Savannah decided to use Flareon for the Rubello Town's Contest. Since she needed training, Savannah sent Flareon and Lairon to battle May's Bulbasaur. Flareon launched Flamethrower, but got countered by Bulbasaur's Razor Leaf. To take back the ribbons, Flareon used Flamethrower, but Jessie's Wobbuffet took the hit. Instead, Flareon used Flamethrower on the balloon, taking it down.
During the first round of the Contest, Flareon used Fire Spin and Tackle, going through the fiery spiral. Next, Flareon used Swift and Ember, which gave the stars a red glow. Despite Savannah lost the Contest, she still recalled her first ribbon she won with Flareon and Lairon.