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Season 5 Episode 59

The Ties that Bind

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Sep 20, 2003 on Cartoon Network
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The Ties that Bind
With the victory tournament set to start, the trainers in the Silver Conference are given a day off. As the matches are selected, Ash finds out he will be going up against his long time rival Gary. Brock has Liza send Charizard so that Ash can use it in his battle. Ash is determined to beat Gary and studies his team as hard as he can. The next day the battle between the two long time rivals begins, but who will win?moreless

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  • Ash remembers in the past on how he known Gary before being a Pokemon Trainer.

    so here after a draw, Ash has to face off with Gary. Before that happens Gary shows him the broken Pokeball they both possessed in Pallet town. A flashback appears. While both were fishing, Ash was attacked by Magikarp and after that, they found a Pokebal but it broke in half and both kept half of it. Now in battle, Ash senda Tauros but loses with HyperBeam from Gary's Nidoqueen. Now Ash sends Heracross out and beats his Magmar. Now with Blastoise send out and Heracross using Megahorn, who will win?moreless
Wayne Grayson

Wayne Grayson


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Jimmy Zoppi

Jimmy Zoppi

Gary Oak, Mr. Goodshow

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Stan Hart

Stan Hart

Professor Oak

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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