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A recap of the Ashes of the Past fanfic.

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    Overall arc list 

  • Arc 00: Prologue (chapter 1)
  • Arc 01: Kanto (chapters 2-36)
    • Kanto League gyms (chapters 2-24)
    • Movie 1: Mewtwo Strikes Back (chapter 25)
    • Pre-tournament (chapters 26-30)
    • Indigo League Tournament (chapters 31-36)
  • Arc 02: Orange Islands (chapters 37-46)
    • Orange League gyms, part 1 (chapters 37-38)
    • Movie 2: The Power of One (chapters 39-42)
    • Orange League gyms, part 2 (chapter 43)
    • Orange League Championship (chapters 44-45)
    • Orange Islands conclusion (chapter 46)
  • Arc 03: Johto (chapters 47-116)
    • Johto League gyms, part 1 (chapters 47-54)
    • Movie 3: Spell of the Unown (chapters 55-58)
    • Johto League gyms, part 2 (chapters 59-62)
    • Event: Mewtwo Returns (chapters 63-66)
    • Johto League gyms, part 3 (chapters 67-71)
    • Movie 4: Voice of the Forest (chapters 72-75)
    • Johto League gyms, part 4 (chapters 76-99)
    • Movie 5: Pokémon Heroes (chapter 100)
    • Johto League pre-Tournament (chapters 101-104)
    • Johto League Tournament (chapters 105-115)
    • Johto conclusion (chapter 116)
  • Arc 04: Hoenn (chapters 117-191)
    • Hoenn League gyms, part 1 (chapters 117-126)
    • Movie 6: Jirachi Wish Maker (chapters 127-130)
    • Hoenn League gyms, part 2 (chapters 131-155)
    • Movie 7: Destiny Deoxys (chapters 156-159)
    • Hoenn League gyms, part 3 (chapters 160-162)
    • Event: The Scuffle of Legends (chapters 163-165)
    • Hoenn League gyms, part 4 (chapters 166-178)
    • Hoenn Grand Festival (chapters 179-181)
    • Hoenn League Tournament (chapters 182-186)
    • Event: Delta Episode (chapters 187-190)
    • Hoenn conclusion (chapter 191)
  • Arc 05: Kanto Battle Frontier (chapters 192-236)
    • Battle Frontier, part 1 (chapters 192-193)
    • Movie 8: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (chapters 194-197)
    • Battle Frontier, part 2 (chapters 198-212)
    • Event: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon (chapters 213-215)
    • Battle Frontier, part 3 (chapters 216-227)
    • Kanto Grand Festival (chapters 228-231)
    • Movie 9: Temple of the Sea (chapters 232-235)
    • Battle Frontier conclusion (chapter 236)
  • Arc 06: Sinnoh (chapters 237-ongoing)
    • Sinnoh League gyms, part 1 (chapters 237-242)
    • Max's Indigo League (chapters 243-247)
    • Sinnoh League gyms, part 2 (chapters 248-249)
    • Movie 10: The Rise of Darkrai (chapter 250)
    • Sinnoh League gyms, part 3 (chapters 251-263)
    • Movie 11: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (chapters 264-267)
    • Sinnoh League gyms, part 4 (chapters 268-283)
    • Movie 12: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (chapters 284-287)
    • Sinnoh League gyms, part 5 (chapters 288-291)
    • Event: The Battle Finale of Legend (chapters 292-295)
    • Sinnoh League gyms, part 6 (chapters 296-298)
    • Sinnoh Grand Festival (chapter 299)
    • Sinnoh League gyms, part 7 (chapter 300)
    • Sinnoh League Tournament (chapters 301-?)

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    Arc 00: Prologue (chapter 1) 
Take a step and I'm on my way,
Gonna start all over again...
Pokemon: Advanced opening

  • Chapter 001:
    • When the world comes apart at the seams, Ash Ketchum is pulled out of time and trained in the use of Aura by the spirit of Sir Aaron, then assigned to go back in time by Arceus and prevent this disaster, revealed to be caused by Cyrus of Team Galactic attempting (for the second time) to remake the world in his image, from coming to pass. Naturally, Ash chooses to be sent back to the day his Pokémon journey started, and so it is done.

    Arc 01: Kanto (chapters 2-36) 
I wanna be the very best, like no-one ever was.
To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause...
Pokemon: Indigo League opening

  • Kanto League Gyms (chapters 2-24)
    • Chapter 002:
      • Ash awakens in the past, and receives (and Reminds) his Pikachu from Professor Oak before setting off on his journey.
      • Ash and Pikachu's training with Aura accidentally destroys the bike of Misty Waterflower. Ash Reminds Misty (and, as later revealed, her Staryu, Starmie, and Goldeen).
      • Ash and Misty head for Viridian City, meeting Ho-Oh. Ash acquires a Rainbow Wing, a bag of Sacred Ash, and knowledge of his lineage from Ho-Oh, including the fate of his father. Ho-Oh allows Ash to capture him so he cannot be caught by others.
      • Ash scans Ho-Oh as he flies away and inadvertently Reminds his Pokédex, Dexter, who's developed a personality due to Ash never clearing his cache.
      • Ash and Pikachu discover Ash can now fully understand what Pokémon are saying.
      • Ash and Misty arrive in Viridian City, where Misty learns her Pokémon have been Reminded.
      • Ash calls Professor Oak from the Pokémon Center and informs him of his time-traveling (but not all the details). Oak reveals Gary caught a Spearow that Ash recognizes as the one that attacked he and Pikachu their first go-round.
      • Ash intercepts Team Rocket before they can attack the Pokémon Center and Reminds the trio of Jessie, James, Meowth and their Pokémon, which speed-evolves Ekans and Koffing into Arbok and Weezing.
      • Ash establishes a permanent truce with the Rockets, who will only pretend to attack him from now on, while he saves the world. Ash advises James to pick up his Growlithe while he's at it.
      • Ash and Misty head into Viridian Forest the next morning. At the same time, an unidentified being sets off on their own journey.
    • Chapter 003:
      • Ash and Misty head through Viridian Forest.
      • Ash reunites with and Reminds Caterpie and Pidgeotto (who speed-evolve to Butterfree and Pidgeot).
      • Ash battles and easily defeats Samurai. The unknown figure continues their journey.
    • Chapter 004:
      • Ash and Misty arrive in Pewter City. Ash meets and Reminds gym leader Brock Slate and his Geodude and Onix (still in their Poké Balls).
      • Ash and Brock have their gym battle, Ash winning and earning the Boulder Badge. Onix is revealed to have sped-evolved into Steelix in his Poké Ball when Brock calls him out for the battle.
      • Brock rejoins the group, leaving his dad in charge of the gym and family. The trio head for Rota.
      • The unknown figure meets the trio and is revealed as a female Lucario from Sinnoh's Lucario Kingdom. She tests Ash, then presents him with a Riolu egg, which he accepts.
      • Ash inadvertently Reminds the egg, who is revealed to be the Riolu Ash had saved from Hunter J in Sinnoh the last go-round. The group continues on to Rota.
      • James follows Ash's advice and recovers Growlie, his Growlithe, from home. Exposure to a Fire Stone evolves Growlie into an Arcanine and aids in James' escape from his unwanted fiancee Jessebelle.
      • Jessebelle decides to contact her friend, Pokémon Hunter J, for help in getting James back.
    • Chapter 005:
      • Ash and co. arrive at Rota. Ash acquires Sir Aaron's old clothes, each of which is revealed to grant certain powers, and competes in the Rota Tournament, coming in third.
      • In a conversation with Queen Ilene, Ash reveals his lineage and, accidentally, releases Sir Aaron's Lucario from his staff. Lucario mistakes him for Sir Aaron and attacks him.
      • Ash and his Pokémon knock some sense into Lucario, and Ash Reminds him. With Lucario back to normal, the group moves on.
    • Chapter 006:
      • Ash and co. arrive at Mount Moon and have a staged battle with Team Rocket.
      • At Team Rocket Headquarters, their boss Giovanni views the footage of the battle and is impressed, but demands James hand over Arcanine. James refuses, his teammates standing with him, and Giovanni reveals they've passed his test and earned a promotion to low-run Executives. Their new mission: build up their cell, follow Ash, test his strength every so often, and try to guide him into stopping any new regional or global-scale threats (which is part of Team Rocket's own mission: to protect the world from devastation).
    • Chapter 007:
      • Brock catches his Zubat (speed-evolved to Crobat via Reminding).
      • Ash and co. arrive in Cerulean City. Ash battles and defeats Misty for the Cascade Badge (Misty using her Starmie and two of the gym's Pokémon for it), but they cause the roof to cave in from the damage done. Ash learns that to qualify to be a gym leader, you must face a member of the Elite Four, and give a good showing. Brock mentions that qualifying to be a member of the Elite Four involves Legendaries.
      • Pikachu performs Volt Crash for the first time.
      • Meowth and Growlie secretly watch them while Jessie and James are off elsewhere.
    • Chapter 008:
      • In Lavender Town, James and Jessie capture an Abra and a Cubone, respectively.
      • Ash picks up and Reminds his Bulbasaur.
      • That night, Ash suddenly realizes that, with the timing, his Charmander is in danger, and so takes off to rescue and Remind him, speed-evolving him into Charizard. The two rejoin the others the next morning.
    • Chapter 009:
      • Charizard gets his legal revenge on his former trainer Damian for abandoning him by scaring him senseless but otherwise leaving him unharmed.
      • Ash learns Charizard knows Blast Burn, a move he must be ordered to use.
      • The group plans to stop in Cerulean one more time, where Misty can pick up the Magikarp that evolved into her Gyarados.
      • Ash recovers and Reminds his Squirtle, stops at Bill's lighthouse to encounter the giant Dragonite, and catches and Reminds his Krabby, who speed-evolves to Kingler.
      • Elsewhere, Team Rocket reunites and decides to do the gym challenge.
      • Jessie and James earn the Soul Badge from the Fuchsia City gym, and her Cubone is revealed to be able to manifest a Reality Marble.
      • While at the Fuchsia Gym, Meowth unknowingly meets his old flame Meowzie, who helps him learn Pay Day.
      • In Sinnoh, Hunter J gets a call from Jessebelle, who hires her to come to Kanto.
    • Chapter 010:
      • Ash and co. arrive in Vermillion City. Ash challenges Lt. Surge for the Thunder Badge.
      • Bulbasaur evolves into Ivysaur during the battle and wins. Riolu also wins his match. Pikachu, however, is defeated.
      • In the aftermath of the battle, Pikachu accidentally comes in contact with a Thunderstone. Ash and Riolu manage to nullify the evolution, but some of its energy remains, letting Pikachu half-evolve and gain the electric sacs of a Raichu.
      • The Thunderstone is changed into a Light Ball by their efforts, which Pikachu equips.
      • Pikachu easily wins the rematch with Raichu, earning Ash the badge.
      • Ash and co. make plans for the next part of their journey, bypassing the S.S. Anne and heading straight for Porta Vista.
    • Chapter 011:
      • Team Rocket earns the Rainbow Badge from the Celadon City gym, and it's revealed they've also earned a Boulder Badge from Pewter City. Their next stop: the S.S. Anne.
      • Ash tries out a new technique, Aura Purge, to cure Misty of her fear of Bug Pokémon. It works.
      • Butterfree gets a recall beacon so he can rejoin Ash as needed after he finds his old mate.
      • Misty catches her Horsea, whom Ash Reminds. Horsea reveals he wants to become a Kingdra.
      • Team Rocket meets the Magikarp salesman, and James buys his old Magikarp, who quickly evolves into Gyarados. They then head south to Cinnabar Island.
    • Chapter 012:
      • Ash and co. arrive in Saffron City. Ash challenges Sabrina for the Marsh Badge, and ultimately wins by way of Aura Purge to help the true Sabrina defeat her Dark personality with the aid of a dreamed-up Keldeo.
      • During the battle, Squirtle reveals what his status as a Gurren Lagann fanboy allows him to do for the first time.
      • The Mew from the Tree of Beginning arrives at the gym to be Sabrina's friend (as Ash had sent Pidgeot to find it), ensuring she won't relapse.
      • Hunter J arrives in Kanto.
    • Chapter 013:
      • Ash reunites with and Reminds his Primeape offscreen and sends him to practice at the Dojo in Saffron City.
      • Ash and co. arrive in Celadon City, and Ash challenges Erika for the Rainbow Badge, which he wins.
      • Team Rocket challenges the Cinnabar Island gym, and win the Volcano Badge.
    • Chapter 014:
      • Ash and co. arrive in Hop-Hop-Hop Town and deal with the issues there. Misty catches Psyduck. Ash Reminds him and uses a Calm Mind TM to deal with his headache.
      • Brock reacquires his Vulpix (and Ash Reminds her), then, at her request, evolves her into Ninetales.
      • Team Rocket pulls another fake attack on Ash and co. and steals Dexter, kicking off a very difficult battle.
    • Chapter 015:
      • During the ongoing battle, Growlie and Ninetales are both sent out, and it's love at first sight. They promptly head back to Celadon on a date.
      • Misty uses her Gyarados in the battle for the first time since she regained him.
      • Pikachu performs Volt Crash to defeat Meowth.
      • Dexter, driven by Ash's bond of friendship with him, transforms into a Porygon. At this, Team Rocket abandons the attack.
    • Chapter 016:
      • Ash and co. leave Celadon and head for the P1 Grand Prix, Ash picking up Primeape along the way.
      • Ash meets Gary Oak, for the first time since their journey began, at the P1 Grand Prix and Reminds him. Gary reveals he was facing Cyrus when the villain caused the disaster that Ash has come back to prevent.
      • Dexter copies his data files into Gary's Pokédex, pushing it over the edge into becoming a Porygon as well.
      • Ash and Primeape defeat Gary and his Golem to win the P1 Grand Prix.
      • Ash and Gary part ways, planning to meet again for the Diglett incident.
      • Professor Oak receives word of what Dexter did to Gary's Pokédex, and does the same to one of his spares for himself.
      • Ash decides to deal with Gringey City's smog problem by flying to East Sinnoh and bringing back a Shaymin and a Gracidea plant (which lets Shaymin Form-change) from Flower Paradise. En route back, they spot Hunter J's ship.
    • Chapter 017:
      • Hunter J has captured Brock and Misty. In order to stop her, Ash boards her ship, with Charizard and Pidgeot handling the outside weapons, while Dexter hacks their systems.
      • Fighting their way through the ship, Ash and his Pokémon manage to free all of J's prisoners, and finally confront J herself, though she retreats after discovering he's an Aura adept. As she leaves, she activates her ship's self-destruct.
      • Meanwhile, Shaymin, having cleaned up Gringey City, channels the power from the poison she's absorbed to break the back of J's ship (with everyone having evacuated safely), then restores life to the area where it crashed.
      • Having fled, J orders her men to set course for the Orange Archipelago, where they're going to meet her brother.
    • Chapter 018:
      • Ash and co. discuss their battle against J with the local Officer Jenny, who is quite astounded when she realizes they managed to beat her with a combination of skill and luck. In the process, Ash learns a little more about what gym leaders are capable of.
      • Later, Ash handles the Diglett issue, and meets Gary, who is annoyed when he learns Ash's Squirtle has introduced his to Gurren Lagann.
      • Ash's next stop is Fuchsia City, where he challenges Koga for the Soul Badge and earns it by outwitting him.
      • After Fuchsia City, Ash and co. head for the Laramie Ranch and its race. They find James entering with Growlie.
      • While helping Lara with her Tauros as they go nuts, Ash inadvertently causes her Ponyta to evolve into Rapidash, though not via Reminding. Lara offers to let him ride Rapidash in the race, which he agrees to.
      • Dario, the young man who was riling up the Tauros (with aid from Butch and Cassidy), continues his efforts to win via cheating, with Butch and Cassidy interfering in the race. They're all easily dealt with.
      • Having bypassed the cheaters, Ash and James effectively tie in the race, both earning honorary membership in the Laramie clan.
    • Chapter 019:
      • Ash and co. arrive near the Safari Zone, and find a couple looking for their young son. Ash reunites them with their son, who is living among Kangaskhan. Using his Aura Purge, Ash restores the boy's memories, and they all decide to stay with the Kanghaskhan.
      • At the Safari Zone, Ash and co. head in, where Ash captures and Reminds three of his former Tauros, plus two more that wanted to come along for the open spaces. Professor Oak nearly breaks down crying at the news, until he finds out it was thirty in the original timeline.
      • The group next heads for the Cycling Road, then to Dr. Akihabara's lab, where Dexter gets an upgrade that adds a projector to him, letting him manifest away from the Pokédex.
    • Chapter 020:
      • Ash and co. offer to introduce a hippie with PokéFlute to Jigglypuff, knock some sense into a pair of would-be Gym Leaders in Dark City, aid a woman in evolving her Paras into a Parasect, and then meet and Remind the Jigglypuff that followed them around for so long and introduce her to the hippie.
      • The group arrives in Grampa Canyon, where they meet Gary and his Porygon, Dee, who has a similar projector to Dexter now.
      • Ash is able to find and Remind Togepi, who speed-evolves into a Togekiss and is happily reunited with Misty.
      • Jessebelle is still after James, with a private army this time.
      • Ash and co. wind up showing a boy how tough and versatile his Farfetch'd can be.
    • Chapter 021:
      • The entire group (including all of Ash's Pokémon and Team Rocket) attend a party in honor of Togekiss' original hatching day. As a special surprise, Ho-Oh shows up, and teaches his signature move, Sacred Fire, to her. Everyone, including Professor Oak (when he sees the feed from Dexter) is astonished.
      • Professor Oak's Pokédex awakens as a Porygon, named Damos.
      • The group attends the Queen of the Princess Festival contest. Jessie catches her Lickitung, but loses the contest. Misty gives her the prize anyway.
    • Chapter 022:
      • Ash and co. meet Todd Snap for the first time this timeline, and he joins them for a while.
      • Ash enters the Pokémon League Admissions Exam, and passes it, while managing to get on the nerves of pretty much every examiner there.
      • James catches his Weepinbell. Soon after, Ash and co. expose Butch and Cassidy's fake Breeding Center to the police.
      • Todd leaves the group.
      • Ash and co. meet Team Rocket again, and Weepinbell speed-evolves into Victreebell once Ash Reminds him.
    • Chapter 023:
      • Ash and co. head for Cinnabar Island, and meet Gary along the way.
      • With what they learned from Team Rocket, Ash easily gets Blaine to reveal himself. He agrees to a battle, but also gives them a sheet of riddles to solve. Ash and his Pokémon solve eighty-three of them.
      • The next day, they have their gym battle. Ash wins it, earning the Volcano Badge.
      • Leaving Cinnabar Island, the group encounters a group of Squirtle obsessed with Naruto.
      • Arriving back at Cerulean City, the group helps set up a water ballet at the gym.
      • Ash and co. have an encounter with a hoard of Clefairy who are checking in on him for Cresselia.
      • Team Rocket returns to their base, only to find it's been badly damaged by a Psychic-type Legendary with a grudge against humanity.
      • Giovanni orders the trio to leak the information on the Pokémon to Ash, and to take care of the gym while he's away at the Saffron City command center.
    • Chapter 024:
      • Ash gets a message from the Rockets, hinting at Mewtwo. Arriving at the gym, he's able to earn the Earth Badge, and finds the Rockets have theirs too, so all of them will be at the Indigo League.
      • Ash and co. return to Pallet Town, where Ash finds and Reminds his mother's Mr. Mime before arriving at Oak Labs. There, Ash Reminds both his mother and Professor Oak.
      • Delia Ketchum is horrified by what she learns of his mission, but knows he has to do it. However, she does make him agree to stay home for at least a week before going out again.
      • Following a great deal of training (in which Riolu demonstrates a new move he's been working on, the Flying Dragon Uppercut), the trio, plus Gary, get their invites to New Island, where Mewtwo has set up.

  • Movie 1: Mewtwo Vs. Mew (chapter 25)
    • Chapter 025:
      • Ash and co. fly and swim over to New Island through the growing supercell.
      • Team Rocket teleports into Mewtwo's lab and looks through his cloning records.
      • Mewtwo appears and issues his challenge. Corey's Venusaur Bruteroot loses to Mewtwo's cloned Venusaur, but Gary's Blastoise and Ash's Charizard successfully beat their cloned counterparts. Despite his loss, Mewtwo unleashes his cloning Pokéballs and begins capturing all the Pokémon.
      • Ash steps up to stop the chaos, and challenges Mewtwo himself, one-on-one. Using his blood to channel Ghost-type attacks, he puts up a struggle, but Mewtwo ultimately prevails.
      • Mewtwo turns his attention on the humans present, but Team Rocket teleports in to block Mewtwo's attack. While Mewtwo is distracted, Ash finally manages to touch him and Remind him.
      • Due to blood loss, overexertion and injury, Ash dies and briefly meets Darkrai, but is resurrected by Ho-Oh's Sacred Ash.
      • Mewtwo stops the storm and decides to leave to contemplate his existence in the world, and asks to take clones of all uncultured Pokémon with him.
      • Mewtwo teleports Ash and co. back to the harbor, and assigns himself to Ash as his Pokémon.

  • Pre-tournament (chapters 26-30)
    • Chapter 026:
      • Ash tells his mom what had happened with Mewtwo.
      • Ash and Misty talk about the strangeness of Ash's life.
      • Brock and Gary talk about Ash's old adventures and his tendency to throw himself into danger.
      • Pikachu, Riolu and Meowth discuss plans to get Ash out of the afterlife if he dies again.
    • Chapter 027:
      • Ash finally remembers to get his Muk from Gringey City and Remind it.
      • Cleavon Schpielbunk shows up and asks for help with making some movies. Ash ends up roping Team Rocket, the Laramie clan and Mewtwo into helping.
    • Chapter 028:
      • Gary helps a local archaeologist with research, and ends up unearthing the giant Gengar.
      • Ash and co. show up to help stop it. From the memories of the ancient Pokéatlantean King, Ash learns that the giant Pokémon were weapons in an arms race between Pokéatlantis and Pokémonopolis.
      • Ash unearths the giant Alakazam to occupy the Gengar, and when Gary's Eevee steps into the battle, she ends up evolving into Umbreon.
      • Ash activates the giant Jigglypuff urn, and stops the battle.
    • Chapter 029:
      • Ash and co. fly to Los Angeles to watch the movies they made.
    • Chapter 030:
      • Ash and co. travel to the Indigo Plateau for the Indigo League.
      • Otoshi and his Marowak challenge Ash to a practice battle; Pikachu steps up and gets defeated.
      • Ash registers for the League just in time.
      • During the opening ceremonies, Moltres shows up and lights the torch.

  • Indigo League Tournament (chapters 31-36)
    • Chapter 031:
      • Round 1: Ash defeats Quinn.
      • Round 2: Ash defeats Jaxon.
    • Chapter 032:
      • Round 3: Ash defeats his opponent.
      • Round 4: Ash defeats Eric.
      • Ash meets Ritchie Getem, though he isn't Reminded. Riolu reveals that Ritchie is destiny-entangled with Ash and has developed his potential in Psychic powers, alongside his Kirlia, Cid.
      • Round 5: Ash defeats Torren.
    • Chapter 033:
      • Quarter-final: Ash faces Ritchie, where both decide to have a best of six one-on-ones. Ash ultimately triumphs.
      • During this battle, Ritchie's Charmander Zippo evolves to Charmeleon and then chain-evolves to Charizard, but still ends up losing the battle, giving Ash the win.
    • Chapter 034:
      • Semi-final: Ash faces Team Rocket and wins.
      • Riolu beats Meowth by using the Flying Dragon Uppercut for the first time in battle.
    • Chapter 035:
      • Final: Ash faces Gary. Ash ultimately wins and becomes Indigo League Champion.
    • Chapter 036:
      • Ash challenges Lorelei of the Elite Four. Despite using 6 Pokémon to Lorelei's 5, he ultimately loses, but pushes Lorelei to the wire in the process.
      • Ash receives an Indigo Flower Pin from his mother to commemorate his winning the Indigo League.
      • Ash and co. leave for the Orange Islands.

    Arc 02: Orange Islands (chapters 37-46) 
I wanna take the ultimate step, find the courage to be bold.
To risk it all and not forget the lessons that I hold...
Pokemon: Adventures in the Orange Islands opening

  • Orange League gyms, part 1 (chapters 37-38)
    • Chapter 037:
      • Professor Philena Ivy gives Ash the GS Ball.
      • Brock leaves the group to stay at Professor Ivy's lab.
      • Ash finds and Reminds his Lapras.
      • Ash Reminds his friend Tracey Sketchit and his Venonat and Marill.
      • Ash challenges Cissy of the Orange Crew, and beats her challenges, winning the Coral Eye Badge.
      • Ash and co. defuse Butch and Cassidy's hypnosis scheme, and try to puzzle out the typing of a Crystal Onix.
      • While dealing with an island of unfossilizing Kabuto, Misty catches one, and her Horsea evolves into Seadra.
      • Ash challenges Darren of the Orange Crew, and beats his challenges, winning the Sea Ruby Badge.
      • Ash catches and Reminds his Snorlax.
      • Tracey catches his Scyther, which Ash Reminds. Scyther evolves into Scizor with the aid of a Steel Coat.
    • Chapter 038:
      • Ash meets Lorelei (under her pen name as Prima) and helps her give a demonstration on Ice-types.
      • Ash challenges Rudy of the Orange Crew, and beats his challenges, winning the Spike Shell Badge.
      • Ash and co. arrive on Shamouti Island a day early.
      • Lawrence III begins his plans alongside his sister, Hunter J, and captures Moltres.

  • Movie 2: The Power of One (chapters 39-42)
    • Chapter 039:
      • After the Shamouti Island ceremony, Ash travels to Fire Island with the help of Maren.
      • Ash arrives at Fire Island, only to find that the treasure is missing. While watching, Zapdos arrives, and from his ranting, Ash learns that Moltres and Articuno are both missing. After informing Maren that they'll be flying, Ash flies to Ice Island on Pidgeot.
      • Misty calls Gary for his help, but he has no way to get there from Kalos in any appreciable time.
      • Arriving at Ice Island, Ash finds that Articuno is nowhere to be found either. When he sees Lawrence's Hikokyu airship, they fly to infiltrate it.
    • Chapter 040:
      • Lawrence III succeeds in capturing Zapdos. He begins trying to awaken the power of the Legendaries and fulfil the prophecy.
      • Ash's Pokémon free the three Legendary Birds, and they begin wrecking the ship. As Ash moves to collect the treasures, Hunter J and her Salamence intercept him.
      • While Ash's Charizard and Squirtle deal with Salamence, Lawrence escapes with the Fire treasure. Team Rocket appears in a fighter jet, distracting J so that Ash can escape. Pikachu manages to steal the Ice treasure, but the Lightning treasure is lost in the confusion.
      • Hunter J tracks down Ash again, and her Drapion attacks Ash. Riolu jumps to intercept it and evolves into Lucario, holding off J while Ash looks for the treasures.
    • Chapter 041:
      • Lucario defeats Drapion, and takes on J one-on-one.
      • Charizard and Squirtle manage to defeat Salamence, and Team Rocket's jet is damaged, forcing them to abandon the fight.
      • Ash confronts Lawrence, and manages to neutralise him and reclaim the Fire treasure. When the ship is badly damaged, Ash escapes on Pidgeot.
      • While Team Rocket meets up with Misty and Tracey, Lugia emerges and engages the Birds.
      • When Lugia is about to be overwhelmed by sustained fire, Ash, Pikachu, Charizard and Pidgeot step in. Ash gets on Lugia's back, and Reminds him. In the fight, Articuno and Moltres are knocked out, but Zapdos abandons the fight back to Lightning Island.
    • Chapter 042:
      • While pursuing Zapdos, Ash and Lugia guess that Zapdos thinks that by finding his treasure and carrying it back to his island, he'll be the winner.
      • Misty tasks some Water Pokémon to retrieve the defeated Legendary Birds, but realises that Togekiss has disappeared.
      • Lugia defeats Zapdos while Ash retrieves the Lightning treasure.
      • Lawrence recovers and tries to capture Lugia with his capture rings. Togekiss and her Sacred Fire manage to rescue him.
      • Having defeated J, Lucario destroys Hikokyu's power core, stopping the rings.
      • Lugia and Ash return to Shamouti Shrine, and together with Melody, complete the ceremony, play the Great Song, and end the storm. It is revealed that Mewtwo was a long ways off containing the storm to the islands.
      • Lugia chastises the Legendary Birds, offers to teach Pidgeot his signature move of Aeroblast, and allows Ash to capture him so he cannot be caught by others.

