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22nd October 2004, 10:08 PM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/NextOn/090.gifIn The Pink!

After getting caught in some Whirlpools, Ash & Co. get washed up on Pinkan Island, a special Pokémon Rserve which contains Pokémon that are only of the Colour Pink. However Team Rocket also washed up on this Island and start causing problems. Can Ash & Co. stop them?

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24th October 2004, 12:26 PM
Well, duh. Of course they stopped them, or else the series probably wouldn't have continued on with Team Rocket's antics and lack of success.

THis is also a much loved episode by me, mainly because of Lickitung, the awesome pink song, and the HAIPER BEAMERZ!

Factory Head Noland
24th October 2004, 12:37 PM
I loved this episode! It was so funny when Meowth said "Look! A pink Lickitung!!!" lol.
That rampaging Nidoking was scary!!
But we got to see Togepi use Metronome! I love it when it's lil hands go blue!!

21st January 2005, 12:14 AM
I really liked this episode. ^^ It was pretty cool to see a different colored pokemon that wasn't a shiny. *sigh* I wish someone would have caught one of the pink pokemon though...XD I know they weren't suppose to but...it'd be cool to have one.

18th April 2005, 11:23 PM
man why did they have to be pink,they should have been purple,or maybe yellow,but pink come on!

30th August 2005, 12:03 AM
This is definitely one of the most bizarre episodes of the show, but it has the little highlights that definitely make it worth watching: Team Rocket's pokemon working together and defeating nidoking, the extremely bizarre Team Rocket fantasy, James getting excited over a pink Jigglypuff and a pink Lickitung, the flashback with Misty conking herself on the head. It adds up to an interesting episode. :)

25th March 2006, 2:29 PM
Well, duh. Of course they stopped them, or else the series probably wouldn't have continued on with Team Rocket's antics and lack of success.

They didn't stop them. The pink Nidoking did.

25th April 2006, 1:26 AM
I didn't specify "They" so it can include the Nidoking. Tosser.

15th July 2006, 9:25 AM
An alright epi.Nidoking was awesome and Hyper Beam rocked. 8/10

21st December 2006, 2:45 AM
One of my very favorite Orange Islands episode, with pink pokemon ^_^

10th February 2007, 6:24 PM
Best part of the episode had to be when Kenji sent out Pikabl- erm, Mariru to fight Nidoking, only for it to get scared and run off like a wuss. XD

Guess cuteness dosen't always prevail after all.

15th August 2007, 5:00 PM
An interesting episode, nice to see an episode that focuses on Pokemon that are raised on an isolated island and have a interesting diet that makes Pokemon pink. Also this is the first episode where Berry trees are introduced which will be late used in Johto and Hoen. I got a laugh out of Misty trying to teach Togepi to use headbutt and Pinkachu.

Anyone 4 Buttons?
15th April 2008, 11:59 AM
A filler that is still remembered by me, so it has definitely stuck out to me. I watched this episode again last night after a gap of about 5-6 years, and I agree that it would've been interesting for one of the cast to catch a pink poké, but the best that they got was Pinkachu - a terrible joke, living up to Ash's reputation.

6th June 2008, 7:51 PM
Ah Nidoking made this episode... It's rarely handled badly in the show, from what I can recall! Every time Gary used his was a pleasure, and it was in fine form in this ep too.

And of course any chance to see Lickitung is a welcome one...

They should have let that stupid Rhyhorn fall into the sea. How long has it lived on the island? Does it not realise the danger of a cliff?

5th July 2008, 2:51 PM
those pink poke's were an odd sight if you ask me, i thought they allways had different colors.

7th January 2009, 7:16 AM
I love all the pink Pokemon :D I was pretty sad when the Ryhorn was in trouble like that.

Blue Snover
6th March 2009, 4:06 PM
This episode made me think of the pink Butterfree, this might have been where it came from.

7th March 2009, 3:08 PM
I love the song of TR..Pinky land or something?
i love this episode ^_^

Blue Snover
17th March 2009, 1:04 PM
It was a little strange that only a little bit of Pikachu turned pink from eating the fruit, i would have thought its whole body would have changed.

Ice T. Sackboy
8th April 2009, 4:19 PM
This episode was one of my favorites of all because a new discovered thing for Pokemon is here. Whenever a Pokemon eats pink berries, their body changes pink, but if you relate that to the berries in the Pokemon World, they're different since they heal you. But it was funny that TR blasted off from a Nidoking and went after the twerps for no reason.

30th April 2009, 1:10 PM
The rescue of Rhyhorn was similiar to the rescue of Hipopotas.

