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Acting upon a suggestion by [[Mr. Hatterly]]’s butler, {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} are walking in a harbor to take a boat to [[Virbank City]]. As they walk, a {{p|Vanilluxe}} levitates past them, which of course sends a chill down {{an|Iris}} and {{TP|Iris|Axew}}’s spines. Ash finds out more about it on his [[Pokédex]].The Pokémon is returned to its Poké Ball by none other than [[Georgia]], self-proclaimed Dragon Buster and rival to Iris. Georgia dryly tells about the Pokémon’s ironic affinity for {{type|Dragon}}s and explains that she only caught the {{type|Ice}} to defeat the “Dragon Master,” Iris, who denies the honorable title. Georgia and Iris insult one another a bit, but Georgia gives up and says that she’s here to visit [[Ferroseed Research Institute]], where the {{2t|Grass|Steel}} Pokémon {{p|Ferroseed}} are studied, to try to acquire some of the moss that they produce, which she says improves a Pokémon’s abilities. Georgia leaves, but Ash wants to go too, so the whole group follows her.
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As {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} head towards a harbor to take the boat to [[Virbank City]], they happen to meet the Dragon Buster [[Georgia]] and the "Blizzard Pokémon" {{p|Vanilluxe}}. Much to Iris's discomfort, Vanilluxe takes a closer interest in Axew, which scares both of them before Georgia retrieves Vanilluxe. Georgia dryly remarks that oddly enough, Vanilluxe is primarily interested in making friends with Dragon-types, and informs the group that she's currently on her way to the [[Ferroseed Research Institute]] in order to acquire moss that enhances Pokémon's abilities. Ash and his friends find this interesting, and head to the laboratory together with Georgia (to the latter's frustration, who hadn't agreed to the idea of them coming). They are met by [[Case]], one of the assistants to [[Professor Malveaux]], who runs the institute but is away on an academic meeting. Case shows the group around the institute, where {{p|Ferroseed}} latch onto various rocks collected from all over Unova to absorb their nutrients, before ejecting their moss spore-filled spikes which cause moss to grow. One room, in particular, holds three Ferroseed latched onto sparkling stones that Iris identifies as coming from [[Chargestone Cave]]; Case confirms that they have only recently begun researching the effects of Chargestone Cave moss. Further along the facility, Case shows various experiment stations where other scientists experiment on the moss's heat resistance, growth rate and durability amongst other properties, in order to uncover practical applications for the moss. As the tour continues, the Chargestone Ferroseed begin to spawn moss all over the floor.
 
   
On the top floor, Case explains that their final floor is where research into enhancing Pokémon abilities is done using the moss. Georgia excitedly sends Vanilluxe out, hoping that Case has moss for Ice-types to use, but Vanilluxe chases after Axew who runs away in fright. At the same time, [[Ash's Oshawott]] emerges, having become smitten with Vanilluxe and runs after them, leaving Iris to chase after Axew. Case informs Georgia that unfortunately, the institute hasn't found any moss that improves Ice-types, leaving her severely disappointed as she wanted to use moss to change Vanilluxe's personality and improve her abilities. Cilan suggests that moss wouldn't possibly change a Pokémon's personality, and Case promises Georgia to let her know as soon as the research teams find something.
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At Ferroseed Research, a scientist working with [[Professor Malveaux]] named [[Case]] greets the newly-arrived Georgia, who tells him exactly why she’s there. Suddenly, Ash, {{AP|Pikachu}}, {{an|Cilan}}, Iris, and Axew appear and introduce themselves as well, surprising and angering Georgia. Case is pleased with the young group’s enthusiasm and shows them inside. They first come across a room in which three Ferroseed are latched onto a large rock and being observed by scientists and research machines as they glow red. Ash scans them on his Pokédex and witnesses one of the Ferroseed wince and release one of its spikes, which disintegrates upon contact with the ground and creates a patch of yellow moss on the lab floor. Case explains that Ferroseed absorb minerals from rocks, turn them into moss spores, and then release the spores in a spiky casing. Cilan asks why, to which Case replies that according to their theory, {{wp|oxygen}} produced from the moss improves the Ferroseed’s environment. The group observes another two Ferroseed absorbing minerals from another rock, but they glow yellow and produce green moss, which Georgia asks about. Case says that the previous group of Ferroseed is absorbing from a [[Driftveil Mine]] rock, while these two are latched onto a rock from [[Desert Resort]].
   
