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'''A Unova League Evolution!''' (Japanese: '''決着イッシュリーグ!ピカチュウ対ルカリオ!!''' ''{{tt|Isshu|Unova}} League Conclusion! Pikachu VS Lucario!!'') is the 108th episode of the {{series|Best Wishes}}, and the 765th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on January 10, 2013 and in the United States on April 13, 2013.
 
'''A Unova League Evolution!''' (Japanese: '''決着イッシュリーグ!ピカチュウ対ルカリオ!!''' ''{{tt|Isshu|Unova}} League Conclusion! Pikachu VS Lucario!!'') is the 108th episode of the {{series|Best Wishes}}, and the 765th episode of the [[Pokémon anime]]. It first aired in Japan on January 10, 2013 and in the United States on April 13, 2013.
   
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==Blurb==
 
==Blurb==
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<i>Now that Cameron’s Riolu has evolved into Lucario in the midst of his Unova League battle with Ash and Snivy, the heat is really turning up! After evolving, Lucario’s powerful moves are even stronger than Riolu’s were, and Snivy is defeated.
 
<i>Now that Cameron’s Riolu has evolved into Lucario in the midst of his Unova League battle with Ash and Snivy, the heat is really turning up! After evolving, Lucario’s powerful moves are even stronger than Riolu’s were, and Snivy is defeated.
   
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The next day, Cameron and [[Virgil]] are battling. Cameron is left once again with only Lucario while Virgil still has three Pokémon left. Calling back his {{p|Espeon}}, Virgil calls out his {{p|Flareon}}. Cameron, not worried about typing, has Lucario go in with a Force Palm, but Flareon uses {{m|Double Team}} to evade the attack before using a super-effective {{m|Flamethrower}}, but Lucario is still able to battle. Hoping to get an idea, Cameron tries snapping his head band, but nothing comes to mind, so he just has Lucario attack with Aura Sphere. Flareon counters with {{m|Fire Blast}}, punching through Aura Sphere and hitting Lucario. Lucario is knocked out and Cameron loses the semifinal.
 
The next day, Cameron and [[Virgil]] are battling. Cameron is left once again with only Lucario while Virgil still has three Pokémon left. Calling back his {{p|Espeon}}, Virgil calls out his {{p|Flareon}}. Cameron, not worried about typing, has Lucario go in with a Force Palm, but Flareon uses {{m|Double Team}} to evade the attack before using a super-effective {{m|Flamethrower}}, but Lucario is still able to battle. Hoping to get an idea, Cameron tries snapping his head band, but nothing comes to mind, so he just has Lucario attack with Aura Sphere. Flareon counters with {{m|Fire Blast}}, punching through Aura Sphere and hitting Lucario. Lucario is knocked out and Cameron loses the semifinal.
   
It's the final round and both trainers are down to their last Pokémon: Virgil down to his {{p|Eevee}} and [[Dino]] down to his {{p|Druddigon}}. Druddigon uses {{m|Dragon Rage}}, but Eevee evades the attack with {{m|Dig}}. Coming out of the ground, Eevee hits Druddigon with Iron Tail, throwing Druddigon to the ground. Finally, Eevee knocks out Druddigon with {{m|Trump Card}}, making Virgil the champion of the Vertress Conference. Meeting up by the fountain, the trainers congratulate each other on their efforts. When [[Davy]] arrive to pick Virgil up, the group says farewell to him as he flies away. Just then, Bianca runs up trying to catch Virgil, but is late and knocks Ash into the fountain. She gives everyone Casteliacones. Cameron and Lucario devour theirs and run off to train. Bianca decides to head back home.
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It's the final round and both trainers are down to their last Pokémon: Virgil down to his {{p|Eevee}} and [[Dino]] down to his {{p|Druddigon}}. Druddigon uses {{m|Dragon Rage}}, but Eevee evades the attack with {{m|Dig}}. Coming out of the ground, Eevee hits Druddigon with Iron Tail, throwing Druddigon to the ground. Finally, Eevee knocks out Druddigon with {{m|Trump Card}}, making Virgil the winner of the Vertress Conference. Meeting up by the fountain, the trainers congratulate each other on their efforts. When [[Davy]] arrive to pick Virgil up, the group says farewell to him as he flies away. Just then, Bianca runs up trying to catch Virgil, but is late and knocks Ash into the fountain. She gives everyone {{DL|Status condition healing item|Casteliacone}}s. Cameron and Lucario devour theirs and run off to train. Bianca decides to head back home.
   
