Season 4 Episode 8

Hassle in the Castle

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Sep 29, 2001 on Cartoon Network

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  • great episode

    This episode begins with Ash, Misty and Brock heading to Ecruteak City when a storm starts. They find a castle to take shelter in. While they're walking around, they hear a scream. Ash runs down stairs and finds a Machoke massaging a man, a Spinarak spinning a cast around someone's arm and a Mareep powering up a machine. A woman named Dr. Anna comes in and shows the kids around. Brock really likes her, especially when he finds out that she has a Zubat, too. She uses the Zubat like an ultrasound, looking inside someone. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is inside the castle looking for food. They steal a lot of food while Ash and the others are helping Anna. They run down a hallway, but Anna tells them not to go down that hallway. She, Brock and both the Zubat follow Team Rocket and end up in the dungeon. Brock and Anna use the Zubat to find a way through the maze. Above ground, Ash, Misty, Pikachu, Togepi, Pineco, Geodude and Anna's assistant are looking for an exit in the middle of the forest. Brock and the others get through all the traps thanks to Jessie. But then, they steal the Zubat and try running away, but they end up running into a wall. Pineco uses Self-Destruct to destroy the wall. Team Rocket then steals Pikachu. James sends out Weezing to use a Smokescreen. The Zubat manage to whirlwind it away. Jessie sends out Arbok to use Poison Sting. Brock's Zubat uses Supersonic and gets Arbok confused. Then, Zubat evolves into Golbat! Golbat finishes off Team Rocket. Brock tells Anna that he will stay at the castle and help her, but she says that Golbat is too strong. Better luck next time, Brock! Now, Ash and the others continue to Ecruteak City.
  • No way out!

    Well, this episode reminds me of when Sakura Avalon and her friends get trapped in a maze from the work of the Maze Card in Cardcaptors. But this is different. It didn't need any magic to get out of the maze. No, Zubat's supersonic was a big help for this since it's soundwaves can detect a local exit. Besides Pokemon battles, this ability really rocks!