Posted On March - 15 - 2015


Ash and his friends Iris and Cilan have foiled Team Rocket’s latest evil plan, and a new danger lurks on the horizon!  But first, with eight Gym badges in hand, Ash is ready to take on the region’s ultimate challenge:  the Unova League, where he’ll face familiar rivals and new opponents in his ongoing quest to become a Pokemon Master!  Meanwhile, Iris has been having some trouble connecting with her powerful and stubborn Dragonite – can a visit home to the Village of Dragons help sort things out for the aspiring Dragon Master?  And what exciting new adventures await our heroes beyond the Unova League?  The answers to come, as the journey continues.



This collection starts right after Ash, Iris and Cilan had confronted Team Rocket and won!


As they start to accept challenges in a new League, the Unova League, their first one is with a group of pompous girls known as the Flower Garden Troop. The Troop challenges Iris to a match and she is forced to fight. In order to help Iris, both Cilan and Ash have to dress in drag!


The next battle sees Ash and Cilan in a Sky/Land battle against two experts in such combat:  Rocko and Soren!  When Rocko and Soren express an interest in becoming experts in water combat as well, Ash and Cilan help them to find a good water pokemon for the task.


Iris gets to shine when an evolved Zeilous goes on a rampage and starts to destroy things.  She is the only one who could calm the pokemon down!  Then she faces her fears of failure and battles one of her previous opponents, the Gym Leader of Opelucid City!


After all this, the team nearly dies during another battle, but are saved by a man named Virgil and his pokemon, an Eevee and an Espeon.  Virgil leads a rescue squad that helps people and pokemon in trouble.  He also mentioned, after saving the team, that they would be rivals someday, because he has joined the Unova League!


The animation is very smooth and the characters are very well drawn , and the audio has good sound and the voices are well chosen.



Sadly, there are no extras on these discs.



Join Ash, Iris and Cilan on wonderful adventures as they make their way through the Unova League!  Don’t miss this great DVD set!


  • Released By: VIZ Media
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Audio: English and Japanese 2.o
  • Running Time: 530 minutes
  • Rating: TV – Y7
  • Release Date: 09/23/2014
  • Reviewed By: Margaret Veira

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