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22nd October 2004, 10:07 PM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/NextOn/088.gifPikachu Re-volts!

Arriving on Mandarin Island, Ash & Co. see that Pikachu and Togepi turn against them, as have many other Pokémon on the Island. Finding out that theres a Pokémon doing this, Ash & Co. decide to investigate and find Butch & Cassidy responsible...can they stop them before all the Pokémon on the Island become evil?

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24th October 2004, 1:18 PM
I didn't like Pikachu turning evil like that.

Factory Head Noland
24th October 2004, 1:48 PM
I love this episode! (I love all episodes!) I was so surprised to see Butch and Cassidy in this ep. I think their rivalry with Jessie and James is so funny!

24th October 2004, 9:16 PM
I love this episode for three reasons:

1. Jessie/James and Butch/Cassidy doing both their mottos at the same time
2. Great dramatic plot
3. Team Rocket and Team Twerp actually teaming up to take down the bad guys (that doesn't happen nearly enough)

Wolf Cypher
6th November 2004, 5:26 AM
My favorite Orange Island epidoe! The animation was at its best (we wouldn't see a well animated episode again until the Johto episode where Ash's Heracross battled that Scizor) and seeing Pikachu and Togepi act evil was great! Even J&J helped out big time! Butch and Cassidy at their best!

...unfortunately after this episode, B&C became a lot less intimidating and feared.

Jesse GS the II
6th November 2004, 6:51 AM
I too thought this episode's animation was above average. Even just the way the characters are drawn - look at the awesome pose on Meowth as he lunges forward in that still shot with the other possessed Pokémon.

Oh yeah, and Butch and Cassidy are awesome characters too. I get so much mileage out of these two...

8th November 2004, 6:30 PM
Speaking of the animation, I don't think this style was ever used other than in this episode. I loved it, personally. Very dark.

And Butch and Cassidy were awesome. There *still* are, but less evilish. There Japanese motto rules. Shokkingu Pinku!

Bibi Nefertari
8th November 2004, 7:58 PM
Coolest Orange Island ep in my opinion!
Jessie and James were awesome in this ep!!! ^___^ And apart from that, the rivalry with Butch and Cassidy and all made the ep one of the few to remember! :D Definitely a 10/10!

Crystal Latios
9th November 2004, 7:59 AM
I love this episode! No, not because Pikachu was evil. The evilest Pikachu is in another episode, but because Butch and Cassidy are there^^ They are my favorite Rockets.
Ummm..... only one thing was mega weird to me. Officer Jenny didn`t take her police team for help only some kids! Don`t you think, she was reckless?

21st November 2004, 4:55 AM
The best epsiode in the whole series. I loved this one the best. Not because of Pikachu, Togepi, Meowth, and the other Pokemon were evil(Part of the reason...more serious stuff). But the animation was so great. I love this style of animation! I loved when Ash tried to get Pikachu to thundershock the machine with Drowzee. So it stop the evil in the Pokmon. Ash had I plan...he used it very well. Team Rocket even help Ash, Misty, and Tracy for once. Butch and Cassidy were great. Now that is the real Team Rocket! But I like Jessie and James still. ^___^ The good thing Pikachu, Togepi, and Meowth went back to normal(they looked kinda scary...). Ash and Pikachu, Misty and Togepi, Jessie, James, and Meowth are back together again. Awww...it was sweet. Butch and Cassidy went back to jail. HAHAHA!! Oh yeah I loved their motto. Awesome stuff.

Evil Azurill
23rd November 2004, 1:30 AM
One of the best episodes ever created. Really. Butch and Cassidy were awesome. Plus the motto-battle thing they had was funny. B&C threw in the perfect balance of comedy and evil-ness....I give them a 10. ^___^ *claps*

Butch: *bows* Thank you.
Cassidy: Thanks much! *flashes the peace sign and eats the praise up with a spoon*

Anyways, yes, I'd have to say this is the best episode of the entire Orange Islands season, and is still one of my favorite episodes to this day. (second only to the episodes with Professor Sebastian in them.) Very good.

Psychic Venusaur
28th November 2004, 3:37 AM
I agree with most of you, this is definetely one of my favorite episodes of Pokemon ever, and surely my favorite Orange Island episode. I didn't expect Butch and Cassidy to come back either. i like most episodes when Team Rocket are good guys.

