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BW135 : Mystery on a Deserted Island!
Best Wishes series
BW137 : Celebrating the Hero's Comet!
A Pokémon of a Different Color!
BW136   EP793
Ibuki and Iris! The Different Colored Crimgan!!
First broadcast
Japan August 1, 2013
United States October 26, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
Japanese themes
Opening 夏めく坂道
Ending 手をつなごう
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 米村正二 Shōji Yonemura
Storyboard 西田健一 Ken'ichi Nishida
Assistant director 尼野浩正 Hiromasa Amano
Animation director 小山知洋 Tomohiro Koyama
No additional credits are available at this time.

A Pokémon of a Different Color! (Japanese: イブキとアイリス!色ちがいクリムガン!! Ibuki and Iris! The Different Colored Crimgan!!) is the 136th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 793rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on August 1, 2013 and in the United States on October 26, 2013.

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Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Alexa continue their shipboard tour of the Decolore Islands. As they near Cave Island, Porter explains that the name comes from the island’s enormous cave, where many kinds of Pokémon live. They’re all set to explore the cave when Alexa realizes she has to go back for her recording equipment, and our heroes aren’t sure where to go.

Fortunately, Ash spots a familiar face: Clair, the Gym Leader of the Dragon-type Blackthorn Gym in the Johto region! Iris is excited to meet a Dragon trainer, and the two of them bond quickly. Clair says she’s going to the cave in search of a rare Druddigon with different coloring, and our heroes are excited to join her in her quest! But first, she has to find her Dragonite, who’s wandered off somewhere...

Iris’s Dragonite and Ash’s Charizard go looking for Clair’s Dragonite, but when the two Dragonite meet, sparks fly—and not in a good way. The battle is on! When Cilan catches up, he has a different interpretation...since Iris’s Dragonite is a boy and Clair’s is a girl, the Film Connoisseur is convinced that this battle is merely the first step in a star-crossed love story. (Iris and Clair aren’t so sure about that...)

When they finally get the Pokémon calmed down and arrive at the cave, they see many kinds of Pokémon running away. It seems the Team Rocket trio overheard Clair talking about the rare Druddigon and decided to go after it! They’ve blocked off one of the two exits from the cave and set up a device that emits painful sound waves that only Pokémon can hear, intending to drive the Druddigon to the other exit, where they’re waiting to nab it.

That doesn’t go so well. When Druddigon emerges from the cave, it’s furious, and the villains’ attacks enrage it even more. It blasts them off with a powerful Dragon Rage and then turns on our heroes! Clair quickly realizes that battling isn’t the answer, so she starts trying to calm it down, using the patience and skills she’s learned as a Dragon trainer.

As Iris watches Clair calmly working with the rare Druddigon, she tells Ash and Cilan about a similar situation she faced as a young girl. She met an angry Druddigon in a cave, and though she was afraid of it at first, she quickly realized it was injured and decided she had to help. Iris treated Druddigon and won its trust, and that was the first time she realized she had a strong connection with Dragon-type Pokémon.

Sure enough, Clair’s soothing words and gentle manner get through to the raging Druddigon. Clair decides that she doesn’t need to catch Druddigon after all, and advises it to go back home now that she’s disabled Team Rocket’s device—but it refuses to leave, and the Gym Leader happily adds it to her team. The four of them return to the ship, where they meet up with Alexa, who’s disappointed that she missed all the excitement. Clair does give her a brief chance to film the rare Druddigon, but then it’s time to go. Ash, Iris, Cilan, and Alexa set off on their voyage once more, and Clair and her new Druddigon are beginning an adventure of their own—after hearing about them from Iris, Clair is making plans to visit the Village of Dragons and then stop by Opelucid Academy to meet Drayden!


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Ash and his friends arrive on another island named Cave Island. After Alexa leaves the party to find a new story, Ash is reunited with an old friend from his travels in Johto: Clair, the Blackthorn City Gym Leader. Iris is giddy as a schoolgirl upon meeting her since she is a fellow Dragon-Pokemon trainer. Clair tells them about a Shiny Druddigon living on the island. And Team Rocket will try to steal the shiny Druddigon for sure. Will they be able to find it?

Major events

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


Pokémon debuts



Dare da?


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Charizard (US and international) Shiny Druddigon (Japan)



  • When Ash runs to greet Clair, his hair is shown completely black instead of the usual dark cyan tone.
  • In a recurring error, when Iris releases her Dragonite from its Poké Ball, its antennae are briefly the same orange color as its body.
  • When Ash asks his Charizard for help, Charizard's eyes are completely blue.
  • In one scene, Meowth's tail is colored dark brown instead of light brown.
  • When the two Dragonite hit Charizard, Charizard's wings have its lighted color and its shadowed color switched for two frames.
  • When Charizard approaches everyone, Cilan's backpack is missing part of its gray coloration.
  • When Clair and Iris try to stop the fight between their Dragonite by yelling to their corresponding Pokémon, both Dragonite suddenly switch places in one scene.
  • Clair's right glove disappears in two scenes: when she points to the flower Dragonite stepped on, and when she is commenting on Cilan's moods along Iris.
  • In the scene where Meowth's ears are unplugged for the first time, Jessie's lipstick is missing.
  • When Ash commands Charizard, a portion of the Poké Ball symbol on his hat is missing.
  • During the scene when Ash puts his hat on Pikachu's head, the red coloration suddenly becomes bigger, overlapping the visor border.
  • When Meowth enters the cave by himself, Jessie's black undershirt is missing.
  • James's hand is ungloved when commanding an attack in one shot.
  • Before Druddigon hits Clair with its tail, its claws are colored pink.
  • During Iris's flashback, the stomach on the Druddigon she is helping to heal is given the same coloration as its claws.
  • In one scene, Clair's clothes are missing the black stripe.
  • When Iris remembers the Druddigon saving her from a Scolipede, Iris's dress is the same color as her leggings.
  • When Alexa picks her camera from her Gogoat's backpack, the Pokémon is at her side, but in the very next scene, Gogoat is nowhere to be found.
  • Cilan incorrectly states in the dub that Iris is due to inherit the Opelucid Academy from Drayden when she is actually due to inherit the Gym.
  • When Iris is feeding the Druddigon an Oran Berry during her flashback, the Druddigon bites next to the berry, and the berry simply disappears after that.

Dub edits

In other languages

BW135 : Mystery on a Deserted Island!
Best Wishes series
BW137 : Celebrating the Hero's Comet!
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