Ten Pokémon playing together, working together, to earn up to 500,000, to put into a pot. At the end of the end of the game however, only one will win this money. Planted in these ten contestants is the PokéMole â€“ a traitor, an insider, whose sole aim is to sabotage the groupâ€™s efforts to earn money. At the end of each episode, the contestants must take a test about the identity of the PokéMole. He or she who scores lowest is out of the game. Who can answer that question? Who is the PokéMole?
Presenter: Ten contestants are gathered atop Mt. Ember on Knot Island. They have never met before, but already they are sure they know what is to come. The helicopter is ready and hovering and a mysterious flash of fire from the distant skyline signifies it is time to begin.
Presenter: Contestants, welcome to PokéMole 6! And of course, welcome to the glorious Sevii Islands, home to some of us for over the next three weeks. Iâ€™m sure youâ€™re all pretty confident you know what weâ€™ve got in store for you today. Well I bet youâ€™re all wrong. You see, during the long spring months when Typhlosion should have been revising, he was instead sitting down to plan out how to spring a surprise on you all immediately. The answer, and the challenge name, come together to give you that surprise. Because in order to complete your first PokéMole 6 challenge and put 25,000 in the prize fund already, you will all need to jump out of the helicopter twice. Thatâ€™s right â€“ Yes, You Need To Jump Twice. We have just two rules: the first is that all 10 of you must have jumped twice in precisely two hours in order to win the challenge. The second is that once one of you is in the jumping vicinity, nobody else is allowed there until you have successfully vacated the helicopter. In other words, once you are selected, there is no going back. You jump, or nobody jumps. There are two helicopters to help us speed this challenge up a little â€“ the second helicopter is already waiting your initial arrival on the ground. A single failure to jump, just one, will result in you failing the challenge. Would anybody like to volunteer to jump first?
Presenter: Nobody? In which case weâ€™ll be drawing straws in order to determine who will start the challenge off.
Presenter: Okay Raticate, are you ready to jump?
Raticate: If I was donâ€™t you think Iâ€™d have volunteered?
Presenter: Well good luck. Your two hours beginsâ€¦ now!
Presenter: Well I can tell you all that Raticate has left the helicopter, and so itâ€™s time for our second jumper. Any volunteers this time, or are the straws coming out again?
Prinplup: Well I suppose me hair is already all over the place, might as well have a go!
Presenter: In which case Prinplup, please go and take your place above the drop zone.
Presenter: Prinplup has also left the helicopter, so who would like to go third?
Machoke: Iâ€™m prepared to give this a go now.
Presenter: In which case Machoke, please go and take your place above the drop zone.
Presenter: Machoke is out, so who would like to go next?
Clefairy: Well I must say, I feel a liiiiiiittle bit more relaxed now, and it looks like great fun when you get used to it ^_^.
Presenter: In which case Clefairy, please go and take your place above the drop zone.
Presenter: Clefairy is out, so who would like to go next?
Smeargle: Well, I suppose itâ€™s about time I startedâ€¦
Presenter: Erm, what?
Smeargle: Never mind, Iâ€™ll jump now.
Presenter: In which case Smeargle, please go and take your place above the drop zone.
Presenter: Smeargle is out, so who would like to go next?
Mawile: Well yeah, I suppose I could. I mean, itâ€™s too hot up here anyway.
Presenter: In which case Mawile, please go and take your place above the drop zone.
Smeargle: Why are we all waiting? Let them all faff around if they want â€“ we might as well go up again now and complete our part of the challenge.
Clefairy: Well wouldnâ€™t it be nice to show some team spirit and wait for them? I mean it would be more â€“ OH LOOK, MAWILE IS OUT ^_^.
Raticate: Iâ€™m all for just getting on with it.
Smeargle: Good. Are we agreed then?
Machoke: Weâ€™re not agreed on anything.
Smeargle: Oh come on. Theyâ€™re clearly pretty weak if theyâ€™ve not volunteered by now. Weâ€™ll do our part; they can waste their own time doing theirs. Iâ€™m going up again; youâ€™re only delaying the team if you donâ€™t come with me.
