Serena trains with Pancham and Fennekin for their upcoming performance but Chespin and Pancham get into an argument.
Ash unknowingly disrupts a play rehearsal, sending its star Gallade out of commission. Ash's Hawlucha and the odd-colored Hawlucha "villain" must work together to get the play back on track while trying to deal with Team Rocket.
The group join a group of marine archaeologists as they explore a sunken ship home to Skrelp.
The gang meet up with Sanpei and his Greninja who are having trouble with another Ninja trainer.
The gang meet up with Grace, Serena's mother who learns of Serena's new goal but isn't too happy about it.
James and his Inkay find their bond tasted when the gang encounter the evil Malamar from before.
Satoshi befriends a Numera who is very friendly, but because it is a Dragon-type it is afraid of Dedenne.
Another attack by Team Rocket leaves the gang separated from their Pokémon leaving Goomy with Dedenne.
Team Rocket's attempt to steal a Vanillite causes trouble among the other Pokémon in Coumarine City.
Satoshi challenges Fukuji for the Plant Badge and gets backed into a corner by his powerful grass-type Pokémon.
Hiyoku City holds an annual festival to celebrate the bond between trainer and Pokémon. However when Satoshi has trouble deciding on a present for his Pokémon, Serena helps inspire him on their shopping trip.
Serena enters the Coumarine Rookie Class Showcase as her first performance but also entering are Jessie and Shauna.
Out on the Lumiose Badlands, the gang come across a group of Grumpig being used by Team Rocket to cause trouble.
The gang are near the Kalos Power Plant but all the Electric type Pokémon are causing trouble which soon includes Pikachu, Luxio and Dedenne.
Following a blast off, Jessie and Wobbuffet are saved from drowning by a man who Jessie falls in love with so Jessie thinks about their future.
Ash, Serena and Bonnie meet up with Tierno and his Pokémon including his Wartortle who has evolved only for Team Rocket to strike.
Ash has a battle against Clemont for his fifth badge using Pikachu, Goodra and Hawlucha against Bunnelby, Heliolisk and Luxray.
Paying Professor Sycamore a visit, the gang discover he can now mega evolve Garchomp only for Team Rocket to attack, stealing the stones and Garchomp.
Travelling through a set of wetlands, the gang realise that this was Goodra's home as they soon uncover Goodra's traumatic past.
Team Rocket are revealed to be responsible for Florges' attack on Goodra's homeland as the gang work to stop the attack.
An attack by Team Rocket leaves the gang separated leaving Bonnie tied together with Meowth and Dedenne but wild Pangoro causes trouble.
The gang arrive in Laverre City where Clemont meets Sawyer again but the gym leader Valerie isn't available for any battles.
After Sawyer's loss to Valerie, Ash takes on her Sylveon and Spritzee using Fletchinder and Hawlucha.
After winning his sixth gym badge, the gang helps Sawyer find his lost notebook from Team Rocket where he reveals details of his past and challenges Ash to another battle.
Hawlucha finds a Pokémon egg and gives it to Ash which soon hatches into a Noibat who tries to fly but can't so Ash provides it with help from Hawlucha and Fletchinder.
The gang visit the PokéBall factory where a couple of guides ask them to hand over their Pokémon for the tour only for it to be a trap by Team Rocket.
Hoping to win her first Princess Key, Serena enters the Dendemille Rookie Class Showcase but finds herself up against Jessie and Miette.
The gang come across a hotel and witness a Pokémon battle where the loser is about to give up his Pokémon only for time to go crazy.
During a town festival, Jessie learns that a Count's Pumpkaboo has fallen in love with her own Pumpkaboo and offers her a trade.
The gang travel across a mountain of snow on a pair of Mamoswine but come across an Abomasnow with a Snover who is ill.
After a storm, a Pokémon Center suffers a powercut but Clemont can't find the parts needed to fix so sends Chespin and Bunnelby to get the parts.
During a practise session, Braxien's stick gets broken but no other replacement stick will suit so along with James goes to someone who may be able to fix it.
The gang meet up with Trevor and his Charmeleon who is looking to photograph the legendary Pokémon Moltres.
One night, Bonnie finds a Tyrunt who has escaped from Team Rocket who had stolen it from a research centre and they start to bond.
After falling into a subway system following a Team Rocket trap, Clemont recalls the time when he caught Bunnelby.
The gang come across a man who is making an action film involving a group of Pikachu and offer to help with the film with Ash's Pikachu getting the starring role.
The gang meet up with Tierno and Shauna along with Ivysaur and Blastoise and have a tag battle involving Eevee who is acting nervously still around new people.
Serena enters the Anistar City contest with Pancham and Braxien where Nini is also enters along with Shauna and hopes to win her next Princess Key as Eevee watches.
Ash faces Olympia aiming to win his seventh gym badge which is a double battle with Frogadier and Talonflame battling her two Meowstic.