Chopper (Japanese: マサ Masa) is a character of the day in the episode The Bridge Bike Gang. He is a member of a gang who have claimed Cycling Road as their territory. They battle Trainers who are traveling across the bridge.
After the battle, Ash and his friends continued across the bridge to Sunnytown, attempting to deliver medicine to a sick Shellder. However, Chopper and the other bikers stopped them, wanting to battle. When Ash declined, saying he was trying to deliver medicine to a sick Pokémon, Chopper was impressed that Ash would brave dangerous weather to help a Pokémon. He and the other bikers escorted the kids to the Pokémon Center. Chopper, impressed with Ash's bravery, announced that the gang would dub him "Awesome Ash."
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This listing is of Chopper's known Pokémon:
|Golem was the Pokémon which Chopper chose to use during his battle against Ash. Ash first calls out Bulbasaur and has it use Vine Whip, but that proves to be useless against Golem's shell. Golem then defeats Bulbasaur with a single Tackle. Ash recalls Bulbasaur and sends out Charmander. It uses Ember, but Golem is unaffected. The Megaton Pokémon then attacks with Rock Throw, but Charmander dodges and attacks with Flamethrower and Fire Spin in succession, covering Golem's body with flames. Golem attempts to Tackle Charmander, but just ends up rolling amongst the bike gang as a red-hot ball of fire, forcing Chopper to recall it. Even after the battle, Golem's Poké Ball was so hot that Chopper almost burned his fingers while holding it. It reappeared in a flashback in Charizard Chills.|
|Debut||The Bridge Bike Gang|
|This article is part of Project COD, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each one-time character of the Pokémon anime.|