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Pokemon Live... script?

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I agree, yes they mislead us quite a bit, and I am a Pokeshipper but that aside, they really injected a lot of good humor into it. The VA's were great(IMO) and the opening themes were fantastic too.
Pokemon Live was a little bit cringe worthy (even though I support PokeShipping) It was completely out of character and unnatural.
I very much doubt you'll find any coverage on it, to be honest. I wouldn't mind watching it myself actually.

Anyway 4kids get a big thumbs up overall from me.
I love their voices. And Pokemon Live had some great music (I've still got It Will All Be Mine stuck in my head >_>) as well. The humor was overall very good too, I think Ash was SUPPOSED to suck at jokes though, in a funny way XD

"HURR HURR LOOK MISTY A COW-TERPIE HURR"

I'm going to try my hand at writing a Pokemon play or musical. It will certainly be... interesting, but at least I know basic grammar unlike some of the people who wrote Pokemon Live's screenplay XD
 
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It was still the same show, guys, same plots (with a few cringeworthy jokes thrown in), and similar voices.
Matsumoto Rica, Yuuji Ueda, Hayashibara Megumi, Inuyama Inuko, and Shin'ichirou Miki would all like a word with you. (Especially Shin'ichirou Miki.)

I know the plots were always (well, almost always) the same in the dub as they were in the original, but that's not what people remember. What they remember is the shitty humor, the shitty voice acting, and the shitty music. 4Kids had writers who couldn't write, voice actors who couldn't act, and musicians who couldn't compose music. All this stuff combined makes for a pathetic joke of a show when compared to its original Japanese counterpart, which actually had all the necessary talent required to make a decent anime.

And what made it worse was that 4Kids actually thought they were improving the show by squeezing awful puns into every line of dialogue and giving characters goofy accents for the hell of it and replacing a lush orchestra with one joker noodling on a synthesizer and changing onigiri into peanut butter sandwiches and removing all forms of written text because hey, kids don't know how to read, why should we bother showing them words. The story may have remained more or less unchanged, but by altering absolutely everything else, 4Kids still turned "Pokémon" into a completely different show.
 
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Well, I guess it's mainly a matter of opinion at this point. You make good points but I don't think their changes were groundbreaking.

And also, I don't know, I thought the voice qualities were similar from watching the dub and the original together. Maybe I'm just lowering my standards too much.
 
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Here's the entire script. A video recording of the show was never made, so I think this and the CD soundtrack is really all that's left.

For some reason, some of it is in Engrish?! Sorry about that.
Pokemon Live

Characters
Ash Ketchum (Dominic Nolfi)
Misty (Heidi Michelle Weyhmueller)
Brock (Dennis Kenney)
Pikachu (Jennifer Risser)
Delia Ketchum (Dee Roscioli)
Professor Oak (Patrick Frankfort)
Giovanni (Darren Dunstan)
Jessie (Lauren Kling)
James (Andrew Rannells)
Meowth (Kathleen Roche)
Deaf Trainer (Jesse Nager)
Dexter (Sinclair Mitchell)
Officer Jenny (Suzanne Wogisch)
Nurse Joy (Natalie Weld)
Mewtwo (Marton Fulop)
MechaMewtwo
Psyduck (Leah Smith)
Jigglypuff (Leah Smith)
Trainer (Abbey Marie O?Brien)

(Giovanni appears on the screen)
Giovanni: Attention, Pokemon Trainers. We announce the Diamond Badge. The diamonds are the most valuable things in the world. And the Diamond Badge it?s the hardest to get in the world, and there is only one. There is only one way to win it. There is only one way to get it. You have to defeat me and my Pokemon in a Pokemon Battle, if you can. Visit the website www.DiamondBadge.com and download the map to the gym. The Diamond Badge, it?s waiting for you. (Laughs evilly)

Ash?s room
(Ash is in bed, sleeping)
Delia: (Offstage) Ash, hurry up! Professor Oak is waiting! We?re going to be late! (Enters) Ash, you?re not even out of bed yet! I woke you up an hour ago! I told you we don?t have much time.
Ash: (Awakens) And I told you I don?t wanna go!
(Professor Oak enters)
Professor: You?re passing up a rare opportunity, my boy.
Ash: I got important things to do.
Professor: It?s not every day a world renowned Pokemon expert personal invites us to his lecture on the sleep disorders among Snorlax.
Ash: I know all about the Snorlax! I?ve got a Snorlax!
Professor: (Chuckles) There?s still always more to learn.
Delia: It?ll be fun, Ash.
Ash: You guys go. I?ll be fine. Just don?t bring my mom back too late.
Professor: Ash, I?m not?we?re not?this is a serious lecture! Professor Xalrons is a brilliant speaker. This is the first time he?s been in this hemisphere in over a decade.
Delia: I really want us to do things together. The way it used to be. I miss that.
Ash: Mom, I?m not a baby anymore. I?m a Pokemon Trainer. And if I?m going to be a Pokemon Master, I have serious work to do.
Professor: He?s got a point, Delia. Like it or not, he?s growing up. And his father is already a Pokemon trainer.
Ash: Thanks, Professor. And I?ve gotta be ready in case I run into Team Rocket.
Delia: I?d prefer you stay clear of Team Rocket!
Ash: Oh, um?Mom, you don?t know anything about it.
Delia: I know more than you think! About lots of things, young man.
Professor: (Looks at his watch) If we?re late, we won?t get good seats! And there?ll be no time for popcorn! (Screams and runs off)
Delia: I?m coming! (To Ash) See ya later, Ash. Train well. (Kisses his cheek)
Ash: (Wipes the kiss) Mom, you don?t kiss Pokemon trainers!
Delia: You do when they are your little boy.
Ash: Mom!
Delia: If they?re your son, but you?ll always be my little boy. Be careful.
(Delia exits)
Ash: Thought they?d never leave. Finally.
(Ash turns on the radio and begins to dance to the music as he gets dressed)
?Pokemon Theme Song?
Radio:
I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To train them is my cause
I will travel across the land
Searching far and wide
Teach Pokemon to understand
The power that's inside

Brock:
Ash! Ash, are you home?!
Misty:
Ash!

Radio:
Pokemon!
Gotta catch 'em all--
It's you and me
I know it's my destiny
Pokemon!
Ooooh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend

(Ash sees his friends, quickly turns off the radio and realizes he is in his undershorts and tries to cover himself)
(Brock and Misty enter)
Ash: Misty! Brock!
Misty: (Holding her Togepi) What are you doing?
Ash: (Embarrassed) I?m?it?s a?It?s a special Pokemon trainer workout. There?s a video and everything. (Demonstrates) Oh, forget it. I?m done anyway. (Slips on his pants and puts on his hat)
Misty: With your workout?
Ash: Did you see the commercial for that new Pokemon badge?
Brock: The Diamond Badge? I sure did. It?s on every channel. It?s on every channel. Even PBC.
(Brock sits on the bed, not knowing Pikachu is underneath it)
Pikachu: (Straining) Pika!
Ash: That badge is awesome! I?ve got to be the one to win it!
Pikachu: (Still under the bed, straining) Pika!
Ash: I already downloaded my map.
Pikachu: Pi-ka-CHU!!!!!
(Suddenly Brock is shocked. Pikachu crawls out from under the bed)
Pikachu: Pikachu.
Ash: (Laughs) Sorry. He didn?t know you were under there. C?mon, Pikachu, we got a Badge to win.
Misty: Wait, what about me?!
Togepi: Togepi.
Ash: What about you? You can come too.
Misty: I mean, we were supposed to go to the movies for my birthday! Which was three weeks ago!
Brock: You did promise.
Ash: But I?
Misty: You forgot all about it, Just like that week and the week before that.
Ash: I didn?t forget, but that was before the new gym leader came up with a new Diamond Badge. I?ve gotta be the one to win it. Not only for me, but my Pokemon.
Misty: What about your friends?
Ash: Pokemon are my friends too and they are important to all of us.
?You and Me and Pokemon?
Ash:
A magic feeling
It's grown so strong
Always leads me to
The place where I belong
Won't go away
Never lets me down
I've got the greatest friends
That ever could be found
Across every river
Behind every tree
On top of every mountain
They're a part of you and me
One world

Brock and Misty:
(One world)

Ash:
Now and forever
Best friends

Brock and Misty:
(Best friends)

Ash:
Loyal and true
One dream

Brock and Misty:
(One dream)

