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'''Houndoom's Special Delivery''' (Japanese: '''ヘルガーとトゲピー!''' ''{{tt|Hellgar|Houndoom}} and {{tt|Togepy|Togepi}}!'') is the 180th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It was first broadcast in Japan on January 11, 2001 and in the United States on December 1, 2001.
{{Ash}} {{ashfr|and friends}} admire the nice [[Johto]] scenery when they spot a {{p|Houndoom}} delivering something<!--http://www. At the same time, {{TRT}} is also admiring the scenery from the [[Team Rocket's mechas|Meowth Balloon]]pokemon. Team Rocket spots Ash and his friends, so they interrupt them with their {{motto|usual lines}}. [[James]] sends out {{TP|James|Weezing}} and tells it to use {{m|SmokeScreen}}, making it impossible for Ash and friends to see. [[Jessie]] then tells her {{TP|Jessie|Arbok}} to attack {{AP|Pikachu}}, but Pikachu is ready and fends it off with a {{m|Thunderbolt}}. With all the action, {{TP|Misty|Togepi}} gets away from {{an|Misty}} and ends up near Weezing, so to get away it uses {{m|Metronome}}, which ends up {{m|Teleport}}ing it far away. Team Rocket eventually loses to Ash as he sent out {{AP|Chikorita}} to cut a hole through their balloon with its {{m|Razor Leaf}} and they were sent blasting off again. com/us/pokemon-episodes/04_23-houndooms-special-delivery/-->
<i>When Team Rocket attacks our heroes as they travel through a mountain pass, Weezing's Smoke Screen attack separates Togepi and Misty. Togepi wanders away as Misty, Ash and Brock try to locate the pint-sized Pokémon. Finding Togepi scared and alone, a passing Houndoom becomes its temporary care-taker and brings Togepi home to its trainer. Will Misty ever be reunited with Togepi?</i>
The same Houndoom from before hears Togepi's crying and rescues it from atop a big tree. Houndoom sees that it is still sad, and gets an apple for it. A {{p|Pinsir}} then tries to attack Togepi, but Houndoom scares it off with its attacks. Houndoom tries to leave Togepi again, but hears its crying and comes back again. This time Houndoom puts Togepi on its back and continues on with its new friend.==Plot==
{{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} find themselves surrounded by a magnificent mountain landscape. As they admire the scenery, they then spot a {{p|Houndoom}} with a satchel on its back as it makes a delivery. Ash checks his [[Pokédex]] for further information, and {{an|Misty}} is a little scared of Houndoom's intimidating appearance. Meanwhile, {{TRT}} are also enjoying the mountain air from their [[Team Rocket’s mechas|balloon]] and take time out to enjoy some tea. They each take a sip when [[Jessie]] realizes that they are not fulfilling their required [[Team Rocket]] duties. Her teammates also agree, and soon [[James]] spots their next target – [[Ash's Pikachu]].
The trio soon put their sneak attack plan into motion and intercept Ash and his friends. atAftering theperforming sametheir time{{motto}}, areJames searchinghas his {{TP|James|Weezing}} use {{m|Smokescreen}}, making it impossible for TogepiAsh and his friends to see. They[[Jessie]] allthen thinktells ofher the{{TP|Jessie|Arbok}} worstto attack {{AP|Pikachu}}, but thenPikachu Ashis hasready theand ideafends ofit gettingoff with a {{m|Thunderbolt}}. With all the Pokémonaction, Misty trips on a rock and drops {{TP|Misty|Togepi}}. It rolls near Weezing, so to helpget themaway, it uses {{m|Metronome}}, which ends up {{m|Teleport}}ing itself far away. AshTogepi sendsends outup hisin a big tree and becomes scared after seeing how high off the ground it is. Meanwhile, James commands Weezing to use {{APm|NoctowlTackle}}. Ash tells Pikachu to do the same, and Weezing is sent flying back into the balloon. Ash calls on {{anAP|BrockChikorita}}'s sendsassistance, outand hisshe cuts a hole through Team Rocket's balloon with a {{TPm|Brock|GolbatRazor Leaf}} towhich helpsends lookthe forevil trio blasting off. Weezing’s Smokescreen finally clears, and Misty informs the others that Togepi is missing. They begin calling out to Togepi, but it is nowhere to be seen.
