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Serebii
23rd October 2004, 12:11 AM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/NextOn/169.jpgA Hot Water Battle!

While playing, Ash's Pokémon's Master Beach Ball gets stolen by some Aipom. Trying to get it back, they inadvertantly get lost in a cave. Can they get out?

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Torchic23
3rd July 2005, 6:04 PM
This ep,was kinda boring.It was cool to watch what the pokemon do with out Ash,but the whole episode seemed pretty pridictable

wobbanut
7th September 2005, 12:02 AM
This episode reminded me a lot of the movie shorts (and "Turning Over a Nuzleaf"), with most of the attention being on the pokemon and not so much on the twerps or Team Rocket. It had a lot of funny moments, like the three pokemon pulling on each other's faces, the pokemon blaming Meowth with snorlax (LOL), and Totodile dancing as it broke itself free from the sand pile. :) Ash and Brock's funny falls into the hot springs were great too. It's not the best of episodes, but at least it's amusing.

Aptenodytes
30th October 2005, 7:28 PM
boring episode but i enjoyed seeing aipom. 6/10

Meganium Ex
31st October 2005, 10:02 PM
Finnally, Chickorita gets a roll in an episode. One of my favorite episodes!

Ashy Boy
18th June 2006, 5:45 PM
This was the only episode that Johto Starter Pokemon were the main stars. The relationship between Chikorita and Cyndaquil was adorable.

CyberCubed
19th June 2006, 6:56 AM
Haha, Aipom's debut in the anime. That little b*stard, who knew they'd make such a big deal out of one 6 seasons later?

eonteam123456
17th October 2006, 7:27 PM
This episode was boring...but fun. ________________________

squirtleboy12
2nd December 2006, 3:11 AM
to me it was cool and misterious

10/10

ShinyManafi
21st December 2006, 3:28 AM
Lol, an Aipom steals something from Ash, since he gets his own "stealing" Aipom much later :p

Metal Bird
22nd December 2006, 1:07 AM
I think it was a great episode. It's one of my all-time favorite "Pokemon" episodes. By the way, as I recall one of the scenes from that episode, Ash was about to play with his inflateible Master Ball-like beach ball with Pikachu and the rest of his Pokemon and friends. Then there was somthing I thought was unusial, ASH HAD MUSELES!!! He even looked really cool in those green swiming trunks. For a 10 year old kid, he sure knows how to exersise! After all, he wants to be the greatest Pokemon master that's out there.

Magmarashi
15th January 2007, 7:08 PM
I remember watching this episode one friday afterschool.

I was happy that there was some kind of cameo of a Master Ball, even though it was a Beachball. Guess Misty/Kasumi keeps it somewhere, maybe another dimension.

penngrade6
30th March 2007, 10:42 PM
This was a nice filler, even though it focused mostly on Ash's Pokemon instead of Ash.

It was pretty funny when Chikorita and Totodile started fighting and they all pull each others cheeks.

I thought it was cute when Chikorita, Totodile, and Cyndaquill learned to get along and worked together to get themselves out the cave.

My favorite quote;

Ash: The Pokemon sure are having a blast, arn't they Misty?

Misty: If you ask me, it looks like their fighting.

(Shows Pokemon pulling eachothers cheeks)

Ash: (To Pokemon) Hey guys, Misty thinks your fighting. Let's show her she's wrong and get that ball!

(Pokemon runs away)

Ash: (To Misty) See Misty, they get along just like we do.

Misty: (With worried expression) I sure hope not.

That part made me laugh!

I overall rate this episode four stars.

Battra
8th August 2007, 7:15 PM
A nice episode focusing on the Pokemon alone especially the Johto starters, I enjoyed it.

bhrettzerda053
4th April 2008, 8:02 AM
I don't know why an Aipom stole the ball from Chikorita, but I loved the relationships with it and Cyndaquil. And yes, I loved it when Team Rocket got carried away by a large wave going to the river and fell in the falls thanks to a wild Snorlax. too bad, Ash and co. isn't the star of the episode.

Igottapoo
7th January 2009, 11:58 AM
It's cool to watch the Pokemon with humans barely depicted at all. Great episode :P

(s.i.e)
26th January 2009, 7:33 PM
just another episode where ash is being robbed by pokemon, it's a bit too much if you ask me, it's still pretty decent but i've seen better.