Clefairy: Well if itâ€™s for the teamâ€¦ we should at least wait for Mawile though ^_^.
Machoke: Yeah that would probably be more efficient in the long run.
Smeargle: Oh give me strengthâ€¦
Presenter: So contestants, who wants to be the next to jump?
Kricketune: I think Iâ€™m going to be sick so I really need to get this out of the way â€“ I canâ€™t let the team down.
Presenter: In which case Kricketune, please go and take your place above the drop zone.
Presenter: Kricketune is out, so who would like to go next?
Slowking: I haveâ€¦ come to the conâ€¦clusion, I wouldâ€¦ likeâ€¦ toâ€¦ jumpâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ now.
Presenter: In which case Slowking, please go and take your place above the drop zone.
Presenter: Soâ€¦ Farfetchâ€™d and Mothim. Who would like to jump next?
Farfetchâ€™d: Erm, feel free Mothim!
Mothim: Yeahâ€¦ you too. Ladies first!
Farfetchâ€™d: Iâ€™m not a ladyâ€¦ unless my parents lied to meâ€¦
Mothim: Oh sod it, Iâ€™ll go.
Clefairy: Ooh how exciting ^_^ Here come Prinplup and Farfetchâ€™d!
Prinplup: Yes! Yes! It is me! Arriving in style again! Watch this for a perfect landing! Here we go! Waaaaaay! Iâ€™m hereâ€¦ hang onâ€¦ ARGH! THAT IS DISGUSTING.
Raticate: What sort of idiot manages to land in vomit?
Prinplup: Well what is it doing there in the first place?
Kricketune: This is me whistling innocently.
Presenter: Congratulations to Clefairy, Machoke, Mawile, Prinplup, Raticate and Smeargle â€“ you have all completed two jumps already, and hence have already done all you can for this challenge. Farfetchâ€™d, Kricketune, Mothim and Slowking â€“ if you would all follow me into the helicopter, itâ€™s time for your second jump. I must warn you â€“ you have just over half an hour to complete it.
Presenter: Which one of you wants to go next?
Mothim: Well I went first last timeâ€¦
Farfetchâ€™d: Exactly, so youâ€™re used to it.
Mothim: I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve built up enough confidence again yetâ€¦
Farfetchâ€™d: Well my parachute is sure to snap this timeâ€¦ I mean what were the odds on it surviving last time? Maybe we should both wait five minutes to see how we feel â€“ we can afford it, right?
Presenter: Iâ€™m sorry contestants â€“ Farfetchâ€™d and Mothim have not managed to jump for a second time, hence your challenge has been lost. Your prize fund remains empty, but your thoughts should be beginning to race. Has the PokéMole been in action already? Weâ€™ll now transport you to your local hotel rooms for the night â€“ inside your rooms youâ€™ll find your personal diaries in which to write in. Use them well, and Iâ€™ll see you tomorrow.
Farfetchâ€™d: Anyone of them could be the PokéMole. Literally any single one of them. I saw the way they all looked at me. Theyâ€™re all suspicious.
Kricketune: Well it was pretty obvious that would come first but now itâ€™s out of the way we can all move along towards collecting a lot of money! Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll all be stronger in the long run for todayâ€™s loss!
Machoke: Early suspicions would be Raticate or Mothim. Raticate seemed to kick things off by delaying us and causing more tension while Mothim didnâ€™t seem as nervous as Farfetchâ€™d, yet wouldnâ€™t jump for a second time. Would that have spurred Farfetchâ€™d on and let us complete the challenge? We shall never know.
Mawile: Was it too much to ask for a helicopter with air conditioning? I reckon there was sabotage today and Iâ€™d be looking at the two contestants who seemed fine with jumping once but couldnâ€™t ultimately make a single jump to put money into the prize fund: Farfetchâ€™d and Mothim.
Mothim: Oh dearâ€¦ we failed already. Weâ€™re so rubbish. I bet we end up with no prize fund at allâ€¦ I canâ€™t see where the sabotage would have been today either, since Farfetchâ€™d seemed genuinely paranoid about the whole thing, and obviously Iâ€™m not the PokéMole.
