Team Rocket have arrived to Nimbasa, where they will commence their plan. The next day, the gang arrives as well. Ash asks Luke where is the Gym, but Luke tells them this is Nimbasa *Town*, not City - the City was made later. Cilan confirms it on his device, seeing they have some way ahead before arriving to the City. Bianca appears as well, knocking Ash to the nearest fountain and making a flashback. Still, Ash dries his clothes. Nevertheless, they will participate in the fighting competition. Luke makes a documentary about the fighting club, while Bianca is amused by Zorua and goes to capture her, but is reminded that she belongs to Luke, so goes after her.
As they arrive, they see Don George who gives the papers to be filled in. Ash thinks which Pokemon should he use, while Pikachu offers himself, so Ash will rake him as well. Stephan appears, with his new Zebstrika who will particiapte as well. Burgundy, Georgia and even Trip come to the competition. Burgundy is still going after Cilan to defeat him. Zorua transforms into Georgia, annoying the real Georgia by the joke she would need another of herself to beat Iris. Trip is still not amused by Ash's fighting skills. As they proceed to the arena, they see many people cheering. Don George and the announcer will be the judges of the arena.
The screen has decided the matches - Ash vs. Burgundy, Iris vs. Jimmy Ray, Cilan vs. Trip, Stephan vs. Bianca, Georgia vs. Sylvester, Luke vs. Scooter and some other trainers. First, Georgia sends Beartic and Sylvester sends Joltik. Beartic attacks, but Joltik dodges and hops onto Beartic's back. Joltik uses Thunderbolt, knocking Bearic on its back. However, Joltik is crushed and defeated, so Georgia wins. Dino, Omega, Antonio and Emanuel battle, but in the end, Dino and Antonio win the 1st round.
Next, Burgundy and Ash battle. Burgundy sends Stoutland and Ash his Palpitoad. Palpitoad starts the battle by using Mudshot. Stoutland attacks with Thunder Fang, but with no effect, due to Palpitoad being a Ground Pokemon. Next, Stoutland uses Ice Fang, freezing Palpitoad. Palpitoad attacks with Supersonic, freeing itself. Stoutland goes to attack with Flame Fang, but is negated due to Mudshot. Palpitoad attacks with Hydro Pump, defeating Stoutland and winning the 1st round.
- Health Wing
- Muscle Wing
- Genius Wing
- Swift Wing
- Clever Wing
- Resist Wing
- Pretty Wing
- All the known rivals Ash and co. met so far appear in this episode.
- The tournament first round match-ups are as follows:
- Georgia vs. Sylvester - Georgia.
- Dino vs. Omega - Dino.
- Antonio vs. Emmanuel - Antonio.
- Burgundy vs. Ash - Ash.
- Trip vs. Cilan - next episode.
- Stephan vs. Bianca - next episode.
- Luke vs. Scooter - next episode.
- Jimmy Ray vs. Iris - next episode.
- So far the only participants in the next round are Georgia, Dino, Antonio and Ash.
- This is the third tournament Ash has participated in.
- This episode marks Ash's Palpitoad first appearance since it's capture.
- This is the second time Burgundy gets her Pokemons beaten by one of Ash's friends. First was Cilan in BW019: A Connoisseur's Revenge!.
- This is Ash's Palpitoad first on-screen battle.
- Who's That Pokemon?: Zebstrika (US)
- "They really do look alike."
Iris about Don George.
- "THAT'S MY OPPONENT?!"
Iris about Jimmy Ray.