Behold, for the time has come to win Ash's 7th gym badge after arriving in Icirrus City since his Krokorok is looking ready to battle in the Icirrus Gym. Ash faces off against Brycen, the movie star action hero turned Kung-Fu Master and Gym Leader of the Icirrus City Gym with his team full of Ice-types with and icy, frozen Pokemon Battlefield made of ice. Will Ash be able to beat this superb Ice-type Gym Leader? Yes. And why is Iris and Axew in full winter gear? Because Icirrus City Gym is an Ice-type Gym.
This is the second time Ash looked up Vanillish on the Pokedex. First was BW059: The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! when Dr. Furrary a.k.a. Cryogonalman leader of Team Vanillite summons out Vanillish since he doesn't have one when he and their two henchmen are arrested.
Ash told his Krokorok to grab the stones from the Stone Edge the same way Bianca's Emboar grabbed them from Trip's Conkeldurr's but differently in BW074: A Clubsplosion of Excitement! when Bianca told him to send the stones back with Fling after he caught them. Then she tells him to steal the concrete pillars from Conkeldurr and throw them back with Fling again to win the match of Round 1 of the Clubsplosion Tournament.
In the flashback, it is revealed that Ash learned something from Bianca when her Emboar caught the stones from the Stone Edge with her passion and plea during the final match-ups of Round 1 of the Clubsplosion. That is why he came up with a plan to get the stones to fly back, so Krokorok would be able to catch them.
The way Krokorok use the two stones as swords to hit through Beartic's Aerial Ace is similar when Georgia's Bisharp use Iron head to hit through Gale's Druddigon to make it faint from the attack. And now Brycen's Beartic is fainted from Krokorok's attack too.
As the episode ends, Iris and Axew looked a little worried because the destination to Opelucid City that Ash and co. are going to right now to get his 8th badge, is "actually" the Village of Dragons where she and Axew came from. That means Iris would have to tell the truth.
Who's that Pokémon?: Vanillish (US).
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