The Bloom Is on Axew!

Cilan and Iris have a match between Pansage and Axew; Pansage is told to hold back until Axew uses a powerful Dragon Rage, which keeps coming out as a “Dragon Sneeze”. Elsewhere, Team Rocket is briefed on a meteor that had fallen in the Unova region, creating its current appearance. Iris tells the others how she was given Axew by an elder in her hometown. Unknown to them, Axew has gotten stuck in the antennae of a Scolipede, causing the Scolipede to rampage. When Pikachu helps track down the Scolipede, Iris sends out her Excadrill to fight the Scolipede, but Excadrill does not obey her at first, remaining in inactive mode. When they finally free Axew, Excadrill finally decides to fight the Scolipede, sending it away flying. It lets out a victory cry before clattering back into inactive mode. Elsewhere, Team Rocket meets up with their local Unova contact, Pierce (フリント, Furinto).