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TeamBack Rocketwith isnthe gang, Noctowl alerts Ash and his friends to a trail of [[footprint]]s that resemble Togepi'ts, havingbut verythere goodare luckanother asset theirof patchedlarger balloonfootprints wasbeside leakingthem. airBrock andnotices that Togepi's prints seem to end, while the other larger footprints continue on. Misty is instantly becauseafraid of the altitudethrought that Togepi may have been carried away by something. Meanwhile, Togepi finally wakes up Houndoom and they almostget crashon intotheir way again. Ash and company are hot on Togepi's trail, and they soon leap across the same rocks and river that Togepi and Houndoom crossed earlier. On the other side of the river the footprints continue, and this leads the group up to the same field of flowers that Togepi and Houndoom were in earlier. Meanwhile, Team Rocket attempt to fly their patched balloon, but bangedit begins leaking air. They almost crash into anthe adultriver, Gyaradosbut whichGyarados pushes them to shore instead. The Gyarados is however enraged and sends them blasting off again with its {{m|WaterHydro GunPump}}.
Togepi and Houndoom continue to travel further and further. They goseek shelter inside a tree forhollow shelter duringas a thunderstorm rages on. Houndoom notices that Togepi wasis feeling bored and tickledtickles it with its tail to cheer it up. After the thunderstorm, ashas they leftpassed, the tree, near a bushpair they sawspot {{p|Raikou|a mysterious Pokémon}}! Itnearby, soonwhich jumpsleaps away after letting off electric sparks.
Ash and his friends seem to have lost trace of Togepi because the footprints have been washed away. Theyby don'tthe givestorm. up though andSoon Pikachu finds some fresh footprints. TogepiMisty onis thesomewhat otherrelieved handto see that Togepi is sleepingstill ontraveling Houndoom'swith backits whenmystery itcompanion, comesand backthis encourages the group to acontinue farmtheir withsearch. anTogepi oldsoon mandrifts withoff histo sleep on Houndoom's back, as it returns to a {{p|Mareep}} farm. Ash and friends finally catch up and are relieved to find Togepi!. Misty thanks Houndoom for taking care of her Togepi, butand soon it wakes up and jumps into Misty's arms. The [[Mareep farmer]] is glad to see his Houndoom, [[nickname]]d "Doomy", return and he then reaches into the satchel to retrieve his new shears. Team Rocket interrupts this happy moment by catching HoundoomDoomy in a net. Ash sends out Chikorita again, and it cuts Houndoom free with its Razor Leaf attack. Jessie and James send out Arbok and {{TP|James|Victreebel}} to fight back, but Pikachu and Houndoom save the day and send Team Rocket fire blasting off again, for the third time!.
After the {{pkmn|battle}}, the oldMareep manfarmer leads themAsh's group back onto theirthe wayroad sotowards everyone[[Ecruteak says goodbyeCity]]. TheyAs starteveryone prepares to leavesay whentheir goodbyes, Togepi startsbegins to cry. It then jumps out of Misty's arms and runs backtowards Doomy. Doomy smiles at its new friend, but urges Togepi to Houndoomleave with Misty and the others. TheyMisty saypromptly picks Togepi up and offers it comfort. Doomy and Togepi share a sadfinal goodbye, and ourafterwards heroesAsh continueand onthe others continue their journey.
