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This is a list of episodes in Pokémon: Black and White Rival Destinies, the fifteenth season of the Pokémon animated series.
Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
- Cilan: [reading note near the Gym entrance] I regret I'll be away for the fashion show.
- Bianca: I was just reading something about that. [flips through her magazine] Here it is, it's close by! Awww...let's go! It's a chance to see Elesa in her very own fashion show! Wow! [dashes off to the fashion show]
- Iris: Well, what about you?
- Ash: Well, without a Gym Leader, I guess I'm stuck.
- Cilan: I know! Why don't we go too? Learning about a Gym Leader before you battle might be good thing.
- Ash: Yeah, you're right!
- [As Elesa is showing off her new outfits on the runway...]
- Bianca: Awesome...
- Ash: Yeah...
- Pikachu: Pikachu! [Indeed]
- [At this point, Elesa turns her attention to Ash and pals.]
- Elesa: Huh? I'm tingling all over! [She leaps off the runway and meets the heroes face to face.]
- Ash: Whoa!
- Elesa: A Pikachu! Never seen one up close! Wow, you shine like the sun! Is this your Pikachu?
- [Note: I guess you can make a first impression by taking Pikachu to her fashion show. Do so and you got yourself a meet and greet! Nice one, Ash!]
Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!
- [Ash's Palpitoad loses against Elesa's Emolga]
- Ash: [horrified] You can't be serious! I was going to win every battle with you! [sadly recalls Palpitoad]
- Iris: [baffled] Ash's strategy was just Palpitoad?
- Cilan: Well, if I have to guess, yes.
- Elesa: Attract, won't you? [Her Emolga complies]
- Ash: Snivy, counter with Attract! [His Snivy also does so...wait a second...]
- Cilan: An Attract Battle?!
- Iris: Isn't Snivy a girl?!
- [Both Snivy and Emolga's Attract cancel each other out as they are both females!]
- Ash: Attract didn't work!
- Elesa: [surprised] You're right! By any chance, does your Snivy happen to be a female?
- Ash: [looking completely embarrassed] Argh, of course! I totally forgot!!
- [Cut to Iris, Cilan, Pikachu and Axew with disbelieving expressions and face-fault.]
- Iris [eyebrow twitching]: How many times will it take for Ash to learn that Attract doesn't work between girls!?
- Cilan: Good question, although this is Ash after all!
- [Pikachu and Axew sitting with their backs against each other, sweatdropping]
- Pikachu: Pika-Pikachu... [My trainer is an idiot!]
- Axew: Axew...[Agreed...]
- [It gets worse...]
- Ash: So who cares? Electric-type moves aren't very effective on Grass type Pokemon anyway.
- Elesa [smiling indulgently]: I think you've forgotten something, Ash.
- Ash: Huh?
- Elesa: Emolga may be an Electric-type, but remember it's a Flying-type as well.
- Ash: That's right! Flying-type moves are super effective against Grass-types...[freaks out immeadiately] OH MAN, SNIVY'S A GRASS-TYPE POKÉMON!! [Really Ash? How can you screw up this BAD?!]
- Pikachu: PIKA-PIKACHU!! [JUST USE ME YOU IMBECILE!]
- Ash: You got any ideas?
- Pikachu: PIKA! PIKACHU! [YES! USE ME FOR THE FIGHT!] Pi...[Well?!]
- Elesa: [recalls Emolga] Emolga, you were brilliant...like the sun. [To Ash and Pikachu] You two are shining bright! So bright that I can hardly look straight at you both, like a million shooting stars. So if that's the case, I'll just have to make sure we shine a million times brighter than you!
- Elesa: [sees Pikachu climbing out of the hole trap her Tynamo put him in] There's that sparkle again!
Battling the King of the Mines!
- [Clay summons Krokorok into the battle]
- Ash: Krokorok, huh?
- Pikachu: Pika-Pikachu! [Ready when you are!]
- Ash: Hold on Pikachu. We got a problem. Krokorok is a Ground-type. Your Electric type moves won't be effective against it!
- Pikachu: Pikaa....[Awwww....]
- [Ash's Snivy effortlessly stomps out Clay's Palpitoad, much to Clay's fury]
- Clay: WHY YOU LITTLE WHIPPERSNAPPER PIPSQUEAK! Palpitoad return! [furiously recalls Palpitoad] You're really starting to make me mad and I don't like that! If there's one thing that I will not tolerate, it's an unfair battle!
- Ash: Unfair?! What are you talking about?! That was just my strategy.
- Clay: STRATEGY?! A young whippersnapper like you should forget about strategy and attack head on like a real man!
- Ash: My goal is to become a Pokemon Master. I'm not about to give up now.
- Clay: You still don't get it, kid. [shows off his pickaxe to Ash] Take a look at this pickaxe. I started digging this mine with it along with Excadrill back when I was a young whippersnapper about your age. And now look how big it is. But you think that you're all ready to become a Pokemon master lickety-split. I used this pickaxe to dig every square inch of this mine which earned me the title, King of the Mines! So my job is to show you how tough the road to the top really is, see? [Note: In other words, there are no shortcuts in life, hard work is how you can get to the top]
Battling the Bully
- Ash: You'll be a trainer before you know it. Take it from me.
- Mick: Cool! I'm gonna travel all over the world and catch lots of Pokémon, and then I'm gonna make them all my friends.
- Ash: Don't forget, this is what's important! [places his fist over Mick's heart]
- Mick: Hmm?
- Ash: It's your heart, for sure!
- Mick: Yeah?
