Traveling with Bianca to Nimbasa City, the group comes across a wild Emolga, who, unknown to them, recently tricked a group of male Patrat into giving it apples. She quickly befriends Iris’s Axew, as Iris is carrying several apples for the group. Bianca falls in love with the Emolga, but Emolga does not return the affection. She tries to capture Emolga by sending out her Minccino, but Emolga uses Discharge (which hits everyone) and Attract which misses Bianca’s Minccino and instead hits Ash’s Oshawott. Intent on catching Emolga, Bianca asks everyone to help find it once it escapes. Iris eventually finds Emolga, who does not want to be Bianca’s Pokémon. But when Bianca sends out Minccino to fight it, again, it escapes with Axew hanging on as they nearly fall down a cliff into a group of sleeping Swoobat. Emolga manages to save Iris and Axew from the Swoobat as elsewhere Bianca, Ash, and Cilan come across a Scolipede and Galvantula that Bianca angers with her Pignite and Minccino. While cornered by the Swoobat, again, Emolga uses Attract to distract them as Bianca, Ash, and Cilan catch up to save them. Later, Emolga returns to the campsite to glide into Iris’s arms, deciding that she wants to be one of Iris’s Pokémon.