl appears, and decides to take Ash for a ride.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Charizard's grand entrance

    an egg-scellent episode as Ash and co. visit a dig site that nets them the egg that will eventually become Togepi. Charizard's first appearance was handled well as we learn a lot about what his character will become. Gary's cameo (Indiana Jones sans whip) was brilliant and Team Rocket provided a decent amount of levity.

    Grade A
  • Ash now has a Charizard

    in this episode Ash and his friends run into Gary ash's rival and he is in a old fashioned fossil hunt and it is funny that he finds a fossil that was a piece of sh#t and ash and F-ing team rocket get trap in a cave and meet a bunch of awakened ancient Pokemon and ash sents Charmeleon but it still won't listen to ash and they run into a powerfull Aerodactyl and it gets Ash and Charmeleon tries to stop him and the Aerodactyl makes fun of him and Charmeleon evovles in to a powerful Charizard and beats himmoreless
  • Prehistoric Pokemon trouble!

    I loved this episode because all the Fossil Pokemon is featured here! They even showed some good battling skills. But what got me worried was that Charmeleon was being mocked at by Aerodactyl causing it to evolve to Charizard. I thought this was really disturbing and hopefully it won't happen again.
  • charmeleon evolves into charizard

    This is a very cool episode. You see prehistoric pokemon, Ash is on the verge of becoming dinner, and charmeleon evolves into the famous charizard! This episode keeps me on the edge of my seat with a clash between charizard and aerodactyl with Ash in the middle of it. Aerodactly is obviously the leader of all the prehistoric pokemon if all the others scatter when he shows up. Sadly, when charmeleon evolves into charizard, it only tends to dislike Ash even more than it did. Thus begins a long struggle with Ash and Charizard. Poor team rocket was still left down in the cave with the prehistoric pokemon sleeping. They can\'t ever seem to stay out of trouble...moreless
  • I enjoyed this episode. It was one of my favorites. Charizard vs. Aerodactyl was a very good match.

    I enjoyed this episode. It was one of my favorites. Charizard vs. Aerodactyl was a very good match. I think it shouldn't have been all 5 ancients premiering in one episode though. And that egg wasn't placed very well. There is no place that egg could have come from. There was no Togepies or anything like that. The ancients were a very good surprise though. Now there was Charizard in this epidsode... He just evolved into Charmeleon 3 episodes ago! It took like 40 episodes to evolve into Charmeleon but only 3 to evolve into Charizard... Doesn't make sense. Other than that it was great.moreless
Eric Stuart

Eric Stuart

Kanto Pokédex

Recurring Role

Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor

Delia, Gary's Cheerleaders

Recurring Role

Jimmy Zoppi

Jimmy Zoppi

Gary Oak

Recurring Role

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