Ash:
Side by side
There's nothing we can't do
One hand

Brock and Misty:
(One hand)

Ash:
Helping the other
Each heart

Brock and Misty:
(Each heart)

Ash:
Beating as one
We live

Brock and Misty:
(We live)

Ash:
Always together

All three
Sharing the same bright sun

Ash:
One world

Brock and Misty:
(one world)

Ash:
... you and me and Pokemon
Misty:
They rush like water
Soar like the wind

Ash:
They're always with me
Every day when I begin

Brock:
They burn like fire
They chill like ice

Ash:
They take on any challenge
Make any sacrifice

All Three:
Across every river
Behind every tree
On top of every mountain
They're a part of you and me
One world (One world)

Ash:
Now and forever
Best friends

Brock and Misty:
(Best friends)

Ash:
Loyal and true
One dream

Brock and Misty:
(One dream)

Ash:
side by side

All Three:
There's nothing we can't do
One hand (One hand)

Ash:
Helping the other
Each heart

Brock and Misty:
(Each heart)

Ash:
Beating as one
We live

Brock and Misty:
(We live)

Ash:
Always together

All three:
Sharing the same bright sun

Ash:
You and me and Pokemon
(Break)
You and me and Pokemon...
One world

Brock and Misty:
(One world)

Ash:
Now and forever
Best friends

Brock and Misty:
(Best friends)

Ash:
Loyal and true
One dream

Brock and Misty:
(One dream)

Ash:
Side by side

All Three:
There's nothing we can't do
Ash:
One hand

Brock and Misty:
(One hand)

Ash:
Helping the other
Each heart

Brock and Misty:
(Each heart)


Ash:
Beating as one
We live

Brock and Misty:
(We live)

Ash:
Always together

All Three
Sharing the same bright sun
One world (One world)
Now and forever
Best friends (Best friends)
Loyal and true
One dream (One dream)
That's side by side
There's nothing we can't do
You and me and Pokemon (You and me and Pokemon)
One world!

(They exit. Team Rocket enters)
Jessie: To protect the world from devastation!
James: To unite our people within our nation!
Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love!
James: To extend our reach the stars above!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: James!
Jessie: Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light!
James: Surrender now or prepare to fight!
(Meowth enters)
Meowth: Meowth! That?s right! Hello, children!
James: We show to this town who we are!
Jessie: Like I said, I?m Jessie.
James: And I?m James.
All three: And we are the Team Rocket!
(Audience boos)
Jessie: Do you hear them?
James: A little?
Meowth: Because you?re stupid!
(They frown at Meowth, Jessie throws him a ball of yarn. Meowth begins to roll on the ground with it)
Jessie: He?s easy to satisfy.
James: Who are we?!
(Audience boos again)
James: Hmph! Some enthusiastic crowd. We?re going to give you a new class. Maybe they will feel treacherous?
Jessie: I think it?s a waste of time?
James: I think we should try. It doesn?t cost nothing.
Jessie: Okay. Who are we?
(Audience applause)
James: Looks like you were wrong.
Jessie: No, you were wrong.
James: No, you were wrong.
Jessie: Oh, yeah?
James: Yeah!
Jessie: Yeah!
James: Yeah!
Meowth: That?s enough, idiots! Compared to other gangs in the world, you?re the dumbest!
James: Who you think you?re calling idiots?
Meowth: We don?t have time for this. The boss wants to talk to us.
Jessie: Talk about what?
Meowth: I don?t have a clue?
James: I bet it?s an emergency?Why didn?t you say so?
Meowth: I was trying to. Let?s go!
James: (To Jessie) After you.
Jessie: No, after you.
James: But I insist.
Jessie: No, I insist.
Meowth: MOVE!
(They exit)

Giovanni?s Headquarters
?It Will All Be Mine?
Giovanni:
I was born to rule the world and I almost achieved that goal

Rockets:
Giovanni!

Giovanni:
But my Pokemon, the mighty Mewtwo, had more power than I could control

Rockets:
Giovanni!

Giovanni:
Still he inspired this mechanical marvel, which learns and returns each attack

Rockets:
Giovanni!

Giovanni:
My MechaMew2, the ultimate weapon, will tell them Giovanni is back!
[Laughs demonically]
There'll be world domination, complete obliteration of all who now defy me
Let the universe prepare, good Pokemon beware, you fools shall not deny me
Now go, go, go, go!
It will all be mine, power so divine
I'll tell the sun to shine on only me
It will all be mine, till the end of time
When this perfect crime makes history
Team Rocket! This is our destiny
(Team Rocket enters)

James: What?s the emergency?

Giovanni: I have a Job for you.

Jessie: A Job? And people said that we would end unemployed.

James: Me? I should be a President. A Prime-Minister! Or, who knows, the King Charles!

Meowth: Well, what?s the Job?

Jessie: Can we earn $1000?

Giovanni: 1 million dollars!

James: Thanks, boss!

Giovanni: Bring me the Pikachu! Alive and weak?

Jessie: But it was the one that denounced us?

James: It looks like a shocking request?

Meowth: ?and electrifying!

Giovanni: ENOUGH!!!
Listen up, you scheming fools, no excuses, and no more lies
Rockets:
Giovanni!

Giovanni:
You've heard my most ingenious plan, I demand the ultimate prize
Rockets:
Giovanni!

Giovanni:
Now bring me the yellow Pokemon and bear witness as I speak
Rockets:
Giovanni!

Giovanni:
I shall possess the awesome power in Pikachu's rosy cheeks
[Laughs demonically]
There'll be world domination, complete obliteration of all who now defy me
Let the universe prepare, good Pokemon beware, you fools shall not deny me
Now go, go, go, go!
It will all be mine, power so divine
I'll tell the sun to shine on only me
It will all be mine, till the end of time
When this perfect crime makes history
Team Rocket! This is our destiny
Jessie:
To protect the world from devastation

James:
To unite all peoples within our nation

Jessie:
To denounce the evils of truth and love

James:
To extend our reach to the stars above

Jessie:
Jessie!

James:
James!

Giovanni:
There'll be total devastation, pure annihilation, or absolute surrender
I'll have limitless power, this is our finest hour
Now go, go, go, go!

Giovanni: Send in the first trainer!
(A Trainer enters)
Giovanni: You really plan to challenge me, young sir?
Trainer: Yes, I do!
Giovanni: Very well. Send out your Pokemon first.
Trainer: I choose Alakazam!
(He throws a Pokeball. Alakazam enters)
Giovanni: I choose MechaMewtwo!
(MechaMewtwo rolls onto the stage)
Trainer: I never heard of it. Which powers it has?
MechaMewtwo: Unfortunately, he has only one.
Trainer: Alakazam, psybeam attack!
Giovanni: MechaMewtwo, Learn!
(MechaMewtwo learns the attack)
Giovanni: MechaMewtwo, psybeam attack!
(MechaMewtwo does psybeam on Alakazam. The Pokemon?s two spoons bend)
Trainer: Alakazam, return!
Giovanni: Is 73kg of moves that it learned. It is a nightmare. And the ad it?s on air for about only 1 day!!! This is gonna be easier than I thought!!!
Trainer: Go, Venasaur! (Throws Pokeball. Venasaur enters) Venasaur, Solarbeam attack!
Giovanni: MechaMewtwo, Learn!
(MechaMewtwo learns the attack)
Giovanni: MechaMewtwo, solarbeam attack!
(MechaMewtwo does Solarbeam on Venasaur. Venasaur faints)
Trainer: Venasaur, return! (Venasaur returns)
Giovanni: One more victory. You are better than I expected!!!
Trainer: I?m not going to Joke around anymore. Go, Electrode! (Throws Pokeball. Electrode rolls on) I?m going to give you my strongest move. Electrode, self destruct!
Giovanni: MechaMewtwo, Learn!
(MechaMewtwo learns the attack)
Trainer: The attack didn?t do anything!
Giovanni: Of course it did. Your Electrode fainted. The battle is already over. There is no turning back. You may go now.
(The Trainer exits, in disgrace.)
Giovanni: (Marks the attacks MechaMewtwo has learned) Let?s see: Ember, Spark, Crabhammer, Razor Leaf, Sleep Powder, Agility, Fury Swipes, Counter, Nightmare, Dig, Sand Attack, Aurora Beam, Poison Powder, Aeroblast, Rock Throw, Dragon Rage, Iron Tail, Crunch, Fury Cutter. And today it?s learned Solarbeam, Psybeam and Self Destruct. (To MechaMewtwo) You?ve done well, MechaMewtwo. You?ve learned Just about every possible attack. There?s only two left you haven?t learned. Thundershock and Thunderbolt. Hmm?the only two attacks that Ash?s Pikachu uses. (To Team Rock) You three! Get out there and capture Pikachu! I?m counting on you! I?m sick of waiting! I want Pikachu! And this time, don?t screw it up!
James: Yes, boss!
Jessie: We?re out!
(They exit)

