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Ash's Pikachu

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==={{series|Best Wishes}}===
Ash decided to just bring Pikachu to [[Unova]] with him, just as he did in Hoenn. In ''[[BW001|In The Shadow of Zekrom!]]'', Pikachu joined Ash, [[Delia]] and Professor Oak on a trip to the Unova region. Uponupon arriving in Unova, Pikachu had an encounter with {{pDL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Zekrom}}, which, unawareunbeknownst byto Ash, caused him to lose his ability to use Electric-type moves. Ash finally noticed this during his battle against [[Trip]] and his {{TP|Trip|Snivy}}., After scoring a direct hit with Quick Attack and avoiding Snivy's Tackle,when Pikachu tried to use Thunderbolt, but was unable to and got hit by aVolt Tackle. UnableDespite toAsh userealizing ThunderboltPikachu again, he went for Volt Tackle, but failed tocan use this move as well, wearing Pikachu out greatly. Noticing Pikachu's inability of using Electric-typeother moves, Ashlike orderedQuick PikachuAttack to useand Iron Tail. This attack, however, was dodged by Snivy, who then proceeded to defeatdefeated the exhausted Pikachu with {{m|Leaf Tornado}}. In [[BW002|the next episode]], Pikachu recovered his Electric-type moves.
In ''[[BW005|Triple Leaders, Team Threats!]]'', Ash used Pikachu in his second battle at the [[Striaton Gym]],. where heHe faced [[Cress]] and his {{TP|Cress|Panpour}}. Pikachu's Quick Attack was countered with Double Team, heand was then hit by Scratch.despite Afterhaving dodgingthe Watertype Gunadvantage, Pikachu tried to use Thunderbolt, but Panpour aimed Water Gun at his feet, causing him to slip. He was then attackedoverwhelmed by multipletheir Waterwater-based Gunstrategies and Scratch attacks. Pikachu got up and attempted to use Volt Tackle, but this was stopped with {{m|Mud Sport}}. Panpour then finished him off with a Watereventually Gundefeated.
In ''[[BW010|A Rival Battle for Club Champ!]]'', he battled Trip's {{p|Tranquill}}, who had already taken out [[Ash's Oshawott]] and {{AP|Tepig}}. After his Thunderbolt was dodged, Pikachu took a beating from multiple {{m|Work Up}}-boosted Aerial Aces. As Pikachu was about to be finished off, he managed to grab Tranquill's foot. He then threw Tranquill in the air and defeated it with Volt Tackle. He then battled Snivy again, who had evolved into Servine. Pikachu first used Iron Tail, which collided with Servine's {{m|Cut}}, but was then hit by Servine's Leaf Tornado.As Pikachu stoodtried upto and went foruse Volt Tackle., Servine, however, managed to strike thehim runningwith PikachuCut within Cutmid-sprint, knocking him out.
In ''[[BW013|Minccino—Neat and Tidy!]]'', Pikachu was used in a battle against {{an|Bianca}} and her {{TP|Bianca|Pignite}}. AsEventually, Pikachu headed forwards he got hit by Pignite's TakeVolt Down, followed up by a powerful {{m|Heat Crash}}. Pikachu managed to get upTackle and countered Pignite's {{m|Flame Charge}} withcollided, Volt Tackle. Afterknocking both Pokémon got blown back. by the collisionUltimately, only Pikachu remained standing, giving Ash the win.
In ''[[BW020|Dancing With the Ducklett Trio!]]'', a trio of troublemakingtrouble-making {{p|Ducklett}} stole [[Ash's hat]] and [[Sunglasses Sandile|Sandile]]'s sunglasses. Pikachu promptly assisted Sandile in defeating them., but Afterafter unintentionally shocking himself with Thunderbolt, because he was stuck in a beach umbrella, Pikachuhe couldn't use Electric-type attacks. Eventually, his anger caused him to learn {{m|Electro Ball}} and blastedblast the Ducklett off with his new move as well as recovering his ability to use Electric-type moves. Later on, he battled against the Sunglasses Sandile. Pikachu got hit by {{m|Stone Edge}}, but immediately countered with Quick Attack. As Pikachu used Iron Tail, Sandile used Dig to avoid getting hit and hit Pikachu hard. Sandile then used another Dig, hitting Pikachu again. As Pikachu had trouble getting up, Sandile suddenly evolved into {{p|Krokorok}}. Krokorok then went for Stone Edge, but Pikachuultimately used Electro Ball to deflect its Stone Edge back at Krokorokit, defeating it and blasting it off.
