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22nd October 2004, 11:09 PM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/NextOn/166.jpgCarrying On!

In the next town, Ash & Co. find a Pidgey under attack by a Fearow. Wanting to help he sends Noctowl out who stops it. They soon find out the Pidgey is part of a Pokémon Delivery Company. They find out that there are some Pidgey that have been stolen. Can they find out who did it?

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Pinky the Mew
9th March 2005, 10:08 PM
AWWW. SOOOO Cuuuuute!!!
Pur-PURRRRR. That little pidgey "Ken" was so darn adorable!! They made thaT pIDGEY CUTER THAN THE OTHERS!

2nd April 2005, 9:05 PM
the Pidgey looked even more cute with the messages around there necks.

6th September 2005, 10:14 PM
This epsiode wasn't all that great. I did like the story about the grandfather not knowing if he should continue on the family business due to today's technological advances, and how he ended up giving the job to Malachi anyway when he saw how dedicated he was. The rest of the episode, though, wasn't all that great. It was pretty boring overall.

However, there were a couple of highlights. I liked the part where Team Rocket is hypnotized into thinking they're firing on the twerps, and Wobbuffet has XX eyes. :D I also liked when the grandfather was telling the pidgeys where to go, and their names were Wingy, Dingy, Flingy, and Norman. LOL

30th October 2005, 6:04 PM
i found this episode quite boring. id give it a 5/10 at the most

Meganium Ex
4th December 2005, 12:29 AM
This episode wasn't terribly bad, I liked it actually ^^

20th December 2006, 1:56 AM
This one was alright, but I loved the Pidgey ^^

17th July 2007, 4:58 PM
A nice episode I like how the related the Pidgey to Carrier Pigeons, and those Pidgeys are just so darn cute.

28th December 2008, 6:51 PM
Cute but useless.

7th January 2009, 10:23 AM
I liked the Pidgey mail service thing. This was a good episode.

27th January 2009, 9:46 AM
hm, mail pidgeys, what an idea actually. anyway it was a decent episode i'm not complaing.

9th March 2009, 11:27 PM
That little Pidgey was so cute...the eyes<3
i love this episode

Blue Snover
12th March 2009, 11:40 AM
I think the Pidgey were really cute, but i think it was a little unfair using them to carry mail so far away.

7th May 2009, 1:13 AM
I think the idea of carrier Pidgeys was great. It reminds me of when Team Rocket wanted to do the same thing with Hoppip. I thought the smoke cloud Team Rocket used was pretty smart...if only they could breathe. I am also glad Malachi will get to take over the business when his grandfather retires.

25th July 2009, 11:30 AM
This was a good episode, the Pidgeys was very strong together VS TR....

24th February 2010, 7:16 PM
It was such a good Filler episode in my opinion. Seeing Noctowl getting some decent exposure at the beginning made it all worth while. I loved how it used it's illusionary powers to make itself seems as a Charizard to Fearow, thereby saving the carrier Pidgey from certain death.

Oh my God that little carrier Pidgey was just so cute, I never noticed how pleasant those Pidgey actually are since they really ever appear. With it's little hat and mailbag, it was simply divine. It's trainer was pretty interesting too, I mean, working at a Pidgey Delivery Service? Flying on those giant hot air balloons? Sounds like one of the most dangerous jobs in the anime yet.

I loved that Ash's Noctowl and the Pidgey helped save the other Pidgey from Team Rocket's evil cluthes, and of course, Pikachu's electric attack. It just goes to show that with a little teamwork, anything's possible. It was so sad to have to say goodbye to the Pidgey, they were adorable. This gets a decent 8/10, not bad for a Johto Filler.

24th September 2010, 2:07 PM
That little Pidgey was so incredibly cute & adorable :).

25th September 2010, 4:53 AM
That little Pidgey was so incredibly cute & adorable :).