Prinplup: Oh gawd. Two hours to get my flippers back to their pristine condition after landing in some cretinâ€™s breakfast. I bet Clefairy is the PokéMole.
Raticate: Is it too obvious to consider Slowking for the PokéMole already? Took forever to jump â€“ time which probably ultimately cost us the challenge.
Slowking: Slowâ€¦kingâ€¦ wonders whatâ€¦ Smeargle meant byâ€¦ â€œtime sheâ€¦ startedâ€. Was thatâ€¦ aâ€¦ slipup? Slowkingâ€¦ isnâ€™tâ€¦ sure.
Smeargle: I hope I confused a few people with my comments today. After all, Iâ€™m not here to make friends. Iâ€™m here to work out the PokéMole and win. If I can convince enough of them that Iâ€™m the PokéMole, then theyâ€™ll be so focussed on me it will give me more time to solve the puzzle myself.
Presenter: Good morning contestants!
Most of the contestants: Good morning!
Clefairy: Oh yes good morning Mr Presenter person itâ€™s fantastic to see you again ^_^ Did I mention you look suspiciously likeâ€¦ ooh the name escapes meâ€¦ oh thatâ€™s it! ^_^ You look exactly like â€“
Presenter: - As you can see we are gathered in the famous Knot Island Net Center. Todayâ€™s challenge is the first chance youâ€™ll have to work together and really watch each other closely, and itâ€™s called All In A Dayâ€™s Wobbuffet. Itâ€™s essentially a treasure hunt - hidden in various points around the island are clues that will lead you across the island. If you can find the Wobbuffet in the next three hours â€“ and importantly decode the password you will need to say to Wobbuffet â€“ then weâ€™ll add 10,000 to the prize fund. Here is your first clue â€“ your three hours starts now. Good luck.
Clefairy: Ooh ooh ooh what does it say ^_^
Raticate: Maybe if you shut up for one moment and let us read it weâ€™d know?
Machoke: Here we goâ€¦ Youâ€™ve started with nothing, itâ€™s time to win more. Your second clue is just next door.
Raticate: Hang on, what is that on the door?
Clefairy: Ooh ooh ooh itâ€™s a clue itâ€™s a clue itâ€™s a clue we found a clue ^_^â€¦ what does it mean?
Prinplup: Like, who cares? All the sand keeps blowing into my hair.
Mawile: I know what you mean. Itâ€™s getting in my eyes. Stupid sand.
Farfetchâ€™d: Maybe the sand is trying to make us moveâ€¦ itâ€™s all a big conspiracyâ€¦
Kricketune: Maybe we should be focussing? The door is locked, so we canâ€™t be in the right place.
Raticate: Well where else is there? Unlessâ€¦
Machoke: You have an idea?
Raticate: Maybe it didnâ€™t mean the house next door? What if it meant the ROOM next door?
Clefairy: Raticate thatâ€™s fantastic well worked out ^_^
Mothim: We donâ€™t know if itâ€™s right yetâ€¦ probably wonâ€™t be, knowing our luck.
Clefairy: Then what are we waiting for? ^_^
Farfetchâ€™d: Ermâ€¦ are you sure this is a good idea?
Raticate: Well I didnâ€™t know there was going to be a sodding storage room here did I?
Clefairy: You could still be right ^_^
Kricketune: Clefairy is right. The clue could still be in here. We just have to look.
Mothim: Well weâ€™re wasting time standing here not doing anything, so thatâ€™s this challenge probably failedâ€¦
Machoke: Can nobody see it? Feel it?
Smeargle: I can see it, I can see it! Oh wait sorryâ€¦ no I canâ€™t.
Slowking: Iâ€™mâ€¦ stood onâ€¦ someâ€¦ paper.
Machoke: Well maybe thatâ€™s it?
Machoke: Okay, here it is! It might be slightly out of your reach, but the next clue is on the beach.
Clefairy: OMG they all rhyme, isnâ€™t that amazing ^_^
Clefairy: OMG magic ^_^
Raticate: Well come on thenâ€¦ letâ€™s go and get it.