The Forest
(Jessie and James dig one of their trademark pit traps)
James: That should do it.
Jessie: Now, c?mon! Let?s cover it up!
Meowth: Hurry! Here they come!
(They quickly cover up the trap)
Jessie: Quickly! Hide!
(They hide in the bushes)
(Ash, Misty, Brock and Pikachu walk right over the trap without falling in. After they pass, Team Rocket retreat from hiding)
Jessie: Hey! What happened?
James: Why didn?t the trap work?!
Meowth: I knew you idiots couldn?t do it!
James: Let me see! (He realizes what?s wrong) (Slaps forehead) No wonder!
Jessie: What?!
Meowth: WHAT?!
James: We left the supports still in.
Jessie: Oh, how stupid.
(Jessie and James pull out the supports and they both fall into their own trap)
James: Ouch!
Jessie: Your foot is in my face!
Meowth: (Rolls eyes) What a bunch of idiots!
Jessie: Meowth, help us out of here!
Meowth: I?ll be right back. Let me see if I can go find a rope. You guys stay there.
James: Where are we gonna go?
(Meowth exits)
(The friends re-enter. Brock is looking at the map)
Misty: Ash, listen to me when I?m talking to you!
Ash: I?m busy, Misty! I?m trying to find the way to the gym! It?s incredible!
Misty: Nothing special?Besides, Togepi would like some attention too!
Togepi: Togepi!
Brock: She?s going to start again?
Ash: Nothing special? It?s?it?s?its awesome!
Misty: There is more important stuff in life than badges.
Ash: Well, maybe you?re right?But now I must know how to win the Diamond Badge.
Misty: You don?t know anything about it.
Ash: I know it?s very cool. And I know that it?s unique.
Brock: It?s going to be hard. It?s not going to be like the badges that me and Misty gave to you?
Ash: I won the badges honestly!
Misty: If you say so?
Ash: It?s true!
Misty: Now it doesn?t matter how you won the badges.
Ash: Yes it does! Badges are important, like a symbol?Like a teacher gives us a golden star, or our parents give us the car keys, or when a boy gives his school ring to a girl.
Misty: I never thought on that in that way?Well, I want to say?
Brock: C?mon, pals! We have to concentrate on winning badges!
Ash: You?re right, Brock! Let?s get to work!
?My Best Friends?
Ash:
Here we are-on a new adventure
Danger lurks-somewhere in the darkness
We are set-for surprises-even battle!
We're a team-no one better mess with us!

If we stand as one,
There's nothing to fear,

Misty:
We'll beat the darkness,
And we'll stay right here!

Brock:
Time after time,
That's how it will be,

Ash:
Just you and me.
All three:
Til' the end I will be with you,
We will go where our dreams come true,
All the times that we have been through,
You will always be my best friends...

Misty:
Good friends-are those who stick together
When there's sun and in the heavy weather..

Smile after smile,
That's how it will be,

Ash and Misty:
Just you and me

All Three:
Til' the end I will be with you,
We will go where our dreams come true,
All the times that we have been through,
You will always be my best friends...

Brock:
I remember when we first met?
We had such fun, oh I never will forget...
Since then, the times are so good-
We've always stuck together like best friends should.
All Three:
Til' the end I will be with you,
We will go where our dreams come true,
All the times that we have been through,
You will always be my best friends...
Til' the end I will be with you,
We will go where our dreams come true,
All the times that we have been through,
You will always be my best friends...
Pikachu:
Pikachu.

Brock: (Sees a female trainer) I?ll be back, guys. Maybe this girl over here knows an easier way. (He throws the map into the river. He goes to the trainer. They mime talk)
Misty: Ash, honestly!
Ash: C?mon, Misty!
Misty: You still owe me for my bike!
Ash: ?My bike!? ?My bike!? That?s all I ever hear from you!
(The female trainer slaps Brock)
(Brock approaches his friends, completely rejected and humiliated)
Misty: I don?t think you have the slightest idea of where we?re going, do you, Ash?
Ash: Who cares who knows where we?re going? As long as we?re friends, we can manage anything. Friends stick together to the end.

Outside the Professor?s Lab
(Professor Oak and Delia approach an old, run-down building where the Pokemon lecture is supposed to be held)
Professor: This must be it, Delia.
Delia: (Sadly) I suppose so, Professor.
Professor: What is it, Delia?
Delia: Alright, it?s Just?I?m losing touch with my son, Ash. He?s growing up too much.
Professor: Delia, it happens to everyone.
Delia: I know. But, Professor, my son no longer wants to be mine anymore. All he cares about is training. He won?t even let me kiss him anymore.
Professor: Delia, things can?t always stay the same. Ash is growing up and there?s nothing you can do about it. It?s your choice, Delia. You can continue to mourn this or you can accept it and be proud of your son for what he wants to become.

?Everything Changes?
Professor:
your hearts beating around the clock,
Time ticking away it doesn't stop.
Evolution is taking place.
The world is spinning and changing every day
Delia:
Changing every day
Professor:
Anything you think of with a name
Delia:
Think of with a name
Professor:
there isn't anything in life,
That ever stays the same
Everything changes, changes,
Things are changing constantly
everything changes, changes
It?s evolutionary
Both:
Everything changes, changes
Professor:
Changing all the time
Delia:
Playing with my mind
Both:
Modified or re-arranged
Professor:
Everything has got to change.
Delia:
You take a chance,
You throw the dice,
You risk it all ?
Professor:
It?s Just a part of life
Delia:
Just a part
Just a part of life
You hold on tight to what you know
Professor:
You can't hold back - You've got to let it go
Delia:
Gotta let it go
Every little step that you embrace

Professor:
One road ends,

Delia:
another begins
Both:
And takes you to a better place
everything changes, changes,
Things are changing constantly
everything changes, changes
It?s evolutionary
Everything changes, changes
Changing all the time,
Playing with your mind.
Modified or re-arranged
Everything has got to change.

(Suddenly, Giovanni appears)
Giovanni: So?what do you know?
Professor: Giovanni, we?re here to see the Pokemon lecture.
Giovanni: Delia! It?s been so many years.
Professor: You know Giovanni?
Giovanni: I think the time has come. (Snaps fingers)
(The Rockets all run out and grab Delia and Professor Oak)
Giovanni: Delia, you?ll be safe with us. You won?t be able to interfere with my plans.
Professor: What are you talking about?! Let her go or I?ll?
Giovanni: You?ll what? Your skinny self can?t do anything now. (To Delia) Delia, what do you say you and I start up a whole new life together again?
Delia: I?d rather die.
Professor: Shame. Delia, you?re not the girl I remember years ago at all.
Delia: You?re the same way I remember you.
Giovanni: Well, I guess you being different is nothing different. It always happens.
?Everything Changes (Reprise)?
Giovanni:
Everything changes, changes
Changing all the time,
Playing with your mind
Modified or rearranged
It is time, people! We must set off! Take them to the helicopter! My plan to take over the world will soon be complete!
(Laughs his evil laughter)
Everything has got to change