  • Orange League gyms, part 2 (chapter 43)
    • Chapter 043:
      • Lucario begins to get used to his new evolution.
      • Ash challenges Luana of the Orange Crew, and beats her in a Double Battle, winning the Jade Star Badge.
      • Giovanni discusses power and control with Team Rocket.

  • Orange League Championship (chapters 44-45)
    • Chapter 044:
      • Misty catches her Poliwag, and Ash Reminds it, speed-evolving it into Politoed.
      • Arriving at Pummelo Stadium, Ash's battle against Orange Champion Drake begins.
      • Norman Maple is guest-refereeing the battle, and his family are in the audience.
    • Chapter 045:
      • Ash's battle with Drake concludes, with Ash being crowned the winner.
      • Ash talks with Norman, and tells him about the time travel. He then meets with May and Max Maple and Reminds them.
      • May and Max are given Pokédexes.

  • Orange Islands conclusion (chapter 46)
    • Chapter 046:
      • Ash and co. stop Captain Crook and his crew of pirates from stealing a pod of Lapras, along with Lugia.
      • Ash's Lapras returns to his pod, but retains a transponder so Ash can call on him as needed.
      • Brock rejoins the group for the ferry back to Pallet Town. He reveals that unlike the last time, he saved Professor Ivy from a horde of Unown, and still has her phone number so they can stay in touch.
      • Jessie, James and Meowth warn other Rocket members about Ash, and reveal that Hunter J was arrested after the Shamouti Island incident.
      • The group arrives back in Pallet Town. Ash learns he's officially registered as Max's mentor so Max can travel with him.
      • Ash receives an Orange Blossom Pin from his mother to commemorate his winning the Orange League.
      • Ash, Misty and Brock head for Johto, and encounter Suicune. Suicune informs Ash that she and the other Legendary Beasts will gladly join his team if Ash can catch them, then runs off again.

    Arc 03: Johto (chapters 47-116) 
Each time you try, gonna get just a little bit better.
Each step you climb is one more step up the ladder...
Pokemon: The Johto Journeys opening

  • Johto League gyms, part 1 (chapters 47-54)
    • Chapter 047:
      • Ash meets Casey Nanako, though he doesn't Remind her. Her team end up beating Charizard, and the resulting battle have her Pidgey and Rattata evolve into Pidgeotto and Raticate.
      • Ash catches and Reminds his Heracross.
      • Growlie and Ninetales go on a date.
      • Ash and co. get through a forest full of ghosts, help a trainer with her Bellossom, and Brock, Steelix and Ninetales do a Pokémon exhibition.
    • Chapter 048:
      • Brock befriends and catches a Stantler, whom he'd met in the original timeline.
    • Chapter 049:
      • Ash catches and Reminds his Chikorita, speed-evolving her into Bayleef. When Ash is informed of Bayleef's crush on him, he gently turns her down. Bayleef is sad, but accepts the decision.
      • Ash meets Suicune again and chases her, but fails to catch her.
      • Ash visits a Pokémon trainer school in Violet City, and teaches the kids to never give up on their Pokémon.
    • Chapter 050:
      • The Legendary Beasts discuss Suicune's first battle with Ash.
      • In Violet City, Ash challenges Falkner for the Zephyr Badge, which he wins by dint of overwhelming firepower.
      • Gary visits Gurkinn in Kalos, where the latter demonstrates Mega Evolution to Gary. Gary realises that the first Mega Stone was discovered soon after Ash came back in time.
      • May, Max and their family move to Petalburg City. Their Pokédexes have already become Porygon. Max has named his Kris.
      • May and Max's Porygons get Dr. Akihibara's projector upgrade.
      • May names her Pokédex Ethan.
      • Ho-Oh visits Mewtwo's new abode, and the Swords of Justice discuss meeting up with Mewtwo.
    • Chapter 051:
      • Ash meets Liza of the Charicific Valley. After showing off for the Valley, including their improved Blast Burn, Ash informs Liza of the time travel.
      • Ash leaves Charizard in the Valley.
      • Charizard talks with his old mate Charla, who agrees to try to get to know him again.
      • Bayleef helps out a lovesick Sunflora and a confused Oddish who thinks it's a Hoppip, but can't do anything with Gligarman.
      • Ash and co. meet up with a trainer named Shingo, who views battle in numbers and analysis. Refusing to fight Ash, Brock and Stantler step up, and win handily.
    • Chapter 052:
      • Ash catches and Reminds his Cyndaquil, speed-evolving her into Quilava.
      • Ash encounters a trainer named Koji who wants to capture Cyndaquil and is more than a little abusive to his Pokémon, and sort him out after beating him.
      • At the Oak Ranch, Ash's Muk consumes a bunch of TMs, thinking they are cookies.
      • Ash finds Brock's Pineco and Reminds her, speed-evolving her into Forretress before Brock catches her.
      • In return for their help, Kurt gives Ash and co. some Apricorn Balls. Ash does some trading between them to end up with three Fast Balls, with intent on capturing the Legendary Beasts.
      • The Swords of Justice begin their travels to Japan.
    • Chapter 053:
      • In Azalea Town, Ash challenges Bugsy for the Hive Badge, which he wins.
      • Jessie trades her unReminded Lickitung for Wobbuffet, and Ash Reminds him.
      • Ash rescues a Houndour pack from a Golem and helps one get better. The pack decides to go stay with Professor Oak.
    • Chapter 054:
      • Ash catches and Reminds his Totodile.
      • Growlie and Ninetales spar against a heat-resistant Skarmory.
      • Ash catches and Reminds his Noctowl.
      • Team Rocket discuss entering the Pokéathlon.
      • The Swords of Justice continue their journey through Kalos, though Keldeo loses their bag and Gary finds it.
      • Molly Hale has the Unown dream up an Entei as her father, a Suicune as her mother, and a Raikou as her elder brother.

  • Movie 3: Spell of the Unown (chapters 55-58)
    • Chapter 055:
      • Ash and co. arrive at Greenfield and see the crystal palace already in place. They begin their infiltration, with their entrance being recorded long-distance by the reporter Roxy.
      • Once they get inside, Ash gives Misty and Brock a few of his Pokémon to reinforce their teams.
      • In the first room, Molly challenges Brock, using a team of dream Pokémon, including an Eevee that can swap between Eeveelutions at will and even become Sylveon, an imaginary Pokémon with a completely unknown type.
    • Chapter 056:
      • Brock's battle with Molly concludes, with Molly being the winner, and he gives her a Boulder Badge.
      • In the second room, Molly challenges Misty.
      • During this battle, Misty's Seadra evolves into Kingdra.
      • Charizard arrives outside the crystal palace.
      • Despite Molly using dream Suicune, her battle with Misty ends in a draw.
      • Ash reaches Molly's room, only to be confronted by the dream Raikou. Ash is blown out of the palace, but is caught by Charizard, and as the three dream Beasts converge, Ash sends out Lucario and Pikachu to join the fight.
    • Chapter 057:
      • Pidgeot arrives to the battle, carrying a satchel with one of Lugia's Silver Wings in them, but she and Lucario are soon knocked out of the fight, leaving Charizard to face all three on his own. Having been knocked to the castle's surface with an exhausted Pikachu, Ash starts to climb back up to Molly.
      • As Misty and Brock arrive to the top room, Molly starts becoming confused at what she really wants, confusing the Unown as well, and more uncontrolled psychic power starts to saturate the area.
      • The Rainbow Wing, Silver Wing and Aaron's staff combine with Ash's aura and the power-soaked atmosphere, causing Ash's Charizard to Mega Evolve for the first time, first becoming Mega Charizard X and then Mega Charizard Y, switching between them as the battle continues, much to the shock of everyone watching on the news.
      • When Charizard finally tires and reverts, the original three Beasts to arrive and take over the fight.
      • Ash arrives to the top room, and enters Molly's mind via Aura Purge, along with Brock and Togekiss.
    • Chapter 058:
      • Molly's Eevee finds the group and enters the Aura Purge connection.
      • Inside her mindscape, Ash and Brock negotiate past each imaginary Beast in turn, until they reach Molly. Along with her Eevee, they convince Molly to return everything to normal, which convinces the dream Beasts in the real world to stop fighting.
      • Mewtwo appears and disperses the Unown, causing the crystal to begin receding. In the process, Molly's imaginary Beasts and her Eevee become real, Shiny versions of themselves, allowing them to stay in the real world. Mewtwo also rescues Molly's parents from the Unown's dimension.
      • The Hales decide to move to Pallet Town, and Molly is revealed to understand Poké-speech as a lingering side-effect.
      • Ash's Charizard returns to the Charicific Valley, and finds himself a local celebrity. Charla begins taking more interest in him.

  • Johto League gyms, part 2 (chapters 59-62)
    • Chapter 059:
      • Gary explains to Ash about Mega Evolutions, and how they work.
      • Butch and Cassidy encounter Ash during one of their scams, and immediately abandon it and run.
      • In Goldenrod City, Ash challenges Whitney for the Plain Badge, which he wins along with Whitney's ire, due to Muk unleashing a maelstrom of TM-based attacks and obliterating her gym.
    • Chapter 060:
      • Ash conducts a radio interview with Mary, displaying his knowledge of Aura and his ability to talk to Pokémon.
      • The Houndour Ash helped decides to join him.
      • The Swords of Justice continue their journey, stopping a feud between some Aggron and Tyranitar in the process.
      • May and Max practice-battle Norman with their Porygons.
    • Chapter 061:
      • Ash takes part in the bug-catching contest alongside Casey, and he helps a trainer and his Croconaw understand each other better. Casey winds up catching a Beedrill. Watching Casey, Ash considers sponsoring her to the Lucario Kingdom to get a Shiny Riolu.
      • Gary tries to teach his Alakazam teleport, but finds a lot of roadblocks in his way.
      • Team Rocket's Cubone starts to become bitter with her existence, wondering why she got to live and her family didn't, especially after she saw Ash get resurrected.
      • As the Swords of Justice continue on, Keldeo starts to get frustrated with Cobalion not giving him any instructions.
    • Chapter 062:
      • Ash and co. attend a Seaking fishing competition, and Quilava becomes interested in Sailor Moon by a passing Pokémon.
      • Brock meets Suzy, who decides to gift him Ninetales permanently. Stantler takes part in the contest in her place, and Misty deals with her rival Zane.
      • The Swords of Justice meets Ash's Lapras, who agree to take them to Japan.
      • Giovanni asks Agent Domino to scout out a certain location.
      • Gary contacts Professor Oak, having embroiled himself in a long chain of deals trying to get his Alakazam to learn Teleport. Oak offers several easy shortcuts to several of the deals, including a Teleport TM, much to Gary's chagrin. Gary still asks for several of the shortcuts, completing a few deals and getting an Anorith and a Shiny Furfrou out of them. He promptly returns to Oak's ranch for a long-overdue nap.
      • The Rocket Trio agrees that Cubone needs therapy.

  • Event: Mewtwo Returns (chapters 63-66)
    • Chapter 063:
      • Finding themselves near Mount Quena, Mewtwo's new island hermitage, Ash and co. decide to pay him a visit.
      • Domino spots Ash meeting Mewtwo and reports to Giovanni. Giovanni orders her to stand down, not wanting to confront Ash.
      • Ash finds that the Rocket Trio is already here, with Cubone talking to Mewtwo about their purpose in life. Mewtwo requests that Ash use Aura Purge on her.
      • Ash, alongside Pidgeot, Kingler, Totodile, Noctowl, Bayleef and Heracross, enter Cubone's mind, and find themselves facing a battlefield of skeletal Pokémon.
      • The Swords of Justice arrive at Oak's ranch and meet up with Gary, asking for help finding Mewtwo. Gary returns their bag they lost in Kalos to Keldeo.
    • Chapter 064:
      • Upon contacting Ash, Gary finds out that they're already with Mewtwo. With his Alakazam's new Teleport, he brings the Swords of Justice to Mount Quena.
      • Ash and his team reach the centre of the mindscape, finding a ghostly Marowak that they have to defeat, but somehow can't even hit.
      • During the battle, Pidgeot is knocked out of the air, and Ash's bond suddenly makes her Mega Evolve into Mega Pidgeot.
      • Keldeo accidentally touches Pidgeot's body and gets pulled into the Aura Purge.
    • Chapter 065:
      • With Keldeo's intervention and the help from other aspects of Cubone's personality, Ash and his team defeat the shadowy Marowak, the embodiment of Cubone's grief, pacifying her mind, reconciling her personalities, and helping her come to terms with her family's passing.
      • Ash Reminds Keldeo.
      • Keldeo demonstrates both Sacred Sword and Secret Sword to Cobalion, who reminisces on his parents and their sacrifice.
      • Gary borrows a Lucarionite from Gurkinn, and by Ash Mega Evolving Lucario into Mega Lucario, determine that Aaron's staff and the Rainbow and Silver Wings combine to form his Key Stone. Mega Lucario has a quick spar with Gary's Furfrou to try out his strength.
    • Chapter 066:
      • Entei appears to Ash and challenges him to a race, but Ash fails to catch him.
      • Keldeo decides to travel with Ash, even without a Poké Ball at the moment.

  • Johto League gyms, part 3 (chapters 67-71)
    • Chapter 067:
      • Pikachu goes on a small misadventure with the Pichu Brothers, and tells Ash about it. Keldeo learns about Gym Leaders and the Elite Four from Brock and Misty.
      • Misty is delivered a letter saying that she is under consideration to be a member of the Kanto-Johto Elite Four.
      • Entei tells the other Legendary Beasts that he tricked Ash into surrendering early, and reveals how close Ash came.
      • In Ecruteak City, Ash challenges Morty for the Fog Badge. All six Legendary Beasts (Normal and Shiny) show up to watch it.
    • Chapter 068:
      • Eusine shows up mid-battle and is stunned to see so many Legendaries in attendance. He attempts to catch Suicune, but is rebuked by them saying that Ash is the only one they will consent to catch them. After some convincing, Eusine relents.
      • Ho-Oh is revealed to be watching the battle from the sky.
      • Keldeo is confirmed to have a Poké Ball by this point.
      • Ash's gym battle with Morty concludes, with him being the victor. During the battle, the normal Raikou gets his first look at Pikachu's Volt Crash.
      • Gary finds a Mega Stone in a jewellery store.
    • Chapter 069:
      • Molly and her father arrive in Ecruteak so Molly can watch Ash in a gym battle, and find out they just missed him challenging Morty.
      • Ash talks with the Kimono Sisters about how he had gained the attention of Legendaries, and he tells them that he already caught Ho-Oh and Lugia, and is being challenged by the Beasts.
      • Molly and her father invite the group to see the Kimono sisters. Suicune and the shiny Legendary Beasts join them for tea.
      • A Team Rocket grunt attempts to steal Molly’s Eevee, and fails. During the ordeal, Sakura's Eevee evolves into an Espeon. Team Rocket holds another lecture on why it is a bad idea to confront Ash.
      • Misty helps Keldeo with his Hydro Pump as part of her Elite Four qualification, along with all her other Pokémon.
      • The group meets Todd at the Sunflora Lodge.
      • Ash convinces an Articuno to dial back on affecting the climate around the lodge.
      • Ash points Todd in Articuno’s direction.
    • Chapter 070:
      • Raikou challenges Ash to a race, but Ash is unable to comply because none of his fast Pokémon are available at the moment.
      • Misty challenges Raikou to a battle as part of her qualifications for the Elite Four, and he agrees. Raikou wins the following battle.
      • During the battle, Misty's Goldeen evolves into Seaking.
      • Meowth and Cubone discuss how the latter's Reality Marble has changed.
      • Todd hikes to find the Articuno, meeting a Sneasel in the process. When he meets an Articuno, it seems confused for a while, until Todd mentions the mountain.
      • The petition for a Shiny Riolu arrives at the Lucario Kingdom.
      • On Todd's hike down, the Sneasel he met asks to join him and become his photography assistant. A moment later, he sees two Articuno involved in a mating dance above him, and realises that he and Ash met two different Articuno and he just helped them find each other.
      • A Team Rocket cell confronts Vicious, the Iron-Masked Marauder, and confirms he's gone renegade. Vicious responds by capturing their Pokémon in his Dark Balls.
    • Chapter 071:
      • The group participates in Pokémon sumo wrestling.
      • The group meets Simon, a Pokémon interpreter who can understand Pokémon. Ash gives him a basic guide to Aura so he can improve his skill.
      • The group helps Simon prove to the local Officer Jenny that he’s not a fake running a scam.
      • The group arrives at a festival, and gets their fortunes read. They all get ‘Tilt’, and learn that everything gets weird in four days.
      • The group meets a surfing Rhydon, and a trainer named Pietra who wants to catch him. Ash convinces the Rhydon to battle Pietra, and Pietra catches him.
      • The Team Rocket Trio learns from Giovanni that Vicious is going after Celebi.
      • Gary finds another Mega Stone, and decides to do the Kalos gym challenge to fund his Mega Evolution research.

  • Movie 4: Voice of the Forest (chapters 72-75)
    • Chapter 072:
      • Suicune finds Ash again and challenges him to another race, which he wins.
      • After the race, Ash battles and captures Suicune in a Fast Ball.
    • Chapter 073:
      • Brock and Misty find Sammy, after Celebi had transported them through time.
      • After a walk through the forest, the three arrive at the Lake of Life, but Vicious finds them and attacks. Team Rocket also shows up and joins the battle.
      • Ash shows up and joins the battle.
      • Ash’s Bayleef evolves into Meganium.
      • Vicious targets Pikachu with a Dark Ball... and succeeds.
    • Chapter 074:
      • Ash is frozen in shock, remembering Sir Aaron's mentioning about Shadow Pokémon, which gives Pikachu the chance to blow him out of the fight.
      • Stunned by the fighting, Celebi is left exposed, and Vicious captures it too.
      • As the wood construct begins to grow, Ash, Quilava, Suicune and Keldeo move back in to save Pikachu. Sammy follows him back into battle, but is confused as to how Ash knows his name.
      • After fighting, Ash faces Pikachu, ignoring all the lightning being thrown at him. He reminds Pikachu about all the time they spent together from Professor Oak's lab onwards, including taking out his very first lightning-marked Pokéball.
      • Conflicted and confused, Pikachu finally breaks free of the Shadowification and Vicious's control, the feedback of which causes the Dark Ball to explode.
      • As Sammy figures out that he is Professor Oak, Vicious orders Celebi to get rid of them, which she does by trying to throw them through time. The time ripple and the conflicting timelines suddenly causes time itself to collapse.
    • Chapter 075:
      • Ash, Sammy, Vicious, the wood fortress, and all the surrounding Pokémon are suddenly engulfed in a bubble of unstable time.
      • As Ash climbs to reach Vicious and Sammy climbs to reach Celebi, flashes of times gone by are seen in the walls of the bubble, including Togekiss's egg being trapped, Ash's father sacrificing himself, Professor Oak's journey, Keldeo's parents fighting Reshiram, Vicious's starter abandoning him, and Giovanni starting on his journey.
      • The GS Ball and Molly's Eevee are suddenly transported to Ash from outside the twisting time streams.
      • When the creation of the world is shown, the essence of Molly's Eevee (who is currently a Sylveon) is recorded by Arceus, forming the basis of the Fairy-type.
      • Ash finally reaches Vicious, and manages to subdue him. At the same time, Sammy reaches Celebi, and helps her break free.
      • Time is restored around them, but Celebi is badly weakened. Meganium uses her plant-reviving breath to heal her.
      • Celebi from all over the time stream appear to help heal their friend/other self, and they inform Ash that he actually broke time, making it so that the Fairy-type, once just Molly's imagination, has now always been a real type.
      • Team Rocket locates Pikachu's Pokéball, which was lost in the confusion. After thinking it over, they return it.
      • Gary finds out that Mega Evolution has now been around for 40 years rather than just the last 2.
      • Giovanni confronts an arrested Vicious, and says that his plan to usurp him as Team Rocket could've gone forgiven... if not for the fact his bond with his Persian might've been lost. Persian gives him a stroke with Shadow Claw.

  • Johto League gyms, part 4 (chapters 76-99)
    • Chapter 076:
      • Togekiss shows Misty new moves she is able to use since becoming Fairy-type, Fairy Wind and Dazzling Gleam.
      • Pikachu talks to Ash about his regret over hurting his friends while under Vicious’ control.
      • Pikachu gives up his Light Ball to Ash. Ash notices his cheek pouches change color when Pikachu equips the Light Ball, a change caused by the time collapse.
      • Suicune meets with her brothers and the shiny Legendary Beasts to discuss her recent capture.
      • Keldo informs Ash of what he saw in the time bubble, involving his father's sacrifice at Pacifidlog.
      • Pikachu seeks advice from Lucario.
      • Ash and Suicune make plans for Suicune’s training.
      • Ash returns Pikachu's Light Ball to him the next morning.
      • In Kalos, Gary defeats Korrina, and earns the Rumble Badge.
      • Gary receives a Key Stone ring from Gurkinn that allows him to identify Mega Stones and a Blastoisinite. Using the ring, he identifies the stones he already found as Lopunnite and Absolite.
    • Chapter 077:
      • Ash retrieves medicine that Jasmine, the Olivine City gym leader, needs to heal her Ampharos, Amphy. Ash resolves to battle the Cianwood gym before challenging Jasmine to allow Amphy to recover.
      • The group tries out the Battle Tower, and Ash wins against his opponent in the Little Cup, the tower’s tier for first-level evolutions only.
      • Ash gets a call from May and Max, demanding answers on when he caught Suicune and why the Fairy-type appeared. It is revealed Max was taking a test on the type chart when time broke and the Fairy-type was added.
    • Chapter 078:
      • Ash challenges Chuck in Cianwood, and Molly flies over on Pidgeot to watch.
      • Keldeo takes part in his first Gym Battle, and develops a flying slash move.
      • In Kalos, Gary challenges Grant, and uses Mega Blastoise for the first time. He earns the Cliff Badge.
      • An unknown figure watches Casey and her Pokémon, including her new Pichu, play baseball.
    • Chapter 079:
      • Ash defeats Chuck, and earns the Storm Badge.
      • Chuck challenges Ash to a hand-to-hand spar, but the spar is interrupted by Chuck’s wife.
      • Chuck gives Ash a Mega Stone, but it is unknown what it is.
      • The Kanto-Johto Elite Four have a meeting discussing the progress of the potential Elite Four members.
    • Chapter 080:
      • The first "Ashes Nowhere To Be Seen" chapter
      • Team Rocket prevents a group of Pokémon Pinchers from capturing a Moltres at Mt. Ember. The female Moltres sees their actions, and is intrigued.
      • Norman discusses with Max on why he failed his most recent test.
      • Professor Oak interviews Suicune for his research.
      • May reveals to her mother Caroline that she is afraid that she will miss Blaziken.
      • Brock goes on a date with Professor Ivy, and she reveals she never got a Pokémon of her own. Brock considers a Shinx would be a good starter for her.
      • Todd teaches Sneasel how to take photos with a camera, and they discover an issue of Pokémon magazine is all about Todd.
    • Chapter 081:
      • The two free Legendary Beasts find Ash and co.
      • Raikou challenges Ash to a race and battle, but it's stopped early when Suicune arrives and reveals Raikou is throwing the fight in order to learn Volt Crash.
      • The Pokémon Rangers Kellyn and Kate interrupt the discussion, thinking Ash is a poacher, and Ash has to explain himself.
      • Meanwhile, Entei accepts Misty's challenge of a battle as part of her qualifications for the Elite Four. The match ends in a draw, with Entei defeating all of her Pokémon before himself fainting.
      • During the battle with Entei, Misty's Kabuto evolves into Kabutops.
    • Chapter 082:
      • Misty catches a Chinchou.
      • Misty catches (and Ash Reminds) her Corsola.
      • Lugia appears to Ash, wanting to be carried in his Pokéball for a while to be available for when Ash encounters his mate and son and the Rockets trying to steal them. He entrusts Pidgeot to take care of the Shamouti Bird Trio and keep them out of trouble.
      • Ash and Misty take part in the Whirl Cup. Misty beats Ash in the quarter-finals (despite Ash using Suicune), and goes on to win the Cup outright.
      • Raikou, in order to prove to Ash that he'll take their next fight seriously, decides to participate in the Johto gym challenge, starting with Falkner.
      • A Moltres (later confirmed as the one from Mt. Ember) saves Team Rocket from Jessebelle's army.
    • Chapter 083:
      • Ash and co. meet Ritchie, and are introduced to his new team members and told of his adventures in Almia.
      • While the group are enjoying lunch, a young Lugia's cry reaches them, and they set off.
      • Arriving, they find that Team Cipher, along with Rocket scientist Dr. Nanba, have managed to capture both the young Lugia and his mother with Shadow Pokémon. The group immediately engages them in battle.
      • Upon winning his battle, Ash knocks out the Cipher admin Nascour.
      • Lugia's mate emerges, having been turned into a Shadow Pokémon. Ash's own Lugia emerges, and they take off.
    • Chapter 084:
      • Wes and Rui from Orre arrive on the scene, having followed Team Cipher, and meet up with Brock and the others.
      • Lugia tries to get close enough for Ash to use Aura Purge on his mate, knowing that once he does, they'll both fall out of the sky.
      • Dr. Nanba teleports out before Brock, Wes, Suicune and Keldeo appear in the lab. Together, they free Lugia's son Silver from his cage.
      • Ash manages to enter Aura Purge with Lugia's mate, and despite having no Pokémon with him, manages to free her from the mind-control.
      • Lugia almost doesn't catch Ash before he hits the waves, but Wes suddenly appears on his Ho-Oh and saves him.
      • As Pikachu chats with Wes's Metagross about once being Shadow Pokémon, Wes suddenly uses his Celebi to time-travel, before re-arriving with Ash and the two Lugia. Lugia and his family have a loving reunion.
    • Chapter 085:
      • Returning to Olivine City, Ash challenges Jasmine.
      • The Moltres that Team Rocket saved, and that in turn saved them from Jessebelle, is confirmed to be following them.
    • Chapter 086:
      • Ash defeats Jasmine, and earns the Mineral Badge.
      • During the battle, Jasmine uses Rusty, her Mega Steelix, and Ash ends up tearing through a wall made of battleship armor.
      • Mewtwo conducts a television interview.
      • Raikou earns his third Badge (after earning the first two off-screen) from Whitney.
    • Chapter 087:
      • Entei meets Ash again in Ecruteak City, and challenges him to a straight battle, bypassing the race portion due to knowing of Pidgeot's speed. The Kimono Sisters spectate.
      • Ash battles, and captures, Entei in a Fast Ball.
      • Raikou challenges Morty for his fourth Badge.
      • Max takes an oral exam for his junior Trainer's license, and finds the examination questions' validity in question.
    • Chapter 088:
      • Ash and co. arrive in Eggseter. Ash finds his Phanpy's egg and, without intending to, Reminds it, speed-evolving him into Donphan.
      • Ash wins the Extreme Pokémon Race alongside Casey and receives a Pokémon egg.
      • During the race, Casey's Pidgeotto evolves into Pidgeot.
      • Gary teleports in to compete in the race, but is too late due to Daylight Savings Time. With his Mega Ring, he identifies the Mega Stone Ash got from Chuck as Heracronite. Squirtle also hears about Mega Blastoise.
      • The female Lucario who gave Ash his Lucario's egg returns with a Shiny Riolu for Casey, whom she gladly accepts onto her team.
    • Chapter 089:
      • Ash heads back to Oak's Ranch to do the paperwork to be Max's trainer mentor, and for Squirtle to experimentally develop Squirtilite.
      • Misty heads back to Cerulean to see how her sisters are doing with the gym.
      • Brock is abducted by an elderly Ninetales named Kyoko who wants him due to the similarity to her deceased trainer. Brock's team bands together to rescue him, and Brock releases Kyoko from her Pokéball.
      • Geodude is still working on his earth-crafting Stone Edge.
    • Chapter 090:
      • Ash and Misty return from their errands, and the group travels to the Lake of Rage.
      • Team Rocket is already on the scene, and their evolution-inducing machine makes a Shiny Magikarp evolve into the Red Gyarados. Misty engages it with her team while Ash and Brock deal with the Rocket outpost.
      • Ash, Brock and Entei break into the Rocket outpost and deal with Butch and Cassidy.
      • Misty's team is slowly taken down by the Red Gyarados until only her own Gyarados is left. Lance suddenly arrives and tells Misty that he nominated her for her Elite Four candidacy, and decides to test her by giving her a Key Stone.
      • Celebi monitors the timeline, and Ho-Oh calms a raging storm.
    • Chapter 091:
      • Butch and Cassidy are beaten by Ash's team and the evolution machine is destroyed, so the attending Admin Tyson steps up, calling out a Mega Tyranitar. In response, Ash brings out Mega Heracross for his first battle.
      • Lance informs Misty that there's Gyaradosite in the lake, and she tells her Gyarados to find it. Succeeding, Misty Mega Evolves him into Mega Gyarados, and the extra firepower is enough to defeat the Red Gyarados.
      • Ash defeats Tyson, but the Rockets all escape.
      • Lance offers to trade the Red Gyarados for the Key Stone if Misty captures it, which she does.
      • Ash informs Gary about all the new Mega Stones encountered.
      • Shiny Suicune checks in on Regigigas, and Mewtwo watches Rayquaza at work.
    • Chapter 092:
      • Ash arrives at Mahogany Town and meets Pryce for a battle tomorrow. Seeing how grumpy and jaded Pryce is, Ash remembers his problem and makes plans to fix it.
      • Ash and his team fly into the mountains to locate Pryce's lost Piloswine, and find it frozen. As Quilava defrosts it, Pidgeot fetches Pryce, successfully convincing him.
      • The female Moltres sneaks into Team Rocket's camp and accidentally captures herself in one of James' Poké Balls.
      • Ash's battle with Pryce begins the next day.
      • Raikou battles Chuck for his fifth badge.
    • Chapter 093:
      • James discovers the Moltres in is Poké Ball and offers to release her, since she was caught by accident. She decides to stay with them.
      • Ash's gym battle with Pryce continues.
      • During the battle, Ash brings out Mega Heracross and Entei, and Pryce's Piloswine evolves into Mamoswine.
    • Chapter 094:
      • Todd, looking for the other Johto Legendary Birds to take pictures of, finds Team Rocket and their new team-member.
      • Houndour spends time with his family, and Charizard goes on a not-date with Charla.
      • Ash finishes his battle with Pryce and earns the Glacier Badge.
      • Giovanni is informed of Team Rocket's newest team member.
    • Chapter 095:
      • Meganium plays peacemaker for a group of feuding Bellossom and Vileplume.
      • Ash and co. meet Lily, the practicing witch, who demonstrates her power by turning Ash into a Riolu. She quickly explains the difference between magic and Aura when Ash unsuccessfully tries to turn back on his own.
      • May finds her Torchic at Professor Birch's lab. Ash flies over to Hoenn to Remind him, speed-evolving him into Blaziken.
      • Sabrina writes a foreword for Mewtwo's new book.
    • Chapter 096:
      • Ash meets Todd and the Zapdos he's photographing, and is told of Team Rocket now having a Moltres. Todd is still not used to Ash having so many Legendaries.
      • The spell wears off and Ash returns to normal.
      • Having obtained his sixth badge offscreen, Raikou challenges Pryce for his seventh.
      • May and Blaziken have a practice battle with Norman, and he gives her the Balance Badge for how well she's done.
      • Ash and co. arrive in the Dragon Holy Land near Blackthorn City, and meet up with Charizard and Liza again.
      • Ash's Pokémon egg hatches into Mawile.
    • Chapter 097:
      • Raikou, having challenged Clair, has earned his eighth and final Badge.
      • Ash begins his gym battle with Clair.
      • During the battle, Ash uses Suicune for the first time in a Gym Battle, and Clair brings out Mega Ampharos and Mega Sceptile.
    • Chapter 098:
      • Ash continues his gym battle with Clair.
      • Against Clair's Dragonair, which evolves to Dragonite, Squirtle unveils his completed Squirtilite and Mega Evolves into Mega Squirtle for the first time. However, the Squirtilite breaks after he reverts to his normal form.
      • Keldeo develops the move Ice Blade against Clair's Mega Altaria.
      • Ash finishes his gym battle with Clair and earns the Rising Badge.
    • Chapter 099:
      • Ash and Raikou have their race, which Ash wins. Ash then defeats and captures Raikou in a Fast Ball.
      • Max catches an Electrike to be his starter, with the aid of May's Blaziken.
      • Mewtwo asks Professor Oak to proofread his manuscript for his book.
      • Gary challenges the Laverre City gym.
      • Latias attempts to coerce Latios into going out into the city for the festival.

