Dramatic episodes and moments from the Pokemon anime
No children's cartoon is without its dramatic moments.
Some full-blown drama episodes include some of the saddest episodes, like Bye Bye Butterfree (which is rumored to have killed off Ash's Butterfree in the Japanese version although this isn't true), Do I Hear a Ralts which was a pivotal moment in the development of Max's character, and Fly Me to the Moon, which at a different point of the OS could have worked as a series finale. Oh and Gotta Catch Ya Later, which definitely could have worked as a series finale.
Other dramatic moments include Ash saving Erika's Gloom from the burning Celadon Gym in Pokemon Scent-sation (wherein he could have died) and Charizard Chills wherein Charizard could have died if not for the efforts of Ash (though I think Charizard as a character jumped the Sharpedo in this episode).
What other dramatic moments can you think of?
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