29th November 2004, 3:39 PM
Ugh God I hated this one. I think this was one of the worst Orange Island episodes - sorry guys :P

I can't stand it when they play up Ash and Pikachu's supposed "special friendship" or even worse when Team Rocket decide to play the roll of the good guys with Ash and Co - too much *** kissing between them. Although if there was a best part, it was easily the moment when Jessie, Cassidy, James and "Batch" squared up with each other's motto!

Blazing Charmander
14th March 2005, 1:48 PM
I've seen this episode many times. I saw it just on Toonami as well. Although I love the plot, it's starting to get boring with the amount of times it gets aired. I'd say that this is one of the most commonly played episodes.

The music played is superb. I liked the piece where Weezing, Arbok, Lickitung and Victreebel turned against their owners. Also the harmonious piece played at the end when they defeat Cassidy and Butch.

The best bit of this episode by far though is the joint motto where both groups do it together. lol. The arguments are hilarious.

I'm sure that this animation has been used before on the "Flame-Pokemon-athon" except it looked darker. One thing that bugs me about this animation is that the character's faces are much longer.

Rating: 8/10. (Would have gotten higher if it wasn't played so much).

31st March 2005, 1:55 AM
Without a doubt, this was one of my most favorite episodes EVA! The animation was very well done, they should really consider doing more episodes in this style. Butch and Cassidy once again make a great apperence. It was awesome seeing all those Pokemon in evil mode, and one major thing I liked about it was the Pokemon didn't snap out of their trance through friendship memories or a big cheesy speech by one of the good guys, but from actully destroying the machine that was causing it. I always like seeing Jessie and James team up with Ash once in a while as well. Drowzee was really funny and powerful, and I loved seeing a Gastly in action again. X)

I give it a 10 out of 10, one of the best episodes... period.

6th April 2005, 4:46 AM
Hands down one of the best eps in the series. Out of all the eps (not including their very first episode,because I haven't seen it) this is B&C at their best.

1) The animation is awesome. This may be silly but I love in the very beginning where Butch & Cassidy are shown mostly in the shadows. It had such a cool-looking effect. It's been a while but I seem to remember a part where Butch & Cassidy are coming down on that mechanical platform (with them mostly in the shadows still) and the camera pans around in a circle them while the platform is still lowering. Was that in the ep, or am I imagining this?

2) J&J and B&C saying their mottos at the same time, line by line. I just love it! Uber-funny scene.
3) I find Cassidy's expression and line when Ash is trying to get possessed-Pikachu to shock Drowzee very amusing.

Cassidy: "I think he's lost it! It's almost as if he's actually enjoying it."

Probably the only time Cassidy isn't getting enjoyment out of watching another person suffer, too.

I wish this was aired as much in the US as it is in the UK. It's been at least three years since I last saw this episode.

12th April 2005, 7:54 AM
I love the episode lucky me I have the whole season on DVD lol. Too me it is one of the best episodes out of the season. I agree with whoever said the animation was at its best in this episode, it was awesome. I thought it was pretty cool too see Pikachu go evil. My favorite part would be towards the end when the drowsy {correct me on the spelling if I'm wrong} was attacking them, the music was good for the background music and it was perfect timing too. I liked how Team Rocket for once was going to receive an award for doing good, and not get blasted off. They all got pretty injured badly; Toipie learned a new attack which was awesome. I love episodes were Ash co. and Team Rocket work together also, their my favorites, except Team Rocket always does something in order to get them blasted off in the end. Well this will always be one of my my favorite episodes.

17th May 2005, 3:59 AM
Ugh God I hated this one. I think this was one of the worst Orange Island episodes - sorry guys :P

I can't stand it when they play up Ash and Pikachu's supposed "special friendship" or even worse when Team Rocket decide to play the roll of the good guys with Ash and Co - too much *** kissing between them. Although if there was a best part, it was easily the moment when Jessie, Cassidy, James and "Batch" squared up with each other's motto!

I could not agree with you more Ash and Pikachu's supposedly "special friendship" ehh we just get it you know? We get that Ash and Pikachu have the bond that will never be broken. and wooh Jessie and James become good guys too cliche if ya ask me. Ash just needed to get a grip. Although I have to admit it was nice see him use his brain for once.

