Bianca decides to take out a dirty Poké Ball, enticing Minccino to clean it and accidentally get captured. Georgia has ordered Pawniard to use Guillotine on a fallen Snivy. Cedric gives the gang their second piece of advice, never make assumptions. Now reunited with its mask, Yamask leaves the Nacrene City Museum, and Ash tells Lenora he wants to challenge her for his 2nd badge. Team Rocket gets away on jetpacks. Emolga finishes with Volt Switch taking out Sawk and giving Iris the win thus concluding the second round.
It uses Flamethrower which misses. Excavalier protects Accelgor and starts to listen to Bianca. Once again the two legendary Pokémon battle each other. He says he cannot give them any because all the herbs are withering away and the Grass Pokémon are getting sick. They sign up in Castelia City and are issued their Fishing Balls and are told to choose their fishing rods, but Cilan has brought his own and he helps Bianca choose one for beginners level. They, again, use the Pokémon to speed up the trailer when Ash's Tepig learns Flamethrower. May 18, 2013 February 14, 2013 93 days Saving Braviary! Tenkū no Tō o Nobore!! Professor Juniper gives Ash a new Pokédex and Poké Balls so he can begin his journey in Unova.
After the battle, a Gothita appears and takes a liking to Scraggy. After everyone is out safely, Purrloin apologizes to everyone. Leon tries to put them to sleep, again, but Pikachu uses Electro Ball to knock Beheeyem out. Roggenrola continues to follow the sound waves which leads them to an abandoned power plant. As Ash and Cilan train at Cynthia's villa, a trainer named Ridley shows up and reveals that he is Meloetta's protector and that Meloetta was kidnapped by evil villains and he has been searching for it ever since.
Officer Jenny explains that all the mysterious events happening is a result of Beheeyem and that they cannot save the Pokémon unless they escape the dream. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is planning their next scheme. Ash suggests inspecting them one by one until they find the right one. Snivy and Emolga both use Attract on each other, but it does not work as they are both female, a fact Ash has forgotten about his own Snivy. However, during the battle Krokorok evolves into Krookodile and lands a powerful hit causing Dragonite to go on a rampage.
After they see the Gigalith off into the forest, Alder takes Ash and his friends to the Driftveil Drawbridge to see them off on the rest of their journey. Cilan, Iris, and the other Pokémon try to track down Ash as he watches the three Ducklett gather more stolen items. Iris comforts Excadrill in the draw, saying it was a great battle. Ash has her starting off with Attract which affects Palpitoad. Snivy, aware of it all, separates Emonga from the rest, sparking a rivalry between the two female Pokémon.
Ash decides to call Professor Oak's. March 9, 2013 November 22, 2012 107 days Mission: Defeat Your Rival! Beginning its premiere run on June 21, 2012 the week after Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 were released in Japan , its first 13 episodes comprise the final quarter of Rival Destinies. Thundurus and Tornadus relentlessly attack it while it's weak. This causes Trip to loose interest in Alder as a champion, though when a wild Gigalith begins rampaging, his view of him might change. During the middle of the night in a forest near Undella Town, a wild Dragonite and wild Hydreigon battle in the skies.
The gang are at the Pokémon Center to heal the Pokémon and prepare to set off to Mistralton City. Druddigan manages to free Pikachu just before getting trapped in the airship. When they investigate the sewers, they discover and assist a Venipede stuck in a pipe, which, out of fear, Poisons Ash. Ikarus tells everyone to get onto his flying saucer and they chase Team Rocket in their hovercraft. Ash and Iris help Don George capture the intruder, which turns out to be a Tepig with a rope tied around its mouth.
June 23, 2012 February 23, 2012 121 days An Amazing Aerial Battle! Krokorok uses dig but Oshawott uses Water Gun in the hole followed by Aqua Jet and then, Razor Shell and takes Krokorok out. Officer Jenny explains that the gang are trapped inside Beheeyem's dream and that everything there is not real. As Ash's Tranquil fights Jessie's Woobat, Elgyem is freed by the efforts of Axew and Pansage, before Pikachu's Electro Ball destroys Team Rocket's hovercraft. It uses Flame Charge once again to increase its speed. Once they get there they get more than they bargained for when they stumble upon trap after trap on their way to ruins secret treasure. In the battle, Jiro sends out his Dosidon, but Joy sends out a Latias to challenge him with, but Dosidon is still defeated. January 19, 2013 September 27, 2012 114 days Unova's Survival Crisis! Up next is Excadrill who uses Focus Blast but is overpowered by Tornadus's Hidden Power.
When Team Rocket appears and tries to steal Pikachu and Axew, Ash tries to use his new against Jessie and her new , but Pidove is overpowered. Before the battle Iris is trying to get through to Dragonite so they can work together. The Mystery of the Missing Kumasyun!! Empty-handed, Team Rocket escapes in their jetpacks. The gang find Linda and the gang and they begin to battle. However, Nanakamado needs help with a new trainer named Shinko who is not sure who she should pick as her starter Pokémon, similar to how Hikari felt when she began her journey. Palpitoad uses Mud Shot while Zebstrika uses Flame Charge. Thanks to a ferocious battle, Pignite is able to defeat Scolipede, leaving Roxie with just one Pokémon left.
While they watch it find a female Cottonee that he has fallen in love with, she attacks him because he is too weak. Team Rocket's vehicle gets destroyed and an emergency transport pack flies out and Team Rocket escapes with their jet packs. Snivy manages to gain consciousness at the last second and dodge the attack once again and attack using Leaf Blade. Ash and friends arrive in Vertress City where the Unova League competition is about to start. Shortly after, the monument gets struck with lightning and Thundurus appears and immediately uses Discharge and heads for Milos Island.