In the Forest
Brock: I know exactly where we are.
Misty: Right back at the same narrow black tree for the third time.
Ash: Let me see the map, Brock.
Brock: Don?t you trust me?
Misty: You tried that already, give it to us.
Brock: I don?t have it.
Ash: You don?t have it?!
Misty: What happened to it?!
Brock: I threw it in the river when I was talking to that girl.
Ash: WHAT?!
Brock: Well, I couldn?t ask her for directions if I had a map in my hand.
Misty: YOU THREW AWAY THE MAP?! HOW COULD YOU?! HE THREW AWAY THE MAP!
Ash: Chill, Misty!
Misty: I?ll chill you!
(Deaf Trainer enters)
Brock: Hey, here comes another trainer. I?ll bet he?s on his way for that badge too. Maybe he can give us directions.
Ash: Hey, you! (Walks to him) I was calling you; you could?ve at least answered. Are you on your way to try and win the Diamond Badge?
Deaf Trainer: (Unable to speak)
Ash: Is that sign language? You can?t speak? Great!
Brock: Maybe I can help.
Ash: You?ve already helped enough already!
Brock: But it doesn?t look like either of you know sign language?
Misty: And you do?
Brock: Watch and learn. (Does sign language with deaf trainer)
Misty: That?s it?
Brock: ?Your map, share, ask.?
Ash: What?d he say?
Brock: He?ll share his map with us but first he challenges you to a battle. (Does sign language) Actually, what he said is he challenges the guy with the weird hair to battle.
Ash: What?s wrong with my hair?
Misty: Nothing.
Ash: You?re on! I can use the practice before I face that gym leader. This?ll be a snap. Tell him he can choose his Pokemon first. My Pokemon and I are a perfect match for this battle.
Brock: He said ?We?ll see who?s perfectly matched.? ?I choose? J?P. Pink. Round. I choose Jiggly?I choose Jigglypuff!?
Ash: NO!!!
Pikachu: Pika!!
(Jigglypuff appears)
Jigglypuff: Jigglypuff! (Sings)
Ash: The Jigglypuff sleep?song. (Ash collapses asleep)
Misty: Anyone who hears it falls a?sleep. (Collapses asleep)
Brock: But he can?t hear it! They?re perfectly matched! Don?t fall asleep; it?ll draw on your?face. (Collapses asleep)
(Jigglypuff scribbles all over Ash and Brock?s face. Before it can scribble on Misty?s face, Deaf Trainer pulls Jigglypuff away and leaves his map on Ash?s chesty. Misty wakes up)
Misty: What?What happened? (Looks at Ash) You look so perfect when you sleep.

?Misty?s Song?
Misty:
Out here in the quiet of the night
Beneath the stars, and moon
We both know we've got somethin' on our minds
We won't admit, but it's true

You look at me, I look away

I wanna tell you what I'm feeling,
But I don't know how to start
I wanna tell you, but now
I'm afraid that you might break my heart
Oh why should anything so easy ever
Be so hard to do
I wanna tell you what I'm feeling,
And to say that, I love you

I practice all the things that I would say
Line by line, every word
I tell myself today would be the day
But everytime, I lose my nerve

I look at you, you look away

I wanna tell you what I'm feeling,
But I don't know how to start
I wanna tell you, but now,
I'm afraid that you might break my heart
Oh why should anything so easy ever
Be so hard to do
I wanna tell you what I'm feeling,
And to say that, I love you

Why?
Why do you turn away
It must be, you're afraid like me
I try, but I can't pretend that I,
Don't feel for you, the way I do,
Can't you see

I wanna tell you what I'm feeling,
But I don't know how to start
I wanna tell you, but now,
I'm afraid that you might break my heart
Oh why should anything so easy ever
Be so hard to do,
I wanna tell you what I'm feeling
And to say that, I love you
(whisper) I love you

(She begins to wipe his face with a handkerchief. Ash awakens)
Ash: What are you doing?
Misty: (Jumps quickly) Oh, I--! Nothing! I was?I was wiping off the stuff that Jigglypuff drew on you!
Ash: Oh, thanks. But I had the strangest dream, it seemed so real someone was singing this really pretty song.
Misty: It was?It was probably Just one of those side effects on Jigglypuff.
Ash: I guess so. We better get goin?. The gym leader?s waiting.
Misty: Yes, he is.
Ash: Hey, look! That trainer left his map. Great!
Misty: Yeah, great!
Ash: C?mon, Brock. Time to go. BROCK!
Brock: (Still asleep) What?
Misty: This time we?re holding onto the map.
Brock: What map?
Ash: Hurry up, Sleeping Beauty.
(They exit)
(Meowth comes back to the pie. Team Rocket is still in it)
Meowth: Alright, I found a rope! I?m gonna tie it to this tree, then throw the rest down to you, so yous guys can climb up. Guys? (Looks down in the pit) They?re sleepin?! Takin? a nap! Snorin? away like a couple of Snorlax while I do all the work! Yo, wake up!
(They snore)
Meowth: Great! I?m through savin? your butts! (Flings the whole rope into the pit) Get yourselves out of this mess! They are the two lamest, dumbest stupidest (Mockingly) I?m Jessie. I?m James. They never do anything right!
(Jessie and James crawl out of the pit)
(They both lift Meowth up)
Meowth: Hey! What are you crazy?? Put me down!
James: Why are you saying those things?
Jessie: Why are you telling everybody we?re losers!
Meowth: Because you are.
James: Like no way!
Jessie: We?re cool!
James: We?re the man!
Meowth: Look up ?Loser? in the dictionary. You?ll find a big picture of the two of yous.
Jessie: Is it a nice picture?
Meowth: Yous never do anything right?
(They drop Meowth)
James: We try! But we get no respect!
Jessie: Everybody loves all Pokemon! Everybody wants to be Ash.
Jessie: Or Misty. What?s with that hair?
James: Or Brock.
Jessie: But they laugh at us! Our self esteem is in the toilet!
James: We might as well quit!
Jessie: Yeah!
Meowth: No! You can?t quit! If you quit?what happens to me?!
Jessie: We?ve always been the worst! Just once I?d like to be good at something!
James: Me too!
Meowth: But we are good at something. I feel a tango comin? on!

?We?re the Best as Being the Worst?
Meowth:
We're the best at being the worst!
We're statistically number one

James:
Yeah, a hundred percent

Jessie:
Incompetent!

Meowth:
Hey, that's never been done!
We're very good at being very bad
It's our grade of success that's sadly been weak

Jessie:
We'll just have to accept

James:
We're completely inept

Meowth:
That's what makes us so unique
James:
We're the Hindenburgs of crime

Jessie:
We crash and burn each and every time

James:
Masters of disaster

Jessie:
No one screws up faster

James:
Hey!

Jessie and James:
At failure we shine
We're an imperfect ten
Team Rocket's blasting off again!
So I guess we're just cursed

Meowth:
And youse heard it here first

All Three:
We're the best at being the worst!
Who'd guess we'd get so far

James:
By being completely sub-par?

Jessie:
As losers we've raised the bar

All Three:
Now we're superstars!
(Jessie and James tango while Meowth serenades them. badly)
Meowth:
La da da dee da dah. (etc.)

All Three:
We're the best at being the worst

Jessie:
At coming in last, we're always the first

James:
Our flaws are top-drawer

Meowth:
We define Murphy's Law

All Three:
We're the best at being the worst
We're totally immersed
And incredibly well-versed
We're the best at being the worst!

James: Let?s go capture Pikachu!
Jessie: And deliver it to the boss!
James: Yeah!
(Jessie and James exit)
Meowth: I shoulda been a shrink. (Exits)

(Ash, Misty and Brock re-enter)
Brock: Ash, I have a question for you.
Ash: Yeah?
Brock: What Pokemon are you going to use to battle this mysterious gym leader? You can?t use Charizard. That?s too dangerous.
Misty: Bulbasaur I bet couldn?t beat him.
Ash: What other Pokemon would I use? It?s my favorite Pokemon of all!

?Pikachu!?
Ash:
Pikachu!
You know that you?re the one so...
I choose you!
There's no else I'd rather...
Have here by my side!
'N you can help me win this fight!
Because we need to face the challenge that's ahead!
Pikachu!
You know there is no other...
I choose you!
Because you are my brother...
In this game we play!
And if we have to go all day!
So we can leave the other masters far behind!

I've been training all my life!
Waiting all this time...
For this moment to arrive!
'N now that it's here...
I don't have to fear!
Cuz there's nothing left to hide!

It's me and you!
And there's nothing that we can't do!
Cuz in the Pokémon world!
Even masters have ta learn!
They will always find something new!

Pikachu!
You know that you?re the one so...
I choose you!
There's no else I'd rather...
Have here by my side!
'N you can help me win this fight!
Because we need to face the challenge that's ahead!

Pikachu!
You know there is no other...
I choose you!
Because you are my brother...
In this game we play!
And if we have to go all day!
So we can leave the other masters far behind!

