The narrator recaps of what happened in the last episode. Now the battle is with Grovyle and Luvdisc. Grovyle is confused because of the Sweet Kiss attack. It stands on the platform with Ash calling out to it. Grovyle hears Ash and starts to bang its head against the post. May asks why Grovyle is hurting itself. Brock answers her question by saying that Grovyle is confused. Juan orders for a Water Gun attack. Luvdisc shoots out a powerful blast of water, and Grovyle faints. Everyone is surprised at Juan's strategy. Ash recalls Grovyle back, and says that he won't let his work go to waste. Juan calls out to Ash. He tells him that he better shape up or he will have a rough time at the Hoenn League.
Ash's next Pokémon is Corphish. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is doing their own buisness. James is dressed up as a fake Juan, and Jessie and Meowth are trying to attract customers. Three people show up. One of them asks if Juan is going to perform. The other says that Juan is suppose to be in a gym battle right now. Jessie tells them that Juan won the battle right away. James walks out with his fake outfit on. He takes the hand of a girl and kisses it. James tells the girls that they will never lose their beauty. Jessie and Meowth think that James really thinks he is Juan.
Corphish is in the water, and Ash orders for a Bubblebeam. Luvdisc dodges the attack, and uses Water Gun. The water hits Corphish in the face, and he falls backwards. Luvdisc fires another Sweet Kiss out, but Corphish dodges and uses Bubblebeam. Luvdisc dodges the attack by going underwater. Then Corphish uses Crabhammer on top of the water, which shakes Luvdisc out. It is now raining hard. Corphish goes in for a Vicegrip, but Luvdisc quickly dodges the attack. Luvdisc's speed is even faster than before. Brock states that Luvdisc's Swift Swim ability is taking effect. Luvdisc fires another Water Gun. Corphish dodges the attack and uses Bubblebeam at the water. The rain has stopped. Corphish hits Luvdisc with a Crabhammer, and Luvdisc faints. Ash congratulates Corphish for its victory.
Juan recalls Luvdisc back, and tells it to have a nice long rest. Brock is amazed at Juan's skill. Juan sends out his fourth Pokémon which is Whiscash. Corphish uses another Bubblebeam. Juan tells Whiscash to use Surf and then Rock Smash. Whiscash begins to surf on the waves. The bubblebeam isn't doing any damage at all. Then Whiscash lifts itself up, and body slams Corphish. When Whiscash lifts itself up, Corphish faints. Juan thanks Whiscash for some excellent work. Ash is surprised that Corphish had lost the battle in one attack.
James does some tricks on the stage, but the audience hates his performance. The girls thinks that Juan is embarrassing himself. James even notices that the audience hates his performance. Jessie decides to move to Plan B. She tells the audience that Juan will be signing autographs and taking pictures after the show.
The next Pokémon that Ash chooses is Swellow. May and Max know that Swellow will be the perfect Pokémon because it can dodge attacks and move around the field easily. Swellow starts off with a Quick Attack, but Whiscash grabs Swellow with its whiskers. Whiscash uses Tickle attack on Swellow. Max tells May that Tickle is an attack that lowers the defense of the opponent Pokémon. Whiscash then fires a Hyper Beam right at Swellow and scores a direct hit. Swellow falls backwards and hits the wall. However, Swellow is still filled with energy. Juan compliments on how strong Ash's Swellow is. Swellow prepares for an Aerial Ace and charges at Whiscash. Whiscash dives into the water, but Swellow dives in with it. Swellow hits Whiscash directly in the stomach. Whiscash grabs a hold on a post and fires a Hyper Beam at Swellow. Swellow dodges the attack with Quick Attack. Then Swellow uses Aerial Ace again. Before Whiscash can dive into the water, Swellow hits Whiscash which knocks it out. Ash thanks Swellow for its hard work.
Juan congratulates Ash for some great strategy moves. Max says that Juan only has one Pokémon left, but Brock adds in that both of Ash's Pokémon are worn out from their previous battles. Juan takes out a Pokéball and sends out Milotic.
May and Max are surprised that Juan is using Milotic. Ash doesn't want to give up. Milotic fires a powerful Hydro Pump at Swellow, but Swellow dodges with Aerial Ace, and hits Milotic. Milotic falls back a bit, but remains standing. Milotic uses Iron Tail, but Swellow dodges with Double Team. Then Milotic uses Twister, which crashes Swellow into the ceiling knocking it out. Ash is shocked that Swellow lost too. Brock says that Milotic is the perfect Pokémon for Juan. It's up to Pikachu now to win the battle. Pikachu jumps onto the platform.
