Shining Heart of Dragons
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|Shining Heart of Dragons|
Event notification image
|Start date||March 18, 2021|
March 10, 2022
November 6, 2023
|End date||April 2, 2021|
March 24, 2022
November 20, 2023
|Featured sync pairs||Iris (Alt.) and Hydreigon|
|Sync pairs with reward bonus|
|1.6×||Iris (Alt.) and Hydreigon|
|1.4×||Hilbert and Oshawott/Dewott/Samurott|
Caitlin and Reuniclus
|1.2×||Iris and Haxorus|
Brycen and Cryogonal
Rosa and Snivy/Servine/Serperior
Skyla and Swanna
|Theme skills with reward bonus||Unova|
|Theme skills with strength bonus||None|
The "Iris Poké Fair Scout" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Iris (Alt.) and Hydreigon for the duration of the event.
During this event, players could earn Prize Coins from battles that could be used to draw items from a prize box pool. If the grand prize was drawn from the prize box, players could advance to the next prize pool. Extra Prize Coins were automatically exchanged with coins once the event was finished.
This event featured the Full-Force Battle, where players were challenged to defeat a large group of strong opponents. Similar to the Legendary Arena, players could use multiple teams with a limited number of total sync pairs, with the opponents' health carrying over between rounds and with previously used pairs unable to be used again until the challenge is reset. Medals could be earned by completing specific missions.
In addition, players could earn a medal for completing all the story areas in the event.
The event first ran from March 18 to April 2, 2021. The grand prizes in the prize box included area info for event story areas, 5★ Scout Tickets, Power-Up items, Skill Spheres, a Support Move Candy Coin, and a Tech Move Candy Coin. Event mission rewards included medals, Gems, and sync orbs for Iris (Alt.) and Hydreigon.
All battles could be challenged an unlimited number of times except Challenge the Dragon Sync Pairs, which could only be challenged once per day. The player could battle using Iris (Alt.) and Hydreigon to obtain +0.6× bonus Prize Coins; Hilbert and Oshawott/Dewott/Samurott or Caitlin and Reuniclus to obtain +0.4× bonus Prize Coins; and Iris and Haxorus, Brycen and Cryogonal, Rosa and Snivy/Servine/Serperior, or Skyla and Swanna to obtain +0.2× bonus Prize Coins.
The event reran from March 10 to 24, 2022. The grand prizes from the prize box included area info for event story areas, Power-Up items, 5★ Unova Scout Tickets, Skill Spheres, and a Support Move Candy Coin. Event mission rewards included medals, Gems, co-op sync orbs, and a Tech Move Candy Coin.
Challenge the Dragon Sync Pairs could still only be challenged once per day. The player could battle using Iris (Alt.) and Hydreigon to obtain +0.6× bonus Prize Coins; Hilbert and Oshawott/Dewott/Samurott or Caitlin and Reuniclus to obtain +0.4× bonus Prize Coins; and any other sync pair with the Unova theme skill to obtain +0.2× bonus Prize Coins.
The event reran again from November 6 to 20, 2023. Event mission rewards included medals, Gems, and co-op sync orbs. Challenge the Dragon Sync Pairs was renamed to Challenge the Dragon Types, but could still only be challenged once per day. Everything else was the same as the previous run.
Iris and Brycen greet the player in the Pokémon Center to let them know that an event called the Festival of Champions is being held to celebrate all the Champions on Pasio. The event will feature exhibition matches between the Champions, and Iris, wearing her Champion outfit, is going to represent Unova in these battles.
As the Champions assemble, Iris is excited to greet all the fans. To her disappointment, though, the fans pass her by to fawn over other Champions like Leon and Cynthia. Fortunately, two kids show up and say that Iris is their favorite Champion because she's a kid like them, and she starts talking to them eagerly. Meanwhile, Hilbert and Diantha approach Iris. Hilbert introduces Diantha and Iris to each other, and they chat a little bit before Iris has to run off and get ready for her exhibition match against Lance. As she's getting ready, though, she overhears some people saying that they think Iris is too young and inexperienced to stand a chance against Lance, so she's sure to lose and be an embarrassment to Unova. This makes her even more determined to win and make everyone proud.