31st May 2009, 12:30 AM
I think that theme park TR was imagining was based off of Disneyland.

7th June 2009, 3:26 PM
I liked this episode because it's interesting seeing pokemon turing pink from eating berries. I also liked it because it showed Togepi using it's first moves.

1st July 2009, 7:49 PM
A very unique episode I remember. I was suprised about Togepi's secret attack for the first time. And I don't find the pink pokemon weird somehow. But I did liked the Nidoking. However, Team Rocket's song in this episode wasn't really one of my faovrites, but it's still stuck in my minds.

10th July 2009, 11:35 PM
I wonder if the native Pokemon stop eating the berries and leave the island, would they change to the normal Pokemon color?

31st August 2009, 5:25 AM
I remember seeing this episode when I was younger, and my first reaction to seeing the pink Pokémon was that they were defective Dittos or something XD But then I found out that it was all the fruit they ate. Since then, I've always feared carrots turning me orange... lol. But a boring filler nonetheless, sadly.

26th October 2009, 10:09 AM
Lol, pinkan island. Some pokemon look really bad as a pink pokemon...

11th November 2009, 6:56 AM
I remember thinking that those Pink Pokemon were all Shinies when I first saw this episode haha. Now I know better though. It was a funny filler, well not filler if you count Togepi's Metronome move that helped save everyone from that crazy Pink Nidoking and it's horn of death. I thought it was average, and Team Rocket's plan for the pink Pokemon was hilarious. 6/10.

6th January 2010, 10:33 AM
I didn't really like this episode. But it can it can always be worse


6th February 2011, 4:28 AM
This episode was ok. Those pink Pokemon were really cool. Too bad Ash wasn't allowed to catch any of them.


The Pokemon Broadcast
8th March 2011, 6:28 AM
"That would make it a "Shyhorn"!"
"Then we'd have to call you Pink-achu!"

Now, that was a lot of pink Pokemon!

26th March 2011, 11:14 AM
This was one of my favourite episodes of the Orange Islands. Even though I've never really liked the colour pink, I still enjoyed seeing all those pink Pokemon. I saw this before knowing what a shiny Pokemon was, so I think this was only the second time I saw alternately coloured Pokemon (the first time being the pink Butterfree in Bye Bye Butterfree). I also found it really interesting how the Pokemon were pink because of the fruit that they ate.

26th October 2011, 1:22 AM
Having pink Pokémon was an interesting idea. I guess that this is where the pink Butterfree came from. Watching Tracey sketching was pretty boring and Togepi using Metronome is terrible. Officer Jenny was all kinds of cool since she was able to take down Nidoking.

20th January 2012, 2:12 PM
This has to be one of my favourite episodes from the Orange League. Absolutely loved the idea of Pink Pokémon, after all they do say you are what you eat. It was nice to see Togepi finally doing something except for being cute. I think one of the three should have just caught one of those Pink Pokémon.

30th January 2012, 4:33 PM
Love this episode! it's one of my favorites in the OI. when Pikachu was pink, Ash thought it was gonna stay pink forever, I lol'd. Officer Jenny was so badass since she was able to take down Nidoking.

5th February 2012, 11:58 PM
Great episode! Pikachu being partly pink was really funny! This is, just like the crystal Onix and many differently colored Pokemon on the Orange Islands (Butterfree, Vileplume, Raticate), awesome! The Orange Islands have many awesome, special and rare Pokemon! Togepi was the hero! Team Rocket's idea was great as well! 10/10.

4th September 2012, 7:42 AM
I just love how Ash got flown in the air. This episode was really interesting with both what happened with Team Rocket's part and Ash's part. Ash was also pretty lame with those jokes and even Misty noticed that haha.

Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama
27th December 2012, 4:10 AM
*Shakes head* Oh Ash. How many times will you get the gang into trouble? It was a pretty decent episode. I would have liked if Officer Jenny could have calmed down Nidoking though.

14th July 2013, 3:32 AM
It's nice seeing those Pink Pokémon in this episode, I guess rare Pokémon like Pink Nidoking, Crystal Onix, different coloured Vileplume (Valencia island) lives in Orange islands. It's interesting that the Pokémon in this episode turned Pink, because they eat the fruits of the Pinkan island. The Officer Jenny was so badass in this episode, it's awsome how she took down that Nidoking.

