Ash and co. arrive at Lacunosa Town. Dawn meets Trip, Burgundy and Georgia. Trip's Servine is revealed to have evolved into Serperior. Burgundy is revealed to have obtained a Darmanitan. Trip defeats Burgundy and moves on. Iris's Dragonite starts disobeying her in a battle against Georgia, but she still wins and moves on. Ash, Cilan and Dawn move on to the next round.
Finally arriving at Lacunosa Town, Ash and co. finally arrive for the World Tournament Junior Cup, where the winner will battle Alder. As they go there to register they found Alder talking to Cynthia outside having a conversation. Naturally, Ash's rival Trip is there with his newly evolved Serperior (since Ash's 3rd battle with him 58 episodes earlier) when his Servine evolved, and he's not going to be knocked out of the tournament that easy. But Trip's not the only rival that their friend Dawn meets who can be a pain in the neck exactly. That's right! And lookout everyone, here comes Iris' rival, Georgia, the Dragon Buster, and Cilan's rival, Burgundy, the C-Class Pokemon Connoissuese who doesn't like Dawn's Pokemon Coordinator personality when she's friends with Cilan. Now that Ash's friends and rivals are all here to enter (minus Luke, Bianca, and Stephan), who will come out on top? Round 1 begins now!
Prior to two of these episodes, Ash swapped Snivy, and Scraggy for Leavanny, and Boldore to go along with Krokorok and Pignite.
This episode marks the first time when two different rivals of Ash and co.'s (minus Dawn's) face each other off in a Pokemon Battle. Which is Trip: The Pokemon Trainer from Nuvema Town v.s Burgundy: The C-Class Pokemon Connoisseuse.
This episode would be the first time Trip made a type disadvantage to a win other than Ash.
Also, this would be the only episode that both Burgundy and Georgia are knocked out of the tournament of round 1 because of Trip and Iris who made their type disadvantage to a win with Trip's Serperior and Iris' Dragonite (with its disobedience behavior between a bond of both Trainer and Pokemon).
Burgundy shouldn't known better to not give Trip an evaluation time because this would waste time. Also, she shouldn't do that in the first place without giving Darmanitan a chance to launch an attack on Serperior.
When Burgundy said that Trip made toast out of her instead of Cilan, she was burnt toast after all when Trip did this when he executed Darmanitan.
Normally, a Normal-type move like Leer would decrease a Pokemon's defenses one time but Ash and co. had no idea that Serperior's Leer is more powerful than they thought as he finish this battle with SolarBeam.
Every scene in the Pokemon Battle Tournament went by so fast as all of the trainers Pokemons gets beaten after another just to get to the part when Iris is battling Georgia.
Its possible that Dragonite wants to battle a tough Pokemon like Beartic alone without any help from Iris as it blocks Hidden Power and Focus Blast by using hands.
After Beartic freezes Dragonite with Ice Beam, its impossible for Dragonite to break free from ice by moving around from the inside.
It would be impossible for a Dragon-Flying type to survive Blizzard as Dragonite run up to Beartic to score a critical hit by using ThunderPunch.
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