7th September 2005, 1:30 AM
Aside from the Ash and Pikachu theme, this episode was quite good. Team Rocket turning good ehh just didn't fit them but they had a reason so I guess it can slide. All in all fair episode.

8th September 2005, 9:43 PM
hi everyone can you give me info on that epesode?

9th September 2005, 2:27 AM
hi everyone can you give me info on that epesode?

Check out the "Episode Guide" here to read a detailed description of the episode.

2nd November 2005, 4:18 AM
great episode! good to see butch and casidy again =] i liked the plot as well

15th May 2006, 10:05 PM

I love this episode.
Always have.
Its been one of my favorites for the last 7 years. -^^-
I say 7 because I saw the Japanese version before it was released in the USA.... but I loved the english episode too!

15th July 2006, 9:13 AM
A good epi. It had a good plot,Funny Characters and a good ending. All round gold epi.8/10

9th September 2006, 5:41 AM
Ahh I love the episode so muchXD

.Animation was just wonderful

. Ash teaming up with Team Rocket, awesome

. Loved the battles

. It was so cool.

Ashy Boy
9th September 2006, 9:53 AM
It was pretty sick to see Cassidy and Butch being sadistic. But then again it's not surprising seeing how they love to gloat about being nastier than Jessie and James.

12th September 2006, 1:46 AM
This episode had a dark plot. the way Team Rocket ended up wounded by their own Pokemon, Manipulating a Pokemon to use all Pokemon against them. Cassidy and Butch were the best.

I remenber the original airing aired the same saturday Fox Kids was about to reveal the 8th digidestined child. I remenber flipping channels all the time to see both shows. Saturday Morning Feb.12

4th December 2006, 2:53 AM
This is a kinda cool eposoide i liked some parts but did'nt like other parts i liked it when the pokemon started to hate there masters

22nd December 2006, 2:51 AM
Funniest part - Both TRs doing their motto, lol, and I love the little fights between Butch&Cassidy and Jessie&James

14th February 2007, 8:09 PM
really cool episode and Drowzee was really cool in the pikachu's jukebox thing.

15th February 2007, 6:56 PM
Fave orange island episode! I find it cool that all the pokemon got posessed by a drowzee.

15th August 2007, 3:45 PM
Nice to see the return of Butch and Cassidy and them being more evil than in their last outing. Loved the idea of Drowzee taking control of the Pokemon and making them evil, the animation was nice and the voice actors really went all out in this episode some of their best work in my opinion. Nice to know Jessie and James aren't relegated to being good in just the movies and that they have a couple of good guy moments in the series.

30th November 2007, 11:47 AM
Butch and Cassidy totally rock <3 this episode was sad and it nearly had me crying to be honest :P </emo> but hey i was still a young girl when i was watching this ;)

6th February 2008, 7:27 PM
Awesome. 10/10, there's no doubt about it!!! Gastly & Jenny was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

12th June 2008, 10:23 PM
hi everyone can you give me info on that epesode?

no can do.it'll spoil the suprize.

29th June 2008, 6:43 PM
*Groans at Pun*. Re-volts. LOL

However, I found that it was worth the watch in the end.

29th June 2008, 6:53 PM
*Groans at Pun*. Re-volts. LOL

However, I found that it was worth the watch in the end.

5th July 2008, 2:46 PM
a well made episode, such drama.
i wish i had the DVD's of them:(

Willow's Tara
19th October 2008, 2:49 AM
I actually loved this episode everytime I see it, I guess I like episodes of anything when a character becomes dark/evil for one epispde regardless of being controlled or not (Same with the bad guys helping the good guys once).

I believe this is the only episode where TR never gets blasted off when helping Ash and Co (The episode where Jessebella first appeared was funny when she was chasing Ash and friends and TR was just drifting off happily)

19th October 2008, 3:01 AM
I have to admit. This episode made me a bit upset when I was little. I was like...

"Why did Pikachu and all of those Pokemon have to turn against their trainers like this? Their glowing red eyes scare me!"

All in all, it was a pretty good episode. The high point was when Jessie and James had that argument with Butch and Cassidy.