Ash knows that Milotic can block electric attacks, but he still orders Pikachu to use Thunder. Pikachu shoots out a blast of electricity towards Milotic. Milotic takes the hit. Brock says that Milotic is taking some serious damage because of its weakness. However, Milotic uses Recover which recovers its strength back to normal. Everyone is surprised at Milotic's attack. All of Milotic's wounds are gone. Juan has learned that Pokémon shouldn't have any injuries, and so Recover was the perfect attack for Milotic.
Team Rocket are still at their Juan scheme. Jessie tells the crowd that they can get Juan's autograph as long as they pay. If they buy three autographs, then they can get a Juan badge and a goodie bag. Each goodie bag has a special pose from Juan. Of course, the badge is really a bottle cap, but the crowd doesn't know this. The crowd seems to be very interested in the goodies. Everyone puts their money in the box, and they take a bag. Meowth is impressed that people would actually buy the stuff. Jessie tells them that they can pick up their autographs at the Sootopolis Gym. Team Rocket quickly leaves the area. Just after Team Rocket leaves, the crowd finds out that they've been tricked. James is a bit upset that Jessie used up his bottle cap collection. The girls are angry that they've been tricked by a fake Juan. One of them sends out a Blastoise. Blastoise uses Hydro Pump. The box of money falls out of Jessie's hands, and Blastoise catches it. Team Rocket goes blasting off again.
Pikachu and Milotic both use Iron Tail at each other. Milotic's attack hits Pikachu first. Then Milotic uses Twister which hits Pikachu directly. Brock comments that this Twister is more powerful because Milotic pulled more water into it. Juan has never seen anything recover from the Twister. Juan tells Ash that the battle is now over. Ash doesn't agree with him. He tells Pikachu to use Thunder. The Twister explodes, and Pikachu uses Quick Attack directly on Milotic. Juan says that he never knew that Pikachu had so much power. Then he tells Milotic to use Hydro Pump. Pikachu dodges the attack, and hits Milotic with a strong Thunderbolt attack. Milotic uses Recover again to heal its injuries. Still, Milotic couldn't have recovered completely, which means Ash still has a chance to win. Both Milotic and Pikachu look very tired. Milotic then dives into the water. Milotic comes out of the water and uses Iron Tail. Pikachu dodges the attack, and jumps onto Milotic. Milotic tries to hit Pikachu with a Hydro Pump, but Pikachu dodges the attack again. Pikachu jumps up, grabs a hold of Milotic's fins, and flips it into the water. Finally, Pikachu zaps Milotic with a Thunder attack. Water bursts straight out and hits the ceiling. When the water subsides, Pikachu is standing on top of a knocked out Milotic. Pikachu wins the battle.
Ash is really happy that he won the match. Brock, May, and Max think that Ash is an incredible trainer. Brock explains to them on how Ash won. Juan recalls back his Milotic, and tells it to take a nice long rest. The whole group meets outside the gym. Juan congratulates Ash. Then he presents Ash with the Rain Badge. Ash takes the badge and does his pose. Juan tells Ash that he can now participate in the Hoenn League. Sebastian tells them that the Hoenn League will take place in Evergrande City, three months from now. Jaun tells May that there's a Pokémon Contest coming up in Pacifidlog Town. Max checks his PokéNav and says that Pacifidlog Town isn't very far. Juan wishes Ash and May the best of luck.
English Official SummaryWe rejoin the action in the middle of Ash's match against Juan, the Sootopolis Gym Leader. Ash's Grovyle has been confused by Luvdisc's Sweet Kiss and before it can snap out of it, Luvdisc knocks it out with Water Gun! Corphish must step up to take Grovyle's place. Team Rocket has dressed James up as Juan to attract an audience for their Water Illusion show, but back at the Gym, it's a tense back and forth as Corphish confronts Luvdisc. Luvdisc is fast, and when Corphish's attack creates a rain-like shower of water, its Swift Swim makes it even faster! But once that effect dissipates, Corphish wins the round, only to be defeated by Juan's next Pokémon, Whiscash. With no Water Pokémon and no talent, Team Rocket's Water Illusion is a very poor Water Pokémon talent show, but they've got a Plan B: sell merchandise and autographs! Naturally Team Rocket tries to swindle all their customers, but it turns out that Juan's fans include some tough Water Pokémon Trainers—never mess with a lady and her Blastoise! Team Rocket's plan is now officially all wet. After Swellow defeats Whiscash, Juan sends out his secret weapon: Milotic! Milotic takes down Swellow and then faces off with Pikachu. Milotic's Restore ability makes this a tough battle, but in the end Pikachu takes advantage of the water-filled battle stage to score a victory. Ash has earned his eighth badge and it's time to prepare for the Hoenn League!