  • Movie 5: Pokémon Heroes (chapter 100)
    • Chapter 100:
      • Ash arrives in Altomare and celebrates his thirteenth birthday this time around.
      • Ash enters the Tour de Altomare with Keldeo, and Misty with Kingdra. Misty ends up tying in first place with another competitor, while Latias startles Ash and causes him to capsize.
      • After the race, the group splits up to warn Latios and Latias that they’re in danger. Ash finds Latias, Misty finds Bianca, and Brock finds Lorenzo at the museum.
      • Annie and Oakley ambush Ash and Latias, this time with a bigger team than in the other timeline.
      • Ash accidentally Reminds Latias.
      • Oakley tries to use her Beedrillite on her Beedrill, but is unsuccessful.
      • Annie and Oakley steal Latias, and take over the museum.
      • Ash finds the Secret Garden and meets with Latios, but Annie and Oakley steal the Soul Dew before they can react.
      • Ash Reminds Latios. Brock, Misty, Bianca and Lorenzo arrive at the garden and are brought up to speed.
      • Annie and Oakley use the DMA to take control of the city, and summon a Fossil Pokémon apocalypse across all of Altomare. Ash brings out his entire team to fight back as a response and keep the citizens safe.
      • The group races to the museum while the Team Rocket trio arrive in Altomare as backup.
      • Misty's Psyduck evolves into Golduck.
      • Ash gets into the museum and engages Annie and her remaining Pokémon.
      • The DMA is reveals to contain Latiosite and Latiasite. Latios uses the former to Mega Evolve into Mega Latios and breaks Latias free of the DMA. Latias uses the latter to Mega Evolve into Mega Latias shortly after.
      • Ash beats Annie and all their remaining Pokémon, and Mega Latios and Mega Latias shut down the DMA.
      • Ash confiscates Annie and Oakley’s Beedrillite and Key Stone.
      • Mewtwo stops the wave from flooding the city.
      • In the Secret Garden, Ash returns the Soul Dew back to its place.
      • Latias talks with Meganium about her crush on Ash.
      • Ash reveals to Misty that in the other timeline, following Altomare, he did nothing for his future birthdays since Latios died. They both also realize that everything since Shamouti has been tougher than the last time around.
      • Ash catches Latios and Latias, with their permission. Latias goes with Ash first while Latios stays behind in Altomare so at least one of them is guarding the city at a time. Ash also gives Bianca Oakley's Key Stone so that she can Mega Evolve one of the Eon twins if need be.
      • Ash’s friends at home find out about the fossil apocalypse on the news. At the same time, Gary gets published in Pokémon journal.
      • Giovanni confronts Annie and Oakley, who are demoted to grunt work, given a Pokémon ban, and ordered to do Yubitsume as punishment for their unauthorized scheme and nearly undoing all of the Team Rocket trio’s public relations work.

  • Johto League Pre-tournament (chapters 101-104)
    • Chapter 101:
      • An "Ashes Nowhere To Be Seen" chapter, serving as a Breather Episode after the events of Heroes
      • Max and his Electrike discuss nicknames, and May and Blaziken practice Solarbeam.
      • Tracey discusses his love of sketching with Entei, and gives Molly her daily lesson.
      • Charizard returns to the Charicific Valley again, and meets Professor Oak's old Charizard.
      • Terrakion tells Virizion and Cobalion about Keldeo's appearance on the news.
      • Lance contemplates Ash's presence in all the major events as of late, and gets an idea.
      • Dr. Akihabara conducts a mission with his Cyber-destined.
      • Bianca gets back to her normal routine after the events, and contemplates the new arrangement with Latios.
    • Chapter 102:
      • Misty tries to get Golduck to learn how to swim.
      • Mawile plays tag with Totodile to learn how to dodge.
      • Raikou finally gets to learning Volt Crash from Pikachu, and it turns out to be a lot harder than he was expecting.
      • Latias talks to Ash about her crush on him, and Ash replies that he just doesn't know.
      • Pikachu, Dexter and Donphan experiment to figure out why Pikachu keeps being able to shock Ground-types. Dexter declares it to be a new Ability, which he names Zappy.
      • Ash and co. get tasked by Professor Elm with getting a lost egg from a nearby lab and returning it to his mother.
    • Chapter 103:
      • Ash and co. arrive at the laboratory where the researcher is observing Ash's Lapras and his pod, and help her with her research by translating her questions.
      • Ash receives the egg of the Larvitar he helped before, which hatches when he Reminds him.
      • Ash uses Mega Latias to quickly search for Larvitar's mother, the group running into Casey partway.
      • The group finds Larvitar's mother, but the poachers and their mech interrupt the reunion. They are quickly dealt with.
      • Larvitar agrees to become Ash's Pokémon, but after his mother and Ash hash out a transponder schedule.
    • Chapter 104:
      • Larvitar gets a taste of training with Ash and Pikachu.
      • Ash and co. arrive at Mt. Silver, and are greeted by the league chairman Charles Goodshow. While they are talking about opening ceremony plans, Lance appears and asks Ash and Misty to come with them.
      • Ash and Misty enter a room with the current Elite Four (minus Agatha) and the other candidates, and Ash's presence inadvertently scares Karen's Absol out of her mind.
      • Lance reveals that Lorelei and Agatha are stepping down and he is reverting to the sole position of Grand Champion, leaving room for three new candidates. Will, Karen and Misty are all selected as their replacements of the new Elite Four.
      • Lance discusses Ash's Legendary roster and his presence at so many major events, and reveals that the Dragon Clan are Chosen just like Ash. Celebi pops up mid-discussion and reveals Ash's time-travelling mission, as per her own duties to keep the new timeline straight after Ash broke time.
      • Lance asks Ash to help send off the old roster of Elite Four members, by giving them exhibition matches using his Legendaries.
      • Gary beats Wulfric and earns the Iceberg Badge, his eighth and final Kalos badge.

  • Johto League Tournament (chapters 105-115)
    • Chapter 105:
      • Ash sends messages to his other Legendary Pokémon.
      • A trainer named Nelson tries to catch Entei, only to find that Ash had already caught him. Ho-Oh, Mewtwo and Lugia all choose that moment to show up, completely flabbergasting Nelson.
      • Misty and Brock discuss plans for her new home at the Elite Four. Misty considers filling the house with swimming pools.
      • Ash outlines training plans for his Legendary Pokémon. The Maples show up to observe some of his training.
      • The Silver Conference begins. Ho-Oh appears to commemorate the opening ceremony.
      • Round 1: Ash defeats Koji, the trainer who was trying to capture Cyndaquil. He reveals that Ash and Lucario's words help him turn over a new leaf.
      • Mawile participates in her first official battle.
    • Chapter 106:
      • Round 2: Ash defeats Macy, a fangirl of his.
      • During this battle, Ash’s Houndour evolves into Houndoom, and Macy's Slugma evolves into Magcargo.
      • Round 3: Ash defeats Pietra, the girl who was caught the surfing Rhydon, using three of his Tauros.
    • Chapter 107:
      • Round 4: Ash faces Wes, who decided to enter at Rui's prodding. Wes reveals that he also has a trio of Legendary Beasts, and the two agree to a best-of-three mirror matchup of Legendary Beasts. Ash is eventually victorious.
      • During his battle, Raikou attempts to use Volt Crash, but knocks both himself and his opponent out when he releases it.
      • Lugia's mate is taking over his duties at Shamouti while he is with Ash, and reveals that she still knows Shadow moves.
      • Oak's Charizard visits his old trainer.
    • Chapter 108:
      • Round 5: Ash faces Jon Dickson, the Johto League winner from the old timeline. Ash is eventually victorious.
      • During the battle, Jon's Rhyhorn evolves into Rhydon, though Pikachu is still victorious through application of his Zappy ability.
    • Chapter 109:
      • Jon and Harrison, who was eliminated in the last round, watch Ash's next battle.
      • Round 6: Ash faces Samurai, the very first trainer he beat back in Viridian forest. Despite Samurai's revamped team, Ash still wins.
      • During the battle, Samurai's Vibrava evolves into Flygon.
    • Chapter 110:
      • Quarter-final: Ash faces Casey and wins.
      • During the battle, Pidgeot, Meganium and Raticate manage to beat Charizard again.
      • In the final battle, Raticate ends up breaking Squirtle's glasses.
    • Chapter 111:
      • Semi-final: Ash faces Steve, a wandering adventurer. Steve meets Ash beforehand and asks for a no-holds-barred match, with both sides using as many Legendaries or Megas as they have.
      • The first three rounds all end in double knockouts. Ash brings out Latias in the second battle and Mega Heracross in the third, and Steve brings out a Mega Garchomp in the second.
    • Chapter 112:
      • Before the fifth battle, Charla arrives to lend Ash's Charizard her Charizardite Y, and calls him her boyfriend in public.
      • Ash brings out Raikou in the fourth battle and Mega Charizard Y in the fifth, and Steve brings out Mega Blaziken in the fifth battle and Mega Metagross in the sixth.
      • Ash is finally triumphant in the end.
    • Chapter 113:
      • Final: Ash faces Fred Farrell. Ash finally wins in the end and becomes Johto League Champion.
      • Giovanni orders Jessie, James and Meowth to go to Hoenn and deal with Teams Magma and Aqua.
      • Latios practices his telepathy with Bianca.
      • Lance announces the exhibition send-off battles for the Elite Four the next day.
      • Gary becomes Kalos League Champion.
    • Chapter 114:
      • Ash faces Lorelei with Keldeo and Entei. The Swords of Justice watch at an Unovan Pokémon Centre.
      • Ash faces Bruno with Ho-Oh. The Kimono Girls attend to help with Ho-Oh's entrance, with May having helped with the ideas.
      • James remembers they need to go to Sinnoh to pick up his Carnivine.
      • Ash faces Agatha with Mewtwo.
    • Chapter 115:
      • Mewtwo's battle against Agatha concludes against Agatha's Mega Sableye, winning when he learns how to use Fire moves mid-battle.
      • Ash faces Lance with Lugia. Melody attends to play Lugia's song for his introduction.
      • After using his Mega Salamence, Lance's Dragonite starter finally pulls out a win against Lugia.
  • Johto conclusion (chapter 116)
    • Chapter 116:
      • Ash sends all his auxiliary Pokémon back home.
      • Misty is officially inaugurated as a member of the Elite Four, and she, Ash and Brock say their goodbyes.
      • Misty flies back to Cerulean on Pidgeot to manage her move, and runs into her sisters arguing with the Invincible Pokémon Brothers who want to take over the gym. After issuing them a challenge, she uses Mega Gyarados to deal with them.
      • As she leaves, Misty meets the Gym Inspection Nurse Joy who asks for help with her Latias. Misty directs her to Altomare.
      • Brock brings Philena Ivy to Pewter City to meet his family.
      • Ash gives Casey the Beedrillite he took from Oakley.
      • Brock's mother Lola returns home with her eldest daughter Yolanda's first Pokémon, and an extra for Philena. Yolanda gets a Litleo, and Philena gets a Shinx.
      • Brock tells Philena about the time travel, and tells her exactly what happened to her the last time, how she got lost in the Unown's dimension and he couldn't save her. Philena accepts his story and chooses to stay with him as his girlfriend.
      • Ash and the Maples fly off to Hoenn.

    Arc 04: Hoenn (chapters 117-191) 
Walking down this endless highway,
With nothing but my friends beside me...
Pokemon: Advanced Battle opening

  • Hoenn League gyms, part 1 (chapters 117-126)
    • Chapter 117:
      • Ash, May, Max, Norman and Caroline arrive in Petalburg Bay in Hoenn.
      • Max's Electrike has changed his preferred name to Watt.
      • Ash begins May and Max's training in Aura.
      • Latios leaves Altomare to join Ash. Latias meets Nurse Joy and her own Latias.
      • Delia Ketchum surprises Ash by showing up at the Maples' home to bring him fresh supplies from home, including his new outfit and his Silver Crescent Pin, to commemorate him winning the Silver Conference.
      • Ash, May and Max set out to Littleroot Town and Professor Birch's lab to finish the paperwork for May and Max to get their official trainer cards.
    • Chapter 118:
      • Ash, May and Max arrive in Oldale Town, and reunite with Brock.
      • May and Max learn about Brock's long-term relationship, and that Team Rocket is friends with Ash when they show up unexpectedly.
      • Ash Reminds James' Carnivine, whom he's picked up from Sinnoh.
      • Team Rocket informs Ash and co. that they handled Team Aqua and Team Magma at the Oldale Ruins. They also reveal they caught a single Relicanth as a present for their boss's mother.
      • Ash and co. arrive back in Petalburg City (and Electrike has changed his name again, to Ohm), but find the gym is undergoing maintenance, so they can't battle there for now.
      • Norman and Caroline give May and Max some of their old things from their traveling days, including a Shell Bell, a Toxic Orb, a Magnet, a scarf and some sparkling stones for Max and Caroline's old contest accessories for May.
      • Ash encounters and Reminds his Taillow, speed-evolving her into Swellow. Swellow is revealed to be a fan of Ash's Pidgeot.
      • Max has a battle with fellow trainer Nicolai (who was May's first proper opponent in baseline) and his Mudkip, and is defeated.
      • May also battles Nicolai and his Zigzagoon, and wins easily.
    • Chapter 119:
      • Gary calls Ash from Kalos and asks him to catch a Pokémon who can Mega Evolve, then trade him for a new one from Kalos. Ash agrees.
      • Gary sends Ash a list of Pokémon who have Mega Stones, and Houndoom learns one exists for his species.
      • Team Rocket battles Rico the Pokémon poacher and drive him off, saving the Ekans and Koffing he was poaching.
      • Carnivine reveals he's found Cacnea, and James catches her.
      • Ash and co. find the tree where his Treecko lived, and find him, asking him to join them in return for healing the tree. Treecko reluctantly agrees.
      • Meganium heals the tree, and Treecko agrees to come with Ash. Ash promptly Reminds him, speed-evolving him into Sceptile.
      • May suggests to Ash that they should have left a transceiver at the tree so Sceptile can visit it when he wants. Ash is embarrassed that he didn't think of it sooner.
      • Ash and co. find Jessie's Seviper when he attacks them, and Ash Reminds him. Seviper decides to travel with them until he can be returned to Jessie.
      • Electrike has changed his name again (to Volta).
      • Sceptile and Meganium talk, and Sceptile tells her about the unrequited crush he had on a Meganium during the Battle Frontier. Meganium, in turn, tells him about the unrequited crush she had on Ash.
      • Team Rocket catches up to Ash and co., and James reveals he found Cacnea. Ash Reminds her, speed-evolving her into Cacturne.
      • Seviper rejoins Jessie and meets her Arbok.
      • Ash and co. arrive in Rinshin Town. Max meets the Shroomish he befriended in the original timeline, though Ash can't remind him, and talks him into joining his team.
      • Ash and co. deal with Anthony, a trainer who cheats in battle by having other Pokémon hide in his Pelipper's beak, and exposes his cheating.
    • Chapter 120:
      • Ash and co. find themselves near the Shikoku Reserve, and meet the young Poochyena that they met in the original timeline. Ash is able to Remind her, speed-evolving her into Mightyena. Max realizes he's almost gotten the "understand Pokémon via Aura" trick when he can understand at least some of what she's saying. Hearing this, Electrike (having changed names again, this time to Blitz) happily joins a group cuddle with Max, Mightyena, her siblings and Ash's Houndoom.
      • Mightyena decides to join Max, and Ash leaves a transceiver at the reserve so she can go back to visit.
      • Shroomish decides on Guy for a name. Mightyena decides on Cinder for a name.
      • Sceptile and Keldeo begin working on modified versions of Leaf Blade, X-Scissor and Sacred Sword together.
      • Ash and co. arrive at a lake, and Brock reunites with his Ludicolo after Ash trips over him as a Lotad and accidentally Reminds him.
      • Ludicolo reveals he knows about Professor Ivy from Geodude, and is very happy that Brock saved her.
      • The group arrives at a Pokémon Contest, and Ash gets a Contest Pass so he can compete in other contests later.
      • Jessie enters the Contest as Jesselina, but loses in the Battle Round.
      • Back in Cerulean City, Misty has a discussion with Karen, getting to know one another.
    • Chapter 121:
      • Ash and co find the two Wurmple that May and Jessie caught the first time around. After May successfully identifies her, Ash Reminds them both, speed-evolving them into Beautifly and Dustox.
      • Ash calls Team Rocket to tell them about Dustox, but can't get through because James' Gyarados accidentally ate their phone, so Dustox stays with them for now.
      • The group arrives at the Rustboro Gym to meet Roxanne. Max challenges her for the Stone Badge and wins.
      • Ash challenges Roxanne for his own badge, but she doesn't realize who he is and, due to a misunderstanding, challenges him with a no-badge team. She changes teams after realizing who he is, and they effectively restart the battle.
      • During their first round, Ash's Larvitar suddenly evolves into Pupitar, and then Tyranitar in a matter of minutes.
      • Ash and Sceptile win the second round, and Ash earns his Stone Badge.
      • Tyranitar realizes that he's having trouble balancing in his new form. His mother, when they contact her, explains why he's having trouble.
      • Misty has a battle with Mavis, a girl who's applying to start a Fairy-type gym.
    • Chapter 122:
      • Max's Electrike has changed his name back to Arc.
      • The group does some shopping. Ash buys something for himself and something for his mom, May gets a Heart Incense that reminds her of Manaphy, and at Ludicolo's insistence, Brock gets a sombrero.
      • Max meets Mr. Stone, and Ash, May and Brock soon find them. Ash learns that his wife and son are both Chosen.
      • Dustox slips off and reunites with Jessie, who was also in town.
      • Mr. Stone introduces Ash and his group to a program that can help detect Mega Stones. However, his equipment doesn't have enough processing power to run properly. Kris downloads a copy and it works, finding both Mega Stones and Ash's Key Stone.
      • Ethan detects a problem in the network, and discovers someone trying to steal Devon Corporation's data. The three Porygon are able to stop the data copying, and May's Blaziken defeats and captures the thief, a member of Team Aqua.
      • After the police take the thief away, Mr. Stone gives May, Max and Brock each a Key Stone as a thank-you.
      • Ash calls Squirtle in to give him a replacement pair of sunglasses, which he bought at the store earlier.
      • Gary and his Furfrou have caught the Pokémon they're sending to Ash.
    • Chapter 123:
      • Ash and co. meet Mr. Briney and hire him to sail them to Dewford Island.
      • Lucario gets in a fight when he surfs through an area full of Sharpedo. Ash asks if any of them want to go to Kalos for a chance to Mega Evolve, but they decline.
      • After arriving on Dewford Island, the group meets Brawly and does some training.
      • Max and Brock go fishing, and with the aid of Electrike (now going by "Jolt"), Max catches a Mantyke, whom he names Delta.
      • Ash and Gary chat over the phone. Ash learns Gary has caught the Pokémon he's sending Ash.
      • The group explores Granite Cave, and finds Steven Stone searching for Mega Stones. Kris is able to help him find the Aggronite he's looking for.
      • Ash learns from Steven that a Mega Stone exists for Mawile.
      • As a thank-you for helping him, Steven gives Brock one of the extra Steelixite he found, and advises Brock's Geodude about one of the techniques he's working on.
      • Brock tests out his new Mega Stone, and Steelix Mega Evolves into Mega Steelix for the first time.
      • After witnessing Steelix's Mega Evolution, Steven takes off on his own.
    • Chapter 124:
      • Celebi drops Ash's Corphish on top of him, causing him to be Reminded.
      • Brock finds his Mudkip, and Ash Reminds him, speed-evolving him into Marshtomp.
      • Ash finds and captures a Sableye to trade to Gary. The trade goes off successfully, and Ash receives Goomy, whom he would have met in Kalos if not for Cyrus' actions causing his current adventure.
      • Ash and co. arrive back at Brawly's gym, and Max challenges him for the Knuckle Badge, which he wins. By this time, Electrike has changed names again, to Sparky. During the battle, Brawly's Makuhita evolves into Hariyama.
      • Ash holds off on his own battle so Max's Pokémon can visit the Pokémon Center. Team Aqua tries to take over, but Pikachu easily beats them.
    • Chapter 125:
      • Ash challenges Brawly for his own battle. His last Pokémon is Latios, who Mega Evolves and wins the match, earning him the Knuckle Badge.
      • Meanwhile, in Kanto, Professor Akibahara tries to develop an upgrade for Porygon.
      • In Kalos, Gary works with Sableye on Mega Evolving, while in Hoenn, Archie (leader of Team Aqua) receives a map that leads to the Blue Orb, which his agent Amber stole while their grunts provided a distraction (and were stopped by Ash).
      • Ash and co. head for Slateport City via boat, but are forced to make an unexpected stop at the abandoned research facility known as Sea Mauville, which wasn't there in the original timeline.
    • Chapter 126:
      • While their ride works to fix his boat, Ash and co. find a boy named Tommy and agree to help him find his missing Marshtomp. While exploring Sea Mauville, they find Marshtomp, now a Swampert, and reunite him with Tommy.
      • Further exploration reveals Sea Mauville was built to dredge the seafloor for minerals, especially Mega Stones.
      • Kris, using the information from the computers, finds one Mega Stone, which the group retrieves from the sea floor but can't identify.
      • After arriving in Slateport City, the group prepares for May's first Contest and meet Drew, whom Ash discovers can be Reminded, though not his Pokémon.
      • May and Drew compete in the Contest, and May wins with Blaziken, earning her first Hoenn Contest Ribbon.
      • May hears Blaziken without Ash's help or Ethan's translation for the first time.
      • Elsewhere, Maxie of Team Magma learns that Archie now has a map, which he believes will lead them to Jirachi.

  • Movie 6: Jirachi Wish Maker (chapters 127-130)
    • Chapter 127:
      • The group arrives at the Millennium Festival, and meet the magician Butler and his assistant Diane.
      • Butler presents Max with the crystal holding Jirachi, in order to be the Legendary's friend when he awakens.
      • Butler admits to wanting to see a certain Legendary, but won't identify them.
      • Later, Diane secretly informs the group that Butler wants to see Groudon, and once tried to revive a Groudon through a fossil, but it didn't work. Suicune and Entei inform her that this is a terrible idea and why.
      • The group shares this information with Butler, and after Entei speaks to him, he accepts what they've said.
      • Jirachi awakens in Max's arms and is introduced to the others. While trying to explain about the time travel, Jirachi accidentally wishes he knew what they meant, and causes Ash to Remind him.
      • Max, without thinking, wishes Jirachi could stay around for longer, and it's apparently granted.
      • Max introduces Jirachi to his Pokémon (including Electrike, who's back to being Arc).
      • The next morning, the group and their Pokémon enjoy the fair. Pikachu encounters the Pichu brothers again in the process.
    • Chapter 128:
      • Ash, Max and Brock introduce Jirachi to Butler, and Jirachi confirms what was said before, that he can't create a Groudon for him.
      • Butler inadvertently wishes he knew if he were right about the Groudon fossil he had. It triggers Jirachi's Future Sight and shows the disaster of the original timeline, when Butler's Groudon was created and went nuts. Butler is horrified at what he sees.
      • The group agrees to help Butler in his magic show. It goes rather well.
      • An Absol arrives after the show, believing there's going to be a disaster, and learns from Jirachi that he's quite safe for now. She also learns why she sensed a disaster - Ash is there.
      • Absol's prediction of disaster suddenly comes about when members of Team Aqua attack. Max wishes for his group to be out of there, and Jirachi teleports them to Forina, except for the Dark-types (being immune to Psychic moves). The Dark-types keep fighting Team Aqua.
      • Ash returns to the scene on Mega Latios long enough to recall all the Pokémon, then returns to the valley.
      • Team Rocket is revealed to be on the scene as well.
      • A member of Team Magma suddenly appears in the valley, gets hold of Jirachi, and wishes for Groudon, and Jirachi has no choice but to grant it.
      • A Flygon suddenly awakens and informs his friends that they need to escape because of the Groudon-shaped creature in the next valley over.
    • Chapter 129:
      • As the other Pokémon battle the fake Groudon, Butler remembers Jirachi's vision and decides to try and use his equipment to recharge the Legendary enough that he can use his special attack, Doom Desire.
      • Meanwhile, Ash and Brock chase after the Team Magma members. When Brock and Mega Steelix are knocked off a cliff, Brock is saved by Flygon (and Steelix is recalled).
      • Team Rocket prepares to join the battle against Team Magma.
      • Butler successfully recharges Jirachi, but a member of Team Aqua arrives and wishes for a Kyogre like the Groudon already out there. Jirachi is forced to grant it.
      • The fake Kyogre joins the battle.
      • Team Rocket joins the group, providing a distraction so Ash's group can move on.
      • Butler begins working to recharge Jirachi again so he can perform Doom Desire. The team makes a plan to stop the two monsters.
      • Latias (as Mega Latias) arrives with Bianca to help, having been informed via Latios's sight-sharing. She informs them she can recharge Jirachi right away with Healing Wish.
      • The group takes off to set their plan into action.
    • Chapter 130:
      • The plan begins, and Jirachi successfully eliminates the fake Kyogre. Latias recharges him one more time.
      • May is captured by the fake Groudon for a brief period of time. Jirachi successfully destroys the fake Groudon.
      • Team Rocket, having done their part to stop the Aqua and Magma members, have called the police and take off.
      • The team spends the next day recovering, when Mewtwo suddenly arrives. Mewtwo reveals that he's placed a portion of the Millennium Comet in a stable orbit on the far side of the moon so Jirachi can stay awake.
      • Max figures out a solution to one of Jirachi's problems, and wishes he only had to grant wishes he wants to. Jirachi grants it, and the others realize how much simpler this would have made things if they'd thought of it sooner.
      • Jirachi agrees to join Max's team.
      • Absol decides to join Ash's team.
      • Flygon asks to join the group and decides to join Brock's team after hearing what all of them specialize in - Brock admits his Pokémon specialty should be Rock-types, but really it's being misleading, since he has more Pokémon who use illusions and is also experienced in Pokémon Breeding and being a Pokémon doctor.
      • Mawile decides that Goomy will be a flying dragon somehow. Even if he doesn't evolve into one.
      • After hearing about what's happened in Forina, the Hoenn police force decides they need to get a supply of Ketchum Incident reporting slips from Johto.

