Eventually, in Two Degrees of Separation!, Dawn found Pikachu and tried to catch him, but failed since he already had a Trainer. Avalugg then went after Pikachu using Gyro Ball, but Pikachu created a hole in the battlefield with Iron Tail, causing Avalugg to get caught in it, stopping its movements. Pikachu then defeated Nosepass with one final Iron Tail, finally mastering the move in the process as well as earning Ash the Stone Badge. In Watt’s with Wattson?, Ash and his friends arrived at Mauville City and immediately proceeded to the Mauville Gym. Pikachu was able to destroy all the copies with Thunderbolt as well as hit Gengar with it. He then dodged a Shadow Ball and hit Gengar with Iron Tail.
Pikachu managed to catch the orb before Team Magma could regain it. Pikachu later faced off against Happy, Ritchie’s Butterfree, in Friend and Foe Alike. Ash then ordered Pikachu to use Volt Tackle, but Pikachu ran straight towards the wall due to Psybeam’s confusion effect. The battle then got interrupted by Team Rocket, who destroyed the gym using their mecha and stole Solrock and Lunatone. The intel drops are unlocked and you can pick a bonus from each one but they don’t disappear after as they’re intended to and it allows both bonuses to be obtained. After Clemont attempted to use his «Automatic Pikachu Retrieving Device» to find Pikachu, it was revealed that Malamar had hypnotized Pikachu, making him one of Madame X’s subordinates.
Pikachu used Thunderbolt, but Lucy had Milotic take the attack and countered with Hydro Pump. Pikachu headed towards Dragonite using Agility, but got knocked back by Dragonite’s tail. Also, someone said : modifying this has no effect on the multiplayer encumbrance, only on the meter bar itself. This time, however, using his tail, Pikachu was able to stabilize himself on the ice field. Press the TAB key to bring up the console.