As soon as the match begins, however, Iris's Hydreigon suddenly loses control and starts rampaging around the arena. She doesn't know what's happening, so Lance and Diantha have to step in and calm it down. Since the damage was minimal, the staff let her off with a warning. However, she still can't explain why Hydreigon went on a rampage like that. Lance reminds her that she's a representative of Unova and a role model to others, so she has to conduct herself accordingly, and she leaves to go mull things over. She changes out of her Champion outfit and goes to an isolated place, but Diantha followers her. She offers to lend a listening ear, so Iris vents to Diantha about what happened before the match. She says she doesn't think she's good enough to be a Champion, but Diantha says that instead of comparing herself to other Champions, Iris should think about what they have in common instead. Diantha leaves to let Iris ponder her words, while Lance and Alder watch from afar.
The next day, Iris is still nervous about her next match. On the other side of the arena, Lance and Diantha tell Hilbert that they're both concerned about Iris and want to see her become her best self. Suddenly, a handful of Pokémon around the arena start rampaging, just like Hydreigon did the day before. Some members of Team Break appear and reveal that the rampaging is caused by a machine they created that incites the urge to battle in Pokémon with wild, aggressive natures. More Pokémon start rampaging, including Iris's Hydreigon. Lance tries to attack one of them with Hyper Beam to stop its rampage, but its Trainer protests that she doesn't want him to hurt her Pokémon, so they have to figure out a less aggressive method of restraining the Pokémon. Hilbert suggests that Iris use Haxorus to stop Hydreigon, but someone else calls out to her and tells her to look into her partner's eyes.
Taking his advice, Iris decides not to bring out Hydreigon and instead senses Hydreigon's feelings, calling out to her that she believes in her. Through the power of friendship, Hydreigon breaks out from the machine's control and destroys it, freeing the other Pokémon from its control as well. Diantha and Lance intimidate Team Break into submission, and Iris promises Lance that she'll make sure to pay attention to her Pokémon's feelings from now on. Diantha and Lance marvel at her growth, and Diantha comments that she enjoys the feeling of helping someone else improve and wants to do it more. Later, Iris and Diantha prepare to fight each other in an exhibition match, and the people who were disparaging her the day before are now enthusiastically cheering her on.
|Name||Difficulty||Trainer||Pokémon||Stamina||First-Time Rewards||Completion Rewards|
|Challenge Iris: Part 1||Normal||
|10||Gems ×30|| 200 coins|
Prize Coins ×12
|Challenge Iris: Part 2||Hard||15||Gems ×30|| Prize Coins ×23|
|Challenge Iris: Part 3||Very Hard||15||Gems ×30|| 1000 coins|
Prize Coins ×29
|Challenge Iris: Part 4||Super Hard||20||Gems ×30|| 1500 coins|
Prize Coins ×50
|Challenge the Dragon Sync Pairs /
Challenge the Dragon Types
|30||Gems ×30|| 2000 coins|
Prize Coins ×225
|Full-Force Battle! Round 1||Super Hard||
|—|| Gems ×100
3★ Support Move Candy
Full-Force Battle! Round 2
|Full-Force Battle! Round 2||Ultra Hard||—|| Gems ×100
4★ Tech Move Candy
4★ Strike Move Candy
March 18 to April 2, 2021
March 10 to 24, 2022
November 6 to 20, 2023
March 18 to April 2, 2021
March 10 to 24, 2022 and November 6 to 20, 2023
1★ Shining Heart
2★ Shining Heart
3★ Shining Heart
Heart of a Dragon
- Pokémon Center (event conversation)
|Iris||Gotta dress to impress!|
|Iris||I can't wait to chat with everyone! I'm gonna make sure this the funnest festival ever!|
And I'll be the brightest Champion in the bunch! Just you wait—the crowds will be so hyped up, they won't know what to do with themselves!
- Festival of Champions
|Iris||Oh, there you are! You've gotta hear about the super-amazing event happening right now, <player>!|
|Brycen||Indeed! As you know, Pasio is host to Champions from all over the world.|
To celebrate this monumental gathering, there's going to be an event called the Festival of Champions right here on the island!
|Iris||I've already signed up to participate as the Champion of Unova!|
I can't wait to put on a show for all of the fans!
You'll come and watch, won't you? I hope to see you there!
- The Champions Assemble
At the event arena, many people were enjoying the chance to meet and greet the Champions.
|Brycen||Look at this crowd!|
I suppose we should have expected this, given all the star power gathered in one place!
