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Kindergarten Chaos! (ニンフィアVSケロマツ！幼稚園は大さわぎ！！ Sylveon VS Froakie! Commotion in Kindergarten!!) is the 13th episode of Pokémon the Series: XY.
Ash is faced with a surprise challenge by a young Trainer and her Sylveon, the first Fairy-type Pokémon he’s encountered! Penelope quickly bests Ash and his Froakie, so Ash agrees to visit her kindergarten class. They put together a great presentation for all the students, except one young boy. Little does this boy know that this show-and-tell is about to change his life forever!
Ash faces a female trainer, who reminds him should trainer's eyes meet, the battle is initiated. Serena is surprised to hear of such a rule, so Clemont replies it is a standard. The trainer is Penelope, who sends Sylveon. Ash sees it is an evolved form of Eevee, while Clemont and Bonnie tell him it is a fairy-type Pokémon, like Dedenne. Excited to battle a new type of Pokémon, Ash sends Froakie. Penelope asks Ash should she win, he has to be with her for a while, calling him 'sweetie'. Serena is shocked and jealous of this statement, but Ash accepts. Froakie starts with Bubble, but is countered by Sylveon's Fairy Wind. Sylveon uses Moonblast, though Froakie jumps and kicks some berries, which Sylveon repels. However, it was just a decoy, allowing Froakie to hit it using Water Pulse. Froakie charges, but is infatuated by Sylveon's Attract. Sylveon uses Draining Kiss, making Froakie to burst out. Froakie's energy is drained and Froakie is defeated.
Penelope gives Ash an Oran Berry and feeds it to Froakie. Penelope reminds Ash of the bet he made, making Serena blush a bit. They arrive at a kindergarten, where they are greeted by many children. They admire Ash's Pikachu, who goes on Ash's head to avoid "confrontation". The children turn to Froakie and play a bit. The principal arrives and sees Penelope arrived with new friends. Penelope admits she goes to the forest and tries to befriend wild Pokémon, then brings them to the kindergarten. The heroes see why Penelope wanted Ash to come with her, relieving Serena. While Froakie notices a boy hiding behind a column, Team Rocket observes the twerps. Meowth is charmed by Sylveon, thinking how cute she is and is in love. James and Jessie, however, plan on catching Sylveon and Pikachu.
The children watch Pikachu and pat him. Bonnie lets them know Pikachu likes his tail patted, overjoying the children. Clemont proposes they should send all their Pokémon to have fun with the children. Ash sends Fletchling, Clemont sends Chespin and Bunnelby, while Serena Fennekin and Dedenne comes out of Bonnie's bag. Ash notices a child running by and the principal tells it is Randall, who gets scared easily. While other children play with the Pokémon, Froakie is still annoyed how he lost against Sylveon, especially with the Attract tactic. The principal leads Randall to others. Ash offers Randall to greet Froakie and Bonnie goes to give Randall food to feed Froakie with, but Randall is too shy and refuses. Randall does not want to, thinking Froakie may attack him. Randall remembers well he met a Hoppip, but a Beedrill scared Randall, causing Hoppip to leave him.
The heroes comfort Randall, telling it is actually fun not to know, making Pokémon exciting. Randall is not convinced, thinking Pokémon are still scary. A truck appears and opens, revealing Jessie and Meowth as entertainers. Everyone goes to watch this show, even if Penelope nor principal do not remember organizing this event. Everyone comes on the truck and everyone is given a ball to hold. Randall and Froakie stay out of this event. Everyone throws a ball into the air, but the balls explode and release smoke. Everyone leaves the truck, though a net is thrown onto Sylveon and Pikachu, trapping them. Team Rocket take off their disguises and ride off. Ash and Fletchling follow them and Ash manages to get onto the truck. However, the principal notices Randall is gone.
James notices Fletchling following them, so releases sludge to slow Fletchling down. In the truck Randall bumps into Froakie and both are terrified. They also notice Sylveon and Pikachu caged. Seeing Randall is in the truck, Clemont, Bonnie, Serena and Penelope decide to follow the truck and save him. Froakie uses Bubble and Water Pulse, but either attack doesn't destroy the cage. Ash enters the truck and promises to save Sylveon and Pikachu at any cost. Serena, Clemont, Bonnie and Penelope ride a car and notice Fletchling, who is sludged. Ash and Froakie tackle the cages, but are surprised how sturdy they are. They ask for Randall's help, who thinks of himself as a coward. Ash replies he needs everyone's help. Seeing Sylveon scared, Randall is reminded Sylveon is everyone's friend and agrees to help.
Ash, Froakie and Randall tackle the cage few times and break the glass, freeing Sylveon. Randall loses his hat, but Sylveon pats him, thanking Randall for saving her. Sylveon also comes to Froakie, who blushes. The four tackle the other cage and free Pikachu as well. Team Rocket arrives at an abandoned building and are pleased they will report these two to the boss. They open the truck, but are shocked the twerp is here. Jessie sends Pumpkaboo and James Inkay, who use Shadow Ball and Psybeam. Froakie's Water Pulse and Pikachu's Thunderbolt counter these moves. Using Electro Ball, Pikachu blasts Team Rocket off. Serena, Clemont, Bonnie and Penelope arrive and are glad their friends are safe.
At the kindergarten, Randall admits he saved Pikachu and Sylveon. He turns to Froakie and thinks they both are friends, which Ash confirms. The children are glad, seeing Randall is no longer afraid nor shy. Randall already sees himself as a Pokémon Trainer with Froakie. Ash promises he will battle him one day. The heroes bid everyone farewell and depart off.
- "There's a . . . twerp in our truck!" - Jessie
- "You won't sell!" - James
- The dub title of this episode was used in a dub episode of Sailor Moon that had the same name.
- "Who's that Pokémon?": Sylveon (U.S.)
- "Pokémon Quiz": Sylveon (JP)
- Like in Wired For Battle!, Ash's Heracross battles Shingo's Scizor, who is a steel-type Pokémon, a type Ash did not encounter before that episode.
- Like in The Purr-fect Hero and in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!, the story is centered around the kindergarten.
- Meowth reshowed his love for Eevee's evolved forms after saying thay Sylveon is cute. Something like this happened in Eevee & Friends.
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