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{{series|XY}}
In ''[[XY042|Battling Into the Hall of Fame!]]'', Pikachu was used in a Team Battle alongside with [[Serena's Fennekin]] and [[Clemont's Chespin]] against [[Tierno's Squirtle]], [[Shauna's Bulbasaur]], and [[Trevor's Charmander]]. Pikachu and the others were having a hard time due to their opponents great teamwork, which led to Fennekin being defeated by Squirtle. After taking some hits, Pikachu jumped to dodge a Flamethrower, but was then targeted by Bulbasaur's Solar Beam. Much to Shauna and her friends' surprise, however, Chespin used Vine Whip to pull Pikachu up, giving him the opportunity to defeat Charmander with Thunderbolt. Pikachu then defeated Bulbasaur with Electro Ball and Squirtle with Thunderbolt, giving Ash, Serena and Clemont the win {{tt|and the spot on the Hall of Fame|Despite having one point less than Team Chikorita, as the final scores were inconsistent with the points given on screen}}.
 
In ''[[XY044|Showdown at the Shalour Gym!]]'', Pikachu was the last Pokémon Ash used during his [[Shalour Gym]] battle with [[Korrina]], sending him out to face Korrina's Mega Lucario. Ash was convinced that Korrina wasn't the only one who trainedEventually, both Pokémon stared off as this was going to be the final battle. Pikachu used Quick Attack and combined it with Electro Ball, launching a fast Electro Ball, but this was deflected by Bone Rush. Pikachu's Iron Tail was blocked and Lucario kicked him into the air. While in mid-air, Pikachu hit Lucario with Thunderbolt, but it immediately countered with Aura Sphere, knocking him to the ground. Pikachu was able to get to up and showed his strength by unleashing his electricity. Lucario then used Metal Sound, which Pikachu drowned out using his Thunderbolt hitting Lucario as well. Then Lucario used Aura Sphere, but Pikachu used Iron Tail to bounce off it and jump, similar to the Draco Meteor Climb. Lucario jumped towards Pikachu and used Bone Rush, but Pikachu countered with Iron Tail. While both Pokémon were clashing with their attacks, they both crashed down on the ground. Both Pokémon, however, were still standing. Lucario's Power-Up Punch was then countered with Iron Tail, and its Aura Sphere then collided with Pikachu's Electro Ball. Pikachu was able to recover first from the collision and struckdefeated Lucario with Thunderbolt, finally defeating the Aura Pokémon, thus giving Ash the victory and earning him the {{badge|Rumble}}. As the group prepared to depart for [[Coumarine City]], Pikachu and Lucario bumped fists as a promise to battle again someday.
 
In ''[[XY055|A Slippery Encounter!]]'', Pikachu helped out a {{AP|Goomy}}, after they were stolen by Team Rocket. Knowing that his Thunderbolt wouldn't break their cage, Pikachu kept ramming it and managed to bend the bars. While Goomy managed to escape, Pikachu couldn't fit through until Goomy used itsthe slime on its body to makelet him slip right through the bars. AfterThey gettingthen out,fled they both ran off until theybut were noticed by Team Rocket, who gave chase. When Pikachu and Goomy were about to be hit by [[Jessie's {{TP|Jessie|Pumpkaboo}}]]'s Shadow Ball, Ash arrived with Fletchinder to protect them. When Team Rocket werewas about to capture Pikachu again, Ash told him to use Iron Tail, destroying the cage. WhileDuring battlingthe theirensuing foesbattle, PikachuGoomy usedshielded ElectroAsh Ball, countering Pumpkaboo's Shadow Ball. Then {{TP|James|Inkay}} used Psybeam, which managed to confuseand Pikachu and Fletchinder, causing them to attack each other instead. As they were about to be finished off by Pumpkaboo and Inkay's {{m|Dark Pulse}} and Psybeam, Goomy shielded them with its body and used {{m|Bide}} to attack Team Rocket's Pokémon. AsAsh the confusion wore off, Ashthen had Pikachu finishblast Team Rocket off with Thunderbolt. Later, Pikachu informed to Ash that Goomy wanted to go with them, allowing him to capturecatch it.
 
In ''[[XY065|Good Friends, Great Training!]]'', Pikachu alongsideand Sliggoo waswere used in a Double Battle against Tierno's Wartortle and Raichu. Before the battle could start, he was grabbed by a mecha created by Team Rocket, but Sliggoo was able to save Pikachu with Dragon Breath. After the mecha took Sliggoo, along with Wartortle, and Raichu, Pikachu split up with Ash and Serena to look for them. After Sliggoo evolved into Goodra to save Ash and Pikachu, they restarted their battle. Pikachu hit Wartortle with Quick Attack and thenthe quickly backed off to avoid a Rapid Spin. While Goodracrisis was charging its Bideresolved, Raichuthey firedrestarted atheir Focus Blast at it. Pikachu tried blocking the attackbattle with Electro Ball, but got hit by Wartortle's Rapid Spin. Goodra, however, withstood the attackTierno and fired off its Bide. Wartortle tried countering with Hydro Pump, but Pikachu blocked the attack with Iron Tail, causing Bide to hit its mark. Pikachu then countered Raichu's Focus Blast with Electro Ball to protect Goodra and after Goodra managed to daze both Pokémon by throwing Wartortle into Raichu, Pikachu and Goodra defeated them with a Thunderbolt and {{m|Dragon Pulse}}ultimately combowon.
 
In ''[[XY067|The Moment of Lumiose Truth!]]'', Ash used Pikachu as his first Pokémon in his Lumiose Gym Battle against Clemont and went up against his Bunnelby. Pikachu used Thunderbolt, which was blocked by Bunnelby, who used his ears to create a mud shield. Bunnelby then used Dig, which was too fast for Pikachu to evade. Pikachu hit Bunnelby with Quick Attack, which Bunnelby quickly recovered from and managed to hit Pikachu several times with Double Slap. Pikachu then used Iron Tail which the Digging Pokémon caught with his ears. This reminded Bonnie of their first battle. Instead of letting Pikachu counter with Electro Ball, Bunnelby used his new move, {{m|Wild Charge}}, dealing major damage to Pikachu. Bunnelby then hit Pikachu with another Dig. He then responded with Quick Attack, but Bunnelby used Dig again. However, Ash had Pikachu use Iron Tail on the ground, forcing Bunnelby to emerge and dealing major damage. Pikachu then used another Iron Tail, defeating Bunnelby. When Clemont sent out {{TP|Clemont|Heliolisk}}, Ash recalled Pikachu. He was later sent out to battle Clemont's last Pokémon, {{TP|Clemont|Luxray}}. Pikachu could take advantage of Luxray's {{m|Electric Terrain}}, which increased the power of Electric-type moves. Pikachu first used Thunderbolt, which was blocked by Luxray's Thunder Fang. He then used Wild Charge on Pikachu, dealing a lot of damage. Luxray followed up with Swift, but Pikachu was able to deflect it back to Luxray with Iron Tail. However, the Gleam Eyes Pokémon countered with Wild Charge, defeating Pikachu.
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