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BW025: Battling for the Love of Bug-Types!

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Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Black & White Char. of the Day: Burgh
Episode №: #682 Main: Ash Ketchum, Iris, Cilan
Aired: JapanFlag Mar-17-2011 Recurring: Jessie, James
UnitedStatesFlag Jul-9-2011
Opening theme: Black and White Minor: Burgh
Badge(s): 22x22px Basicbadge 22x22px Setting: Castelia City, Castelia City Gym
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Iris' Axew, Ash's Sewaddle → Ash's Swadloon, Ash's Tepig, Ash's Oshawott, Jessie's Woobat, Burgh's Dwebble, Burgh's Whirlipede, Burgh's Leavanny, James' Yamask, Cilan's Dwebble (Flashback)
Major event(s)
Ash's Sewaddle evolves into Swadloon and learns Energy Ball, James captures a Yamask, Ash battles Burgh and wins the Insect Badge
Pokémon: Black & White


After the events of the last episode, Ash finally has his battle with Burgh at the Castelia Gym. Meanwhile, though disbanded, Jessie, James and Meowth search for their boss Giovanni. James finds a Yamask and feeds it. After this act of kindness, Yamask is caught by James. During the Gym Battle, Ash's Sewaddle evolves into Swadloon and with it, Tepig and Pikachu, Ash wins the battle and the Insect Badge.


Pokémon Debuts

  • Whirlipede
  • Ash's Swadloon



  • This episode was supposed to air two weeks later but was bumped after the episode "Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma"'s delayment.
  • In the English Dub, Giovanni's secretary says he's busy with meetings and cannot be bothered to give Jessie, James and Meowth a mission; she says what they do from then as their mission is up to them. This is due to the previous two episodes not being aired.
  • Team Rocket returns to their old uniforms (forgoing the dark trench coats), but keep their gadgets & seriousness.
  • The music motto of Team Rocket in the Diamond & Pearl series is back and added to the Black & White series.
  • This is the second time Ash's Oshawott got shocked and fainted by not being chosen. The first time was back in In The Shadow of Zekrom
  • This is the first time, in the entire BW series, James shows his kind side to a Pokémon.
  • James caught his Yamask the same way he caught his Cacnea by feeding it. This is the second time James has captured a Pokémon by using this method.
  • The Yamask that James caught might be the same one that Ash and co. last saw it back in Nacrene City.
  • Professor Oak's Live Caster: Herdier
  • Who's That Pokémon?: Leavanny (US)


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