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Japanese Title: Wake Up Kabigon! Battle in Parfum Palace!

Original Airdate: February 27, 2014

US Airdate: May 17, 2014

Ash and co. arrive in Camphrier Town, which has just finished having a festival to thank Snorlax, who comes down from the mountains every year to eat the roots remaining in the fields after the harvest, which makes the soil easier to farm next year. The problem is, the festival is supposed to conclude with the King of Shabboneau Castle playing a tune on the Poké Flute to wake up Snorlax so it can eat its thank-you offering of berries, but Lord Shabboneau refuses to play it! Ash and his friends investigate and it turns out that Princess Allie from the neighboring Parfum Palace took it, so they decide to get it back.

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This episode contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Princess Allie is a nasty spoiled brat with an unlikeable personality, and she falls for Clemont the second he calls her out on her behavior.
  • Blatant Lies: Lord Shabboneau comes up with some pretty ridiculous lies about why he can't play the Poké Flute until he's advised to just tell the truth.
  • Gender Flip: The self-centered Lord of Parfum Palace is replaced by the Spoiled Brat Princess Allie.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Snorlax's snoring. It's to the point that some of the townsfolk wear earplugs to deal with it.
  • Made of Explodium: Clemont fools the Princess using a dummy with the same incendiary properties as his inventions.
  • Moving the Goalposts: After Ash defeats Allie in their battle, she changes the terms of their agreement and refuses to return the Poké Flute.
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  • Mythology Gag: Snorlax's "home" in the middle of town resembles the huts in XY's Pokémon Village, one of which also contains a Snorlax.
  • Oh, Crap!: Bonnie when she realizes they forgot to go back for Clemont at Parfum Palace.
  • Spoiled Brat: Princess Allie insists on taking whatever she wants and gets very angry if she doesn't get her way. It's pretty clear that her parents spoil her rotten, and she actually falls for Clemont when he bothers to scold her for her terrible behavior since he's likely the first person to ever do so.
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