 
Ash and Stephan are in the sauna discussing their plans for the future. Both trainers vow to get stronger for a rematch.
 
Ash and Stephan are in the sauna discussing their plans for the future. Both trainers vow to get stronger for a rematch.
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==Major events==
 
==Major events==
 
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* {{un|Cameron}} defeats {{Ash}}, eliminating the latter from the tournament.
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[[File:Virgil Winning.png|thumb|220px|Virgil holding the championship trophy]]
* [[Virgil]] defeats Cameron, advancing to the final round.
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* {{Ash}} loses his [[Full Battle]] against {{un|Cameron}} in the quarterfinals, placing him in the Top 8.
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* [[Virgil]] defeats Cameron in the semifinals, advancing to the finals.
 
* Cameron is revealed to own a {{p|Watchog}}.
 
* Cameron is revealed to own a {{p|Watchog}}.
* Virgil defeats [[Dino]] in the final round, winning the [[Vertress Conference]].
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* Virgil defeats [[Dino]] in the finals, winning the [[Vertress Conference]].
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* The Vertress Conference ends.
 
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* {{an|Iris}}
 
* {{an|Iris}}
 
* {{an|Cilan}}
 
* {{an|Cilan}}
* [[Chili]] (flashback)
 
* [[Cress]] (flashback)
 
 
* [[Trip]] (flashback)
 
* [[Trip]] (flashback)
 
* {{an|Bianca}}
 
* {{an|Bianca}}
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* [[Burgundy]] (flashback)
 
* [[Stephan]]
 
* [[Stephan]]
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* [[Georgia]] (flashback)
 
* {{un|Cameron}}
 
* {{un|Cameron}}
 
* [[Virgil]]
 
* [[Virgil]]
* [[Burgundy]] (flashback)
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* [[Chili]] (flashback)
* [[Georgia]] (flashback)
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* [[Cress]] (flashback)
 
* [[Luke]] (flashback)
 
* [[Luke]] (flashback)
* {{un|Sylvester}} (flashback)
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* {{OBP|Sylvester|BW039}} (flashback)
 
* [[Don George]] (flashback)
 
* [[Don George]] (flashback)
 
* [[Freddy O'Martian]]
 
* [[Freddy O'Martian]]
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* {{p|Axew}} ({{OP|Iris|Axew}})
 
* {{p|Axew}} ({{OP|Iris|Axew}})
 
* {{p|Snivy}} ({{OP|Ash|Snivy}})
 
* {{p|Snivy}} ({{OP|Ash|Snivy}})
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* {{p|Oshawott}} ({{OP|Ash|Oshawott}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Emolga}} ({{OP|Iris|Emolga}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Pansage}} ({{OP|Cilan|Pansage}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Snivy}} ({{OP|Trip|Snivy}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Zebstrika}} ([[Stephan]]'s; flashback)
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* {{p|Sawk}} ({{OP|Stephan|Sawk}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Pawniard}} ([[Georgia]]'s; flashback)
 
* {{p|Lucario}} ({{OP|Cameron|Lucario}})
 
* {{p|Lucario}} ({{OP|Cameron|Lucario}})
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* {{p|Riolu}} ({{OP|Cameron|Riolu}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Samurott}} ({{un|Cameron}}'s; flashback)
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* {{p|Hydreigon}} ({{un|Cameron}}'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Ferrothorn}} ({{un|Cameron}}'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Swanna}} ({{un|Cameron}}'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Watchog}} ({{un|Cameron}}'s; scoreboard)
 
* {{p|Eevee}} ([[Virgil]]'s)
 
* {{p|Eevee}} ([[Virgil]]'s)
 
* {{p|Flareon}} ([[Virgil]]'s)
 
* {{p|Flareon}} ([[Virgil]]'s)
 
* {{p|Espeon}} ([[Virgil]]'s)
 
* {{p|Espeon}} ([[Virgil]]'s)
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* {{p|Zorua}} ({{OP|Luke|Zorua}}; flashback)
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* {{p|Golett}} ([[Luke]]'s; flashback)
 
* {{p|Druddigon}} ([[Dino]]'s)
 
