On the way to Shalour City, Clemont suggests a Double Battle to help Ash train for his upcoming Gym battle. Ash’s Froakie and Hawlucha team up against Clemont’s Pokémon, but their battling styles are so different that they just aren’t getting along. Ash is trying to teach them how to combine their attacks into a single move he calls Super Flying Cut when he’s pulled into the woods by a ghostly forest Pokémon called Trevenant!
Hawlucha and Froakie work together to rescue Ash, and after Trevenant lets him go, he finds out why the Pokémon grabbed him in the first place. Team Rocket has caught two of Trevenant’s Pokémon friends in an electrified net, and it needs Ash’s help to rescue them. Pikachu’s Iron Tail quickly sets the Pokémon free, and a perfect Super Flying Cut sends the villains blasting off again!