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HZ009 : Welcome to Paldea!
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
HZ011 : Arboliva's Forest
Nemona and Brassius and…
HZ010   EP1242
With Nemo and Colza
First broadcast
Japan June 9, 2023
United States March 7, 2024
English themes
Opening Becoming Me (international)
We Go (English Ver.) (Asia)
Japanese themes
Opening ドキメキダイアリー
Ending RVR〜ライジングボルテッカーズラップ〜[オリオVer.]
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 武田無我 Muga Takeda
Storyboard 中田誠 Makoto Nakata
Assistant director 中田誠 Makoto Nakata
Animation directors 柳原好貴 Yoshitaka Yanagihara
忍田雄介 Yusuke Oshida
中矢利子 Toshiko Nakaya
Additional credits

Nemona and Brassius and… (Japanese: ネモとコルサと With Nemo and Colza) is the tenth episode of Pokémon Horizons: The Series, and the 1,242nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on June 9, 2023, in the United Kingdom on January 15, 2024, and in the United States on March 7, 2024. It was initially intended to air in the United States on February 23, 2024, but was rescheduled.

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


Arriving in Artazon, Liko and Roy search for clues about the black Rayquaza. They want to meet with Gym Leader Brassius, but first they encounter Nemona, a Champion-ranked Trainer with tons of enthusiasm. Brassius, on the other hand, is in a slump, so Nemona helps Liko and Roy gather Sunflora to cheer him up. It turns out Brassius feels inadequate as an artist after seeing the black Rayquaza in real life, but when Roy shares how the Rayquaza inspired him, Brassius cheers up and challenges Roy to a battle. Afterward, Brassius reveals he saw another mysterious Pokémon, too—an Arboliva. What could be its connection to the black Rayquaza?


Liko and Roy arrive at Artazon, where they see lots of Grass-type Pokémon. They spot two Sunflora by a Sunflora sculpture, made by Brassius himself. Brassius is in a dark room marveling at a giant Rayquaza sculpture draped in shadow. Roy asks an ice cream vendor about any signs of the black Rayquaza, but to no avail. Soon, Liko and Roy encounter Nemona, who uses her Pawmo to defeat a Skiploom in battle. Seeing Liko and Roy are Trainers too, Nemona challenges them to a battle, but they tell her that they are here to see Brassius.

Nemona takes Liko and Roy to Brassius's atelier, telling them that he is also Artazon's Gym Leader. Liko suddenly remembers Nemona's name and recognizes her as a Champion-ranked Trainer, nervously shaking her hand. Nemona mentions she has business with Brassius too, seeing how he's been absent from Gym battles for a while now. The group hears shattering nearby and they find Brassius smashing one of his sculptures. Brassius looking so on edge makes Liko anxious as she nervously introduces herself and tells him that she was told to come by her father, Alex. This thrills Brassius, whose unsettling brand of excitement scares Liko even more. Brassius invites Liko, Roy, and Nemona inside for tea as they notice his passion for art, as seen with all the sculptures of Grass-type Pokémon around his house. Brassius's Dolliv shoots its oils onto Pawmo. Dolliv is nervous until Sprigatito uses her sweet scent to make it happy. The elated Dolliv shoots more oil at Pawmo. Roy, wanting to stay on topic about why they came here, tells Brassius about the black Rayquaza, which doesn't thrill him one bit. Brassius heads downstairs and anxiously stands over a shattered black Rayquaza sculpture. Out of the corner of her eye, Liko notices a piece of the black Rayquaza sculpture, realizing that Brassius is in a slump, something Alex has experienced as well. She resolves to do something that will make Brassius smile, and Roy proposes gathering Sunflora for him like the kids were doing for him earlier.

Arriving at Sunflora Lawn, Liko, Roy, and Nemona split up to look for Sunflora. Liko already finds two Sunflora as Brassius watches from afar. Liko heads to a field of grass and thinks she sees another Sunflora on a cliff, but it's just another sculpture. After seeing Sprigatito relaxing in the sun, Liko deduces that Sunflora likes places with lots of sunlight. Using this knowledge, Liko gathers up more Sunflora than Roy and Nemona combined by the time their search is over. Liko is confident that so many smiling Sunflora will cheer Brassius up. Dolliv shows up and shoots Brassius with its oil, blowing his cover. Brassius, seeing no other way around it, brings Liko, Roy, and Nemona back to his house, where he presents the giant black Rayquaza with a tortured Sunflora sculpture he worked on. Brassius has been working on this piece to capture the intensity of the Rayquaza through a Sunflora's eyes, and then his whole world was turned upside down when he saw the real black Rayquaza, which is why he has had a slump and lost interest in Gym battling. Liko feels bad seeing Brassius at such a low point. Just then, Roy, amazed by Brassius's life-sized sculpture of Rayquaza, wants to head to the forest where Brassius saw it.

Seeing Roy's resolve, Brassius proposes a Gym battle with him, sending out his Sudowoodo to face Roy's Fuecoco. Liko tries to warn Roy about Sudowoodo's type, but Roy, thinking it's a Grass type, has Fuecoco use Ember. However, it does little damage due to Sudowoodo being a Rock type. Brassius commands Sudowoodo to use Rock Throw, which hits Fuecoco hard. Sudowoodo uses Rock Throw again, which Fuecoco dodges before charging at Sudowoodo with Tackle. However, Sudowoodo uses Substitute, which outsmarts Fuecoco again and again. Sudowoodo follows up with Taunt, making Fuecoco mad and prompting him to use Ember instead of Tackle as Roy commands. Brassius tells Roy that his focus should be on his own Pokémon instead of finding the real Sudowoodo. In his rage, Fuecoco stomps the ground and cracks it underneath his feet. Fuecoco has learned Stomping Tantrum, which gets rid of another substitute. Fuecoco follows up with the same move, scoring a super-effective hit on the real Sudowoodo. Brassius Terastallizes Sudowoodo into a Grass type, calling this piece "From Fiction Comes Truth". Roy has Fuecoco use Ember, but Sudowoodo avoids it and hits Fuecoco with Trailblaze, knocking him out.

After the battle, Nemona explains how Tera Types work for different Pokémon. Brassius congratulates Roy on a great battle before sharing another sculpture at his house, "Arboliva of the Woods". Arboliva's forest is where he saw the black Rayquaza, and then Arboliva resonated with the Legendary Pokémon. Liko notices something about this sculpture before she and Roy return to the Brave Olivine and share what they found. Liko tells Roy that the sculpture Brassius showed them gave off a sad vibe. Meanwhile, in a dark forest, a shadowy Arboliva walks through.

Major events

Roy facing Brassius
For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the history page.



Pokémon debuts






  • On the first eyecatch, Pawmo's cheek sacs are cream colored instead of yellow.

Dub edits

In other languages

HZ009 : Welcome to Paldea!
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
HZ011 : Arboliva's Forest
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