The time has come, for Dawn. While Ash gets busy for his turn against Maylene, and learning how to master the move Brave Bird, Dawn has the honor of battling Maylene. Her plan, to rebuild her confidence in herself and in Maylene. Will her plan succeed, and will Staravia master Brave Bird in time for Ash's Gym Battle?
Challenger!! can be heard when Ash is teaching Staravia Brave Bird.
Music from Lucario and the Mystery of Mew can be heard during Dawn's battle.
This marks the first time a main character other than Ash competed for a Gym Badge. Coincidentally, Cilan Takes Flight!, also the sixty-seventh episode of a series, also features a main character other than Ash battling a female Gym Leader.
Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture: Ash's Chimchar
The dub title is a play off the saying "Crossing the line".
Team Rocket doesn't blast off or recite their motto in this episode.
When Ash and Dawn are talking on the balcony, and the camera switches to Brock's Happiny, her outgrowth on top is missing.
When Dawn is battling Maylene, she says that her Piplup's Peck attack is super effective against Lucario. However, Peck would only deal neutral damage due to Lucario being part Steel-type.
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