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==Plot==
In [[Undella Town]], [[Cynthia]] tells {{cleanupAsh}} and {{ashfr}} that the [[Pokémon Center]] has informed her of the [[Unova League]]'s location, which [[Jervis]] says is [[Vertress City]]. Cynthia suggests that the three head there right away so they will have time for preparations before the League. Anxious to get going, the three prepare to leave. Jervis suggests heading there via [[Opelucid City]]. The mention of Opelucid City shocks {{an|Iris}}, who offers an alternate route via the [[Village of Dragons]]. Curious to see Iris's [[hometown]], Ash and {{an|sectionCilan}} agree. Ash, Iris, and Cilan thank Cynthia for her hospitality, and they all say their goodbyes. After departing from Cynthia's villa, Ash vows that he will win the [[Vertress Conference]].
Back at [[Cynthia]]'s villa, Cynthia tells {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} that the [[Pokémon Center]] has informed her of the [[Unova League]]'s location, which [[Jervis]] says is [[Vertress City]]. Cynthia suggests that the three head there right away so they will have time for preparations before the league. Anxious to go, Ash agrees, and the three head outside.
 
Outside,After walking through the groupwoods preparesfor toa saywhile, theirthey goodbyesdecide to stop and planenjoy the lunch Jervis packed them. After letting out their routePokémon, they all sit down to Vertresseat. JervisAsh suggestsand headingIris enjoy their meals, and Cilan marvels at how the sandwich's therecomponents viacomplement [[Opelucideach City]]other. The mentionPokémon ofare Opelucidenjoying Citytheir shockslunch too, especially {{anAP|IrisOshawott}}, who offersfinishes his food fast. Oshawott is still hungry however, and notices Pignite's near-full so he devours it in an alternateinstant. routeThis viaangers {{AP|Pignite}}, who fires a {{m|Flamethrower}} at Oshawott in revenge. This infuriates Oshawott and the [[Villagetwo ofget Dragons]]in a fight. CuriousAsh tells them to seeknock Iris'sit hometownoff, Ashbut andOshawott aims a {{anm|CilanHydro Pump}} agreeat Pignite anyway. AshHowever, Iris,the andattack Cilanhits thank{{TP|Iris|Emolga}} Cynthiainstead forand sends her hospitalityflying. Naturally, andIris theyis allterrified sayand theirgoes goodbyes.to Aftertry departingto fromfind Cynthia'sEmolga. villaAsh, AshCilan vowsand thatthe heother willPokémon winleave thetheir [[Vertressmeals Conference]]and follow her.
 
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TheIn threea eventuallynearby findtown, Emolgathey knockedask outa atstore theassistant bottomif ofshe has seen a cliff,bus anddecorated Iriswith retrieves herflowers. AshThe scoldsemployee Pigniteanswers andthat Oshawottit foris causingthe thistour incidentvehicle andof demands“The Flower Garden Troupe”. Surprised that the group has never heard of them, she goes on to apologize,explain whichthat they do. Suddenly,are a femalevery voicepopular askstheater Irisgroup ifexpressing "thatelegance unattractivein Emolga"Pokémon belongsin totheir hershows, but only females and Pokémon may perform. OffendedWhen they aren't doing shows, Iristhey demandspractice totheir knowacts whoin insultedtheir Emolgaheadquarters down the street. OutCilan ofthanks nowhereher for the directions, abut triothe ofwoman elegantly-dressednotes that only girls andare allowed in their PokémonHQ, appearso atonly theIris topwould ofbe theallowed cliffin. TheHowever girlIris inhas a plan, and disguises herself and the middle—theboys oneas whoelegant deemedladies. Iris also tapes a yellow heart-shaped piece of paper onto Pikachu's Emolgatail unattractive—introducesto herselfmake ashim [[Moira]]look female, and her {{pTP|CinccinoCilan|Pansage}}, Cinccinoette,must aswear "thea mostbow eleganton Pokémonhis inhead theto world."look Intrigued,more feminine as well. Ash scansasks CinccinoIris onwhy hishe [[Pokédex]].and MoiraCilan ishave accompaniedto bydo twothis otherjust girlsfor her, [[Mona]]but andIris [[Cher]],points whoout showthat offhis theirSnivy {{p|Lilligant}}was ridiculed too and {{p|Roserade}},he Lilligantetteshould andwant Roserade-etterevenge as thewell. "second-Though reluctant, Ash and third-mostCilan elegantgo Pokémon,"along respectively.with AshIris's scansplan, and the otherthree two"ladies" Pokémonenter onThe hisFlower PokédexGarden asTroupe’s wellheadquarters.
 
Moira explains that they came out here to get some fresh air to enhance Cinccino's beauty, but Iris's "ugly" Emolga soiled her beauty. This enrages Iris, who defends her Emolga. Moira then goes on to deem [[Ash's Snivy]] "uptight and pathetic," and concludes that every one of their Pokémon is "ugly and pathetic." Mona and Cher agree, and claim that they must leave so they don't catch the ugliness of Ash, Iris, and Cilan's Pokémon, and so the three walk off. Ash and Cilan are annoyed, but Iris is furious and chases after them.
 
