Season 1 Episode 33

The Flame Pokémon-athon!

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Oct 21, 1998 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

The Flame Pokémon-athon!
After winning his sixth badge in Fuchsia City, Ash and the others head to the world famous Safari Zone. When Ash tries to catch a pokémon, a Growlithe attacks him. Then a girl named Lara comes by and tells them that this is actually her family's pokémon ranch. After apologizing, Ash, Misty, and Brock follow her to her home where they learn of a festival going on in town. They also learn about the race the following day, which Lara will enter with her Ponyta. It also turns out that her family's rival will be entering the race and she needs to beat him. That night, he hires Team Rocket to make sure Lara does not compete, and they wind up breaking her arm. She then picks Ash as her replacement for the race, who must win it or else.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The Pokemon-a-thon race!

    This is one of the episodes that Team Rocket cheats in order to win the race with a trainer's Dodrio. I found it fair and unfair in respective ways. But I loved when Lara's Ponyta evolved into Rapidash as it has good speed. The most funny part I loved was when Team Rocket was drill=pecked!
  • Ash competes in a race

    This episode features something you don't see everyday in the pokemon world....a pokemon race! This is one of the most exciting episodes pokemon has to offer. A team of determined pokemon and trainers competing for the tops with Ash riding a ponyta owned by Lora Laramie, who was unable to compete because she broke her arm. It took many tries for Ash to gain ponyta's trust, but when he did they made a great team, with ponyta evolving into rapidash during the end of the race, and they beat a cruel boy and his dodrio who just happened to be teamed up with team rocket for his own personal gain. It shows crime and dishonesty doesn't pay!moreless
Lisa Ortiz

Lisa Ortiz

Lara Laramie

Guest Star

Maddie Blaustein

Maddie Blaustein


Guest Star

Eric Stuart

Eric Stuart

Kanto Pokédex

Recurring Role

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