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|Original broadcast||May 31, 2008|
|Series||Ben 10: Alien Force|
|Written by||Len Uhley|
|Directed by||Dan Riba|
|Previous episode||Max Out|
|Next episode||What Are Little Girls Made Of?|
Pier Pressure is the seventh episode of Ben 10: Alien Force.
Out in the forest, a small alien is released from a spaceship. It wanders around and finds a truck. After merging with it (like Upgrade) it runs off and attacks the truck's owner.
At the tennis court, Ben watches Julie play tennis. She waves at Ben before she wins the match. Gwen then tells Ben to ask Julie to the pier for a date, which Ben does. Julie and Ben then agree to go the pier that night.
A police officer investigates the site where the truck was stolen. He checks and the driver says it drove off by itself, but the officer doesn't believe him. That is, until the alien merges with his police car and drives away, leaving him surprised. Ben tries to arrange for his date with Julie and Kevin arrives, having punched a hole in the back door. He agrees to drive Ben and Julie to the pier, but when they are in the car Kevin embarrasses Ben by teasing him. The alien follows them and tracks the Omnitrix.
Ben and Julie arrive at the pier to find it vacant. They have the place all to themselves, but Ben has to split up from her when the Omnitrix starts beeping. He leaves and the alien follows him. It merges with a bumper-car and attacks Ben, but Ben manages to take it down. The alien de-merges from the car and Ben takes cotton-candy to Julie as a cover.
Back at the ship, a hand grabs a device which shocks him. Ben and Julie try to take a ride on a plane, but the alien merges with it and attacks them. Ben locks Julie in a portable toilet and tries to use Jetray to defeat it. As he's about to transform, the pier shakes, causing the dial to switch to Brainstorm before he hits it. He manages to beat the alien and changes back, only for it to merge with a new ride and attack him again. Ben falls through the pier and the alien kidnaps Julie, trying to take her to the ship.
Ben uses Jetray to chase after them and accidentally reveals his secret to Julie. The alien de-merges with the ride, and befriends Ben and Julie. they name it Ship because of the word it's chanting. Ship takes them to the ship and they find another Galvanic Mechamorph (who they later know as Baz-El) in pain, trapped under parts from his ship. Ben sees a bomb and predicts the explosion. He turns into Humungousaur and throws the bomb into space. Baz-El then reveals Ship is a part of him that he excreted so that he could find the nearest Plumber and it mistook Ben for one. Ben and Julie then help Baz-El fix his ship.
Baz-El fixes his ship and leaves for his home planet, leaving Ship with Ben and Julie. Dawn rises as they walk home. As Ship leaves, chasing after a truck, Ben and Julie hold hands.
Omnitrix Alien Debuts
- Ben Tennyson
- Julie Yamamoto
- Gwen Tennyson
- Kevin Levin
- Ship (first appearance)
- Baz-El (first appearance)
- Carol Smith (first appearance)
Naming and Translations
|French||Panique à la fête foraine||Panic at the fair|
|Portuguese (Br)||Confusão no Cais||Confusion At The Pier|
|Spanish (HA)||Presión En El Muelle||Pressure In The Dock|
|Spanish (Spain)||Acoso En El Muelle||Harassment In The Dock|
- Baz-El says "And you wonder why most aliens communicate with your livestock" referencing the reports that aliens steal and eat livestock.
|Ben 10: Alien Force Episodes|
|Ben 10 Returns: Part 1 • Ben 10 Returns: Part 2 • Everybody Talks About the Weather • Kevin's Big Score • All That Glitters • Max Out • Pier Pressure • What Are Little Girls Made Of? • The Gauntlet • Paradox • Be-Knighted • Plumbers' Helpers • X = Ben + 2|
|Darkstar Rising • Alone Together • Good Copy, Bad Copy • Save the Last Dance • Undercover • Pet Project • Grounded • Voided • Inside Man • Birds of a Feather • Unearthed • War of the Worlds: Part 1 • War of the Worlds: Part 2|
|Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1 • Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 2 • Inferno • Fool's Gold • Simple • Vreedle, Vreedle • Singlehanded • If All Else Fails • In Charm's Way • Ghost Town • Trade-Off • Busy Box • Con of Rath • Primus • Time Heals • The Secret of Chromastone • Above and Beyond • Vendetta • The Final Battle: Part 1 • The Final Battle: Part 2|
|Ben 10: Alien Swarm|