Back at the third floor, the Chargestone moss has begun to escape the room, catching the attention of the other scientists who can only flee from the overgrowth. An emergency is called as the moss begins to make its way to the fourth floor where Ash, Cilan, Georgia and Case are. Ash attempts to have Pikachu stop the moss, but Pikachu catches a whiff of the moss and is instantly incapacitated, forcing the group to retreat to the emergency underground bunker.
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Case takes the group to the third floor, a large room with a variety of different machines and researchers studying the mosses. Among the discoveries being made are the fire resistance of green moss, the absorbency of blue moss, and the integral strength of balled-up green moss as it punches through cement and resists a clamp’s crushing power. Case says that they study the mosses’ properties and apply them to practical uses. Another trio of Ferroseed are latched onto the electrified, levitating stones of [[Chargestone Cave]]. Case says that these are new and have yet to even produce moss. Georgia asks for the moss that enhances Pokémon’s abilities, and so Case takes the group to the fourth floor. As they turn away, the Ferroseed they just observed release all of their spikes at once, making electrified, turquoise-colored moss grow all over the inside of the container and short-circuit the door into opening.
   
By this point, the moss has grown out of the institute and begun to envelop the entire city. Professor Malveaux, who has just returned, quickly enters the bunker where the scientists are monitoring the situation. He diagnoses that Pikachu has become sick from inhaling the Chargestone moss spores, which fortunately have no adverse effects on humans, and prescribes a mix of [[Lum Berry]], [[Mago Berry]] and [[White Herb]] extract as a cure. A call from [[Nurse Joy]] comes in, reporting that Electric and Ground Pokémon all over town have fallen ill; Malveaux confirms that the moss likely has an effect on those specific types of Pokémon. Georgia is relieved that at least, Vanilluxe will not be affected. One of the scientists contacts [[Officer Jenny]] for help, and Malveaux adds that the major routes should be sealed off to minimize damage.
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On the fourth floor, Case explains that the final floor of the tour is where research into enhancing Pokémon abilities is done using the moss. The mosses that they grow here can raise a {{type|Fire}}’s {{st|Attack}}, a {{type|Grass}}’s {{st|Defense}}, and a {{type|Psychic}}’s {{st|Speed}}. Georgia asks if any work on Ice-types and releases her Vanilluxe, who immediately winks at Axew, to his astonishment. [[Ash’s Oshawott]] emerges from its Poké Ball and follows Vanilluxe like an admirer. Vanilluxe’s advances freak out Axew and send him running out of the hallway with Vanilluxe, Oshawott, and a concerned Iris close behind. Georgia turns to Case and asks if there is a moss to change an Ice-type’s personality and increase its power, but he says that one has not yet been discovered, which disappoints her. Cilan and Ash console her by respectively saying that it is doubtful moss would change personality and the only way to increase power is to train. Meanwhile, on the third floor, turquoise moss begins to escape its container and grow out of control, startling the researchers nearby.
   
On the institute's roof, Iris has caught up with the other Pokémon. Axew jumps into Iris's arms as Vanilluxe teases them both with its cold breeze. The group prepares to leave but are stopped by the mass of moss. Through the intercom, Cilan explains the situation to Iris as Georgia warns Iris about exposing Vanilluxe to harm, but the moss begins growing through the doors and onto the roof. Iris and the others try to flee, but are stopped at the edge of the roof where Iris sees that the moss has completely taken over the city. Oshawott attempts using {{m|Water Gun}}, but the moss is barely affected. Iris sends out her [[Iris's Excadrill|Excadrill]] and [[Iris's Emolga|Emolga]], but before they can do anything they succumb to the effects of the moss, forcing Iris to recall them. As the moss encroaches near Iris screams for Vanilluxe to do something, and the Snowstorm Pokémon blasts the moss with its {{m|Icy Wind}}. This causes the moss to shatter completely, allowing Iris to proceed. Meanwhile, the group in the basement witness this and realize that Ice-type attacks can neutralize the moss. Malveaux has a message sent out to Officer Jenny, while Georgia volunteers her {{p|Beartic}} to help out.
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Georgia rests her head against a glass window in her disappointment. Case tries to raise her spirits by promising to let her know as soon as the research teams find something, but she is still downtrodden. Ash goes to get Iris and the Pokémon, but an alarm sounds, indicating an emergency from the third floor. The end of the hallway Iris and the Pokémon ran off through is now completely engulfed in turquoise moss. As it approaches, Pikachu catches a whiff and goes into a daze. Ash picks him up and follows Case and the others down to the underground control room. Having completely filled the third floor, the moss breaks through the window and begins growing on the outside of the building. An older man with a briefcase sees this bizarre phenomenon and enters the building through the front.
   
