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{{Ash}}, {{an|Iris}}, and {{an|Cilan}} arrive in [[Opelucid City]], site of Iris' Gym Battle against the local [[Gym Leader]], [[Drayden]]. Iris isn't in a good mood, and the boys ask her if she's okay. Even though she replied yes, she left them in order to climb to the top of the city's radio tower, just before [[Officer Jenny]] appeared, demanding of her to climb down immediately. After a bit of arguing, Iris returns to the surface and is scolded by the Officer. As soon as all this is over, the gang arrives at the Opelucid Academy, a prestigious school about Pokémon types, hosted in Opelucid City. It is also revealed that Drayden is the principal. Drayden notices the three, and asks Iris if anything is okay after the incident before. Iris replies positively, and Drayden leaves with his assistant, telling Iris that they should meet soon at the [[Opelucid Gym]]. Just then, the school's caretaker, [[Martha]] appears and guides the gang inside.
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{{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} arrive in [[Opelucid City]], the location of {{an|Iris}}'s Gym Battle against [[Drayden]], the local [[Gym Leader]]. Iris isn't in a good mood, and the boys ask her if she's okay. She says yes, but then runs off and climbs to the top of the city's radio tower. A crowd of pedestrians gathers, including [[Officer Jenny]] who orders her via megaphone to climb down immediately. After a bit of arguing, Iris descends the tower and is scolded by the Officer. An elderly woman named [[Martha]] recognizes Iris and brings the group to the Opelucid Academy, a prestigious school about Pokémon types, and where it is revealed that Drayden is the principal. Drayden notices the three and asks Iris if everything is okay after the tower incident. Iris replies positively, and Drayden leaves with his assistant, telling Iris that they should meet soon at the [[Opelucid Gym]]. Martha, the school's caretaker, appears and guides them inside.
   
While having lunch, Martha and Iris describe the latter's life as student. Apparently, Iris left the [[Village of Dragons]] after her loss to Drayden, enrolling in the Opelucid Academy's {{t|Dragon}}-type course. However, the city life and student's attitude did not match Iris' personality, and she was always friendless leading her to quickly became depressed. Initially, she was even unwilling to eat, until Martha found out her favourite food to cheer her up. Iris also reveals the reason she climbed the radio tower earlier. She regularly did that in her school days, in order to get fresh air and "feel the Village of Dragons". Officer Jenny, of course, was always there to scold her.
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While having lunch, they discuss Iris's time as a student. It is revealed that after her loss to Drayden, Iris left the [[Village of Dragons]] and enrolled in Opelucid Academy's course for {{t|Dragon}} types. However, because the city life and demeanor of her fellow pupils did not match her personality, Iris couldn't adjust or make friends, and thus became sad. She wouldn't even eat until Martha discovered and brought her favorite food to cheer her up. Iris also reveals the reason she climbed the radio tower earlier: she regularly did that in her school days to get fresh air and "feel the Village of Dragons." Officer Jenny, of course, was always there to scold her.
   
Soon, the gang enter Iris' former dorm, which is currently vacant. They notice that she has made drawings of all her friends back at her hometown in the walls. Finally, Iris says that after lots of postcards from [[Shannon]], she got nostalgic over her village, and secretly left school in order to return. This was also the reason she avoided Opelucid and Drayden that much all this time.
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They then enter Iris's former dorm and notice that she had drawn her Pokémon friends from back home on a wall. Finally, Iris says that after lots of postcards from her best friend [[Shannon]], she became homesick and secretly left school to go back. This was also the reason she had been avoiding Opelucid City and Drayden all this time.
   
She also talks about a [[Fraxure]] she befriended, one of the Academy's Pokémon that was used to battle. In one of those battles against another Student's [[Altaria]], Iris commanded an obviously tired Fraxure to constantly attack, because of her anger. It was that anger that made her lose the battle, and afterwards Drayden scolded her for not recognizing Fraxure's exhaustion and continuing to battle hard despite it's condition. Finally, she makes it to the school's playground and apologizes to Fraxure for what happened. It accepts the apology and Iris promises that she will do her best to defeat Drayden and become a Dragon Master.
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She also talks about a {{p|Fraxure}} belonging to the Academy that she used to battle. In a battle against another Student's {{p|Altaria}}, Iris commanded the tired Pokémon to constantly attack because of her frustration. Due to her lack of focus, Iris lost the battle, and Drayden scolded her for not recognizing Fraxure's exhaustion and pushing it to battle despite its condition. Iris reminisces about the day the [[Elder]] gave her {{TP|Iris|Axew}} to start her journey. Finally, she goes to the school playground and apologizes to Fraxure for what happened years ago. It accepts the apology and Iris promises that she will do her best to defeat Drayden and become a Dragon Master.
   
