Season 1 Episode 7

The Water Flowers Of Cerulean City

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Sep 16, 1998 on Cartoon Network
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The Water Flowers Of Cerulean City
In his search to collect Trainer Badges, Ash heads for Cerulean City, intending to confront the Cerulean Gym Leader. For some reason, Misty expresses a desire to avoid Cerulean City and disappears somewhere along the way. Without concern for Misty, Ash and Pikachu continue toward the Cerulean City Gym. When they arrive, the exterior of the Gym gives the strange appearance of an aquarium. Upon entering the building, Ash and Pikachu are entranced by a synchronized swimming show being performed by three beautiful sisters. Could this truly be the Cerulean Gym? And what could be the role of the three beautiful swimming sisters? More importantly, will Ash be able to defeat the strangely absent Gym Leader to earn his next badge?moreless

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  • Ash vs Misty

    Ash, Misty and Brock arrive to Cerulean City and Ash goes for his Cascade badge. Misty's sisters are the gym leader and aren't willing to battle. Misty is up for the match and challenges Ash. Unfortunely Team Rocket interrupts there match.
  • Misty-The Gym Leader OR Misty the Character?

    Unfortunately, Cerulean's Gym battle doesn't quite live up to the high standards set by Pewter Gym and Brock. The twist to introduce Misty as the Leader (the role she plays in the RBGY/GSC/HGSS games) was well handled, however unlike Brock's battle a fair amount of time is spent with Team Rocket. They end up attacking the Gym and Ash earns another pity badge. Given the way Misty's character has been portrayed to this point however, it would have made sense for the following episode to be a rematch.

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  • Ash battles the Cerulean Gym but realizes that Misty is that gym's leader. After saving the gym from Team Rocket, Ash earns the Cascade Badge.

    Upon their arrival in Cerulean City, Misty disappears because she doesn't want to go to the gym. Ash & Pikachu continue towards the gym. Meanwhile, a robbery nearby concerns the town's inhabitants. Ash learns that Misty is the gym leader here. Misty appears & Ash gets his battle. Pikachu decides that it doesn't want to battle Misty, so he uses Butterfree against Staryu. After a hard fought battle, Butterfree is victorious. Next is Starmie. Butterfree is defeated & Pidgeotto is up next. During the match, Team Rocket invade the gym. Ash defeats them after they nearly destroy the gym. The Cerulean Sisters give Ash the Cascade Badge for saving the gym. With that, Ash & Co. leave Cerulean City.moreless
  • Very exciting episode.

    The Water Flowers Of Cerulean City has got to be the most exciting episode of the first 7 episodes of this series and it is also my personal favorite of the first 7. I found it really cool that Misty chose to battle against Ash and his Pokémon because they had been traveling with each other ever since episode 1. The one part that I would have changed would have been the ending when Team Rocket made an appearance and then left really quick within the next 2 minutes. I really didn't see the point in having them in this episode.moreless
  • Ash's second gym battle... against Misty?

    Ash, Brock and Misty have finally made it to Cerulean, but Misty is trying to stop them going. She leaves the group and Ash and Brock come across a crime scene, where a shop has been robbed. Brock flirts with Officer Jenny before they leave and Brock heads off on his own. Ash arrives at the gym and sees a water show. He comes across three females who are the gym leaders, but they can't battle due to only having a Goldeen. However, Misty arrives and it is revealed she is their sister and a gym leader as well! She and Ash battle, but Pikachu refuses so Pidgeotto and Butterfree go against Staryu and Starmie. But Team Rocket break in and start to suck the Pokemon up! Pikachu manages to destroy the machine and save the gym, and Ash gets the Cascade Badge in return.