Outside, Officer Jenny uses a flock of {{p|Swanna}} to clear the moss with Ice-type moves, while Vanilluxe and Beartic separately clear the moss in the institute, allowing everyone to move to the third floor where the Chargestone Ferroseed are. Unfortunately, having absorbed too much energy from the Chargestone rocks, the Ferroseed are unable to control their moss spikes and spray spikes everywhere. Malveaux attempts to use a device to secure the Ferroseed and help drain their excess energy, but the machine breaks down as a result of the supercharged Ferroseed, leaving them to spray more moss spikes. Vanilluxe and Beartic quickly become exhausted from all the moss clearing. At this point, Ash appears with a recovered Pikachu, who had been fed the medicine Malveaux prescribed, and sends out [[Ash's Pignite|Pignite]] to down the Ferroseed with {{m|Flamethrower}}. This allows Pikachu to move close enough to drain the excess electricity from Ferroseed, aided by [[Cilan's Stunfisk]]. Once the draining is complete, Malveaux runs over to the Ferroseed and apologises to them. Pikachu and Stunfisk are instructed to discharge their electricity through a broken window; nearby, Oshawott is nearly caught by a stray bolt and uses his scalchop to deflect it, inadvertently shocking the rest of the group. Oshawott is surprised by this and moves his scalchop, ending up getting shocked himself. The group collapses after the massive electric discharge.
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Axew escapes to the roof, still running from his pursuer. Vanilluxe is annoyed by Oshawott and turns to freeze it with its breath. Oshawott tries to block with its scalchop, but is temporarily frozen anyway. Axew runs into Iris’s arms, who gets a puff of cold air from Vanilluxe’s straw-like appendage.
   