Mothim: Well how the hell are we supposed to get that?
Kricketune: Go on Mothim! Fly after it! Look, thereâ€™s a free ferry just down there, weâ€™ll all follow.
Mothim: Why canâ€™t Farfetchâ€™d go after itâ€¦
Machoke: Because we have to progress with the challenge, and Mike just wants to get on with writing it without worrying about such technicalities.
Prinplup: So like, what does it say? Canâ€™t believe I got me flippers wetâ€¦ theyâ€™d only just dried.
Mothim: I dunno. I havenâ€™t read it yet.
Raticate: What? Why? Oh just give it hereâ€¦ Clue 32: Spring above you. Erm, what? Have I had some big mind blank and missed the last thirty-odd clues?
Machoke: Hmm, that does seem very strange.
Farfetchâ€™d: I bet itâ€™s a conspiracyâ€¦ theyâ€™re trying to make us all think that weâ€™re going mad, Iâ€™m sure of it!
Machoke: Well the clue obviously refers to the Hot Springs up in Mt. Ember, so letâ€™s trek up and see what happens from there.
Mawile: Itâ€™s far, far, FAR too warm in here. Canâ€™t they turn the temperature down a LITTLE bit? Or do all the Islandâ€™s eggs have to be boiled on the rocks in this place?
Clefairy: They boil eggs on the rocks in here? ^_^
Mawile: No but itâ€™s so damn hot they probably could do.
Machoke: Hereâ€™s the next clueâ€¦ hmm, itâ€™s just a number 3 with a circle around itâ€¦ oh wait, here we are, itâ€™s on the other side. Getting closer, but the journey is long. Keep going up, but stop in the smog. Seems simple enough.
Kricketune: Why does it have that number on the back though?
Machoke: Well itâ€™s the third clue weâ€™ve actually found ourselves isnâ€™t it? Must refer to that I suppose. Whoâ€™s looking after these clues?
Raticate: I am.
Machoke: Are there any numbers on the others?
Raticate: Ermâ€¦ oh, there are actually. The first clue isâ€¦ clue number 21, according to that theory. And the second is clue number 15. Now that is odd.
Farfetchâ€™d: Oh, this is a problem. We canâ€™t seeâ€¦ I bet itâ€™s some sort of trap.
Kricketune: Well even if it is, what does it matter if we all get trapped together?
Clefairy: Aww, thatâ€™s a lovely thing to say ^_^ I agree ^_^
Machoke: But the previous clue did mention smogâ€¦ did hint fairly strongly at the next clue being here somewhere.
Farfetchâ€™d: Argh! Weâ€™re being attacked!
Machoke: Oohâ€¦ I get it. Weâ€™ve all sat down and stopped, so the clue has appeared. Letâ€™s go and grab it and move out of this place so we can read it.
Machoke: Okay here we areâ€¦ Ignore the cave, just trek to the top. One more clue will earn you the lot.
Raticate: So weâ€™re just one clue away? Letâ€™s go then.
Clefairy: OMG ooh ooh ooh weâ€™ve reached the top! And hereâ€™s Wobbuffet! Weâ€™ve won, weâ€™ve won!
Smeargle: This makes no sense. Not only did it say there was one more clue, but we donâ€™t know anything about a password.
Mothim: We must have gone wrong somewhere. Thatâ€™s it. We must have failed.
Machoke: Letâ€™s at least read this last clueâ€¦ Youâ€™re at the end of the road. Now to crack the code. And â€œcodeâ€ has a circle around it. Hmm. Raticate, what number is on the back of the last clue we collected?
Machoke: And thereâ€™s a 16 on the back of this one. Looks like all the numbers are circled, so I guess theyâ€™re the code. Just need to crack itâ€¦ 21 15 3 6 16â€¦ what on earth could that mean?
Presenter: Well contestants, you certainly tried leaving it a bit late today, but ultimately youâ€™ve managed to pull it out of the bag! You found Wobbuffet and cracked the code within the time limit, so your prize fund has now reached 10,000! A good first amount which youâ€™ll hopefully be able to build upon substantially throughout the series.