In ''[[BW023|Battling For The Love of Bug-Types!]]'', Ash used Pikachu as his last Pokémon in his [[Castelia Gym]] battle,. where heHe went up against [[Burgh]]'s {{p|Leavanny}}. Pikachu used Thunderbolt, whichwho wasinitially dodged.had Hethe thenupper usedhand Ironwith Tail,its but this was blocked by Leavanny's Protect. Leavanny's {{m|Leaf Storm}} was countered by Pikachu's Thunderbolt, but it then usedand {{m|String Shot}} onattacks. PikachuHowever, binding him, making him unable to dodge Leaf Storm and causing him to lose his balance. Unable to break free from the strings he wasturned hitboth byattacks Leaf Storm again. He then tried a Thunderbolt but missed due to his loss of balance. He was then hit by a powerful Hyper Beam, but refused to give up. Whenagainst Leavanny used Leaf Storm, Pikachu spun and chargedultimately intodefeated the Leaf Storm, cutting the threads. Pikachu then dodged Leavanny's String Shot'sit with Quick Attack. After countering another String Shot with Thunderbolt, he hit Leavanny withan Iron Tail and finished the Nurturing Pokémon off with -Electro Ball combination, earning Ash the {{badge|Insect}}.
In ''[[BW042|Club Battle Finale: A Hero's Outcome!]]'', Ash used Pikachu in the final round of the [[Club Battle]], againstwhere {{an|Iris}}. Pikachuthey went up against [[Iris's Excadrill]]. Ash had Pikachu start off with an ineffective Thunderbolt to show they were getting serious. Pikachu and Excadrill then collided with Quick Attack and {{man|Drill RunIris}}, but Excadrill immediately turned and grabbed Pikachu's tail. He then threw Pikachu in the air and hit him hard with Metal Claw. Pikachu then went for Iron Tail. Excadrill tried countering with Metal Claw, but Pikachu managed to dodge it and hit him hard. After a collision between Pikachu's Electro Ball and Excadrill's {{mTP|Focus BlastIris|Excadrill}},. ExcadrillThough usedit Digwas toa hithard-fought Pikachu from beneathbattle, launching him in the air spinning. Pikachu, however, kept spinning and used this to hit Excadrill with an extra powerful Iron Tail. Pikachu then went for Iron Tail, but got overpowered by Drill Run. He then barely dodged a Dig, but was thenultimately unable to dodge Excadrill's Focus Blast, knockingwhich knocked him out, making Iris the winner of the tournament.
In ''[[BW050|Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!]]'', when Ash was in doubt for what Pokémon he should use after his two Pokémon were defeated in his Gym battle against [[Elesa]], Pikachu shocked Ash to convince him to use him. He went up against Elesa's powerful {{p|Emolga}}. After both Pokémon's Electro Balls collided, Pikachu defeated the Sky Squirrel Pokémon with a single Quick Attack. Pikachu then faced Elesa's {{p|Tynamo}}. Despite her not looking very strong, Tynamo proved to be a tough opponent, using speedy and strong Tackles to hit Pikachu hard. Tynamo managed to slam Pikachu into the ground. While stuck in the ground he was unable to defend himself against Tynamo's countless Tackles. Pikachu eventually managed to break free and started using Thunderbolt on the battle field. The now rocky field forced Tynamo to face Pikachu head on only. Tynamo then dashed forwards using Tackle. Pikachu had Tynamo come close and then launched a powerful Iron Tail, defeating her thus winning Ash the {{Badge|Bolt}}.