* {{p|Druddigon}} ([[Dino]]'s)
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* {{p|Darmanitan}} ([[Dino]]'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Mandibuzz}} ([[Dino]]'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Cofagrigus}} ([[Dino]]'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Leavanny}} ([[Dino]]'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Galvantula}} ([[Dino]]'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Chandelure}} ([[Dino]]'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Gigalith}} ([[Dino]]'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Heatmor}} ([[Dino]]'s; scoreboard)
 
* {{p|Chandelure}} ([[Ramone]]'s)
 
* {{p|Chandelure}} ([[Ramone]]'s)
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* {{p|Lilligant}} ([[Ramone]]'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Beartic}} ([[Ramone]]'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Durant}} ([[Ramone]]'s; scoreboard)
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* {{p|Seismitoad}} (×2; [[Ramone]]'s and [[Dino]]'s; scoreboard)
 
* {{p|Klinklang}} ([[Davy]]'s)
 
* {{p|Klinklang}} ([[Davy]]'s)
* {{p|Tympole}}
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* {{p|Tympole}}
 
====Pokémon seen in flashbacks====
 
* {{p|Samurott}} ({{un|Cameron}}'s)
 
* {{p|Snivy}} ({{OP|Trip|Snivy}})
 
* {{p|Pansage}} ({{OP|Cilan|Pansage}})
 
* {{p|Oshawott}} ({{OP|Ash|Oshawott}})
 
* {{p|Zebstrika}} ([[Stephan]]'s)
 
* {{p|Sawk}} ({{OP|Stephan|Sawk}})
 
* {{p|Emolga}} ({{OP|Iris|Emolga}})
 
* {{p|Pawniard}} ([[Georgia]]'s)
 
* {{p|Golett}} ([[Luke]]'s)
 
* {{p|Zorua}} ({{OP|Luke|Zorua}})
 
* {{p|Riolu}} ({{OP|Cameron|Riolu}})
 
 
====Pokémon seen on scoreboards====
 
* {{p|Darmanitan}} ([[Dino]]'s)
 
* {{p|Mandibuzz}} ([[Dino]]'s)
 
* {{p|Cofagrigus}} ([[Dino]]'s)
 
* {{p|Leavanny}} ([[Dino]]'s)
 
* {{p|Galvantula}} ([[Dino]]'s)
 
* {{p|Lilligant}} ([[Ramone]]'s)
 
* {{p|Beartic}} ([[Ramone]]'s)
 
* {{p|Durant}} ([[Ramone]]'s)
 
* {{p|Hydreigon}} ({{un|Cameron}}'s)
 
* {{p|Ferrothorn}} ({{un|Cameron}}'s)
 
* {{p|Swanna}} ({{un|Cameron}}'s)
 
* {{p|Watchog}} ({{un|Cameron}}'s)
 
* {{p|Chandelure}} ([[Dino]]'s)
 
* {{p|Seismitoad}} (×2; [[Ramone]]'s and [[Dino]]'s)
 
* {{p|Gigalith}} ([[Dino]]'s)
 
* {{p|Heatmor}} ([[Dino]]'s)
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* [[Professor Oak's lecture|Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster]]: {{p|Emboar}}
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* [[Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster]]: {{p|Emboar}}
* This is the first time when {{Ash}}'s league placement has regressed compared to [[Lily of the Valley Conference|the previous tournament]].
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* This is the first time when {{Ash}}'s {{pkmn|League}} placement has regressed compared to [[Lily of the Valley Conference|the previous tournament]].
* The full version of ''[[Be an Arrow!]]'' was played during the flashback scenes close to the end of the episode.
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* This episode concludes the six-part [[Vertress Conference]] arc.
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* The full version of [[Be an Arrow!]] is played during the flashback scenes close to the end of the episode.
 
* The ending of the episode is a direct callback to the ending of ''[[EP080|Friends to the End]]'', as Ash stands in the middle of the arena and has flashbacks of his journey while the sun rises over the league torch and the full [[Pokémon Theme|theme]] [[Be an Arrow!|song]] plays.
 
