While at the Astilbe Town Pokémon Center, Ash's Tepig
and came up to it. After talking with Ash
and his friends, he realized that this was the Tepig he'd let go. Ash
wanted to prove to Shamus
that Tepig was a strong Pokémon and they decided to have a battle with Ash's Tepig
as the focus. During the battle, Ash's Tepig
evolved into Ash's Pignite
. After Ash's Pignite
realized how much stronger Ash's Pignite
had become and he tried to get it to join him again thinking that it would want to rejoin him despite the fact that he had rejected him a second time the day before. Ash's Pignite
pretended that he was interested for a few moments before blowing fire into Shamus
's face. Shamus
ran off in psychotic pain while telling Ash's Pignite
to remember him.
Gym Battle against Brycen Ash's Pignite
was then sent out to battle Brycen's Cryogonal
and like Ash's Scraggy
, it had a hard time attacking and defending against Rapid Spin
. The Rapid Spin
was strengthened to ward off and mitigate disadvantageous moves and Brycen
countermeasures were almost perfect. It wasn't until Ash
realized they could use Fire Pledge
at the center of the rotation of Rapid Spin
to knock it off. The strategy worked and Brycen's Cryogonal
was knocked out.
replaced Brycen's Cryogonal
and Ash's Pignite
quickly found itself being outmatched despite the type advantage. Brycen's Beartic
and Aerial Ace
to quickly knock Ash's Pignite
Evolution by Fire!炎のメモリー！ポカブVSエンブオー!!Flaming Memories! Pokabu VS Enbuoh!!
Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!セッカジム戦！ 氷のバトルフィールド！！Sekka Gym Match! A Battlefield of Ice!!
Crisis at Ferroseed Research!テッシード研究所!アイリスとバイバニラ!!The Tesseed Laboratories! Iris and Baivanilla!!
An Epic Defense Force!映画対決！出撃イッシュ防衛隊！！Movie Showdown! The Isshu Defense Force Goes into Action!!
Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 2)激闘タチワキジム！VSホミカ！！（後編）Fierce Fighting at the Tachiwaki Gym! VS Homika!! (Part 2)
Piplup, Pansage and a Meeting of the Times!ポッチャマVSヤナップ！華麗なるバトル！！Pochama VS Yanappu! A Battle of Splendor!!
The Mystery of the Missing Cubchoo!ソムリエ探偵デント！消えたクマシュンの謎!!Dent the Sommelier Detective! The Mystery of the Missing Kumasyun!!
Ash, Iris and Trip: Then There Were Three!サトシ、アイリス、シューティー! 最後のバトル!!Satoshi, Iris and Shootie! The Final Battles!!
Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure!別れと出会いのジュニアカップ！The Junior Cup, Site of Partings and Encounters!
Unrest at the Nursery!ポケモン保育園は大騒ぎ! ワシボンとバルチャイ!Uproar at the Pokémon Nursery School! Washibon and Valchai!
Beauties Battling for Pride and Prestige! 世界一華麗なポケモン!?チラチーノVSツタージャ！The World's Most Elegant Pokémon!? Chillaccino VS Tsutarja!
Mission: Defeat Your Rival!熱闘！ ライバルバトルを勝ちぬけ！！Fierce Fighting! Win Your Way Through the Rival Battles!!
Cameron's Secret Weapon!サトシ対コテツ！秘密兵器サザンドラ!!Satoshi VS Kotetsu! The Secret Weapon: Sazandora!!
The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!燃えよリザードン！VSカイリュー！！Get Fired Up, Lizardon! VS Kairyu!!
Secrets From Out of the Fog!Nの秘密…霧の彼方に！N's Secret... Beyond the Mist!
Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!ロケット団VSプラズマ団！ニャースとアクロマ！！The Rocket Gang VS the Plasma Gang! Nyarth and Achroma!!
Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!プラスマ団襲撃！復活の儀式！！The Plasma Gang Strikes! The Resurrection Ritual!!
The Pirates of Decolore!デコロラ諸島の海賊王！The Pirate King of the Decolora Archipelago!
The Path that Leads to Goodbye!サトシとアイリスが絶交！？別れの１本道！！Satoshi and Iris Break It Off!? Highway to Separation!!
The Journalist from Another Region!パンジー登場！ エリキテルとゴーゴート！！Enter Pansy! Erikiteru and Gogoat!!
Mystery on a Deserted Island!お宝の謎！ 無人島アドベンチャー！！The Mystery of the Treasure! Adventure on an Uninhabited Island!!
Team Rocket's Shocking Recruit!エモンガ、ロケット団に入る！Emonga Joins the Rocket Gang!
Dream Continues!オレの夢、ポケモンマスター！！My Dream: Pokémon Master!!
Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice キュレムVS聖剣士ケルディオ Kyurem VS the Sacred Swordsman Keldeo
Meloetta's Moonlight SerenadeメロエッタのキラキラリサイタルMeloetta's Sparkling Recital