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Plot
 
==Plot==
{{cleanupAsh}} a ten-year old [[Pokémon Trainer]] who aims to become a [[Pokémon Master]]. He hails from [[Pallet Town]] in the [[Kanto]] [[region]], alongside {{AP|Pikachu}}, his partner. He runs into his bedroom, grabs his [[bag|backpack]], and hurriedly runs out. As he returns to retrieve his {{AP|hat}}, he expresses his excitement to Pikachu about their upcoming vacation. [[Delia Ketchum|Ash's mother]] then walks into the room, informing him that {{an|sectionProfessor Oak}} has arrived to pick them up, whilst proceeding to adjust his hat with a smile. Seeing the Professor’s [[Pinap Berry]] shirt, Ash questions Professor Oak on his style of clothing, but he explains that he is headed on vacation afterall. Delia then enquires about Professor Oak having to work in [[Unova]], but he tells her that he has quite a bit of free time when he is not attending seminars. Ash and his mom then join him in the car.
The episode begins as {{p|Zekrom}} and {{p|Reshiram}} make their appearance. Their black and white colors swirl and fade into the shape of the Earth, and the narrator begins to explain about the [[Pokémon world|world of Pokémon]].
 
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Ash reachesEventually, the endgroup ofarrives thein pier[[Nuvema Town]], and searchessoon forProfessor Juniper’s lab. Over there, Pikachu's condition is being monitored, and Juniper admits the Alomomolanumerical data doesn’t show any discrepancies, but itfurther seemedtests will are required. A lab assistant enters the room, announcing the arrival of a new Trainer who is due to havereceive disappearedtheir [[starter Pokémon]]. HeProfessor thenJuniper noticesgreets the samenew ominousTrainer, black[[Trip]]. cloudAsh interrupts the conversation, talking about how excited he was [[EP001|the night before]] he became a Pokémon Trainer. Professor Juniper then introduces him to Trip. Upon learning that PikachuAsh comes hadfrom previouslyPallet spottedTown, surginghe smirks and passes it off as some mediocre country town, which Ash takes offense. As Professor Juniper tries to calm the two Trainers and prevent them from fighting, she sends out the three starter Pokémon, first starting with erraticthe {{type|Fire}} {{p|Tepig}} followed by the {{type|Water}} {{p|Oshawott}} and the {{type|Grass}} {{p|Snivy}}. After a boltsmoment of electricitydeliberation, Trip takes out his camera, snaps a quick picture of the three, and movingthen evenannounces closerthat towardshe would choose Snivy. The Grass Snake Pokémon smirks, leaving Tepig slightly annoyed and Oshawott extremely shocked. As is standard for beginning Trainers, Trip is also given a [[Pokédex]] which he uses to check the pierdata of his new partner. He is also given five {{i|Poké Ball}}s, along with Snivy's Poké Ball. After recalling Snivy into his Poké Ball, he thanks Professor Juniper and takes his leave.
 
