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Plot
 
==Plot==
{{Ash}}, {{an|Misty}}, and {{an|Brock}} are walkingwalk through a forest, headed for [[Johto]]'s [[Violet City]], where Ash planshopes to challengeearn thehis localfirst [[Falkner|GymJohto LeaderLeague]] for a [[Badge]]. WhileThey walking,soon thestop groupand comesnotice acrossthat a partseveral of the forest where the trees haveare nomissing their leaves. ThisBrock confoundsnotes thethat group;their Brockappears mentionsto thatbe thereno aredamage. noSuddenly signs{{AP|Pikachu}} ofsuddenly damagespots toa the[[horde]] trees,of normysterious isPokémon itclamped theonto righta seasonhealthy fortree thetrunk. leavesAsh's to[[Pokédex]] beconfirms fallingtheir off.identity as {{APp|PikachuHeracross}}, suddenlymentioning spotstheir docile somethingnature, great strength, and thetheir grouppreferred noticesfood: atree singlesap. large,Thinking healthyhe can catch some new Pokémon and save the tree amongat the dead-lookingsame treestime, oneAsh whichgoes hasto athrow numberhis of[[Poké Ball]]. largeHowever, darka bug-likevoice Pokémonbehind clampedhim ontotells itshim trunkto stop. AThe closertrio lookturn revealsaround thatto thesee Pokémona areman lapping upin a goldenred substanceuniform, who warns Ash that iscatching leakingthe fromHeracross will only cause more damage to the trunkforest.
 
MistyThe expressesman herintroduces disgusthimself in the bug Pokémon, while Ash brings out his newas [[PokédexWoodruff]], anda scansforest themranger. The Pokédex identifiesAfter the Pokémongroup asintroduce {{p|Heracross}}themselves, mentioningWoodruff theirexplains docilethat nature,the greatHeracross strength,are andimportant theirto preferredthe food:forest's treenatural sapbalance. Ash,It thinkingturns out that thethey treeshare isa in{{wp|symbiosis|symbiotic dangerrelationship}} from all ofwith the Heracrosslocal feeding{{p|Butterfree}} onpopulation, itswho sap,also wantsfeed toon catchsap thembut allare andtoo tryweak to savebreak into the tree. Beforetrunk heto can toss a [[Poké Ball]], however, a voice behind him tells himget to stopit. Ash,The Misty,more andpowerful BrockHeracross turndig aroundinto tothe seetrunk ato manstart inthe asap red uniformflow, whoeats tellstheir himfill, thatthen catchingallow the HeracrossButterfree willto onlycome causeand more damage to the forestfeed.
Misty is worried that both the Heracross and Butterfree are hurting the forest, looking up at the dying trees. Woodruff tells the group that the balance of nature in the forest was broken by "invaders". Pikachu's ears twitch as a large herd of {{p|Pinsir}} stampede toward the tree. Woodruff identifies the Pinsir as the "invaders" as the {{t|Bug}} Pokémon leap onto the tree trunk and scare away the Butterfree. Ash yells at the Pinsir to leave the other Pokémon alone, while Misty demands that the Heracross do something about it. In unison, the Heracross fly up and attack the Pinsir, while Ash and Misty cheer them on. However, the Heracross are easily scared off by the Pinsir's massive pincers, and fly away. Woodruff tells the group that the Heracross are too peaceful to have any desire to take on the Pinsir; this worries Brock, who says that the forest will surely be destroyed if the Heracross don't do something to prevent it.
 
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Misty is worried that both the Heracross and Butterfree are hurting the forest, looking up at the dying trees. Woodruff tells the group that the balance of nature in the forest was broken by "invaders". Pikachu perks up, noticing something different, and turns around to point out something headed their way.
 
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While Ash's noticesBulbasaur aclears Butterfreethe thatpath wasahead leftusing behind{{m|Razor Leaf}}, trappedAsh up innotices the branchesHeracross offollowing thethem. treeAsh bywonders the marauding Pinsir. A singleif Heracross pops up in front of thewants Pinsirhim to defendprotect the Butterfreeit, andbut isMisty quicklyreminds set upon by their giant, spiked pincers. Ash, upsethim that the Heracross isliked beingBulbasaur's gangednectar. upHearing onthis, jumpsBulbasaur in to help it,turns and sendsconfronts out {{AP|Bulbasaur}}. One {{m|Vine Whip}} attack takes out all of the PinsirHeracross, andslinging thea ButterfreeRazor fliesLeaf away;at however, the Heracross is too tiredit to follow. The Pinsir regroup and start an ascent up the tree trunk, which Ash quickly putstry to ascare stopit by having Pikachu use {{m|Thunderbolt}}off. TheWhen Heracross looks onup, while Ash defends itconfused, watching as Ash's Pikachu defeats the lotgroup withis afurther {{m|Thunder}}away attackdown and sends themthe packingpath.
 