* The ending of the episode is a direct callback to the ending of ''[[EP080|Friends to the End]]'', as Ash stands in the middle of the arena and has flashbacks of his journey while the sun rises over the league torch and the full [[Pokémon Theme|theme]] [[Be an Arrow!|song]] plays.
* The scene where Ash is staring at the sun rising is similar to the final scenes of ''[[Aim to Be a Pokémon Master]]''.
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* The scene where Ash is staring at the sun rising is similar to the final scenes of [[Aim to Be a Pokémon Master]].
* Before showing Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster, this episode was followed by a trailer for the upcoming ''Episode N'' saga.
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* Before showing Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster, this episode was followed by a trailer for the upcoming Episode {{an|N}} saga.
 
* This episode is the first time where the final round battle is shown on screen.
 
* This episode is the first time where the final round battle is shown on screen.
* This is the first time a different animation for Snivy's {{m|Leaf Blade}} has been used.
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* This is the first time a different animation for {{AP|Snivy}}'s {{m|Leaf Blade}} has been used.
 
* This episode begins the shortest gap between the original Japanese airing and the English dub airing, with 93 days. This beats the previous record of 99 days for ''[[DP052|Smells Like Team Spirit!]]''.
 
* This episode begins the shortest gap between the original Japanese airing and the English dub airing, with 93 days. This beats the previous record of 99 days for ''[[DP052|Smells Like Team Spirit!]]''.
*This is the last episode in the '''Best wishes Season 2'''. Next episode start the sub season called '''Best Wishes Season 2 Episode N'''.
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* This is the last episode in the [[List of Best Wishes series episodes#Best Wishes! Season 2|Best Wishes! Season 2]] arc.
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* This episode marks the final appearances of {{an|Bianca}}, [[Stephan]], {{un|Cameron}}, and [[Virgil]].
   
 
===Errors===
 
===Errors===
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* In the scene right after {{AP|Pikachu}}'s final use of {{m|Quick Attack}} on {{TP|Cameron|Lucario}}, Lucario's ear is completely black instead of blue and black.
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* In the {{pmin|Brazil|Brazilian Portuguese}} dub, the [[narrator]] says that {{p|Lucario}} evolved into {{p|Riolu}}.
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===Dub edits===
 
===Dub edits===
* ''Be An Arrow!'' is replaced with an [[Rival Destinies (song)#Movie version|extended version]] of ''Rival Destinies'' during the flashback scenes.
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* Be An Arrow! is replaced with an {{DL|Rival Destinies (song)|Movie version|extended version}} of Rival Destinies during the flashback scenes.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
 
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|it={{tt|A un passo dalla vittoria!|Two steps away from victory!}}
 
|it={{tt|A un passo dalla vittoria!|Two steps away from victory!}}
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|es_eu={{tt|¡Evolución en la Liga de Teselia!|Evolution in the Unova League!}}
 
|es_eu={{tt|¡Evolución en la Liga de Teselia!|Evolution in the Unova League!}}
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|nl={{tt|Een Unova League evolutie!|A Unova League evolution!}}
 
|nl={{tt|Een Unova League evolutie!|A Unova League evolution!}}
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|de={{tt|Weiterentwicklung bei der Einall-Liga!|Evolution in the Unova-League!}}
 
|pl={{tt|Ewolucja w Lidze Unovy!|Evolution in the Unova League!}}
 
|pl={{tt|Ewolucja w Lidze Unovy!|Evolution in the Unova League!}}
 
|zh_cmn={{tt|決戰合眾聯盟!皮卡丘對路卡利歐!!|Decisive Battle - Unova League! Pikachu VS Lucario!!}}
 
|zh_cmn={{tt|決戰合眾聯盟!皮卡丘對路卡利歐!!|Decisive Battle - Unova League! Pikachu VS Lucario!!}}
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|ko={{tt|결착 하나리그! 피카츄 VS 루카리오!|Binding Unova League! Pikachu VS Lucario!}}
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|sv={{tt|Utveckling under Unova-ligan!|Evolution in the Unova League!}}
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|pt_br={{tt|Uma Evolução na Liga Unova!|An Evolution in the Unova League!}}
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|th={{tt|ผลการแข่งอิชูลีค! พิคาชู ปะทะ ลูคาริโอ!!|Isshu League Conclusion! Pikachu VS Lucario!!}}
 
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Revision as of 18:43, 13 July 2019

BW107 : Cameron's Secret Weapon!
Best Wishes series
BW109 : New Places... Familiar Faces!
A Unova League Evolution!
BW108.png
BW108   EP765
決着イッシュリーグ!ピカチュウ対ルカリオ!!
Isshu League Conclusion! Pikachu VS Lucario!!
First broadcast
Japan January 10, 2013
United States April 13, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
Ending
Japanese themes
Opening やじるしになって!
Ending みてみて☆こっちっち
Credits
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 藤田伸三 Shinzō Fujita
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation director 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
No additional credits are available at this time.

