Season 11 Episode 42

Doc Brock!

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Feb 14, 2009 on Cartoon Network

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  • For some reason Pokémon turned into a soap for an episode...

    So the episode inexplicably opens with the gang at some wooden cottage in the middle of nowhere. It's not explained at any point why they're there, whose cottage it is, or anything. Then Brock goes out to the shops, leaving Ash and Dawn to clean (including coating a clinically hyperactive creature that can produce electricity, and a creature that depends on fire to live, with water) and feed all the Pokémon, which doesn't seem to matter in the slightest when something interesting's going on. Everyone's all happy and hunky-dory and then - oh no! Pachirisu is drastically ill! It has to be drastic, of course, it wouldn't be interesting if it was just slightly ill. This, of course, leads to Ash and Dawn trying to pin it on each other. Having been travelling for 11 years now, Ash is of course clueless as to how to help Pachirisu, as Brock being around has meant he hasn't had to learn. Anything. At all. Meanwhile, Ash is neglecting and abusing Gliscor. He really doesn't deserve a Pokémon as awesome as Gliscor, he never uses it for anything unless he has to, and never bothers to train it. Oh, but Team Rocket did see a Zapdos...random, but awesome.