  • Hoenn League gyms, part 2 (chapters 131-155)
    • Chapter 131:
      • The group arrives in Slateport City.
      • The group helps a sick Nuzleaf (and the Nurse Joy who was kidnapped to help it), then sets out for Mauville.
      • Ash explains his equipment to Jirachi and why he's generally immune to psychic abilities. They meet a pair of kids who see Ash as the Legendary Hero.
      • Mawile, Jirachi, Goomy and Tyranitar have fun in Mauville's Trick House.
      • The group arrives at Mauville's gym and meet Wattson. Raikou is not impressed by Wattson's Mecha-Raikou.
      • Wattson decides to set up a special challenge for Ash and Max. Ash's will be a triple battle, with three linked Pokémon, for his badge. Max's first challenge is to stay on Raikou's back for thirty seconds, which he passes by sitting on Ash's Raikou. Wattson finds this loophole to be hilarious.
      • Elsewhere, Jessie wins a new Ribbon for herself.
      • In Johto, Giovanni sets up a completely legal game corner business in Goldenrod City.
      • In Kanto, Casey earns the Cascade Badge from Misty's sister Daisy.
    • Chapter 132:
      • Ash has his gym battle with Wattson and earns the Dynamo Badge. His team are the three Johto starters against Wattson's Plusle, Minun and Dedenne. Wattson's team surprises Ash when it's revealed that they've learned how to use Pikachu's Volt Crash attack.
      • Max has his gym battle with Wattson and wins. During the match, Guy figures out his Poison Heal ability and evolves into Breloom.
    • Chapter 133:
      • Max and his Pokémon work to find a wild Electrike for Wattson. Eventually, they find one and take her back to the gym via a wish, which leaves behind an annoyed Cinder, again. Fortunately, she catches up to them.
      • May watches Brock and Drew compete in a local Pokémon Contest. Drew introduces his new Leafeon to the group.
      • The team does some training near a lake. Guy works on a new fighting style with Lucario and Primeape, and Corphish reveals he can perform a lightsaber-like version of Razor Shell.
      • The group heads for Fallarbor Town, where they help a couple get together.
      • Todd Snap visits Professor Oak's lab and gets his Sneasel officially registered as his Pokémon. Todd discusses the similarities of his picture-taking philosophy with Tracey, and he and Sneasel meet Molly.
    • Chapter 134:
      • The group meets a trainer named Michelle and helps her Bagon evolve all the way to Salamence so he can fulfill his dream of flying.
      • Ash and co. arrive outside the Mirage Kingdom and meet up with Misty again.
      • Team Rocket is assigned a specific mission from Giovanni.
      • The group runs into Colonel Hansen, who intends to seize control of the kingdom and tries to confiscate Misty's Togekiss. The group fights back.
      • Team Rocket, having snuck into the Mirage Kingdom, encounters Princess Sara and protect her from the colonel's ally: Jessebelle, who's come to steal a Togepi for herself and claims the colonel is her new beau.
      • With Ash and co., Colonel Hansen Mega Evolves his Gengar into Mega Gengar.
      • Meanwhile, in another part of the world, Silver and his parents watch another trio of Legendary Birds showing off.
    • Chapter 135:
      • Sceptile defeats Colonel Hansen's Mega Gengar, but passes out as well. The colonel sends out his team of Wonder Guarded Shedinja and Spiritomb to make up for it.
      • Jessebelle reveals her Klefki and uses it as a distraction while she steals the key to the Mirage Temple.
      • Princess Sara helps the Rockets follow her, knowing another way into the temple. She and Growlie find one of the Togepi, who decides to join her. Sara's Togepi defeats Jessebelle, but she escapes with the aid of another, nastier Togepi - one who originally appeared in Sinnoh in baseline.
      • Back at the main fight, Togekiss defeats Colonel Hansen's combo of Shedinja and Spiritomb. Defeated, Colonel Hansen tries to escape, but is caught by Drake and Phoebe of the Hoenn Elite Four who arrive just in time.
      • Ash and his group discuss matters with the Hoenn Elite Four. Drake expresses his approval of Brock's Flygon and Ash's Goomy.
      • Sara and the Rockets join the main group. Sara decides to have the entire group knighted for their services to the kingdom.
    • Chapter 136:
      • After leaving the Mirage Kingdom, the groups go their separate ways. Ash has received a symbolic sword to mark him as Sir Ketchum of the Wall Garden's third quarter. (Misty is knight of a pond, May of a shed, and Brock of a rock.)
      • Ash and co. encounter the Winstrate Family and have friendly battles with each of them.
      • Team Rocket reports back to Giovanni and explains how their mission went.
      • Lugia returns to the Orange Islands and learns from Ash's Pidgeot that his three charges knocked themselves out while he was away.
      • May finds her Skitty, and Ash Reminds her.
      • A group of people pledge allegiance to Team Aqua, including a particular girl...
    • Chapter 137:
      • Skitty decides against evolving into a Delcatty for now.
      • The group encounters Nicolai again, with his new Zangoose. Max battles him again and wins.
      • The group meets an older boy who shares Max's name, and help him capture a Surskit.
      • Butch, Cassidy and some grunts spy on Professor Oak's lab and observe what Pokémon are there. They flee when Houndoom and Ho-Oh spot them.
      • May takes part in another Contest, but loses the tiebreaker due to luck.
      • Maxie of Team Magma assigns his underling Tabitha to acquire a Meteorite on Mt. Chimney. At the same time, Archie of Team Aqua sends his underling Matt to acquire the same Meteorite and test its power.
    • Chapter 138:
      • The group arrives on Mt. Chimney and makes plans for the future. They're interrupted when Team Aqua and Team Magma both attack, sending them falling from a cable car.
      • Jirachi makes a wish to save Max, unknowingly teleporting a Remoraid into the area. With it present, Delta evolves into Mantine and flies Max to safety. The Remoraid also evolves.
      • Team Aqua and Team Magma fight over the Meteorite, but their respective plans counter one another long enough for Ash to swipe the Meteorite from both while Latias dumps their machines into the lava. During this phase of events, Max discovers the Octillery that had been in his bag, and it goes to rejoin Team Aqua.
      • Matt and Tabitha escape with some of their groups, including someone with Team Aqua who looks familiar to May. Most of the remaining agents are caught and arrested by the police.
      • After the battle, Latias contacts her brother to tell him about what happened. Latios meets another Latias shortly afterward, and his sister informs him that she and this other Latias had met previously and are friends.
      • Ash calls Gary to tell him about the Meteorite. Gary notices Ash's Absol and informs him he has an Absolite they can use.
      • Ritchie gets pulled back in time by a Celebi in order to save a Pokémon Center.
    • Chapter 139:
      • Delta works on improving his flying.
      • The group arrives in Lavaridge Town and meet Flannery, the Gym Leader.
      • Absol decides to become Ash's Pokémon in truth, rather than just accompanying him to see how he handles the chaos around him.
      • Max and Flannery have their gym battle. Max wins, earning the Heat Badge.
      • Ash challenges Flannery next, and their battle begins.
      • Giovanni gives Team Rocket a new Pokémon to assist them as a field medic, who was taught by Jessie's Blissey friend.
    • Chapter 140:
      • As their gym battle continues, Ash's Goomy evolves into Sliggoo.
      • After Ash wins his Heat Badge, he and Flannery decide to have one more round, just to prove to her grandfather (who's been watching from a distance) that she's really earned her position. Ash calls out Ho-Oh. Flannery's grandfather is nonplussed by it.
      • The new Pokémon that Giovanni gave the Rockets is revealed to be an Audino.
    • Chapter 141:
      • Sliggoo begins to get used to his new form, which has no eyes and can't see.
      • The group arrives in the Valley of Steel. A local Skarmory intercepts them and, upon recognizing them, asks them to battle some of the locals.
      • Upon hearing a Torkoal is challenging the boss Steelix, Ash runs off to find him.
      • While Ash is with Torkoal (and has Reminded him), the others have their battles. Max and Guy battle Skarmory, Lucario battles a Scizor, and Mawile slips off with Sliggoo to meet some other Mawile, but decides they're jerks and leaves.
      • Back at the battle, Brock's Mega Steelix battles some Aggron.
      • Sceptile challenges and defeats the lead Steelix, with Meganium watching.
      • Torkoal returns to Professor Oak's lab and meets Ivysaur, along with some of Ash's other Pokémon. Including Squirtle, who takes Torkoal under his wing.
    • Chapter 142:
      • Audino impresses Team Rocket’s Pokémon with his cooking, and tells them he thinks they’re nice, which Meowth tries to deny.
      • The group returns to Mauville City, and go to the gym to check on Wattson and his Electrike. Electrike is revealed to have evolved into Manectric.
      • Manectric and Arc discuss Arc potentially evolving.
      • Max gives May advice after he figures out something is bothering her. May admits it has to do with Cyrus being a problem, and starts contemplating doing more than just Contests.
      • Ash, Lucario, Keldeo, Sceptile, and Absol discuss progress on Sacred Sword and Secret Sword.
      • May competes against Drew in the Verdanturf Town Pokémon Contest, and wins her second Hoenn Contest Ribbon.
      • Bored waiting for Ash to call upon them, his Pokémon at the Oak Ranch decide to hold a league cup, and battle each other.
    • Chapter 143:
      • The group encounters the Swablu with an injured wing that May helped in the other timeline, and May helps heal his wing.
      • Muk defeats Primeape in battle at the ranch.
      • The group discovers Ash’s Pokémon are on the news, watching Ho-Oh and Lugia battle.
      • Ash and the group’s Flying-types use the Aura Purge technique on Swablu to help him get over his fear of thunderstorms.
      • Swablu conquers his fears by defeating Thundurus, which is the personification of his fear.
      • Swablu joins May’s team, leaving a transceiver with his flock.
    • Chapter 144:
      • The group returns to Petalburg City for Ash and Max to battle with Norman.
      • Team Aqua tests their new submarine’s ability to sink, attracting the attention of some nearby Wingull.
      • Norman gets acquainted with his children’s new Pokémon, and Max decides to battle him before Ash.
      • Mid-battle, Norman’s Staravia evolves into Staraptor. Soon after, Arc evolves into Manectric.
      • While battling Slaking, Arc suddenly Mega Evolves into Mega Manectric. The group discovers that the Mega Stone they found on the Sea Mauville is a Manectite.
      • Max wins, and earns the Balance Badge. Norman expresses his pride in Max.
      • Gary is informed of the Manectite discovery.
    • Chapter 145:
      • Ash begins his battle with Norman.
      • Sceptile’s family stops by to watch Sceptile battle.
      • Elsewhere, Drew discovers his Leafeon has an egg.
      • Keldeo’s battle with Ditto ends up outside the gym, and wrecks a nearby playground by accident. Keldeo learns Air Slash mid-battle, and defeats Ditto.
      • Ash receives the Balance Badge from Norman.
      • Keldeo leaves to head back to Unova, taking a transceiver with him so Ash can call on him.
      • Jirachi helps Keldeo get home by teleporting him to Misty’s house in the Indigo Plateau. Will, housesitting for Misty, helps Keldeo get the rest of the way with his Duosion.
      • In Unova, Keldeo reunites with the Swords of Justice.
    • Chapter 146:
      • Gary's Furfrou decides to take part in the battles with Ash's Pokémon while staying at the lab. While battling Primeape, she meets Molly and her Eevee.
      • Todd buys a Razor Claw for his Sneasel.
      • The group arrives back at Professor Birch's lab. Ash asks Entei what Rayquaza is like.
      • Max realizes Arc has stuck with his current name for a while and decided to keep it.
      • Max and May introduce their newer Pokémon to the professor. His reaction upon seeing Jirachi is priceless.
      • The group meets the current group of starters at the lab, including some Kanto starters.
      • A group of thieves steal the Starters, along with May and Max. May manages to use the starters' moves to escape, and the thieves are stopped when Blaziken, having learned what happened, catches up to them with his new Speed Boost ability and subsequently defeats the whole group.
    • Chapter 147:
      • Drew meets the group again, and reveals his Leafeon laid an egg recently. Ash recognizes its Aura and is able to Remind it, speed-evolving it into May's Glaceon. Glaceon is surprised when she finds her mother is a Leafeon instead of a Flareon like the original timeline, but is eager to get to know her.
      • The group arrives at a Grass-type Pokémon reserve, and meet Team Rocket again, who are recruiting Grass-types for their boss.
      • Ash and co. meet Team Rocket's new Audino. A cook-off between Brock and Audino follows.
      • After the meal, May finds her Bulbasaur.
      • Team Rocket calls Giovanni about the Grass-types they caught for him. He's impressed.
    • Chapter 148:
      • Having been Reminded, Bulbasaur is now Venusaur, and meets (or at least is told about) the rest of their teams. She calls out Meganium and Sceptile for their chemistry, much to their denial.
      • The group meets an older man named Sullivan and Nero, the Whiscash he's trying to catch. Pikachu defeats Nero and lets Sullivan catch him, but he decides to release Nero after deciding he prefers the challenge of facing him. Pikachu is not amused.
      • Jessie has another Pokémon Contest and impresses Wallace, who liked how she handled her Appeal. He gives her a Cosplay Pikachu as a gift.
      • Ash and co. head for Fortree City, and encounter Ritchie along the way. Ash finally explains about having time traveled to him.
      • The group arrives at a small town and meet Team Rocket again. Cosplay Pikachu is introduced to the group.
    • Chapter 149:
      • Ash and co. attend the Contest being held. While in the audience, a woman flirts with Brock, but he doesn't realize it until Ludicolo points it out, then gently turns her down.
      • May and Jessie both compete in the Contest. May narrowly defeats Jessie and wins her third Hoenn Contest Ribbon.
      • During the contest, Cosplay Pikachu demonstrates her ability to gain new moves from costumes, by dressing up as Ash and his own Pikachu.
      • Ritchie leaves the group.
      • Absol attempts to Mega Evolve for the first time, but Mega Absol goes berserk when her disaster sense is supercharged by the transformation and the sensory overload drives her mad with pain. She snaps out of it when she nearly attacks Ash.
      • Later, in order to help Mega Absol with her problem, Ash applies his Calm Mind TM to her, which helps a great deal.
    • Chapter 150:
      • Another "Ashes Nowhere To Be Seen" chapter. After Ash calls Gary about Mega Absol, various other characters are looked in on, including Delia and Mimey, Todd and his Sneasel, Misty, the Swords of Justice, Pidgeot and Swellow, Sir Aaron's Lucario, and N, a young man who discovers Mewtwo's book for the first time.
      • Meanwhile, Tracey and his Marill discuss Azurill's father.
      • Others looked in on: Richie, Philena Ivy, Professor Oak, his Dragonite and Charizard, Ash's Raikou (who is visiting Wattson), Silver and his father, Mewtwo (who has a meeting with Cleavon Schpielbunk), several of Ash's Pokémon (including Squirtle, who tries to talk Ivysaur into evolving again so he can Mega Evolve too), Giovanni, Entei and Ho-Oh, Casey and her team playing Pokéringer against Team Rocket, Latios and Bianca, Growlie and Ninetales, Lance of the Elite Four, Molly and her Eevee, and Dr. Akihabara and his team.
    • Chapter 151:
      • The Mew who lives with Mewtwo drops in on the group.
      • While trying to show off Arc's Mega Evolution to him, Arc finds his Mega Stone is missing. It's been swiped by the Spoink they met in the original timeline as a substitute for his missing pearl.
      • Spoink returns the Manectite in exchange for a promise to help find his pearl. He decides to use the G.S. Ball as a substitute. Absol investigates it and finds it is not a source of calamity or destruction.
      • While searching for the pearl, Mawile and Sliggoo find an unidentified item, while Mew finds an unidentified Mega Stone.
      • Skitty finds the pearl and uses it as a cat toy until Lucario distracts her with something different. Lucario returns the pearl to Spoink.
      • May invites Spoink to join her team, but he declines for now.
      • The group arrives in Crossgate for the Pokéringer tournament, but find from Shane (whom Ash competed against in the previous timeline) that it was two days ago. Also, Jessie and James took part. They decide to borrow the stadium and hold their own mini-tournament.
      • Mawile wishes Sliggoo could learn a move to help him fly Keldeo-style. Jirachi grants it, resulting in a Dragon Pulse TM falling out of Shane's bag and hitting him so he learns the move.
      • Mega Absol figures out how to glide during the mini-tournament.
      • In their next stop, Max finds the Shuppet he befriended in the original timeline, and Ash Reminds him. Shuppet names himself Casper.
      • The group stops at the Weather Institute. Upon learning there's going to be lots of rain, Mawile insists that she and Goodra have a practice fight outdoors. Consequently, the rain makes Ash's Sliggoo evolve into Goodra.
      • Mew leaves the group.
    • Chapter 152:
      • Ash learns Sliggoo evolved and is very happy for him.
      • Team Aqua attacks the Weather Institute to steal their research.
      • Team Magma sends their infiltrator agent Brodie to steal the other copy of the data.
      • Mawile asks Quilava to teach her Flamethrower.
      • Team Rocket is in Fortree City, and Cosplay Pikachu demonstrates an outfit that lets her learn Fly.
      • Ash and co. arrive in Fortree City and meet the gym leader, Winona.
      • Jessie buys a Feebas from the Magikarp salesman, intending for it to evolve into a Milotic they can give to Giovanni as a gift for his mother.
      • Finding Ash, Team Rocket asks for his help in making sure they find James' Chimecho, which they do via a wish from Jirachi. Ash Reminds him once he appears.
      • Ho-Oh, Lugia, Latias and Team Rocket's Moltres have a short talk. Cosplay Pikachu flies by during their chat.
    • Chapter 153:
      • Ash and co. meet Steven Stone again, who's in Fortree to show his Archeops around.
      • Steven examines the bracelet Mawile found and figures out that it's an ancient Key Stone. He offers to trade a Mawilite for it (but he doesn't one to give at the moment).
      • Ash's Pikachu and Cosplay Pikachu have a small adventure involving the Pichu Brothers and a Superman costume.
      • After Steven loans him his personal Mawilite, Ash and his Mawile test it out. Mawile discovers that she now has two sets of jaws and uses them, with Flamethrower, to fly.
      • The next morning, Ash and Max each challenge Winona. Ash goes first, and surprises Winona by using a non-Flying type who can fly. Namely, Squirtle, who Mega Evolves again, only for his homemade Squirtlilite to explode again after he reverts).
    • Chapter 154:
      • Ash's battle continues with Goodra, Mawile (who also Mega Evolves), and Absol (who also Mega Evolves). While Winona borrows Aerodactylite from Steven for her Aerodactyl, Ash wins, earning the Feather Badge. Winona is somewhat exasperated by his using all non-Flying types who can fly, but he earns the badge anyway.
    • Chapter 155:
      • Ash returns the Mawilite he borrowed, and shows Steven the Mega Stone they found at the same time as Mawile's bracelet. It turns out to be an Audinite.
      • Max challenges Winona, but loses. However, he impressed her enough to earn the Feather Badge as well.
      • Casper reveals his prankster nature when he ties Blaziken's shoelaces together... and gets a pair on him in the first place.
  • Movie 7: Destiny Deoxys (chapters 156-159)
    • Chapter 156:
      • The group arrives in LaRousse City.
      • While exploring the city, they find Entei has popped out of his Poké Ball and is enjoying himself on the moving sidewalks.
      • The group meets some of the locals and attract a lot of attention for Ash just being himself. Finally, he manages to escape his fans so they can go to the Battle Tower.
      • In the tower's library, Ash meets Tory Lund, the boy who's scared of Pokémon. However, he isn't afraid of Latias when she manifests in human form.
      • While watching the competition in the Battle Tower, May, Max and Brock discover Drew is there too.
      • After his match, Drew reveals he's originally from LaRousse, and that he only got in the tournament by mistake - he was looking for the spectator stands. The group, realizing Ash is nowhere to be found, go looking for him.
    • Chapter 157:
      • Tory shows Ash and Latias around the different domes. Latias finally shows Tory what she really looks like, and he's impressed.
      • Meanwhile, Drew and the others search for Ash. Max explains his Mega Stone detector to Drew. They finally catch up to him, and meet Tory.
      • A Plusle and Minun pair, who are spying on them, learn Tory is afraid of Pokémon and decide to help him.
      • Tory introduces the group to his friend, a shimmering green diamond. The group quickly figures out it's a Pokémon of some type, and soon identify it as a Deoxys.
      • The group finds a place to have lunch and continue showing Tory their Pokémon to help him become more used to them. During this time, Plusle and Minun show up and try to glomp Tory, but Ash and Lucario stop them.
      • The town's wiring suddenly goes haywire, as another Deoxys (with a purple gem) shows up and creates an army of Substitutes, looking for the one already there.
    • Chapter 158:
      • The city's police force begins working to handle the Deoxys problem, which mostly involves evacuating, while the group's Pokémon handle battling the sudden army of Deoxys.
      • Rebecca loans Ash her Tyranitarite, since her own Tyranitar is stuck in his Pokéball. Ash uses it, and Tyranitar becomes Mega Tyranitar for the first time.
      • Ash's Entei reveals he's learned Sacred Fire. (It was back-allowance.)
      • Plusle and Minun surprise Tory by saving him from an incoming Deoxys attack.
      • Elsewhere, Team Aqua (including an ensign with a Milotic) is engaged in a battle with Team Rocket, and have acquired both an Orb and a location. They retreat from the scene. The ensign gets a promotion to lieutenant.
      • Back in LaRousse, the battle continues, and Ash, Tory and Rebecca arrive at the LaRousse Research Institute's main laboratory building.
    • Chapter 159:
      • Inside the lab, the group gets into the computers. Their goal: help Deoxys-Green recover enough that he can contact the attacking Deoxys-Purple. With the aid of a wish from Jirachi, it works, and Deoxys-Green fully recovers.
      • Unfortunately, as a side-effect of powering up the city, the robots there have gone haywire. While Ash, Max, Tory and Rebecca work to get Deoxys-Green to the attacking one, (which succeeds), the others work to stop them.
      • Ethan decides to handle the robots on his own, hacking into one and, from there, taking over the others, and finally manages to hack into all of them and reset them, triggering his evolution into Porygon2.
      • With the crisis over, Tory says goodbye to his Deoxys friend, who agrees to come and visit. He also decides to let Plusle and Minun stay with him.
      • In another location, Mewtwo is revealed to have been chatting with Rayquaza, distracting him from the crisis in LaRousse.
      • Back in the city, Sidney of the Hoenn Elite Four arrives... and finds the problem is already sorted.
      • As the group heads out from LaRousse, Ho-Oh arrives and expresses his disappointment that Ash didn't try to contact him for this.
  • Hoenn League gyms, part 3 (chapters 160-162)
    • Chapter 160:
      • Ho-Oh and Ash talk more. Ash decides to invite him along to the Contest in Lilycove City.
      • Elsewhere, Suicune is visiting Oak's lab.
      • Ash and Ho-Oh work on their Contest routine, while Max trains with Casper.
      • Max has a run-in with a Snorlax, while May tries making Pokéblocks.
      • Ash and co. arrive in Lilycove City, and Ash and Ho-Oh participate in the Contest.
    • Chapter 161:
      • Ash, having made it to the Battle Round, defeats Harley and his Cacturne easily. Harley is not thrilled.
      • In the final round, Ash wins the Contest, and Ho-Oh decides to move on for now.
      • May meets Harley and almost befriends him, until he finds out Ash is also her friend and storms off.
      • The group departs, and heads for Bomba Island. En route, Latios rejoins them.
      • Ash helps out at a school for Pokémon Referees (or Battle Judges). When one of the students is feeling bad, Max helps him feel better.
    • Chapter 162:
      • While still on Bomba Island, the group does some training, and meets Spoink again. Spoink accidentally catches himself in May's Love Ball, intended as a present for her mom. After making sure he knows what he's getting into, May happily accepts him onto her team.
      • Having left Bomba Island, the group helps a set of kids who are arguing over which is better: Huntail or Gorebyss.
      • Next stop: Muscle Island, where the group spend time at a gym (a physical gym, not one for earning Badges).
      • As the group is en route to Mossdeep City, Team Aqua and Team Magma prepare for a major event.
  • Event: The Scuffle of Legends (chapters 163-165)
    • Chapter 163:
      • The members of Team Magma and Team Aqua, including Maxie and Archie, meet. The two trade Orbs, only to reveal each had left a fake in the containers. It's also revealed that each team has captured the other's desired Pokémon, and are taking the real Orbs to them as they speak.
      • The Aqua Lieutenant with the Milotic watches in horror as Groudon gets the Red Orb. Meanwhile, Lance reacts in much the same way as Kyogre gets the Blue Orb.
      • With their respective Orbs, Groudon and Kyogre undergo Primal Reversion, transforming into their ancient forms of Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre.
      • Ash and co. find out the two Legendaries are out and fighting, and begin action to stop them. Jirachi sees their Primal forms and, recognizing them, explains them to the group.
      • Lance joins up with Ash and co., as Lugia also arrives on the scene. Raikou also arrives, though he's quickly knocked out, and Suicune and Entei are already with Ash.
