On the way to Castelia City, Ash, Iris, and Cilan visit a mall where Ash finds that another Pokémon Connosseur is testing the bond between Trainers and their Pokémon. Ash goes to see the Connoisseur, a woman named Burgundy, who claims that none of the Pokémon Ash has caught in Unova are compatible with him. When Cilan arrives to check on Ash, Burgundy recognizes him and becomes enraged, saying that when she brought her Oshawott to Cilan years ago he claimed that she and the Pokémon were not compatible. She also shows that she won the Trio Badge from Cilan’s brothers, and challenges Cilan to a battle to fulfill its requirements. She first sends out her Dewott against Cilan’s Dwebble, and Dwebble wins. She sends out a Sawsbuck next and Cilan sends out Pansage. In a fierce match, Pansage wins against the Season Pokémon. Burgundy proclaims that one day she will be better than Cilan.