19th October 2008, 4:13 PM
I felt so beckoned to watch this episode even though I didn't like it at all! Yet, it felt like a thrill ride to me.

20th October 2008, 5:01 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed the rivalry between Jessie & James and Cassidy & Botch... er, Butch ^^;

Great animation, and seeing evil Pikachu is always a bonus ^_^ And lest we forget, Togepi attacked for the first time! A very good episode, I'd have to say ^^

7th January 2009, 6:56 AM
I just loved evil Pikachu. It was a great plot twist.

Blue Snover
6th March 2009, 4:38 PM
I think it was funny that Togepi stopped Drowzee and no-one even realised.

7th March 2009, 2:59 PM
Oh best episode from the orange islands <333
I love it if Pokemon turn evil somehow XD

8th March 2009, 6:23 AM
I love watching Ash actually thinking and strategizing- he didn't do that too often back then. Watching everybody think he'd gone nuts was a giggle too.

9th March 2009, 12:01 PM
Pikachu is definitely too cute. even bad, it is soo cute.

Ice T. Sackboy
10th April 2009, 12:20 PM
This was filled with excitement. =o
When Pikachu and Togepi turned against Ash and his friends, I was wondering what was up. I was also shocked to see Meowth turn against Jessie and James.

29th August 2009, 9:18 PM
Whether good or evil, Pikachu will always be awesome :D

16th December 2009, 1:31 PM
Pikachu and Togepi were very mean...

especially Pikachu. but Ash saved it, great

16th December 2009, 1:34 PM
I loved the episode, but mainly because Cassidy and Butch appeared.

6th January 2010, 7:57 AM
It all started so randomly. With Pikachu and Togepi ignoring commands and leaving with other Pokemon.

One of the best episodes. Glad Butch and Cassidy reappeared. I was worried that they'd remain in jail forever. I liked how their Drowzee was able to hypnotize so many Pokemon at once, even with help.

Glad Team Rocket and Ash and Co. teamed up to retrieve their beloved Pokemon. 10/10

6th February 2011, 4:19 AM
I didn't like this episode. I don't like seeing Pikachu act evil in an episode ever. I also don't ever like Butch and Cassidy episodes, they drive me crazy.


The Pokemon Broadcast
8th March 2011, 5:34 AM
Okay, this episode was actually better than I thought it was going to be!

Every time I heard victreebell, I actaully laughed. Does it always scream like that? That is hilarious!

22nd March 2011, 12:29 PM
I remember how Jessie/James and Butch/Cassidy were saying thier mottos at the same time! It was really funny. xD

It was a little frightening when it showed Pikachu, Togepi, and all those other Pokemon acting all evil. They were really scary looking and I was worried they were going to behave like that forever. I was really glad when they returned to normal.

It was cool seeing Togepi save the day at the end by using its Metronome attack. Too bad nobody realized it, though. :/

19th May 2011, 8:46 AM
Two funniest parts of the episode for me were: Drowzee dancing while he controlled the other Pokemon and ANGRY DEMON TOGEPI. Also Togepi does an attack for the first time. That Metronome was pretty cool.

26th June 2011, 4:38 AM
I really liked this episode. Besides the orange league battle episodes and the one where charizard finally obeys Ash this is my favorite episode.

22nd October 2011, 12:04 AM
Who knew that Drowzee could be such a powerful Pokémon? It bothered me that Ash was able to take those hits from Pikachu and the Magnemite. Butch and Cassidy are, of course, forever competant and better than Jessie and James. I would've liked to see a straight up Ghastly/Drowzee battle but whatever.

19th January 2012, 8:15 PM
I'm not much of a fan of Butch and Cassidy. I liked the episode but it was sort of repetitive to have Drowzee controlling minds again.

30th January 2012, 1:54 PM
This episode was really dark, but excellent. I didn't like how Pikachu and Togepi turned evil with serious eyes, later making Ash & Misty all depressed. Anyway I love how Ash, Misty & Officer Jenny snuck in the cart while TR were moving them and they all jumped out that was epic! The was ending LOL because of the entire building being destroyed.

5th February 2012, 11:53 PM
Nice to see Cassidy and Butch again! Pikachu turning evil was funny! Togepi was awesome as well! It's quite a lot of time ago when I saw this episode for the last time, I think I'll rewatch this great one soon. 9/10.