Littlemyuu
12th March 2009, 11:32 PM
why go after Aipon only for a beach ball?
let they keep it..they can buy another one at the next market

Hibachi
8th May 2009, 12:07 AM
I like watching how Ash's pokemon interact with one another. I found it amusing watching Chikorita be with Totodile and Cyndaquil. I also thought it was funny when the three Johto starters blamed Meowth for waking Snorlax. I also laughed when they were fighting and pulling each others faces. I liked Aipom in this. I thought it was cute for them to steal the beach ball.

Moonlight_Murkrow96
10th June 2009, 11:23 PM
I thought it was a pretty good episode. I think the way that Totodile helping Meowth, even though he was the bad guy, was so adorable!! It was funny when Cyndaquil used Flamethrower on Snorlax. I'm like, "Woah. I never knew that SNORLAX, of all Pokemon, could jump THAT high!!"

GoodPokemonTrainer121
8th September 2009, 3:04 AM
I thought this episode was boring but I love when Ash slips on a banana

brit-angel
9th November 2009, 9:52 PM
I really liked this episode. It was a nice change of pace and it featured the pokemon instead of Ash and Team Rocket, which was a nice change. My favorite parts were where they begin fighting and the fights throughout the episode. I also really liked how the Aipom acted towards Chikorita and its reactions.

Lorde
9th November 2009, 10:01 PM
It was a funny episode actually. I remember hoping that Ash would catch one of those Aipom since they reminded me so much of Primeape, only less violent haha. A side note, it is odd that there would be hot springs in Johto but that change of environment made this episode stand out. It's not everyday that we get a hot springs in the Pokemon anime. 7/10.

Ash-kid
8th December 2009, 10:25 AM
Not bad episode.

I thought that Aipom love human's pokemon, but i wrong. and if i'm not mistaken that Snorlax was giant, wow. it really was huge.

AquaMilotic
1st December 2010, 2:58 AM
A great episode. However, subtitles would've been nice. Just like Season 1 episode "Island of the giant Pokémon" (it was subtitled in the Netherlands).

Chikorita pushing Cyndaquil in the cave was funny.

Milotic

Tyranitar Rules
10th December 2010, 10:42 AM
It has good and bad parts

G50
13th February 2011, 5:16 AM
I didn't like the episode that much... It was cool seeing Aipom for the 1st time. This was a filler I felt they really didn't need to have. Ash slipping on the banana was very funny. That Master Ball Beach Ball was really cool. Too bad Ash has never had a Master Ball yet...

10/100

TheEpicGoomba
8th May 2011, 3:32 PM
This episode was ok seeing Aipom was cool though. This was an ok filler. Master ball beach ball was cool.

4/10

ChikoritaCheezits
17th July 2011, 1:23 PM
I liked this episode. Mainly because I like the johto starters. 9/10

Calamity™
26th March 2012, 2:09 AM
It's Wigglytuff!
Nice to finally see an episode based more on the Pokémon rather than The Twerps. This was an alright filler, although a bit pointless. lol Snorlax moving causing Rock Slides!

7threst
14th September 2012, 11:40 AM
This episode was a better version of that filler episode right after Tracy got that Scyther in my opinion. This episode showed some minuscule character development on the Pokémon and that's what I liked about this episode . Still though, It could have been done better.

Blessed
16th September 2012, 3:34 AM
A nice episode focusing on the Johto starters. Seeing Chikorita and Cyndaquil interacting was very cute. Jessie & Wobbuffet made this episode very enjoyable.

Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama
30th December 2012, 3:40 AM
It was a cute Starter Pokemon episode. It was nice to see them settle out their differences.

PokemontrainerY
19th August 2013, 12:31 PM
This was just another filler episode where the main group's Pokemon gets seperated from them, but I think this filler episode was somewhat decent. It's nice to see Ash's Johto starters and the other Pokemon solving their problem without their trainers.
Ash's Johto starters and the other Pokemon solving their problem without their trainers was good, I liked their interactions in this episode.

zhixun
5th June 2014, 9:55 PM
This episode was not bad in my opinion. Nice to see the Pokémon play with the Master Ball toy as a volleyball and the fighting scene between the three starters. I like Nyarth being a Pokémon more than a member of Rocket Dan because of the interaction between him and the starters.

Painkiller2001
17th October 2014, 9:57 PM
How were Ash and Brock finding a hot spring comfortable when it was clearly already hot outside?

Episodes where it focuses on the Pokemon instead of the human characters for most of the episode are always entertaining.
Now I want my own Master Ball beach ball! :)