AtOnce Ash'sout all-clear,of the Heracrosswoods, fliesAsh downrecalls andBulbasaur. The group approaches Ash'sa Bulbasaurdeep andgorge Pikachu.which Ashthe thinksriver thatruns itthrough. Woodruff calls wantsattention to thanka hisrope Pokémon;bridge however,that Heracrosshe beginsuses to suckcross, forcefullyonly onto thefind openingthat ofthe Bulbasaur'sbridge bulb,is causingdown. BulbasaurLooking someinto degreethe ofgorge, painMisty assees itthe drainsPinsir hisgetting pollen.across Bulbasaurby knocksjumping Heracrossalong offtree withlimbs. aAsh strongaccuses vinethe whip,Pinsir sendingof himhaving sprawlingcut onthe hisbridge backropes, inbut thewhen grass.Woodruff Whileinspects the groupsevered musesends overof whetherthe orrope, nothe Heracrosspoints wasout protectingthat the Butterfreecut oris itssuspicious foodand source,that Woodruffit iscould worriedhave aboutonly thebeen Pinsirdone possiblyby cominga backhuman. HeAngry mentionsat thatwhatever thehuman Pinsirhad livedestroyed inthe bridge, the forestgroup onthen ponders how to cross the oppositegorge. sideThey ofhear a riversound, and thatturn somethingto hasfind beenHeracross causingpushing themon a tree. Misty begins to crossfuss theat riverit, andbut invadeBrock Heracrosscuts territory.her Mistyoff, duerealizing that the Heracross is trying to herpush fearthe oftree bugover. Pokémon,The wouldgroup ratherjump leaveout of the problemway toas itselfthe andtree movecomes oncrashing down, butlanding Ashneatly andacross Brockthe wantgorge. toThe helpgroup Woodruffsoon cross the river and saveenter the Pinsir forest., Woodruffwith beginsthe toHeracross leadstill themfollowing towardat the Pinsira territorydistance.
 
WhileAs Ash'sthey Bulbasaurenter clearsPinsir theterritory, paththey aheadnotice usinga {{m|Razortree Leaf}},with Asha noticessingle gigantic Pinsir up in the Heracrossbranches. followingWoodruff thempoints out that Pinsir do not grow that large. AshA wonderscloser iflook shows that the Heracross[[Team wantsRocket's himmechas|Pinsir robot]] has a hose connected to protectthe ittree trunk, butwith Mistygolden mentionssap howleaking Heracrossout likedaround Bulbasaur'sthe connection nectarpoint. HearingAt this, Bulbasaur{{TRT}} turnsleaps out from the tree and confrontslaunches their {{motto}}. Woodruff identifies them as the Heracrossrobot's owner, slingingat awhich Razorthey Leafexplain attheir motive for building it: towhile tryhiking toin scarethe itwoods, offtired and starved, they noticed a tree with sweet-smelling sap. WhenAfter Heracrosstasting looksthe up,incredibly confuseddelicious sap, they decided to drain the groupforest isof furtherall awayof downits sap and sell it, building a Pinsir mecha to do the pathdraining job for them.
 
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AshHowever, sendsupon outleaving Bulbasaurthe toforest, useAsh Razor Leaf, butand the mechgroup negatesfind that the attackHeracross withis itsstill steelfollowing pincersthem. BulbasaurThey thenrealize wrapsthat it upwants into Vineleave Whipthe andforest sendsbehind itand spinningcome likewith athem. top,Heracross thennods Ashat commandsthe Pikachuidea toso useAsh {{m|ThunderShock}}tosses ona it.Poké However, the mech absorbs the electricityBall, and shoots it back at the groupPokémon fromwillfully itsenters pincersinside. KnockedAsh down,celebrates thehis grouplatest is unable to do anything as the mech approaches them. But thencatch, the mech is quickly put to a halt by {{AP|Heracross}}, who leaps in atbefore the lastgroup moment,continues pressingon againsttheir the mech's body with its clawsjourney.
 
Meowth commands the mech to retaliate, and the mech succeeds in pushing Heracross a distance; however, Heracross gathers up its strength and begins pushing back, while Misty cheers it on, no longer thinking of it as "creepy" like other bug Pokémon. With their mech getting beaten, Team Rocket fights over the controls, and the remote ends up getting destroyed in the scuffle. Unable to receive commands, the mech cannot fight back; after Ash and the group remove the sap tanks, Heracross shoves its horn under the mech and lifts it up onto its shoulders. With a mighty heave, Heracross {{m|Seismic Toss|tosses}} the mech high up into the air. The mech comes down on Team Rocket, then explodes, sending them blasting off again.
 
Heracross strikes a victory pose as Ash and Misty congratulate it. They then notice a crowd of Pinsir approaching them from the surrounding forest, signaling that the Pinsir population has returned to its own territory, leaving the Heracross and Butterfree in peace. Back on the Heracross side of the river, the group watch the Heracross and Butterfree feeding on a tree. The lone Heracross approaches the group, and Ash and Misty thank it and congratulate it for all that it did to save the forest. Saying their goodbyes to Heracross and Woodruff, they continue on their path to Violet City.
 
However, upon leaving the forest, Ash and the group find that the Heracross is still following them. It wants to leave the forest behind and come with Ash. Ash tosses a Poké Ball, which the Heracross willfully enters and remains inside. Ash celebrates having been chosen by {{AP|Heracross}} before the group continues on their journey.
 
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