Zoey wins her fifth ribbon, qualifying her for the Grand Festival, Paul wins the Mine Badge giving him the eight badges to qualify him for the Sinnoh League, Zoey obtained a Kirlia and a Leafeon during her travels.
Ash and co. arrive in Brussel Town, where they meet up with Candice and watch Zoey win her final ribbon. Dawn gets pumped and decides to do some training of her own, and she's not the only one. Ash finds out that Paul is one badge ahead of him and now qualifies to enter the Sinnoh League. Can Ash and Dawn keep up with their respective rivals, or will they be left in the dust?