Season 2 Episode 5

Pikachu Re-Volts

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Feb 05, 2000 on Cartoon Network
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Pikachu Re-Volts
The group are headed towards Mandarin Island on Lapras. When they arrive there, they see a person being attacked by some Pokémon. As they go to investigate; Pikachu stops, turns around, and attacks Ash. Togepi jumps out of Misty's arms. Then a group of Magnemite surround Ash, shocking him. To create a distraction, an Electrode rolls by and explodes in front of Ash. When the smoke clears Pikachu and Togepi are gone. They find out from Officer Jenny that the same thing has happened to many others. They believe it is some sort of psychic Pokémon behind all of this, because Jenny's Gastly is not effected. Meanwhile, Jessie and James are on the island and Meowth suddenly leaves them. They follow him to the source of all this, it is the work of Butch and Cassidy. Butch and Cassidy get rid of them, and Officer Jenny find them. Team Rocket reluctantly agree to help Officer Jenny and Ash to stop Butch and Cassidy.moreless

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  • One of my favourites! The Pokemon strike back!

    "Pikachu Re-Volts"

    Grade: A*

    This episode was awesome! It had Team Rocket teaming up with Ash to stop Butch and Cassidy, and I thought it looked kind of cool when the Pokemon were hypnotised, such as Ash's Pikachu and Togepi. Overall, this episode had it all, some good jokes, a decent plot, and many memorable moments.

    The episode begins with Ash, Misty, and Tracey riding Lapras to Mandarin Island. They arrive and notice the other trainers running around due to their Pokemon attacking them. As Ash's Pikachu gets closer, he suddenly stops, and looks back at Ash with red eyes, whilst Misty's Togepi also does the same. A Voltorb explodes near Ash and the others, and Pikachu and Togepi are gone.

    Officer Jenny shows up and reveals back at Police headquarters that the Pokemon on the island have been acting strange, and that the only one unaffected is her Gastly. Meanwhile, Team Rocket arrive on the island, and Meowth turns against Jessie and James like Ash's Pikachu, and runs off without warning.

    Team Rocket chase Meowth to a large room, which reveals Butch and Cassidy. Both sides say their motto, and Butch and Cassidy reveal that their are stealing Pokemon off the island by hyponotising them with a powerful Psychic attack from Drowzee. Jessie and James sends out their Pokemon to try and stop them, but its no use, since Drowzee quickly gets them under control, and they end up attacking against Jessie and James.

    Jessie and James awaken to be with Ash and the others, consisting that they know what's going on. After Ash tries to convince Jessie and James to help them stop Butch and Cassidy, they end up helping them after realising they will be treated as heroes, and conclude that doing it once couldn't hurt.

    At the base, Team Rocket come in with a large cart full of Pokeballs for Butch and Cassidy to have, to store their Pokemon inside. After getting close enough, Ash and the others jump out after being hidden inside, and as a result Butch and Cassidy quickly tell the other Pokemon to attack them.

    Ash gets an idea of stopping Drowzee. He decides to deliberatly make his Pikachu attack him with Thundershock by getting closer to the machine everytime. When Ash gets close enough, he deliberatly lets Pikachu hit him, causing the machine to malfunction from Pikachu's electricity, and all the Pokemon who were under control return to normal as a result.

    All the Pokemon go back to their owners, but Butch and Cassidy demand a battle. They use Drowzee, and successfully beat Pikachu with confusion, but then he starts to use Metronome, whilst Togepi does the same without the others realising. The move is completed, and Explosion is used, causing Butch, Cassidy, and Drowzee flying in the air.

    Everyone ends up confused on how the explosion occured, in which most conclude that it was an attack that backfired on Drowzee, but nevertheless Ash, Misty, and Tracey set off Mandarin Island on Lapras.moreless
  • Pikachu Re-Volts is one of the best and most action-packed episodes of Pokemon. All the trainers pokemon including Pikachu and Togepi re-volt against their masters.

    This episode is filled with fantastic moments. Despite the fact that Brock was temporarily replaced by Tracy at this stage, and the regular Team Rocket Trio not being the bad guys for a change; this episode contains spectacular stuff.

    -Jessie and James argue with Butch and Cassidy about the team rocket motto. Very funny.

    -Jessie and James show their good side and help the kids get their pokemon back.

    -The bit where all the Pokemon shoot their attacks at their trainers and Gastly sheilds and them from the attacks is awsome and spectacular.