This episode was actually one of my most hated fillers of Johto. :)

25th September 2010, 7:34 AM
This episode was actually one of my most hated fillers of Johto. :)

I don't blame you! I mean it is a bit redundant to have TWO fillers about Pidgey occur within one saga. Prior to watching the episode just knowing that the plot of it was just another Johto filler about a pokemon that they've already covered in the saga had made me dislike it! But then I had caught the episode on Boomerang 2 weeks ago, and the plot actually wasn't half bad itself. The baby Pidgey and Team Rocket being good for a change & actually trying to help it achieve it's dream had made me fall in love with this filler episode.

13th February 2011, 4:03 AM
This was an ok episode... It was cool seeing Pidgey used as the main Pokemon for an episode. However, this really felt like a useless filler episode. Ken was really cute to look at! The names were really funny. It was cool seeing Noctowl's trickery hypnosis again.


8th May 2011, 2:29 PM
This episode was pretty pointless but it was cool that Pidgey was the focus. Glad to see Pidgey meet its goal.


14th February 2012, 7:47 PM
Great episode! I have this one on VHS, because my parents taped it! I love this episode. The Pidgey is cute! Noctowl also got some screen time, which is cool. Good Jotho filler, 8/10.

24th March 2012, 11:45 AM
It's Mewtwo!
The Pidgey at the start was too too cute!! I loved the idea of having Carrier Pidgey, but apart from that this episode was a bit boring. There wasn't really much going on.

2nd September 2012, 11:21 AM
A decent, but cute filler episode. The Pidgeys were adorable to see doing their job as Carrier Pidgeys.

13th September 2012, 7:25 PM
Hmm, I'm not sure if this episode was good or bad to be completely honest. I did like the concept of taking a former way of communication and implemented that into the anime. And that Pidgey was really cute :D

Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama
30th December 2012, 2:31 AM
Ken was so cute. I loved eyes. He looks so much better than the average Pidgey. I know Noctowl is really smart, but when it turns its head, I sometimes think it's not for some reason.

5th June 2014, 9:41 PM
This episode was great because it makes uses of Poppo for sending messages just like the old days how people communicate. I actually like Nyarth idea using Smokescreen on the hot air balloon to cover themselves such that Satoshi could not find them. Very funny when Arbok sent out and it is about to fall down and surprised the Rocket.

The Pokemon Broadcast
17th October 2014, 4:57 AM
Yeah, I got to admit, the Pidgey named Ken was really cute. Cuter than the average Pidgey. :)

Mrs. Oreo
24th February 2016, 4:28 AM
Wow it seems like Fearows really hate Pidgeys for some reason hee hee. I liked how Pidgey got some focus finally and I thought they were cute, plus I liked the Pidgey delivery service. ^^

25th April 2016, 2:08 AM
Noctowl at least got some attention here which rocked lol. I didn't like the carrier Pidgey subplot, though. :cool:

2nd June 2016, 4:07 AM
The Pidgey delivery company was a good plot idea and for a filler this one wasn't so bad. It was hilarious when Fearow got trolled by Noctowl. 7/10

Mrs. Oreo
11th June 2016, 1:15 AM
Noctowl at least got some attention here which rocked lol.

I liked seeing him in action as well, especially how he used his Hypnosis attack to make Fearow see an illusion of Charizard hee hee.

13th August 2016, 11:39 PM
I love this episode! It was cute and made you think.

20th September 2016, 2:46 AM
Yeah, I got to admit, the Pidgey named Ken was really cute. Cuter than the average Pidgey. :)

I might be mistaken, but wasn't its name a reference to Kenya the gift Spearow from G/S/C?

Mrs. Oreo
20th September 2016, 4:12 AM
I might be mistaken, but wasn't its name a reference to Kenya the gift Spearow from G/S/C?

Hmmm I don't really think that the little Pidgey here was named 'Ken' as a callback to GSC's Kenya cuz Spearow and Pidgey are two totally different species of pokemon after all. I think its name was a mere coincidence.