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Making their way to clearing near the lab, Trip sends out Snivy and starts taking pictures to document his journey and his first ever Pokémon battle. Meanwhile, Oshawott curiously peeks at the two Trainers from behind a nearby tree. Pikachu begins the match with a {{m|Quick Attack}}, which hits Snivy squarely on his body. Snivy quickly recovers on his feet, brimming with determination. Quickly, Trip calls for a {{m|Tackle}}, but Pikachu dodges it skilfully. With another leap, he then dodges another Tackle attack from the opposite direction. Ash then tells Pikachu to use {{m|Thunderbolt}}, but itSnivy's failsTackle tolands shockfirst theand trioknocks asPikahcu theyto openthe ground. For a shieldsecond totime, deflectPikachu charges up a Thunderbolt, but the electricmove attackfails once again. AtTrip then taunts Ash. Taking the samebait, timehe asks Pikachu to use {{m|Volt Tackle}} and Pikachu runs towards Snivy attempting to charge himself up, thebut swirlingonce blackagain cloudnothing drawshappens; evenhe loses momentum and stops in the middle of the closerfield, threateningpanting. Ash panics for a moment, to engulfwhich theTrip skytaunts inhim darknesseven further. AsHe increasingthen amountrealizes ofthat bluePikachu lightningis boltsunable shotto use {{t|Electric}}-based downwardsattacks, peopleso nearbyAsh begincalls tofor noticean {{m|Iron Tail}}. APikachu's centraltail glowinghardens coreinto shonea throughgleaming theslate of metal and slams cloudsearthward, itsbut blueSnivy lightnevertheless gleamingdodges inonce magnificentagain. contrastWith a bout of confidence, Trip tells Snivy to theuse stark{{m|Leaf blacknessTornado}}, aroundwhich ittraps Piachu in a cyclone of grass and leaves. SuddenlyPivoting its body, Snivy slams its tail to the ground, whipping up a large boltcloud of lightningdust. As the dust descendssettles, shatteringPikachu Teamlies Rocketsprawled in a hole, completely unconscious. Ash quickly runs to Pikachu's Pikachu-capturingside and picks him up, while Trip compliments his contraptionSnivy and sending[[recall]]s him into his themPoké flyingBall. Trip suggests Ash go over the Trainer basics again, but Ash ignores the comment and Pikachurushes wereback sentto spiralingProfessor towardsJuniper's lab to thehave groundPikachu treated.
 
MeanwhileProfessor Juniper, electronicafter equipmentanother analysis, tells Ash that Pikachu became 'overloaded' and visualunable displaysto aroundperform Electric attacks after receiving a massive amount of electrical energy during their ordeal under the areamysterious black cloud. Ash worries that Pikachu might never use Electric attacks ever again. At that moment, the lab's electronics start receiving a lot of interference, and the black cloud that was spotted previously at the pier is now moving over Professor Juniper's lab. The equipment Pikachu is hooked up to malfunctionbegins discharging, shocking the Electric Mouse Pokémon. Meanwhile, the girl and her Axew from earlier, stand quietly within the leafy branches of a tree, observing the black cloud forming above Nuvema Town.
 
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The silhouette of a large, mysterious figure is seen within the clouds, its eyes glowing red with apparent fury. Seemingly enraged by Pikachu's attack, it summons forth more lightning, causing the core to glow an exceedingly intense blue.
 
Amidst the broad daylight, a {{an|Iris|girl}} and her {{TP|Iris|Axew}} pop out from a tree and notice the dark swirling clouds at a distance. Curious, she leaps from the tree and grabs a vine, swinging her way towards the disturbance. At the same time, Ash's mom became concerned about her son, and heads off with Professor Oak to see if he is all right.
 
The dark clouds are now intense with lightning as raw streaks of electricity pour out from the sides into the surrounding area. With Ash and Pikachu trapped in the middle of the violent storm, the mysterious figure henceforth musters it strength and summons a gigantic bolt of blue lightning with its tail, shocking the Pokémon Trainer and his companion before disappearing. Immediately, the dark clouds cleared to make way for the bright blue sky above, and electronic equipment in the area mysteriously regain power.
 
Ash wakes up to find Pikachu exhausted from the ordeal. Joined by his mother and Professor Oak, he assures them that he is all right, but suddenly notices Pikachu's cheeks randomly and spontaneously emitting sparks. Pikachu, however, assures Ash that he's fine and climbs onto his shoulder. Ash's mom then starts talking about the thunderstorm. Even though Ash told them that he saw a Pokémon's shadow from within the clouds, they were not able to confirm nor argue otherwise; from their point of view, they only saw a large black thundercloud.
 