- Ash: You bet. It doesn't matter if you're catching Pokémon or battling: Making sure you do it all with your heart is the most important thing of all.
- [After losing to a Pokémon battle to Mick, fair and square]
- Glenn: Look, Punk! I don't remember telling you you could beat me.
- Mick: But all I was doing was battling the best that I know how.
- Glenn: THAT'S WHAT I MEAN!! [raises his fist to punch Mick]
- Mick: Ohh! [covers his face]
- [Ash's hand grabs Glenn's fist before he lands a punch.]
- Ash: HEY!
- Glenn: Huh?
- [Iris and Cilan look on with a look of shock, seeing the serious angry side of Ash.]
- Ash: STOP IT!
Baffling the Bouffalant
Cilan Takes Flight!
An Amazing Aerial Battle!
Battling the Leaf Thieves!
- Ash: Wow. Thanks Emolga. Swadloon evolved because of you. That was a great battle.
- Emolga: Emol? Emol-Emol-Emol! [I did? I mean, thanks! I'm glad I could help your Swadloon evolve in battle!]
- Iris: You're the best, Emolga!
Evolution by Fire!
- [Note: This Pokemon episode has the lowest ratings in the entire series. This episode is the reason why the writers cannot reuse the story about Ash's Fire-type starters being abandoned by an abusive trainer anymore.]
- Shamus: Come on, Fire Warriors! Emboar, Heatmor, showtime!
- [After recalling his defeated Emboar and Heatmor, Shamus walks over to Ash, Snivy and Pignite]
- Ash: You still got a problem, Shamus?!
- Shamus: Oh no, you won the battle fair and square. [to Pignite] Sorry Pignite. I was totally wrong when I said you had no talent and I hope you'll forgive me.
- Pignite: Pignite? [Forgive you?]
- Shamus: Hey, I know! Since you haven't been able to forget me after all this time, why don't you come back to the team? We'll be great, give up on this loser trainer and come with me. [Really, Shamus? You admitted defeat to Ash seconds ago.] We'll reach the top with the new Fire Warriors! What do you say?
- [Pignite thinks a second, but remembering that Shamus replaced him with a 'better' Emboar, Pignite violently retaliates with Flamethrower burning Shamus' face. Pignite stands next to Ash]
- Ash: You see, Pignite's one of the gang. Looks like we're staying as a team. [Both Pignite and Snivy agree]
- Shamus: [runs away embarassed, almost tearing up] I'll remember this!
- [Note: Audience members are not stupid as they can compare Pignite with Charizard and Infernape. Not only that, but the writers failed to evolve Ash's Pignite into an Emboar when they had the chance to do so. This is why Pignite is not well received compared to Ash's previous two fully-evolved Fire-type Starters.]
Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!
Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!
Clash of the Connoisseurs!
- Nurse Joy: Ash, wait! Did you just say you were going to the Opelucid Gym?
- Ash: You bet! We're heading on over, right now!
- Nurse Joy: Then I guess I have a little bad news for you. I just received word that the Opelucid Gym is closed.
- [As the heroes are riding in a limousine to Mr. Hatterly's mansion, they meet a familiar face at the gate]
- Cilan: Burgundy? What are you doing here?
- Burgundy: I came all this way because I heard they were looking for a skilled Pokemon Connoisseuse but they won't let me in!
- Butler: You will have to forgive us. Mr. Hatterly requires the services of an A-Class Pokemon Connoisseur!
- Cilan: Now let me see. You're a...
- Burgundy: What's wrong with C-Class, monsieur?!
- Cilan: Why nothing!
- Butler: I fear a C-Class like yourself won't suffice. [Keep in mind, C-Class connoisseurs are beginners and are way less experienced when compared to A-Class Connoisseurs]
- Cilan: I pride myself in my knowledge in all Pokemon Connoisseurs, but I've never heard of you.
- 'Fauxgundy': Uhh...I became an S-Class Connoisseur long before you two were born, that's it!
- Ricard Nouveau: [unconvinced] Now that's strange. I didn't think there was a connoisseur association back then.
- Cilan: Would you mind showing us your Connoisseur badge once more?
- 'Fauxgundy': Of all the INSULTING...[At the same time, a Lillipup starts playing with the badge] You give that back!
- [Lillipup licks the badge causing the 'S' sticker to fall off revealing that it is just a 'C' Badge]
- Cilan: Why, that's a C-Class badge!
- Ricard Nouveau: You forged it to look just like an S-Class Badge!
- 'Fauxgundy': Give that back! [As 'Fauxgundy' tackles Lillipup, the outfit becomes ruined revealing it is none other than Burgundy. Nice try, but if you are not at least an A-Class Connoisseur, DON'T lie your way in to help!]
- [Ricard Nouveau summons his Purrloin into the battlefield]
- Cilan: [horrified] Augh! NOT A PURRLOIN!
- Ricard Nouveau: Oh, something wrong? You're not afraid of a Purrloin?
- Cilan: No...I'm just fine. [Not really] We'll just attack head on and now presenting my Crustle!
- [Crustle's Rock Wrecker knocks out Ricard Nouveau's Purrloin and also sends an unseen Burgundy blasting off Team Rocket style!]
- Ash: Huh? Could have sworn I've heard that before.
- [Cilan is declared winner of the Connoisseur battle]
- Ricard Nouveau: Purrloin, you'll be alright. Now take a good rest. [recalls Purrloin]
- Cilan: [walking up to Ricard Nouveau with Crustle] Ricard. So, what do you think of Crustle?
- Ricard Nouveau: [a bit embarassed but admits...] I guess you and Crustle are sparkling and unpredictable after all.