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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 battle between a Dragonite and 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. Attacking at the same time with Flamethrower and Hyper Beam, the attacks collide and send out a shock wave that scares a flock of Pidove. Seeing the Hydreigon about to attack with Ice Beam, Dragonite shields the flock of Pidove with its own body. Dazed from the attack, Hydreigon manages to hit Dragonite again with a Hyper Beam and make it crash against a cliff before falling into a river injured. Dragonite surfaces and attempts to fly off, but with its injured wing,Dragonite crashes into a nearby power plant, destroying the top of a tower in the process. This causes the alarms to go off and a large group 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 informs the group that the Dragon Pokémon, Dragonite, has apparently attacked the power plant. Officer Jenny reveals that she came to ask for Cynthia's help in capturing the rogue Pokémon, but Cynthia is not at home. Officer Jenny then leaves.
After Officer Jenny leaves, Iris expresses her disbelief that Dragonite had attacked the power plant for no reason. She heads off for the power plant, along with Ash, Dawn, Cilan, and Meloetta. At the power plant, the group of Magnemite are using a combined Thunderbolt attack on Dragonite in an attempt to overwhelm it, but it doesn't seem to be very effective as Dragonite shakes the attacks 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. As it enters, it is followed closely by the Magnemite and workers. Dragonite uses ThunderPunch on some of machinery in the room and blocks the door, followed by an Ice Beam to freeze the opening and seal itself inside. Dragonite then goes to sleep to heal itself.
Officer Jenny and two of the workers then talk about how to get into the sealed room, 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 help. Before Ash goes through the air duct to follow Iris, 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 realizes that it is injured. Dragonite awakens and Iris attempts to talk to it, but it gets upset and starts attacking the plant once again. Dragonite uses Flamethrower on Iris, but Piplup and Oshawott use BubbleBeam and Hydro Pump to block the attack. Dragonite tries to use ThunderPunch on the two water Pokémon but they both dodge the attack. The enraged Pokémon then uses Flamethrower on the wall, creating a hole. Before things get any worse, Meloetta materializes and calms Dragonite down using 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 had just made, and separating Ash and Dawn from Iris, Piplup, and Oshawott.
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. 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 in doing so, sees some of its memories and finds out that it was in a battle with a Hydreigon and was protecting a flock of Pidove. Iris then tells Ash that Dragonite did not mean to cause any trouble and orders Ash to go find proof of Dragonite's innocence.
Dawn, Cilan and Ash then go off to look for evidence, as Officer Jenny brings in 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 arrives at the plant with the four Trainers, who send out a Garbodor, a Gurdurr, a Magmortar, and a Darmanitan. Officer Jenny sends out her 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. During the temporary pause in the battle, Iris steps between the Trainers' Pokémon and Dragonite and declares that they will have to get through her to get Dragonite. Everyone and all of the Pokémon, including Dragonite, look shocked at this, and pause, 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 the flock a Pidove. However, before Dragonite is able to leave the power plant, it collapses from its injuries.
At the Pokémon Center, Nurse Joy and Audino are treating Dragonite's injuries. Officer Jenny arrives and decides to forgive Dragonite and lets it go.
Dragonite is about to leave, but stops. It is impressed by how Iris defended it when no one else would, 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
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