Unfortunately, by the time Iris reaches the road, she is too late, as the three girls have already left in their tour bus. Iris is still determined to catch up to them, however, and the three head to the nearest town to track them down.
 
In a nearby town, they ask an employee of a store if she has seen a bus decorated with flowers. The employee answers that it is the tour vehicle of The Flower Garden Troupe. Surprised that the group has never heard of them, she goes on to explain that they are a very popular theater group expressing elegance in Pokémon in their shows, but only female humans and Pokémon may perform. When they aren't doing shows, they practice their acts in their club room down the street. Cilan thanks her for the directions, but the woman notes that only girls are allowed in their club, so only Iris would be allowed in. Iris takes them over there anyway.
 
They reach the Flower Garden Troupe club building, and Iris is ready to go in. Ash points out that he and Cilan can't enter since they're boys, but Iris has a plan to solve that issue. Iris then drags them into a costume store.
 
Inside, Iris puts on a fancy dress. Ash and Cilan are forced to cross-dress, much to their embarrassment. Iris has also taped a yellow heart-shaped piece of paper onto Pikachu's tail to make him look female, and {{TP|Cilan|Pansage}} must wear a bow on his head to look more feminine as well. Ash asks Iris why he and Cilan have to do this just for her, but Iris points out that his Snivy was ridiculed too and he should want revenge as well. Though reluctant, Ash and Cilan go along with Iris's plan, and the three "ladies" exit the shop.
 
Once they arrive at the club building, the receptionist asks why they have come. Iris responds that she needs to speak with "Lady Moira." The receptionist, thinking they are friends of Moira's, lets them in. Ash thanks her, but the receptionist is puzzled by Ash's masculine voice.
Moira says that the first rule in a performance is to always be aware of your audience, that way you will make the best impression. To practice, the three girls pose in front of a mirror with their eyes closed and praise their Pokémon's elegance, while Iris angrily grunts at their vanity. Ash embarrassingly imitates the pose, but Cilan keeps an open mind and reassures Ash. Pikachu and Pansage sigh, still not completely on board with this "Pokémon elegance" stuff.
 
Upon entering the next room, Moira explains Performance Rule #2Two: unless you and your Pokémon walk with style and grace, your Pokémon's beauty won't shine through. After saying this, Moira sets up a balance beam. The first test is that the Pokémon must be able to walk the balance beam without ever looking down. Snivy and Emolga easily accomplish this, but Moira says there is more to the test. With a push of a button, a pool of muddy water emerges from the floor under the balance beam. Iris asks why the sudden change. Cher explains that grace is harder than it looks: one wrong turn, and a Pokémon's beauty is soiled like a rose being thrown into filthy water—sinking, rather than blooming. Moira explains the first test is for the Pokémon to safely cross the balance beam. The Pokémon that makes it first to the other side of the balance beam is the winner. Though a risky task, Iris politely agrees to do it.
 
After saying this, Moira sets up a balance beam. The first test is that the Pokémon must be able to walk the balance beam without ever looking down. Snivy and Emolga easily accomplish this, but Moira says there is more to the test. With a push of a button, a pool of muddy water emerges from the floor under the balance beam. Iris asks why the sudden change. Cher explains that grace is harder than it looks: one wrong turn, and a Pokémon's beauty is soiled like a rose being thrown into filthy water—sinking, rather than blooming. Moira explains the first test is for the Pokémon to safely cross the balance beam. The Pokémon that makes it first to the other side of the balance beam is the winner. Though a risky task, Iris politely agrees to do it.
 
First up is Roserade vs. Pansage. Pansage and Roserade bump into each other and each of them attempts to push the other away. Both successfully push each other a little to the side, but when Pansage attempts to punch Roserade away, Roserade dodges to the side and Pansage trips into the mud. Mona hysterically laughs at Pansage's clumsiness. Moira deems Pansage untrained, much to Cilan's disappointment.
 
Next up is Lilligant vs. Emolga, and once again, the two fight for the balance beam. Emolga almost gets pushed into the muddy water, but being part Flying-type, she glides back up. Still in the air, Emolga effortlessly kicks Lilligant from above into the mud, causing Mona to panic. Iris then imitates her hysterical laugh, and makes Ash and Cilan do so as well. Imitating them once again, Iris then goes on to rub her victory in Mona's face, claiming Lilligant "sank like a rock." Mona, being a sore loser, is concerned, but Moira assures her that she will confront Iris in the next round.
 
In the final round, it is Cinccino vs. Snivy. Both perform the usual fighting, but Snivy jumps and pounces Cinccino. When Cinccino charges forward at Snivy, she grabs onto Cinccino's hand and tosses her into the muddy water. All of the competitors are surprised by the maneuver. Ash starts to do his victory pose, but soon switches to a more ladylike one.
 
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Iris arrogantly tells Moira that she deserved that defeat, and hysterically laughs, which infuriates Moira. They are interrupted, though, by [[Ms. Chandler]], the manager of The Flower Garden Troupe. Ms. Chandler congratulates the guests on defeating their top member Moira, and asks if they would join the Troupe. The three anxiously thank her for the offer, but decline and say they must leave, and do so immediately. Ms. Chandler tries to catch up with them, but they are too fast, much to her dismay. After changing back into their normal clothes, the three head off to Vertress City once again.
 
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