==Major events==
[[File:Dare da EP180.png|thumb|200px|thumbright|{{tt|Dare da?|Who's That Pokémon?}}]]
* {{Ash}}
* {{an|Brock}}
* [[Jessie]]
* [[James]]
* [[Mareep farmer]]
[[File:WTP EP180.png|thumb|200px|right|Who's That Pokémon?]]: {{p|Poliwhirl}} ''(U.S. and international)'', {{p|Houndoom}} ''(Japan)''
[[Who's That Pokémon?]]: {{p|Poliwhirl}} ''(US and international)'', {{p|Houndoom}} ''(Japan)''
* {{p|Pikachu}} ({{OP|Ash|Pikachu}})
* {{p|Meowth}} ({{TRM}})
* {{p|Wobbuffet}} ({{OP|Jessie|Wobbuffet}})
* {{p|Chikorita}} ({{OP|Ash|Chikorita}})
* {{p|Noctowl}} ({{OP|Ash|Noctowl}}; {{Shiny}})
* {{p|Golbat}} ({{OP|Brock|Golbat}})
* {{p|Arbok}} ({{OP|Jessie|Arbok}})
* {{p|Weezing}} ({{OP|James|Weezing}})
* {{p|Victreebel}} ({{OP|James|Victreebel}})
* {{p|Houndoom}} (Farmer[[Mareep farmer]]'s,; Doomy; debut)
* {{p|Mareep}} ([[Mareep farmer]]'s; multiple)
* {{p|Raikou}} (debut)
* {{p|Mareep}}
* {{p|Venusaur}}
* {{p|Butterfree}} (multiple)
* {{p|Pinsir}}
* {{p|Gyarados}}
* {{p|Ledyba}} (multiple)
* {{p|Ledian}} (multiple)
* {{p|Bellossom}} (×3)
[[File:Raikou EP180.png|right|thumb|200px|right|Raikou's cameo]]
* This episode wasmarks initiallythe titledonly ''Howltime ofthat {{p|Raikou}} physically appears in the Houndoom''main series.
* This episode marks the only time that {{p|Raikou}} physically appears in the main series anime.
* ''[[Never Too Far From Home]]'' is used as an insert song in the dub.
* The book [[Togepi Springs Into Action!]] is based on this episode.
* This episode marks one of the few times that Team Rocket{{TRT}} have blasted off three times in one episode.
* This is the first time {{TP|Misty|Togepi}} is shown to be afraid of heights. It is usually happy to be high up.
* This is the third time Togepi has used {{m|Metronome}} and got {{m|Teleport}}.
* In one shot of Team Rocket, [[Jessie]]'s earrings are white instead of green.
* After {{an|Brock}} sent out {{TP|Brock|Golbat}}, the back of its wings were shown to be the color blue instead of purple like in the front.
* When Togepi joins the dancing {{p|Bellossom}}, the Bellossom's Japanese voice is heard.
EP180 Error.png|Golbat's miscolored wings
===Dub edits===
* [[Never Too Far From Home]] is used as an insert song.
* The original airing of this episode on Hungama TV in {{pmin|India}} started it directly from the title card, skipping the part of the episode that comes before it.
==In other languages==
|bg={{tt|Специалната доставка на Хаудум|Haundoom's special delivery}}
|zh_cmn={{tt|黑魯加與波克比|Houndoom and Togepi}}
|cs={{tt|Doporučený dopis od Houndooma|Registered letter from Houndoom}}
|es_la={{tt|¡El envío especial de Houndoom!|Houndoom's special delivery!}}
|es_eu={{tt|La entrega especial de Houndoom|Houndoom's special delivery}}
|pl={{tt|Wyjątkowa przesyłka|A special delivery}}
|sv={{tt|Houndooms passagerare|Houndoom's passenger}}
|hi=Houndoom की स्पेशल डिलीवरी {{tt|''Houndoum ki special delivery''|Houndoom's Special Delivery}} {{tt|*|Hungama dub}}
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[[Category:Original series episodes|180]]
[[Category:Episodes written by Shōji Yonemura|180]]
[[Category:Episodes storyboarded by Yoshitaka Fujimoto|180]]
[[Category:Episodes directed by Toshiaki Suzuki|180]]
[[Category:Episodes animated by Izumi Shimura|180]]
[[Category:Episodes in which a legendaryLegendary Pokémon appears|180]]
[[Category:Episodes focusing on Togepi|180]]
[[Category:Episodes in which an alternately colored Pokémon appears]]
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[[fres:Épisode 180EP182]]
[[plzh:EP180精灵宝可梦 第181集]]