Burgh used his Whirlipede to stop Black so they could talk. Black asked Burgh if he could launch Whirlipede at him with full speed when they found the missing fossil. Whirlipede rolled towards Black, who used his Braviary to slam Whirlipede into Gorm's Cofagrigus. Whirlipede then used Pursuit to knock out Cofagrigus.
Burgh later used his Whirlipede as the first Pokémon in his battle against Black. Whirlipede was however easily defeated by Black's Braviary's Air Slash.