3rd September 2012, 5:47 PM
"Hey, it's Botch!"


You just gotta love the most lovable running gag their is in the Pokémon anime. Great episode and I just love the comics in this implemented. Couldn't done it any better.

Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama
27th December 2012, 4:07 AM
Wow. Butch and Cassidy were really dangerous in this episode. What if they actually got away with this? And they had a Starmie too! How could they?!

21st January 2013, 1:37 AM
Wow. Butch and Cassidy were really dangerous in this episode. What if they actually got away with this? And they had a Starmie too! How could they?!

Yeah. They proved they were better Team Rocket members than Jessie and James in this. xD We all prefer Jessie and James over them though, right? :U

This was the episode that made Drowzee one of those Pokemon that kind of creep me out. xD

22nd September 2013, 6:39 PM
This episode was dark, but awesome. Butch and Cassidy were a threat to the others in thir episode. It's cool to see Drowzee controling all those Pokémon and turning them against their trainers, I liked the scene where Ash's Pikachu and Misty's Togepi turned evil.

31st October 2013, 8:47 PM
If Cassidy and Butch is in the episode, you know it's gonna be a great one!
Their Drowzee was awesome! Too bad the plan failed lol

7th May 2014, 11:50 PM
Absolutely brilliant! This is one of my all-time favourites episodes because the plot is really dark and so many awesome things happen in it. I mean, how many times did Ash get attacked by Pokemon in this episode alone, seriously? I just love the look of "Evil Pikachu" when his eyes glow red and gives out that stare to Ash. He was quite scary to me when I was a kid. Also, it was great seeing Togepi become evil too. The highlight is Team Rocket clashing with Butch and Cassidy, and helping the good guys so they could stop them. The showdown with Ash and the gang against Drowzee was intense, as all the Pokemon attacked back at them and Gastly was the only one who could defend them. Pikachu would not stop using Thunderbolt on Ash, but ultimately gives him the idea on how to defeat Drowzee in a clever way. Togepi using Metronome for the first time was pretty cool too, as well as Team Rocket refusing to accept an award for doing a good deed but still giving the trio a happy ending.


12th May 2014, 4:57 AM
This episode wasn't good nor bad in any way possible. I though the episode had a stupid way of Pokémon getting mind controlled by Drozee because the Pokémon has the ability to eat dreams and able to control people mind. It would have made more sense if the Drozee was a Hypno because it said in the Pokedex that Hypno can hypnotic people to eat their dreams. I just thought why is Drozee is doing it because it was stolen in the breeding center episode. I was wondering why it was listening to Cassey and Bucth because should be wondering what happen to it trainer or why is it doing these things. I really want to know why Team Rocket boss got those two out of jail. I don't think Giovanni would come to the jail and pay up front. Would the police be suppresses of why these two are getting out of jail because this guy.

I felt that Misty's reaction of losing Togepi was little bit off because should been more emotional like Ash, but she didn't feel the lost of Togepi as much as Ash was for Pikachu. She should have panic that Togepi was gone. As a mom, she need to care more about her child going to the dark side. I feel like the writers made Ash way to attended then going to Misty feeling about this. Even though Misty did cry, but I think she should reacted earlier in the episode.

I feel like Team Rocket should have teamed up with their rival so they could have controlled more Pokémon then they could do alone. It would have much more praised from the boss and get a promotion.

Togepi learning move was good, but later in the series it made it the get out of jail free card when they get into trouble that they can't get out of. I think make the hold thing more bad for the writers and make the charters dumber. So what I mean is that it is good for this episode, but for what the they are going to it later will make it bad and cringe inducing later in the series.

In conclusion, I felt like this episode could have been better with a little bit more emotion from Misty and Team Rocket working together or something like that.

The Pokemon Broadcast
15th October 2014, 3:27 AM
Ah yes, the (first?) episode with James' Victreebell, and all it's screaming glory! :)
J+J and C=B saying the motto right after another was entertaining.