Outside, Georgia grudgingly compliments Iris on being able to synchronize with Vanilluxe, wondering if she shouldn't become an Ice Master instead of a Dragon Master. Iris is mildly surprised by Georgia's goodwill before declining, and Georgia smirks that it's fine - defeating Iris wouldn't mean anything if she wasn't a Dragon Master, anyway. Georgia departs, leaving the group to head to [[Virbank City]].
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In the underground control room, the researchers, the Ferroseed that they have rescued, and the rest of the tour group appear to be in safety. Case sees the man who just entered the building and identifies him as Professor Malveaux, who goes over to Pikachu and diagnoses that he became sick from inhaling a large amount of moss spores. He then sees why this happened: the Chargestone rocks, still latched onto by the three Ferroseed. He tells Case to prepare a treatment made of [[Lum Berry]], [[Mago Berry]], and [[White Herb]] extract. Cilan and Georgia ask if they and their Pokémon are in danger too. Malveaux says that the spores do affect Pokémon, but not people. A video call comes in from [[Nurse Joy]] in the local [[Pokémon Center]], and Malveaux explains what is happening and apologizes. Nurse Joy says that all the affected Pokémon are {{t|Electric}}- and {{type|Ground}}s. Georgia is relieved that Vanilluxe will not be affected. Malveaux tells Nurse Joy about the treatment and has a message sent to [[Officer Jenny]] to close every surrounding bridge to contain the moss’s spread. Case gives Pikachu a drink made from the moss treatment, which appears to bring him out of his daze.
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One researcher says that the moss has filled the fourth floor and will soon reach the roof—where Iris and the Pokémon still are. Still unaware of the danger, Iris opens the roof doors and sees the staircase overtaken by moss. She screams in shock until the doors close by themselves. Cilan appears on a nearby video intercom and explains the situation, while Georgia threatens her if anything happens to Vanilluxe. The moss breaches the narrow crack of the sliding doors and rapidly spreads over the rooftop. Iris and the Pokémon others try to flee, but are stopped at the edge of the roof where Iris sees that the moss has completely taken over the city. She turns around and releases her {{TP|Iris|Excadrill}} and {{TP|Iris|Emolga}}. She orders them to use {{m|Focus Blast}} and {{m|Hidden Power}} respectively to curtail the moss’s spread, but each one’s move fails and they both collapse from the spores. Iris realizes her mistake and recalls them, and comforts an anxious Axew. Oshawott pushes the moss back with {{m|Water Gun}}, but it grows back much bigger than before. Iris desperately calls for Vanilluxe’s help, and the Snowstorm Pokémon blasts the moss with its {{m|Icy Wind}}. The move succeeds in freezing over all the moss on the roof and breaking it into many shards of ice. Those inside the underground control room lose their video feed of the rooftop due to the electrical moss, but deduce that Ice-type moves are indeed effective. Malveaux has Officer Jenny be informed that she should use Ice-type moves to clear the moss from the city. Suddenly, the three Ferroseed detach from the Chargestone rocks and burst out of the container, clearly suffering from the vast amount of electricity they have absorbed, and release more spikes. Malveaux postulates that removing the Ferroseed’s excess electricity should stop the spread of the moss. Without any Ice-type Pokémon, however, they cannot reach the third floor. Georgia volunteers to offer the services of her {{TP|Georgia|Beartic}}. Meanwhile, Vanilluxe begins clearing the staircase as Iris thinks about the irony of being rescued by an Ice-type. Cilan, Georgia, and Malveaux, who takes three box-like devices with him, head off to the third floor. Ash says that he will go too when Pikachu feels better.
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In the city, Officer Jenny has begun a coordinated plan to freeze all the moss using a flock of four {{p|Swanna}} and their Ice attacks. From inside the building, Beartic clears the first floor with {{m|Ice Beam}} and Vanilluxe removes all the moss in the fourth with Icy Wind. Those in the control room monitor their progress from the video screens, but Ash wants Pikachu to pull through as soon as possible. Iris and the Pokémon have made it to the third floor and come across the three Ferroseed at the source of this disaster. They release more spikes, but Vanilluxe clears them just as soon as the moss grows. However, the Ferroseed release yet another set of spikes, and it appears that the moss is growing faster than they can fight it.
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Suddenly, a voice rings out from the other side of the wall of moss: “Ice Beam!” The wall freezes and shatters into brilliant shards, revealing Beartic, Georgia, Cilan, and Malveaux on the other side. Georgia complements Iris on her efforts, emphasizing her alliance with an Ice-type. Malveaux opens up the three devices, which electromagnetically attract the three Ferroseed and begin draining their excess electricity. Meanwhile, Pikachu wakes from his rest and feels great. However, the supercharged Ferrossed break free from the devices, unable to control themselves. Ash decides to step in and head over there with Pikachu.
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The Ferroseed resume scattering their spikes, beginning the fight anew. Vanilluxe and Beartic use Icy Wind and Ice Beam again, but it freezes just half of the new moss and leaves them exhausted. Cilan warns Georgia not to push them any more, and she reluctantly returns Beartic. Ash appears behind them and releases {{AP|Pignite}} to use {{m|Flamethrower}} on the three Ferroseed, who are extremely weak to Fire-type moves. They fall to the ground and Ash quickly recalls Pignite. This allows Pikachu to move close enough to drain the excess electricity of one Ferroseed through his tail. Thinking quickly, Cilan releases his {{TP|Cilan|Stunfisk}} to do the same on the other two. The Ferroseed finally stop surging with electricity and return to normalcy. Everyone celebrates the success, especially Pikachu and Stunfisk with supercharged enthusiasm. Malveaux runs over, embraces the Ferroseed and apologizes for putting them through such pain. Ash and Cilan instruct their Pokémon to release their excess electricity through a broken window. The two unleash a powerful torrent of electric arcs to the outside. Oshawott gets close and raises its scalchop in defense when one arc bends right back at him. The electricity bounces off and inadvertently hits everyone else in the room but Malveaux and the Ferroseed. Oshawott lowers his scalchop to see this, but leaves himself open to being shocked as well. They joke about the shock treatment and bring this dramatic chapter to a close.
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Officer Jenny observes a now moss-free city as the Swanna fly overhead. Malveaux apologizes once more to Nurse Joy over a video call, who says that all the Pokémon in the Center are fine thanks to the treatment. Malveaux turns and thanks the group for all their help in saving the research institute.
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Later, as they walk out of the building, Georgia grudgingly compliments Iris on being able to synchronize with Vanilluxe and suggests that Iris would make a better Ice Master than Dragon Master, but Iris and Axew both take a pass. Georgia is fine with that, saying with a smirk that she would much rather beat her as a Dragon Master. Iris asks her to thank Vanilluxe for her, so Georgia unenthusiastically responds and walks off with her usual indifferent demeanor. The group bids farewell, including Cilan, who says, “Best wishes! Safe travels!”
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With another day of chaos and danger under their belts, the three friends and their Pokémon set sail for Virbank City, where Ash’s last [[Unova]] [[Gym]] battle waits for him.
   
