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BW116 : The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!
Best Wishes series
BW118 : Secrets From Out of the Fog!
Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
BW117   EP774
Plasma-dan's Ambition! The Controlled Pokémon!!
First broadcast
Japan March 14, 2013
United States June 15, 2013
English themes
Opening It's Always You and Me
Japanese themes
Opening やじるしになって!2013
Ending サクラ・ゴーラウンド
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 大橋志吉 Yukiyoshi Ōhashi
Storyboard 西田健一 Ken'ichi Nishida
Assistant director 西田健一 Ken'ichi Nishida
Animation director 志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation! (Japanese: プラズマ団の野望!操られたポケモンたち!! Plasma-dan's Ambition! The Controlled Pokémon!!) is the 117th episode of the Best Wishes series, and the 774th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 14, 2013 and in the United States on June 15, 2013.

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Colress and Aldith hides themselves in another hideout near desert, holding with three Pokémon prisoners: middle is Scolipede, Maractus is on the right while left is Deerling in its Summer Form. Colress fires at Scolipede that makes it insane and its eyes turns red. Colress then increase an alpha level that use a SolarBeam to hit at shield. Colress finds that his level is not good enough and shots itself to normal. Colress shows Ghetsis his EM Waves that will brainwashing the Pokémon and wents on rampage, but Colress updates that will brainwashing the other Pokémon without firing at them. Colress then explains that he maximized the other Pokémon that are not at their hideout. Ghetsis orders Aldith to do a test run with other two of Team Plasma's grunts.

Meanwhile, as Ash, Iris, Cilan and N countiune their journey to White Ruins, Cilan states once they get to the next town, they will depart. At Team Plasma's headquaters, one of grunts informs at Ghetsis that he has an another explains at the video. Another Team Plasma grunts at the camera inform that they were unable to search N yet, Ghetsis tells him to find still. It is then interrupted by more unnamed Team Plasma grunts, he informs that were unable to locate for Project G, but tells that were expanding to include C19. More Team Plasma grunts informs their project from Eastern Unova were under control. And finally, the another Team Plasma grunts were still searching for Reshiram at White Ruins, but it's still continue to search for while.

Meanwhile, Ash and his friends arrives at city and finds one of bridge is blocked away, she explains Haxorus went on rampage in there that was controlled by Ghetsis. The group are confused about Haxorus why's attacking the city and they informs them get inside so they could make it calm down. But Officer Jenny still does not allowed them to across the bridge. Elsewhere, Team Rocket are watching at them, still planing to capture the Pikachu. Team Rocket are confused and pleased to see how Haxorus wents on control as much are the other Pokémon's attacked at Floccesy Town and decides to investigate.

Since Jenny refuse them to access them, Iris tries across herself, but Jenny pull them out. Cilan leads them to the another path to across the bridge, but finds all of them were sealed off. The group decides to get to the there by swimming, but finds there's a small boat that allows enough to get there and decided to use it. As they heads to the place where Haxorus is, an one of spring broke out of the water and they were able to get in time. They get upstairs and heads to search for Haxorus, but finds nowhere to be finds. The group are then confronted by Looker, who was also investigating on the Haxorus's rampage. Looker believes that N is working with Team Plasma.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket also sneak the city with their balloon and still investigating of Haxorus's persona. They hear at Haxorus cry and they follow the direction where Haxorus is. As they arrive at the director, Team Rocket notice of Team Plasma at the top of the roof and they discover of Team Plasma's secret plan. They escape at the direction so they could be not see at them. Aldith was pleased that they manages to rule this city and try to heads back at headquarters to report Ghetsis about it. But Colress refuses, saying that Ghetsis has another plan to capture it. Colress then states he will need to improve his invention so he could control more High profilic Pokémon other than Haxorus.

Ash and the others arrive at the direction where Haxorus is (and Ash scan it). It then notice them and attacks them with Shadow Claw but they dodge it in time. Ash tries to do his own to stop Haxorus, but Iris steps in and says that she will do this on her own. Iris tries to tell it why's Haxorus doing this, but Haxorus responds by attacking her with Shadow Claw again. N manages to pushes Iris just in time. Looker realize that it is an EM Waves with his power scan on it. He then use a small device that emits an orange energy field in hopes that will make Haxorus calm down, but finds that EM Waves are much stronger and breaks the shield. Meanwhile, Team Rocket are also watching Team Plasma on the roof as well. Team Rocket decides to steal the EM Waves that will control their own Pokémon as well.

