| ← AG012 | Episode
All Things Bright and Beautifly! (ポケモンコンテスト！アゲハントの華麗なバトル！！)
Char. of the Day:
Ash, May, Brock, Max
Jessie, James, Chaz, Janet
I Wanna Be A Hero
Raoul Contesta, Mr. Sukizo, Nurse Joy, Contest host, Team Rocket Grunts (fantasy)
Near Rustboro City
Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Ash's Tailow, Ash's Treecko, May's Torchic, Jessie's Wobbuffet,Janet's Beautifly, Chaz's Venomoth, Chaz's Sentret, Jynx (Japanese version), Flaaffy Ninetales, Persian, Marill, Slugma, Smeargle, Elekid, Poochyena, Lotad
Ash, May, Brock and Max go to their first Pokémon Contest. Jessie gets her Hoenn Contest Pass renewed. Ash, May and Brock get a Hoenn Contest Pass. May becomes interested in Pokémon Contests. Ash learns that the first Hoenn Gym is a Rock-type Gym. Ash begins to teach Pikachu Iron Tail.
Ash and the group are nearly at Rustboro City when two Coordinators, Chaz and Janet, stop them and tell them about Pokémon Contests. Meanwhile, Jessie renews her Contest Pass and Ash, May and Brock get Passes also. Then, Chaz helps Ash to teach Iron Tail to Pikachu, while May becomes more interested in Pokémon Contests. Things are getting really tough when Chaz and Janet battle each other to the finals. Who will be named the winner and will Ash's Pikachu master Iron Tail?
The Pokémon featured in the Who's That Pokémon segment is Magcargo.
This is the first time that PokéBlocks appear in the anime.
Although a Hoenn Pokémon Contest is held, Vivian isn't the announcer.
Though a Jynx was present in the Japanese version, it was cut out in the American version because of the Blackface.Since then, Jynx's face in the anime appears to be purple.
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