Nikki Knows Best is the seventeenth episode of the ninth season of Ash Ketchum The Pokemon Trainer and Friends (Kids' WB version). It is a parody of Emily Knows Best.


  • Nikki wants to ask Rikochet and Ace about their jobs. But things go awry when Rikochet and the troublesome Beedrill run into Mel who has just got out of Hot Topic. Ace then crashes into the wrecked flower pot and Nikki is to blame. After the mess is cleared, Wilhelmina is upset with Nikki, but she promises to do the right thing in future.


  1. Nikki Maxwell as Emily (Kelly Sheridan)
  2. Rikochet as Percy (Carlos Alazraqui)
  3. Ace Bunny as Toby (Charlie Adler)
  4. Mel Blake as Mavis (Stephanie Morgenstern)
  5. Wilhelmina as Sir Topham Hatt (Amy Birnbaum)


  • US: Michael Brandon.
  • UK: Michael Angelis.

US Transcript

  • Michael Brandon: Nikki Knows Best. The land of Kids WB has many beautiful sights. There are green fields and hills and many beautiful castles. The characters of Kids WB love visit them all. One day, Nikki was dropping visitors at the Ruin Castle. Once upon a time, a queen had lived there.
  • Nikki: I'd like to be a queen.
  • Michael Brandon: Thought Nikki.
  • Nikki: Queens are in charge and tell everybody what to do.
  • Michael Brandon: Down the hill at the castle, Ace and Rikochet arrived. They were to shunt freight cars. Rikochet had never worked there before.
  • Rikochet: Ooh, look at the castle.
  • Michael Brandon: Peeped Rikochet excitedly.
  • Rikochet: I wonder who used to live there?
  • Ace: A king and queen.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Ace.
  • Ace: They were rule the island and told everyone what to do.
  • Michael Brandon: And he chuffed towards the Beedrill. Rikochet stared at the castle. He was dreaming of kings and queen.
  • Ace: Rikochet!
  • Michael Brandon: Called Ace.
  • Ace: Come along. We've got a lot to do today.
  • Nikki: Waiting for passengers is boring.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Nikki. Then she remembered that Ace and Rikochet will working near the castle.
  • Nikki: It would be much more fun to visit them.
  • Michael Brandon: She said. Ace and Rikochet were waiting to be coupled up when Nikki chuffed in. She was very excited about the passengers.
  • Nikki: Rikochet.
  • Michael Brandon: She whistled.
  • Nikki: I've had an idea. Let's play a game.
  • Michael Brandon: Rikochet looked pleased.
  • Nikki: I'll be queen and I'll tell you what to do today.
  • Michael Brandon: She said.
  • Nikki: It'll be fun.
  • Michael Brandon: Rikochet liked the idea of having fun. But Ace thought Nikki's idea was silly.
  • Ace: You have to be clever to be a queen.
  • Michael Brandon: He said wisely.
  • Ace: And know the right thing to do.
  • Nikki: I always know what to do.
  • Michael Brandon: Huffed Nikki. Ace laughed. That made Nikki cross.
  • Nikki: I show Ace that queen Nikki knows best.
  • Michael Brandon: She wheeshed. Ace was now coupled up to his freight cars. Rikochet thought his look like Beedrill.
  • Ace: Don't worry.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Ace.
  • Ace: I'll be back soon. If you can't manage the Beedrill, wait for me and I'll tell you what to do.
  • Michael Brandon: And Ace steam slowly away. The Beedrill started to moan and groan.
  • Beedrill: No you don't! (laughing)
  • Michael Brandon: They clattered and chattered. Rikochet knew they were going to be trouble. Nikki had been watching Rikochet.
  • Nikki: If I want to be queen, I must tell Rikochet what to do.
  • Michael Brandon: She thought.
  • Nikki: Because I know best.
  • Michael Brandon: Rikochet was shunting the Beedrill as hard as he could, but they wouldn't move. They were being very difficult. Nikki chuffed to a halt.
  • Nikki: (whistle toots) Rikochet!
  • Michael Brandon: She whistled loudly.
  • Rikochet: I am the queen today. I will tell you what to do.
  • Michael Brandon: Rikochet was worried. Ace usually knew best.
  • Nikki: Take these Beedrill along my track.
  • Michael Brandon: Said Nikki.
  • Nikki: It's faster and they won't complain. Ace will be pleased when he sees how quick you are.
  • Michael Brandon: Rikochet wanted Ace to be pleased.
  • Rikochet: I'll do as you say, Queen Nikki.
  • Michael Brandon: He tooted. Nikki was pleased with herself. She watched as Rikochet blew a big wheesh of steam, Rikochet puffed, and he chuffed, and the Beedrill sped off. Nikki led out a wheesh of steam. She did know best. Suddenly, there was a terrible noise.
  • (Crash!)
  • Michael Brandon: As the dust clear, Nikki saw what had happened. The Beedrill had run into Mel who was waiting on the track. Luckily, no one was hurt, but her load of stone had spilled all over the lines and one of the freight cars had come off the rails knocking over a telephone pole.
  • Mel: Rikochet!
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Mel.
  • Mel: You're not supposed to be on this track!
  • Michael Brandon: Nikki was shocked. Then there was another crash. It was Ace! His feet had struck the telephone pole and he was derailed. Nikki knew this was all her fault. But she didn't know what to do. The telephone line was down, so no one could call for help. Mel couldn't move. She was stuck among-st the freight cars. And Rikochet couldn't move either.
  • Nikki: I'm sorry, Ace.
  • Michael Brandon: Cried Nikki.
  • Nikki: I can't be a queen. I don't know what to do. I don't know best.
  • Michael Brandon: Ace wheeshed out a big cloud of steam.
  • Ace: I know what to do.
  • Michael Brandon: He cried.
  • Ace: Nikki, you must go and get help.
  • Michael Brandon: Nikki knew Ace was right. She steamed off as fast as she could. Nikki whooshed to a halt to Maithwaite Station. She told the station manager what had happened. Quickly, he phoned for help. Soon, Ace had been lifted back up onto the rails. He wasn't hurt, but his cowcatchers would need to be repaired. Nikki chuffed into the shunting yards. Wilhelmina was very cross.
  • Wilhelmina: Nikki,
  • Michael Brandon: She boomed.
  • Wilhelmina: you have caused confusion and delay. Luckily, Ace knew what to do.
  • Michael Brandon: She added sternly.
  • Nikki: I'm sorry.
  • Michael Brandon: Nikki said.
  • Nikki: Knowing the right thing to do isn't as easy as I thought.
  • Michael Brandon: She chuffed.
  • Nikki: In future, I'll leave that job to a king or a queen or to Ace.

UK Transcript

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