This article is about an episode of the Pokémon anime that has not yet aired anywhere in the world. As such, it is a reflection of what is currently known about the episode, rather than coverage of the episode as a whole.
After collecting the Meteonite, Giovanni and the rest of Team Rocket return to Castelia City and crash a masquerade party held for the most elite people of Unova. Looker appears, picks up Ash's group along with Juniper and Jenny and helps them infiltrate the party, at which Giovanni is set to demonstrate the Meteonite's power to the guests and ransom total control of the Unova region. However, the Meteonite's active energy causes Pikachu to fall ill and lose control of its own electric power.
Unlike the only other skipped episode in Japan, this two-parter was supposed to be important to the overall storyline instead of being a stand-alone episode.
Despite the episode being pulled from the air, the preview for it remains attached to the previous episode during reruns in Japan.
Additionally, while the first edition of the Japanese rental DVD with this episode on it replaced the preview for one of the episode that actually followed, the original preview for the skipped episode was reinstated in subsequent printings.
Had this episode aired in time, it would have marked the anime debuts of Team Plasma and Liepard and the return of Looker.