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These donuts are great! This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not been dubbed into English. As such, its coverage may contain romanized Japanese names, rather than dub names.
XY series
XY023   EP822
The Bond of the Aurora! Amarus and Amaruruga!!
First broadcast
Japan April 17, 2014
United States
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening V(ボルト)
Ending X海峡Y景色
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 面出明美 Akemi Omode
Storyboard 川田武範 Takenori Kawada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
No additional credits are available at this time.

(Japanese: オーロラの絆!アマルスとアマルルガ!! The Bond of the Aurora! Amarus and Amaruruga!!) is the 23rd episode of the XY series, and the 822nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on April 17, 2014.

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Ash trains outside with Froakie and Fletchling. Froakie's Water Pulse is evaded by Fletchling's Double Team, but Froakie's Bubble hits it. But even after the blow Fletchling remains upright. Ash praises both for a job well done when Alexa, along with her Helioptile, walks onto the battle field. She notices Serena has decided to accompany Ash and his friends on the journey, while Helioptile plays with Dedenne and Pikachu. Alexa tells the group she came to collect information for an article, and heard from Viola that Ash was going to challenge the Cyllage Gym. Viola is writing an article about the famous Ambrette Town Fossil Laboratory, who recently made a new discovery. The group is excited about this and decides to join her.

At the laboratory, the group meet Takeda, a researcher. Team Rocket watches from behind a bush, curious, and send a flying camera to follow the group inside the lab. Inside, the group takes a look at many fossils of ancient Pokémon, but Serena is not impressed. Takeda then leads them down a hall and tells them to put on snow jackets before they go into the next room, which is a freeezer room that is kept at a cold temperature for the Pokémon that live there. Ash slips on the ice and is approached by an Amaura, an extinct Pokémon that was said to live in a cold part far in the north of Kalos. It is soon joined by an Aurorus, its evolved form. Takeda explains that the Labratory's excavation group discovered parts of the Pokémon frozen in ice, and were able to restore them. Having lived in a region with few predators, the Pokémon are friendly, and Amaura nuzzles the visitors. By the time Alexa begins to interview Takeda, Team Rocket's camera has recorded everything. Outside, Team Rocket watches the footage and decides to capture both Pokémon.

When the group leaves the freezer room to get warm, Team Rocket breaks in and pretend to play tag with Amaura to lead it outside and into a waiting truck. James and Team Rocket return to capture Aurorus. When the giant Pokémon proves hard to budge and begins wailing, the others hear and rush back inside. Team Rocket decides to flee with only Amaura, and drive off. While the other researchers try to calm Aurorus, Takeda explains that this could turn out bad since Amaura is weak to heat and temperatures it's not used to. Inside the truck, Amaura uses its aurora bond to communicate with its parent Aurorus, who heads out of the freezer room, followed by the researchers. Takeda explains the aurorus appears when Amaura lets out its cry really hard. Aurorus follows it, with Ash, his friends, and Alexa in pursuit. In the truck, Team Rocket notices the cold being emitted from Amaura and turn on the heater. The high temperature weakens Amaura even more, and far behind the group notice the aurora start to fade as Amaura starts to lose energy.

Along the road, Team Rocket's truck gets a flat tire, and they stop to change it. Alexa and the group meanwhile notice a fork in the road and they don't know which way to go. Aurorus then calls to Amaura this time, and the aurora grows brighter again as it responds. Aurorus freezes the river before them and the group crosses. Soon they have reached the truck, as Amaura grows weaker and weaker. When Team Rocket refuses to give up Amaura, Clemont sends out Chespin to face James Inkay. Clemont hits Inkay with Pin Missile, while the girls and Alexa go to the back of the truck to get Amaura, but are stopped by Meowth. Serena sends out Fennekin who uses Hidden Power, but it is blocked my Meowth's claws. Just then, Aurorus appears behind them and freezes Meowth, allowing the girls to reach Amaura, who is in bad condition. They tell Ash to hurry, and he tells Pikachu to use Thunderbolt. But Wobbuffet reflects it back with Mirror Coat. Aurorus takes the blow however and freezes Team Rocket. Pikachu's Thunderbolt sends Team Rocket blasting off. Once outside the truck, Amaura collapses. Aurorus curls around it to cool down its temperature. Amaura's health is soon restored. Just as the group decides to get the Pokémon back to the laboratory, the Takeda's truck pulls up and takes them back.

Back inside the freezer room, Amaura has healed completely and nuzzles all the group. The group and the Pokémon play in the snow together, and Alexa now has plenty of material for her article.

Major events

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


Pokémon debuts



Pokémon Quiz


Pokémon Quiz: Amaura (Japan)


The title card segment focuses on Ash for this episode


  • When Serena orders Fennekin to use Hidden Power on Meowth, her hair is colored brown instead of honey.
  • When everyone was calling Amaura to play with them, Bonnie's hairclip is colored the same way as her skin.

Dub edits

In other languages

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