Heading to the next gym, the gang come across Sawyer again but Bonnie finds an unknown Pokémon in her bag and an evil team is after it.
Serena's Eevee finds itself the unwanted target of a Quilladin as Team Rocket prepare to attack.
The gang come across a Nurse Joy has found an Audinite to Mega Evolve her Audino but Team Rocket hear this.
The gang find a Litleo who after being abused by a Pyroar has run away from its herd.
Squishy rests near a bush unaware that a Darkrai is nearby enveloping it in a nightmare with Pikachu and Meowth being dragged into it.
Meeting up with Sanpei, the gang are invited to his village where a festival is taking place.
With the Village of Ninja's under attack, the gang try their best to help but things look helpless until Frogadier begins to evolve.
Serena enters the Couriway Town Showcase keen to win her third key using Eevee in its debut but Nini and Jessie are also entering.
Travelling through Terminus Cave, the gang have another encounter with Team Flare who again target Squishy.
Following the attack from Team Flare, Bonnie is upset are being separated from Squishy and tries to find it.
A gust of wind sends Noibat flying and lands on a Breloom who isn't too happy and leaves Noibat poisoned.
The gang learn from Miette of a dance party taking place for performers and Serena is invited but her hopes of having Ash as her partner are foiled by Miette who asks Ash first.
During a battle with Sawyer, Greninja's transformation is noticed by Alain who is passing and challenges Ash to a battle with his Charizard.
Team Flare are on the hunt to capture Z2 but Team Rocket are tasked by Giovanni to hunt it down and claim it for Team Rocket.
Travelling through a desert, the gang come across a boy and a Chesnaught who are working to plant trees.
Serena hopes to win her third and finally Princess Key in order to go through to the master class but the competition is strong and one trainer has a Shiny Dragonair.