Ash is just moments away from his Fortree City Gym Battle and obtaining the Feather Badge. The moment is heated as Ash is raised atop a pillar. The opposing gym leader he is facing is no one other than Winona known as the ingenious and resourceful flying pokemon trainer.
Winona can be seen kneeling on her pedestal giving a short speech. "Oh great sky above, I ask that you grant us wings, grant us power to conceur even the strongest of stormy winds and please guide us to your great blue world and let us share in its infinite power and majesty" - Winona. May questions Winona's strange actions and emphasis on asking for power and support from the sky. The sky is a symbol of power and a god for Winona. Max states that she is probably performing some sort of pre-battle ritual. The battle coordinator recites that each trainer can use three pokemon and the match will be over when all of either trainers pokemon are unable to battle while only the challenger will be allowed substitutions. Max is excited to see what pokemon Winona will choose first. Winona releases her Altaria in all of its beauty and grace. Brocks gives inspiring words hoping that Ash is not fooled by Altaria as it is part Dragon type and it can be very deceiving. Ash releases Grovyle in hopes of overcoming Altaria's power with speed. May is surprised that Ash chose Grovyle as his pokemon to battle Altaria. Brock notes that Ash knows that Grovyle is weak against flying typles.
Ash must have some sort of plan to defeat Altaria. The battle coordinator then begins the battle as Winona commands Altaria to dive. Grovyle launches a bullet speed barrage as Altaria uses peck. Grovyle jumps and dodges but receives a full barage of pecks from Altaria. May yells for Grovyle as Max says that this battle is going in the wrong direction. Grovyle then hits the ground as Altaria is commanded to use Peck again. Grovyle recovers and begins to climb a pole. Winona notes that she is impressed with Ash's Grovyle as its obvious from its quick reaction that it's raised quite well but no one ever wins a battle on defense alone.
James and Jessie are seen in a passageway under the Fortree Gym as they discuss that they lost Ash on the way to the battlefield. "When the going gets tough use plan B" - Meowth. Jessie questions Meowth's statement of Plan B. Meowth then goes on to mention that he heard that there was a buried treasure under the Fortree Gym. Meowth then reveals an item finder stating that they'll be dancing to the treasure. Jessie and James question the dancing part of Meowth's statement. Jessie and James actually start dancing under a disco ball. Meowth delivers a hard blow to Jessie and James. "I said we would be dancing to the treasure, not to the disco" - Meowth. Meowth states that you use the itemfinder to find underground water currents like rivers and streams. Jessie states that they have already failed at their bottled water scam. Meowth notes that it isnt a waterfinder but that it is an itemfinder and that is the reason that it is made of gold. Both Jessie and James think that Meowth is just lying and that the itemfinder could never work. Meowth notes that he looked it up in the Consumers ItemFinder Quarterly and that they were rated as the best with a money-back guarantee.
Jessie questions how much Meowth's itemfinder is really worth. The itemfinder then starts pointing down a hallway beside Meowth, James, and Jessie. "They are worth every cent" - Jessie. She explodes stating that she knew they would work. Jessie quickly swipes Meowth's itemfinder and continues down the hallway with James.
Altaria launches a spew of dragon breath at Grovyle. Ash shouts for Grovyle as May frantically says that it was a direct hit. Grovyle takes alot of damage from Altaria's Dragon Breath. Winona then directs Altaria to perform Dragon Breath once more. Grovyle evades Altaria's barage of dragonb reath and continues dodging Altaria's attacks. Winona doesn't understand how Grouyle can take those direct hits and continue fighting. Grovyle then launches a barrage of bullet seeds where Altaria takes a direct hit. Winona directs Altaria to fly quickly and launch another dragon breath at Grovyle. Grovyle dodges Altaria's attack ricocheting off of two walls to obtain a position above Altaria. Winona is surprised at Grovyle's gracefulness and swiftness. Grovyle strikes down with a devasting Leaf Blade from above forcing Altaria into the ground creating a giant plume of smoke. Altaria is announced as unable to battle making Grovyle the winner. Ash congragulates Grovyle about its swift actions and obtaining his first victory in this three part challenge. "So, Ash was just pretending to run away while waiting for just the right time to strike" - Brock. Winona says that Ash's strategy was most excellent and she was caught completely off guard. Ash thanks Winona for her statement but realizes that this battle has just begun. May then questions what pokemon Winona will use next. Winona releases Peliper as her choice of 2nd round pokemon. Ash calls Grovyle back and chooses Pikachu as his second round pokemon. Pikachu hops down to the floor. May is happy that Ash chose Pikachu while Brock and Max notes that Ash has the advantage as Pelliper is both Flying and Water types.
Winona seems to be over confident and states that Ash can start his attacks whenever he wants. Ash commands Pikachu to use Thunderbolt. Winona directs Pelliper to use Steel Wing as the thunderbolt seems to be a direct hit. May and Max shout and cheer as Pikachu's attack appears very strong. Everyone is surprised as Pikachu's thunderbolt doesn't effect Pelliper.
