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BW052: Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!

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Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym! (ライモンジム! 華麗なる電撃バトル!!)
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies Char. of the Day: Elesa
Episode №: #709 Main: Ash, Iris, Cilan
Aired: JapanFlag Sep-29-2011 Recurring: Professor Juniper,
UnitedStatesFlag Feb-25-2012
Opening Theme: Rival Destinies Minor: Elesa, Elesa's fans, Female Referee
Badge(s): Triobadge Basicbadge Insectbadge Boltbadge Setting: Nimbasa City, Nimbasa City Gym
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Iris' Axew, Ash's Snivy, Elesa's Zebstrika, Elesa's Tynamo, Elesa's Emolga, Ash's Palpitoad
Major event(s)
Ash wins the Bolt Badge. Ash learns the next Gym is in Driftveil City. Ash's Palpitoad is revealed to be male.
Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies

Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym! (Japanese: ライモンジム! 華麗なる電撃バトル!! Raimon Gym! Magnificent Electric Shock Battle!!) is the 52nd of Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies.


The time has finally come. Ash vs. Elesa in a Pokémon Gym Battle. Ash tries to think of a strategy and comes up with one. Since Elesa uses Electric-Type Pokémon, and Ground-Type Pokémon beat Electric-Types, Ash has decided to use only his Palpitoad during the battle and leave Pikachu out. Will Ash's strategy work, especially if Elesa's other two Pokémon have no weakness against Ground-types?





Bolt Badge


  • This is the fourth time Ash battled an Electric type Gym Leader. The first three being Lt. Surge, Wattson and Volkner.
    • This is also the only time Ash battles an Electric Gym Leader without having a rematch.
  • This is the first time Ash switched his team during a Gym Battle.
  • Professor Oak's Live Caster: Zorua
  • Who's That Pokémon?: Zebstrika (Japan), Tynamo (U.S.) 

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