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Ash's Pikachu

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In ''[[BW042|Club Battle Finale: A Hero's Outcome!]]'', Ash used Pikachu in the final round of the [[Club Battle]], where they went up against {{an|Iris}} and {{TP|Iris|Excadrill}}. Though it was a hard-fought battle, Pikachu was ultimately unable to dodge Excadrill's Focus Blast, which knocked him out, making Iris the winner of the tournament.
In ''[[BW050|Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym!]]'', when AshPikachu was inused doubtas forthe whatfinal Pokémon he should use after his two Pokémon were defeated in hisAsh's Gym battle against [[Elesa]], Pikachuafter shockedhis Ashtwo toother convincePokémon himwere to use himdefeated. He went up against Elesa's powerful {{p|Emolga}}. Afterand both Pokémon's Electro Balls collided, Pikachuquickly defeated the Sky Squirrel Pokémon with a single Quick Attackit. Pikachu then faced Elesa's {{p|Tynamo}}. Despite her not looking very strong, Tynamowhich proved to be a tough opponent despite her not looking very strong, using speedy and strong Tackles to hit Pikachu hard. TynamoDespite managed to slamthis, Pikachu intogained the ground.upper While stuck in the ground he was unable to defend himself against Tynamo's countless Tackles. Pikachu eventually managed to break freehand and started using Thunderbolt on the battle field. The now rocky field forceddefeated 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}}.
In ''[[BW052|Ash Versus the Champion!]]'', Pikachu was used in a battle against the [[Unova League]] {{pkmn|Champion}} [[Alder]], where he faced his {{p|Bouffalant}}. Pikachu hit Bouffalant with all of his attacks, but it absorbed the hits with its afro. Alder, however, didn't give any orders, causing Bouffalant to get angry. It was then revealed that Alder washad been sleeping throughout the battle. After he was woken up, Alder ordered Bouffalant to use {{m|Head Charge}}, but Bouffalant, still angry at him, used the attack on him instead. The battle was then called off.
In ''[[BW059BW068|StoppingAn theAmazing RageAerial of LegendsBattle! Part 1]]'', PikachuAsh teamedused upPikachu withagainst [[CilanSkyla]]'s Stunfisk{{p|Unfezant}} in his [[Mistralton Gym]] battle, and Pikachu was able to defeat it with a combination of Iron Tail and Electro Ball. Pikachu stayed in the battle to fight Skyla's last Pokémon, {{pTP|TornadusSkyla|Swanna}}. andDespite having a type advantage, Pikachu's Electric moves proved to be useless when Swanna used {{pm|ThundurusAqua Ring}} to protect itself against them. StunfiskWhen usedSwanna itsascended, amazingAsh jumpinghad abilitythe idea to gethave themPikachu bothjump intoon the airrings soabove thatthe theybattle couldfield, launchwhile ausing Thunderbolt—ThunderQuick ShockAttack, combinationto atget theclose twoto legendary PokémonSwanna. LaterThough this worked, inSwanna ''[[BW060|Stoppingquickly therecovered Rageand ofhit Legends!Pikachu Partwith 2]]''Bubble Beam, Pikachuknocking helpedhim rescueto the {{an|Forcesground. Pikachu was then defeated by a powerful combination of Nature{{m|Hurricane}} fromand TeamBrave RocketBird.
In ''[[BW068BW069|AnClimbing Amazingthe AerialTower Battleof Success!]]'', Ash usedand Pikachu againstentered the [[Skyla]]'sWishing {{p|Unfezant}}Bell in his [[Mistralton GymFestival]] battle. AfterBy dodgingworking Pikachu's Electro Balltogether, Unfezant used {{m|Air Slash}}, whichthey managed to hitreach Pikachu.the Asfinal Unfezant then headed towards Pikachu using Aerial Aceround, Pikachuwhere luredthey him inhad to hitclimb him[[Mistralton hardTower]] withwhile Iron Tail. Unfezant was then finished off by Electro Ball. Pikachu stayed inprotecting the battleflame toof fight Skyla's last Pokémon,their {{TPp|Skyla|SwannaLitwick}} candle. Despite SwannaPikachu majordoing Electrichis weakness,best Pikachu'sto Electric-typeprotect movesthe provedcandle tofrom bea useless,bunch as Swanna usedof {{mp|Aqua RingPidove}}'s toattacks, protect[[Stephan]]'s itselfLitwick against them. Pikachu then used Iron Tailcandle, butwhich Swannaturned ascended and dodged the attack. Ash then had the ideaout to have Pikachubeen jumpa onreal theLitwick ringsall above the battle fieldalong, whileblew usingout Quick AttackAsh's, tocausing get closeAsh to Swannaend andup managed to hit the White Bird Pokémon hard. Swanna, however, quickly recovered and hit Pikachu with Bubble Beam, knocking him to the ground. Pikachu was then hit by a powerful {{m|Hurricane}} and got finished off by a brutalin Bravesecond Birdplace.
In ''[[BW069|Climbing the Tower of Success!]]'', Ash and Pikachu entered the [[Wishing Bell Festival]]. By working together they managed to reach the final round, where they had to climb [[Mistralton Tower]] while protecting the flame of their {{p|Litwick}} candle. Despite Pikachu doing his best to protect the candle from a bunch of {{p|Pidove}}'s attacks, [[Stephan]]'s Litwick 'candle' blew out Ash's candle, causing Ash to end up in second place.
In ''[[BW084|Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2]]'', Ash chose Pikachu as his final Pokémon in his Gym battle with [[Roxie]]. He faced Roxie's strongest Pokémon, {{p|Garbodor}}, who had already beaten Ash's Pignite and {{AP|Palpitoad}}. Garbodor started off using Double Slap, but Pikachu used his swift movements to dodge Garbodor's long arms, causing them to tangle up. Pikachu used this opportunity to hit Garbodor hard with Quick Attack. Garbodor then attacked by swinging its arms at Pikachu, but he managed to dodge again and shocked the Trash Heap Pokémon with a powerful Thunderbolt. As Pikachu went for an Iron Tail, Garbodor knocked him back with its arms and followed up with several {{m|Gunk Shot}}s. Cornered by these attacks, Pikachu got caught by Garbodor's arms and was then hit by a series of Double Slaps. He was then hit by Gunk Shot, {{status|poison}}ing him. Roxie then ordered Garbodor to finish Pikachu off with {{m|Venoshock}}, but due to all the [[physical move|physical contact]] Pikachu had made with Garbodor, Pikachu's Static Ability had activated, paralyzing Garbodor. Pikachu used this opportunity to hit Garbodor with Thunderbolt, but it was able to withstand it and used Venoshock. Pikachu, however, overpowered the attack with Electro Ball and hit Garbodor, knocking it out, making Ash victorious and earning him his eighth and final Unova Badge, the {{badge|Toxic}}, thus allowing him to enter the Unova League.