I will never doubt the dream...
As long you're with me!
I know we can reach the top!
We're the greatest team!
This game has ever seen!
And we're never ever stop!
(As Ash, Misty, Togepi and Brock sing and dance for Pikachu. Team Rocket come up in their Magikarp sub and they quickly capture Ash?s Pikachu in a net. Ash and the others don?t realize Pikachu is gone)
Pikachu!
You know you are the one!
I choose you!
There's no else I'd rather...
Have here by my side!
'N you can help me win this fight!
Because we need to face the challenge that's ahead!

Pikachu!
It's you and me!
I choose you!
Pikachu!
You and me forever!
I choose you!
Pikachu!
You and me!
I choose you!

Ash: (Sees Pikachu is gone) Pikachu? Pikachu? You guys see where Pikachu went?
Misty: You were the one celebrating for him!
Ash: Team Rocket! Team Rocket was the one who kidnap Pikachu! I know it!
Brock: You think?
Misty: No! We would?ve seen them! Maybe it ran away!
Ash: What are you talking about?
Misty: Maybe you forgot it?s birthday too.
Ash: Pikachu and I have been together since I began my Journey.
Misty: Yeah, I know, but maybe after a while it decided since you treat your friends so badly it would go and find a trainer who respects it.
Ash: Pikachu would never break the promise we made to become the greatest Pokemon team of all time! We?re gonna split up. Brock, you go that way. C?mon, Misty.
Misty: Oh, I?ll go with Brock!
Ash: What?!
Brock: C?mon, let?s go!
Ash: Fine! I?ll go alone! (Thinks) Wait. Maybe Misty?s right. Maybe Pikachu did run away. Maybe it doesn?t wanna be my Pokemon anymore. It never did wanna go into its Pokeball. And I have had the habit of ignoring my friends. Maybe it decided to go off on its own. (Sighs) I never thought the day would come. (Sadly sighs) It?s for the best. I guess. Pikachu was my very first Pokemon.

?The Time Has Come?
Ash:
I close my eyes
And I can see
The day we met
Just one moment and I knew
You're my best friend
'Do anything
For you

We've gone so far
And done so much
And I feel
Like we've always been together
Right by my side
Through thick and thin
You're the part of my life
I'll always remember

The time has come
It's for the best I know it
Who could've guessed that you and I...
somehow, someday
We'd have to say goodbye.

You've helped me find
The strength inside
And the courage
To make all my dreams come true
How will I find
Another friend
Like you

Two of a kind
That's what we are
And it seemed
Like we were always winning
But as our team
Is torn apart
I wish we could go
Back to the beginning

The time has come
It's for the best I know it
Who could've guessed that you and I...
Somehow, some way
We'd have to say goodbye.

Somehow today...
...we have to say goodbye
Goodbye, Pikachu!

15 minute Intermission
Act II
(Psyduck walks across the stage)
Psyduck: Psyduck! Psyduck! (Exits)
(Dexter leaps on)
Dexter: Oh, yeah! Hey, folks! I?m Dexter! Ash?s Pokedex voice! How ya?ll doin?? How would you all like to know about Pokemon from a Pokedex point of view! Join with me!

?What Kind of Pokemon Are You??
Dexter:
What kind of Pokemon are you?
How do you do the things you do?
Share with me your secrets deep inside
What kind of Pokemon are you?
Are you loyal through and through?
Do you have a heart that's true?
What kind of Pokemon are you?

Pokemon Masters in the house, c?mon, let?s raise the roof!
Take your NORMAL type like Jigglypuff
Against the GHOSTLY Gengar the battle's real tough
Yeah, thunderbolt's a great ELECTRIC attack
'Til you get GROUND down by a Marowak

Don't you BUG me with a Caterpie
For a FLYING type the win's easy
Good Luck with Muk and its POISON gas
Make one wrong move and it'll kick your GRASS

What kind of Pokemon are you?
How do you do the things you do?
Share with me your secrets deep inside
What kind of Pokemon are you?
Are you loyal through and through?
Do you have a heart that true?
What kind of Pokemon are you?

Reach higher with FIRE-go Flareon!
Think twice about ICE to be number one
WATER's in order if you wanna to be slick

Mewtwo's the best bet when you get PSYCHIC

Hitmonlee's the key for your FIGHTING mood
And you can ROCK 'n roll with a Geodude
Dratini comes first when you choose DRAGON
But evolution's the solution if you're gonna win!
What kind of Pokemon are you?
How do you do the things you do?
Share with me your secrets deep inside
What kind of Pokemon are you?
Are you loyal through and through?
Do you have a heart that true?
What kind of Pokemon are you?

Keep on training so you're stronger and faster
Just can't stop 'til your power I master
My plan is this...gotta' catch them all
Get 'em in my Pokeball
What kind of Pokemon are you
What kind of Pokemon are you?
How do you do the things you do?
Share with me your secrets deep inside
What kind of Pokemon are you?
Are you loyal through and through?
Do you have a heart that true?
What kind of Pokemon are you?

How do you do the things you do?
Share with me your secrets deep inside
What kind of Pokemon are you?
Are you loyal through and through?
Do you have a heart that's true?
What kind of Pokemon are you?


Giovanni?s Headquarters
(Professor Oak and Delia are in giant cages, located in the battle arena)
Professor: No matter what happens, Delia. I won?t let Giovanni hurt you.
Delia: We?ve gotta get out of here. Thank goodness Ash didn?t come with us. At least he?s home safe.
Professor: Oh, dear.
Delia: What?s wrong, Professor?
Professor: I?m still feeling a little queasy from that helicopter ride over here, dangling in air in a cage is not my idea of fun.
Delia: Take a few deep breaths.
(Professor Oak does)
Delia: How?s that?
Professor: Better. Much better. What?s the scientific principle behind that?
Delia: I don?t know.
Professor: Probably a mom trick. It?s good. Delia, do you have any mom tricks to opening locks?
Delia: I wish I did.
Professor: Then I?ll Just have to resort to my martial arts training. (Tries karate and winds up hurting his hand) Ow! Maybe I should have kept up my lessons. I don?t mean to pry but, what did Giovanni mean?about you and him being back together again?
Delia: I might as well tell you. I?m sure it?ll all come out when he gets back. I haven?t always been the upstanding woman you know. As a teenager, I fell in with the bad crowd. There was this boy. He started a gang that later became known as Team Rocket.
Professor: That boy was Giovanni?
Delia: But I didn?t stay with him for long. I met Ash?s father and I put all that behind me.
Professor: Does the boy know, Delia?
Delia: No! And he mustn?t! He?d never understand I came to hate Giovanni, and all that he stands for.
(Giovanni enters)
Giovanni: You have changed. The Delia I knew would never be so mean.
Delia: But you would. You hate everyone and everything!
Giovanni: I don?t hate you, Delia. I have wonderful memories of those early days.
Professor: Show us your greatest achievement and let us go!
Giovanni: Oh, in such a rush, Professor. You really should learn to relax. You?ll live longer.
Delia: You?ve had your fun, Giovanni!
Giovanni: My fun hasn?t even begun! Behold?MechaMewtwo!
(MechaMewtwo enters)
Professor: There?s no such Pokemon!
Giovanni: I know. It?s mechanical. I created it?all by myself. MechaMewtwo has the power to learn and amplify the attacks of any Pokemon in battles. Once it has learned the attack of every type of Pokemon, it will be invincible! And the world will be mine!
Delia: You?re mad!
Giovanni: Not mad. Maybe a little angry.
Professor: You?ll never accomplish all that!
Giovanni: I already have. Observe: (Takes out a clipboard with all the attacks MechaMewtwo has learned) Let?s see. Only one little electric Pokemon is all that stands between me and world domination. And you, Delia and Professor, you?re here to witness the final battle. You should feel quite honored.
?You and Me and Pokemon (Reprise)?
Giovanni:
One more, won't be much longer
Till my plan is complete
One fight, then after that
You'll all be at my feet
One hand, ruling the planet
Each day is mine to run
You'll live to serve your master
My reign has just begun
My world. you and me, my Pokemon
(To MechaMewtwo)
We'll beat one more Pokemon.
Professor: You won?t get away with this! You?ll be stopped!
Giovanni: By who? Certainly not you.
Professor: By someone!
Giovanni: Oh, really?