Now, where is our Unova Champion?
|???||Heeey! Over here!|
|Iris||Tee-hee! Check out these frills! Aren't they amazing?|
Hydreigon and I are gonna make this event so much fun for everyone here!
|Brycen||Indeed! Hydreigon is looking very tough! And that outfit looks great on you, Iris.|
Remember, today you'll have to be on your best behavior, as you're representing all of Unova.
|Camper||Look! The Champions have arrived!|
|Iris||All right! The fans are here!|
|Lass||Oh my gosh! It's Leon!|
|Camper||Miss Cynthia! Can I shake your hand?|
|Iris||Heeey... I'm a Champion, too, y'know!|
|Brycen||D-don't worry too much about that!|
|Preschooler||You're the best, b'cause you're still a kid but you're Champion, too!|
|Youngster||Hydreigon's one of the most brutal Pokémon ever, right? It's so cool that you partnered up with one!|
|Iris||You think so? Thanks!|
Let's keep the talk coming! Feel free to ask me any questions!
|???||Oh, that girl... Is that her?|
|Hilbert||Yeah, I can introduce you. Let's go!|
|Iris||Hey, Hilbert! And this is...?|
|Diantha||Nice to make your acquaintance, everyone from Unova!|
And you must be <player>?
It's such a pleasure to meet you!: What a bright greeting!
Nice to meet you!: Nice to meet you, too!
|Hilbert||We were just talking, and you came up in our conversation, Iris!|
Diantha was saying that as a fellow Champion, she wanted to meet you in person!
|Iris||Really? Wait, she's a Champion, too?!|
|Brycen||You didn't know? Diantha is the Champion of the Kalos region.|
And she's more than that. She's also a world-famous actress!
I've learned a lot from her acting!
|Diantha||*chuckle* What an honor to hear those words from Brycen-Man himself!|
|Brycen||My! I had no idea you were familiar with my work!|
|Diantha||Let's have a chat together sometime!|
Now, I suppose this is your partner, Hydreigon?
|Diantha||It's OK. It just shows how excited she is!|
I can see you've taken good care of her.
|Hilbert||Hm? Iris, are you nervous or something?|
|Iris||It's just...Diantha is so pretty, calm, and mature...|
|Diantha||*chuckle* Well, thank you!|
Oh, that's right! I signed up for that! I should get going!
|Hilbert||Iris is still Iris, even when she's the Champion, huh?|
|Diantha||So that child is the young rising Champion of Unova...|
|Iris||Diantha is amazing...|
I wanna be that elegant and cool when I grow up, too.
|???||Man, I'm kinda bummed out about this exhibition match now.|
|Street Thug||I mean, Lance is awesome. But Iris...|
|Collector||I could give her a break for not emanating poise and grandeur like the other Champions do, but the gap in experience is too huge.|
That difference between them is going to be painfully obvious on the battlefield.
|Hiker||High-stakes matches like this tend to happen a lot on Pasio, huh.|
Heh. Bet it's gonna be pretty embarrassing to be a Trainer from Unova for a while after Iris's match.
|Iris||Is he saying...I'd be an embarrassment to Unova?|
|Street Thug||Well, hopefully it'll be a good match in any case.|
|Iris||... ... ...|
I've gotta win this.
I'm the Champion of Unova... I've gotta make my people proud.
|Lance||Wow. Listen to that crowd!|
Let's give them a good match.
I won't lose to you!
|Iris||Come on, Hydreigon! We're gonna—|
What's wrong? We haven't even started yet...
- What Makes a Champion
|Brycen||What's going on over there?!|
|Hilbert||Settle down, Hydreigon!|
|???||It appears the trial run was a success... I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow.|
|Iris||Cut it out, Hydreigon! What's gotten into you today?|
|Lance||What is going on?!|
|Iris||I—I don't know! I don't know!|
|Diantha||Sorry, Iris, but we need to stop Hydreigon right now before anything else happens.|
Lance, can you give me a hand?
|Lance||It looks like I don't have a choice!|
|Pokémon Ranger||Please be sure this doesn't happen again at tomorrow's matches.|
|Diantha||Fortunately, we were able to keep the damage to a minimum.|
|Hilbert||Still, I wonder why Hydreigon acted out like that...|
|Brycen||Iris, you understand dragons the best of us all. Maybe you can tell us why?|
|Brycen||Please, tell us why Hydreigon went on that rampage!|
|???||So you're not sure.|
|Lance||I noticed you weren't your usual self right before our match.|
It was almost as if you were so worked up, you couldn't tell what was happening with your partner.
