Ash and co. return to Nuvema Town. Team Rocket returns to Unova. Jessie is revealed to have a Frillish. Jessie's Frillish is revealed to be female. Jessie's Frillish knows Mist, Psychic and Bubblebeam. James is revealed to have an Amoonguss. James' Amoonguss knows Hidden Power, Body Slam and Stun Spore.
With the Unova League behind him, Ash decides to stay in Unova for a while longer. While there, He, Iris and Cilan meet a new trainer who has a vapid imagination, thinks too much, and is just starting. After much thought she chooses Tepig and tries to battle with Ash but Team Rocket interferes. Will they get Tepig back?