(Jessie, James and Meowth enter with Pikachu, tied with a rope)
?Double Trouble?
Jessie and James:
Prepare for trouble
Make it double
Prepare for trouble
Make it double

James:
We are the richest, rogues of all time

Jessie:
Creators of a grand design

James:
I am the king

Jessie:
I am the queen

Meowth:
I am the joker... of crime

Jessie and James:
Prepare for trouble
Make it double
Prepare for trouble
Make it double
Jessie:
To protect the world from devastation

James:
To unite all peoples within our nation

Jessie:
To denounce the evils of truth and love

James:
To extend our reach to the stars above

Jessie:
Jessie!

James:
James!

Both:
Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light
Surrender now, or prepare to fight

Meowth:
That?s right!

Jessie and James:
Team Rocket's rockin
Talkin' trouble, walkin' trouble
Double trouble, big trouble's gonna follow you
Team Rocket's rockin
Talkin' trouble, walkin' trouble
Double trouble, big trouble's gonna follow you
We captured Pikachu!
Giovanni:
I can?t believe it.
Delia:
That?s Ash?s Pikachu!
Jessie:
It was easy!
James:
We snatched away from that Ash kid out at the lagoon. It was like taking Pokemon fruit snacks from a baby.
Jessie:
We're Team Rocket and we fight for what's wrong

James:
For mayhem and madness and rare Pokemon

Jessie:
I'm so gorgeous

James:
I'm always the man

Delia:
You're just the players in his master plan

Jessie and James:
Jealous?
Team Rocket's rockin
Talkin' trouble, walkin' trouble
Double trouble, big trouble's gonna follow you
Team Rocket's rockin
Talkin' trouble, walkin' trouble
Double trouble, big trouble's gonna follow you
We captured Pikachu!
Team Rocket's Rockin!

Giovanni: Good work, you two! You finally did something right! Take the Pikachu and order it to attack MechaMewtwo.
James: Why don?t you do it, boss?
Giovanni: I can?t have a battle with myself, you idiot!
James: Oh, yeah. How about a hand sharp, magenta and useless?
Jessie: I was Just fixing my hair.
James: Okay, little Pikachu, do that?that?thunder thing you always do to us.
Pikachu: Pika. Pi-ka-CHU!!!!!
(Pikachu instead shocks Jessie, James and Meowth. The bolts shoot onto Professor Oak and Delia?s cages, setting them free)
Delia: Let?s go!
Professor: We should try and save Pikachu!
Delia: There?s no time! We have to find Ash!
(They quickly exit)
Giovanni: Ha-ha, very funny, my little yellow friend. (Puts Pikachu in a cage) But we?ll see who has the last laugh. Take it out of here. (A Rocket takes Pikachu away)
James: Boss, they?re getting away!
Giovanni: Let them.
Jessie: Do you want us to go after them?
Giovanni: Don?t bother. They?ve served their purpose. They?ll be able to give the world a firsthand report of my power! And my beautiful MechaMewtwo. But I need Pikachu?s trainer. Obviously, he?s the only one Pikachu will obey. Do you think you can handle that?
Jessie: We got you the Pokemon, didn?t we?
James: The trainer will be a snap.
Giovanni: Then stop that infant snapping and go DO IT!
Meowth: Meowth! Let?s go!
Jessie: Hit it!

?Double Trouble (Reprise)?
Jessie and James:
Team Rocket's rockin
Talkin' trouble, walkin' trouble
Double trouble, big trouble's gonna follow you
Team Rocket's rockin
Talkin' trouble, walkin' trouble
Double trouble, big trouble's gonna follow you
We're gonna capture Ash-y too!


In the Forest
(Brock and Misty are searching fruitlessly for Pikachu)
Brock: Pikachu!
Misty: Brock, we came this way already and still no sign of Pikachu.
Brock: Misty, do you really think Pikachu ran away? I mean, c?mon, Ash may ignore his friends sometimes, but he always treats his Pokemon very well.
Misty: (Sighs) No, I don?t think Pikachu ran away, Brock. But I had to make Ash realize that he?s alienating his friends.
Brock: You really like Ash, don?t you?
Misty: Of course, he?s my friend.
Brock: That?s not the kind of ?like? I mean.
(Moment silence)
Misty: Well, look who?s talking! What about you? Always having the hots for Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny! It?s so weird how you notice girls. I mean, guys hardly ever notice girls these days. Why is that?
Brock: Well, personally, I notice girls a little too well. But it?s hard though.
Misty: How?
Brock: Well, like there are so many girls out there in the world, so many beautiful, gorgeous, cute girls. But I can never decide which one is right for me. So many of them seem right.

?Two Perfect Girls?
Brock (Backup singers in parenthesis):
A one woman man's what I wanna be
Stay by her side so faithfully
I would if I could, but it's just no good
Cos there's two perfect girls for me
Jenny, oh Jenny
Joy, oh Joy
A one woman man's what I wanna be
But there's two perfect girls for me
Officer Jenny, oh can't you see
You can look me up and throw away the key
Jenny, if loving you's a crime
Then sentence me now and I'll do my time

My uniformed beauty is simply the best
She's got my heart under house arrest
But before that cop names me her boy
I'm head over heels (He's head over heels)
I'm head over heels for a nurse named Joy
Jenny, oh Jenny
Joy, oh Joy
A one woman man's what I wanna be
But there's two perfect girls for me
Nurse Joy, won't you please
Cure me of this bad disease
Oh Joy, the diagnosis is bleak
When I see your face my knees get weak

I'm burning up. I got the fever
She's my perfect nurse and I'd never leave her
Her bedside manner has healed so many
So why am I in love? (Why's he so in love?)
Why am I in love with Officer Jenny?

Jenny, oh Jenny
Joy, oh Joy
A one woman man's what I wanna be
But there's two perfect girls for me
(Laughs)
I?m gonna rock! Whoo!
(Instrumental break)
A one woman man's what I wanna be
But there's two perfect girls for me
I've tried, and I've tried
And I've searched way deep inside
From these two I won't choose
I can't stand the bed news
About the name of the girl that
I'm gonna lose!

This can't go on, enough is enough
I've gotta pick one no matter how tough
It's time for eeny-meeny, miny-mo
(Another girl walks across stage)
But wait a second! (Wait a second!)
Wait a second! (Come on a wait a second)
What's her name? I've just gotta know!

Jenny, oh Jenny
Joy, oh Joy
A one woman man's what I wanna be
But there's one, no two, no three
Four, five, six, seven - so many
Perfect girls for me

(Professor Oak and Delia enter)
Delia: Promise you won?t tell Ash, Professor. Promise!
Professor: Alright, alright. I won?t tell. But you should.
(In a nearby part of the forest)
Misty: I can?t tell him. Never. It?s impossible.

?I?ve Got A Secret?
Delia:
I can never tell him
What happened long ago
The truth about my past is something
He should never know

Misty:
I can never tell him
My feelings deep inside
The truth within my heart is something
I must always hide

Delia:
His whole life lies ahead
So much training to be done
And as his mother, I'll protect
The future for my son

Misty:
His love is overwhelming
In its light I'd like to be
But he shares it all with Pokemon
There's just no room for me

Both:
I've got a secret
Tears up my soul
And keeping it hidden
Is taking its toll
I can't tell the truth
'Cause he might turn away
So I'll keep this secret
It's better that way
Ash:
Each ends a new beginning
Every darkness has its dawn
Tears can't fall forever
So now I must move on
My hopes are still the same
For the man I'd like to be
And I will make those dreams come true
Just you wait and see
There's no turning back
Delia and Misty:
(I've got a secret)

Ash:
There's no giving up

Delia and Misty:
(Tears up my soul)

Ash:
Life still goes on
Delia and Misty:
(And keeping it hidden)

Ash:
No matter how tough
Delia and Misty:
(Is taking its toll)

Ash:
I'm gonna miss you
Delia and Misty:
(I can't tell the truth)

Ash:
More and more each day
Delia and Misty:
('Cause he might turn away)

Ash:
But I'll keep on going
Delia and Misty:
(So I'll keep this secret)

