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Enter Iris and Axew
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Black & White Char. of the Day: Trip
Episode №: #659 Main: Ash Ketchum, Iris
Aired: JapanFlag Sep-23-2010 Recurring: Jessie, James, Giovanni, Professor Juniper, Professor Oak
UnitedStatesFlag Feb-12-2011
Opening theme: Black and White Minor: Giovanni's Secretary, Trip (flashback)
Badge(s): Setting: Nuvema Town, Unova Route 1
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Iris' Axew, Giovanni's Persian, Trip's Snivy, Zekrom, Ash's Pidove, Jessie's Woobat, Woobat (group), Deerling, Patrat, Pidove, Oshawott
Major event(s)
Ash starts on another quest to capture all the Pokémon in the world , yet again, Ash learns the first Unova League Gym is in Striaton City, Ash captures a Pidove, Jessie and James are revealed to have left all their Pokémon at Team Rocket's Headquarters, Jessie captures a Woobat, Ash's Pikachu recovers from Zekrom's Lightning Attacks. Oshawott follows Ash from Professor Juniper's Lab.
Pokémon: Black & White

"Enter Iris and Axew" is the second episode in the season Pokémon: Black and White.

Episode Plot

After being struck by lightning, Pikachu is having trouble using its Electric-type attacks... but a second strange thunderstorm heals the Pokemon just as quickly! Attributing the ordeal to the Legendary Pokemon Zekrom, Professors Oak and Juniper agree that further research is needed.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket has arrived in the Unova region and prepares to launch an operation designed to steal both Zekrom and Pikachu! Ash is eager to start his new journey, and armed with a new Pokedex and new Pokeballs, our hero sets out to meet as many Unova Pokemon as he can. While trying to catch a Pidove, Ash runs into a girl named Iris and her Pokemon Axew. It doesn't take long for Team Rocket to launch a plot to steal Pikachu, Pidove and Axew, too! Of course, Ash springs into action, battling his old enemies Jessie, James and Meowth. He gets some help from an unexpected source: Oshawott, who has been following Ash and Pikachu since they left Professor Juniper's lab. Before long, all the Pokemon are safely returned while Team Rocket mysteriously vanishes.

The group visits the Pokemon Center where Nurse Joy restores Pikachu, Axew and Pidove to perfect health. Iris admits that although Ash acts "like a kid", she is impressed with the way he sprang into action when saving their three Pokemon. And Ash wonders out loud why Oshawott helped them out the way it did...


  • Pikachu did not destroy a bike, unlike the previous female companions of Ash.
  • Ash turns his cap if he is catching a Pokémon.
  • Iris is officially introduced in this episode.
  • This episode debuts the redesigned Nurse Joy.
  • Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld takes over as the voice of Nurse Joy in the English version.
  • This is the second time James has no Pokémon on hand and also the first time Jessie has no Pokémon on hand.
  • Wobbuffet is no longer a member of Team Rocket as of this episode, due to the fact he isn't native to Unova.
  • Just like in the first episode when one of the Pokémon Ash thought was a Pidgey, he threw a rock and he was attacked by a flock of Spearows. Ash captures a Pidove, after they all attack Ash.
  • Professor Oak's Live Caster: Poke Balls
  • Who's That Pokemon?: Oshawott (US)


  • Iris: "Okay, what was that for?!"

Ash: "You see, I was only trying to catch a Pokémon."
Iris: "Oh, so what you're really telling me is I look like a Pokémon. Your Pokédex, is this cute face in there? Tell me! IS IT?!"

  • Jessie: "Again is the question, so twerpish indeed."

James: "The answer to come as we feel the need."
Jessie: "Bringing the blinding White light of evil into the future."
James: "Thrusting the hammer of justice down onto the Black darkness of the universe."
Meowth: "And carving our names in the rock of eternity."
Jessie: "The Fiery destroyer, Jessie."
James: "And with Thunderous emotion, I am James."
Meowth: "Wisest of the Wise, Meowth."
Jessie, James and Meowth: "Now gather...under the name of Team Rocket."


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