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* Ash is unable to have an official Gym Battle as he needs four [[Badge]]s in order to challenge the [[Lumiose Gym]].
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* {{Ash}} meets an inventor named {{an|Clemont}} and his sister {{an|Bonnie}} for the first time.
* {{Ash}} meets an inventor named {{an|Clemont}} and his sister {{an|Bonnie}} for the first time.
* A {{AP|Froakie}} saves {{AP|Pikachu}} from {{TRT}}, but is injured in the process.
* Clemont and Bonnie encounter {{TRT}} for the first time.
* A {{AP|Froakie}} saves {{AP|Pikachu}} from Team Rocket,but is injured in the process.

Revision as of 16:41, 30 October 2013

XY series
XY002 : Lumiose City Pursuit!
Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!
XY001   EP800
We've Arrived in the Kalos Region! The Beginning of Dreams and Adventures!!
First broadcast
Japan October 17, 2013
United States October 19, 2013*
English themes
Japanese themes
Opening V(ボルト)
Ending X海峡Y景色
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 末田宜史 Yoshifumi Sueda
Assistant director 矢嶋哲生 Tetsuo Yajima
Animation directors 堤舞 Mai Tsutsumi
志村泉 Izumi Shimura
No additional credits are available at this time.

Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin! (Japanese: カロス地方にやってきた!夢と冒険のはじまり!! We've Arrived in the Kalos Region! The Beginning of Dreams and Adventures!!) is the first episode of the XY series, and the 800th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on October 17, 2013 and aired in the United States as a sneak peek preview of the full series on October 19, 2013.

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The episode starts off with a Fletchling flying in from the window. A woman named Grace asks Fletchling to go wake up Serena, her daughter, cause she has tried once already and she didn't yet. Fletchling flies upstairs into Serena's bedroom to find her sleeping. Fletchling approaches her and pecks her awake, only to have a rude awakening and to Rhyhorn's surprise. Serena rebukes Fletchling for waking her up like that. She tries to get Fletchling for doing so. Then the woman reminds her to get ready for morning training, much to her distress. Serena opens the window and says good morning to Rhyhorn. Serena hopes that today will be interesting.

Just then, Ash is arriving in the Kalos region on a plane with Alexa for a whole new adventure. Ash and Pikachu gaze out the window to see they are closing in on Kalos. Alexa sees that he is excited about it. The plane lands on the ground and Ash walks out of the plane as Pikachu jumps out onto his shoulder. Ash adjusts his hat and screams that he has finally arrived in Kalos. Alexa walks out of the plane and asks why. Ash turns around to see two Pokemon flying in the air. When he sees them, he trips and falls down the steps toward the ground. Pikachu and Alexa rush over to him and wonder if he's okay. Ash still wonders what those Pokemon are, and Alexa says that they are Spritzee as she helps him up. Meanwhile, Team Rocket watches Ash from a distance planning to catch Pikachu. Ash exclaims that the first thing he'll do is have a gym battle. Alexa asks where he'll go for one, and says that he will challenge her sister at her gym. She says that her gym is not in Lumiose City, but is located in Santalune City, much to Ash's despair. Alexa says to wait while she gives her sister a call at the lobby. Ash decides to look around for new Pokemon, when suddenly a mysterious Pokemon appears on the top of the airport traffic control tower and jumps off and disappears. Ash asks Pikachu if he saw that and gets excited. Ash heads to the lobby and runs to Alexa's Helioptile. He asks where Alexa is and says she's at the phone. Ash says that he saw a really cool Pokemon. Alexa guarantees that he will see a whole lot more. Ash expresses great anticipation of being in the Kalos region and says he can't wait to win that gym battle as well. However, even though Alexa got through to her sister, she is not at the gym at the moment. Ash freaks out after hearing that she will be away for quite a while. Alexa says that he should challenge the gym in the city they are currently in at the Lumiose Gym, which is located in the center of the city at Prism Tower. Alexa says that they have to part ways. They start to say their goodbyes, but not without welcoming Ash to the Kalos region. Ash sets off for the Lumiose Gym.

Ash runs off to the entrance to Lumiose City and jumps in excitement. He starts to explore the city and finds many new Pokemon along the way. Then he sees the Prism Tower in the distance and runs toward the entrance to the tower. He proceeds to enter the tower into the gym, while two people look at him from a distance. Ash is now in the gym and walks up toward the door. He requests a gym battle, but is asked about how many badges he currently has. He has none and says it's his first Gym challenge. This shocks the monitor as he says he needs four badges to have a gym battle in the gym. The monitor asks him to leave immediately. Ash gets shocked and is sent through a trapdoor to the exit. The two people from before see him falling out of the tower and they attempt to rescue Ash and his Pikachu. The boy throws his backpack that inflates out a cushion to break Ash's fall. The little girl catches Pikachu and falls. The boy asks if Ash is okay to which he is. The girl shows the boy the Pikachu and hugs him tight, which Pikachu responds to with a Thunderbolt! A Pokemon is watching them from a building. The girl falls from the shock and laughs. The boy apologizes for his little sister's actions and tells her to apologize too. She says she only wanted to hug him for being cute. The boy asks if Pikachu liked the hug, and then she realizes it was impolite, so she apologizes. Ash accepts her apology and says Pikachu was just surprised. He also says thanks for her saving Pikachu. Ash goes on saying on how bizarre the Lumiose Gym is. The girl explains that the Gym has a really tough Gym Leader. She asks if the guy said if he asked him for the amount of Gym Badges he has, to which he has none. He explains that he just arrived in the Kalos region and it's the first gym he's been to. The boy asks where he's from. Ash introduces himself and says he's from Pallet Town in Kanto.