Ash:
It's better that way

(Suddenly, all five of them meet each other in the forest)
Ash: Mom! Professor! What are you doing here?
Professor: Ash, you have to listen to me. Giovanni has Pikachu, he is also the mysterious gym leader.
Ash: Giovanni! Who?s he?
Professor: He?s the leader of Team Rocket.
Ash: I knew it!!! Team Rocket! I will find this Giovanni and get my Pikachu back!
Delia: Wait! Ash, there?s something I have to tell you?about Giovanni.
Ash: What is it, Mom?
Delia: You see?I used to be friends with Giovanni, years ago. But all of it changed when I met your father.
Ash: Why are you telling me this?!
Delia: Because I wanted you to hear it from me instead of Giovanni.
Ash: (Sighs) Well, Mom. I have to say?I understand. If you changed your ways with Giovanni once you met my dad, I understand it all. Thank you for telling me, Mom.
(Suddenly, Team Rocket shows up on scooters)
Jessie: To protect the world from devastation!
James: To unite our people within our nation!
Jessie: To denounce the evils of truth and love!
James: To extend our reach the stars above!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: James!
Jessie: Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light!
James: Surrender now or prepare to fight!
Meowth: Meowth! That?s right!
Ash: YOU! Where?s my Pikachu?! You give it back at once!
Jessie: Silence!
James: There will be no more of that!
Meowth: You?re coming with us, kid!
Jessie: Yeah, brat! You?re coming with us to our boss!
Ash: Alright!
James: (Shocked) You mean, you?re not gonna fight us?
Ash: No! I want my Pikachu and to have a talk with your boss.
Meowth: Wow! That?s unlike you!
James: Is this a trick?
Ash: Shut up with all that and let?s go!
(He calmly follows them as they exit)
Delia: My son?he understood my situation.
Brock: Mrs. Ketchum, you?re his mother. Of course he understands.
Misty: When you?re born to someone like you, your love is real.
Delia: You?re right. He really understands me because he loves me?I?m his mom.

?Everything Changes (2nd Reprise)?
Delia:
Everything changes, changes
Changing all the time,
Playing with your mind.
Modified or re-arranged
Everything has got to change.


Giovanni?s headquarters
(Team Rocket enters with Ash)
James: Boss, we captured the trainer!
Jessie: Just as you wanted!
Meowth: We did it for you! We did our best!
Giovanni: Enough! Get out! All of you! Out of here! OUT! OUT! OUT!
Team Rocket: Team Rocket?s blasting off again!
(They scooter off, crashing)
Giovanni: Well, well, well. Ash Ketchum from Pallet Town. Welcome.
Ash: Who are you?
Giovanni: I am Giovanni. Leader of Team Rocket.
Ash: You?re Giovanni! You have my Pikachu! Where is it?!
Giovanni: Oh, yes, of course. Your Pikachu. (Snaps fingers)
(Pikachu enters)
Ash: Pikachu!
(They Joyfully reunite)
Giovanni: What a touching reunion. Now, you?ll want to know something else about me, Ash. I am not only the leader of Team Rocket. But I run this gym here? (Holds up the Diamond Badge) and the Diamond Badge.
Ash: The Diamond Badge! You?re the mysterious gym leader?
Giovanni: That?s right, my boy. Are you ready to challenge me?
Ash: You bet I am!
Giovanni: (Mockingly) Before we begin, (Gives Ash the Diamond Badge) the badge. Go ahead and keep it. I?ll retrieve it once I win.
Ash: Alright! Let?s do it!
Giovanni: MechaMewtwo, go!
(MechaMewtwo enters)
Ash: MechaMewtwo? (Takes out Pokedex)
Dexter?s Voice: Pokemon unknown. No available data.
Ash: No data?
Giovanni: It was created by myself. Once it learns every single attack of Pokemon over the world, the world will be mine. If you wish to give up now, I?ll be more that honored to retrieve the Diamond Badge. This is the ultimate Pokemon. It cannot be defeated. You don?t stand a chance.

?You Just Can?t Win?
Giovanni:
You're way out of your league; you've more than met your match

Ash:
I guess you're slowing down, old man, can't hit what you can't catch

Giovanni:
Soon the whole world will know the genius of my plan

Ash:
I will find a way to stop you any way I can
Giovanni:
You're such a goody-two-shoes, it's more fun being bad

Ash:
No one's gonna side with you, you're stark raving mad
Giovanni:
Oh yeah, just ask your mother
Ash:
That's all in the past
Giovanni:
Listen to me, little boy, nice guys finish last!
Ash:
Oh no! You just can't win
Giovanni:
You're not that strong
Ash:
Time to pay for your sins
Giovanni:
You've got it all wrong
You just can't win
Ash:
I'm gonna shut you down
Giovanni:
Your chances are slim
Ash:
No more fooling around
Both:
Let the battle begin!
You just can't win

Ash: Pikachu, Thundershock!
Pikachu: Pi-ka-CHU!!!!
Giovanni: Learn!
(Pikachu shocks MechaMewtwo. No good)
Ash: Pikachu, Thunderbolt!
Pikachu: Pi-ka-CHU!!!!
Giovanni: Learn!
(Pikachu, out of breath, sinks to its knees)
Giovanni: (Laughs his evil laughter)
Pikachu: (Weakly) Chu-chu.
Ash: But?
Giovanni: Face it, little boy. This Pokemon can never be defeated. The world will soon be mine! I will use MechaMewtwo to take over the world! (Laughs his evil laughter) MechaMewtwo, attack the boy!
(Ash clutches Pikachu tightly, in fear)
Mewtwo: (Offstage) The boy shall win! (Enters)
Ash: What?s that?
Giovanni: Well, well, well. Mewtwo, we meet again.
Ash: Mewtwo?
Mewtwo: You don?t remember me, Ash. But I remember you.
Giovanni: So, Mewtwo, you?ve come back to help me rule the world. I knew you?d return.
Mewtwo: I have come because you have become an abomination against nature! You have created this Pokemon only to rule the world! And you must be stopped! (Uses a strange new attack on MechaMewtwo)
Giovanni: What is this attack?! Learn, MechaMewtwo!
(The attack happens to be all of Ash?s happy memories. MechaMewtwo learns the attack, but nothing happens)
Giovanni: What is this?! MechaMewtwo, don?t Just stand there! Attack them! Get them!
(MechaMewtwo grabs Giovanni around the neck)
Giovanni: Hey! What are you doing, you fool!
(MechaMewtwo begins to speak)
MechaMewtwo: It is time.
Giovanni: I never gave you the ability of speech!
MechaMewtwo: You didn?t give me the ability to do a lot of things. The only real ability you gave me was to do evil. I cannot allow you to carry on with your wicked plans. Self Destruct!
Giovanni: What?! No!
(Mewtwo takes Ash and Pikachu and quickly exits with them)
Giovanni: No! No, Mewtwo! Come back! Mewtwo! Stop! Stay! You and I can rule the world! MechaMewtwo, let?s be partners! We can take over the world together! NO!!!!!
(MechaMewtwo explodes, the building crashes)

In the air
Ash: Mewtwo, how was it that MechaMewtwo was destroyed?
Mewtwo: I took all of your happy memories, Ash, to teach MechaMewtwo a new attack.
Ash: What was the attack?
Mewtwo: Love, Ash. Love, friendship and caring. Now, I must go. All of your memories of me will be erased. (Puts hands on Ash?s shoulders) Goodbye, Ash. (Vanishes)

In the Forest
(Ash is asleep. His friends are all around him)
Ash: (Awakening) Whoa?what?s going on?
Brock: Ash, what happened? We found you laying here.
Professor: Are you alright, my boy?
Ash: (Rubs head) I?m fine. Mom? Misty? Brock? Professor? Pikachu? Togepi?
Misty: It?s us, Ash.
Ash: (Reaches into his pocket and pulls out the Diamond Badge) I did it! Guys, I did it! I won! The Diamond Badge! I won after all! I battled Giovanni and won the badge!
Misty: Way to go, Ash!
Brock: Congratulations.
Delia: I am so proud of you, Ash.
Professor: Well done, my boy.
Pikachu: Pika!
Ash: No!
Pikachu: Pika?
Ash: This Diamond Badge means the world to me, and I am so proud that I won it. But I?m not going to keep it.
Brock: What do you mean, Ash?
Ash: Misty?
Misty: Yes?
Ash: (Takes her hand and puts the Diamond Badge in it) Will you hold onto it for me?
Misty: Why, Ash?
Ash: Consider it as a late birthday present. Besides, we?re going to be on many adventures together. It?s yours.
(Misty smiles happily)
Ash: Now, there?s one more thing I must do.
Professor: What?s that?
Ash: Mom? (Turns her to him) Listen, I know I?ve not showed much attention to you lately. I admit it. I have been growing up too fast for you. I?m sorry. But I want you to know, no matter what happens to me, no matter how much time we spend together, no matter where I go, what I do, or anything?You?re still my mom. I love you.
Delia: Oh, Ash!
(They hug)
Ash: Yes, everyone. I have all I need. I will continue on my Journey to be the Greatest Pokemon Master of all time. And along with that, I have the best friends ever!
Pikachu: Pika!
(Ash hugs Pikachu)
Ash: (Laughs) Pikachu!