The Pokemon Broadcast
15th October 2014, 3:33 AM
I wonder if this was where that Pink Butterfree in "Bye, Bye Butterfree" came from? Hm, probably not.
Cool to see so many pink Pokemon. :)

16th November 2014, 4:57 AM
Lapras getting caught in a whirlpool and Ash and friends getting swept to Pinkan Island was an original way of starting this episode in my view. I cackled when Togepi teleported Ash and friends away from the charging Rhyhorn and it just fell off the cliff. Tracey's sketch of Officer Jenny in action also made me giggle; it was so strange of him.

Mrs. Oreo
14th December 2015, 12:20 AM
When I first saw the pink Rhyhorn I thought it was a shiny pokemon ha ha. The island of pink pokemon was a cool place until that pink Nidoking rampaged and almost killed everyone, but I liked how Togepi helped save everyone. :3

Mega Altaria
18th December 2015, 10:32 AM
I liked the pink Pokémon in this episode, particularly Nidoking, Rhydon and Oddish, but disappointed that Ash didn't catch one of them.

9th February 2016, 11:12 PM
but I liked how Togepi helped save everyone. :3

It's too bad that he never got proper credit for helping to save everyone from Nidoking's attack.

9th February 2016, 11:38 PM
This episode was a very good one, in my opinion. One of the more memorable ones in my opinion. The pink Pokémon were also quite adorable.

Mrs. Oreo
10th February 2016, 1:23 AM
It's too bad that he never got proper credit for helping to save everyone from Nidoking's attack.

Well Misty kind of took notice of Togepi's Metronome and prolly suspected that Togepi helped, but yea sadly nobody else thought that Togepi had saved them from Nidoking's attack.

21st March 2016, 4:04 AM
Meh I liked the pink Pokemon island, but the ending with Nidoking rampaging wasn't as cool as I remember it being now that I've rewatched it.

9th May 2016, 8:35 PM
This pink island was so awesome and for years I've wondered if the pink Butterfree from Kanto was from this island.

Mrs. Oreo
10th May 2016, 4:18 AM
and for years I've wondered if the pink Butterfree from Kanto was from this island.

I've thought of that as well, tho if it was the place where that pink Butterfree came from I think the writing staff would've made Ash remember her. ^^

8th October 2016, 1:48 AM
Team Rocket's "Pinkyland" song and fantasy was hilarious and James getting himself all excited when he saw a pink Jigglypuff and a pink Lickitung made me cackle. Poor Togepi though. It received no credit for helping against Nidoking.

24th October 2016, 11:03 PM
Pinkan Island having pink-colored Pokemon was wonderful because it seemed like foreshadowing for Shiny Pokemon later. I liked when Satoshi and his friends helped rescue the pink Sihorn, as well as when Nidoking got angry and went on a rampage. And once again, Togepy saved the day and no one noticed.

13th March 2017, 6:49 AM
And once again, Togepy saved the day and no one noticed.

Well not officially, though I think I remember Misty saying that she thought Togepi might have done something to stop Nidoking since she saw Togepi waving its hands.

8th April 2017, 1:11 AM
The pink Rhyhorn would've been a great capture so it sucks how it was against the rules to catch Pinkan Island's Pokemon. When the pink Nidoking chased Ash and crew, I was foolishly hoping that Psyduck's headache powers would stop it.

8th April 2017, 2:45 AM
I was foolishly hoping that Psyduck's headache powers would stop it.

I liked how Ash's pals were smart enough to remember type advantages, though it was too bad how Psyduck couldn't do anything to stop Nidoking. :p

16th September 2017, 10:20 PM
When Misty used Psyduck, I thought she was being dense since she should've known that he was too weak to stop Nidoking. I think Togepi saving everyone was totally cool.

3rd October 2017, 6:44 AM
When Misty used Psyduck, I thought she was being dense since she should've known that he was too weak to stop Nidoking. I think Togepi saving everyone was totally cool.

Kasumi might have been thinking that Koduck's type advantage would help weaken the Nidoking, or perhaps she was hoping that one of Koduck's headache-induced attacks would activate. Then again, she might not have even had a concrete plan and could've just panicked during the chase scene.

29th December 2017, 1:33 AM
So those pink berries dyed all those Pokemon pink as well? So I guess this island was where the Pink Butterfree came from then.

12th January 2018, 12:02 AM
So I guess this island was where the Pink Butterfree came from then.

Presumably, although that wasn't confirmed. In my head-canon, the theory does make sense however, and I wish we'd seen that Butterfree here.

19th February 2018, 11:36 PM
Team Rocket's Pinkyland ploy was funny and I liked how pink Pokemon inhabited the whole island. The chase scene was awesome since we saw Jenny's fast driving skills.