Episode #115 - Don't Touch That 'dile
Ash and gang are lost when they find a special Pokemon glowing in the center of a lake. Ash runs after it only to fall down a hill. Team Rocket are following as well when they find a building. A flock of Fearow fly out of the trees and Team Rocket run into a scientist studying some kind of Pokemon.
The scientist mistakes Team Rocket as Nurse Joy and they take Totodile away with them. Ash and gang stumble upon a sign overlooking New Bark Town. Ash gets excited over the sounds he can "hear" over the crowd cheering for him at his first match. The Johto Journey starts as Ash registers at the Pokemon Center. Brock sees Nurse Joy on a TV screen and goes crazy over her. Ash and gang have to wait, but Brock goes crazy and desperate for searching for her.
They find Officer Jenny outside a certain lab. Nurse Joy, inside the lab, scolds the professor who gave the Totodile to Team Rocket by accident. The scientist shows Ash and gang Cyandiquil, Chikorita, and Totodile the three Pokemon that new trainers can choose. Misty enjoys tickling Cyandiquil. Professor Elm, the professor, considers himself as Professor Oak's rival/enemy.
Ash tells Nurse Joy that he wants to register for the Johto League. Ash tells Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny that he will help find Totodile. Brock and Misty join in as well. Meanwhile, Team Rocket his having a hard time trying to keep Totodile from eating Jessie's hair.
Growlithe leads Officer Jenny and Ash and gang to the Pokemon stealers by a scent from a plaster mold of footprints. Team Rocket have an internal battle within their group over a decision. James makes a phone call himself while Meowth and Jessie argue over who should make the call. James forgot their boss's area code, allowing them to be caught by Ash and gang and Officer Jenny.
Ash tells Team Rocket that the Totodile will belong to a new trainer tomorrow. Ash sends out Bulbasaur to trip Meowth, who in turn trip James and Jessie. James sends out Weezing who uses Smog Screen attack. Ash sends out Charizard to send the Smoke Screen away, and Bulbasaur retrieves Totodile. Officer Jenny sends Growlithe, but it gets Sludge on its face. James sends out Victreebell who bites James once again. Jessie sends out Lickitung and Ash sends out Squirtle to use Water Gun. After an all-out attack by Ash's basic Pokemon including Pikachu against all of Team Rocket's Pokemon, Team Rocket is blown away.
Ash returns Totodile back to Officer Jenny and goes off to register for the Johto League. Ash calls Prof. Oak and reintroduces Prof. Elm . Ash and gang walk away as Prof. Elm talks to Prof. Oak . Totodile walks like those wind-up toys to Officer Jenny. Ash finally registers for the Johto League and he is approved to be a participant for the Johto League.
It turns out that Ash has to earn eight badges to compete in the championships. Nurse Joy hands Ash a Johto Guidebook as they set off. Officer Jenny, Prof. Elm, and Nurse Joy wishes them luck on their journey. Prof. Elm tells Totodile that it will meet its new trainer and will become good friends with her, just like Ash and Pikachu. Ash and gang wander off into the horizon towards Violet Town for Ash's first badge.