    I quite liked this episode. I prefered this gym battle then to the one against Brock as Ash has improved and actually put up a good fight and could have won if Team Rocket hadn't burst in. When I originally saw this episode years ago, I had no idea that Misty was the game gym leader and I found it a nice surprise. The script was well written and I liked how Misty could sense when her Pokemon were hurt. I found it strange how Brock wondered off randomly, but I suppose he wouldn't have really fitted in with the story anyway. So overall, it was a pretty good episode with a great gym battle!moreless
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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Ash: Misty, you're not gonna be a sore loser, are you?
      Misty: I didn't lose anything. It was a draw!
      Ash: Well, I'm the one who got the badge.
      Misty: What?! You know you lost with Butterfree.
      Ash: That was just round 1. I made a great comeback.
      Misty: If Team Rocket hadn't busted in, I would've destroyed you!
      Ash: You're lucky they showed up. You were about to lose!
      Misty: Lose?! I was just getting started!
      Ash: Oh, yeah?!
      Misty: Oh, yeah!
      Brock: Oh, brother!

    • Officer Jenny: You 2 look very suspicious to me.
      Ash: Hey! You're that motorcycle officer from Viridian!
      Officer Jenny: Huh? Ah! You must've met my sister-in-law! (firmly) If you know my sister-in-law, that means you probably had some dealings with the police in Viridian.
      Ash: Well, I...
      Officer Jenny: Now, maybe you just stopped to ask her for directions. Or maybe you found a wallet on the street and turned into her. (unleashes her handcuffs and starts to yell) or maybe you're a burglar who broke out of jail!
      Ash: I've never been to jail!
      Brock: Neither have I, ma'am!
      Officer Jenny: That's what they all say.

    • Daisy: Misty you left here pretending you wanted to become a Pokémon Trainer because you couldn't compare with us, (Misty becomes angry) because we are much more talented and beautiful than you are.
      Ash: Uh-oh.

    • James: The coast is clear.
      Jessie: Nothing to fear.
      Meowth: Nobody here.

    • Misty: (referring to Cerulean City) Ash, you don't want Pokemon from their. Trust me.
      Ash: Why not?
      Misty: Because they're all -
      Ash: All what?
      Misty: Very scary Ghost Pokémon that look like this (Misty makes a face), like monsters!
      Ash: (laughs) Nice face, Misty!

    • Seel: (claps fins together) Seel! Seel! Seel!
      Violet: Which side are you clapping for?

    • Misty: We got to protect the Pokémon!
      Violet: Like, what about my hair?!

    • Misty: I'm the Fourth Sensational Sister!
      Lily: There are only Three Sensational Sisters and one runt.
      (Misty growls at Lily)

    • Misty: The only reason I came back was because he (points to Ash) wanted to come!
      Daisy: Well he's totally not someone I choose for a boyfriend (Ash falls down) but your no prize yourself.
      Misty: My boyfriend?! If I battle him, it'll prove I'm not a quitter, and I'm just as good a trainer as you three!
      Daisy: Well, Misty, you're the only one of us with a Pokémon that can actually battle.
      Misty: Okay, Ash, are you ready to rumble!?

    • Officer Jenny: Now I'm suspicious of my sister-in-law. She sure has weird taste in friends.

    • Misty: Oh, no! Staryu's in real pain!
      Ash: It doesn't even have a face! How can you tell?
      Misty: Because I'm sensitive to other's feelings!

    • Dexter: Staryu: the core of this water Pokémon shines in a rainbow of 7 colors, this core is valued by some as a type of jewelery.
      Ash: Woah, leave it to a girl to show off her jewelery.
      Misty: Quit stalling and lets get this show on the road!!

    • Sisters: Check out that hair, like who invited the party crashers

    • Ash: Are you saying that you don't want to battle Misty?
      Pikachu: Pikachu.
      Ash: Well, I guess it's okay if you don't want to battle a friend.
      Misty: Pikachu, you're Pika-pal!
      Pikachu: Pikachu!
      Ash: Thanks a lot, Pikachu...

    • Ash: Come on! I challenge all of you!
      Daisy: We don't feel like battling anymore.
      Ash: What do you mean?
      Violet: You see, we just got beaten three times by kids came from that nowhere place called Pallet Town.
      Ash: (very depressed) Not again.

  • NOTES (5)


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