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Ash and friends arrive in Santalune City where challenges Viola, the Gym Leader.
The third round of the qualifying rounds at the Vertress Conference start off with a battle between Ash and Stephan. The two rivals are ready to face each other again and start the battle off with Krookodile and Liepard. The two rivals show off their impressive new moves and battle strategies as the battle rages on. After giving it everything they got, the battle ends up with a head to head match of Krookodile vs Sawk. With the chance to make it to the Quarter-finals at stake, neither trainer will give an inch.moreless
As the Junior Cup tournament continues, Ash, Dawn, Iris, Cilan, and Trip have all made it to the next round. The next battle will be between Iris and Dawn. Before the battle Iris is trying to get through to Dragonite so they can work together. Cynthia shows up and gives Iris advice before she must head to the battlefield. As the battle between Dawn and Iris begins, they trainers go with Mamoswine and Dragonite for their battle choices. Dawn and Mamoswine are easily in sync and battle well, but Iris can't control Dragonite leading it to battle however it wants.moreless
Ash trains to have a rematch with Viola.
With the St. Anne fully sunk, the police officers mourn the apparent lose of Ash, Misty, Brock, Jessie, and James. However, deep inside the ship the five of them finally awaken and quickly realize the dire situation they are in. They agree to temporarily put there differences aside so that they can work together and hopefully make it out of the ship alive. They finally manage to get to the weak point of the ship's hull and break through, but will they be able to make it to the surface in time, and eventually manage to find land?moreless
Ash, Misty, and Brock head to Vermilion Port where the SS Anne, an international cruise liner, is docked. Receiving free tickets from a mysterious duo (who are actually Jessie and James) for a Pokémon Trainer party aboard the SS Anne, they board the ship filled with anticipation of good food and lots of Pokémon excitement. Aboard the ship bustling with Pokémon Trainers, Ash meets a distinguished gentleman who suggests they make a Pokémon trade. Ash exchanges his Butterfree for the gentleman's Raticate. Just then, the SS Anne is taken over by Team Rocket who had arranged the party as a ploy to steal Pokémon.moreless
Ash tries to challenge Clay to a gym battle again but Clay refuses because he has to find some Revival Herbs for Driftviel City. He says if Ash can find some, he will battle him. Ash, Iris, and Cilan learn that they grow on Milos Island and head there to find some. Upon arriving on the island they find out that the herbs have all dried up for some reason. They meet Lewis who decides to pray to Landorus in order to save the island. However, things go unexpectedly wrong when the Legendary Weather pokémon Tornadus and Thundurus show up and begin rampaging.moreless
While Pikachu, Togepi and Psyduck are sleeping on Lapras' back, Psyduck slips off and into the water. Everyone searches for Psyduck but they can't find it. Meanwhile, a girl named Marina finds Psyduck and thankfully finds Misty. Psyduck's tail begins to glow and Marina says that is a sign that it should be ready to evolve. Since Marina is a water-type trainer, the two girls decide to have a battle. During the battle, when Misty goes to use Psyduck, she notices the pokéball is empty. She asks Ash to throw her bag to her, but he doesn't throw far enough and it lands in the water. When Misty goes to recover her bag, there is a Golduck hanging from it. She believes it to be hers and is super excited to use it. However, Golduck may not be all that it seems. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is planning on stealing Golduck.moreless
Ash sets his sights on capturing a Fletchling.
The first round of the Vertress Conference rages on as Ash and Trip are locked in a fierce battle. No matter what Ash does Trip seems to have the upper hand and Serperior is able to counter everything he can do. Just when things seem to look bleak, Ash manages to think up some clever ways to use Pikachu's Iron Tail to free himself from Serperior, and then combine it with Electro ball to defeat Serperior. With Trip defeated, Ash manages to advance to the second round along with Bianca, Cameron, Virgil, and Stephan. The second round soon begins with the first match being Cameron vs Bianca. The battle gets off to a great start but only one will win and advance.moreless
While in Driftveil City, Ash and friends run into Cilan's brother Chili. Chili has also left the Striaton Gym so he can improve as a trainer. He and Cilan have a battle which ends with Cilan's victory. Following the battle Chili and Pansear blame each other for the loss and the two end up in a fight. Pansear takes off leading to everyone searching for it. Meanwhile, Pansear is determined to become stronger and prove itself.moreless
On the way to Olivine City, Ash and friends run into a girl who is trying to build a tunnel through a mountain, but leaking water is causing her Rock Pokémon to stop digging. In order to finish the tunnel, Ash and friends decide to help her capture a Rhydon that likes water and lives nearby.moreless
Ash and friends arrive at a fair celebrating the Kanto region. This immediately makes Ash excited and makes him remember his home region.
