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BW099 : A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!
Best Wishes series
BW101 : Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!
A Village Homecoming!
BW100   EP757
Iris Returns to the Village of Dragons!
First broadcast
Japan October 25, 2012
United States February 16, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
Ending {{{en_ed}}}
Japanese themes
Opening やじるしになって!
Ending みてみて☆こっちっち
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 武上純希 Junki Takegami
Storyboard 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.

A Village Homecoming! (Japanese: アイリス、竜の里へ帰る! Iris Returns to the Village of Dragons!) is the 100th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 757th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on October 25, 2012 and in the United States on February 16, 2013.

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As our heroes excitedly arrive at Iris’s hometown, the Village of Dragons, they run into her childhood friend Shannon and the two Zweilous she’s been raising. Iris makes plans to meet up with Shannon later and tell her friend all about her journey, but first she needs to visit the Village Elder.

The Elder warmly welcomes Iris home and, after a quick examination, declares that she’s been taking good care of Axew. Some of the other villagers want to see the rest of Iris’s Pokémon, and Iris calls Dragonite to come out. Everyone oohs and ahhs over this impressive catch—at least, until Dragonite picks a fight with a nearby Haxorus! But amazingly, a few gentle words from the Elder calm them both down.

Then it’s off to Shannon’s house for lunch, where Iris suggests that she join our heroes on their journey! Shannon mentions that she’d been planning to start a journey after both of her Zweilous evolve, but she’s not sure she has the talent for that. She’s decided to become a Pokémon Breeder, and thinks she’s better off staying home and working on that goal.

As our heroes attempt to convince her a journey would be a wonderful opportunity, they hear the frantic cries of one of the Zweilous outside. They rush to investigate, and discover that the older Zweilous is evolving into Hydreigon! It’s an exciting moment—one that is quickly disturbed as it becomes clear that Hydreigon’s sudden Evolution has thrown it into a state of panic and confusion. It goes on a rampage, attacking everything in sight! Iris remembers how the Elder calmed her Dragonite and springs into action.

With the help of all her Pokémon, she manages to back Hydreigon into a corner where she can get close to it. It’s a difficult task indeed, but Iris hangs in there, speaking calm words of reassurance and encouragement. And her patience pays off, because she succeeds and Hydreigon calms down, much to everyone’s amazement!

The Village Elder, who’s been watching, comes up to congratulate Iris on her victory—and so does Gym Leader Drayden, Iris’s old teacher! She’s been trying to avoid him because she feels bad about leaving school, but he compliments her growth and challenges her to come to the Opelucid Gym for a battle with him. And so, the next stop on our heroes’ journey is decided!


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Ash and his friends finally arrive at the Village of Dragons, where they meet Shannon, Iris's childhood friend, who wants to be a Pokémon Breeder and currently takes care of two Zweilous. They go to meet the Village Elder, who judges Axew and Iris's progress and congratulates her on her work. Two other villagers ask if Iris has any other Dragon Pokémon and if they can see them. Outside, Iris calls out Dragonite, who promptly battles with a Haxorus. After being calmed down by the Elder, Dragonite is recalled, and Iris and her friends go to see Shannon. The Elder is then seen talking to a hidden Drayden about Iris. Shannon invites them in to have lunch, and when they finish, they find out that one of her Zweilous is gone. They soon find him by a lake, crying out as he evolves into Hydreigon. After seeing his reflection and using Draco Meteor in rage, Hydreigon goes on a rampage around the village. Using her Pokémon, Iris is eventually able to corner the Hydreigon and calm him down by jumping on his back and stroking his neck. The Elder congratulates her once again for a job well done. Later, Shannon apologizes for the day's events and finds the courage to ask the Elder if she can go on a journey after the other Zweilous evolves. The Elder says she has been waiting for her to ask and promptly agrees. Drayden makes his first public appearance to the gang, and Iris apologizes to him for leaving his school in Opelucid City. Drayden complements Iris for growing stronger and says that he will be waiting for her at the Opelucid Gym. She is overjoyed by the compliment, and the gang make their way to Opelucid City.

Major events

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


Pokémon debuts

TV episode debuts



Dare da?


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Zweilous


Iris's Dragonite's antennae error


  • When Iris first releases her Dragonite from his Poké Ball, his antennae are briefly the same orange color as his body.

Dub edits

In other languages

BW099 : A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team!
Best Wishes series
BW101 : Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!
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