Brycen and Beartic appeared when the heroes noticed boulders falling from the cliff. Cilan recognized Brycen and Beartic, who acted in many movies, including "Enter the Beartic", in which Brycen fought against Beartic, but befriended it, seeing they had lot in common. Ash and his Krokorok were inspired by Brycen and Beartic, trying to imitate them in many trials, but failed. After the group found out a poacher, Rizzo, attempted to steal a Volcarona and sell it, Brycen had Beartic attack Rizzo's male and female Jellicent with Brine, blasting them away. Beartic endured Jellicent's Hex and defeated both of them with Ice Punch, sealing them, along with Rizzo, into a cage.
After Cryogonal got defeated, Brycen sent Beartic, who countered Ash's Pignite's Flame Charge with Brine. With a combo of Icicle Crash and Aerial Ace, Beartic defeated Pignite easily. For his final Pokémon, Ash sent Krokorok, who used Stone Edge, but was countered by Icicle Crash. Krokorok attempted to use Crunch on Beartic, but its mouth got frozen by Beartic's Ice Punch. Krokorok ran and leapt on the ice boulders to dodge the Brine attack and the ice on Krokorok's mouth had been shattered. Krokorok managed to hit Beartic with Stone Edge and Dig, but Beartic grabbed Krokorok's tail and slammed it onto the ice boulders. Krokorok got inspired even more to battle Beartic, using Stone Edge. Beartic countered the move with Icicle Crash, but Ash, knowing Beartic would do that, had Krokorok collect the stones and throw them back at Beartic, negating its Aerial Ace and defeating it, thus making Ash win the Gym match.
Ash remembered battling the Unova Gym Leaders, including Brycen and his Beartic, the night before he entered the Unova League.
|Ice Punch||Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!|
|Brine||Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!|
|Icicle Crash||Guarding the Guardian of the Mountain!|
|Aerial Ace||Caution: Icy Battle Conditions!|
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- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.