1st November 2014, 10:49 PM
Upon viewing this episode again, I was really pleased by Officer Jenny; she actually did something useful here unlike most of her relatives. Her Gastly was funny as well. I was glad to see so much action and Butch and Cassidy really put up a strong fight and had a good plan set up. I applaud them even if they are villains. :P

9th February 2015, 2:31 PM
after rewatch it again i give it 10/10
best epsiode of TR how much i miss the team rocket in OS where they still have their moment and emotion
i miss Butch and Cassidy so much they should appear In XY their interaction with jessie and james is the best

1st March 2015, 7:38 PM
This is my FAVOURITE episode in the whole series! It has 3/5 of my favourite characters: Butch, Tracey, and James! I have seen this episode many times in many different languages and I am sure I will watch it again many more!!

(Plus, in my family we have an inside joke about the 'Drowzee Dance'!!)

Mrs. Oreo
11th December 2015, 10:45 PM
Wow seeing Pikachu and Togepi turn on their trainers was sad and I was also sad for Jessie and James for once. Jenny's Gastly was cool tho and so was Cassidy and Butch's Drowzee. I was super impressed by how good their plan was. ^^

30th March 2016, 4:09 AM
Drowzee being powerful enough to hypnotize that many Pokemon was intriguing and I liked Officer Jenny's Gastly. 7/10

13th April 2016, 4:15 AM
Butch and Cassidy's plan was brilliant and it's sad how no matter how inventive they were, the good guys ruined everything as usual.

17th April 2016, 8:10 AM
Wow,it was awesome to see Cassidy and Butch again!Plus I loved the motto part.TR helping Ash and co. was cool to watch. 9.5/10.^^

27th May 2016, 8:32 PM
My favorite scene here was when Togepi used Metronome and how Team Rocket showed their sadness and helped Ash's friends. :)

Mrs. Oreo
12th June 2016, 1:28 AM
and how Team Rocket showed their sadness and helped Ash's friends. :)

Yea that was different hee hee. I liked seeing them and Ash's group team up to infiltrate Butch and Cassidy's hideout too, especially how they pretended to be on Butch and Cassidy's side.

10th August 2016, 6:55 PM
I love the Ghastly! The ghost pokemon look so evil in the games, but in the anime they are just silly and cute :)

6th October 2016, 5:39 AM
Omg Jenny's Gastly made me squee with joy. He was too funny. I also thought it was funny that Togepi stopped Drowzee and no one seemed to realize.

23rd October 2016, 12:59 AM
When Pikachu and Togepy turned on Satoshi and Kasumi, I was expecting Musashi, Kojirou, and Nyasu to be responsible for that, but it was Yamato and Kosaburou who were behind it. Their use of Sleep was fascinating, and Junsa and her Ghos were actually helpful. Thanks to Togepy for saving the day.

15th December 2016, 1:51 AM
To me this is one of the best episodes out of the Orange Islands season. I agree with whoever said the animation was at its best in this episode, it was awesome. I thought it was pretty cool to see Pikachu go evil too! My favorite part would be towards the end when the Drowzee was attacking them, the music was good for the background music and it was perfect timing too. :)

15th February 2017, 6:09 PM
Omg Jenny's Gastly made me squee with joy. He was too funny. I also thought it was funny that Togepi stopped Drowzee and no one seemed to realize.Interestingle, the Gastly seemed to have a physical presence; Jenny was able to push it out of the way with her hands. Maybe a good episode to show folks who think Pokemon are evil spirits...

12th March 2017, 3:29 AM
Interestingle, the Gastly seemed to have a physical presence; Jenny was able to push it out of the way with her hands. Maybe a good episode to show folks who think Pokemon are evil spirits...

Lol, I noticed that. It's one of those anime physics moments where solid objects can affect intangible ones. Still, I liked Jenny's Gastly.

5th April 2017, 3:13 AM
Still, I liked Jenny's Gastly.

So did I, probably more than I liked Yamato and Kosaburou's Sleep. This was one of those rare episodes where even minor Pokemon like Ghos and Sleep managed to have entertaining personalities.

8th April 2017, 1:07 AM
When Pikachu turned on Ash, I was expecting Jessie & James to be responsible, so I was impressed when we got Cassidy & Butch as the enemies again. I don't really get how Drowzee's sleep waves could control Pokemon that were awake though.

29th April 2017, 12:19 AM
This was a great episode. One of my all time favorites. It's the one I think of when I think about the Orange Islands. Butch and Cassidy were awesome, the dubbing was amazing for once.