When Sandshrew uses Fissure, it somehow affects James's Koffing who is in mid-air.
After Sandshrew used Fissure, the ground split in two, with Ash and Brock on one side and Misty and Pikachu on the other. But later on, they were all together and there was no evidence of an attack being used.
AJ: Are you my next victim?
Ash: You must be the wild Pokémon Trainer.
AJ: That's my job but beating chumps like you is my hobby. Ready to lose?
Trainer: (About AJ) He's never lost a single match.
Ash: Until now (wags finger) he hasn't come up against somebody like me.
Misty: (to Brock about Ash) He's getting a big head.
Brock: Yeah, but his brains still the same size.
Pikachu: (nods head in agreement) Pika Pika.
AJ: You may think your hot stuff kid but your not playing in the Pokémon little league anymore! (AJ cracks whip Ash's feet and Ash yells in fear)
AJ: Did you buy those Badges or steal them? Either that or you competed in some loser Gyms. Where were they Failure City or Wimpsville?
(Brock and Misty both growl in anger)
Misty: What do you mean loser Gyms?
Brock: Hey Ash pulverize this guy!
Jessie: Team Rocket will do what it has to do
James: To snatch that little Pikachu
AJ: Sandshrew! Pick up that pacing!
(Sandshrew rolls up in a ball and is hit back and forth by three Rattatas)
Ash: Wait a minute. I thought you said "pacing", not "passing."
(Brock and Misty, behind them, fall to the floor. Pikachu picks up a pillow and shows it to Ash)
Ash: No, Pikachu, I said padding. (Becomes flustered and stomps his foot) I mean, I said passing!
(Pikachu, ashamed, covers its head with the pillow and slinks away)
AJ: Why do you keep hanging around here? There must be other trainers you can bother.
Jessie: That outfit that trainer is wearing is positively hideous.
James: That shirt looks like it's from a century or two ago. He'd fit right in perfectly at a museum.
Meowth: At least he doesn't look like he's trick-or-treatin' like you do.
Ash: What is that thing? It looks like a straitjacket!
(Meowth plays with Sandshrew as a ball)
Jessie: Stop pussyfooting, Meowth!
Meowth: Hey! I was just biting my time! (bites Sandshrew and breaks his teeth) AAH! The moment of tooth!
Jessie: (to James) Here's a line you'll like.
James: What is it?
Jessie: It's called curiosity killed the cat.
Meowth: (Surrounded by everyone in AJ's tent) How am I gonna get out of this mess?
Jessie: Prepare for trouble.
James: Make that double.
Ash: Team Rocket!
Meowth: Use the old motto!
(Jessie and James finish the general motto)
Jessie: (emotionally crying) That feels so great.
James: (emotionally crying) It's a classic!
This episode is the final episode featuring Ted Lewis as the voice of James. It is also the first episode to feature Eric Stuart as the voice of James. Eric Stuart starts his recording at the moment James calls out Koffing.
Included on Viz Video's VHS collection "The Sisters of Cerulean City".
Pokémon Debut: Sandshrew
Who's That Pokemon: Sandshrew
The way Ash's nose grew when he lied is an allusion to the story of Pinocchio, a living puppet who strived to become a real boy. Pinocchio is known for his unfortunate affliction which causes his nose to grow when he lies. The story has been adapted for film many times, most famously by Disney in 1940.
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