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Pokémon Horizons: The Series
HZ041   EP1273
Enter the Intense Mom!
First broadcast
Japan March 1, 2024
United States
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening ハロ
Ending RVR〜ライジングボルテッカーズラップ〜[ぐるみんVer.]
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 赤尾でこ Deko Akao
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Animation directors 岩根雅明 Masaaki Iwane
志村泉 Izumi Shimura
Additional credits

(Japanese: キョーレツかーちゃん現る! Enter the Intense Mom!) is the 41st episode of Pokémon Horizons: The Series, and the 1,273rd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on March 1, 2024.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.


The episode begins with Dot following Tinkatink around the Brave Olivine. As the Metalsmith Pokémon arrives at the kitchen door, Dot gets a text from someone, but decides to ignore it to focus on Tinkatink. Murdock opens the door, letting Tinkatink in to Dot's dismay. Friede and Charizard pick up the one who contacted Dot. She is annoyed that Dot read the message but ignored it. Murdock chases Tinkatink around the kitchen trying to get his frying pan back from her. They all run out of the kitchen, Murdock leaving his Rotom Phone in there as texts from the same person come in. Annoyed by not receiving her regular report, the person sends Murdock several angry Primeape faces. The chase continues outside the observation deck, Liko and Roy chasing Tinkatink too. They all spot her on the wing deck, running into Terapagos and being sent flying.

Luckily when Friede arrives, Tinkatink is caught by the Midnight Form Lycanroc belonging to the person sending all those texts, who is revealed to be Murdock's sister Blanca, Dot's mom, surprising Liko and Roy. Blanca claims that she is just popping in, and scolds Murdock and Dot for not responding to her texts. She explains to Murdock that his check-ins have been getting more and more brief so she decided to swing by in person. Blanca says that Friede was kind enough to give her a ride and as she goes on about how smooth Charizard's skin is, Lycanroc stops her from going off topic, something she often tends to do. After introducing the Wolf Pokémon, Blanca wonders what she was talking about, to Dot and Murdock's annoyance. She remembers that she came to pick up Dot since her "trial period" is over. Blanca tells Liko and Roy that Dot is only on the Brave Olivine as a trial, and as she turns to Dot, she is not there. Blanca doesn't sweat it, saying that she and her daughter can catch up when they're home, to Roy and Liko's shock.

As Dot heads to her room and lays down on the bed, Murdock apologizes for his little sister's brand of energy. This prompts Blanca to start talking up a storm again, only for Lycanroc to cut her off. Murdock knows how Blanca has never stopped worrying about her daughter, Friede remarking how much bigger of a worrywart she is than Murdock. However, Dot can't really match her mother's energy, apart from when she's streaming. Blanca becomes intrigued by hearing that's what she was always doing whenever she was cooped up in her room, Roy remarking how she does that at her own home too. Blanca tells the group how Dot got super mad at her for barging into her room one time. Roy thinks that Nidothing was in the middle of a livestream. Blanca has never heard of this Nidothing character. Liko suddenly remembers that she caught that stream live, becoming excited to meet the "mom" from that livestream. Blanca decides to look up Nidothing on her phone. Seeing how popular her daughter is as this costumed streamer, she goes to ask her about it herself. Seeing how Murdock can't stop her, he shows Blanca some donuts for Dot, as it is one way she will open up more. He hands them to Maushold (who have been doing kind things for the Rising Volt Tacklers in return for saving them from a cave-in a while ago) to take to his niece. Blanca decides to go ask Dot about that too. However, Liko and Roy want to talk to Dot instead. As they exit the room, Blanca is moved to tears by her daughter having made such great friends.

