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BW065: Evolution Exchange Excitement!

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Evolution Exchange Excitement!
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies Char. of the Day: None
Episode №: #721 Main: Ash, Iris, Cilan
Aired: JapanFlag Jan-19-2012 Recurring: Nurse Joy, Bianca, Professor Juniper
UnitedStatesFlag May-26-2012
Opening theme: Rival Destinies Minor: Cedric Juniper, Professor Juniper's Assistants
Badge(s): 22x22px Basicbadge 22x22px Boltbadge Quakebadge Setting: Chargestone Cave
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Iris' Axew, Ash's Boldore, Cilan's Crustle, Bianca's Shelmet (Traded to Professor Juniper), Professor Juniper's Karrablast (traded to Bianca), Professor Juniper's Accelgor, Bianca's Escaviler, Klink (Multiple), Klinklang
Major event(s)
Ash and co. meet Professor Juniper's father, Bianca trades her Shelmet for Professor Juniper's Karrablast for the sole purpose of evolution, Ash and Cilan battle Bianca and Professor Juniper and win, Bianca leaves the group, Cedric Juniper emerges from the cave.
Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies

Episode Plot

After the events of the last episode cause of Team Rocket, and restoring the Chargstone Cave home of Galvantulas and Joltiks, Ash and co. arrive at Prof. Juniper's base camp at Chargestone Cave. Bianca is now ready to trade her Shelmet for an Escavalier as a Karrablast Professor Juniper caught by using the Pokemon Trade Machine. But first, they have to record the data of Shelmet and Karrablast before the trade by having a pokemon battle. Suddenly, the battle was halted when a sudden electrical wave was coming from a Klinklang in area 7 when its gears are stuck because of that pen. After Professor Juniper pulls the pen out of Klinklang, everything is going back to normal as Ash and co. go back to base camp to let the Evolution Exchange begins. The trade was successful but when Bianca wanted to try out her new Pokémon, it evolved into an Escavalier for some reason. What happened to make it possible, why won't Bianca's Escavalier obey her? That is because Escavalier still has Karrablast's aggressive personality when their in a middle of a battle.



  • Cedric Juniper


  • Klinklang
  • Klink
  • Karrablast
  • Escavalier


  • Trade Machine V 5.0


  • The way Shelmet and Karrablast evolve sounds near similar to another method of evolution explained in IL066: The Evolution Solution.
    • Karrablast would use the shell Shelmet discards as armor as an Escavalier, whereas, as an Accelgor, Shelmet would gain incredible speed from not carrying the shell anymore.
  • Bianca had the same problem that Ash had with his Charmeleon in IL044: The Problem with Paras and Dawn had with Piloswine (which now evolved into Mamoswine) in DP106: A Breed Stampede! : Her newly evolved Escaviler had gone beserk and wouldn't obey her.
  • Cedric Juniper did not appear until the end of the episode.
  • This is the first episode to depict an evolution by trading.
  • This is the second time Ash looked up Shelmet on the Pokedex since it's debut in BW051: Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!.
  • This is the second time Ash looked up on a pokemon in its final evolved form on the Pokedex since BW018: Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest
  • This is the second time a person looked up Accelgor on the Pokedex. First was Ash he looked up in BW059: The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! when one Accelgor is with a partner name Charles back in Driftveil City.
  • This is the second time Ash and Cilan are put in a Pokemon Tag Battle since BW053: Lost at the Stamp Rally! when they both battle against Ingo and Emmet: The Subway Bosses of Nimbasa City and lost. This time, they win against Professor Juniper and Bianca.
  • This is the second time the soundtrack opening title of Arceus and the Jewel of Life is used when Ash and co. are about to have a Tag Battle. First was BW064: Crisis at Chargestone Cave!.
  • This is the third consecutive episode to feature the evolution of a main or recurring character's Pokemon, with Bianca's newly-traded Karrablast evolving into Escavalier.
  • This is also the second consecutive episode to feature the evolution of a main or recurring character's Bug-type Pokemon (Cilan's Dwebble evolved in the last episode).
  • This episode currently holds the record for most Pokedex entries in a single episode (the Pokemon being scanned are: Shelmet, Karrablast, Klink, Klinklang, Accelgor and Escavalier).
  • This is the fifth episode to depict a trade on-screen.
  • Professor Oak's Live Caster: Duosion
  • Who's That Pokemon?: Shelmet (Japan), Karrablast (U.S.)
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