    • Chapter 164:
      • As the battle continues, Ash wishes, with Jirachi's permission, that all of his Pokémon who could help out were there. Jirachi grants it, but is knocked out in the process. The wish transports, among others, Mewtwo and Keldeo. Ho-Oh also arrives.
      • Ash Mega Evolves all four of his Pokémon he has Mega Stones for.
      • The group does what they can to stop the fighting. As the battle continues, the group discovers the Aqua agent with the Milotic is really Misty, whom Lance had asked to infiltrate Team Aqua.
      • When a volcanic eruption occurs, things turn really ugly. Fortunately, Team Rocket arrives on the scene.
      • Ash calls on Mewtwo to deal with all the Aqua and Magma members, getting them out of the way of the lava flow. Lance accidentally gets sent with them, but is returned shortly. The others escape on Team Rocket's plane.
    • Chapter 165:
      • Some of the group's Pokémon are still behind, where Suicune manages to stop the eruption. However, there's now a tsunami to deal with as well. Fortunately, they're evacuated just in time, as Rayquaza finally arrives on the scene.
      • The Legendary's arrival does not go unnoticed, as Groudon and Kyogre team up against him. During the clash, Ash falls out of the plane and lands on Rayquaza's back.
      • Acting, Ash manages to perform Secret Sword to save Rayquaza from two attacks, one each from Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. However, he suddenly collapses after the second one.
      • As the Meteorite Ash acquired at Mt. Chimney falls out of his bag, Rayquaza sees it, recognizes it, and in conjunction with what Ash did, consumes it and Mega Evolves into Mega Rayquaza. Pikachu and Togekiss joins them, and they defeat Primal Kyogre, forcing a reversion to normal Kyogre.
      • Pikachu and Togekiss return to the plane.
      • Keldeo joins Ash and Mega Rayquaza. Together, they defeat Primal Groudon and cost him his Orb.
      • Ash finds out from Ho-Oh that he effectively died during the battle, leaving him with only half a container of Sacred Ash, more of it having been sacrificed to save him.
      • Misty and Brock have recovered the Blue and Red Orbs, which, in close contact, destroy one another.
      • Mewtwo and Rayquaza discuss Groudon and Kyogre's punishments for this battle. Elsewhere, Ash thanks Team Rocket for their help, and gives them the Audinite he had.
      • Two hours after the battle, Lance makes a public statement about the battle... in which fourteen known Legendaries were present (the Weather Trio, the Eon Duo, the three Legendary Beasts, Ho-Oh and Lugia, Mewtwo, Keldeo, Jirachi and Moltres). Gary, hearing about it, is not happy.
  • Hoenn League gyms, part 4 (chapters 166-178)
    • Chapter 166:
      • Team Rocket reports back to Giovanni about the Primal Reversion incident. When he learns they now have an Audinite, he grants them permission go claim a Key Stone from the main armory. While there, they also acquire a Sceptilite.
      • Ash and Gary talk about the incident and Rayquza's Mega Evolution.
      • Charizard returns to the Charicific Valley and explains his absence to Charla.
      • Keldeo returns to Unova and explains his absence to his teammates.
      • Ash's other Pokémon and the Eon Duo return to the lab and Altomare, and explain what happened.
      • Misty finally returns to Cerulean City.
      • Lugia returns to the Orange Islands and catches up with his family.
      • Mewtwo drops Ash and his group off in Mossdeep City, where they visit the local space center and experience zero gravity in a room the astronauts use to train.
      • Back at Team Rocket base, the Rocket trio try Mega Evolution with Audino for the first time, and he successfully evolves into Mega Audino.
      • Ash and co. watch a shuttle launch, and meet Tate and Liza, the Mossdeep City gym leaders.
    • Chapter 167:
      • Max has his battle with Tate and Liza first, but is defeated due to Cinder and Casper's squabbling.
      • Ash helps Max train with Cinder and Casper. Ash, May and Brock's Pokémon also help out.
      • While Casper and Cinder are training, Ash, Max and Brock watch May in her latest Contest. During the battle round, May's Swablu evolves into Altaria, winning the battle and earning May her fourth Hoenn Contest Ribbon.
      • Altaria adjusts to being larger. During this training, they find Drake of the Hoenn Elite Four is coming their way.
    • Chapter 168:
      • Drake lands, and reveals he decided to check in on them after learning of Max's battle with Tate and Liza, whom he'd also dropped in on.
      • The group catches up on developments, including Ash's Goomy and May's Swablu having reached their final forms, Goodra's ability to fly, and Latias and Latios learning how to speak telepathically. He is very impressed by all of them.
      • Team Rocket swings by and initially mistakes Drake's Salamence for Hunter J's when it's having a training match with Latios. Fortunately, Blaziken is able to reach them and correct them. Even more fortunately, Drake is understanding of the error and accepts their apology.
      • James tosses the Sceptilite to Ash, but tells him to say they just dropped it, and explains that it's payment for the Audinite he gave them.
      • Ash calls Meganium and Sceptile to him from Oak's lab, and gives Sceptile the Mega Stone, then Mega Evolves him into Mega Sceptile for a test run.
      • Todd and Sneasel visit Fullmoon Island to photograph Molly's Suicune.
      • Misty and Karen catch up on what she was up to in Hoenn.
      • In Sinnoh, Cynthia trains with her Pokémon and contemplates what might happen if Ash comes to that region.
      • Back in Hoenn, Max contemplates his rematch.
    • Chapter 169:
      • Max has his rematch with Tate and Liza, and wins this time, earning the Mind Badge.
      • Ash challenges the pair for his own battle with Mega Sceptile and Meganium against their Mega Gardevoir and Mega Gallade. Ash wins, earning his Mind Badge.
      • The group decides to head for Izabe Island, where a Pokémon Contest is being held.
    • Chapter 170:
      • May tries flying on Altaria for the first time, but is rather nervous about it. Ash calls Misty for assistance and gets Clair's phone number, then calls Clair, asking for her to send someone who can help May and Altaria. Clair sends a Dragonite and her partner to help.
      • May and Max each take part in a Contest, along with Harley, but both Maple siblings lose.
      • The group an ancient site related to PokéAtlantis. While there, Ash finds a Banettite, and they take it along.
      • Ash and co. meet a girl with another Mawile.
      • The group continues their trek across Izabe Island and deal with a group of people who think Absol cause disasters. Fortunately, they're able to straighten them out.
      • Altaria visits his family, who are surprised by his evolution.
    • Chapter 171:
      • The group continues their travels across Izabe Island, entering snowy terrain.
      • Pikachu tries flying with Lucario's Flying Dragon Uppercut. In the process, he spots Ash's Snorunt, and they take him back to Ash, who Reminds him, speed-evolving him into Glalie.
      • Glalie gets to know some of Ash's new Pokémon, and demonstrates his skills.
      • A Gardevoir and Kirlia spot Max and his team, and come asking Jirachi for help. Max realizes they're the mother and sister of the Ralts he befriended in the original timeline, and wishes him better, then calls for the others.
      • Ash is able to Remind Ralts, and he happily agrees to join Max's team.
      • Ralts' sister Kirlia and mother Gardevoir decide to travel with the group until they can go to stay with Norman and Caroline.
      • The group heads onward for Sootopolis City, home of the last gym.
    • Chapter 172:
      • Ralts asks Max's other Pokémon about their nicknames, and they finally decide on Roland as his nickname.
      • The group arrives in Sootopolis, and find the gym. There, they meet Juan,
      • Wallace is also present, and explains Juan is his teacher. It's decided that Juan will handle Max's challenge, while Wallace battles Ash.
      • Juan and Max have their battle, and Max wins, earning the Rain Badge.
    • Chapter 173:
      • Ash and Wallace have their gym battle, with some interesting rules for deciding who faces who. While Ash loses the battle (due to Pikachu losing to Wallace's Greninja), Wallace gives him the Rain Badge anyway, since he's earned it.
      • At the same time as Ash's battle, Team Rocket learns Giovanni is well aware they snagged a Sceptilite from the armory, and gave it to Ash. He doesn't seem to mind too much.
      • Later, Team Rocket discovers that their plane had been stolen by some thieves, who are equipped with an odd Apathy Styler. Team Rocket chase them down and successfully retrieve it.
    • Chapter 174:
      • In various parts of the world, others are checked up on, including Mewtwo, Professor Ivy and her Shinx, and some of Ash's Pokémon at Professor Oak's lab.
      • Lugia, his family, Todd and his Sneasel visit the Articuno pair Todd helped get together back in Johto, to see their new hatchlings.
      • Meanwhile, Ash and Pikachu talk, as after his loss, Pikachu is upset with himself over not being able to protect Ash as well as he can, especially during the Groudon-Kyogre battle. Ash, however, is able to reassure him.
    • Chapter 175:
      • While dealing with a Linoone that's been swiping things, the group acquires an Altarianite. However, when May tries it, it doesn't work due to May being too afraid of flying on him. May promises that they're going to figure it out.
      • The group heads for Mirage Island, where they get some needed berries and meet a group of Wynaut.
      • The next island over has a lot of Donphan. Ash's Donphan tries to court a female shiny Donphan, but she isn't that impressed with him.
      • The group flies to Pacifidlog Town, where May intends to participate in her last Contest of the region.
    • Chapter 176:
      • While May and Altaria train, Ash finds the memorial for his father. The caretaker gives him all the information they have on what happened, and what he was like.
      • Ash calls his mother and Keldeo, and Mewtwo brings them to Pacifidlog to visit the memorial.
      • May competes in the Contest for her fifth Hoenn Contest Ribbon, which Drew is also participating in. Drew wins, but it turns out he already had five Ribbons, so this Contest's Ribbon goes to May, qualifying her for the Grand Festival.
      • Elsewhere in the world, N reads Mewtwo's book, and Gary's Pokémon relax in Kalos.
    • Chapter 177:
      • En route to Slateport City, where the Grand Festival will be held, May begins working on more Pokéblocks, but it turns out her Munchlax has been swiping berries from the pile she was using. Ash Reminds him, and he rejoins the group.
      • May discovers Casper was also messing with the berries, and isn't happy with him.
      • The group meets Morrison, whom Ash remembers, but isn't able to Remind him. He helps his Beldum evolve into Metang.
      • Elsewhere, Team Rocket works on another Contest.
      • Drew gets to know his new/old Flygon.
      • Ash and co. pass through Petalburg, and drop by May and Max's home. Norman and Caroline are introduced to their more recent Pokémon, and Kirlia and Gardevoir move in with the Maples.
      • May asks for her father's help with her Altarianite.
      • Over in Kalos, Gary and his Pokémon are themselves. Ash calls to ask about what Mega Stones he has, and he agrees to send the Lopunnite over for Norman.
    • Chapter 178:
      • Norman tests out the Lopunnite with his Lopunny, and it works. However, he's not thrilled with his new overly feminine appearance.
      • The group, including some of Ash's Pokémon who aren't actually present, does training. Elsewhere, Ritchie also does some training.
      • Over in Unova, in Opelucid City, Iris works with the Fraxure she was assigned by her school, and tries to figure out her problem with her Excadrill.
      • Ash and his team head for Slateport. Elsewhere, Team Rocket also takes off for Slateport, both groups now ready for the Grand Festival.
  • Hoenn Grand Festival (chapters 179-181)
    • Chapter 179:
      • Having arrived in Slateport City, May has her qualification Appeal, and easily passes. Unbeknownst to her, Dawn Berlitz is in the audience watching, along with her mother Johanna.
      • The next day they watch the various Coordinators in their first real Appeal round. Drew wins, and May competes with Altaria, which culminates in his first change into Mega Altaria.
      • Jessie and Cosplay Pikachu are up next.
      • Elsewhere, Casey and her team practice, and Lugia and his mate discuss how he might do in a Contest.
    • Chapter 180:
      • The Battle Rounds begin. May has her first round, while Ash, outside the stadium, practices with Absol.
      • The next day, the Double Battle rounds begin, and May wins her round, as does Jessie. However, Harley gets knocked out early on.
      • Ash helps a coordinator who'd just lost reconcile with his Pachirisu.
      • During May's next battle, she faces Jessie. During the match, Jessie's Cubone evolves into Marowak. After the battle ends in May's victory, as the judges talk, May's Spoink evolves into Grumpig.
      • Celebi makes several attempts to get Ash and Dawn to run into each other early, but events conspire to thwart her efforts.
    • Chapter 181:
      • The semi-finals (which are Single Battles again) begin, leaving only four Coordinators. May wins her match, and Drew wins his, leaving the pair to face off in the finals.
      • Before the finals begin, Ash, Max and Brock go for ice cream and spot Dawn... and Celebi promptly appears and teleports Ash onto her. Fortunately, Latios is able to stop him from crashing.
      • After some initial confusion, Ash Reminds Dawn. Afterward, she unwittingly wishes her Piplup were there, and Jirachi promptly grants it, teleporting an egg to her.
      • After getting an Everstone sent from Professor Oak's lab, they equip it to the egg before Ash Reminds it, and Piplup hatches, happily reuniting with Dawn.
      • The group, joined by Dawn and her mother, watches the final match, another Double Battle. May beats Drew and becomes a Top Coordinator.
      • Once the match is over, May rejoins them, and meets Dawn.
  • Hoenn League Tournament (chapters 182-186)
    • Chapter 182:
      • With two weeks until the Ever Grande Conference, the group spends time catching up Dawn and her mother on their adventures. Of everything they have to tell her, Brock having a girlfriend is the part she has the hardest time believing.
      • The group introduces Dawn to all of their Pokémon, though not everyone is able to show up.
      • Dawn learns about Cyrus and what he did, causing the time travel.
      • Absol joins them, and, observing Dawn, informs them that she's in for an interesting few months.
      • Dawn observes the group's Pokémon Mega Evolving for the first time, including five of Ash's and one each for May, Max and Brock.
      • Dawn and May spend some time talking. Dawn tells May about Ash's companions in Unova.
      • After about a week, Latios heads back to Altomare, while Latias stays with Ash so they can head to the Ever Grande Conference.
      • Elsewhere, Professor Ivy works, and Keldeo helps someone in Unova.
    • Chapter 183:
      • Latias, Pidgeot and Suicune take Dawn, Johanna and Piplup back to Sinnoh.
      • Ash and his group head for Ever Grande City, arriving about a week before the tournament, and meet Mr. Goodshow.
      • Back in Sinnoh, Dawn meets Barry.
      • The Ever Grande Conference begins. Ritchie is revealed to be participating. Entei, Raikou and Suicune take part in the opening ceremony.
      • In Sinnoh, Dawn, her mother and Barry watch the tournament on TV.
    • Chapter 184:
      • The Ever Grande Conference's preliminary rounds begin, with one-on-one battles. Ash, Max, Ritchie, Morrison, Tyson and Casey all make it through.
      • Various people watch the tournament, including Misty and Karen, Queen Ilene of Rota, and Norman and Caroline.
    • Chapter 185:
      • In Unova, Cilan and his brothers arrive at the building where their gym and restaurant will be located.
      • Elsewhere, Iris does research for one of her classes.
      • Back in Hoenn, Ash takes part in the first of the Qualifying Rounds, facing a familiar face: Anthony and his Pelipper.
      • Elsewhere, the Kanto gym leaders have a meeting.
      • In the Orange Islands, Ash's Lugia and his family, along with Rayquaza, work on a project together with Melody.
    • Chapter 186:
      • Philena Ivy has joined the group watching the tournament.
      • The second of the Qualifying Rounds go underway. Ash, Max, Tyson, Ritchie and Casey all make it into the top 32.
      • Ash and Ritchie battle one another in the top 32. However their match, between Ash's Mega Absol and Ritchie's Cid, now a Mega Gallade, is interrupted when the tournament is suddenly cancelled due to Hoenn being in a state of emergency.
      • Steven Stone contacts Ash for help.
  • Event: Delta Episode (chapters 187-190)
    • Chapter 187:
      • Ash, his group and many others head for Mossdeep City. Once there. Ash calls Mewtwo for aid, at Steven's request.
      • The group learns that a massive asteroid, one big enough to cause a mass extinction, is about to hit Hoenn in four hours.
      • Discussions are had on how to deal with the asteroid. These include blowing it up (which would just spread out the debris and the heat from the fragments entering the atmosphere) or transporting it to a different dimension (which is rejected as probably leading to something even worse being sent back from that other dimension).
      • Ash admits to Steven that he's time traveled and, in part, why. He also reveals that last time, the asteroid didn't happen.
      • Mewtwo arrives.
      • A plan is formed: to try and get as many powerful Pokémon as possible into space to work on deflecting the asteroid. This will require the aid of Jirachi, who wishes for the shuttle they'll use to be ready, and Mewtwo, who will teleport it into space.
    • Chapter 188:
      • More people arrive to help with the asteroid. In Kalos, Clemont is part of the group helping out on a collapsible lunar environment shelter to keep people and Pokémon safe on the moon.
      • Mewtwo teleports the shuttle into space.
      • The attacks on the asteroid begin.
      • In Kalos, a Hoopa joins the mission to transport people to the moon.
      • In Sinnoh, Barry and Dawn go to Lake Verity to look for Mesprit, in the hopes it can help in the mission. They succeed, but it doesn't stay long enough for them to ask.
      • The residents of Charicific Valley head for Mossdeep to help.
      • The first assault team begins to wear out, and will need to rest while a second team takes over.
    • Chapter 189:
      • Mewtwo brings the shuttle back in.
      • Zinnia, a girl with a Salamence, arrives in order to ask Rayquaza to stop the asteroid. She's embarrassed when she realizes he and others have already been working on that very problem.
      • Gary arrives at the space center in Kalos to help out, and winds up joining the group on the moon.
      • N and his Pokémon friends are listening to the others working on stopping the asteroid.
      • The second round is tiring, and are prepared to come back in. They, and Ash, arrive back shortly after the two Deoxys from LaRousse arrive at Mossdeep to help out. Their efforts have shifted the asteroid enough that if it hits, it'll do so in open ocean rather than on land.
      • Brock has an idea: to get Rayquaza a new meteorite, one that can help it Mega Evolve, from a museum. Jirachi wishes them to the locations they need to go.
      • Back on the moon, the dome being set up is very close to being ready.
      • Discussion of what will happen if the asteroid hits the sea occurs. It'll be bad.
      • Suddenly, a very large rainstorm is detected as forming...
    • Chapter 190:
      • Steven, Zinnia and Max continue searching for an appropriate meteorite. They find a handful of small ones that could work, but finally hit upon an idea: using Mr. Stone's device (the one that can send things to a different dimension), they can channel Infinity Energy into a Moon Stone, creating an appropriate meteorite that can let Rayquaza go Mega.
      • The next stage of the plan goes into action, as it requires Ash to stay close enough to Rayquaza to keep him Mega Evolved. However, they need a Pokémon who can teleport in order to get Rayquaza back from space.
      • Ash calls Team Rocket to borrow their Abra. It's revealed they and Giovanni are flying near Stark Mountain, where Giovanni has a base to keep safe during the crisis.
      • Abra arrives, and teleports Rayquaza down. After Ash gives him the meteorite, he Mega Evolves and heads into space, with Ash following him on Mega Latios.
      • Mewtwo and his team manage to get away from the asteroid as Mega Rayquaza streaks toward it, striking it with Dragon Ascent to break it up, then pushes the larger pieces away. Meanwhile, other Legendaries work to stop the portions that have gotten past Rayquaza.
      • The group gets a surprise when it turns out another Deoxys was inside the asteroid, and isn't happy with it being broken up.
      • It's confirmed that the asteroid has been safely dealt with, and the few heat pulses caused in the process were diverted by the thunderstorm that was detected in chapter 189.
      • Mewtwo informs the group that the Deoxys inside the asteroid is not at fault for this - the asteroid was meant to be in a periodic orbit.
      • It's decided that the lunar base being set up is going to help with a skywatch system to prevent further disasters of this type.
  • Hoenn conclusion (chapter 191)
    • Chapter 191:
      • In the aftermath of the asteroid mission, characters recover from it.
      • Official announcements regarding the asteroid are made.
      • Mesprit visits Dawn and thanks her for alerting he and the other Lake Guardians that something was going on. (Turns out they got Kyogre to create the sudden rainstorm that deflected any heat pulses.)
      • On the moon, Cresselia arrives at the moon base and informs them she is not happy to find it's has been set up without her approval, until the people there explain about the asteroid and offer her rent.
      • Ho-Oh learns the details of the space mission from the Legendary Beasts.
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    Arc 05: Kanto Battle Frontier (chapters 192-236) 
It's a battle, win or lose,
It's the friends you make, it's the road you choose...
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  • Battle Frontier, part 1 (chapters 192-193)
    • Chapter 192:
      • Ash and friends relax in the Orange Islands for a few days after the Delta Episode meteor.
      • Giovanni makes plans for Team Rocket to get incorporated into the space business.
      • The team returns to Kanto, where Max challenges the Viridian City gym, but loses.
      • The group discusses with Giovanni on his role as leader of Team Rocket, which he claims hypothetically.
      • Todd takes photographs at the Mossdeep Space Center.
    • Chapter 193:
      • The group arrives at the Oak Ranch, where they are greeted by Professor Oak, Tracey, Molly, and some of Ash’s Pokémon, including Keldeo and Mewtwo.
      • Molly reveals to the group that she’s taking on the Sinnoh League as her first league, and that Gary will be mentoring her.
      • Professor Oak reveals he's identified May's Squirtle. Ash Reminds her for May, speed-evolving her into Wartortle.
      • Wartortle claims she's not an otaku like the rest of her kind.
      • Ash Reminds the egg that Tracey's Marill has laid, and it hatches into Misty's Azurill.
      • Moments later, Misty arrives and reunites with Azurill.
      • Max gets offered one of the Kanto starters by Professor Oak. At the same time, Sceptile and Meganium reveal they had a Chikorita egg together, and offer it to Max as well. Max decides to think about it.
      • Max interviews the Kanto starters, and ends up selecting the Charmander, though he doesn't yet have a nickname for her.
      • Ash receives a Comet Pin from his mother to commemorate him saving the world from the meteor.
  • Movie 8: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (chapters 194-197)
    • Chapter 194:
      • Max and his Charmander discuss names as they head for Rota.
      • The group is met by Queen Ilene, her Lucario and Sir Aaron's Lucario.
      • Ash is invited to participate in the annual Rota Tournament in an exhibition spar against Sir Aaron's Lucario.
      • The Lucario from the Lucario Kingdom in Sinnoh arrives, and gives Ash a Lucarionite on loan.
      • The next day, the tournament is held. Max and Brock face one another, with Max winning, while May watches from the royal box.
    • Chapter 195:
      • Ash and Sir Aaron's Lucario have their exhibition match, and Lucario wins, though not before briefly mistaking Ash for Sir Aaron, something he's quite ashamed over. Ash doesn't mind.
      • Casey arrives at the Rota Kingdom ten minutes after the tournament ends.
    • Chapter 196:
      • Casey catches up to Ash, and the group has a discussion. Casey learns about Ash and the others being knighted in the Togepi Kingdom.
      • The royal ball is held. During this event, May has a dance with her Blaziken, Ash dances with the Royal Messenger Lucario, and Ninetails has a dance with Growlie, who's visiting especially for them to be together.
      • The three Lucario, Casey's Riolu, Ash, Casey and Pikachu go to visit the Tree of Beginning. They are intercepted when the three Legendary Golems show up and attack them, their programming having gone glitchy.
    • Chapter 197:
      • The group continues fighting the three Regis.
      • Back in the palace, Max and his Charmander have a talk with Queen Ilene about names. Charmander finally decides on Corona.
      • At the Tree of Beginning, during a brief lull in the fight, Ash explains to Casey about his time-traveling.
      • As the fight picks up again and Riolu defends Casey from Registeel, Ash uses the Lucarionite he's been given to Mega Evolve his Lucario, who defeats Registeel.
      • In the aftermath, Casey's Riolu evolves into Lucario.
      • With the Regis dealt with, Ash and his group continue their journey up the Tree of Beginning and visit the tomb of Sir Aaron.
      • Mew arrives at the Tree and finds the group there, much to their surprise. After explaining what happened, Mew agrees to get Regigigas to update their systems.
      • Sir Aaron's Lucario looks at one of Ash's projects of an Aura battery and finds it's been storing up Aura for about two and a half years.
      • Casey and the Sinnoh Lucario go their separate ways, while Mew and Sir Aaron's Lucario work with Regigigas.