James and Jessie are walking below as their itemfinder seems to be pointing towards an electrical disturbance. Team Rocket is then heavily shocked as the electric current disperses from the ceiling. Team Rocket is propelled through the ceiling and onto the battlefield. James, Jessie, and Meowth are exstatic that they have finally found the battlefield and Ash. Meowth notes that they should now revert back to Plan A. James and Jessie then spout out their favorite rhyme setting the scene. They start running towards Pikachu when its electrical current then diverts and hits Team Rocket once more. They are sent "blasting off" again as May questions if that was a shooting star. Ash wonders why Pikachu's electrical attacks aren't effecting Pelliper. Pelliper delivers a Quick Attack to Pikachu knocking it onto the floor. "Of course... that steel wing Pelliper's using is stopping Pikachu's electrical attacks much like a lightning rod." Ash notices that using long-range electrical attacks wont work and directs Pikachu to use Quick Attack. Pelliper then delivers a Hydro Pump to Pikachu as it tries to hold its ground. Pelliper's steel wing has lifted from the ground breaking effects of the "lightning" rod. Pikachu's performs Thunder which flows throughout the stream of water fully electrocuding Pelliper. Pelliper and Pikachu are then thrusted towards the ground and both pokemon are announced unable to battle. May and Max are surprised and originally thought Pikachu would have won.
The wind blows softly as Winona gives a small speech. "Ash, on days that are so beaufiful and clear like today, my flying pokemon and I are able to manifest much greater power then were able to in less perfect conditions ... Those of use whos dreams reach towards the sky are loved by the sky in return." - Winona. Winona releases Swellow as May and Max are surprised by its colors. Ash selects Grovyle as his 3rd pokemon and commands it to use Leaf Blade. Swellow takes a direct hit but recovers and performs Aerial Ace. Ash confirms to Grovyle to not be confused by Swellow's circling and jump to use Leaf Blade. Grovyle jumps to deliver its powerful Leaf Blade when Swellow is no where to be found. Grovyle is hit hard by Swellow's Aerial Ace. "First, Swellow moves in on its opponent while rolling and flying all around, then it disappears for a second right before launching into an attack" - Max. Brock notes that if Swellow's opponent can't see it then it can't put up a formidable defense. Ash depressingly recalls Grovyle in an order to re-strategize. Ash makes his next choice of pokemon making it his own Swellow. Brock mentions that Winona's Swellow is used to battling like this but Ash's is another story. Winona notes that she predicted Ash would choose his Swellow and to make it an honorable match. Ash will command the sky just as Winona does and both trainers are raised higher into the Stadium. May is surprised that they are battling high in the sky as Max states that it is because they are both battling flying types. Brock says that the wind can have a huge effect on the battle. Ash's Swellow begins with a Wing Attack while Brock shouts that it is the wrong attack to use. Winona's Swellow continues its course as Ash's Swellow looses its balance after contact and flies out of control. Winona's Swellow delivers a barrage of pecks to its opponent. "Winona's Swellow has had more mid-air battle expierence and it is alot better equipped for this sort of thing" - Brock.
Ash's swellow climbs and obtains a high altitude as Winona's Swellow is commanded to use Hyper Beam. Ash's Swellow successfuly evades the hyper beam as Winona directs Swellow to launch another Hyper Beam 30 degrees to the left. It is a direct hit to Ash's Swellow as Winona's Swellow climbs to go into a dive and fire its Hyper Beam at 15 degrees. Ash's Swellow dodges the hyper beam and goes into a Quick Attack. Winona's Swellow performs Aerial Ace which is a direct hit. Ash's Swellow is out of control as Winona's Swellow heads right behind it. Ash's Swellow accelerates to attempt shake it. Max states that Brock was right about his intentions about Winona's swellow. Ash realizes his last mistake and tries to utilize it to his advantage. Winona's Swellow then launches into another Hyper Beam as Max takes his eyes off the battle in thought that Ash will be defeated. Ash's Swellow performs a Quick Attack and then dodges the Hyper Beam as both Swellows head towards the ground. Winona directs her Swellow to perform another Aerial Ace. Ash directs his Swellow to use Wing Attack and point it towards the ground which creates a plume of smoke and dust revealing Winona's Swellow. Ash's Swellow performs another Wing Attack hitting Swellow for a direct hit. Winona's Swellow is annouced as unable to battle and the victory goes to Ash. Ash bursts out in joy of victory and congragulates his Swellow. May and Max are estatic as they are surprised that Ash actually came out as the victor. "Firing a Wing Attack at the ground to reveal the position of his opponent in a curtain of dust right as it was flying in was a really smart strategy" - Brock. "And then launching a second Wing Attack... It had bull's eye written all over it" Max & May. The day concludes as Winona congragulates Ash for his strategic battling and awards him with a Feather Badge for proof of his victory at the Fortree Gym. Ash shouts out in glory that he has obtained his Feather Badge. Max, May, and Brock congrulate Ash on his victory and obtaining his 6th badge. Winona states that Ash and his pokemon have a real trust for each other. Winona has to ask Ash one last question before their parting. She questions Ash asking him how does it feel to be flying the skies as he replies that it felt awesome. Ash's dream of entering the Hoenn League is now even closer as he has successfully obtained his Feather Badge
English Official SummaryAsh begins his Gym battle with Winona by sending out Grovyle against her Altaria. Grovyle takes out Altaria with Leaf Blade. Next up is Pelipper, a Water-and-Flying-type so Ash counters with the Electric-type Pikachu. Pelipper uses Steel Wing on the ground, and Pikachu uses Thunderbolt with no effect. Team Rocket arrives to steal Pikachu, but the force of Pikachu's continued Thunderbolt sends them blasting off. It turns out that Pelipper is being grounded by its Steel Wing, making the Electric-type attack ineffective. Pelipper uses Hydro Pump, which Pikachu uses as a conduit to shock the other Pokémon. It results in a double KO. Ash sends out Grovyle again, which is then finished off by Winona's Swellow. Ash counters with his own Swellow. Winona's Pokémon has the advantage since it has more experience battling in mid-air, especially with its Aerial Ace. After taking several hits, Ash has his Swellow use Wing Attack on the ground, which gives his Swellow a chance to counterattack, knocking out Swellow and winning him the Feather Badge.