 
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* [[Georgia]] is revealed to own a {{p|Vanilluxe}}.

Revision as of 14:44, 24 October 2012

BW080 : Clash of the Connoisseurs!
Best Wishes series
BW082 : An Epic Defense Force!
Crisis at Ferroseed Research!
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BW081   EP738
テッシード研究所!アイリスとバイバニラ!!
Tesseed Research Institute! Iris and Baivanilla!!
First broadcast
Japan May 31, 2012
United States September 29, 2012
English themes
Opening Rival Destinies
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening ベストウイッシュ!
Ending みてみて☆こっちっち
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 尼野浩正 Hiromasa Amano
Assistant director 吉村文宏 Fumihiro Yoshimura
Animation director 篠原隆 Takashi Shinohara
No additional credits are available at this time.

Crisis at Ferroseed Research! (Japanese: テッシード研究所!アイリスとバイバニラ!! Tesseed Research Institute! Iris and Baivanilla!!) is the 81st episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 738th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on May 31, 2012 and in the United States on September 29, 2012.

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Synopsis

Acting upon a suggestion by Mr. Hatterly’s butler, Ash and his friends are walking in a harbor to take a boat to Virbank City. As they walk, a Vanilluxe levitates past them, which of course sends a chill down Iris and Axew’s spines. Ash finds out more about it on his Pokédex.The Pokémon is returned to its Poké Ball by none other than Georgia, self-proclaimed Dragon Buster and rival to Iris. Georgia dryly tells about the Pokémon’s ironic affinity for Dragon-types and explains that she only caught the Ice-type to defeat the “Dragon Master,” Iris, who denies the honorable title. Georgia and Iris insult one another a bit, but Georgia gives up and says that she’s here to visit Ferroseed Research Institute, where the Grass/Steel Pokémon Ferroseed are studied, to try to acquire some of the moss that they produce, which she says improves a Pokémon’s abilities. Georgia leaves, but Ash wants to go too, so the whole group follows her.

At Ferroseed Research, a scientist working with Professor Malveaux named Case greets the newly-arrived Georgia, who tells him exactly why she’s there. Suddenly, Ash, Pikachu, Cilan, Iris, and Axew appear and introduce themselves as well, surprising and angering Georgia. Case is pleased with the young group’s enthusiasm and shows them inside. They first come across a room in which three Ferroseed are latched onto a large rock and being observed by scientists and research machines as they glow red. Ash scans them on his Pokédex and witnesses one of the Ferroseed wince and release one of its spikes, which disintegrates upon contact with the ground and creates a patch of yellow moss on the lab floor. Case explains that Ferroseed absorb minerals from rocks, turn them into moss spores, and then release the spores in a spiky casing. Cilan asks why, to which Case replies that according to their theory, oxygen produced from the moss improves the Ferroseed’s environment. The group observes another two Ferroseed absorbing minerals from another rock, but they glow yellow and produce green moss, which Georgia asks about. Case says that the previous group of Ferroseed is absorbing from a Driftveil Mine rock, while these two are latched onto a rock from Desert Resort.

Case takes the group to the third floor, a large room with a variety of different machines and researchers studying the mosses. Among the discoveries being made are the fire resistance of green moss, the absorbency of blue moss, and the integral strength of balled-up green moss as it punches through cement and resists a clamp’s crushing power. Case says that they study the mosses’ properties and apply them to practical uses. Another trio of Ferroseed are latched onto the electrified, levitating stones of Chargestone Cave. Case says that these are new and have yet to even produce moss. Georgia asks for the moss that enhances Pokémon’s abilities, and so Case takes the group to the fourth floor. As they turn away, the Ferroseed they just observed release all of their spikes at once, making electrified, turquoise-colored moss grow all over the inside of the container and short-circuit the door into opening.