Ash, Clemont, and Bonnie hurry to Professor Sycamore's lab in order to have him help heal Froakie who was injured in battle with Team Rocket. At the lab they discover that Froakie has left all of its trainers and returned to the lab every time. While Froakie heals, the Professor tells everyone about how he and his team are studying Mega Evolutions; a temporary evolutionary stage for certain Pokémon. Upon hearing this, Team Rocket enter the lab and take control of the Garchomp staying there. Garchomp becomes outraged and starts rampaging around Lumiose City. Ash, Clemont, and Bonnie decide to stop it. Meanwhile, Serena trains with her mom so she can learn to ride Rhyhorn.moreless
The Junior Cup rages on with Ash and Iris going head to head. Ash sends out Krokorok while Iris chooses Dragonite. That battle begins with both sides giving everything they have and Dragonite working well with Iris. However, during the battle Krokorok evolves into Krookodile and lands a powerful hit causing Dragonite to go on a rampage. Taking advantage of this, Ash is able to win and progress onto the final round. The final match comes down to rivals Ash and Trip battling to see who will go onto battle Alder. Both are determined to win, but only one will prove victorious as the Junior Cup champion.moreless
Ash and friends have succeeded in summoning Landorus.Team Rocket alert Dr. Zager of this and he begins his journey to the island. Despite the legend saying Landorus is key to the battle being stopped, Landorus begins to become overwhelmed by the combined forces of Tornadus and Thundurus. Before Ash and friends can figure out what to do, Dr. Zager arrives and captures the Kami trio. Everyone must now figure out how to save the trio and restore Milos Island.moreless
Ash and friends arrive in Aspertia City where they learn that a new Pokémon Gym has just recently opened up. Upon arriving at the Gym they also discover that it is a trainer's school and they tour the school to see hat the young students are learning. Later on, Ash challenges the Gym Leader, Cheren, to an unofficial Gym Battle.moreless
Giovanni has captured Meloetta and uses its power to bring the Undersea Temple to the surface. After revealing the Reveal Glass, Giovanni summons Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus and uses the Reveal Glass to transform them into their Therian Formes. He then unleashes their powers to summon natural disasters to start his takeover of the Unova region. Iris, Cilan, Cynthia, and Ridley arrive at the temple just as Ash manages to free himself. Together the five of them team-up to stop the Legendary trio from unleashing their full powers on Unova, and to end Team Rocket's Operation Tempest plan for good.moreless
The Pokémon World Tournament Junior Cup Championship is about to begin. 16 trainers are ready to compete for a chance to battle Alder, champion of the Unova region. However, before the actual tournament gets underway, Cynthia and Caitlin of the Unova Elite Four have an exhibition match. The battle between Garchomp and Gothitelle shows a dazzling array of moves proving Cynthia and Caitlin to be powerful trainers. As the match concludes after the time limit, the tournament begins with match ups of Trip vs. Burgundy and Iris vs. Georgia.moreless
Ash and friends arrive in Opelucid City where Iris is set to battle Drayden. She quickly becomes overwhelmed with this thought and runs to a nearby tower and climbs all the way to the top, causing panic to the people below. When Iris cools down and comes down to the ground, the group run into a lady named Martha who used to be Iris's dorm adviser when she attended Opelucid Academy. Martha gives everyone a brief tour and lunch at the academy before bringing everyone to meet Drayden. Iris is finally feeling confident enough to take on Drayden. The first round of the match ends up being Haxorus vs. Excadrill, the same battle that Iris and Drayden had many years ago. Although now Iris is sure the battle will be different, but Drayden still has some tricks up his sleeve.moreless
During the middle of the night in a forest near Undella Town, a wild Dragonite and wild Hydreigon battle in the skies. Hydreigon injures Dragonite, allowing it to escape. The injured Dragonite tries to fly away, but ends up crashing into a power plant. When the security at the plant confront it, it begins to attack and heads farther into the facility. The power going out attracts the attention of Ash and his friends and upon learning what has happened, Iris is determined to find Dragonite and prove to the police that Dragonite is a kind Pokémon. Meanwhile, Officer Jenny is creating a special task force to drive Dragonite out of the power plant.moreless
Ash and friends meet up with Professor Oak who has come to the Decolore Islands to research the Pokémon Rotom.
After returning to Driftveil City with a bunch of Revival Herbs, Clay finally accepts Ash's gym challenge. Clay's first Pokémon is Krokorok, who quickly proves Clay and his Ground-Type pokémon are all about power. Ash must overcome Clay's powerful and tactful attacks if he wishes to earn his fifth badge.
With the Vertress Conference over, Ash and friends head back to Nuvema Town to see Professor Juniper. While on the road there they meet a girl named Nanette who is nervous about almost everything. A short time later Nanette comes to Juniper's lab where she reveals that she is about to start her Pokémon journey. After some over-thinking, she decides to start her journey with Tepig. Nanette is worried that Tepig might not listen to her so Ash, Iris, and Cilan decide to have a tag battle with her. However, some familiar faces return to crash the battle.moreless
Ash and Alexa arrive in Lumiose City in the Kalos region where Ash is immediately determined to challenge his first gym. Alexa calls her sister but she is away from the Gym, so Ash parts ways with Alexa and heads to the gym in Lumiose City. He is kicked out because he does not have any badges, and upon being kicked out he meets Clemont and Bonnie. After introducing themselves to each other Ash wants to battle Clemont and see some new Pokémon. However, Team Rocket has followed Ash to Kalos are are watching carefully. Meanwhile, in a distance town, a girl named Serena has started off what is sure to be an eventful day.moreless
Ash and friends arrive on a island where Giant Pokémon are said to live.
Ash and friends have joined Professor Juniper at Chargestone Cave so that Juniper and Bianca can trade their Karrablast and Shelmet so they may evolve. Before the trade they decide to have a battle. However, the battle is soon interrupted by a strange electric disturbance in one of the caves areas. After investigating and discovering and helping an injured Klinklang, they return to base camp and proceed with the trade. However, Bianca's new Escavalier wont' listen to Bianca. Professor Juniper decides they should have a tag battle with Ash and Cilan to get Bianca and Escavalier in sync.moreless
Ash and friends stumble across Floccesy Ranch, which just so happens to be the next target of Team Rocket.
While preparing to enter the Verdanturf Contest with Skitty, May and the others are amazed when they encounter her rival Drew. He says that he is not going to enter as his Roselia is injured after a battle with a Dusclops belonging to a masked Coordinator. Soon they themselves encounter the Masked Coordinator, and Ash begins a battle with him. However, a woman appears looking for her lost son, and the Masked Coordinator flees. They are then drawn into the mystery of his identity.moreless
Ash and friends arrive on an island where a Scalchop tournament is about to be held.