At Dot's door, Liko and Roy request to hear her side of the story, and about her "trial period". They don't want their friend to leave the crew like this. Roy tells Liko that maybe now is not a good time and that they should head back. Quaxly points to the door, and Dot opens it thinking they're gone. It's only after seeing that Liko and Roy fooled her with reverse psychology that Dot finally tells them everything. She says that the trial period was her idea, having felt like she wasn't getting anywhere being stuck in her house all the time. In a flashback, while scrolling the internet looking for ideas for new streams, Dot suddenly spots a thesis by Friede about the Grass-type Pokémon he's met on one of his expeditions. The internet was always a reliable source, but the reason behind it was that it came from those speaking from actual experience. Dot tried to gather as much info as she could for her Nidothing videos. But something about it just didn't feel right. Going to get something to eat before watching Iono's livestream, Dot became shocked to see Friede in her living room, claiming he's friends with her uncle. He asked Dot to fix his Rotom Phone, having heard from Murdock that she's good with this kind of thing. Dot was surprised to see the thesis she ran into earlier, realizing that this man was the same professor. After Dot fixed Friede's phone, he requested that she makes a Rising Volt Tacklers app. Dot said that she'll need time to get it underway. Friede complimented Dot on her talent with technology, and while she claims that it's just something she taught herself because she liked it, Friede saw this as a true testament to a bright future for her as a Rising Volt Tackler. Dot shrugged off this offer, claiming that she can't make an app for them after all, but Friede knew differently. Dot got to Iono's livestream, right as it was about to start. Iono read Dot's comment, which asked her if she ever hit a wall, and she immediately agreed. She said that sitting and waiting will never get you over that wall. She then stated that she would have her studio grow wings and fly all over. Later, as Blanca called from behind Dot's door, she looked outside to see the Brave Olivine taking off, thinking about Iono and Friede's words.

Dot tells Liko and Roy that she made the app and joined the crew by convincing her mom that it was a trial period. Blanca agreed on the grounds that she could stay until her period was over. Blanca enters, surprised that Dot is out of her room. Liko tells her that she came to pick up Dot, and Blanca is quick to admit it herself. Blanca then confronts Dot saying that she never tells her anything. Dot calls her annoying under her breath, to which Blanca knows she's that way but she's her mother. As Lycanroc is about to cut her off again, Liko chimes in, wanting Dot to find the time to talk. As Blanca wonders what to do, she sees Quaxly and realizes that Dot became a Pokémon Trainer, challenging her to a battle.

Everyone gathers on the wing deck to watch the Pokémon battle between mother and daughter. Blanca says that battles speak just as loud as words, so Dot will be able to express how she feels. Dot thinks that the idea of battling her mom is pointless, but at the same time feels like she shouldn't run away. With that, both Trainers pull their hair back, and the battle begins. Quaxly starts with Water Gun. As Lycanroc dodges Quaxly's back-to-back Water Guns, Blanca says that Murdock shares how even on the ship she is cooped up in her room. While Dot admits that she's not wrong, she shares how she has made friends and gotten to enjoy the outside world. Blanca asks Dot why she became a Pokémon Trainer, which she wasn't interested in before. Dot tells her that ever since meeting Quaxly, and later Tinkatink, it felt more exciting to be a Trainer. Lycanroc closes in, prompting Quaxly to strike with a close-range Pound. Lycanroc takes the hit and nearly knocks Quaxly overboard with Counter, Dot catching him just in time. Dot tells her mother that she can do everything that was out of reach from her in her room, which Blanca is excited to hear. Quaxly's Water Gun and Lycanroc's Rock Throw collide. Quaxly charges at Lycanroc, who blows him back with Counter again. Dot wonders if this was hopeless from the start, but, as a Trainer, decides to work less like an individual and more like a unit. Dot has Quaxly aim for Lycanroc's legs with Pound. Lycanroc takes Pound, but this time, Quaxly dodges Counter and knocks it off it's feet with a powerful kick. Dot is surprised as Quaxly blows Lycanroc back with another kick. Murdock catches Lycanroc, who is knocked out from Quaxly's new Low Kick. As Tinkatink and Quaxly celebrate, Dot requests that Blanca lets her stay with the Rising Volt Tacklers. Blanca is moved to tears, having just that be what she wanted Dot to say. With that, Blanca lets her daughter stay on the ship with her friends, which relieves Liko and Roy.

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