With her issues with the past dealt with, Iris and her friends finally head to the Gym, as she is more than ready to challenge Drayden to a battle. This time, it will be a two on two match. Drayden starts up with [[Haxorus]], while Iris sends out {{TP|Iris|Excadrill}}, hoping that she will fare better this time. Indeed, the battle goes on exactly the way it did the first time. However, in the end, instead of a {{m|Rock Smash}} collision, Excadrill uses {{m|Focus Blast}}, holding Haxorus back. In the end, they collide with {{m|Giga Impact}} and {{m|Drill Run}} respectively, and their matchup ends in a tie. Both Trainers are satisfied from it, and Drayden congratulates Iris for her progress.
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With her past issues dealt with, Iris and her friends finally head to the Gym, as she is more than ready to battle Drayden. This time, it will be a two-on-two match. Drayden starts up with {{p|Haxorus}} while Iris sends out {{TP|Iris|Excadrill}}, hoping that she will fare better this time. The moves used at the beginning of the battle replicate those of the last time Haxorus and Excadrill battled. However, Haxorus has to use {{m|Rock Smash}} to deflect Excadrill's {{m|Focus Blast}}, pushing Haxorus backward. The two strike full-force with {{m|Drill Run}} and {{m|Giga Impact}}, causing a huge explosion, and their blows knock each other out simultaneously. Each Trainer is satisfied with their Pokémon's performance, and Drayden congratulates Iris for her progress.
   
The battle is one on one, Drayden's [[Druddigon]] against Iris' {{TP|Iris|Dragonite}}. Even though the latter has the aerial advantage, Iris decides (upon Dragonite's wishes) to not use it, making it a fair play match. Unfortunately for Iris, Dragonite's powerful attacks were blocked by Druddigon's arms. Iris decides to finish the match with a {{m|Dragon Rush}}, but Druddigon stopped it and finished the match with a decisive {{m|Dragon Tail}}, giving Drayden the win. Even though Iris lost, she receives a praise from Drayden and leaves the Gym happy and exhilerated.
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With one Pokémon left on each side, Drayden's {{p|Druddigon}} meets Iris's {{TP|Iris|Dragonite}}. Although it has aerial superiority, the prideful Dragonite convinces Iris not to take advantage, making it a fair fight. Dragonite's {{m|ThunderPunch}} and {{m|Ice Beam}} land hits despite Druddigon's successful {{m|Dragon Claw}} hit, negation of {{m|Flamethrower}} with {{m|Flash Cannon}}, and momentary {{m|Double Team}} defense. Iris tries to finish the match with {{m|Dragon Rush}}, but Druddigon catches Dragonite by the neck, slams it down, and strikes with {{m|Dragon Tail}}, giving Drayden the win. Even though Iris has lost, she receives Drayden's praise and leaves the Gym happy and exhilarated.
   
Before departure, Martha says that Iris' goal of becoming a Dragon Master is far from achieved, and that she should continue journeying until she reaches that point. She reveals that it was actually Drayden, who recognized that his school was not helping Iris, who recommended to the Village [[Elder]] that Iris be allowed to go on a journey so she could learn at her own pace, and Iris finally realized that Drayden had no problem with her leaving school. Let alone, they want her to become the next Opelucid Gym Leader. Iris is surprised by that, and says that she wants her time to consider her decision, before her and her friends leave Opelucid behind.
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Before departure, Martha says that Iris's journey to be a Dragon Master is far from over and that she should continue on until she reaches that point. She reveals that it was actually Drayden who recognized that his school was not helping Iris and recommended to the Village Elder that Iris be allowed to go on a journey so she could learn at her own pace, meaning that Drayden had no problem with her leaving school. In a stunning announcement, Drayden says that he wants her to become the next Opelucid Gym Leader. A shocked Iris replies that she wants time to consider her decision. She and her friends then depart from Opelucid City. In the end, Ash tells Iris that he will not fall behind her, as he is going to win the [[Unova League]].
 
In the end, Ash tells Iris that he will not fall behind her, as he is going to win the [[Unova League]].
 
   
 
==Major events==
 
==Major events==

Revision as of 00:46, 17 May 2013

BW100 : A Village Homecoming!
Best Wishes series
BW102 : Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad!
Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!
BW101.png
BW101   EP758
ソウリュウジム!アイリスVSシャガ!!
Soryu Gym! Iris VS Shaga!!
First broadcast
Japan November 8, 2012
United States February 23, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening やじるしになって!
Ending みてみて☆こっちっち
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 矢嶋哲生 Tetsuo Yajima
Assistant director 金崎貴臣 Takaomi Kanezaki
Animation director 小山知洋 Tomohiro Koyama
No additional credits are available at this time.

Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! (Japanese: ソウリュウジム!アイリスVSシャガ!! Soryu Gym! Iris VS Shaga!!) is the 101st episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 758th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on November 8, 2012 and in the United States on February 23, 2013.

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Synopsis

Ash and his friends arrive in Opelucid City, the location of Iris's Gym Battle against Drayden, the local Gym Leader. Iris isn't in a good mood, and the boys ask her if she's okay. She says yes, but then runs off and climbs to the top of the city's radio tower. A crowd of pedestrians gathers, including Officer Jenny who orders her via megaphone to climb down immediately. After a bit of arguing, Iris descends the tower and is scolded by the Officer. An elderly woman named Martha recognizes Iris and brings the group to the Opelucid Academy, a prestigious school about Pokémon types, and where it is revealed that Drayden is the principal. Drayden notices the three and asks Iris if everything is okay after the tower incident. Iris replies positively, and Drayden leaves with his assistant, telling Iris that they should meet soon at the Opelucid Gym. Martha, the school's caretaker, appears and guides them inside.

While having lunch, they discuss Iris's time as a student. It is revealed that after her loss to Drayden, Iris left the Village of Dragons and enrolled in Opelucid Academy's course for Dragon types. However, because the city life and demeanor of her fellow pupils did not match her personality, Iris couldn't adjust or make friends, and thus became sad. She wouldn't even eat until Martha discovered and brought her favorite food to cheer her up. Iris also reveals the reason she climbed the radio tower earlier: she regularly did that in her school days to get fresh air and "feel the Village of Dragons." Officer Jenny, of course, was always there to scold her.

They then enter Iris's former dorm and notice that she had drawn her Pokémon friends from back home on a wall. Finally, Iris says that after lots of postcards from her best friend Shannon, she became homesick and secretly left school to go back. This was also the reason she had been avoiding Opelucid City and Drayden all this time.

She also talks about a Fraxure belonging to the Academy that she used to battle. In a battle against another Student's Altaria, Iris commanded the tired Pokémon to constantly attack because of her frustration. Due to her lack of focus, Iris lost the battle, and Drayden scolded her for not recognizing Fraxure's exhaustion and pushing it to battle despite its condition. Iris reminisces about the day the Elder gave her Axew to start her journey. Finally, she goes to the school playground and apologizes to Fraxure for what happened years ago. It accepts the apology and Iris promises that she will do her best to defeat Drayden and become a Dragon Master.

With her past issues dealt with, Iris and her friends finally head to the Gym, as she is more than ready to battle Drayden. This time, it will be a two-on-two match. Drayden starts up with Haxorus while Iris sends out Excadrill, hoping that she will fare better this time. The moves used at the beginning of the battle replicate those of the last time Haxorus and Excadrill battled. However, Haxorus has to use Rock Smash to deflect Excadrill's Focus Blast, pushing Haxorus backward. The two strike full-force with Drill Run and Giga Impact, causing a huge explosion, and their blows knock each other out simultaneously. Each Trainer is satisfied with their Pokémon's performance, and Drayden congratulates Iris for her progress.

With one Pokémon left on each side, Drayden's Druddigon meets Iris's Dragonite. Although it has aerial superiority, the prideful Dragonite convinces Iris not to take advantage, making it a fair fight. Dragonite's ThunderPunch and Ice Beam land hits despite Druddigon's successful Dragon Claw hit, negation of Flamethrower with Flash Cannon, and momentary Double Team defense. Iris tries to finish the match with Dragon Rush, but Druddigon catches Dragonite by the neck, slams it down, and strikes with Dragon Tail, giving Drayden the win. Even though Iris has lost, she receives Drayden's praise and leaves the Gym happy and exhilarated.

Before departure, Martha says that Iris's journey to be a Dragon Master is far from over and that she should continue on until she reaches that point. She reveals that it was actually Drayden who recognized that his school was not helping Iris and recommended to the Village Elder that Iris be allowed to go on a journey so she could learn at her own pace, meaning that Drayden had no problem with her leaving school. In a stunning announcement, Drayden says that he wants her to become the next Opelucid Gym Leader. A shocked Iris replies that she wants time to consider her decision. She and her friends then depart from Opelucid City. In the end, Ash tells Iris that he will not fall behind her, as he is going to win the Unova League.

Major events

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

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Dare da?

Humans

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Haxorus

Trivia

Errors

  • In a recurring error, when Iris first releases her Dragonite from its Poké Ball, its antennae are briefly the same orange color as its body.

Dub edits

In other languages



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