BW052: Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!

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"Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!"
ライモンジム! 華麗なる電撃バトル!!
Episode Code
Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies
Air Date
United States
Air Date
JapanFlag.svg Sep-29-2011 UnitedStatesFlag.svg Feb-25-2012
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BW051 {{{epcode}}} BW053

Episode Plot[edit | edit source]

The time has (finally) come. Ash vs. Elesa in a Pokémon Gym Battle. Ash tries to think of his strategy and comes up with one. Since Elesa uses Electric-Type Pokémon, and Ground-Type Pokémon beat Electric-Types, Ash has decided to use only his Palpitoad during the battle and leave Pikachu out. Will Ash's strategy work, especially if Elesa's other two Pokémon have no weakness against Ground-types?

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the fourth time Ash battled an Electric type Gym Leader. The first three being Lt. Surge, Wattson and Volkner.
    • This is also the only time Ash battles an Electric Gym Leader without having a rematch.
  • The battle is a bit of a reverse of what happened in the Gym Battle between Ash and Falkner, with Elesa knocking out two of Ash's Pokémon with just one.
  • Ash's Palpitoad is confirmed to be male in this episode.
  • This is the first time in the anime that a gym leader's most powerful Pokémon got knocked out first before it did any real damage. The most powerful of a gym leaders Pokémon is usually knocked out last after it does collateral damage but this episode was different. This may have been due to type advantage as Palpitoad is a dual water and Ground-type and Ground is super-effective against Electric.
  • This is the first time Ash switched his team during a Gym Battle.
  • Thinking it was easy to beat Elesa, Ash only brought in Palpitoad, the only time he brought in one Pokémon to battle three
  • Professor Oak's Live Caster: Zorua
  • Who's That Pokemon?: Tynamo (US)