On the fourth floor, Case explains that the final floor of the tour is where research into enhancing Pokémon abilities is done using the moss. The mosses that they grow here can raise a Fire-type’s Attack, a Grass-type’s Defense, and a Psychic-type’s Speed. Georgia asks if any work on Ice-types and releases her Vanilluxe, who immediately winks at Axew, to his astonishment. Ash’s Oshawott emerges from its Poké Ball and follows Vanilluxe like an admirer. Vanilluxe’s advances freak out Axew and send him running out of the hallway with Vanilluxe, Oshawott, and a concerned Iris close behind. Georgia turns to Case and asks if there is a moss to change an Ice-type’s personality and increase its power, but he says that one has not yet been discovered, which disappoints her. Cilan and Ash console her by respectively saying that it is doubtful moss would change personality and the only way to increase power is to train. Meanwhile, on the third floor, turquoise moss begins to escape its container and grow out of control, startling the researchers nearby.

Georgia rests her head against a glass window in her disappointment. Case tries to raise her spirits by promising to let her know as soon as the research teams find something, but she is still downtrodden. Ash goes to get Iris and the Pokémon, but an alarm sounds, indicating an emergency from the third floor. The end of the hallway Iris and the Pokémon ran off through is now completely engulfed in turquoise moss. As it approaches, Pikachu catches a whiff and goes into a daze. Ash picks him up and follows Case and the others down to the underground control room. Having completely filled the third floor, the moss breaks through the window and begins growing on the outside of the building. An older man with a briefcase sees this bizarre phenomenon and enters the building through the front.

Axew escapes to the roof, still running from his pursuer. Vanilluxe is annoyed by Oshawott and turns to freeze it with its breath. Oshawott tries to block with its scalchop, but is temporarily frozen anyway. Axew runs into Iris’s arms, who gets a puff of cold air from Vanilluxe’s straw-like appendage.

In the underground control room, the researchers, the Ferroseed that they have rescued, and the rest of the tour group appear to be in safety. Case sees the man who just entered the building and identifies him as Professor Malveaux, who goes over to Pikachu and diagnoses that he became sick from inhaling a large amount of moss spores. He then sees why this happened: the Chargestone rocks, still latched onto by the three Ferroseed. He tells Case to prepare a treatment made of Lum Berry, Mago Berry, and White Herb extract. Cilan and Georgia ask if they and their Pokémon are in danger too. Malveaux says that the spores do affect Pokémon, but not people. A video call comes in from Nurse Joy in the local Pokémon Center, and Malveaux explains what is happening and apologizes. Nurse Joy says that all the affected Pokémon are Electric- and Ground-types. Georgia is relieved that Vanilluxe will not be affected. Malveaux tells Nurse Joy about the treatment and has a message sent to Officer Jenny to close every surrounding bridge to contain the moss’s spread. Case gives Pikachu a drink made from the moss treatment, which appears to bring him out of his daze.

One researcher says that the moss has filled the fourth floor and will soon reach the roof—where Iris and the Pokémon still are. Still unaware of the danger, Iris opens the roof doors and sees the staircase overtaken by moss. She screams in shock until the doors close by themselves. Cilan appears on a nearby video intercom and explains the situation, while Georgia threatens her if anything happens to Vanilluxe. The moss breaches the narrow crack of the sliding doors and rapidly spreads over the rooftop. Iris and the Pokémon others try to flee, but are stopped at the edge of the roof where Iris sees that the moss has completely taken over the city. She turns around and releases her Excadrill and Emolga. She orders them to use Focus Blast and Hidden Power respectively to curtail the moss’s spread, but each one’s move fails and they both collapse from the spores. Iris realizes her mistake and recalls them, and comforts an anxious Axew. Oshawott pushes the moss back with Water Gun, but it grows back much bigger than before. Iris desperately calls for Vanilluxe’s help, and the Snowstorm Pokémon blasts the moss with its Icy Wind. The move succeeds in freezing over all the moss on the roof and breaking it into many shards of ice. Those inside the underground control room lose their video feed of the rooftop due to the electrical moss, but deduce that Ice-type moves are indeed effective. Malveaux has Officer Jenny be informed that she should use Ice-type moves to clear the moss from the city. Suddenly, the three Ferroseed detach from the Chargestone rocks and burst out of the container, clearly suffering from the vast amount of electricity they have absorbed, and release more spikes. Malveaux postulates that removing the Ferroseed’s excess electricity should stop the spread of the moss. Without any Ice-type Pokémon, however, they cannot reach the third floor. Georgia volunteers to offer the services of her Beartic. Meanwhile, Vanilluxe begins clearing the staircase as Iris thinks about the irony of being rescued by an Ice-type. Cilan, Georgia, and Malveaux, who takes three box-like devices with him, head off to the third floor. Ash says that he will go too when Pikachu feels better.