The scene cuts to a battlefield. The boy introduces himself as Clemont and his sister as Bonnie. Ash explains that Pikachu was his first Pokemon and went on a journey looking for Gym battles. He asks them if they are on a journey too, but they are doing that in the future. Ash ask what kind of Pokemon Clemont has, and he shows him a recently caught Pokemon. Ash wants to battle his Pokemon since he can't have an official Gym battle, he wants to have his first battle in the Kalos region with him. He accepts his challenge.

Clemont sends out his Bunnelby, while Ash sends out his Pikachu. Bonnie wishes luck to both of them. Clemont tells Bunnelby that this is their first battle and to relax and give it all it's got. Ash starts off with Pikachu using Thunderbolt. Bunnelby uses its ears to use the sand to block the attack. Clemont explains that Bunnelby can handle any electric type moves. Bunnelby uses Dig, while Ash tells Pikachu to take off to use his speed to confuse. However it doesn't work and Bunnelby digs up from the ground and lands the attack. Pikachu then uses Quick Attack, which is a direct hit. Bunnelby recovers from the attack with its ears and uses DoubleSlap. Pikachu recovers and then uses Iron Tail. Bunnelby uses its ears to catch the Iron Tail. Ash says it's too bad it can't use its ears now. Ash tells Pikachu to use Electro Ball, which lands a hit. Pikachu uses Quick Attack and Clemont tells Bunnelby to wait.

Just then, the battle is interrupted when an electrical device falls in. Ash scolds the people who would do that. They ask who the people are and it was Team Rocket, who says their motto. The talking Meowth catches Clemont's attention, but Ash stops him to inform him that they are a group of bad people that try to take his Pokemon. They say that it's one of their goals and to also capture strong Pokemon in Kalos, and that forming a Pokemon army is unavoidable. Team Rocket start proceeding with their plan, but Ash and friends prevent them from doing so. Ash tells Pikachu to use Thunderbolt, however, Wobbuffet uses Mirror Coat to counter it back to Pikachu. Pikachu is hit and Ash runs over to catch him. Clemont says they should flee since Mirror Coat reflects special attacks with double the power. However, Ash says he won't give up as long as his Pokemon doesn't give up. Pikachu uses Electro Ball while Clemont helps out and tells Bunnelby to use Mud Shot. Wobbuffet charges, evades the Mud Shot, and counters Electro Ball. Pikachu is about to be hit by his own Electro Ball until a Pokemon jumps out to save him. Clemont says that it's a Froakie and it's a Starter Pokemon you can receive in the Kalos region. Froakie is mad and proceeds to attack Team Rocket with its frubbles while it is injured. Wobbuffet uses Mirror Coat, but this time, it fails. Clemont explains that since the frubbles on Froakie isn't a move, it was ineffective. Ash and friends work together to stop Team Rocket. Bunnelby uses Dig to launch them into the sky. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt and Froakie uses Water Pulse to send them blasting off. Everyone thanks their Pokemon for stopping them. Then, Froakie collapses from its injuries after the battle. Ash runs up to it and wonders where the nearest Pokemon Center is. Bonnie says it would be much quicker to go to Professor Sycamore's lab. Ash and friends start to rush toward the Professor's lab, with the injured Froakie in Ash's arms.

Major events

  • Serena is introduced.
  • Ash and Alexa arrive in Lumiose City, the central part of the Kalos region.
  • Ash learns that Alexa's sister is away from her Gym, but there is another in Lumiose City itself.
  • Ash and Alexa go their separate ways.
  • Ash is unable to have an official Gym Battle as he needs four Badges in order to challenge the Lumiose Gym.
  • Ash meets an inventor named Clemont and his sister Bonnie for the first time.
  • Clemont and Bonnie encounter Team Rocket for the first time.
  • A Froakie saves Pikachu from Team Rocket,but is injured in the process.
For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.



Pokémon debuts



Pokémon Quiz


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Spritzee (US and international)
Pokémon Quiz: Fletchling (Japan)


  • Professor Oak's Holo Caster: Pikachu
    • This Pokémon Holo Caster was moved to XY002 on the first airing, due to XY001 and XY002 airing as a one-hour special.
  • In addition to the United States, this episode aired as a sneak peek on October 19, 2013 in the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, and France.
  • This is the first time that an episode introducing a new main series region does not feature the regional Professor.
  • From this episode onwards, the characters are consistently drawn with fingernails. Also, the character models (as seen in the artworks) are slightly taller in comparision to the BW series.
  • A new eyecatch debuts in the Japanese version, called "Pokémon Quiz". The silhouette of Pokémon is revealed, then other four silhouettes appear alongside it: one being identical to the first silhouette, two being that of similar Pokémon species and one of them being that of Team Rocket. The viewers have to remember where the correct silhouette was, which is revealed alongside the actual Pokémon species after the commercial break.


Dub edits

In other languages

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