  • Battle Frontier, part 2 (chapters 198-212)
    • Chapter 198:
      • Over in Unova, Iris has a visit from Drayden, and asks him permission to leave the Opelucid Academy due to homesickness. He agrees to let her go home, and also to keep Fraxure, who is technically an Adademy Pokémon.
      • In Sinnoh, Cynthia works with her team, while the Royal Messenger Lucario reports on Ash and Casey.
      • Elsewhere, the space team works, Dawn spends time with Piplup and meets Mesprit again, and Molly and Gary spend time in Sinnoh.
      • Finally, back in Kanto, Spencer Hale gets a visit from the Shiny Entei, Martha Hale spends time with her daughter's Raikou and Suicune, and Mew and Sir Aaron's Lucario work with Regigigas.
    • Chapter 199:
      • Ash and co. arrive at the Battle Factory, and meet Factory Head Noland, who shows them around. He also introduces them to his Articuno, who's just accidentally blown up the microwave.
      • Articuno has a talk with Ash's Entei about being a Pokémon with a Poké Ball.
      • The next day, Ash has his battle, with Latias facing Articuno and winning. Ash wins the second battle as well, earning him the Knowledge Symbol.
      • Meanwhile, down in Pallet Town, Scott comes to Ash's house, wanting to invite him to compete in the Battle Frontier, unaware that he's already participating.
    • Chapter 200:
      • Still outside Cerulean City, Ash and Ho-Oh discuss the remaining six Battle Facilities, intending for the Legendary to participate in at least one of them.
      • In the Orange Islands, Silver and Pidgeot train, and Silver discovers a small intriguing object.
      • Elsewhere, Todd photographs the mated Articuno and their chicks in Johto.
      • Mewtwo, the two Mew, Hoopa, the three Deoxys, and other assorted humans discuss the formation of a company to assist with space travel and exploration. Deoxys-Blue (the Deoxys from the Delta meteorite) is assigned to the company as community service.
      • Over in Unova, N and his friends find the Swords of Justice to ask for advice, due to what he's observed conflicting with his intended purpose.
      • Back in Pallet Town, Tracey gives the Shiny Entei a dental checkup.
      • South of Cerulean, Ash and his group continue their journey, and find an Arcanine running from a trainer, who turns out to be Drew. Explanations are made, and it's revealed Drew was trying to invite Arcanine to join his team, but she didn't understand his meaning. Fortunately, a solution is made, and Ho-Oh winds up flying two Growlithe pups - Arcanine's offspring - back to Oak's Ranch to stay while Arcanine is captured by Drew.
      • Elsewhere, Casey is training and is observed by another Pokémon, and James, disguised as Jesselina, participates in a Contest in Johto.
      • Near Hoenn, Groudon and Kyogre are having a spat. Rayquaza steps in, and orders the pair to put their powers to constructive uses.
      • Back in Kanto, Lugia finds Ash and brings him the strange item Silver and Pidgeot found. It's the egg of Manaphy, which accidentally performs Heart Swap on Ash and Lugia. In Lugia's body, Ash Reminds the egg, who promptly hatches and happily reunites with May, before switching Ash and Lugia back.
      • Max makes a comment on how Brock is now the only one of their group without a Legendary. Over in Sinnoh, Uxie sneezes in response.
    • Chapter 201:
      • May and Manaphy catch up, and May introduces some of her (and the others') new Pokémon, along with other differences via time travel, to him.
      • N returns to his father Ghestis and conducts the ritual to summon Reshiram. Reshiram approves of N, but not of his allies, fully aware that Ghetsis is a villain and not a hero. With the aid of the Swords of Justice, N and Reshiram drive away Ghetsis and Team Plasma, and take their leave with N's Pokémon friends.
      • Brock informs May that Misty has offered to help with Manaphy, at least through advice, and they agree to meet up.
      • Arriving in Saffron City, the group splits up and does some shopping. While they're out, Manaphy asks May to get a Poké Ball for him, so he can always be her Pokémon.
    • Chapter 202:
      • As the group continues their shopping, they meet Drew again. May catches up to them after getting a Cherish Ball for Manaphy.
      • While putting their new belongings away in Ash's pouch, May introduces Manaphy to Drew, and the group learns the Pichu Brothers fell in about a week ago and have been there the entire time.
      • May and Drew participate in the Saffron City Contest. Drew doesn't get past the Appeals, but May wins the Contest and earns her first Kanto Contest Ribbon.
      • Over in Sinnoh, Dawn and Barry meet up again, and a Buneary finds Dawn, who quickly figures out she's the one Dawn was due to catch eventually. Dawn then calls Ash to send Buneary over, and he Reminds the other Pokémon, who promptly remembers Pikachu and her crush on him. Meganium takes her aside to talk about it.
    • Chapter 203:
      • Over in Sinnoh, Molly and Gary spend some time studying Pokémon, and Molly's three Legendary Beasts drop by for a visit.
      • After her talk with Meganium, Buneary talks with Pikachu and admits her feelings for him. Pikachu isn't quite sure how to react, but promises to think about it and hopefully have an answer for her when he and Ash go to Sinnoh.
      • The group arrives at the Saffron Gym for Max's gym battle. Mew has been doing some redecorating.
      • After figuring out how to get to Sabrina's part of the gym, the others watch Max's battle, with Sabrina using her Mew friend. During the match, Casper evolves into Banette. While both he and Jirachi are defeated, Max finally wins, earning his Marsh Badge.
      • Also during the battle, Sabrina admits that her Badge is named oddly due to a clerical error - Koga was meant to have the Marsh Badge, and she was supposed to have the Soul Badge.
      • Meanwhile, Johanna calls Norman to ask for advice in dealing with a child who suddenly changes due to future memories.
    • Chapter 204:
      • Over in Unova, N talks with his sisters Anthea and Concordia about recent events. Reshiram backs him up, and finally asks N to get him a Poké Ball so that they can travel around and learn just how much Ghetsis has exaggerated about the state of the world. However, his plans to get one don't quite work, as Reshiram keeps accidentally breaking them.
      • In Saffron City, Ash and co. are invited to visit the Fighting Dojo in Saffron and see how good they are at actual combat. Mega Lucario gets to show off what he's capable.
      • Casper gets to try out the Banettite the group found on Izabe Island. However, they're unable to trigger the Mega Evolution. Casper is disappointed, but Max promises they'll figure it out.
      • Team Rocket arrives at his family's estate to meet his grandparents and pick up James' Mime Jr., whom Ash Reminds when the Rockets find them as they're on their way to the Battle Arena.
      • A group of pirates working for The Phantom suddenly attack and try to swipe Manaphy. May solves the problem easily by recalling him.
    • Chapter 205:
      • The pirates figure out Manaphy isn't with them, and come back for him. Team Rocket drives them off, calling it their responsibility due to the pirates doing criminal activity in Rocket territory. They're happy to be on this end of the "blasting off" for a change.
      • Ash and co. arrive at the Battle Arena and meet Arena Tycoon Greta. Ash succeeds in winning the 2-on-2, earning the Guts Symbol.
      • N continues experimenting with Poké Balls. This time, he succeeds in catching his Zorua, with the other's permission. Finally, N is able to catch Reshiram.
      • Over in Sinnoh, Dawn practices with Piplup and Buneary, and finds something with a white-and-blue tail has swiped some of her snacks. It turns out to be her Pachirisu, who comes with her.
      • Somewhere in Kanto, Scott mistakes Ritchie for Ash.
    • Chapter 206:
      • Ash and co. head in the direction of Silver Town, where May got her second Kanto Ribbon the first time around.
      • Along the way, they stop at Gardenia Town, home of a newer gym. There, they meet Mavis, a Fairy-type specialist.
      • Max challenges Mavis, and wins, earning the Heart Badge. During the battle, Roland nearly evolves, but stops himself.
      • Dawn finally catches up with Ash via the phone so he can Remind her Pachirisu.
    • Chapter 207:
      • Max and Roland talk about his near-evolution. Roland still isn't certain, and decides to talk with his mother and sister, and with Tate and Liza. Max, May, and Brock accompany him back to Hoenn for this discussion.
      • Ash flies to Sinnoh on Pidgeot and Reminds Dawn's Pachirisu. Meanwhile, Johanna has a chat with Ash's Suicune and the Mesprit that suddenly turned up in her kitchen.
      • Over in Hoenn, May introduces Manaphy to her parents.
      • Roland ultimately decides to evolve into a Kirlia.
      • Ash, May, Max, and Brock all return to Kanto.
      • May has a friendly battle with Nicolette, an aspiring Coordinator whose parents run a Pokémon Daycare Center.
      • May and Max each get a Pokémon Egg from the Daycare Center.
      • May participates in the Silver Town Contest with Manaphy, and wins her second Kanto Contest Ribbon, but finds out Heart Swap isn't a good move to use for Contests.
      • Over in Sinnoh, Johanna decides to call Caroline for help in dealing with the craziness in Dawn's life. Caroline suggests Dawn contact the daughter of an old friend of hers.
      • Down in the Orange Islands, Professor Ivy and her Shinx find a Rockruff and catch it as a gift for Brock.
      • In Hoenn, Mewtwo works on the next shuttle launch.
    • Chapter 208:
      • The group approaches Lavender Town, and are stopped by a delivery person, who has a package for Brock. It turns out to be the Rockruff that Professor Ivy caught for him.
      • Rockruff quickly admits that she's actually a disguised Zorua. Brock is rather amused, and happily accepts Zorua onto his team. They stop for lunch soon after, and Brock calls Professor Ivy to thank her for the Zorua.
      • Soon after, the group arrives at the Battle Dome and meet Dome Ace Tucker. Ash and Tucker have a Triple Battle, involving the team of Mawile, Tyranitar and Goodra. Ash wins, earning the Tactics Symbol.
      • Over in Kalos, Serena is out practicing her Rhyhorn Riding (which she isn't too happy about), when her mother, Grace, calls her to tell her she has a letter. It's from Dawn, and she quickly e-mails back.
      • Down in the Orange Islands, Scott still can't find Ash.
    • Chapter 209:
      • Another group of pirates try to kidnap Manaphy, and get Brock's disguised Zorua instead, who is rescued.
      • Ash and co. arrive at the Celadon City Gym, where Max challenges Erika and wins, earning the Rainbow Badge.
      • After the group leaves the gym, Celebi pops up to thank them for something that "unhappened".
      • Over in Unova, Iris and Fraxure do more training with her new mentor Denae.
      • Elsewhere in Unova, Cilan and his brothers decide they need to get more Gym Pokémon.
      • In Sinnoh, Molly earns her first Badge of the region from Gardenia.
      • At the Cycling Road, Ash and co. meet the Shaymin that Ash brought to Gringey City. At her request, Ash takes her (and her Gracidea Flower) to live with his mother.
      • Down in Altomare, Latios spends time with Nurse Joy's Latias.
    • Chapter 210:
      • Ash and co run across a group of students from the Pokémon Ninja School, and decide to take a few lessons.
      • While practicing tree-climbing, Ash falls and lands on a Bonsly, who is promptly Reminded and speed-evolved into Brock's Sudowoodo.
      • Max has a three-on-three battle with one of the students. Max wins.
      • As the group is heading off, May has a slight time-travel incident with an amulet.
      • Over in Sinnoh, as Johanna's heading out, she trips over a confused Swinub in the kitchen.
      • While the group continues on, Max finds an envelope with a Soul Badge in his bag and realizes the trainer he fought was Koga's daughter Janine.
      • Dawn e-mails Ash to inform him she found another of her old Pokémon.
    • Chapter 211:
      • Johanna returns home in time to find Ash arriving, and he Reminds Swinub. Unfortunately, he does so when he picks him up while still inside the house. Fortunately, Lucario manages to grab Swinub and toss him outside before he speed-evolves to Mamoswine.
      • En route back to Kanto, Latias tells Ash that her brother has a girlfriend.
      • The group arrives at the Battle Pike, and meet Pike Queen Lucy, who quickly leads them to the Battle Pike Tent, a secondary facility she keeps up for more... destructive trainers.
      • Ash and Lucy have their battle, and Ash wins the Luck Symbol.
      • The group arrives in Wisteria City, where May participates in a contest and wins her third Kanto Contest Ribbon.
      • Up in space, Scott is still trying to find Ash.
    • Chapter 212:
      • The pirates make another attempt to steal Manaphy, who escapes his prison while the other members of the group are battling the pirates.
      • The group arrives in Dark City, which they find has two gyms. Max ultimately figures out he has to go to both gyms. In the first, he defeats Yas to earn half of the Yin and Yang Badge, and at the second, faces Kaz to earn the second half.
      • Roland decides to he wants to evolve into a Gallade, but wants to learn more first.
      • Max's egg hatches into an Aron.
  • Event: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon (chapters 213-215)
    • Chapter 213:
      • Ash celebrates his fourteenth birthday. While several of Ash's Pokémon are baking a cake for him back at the lab, Ash's friends who are with him give him his presents.
      • Sceptile and Meganium's Chikorita egg is revealed to have hatched.
      • During the exchange of gifts, Max names his new Aron Ferris.
      • Professor Oak calls to let them know he and some guests (and of course, he chose Ash and co.) have been invited to visit Professor Yung, a researcher who's been working on a way to train Pokémon without them needing to battle other real Pokémon.
      • Ash and co. arrive at Professor Yung's lab, and Misty joins them shortly afterward.
      • Misty is shown to have acquired her Luvdisc Caserin offscreen. Ash Reminds him while still in his Poké Ball, and Misty promises to explain things to him later.
      • Professor Oak arrives, and the six humans and their Pokémon enter Professor Yung's lab.
      • Professor Yung demonstrates his Mirage System to the group. Several of their Pokémon get to challenge Yung's Mirage Pokémon, but one request is denied: the Mirage system can't produce Riolu or Lucario yet.
      • Mawile and Manaphy, rather than battle, get a cuddly Pokémon to snuggle.
      • The system suddenly locks up, as a mysterious cloaked figure and a variety of Mirage Pokémon arrive.
    • Chapter 214:
      • The cloaked figure is identified as the Mirage Master, who uses his Mirage Pokémon to overwhelm and defeat the majority of the group's Pokémon, and even Ash when one manages to steal his hat, leaving him vulnerable to sleep-inducing moves.
      • Having successfully defeated them all, the Mirage Master demands that the Professor use his scanning equipment on Ash's Pikachu to extract his memories and acquire data on as many Legendary Pokémon as possible. Professor Yung reluctantly agrees to do the scanning.
      • Roland manages to escape via teleportation, and goes to get help.
      • Zorua and Stantler have also escaped, and explore the lower levels of the building, where they find M-001, a Mirage Mew, and ask him for help. M-001 explains that he's a full artificial intelligence designed to operate the Mirage System. He also tells them of the existence of M-002, who is revealed to be the Mirage Master. It's also revealed that the system has made Riolu and Lucario in the past, despite what Yung said.
    • Chapter 215:
      • Back with Ash and co., Mewtwo suddenly arrives, having been alerted by Roland. Yung responds by activating an override, and M-002 attacks Mewtwo. The fight quickly reveals M-002 is actually a Mirage Mewtwo.
      • Professor Oak figures out Yung is the real villain, and Yung admits it. He's really after data, and has faked this attack all so he can get that data. Then, when the Mirage Master attacks elsewhere later on, Yung can use his system to defeat the Mirage Master and will be hailed as a hero.
      • Down below, Zorua and Stantler work with Mew to figure out a plan. They arrive in the lab, where Yung is explaining how he tried to show off his system previously through a press conference, but the system glitched and made him a laughingstock.
      • While Yung is ranting, Zorua gets Dexter and plugs him into the system to try and shut it down. While Yung catches them, Zorua suddenly thinks of a last-minute solution, and has Dexter make the system create a Mirage Riolu. Its generation overrides Yung's control of the system: Riolu and Lucario both have an innate sense of justice, and by making a Mirage Riolu, it gives the Mirage Mewtwo a conscience, causing it to refuse to obey Yung anymore.
      • Misty arrests Professor Yung for his actions.
      • Dexter, having been removed from the system, materializes and is revealed to have evolved into a Porygon2.
      • Mewtwo decides to claim the Mirage System for his own company, since Mirage Pokémon can breathe in space.
      • Ash and co. return to Professor Oak's lab, and is reunited with the rest of his Pokémon, including Latios and Latias, and is pleasantly surprised when he finds out about the cake they've made for him.
      • Ho-Oh arrives on the scene and is annoyed that he missed everything again. Ash apologizes, explaining that this event didn't happen the last time around, so he didn't expect it.
      • Ho-Oh decides to stay with Ash until he's been personally involved in a potentially world-ending event, and asks Entei to handle his duties for the time being. Entei agrees.
  • Battle Frontier, part 3 (chapters 216-227)
    • Chapter 216:
      • An "Ashes Nowhere To Be Found" chapter.
      • At Oak's lab, Sceptile and Meganium's son is introduced to Latias, and reveals he knows Sacred Sword.
      • Mewtwo introduces M-001 and M-002 to their new duties in space.
      • In Unova, Iris and her Pokémon train by scaling a mountain as a team. Iris ends up saving Excadrill when he loses his grip.
      • Elsewhere in the same region, the Swords of Justice continue showing N and his group around the country.
      • In Kanto, Misty meets up with Karen, and tells her about the recent Mirage Pokémon event.
      • In Sinnoh, Gary and Molly research. At her home, Dawn e-mails back and forth with Serena.
      • Down in Alola, Ritchie and his Pokémon enjoy the beach, spending time with Ritchie's grandparents.
      • Somewhere, the Rocket Trio does more work preparing for Contests, and Moltres has sorted things out with some other Legendaries who thought she was being mind-controlled into joining the Rockets.
      • On another island, Todd photographs a family of Eevee.
      • In Johto, Casey buys an Everstone for her Pichu.
      • Back in Pallet Town, Tracey does a sketch commission of Xerneas.
    • Chapter 217:
      • Ash and Brock enter a Pokémon Orienteering competition, while May and Max relax and bond with Ferris.
      • May's egg hatches into a Joltik.
      • In her next Pokémon contest, May beats Harley and wins her fourth Kanto Contest Ribbon.
      • In Sinnoh, Dawn wakes up to find that a Cyndaquil egg has appeared in her bedroom.
      • Ash flies over on Ho-Oh and Latios, and Reminds the egg, speed-evolving it into Quilava.
      • Ferris is revealed to know Dragon Rush as an Egg Move.
    • Chapter 218:
      • The Phantom's pirates make another attempt to steal Manaphy. Ho-Oh stops them.
      • Scott arrives at the Battle Tower and learns from Salon Maiden Anabel that Ash is already doing the Battle Frontier Challenge. He decides to stay at the Tower, knowing Ash will come there sooner or later.
      • The group arrives on Metallica Island, where they meet Palace Maven Spencer.
      • Ash battles Spencer and wins, earning the Spirits Symbol. During the battle, Spencer uses his Mega Venusaur, and Meganium and Chikorita show up to watch Sceptile in action.
    • Chapter 219:
      • May and Skitty train for their next contest.
      • Brock helps Ferris and Max train, while Pikachu and Lucario work with Joltik.
      • Over in Unova, Iris and her Fraxure train together.
      • May and Skitty have their Contest, and May earns her fifth Kanto Contest Ribbon.
      • Over in Sinnoh, Princess Salvia gets a letter, later revealed to be from Celebi and Mesprit, which informs her she has a body double who can take her place from time to time, if she agrees to share her Togekiss with them.
      • Princess Salvia sends her servant Freesia to talk to Dawn about the letter she got.
    • Chapter 220:
      • Dawn meets Princess Salvia, and reveals the time travel thing to her. Ash stops by, and Reminds Togekiss.
      • After everyone else leaves, Suicune arrives to give Dawn an aura translation lesson.
      • The group arrives at the Battle Tower, and Scott finally meets Ash in person. Ash finally remembers that the Battle Frontier is invite-only.
      • Ash battles Anabel, and wins the Ability Symbol. Anabel makes use of her Mega Alakazam during this battle.
      • Scott reveals the current location of the Battle Pyramid- Cerulean Cape.
      • Entei and Raikou cover Ho-Oh's duty to end a typhoon.
    • Chapter 221:
      • The group is relaxing, and discover their Pokéballs suddenly aren't working.
      • Ferris encounters a Deoxys with an orange chest gem, who asks Ferris to take him to his leader. When he does, he announces that he comes in peace.
      • During the group's meal, the Phantom Pirates attack, one wielding a Keystone and Kangaskhanite, but are unable to send out their Pokémon due to the same problem, and are easily defeated.
      • The group discovers a meteorite is causing Deoxys-Orange pain, and Max wishes for it to be moved somewhere where it wouldn't hurt anyone. Jirachi does so, which also removes the disruption on their Pokéballs.
      • Deoxys-Orange accidentally captures himself in one of Max's Pokéballs, which he was holding when the meteorite went out of range.
      • The group meets Solana, another Pokémon Ranger who's come to investigate the disturbance with the Pokéball, only to find out they've already taken care of it. She decides to join them for dessert.
      • Deoxys-Orange decides to stay as Max's Pokémon, then leaves with a transceiver so he can visit them.
      • Over in Kalos, Serena sends an e-mail to Dawn, and gets one back about the situation with Princess Salvia.
      • The group arrives in Cerulean City, so Max can challenge the gym, earning a Cascade Badge. During the battle, Daisy makes use of a Mega Slowbro, and Casper successfully Mega-Evolves into Mega Banette.
    • Chapter 222:
      • Despite having all her ribbons, May insists on the group participating in an upcoming Contest.
      • In Unova, Reshiram and Zorua discuss truth and illusions.
      • The group arrives at the Contest hall, and May discusses one of her ideas with the local Nurse Joy. It's decided to have an open-air Contest the next day.
      • Since they have time, Ash and Pidegeot fly up to Cerulean Cape to find the Battle Pyramid, but discover it's moved.
      • Not long after, Flint and Forrest witness it landing outside of Pewter City.
      • The next day, the open-air Contest is held, with May as a guest judge in place of Mr. Sukizo (who couldn't make it because of a bad leg). Ash and Brock participate with Pidgeot and Flygon, respectively. Brock and Ash are the finalists, with Brock winning, and May getting valuable experience as a judge.
      • Meanwhile, Scott calls Pyramid King Brandon to tell him Ash is on the way, and that he pointed Ash to Cerulean Cape. Then Brandon explains he'd moved it the day before in order to give the grass where he'd parked time to recover. Scott hopes he'll be able to find Ash much more easily this time in order to tell him.
    • Chapter 223:
      • Serena and her mother look for a riding Pokémon that's better suited to her than a Rhyhorn. She winds up befriending and choosing a Blitzle.
      • Flint and Forrest go out to have a look at the recently-arrived Battle Pyramid, and wind up falling into a hole in the ground.
      • Ash and co. arrive at the Pewter Gym so Max can challenge it for his next badge.
      • While discussing who he should use, Ash calls out Absol, who immediately indicates they have something they need to take care of, urgently.
      • As he and his father investigate the ruins, Forrest winds up getting possessed by the King of PokéAtlantis.
      • Ash arrives in time, and orders Lucario to use Aura Purge on Forrest, then calls out Ho-Oh to destroy the stone vessel the King's spirit had been. The King immediately decides to switch hosts, and targets the boy accompanying Ash. Unfortunately, his target is a disguised Zorua, whose type causes the Psychic energy from the King to dissipate, ending his threat.
      • The group returns to the gym, where everything is explained to Brock's family.
      • A Darkrai appears to collect the King's spirit, but finds nothing and leaves.
    • Chapter 224:
      • Ash meets with Professor Oak to deal with the ruins, and discusses some of what happened with them the last time around.
      • Max and Forrest have their battle. Max wins, earning the Boulder Badge.
      • Prior to the final round of the battle against Brock's borrowed Steelix, Roland decides he's ready to evolve into Gallade, and does so with Max's Dawn Stone.
      • Team Rocket's Pikachu discusses another costume with Meowth.
      • Roland calls his family in Hoenn to show them his evolution.
      • Elsewhere in Kanto, Casey hunts for a Dunsparce so she can trade it for a shiny Shinx.
      • Down in Alola, Scott once again mistakes Ritchie for Ash and reveals to him that Ash is currently doing the Kanto Battle Frontier.
    • Chapter 225:
      • Celebi shows up at Dawn's house momentarily, but due to being spotted by Barry, mistakenly drops Ash's Buizel in Misty's gym.
      • Ash begins heading for the Battle Pyramid, only for Celebi to show up and cause an Aipom to fall out of the trees, landing on Ash's head and, being Reminded, speed-evolves into Ambipom.
      • While Ash and co. are explaining things to Ambipom, Misty calls and tells Ash his Buizel just showed up in her gym. She promises to bring Buizel to meet him as soon as possible.
      • The group arrives at the Battle Pyramid, and prepares for their battle. Brandon opens the pyramid into its "open arena" mode.
      • Misty arrives with Buizel, and Ash Reminds him. Misty then leaves.
      • Down in the Orange Islands, Pidgeot and Silver deal with the local Legendary Birds again.
      • Ash begins his battle with Brandon. Brandon is revealed to own a Heatran as well as his three Legendary Golems.
      • While Ash is having his battle, Buizel challenges Ho-Oh to a battle. Ho-Oh agrees.
    • Chapter 226:
      • Ash and Brandon continue their battle.
      • Ho-Oh and Buizel end their battle in a tie. Ho-Oh is not happy that he missed the entire battle.
      • Ash wins his battle with Brandon, earning the Brave Symbol.
      • In Kalos, the Swords of Justice train, and Keldeo shows off a new move.
    • Chapter 227:
      • Ash brings Ambipom to Dawn.
      • Dawn meets Uxie, who is hiding in her rhododendrons and explains that yes, they've deliberately been dropping off all her Pokémon early.
      • Uxie also explains it is the reason Ash is able to hold enough memory to restore several dozen people and Pokémon.
      • Celebi drops Ash and his team back in Kanto moments after he's left for Sinnoh.
      • May works with Joltik and Manaphy. Drew shows up partway through, looking for advice from Ash on one of his new Pokémon.
      • Drew decides to join Ash and co. for their meal, and introduces his new Butterfree and Absol.
      • Ash's Absol works with Roland on his sword-fighting, while Drew's Absol watches.
      • Drew's Butterfree is revealed to be a child of Ash's Butterfree.
      • Down in the Orange Islands, Professor Ivy works with her recently-evolved Luxio.
      • In Pallet Town, Delia Ketchum chats with Shaymin.
      • On the new Mars base, Kidd Summers meets the Mirage Mew and Mewtwo.
      • In New Bark Town, Professor Elm gets a call from one of his students.
      • Ash and co. arrive at the Kanto Grand Festival, where May puts on an impromptu performance with another Coordinator.
  • Kanto Grand Festival (chapters 228-231)
    • Chapter 228:
      • The preliminary appeals begin, where each Pokémon can only use 1 move in their appeal. May, Jessie, Drew, Harley and Solidad all make it to the next round.
      • The second round appeals go underway. All five coordinators pass. Dawn, Serena, Tracey and the Kimono Sisters are all seen watching the Festival.
      • At the Oak Ranch, Ash's roster hold their own appeal tournament.
    • Chapter 229:
      • The third round double battles go underway. May and Solidad are seen passing.
      • The fourth round single battles go underway. May passes, but Jessie knocks out Harley using Mega Audino.
      • In Unova, Iris's dragon training with Denae progresses to actual flying.
    • Chapter 230:
      • The quarter-final single battles go underway. May (using Mega Altaria) and Drew are seen passing. Glaceon watches her mother in Drew's battle.
      • A Zapdos interrupts Casey's baseball game, wanting to join in.
      • May and Solidad face each other in the first semi-final double battle. May wins and passes to the final.
      • Drew and Jessie face each other in the second semi-final double battle. Jessie wins and passes to the final.
      • Barry joins Dawn in watching the festival, showing off his new Smeargle and outlining his plan to use him to collect Legendary Signature Moves.
      • Elsewhere, Deoxys-Orange buys some strong-tasting food from a bemused shopkeeper.
    • Chapter 231:
      • The next-to-last match is held, with Drew defeating Solidad to take third place.
      • May and Jessie face each other in the finals. Jessie wins by both points and knock-out, becoming a Top Coordinator for the first time.
      • Ash's Pokémon complete their appeal tournament at the Oak Ranch. Mewtwo wins via write-in votes, despite not being present, with Suicune in second and Glalie in third.
      • Dawn and Serena both react to what they saw in the Grand Festival.
      • Captain Phantom declares that it's time he personally stepped in to acquire Manaphy, bringing along his entire organization.
  • Movie 9: Temple of the Sea (chapters 232-235)
    • Chapter 232:
      • The group meets Lizabeth, a trainer whose family runs a traveling water circus and is related to the People of the Water, who built the sea temple Samiya where the Manaphy live. Lizabeth turns out to be a fan of May's and is trying to replicate some of her routines, and Manaphy offers to help.
      • Later, Jackie Walker, a Pokémon Ranger, spots them training. Aware that a Manaphy belongs to one of Ash Ketchum's friends, but not seeing her, he thinks Ash may have already been defeated by Captain Phantom and intervenes to try and rescue Manaphy. Fortunately, the others arrive and clear up the misunderstanding.
      • Shortly after Jackie gives Roland some information on Pokémon Rangers, the Phantom Pirates attack, leading to the team making a run for it.
    • Chapter 233:
      • Ash releases Ho-Oh to deal with the Phantom Pirates. Ho-Oh easily handles them.
      • Captain Phantom's Chatot decides to run for it and asks Ash and co. for sanctuary.
      • After they manage to escape, the group figures out where Samiya is and how to reach it, off the Cerulean Cape. Ash arranges with Ho-Oh to meet him there.
      • Jackie performs a Capture on the Chatot.
      • En route to Samiya, the group picks up Misty, who helps them reach it where it's located underwater.
      • In Gardenia Town, Ash's Raikou challenges Mavis and her gym.
      • Further out to sea, Ash's Lugia and Silver try to also reach Samiya.
    • Chapter 234:
      • Ash and co. reach Samiya and get inside. Manaphy leads them to the control room.
      • Jackie's Chatot is revealed to be named Casey.
      • Captain Phantom and his remaining men arrive at Samiya. A major battle begins.
      • Captain Phantom arrives in the control room, knocks aside May and grabs Manaphy.
    • Chapter 235:
      • Captain Phantom begins stealing the control crystals for Samiya, intending to sell them and Manaphy to the highest bidder.
      • May gets a boost from Samiya's Aura Projection system, giving her enough strength to defeat Captain Phantom, destroying his armor and freeing Manaphy from his prison. Manaphy manages to get the Temple stabilized.
      • Manaphy steers Samiya to a point off the coast of Pallet Town, where they can park it safely. Mewtwo turns up and reveals he removed a portion of mud and rock from the coastline so they won't beach the temple.
      • Jackie contacts his boss to confirm their mission was a success, and that Captain Phantom and his crew have been taken into custody. Shortly afterward, he finds a Zapdos flying along, which agrees to give him a lift to his next destination in Shikoku. Casey also joins him, and Jackie accepts him as his permanent partner.
      • May and Manaphy part ways while Manaphy finishes sorting things out with Samiya, promising they'll be able to travel together again soon.
      • Silver and Lugia discover they've made a wrong turn and ended up in Crown City in Sinnoh. They promptly start flying back south.
  • Finale (chapter 236)
    • Chapter 236:
      • Ash and Co. decide to stay in Pallet Town for a while, as it is a few days before they have go to Sinnoh.
      • Max discovers that since he hasn't placed in a League Challenge (as the Ever Grande Conference was cancelled), Ash is still his mentor and they still have to travel together. They decide that Max will join Ash in Sinnoh until he's decided where to do his final Gym, and then Ash can accompany him in the Indigo League, while May goes to Johto on her own.
      • Roland practices his blade moves with Absol.
      • Buizel is introduced to the newer team members.
      • Ash and his team begin more advanced training to prepare for Team Galactic, from Ash practicing with his aura-enhanced sword, to his team practicing more realistic and chaotic battles instead of formal challenges.
      • At Delia's behest, Ash gets around to cleaning out his pouch.
      • Iris is given some general knowledge textbooks to learn, in order to give Denae time to come up with new challenges, since Iris has been completing them faster than she can come up with them.
      • Ash helps Professor Oak with an experiment to see how many Pokémon he can Mega-Evolve in one go. It quickly turns into a mass photo session.
      • Dawn tells Serena that she'll be starting her Pokémon journey soon.
      • Ash and May comment that they never got their half-ribbons this time around, but decide that they'd rather miss things than friends. Delia gives Ash a Pyramid Pin, to commemorate his triumph over the Kanto Battle Frontier.
      • Ash and Max watch Brock fly off to meet with Philena, before they reconvene in Sinnoh a few days later.