Iris, you must remember that you're no ordinary Pokémon Trainer.
You are a role model to others, and you represent Unova as Champion.
I hope you can understand that and conduct yourself accordingly.
|Iris||... ... ...|
|Iris||Sorry, everyone. Just like Lance said, I have no idea what's going on with Hydreigon.|
I...I'm gonna think back on today and try to talk to her to figure out what's wrong...and I'll do my best tomorrow! Bye!
|Hilbert||Is she gonna be OK?|
|Diantha||... ... ...|
|Iris||Sorry, Haxorus. Thanks for coming all the way here with me.|
Hydreigon just won't come out of her Poké Ball.
I bet she hates me now...
Because I'm not good enough...
|???||Oh, if it isn't Iris!|
|Diantha||Isn't it a little lonely to be at a place like this, just the two of you?|
|Iris||... ... ...|
|Diantha||You don't have to bottle up your feelings, you know.|
|Diantha||I don't know the hearts of dragons like you do...|
But I might know a little about the hearts of Champions.
Or perhaps...the hearts of other girls?
|Iris||... ... ...|
I wanted to make sure people knew me...and accepted me...
I just wanted to make everyone happy.
I wanted them to know that I'm the proud Champion of Unova...
|Diantha||I see... So you overheard some mean comments about you before your match. People sure can say the rudest things.|
Do you feel a little better now after talking it out?
You know, when Grandpa Drayden gave me my Champion outfit...
I remember thinking I'd become a great Champion, just like Alder was!
But I don't think I can do it anymore...
I don't have the experience...and I'm just a kid...
|Diantha||You know, the same thing happens to me with my acting.|
|Diantha||When I compare myself to other actors, I end up fixating on how different we are, and it's just not a nice feeling.|
It affects how I feel about acting sometimes...and I imagine that's how you're feeling about yourself right now.
|Iris||... ... ...|
|Diantha||But...maybe you can try to look for what you have in common instead!|
There's something within you that other Champions also have!
A special quality that every Champion shares.
|Iris||A special quality?|
|Diantha||That's about all the advice I can give you tonight. The rest, you'll have to figure out for yourself!|
I know you'll get it. You are a Champion, too, after all!
|Iris||An important quality for a Champion to have...|
|Lance||So it's come to this...|
|???||Who knew this would happen while I was taking my time traveling around Pasio!|
|Lance||Oh, it's you!|
- Hydreigon's Heart
But one Trainer didn't seem quite as eager as the others...
|Preschooler||Tch! What's so great about those other Champions anyway?|
|Youngster||Hydreigon, come play with us!|
|Brycen||You must find a way to shake this off, Iris. You have a match to win later today.|
|Brycen||Sorry, little ones. Iris isn't feeling very well right now.|
Oh, I know! Why don't we play pretend? I'll be Brycen-Man, and you can all be my minions!
|Diantha||You're worried about her, aren't you.|
|Lance||Ah, it's you three.|
|Hilbert||Lance, yesterday may have been a big mess, but Iris is still an amazing Champion. You'll see!|
Don't lose hope in her just yet, OK?
|Lance||Oh? What makes you think I'm losing hope?|
|Diantha||I'd say he thinks quite highly of Iris, actually.|
So much so that he even went to check on her last night to see if she was OK.
|Lance||You saw that?!|
What are you talking about?: Don't worry about it.
Wait, was Iris OK?: You should probably ask Diantha that question...
|Diantha||Sorry I stole your thunder.|
|Lance||It's fine. The job was probably better left in your hands anyway.|
In any case, it seems I'm not alone in my concern for Iris. You obviously wanted to help her, too.
I want to be there to witness it—the moment when Iris discovers who she truly is for the first time.
What's the matter, buddy?!
|Collector||Calm down right this instant!|
|Brycen||Wh-what's going on now?!|
On second thought, let's worry about that later. Come on, Cryogonal! We have to stop this!
|Iris||This looks like what happened yesterday...|
|???||A resounding success!|
|Iris||Team Break?! Don't tell me you're the ones behind this...|
|Masked Man||Why, of course we are! All thanks to this ingenious machine of mine!|
It emits a specialized signal that incites the thrill of battle in its targets!