French Official SummaryLes membres de la Team Rocket ont déguisé James en Juan pour attirer le public à leur spectacle d'Illusion Hydraulique. Pendant ce temps, Écrapince et Lovdisc se livrent un combat acharné dans l'Arène.
German Official SummaryTeam Rocket hat James als Juan verkleidet, um Publikum für seine Wassershow anzulocken. In der Arena entbrennt derweil ein harter Kampf zwischen Krebscorps und Liebiskus.
Italian Official SummaryIl Team Rocket ha camuffato James da Juan per attirare il pubblico ad assistere al suo spettacolo acquatico di illusionismo. Tuttavia, una volta di ritorno in Palestra, lo scontro si fa serrato, con Corphish pronto a sfidare Luvdisc.
Portuguese Official SummaryAsh e Juan se enfrentam no Ginásio de Sootopolis! Poderá Ash ganhar sua oitava Insígnia de Ginásio para se qualificar para a Liga Hoenn?
Finnish Official SummaryAsh ja Juan ottelevat Sootopolisin salilla! Voittaako Ash kahdeksannen salimerkkinsä, ja pääseekö hän Hoenn-liigaan?
Spanish Latin America Official Summary¡Ash y Juan luchan en el Gimnasio Sootopolis! ¿Podrá Ash ganar su octava medalla de Gimnasio para calificar en la Liga Hoenn?
Spanish Official SummaryEl Team Rocket ha disfrazado a James de Juan para atraer al público en el espectáculo de Ilusión Acuática. Cuando vuelven al gimnasio, hay una tensión constante cuando Corphish hace frente a Luvdisc.
English Great Britian Official SummaryWe rejoin the action in the middle of Ash's match against Juan, the Sootopolis Gym Leader. Ash's Grovyle has been confused by Luvdisc's Sweet Kiss and before it can snap out of it, Luvdisc knocks it out with Water Gun! Corphish must step up to take Grovyle's place. Team Rocket has dressed James up as Juan to attract an audience for their Water Illusion show, but back at the Gym, it's a tense back and forth as Corphish confronts Luvdisc. Luvdisc is fast, and when Corphish's attack creates a rain-like shower of water, its Swift Swim makes it even faster! But once that effect dissipates, Corphish wins the round, only to be defeated by Juan's next Pokémon, Whiscash. With no Water Pokémon and no talent, Team Rocket's Water Illusion is a very poor Water Pokémon talent show, but they've got a Plan B: sell merchandise and autographs! Naturally Team Rocket tries to swindle all their customers, but it turns out that Juan's fans include some tough Water Pokémon Trainers—never mess with a lady and her Blastoise! Team Rocket's plan is now officially all wet. After Swellow defeats Whiscash, Juan sends out his secret weapon: Milotic! Milotic takes down Swellow and then faces off with Pikachu. Milotic's Restore ability makes this a tough battle, but in the end Pikachu takes advantage of the water-filled battle stage to score a victory. Ash has earned his eighth badge and it's time to prepare for the Hoenn League!
Russian Official SummaryБитва в Сутополис Сити продолжается. Потеряв Сноранта, Эш не теряет самообладания, когда Гровайл повержен Лавдиском противника. В ожесточённой борьбе тренеры теряют одного покемона за другим, пока Эш не выбирает своего последнего покемона, Пикачу, которому предстоит противостоять последнему покемону Хуана, Майлотику. Майлотик неуязвим для электрических атак, более того, он умеет применять восстановление, что позволяет ему отражать любые атаки Пикачу.
Dutch Official SummaryAsh en Juan houden hun gevecht in de Sootopolis Gym! Kan Ash zijn achtste Gym badge winnen om zich te plaatsen voor de Hoenn League?
Norwegian Official SummaryAsh og Juan kjemper mot hverandre i Sootopolis Gym! Kan Ash vinne sin åttende Gym badge og kvalifisere seg til Hoenn-ligaen?
Swedish Official SummaryAsh och Juan strider hårt i Sootopolis-gymmet! Kommer Ash att kunna vinna sin åttonde Gym-strid och därmed kvalificera sig till Hoenn-ligan?
Danish Official SummaryAsh og Juan er i gang med en hård kamp i Sootopolis-salen! Kan Ash vinde sit ottende Salbadge og dermed kvalificere sig til Hoenn-ligaen?