Kricketune: How did you manage to crack the code?
Machoke: Just position and alphabet the right way and number the letters the right way. It was easy really.
Presenter: Well I hope the celebrations tonight are a joyful event, because unfortunately tomorrow will no doubt sour your spirits slightly. While we do have one more challenge â€“ which will take place tomorrow evening in the warehouse just behind the Net Center â€“ following that will be the first quiz and then inevitably, the first elimination of PokéMole 6, where one of you will already be leaving us for good. Make sure you are prepared for it. Iâ€™ll see you tomorrow.
Farfetchâ€™d: Around every corner is the possibility of lies and deceit. Plenty of valid conspiracy theories here. Machoke seemed very desperate to take centre stage today though. Was she just trying to look like a good leader to divert suspicion?
Kricketune: Fantastic news on us earning money and winning our first challenge today! Iâ€™m sure this will drive us to earn more and more and possibility more than any previous team before us! No idea on who the PokéMole is yet, but Iâ€™m sure that will come in time! I still have tomorrow!
Machoke: Raticate and Mothim both did nothing to add to my suspicions today. Raticate contributed to the challenge while Mothim didnâ€™t do much to detract. Maybe there simply hasnâ€™t been any sabotage yet? Clefairy is a little annoying, maybe thatâ€™s just part of an act? So many options here.
Mawile: Farfetchâ€™d doesnâ€™t seem to make much sense and seems to do a lot to try and confuse everyone else. He would make a good PokéMole I reckon. Unless itâ€™s just genuine paranoid, in which case he probably needs help.
Mothim: A lot of non-contributions today. Doesnâ€™t really make my ideas about who could be the PokéMole any clearer Iâ€™m afraid. Maybe Smeargle for her mistake in the pitch dark store room at the start of the challenge? Was she just trying to confuse people? She didnâ€™t really say much after that either.
Prinplup: Another two hours in the shower to get all this soot out of my hair! Slowking really didnâ€™t say much today, which I find very suspicious.
Raticate: A single thing sticks out in my mind today above everything else. Thatâ€™s Mothim claiming weâ€™d failed the challenge as soon as we reached the summit. It was a little bit of a mood shatterer.
Slowking: Slowâ€¦kingâ€¦ wondersâ€¦ Smeargle seemed toâ€¦ say anotherâ€¦ stupidâ€¦ thingâ€¦ today. She doesnâ€™tâ€¦ contributeâ€¦ much.
Smeargle: A very beneficial day for me today, from my point of view. Some money into a prize fund thatâ€™s ultimately going to be mine, more suspicious behaviour to make them all concentrate on me a bit more, and some well taken time to closely watch everyone else. My current prime suspect is probably Prinplup. Just what is that guy actually doing here?
Presenter: Okay contestants, welcome to your first Battle. As you can see weâ€™ve turned this old warehouse into a full battling facility, and you will all be battling one by one against a Rotom. We will of course be filming your battles for us all to watch later on, but you will of course be completely unaware as to how your fellow contestants have fared in battle until the challenge is over. Should 7 of you manage to come out victorious against the Rotom then weâ€™ll add another 15,000 to the prize fund. You will be battling in alphabetical order, so Clefairy, if youâ€™d like to stay here â€“
Clefairy: Yay! ^_^
Presenter: - the rest of you may proceed to the next room and wait there until you are called. Good luck to you all.
Itâ€™s Farfetchâ€™dâ€™s (great use of apostrophes there) turn to face the household appliances. Farfetchâ€™d stares suspiciously at the items leaning against the wall, and for once his paranoia is justified, as the lawnmower suddenly leaps to life. Rotom starts off this time by using Leaf Storm. A tirade of leaves fire down upon Farfetchâ€™d who manages to dodge all but a single one of these â€“ one solitary leaf slices the top off of Farfetchâ€™dâ€™s stalk. Farfetchâ€™d is not best pleased about this, and launches into an extremely vicious Fury Cutter attack. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 hits. Rotom cannot keep up, and the sheer accumulative power of the consecutive hits is enough to knock out Rotom. 2-0 to the contestants.
