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| A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle!
The Hakudan Gym Battle! The Magnificent Viviyon's Dance Battle!!
|| November 7, 2013
| United States
|| February 15, 2014
|| Team Kato
|| 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
|| うえだしげる Shigeru Ueda
| Assistant director
|| 池添隆博 Takahiro Ikezoe
| Animation director
|| 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
| No additional credits are available at this time.
A Blustery Santalune Gym Battle! (Japanese: ハクダンジム戦！華麗なるビビヨンの舞バトル！！ The Hakudan Gym Battle! The Magnificent Viviyon's Dance Battle!!) is the fifth episode of the XY series, and the 804th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on November 7, 2013 and in the United States on February 15, 2014.
Our heroes have finally arrived in Santalune City, and Ash can’t wait to get on with his first Kalos region Gym battle! Clemont and Bonnie aren’t sure of the Gym’s location, but a photographer offers them directions after snapping a wonderful photo of Ash and Pikachu. Thanks to her, they quickly find the Santalune Gym, where they run into Alexa and Helioptile! Alexa figured they would be there to challenge her Gym Leader sister soon, so she waited for them.
Then, the Gym Leader herself arrives: it’s Viola, the photographer they met earlier! After a tour of the Gym, which contains a gallery of some of Viola’s excellent photographs, it’s time for Ash’s challenge. Ash starts out with Pikachu, while Viola uses Surskit. And soon after the battle begins, someone else arrives to join Alexa, Clemont, and Bonnie on the sidelines...Serena!
Viola uses Surskit’s Ice Beam to convert the Gym into a frozen battlefield. Pikachu has trouble moving on the slippery surface, and Surskit (who can skate nimbly across the ice) quickly gains the upper hand, leaving Ash with one Pokémon left: Fletchling.
As a Flying type, Fletchling not only has a type advantage over Surskit, but can also avoid the icy battlefield completely. Fletchling defeats Surskit, and Viola brings out Vivillon, whose powerful Gust attack knocks Fletchling into a Sticky Web left behind from one of Surskit’s attacks. Fletchling can’t get away, and Vivillon quickly brings the challenge to an end.
Ash and the others rush off to the Pokémon Center to get help for Pikachu and Fletchling, but Serena notices that Ash has forgotten his backpack and follows after them. Alexa offers to help Ash train for his rematch, since her Noivern also knows Gust. After several failed attempts to stand steady against the force of Noivern’s Gust, Pikachu, Fletching, and Ash are all exhausted and frustrated. Serena offers Ash her support...and a question: does he remember her?
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and her Fennekin
are eating breakfast and once they finish, they head to Santalune City
to find Ash
Now, Ash is running to find the gym, with Clemont and Bonnie behind him, trying to catch up. Clemont suddenly trips and asks Ash if he knows where the gym is. Ash responds with the answer no, and suddenly Viola takes a picture of Ash and Pikachu smiling at each other on the fountain. Viola then gives directions for the gang and Ash starts to run off again. Bonnie runs after her and Clemont thanks her. When they get to the gym, Alexa's Helioptile jumps on Ash. Then Helioptile jumps back to Alexa, and then Alexa greets them. Next, Viola comes in and allows everyone to come in. Soon after everyone looks at Viola's bug photographs, Bonnie tries to get Viola to marry Clemont, but Clemont pulls Bonnie away with his Aipom Arm. Soon, the battle begins, and Viola sends our her Surskit and Ash sends out his Pikachu. The battle starts with Quick Attack but Surskit blocks with Protect.
- Ash, Clemont and Bonnie reach Santalune City, with Serena arriving soon after.
- Ash meets up with Alexa again.
- Clemont, Bonnie and Serena meet Alexa for the first time.
- Serena meets Clemont and Bonnie for the first time.
- Ash battles Viola in his first Kalos Gym match and loses.
- Serena reunites with Ash, although he fails to recognize her from their childhood.
- For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.
Who's That Pokémon?: Vivillon (US and international)
Pokémon Quiz: Vivillon (Japan)
The title card segment focuses on Ash for this episode
- When Viola goes to them before she tells Ash and his friends which way to the Gym Leader, the wristband on Viola's left hand is missing.
- In one scene, Helioptile's triangle near its nose and eyes is missing.
- When Viola orders her Vivillon to throw Fletchling to the ground, her extended hand has her thumb placed under her hair.
- When Ash gives Pikachu a rest, Viola's Surskit wasn't on the battlefield.
Helioptile's triangle error
- Like in the past four episodes, the title card is lacking the characters's shadows in the dub for unknown reason.
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