With Blackthorn City just a stone's throw away, Ash gets psyched about his final Gym Battle. Misty notices a Dratini and how cute it is. Just as they were getting close to it, a Gyarados comes out of the lake and attacks them. Then a woman appears demanding what they wanted with Dratini. After things get sorted out, the woman introduces herself as Clair and she was trying to keep Dratini safe, but it goes off. Later there's an old man who tries to catch up with Clair but he tumbles over. He explains that he is the assistant to Clair, who he reveals to be the Blackthorn Gym Leader. Also He needs Clair to perform a Dragon Fang Purification ritual, But Clair says she has to protect Dratini since it's going to shed it's skin.
Will Dratini be safe until then, and will the ritual be performed before midnight?
- Dratini (Dub)
- Dragonair (Dub)
- Dragon Fang
- This episode is Part 1 of the Blackthorn City Arc.
- Scenes from Rage of Innocence were used in a flashback about Lance.