[[Professor Juniper]] soon arrives, apologizing for being late. Professor Oak introduces her as a young, but very important [[Pokémon Researcher]] in Unova. Professor Juniper then drives the group back to her laboratory in a red SUV. On the way, Ash expresses his sheer excitement as he spots a herd of {{p|Deerling}}, a flock of {{p|Pidove}} and a scurry of {{p|Patrat}} within the area. All of a sudden, Pikachu's cheeks start emitting sparks, and Professor Juniper suggests giving Pikachu a check-up at her lab. Ash agrees. At that moment, Professor Juniper became curious about Pokémon in the Kanto region, and requests Professor Oak to tell her more later. Ash interrupts her conversation and asks if {{p|Pikachu}} are rare in Unova, and she replies by saying that they have never been encountered in the wild. The SUV makes a gradual turn to the right near a lake, and Ash watches a flock of {{p|Swanna}} fly across the water.
 
Eventually, the group arrives at [[Nuvema Town]]. Driving past a group of children playing in the streets with their {{p|Minccino}}, Professor Juniper heads straight for her lab. Over there, Pikachu's condition is being monitored on a screen and a few tests have already been performed. After being told that the numerical data do not show any discrepancies, Ash and Pikachu express their delight. However, as more tests will have to be conducted to gather more data, Pikachu became slightly disappointed at the thought of having to go through more of them. In a short moment, a lab assistant enters the room, announcing the arrival of a new Trainer that was scheduled to meet Professor Juniper on this day. Professor Oak then explains that Professor Juniper has the duty of giving new Trainers in Unova their [[starter Pokémon]], just as he does for the new Trainers in Kanto. This makes Ash excited.
 
In the waiting area, a young boy is taking pictures with his camera. Addressing him as [[Trip]] as she approaches, Professor Juniper breaks into a conversation with him about the Pokémon World. Ash interrupts the conversation, talking about how excited he was the night before he became a Pokémon Trainer. Professor Juniper then introduces him to Trip. Upon learning that Ash came from Pallet Town, he smirks and passes it off as some mediocre town from the countryside, which Ash took to offense.
 
As Professor Juniper tries to calm the two Trainers and prevent them from fighting, she sends out the three starter Pokémon, first starting with the {{type|Fire}} {{p|Tepig}}. Ash told it that it was 'cool,' but the Fire Pig Pokémon ignored him and ran to the side of the waiting area, blowing a small puff of fire from its snout. Next, the {{type|Water}} {{p|Oshawott}} was sent out, and Ash calls it, to the Sea Otter Pokémon's amusement, 'cute', causing the Sea Otter Pokémon to blush. Lastly, the {{type|Grass}} {{p|Snivy}} was sent out. The three Pokémon then assembled in front of Trip, allowing him to decide which one he wanted to take along with him. After a moment of deliberation, Trip takes out his camera, snaps a quick picture of the three, and then announces that he would choose Snivy. The Grass Snake Pokémon smirks, leaving Tepig slightly annoyed and Oshawott extremely shocked.
 
As is standard for beginning trainers, Trip is also given a [[Pokédex]] which he uses to check the data of his new partner. He is also given five {{i|Poké Ball}}s, along with Snivy's Poké Ball. After recalling Snivy into his Poké Ball, he thanks Professor Juniper and takes his leave.
 
While Trip walks away from the lab, Ash catches up to him and questions him about [[Gym]] matches in Unova. Similar to Kanto, a Pokémon Trainer in Unova has to collect eight [[badge|Gym Badges]] before he or she can compete in the [[Unova League]]. At that moment, Pikachu runs out from the lab (after the tests are complete) and rejoins Ash. Completely shocked by Pikachu's appearance, Trip checks his Pokédex and starts snapping pictures. Trip then realizes that Pikachu is Ash's partner and decides to test the Electric Mouse's strength by challenging Ash to a [[Pokémon battle]].
 
In a clearing near the lab, Trip sends out Snivy, and Ash calls on Pikachu. Trip then starts taking pictures, so as to document his journey and his first ever Pokémon battle. Meanwhile, Oshawott curiously peeks at the two Trainers from behind a nearby tree.
 
