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These donuts are great! This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not been dubbed into English. As such, its coverage may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
BW049 : Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
Best Wishes series
BW051 : Lost at the Stamp Rally!
Battle-Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!
BW050   EP707
ライモンジム! 華麗なる電撃バトル!!
Raimon Gym! Magnificent Electric Shock Battle!!
First broadcast
Japan September 29, 2011
United States February 25, 2012
English themes
Opening Rival Destinies
Japanese themes
Opening ベストウイッシュ!
Ending ポケモン言えるかな?BW
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 尼野浩正 Hiromasa Amano
Assistant director 西田健一 Ken'ichi Nishida
Animation director 田島瑞穂 Mizuho Tajima

No additional credits are available at this time.

Battle-Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym! (Japanese: ライモンジム! 華麗なる電撃バトル!! Raimon Gym! Magnificent Electric Shock Battle!!) is the 50th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 707th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on September 29, 2011 and is scheduled to air in the United States on February 25, 2012.

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Ash is sitting on a bed with Pikachu busy deciding which Pokémon he'll pick for his battle against Elesa. Cilan and Iris watch Ash as he formulates his strategy. Pikachu eagerly wants to participate but Ash isn't sure yet. He decides to battle Elesa from a strategic view. He tells Pikachu that he's not going to use him, much to Pikachu's disappointment. Professor Juniper transfers over Ash's choice for the battle and Ash, Iris, and Cilan head to the Nimbasa Gym.

At the Gym Ash tells Pikachu to sit out for this battle with Cilan and Iris. As Ash entered the field, Elesa greets him. She promises her fans that she'll put on spectacular performance which is responded with cheers from her fans. The referee announces that the match will be three-on-three.

Elesa sends out her Zebstrika. Cilan knew she would send out Zebstrika first again. Iris noted that Zebstrika single handedly defeated all three of Bianca's Pokémon the previous day Ash anticipated this and he sends out his Palpitoad. Iris and Cilan praises Ash for choosing Palpitoad for its type advantage against Template:Type2 Pokémon. Ash commands a Mud Shot but Zebstrika dodges. Elesa tells Zebstrika to use Flame Charge which hits Palpitoad and sends it flying. However Palpitoad stands back up with no signs of damage. Zebstrika to use Flame Charge once more and it hits Palpitoad once again, but stands back up unfazed. Iris is wonders why Zebstrika is using Flame Charge which doesn't damage Palpitoad much. Cilan notes that Elesa has something planned. Palpitoad uses Hydro Pump but Zebstrika dodges using the speed it gained from its Flame Charge attacks. Zebstrika attacks with a Double Kick, but Palpitoad dodges. Zebstrika uses Double Kick again and hits Palpitoad. Zebstrika uses Quick Attack to finish off Palpitoad. However, to Elesa's surprise, Palpitoad stands up. Ash decides with Supersonic which hits Zebstrika. Confused, Zebstrika is hit by a Mud Shot followed by Hydro Pump which knocks it into the wall, knocking it out.

Elesa thanks Zebstrika and returns it to its Poké Ball. Ash decides to keep on using Palpitoad despite its fatigue. Elesa isn't worried and sends out her next Pokémon, an Emolga. Palpitoad starts off with a Supersonic but Emolga uses Acrobatics to dodge, then attack Palpitoad. Ash tells Palpitoad to try again but Emolga counters using Attract which works revealing that Palpitoad is male. Ash is confident since Electric-Types don't work on Palpitoad but Elesa reminds him that Emolga doesn't only use Electric moves. Emolga uses Aerial Ace and knocks Palpitoad out.

Ash is disappointed since Palpitoad was supposed to beat all of Elesa's Pokémon by himself. Ash didn't prepare another Pokémon so he tries to think of which one to use next. Ash runs out of the Gym to the Pokémon Center to get his next choice. He returns shortly and sends out Snivy. Emolga starts off with Attract but so does Snivy. Both attacks hit, but neither are affected since both are female, which Ash forgot. However Ash is still confident since Electric moves don't work well on Template:Type2 Pokémon, but once again he forgot that Emolga is a Template:Type2, and Flying-type moves are super effective against Grass-types. Ash commands Snivy to use Vine Whip to keep Emolga away from her, but Emolga easily dodges. Snivy uses Leaf Blade repeatedly but Emolga evades. Snivy then uses Leaf Storm which hits Emolga, but barely does any damage. Emolga attacks Snivy using Acrobatics then finishes Snivy off using Aerial Ace.

Ash is down to his last Pokémon, but doesn't know who to send out. The referee tells him if he doesn't choose soon, he'll have to forfeit. Ash desperately tries to think who would be best suited to battle Emolga. Pikachu unleashes a Thunderbolt on Ash finally fed up that he hasn't considered using him. Ash realizes rather than rely on strategy, he needs to rely on the bonds and tenacity of his Pokémon. Ash asks Pikachu to fight which Pikachu happily accepts. Pikachu starts off with an Electro Ball, but Emolga counters with her own Electro Ball. Pikachu uses Quick Attack and knocks Emolga into the wall knocking her out.

Elesa decides to get serious and calls out her "Electric Queen." The Pokémon she sends out is...a Tynamo! Ash, Pikachu, Iris, and Cilan are surprised that the strange looking Electric Fish is her Ace Pokémon. Ash uses his Pokédex, but it still doesn't explain what's so special about it. Elesa takes initiative and has Tynamo use Tackle. Tynamo quickly rushes to into Pikachu sending him from the field to the wall. Ash is stunned by its speed and power. Pikachu dislodges itself from the wall and returns to the field. Tynamo uses Tackle once more. Pikachu tries to dodge but Tynamo disappears. Pikachu looks upwards to see Tynamo descending swiftly downwards and Tackles Pikachu into the ground. Stuck, Pikachu tries to free itself, but Tynamo repeatedly Tackles Pikachu. Pikachu is worn out but it manages to pull itself out of the ground. Elesa decides to wrap things up with one more Tackle. Ash wonders how to overcome Tynamo's speed. Pikachu gives Ash a reassuring look. Ash understands and Pikachu unleashes Thunderbolt at the field. When the smoke clears the flat field is now rocky forcing Tynamo to attack Pikachu head on only. Elesa tries to stop Tynamo but it zips off as Pikachu readies an Iron Tail. At the last second Pikachu dodges Tynamo then quickly retaliates with Iron Tail. Tynamo is flown into the wall, knocking it out.

Elesa congratulates Ash and presents him with the Bolt Badge. Outside Elesa suggests that Ash should continue to Driftveil City for his 5th badge. However, Elesa mentions that the Driftveil Drawbridge is being repaired so he'll have to stay in Nimbasa City for a little while longer.

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BW049 : Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader!
Best Wishes series
BW051 : Lost at the Stamp Rally!
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