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Serebii
22nd October 2004, 11:13 PM
http://www.serebii.net/anime/NextOn/172.jpgA Better Pill To Swallow!

Heading to Ecruteak City, Ash starts to get cramps in his Stomach...an Old man comes up and gives him some medicine. It turns out he makes it from the juices Shuckles come out

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wobbanut
24th October 2004, 9:40 PM
It's been two years, and this is *still* my favorite episode of Pokemon. It's mostly due to the second half, which leaves me laughing till it hurts. Seeing all the pokemon go gaga over Team Rocket, including Meowth with James and Pikachu with Jessie, is just one of the funniest scenes ever on the show. :D I also love Old Man Shuckle and Spoopy, they're great for laughs too.

meggirl63
28th October 2004, 8:33 PM
I felt sorry for Ash getting a tummyache....

Sebok
7th January 2005, 10:30 PM
I think some Great or Ultra balls could've come in handy for catching those Ursaring and Beedrill.

vulpix
2nd April 2005, 9:42 PM
i loved this episode cause all of the Shuckles fell in love with Jesse and James.it was really cute when Pikachu fell in love with Jessie and when Pikachu snapped out of it and blasted off TR i really liked that part.

Aptenodytes
30th October 2005, 6:39 PM
lol this episode was fun and funny. i still remember watching it like it was yesterday... 9/10

Meganium Ex
30th October 2005, 6:40 PM
The old man was kinda funny. I liked this eppisode!

Ashy Boy
12th July 2006, 9:45 AM
Nice filler ep, but why wasn't the Bellsprout affected by the purple Shuckle's potion when TR drank it.

Geodude
13th July 2006, 5:08 AM
*Ash complains of a stomach ache*
Misty: "Well, Ash, you DID have four hamburgers..."
Ash: "I did not! I had five!"

XD

PumpedAaron
5th September 2006, 7:22 AM
Hmph! I'd ;like to get my hands on that elixer too buff up my Pokemon
*front double biceps pose*

ShinyManafi
21st December 2006, 1:53 AM
This is such a funny episode, and the old man Shuckle was so harlious

Battra
30th August 2007, 9:32 PM
A nice funny episode, I like Shuckle their such an interesting Pokemon and seeing a Shiny Shuckle was even better.

bhrettzerda053
26th March 2008, 9:24 AM
The funniest part around here is that when Meowth drank the juice of a purple Shuckle, it was in love with James! In fact, the other Shuckles followed off to follow somebody who drank the juice of it. Plus, you love that part when Old Man Shuckle's Bellsprout ran fast, picking up boulders for any hiding Shuckle! Imagine when Ash is given some medicine, he found out that it has the same effect on Pokemon! Old Man Shuckle did said that it could increase strength of the attacks of a Pokemon, probably.

Igottapoo
7th January 2009, 11:08 AM
Pretty good episode. The best way to heal a stomach ache is some juice from a turtle shell I guess :P

(s.i.e)
26th January 2009, 6:12 PM
i allways find it a strange and somehow discusting idea with those shuckles and their juice, who knows what's under that hole it could be it's pooper for christ sake0_0

Littlemyuu
12th March 2009, 10:38 PM
I love the part where Meowth fell in love with James...so funny XD

schrik
23rd March 2009, 11:56 AM
Good episode! pretty funny when meowth fell in you with james! i was laughing out loud .

BogleDominic Crazy Anime
1st April 2009, 8:44 PM
Funny when that shuckle licked jessie's bellybutton!
And meouth having sex with james! LOL
Can you imagin something about that! XD

Ash-kid
15th December 2009, 10:59 AM
Funny episode....those shuckles were very strange...
And the old man was very smart. i loved his Bellsprout.

Armaldo48
4th January 2010, 5:10 PM
This must be one of my most favourite episodes. There were just too many moments that made me laugh :D

9/10

Lorde
5th January 2010, 12:38 AM
Pretty good, for a Pokemon Johto League Champions episode :/

These season was full of disappointments but this episode was actually good. I loved Old Man Shuckle and that Shiny Shuckle that was featured in this episode.

A few funny moments involving Ash and the medicine lol. 9/10

Swampert_trainer
7th July 2010, 8:56 AM
This really was a funny episode. Meowth's infatuation with James was hilarious and seeing a shiny Shuckle was very cool.

Tyranitar Rules
10th December 2010, 9:38 AM
Its so funny!
10/10

G50
14th February 2011, 1:09 AM
This episode was ok... It was cool to see Shuckle for the 1st time. The shiney Shuckle was very cool. This episode was so funny throughout the whole episode that I couldn't stop laughing.

50/100

TheEpicGoomba
8th May 2011, 2:35 PM
This episode was pretty pointless but seeing Shuckle was pretty cool. Especially since it was shiney.

5/10

Zoruagible
22nd July 2011, 3:41 PM
I wish old man shuckle was in more than just this episode.
It was hilarious seeing all the pokemon fall in love with Team Rocket

AquaMilotic
15th February 2012, 4:21 PM
This episode is so awesome! I love it, and the Shuckle juice making people stalk each other is so awesome! Also nice to see the rare purple Shuckle. It's funny, hilarious, awesome, perfect and marvelous. Spoopie the Bellsprout was great as well. 10/10, what an awesome and perfect episode.

Calamity™
30th March 2012, 6:31 PM
It's Eevee!
lol Shuckle sounds like some old man. This was a pretty boring episode, although it was funny to see how weird and perverted those Shuckle looked. If only Pikachu continued to love Jessie and Team Rocket finally stole him. ):

Meowth x James shipping?!!!

7threst
14th September 2012, 12:52 PM
Lol, I remember watching this episode time by time again and I just couldn't stop with laughing seeing the trio getting all the attraction from drinking that juice from the Purple Shuckle. Really well-executed in a way that its original intention of this episode is to be funny and humorous and that is what this episode is all about.

Blessed
17th September 2012, 4:01 AM
A great and hilarious episode, one of my favorites. There were many funny moments even though I didn't care about the Shuckle much. My favorite part was when Pikachu was infatuated with Jessie and they both kept cuddling. It was very sweet & I just lol'd at it.

Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama
30th December 2012, 2:42 AM
xDDD It was too funny seeing the Pokemon fall in love. The Shuckle were okay in this episode.

wolfdreamer
12th May 2013, 4:41 PM
Once again Team Rocket got in trouble for doing nothing wrong. Old Man Shuckle said that all of the shuckles had to be wild. Which means that Team Rocket was perfectly right to catch them, including the Purple one. And yet Ash and friends wanted to stop them. How is that different from Ash wanting to catch a new pokemon and Team Rocket trying to stop him? It's not. As to the "Love potion" and Brocks refusal to take it, I call foul. He didn't seem to mind having an advantage with the Heavy Ball in Going Apricorn, but now that he can get a love potion, suddenly it's artificial. Sorry just doesn't cut it.

PokemontrainerY
18th September 2013, 9:04 AM
This was just a pointless filler episode! Jessie/Pikachu and James/Meowth getting infatuated like that was weird.
But it's nice to see a Shiny shuckle in this episode.