Bianca, Black, and Cheren's gym challenge against Cilan, Cress, and Chili has begun: whichever team has the most Pokémon standing after 30 minutes wins. Bianca, Black, and Cheren quickly realize that the gym leaders have lined up the triple battle so that each Nuvema trainer is facing their elemental weakness, making the battle difficult.
Chili's Pansear knocks out Cheren's Snivy, and Bianca's Oshawott knocks out Pansear in retaliation. Cilan's Pansage knocks out Oshawott, and Cress's Panpour nearly knocks out Black's Tepig, but the three Nuvema Pokémon eat some of Pansage's leaves Pansage had shed, regaining health just as time runs out. The battle stands at challengers 3 Pokémon conscious and gym leaders 2 Pokémon conscious. Black shows Bianca and Cheren his pokédex, explaining how he knew about Pansage's leaves. The gym leaders award each trainer with a Trio Badge.
The three Nuvema trainers meet up in western Striaton City, where Black gives Bianca and Cheren an Xtransceiver each to keep in touch with him. White arrives, introducing herself to Cheren and Bianca, and then she and Black leave.
After the pair have left, Bianca and Cheren realize that they never asked for Black's Xtransceiver number. They take off to keep pursuing him.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Striaton City
- Striaton restaurant/gym