Season 8 Episode 40

The Right Place and the Right Mime

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Apr 15, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

The Right Place and the Right Mime
May arrives in Pallet Town and heads to Professor Oak's lab where Ash, Misty, and Max are. Ash shows them all of his Pokémon, and then while having something to drink, tells everyone of his plans to travel through Kanto and participate in the Battle Frontier challenge. May asks to join saying that she wants to enter contests in Kanto. They decide to leave the next day. Team Rocket them arrives and they plan to steal all of Ash's pokémon that are at the lab.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Ash finally reaches home and is having a good rest now and meets up with his old friends as well???

    Another nice episode once again after the last episode!! In this episode, Ash is having a nice rest in his home town and meeting up with his old friends including May and Max as well?? It was really nice to see all of Ash's old Pokemon from his previous adventures including Bayleef!!! Yay!! However, Team Rocket HAD to come and do their usual evil schemes to steal Pokemon and soon Professer Birch learns that mothers really knows best!! Ha ha!! There is also a oversensitive Squirtle in this episode who joins a certain character in the end and guess who?? Watch the episode yourself to find out! In the end, Ash and the gang finally leave for the Battle Frontier in Kanto but not before Brock joins them!! It will be another new adventure with new Pokemon joining Ash and May on their journey in the end!!

    Final rating: 8.0 to 8.5

    Final Grade: Amoreless
  • Ash returns home, reunites with Tracy and Misty, as well as May and Max... and Brock, plus all of his Pokémon staying with Professor Oak

    This one was definitely one of the best newer ones that I've seen and I'm glad that I finally got to see it.

    Not that having Misty back counts under the things that make this one great, but it's only cuz of the rumors. Anyway, Max, May, Misty and Tracy are all at the lab. Not to mention Ash gets to reunite with all of his Pokémon:

    Totodile, Cyndaquil, Noctowl, Snorlax, Bulbasaur, Bayleef, Kingler, Tauros, Phanpy, and Muk (am I forgetting anyone? lol)

    Seeing all of Ash's old Pokémon was great, taking me back down memory lane and such. Kinda cool how Team Rocket actually said Ash's name, cuz they never do that, so cool. I kinda wanted there to be a little scene in the end with Ash and his mom, but I guess I can't get everything

    and Brock returns at the end, can't forget about himmoreless
  • Gang's all here

    For the first and only time, all traveling cohorts are in the same place at the same time. I'm talking of course about Ash, Misty, Brock, Tracey, May, and Max. Heehee. Max called Tracey "sir." What were they thinking traumatizing that Squirtle like that? The second time at least couldn't they have returned it to its Pokeball first before it saw its friends disappear? Misty and Tracey seem so grown-up. And of course there's Tracey again standing up for Pokemon, this time against Team Rocket. Why didn't I tape this episode?! Why?! *bangs head against wall*moreless
  • Ash returns to Pallet Town

    This is a very good episode. Even though the only action is the battle with Team Rocket this is still a very entertaining episode to watch. I am a fan of the return to Pallet Town as it is a wrap up of and awesome journey and it usally packed full of tons of Ash's awesome Pokémon! I don't know if it was just me but May's new Squritle sounds different than all of the other Squritle that I have heard in the past. Even though this was a good episode there is one thing that makes me made: Ash is leaving Glalie back at Oak's Lab! Glalie is like My favorite pokémon Ash has. At least he is bringing Phanpy though. Plus Misty is in this episode! A very good episode indeed.moreless
Stan Hart

Stan Hart

Professor Oak

Recurring Role

Rachael Lillis

Rachael Lillis


Recurring Role

Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Delia: See? Everything's just fine
      (Professor Oak nods in agreement)
      Prof. Birch: Well, goes to show you moms are always right.

    • (While Azurill and Marill use Water Gun on Team Rocket)
      Jessie: Stop! My clothes are all wet!
      May: Combusken! Let's dry 'em off!
      (Combusken uses Flamethrower on Team Rocket)
      James: Stop! We're clean and dry now!
      Ash: Pikachu! We're gonna have to charge them for this!
      (Pikachu uses thunderbolt on Team Rocket)
      Meowth: I knew it was too good to be true!
      (They blast off to the sky)
      Jessie: This could've gotten worse!
      James: You're right! Our clothes are all dirty again!
      Meowth: Quit complaining! At least you's got clothes!

    • (After Seeing Cacnea and Seviper blown right out if the sky)
      Jessie: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
      James: Make a run for it?
      Meowth: (In a dull manner) Great minds think alike.

    • Misty: (After Ash's Tauros stampeded) You know Ash, pokémon start to act like their trainers after a while, and I know a certain Pokemon trainer whose been running wild.
      Ash: (Slightly annoyed) Oh yeah.

  • NOTES (2)