A Unova League Evolution! (Japanese: 決着イッシュリーグ!ピカチュウ対ルカリオ!! Isshu League Conclusion! Pikachu VS Lucario!!) is the 108th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 765th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on January 10, 2013 and in the United States on April 13, 2013.

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Blurb

Now that Cameron’s Riolu has evolved into Lucario in the midst of his Unova League battle with Ash and Snivy, the heat is really turning up! After evolving, Lucario’s powerful moves are even stronger than Riolu’s were, and Snivy is defeated.

Ash then calls upon Pikachu, who hasn’t fully recovered from its earlier battles. Pikachu’s power and tenacity are amazing as always, the result of the strong bond between Trainer and Pokémon, and it battles Lucario almost to a standstill. But Lucario manages one final Aura Sphere to seal Pikachu’s defeat. Ash is out of the Unova League, and Cameron moves on to the semi-finals...

...where he’s up against Virgil and Team Eevee, and Flareon’s type advantage finally overcomes the powerful Lucario! Virgil’s Eevee proves to be a fierce competitor as well, knocking out his final opponent’s Druddigon to win the Unova League!

After our heroes bid a fond farewell to their friends and rivals, we leave Ash contemplating all the wonderful adventures yet to come—and feeling more determined than ever to make his dream of becoming a Pokémon Master come true!

Plot

Continuing Ash and Cameron's battle from Cameron's Secret Weapon, Ash is left with his Snivy and Pikachu. Although Cameron only has his newly evolved Lucario, things are just getting started.

Ash has Snivy score a quick hit with a Leaf Blade. Recovering quickly, Lucario counters with a Force Palm that throws Snivy across the field. Bianca remarks that Lucario's Force Palm is much stronger than it was when it was just a Riolu, to which Stephan states it is because Lucario had just evolved. Ash then has Snivy use Vine Whip, but Lucario blocks the attack. Not willing to give up, Ash has Snivy keep attacking Lucario with a barrage of Vine Whips, but Lucario keeps blocking them. Seeing an opening, Cameron has Lucario grab onto Snivy's vines and use Circle Throw, slamming Snivy into the ground. As the dust clears, Snivy appears to have been knocked out. With some encouragement from Ash, she manages to get up and continue the battle. Wanting to end the battle quickly, Cameron has Lucario demonstrate his new move Aura Sphere. Snivy attempts to dodge, but the attack follows her and lands a direct hit. The attack generates an explosion that throws Snivy to the ground causing her to faint. Eliminated from the battle, Ash is left with just Pikachu.

Cilan comments that although both Trainers are left with one Pokémon each, Pikachu hasn't yet recovered from his battles with Cameron's Swanna and Samurott in the previous episode. Starting the battle, Pikachu strikes first with Quick Attack. Wanting to wrap the battle up as fast as possible, Ash has Pikachu use two additional Quick Attacks. Lucario looks like it is almost beaten so Ash orders Pikachu to go in close with Iron Tail, but Lucario manages to slide away. Jumping up, Lucario comes in from above with Force Palm, throwing Pikachu across the stage. Cameron has Lucario follow up with Aura Sphere. At the same time, Pikachu lets off an Electro Ball. The attacks collide in midair and explode, throwing both trainer's Pokémon away. Both Pokémon are able to get up, but Pikachu looks like he is struggling more.

