Enter Iris and Axew
2nd Commercial Break: Oshawott is still following Ash and Pikachu as Ash comes across a ton of wild Pidove. Now, with Pikachu able to use Electric attacks, defeating 1 Pidove was easy.. but then the entire flock attacks. After a majority of the flock leaves, Ash battles a straggler and is able to catch it making it the first Unova Pokémon he's caught. Iris makes fun of Ash's excitement, calling him a kid (which will probably be her catch phase just like Dawn always said "no need to worry." Cutting the excitement, Team Rocket attacks capturing Pikachu and Axew. The new motto is.. a tad too dramatic.
3rd Commercial Break: To counter Team Rocket, Ash sends out his new Pidove against Meowth (with Meowth getting beaten somehow). While reporting to Giovanni earlier in the episode, Jessie seems to have caught a Woobat which she uses to defeat Ash's Pidove. After seeming them escape in thier balloon (which is no longer a Meowth ballon.. too flashy I guess) Oshawott appears and busts the balloon by throwing it's shell. Oshawott then helps defeat Woobat just as Team Rocket use a smoke ball to escape. Ash and Iris take thier pokémon to the Pokémon Center to be healed by Nurse Joy. The Unova region Joys are different than other regions, but they are still called Joys. The episode ends with Oshawott peeking in the center at Ash and Pikachu.
These first two episodes of the Black and White series are interesting in that they are very familiar. They remind me a lot of the first couple episodes of the first season. Ash is once again, clueless. He forgets he has to weaken a pokémon before catching it, allows his Pikachu to be beaten by a newly acquired Snivy, etc. Team Rocket is more goal driven like they were in the first couple of episodes in the first season. They even escaped before Pikachu could thrash them like it usually does. So yea, no blasting off. I think this is great, it's time the started acting more like villians and less like morons. I look forward to more episodes of Black and White, mainly to see what kind of rival Trip turns out to be. Either he'll be annoying but likeable like Gary.. or a complete jerk like Paul. I can't stand Paul.
- Ash learns about Zekrom
- Pikachu loses, but later regains, the ability to use electric moves
- Ash meets Oshawott and is later followed by it
- Ash loses his first Unova battle VS Trip
- Ash meets Iris and Axew
- Ash catches a Pidove
- Team Rocket reveals themselves and Jessie shows she caught a Woobat