Charmaine owns her own apple orchard. At the time, someone had been eating her apples. She thought that Ash's Pikachu was the culprit after she saw him holding one, and a because there was a bunch of apples at his feet. Pikachu insisted that he did not do anything. He was soon proven to be innocent after Ash compared the bite marks in the apples to Pikachu's teeth. They were much too small to be Pikachu's.
Charmaine apologized to them and gave them a tour of her apple orchard. She had a series of noise makers tied from tree to tree so that she would hear it if anyone tried to steal her apples. However, to that point it hadn't helped much, as apples were still stolen. They all soon discovered that a group of Pichu were stealing the apples. Charmaine did hear on the news that the fruits in the forests were low that year and thus the Pichu didn't have much to eat. So she happily offered them some more apples.
Ash then had the idea of the Pichu working for Charmaine in helping to keep Flying-type Pokémon from eating the apples in return for apples. Pikachu also taught the Pichu to gather apples so it would be less work for Charmaine. In the end, Charmaine decided to go with Ash's plan and kept all the Pichu in her orchard.
| Charmaine has many Pichu who were eating the apples from her orchard. In the end she decided to keep them, so they could help her out. They framed both Ash's Pikachu and Meowth into eating the apples even though the Pichu were the ones truly eating them. Then, when tying to get more apples, they set off the noisemakers Charmaine had installed and Ash and his friends including Charmaine gave chase. The group stopped to look at the bite marks on the apple whilst Pikachu gave chase and finally found the culprits. It was then revealed that the Pichu were taking apples for their hungry friends that needed feeding.
Suddenly, a Fearow spotted them and attacked. The older Pichu attacked with a huge ThunderShock which hit not only Fearow but also hurt the Pichu themselves. Fearow recovered, however, and went in for another attack. Pikachu stood guard and sent Fearow flying with a Thunderbolt. They tried to get Charmaine to forgive them, which she did. But still they couldn't stay and just eat all the apple. Ash came up with and idea, though.
A flock of Pidgey were then about to feed on the apples. Pichu came out the bushes and shoceds the flock, sending them flying off. Ash revealed that his idea was for the Pichu to repay the orchard by protecting it and also helping to harvest the apples. Later, Team Rocket appeared and suck up all the apples. The Pichu appeared and zapped Team Rocket, which did not do much damage. Team Rocket easily blew the Pichu away. They got back up to the trees and tried again. Now they created a ladder to save Pikachu and restore its electricity. This gave Pikachu enough power to send Team Rocket blasting off. In the end, Charmaine decided to keep the Pichu and let them help around.
Pichu's only known move is Thunder Shock.
|Debut||The Apple Corp!|
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