Pausing the battle, Cameron talks with Ash, saying he feels great competing in the Vertress Conference. Ash says he feels likewise and they continue the battle. Both Pokémon run toward each other. Lucario attempts to land a Force Palm, but Pikachu jumps over Lucario and dodges the attack. Not wanting to give up, Lucario follows and grabs Pikachu, tossing Pikachu high into the air with Circle Throw. Almost cat-like, Pikachu somersaults in the air and lands lightly on his feet. Following up, Pikachu hits Lucario with a powerful Thunderbolt and goes in close to hit with a Quick Attack. Pikachu is visibly exhausted but comes back around with an Iron Tail. Cameron and Lucario are determined not to give in though and Lucario uses Copycat which turns into Iron Tail as well. The two attacks collide and release an explosion. Falling from the cloud, the two Pokémon fall and hit the ground hard. Both trainers encourage their Pokémon to be the first to get up. In the stands, his friends are also rooting for Pikachu. After the encouragement, both Pokémon rise to their feet. Ash tells Pikachu to use Electro Ball with everything he has while Cameron tells Lucario to charge up an Aura Sphere. At the same time, both trainers have their Pokémon use their attacks. The two attacks collide, but Lucario's Aura Sphere manages to push away Pikachu's Electro Ball and it hits Pikachu, ending the battle and causing Cameron to with the match, moving on to the top 4. Both trainers congratulate each other and their Pokémon.

The next day, Cameron and Virgil are battling. Cameron is left once again with only Lucario while Virgil still has three Pokémon left. Calling back his Espeon, Virgil calls out his Flareon. Cameron, not worried about typing, has Lucario go in with a Force Palm, but Flareon uses Double Team to evade the attack before using a super-effective Flamethrower, but Lucario is still able to battle. Hoping to get an idea, Cameron tries snapping his head band, but nothing comes to mind, so he just has Lucario attack with Aura Sphere. Flareon counters with Fire Blast, punching through Aura Sphere and hitting Lucario. Lucario is knocked out and Cameron loses the semifinal.

It's the final round and both trainers are down to their last Pokémon: Virgil down to his Eevee and Dino down to his Druddigon. Druddigon uses Dragon Rage, but Eevee evades the attack with Dig. Coming out of the ground, Eevee hits Druddigon with Iron Tail, throwing Druddigon to the ground. Finally, Eevee knocks out Druddigon with Trump Card, making Virgil the winner of the Vertress Conference. Meeting up by the fountain, the trainers congratulate each other on their efforts. When Davy arrive to pick Virgil up, the group says farewell to him as he flies away. Just then, Bianca runs up trying to catch Virgil, but is late and knocks Ash into the fountain. She gives everyone Casteliacones. Cameron and Lucario devour theirs and run off to train. Bianca decides to head back home.

Ash and Stephan are in the sauna discussing their plans for the future. Both trainers vow to get stronger for a rematch.

At the hotel, Cilan and Iris are packing but Ash has slipped away to go back to the stadium to reflect on his performance and what it took him to get here. The flashback ends and Ash is watching the sunrise when Cilan and Iris find him.

Major events

Virgil holding the championship trophy
  • Ash loses his Full Battle against Cameron in the quarterfinals, placing him in the Top 8.
  • Virgil defeats Cameron in the semifinals, advancing to the finals.
  • Cameron is revealed to own a Watchog.
  • Virgil defeats Dino in the finals, winning the Vertress Conference.
  • The Vertress Conference ends.
For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.

Debuts

Pokémon debuts

Characters

Dare da?

Humans

Pokémon

Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Lucario

Trivia

  • Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster: Emboar
  • This is the first time when Ash's League placement has regressed compared to the previous tournament.
  • This episode concludes the six-part Vertress Conference arc.
  • The full version of Be an Arrow! is played during the flashback scenes close to the end of the episode.
  • The ending of the episode is a direct callback to the ending of Friends to the End, as Ash stands in the middle of the arena and has flashbacks of his journey while the sun rises over the league torch and the full theme song plays.
  • The scene where Ash is staring at the sun rising is similar to the final scenes of Aim to Be a Pokémon Master.
  • Before showing Professor Oak's Pokémon Live Caster, this episode was followed by a trailer for the upcoming Episode N saga.
  • This episode is the first time where the final round battle is shown on screen.
  • This is the first time a different animation for Snivy's Leaf Blade has been used.
  • This episode begins the shortest gap between the original Japanese airing and the English dub airing, with 93 days. This beats the previous record of 99 days for Smells Like Team Spirit!.
  • This is the last episode in the Best Wishes! Season 2 arc.
  • This episode marks the final appearances of Bianca, Stephan, Cameron, and Virgil.

Errors

Dub edits

  • Be An Arrow! is replaced with an extended version of Rival Destinies during the flashback scenes.

In other languages



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Best Wishes series
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