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"Houndoom's Special Delivery"
Episode Code
Pokémon: Johto League Champions
Air Date
United States
Air Date
JapanFlag.svg January 11, 2001 UnitedStatesFlag.svg December 1, 2001
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JE063 {{{epcode}}} JE065


With Ecruteak City just a few yards away, Ash and co. notice a Houndoom delivering something. After an encounter with Team Rocket, Togepi gets separated from the group and Misty is frantic about it. The Houndoom that was delivering the package noticed Togepi and decided to care for it until Misty could reclaim it. Will Houndoom get to it's destination with a travelling partner? And Who's that Legendary Pokémon?


Pokémon Debuts

  • Houndoom
  • Raikou


Raikou's Cameo

  • This episode was initially titled Howl of the Houndoom.
  • Raikou makes a cameo in this episode, yet only it's back can be seen.
  • 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 have blasted off three times in one episode.
  • Togepi is afraid of heights. It is usually happy to be high up.
  • This is the third time Togepi has used Metronome and got Teleport.


  • Jessie's earrings were colored wrong in one shot.
  • After Brock sent out Golbat, the back of its wings were shown to be the color blue instead of purple like in the front.

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