    -The moment where is Ash confronts 'Evil Pikachu' was a real nail biter when i was a kid. -The battle near the end with the powerful Drowsie vs all the other Pokemon was awesome!

    -And Togepi's Metrenome literally blew things up.

    One of the best Episodes!moreless
  • Pikachu and other pokemon get brainwashed

    Evil pokemon, ooooh. This is a great episode! It\'s original, it\'s suspensful, and it packs action! Butch and Cassidy return with a Drowzee in this episode and use its psychic powers to control other pokemon. It\'s eventually Ash\'s determination to save pikachu and his friend\'s help that save the day. This episode brings Ash and Pikachu even closer together. It sends feel good shivers up your spine at the end when they\'re reunited and Butch and Cassidy are sent to the slammer once more. Crime doesn\'t pay. This is truly an episode not to be missed by any pokemon show fan.moreless
  • Butch and Cassidy are back, and are using a Drowzee to control other pokemon, including Pikachu, Togepi, even Team Rocket's pokemon. Can Ash and the others break the spell and save the pokemon?moreless

    This episode was filled with excitement. When Pikachu and Togepi turned against Ash and his friends, I was wondering what was up. I was also shocked to see Meowth turn against Jessie and James. When Butch and Cassidy showed up, I knew they had to have something to do with this. What really surprised me was that it was a Drowzee that was controlling the pokemon, I had no idea a Drowzee had that kind of power. What really got me excited was when Ash got Pikachu to blast the machine amplifying Drowzee's powers, freeing the pokemon. However, Drowzee was still pretty strong, it even knew metrenome. Though we didn't see the exact result of what happened, we know that Togepi used metrenome to beat Butch and Cassidy (what happened to Drowzee, we'll never know).moreless
  • Oh no Pikachu is on strike! Is someone behind this thing?

    While arriving on the island.Ash and Co,noticed two trainers being attacked by their own Pokemon.Just as Ash and Pikachu was about to stopped this.Pikachu turns on Ash and attacks him! Togepi acts strange what's going on with that? Ash,Tracey,and Misty decides to get to the bottom of this.Along with Jenny and Ghastly.Meanwhile Jessie and James,decides to find out who is causing this and find out that their rivals Butch and Cassidey are back! Seems that the boss,has let them free.For this time James,Jessie joins Ash and the others to get their Pokemon back.Even to stopped Drowzee from taking control of the Pokemon.

    Heh this was awsome episodemoreless
Eric Stuart

Eric Stuart

Kanto Pokédex, Butch

Recurring Role

Megan Hollingshead

Megan Hollingshead


Recurring Role

Lee Quick

Lee Quick

Officer Jenny

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Cassidy: So, Jessie, rumor has it you're getting kicked off Team Rocket.
      Jessie: Huh?
      James: Hmm?
      Cassidy: It's just a rumor, of course, it's not official yet.
      James: (clutches Cassidy's arm) Did you hear rumors about me?
      (Cassidy looks at him weird)
      Jessie: (drags James away) I'll bet she's the one who started the rumor.

    • Jessie: Cassidy...
      James: ...And Botch!
      Butch: Ugh! The name is Butch!

    • Jessie: There's only room for one Team Rocket!
      Butch: Then prepare for trouble!
      Jessie and James: Huh?
      Jessie: You're the ones who should prepare for trouble!
      Cassidy: You two don't even know how to say the motto!
      James: You've just made your trouble double!
      Butch: I'm the one who has the next line!
      Jessie: To protect the world from devastation!
      Cassidy: To infect the world with devastation!
      James: To unite all peoples within our nation!
      Butch: To blight all peoples in every nation!
      Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love.
      Cassidy: The goodness of truth and love!
      James: Reach to the stars above.
      Butch: Wrath to the stars above!
      Jessie: Jessie!
      Cassidy: Cassidy!
      James: James!
      Butch: Butch!
      Jessie: Team Rocket blast of at the speed of light!
      Cassidy: Team Rocket, circling Earth all day and night.
      James: Surrender now, or prepare to fight!
      Butch: Surrender to us now, or you'll surely lose the fight!
      (all four are out of breath)
      Jessie: We say it just as good as you do!

    • Jessie: (Puts her hand on Ash's shoulder) We'll beat them.
      Ash: We will?

  • NOTES (1)