French Official SummarySacha commence son combat contre Alizée en envoyant son Massko contre Altaria. Massko élimine Altaria avec son attaque Lame-feuille. Vient ensuite le tour de Bekipan, un Pokémon Eau et Vol.
German Official SummaryAsh beginnt seinen Kampf gegen Wibke, indem er sein Reptain gegen ihr Altaria in den Kampf schickt. Reptain schaltet Altaria mit Laubklinge aus. Es folgt das Wasser- und Flug-Pokémon Pelipper.
Italian Official SummaryAsh inizia la sua sfida in Palestra con Alice schierando un Grovyle, che sconfigge l'Altaria di Alice con l'attacco Fendifoglia. L'avversario successivo è Pelipper, un Pokémon di tipo Acqua e Volante.
Portuguese Official SummaryÉ Swellow contra Swellow quando Ash e Winona batalham no Ginásio da Cidade de Fortree!
Finnish Official SummaryOttelussa on Swellow vastaan Swellow, kun Ash ja Winona kohtaavat Fortree Cityn salilla!
Spanish Latin America Official Summary¡Swellow lucha contra Swellow cuando Ash y Winona se enfrentan en el Gimnasio de Ciudad Fortree!
Spanish Official SummaryAsh empieza su combate de Gimnasio con Alana mandando afuera a Grovyle contra su Altaria. Grovyle acaba con Altaria con su Hoja Aguda. El siguiente es Pelipper, un Pokémon de tipo Agua y Volador.
English Great Britian Official SummaryAsh begins his Gym battle with Winona by sending out Grovyle against her Altaria. Grovyle takes out Altaria with Leaf Blade. Next up is Pelipper, a Water-and-Flying-type so Ash counters with the Electric-type Pikachu. Pelipper uses Steel Wing on the ground, and Pikachu uses Thunderbolt with no effect. Team Rocket arrives to steal Pikachu, but the force of Pikachu's continued Thunderbolt sends them blasting off. It turns out that Pelipper is being grounded by its Steel Wing, making the Electric-type attack ineffective. Pelipper uses Hydro Pump, which Pikachu uses as a conduit to shock the other Pokémon. It results in a double KO. Ash sends out Grovyle again, which is then finished off by Winona's Swellow. Ash counters with his own Swellow. Winona's Pokémon has the advantage since it has more experience battling in mid-air, especially with its Aerial Ace. After taking several hits, Ash has his Swellow use Wing Attack on the ground, which gives his Swellow a chance to counterattack, knocking out Swellow and winning him the Feather Badge.
Russian Official SummaryЭш встречается с Вайноной, гим-лидером Фортри Сити и надеется завоевать свой шестой значок Лиги Хоенн, значок пера. Вайнона пускает в ход тяжёлую артиллерию, бросив в атаку мощную Алтарию. Гровайл Эша, однако, проявляет ловкость и быстроту. Следующим выбором Вайноны становится Пелиппер, который молниеносно побеждает Гровайла и Пикачу. Появление Команды Р прерывает битву.
Dutch Official SummaryHet is Swellow tegen Swellow als Ash en Winona hun gevecht houden in de Fortree City Gym!
Norwegian Official SummaryDet er Swellow mot Swello når Ash og Winona kjemper mot hverandre i Fortree City Gym!
Swedish Official SummaryDet är Swellow mot Swellow när Ash och Winona strider för fullt i Fortree City-gymmet!
Danish Official SummaryDet er Swellow mod Swellow, da Ash og Winona kæmper mod hinanden i Fortree City-salen!