Episode 004: Challenge of The Samurai
Venturing further into the forest, Misty is frightened by a Weedle. As Misty runs away in fear, Ash uses Pidgeotto to battle the Weedle. Meanwhile, Misty, trying to find her way back, finds herself at swordpoint by a strange trainer. The trainer asks if she is from Pallet Town, and when Misty replies no, he disappears back into the forest. A few seconds later, Misty realizes that the trainer is after Ash! Back in the field, Ash defeats Weedle and is about to capture it, when the strange trainer appears and thrusts his sword just before Ash's nose. The Weedle gets away before Ash can capture it. Misty rushes back and the trainer tells them he is Samurai and he wants to battle Ash. The battle begins with Samurais Pinsir and Ash's Pidgeotto. Pinsir knocks out Pidgeotto, so Ash sends in Metapod. Pinsir trys to crush Metapod in its claws, but Metapod uses Harden and breaks Pinsir's claws. Samurai then sends out his own Metapod, and they both try to out Harden each other. The battle goes on for hours, as Pikachu and Misty get tans in beachchairs. The battle is interrupted by a swarm of Beedrills, who were alerted by the Weedle that escaped. The Beedrills capture Ash's Metapod and take it to their hive, where Ash cannot reach it. Outrunning the Beedrills and hiding in Samurai's cabin, Ash, Misty and Pikachu are saved. Samurai scolds Ash for abandoning Metapod. Ash has a restless night worring about his Metapod, and early the next morning sets out alone to rescue Metapod. Unfortunatly, Team Rocket shows up and makes such a loud entrance speech that the hive of Beedrill awaken and dive bomb Team Rocket. Using the distraction, Ash rushes in and scoops up Metapod in his arms. Ash runs and tries to convince Metapod that he didn't mean to leave it behind, but he trips and drops Metapod. Ash then admits that he was wrong and he will never abandon his friends again. A Beedrill tries to attack Ash, but Metapod lunges foward and strikes the Beedrill down. Misty, Pikachu and Samurai arrive using a net to sheild themselves as Ash tries to see if Metapod is hurt. Suddenly, Metapod splits open and a Butterfree emerges! Butterfree uses its Sleep Powder to put the swarm of Beedrill and Team Rocket to sleep. Samurai congradulates Ash on his victory and Ash and Misty leave the forest, headed toward Pewter City. Meanwhile, Team Rocket has been captured by the Beedrills and are left hanging from the tree wrapped up like Kakuna.