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XY007 : Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!
XY series
XY009 : Clemont's Got a Secret!
Grooming Furfrou!
XY008   EP807
Pokémon Trimmer and Trimmien!
First broadcast
Japan November 28, 2013
United States March 8, 2014
English themes
Opening Pokémon Theme (Version XY)
Ending {{{en_ed}}}
Japanese themes
Opening V(ボルト)
Ending X海峡Y景色
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 末田宜史 Yoshifumi Sueda
Assistant director 樋口真嗣 Shinji Higuchi
Animation director 堤舞 Mai Tsutsumi
No additional credits are available at this time.

Grooming Furfrou! (Japanese: ポケモントリマーとトリミアン! Pokémon Trimmer and Trimmien!) is the eighth episode of the XY series, and the 807th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on November 28, 2013 and in the United States on March 8, 2014.

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Continuing their Kalos region journey, our heroes spot a beautifully styled Furfrou. Ash isn't sure why it doesn't look like the shaggy one in his Pokédex, and Serena tells him about Pokémon groomers. There's a famous one named Sherman right in town, and Serena and Bonnie would love to meet him!

Just then, an ungroomed Furfrou jumps out of the bushes, knocking Bonnie down! Its Trainer, Jessica, offers to give our heroes a tour of the grooming salon where she works by way of apology. It turns out that even though she's the assistant to the famous Sherman, her Furfrou won't let her style its fur, apparently because the two of them haven't formed a strong bond.

In town, Ash and the others meet Jessally, who claims to be another famous Pokémon groomer, and her assistants. The three of them show off several examples of spectacular Pokémon grooming and offer to groom Pikachu. Ash isn't interested, but Bonnie thinks Serena should get Fennekin groomed. Jessally insists that they come back in about an hour to give her time to work.

Soon after leaving Fennekin with Jessally, our heroes run into Officer Jenny, who shows them a wanted poster of Jessally and her assistants—who are really Team Rocket in disguise! Thanks to Jessica's Furfrou and its amazing nose, Ash and friends track the villains down and send them blasting off again.

Battling together has brought Jessica and Furfrou closer, and when they get back to the salon, she finally gets the chance to trim its fur into a beautiful style, showing off everything she's learned under Sherman! She promises to style Serena's Fennekin someday when she's a famous groomer, and our heroes resume their journey to Lumiose City!


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The episode begins with a woman beneath a tree, attempting to brush a Furfrou. However, as she attempt to do so, the Furfrou runs off, and the woman tells the Pokemon to wait up. Meanwhile, Ash and his friends have arrived in a city, and Bonnie is enjoying the fountain. Clemont tells Bonnie to come, and that she'll get lost, but Bonnie says that she's fine, and continues running in excitement. Ash sees a Pokemon he has never seen before, which the Pokedex identifies as Furfrou. Ash remarks on how the Furfrou looks different from the image in the Pokedex, and Serena says that the Furfrou must have visited the groomer. She then raves about groomers, and points out a particularly famous groomer, wishing to meet him. Bonnie also expresses a desire to see him, but soon, the Furfrou from before jumps out and makes Bonnie trip.

The woman from before comes and notices Bonnie, and apologizes. Clemont puts bandages on Bonnie's scraped knees, and Bonnie says that everything is alright. She introduces herself as Jessica, while the gang introduce themselves. Bonnie then attempts to propose a marriage between Jessica and Clemont, much to the latter's embarrassment. As they walk along, Jessica talks about her Furfrou, and how intelligent and sensitive the species are. When Bonnie asks if Furfrou does not approve of Jessica as its Trainer, Clemont demands Bonnie to give Jessica an apology. Jessica says that it's alright, and after both Serena and Bonnie express desire to see Furfrou groomed, Jessica decides to bring the gang to the grooming salon where she works.

As they arrive at the grooming salon, they realize this was the exact place seen in Serena's guidebook. They enter, and see the man that was also seen in the guidebook, much to Serena's awe. The groomer, whose name is Sherman, comes out and asks Jessica if she has finished giving Furfrou a walk. Jessica introduces him to Ash and his friends, while Serena deems it an honor to meet him and calls him a superstar, although Sherman considered that an exaggeration. Meanwhile, Serena notices all of the scissors Sherman possesses, and Jessica allows them to exhibit the work of groomers.

Major events

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


Pokémon debuts



Pokémon Quiz


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Furfrou (US and international)
Pokémon Quiz: Furfrou (Japan)


The title card segment focuses on Ash for this episode
Wobbuffet as Mona Lisa


  • When Jessica opens a door to present the Furfrou with the La Reine and Kabuki Trims, the bandages on Bonnie's knees disappear. Later, she gains them back.
  • In one scene, the half of Sherman's hair near the two light-yellow strands, is colored light-yellow instead of brown.
  • When Team Rocket is kicking Ash and the others out from the barber shop, Bonnie's hair clip along with her hair disappears for a few frames. Later, she has her bangs have five circles of hair instead of four.
  • When Serena sends out Fennekin, the Poké Ball does not open.
    • Also, in this scene Serena's Fennekin has an unusually large tuft of fur in between its ears.

Dub edits

In other languages

XY007 : Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!
XY series
XY009 : Clemont's Got a Secret!
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