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Kanto Battle Frontier
In ''[[AG169|Talking a Good Game!]]'', Pikachu was the third Pokémon to battle against {{FB|Salon Maiden|Anabel}}. He went up against her Alakazam, who had already defeated Ash's previous two Pokémon. Pikachu managed to hit Alakazam with Thunderbolt, but Alakazam nullified the damage using Recover. Then, both Pokémon started exchanging Iron Tail and {{m|Focus Punch}} attacks, and then hit each other with Thunderbolt and Psybeam. Ash then ordered Pikachu to use Volt Tackle, but Pikachu ran straight towards the wall due to Psybeam's confusion effect. However, Pikachu managed to snap out of the confusion, after Ash had saved it, and managed to overpower Alakazam's Psybeam with Thunderbolt, defeating it. He went up against Metagross next. Metagross managed to sent Pikachu's Thunderbolt back at him using Psychic, dealing major damage. As Pikachu went for Quick Attack, Metagross used Iron Defense to deflect the attack, and hit Pikachu hard with {{m|Meteor Mash}}. Pikachu then used Volt Tackle, but Metagross fired a Hyper Beam, which defeated Pikachu, losing Ash the battle.
 
In [[AG170|the next episode]], Pikachu was used in Ash's rematch against Anabel, this time facing her {{p|Espeon}}. Espeon proved to have great speed and power, dodging Pikachu's attacks, and afterwards, immediately hit Pikachu with its own attacks. After getting hit by Espeon's Quick Attack and Iron Tail, Ash had Pikachu use Thunderbolt. Espeon's Zap Cannon managed to overpower Pikachu's attack, and hit him hard. Pikachu tried Thunderbolt once again, but it was avaoidedavoided. Espeon countered with Psychic, smashing Pikachu to the ceiling, causing Pikachu to fall down hard. However, Pikachu managed to land on his feet, and used Quick Attack. Espeon used Psychic again to stop Pikachu, and lifted him in the air. Pikachu managed to bounce off the ceiling, and landed on one of the stadium's lights. Pikachu then used Thunderbolt, causing the lights to turn off, blocking Espeon's vision. Unable to see anything, Espeon was hit by Pikachu's next Thunderbolt. Pikachu then managed to avoid several Zap Cannon attacks, and hit Espeon again with Thunderbolt. Just as the lights turned on again, Pikachu jumped down and hit Espeon hard with his Iron Tail. He then rushed towards Espeon using Volt Tackle. Despite trying to stop Pikachu using Zap Cannon, the attack missed and Espeon got [[Fainting|knocked out]] by the powerful attack. This gave Ash the win, and earned him the [[Symbol#List of Symbols|Ability Symbol]].
 
In ''[[AG189|Gathering the Gang of Four!]]'', in preparation for Ash's rematch against {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}} for his final frontier symbol, Pikachu reunited with Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charizard. Using Quick Attack to round up leaves created by Squirtle's {{m|Rapid Spin}} and Bulbasaur's {{m|Vine Whip}}, they were able to make a den to sleep. Although he got in a fight with the other Pokémon, they later calmed down. The next day, they all continued to train. Pikachu was later captured by Team Rocket, but was rescued thanks to the efforts of Ash and the other Pokémon. They then combined their attacks to send Team Rocket blasting off. Afterwards, they met up with Brandon again, and he agreed to have a four-on-four rematch with Pikachu and the other Pokémon at the [[Battle Pyramid]].
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