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Serebii
22nd October 2004, 10:24 PM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/NextOn/116.jpgThe Underground Round-Up!

Having to travel by Boat, Ash & Co. arrive on Hamlin Island, their Final stop before returning to Kanto to discover that the town is being attacked by hundreds of Electrodes. A Man named Poncho is trying to stop them with his Digletts...Can he do it before explosive means are used?

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Alfonso
5th November 2004, 6:04 PM
I loved this episode, strangly. Yes, I know, fillerish. But I still liked it, even with it's below-par animation and such.

I think it has something to do with Poncho. I'm like, his ONLY fan. Pity he didn't join up with the group, 'cause it would have been fun having an older person with them. One thing though, he had WAY more than 6 Pokemon. I think if you provide a Public Service, you can have as many Pokemon as you want, providing that they are used for the service in question.

Poncho > Ethan.

Crystal Latios
9th November 2004, 7:55 AM
Eeeee....... Poncho in Ash`s group? Nah, he is quite old and I don`t see him with kids.
But he has cool Digletts LOL

Ummm.... this episode was pretty weird. I mean, I like it, but it had something about...ummm.... sex? First was one Voltorb and later a lot of Electrodes ^.~ ehem...
I`m wondering, which Electrode is a Father or Mother of them.
Oh, how cute shippy we can find there: Voltorb and Togepi :)

Togepi Trainer
9th November 2004, 8:02 AM
I love this episode, cause about Togepi in it!

Crystal Latios
9th November 2004, 8:09 AM
I love this episode, cause about Togepi in it!
Actually you can see Togepi in every episode :p

Togepi Trainer
9th November 2004, 8:15 AM
Yes, but he was major role, poor sad Togi, *Togepi cries.*

Crystal Latios
9th November 2004, 8:52 AM
Yes, but he was major role, poor sad Togi, *Togepi cries.*

Oh yes, I forgot, he learnt Metronome :p
Honestly, Togepi was so small but so powerful ^^

Pika Hikari KT
12th November 2004, 9:34 PM
Yes; the scenes with Togepi and Voltorb were so kawaii!-^_^- Didn't really like Voltorb's voice in this eppie though; the one from the Fuschia Gym ep was so much cooler!;) *giggles at Togi's Metronome of the day* Who expected it to turn out as SPLASH of all things?!:p Poncho was a pretty cool character; plus he had a Dugtrio! You don't see many of those in the animé nowadays...;) Overall; 7/10.

Jesse GS the II
13th November 2004, 6:03 AM
Oh yes, I forgot, he learnt Metronome :p
Honestly, Togepi was so small but so powerful ^^

What's all this "he" stuff?

And I didn't think I was the only one to notice the change in Voltorb's voice. This was certainly one of the earlier examples of 4Kids getting lazy with the voice manipulations - you notice that in "The Ninja-Poké Showdown" (GOD, I HATE THAT TITLE) Voltorb's voice has an electric undertone and is sped up slightly; here, such is not the case. And that same episode (I'm not typing the title again) introduced Venomoth, whose voice was also electronically altered upon its first appearance and that altering was never applied again.

wobbanut
30th August 2005, 10:34 PM
This episode isn't all that interesting, but it was interesting how Team Rocket was recruited to be the ones to take the electrodes out of the city and were almost able to get away with it. :)

Aptenodytes
30th October 2005, 7:06 PM
this episode was ok... it wasnt the best but it was still interesting to watch

lightspeed
1st May 2006, 9:36 AM
This episode was average; not that interesting but I like the scenes of Togepi and Voltorb together...

Ashy Boy
11th August 2006, 9:13 AM
I didn't like the episode, partly because Ash and Co were helpless in stopping TR

Battra
12th December 2006, 11:30 PM
Poncho a guy so epic he doesn't need a last name. Very good episode I liked when Misty's expression when she found Togepi rolling around on the Voltorb. Really interesting that that they went with the invasive species angle with the Voltorb and Electrode, it only takes one before the whole ecosystem is out of whack. Also enjoyed Poncho being based off of Clint Eastwood.

ShinyManafi
22nd December 2006, 2:56 AM
Kinda of a boring filler, but alright;), kind of wierd though

mewmew202
14th February 2007, 8:11 PM
An ok episode, pretty good but not excellent. Another of the many team rocket failures.

Battra
4th June 2008, 3:08 PM
Watching this again i'm noticing echoes of introduced species and the problems they cause in the storyline with the Voltorb & Electrode, most noticeably the same way Africanized Honey bees came into existence as part of an experiment.

