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| Saving Braviary!
N, Again! Operation Rescue Warrgle!!
|| February 21, 2013
| United States
|| May 25, 2013
|| Team Kato
|| 武上純希 Junki Takegami
|| うえだしげる Shigeru Ueda
| Assistant director
|| うえだしげる Shigeru Ueda
| Animation director
|| 緒方厚 Atsushi Ogata
| No additional credits are available at this time.
Saving Braviary! (Japanese: N再び！ウォーグル救出作戦！！ N, Again! Operation Rescue Warrgle!! ) is the 114th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 771st episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on February 21, 2013 and in the United States on May 25, 2013.
The episode begins with two Plasma Grunts, Schwarz and Weiss driving a truck at night when they encounter a roadblock. As they move the barricades out of the way, N sneaks behind the truck and places a small device that unlocks the truck's back door. Upon opening the doors N finds a caged Braviary with an injured wing. He frees it and they attempt to get away. However, the grunts see him and they send out Seviper and Zangoose to stop him with Bite and Scratch, respectively. N manages to block the attacks, saving Braviary, but they fall off the cliff in the process. N and Braviary run away, but Schwarz and Weiss have a tracking device on Braviary's neck that will pinpoint its location.
Meanwhile, Ash, Iris and Cilan are still on their journey to the White Ruins. Ash and Iris are anxious to get some rest and food. Cilan assures them there's a Pokémon Center nearby. Suddenly, N and Braviary run out of the forest in front of them and collapse from their injuries. N tells then that Braviary's wing is injured and the group takes them to the nearby Pokémon Center. Nurse Joy tends to Braviary's injuries and mentions that Braviary will be temporarily unable to fly until they are healed. N thanks her for help and comforts Braviary. Ash scans Braviary with his Pokédex and asks N what happened. N states that Braviary got captured by Team Plasma, in which Ash, Iris and Cilan exclaim that they encountered Team Plasma when they were using EM Waves to control Pokémon. N states that his mission is to liberate all the Pokémon under Team Plasma's control. The group propose to help N, but he tells them that the mission is his alone.
Schwarz and Weiss track Braviary to the Pokémon Center. Ash and his friends are pleased that N deeply cares about Pokémon and that they cannot forgive Team Plasma for capturing Pokémon. Schwarz and Weiss decide to cut the Pokémon Center's power to disarm the security system so they can sneak in and retrieve Braviary. During the blackout, N finally notices Braviary's tracking device. Ash, Iris, and Cilan are curious as to what caused the power outage and Cilan states that the outside lights are still on, so the issue is specific to the Center. N comes in with Braviary to inform them that the power outage was caused by the same Team Plasma members that captured Braviary. Nurse Joy and Audino decide to go check the circuit breakers and Schwarz and Weiss sneak behind her. They enter the room where the Pokémon are resting and use night-vision goggles to find Braviary. They are too late as they see that Braviary's tracking device is moving. They go outside and see N and what appears to see Braviary. They send out Zangoose and Seviper and attack N with Slash and Bite. It is revealed that Braviary wasn't there and that they have been fooled. They turn to N and demand to know where Braviary is, but N runs away, forcing the them to order their Pokémon to chase after him.
Meanwhile, Ash, Iris and Cilan are taking Braviary in the opposite direction. Ash and Cilan recall N telling them that they need to release Braviary somewhere safe. Iris runs ahead and finds the perfect location. However, Braviary refuses to go back as he worried about N. Ash orders and begs it to stop, mentioning that Team Plasma grunts will only capture him again. Ash realizes that Braviary knows that N is in trouble and Braviary dashes off to find N.
N is still running away from Zangoose and Seviper but they find him and the two grunts catch up. Schwarz orders Seviper to use Screech and Weiss orders Slash on N. N proclaims that he will never give up on his mission to save Pokémon and the two grunts order another round of attacks. However, Braviary gets here just in time to save N, along with Ash, Iris, and Cilan. Ash calls on Pikachu and Iris sends out Excadrill to battle Zangoose and Seviper. Ash apologizes to N that he and Iris are battling but states they have no choice at this point. During the battle, Cilan reminds Ash and Iris to not underestimate their opponents as Seviper and Zangoose are well trained. Excadrill finally beats Seviper with Focus Blast and is recalled because Seviper's Screech has weakened it. Meanwhile, Zangoose and Pikachu collide with two Iron Tail attacks and both Pokémon are struggling to get up. As Zangoose is about to finish Pikachu off with Mega Punch, Ash calls out to Pikachu to get up. Seeing Pikachu is in trouble, Braviary tears off its bandages and intercepts with Wing Attack. N watches the battles with awe. Ash then tells Pikachu to finish Zangoose with Thunderbolt. Schwarz and Weiss retreat after their loss and Ash thanks Braviary. Later, Ash, Iris, and Cilan watch on as Braviary is released back to the wild. N tells it that this is where it was meant to be and that it won't need to worry about Team Plasma again.
Upon seeing N's injuries, the group takes him back to the Pokémon Center so Nurse Joy can treat him. N mentions that he will be going a bit past Driftveil City and they invite him to travel with them. N mentions that despite all that happened, he is still against Pokémon battles. However, he confesses that after seeing them battle, it made him experience feelings that he never felt before. So N decides that it will be an honor to travel together with the group for a while.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Seviper
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