Season 4 Episode 5

Type Casting

Aired Saturday 8:30 AM Sep 01, 2001 on Cartoon Network

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  • greay episode

    Ash and friends are walking along and come to a river where they see a group of men building a bridge. Ash, Misty and Brock are trying to find a way across the river when they spot a fisherman. He tells them about a Sudowoodo near the mountain behind them, Ash decides to find one. While heading into the woods, Psyduck gets loose and runs off. It quickly finds a Sudowoodo, and it imitates Psyduck's every move. Psyduck then runs back to Misty, who spots it. Ash then sees it and gives chase, but the Sudowoodo runs away. While looking, Ash finds two scientists arguing while standing on tree stumps. Ash asks them if they've seen Sudowoodo, and they explain they are researching them, even if they have a disagreement. One thinks it's a fighting type and the other a grass type. Ash then decides to have Noctowl look around for it. Noctowl finds one pretending to be a normal tree. Ash sends Chikorita after it, but Sudowoodo grabs a vine and tries to hold it off. Chikorita Vine Whips the attacks off, but then Sudowoodo uses its own Vine Whip to win, doing a victory dance afterward. Ash then uses Tododile, which misses a Take Down and multiple Water Guns. Sudowoodo then tries to run off, but falls into a pit trap of Team Rocket, who are disguised as trees. Weezing uses Smokescreen and they get away. Ash and others then try to find Sudowoodo again. Near a cliff, Jessie has Sudowoodo tied around the waist while it dances around. They get into a James, Wobbuffet, Sudowoodo repeating sequence which drives Jessie nuts and makes her stop it. They take Sudowoodo to the man with the boat, but it's afraid of water and runs off, breaking the rope in the process. Ash and the others are still looking around when Pikachu finds another one. It tries to run, but Brock runs it down. Brocks then feeds it some food and it becomes friendly. Back at the scientist's lab, Brock feeds it some more to keep it happy while it's being studied. Pikachu shocks it, which it then returns the shock back at Pikachu. The scientists conclude that Sudowoodo can copy any attack used on it and use it. They also quickly learn it's afraid of water as it runs out the window. Right outside is Team Rocket and the fisherman. They decide to fight over Sudowoodo, Jessie sending out Arbok. Sudowoodo grabs Arbok by the tail and slams Arbok down. Ash tries Cyndaquil, but Sudowoodo copies the flamethower attack and uses it right back. Jesse then sends Wobbuffet to stop Cyndaquil. Misty sends out Poliwhirl to blast Team Rocket out of the way, getting Sudowoodo wet with the spray. Sudowoodo runs off to get out of the rain. Back at the river, the fisherman finally agrees to take them across the river. Team Rocket is trying to climb their way up a cliff, James grabbing a branch, but it's another Sudowoodo and they end up falling once again.
  • Sudowoodo? Rock or Grass?

    The gang is just passing through when they heard that the bridge they're going to crossed is broken. Then they met an old man. He told them if they could find a Sudowoodo, he would take them for a ride. They found a Sudowoodo but it epscaped. TR was doing the same. They met 2 scientists who was proving if it's a rock type or grass. Sudowoodo uses some interesting attacks like Vine Whip and fire attacks. They did a test which it was afraid of water. After some tests the scientist agreed that it's a Rock type because it's afraid of water and those attacks are Mimic. Then the gang heads off.
  • Sudowoodo! And the mimic attack...

    This episode was really fun in my opinion. Sudowoodo did show many mysteries to the heroes with it's mimic attack. Really, it's shocking that even though a Pokemon can't learn an actual attack other Pokemon can learn, then it'll learn it only for one battle. Too bad it wasn't captured by anyone.