Bianca has rejoined Ash and the gang as they leave Castelia City for the Nimbasa Gym. Along the way, they meet an Emolga, and Bianca is instantly smitten with the super-cute Pokémon! Vowing to catch Emolga at all costs, Bianca attempts to battle it with her Minccino. But Emolga gets away, and Bianca takes off in pursuit, along with Ash and Cilan.
Meanwhile, Iris and Axew have taken off separately to track down Emolga—and end up tumbling down a steep hill into a Swoobat nest! With Emolga’s help, they manage to escape, but the angry Swoobat chase them into a cave.
Still determined to catch Emolga, Bianca is searching the forest, disturbing a powerful Scolipede and an angry Galvantula in the process. Finally, Cilan sees the electric evidence of Emolga’s Discharge attack, and leads Ash and Bianca to the cave where the Swoobat cornered Iris and Axew! Ash and Pikachu manage to drive off the Swoobat, and our heroes are reunited!
As Cilan prepares a celebratory feast, Emolga approaches the group again, apparently willing to be captured this time...but much to Bianca’s dismay, the adorable Pokémon seems to want Iris for its Trainer instead. And so the journey continues, with Emolga as Iris’s newest friend!