Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! (ズルッグとわがままゴチム！ Scraggy & The Selfish Gothita) is the 7th episode of Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies.
While on their way to Driftveil City, Ash and co. encounter a Gothita and its trainer, a young girl by the name of Katharine. It appears that this Gothita has taken a liking to Ash's Scraggy due to its staring and tell Katharine to have a Pokémon battle with Ash with Mandibuzz. If she wins, she'll have Scraggy for her Gothita. Will Ash agree to battle her for it?
Ash and Iris have a battle. Axew tries to scratch Scraggy, who dodges and headbutts Axew. Axew scratches Scraggy, followed with Dragon Rage. Scraggy uses High Jump Kick, but Axew uses Dragon Rage, causing both Pokémon to be defeated. The heroes admit both of their Pokémon have gotten their Pokémon battling skills improved. Thirsty after the battle, Axew and Scraggy take a sip of water. Axew and Scraggy play with each other for a bit, making Ash and Iris they are best buddies after the battle is over. Suddenly, a Gothita appears, causing them to spin and bash into a rock. Scraggy leers Gothita, who simply stares at him. Gothita's owner appears, wondering what is going on.
The girl is Katherine, who is on her journey. Gothita comes to her and shows they won two badges so far. Ash shows he won two more, making Gothita a bit displeased. Axew's stomach grumbles, so Cilan makes lunch. Katharine is pleased with Cilan's cooking and tells she is heading for Nimbasa City's Gym. They advise her to go to Ferris Wheel and ride the subway as well. As Cilan explains the subway system, Gothita stares at Scraggy. Scraggy tries to headbutt it and use High Jump Kick on Gothita, who dodges and laughs at his failure. Gothita uses Psychic on Katharine to bring her close to itself. Katharine sees Gothita likes Scraggy and wants Katharine to trade one of her Pokémon for Scraggy.
Katharine proposes the idea to Ash, sending her Darumaka, Deerling and Mandibuzz as alternatives, shocking Axew. Ash refuses, wanting to trade Pokémon he already has. Gothita is displeased, so Katharine sees it wants a battle and if they win, Ash will have to trade Scraggy, making Axew scared. Ash replies Scraggy does not have much battle experience, but Katharine proposes any Pokémon will do. Ash does not want to battle, so Katharine thinks he is not even a true trainer, refusing a challenge like this, thinking he created his fake badges. Ash is annoyed and accepts her challenge, knowing he cannot lose. Gothita points at Mandibuzz, so Katharine chooses her. Ash chooses Tepig, disappointing the rest of his team.
Mandibuzz starts with Fury Attack, but Tepig dodges and retaliates by tackling her. Mandibuzz uses Air Slash, attacking Tepig, followed with Dark Pulse. Tepig dodges and uses Flamethrower on Mandibuzz. Mandibuzz uses Brave Bird, attacking Tepig and sending him in high air, while she receives recoil. Tepig tries to tackle and use Flamethrower, but misses. Mandibuzz uses Brave Bird, but gets countered and defeated by Flame Charge. Gothita is displeased and scolds Katharine, who replies Gothita will have to forget Scraggy. Suddenly, it is raining, so they all run into the nearest cabin. Seeing the rain won't stop, they decide to stay here, giving Gothita an idea with Scraggy, while Snivy senses something wrong.
During the night, Gothita wakes up and pats Scraggy, who wakes up and is told Gothita is hungry. As they go out, Axew has a nightmare Ash lost and Scraggy went with Katharine and Gothita. Axew tried to go after him, but was defeated by Gothita's Psyshock. Axew wakes up and is terrified Scraggy and Gothita are not present, so runs away, waking up Snivy as well. Gothita uses Psychic, pulling an apple down a tree. Scraggy smiles, causing Axew to be shocked. He pulls Scraggy, who is also pulled by Gothita. Pikachu wakes Ash up, who yells out the Pokémon are gone. To find them, Ash sends Tranquil and they all split to search for the missing Pokémon. Axew releases Scraggy, causing Gothita to roll away. Gothita uses Psyshock, but misses and gets blown away by Axew's Dragon Rage.
Gothita lands on a Pokémon, who releases gas, causing Gothita to run away, as it is awake. The Pokémon comes and gets leered by Scraggy. The Pokémon uses Mud Shot, but Snivy uses Vine Whip to save Axew and Scraggy. Gothita got hit by Mud Shot and retaliates using Hidden Power. Tranquil found them and reports to the heroes. The Pokémon uses Acid, but misses, so uses Mud Shot on Gothita, who dodges. The heroes arrive and see the Pokémon is Garbodor. Garbodor uses Clear Smog. Pikachu, per Ash's order, tries to convince Garbodor it was a mistake and they apologise for disturbing it. Garbodor uses Clear Smog, causing Gothita to use Psyshock, bt gets hit by Snivy's Vine Whip.
Katharine sends Deerling, who uses Aromatherapy, calming Garbodor down. Garbodor happily leaves, while the heroes tell Axew and Scraggy it was unwise to go out like that. As the heroes are to return to the cabin, Gothita wants to have a battle with Snivy, who accepts the challenge. Next day, Snivy battles Gothita. Gothita uses Psyshock, but misses. Gothita uses Hidden Power, though Snivy counters it with Leaf Storm. Snivy attacks with Vine Whip, though Gothita counters it with Double Slap. Using Leaf Blade, Snivy knocks Gothita down. Gothita uses Psyshock, but gets defeated by Leaf Storm. Gothita is upset, but Snivy has a smirk, causing Gothita to cry out and run away. Katherine follows it, bidding farewell to the heroes.
Axew and Scraggy thank Snivy for that battle. The heroes also leave, going to Driftveil City.
- Professor Oak's Live Caster: Purrloin
- Kerry Williams returns to the Pokémon series to voice Katharine her first role in Pokémon since "Judgmemt Day!".
- Who's that Pokémon?: Mandibuzz (US)
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