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BW083 : Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 1)
Best Wishes series
Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 2)
BW084   EP741
Fierce Fighting at Tachiwaki Gym! VS Homika!! (Part 2)
First broadcast
Japan June 14, 2012
United States
English themes
Opening Rival Destinies
Japanese themes
Opening ベストウイッシュ!
Ending みてみて☆こっちっち
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
Assistant director 古賀一臣 Kazuomi Koga
Animation director 夏目久仁彦 Kunihiko Natsume
No additional credits are available at this time.

Rocking the Virbank Gym! (Part 2) (Japanese: 激闘タチワキジム!VSホミカ(後編) Fierce Fighting at Tachiwaki Gym! VS Homika!! (Part 2)) is the 84th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 741st episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on June 14, 2012.

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Major events

  • Ash continues his Gym battle with Homika and wins, earning himself the Toxic Badge, completing his requirement for the Unova League.
  • Ash finds out that the Unova League will begin in three months.
For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts




Dare da?

Who's That Pokémon?: Garbodor (Japan)


The error
  • This marks the first time "Next Time...A New Beginning!" is put at the end of the episode instead of "To Be Continued" without Ash beginning a new journey in the next episode.
  • This marks the first time Ash has not collected the exact same badges from the game the saga was based on, receiving the Toxic Badge instead of the Legend Badge as his final badge.
  • This is the first time Ash's Palpitoad has appeared on-screen since Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!, 34 episodes ago, when he previously fought in another Gym battle.


  • In one scene, the background appears over Homika's hair.

Dub edits

In other languages

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Best Wishes series
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