While still on the way to Nimbasa City (Are we there yet?), Ash and co. meet a girl named Georgia, who calls herself the Dragon Buster. She's called this because she defeats trainers who use Dragon Pokémon, which starts a heated rivalry between her and Iris. After defeating both Iris' Axew and Excadrill by using her Beartic, Georgia left with a satisfied look. Iris then tells the story of how she got her Excadrill back in her hometown when it was a Drilbur, and the man name Drayden who inspired her to be a Dragon Master. Will Iris regain her pride by defeating Georgia, or will she be left out in the cold by her Beartic again? Iris will regain her pride and defeat her Beartic once and for all. Unless, she have to apologize to Excadrill through thoughts on what happened back then when he got defeated by Rock Smash when he didn't like her strategy while battling with Haxorus.
The gang travels to Nimbasa City, but suddenly a woman named Georgia appears, demanding a battle against Iris. Georgia develops Pokémon who are prefect to battle against Dragons. Iris takes her Axew to battle, to which Georgia sends her Beartic to fight. Iris and Axew are scared from Ice type Pokémon, but they don't back down. Axew attacks the Beartic, but Beartic uses Icicle Crash. Axew runs and begins to use Rage, but Beartic uses Icicle Crash to defeat Axew.
Geoargia wants Iris defeated, but is unamused and begins to taunt her hearing that Axew is the only Iris's Dragon Pokémon. Iris sends her Excadrill to fight, but it is still in closed form. Beartic uses Rock Slash to send the Excadrill off, however the Excadrill awakens. Iris orders to use Dig, but Excadrill uses Metal Claw instead. Beartic counterattacks with Icicle Crash, owerpowering the Excadrill. Excadrill uses Drill Run, but the Beartic defeats the Excadrill using Rock Smash.
Excadrill sets itself into the form like before. Ash and Cilan wonder why is it in that form, so Iris tells her tale about it. She was a wild girl who loved Pokémon and saw the lone Drilbur. She wanted to capture it, but every time she flew on a vine to attack, the Drilbur deflected it, until it wasn't prepared, sending it to nearby vines. Iris released the Drilbur and hugged it, befriending it. Afterwards, she battled with a lot of trainers.
One day she battled a trainer with Druddigon. The Drilbur evolved into Excadrill and it defeated the Druddigon. The trainer paid respects to an older man after the battle. The man was Drayden, a master of Dragons. Iris challenges him to a fight. Iris sends her Excadrill to fight, while Drayden sends his Haxorus. Excadrill attacks the Haxorus, but every move it makes has no effect on Haxorus, so Haxorus attacks Excadrill, bashing it against a rock.
Excadrill is depressed, so it encases itself. Iris begins to talk some sense into it, but with little effort. So, back at the present, during the night, Iris sleeps with Excadrill and tries to talk with it. Excadrill is about to leave, but Iris offers to teach it Focus Blast. They spend the enter night and at morning Ash and Cilan arrive to see Excadrill using Focus Blast properly.
When they come back, they see that their breakfast has been eaten by Georgia. Iris demands a rematch, so Georgia sends her Beartic again. Iris calls out Excadrill and orders it to dig (which it does correctly). Excadrill uses Drill Run and Beartic Rock Smash. Excadrill is defeated, but so is Beartic, making nobody the winner. the episode ends with Georgia arguing with Iris.
- Iris: "Sheesh, what a little kid."
Georgia: "SO WHAT IF I'M A KID?!"
- Each of the main characters now has a respective rival: Ash with Trip, Cilan with Burgundy and Iris with Georgia.
- Georgia broke the fourth wall in this episode by pushing aside the split screen line.
- Though in a flashback, this is the second time Gym Leader order was readjusted in the anime with Drayden showing up before Elesa. The first time was back in season 1 where the order was Brock, Misty, Lt. Surge, Sabrina, Erika, Koga, Blaine and Giovanni.
- Mike Pollock returns to voice Drayden.
- Professor Oak's Live Caster: Basculin
- Who's That Pokémon?: Excadrill (US)