(s.i.e)
5th July 2008, 3:03 PM
all those multiple voltorb voices are pretty annoying to hear, for the rest it's a good episode.

kingkoopa1080
23rd November 2008, 3:56 PM
Not a bad filler. Couldnt figure out what move togepi got from metronome but i guess it was just splash

Tadashi
6th December 2008, 9:07 PM
And I didn't think I was the only one to notice the change in Voltorb's voice. This was certainly one of the earlier examples of 4Kids getting lazy with the voice manipulations - you notice that in "The Ninja-Poké Showdown" (GOD, I HATE THAT TITLE) Voltorb's voice has an electric undertone and is sped up slightly; here, such is not the case. And that same episode (I'm not typing the title again) introduced Venomoth, whose voice was also electronically altered upon its first appearance and that altering was never applied again.

I noticed that, too... It's very disappointing.

I liked Poncho, actually. His method of using the Diglett to make tunnels to remove the Voltorb and Electrode was interesting... however, that was one screwy plot and there wasn't much else of interest, I'm sorry to say :<

Igottapoo
6th January 2009, 11:46 PM
Eh it was pretty good. Plot was kind of meh. I like Electrode though. I liked how they were threatening the town with exploding too :P

Littlemyuu
7th March 2009, 2:41 PM
Its nice from Poncho that he made a place for Electrode where they all can live happy ^_^

AceArcanine
10th June 2009, 2:53 PM
I liked the episode. As aforementioned it was a bit of a filler but hey, it has an anime Clint Eastwood in it!
Poncho is a cool extra character, love his beard lol

Ash-kid
10th December 2009, 4:19 PM
Good episode.
i loved how Electrode was send out of the city, it was fast and clear.
And Poncho was a great Diglett master.

Lorde
11th December 2009, 3:27 PM
Such an odd Filler episode, and right after the Orange League too. I liked the whole Voltorb/Electrode part of the story and how they were everywhere in that town and the whole "Diglett digging holes", but it felt like an unnecessary episode after all the excitement of the previous episode. 4/10.

Hikari Paradise
16th July 2010, 6:38 AM
I would have a heartattack if I was surrounded by that many electrode. Some scary s***.

Vernikova
24th November 2010, 11:49 PM
This is one of my favorite episodes from this arc. It features one of my favorite Pok&#233;mon in the franchise (Diglett) and I liked how Poncho was a Diglett master.

G50
9th February 2011, 3:29 AM
Really didn't like this episode. It was cool seeing the Electrode in this episode, and how much of a Diglett master Poncho was. The Electrode definitely made it to a better place afterall. It was just too slow moving as a filler episode for me.

18/100

Blessed
31st January 2012, 4:10 AM
One of my favorite episodes because of Poncho. He's one of my favorite COTD, he should have had more appearances tbh. The way Poncho was a boss in handling those Diglett was hot. He was that good that Ash even wanted Poncho to join him and Misty to Kanto is enough for me. It was cute when he blushed in the end, after being complimented. Lastly, seeing Ash & Misty look out into the Horizon of the ship was really nice as they sail back to Kanto.

Spidey
2nd February 2012, 6:44 PM
How did Poncho have so many Diglett? Did the limit get taken off for him because of his job?

dougtrio
7th February 2012, 6:25 AM
Was anybody else disappointed that Poncho didn't make a return appearance in Johto or later on? It can't be THAT hard to come up with a plot in which some digging Diglett need to get involved. And considering the number of boring Johto fillers we had Poncho would've been a nice returning character to see IMO.

AquaMilotic
11th February 2012, 12:29 PM
I liked this episode. Togepi and Voltorb playing in the beginning of the episode was cute and funny. The Diglett were awesome as well. Team Rocket ending up underground with the Electrode at the end was funny. 10/10. Togepi crying because he didn't want to leave Voltorb was cute and sad... Togepi is so awesome!

Calamity™
17th February 2012, 4:13 PM
It's Kingler!
I take it that if you have a specific job, the six Pokémon limit doesn't count, seeing as that Poncho dude had so many Diglett. I quite liked this episode. I liked how Team Rocket were actually hired to steal and be evil by someone other than Giovanni. Togepi and Voltorb were cute, especially towards the end. For some reason I thought that they made the Voltorb similar to how Poliwag was with Misty, so I thought one of the three would have caught it, but it never happened! Poor Togepi. :<

Aquarelle
2nd April 2012, 11:03 AM
I liked seeing all those Electrodes underground with Team Rocket. That must have been quite scary! Toegpi becoming friends with that one Voltorb was very cute. It was a little sad seeing Togepi cry when they had to part at the end.

7threst
7th September 2012, 8:09 PM
This was a good filler episode in ending the Orange League (Technically, it ended two episodes later, but this one ended at least the adventures in the Orange Archipelago) Poncho was a boss of a CoD and he was good for the whole premise of this episode.

Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama
27th December 2012, 5:04 AM
An okay episode. It was nice seeing Togepi get attached to something that's not Misty or a moving object. xD

PokemontrainerY
14th July 2013, 11:03 AM
This was an okay episodes, I liked seeing those Electrodes underground with TR. Misty's Togepi becoming friends with the Voltorb was nice.