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Next, {{an|Kiawe}} and [[Acerola]] call out their Pokémon, {{TP|Kiawe|Marowak}} and {{p|Gengar|Rapooh}}, respectively. Acerola orders Rapooh to use {{m|Shadow Ball}}, though the attack is destroyed by Marowak's {{m|Bonemerang}}. Rapooh then uses {{m|Shadow Punch}}, but Marowak manages to block it with {{m|Shadow Bone}}. Rapooh retaliates with another Shadow Punch, which strikes Marowak, who is then immobilized by Rapooh's {{a|Cursed Body}} [[Ability]]. Acerola orders Rapooh to use {{m|Thief}}, and it promptly steals Marowak's bone club, instantly limiting Marowak's move-set. Rapooh takes the opportunity to lash Marowak with a Shadow Ball-Shadow Punch combination. As Rapooh readies another Shadow Punch, Marowak is freed from Cursed Body and slams into its opponent with {{m|Iron Head}}. The impact winds Rapooh, who then absorbs Marowak into its body. However, Marowak emerges from Rapooh's body with its bone club in hand. Acerola orders another Shadow Ball, but Marowak retaliates, batting the Shadow Ball back at Rapooh before striking it with Shadow Bone, defeating it and allowing Kiawe to advance to the next round.
[[File:SM131 Lillie VS Gladion.png|thumb|left|250px|Lillie facing Gladion]]
The announcer excitedlyannounces declares thatthe next up is a sibling showdownbattle between Gladion and Lillie. {{an|Lusamine}}, with pom poms in hand, and her staff cheer Lillie on, much to Lillie's embarrassment. Lillie has Snowy summon a {{m|Hail}}, instantly changing the battle conditions to suit Snowy's {{t|Ice}} typingtype. Gladion quickly orders {{TP|Gladion|Umbreon}} to attack with {{m|Dark Pulse}}, though Snowy is uninjured as she hidhides amongst the growing frost. Gladion is mildly impressed by Snowy's {{a|Snow Cloak}} [[Ability]], admitting that Lillie is growing as a {{pkmn|Trainer}}. He orders aUmbreon to use Shadow Ball, which smashes through Snowy’sSnowy's {{m|Aurora Veil}} defenses and strikes its target. As the Hail conditions fade, Lillie decides forto a more drastic measure,use her [[Z-Move]]. Lillie executes her Z-Pose perfectly, and Snowy successfully lashes Umbreon with {{m|Subzero Slammer}}. Umbreon, however, emergesis finemostly unscathed and knocks Snowy out with a super -effective {{m|Iron Tail}}. As Lillie comforts Snowy in her arms, Hapu announces thatdeclares Gladion is the winner. LusamineDespite isthe particularlyoutcome, proud{{an|Lusamine}} ofexpresses herpride twoin her children, admitting that she wisheswished her husband [[Mohn]] could be there to watch.
That night, the round twonext match -ups are revealed on the [[Pokémon Center]] screen as: Gladion versusand Jamesio, Ash and [[Hau]], Kiawe is up againstand Sophocles, whileand [[Guzma]] will battleand {{an|Lana}}. Hau is particularly excited by thehis match -up, with his {{p|Decidueye}} and [[Ash's Rowlet]] exchanging a series of fighting words. Then, Rowlet is so stirred up that it flies out of the Pokémon Center to call for [[Toucannon's flock|its family]]. As it soars, itIt notices a {{pkmn2|wild}} {{p|Wingull}} passing by and promptly orders it to deliver the all-important message.
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