Ash sends out Palpitoad while Dino sends out Darumakka in the first match of the semi-finals, and Ash wins. The last match of the semi-finals is Luke against Iris. Luke calls out Golett while Iris chooses Axew. Iris starts off with Scratch but it has no effect. Golett uses Mega Punch and lands a direct hit. After Golett gainst the upper hand, Axew falls from exhaustion, during which he manages to learn Outrage, allowing Axew to attack Golett, knocking it out and securing the win for Iris, but leaves Axew confused. In the final battle, Ash chooses Pikachu while Iris uses Excadrill. Pikachu starts off with a Thunderbolt, which is useless against Excadrill, who responds with Drill Run and Pikachu counters with Quick Attack. Excadrill dodges, quickly grabs Pikachu’s tail, throws him, and uses Metal Claw, landing a direct hit. The two sides use steel attacks that don’t seem to land any effect, until Excadrill uses Dig and Pikachu dodges, only to be hit by Excadrill’s Focus Blast which knocks Pikachu out and secures Iris the win of the Club Battles.