About Episode – While on the way to Castelia City, Ash, Iris, and Cilan enter the Pinwheel Forest. As they walk through, Pikachu is attacked by a wild Sewaddle, the Sewing Pokémon. Ash decides to capture it, but it surrounds him with a String Shot attack and escapes. Deeper in the forest, the group comes across a large tree where they believe the Sewaddle is hiding. They climb up it and find a giant cocoon, only for it to be revealed to be Burgh, Castelia City’s Gym Leader, who is in the forest to sketch some of the wildlife. As he shows the group his drawings, the Sewaddle attacks Ash again, only to nuzzle up to Burgh. It is soon discovered that Sewaddle likes everyone in the group except Ash. However, after Ash saves Sewaddle from a group of Woobat, Sewaddle begins to warm up to him. The next day, Sewaddle is abducted by a Patrat to reveal to the group that another Patrat has fallen ill, before Sewaddle attaches itself to a Deerling and falls in a ravine towards a waterfall. Ash dives in after it to save it, and is then saved by Burgh’s Leavanny, Sewaddle’s final form. Happy for being saved, Sewaddle allows Ash to capture it, and later the group parts ways with Burgh who tells Ash he will be waiting for him in Castelia City.
About Episode – Ash, Iris, and Cilan arrive in Nacrene City and head to the museum where the Gym is located, but it is locked. Hawes, the museum’s curator, runs out, explaining that the museum is locked down because it is believed to be haunted. Cilan, however, states that he does not believe in ghosts, but Iris states it is possible. After the gang is given a tour, they are lead to a sarcophagus and a death mask believed to be linked to the Mask Pokémon Yamask. As they prepare to camp out inside the museum to discover the truth, Team Rocket meets up with another contact in Unova, who tells them they have to steal a meteorite from the Nacrene Museum. In the night, Iris wakes up the group to reveal that a strange haze is around them just as a medieval suit of armor attacks them. The ghost possesses several other museum displays, including a Dragonite skeleton, until the Yamask mask attaches itself to Cilan, taking over his body to state that it wants to leave. Just then, the museum’s director and Nacrene City Gym Leader Lenora arrives with her Watchog, using its Illuminate Ability to disorient the Yamask, reuniting it with its mask which it lost when it was sleeping in the new museum artifacts; Hawes did not realize it was not part of the new shipment and included it in the displays. Once the mask was behind glass, the Yamask could not retrieve the mask on its own. Now reunited with its mask, Yamask leaves the Nacrene City Museum, and Ash tells Lenora he wants to challenge her for his second badge.
About Episode – While on their way to Nacrene City, Axew notices a strange Pokémon that Cilan reveals is the Rock Hermit Pokémon Dwebble. The Dwebble is making a new shell out of a rock, when it is attacked by three other Dwebble which steal its new rocky shell. Cilan sends out Pansage to help it, but it attacks Pansage in fear. Elsewhere, Team Rocket receives intel on their next heist: stealing information from a laboratory. Back at the gang’s camp, Cilan convinces the Dwebble to eat with them. When Pansage becomes sick, the Dwebble watches as Cilan takes care of his Pokémon. The next day, everyone helps Dwebble find the other Dwebble that stole its shell. With Cilan’s help, the Dwebble is able to get its shell back, and decides to join Cilan’s team.
About Episode – While having lunch on the way to the next city, Cilan discovers that all the food he prepared has been stolen. The group discovers that a Snivy has stolen the food. Ash attempts to capture it, attacking with Pikachu; though the Snivy (which is female) uses Attract, making Pikachu unable to fight her, and escapes. Ash sends out Pidove to track the Snivy down, just as Team Rocket. finds her instead. Jessie tries to capture her, but fails. Pidove finds the Snivy and signals Ash, who tries to use Oshawott and then later Tepig, but they are also hit by Attract. Ash eventually uses Pidove, who is unaffected by the Attract because it is also female, allowing Ash to finally capture Snivy and add her to his team.
About Episode – On their way to Striaton City Gym, Ash and Iris stop by in Accumula Town and find the Battle Club owned by Don George. After watching a battle between a Servine and a Dewott, Ash challenges the Dewott’s owner, shortly before an intruder alarm goes off. Ash sees a Pokémon’s dark shape on the security tape, and identifies it as an Umbreon. Ash and Iris help Don George capture the intruder, which turns out to be a Tepig with a rope tied around its mouth. Ash unties the rope as Don George find Meowth painted like an Umbreon as Jessie and James raid the Battle Club’s storage, finding Pikachu (who Oshawott had knocked out earlier). After Don George sees the Tepig, he explains to Ash that it was left behind by a trainer who tied it up after it lost a battle at the Club; it later escaped with the rope still tied. Right after that, Team Rocket appears, announcing that they have captured Pikachu. Tepig saves Pikachu from Team Rocket, and Ash captures it, having befriended the Fire Pig Pokémon by saving it earlier.