As Ash and his friends are on their way to Nacrene City, Cilan and Iris had stopped somewhere in the forest to battle. Ash, observing them from the side, questions why he isn’t the one battling. Iris tells him that he is too serious, and a Volt Tackle from Pikachu would be too unbearable for Axew. She then commands Axew to use Scratch on Pansage. Slowly, Axew trots over, and Pansage starts firing its Bullet Seed – one seed at a time. However, before Axew could even reach Pansage, the extremely gentle Bullet Seed attack proved too much for Axew, and Axew starts crying. Iris runs over to console Axew and Ash hears her telling Axew that it was only a practice.