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|season = Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies
 
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|major = Ash has his Gym Battle with Elesa, Ash earns the Bolt Badge, Ash learns the next Gym is in Driftveil City but has to wait since the bridge is closed.
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|major = Ash wins the Bolt Badge. Ash learns the next Gym is in Driftveil City. Ash's Palpitoad is revealed to be male.
|machars = [[Ash]], [[Iris (anime)|Iris]], [[Cilan (anime)|Cilan]]
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|machars = [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]], [[Iris (anime)|Iris]], [[Cilan (anime)|Cilan]]
 
|rchars = [[Professor Juniper]],
 
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|local = [[Nimbasa City]], [[Nimbasa City Gym]]}}
 
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==Episode Plot==
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==Synopsis==
The time has (finally) come. [[Ash]] vs. [[Elesa]] in a Pokémon Gym Battle. Ash tries to think of his strategy and comes up with one. Since Elesa uses {{type|Electric}}-Type Pokémon, and {{type|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?
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The time has finally come. [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]] vs. [[Elesa]] in a Pokémon Gym Battle. Ash tries to think of a strategy and comes up with one. Since Elesa uses {{type|Electric}}-Type Pokémon, and {{type|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?
   
 
==Debuts==
 
==Debuts==
===Pokémon===
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;Pokémon
*[[Tynamo]]
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[[Tynamo]]
   
===Items===
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;Items
*[[Badge|Bolt Badge]]
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[[Badge|Bolt Badge]]
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*This is the fourth time Ash battled an [[Elesa|Electric type Gym Leader]]. The first three being [[Lt. Surge]], [[Wattson]] and [[Volkner]].
 
*This is the fourth time Ash battled an [[Elesa|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 also the only time Ash battles an Electric Gym Leader without having a rematch.
*The battle is a bit of a reverse of what happened in the Gym Battle between Ash and Falkner, with Elesa knocking out two of Ash's Pokémon with just one.
 
*Ash's Palpitoad is confirmed to be male in this episode.
 
*This is the first time in the anime that a gym leader's most powerful Pokémon got knocked out first before it did any real damage. The most powerful of a gym leaders Pokémon is usually knocked out last after it does collateral damage but this episode was different. This may have been due to type advantage as Palpitoad is a dual water and Ground-type and Ground is super-effective against Electric.
 
 
*This is the first time Ash switched his team during a Gym Battle.
 
*This is the first time Ash switched his team during a Gym Battle.
*Thinking it was easy to beat Elesa, Ash only brought in Palpitoad, the only time he brought in one Pokémon to battle three
 
*Two of Elesa's Pokemons are out when they hit the wall. The two were Emolga and Tynamo because of [[Ash's Pikachu|Ash's Pikachu.]]
 
*This is the second time Ash used Palpitoad, Snivy, and Pikachu in a battle since [[BW041: Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!]], [[BW042: Cilan Versus Trip, Ash Versus Georgia!]], [[BW043: The Club Battle Hearts of Fury, Emolga Versus Sawk!]], and [[BW044: The Club Battle Finale: A Heroes Outcome!]] during the tournament battle sponsored by the Pokemon Battle Club in [[Nimbasa Town]].
 
*The reason why the Driftveil Drawbridge is offline for repairs is because of Team Rocket in BW049:Crisis from the Underground Up!
 
 
*Professor Oak's Live Caster: Zorua
 
*Professor Oak's Live Caster: Zorua
*Who's That Pokemon?: Tynamo (US)
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*Who's That Pokémon?: Zebstrika (Japan), Tynamo (U.S.) 
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{{Pokémon: Best Wishes!}}
 
{{Pokémon: Best Wishes!}}
 
[[Category:Episodes focusing on Ash]]
 
[[Category:Episodes focusing on Ash]]
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[[Category:Episodes focusing on Pikachu]]
 
[[Category:Episodes with gym battles]]
 
[[Category:Episodes with gym battles]]
 
[[Category:Episodes in which a main character obtains a badge]]
 
[[Category:Episodes in which a main character obtains a badge]]
[[Category:Episodes focusing on Pikachu]]
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[[Category:Episodes written by Junki Takegami]]
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[[Category:Episodes storyboarded by Hiromasa Amano]]
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[[Category:Episodes directed by Ken'ichi Nishida]]
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[[Category:Episodes animated by Mizuho Tajima]]

Latest revision as of 03:39, November 3, 2014

← BW051 | Episode | BW053 →
Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym! (ライモンジム! 華麗なる電撃バトル!!)
BW052
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

SynopsisEdit

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?

DebutsEdit

Pokémon

Tynamo

Items

Bolt Badge

TriviaEdit

  • 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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