    Arc 06: Sinnoh (chapters 237-ongoing) 
And if we come together as one,
Complete the quest that we've begun...
Pokemon DP: Galactic Battles opening

  • Sinnoh League gyms, part 1 (chapters 237-242)
    • Chapter 237:
      • Dawn and her team wake up on the day they start their Pokémon journey.
      • Ash and Max arrive in Twinleaf Town and meet Johanna. Ash and Pikachu think about the events in Sinnoh, with Cyrus being the reason they came back in the first place.
      • Pikachu meets with Buneary again, to give his answer about their relationship. Pikachu admits that they got off to a bad start and that he didn't give himself a chance to see if there was anything, so he decides to start their interactions off from the beginning.
      • Dawn decides to go for a walk to Lake Verity before setting out, and meets Mesprit. Mesprit offers her help to Dawn if she needs it and asks.
      • Brock arrives in Twinleaf Town and meets up with the rest. He shows them the Rockruff he got while visiting Philena (a real one this time).
      • Ash finds, Reminds, and captures his Starly, speed-evolving him into Staraptor.
      • Staraptor joins in a spar against Roland, which leads to him finding out he can temporarily fuse his different blade moves.
      • Kidd goes rock-climbing around the Mars base.
      • Staraptor brings up the topic of Paul and Chimchar. Ash admits that although he doesn't like Paul's training style, most of his Pokémon seem to respect it, and so he doesn't want to just steal Chimchar from him.
      • Molly beats Candice and earns the Icicle Badge, her eighth Sinnoh badge. Gary tells her that she completed the gyms too early and that registration for that year's Sinnoh League doesn't start for months. Molly just says that it's more time for training, knowing she could face Ash in the League.
    • Chapter 238:
      • Ash meets with Paul, who can be reminded, but Paul refuses the offer.
      • Ash brings up the topic of Chimchar, saying that he's not thriving on Paul's training style, but did on Ash's. Paul agrees to give Chimchar to Ash, but asks for a battle and a Pokémon who will work with Paul's style in return. Ash agrees, and Paul gives Chimchar to him, whereupon he is subsequently Reminded and speed-evolves to Infernape.
      • Back at the house, Dawn and Max discuss Paul while their Pokémon train.
      • Ash and Paul have their three battles. Ash wins all three, showing Paul how far he has to go.
      • During the battle, Ash brings up Paul's battle with Cynthia and how he scolded Chimchar for not doing well against the strongest trainer in Sinnoh. Paul believes Chimchar fought Cynthia's Lucario and reaffirms his stance, but after the battle, Infernape gives him a note saying that he fought against her Garchomp, her strongest Pokémon, instead, confusing Paul about his choice.
      • Charizard takes Charla on a date to Samiya.
      • Ash returns to Dawn's house, showing Infernape just how much has changed in the three years that had already gone by.
      • Barry arrives for a visit, showing his Smeargle and his new Prinplup.
      • Team Plasma has suffered a schism due to N's defection, with Rood and Bronius seceding from Ghestis's faction with those that followed N. Ghestis tasks Ryoku with awakening Zekrom and Zinzolin with awakening Kyurem.
    • Chapter 239:
      • The group continue their training.
      • Ash goes to find Turtwig, who resides near an elderly woman named Clara. When Ash finds him, Turtwig is initially reluctant to be Reminded and go with Ash, especially when he hears how much trouble Ash had with his fighting style, but agrees if Ash can successfully use him in a battle against one of his other Pokémon. Ash agrees and Reminds him, speed-evolving him into Torterra.
      • Ash and Torterra battle against Goodra, where Ash shows Torterra his new fighting style. Although Goodra wins, Torterra is satisfied, and allows Ash to capture him.
      • While having tea with Clara, Celebi drops Croagunk onto Brock. Ash Reminds him.
      • Croagunk is stunned when he hears that Brock has a steady girlfriend. Geodude takes him aside to explain the situation.
      • Mewtwo begins setting up a space base on Callisto.
    • Chapter 240:
      • Max decides on Cinnabar Gym as his final Kanto League gym. He and Ash fly there on the Eon Twins while Dawn and Brock head for Jubilife City.
      • Max's Deoxys shows up to watch the gym challenge.
      • Max and Blaine have their battle. Max wins, earning the Volcano Badge.
      • Dawn and Brock arrive in Jubilife City, after walking right through an illusion created by a herd of wild Stantler. Brock doesn't even notice.
      • The Swords of Justice have a meal at the Striaton Trio's restaurant.
      • Serena gets her Blitzle used to wearing a saddle.
    • Chapter 241:
      • Dawn decides on Piplup as her Jubilife Contest Pokémon. The Eon Twins drop Ash and Max off in Jubilife City.
      • During the contest, Ash and Brock see Zoey taking part. For some reason, she cannot be Reminded.
      • The Eon Twins return to Altomare, where Lugia had been watching over it in their absence.
      • Dawn and Zoey battle in the contest final. Dawn wins and earns her first Sinnoh Contest Ribbon. After the battle, Dawn asks Zoey to meet up later.
      • In the Pokémon Center, Dawn tells Zoey about the time travel and the old timeline, but is astonished when Ash cannot Remind her. They make plans to get to the bottom of this.
      • With Mewtwo's help, the group arrive to where Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf are having a meeting. The Lake Trio agree to help out, mentioning that they faced similar problems with Gary's memories.
      • With some help from Jirachi and Celebi, the Lake Trio allow Ash to Remind Zoey. It is revealed that, like Gary, Zoey was at Spear Pillar battling Cyrus and trying to rescue the Lake Trio in the old timeline.
      • Zoey reunites with her Pokémon, and promises to be there for Ash and Co. when they need her.
      • Giovanni informs Jessie, James and Meowth that Rocket operations in Canalave City have disappeared suddenly, and tasks them to get to the bottom of it.
      • While walking through Opelucid City, Keldeo bumps into Iris.
    • Chapter 242:
      • Ash and Co. arrive in Oreburgh City, only to find that some Fossil Pokémon had been revived from the museum and are going on a rampage. The group quickly takes care of the problem.
      • During the fight, Ash takes down a challenge-hungry Cranidos, who he decides will be a good fit for Paul's team.
      • Mawile befriends a little lost Tyrunt.
      • Keldeo calls Ash, and shows that he found Iris and told her about the situation. Ash makes plans to fly over to Unova and meet with her after he's done here.
      • The group meets Paul at the entrance to the Oreburgh Gym, and Ash gives Cranidos to him.
      • Ash and Roark have their gym battle. Ash wins, earning the Coal Badge. During the battle, Roark's Cranidos evolves to Rampardos, and Ash brings down the Gym.
      • With Dawn's next contest, Ash's meeting with Iris and the Indigo League coming up, the group schedules their next move.
  • Max's Indigo League (chapters 243-247)
    • Chapter 243:
      • With Mega Latios's help, Ash flies to Unova.
      • At the Moor of Iccirus, Keldeo and Iris meet up with the Swords of Justice, and Ash soon joins them. Ash Reminds Iris and Excadrill, who has some difficulty reconciling the two timelines and the two entirely different versions of Ash.
      • Brock and Geodude help Roark rebuild the Oreburgh Gym, while the rest of his Pokémon help Mawile welcome Tyrunt.
      • After Iris finally gets a handle on the situation, she gets Ash's phone number and Ash heads off for the Indigo Plateau.
      • Back in Sinnoh, Max gets a ride on Suicune to the Indigo League. On arriving, he meets Ash, Misty and May, as well as a trainer from Alola named Iwalani.
      • Suicune gives the opening address for the Indigo League. Ash and May watch from the Elite Four viewing box.
      • Round 1: Max defeats Tony.
    • Chapter 244:
      • Mawile and Tyrunt watch Dawn practice her routines, and help her decide on a routine for the next contest.
      • Denae notices Iris has her mind on something else, and agrees to help Excadrill expand his moveset.
      • Round 2: Max defeats Pete Pebbleman.
      • The Bibai Village contest begins, with Dawn using Buneary in her appeal.
      • Serena takes care of Blitzle, and watches a video that Dawn sent her.
    • Chapter 245:
      • Round 3: Max defeats his opponent. During this battle, his opponent brings out a Mega Kangaskhan, who Max battles with Jirachi.
      • Zapdos stages a battle in front of Casey.
      • Professor Oak tries to get back into sketching.
      • Ritchie practices his psychic powers.
      • Delia has tea with the Hales, Shaymin, and the Shiny Entei and Suicune.
      • Princess Salvia calls Dawn saying she'd like to participate in a contest soon, in Floraoma Town.
      • The Team Rocket Trio have a barbecue dinner, after not finding anything in Canalave City. Jessie thinks about how Dustox might be leaving soon.
    • Chapter 246:
      • Dawn and Salvia exchange places and Pokémon, so Dawn can hold court and Salvia can compete in a contest.
      • Dawn takes part in a levee and a charity ball. Zorua accidentally stows away with her and observes the goings-on.
      • Round 4: Max defeats his opponent. During this battle, his opponent brings out a Mega Sharpedo, who Max battles with Deoxys.
      • Salvia practices a routine with Piplup and Togekiss.
      • Salvia takes part in the Floaroma Town Contest as Dawn and wins.
      • The girls switch back at the end of the day. Due to some of her previous pranks, Brock hadn't noticed Zorua was gone all day.
    • Chapter 247:
      • Round 5: Max faces Iwalani. During the battle, Iwalani's Dartrix evolves into Decidueye, and their Z-move Bloom Doom defeats Arc. Max loses the battle and successfully places in the top 16 of the Indigo Conference.
      • Team Rockets' Moltres, Noland's Articuno friend, and the Zapdos who is following Casey talk with Ho-Oh about becoming captured Pokémon, with Todd and Sneasel photo-documenting the meeting.
      • Max informs his parents of his decision to join May in Johto now that he's completed his mentorship with Ash.
  • Sinnoh League gyms, part 2 (chapters 248-249)
    • Chapter 248:
      • Ash rejoins Dawn and Brock.
      • The group meets Raikou, who had made friends with the two sisters that Suicune had made friends with in the original timeline.
      • Pikachu and Buneary decide to enter the Eterna City Dress-Up competition together, and decide to make it a date.
      • Lucario does some testing with Pokémon held items.
      • In Eterna Forest, Ash and Co. meet with Cheryl, who is looking for the Amber Castle and the Vespiquen that lives inside it, and Gardenia, who is looking for the Mossy Stone to evolve her Eevee. The group helps both of their problems.
      • A Rotom tries to hide in Dawn's Pokétch, but runs off when it sees everyone watching.
      • Ash and Co. and Team Rocket enter in the Pokémon Dress-Up Competition. Mawile and Tyrunt end up winning the competition, and are awarded a Happiny Egg.
      • Ash Reminds the Egg, hatching and speed-evolving it into Brock's Chansey.
    • Chapter 249:
      • Ash and Co. arrive at Eterna Gym.
      • Gary, reading Ash's email about held item testing, decides to take it on as his new project.
      • Ash and Gardenia have their gym battle. Ash wins, earning the Forest Badge.
      • At the Eterna Historical Museum, the group finds out that it'd just been burgled and the Adamant Orb had been stolen. Officer Jenny is asking Nando about his involvement, but concludes that he is innocent. Ash's aura ends up evolving his Budew into Roselia.
      • The group leaves, concerned that the police hadn't found any evidence of the crime. Dexter informs them that their upcoming destination is Alamos Town.
  • Movie 10: The Rise of Darkrai (chapter 250)
    • Chapter 250:
      • Ash and Co. fly to Alamos Town. Togekiss uses a hang-gliding apparatus to try and carry Dawn, while Staraptor carries Tyrunt and Mawile uses a homemade glider.
      • After landing, the group heads for the Space-Time Towers. On the way, they release their smaller Pokémon to play in the Pokémon Park, and run into Baron Alberto. He offers to lead them to Tonio's lab.
      • Back in Oak Ranch, Ash's auxiliary roster is preparing to be transported.
      • Ash and Co. arrive in Tonio's lab, where he and Alice are examining some space-time anomalies around town. Dexter manages to call in some of Ash's Pokémon before the anomalies pull Alamos Town into another space and block off access to the rest of the universe.
      • Ash is suddenly put to sleep and meets with Darkrai, who finds that he is a lot more qualified to handle this than he thought.
      • While Brock tallies up who they have available (and Charizard realizes he doesn't have Charla's Charizardite Y with him), Ash wakes up and tells everyone that he met Darkrai. Alberto is about to go off to hunt Darkrai, but Lucario manages to talk him down.
      • The group devises a plan of attack: Ash and his front-liners keep the Space and Time Dragons occupied, Brock and his team handle defense, battlefield support and healing, Dawn, Alberto, and Alice go find and play the Oracion disc, Tonio keeps an eye on the distortion, and everyone else run search and rescue. Alberto suddenly remembers that he may have something that could help.
      • In his mansion, Alberto finds a Charizardite X in his rock collection and gives it to Ash. Dexter alerts everyone that the distortions are increasing, and Palkia emerges into Alamos Town.
      • As the group Mega-Evolve their team, Darkrai tries to put Palkia to sleep with Dark Void, but that weakens the spatial distortions enough for Dialga to emerge into the town as well and trap Darkrai inside a time warp.
      • Mega Latios tries to talk to Dialga, but Palkia wakes up and hits Dialga from behind, starting the battle in earnest.
      • A stray attack causes Tyrunt to evolve into Tyrantrum.
      • Dawn, Alice and Alberto find that that stray attack had damaged the Space-Time Towers and the Oracion disc will not play.
      • Outside the distortion in the real world, Bianca and Mega Latias talk to the local Jenny about what's happening, as well as showing them the actual spatial distortion.
      • Zorua notices that the battle is causing the environment to dissolve, and quickly informs Tonio.
      • Dexter diagnoses that the problem is in the playing mechanism. Everyone starts to look for a way to play the Towers' instruments manually.
      • The front-line team starts to take casualties, and Ash runs to the playing room inside the Space-Time Towers when Pikachu and Mega Latios are knocked out and crash-land there.
      • Dexter gets the idea to interface with the instruments himself and create a hard-light interface for Alice to play.
      • Dialga and Palkia notice Ash giving orders inside the playing room and move to attack him. Ash uses Secret Sword to deflect all their attacks, but notices his sword changing when it's over.
      • The time warp wears off and releases Darkrai, who traps both dragons in Dark Void.
      • With Alice unfamiliar with Dexter's piano interface, Dawn suggests a leaf-whistle interface instead. Alice plays Oracion and awakens the Space-Time Towers, calming Dialga and Palkia, healing all the Pokémon, and restoring the town's time-space.
      • All of Ash's reinforcements, including Mewtwo, Misty, May, Max and the Swords of Justice arrive, and Brock quickly explains everything.
      • Ash and Dawn find that his ceremonial sword has transformed into a Honedge, and contains the soul of a human knight by the name of Kari Burns.
      • Dialga and Palkia help repair Alamos Town, and Brock tells them about Team Galactic and their plans.
      • Alberto offers to let Ash keep the Charizardite X.
      • Darkrai has a quiet word with Alice in her dreams.
      • Watching the aftermath on the news, both Gary and Team Rocket are miffed that they missed the event. Serena suddenly recognizes several of the Pokémon on-screen.

