- Jan 12, 2008
- Reaction score
It won't necessarily feel rushed if XY073 turns out to be about Serena's second Showcase with Valerie possibly debuting there. Other than arguably the Showcase, I don't see what needs to happen before the gym.Could this possibly be the Laverre City Gym Battle? If so, it is weird that these gym battles are close to one another.
Challenge the Laverre Gym!
Ash challenges Valerie after her fashion show! How will this battle go!?
A battle against two Fairy types!
Valerie's Pokémon are Fairy types! They may look cute at first glance, but don't let your guard down around them!
Sylveon uses Disarming Voice!
Fletchinder is in trouble after a Trick Room!
Fletchinder gets locked up in Spritzee's move "Trick Room", which prevents it from utilising the speed it specialises in!
A Gym Leader who loves Fairy type Pokémon and is said to understand their language!
Talonflame would have been spoiled on the ending then.I think either Fletchinder will evolve and win the match (and maybe learn Brave Bird?) or Ash will lose for the first time since Viola and have to rematch.
If Ash loses here, the rematch will probably happen in the next episode. Sylveon and Mawile were both used as broadcast data for previous episodes, so it makes sense that Treecko would be used instead even if it had a secondary role in the episode. Helioptile was used for XY006, even though Alexa just helped Ash train and the rematch was the actual focus.Also, none of the following episodes has Sylveon, Mawile, Mr. Mime, etc. as broadcast data.