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- Ash's Charizard returns and is revealed to have learned Wing Attack, Slash, and Dragon Tail.
- Charizard battles Iris's Dragonite. The battle is called off by N.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
- Jessie (flashback)
- Professor Oak
- Nurse Joy
- Magikarp salesman
- Misty (flashback)
- Brock (flashback)
- Damian (flashback)
- Koga (flashback)
- Liza (flashback)
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Axew (Iris's)
- Pidgeotto (Ash's; flashback)
- Charizard (Ash's)
- Charmander (Ash's; flashback)
- Charmeleon (Ash's; flashback)
- Bulbasaur (Ash's; flashback)
- Squirtle (Ash's; flashback)
- Primeape (Ash's; flashback)
- Oshawott (Ash's)
- Pignite (Ash's)
- Snivy (Ash's)
- Boldore (Ash's)
- Excadrill (Iris's)
- Emolga (Iris's)
- Dragonite (Iris's)
- Togepi (Misty's; flashback)
- Audino (Nurse Joy's)
- Magikarp (Magikarp salesman's)
- Spearow (multiple; flashback)
- Golbat (Koga's; flashback)
- Aerodactyl (flashback)
- Magmar (Blaine's; flashback)
- Pikachu (Ritchie's; Sparky; flashback)
- Poliwrath (Tad's; flashback)
- Charizard (Liza's; Charla; flashback)
- Dragonair (Clair's; flashback)
- Blastoise (Gary's; flashback)
- Articuno (Noland's; flashback)
- Charizard (multiple; flashback)
- This is the first appearance of Ash's Charizard since Pace - The Final Frontier!, 309 episodes ago.
- This is the first time Misty had a speaking role since The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.
- This episode features the following flashbacks, which have all been reanimated to match the style introduced in Best Wishes series:
- Ash and Brock saving Charmander from the rain, and Ash later capturing it from Charmander – The Stray Pokémon.
- Charmander battling Primeape from Primeape Goes Bananas.
- The battle between Charmander and Koga's Golbat from The Ninja Poké-Showdown.
- Charmander, Pidgeotto, Bulbasaur and Squirtle huddling with Ash from Snow Way Out!.
- Charmander's evolution into Charmeleon in The March of the Exeggutor Squad.
- Charmeleon beginning to disobey Ash in The Problem with Paras.
- The battle between Charmeleon and Aerodactyl which caused Charmeleon to evolve from Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon.
- Charizard defeating Blaine's Magmar from Volcanic Panic
- Charizard refusing to battle for Ash, costing him the Indigo League from Friend and Foe Alike.
- Charizard being defeated and severely weakened by Tad's Poliwrath, and Ash's later actions that allowed him to regain Charizard's trust in Charizard Chills.
- Charizard's desperation to be accepted at the Charicific Valley and Ash leaving it behind Charizard's Burning Ambitions.
- Defeating Clair's Dragonair from Better Eight Than Never.
- Defeating Gary's Blastoise from Can't Beat the Heat!.
- Battling Noland's Articuno from The Symbol Life.
- This episode marks the first time since the episode it was first used in where Seismic Toss is not a part of Charizard's moveset.
- This is the first time when Ash has sent a Pokémon from his Unova team to Professor Oak's Laboratory, namely Unfezant.
- Due to Jessie's brief appearance in a flashback, this episode marks the first time that one member of the Team Rocket trio appears without the others.
- The Magikarp salesman makes a cameo appearance in this episode as one of the vendors at the Kanto Fair, meaning he has now appeared at least once in every anime series so far.
- During the flashback of Snow Way Out!, some of the feathers on Pidgeotto's head are colored yellow like its evolved form instead of pink.
- During the flashback when Charizard battles Aerodactyl, Aerodactyl's leg is colored as Charizard's as it is holding Ash.
- During the flashback when Ash was sending Charizard to the Charicific Valley, his sleeve is discolored.
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