Pokémon with wild, aggressive natures are simply unable to resist it!
|Masked Man||Oho! It would be unwise to pick a fight with me right now, little girl.|
|Lance||This is bad. We need to stop them immediately!|
Dragonite, Hyper Be—
|Preschooler||Nooo! Don't hurt my Pokémon!|
|Lance||Hold them down then! We can't let them put anyone else in danger!|
|Diantha||This could take a while.|
|Hilbert||Iris! Send out your Haxorus to stop Hydreigon!|
|Iris||R-right. Good idea.|
Haxorus, I need you to—
|???||Iris, look at your partner! Look into her eyes!|
|Iris||That sounded like...|
- The Rising Champion
|Masked Man||What are you doing, Hydreigon?!|
|Brycen||Hurry, Iris! Use Haxorus and calm Hydreigon down!|
|Iris||Hydreigon...I can feel your pain!|
You're fighting so hard against yourself.
I bet you were fighting super hard yesterday, too...but you were frustrated because you couldn't control yourself...
Now isn't the time to call out Haxorus. This is between you and me, Hydreigon.
Listen—you can fight this! Don't let that stupid machine control you!
|Masked Man||Give it up! There's nothing you can say that'll get through to your little dragon!|
|Iris||That's why I HAVE to say this!|
I know her heart! So I'm gonna use my words to get through to her!
Hydreigon, I believe in you!
We're the same! We both hate to lose, and we fought a lot in the past. But I know how strong you are!
I know you can do this!
Because I'm Iris, Champion of Unova, and you're my partner!
|Masked Man||The NERVE of this brat!|
Shut her up!
|Hilbert||Look at that!|
|Iris||I knew you could do it!|
|Masked Man||What?! That Pokémon isn't responding to my machine anymore?!|
|Iris||Hydreigon would never let herself be controlled by your silly little toy!|
Uh-oh! Looks like she's raring to go now, thanks to that machine!
Let's use that rage to protect everyone!
Feel free to cut loose, Hydreigon!
|Masked Man||Ack! My machine!|
Time to beat a hasty retreat...
|Diantha||Stop right there.|
|Masked Man||Wait...the other Pokémon aren't affected by the machine, either?|
|Street Thug||Yeah! Thanks to Iris bustin' it up!|
|Lance||You underestimate the power of sync pairs.|
|Diantha||We're stronger than you think!|
Our bonds with our partners are too strong to be broken by some machine!
|Iris||Now let's hear an apology for what you did!|
|Masked Man||I-I'm sorry!|
|Lance||Sounds like we're back on schedule with the exhibition matches.|
Even though Team Break caused Hydreigon to lose control, it doesn't change the fact that I still wasn't paying her enough attention.
I'm so sorry for what happened.
No matter what happens from now on, I'm gonna make sure my heart is bound to my Pokémon!
I promise to always do that—as Champion!
|Lance||You have a lot of resolve for someone so young. If a certain someone had met you when he was younger, you would've run circles around him!|
I see now why he said we should just be patient and watch over you.
|Lance||Oh, nothing. Let's continue to aim for higher goals!|
|Diantha||How marvelous it is to see someone grow right before your eyes...|
I think I understand now why Champions are the ones who guide younger Trainers!
|Lance||Feels good, doesn't it?|
|Diantha||I always worked hard to improve myself as a Champion and actress, but I never really gave much thought to helping others improve...|
Now, I think that's something I should have done more.
It feels like a whole new world has opened up to me!
|Lance||It's never too late. You can start with whoever needs you most.|
|Diantha||I guess that's true!|
|Brycen||So Iris's next opponent is Diantha.|
|Hilbert||In terms of the matchup, Iris is at a disadvantage.|
|Lance||But you never know what might happen in a Pokémon battle...|
Especially for someone in the midst of tremendous growth.
|Iris||Diantha! I think I figured out what that special quality is. The one you said all Champions share!|
I used to say it a lot, too...
"Be considerate toward your Pokémon, and give them your whole heart!"
That kind of kindness is something I know I have!
|Diantha||How wonderful! Your light is shining even brighter than before!|
You've truly proven yourself, Iris. I feel like I can put my all into this battle!
|Hiker||You can do it, Iris!|
|Collector||Thanks for saving everyone!|
|Street Thug||Show 'em how strong you are, Champion of Unova!|
|Alder||Onward and forward, new Champion!|
|Iris||Thanks so much for all your help, Diantha!|
But I'm just getting started! And I'm gonna aim to be even better than the best!
I'm Iris, the Pokémon League Champion of Unova!
And I'm going to defeat you!
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