Haxorus then attack them with a Hidden Power and they dodge. Just then, a boy comes in and begs it to stop, saying that Haxorus is terrorizing the city. But Haxorus is still under control of Colress and with a Hyper Beam. The boy reveals that Haxorus is his Pokémon, he never acted insane much before, and his other Pokémon that were trying to stop it were powerless. N tells that Haxorus will cause his strength to disappear if its use attack too much. Ash decides that they will help it to stop Haxorus from being controlled by Colress.

He orders Pikachu to use Thunderbolt, but Haxorus is still stonger. Iris decides to stop Haxorus by herself and sends out Dragonite for the purpose. She orders Dragonite to Ice Beam to make it froze, but Dragonite break the ices itself. Colress, pleased by Dragonite strong behavior, decides to control it as well. Colress then order Dragonite to all the power it knows to rampage the city as well. Iris begs it to stop for what Dragonite is doing, but Dragonite attacks her with a Dragon Rush. Iris then tries to get Dragonite inside the Poké Ball, but Dragonite still refuse. Ash sends his Charizard to fight it as well, he then order Charizard to Slash at Dragonite, but narrowly misses it. Dragonite then use an Ice Beam at him, but Charizard was able to dodge it in the time.

Meanwhile, Cilan begins to battle with Haxorus and sends out Crustle for the purpose. Cilan order it to use an X-Scissor, but Haxorus dodge it. Colres, Aldith and two Plasma grunts decide to secure N. Ash orders Charizard to use Flamethrower while Dragonite use a ThunderPunch, making it clash. Cilan order Crustle to use Rock Wrecker while Haxorus use a Hidden Power. Ash and friends are then confronted by Colress and Aldith and other grunts. They inform N that they were searching for him, but N refuse. Ash and Cilan thinks that N and Ghetsis they know each other. N says that he had enough of being ordered by Ghetsis and tries to inform them why they were doing at Pokémon's. Colress explains that they were doing EM Waves so they could control all over Pokémon who are very stronger and powerful.

Meanwhile, Team Rocket uses the Team Plasma's helicopter to get on the top of the roof where EM Waves are. Aldith orders the two Team Plasma to get Team Rocket out the helicopter. Ash order Charizard to use a Dragon Tail at Dragonite, but once again dodges it. Cilan order Crustle to a Rock Wrecker, in which Haxorus also dodges as well. Colress and Aldith informs who are they and they reveals themselves with their own Motto. They procedeed to battle, with Jessie and James sending out Woobat and Amoonguss, respectively. While Aldith sends out Liepard and they begin their battle. James orders Amoonguss to use a Hidden Power while Jessie order Woobat to use an Air Slash. Aldith orders Liepard to use a Shadow Ball to block the attack. Meowth uses Fury Swipes at the other grunts. Colress, meanwhile, manages to finds the EM Waves at the helicopter inside with an tracking location device. Haxorus use a Hyper Beam again with Crustle but also dodge it. Dragonite use a Flamethrower at Charizard, but also dodges it.

N realize that Dragonite and Haxorus were going to become infinity they do too much. N begs them to stop them for attacking the city, but they attack and injures N with a Flamethrower and Hyper Beam. Aldith orders Liepard to attack them with Shadow Ball which they dodge, but accidently hints on Team Plasma's helicoper, causing EM Waves to overload, freeing Dragonite and Haxorus. Seeing that EM Waves destroyed, Team Plasma were then forced to retreat. Iris and boy returns their respective, Dragonite and Haxorus, with Poké Ball. At Team Plasma's helicopter, Aldith informs Ghetsis that they've manages to find N, but Ghetsis tells to capture him as well sometimes.

Elsewhere, Ash, Iris and Cilan comfort N from being injured. An eerie fog covers the Ash and the others. Ash and others then meet up with two girls with Gothitelle and Gardevoir. She orders Gothitelle to Psychic to hold him and they leave, with Ash and his friends on pursuit. Team Rocket becames bored to stay with fog and get inside fog, they only arrive at forest in cliff. Meanwhile, the Ash, Iris, and Cilan follow N with two mysterious girls. They come across into beautiful forest. The episodes ends with girl orders Gothitelle to put N in the water.

Major events

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



Pokémon debuts



Dare da?


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Deerling (Summer Form) (US and international) Liepard (Japan)



  • In the Dare da? segment, Liepard's mouth is missing, its right legs are discolored and its eye has a black spot in the upper right corner.

Dub edits

In other languages

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