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- Team Rocket's "Operation Tempest" enters its final stage.
- Meloetta is revealed to know Hyper Voice.
- Ash meets Giovanni for the first time since their encounter at Mount Quena.
- Giovanni's Persian is seen battling for the first time, and is revealed to know Shadow Claw and Power Gem.
- Ash battles Giovanni with his Pikachu, but is defeated.
- Team Rocket successfully captures Meloetta, and takes it, along with the imprisoned Ash and Pikachu, to the Abyssal Ruins.
- Giovanni uses Meloetta's song to unseal the Reveal Glass.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Axew (Iris's)
- Meowth (Team Rocket)
- Oshawott (Ash's)
- Krookodile (Ash's)
- Pansage (Cilan's)
- Woobat (Jessie's)
- Yamask (James's)
- Meloetta (anime)
- Persian (Giovanni's)
- Golurk (Larry's)
- Rhydon (Team Rocket Grunt's)
- Golem (Team Rocket Grunt's)
- Team Rocket's Pokémon Live Caster: Kami trio
- Despite having made its debut over 700 episodes ago, this is the first time when Giovanni's Persian is seen using any moves.
- The spiraling staircase in the Abyssal Ruins resemble the same stairs seen in the ruins shown in the previews for the two unaired episodes. Also, the way the Reveal Glass rises from the top of the stairs resembles the way the Meteonite revealed itself in the same preview.
- This episode marks the first time that Ash has a battle directly against the leader of a villainous team.
- This marks one of the very few times in the Pokémon anime when a character has threatened to kill another character, as Giovanni threatens to squash Ash and Pikachu inside of a shrinking force field cube if Meloetta doesn't give itself up.
- Background music from Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Zoroark: Master of Illusions, White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram was used in this episode.
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