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Awakening the Sleeping Giant! (カビゴンを起こせ!パルファム宮殿でバトルです!!)
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon the Series: XY Char. of the Day: Princess Allie
Episode №: #819 Main: Ash Ketchum, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie
Aired: JapanFlag Feb-27-2014 Recurring: Jessie, James
UnitedStatesFlag May-17-2014
Opening Theme: Pokémon Theme Song (XY) Minor: Boy, Girl, Woman, Lord Shabboneau
Badge(s): Bug Badge Setting: Kalos Route 6, Parfum Palace, Camphrier Town
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Clemont's Dedenne, Team Rocket's Meowth, Princess Allie's Furfrou (Matron Form), Scrafty, Smeargle, Zigzagoon, Doduo, Snorlax
Major event(s)
Pokémon the Series: XY

Awakening the Sleeping Giant! (Japanese: カビゴンを起こせ!パルファム宮殿でバトルです!! Wake Up Snorlax! Battle in Parfum Palace!!) is the 18th episode of Pokémon the Series: XY.


In Camphrier Town, Ash and his friends come across a Snorlax blocking their path. The local King Shabboneau has a Poké Flute that will wake it, but it was stolen by the selfish princess of Parfum Palace. Ash tries to retrieve it, but the princess demands a Pokémon Battle.

Episode Plot

Ash and friends arrive in a small town where a Snorlax is sleeping. The Poke Flute is needed to wake it up, but a spoiled Princess has it! Ash and the gang must retrieve the Poké Flute to wake up Snorlax and return everything to normal. When they confront the princess, she refuses to return the flute. She also tries to steal Pikachu, and even tried to bribe Ash with gold and jewelry for Pikachu. Then she battles him saying if he wins, she'll give the Poke Flute, and if he loses, he has to give Pikachu to her. She forfeits after her Furfrou gets shocked, but still refuses the flute. Clemont then yells at her, and then she falls in love with him. The Princess then says if Ash gives Clemont to her, she will give them the flute. Ash, Serena, and Bonnie make a plan to steal Clemont back after they wake up Snorlax. When Ash hands the King the flute, Team Rocket steals it. When Jessie tries to play the flute, she does it incorrectly and wakes up Snorlax, but he gets angry and charges at them, knocking them away. The king retrieves the flute, and calms Snorlax. As the episode ends, Serena remembers that they left Clemont with the Princess, then he comes running in his underwear, with a Clemont decoy back at the castle. The Princess finds out he escaped when the decoy explodes, and shocks her, as she gets mad. Then the narrarator continues, and the episode ends.






  • "Who's That Pokémon?": Snorlax (US)
  • "Pokémon Quiz": Snorlax (JP)
  • Serena breaks the fourth wall when she interrupts the narrator as the episode ends.
  • Serena has statues of Reshiram and Zekrom in her garden. They are seen for a second when the gang gets into the garden.
  • Dedenne does not appear until the last 9 minutes and later for the next 6 minutes of the episode, making him a minor character in this episode.


When Clemont is explaining Ash and the others what happened, his hair is colored orange instead of blonde.


  • Narrator: "The Poké-flute has been returned to its rightful owners, and the bond between Snorlax and the townspeople is even stronger, thanks to our heroes Ash, Pikachu, Serena and Bonnie."

Serena: "Ummm, aren't we forgetting something?"
Ash and the Narrator: "Huh?"
Bonnie: "Uwahhhh! Clemont!"


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