  • Sinnoh League gyms, part 3 (chapters 251-263)
    • Chapter 251:
      • Ash introduces Kari to the rest of his team.
      • Casey finally catches Zapdos.
      • Dawn receives a letter from Serena, asking if she was involved with the events in Alamos Town. After talking to Ash, they realize that he remembers Serena from Pokémon camp when they were children.
      • Serena discusses Dawn's answer with her mother, realizing that her childhood friend Ash is now this amazing new trainer. Grace asks her if she has a crush.
      • Mewtwo brings Kari back to the Mirage Kingdom for her to see how it had changed. After the King declares she was free from her vows after her death, she swears fealty to Ash.
      • Primeape brings Tyrantrum to Snorlax to get some advice, but Tyrantrum can't figure out what the advice is.
      • Kari gives Ash his first lesson in arming sword combat, with Lucario assisting.
      • Iris discusses the latest news and Ash's exploits with an unimpressed Excadrill.
      • Tyrantrum and Mawile talk to Ash about the former's dilemma: he doesn't know how to stay with Mawile without becoming a captured Pokémon and getting into the battles that he dislikes. Ash suggests a solution: that Mawile become Tyrantrum's trainer. After agreeing, the two of them purchase a Cherish Ball.
      • Team Rocket make their report to Giovanni, that there are no sign of the disappeared agents and that nothing else is out of the ordinary. Giovanni retasks them to follow Ash again, knowing that he'll run into the enemy sooner or later.
      • N and his sisters go to Nimbasa City Gym to find out how they operate.
      • Sceptile, Meganium and Chikorita visit Sceptile's family tree.
      • Muk talks to Ash about cheese.
      • Cress, Chili and Cilan get a Legendary Bird Trio as customers at their restaurant.
    • Chapter 252:
      • On the way to Hearthome City, Ash and Co. find themselves in Heartome City, which has a similar name. There, they meet Paul and Cynthia, and Ash finds out that she is Remindable. After bringing her up to speed, Ash Reminds her.
      • Gary and Molly teleport in, and Gary, disgruntled for not being called in for the Alamos event, challenges Ash to a match. The group adjourns to Heartome Stadium to watch.
      • Team Rocket select a hot-air balloon for their new assignment, since the plane isn't practical for long-term surveillance.
      • Ash and Gary have their battle, with the former using Pikachu, Mega Lucario and Mega Charizard X, and the latter using Mega Alakazam, Umbreon and Mega Blastoise. Ash manages a win by a nose.
    • Chapter 253:
      • Ash and Co. continue on their way to the real Hearthome City. While walking, they get waylaid by an illusion-using Mismagius, who finally ends up leaving at how nonchalant its victims are being. During this time, they find out that the Rotom they met back in Eterna Forest had tagged along with them, hiding in Ash's pouch.
      • The group helps a lost Hippopotas find its family, while Team Rocket follows them in a new balloon.
      • Infernape practices a new technique against a wild Gyarados, but doesn't find it to his liking.
      • In Cianwood City, Johto, Max wins against Chuck, earning the Storm Badge.
      • Cynthia investigates the Galactic group, but finds that the company seemingly vanished three years ago.
      • Clemont discusses interstellar travel methods with Mewtwo.
    • Chapter 254:
      • Ash and Co. finally arrive at Hearthome City.
      • Dawn and Zoey compete in the Hearthome City contest. Dawn wins and earns her second Sinnoh Contest Ribbon.
      • Zorua plays a very successful prank on the group.
      • The group arrives at the Tag Battle tournament. Mawile takes part, with Paul as her partner, and they beat Barry and Nando to win the tournament.
    • Chapter 255:
      • Ash and Co. encounter a released Spiritomb, who mistakes Ash for the Aura Guardian that sealed it away. Using Aura Purge, Ash calms it down and seals it to give to a Legendary to sort out.
      • The group helps a listless Luxray get used to evolving.
      • At the Solaceon Ruins, Suicune runs into the group, saying that the Unown inside are agitated for some reason.
      • Team Galactic, including the scientist Charon and executive Saturn are interacting with the Unown to obtain the Spear Key. Ash and Co. arrive and try and thwart them, but only some of them can actually perceive Team Galactic, causing enough confusion for Team Galactic to finish their objective and teleport away.
      • Later conversations reveal that Suicune can't even remember Team Galactic, even after fighting with them.
      • Charon delivers the Spear Key to Cyrus, and informs him about Ash.
      • Suicune mentions to Entei and Raikou about Team Galactic, but all the beasts end up brushing the subject off as unimportant.
    • Chapter 256:
      • Dawn participates in the Solaceon Contest, but doesn't make it past the appeal round. Afterwards, Ursula appears to taunt her before leaving.
      • In Johto, May spars with another coordinator named June.
      • The group rests at some hot springs, and Pikachu teaches Buneary how to use Magnet Rise.
      • Ash deals with the swarm of Gligar and Gliscor, finding and Reminding his own Gligar, who speed-evolves into Gliscor.
      • Zoey talks to her Pokémon about the upcoming future crisis.
      • Some of Ash's Pokémon play a game back at Oak Ranch.
      • Mewtwo and Jin discuss putting new objects into space.
      • Serena practices riding Blitzle for the first time.
      • Iris and Denae prepare for some flying training.
      • Misty offers Fred Farrell some advice for his next League challenge.
    • Chapter 257:
      • Ash and Co. arrive at Veilstone City, and meet the Gym Leader Maylene. Maylene is a lot stronger than a regular human, which turns out to be a misconception about human limits by Maylene's Lucario.
      • Maylene asks Ash for a hand-to-hand spar. Ash wins and Maylene gives him a Cobble Badge. Ash accepts it but requests a Pokémon battle anyway.
      • After the first round, Maylene borrows Ash's Lucarionite to use against Mega Heracross.
      • The group encounter the local Officer Jenny investigating the disappearance of Veilstone's meteorites. Ash informs them of Team Galactic's existence, but Jenny soon forgets that information after they leave.
      • Ivysaur and Sceptile deal with some antics on the Oak Ranch.
      • Ash and Co. encounter Paul's brother Reggie.
      • Elsewhere, two people conduct a shady deal involving the capture of a specimen.
    • Chapter 258:
      • The group runs into Kellyn again, who tell them about the kidnap of a Riolu.
      • Lucario identifies the kidnappers' location with Aura Sight, and Ash sets off after sending Pidgeot to the Lucario Kingdom to inform them. The group hurries to catch up with him.
      • Ash catches up to the kidnappers, and completely subdues them with the aid of Pikachu, Kari, Lucario and Infernape.
      • Kellyn and the others catch up moments later. A moment after that, the Eeveelution Rangers show up with their mechs based on the Eevee family line and engage the group.
      • After a pitched battle, Pidgeot and reinforcements from the Lucario Kingdom show up, and turn the tide of the battle. The Eeveelution Rangers are subdued and captured.
      • Grings Kodai turns out to be responsible for the kidnap attempt.
      • Elsewhere, Jessie captures her old Yanma, and sends her Dustox off (equipped with a transceiver) to rejoin her mate.
      • In another place, Barry and Paul have a Pokémon battle.
    • Chapter 259:
      • May and Max arrive at Lake Valor for the Wallace Cup, and rejoin Ash and Co.
      • The Team Rocket Trio find Ash and Co. Ash Reminds her Yanma, speed-evolving her into Yanmega.
      • The Appeal rounds of the Wallace Cup go underway. May, Dawn and Jessie are seen making it through, but Ash does not.
      • Jessie beats Ursula in the first round.
      • In the quarter-final rounds, May beats Zoey.
    • Chapter 260:
      • The Wallace Cup continues.
      • In the quarter-final rounds, Dawn beats Drew.
      • Serena, Salvia and the Maple family are seen watching the Wallace Cup live.
      • In the semi-final rounds, May beats Jessie.
      • Dawn and May face each other in the final round. Thanks to Pikachu's training, Buneary is victorious, winning Dawn the Aqua Ribbon, her third Sinnoh Contest Ribbon.
    • Chapter 261:
      • May and Max meet up with Ash, Dawn and Brock after the contest. Azelf shows up and invites all of them to his home beneath Lake Valor.
      • Ash mentions the Team Galactic anti-memory effect. Azelf calls Uxie and Mesprit over to discuss the phenomena. It's discovered that only those that have been Reminded by Ash (and the Lake Trio themselves) can perceive Team Galactic.
      • The Team Rocket Trio are preparing to leave Lake Valor, but encounter Team Galactic clearing out the area for an operation. With only some of their Pokémon able to notice an attack in the first place, they are forced to retreat.
      • With Ash and co., Celebi appears and drops Gible in Ash's arms, and Ash Reminds him, witnessing Azelf, Uxie and Mesprit's involvement in the process as he does so.
      • The group are suddenly ambushed by Team Galactic, led by the executive Jupiter, who have a Mega Gardevoir and a Shadow Zoroark. Everyone does their best to hold them off, while recalling the un-Reminded members.
      • May is revealed to possess Venusaurite.
      • Jupiter is revealed to possess Hunter J's petrification technology, and uses it to capture Uxie and Mesprit. Ash tries to save Azelf, but just fails, and Team Galactic teleport away with their captives.
      • Giovanni receives a very vague message from the Team Rocket Trio, informing him that they'll handle it themselves.
      • Charon looks over his new prisoners, kept docile with an Apathy Styler.
    • Chapter 262:
      • Ash and all of his Reminded allies and Pokémon (including Cynthia, Drew, Zoey and Iris) convene at the Oak Ranch to discuss the threat of Team Galactic and their anti-memory phenomenon. Topics covered include slowing down Team Galactic from finding the entrance to Spear Pillar, distributing Reminded Pokémon to keep the humans with un-Reminded teams safe, and whether the loss of the Lake Trio means that Ash is unable to Remind anyone any more.
      • Max realizes that Damos, despite not being Reminded personally, can still remember Team Galactic because his code came from a Reminded Dexter. Professor Oak makes plans to copy Dexter's code to create more Porygon that are immune to the anti-memory effect, allowing them to create an early-warning system.
      • Ash decides to put Absol and Mewtwo on his active team full-time.
      • Lugia is sent to watch over Cynthia, while Ho-Oh takes over his duties of watching over his Legendary Birds.
      • Elsewhere, Team Rocket discuss other forms of assistance if their heavy-hitters won't be of any use.
      • Delia has a word with Ash in private, telling him to take care of himself, to not put himself in danger unless he's the best/only person around, to think about using his stronger Pokémon sooner, and to make sure he does everything he can to come home afterwards.
    • Chapter 263:
      • Mewtwo teleports everyone to Pastoria City.
      • The group runs into Paul on the way out. Ash confirms that the Aura glow that tells him which characters are Remindable is no longer present.
      • Crasher Wake arrives to challenge Ash to a battle. Ash eventually wins and earns the Fen Badge, even if the gym is damaged in the process.
      • Mewtwo and Latios discuss psychic aerodynamics.
      • At the Oak Ranch, Dexter's code finishes copying, producing 12 different Porygon individuals. To Dexter's dismay, they are all as snarky as he is.
  • Movie 11: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (chapters 264-267)
    • Chapter 264:
      • While stopping for lunch, Ash and Co. find a Shaymin helping itself to their food. The Shaymin tells them about being chased by Giratina, who got into a fight with Palkia, and is now trying to eat her, but the group tries telling her she's mistaken.
      • Shaymin says that she needs to get to the Gracidea Valley. Mewtwo teleports everyone to the valley without too much trouble.
      • In the Reverse World, Newton Graceland watches Giratina trying to get out into the real world, but is barred by Palkia's spatial distortion barrier. Giratina soon discovers a solution around the distortion, but is intercepted by Zero and his Megarig on the way out.
      • The struggles in the Reverse World start damaging the real world, causing Mewtwo to shift his attention to staving off the damage. Ash begins calling in all his allies and Pokémon to assist, including the country's Elite 4s.
      • Shaymin gets upset that no-one is listening to her say that Giratina is dangerous and is after her, but Mawile talks to her and says that she's not being reasonable.
      • Ash prepares a team to head into the Reverse World, while Dawn supervises the glacier and Brock and the others work on disaster mitigation and evacuation in the real world. Shaymin decides to join Ash and turns into Sky Forme to do so.
      • Mewtwo teleports Ash and his team into the Reverse World, and everyone gets busy as the damage ramps up. Absol helps coordinate everyone to where they need to be.
      • Latios spots the Megarig, and the group teleports over just as Zero finishes draining all of Giratina's power.
    • Chapter 265:
      • Ash's team engages the Megarig while Ash and Meganium try healing Giratina. Newton meets them on the way.
      • In the real world, Manaphy helps block a mega-tsunami caused by falling debris.
      • Upon touching Giratina, Ash suddenly sees a memory-vision of Azelf, and it's revealed that the Lake Trio had managed to transfer enough information to Ash before his capture for Ash to Remind Giratina.
      • Zero's Mecha Giratina ship splits off from the Megarig, with his artificial intelligence ally Infi controlling both ships, and Ash's team divides itself to go after both machines. While Ash and Giratina chase Zero and the Mecha Giratina in between both worlds, Mewtwo's team remains in the Reverse World dealing with the Megarig.
    • Chapter 266:
      • Mewtwo, Ho-Oh and Charizard manage to deal enough pressure to the Megarig's shields that Latias is able to get Pikachu, Lucario, Kari and Dexter onboard the ship before it phases, and they begin battling the Magemite-family onboard security.
      • Pidgeot helps Giratina keep up with Zero as the battle reaches Crown City, much to Kodai's confusion.
      • Squirtle, Muk and Ivysaur use the former's brand of craziness to deal with a freak storm effect.
      • The boarders finally reach an access port too important for Infi to isolate, and Dexter is plugged in. Forced to divide her attention between the aerial battle outside, the boarders inside and Dexter's digital assault, Infi slowly starts to lose ground.
      • Dexter uses a hijacked phasing module to project-phase his body and outmaneuver Infi's countermeasures, and finally shuts the Megarig down for good.
      • Latias reports to Newton that Giratina's lack of flight in the real world is hampering their team against Zero. Getting an idea, Newton removes a yellow crystal from his equipment and tells Latias to get it to Giratina.
    • Chapter 267:
      • It's revealed that Dexter has evolved into Porygon-Z after using the phasing module (though no-one knows what to call his species in-universe).
      • Latias emerges into the real world with one of Giratina's portals and delivers the crystal to him, which Giratina identifies as his Griseous Orb. Now able to transform into his Origin Form in the real world, Giratina prepares to lift off, but Ash hits upon a plan.
      • All of Ash's team retreats into the Reverse World, except for Latios, who keeps an eye on Zero in the real world.
      • Using the Eon Twins' sight-sharing, Ash's team coordinates a calculated strike with Giratina's portal creation and Pidgeot's Aeroblast, circumventing the Mecha Giratina's shields and delivering a critical blow.
      • Shaymin helps evacuate Zero and Infi before Mewtwo neatly dismantles the Mecha Giratina.
      • Teleporting everyone back to Gracidea Valley, the Elite Four arrest Zero.
      • Everyone begins to return home, while Ash collects Dexter from the remnants of the Megarig.
      • Giratina shares his experiences of the original timeline ending. Deciding he needs more training to be ready for Team Galactic, he allows Ash to capture him.
  • Sinnoh League gyms, part 4 (chapters 268-283)
    • Chapter 268:
      • The Elite Four ask Misty if this sort of thing is normal. Lance is keeping track of just how many Legendaries Ash has met.
      • Max returns to Mahogany Gym to where he was battling Pryce when the emergency came, and asks to postpone their gym match as Roland is exhausted.
      • Iris calls Ash after seeing events on the news.
      • Dexter communicates with his not-Zodiac offspring, and they tell him their new names.
      • Philena calls Brock about events, and starts thinking about getting Giratina's assistance with her experiments.
      • Dr. Akihabara receives the news about Dexter's new evolution and begins to think about plans to replicate it in his own Porygons.
      • Professor Oak and Damos discuss progress on duplicating Samiya's technology, and also talk about Gary's recent experiments on the moon.
      • Elsewhere, Steven finds another Mega Stone and thinks about his deal with Ash.
      • Rood finally meets up with N and his group at a camp site to discuss where to go from here.
    • Chapter 269:
      • Mewtwo teleports Ash and co. back to the route to Celestic Town as Shaymin decides to explore the world.
      • Ash begins his training plans for Giratina.
      • The group runs into Professor Rowan, who is setting up his Pokémon Summer Academy. Ash and Co. express interest in joining, including Mawile. Professor Rowan finds out what happened to a Piplup egg that mysteriously vanished from his lab a year ago.
      • More trainers begin to arrive, including Barry, Conway and Angie.
      • Professor Rowan officially starts the Summer Academy, and for the first task, he assigns each trainer a Pokémon they have to take care of for the next couple of days.
    • Chapter 270:
      • The trainers begin bonding with their new Pokémon. Everyone finds their tasks a lot easier with the number of translators they have available.
      • To the side, Giratina and Torterra train together.
      • The appeals and performances pass for the trainers and their paired Pokémon. Ash decides to miss it to take care of the insomniac Abra he was assigned.
    • Chapter 271:
      • Rowan begins the second task, telling the trainers to observe and research a Pokémon of their choice. Ash brings over his team for everyone to choose.
      • The trainers begin their observations, although some are stymied by the sheer weirdness of Ash's Pokémon.
      • Lapras is lost due to his directionless cousin when he get the call to attend the camp, only to find out that his pod somehow swam right to where the camp is.
      • Zorua shapeshifts into Lucario to play a prank on a trainer asking for translation assistance, but the real Lucario catches her at it.
      • With some free time, Mewtwo starts work on an autobiography.
      • After the events, Mawile thanks Dexter for teaching her how to write.
      • Elsewhere, Shaymin runs into Kyoko, the old Ninetales that Brock helped to release, and decides to travel together for a while.
    • Chapter 272:
      • Rowan begins the the third task, telling the trainers to partner up and retrieve a medal from some Ghost-infested ruins.
      • As the trainers set off, Giratina chastises a wild Haunter for a prank.
      • An unquiet spirit lures Angie off a cliff, but Mawile manages to save her even if she ruins her glider in the process.
      • Conway and his partner are nearly lured into trouble by a Litwick, but a Dusknoir shows up to intercept the ghost.
      • Thanks to Crobat's assistance, Brock and his partner easily finish the task.
      • The unquiet spirit tries tricking Ash and his partner, but when Ash sees through it, she attacks. Ash, Kari and Lucario manage to fend her off and subdue her, and the Dusknoir shows up to take custody of the rogue ghost.
      • The next day, Rowan begins the final task, a race involving rented Pokémon. Through a combination of skill, dumb luck and his evolution aura, Ash ends up taking first place.
      • As the summer event comes to an end, Mawile approaches Professor Rowan and asks to do some more research some time, and also promises to learn Aura translation to help.
      • Back at the Oak Ranch, Damos has taken advantage of the lull in activity to send off the not-Zodiac PoryDozen to their assignments.
    • Chapter 273:
      • Ash and Co. head for Celestic Town for Dawn's next contest.
      • Ash meets Cynthia in Celestic Town, and the two discuss their different training methods.
      • Dawn enters the contest, facing Lila, her mother's old contest rival. Dawn and Buneary manage to win, earning her fourth Sinnoh Contest Ribbon.
      • On Iron Island, Riley gets to know Leo, his PoryDozen contact.
      • Damos checks in on the rest of the PoryDozen.
    • Chapter 274:
      • Ash and Co. prepare to head for Hearthome City to challenge Fantina.
      • Barry catches up to the group and challenges Ash to a battle. Mewtwo teleports them all to Mount Quena to oblige.
      • Ash and Barry have their battle. During it, Barry's Staravia and Prinplup evolve to Staraptor and Empoleon respectively.
    • Chapter 275:
      • Cyrus and Mars discuss their new research facility in Oreburgh City.
      • The Team Rocket Trio stage an attack on the Team Galactic facility with three mechs. Cyrus recognizes the flashy, eccentric attack as retaliation against the events at Lake Valor and orders his grunts to drive them off without permanent damage.
      • Under the guise of the attack, Meowth, Mime Jr., Arbok and Seviper infiltrate the facility and switch out the stolen Adamant and Lustrous Orbs for fakes. During this, they encounter Wyvern, a hunter-seeker program developed by Dragon of the PoryDozen, who had ended up stuck in Galactic's servers and turned into a Porygon in the process.
      • Meowth transfers Wyvern into a memory stick, and uses Abra to teleport out.
      • With the infiltration complete, Jessie and James collapse the parking garage of the facility, self-destruct the mechs and eject, with Team Galactic none the wiser to the subterfuge.
      • The Trio welcome Wyvern to their cell as they return to base, where the non-Reminded members were making dinner.
      • Ash and Co. arrive to Hearthome City, and meet Fantina just as she's returning from a trip.
    • Chapter 276:
      • Mewtwo teleports the group to an underground sports centre in his base on the moon, for Ash and Fantina to have their gym battle, consisting of 4 rounds of 1v1.
      • During the battle, Ash's Corphish evolves into Crawdaunt, and Fantina's Drifloon evolves into Drifblim.
      • Ash wins the battle and earns the Relic Badge.
      • Mewtwo returns Fantina to her gym at her request, then gets Ash to test out a method of flight with artificial wings while still in low gravity.
    • Chapter 277:
      • Ash and co. resolve a dispute between a Darkrai and Cresselia over Canalave City.
      • Ash and co. arrive at Canalave Gym. It's revealed that they had to make an extra stop at the Hearthome Gym to pick up the badge he'd earned from Fantina.
      • Ash and Byron have their gym battle, with Ash doing his best to wreck the gym at Byron's request. Ash wins after Giratina winds up causing the gym to fall into the Reverse World, and earns the Mine Badge.
      • Roark drops by to visit Byron while Byron is removing the last of his belongings from the gym.
    • Chapter 278:
      • Ash and Co. arrive at Iron Island, and meet Riley, an Aura Guardian and one of the Chosen.
      • Ash and Riley discuss Aura techniques, with Ash having a quick spar with Riley's Lucario and Riley demonstrating a new healing technique.
      • Absol suddenly blocks a bullet aimed for Ash, and Team Galactic attacks. In addition to the Shadow Zoroark, the group is shocked to see a Shadow Lucario.
      • Elsewhere, Charon is trying to scan Mt. Coronet for the Spear Pillar using Iron Island as an amplifier, but cannot find it due to the Samiya stealth module installed previously. Giratina covertly sabotages the machine and destroys it, forcing Galactic to cut its losses and leave.
      • Ash calls the rest of his contacts to tell him of the new development. Oak encourages Ash to develop ways of getting reinforcements that cannot be jammed, and Mewtwo suggests controlling when Team Galactic find the Spear Pillar to lay a trap.
    • Chapter 279:
      • Returning to Canalave City, Ash and Co. find a group of Wailord blocking the harbor, who are looking for a lost Wailmer somewhere in the city. Ash and Co. go looking for her in the sewers.
      • The group find the Wailmer and a bunch of sewer-dwelling Pokémon, including their leader Luxio.
      • Despite a few hiccups, including the Wailmer evolving into Wailord, they successfully reunite her with her pod.
      • Interested in the idea of Contests, Luxio decides to go with Dawn.
      • At Chocovine Town, Brock asks Dawn if she's still okay with competing in the contest, after what had happened on Iron Island. Dawn decides to compete anyway.
      • Competing in the finals against Zoey, Dawn is stricken with memories of the Shadow Zoroark, and Zoey beats her. Afterwards, Zoey talks with Dawn about what happened and reassures her that it's not her fault, despite Ursula's heckling.
    • Chapter 280:
      • Ash and Co. encounter a Froslass who is looking for her son, and help find him and capture a poacher in the process.
      • Iris and Denae practice skydiving and being caught from dragonback.
      • The group's Ground-types hold a small party inside Ash's pouch. During this, Gible evolves into Gabite.
      • At Metagross Mountain, the titular Shiny Metagross asks to battle Ash personally, with Kari as his weapon. The battle ends in a draw.
      • Satisfied at Ash's personal strength, Metagross requests to be captured, although Ash is uncomfortable at their reasoning. He eventually agrees to a provisional capture to see if it works out.
      • Steven arrives to deliver the Mawilite he found to Ash, as per their original deal.
    • Chapter 281:
      • Ash brings Metagross to the Oak Ranch, and delivers the Mawilite to Mawile for her to try.
      • Mewtwo teleports the group to Sandalstraw Town for Dawn's next Contest.
      • The Sandalstraw Contest begins. Latios and Latias use their sight sharing to allow the Oak Ranch Pokémon to watch.
      • Dawn beats Ursula in the first Battle round, and goes on to win her fifth Sinnoh Contest Ribbon.
      • Zoey joins the group in their walk to Snowpoint City.
    • Chapter 282:
      • The group arrives in Snowpoint City and visits the Snowpoint Trainers' School to meet Candice and her class.
      • Ash and Candice have their battle at Snowpoint Gym. Ash wins and earns the Icicle Badge.
    • Chapter 283:
      • Zoey leaves the group to continue her own journey.
      • Paul arrives to challenge Candice, but finds the gym needs repairs first. He also learns about Ash's Metagross and asks Ash for a battle after he gets his own Icicle Badge, with Ash using a Legendary Pokémon against him.
      • The Battle Pyramid arrives at Snowpoint Temple. Paul decides to challenge Brandon, but loses. However, Brandon encourages him, advising him to keep going to gain further skill and experience.
      • The Regigigas from Snowpoint Temple comes to the Battle Pyramid. After a slow start, it explains that it's lonely, and wants to meet Brandon's Golem trio. Brandon winds up inviting it to stay in the Pyramid with him, and it agrees.
      • Ash and co. head off for Michina Town, and alert Giratina that they're on their way.
      • While traveling, the group meets Looker, an International Police officer investigating strange criminal activity which the higher authorities don't seem to be aware of. Ash realizes that he means Team Galactic, but Looker cannot remember their name after being told. Despite this, he can tell there's something odd going on, and that Ash is involved in trying to stop it.
  • Movie 12: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (chapters 284-287)
    • Chapter 284:
      • Ash and Co. arrive in Michina Town, and meet Sheena and Kevin at the Michina Ruins. They fill them in about their time travel and about the previous encounter with Arceus.
      • Noticing time-space distortions around the ruins, Ash calls in the rest of his Pokémon, and Sheena summons Dialga and Palkia. Arceus arrives moments later, and explains that his meeting with Ash and Co. in the past was an important event, and the alterations to the timeline since then has made his history fragile - thus, Ash and Co. must travel to the past and reaffirm the meeting to stabilize the timeline.
      • Dialga sends the group (excluding Kevin) thousands of years into the past. The group devises the plan to free Damos and stop Marcus's plan to trick Arceus, as last time.
      • Sending out some Pokémon as scouts, they find Damos in the prison.
    • Chapter 285:
      • The group frees Damos, and inform him of their time travel as well as Marcus's plans from the last timeline.
      • Marcus notices that Damos has escaped, and calls his Pokémon and men to arms.
      • A giant battle ensues. While Mewtwo disables the human guards, the other Pokémon subdue Marcus's forces.
      • Against such overwhelming might, Marcus angrily surrenders the Jewel of Life, while Damos allows him to leave the temple in peace.
      • Damos finds the fake Jewel of Life in Marcus's quarters and gives it Sheena as a souvenir.
      • The past Arceus descends, and Damos gives him back the Jewel of Life as per his ancient promise. Arceus sends Dialga to return Ash and Co. to their proper time.
      • Ash and Co. return to the present, only to find that they arrived in a timeline where the Delta Meteor was not stopped and the world ravaged as a result.
    • Chapter 286:
      • The present Creation Dragons appear and explain that some minor change in the past caused the timeline to go wrong, and that the group must go back once again to repair it.
      • Dialga sends them into the past once again, and once again the group rescues Damos and thwarts Marcus.
      • The group returns to the present to find that in this timeline, Molly and the Unown were not stopped and the crystal has reached as far as Sinnoh.
      • The dream-Molly and her Entei arrive, the former somehow having memories of Ash and Co. Molly's non-imaginary Eevee shows up, somehow immune to the effects of the changing timeline, and decides to join the group in their attempts.
      • For the third time, Ash and Co. head into the past, save Damos, stop Marcus, and returns the Jewel of Life to Arceus.
      • The group's third return to the past is not successful, as they arrive in a time where Pokémonopolis and Pokéatlantis are warring to the present day with giant Pokémon.
      • Isolating the group, Dialga tests the mutability of the timeline by throwing gusts of wind into the past, but his attempts only result in timelines where the Shamouti storm isn't stopped, where Mewtwo's genocidal plan was successful, a random ice age, where the Primals are still warring, and where the Alamos universal collapse was total.
    • Chapter 287:
      • After the group moves to a more stable timeline, Tyrantrum asks how they stopped Marcus the first time without Ash's new team, and Ash realizes that they didn't overpower Marcus's forces, but instead outsmarted him.
      • Dawn requests that the group gets some food and sleep and properly plan before they return to the past.
      • The next day, Dialga sends everyone to the past for the fourth time, with the intent to both remove the controlling armor from his Pokémon forces and talk Marcus down without fighting.
      • Brock finds Marcus first, who sends his Heatran after him. Brock manages to lead him outside where Mega Steelix stalls him long enough for Ninetales to remove his armor.
      • Sheena frees Damos, and the two combine their abilities to touch the hearts of Pokémon, to convince Marcus's Pokémon army to disarm themselves.
      • Ash confronts Marcus and tries to convince him of his errors, while his Pokémon try to divest Marcus's Bronzong of its armor.
      • Though they successfully disarm Bronzong, the scuffle leaves the mountain around them unstable, and Pikachu blasts the mountainside apart while Ash saves Marcus.
      • Humbled, Marcus gives the Jewel of Life back to Damos, who subsequently returns it to Arceus with no fuss.
      • While they are in the past, Celebi borrows Ash's Charizard for a quick errand, getting him to teach Blast Burn to some ancient Charizard.
      • Ash and Co. return to the present, and are relieved when it is the peaceful one this time.
      • The group notices that the Legend of the Thunder Beast now mentions how it blew apart a mountain, and find out that Marcus's Heatran was in hibernation at the temple to the present day, expecting Ash and Co. to one day return.
  • Sinnoh League gyms, part 5 (chapters 288-291)
    • Chapter 288:
      • May, Max and Misty feel that something has changed in the universe as the timeline change propagates.
      • Impressed by Brock and his Pokémon's teamwork, Heatran asks to join him. Brock accepts.
      • Dragon of the PoryDozen has a chat with the Rotom traveling with Dawn about agoraphobia and trying to interact with others.
      • Charizard and Molly's Eevee are dropped off with Charla and Molly respectively, grateful to be back with their loved ones.
      • The Shiny Entei, getting a flash of homesickness, runs back home to see his wife and son to reassure himself that they're okay.
      • Ash calls his mother and tells her of the recent events.
      • Tracey gets a flash of the undone timelines when he accidentally puts some giant Pokémon into his sketch.
    • Chapter 289:
      • Ash and Co. arrive at Lake Acuity and meet up with Paul for their scheduled battle.
      • Ash and Paul have their battle, with Ash including Latios in his lineup.
    • Chapter 290:
      • Dawn gets a reminder from her mother about the Twinleaf Festival.
      • Ash and co. attend the festival, then head for the town of Sinjoh for the Johto Festival.
      • Dawn finds out that her old friend, Kenny, is doing the Unova contest circuit this time, which is why they never met.
      • Elsewhere, Todd and his Sneasel meet up with Shaymin and Kyoko.
      • During the Johto Festival, Dawn takes part in an Egg Scramble battle and wins an extra Pokémon egg, which they know doesn't hold a Johto starter but got mixed up in the other eggs for the event somehow.
    • Chapter 291:
      • Lyra and Khoury accompany the group to Lilypad Town, for the contest there.
      • Ash and Brock participate in the contest.
      • Lyra and Khoury thank the group and prepare to return to Johto to travel together.
      • Dexter gets an alert from Babbage of the PoryDozen, warning them that Team Galactic has found the Spear Pillar. Ash gets Mewtwo to return them all to Pallet Town to plan.
      • May, Max, Gary, Iris and Team Rocket are all seen receiving the alert. While responding, Gary finds that Molly is immune to Galactic's anti-meme effect, and brings her along.
      • In their pocket dimension, Sir Aaron and his Creation Trio are seen approaching the final boss of their game.
  • Event: The Battle Finale of Legend (chapters 292-295)
    • Chapter 292:
      • Ash and Co. work out who is going to Spear Pillar. Professor Oak, Delia and most un-Reminded Pokémon are staying behind, but the ones going include Iris, Drew and Zoey to help with coordination, Molly, Absol and Metagross, and the singing Jigglypuff.
      • At Spear Pillar, Team Galactic start their plans to summon Dialga and Palkia, but fail due to the fake Adamant and Lustrous Orbs. Cyrus proposes damaging Spear Pillar to lure Dialga and Palkia there.
      • Babbage keeps an eye on the situation from a distance, and when Dialga is captured, notifies the group to come immediately.
      • Ash and Co. teleport in, disable the guards, and enter the Spear Pillar dimension. Team Galactic rises to confront them, including a Shadow Legendary Bird Trio, and the battle begins.
      • Jirachi tries wishing Dialga and Palkia free, but the wish fails for some reason, and Max relegates him to medic duty instead.
      • Ash takes out the Aura batteries and breaks them, flooding him with Aura and he goes on the offensive.
      • Brock finds out that Stantler and Mawile came along by mistake, and asks Stantler to keep them concealed with an illusion.
      • While Gary keeps her safe, Molly begins summoning Unown to help her with something.
      • Ninetales becomes the first casualty, and she is quickly ushered to the medical area.
    • Chapter 293:
      • The battles rage on, with neither side gaining an advantage.
      • Misty creates a mobile water bubble fortress with all her Pokémon inside.
      • The Shadow Zoroark sends solid shadow clone illusions through the ranks, causing serious injuries that force some battlers to withdraw.
      • The Team Rocket Trio enters the battle piloting several mechs modelled after Legendary Pokémon, providing backup to Ash and Co. The PoryDozen go assist Wyvern with piloting them.
      • Staraptor manages to disable the Shadow Moltres by dropping him into Misty's water bubble.
      • A detachment of Brock's team ambush Charon, causing havoc in the back ranks.
    • Chapter 294:
      • At the medic area, Meganium keeps up the work, but deems Misty's Togekiss unable to rejoin the fight.
      • Lugia defends against some of Galactic's military hardware, but is taken down by the Shadow Articuno.
      • Skitty uses Assist to great effect, but one use turns into Judgement and wreaks mayhem among both sides, though no-one recognizes the attack.
      • A sneak attack from Geodude cuts Charon off from his console, slowing down the creation of the portal.
      • At Cynthia's direction, Tyranitar manages to take out the Shadow Zoroark and Gabite begins assaulting the Red Chains holding Dialga and Palkia, forcing them to stop charging the portal to defend themselves. Meanwhile, Charon wonders why, the portal isn't being charged, it is still growing.
      • Giratina uses the Reverse World portals to drop off an assault team behind enemy lines, and successfully free Dialga and Palkia and the Lake Trio before the executives can react.
      • Ash successfully subdues the Shadow Lucario, watches Pikachu defeat the Shadow Zapdos, and notes to his relief that Team Galactic is out of Pokémon and resources, though most of his side is depleted too.
      • As Team Galactic is rounded up, Molly wonders why the memory effect is still active.
      • Suddenly, the portal created by Team Galactic stabilizes, and the Team Galactic from the Original timeline enter the Spear Pillar, along with a Primal Dialga, Palkia and Giratina and another captured Lake Trio.
      • Molly successfully completes her Unown spell, and dispels the memory effect.
      • As everyone tries to regain their bearings, Original Cyrus orders Ash destroyed. Though Ash throws Kari to safety, Primal Dialga vaporizes him with a Roar of Time, leaving only the GS Ball behind.
    • Chapter 295:
      • Everyone is stunned at the development. Giratina orders his freed brethren and the Lake Trio to stabilize the area and prevent any more metaphysical attacks.
      • While Gary tries to process what happened, he notices that Team Galactic is holding the Gary and Zoey from the other timeline prisoner.
      • Team Rocket, their still-active mechs and everyone still standing attacks. Cyrus defends himself, though he is astonished that his Dragons' strongest attacks do not affect Mawile or Sylveon at all.
      • Meganium, unable to heal any longer, joins the fight against Original Galactic's forces.
      • Max tries to Mega Evolve Arc, but is unable to concentrate. May is injured by collateral damage, forcing the siblings to retreat.
      • Just then, Ash is resurrected from death by his Sacred Ash, throwing Cyrus off his game. Ash begins his advance to the Primal Dragons, wielding a sword and the somehow indestructible GS Ball to intercept their attacks. When the dragons are off-balance, Ash opens the GS Ball, releasing Sir Aaron, Arceus, and their own Creation Trio, who had been playing games in their own pocket dimension ever since the start of Ash's quest.
      • Arceus offers one last chance to surrender to Original Cyrus, but he rejects it violently. Team Galactic attacks Arceus, but He brushes off their attacks and subdues them all with Judgement.
      • Arceus decides to give Cyrus what he asked for - He sentences them to life imprisonment in another universe with no Pokémon, no civilization, where their only future is survival - the "world without spirit" that Cyrus wanted.
      • Kari finds herself merging with the sword created when Ash was revived, evolving into a Doublade.
      • Everyone wonders how Ash figured out how the GS Ball worked, and Jirachi admits that he wished for everything to work out, which when coupled with Ash's rebirth, gave him the knowledge of the fortress of Gold and Silver, Arceus's ultimate refuge.
      • As Cynthia and Looker round up the Team Galactic remnants, Elite Fours, Champions and Legendaries begin pouring into Spear Pillar, led by a very disgruntled Ho-Oh.
  • Sinnoh League gyms, part 6 (chapters 296-298)
    • Chapter 296:
      • Misty and Cynthia fill in their respective Elite Four colleagues over what had just transpired, as do Team Rocket with Giovanni.
      • Two representatives from the Lucario Kingdom meet Ash, and inform him that the Shadow Lucario they had fought was their kingdom's lost champion. They then declare both Ash and his Lucario Knights of the Lucario Kingdom.
      • Gary calls his grandfather, and introduces him to his new counterpart.
      • Arceus turns the Creation Trio that had been under the red chain's control Shiny to differentiate.
      • As thanks, Arceus gives Ash an Arceus symbol, which would enable him to channel His divine power in forms of miracles.
      • Arceus opens the Hall of Origin atop Mt. Coronet, visible for all to see and to give His Creation Trio a place to stay.
      • Molly asks Arceus about channelling the Unown's power, and Arceus gives her another symbol to help her do so. He also congratulates Molly for dreaming up the Fairy-type and having it fit so well into the rest of the world, and thanks her for doing so since its presence was instrumental in Team Galactic's defeat.
      • Ash and Co. think about Cilan and whether they should Remind him, while in Unova, Cilan and his brothers host the Forces of Nature.
      • After everything is finally wrapped up, Ash finally has a talk with Mawile, and welcomes her calling him her Dad.
    • Chapter 297:
      • People around the world react to the appearance of the Hall of Origin, and those in the know discuss what had happened. Roxy and her TV crew go to get a first-hand look and the police in Jubilife City try to sort out all the crimes they now can recall.
      • Dawn goes with the two Zoeys to meet their parents to tell them of the past timeline and what they averted now.
      • Ash's unreminded Pokémon try and process the fact that their trainer was obliterated from existence and then immediately reborn.
      • Cynthia and Mewtwo discuss the idea of a cult forming around Ash.
      • Preceded by Keldeo and Giratina, Ash finally takes the time to go to Striaton City and Remind Cilan.
      • Dexter and the other Porygon are properly introduced to their new descendant Wyvern.
      • N and Reshiram go to the Hall of Origin and end up having tea with Arceus.
    • Chapter 298:
      • The Team Rocket Trio dig up an old proposal letter from James to Jessibelle, and quickly get rid of it.
      • Ash and Co. wonder how to drain a lake, then end up watching Arceus and the GS Creation Trio discuss how they would do it.
      • Jessie, the two Zoeys and Salvia enter the Daybreak Town contest. Jessie ends up winning the contest ribbon.
      • Ritchie continues practicing his psychic powers.
      • The Swords of Justice thank Keldeo for his contributions during the Battle Finale of Legend.
      • Mewtwo tests a new moon base on Callisto, Jupiter's moon, using a new Infinity Generator to augment his powers.
  • Sinnoh Grand Festival (chapter 299)
    • Chapter 299:
      • Ash and Co. arrive at Lake Valor for the Sinnoh Grand Festival. As Ash remembers Hunter J sinking into it in the previous timeline, Dexter assures him that she is still in jail.
      • The opening appeals round go underway. Dawn passes with Luxio and Piplup's appeal, and Jessie is mentioned to pass as well.
      • The second round double battles go underway. Dawn beats Nando and moves to the quarter-finals. Growlie and Ninetales are seen spectating.
      • Mesprit and Shiny Mesprit appear and ask to be her Pokémon for the next round against Ursula. Dawn declines but allow them to spectate the rest of the festival.
      • The quarter-final double battles go underway. Dawn beats Ursula and moves to the semi-finals, and Jessie is mentioned to continue on as well.
      • Dawn faces Zoey Nozomi in the semi-final double battle. The time ends with both coordinators in a tie for points, but a tiebreaker speed round lets Zoey continue on to the finals.
      • Zoey faces Jessie in the final double battle. The round ends in a double knockout with both coordinators also at exactly equal scores, so both of them are declared Top Coordinators. Zoey also has Dawn share the Top Coordinator spot as well, since their round also ended in an exact draw.
      • Elsewhere, Mewtwo discusses a very large telescope project with some space engineers, and Arceus tries to teach Molly about how to channel His divine power through His symbol.
  • Sinnoh League gyms, part 7 (chapter 300)
    • Chapter 300:
      • Ash and Co. arrive in Sunyshore City.
      • Dawn's egg from the Johto Festival hatches into a Skarmory.
      • Volkner meets Ash at the Gym, enthused enough at Ash and Pikachu's innovations with the Electric-type that he wants to battle them for real instead of just giving away his badge.
      • Ash and Volkner have their Gym battle, with Dawn acting as the referee. Ash wins and earns the Beacon Badge.
      • Ash uses Arceus's symbol to heal Pikachu. Volkner informs them that the Lily of the Valley Conference is in less than a week.
  • Sinnoh League Tournament (chapters 301-?)
    • Chapter 301:
      • As the group travels, Ash takes the time to figure out who will take part in the conference, since there's not enough battles to include all his Pokémon.
      • The group reach the Lily of the Valley Conference, and meet Molly on the way in.
      • Mr. Goodshow meets Ash on the way in, and tells him about the preliminaries.
      • The preliminary challenge to get the field down to 64 trainers is to smash an ice block in the shortest amount of time. Ash sends Quilava to handle it.
      • Ash eventually reaches the quarter-finals, where he'll face off against Paul. He also learns that if he wins, he'll face Molly in the semi-finals.
    • Chapter 302:
      • Quarter-final: Ash faces Paul and wins.
      • During the battle, Gabite evolves into Garchomp, and Paul's Cranidos evolves into Rampardos.
      • In the Rota Kingdom, Sir Aaron gets used to modern life and his new life as a Pokémon.

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