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| Iris and the Rogue Dragonite!
Iris and the Roughneck Kairyu!
|| July 26, 2012
| United States
|| November 24, 2012
|| Team Kato
|| 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
|| 西田健一 Ken'ichi Nishida
| Assistant director
|| 西田健一 Ken'ichi Nishida
| Animation director
|| 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
| No additional credits are available at this time.
Iris and the Rogue Dragonite! (Japanese: アイリスと暴れ者カイリュー！ Iris and the Roughneck Kairyu!) is the 89th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 746th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on July 26, 2012 and in the United States on November 24, 2012.
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The episode begins with a Dragonite attacking a Hydreigon. Dragonite launches a Flamethrower, which Hydreigon dodges. Hydreigon then turns around and fires a triple Hyper Beam, which Dragonite dodges. Their battle continues into a forest, and after another Hyper Beam and Flamethrower, a group of Pidove gets scared and flies away. Eventually, Dragonite falls from an attack to its wing, lands in a river, and destroys part of a cliff in the process. After Dragonite flies out of the water, it attempts to fly away. However, its wing hurts it and Dragonite crashes into a neaby power plant, destroying the top of a tower in the process. This causes the alarms to go off and a large number of Magnemite surround Dragonite.
Meanwhile, Ash and his friends are making morning preparations at Cynthia’s villa when the town is struck by a power outage. The hairdryer that Dawn was using suddenly stops, and as they are wondering what is going on, Officer Jenny comes and tells the group that the Dragon Pokémon, Dragonite, has attacked the power plant. Officer Jenny revels that she came to ask for Cynthia's help, but Cynthia is not at home. Officer Jenny then leaves.
After Officer Jenny leaves, Iris expresses her disbelief that Dragonite had attacked the plant for no reason. She leaves for the power plant, and is followed by Ash, Dawn, Cilan, and Meloetta. At the power plant, the group of Magnemite are using a combined Thunderbolt attack on Dragonite, but it doesn't seem very effective as Dragonite shakes it off and counters with a Flamethrower. Dragonite then flies through the power plant, and finds itself at a dead end. However, there is a door to its left, and as it enters, followed closely by the Magnemite, it uses ThunderPunch on some of machines in the room and blocks the door, followed by an Ice Beam to freeze the opening. Dragonite then goes to sleep to heal itself.
Officer Jenny and two of the workers then talk about how to get in the room that Dragonite is in, and one of the workers decide to go in through the air ducts. However, none of them can fit. It is here when Iris, Ash, Dawn, Cilan, and Meloetta show up and offer to go. Before Ash goes through the air duct, Officer Jenny hands him a Poké Ball, but Ash refuses, saying that he is sure Iris will be able to calm it down. Iris, Dawn and Ash manage to fit through, but Cilan, much to his sadness, stays behind because he is unable to fit through the air duct. Iris finds the Dragonite laying inside the power plant and sees that it is injured. Iris attempts to talk to Dragonite, only for it to get upset and start attacking. Right after it uses ThunderPunch and creates a new hole in the wall, Meloetta comes to the rescue and calms Dragonite down by singing its song.
Ash and Dawn then decide to catch Dragonite with the Poké Ball that Officer Jenny offered. Just as Iris is about to join them, Dragonite's wing hurts once more, causing it to fall and launch a Flamethrower at the ceiling, sending parts of the ceiling raining down and blocking the exit it made, and separating Ash and Dawn from Iris.
Ash and Dawn meet back up with Cilan and Officer Jenny, and Officer Jenny tells them about her plan to call in some Trainers from Undella Town in order to bring the Dragonite out by force make it leave the power plant. Ash, Dawn, and Cilan are opposed to this idea, and Ash runs to tell Iris about the plan. Iris turns around and touches Dragonite, and by doing so, see some of its memories and finds out that it was attacked by a Hydreigon and was protecting some Pidove. Iris then tells Ash that Dragonite did not mean to hurt anything and orders Ash to go find proof of Dragonite's innocence.
Dawn, Cilan and Ash then go look for evidence, as Officer Jenny arrives with four Trainers from Undella Town. Cilan finds the cliff that Dragonite partially destroyed, and Pikachu spots a surveillance camera mounted on one of the trees. As they are doing that, Officer Jenny has arrived at the plant with the four Trainers, who send out a Garbodor, Gurdurr, Magmortar, and Darmanitan. Officer Jenny sends out a Ferrothorn.
As Iris is talking to Dragonite, Officer Jenny, the Trainers, and their Pokémon arrive at the door Dragonite had sealed with an Ice Beam. Gurdurr spins the steel beam it is holding and then breaks down the makeshift barrier. Darmanitan then uses Superpower to remove the rest of the blockage. Dragonite wakes up and a battle takes places, with Dragonite using Flamethrower, Ferrothorn using Flash Cannon, Garbodor using Gunk Shot, Darmanitan using Flamethrower, Gurdurr using Stone Edge, and Magmortar using Hyper Beam. All the attacks cancel each other out, and Iris then declares that they must get through her to get Dragonite. Everyone and all of the Pokémon, including Dragonite, look shocked at this, and pauses, which is when Ash, Dawn, and Cilan rush in and show Officer Jenny a video of Dragonite being injured in the process of trying to protect a flock a Pidove. Officer Jenny decides to forgive Dragonite and lets it go.
Dragonite, impressed by how Iris defended it, decides that it would like to travel with Iris. Iris then catches it with a Poké Ball.
Team Rocket is then shown to have found the Abyssal Ruins.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
TV episode debuts
Who's That Pokémon?: Dragonite
In other languages