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James's Cacnea

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[[File:James and Cacnea.png|thumb|200px|left|Cacnea showing affection]]
Cacnea was {{pkmn2|caught}} by [[James]] in the episode ''[[AG006|A Poached Ego!]]''. InAfter the episode, Team Rocket{{TRT}} found a group of {{p|Ekans}} and {{p|Koffing}} being hunted by a [[Pokémon poacher;]], [[Jessie]] and James permanently released their {{TP|Jessie|Arbok}} and {{TP|James|Weezing}} to protect the Ekans and Koffing. Before releasing Arbok and Weezing, Team Rocket had beenwere chased by some {{p|Beedrill}} because they had landed in the Beedrill's nesting place. Cacnea had been walking by. When it saw that they were in need of help, it used {{m|Pin Missile}} to drive the Beedrill away. In gratitude, James gave it a bag of cookies. However, the bag was closed. Later, after defeating the poacher, Team Rocket encountered Cacnea on a road. It gave James the bag, and James opened the bag and gave Cacnea a cookie. James then asked Cacnea if it would like to join him, and it agreed, jumping into his arms and hurting him with its spikes.
Cacnea was James's fighting Pokémon throughout all of [[Hoenn]].
In ''[[AG028|Seeing is Believing!]]'', Cacnea was used to battle [[Jessie's Cascoon]] in order to raise her experience so she would [[Evolution|evolve]]. Even though Cascoon won, she remaineddid thenot sameevolve. Cacnea was later used in the fight against {{Ash}} and his friends{{ashfr}}, where {{p|Cascoon}} evolved into {{p|Dustox}}.
In ''[[AG036|The Spheal of Approval]]'', Cacnea and {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}} fought against [[Tabitha]]'s {{p|Mightyena}}. Jessie commanded Seviper to use {{m|Poison Tail}} while James had Cacnea use Pin Missile, but Mightyena proved too powerful for the two and sent them flying back.
In ''[[AG072|The Bicker the Better]]'', Cacnea was used in a [[Double Battle]] along with Seviper against [[Oscar and Andi]] and their's {{p|Nidoking}} and {{p|Nidoqueen}}. Seviper ends up using {{m|Wrap}} on Cacnea, which causescaused Jessie and James to argue, allowing Oscar and Andi to take the win with dual {{m|Hyper Beam}} attacks, sending {{TRT}} flying. Team Rocket later encounters Ash and May and agree to do a tag battle with them, with Ash using {{AP|Corphish}} and May using {{TP|May|Skitty}}. Cacnea and Corphish end up working well together and begin to get an advantage over the other two. Jessie soon sends out Dustox to help win and the battle quickly grows out of control when attacks start to fly undirected. Meowth then takes the opportunity to try to capture Pikachu and has Seviper and Cacnea use {{m|Haze}} and Sandstorm. Pikachu is rescued and Team Rocket is sent blasting off.
In ''[[AG097|Gaining Groudon]]'', Cacnea battled two {{p|Crawdaunt}} belonging to {{tc|Team Aqua Grunt}}s. It easily defeated the two Rogue Pokémon with Pin Missile.
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In ''[[AG143|The Saffron Con]]'', Jessie wantedborrowed toCacnea enterfor the [[Saffron City]] [[Pokémon Contest]] and asked James if she could borrow Cacnea for it. James agreed and Jessie called out Cacnea in an attempt to bond with it, but it was immediately frightened of her and jumped onto James. James desperately tried to break its embrace and Cacnea reluctantly jumped onto Jessie and became tangled up in her hair. Later that night Jessie and Cacnea agreed to enter the Contest together, even though they had to cut Jessie's hair to get Cacnea unstuck.
In ''[[AG144|A Hurdle for Squirtle]]'', Jessie used Cacnea in the [[Appeal|Appeals Round]] of the Saffron Contest. Cacnea and Jessie started by running toward each other and hugging. The painful embrace moved the crowd to tears in reaction to how close Jessie and Cacnea seemed to be. Jessie told Cacnea to use {{m|Pin Missile}} and the pins wind upward and collide, creating an explosion similar to that of fireworks. Both Meowth and James were amazed at Jessie's performance. [[Lilian Meridian|Lilian]] then went to congratulate Jessie but noticed that Cacnea was still attached to her and she was not moving at all. Lilian tapped her and Jessie fell to the floor, paralyzed with pain. Jessie was then rushed back into the operating room by {{p|Chansey}}.
In ''[[DP049|Dawn's Early Night!]]'', [[Jessilina]] used Cacnea and {{TP|James|Mime Jr.}} for the [[Double Performance]] required during the {{ci|Hearthome}} {{pkmn|Contest}}. Cacnea used Needle Arm, which Mime Jr. {{m|Mimic}}s before using {{m|Tickle}} on Jessie as both Cacnea and Mime Jr. hug and tickle Jessie, spinning her around the stage. Cacnea then fires Pin Missile, which Mime Jr. mimics, into the sky and creating fireworks. This performance got Jessie a high score, placing her among the {{pkmn|Coordinator}}s moving on to the [[Contest Battle|Battle Stage]].
In ''[[DP054|Once There Were Greenfields]]'', {{ci|Eterna}} [[Gym Leader]] [[Gardenia]] and James battled Ash and {{an|Dawn}}. Gardenia told James to tell Cacnea to use {{m|Drain Punch}}, but James said the Pokémon didn't know that move. Through her explanation on how to do it, he did it anyway, and Cacnea pulled off the move. However, it was unable to duplicate the success. Through {{MTR}}, Cacnea explained that the first Drain Punch was only a fluke. Gardenia suggested that James give Cacnea to her to train. He originally declined, but in the end, he realized that his lack of skill would only hold Cacnea back from its full potential. Therefore, he left Cacnea with the Gym Leader to become stronger.
Cacnea appeared again in a flashback in ''[[DP101|Barry's Busting Out All Over!]]'', where it was shown battling [[Barry's Empoleon]] in a [[Gym]] battle. It was also revealed to have mastered Drain Punch, making James very pleased.