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Recap / Pokemon S 7 E 40 Thats Just Swellow

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  • Go-Karting with Bowser: James enters the Pokéringer tournament. And no disguises, either, so Ash and May identify him on the spot. He actually does good enough to land 2nd place, too.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: To May's utter shock, James ordered Dustox to ride Beautifly's Gust for an easy goal.
  • Out-Gambitted: It turns out that Volt, the previous champion, powers through the competition with his Volbeat's Thunder. Unfortunately for him, Ash's Taillow can shrug off electric attacks.
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  • Took a Level in Badass: Taillow finally evolves in mid-battle against Dustox. From here on out, Swellow will become one of Ash's heavy-hitters for the rest of the AG saga.

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