Ash versus Iris in Club Battle Finale, A Hero’s Outcome
Here it is; go time. We’ve reached the final match in the Nimbasa Town Club Battle – and wouldn’t you know it, Ash has qualified! Sure, we’ve been watching him try to become a Pokemon Master Trainer for the past 15 years or so, but maybe, just maybe, the boy is making some progress this Saturday Morning. So who will he be facing this time? Georgia the Dragon Buster? Team Rocket? Some new, evil villain, like Dr. Eggman or something? What about… Iris!? Can this happen? Can friend go against friend? TOON in to Pokemon Black and White on Cartoon Network this November 19th for Club Battle Finale: A Hero’s Outcome, to find out!
Ash and his Palpitoad took down Dino and his Darumaka with no problem. Meanwhile, Iris and Axew defeated Luke, easy as can be. Both of our friends celebrated their victories, looking to their group for support, when they realized… there is no group. The congratulations they were seeking are now supposed to come from their opponent in the finals, with Ash versus Iris. Who will win the coveted wing set? Ash, a trainer who has had four journeys under his belt, or Iris, the rookie dragon master. Can Ash’s Pikachu use Iron Tail to defeat Iris’s Excadrill using Metal Claw?
As if that wasn’t even, even as that battle begins, Burgundy convinces Cilan to compete in a little side event. Then there’s the matter of all the footage Bianca has shot of Luke’s Zorua.
The two dive towards each other but Pikachu dodges the opposing Pokémon’s attack and slams Excadrill to the ground. Iris follows up with Focus Blast while Pikachu charges up Electro Ball. The two attacks collide into an electric light explosion. Burgundy comments on the explosive power between Pikachu and Excadrill, and Cilan responds in agreement and confidence in the two Pokémon’s power. Burgundy realizes Cilan’s choice of words shows far more experience than her own, and Cilan politely offers to end the showdown, which Burgundy accepts and the two continue watching the battle in silence. Iris’s Pokémon drills into the ground and attacks Pikachu. Ash suddenly tells Pikachu to keep spinning and it uses the momentum to land a powerful Iron Tail into Excadrill’s face. Despite the powerful attack, Excadrill still stands. It uses Drill Run while Ash tells Pikachu to use another Iron Tail. However, right before Pikachu can execute its attack, the opposing Pokémon rams into Pikachu, making it fall to the ground. Pikachu still manages to stand as Excadrill digs into the ground but misses Pikachu when it rises up. Iris then commands it to use Focus Blast which lands directly into Pikachu, causing it to fly backward and smash against the wall, also making Pikachu faint. With that final attack, the judge proclaims Iris the winner of the Club Battle Tournament. The crowd cheers for Iris and she is gifted a display case of Wings. She stands in the center of the stadium with her two Pokémon, Axew and Excadrill. At the end of the episode, Ash, Iris, and Cilan bid farewell to their friends as they all go their separate ways.