Next up is Kricketune. Kricketune looks across at the appliances when suddenly the fridge rises up and flies towards Kricketune. Rotom starts off with Charge while Kricketune uses Focus Energy. Rotom uses Thundershock which score a direct, painful hit on Kricketune, who responds with X-Scissor. Itâ€™s a critical hit and Rotom is in a lot of pain. Rotom attempts to conjure up a Blizzard, but a quick Bug Buzz from Kricketune is enough to knock out Rotom. 3-0 to the contestants.
Machoke is the next contestant into battle, and is greeted by the sight of a flying washing machine. Machoke makes the first move by using Rock Tomb. The attack misses and Rotom attempts to use Hydro Pump, which also misses. Machoke decides to try another Rock Tomb which this time hits Rotom. Rotom attempts to use Uproar, but a speedy Fire Punch from Machoke is enough to knock out Rotom. 4-0 to the contestants. Too easy, obviously.
Next up is Mawile, who is greeted by a flying toaster (as you do). Rotom jumps straight into the battle by using Overheat which not only hits Mawile directly but is also super effective. Mawile seems badly dazed by the attack, allowing Rotom to quickly use Overheat again. Despite the reduction in Rotomâ€™s Special Attack, the type advantage is enough to knock out Mawile. 4-1 to the contestants.
Next up is Mothim, and weâ€™re back to the fan Rotom. Mothim starts the battle off by using Air Slash, while Rotom responds with a Charge, swiftly follow by a Thundershock. Mothim, surprisingly, doesnâ€™t seem to be too badly hurt by the attack, and a Silver Wind attack knocks out Rotom. 5-1 to the contestants.
Next up is Prinplup. Mow Rotom again flies into battle with a Leaf Storm, which golly god, shock horror, splits one of Prinplupâ€™s well filed nails. Prinplup, naturally horrified, bends down to look at the nail, leaving him wide open to a crucial second Leaf Storm attack. 5-2 to the contestants.
Next up is Raticate, against the Frost Rotom. Rotom again launches a quick Blizzard attack, but Raticate is no slow coach and dodges the attack before quickly retaliating with Crunch. Itâ€™s super effective but Rotom holds on and fired a Thundershock. It hits and paralyzes Raticate. Rotom uses Charge and then Thundershock again, and Raticate while taking on a lot of damage is still unable to respond. Rotom uses another Charge attack when suddenly Raticate regains movements, and manages to fire in another quick Crunch attack, knocking out Rotom. 6-2 to the contestants and just one more victory is needed for the contestants to pass the challenge.
Next up is Slowking, against a flying washing machine. Rotom launches a fairly straight Hydro Pump, which Slowking simply looks at and takes full in the face. Slowking doesnâ€™t even move and a Charge followed by a strong Thundershock attack is enough to knock out Slowking. 6-3 to the contestants, and itâ€™s gone all the way down to the last battle.
Smeargle versus the Heat Rotom. Rotom starts the battle with Overheat, which Smeargle manages to dodge but then Sketches. Rotom tries a Thundershock which Smeargle dodges, and then retaliates with her own Overheat. Rotom takes the full blast but battles on, using Uproar. Smeargle is hit by the attack and feeling a bit dazed, is considerably weakened again by Rotomâ€™s follow up. Smeargle has no real choice but to use Overheat. Itâ€™s a strong attack and knocks out Rotom. 7-3 to the contestants, and they have passed the challenge. Just. By the skin of their teeth. Yeah, you get the idea there.
Presenter: Okay contestants, letâ€™s reveal how you did. 7 of you managed to defeat the Rotom, while 3 of you were defeated yourselves, meaning you have just about done enough to win this challenge. Your prize fund at the end of Episode 1 is therefore frozen at 25,000 â€“ a very respectable amount Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ll agree. But the time for celebrating has already been and gone. There is no time now for reflection â€“ we will now immediately all proceed back to the Net Center where you will immediately take the first quiz of the series â€“ whichever one of you scores the lowest on the quiz will be going home already.
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