Pikachu begins the battle with a {{m|Quick Attack}}, which hits Snivy squarely on its body. Snivy quickly recovers on its feet, its eyes brimming with determination. Quickly, Trip commands it to use {{m|Tackle}}, but Pikachu dodges it skilfully. With another leap, he then dodges another Tackle attack from the opposite direction.
 
Ash then tells Pikachu to use {{m|Thunderbolt}}. Pikachu charges up, but then finds he is unable to perform the attack before bring hit by Snivy's Tackle and getting sent rolling across the ground. For a second time, Pikachu was told to use Thunderbolt, but the move fails once again. Trip then taunts Ash. Taking the bait, he asks Pikachu to use {{m|Volt Tackle}} and Pikachu runs towards Snivy attempting to charge himself up as usual, but once again nothing happens; he loses momentum and stops in the middle of the field, panting. Ash panics for a moment, allowing Trip to taunt him even further. He then realizes that Pikachu is unable to use {{t|Electric}}-based attacks, and instead commands him to use {{m|Iron Tail}}. Thankfully, Pikachu is still able to use Iron Tail as normal, and the Mouse Pokémon's tail hardens into a gleaming slate of metal and slams it earthward, but Snivy nevertheless dodges it once again.
 
With a bout of confidence, Trip tells Snivy to use {{m|Leaf Tornado}}, and a cyclone of grass and leaves comes forth from Snivy's tail, pulling and trapping Pikachu in the center of the vortex. Ash and Oshawott both gasp simultaneously. Pivoting its body, Snivy slams its tail to the ground, whipping up a smokescreen of dust that spread across the field, preventing the outcome of the attack from being seen. Oshawott watches attentively.
 
As the dust settles, a long, wide hole is seen on the ground, and Pikachu lies sprawled at the end and on his belly, unconscious. Ash quickly runs to Pikachu's side and picks him up, while Trip compliments his Snivy and recalls it into its Poké Ball. He then proceeds to taunt Ash again, but the defeated Trainer merely runs off towards Professor Juniper's lab, the injured Pikachu held tightly in his arms.
 
Professor Juniper, after another analysis, tells Ash that Pikachu is 'overloaded' after receiving a massive amount of electrical energy during their ordeal under the mysterious black cloud. As a result, Pikachu was unable to use Electric attacks. Ash then expresses his concern over Pikachu being unable to use Electric attacks ever again.
At that moment, the lab's electronics started receiving a lot of interference, and the black cloud that was spotted previously at the pier was now moving over Professor Juniper's lab. The equipment Pikachu is hooked up to begins discharging, shocking the Electric Mouse Pokémon.
 
Meanwhile, the girl <!--Iris was introduced only in BW002, so her name would not be known in this episode.--> and her Axew which had appeared before now stands quietly within the leafy branches of a tree, observing the black cloud forming above Nuvema Town.
 
A bolt of lightning suddenly strikes the lightning rod at the top of the lab, and the building blacks out. Excessive current from the lightning bolt channels to Pikachu through the electronic device, causing the streaks of electricity to discharge from his body. Professor Juniper asks the assistant in the room to restore the power, and he runs out of the room, forcing the automatic door open in his wake (Oshawott peeps through the door). Meanwhile, gazing at the black cloud through the window, Professor Juniper talks about the legendary Pokémon Zekrom, a guardian that is said to protect both people and Pokémon in the area. The huge cloud represents its watchful eye as a divine being, and the lightning bolts, which also act as supports for the sky, represent the hammer of judgment.
 
Within the cloud, the wings of the mysterious figure began glowing a bright blue, and numerous large bolts of electricity began to snake out into the lab through Pikachu, causing the {{t|Electric}} Pokémon much pain and suffering. Meanwhile, the large storm cloud had already washed the city in darkness, and Zekrom's eyes, gleaming through the surrounding darkness in bright red, stood out against its curled-up silhouette like a jewel in the night sky.
 
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