?Finale?
Ash:
One world
Delia:
One world
Ash:
Now and forever
Best friends
Others:
Best friends
Ash:
Loyal and true
One dream
Others:
One dream
Ash:
Side by side

All:
There's nothing we can't do
Misty:
One hand
Others:
One hand
Misty:
Helping the other
Brock:
Each heart
Others:
Each heart
Brock:
Beating as one
Misty:
We live
Others:
We live
Brock:
Always together
All:
Sharing the same bright sun
Ash:
You and me and Pokemon!
All:
Til' the end I will be with you,
We will go where our dreams come true,
All the times that we have been through,
You will always be my best friends...
Til' the end I will be with you,
We will go where our dreams come true,
All the times that we have been through,
You will always be my best friends...
One world?
Ash:
A magic feeling

Misty:
It's grown so strong

Brock:
Always leads me to
The place where I belong

Misty:
Won't go away
Brock:
Never lets me down
All Three:
We?ve got the greatest friends
That ever could be found
Across every river
Behind every tree

Whole Cast:
You and me Pokemon!
(Giovanni comes out with smudges on his face, depressed and humiliated at start, but he eventually slowly begins to dance with the music)
One world (One world)
Now and forever
Best friends (Best friends)
Loyal and true
One dream (One dream)
Side by side
There's nothing we can't do
One hand (One hand)
Helping the other
Each heart (Each heart)
Beating as one
We live (We live)
Always together
Sharing the same bright sun
You and me and Pokemon
You and me and Pokemon
One World!

Curtain Call
Psyduck
Mewtwo
Dexter
Jessie, Meowth, James
Delia and Professor Oak
Giovanni (Still in smudges)
Brock
Misty
Pikachu and Ash
 
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ACT I — SCENE 2

Scene opens and ASH is in his bedroom still in bed.

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ASH

You guys go. I'll be fine.

(With a wink to PROFESSOR OAK)
Just don't bring my mom home too late.
Okay, so Ash likes to reference the Professor having sex with his mother right in front of her while still in bed?

I've only just read this scene, and it sounds like a very weird paroady.
 
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Haha...Pokemshipping and DeliaOakShipping.

You know, I could actually cut 4Kids slack with that "Pokeshipping is canon" crap...just a little. Honestly, did anyone have any clue that some little show in Japan would become the almost 2 decades and still going strong franchise juggernaut it is today? Hell, I'm pretty sure they thought it'd end in a few years like it was originally planned, and there are just loads of shows where the main character ends up with the main girl at the end.

So I can actually understand somewhat with that agenda because they couldn't see the future...of course it's possible they would have just done they same thing regardless if they knew Pokemon would still be going and Misty would no longer be in the show, but thankful we're past that garbage.
 
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This thing is an embarrassment. Truly the best thing about Pokemon no longer having fad status is we don't get garbage like this.

This and stuff in the 4kids dub tricked people into thinking the characters behaved in ways they didn't in the Japanese version. This is why when fans watch the show in Japanese, they're shocked to how different Ash and Misty in particular are portrayed.

Truly the best thing is the Japanese put their foot down on the whole thing, given that Takeshi Shudo said Pokeshipping was never intended to happen and he split up the original trio permanently at the end of Johto.

I truly must thank Shudo, the man knew what he was doing.
 
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With what I've read so far in Pokémon Live, it isn't so much the characters changing that bothers me (as I guess they should be complimented for being consistent...) but if they can add creepy lines of Ash referring to Oak and Delia, then I'm sure they could have kept Japanese references in the dub, as well as the mention of death. Considering how linked the Pokémon Live is to the animé, it really makes you wonder who set the policies back in the day.
 
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After reading some of Pokemon Live script im at same time astonished and highly interested in how much of impact this idea would leave among audience if it was realized.

Some of questionable and inappropriate lines for today standards like Ash references to Dehlia and Oak,aswell relationship between him and Misty are in least hand interesting.

This thing is an embarrassment. Truly the best thing about Pokemon no longer having fad status is we don't get garbage like this.

This and stuff in the 4kids dub tricked people into thinking the characters behaved in ways they didn't in the Japanese version. This is why when fans watch the show in Japanese, they're shocked to how different Ash and Misty in particular are portrayed.
Wow it seems someone is really bothered by some of things 4kids did.However to be fair judging by what it was written on bulbapedia there existed some hints of romance(pokeshipping)in original Japanese version too.

Its not like 4kids invented whole concept,they simply "expanded more on it" by adding their lines.

Truly the best thing is the Japanese put their foot down on the whole thing, given that Takeshi Shudo said Pokeshipping was never intended to happen and he split up the original trio permanently at the end of Johto.

I truly must thank Shudo, the man knew what he was doing.
While i respect him as writer i dont agree with his decision of replacing Misty permanently which was mistake imo being done for rather lame reasons.Especially after implying how he never cared for her or main characters in general in his blog which explains why her story was mostly underdeveloped and unfinished.
 
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I sort of just skimmed through it...the beginning didn't seem so bad :rolleyes:

I don't think this really ruined the anime. When this first came out I didn't even know it existed so I'm sure there are plenty of others.
 
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I don't have the willpower to read through all of that, but just skimming through, I feel that a prior post likening it to those Zelda CDi games was the most accurate assessment.

Hmm. Wonder if it would've made for good youtube poop material....
 
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I'm not going to read it because I don't like this sort of thing anyway. To clarify the matter, though, yes, there were some indications in the raw, but Shudo didn't see it fit to follow through on it since he felt that her character shouldn't focus on that. Why the dub decided to make it such a big deal is anyone's guess.

There is one thing 4Kids did right: to create something that would get people excited about pokemon. True, today, we see it as pretty grating, but all things aimed at kids seems to do that me. If you think aiming it at kids was the mistake, then you should check your history. Aiming it at kids was perhaps the best idea they could have. True, it was nothing more than a marketing scheme, but it was pretty ingenious marketing if I say so myself. This is what made pokemon popular. For that alone, it should be an untouchable concept since I think to speak against it would be akin to blasphemy.

Don't get me wrong, I will not let that stop me from bashing 4Kids for their questionable editing practices. Pokemon was arguably the most pristine thing to be handled by 4Kids, but that doesn't really say much. It is still riddled with senseless changes, and the current dubbers are superior in every aspect with how much they keep in the dub.

The reason why people look back at the oldest seasons back with reverence is that possibly most of the people here WERE kids when this originally aired, and it was the best thing that could've happened on the planet to us. (Not me, I was 17 at the time, but I still enjoyed it, possibly because I was still a kid at heart) Now that I know it was mostly altered, it doesn't come as such a big surprise, since changes are common when an anime is dubbed, especially at that point in time. It made pokemon what it is today, but it's also what causes it to be severely derided. In a way, it is good that this no longer exists, but for being the second best selling video game franchise of all time, we don't get a lot of respect.
 
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Every time I read the lyrics for "We're the best at being the worst" I can feel Shudo rolling over in his grave. That was the most OOC piece of shit song I have ever heard. And what's with Meowth calling them stupid in every line? (Then he gets mad when they want to quit because he'll be alone? o_O) What, did Zoppi write this or something?

The second worst thing was how they butchered Misty's character so bad. Adding in Pokeshipping hints is one thing, but don't turn her into some girl who sits around moping about how Ash doesn't love her and how she can't confess her feelings to him. That's just a disgrace.
 
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No wonder the basis for so many pokeshipping fanfics has Misty moping back at Cerulean thinking about Ash, they probably based it off of this.
 
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Hahahaha.

I found this quite amusing actually. It is so bad.
 
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I doubt some obscure stage show that few fans probably know or care about in the first place was ever responsible for any pokeshipping hijinks.

I'm more concerned about the worrrying amount of fans who still complain about MechaMewtwo not being in the games. Will these people ever learn? :(

I actually did that, but I've long since lost the video I made. =/ To answer your question, hell yes!
Aww, man. Add that to the list of things I want to see before I die. Right next to the Great Barrier Reef and the return of ice cream flavoured Chewits.
 
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Haha at that scene when Misty is singing to Ash. I laughed.
 
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