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Ash's Pikachu

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In ''[[BW103|Curtain Up, Unova League!]]'', Ash used Pikachu in the preliminary round of the [[Vertress Conference]], where he went up against Trip's Serperior. The battle properly began in [[BW104|the next episode]]. Serperior initially had the upper hand and was almost able to constrict Pikachu into unconsciousness. Pikachu, however, didn't give in and used an Electro Ball-Iron Tail combination, which caused a huge explosion. After the smoke cleared, only Pikachu remained standing, leaving Ash victorious and giving him his first win against Trip.
In ''[[BW107|Cameron's Secret Weapon!]]'', Ash used Pikachu against {{un|Cameron}}'s {{p|Samurott}}. After an exchange of attacks, Pikachu used Iron Tail to defeat the Formidable Pokémon. He then battled Cameron's SwananSwanna and was able to defeat the White Bird Pokémon with a super-effective Electro Ball. Pikachu was then recalled. [[BW108|Later]], Ash sent Pikachu out to battle Cameron's newly-evolved {{TP|Cameron|Lucario}}, which had just defeated {{AP|Snivy}}, leaving him as Ash's last Pokémon. Despite the large amount of damage both Pokémon had taken, they still managed to continue battling. At the end of the climactic fight, Pikachu and Lucario fired Electro Ball and Aura Sphere. Aura Sphere ultimately overpowered Electro Ball and knocked Pikachu out, thus eliminating Ash from the Vertress Conference and placing him in Top 8.
In ''[[BW112|Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot]]'', Pikachu battled wild Pokémon controlled by [[Colress]] in an effort to free them and stop [[Team Plasma]]. Impressed by Pikachu's power, Colress managed to gain control of Pikachu by attaching a receiver to his head, and ordered him to attack Ash and the group. As Colress was increasing the power of the EM waves responsible for the mind control, Ash begged Pikachu to fight it off. During Pikachu's strenuous attempts to do so, the receiver overloaded and got destroyed, freeing Pikachu from Team Plasma's control.