At the end of the episode Hocus Pocus, Ash is turned into a Pikachu and told the effects will last a little while. So clearly you think the next episode will be about Ash being a Pikachu...The next episode begins with the narrator explaining you why Ash is a Pikachu only for ash to turn back to human as soon as he is done explaining......
They use magic which is not usually used in Pokemon...they set up the plot perfectly for Ash to be a pikachu at the end of the episode....in the next episode they explain why Ash is a pikachu....and then they turn him back in the beginning of the episode...
Why go through all the trouble?
As stupid as the concept sounds it was actually kinda cool when I saw it only to be disappointed that they didn't use it. This had a lot more potential than a lot of the fillers in Master Quest..
What do you think?
Here is a clip of the end of the episode and start of the next if you've never seen it:
[Providing YT links @ episodes aren't allowed - therefore it's removed.]