In the city, Officer Jenny has begun a coordinated plan to freeze all the moss using a flock of four Swanna and their Ice attacks. From inside the building, Beartic clears the first floor with Ice Beam and Vanilluxe removes all the moss in the fourth with Icy Wind. Those in the control room monitor their progress from the video screens, but Ash wants Pikachu to pull through as soon as possible. Iris and the Pokémon have made it to the third floor and come across the three Ferroseed at the source of this disaster. They release more spikes, but Vanilluxe clears them just as soon as the moss grows. However, the Ferroseed release yet another set of spikes, and it appears that the moss is growing faster than they can fight it.

Suddenly, a voice rings out from the other side of the wall of moss: “Ice Beam!” The wall freezes and shatters into brilliant shards, revealing Beartic, Georgia, Cilan, and Malveaux on the other side. Georgia complements Iris on her efforts, emphasizing her alliance with an Ice-type. Malveaux opens up the three devices, which electromagnetically attract the three Ferroseed and begin draining their excess electricity. Meanwhile, Pikachu wakes from his rest and feels great. However, the supercharged Ferrossed break free from the devices, unable to control themselves. Ash decides to step in and head over there with Pikachu.

The Ferroseed resume scattering their spikes, beginning the fight anew. Vanilluxe and Beartic use Icy Wind and Ice Beam again, but it freezes just half of the new moss and leaves them exhausted. Cilan warns Georgia not to push them any more, and she reluctantly returns Beartic. Ash appears behind them and releases Pignite to use Flamethrower on the three Ferroseed, who are extremely weak to Fire-type moves. They fall to the ground and Ash quickly recalls Pignite. This allows Pikachu to move close enough to drain the excess electricity of one Ferroseed through his tail. Thinking quickly, Cilan releases his Stunfisk to do the same on the other two. The Ferroseed finally stop surging with electricity and return to normalcy. Everyone celebrates the success, especially Pikachu and Stunfisk with supercharged enthusiasm. Malveaux runs over, embraces the Ferroseed and apologizes for putting them through such pain. Ash and Cilan instruct their Pokémon to release their excess electricity through a broken window. The two unleash a powerful torrent of electric arcs to the outside. Oshawott gets close and raises its scalchop in defense when one arc bends right back at him. The electricity bounces off and inadvertently hits everyone else in the room but Malveaux and the Ferroseed. Oshawott lowers his scalchop to see this, but leaves himself open to being shocked as well. They joke about the shock treatment and bring this dramatic chapter to a close.

Officer Jenny observes a now moss-free city as the Swanna fly overhead. Malveaux apologizes once more to Nurse Joy over a video call, who says that all the Pokémon in the Center are fine thanks to the treatment. Malveaux turns and thanks the group for all their help in saving the research institute.

Later, as they walk out of the building, Georgia grudgingly compliments Iris on being able to synchronize with Vanilluxe and suggests that Iris would make a better Ice Master than Dragon Master, but Iris and Axew both take a pass. Georgia is fine with that, saying with a smirk that she would much rather beat her as a Dragon Master. Iris asks her to thank Vanilluxe for her, so Georgia unenthusiastically responds and walks off with her usual indifferent demeanor. The group bids farewell, including Cilan, who says, “Best wishes! Safe travels!”

With another day of chaos and danger under their belts, the three friends and their Pokémon set sail for Virbank City, where Ash’s last Unova Gym battle waits for him.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Dare da?

Who's That Pokémon?: Ferroseed (US and international) Vanilluxe (Japan)

Trivia

Errors

Dub edits

In other languages


BW080 : Clash of the Connoisseurs!
Best Wishes series
BW082 : An Epic Defense Force!
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