After seeing Iris and Cilan off at the train station, Ash, Pikachu, and Alexa head for Ash’s home in Pallet Town! Of course, Ash can’t wait to see all his Pokémon over at Professor Oak’s lab, but a bit of sensible advice from Alexa convinces our hero that his first stop should be to see his mother at home. That visit doesn’t last long, though—after Ash brings his mom up to date on recent adventures, she knows he can’t wait to see his Pokémon, and gives him the go-ahead to hurry over to Professor Oak’s lab, where Alexa is interviewing the professor.
After thanking his Unova Pokémon (along with Pikachu and Charizard) for all the great work they did leading up to and during the Unova League, Ash begs Alexa to introduce Professor Oak to her Pokémon: Helioptile, Gogoat, and finally the powerful Noivern! Up close and personal has always been Professor Oak’s favorite way to do research, and with a mighty Boomburst from Noivern, he gets his way!
Ash is full of questions about the Kalos region, and Alexa can hardly keep up with them! But everyone can tell the excitement about Kalos is building up within our hero, and before the evening is over, Ash announces that he’s going to Kalos with Pikachu and Alexa the very next morning. This doesn’t surprise his mom in the slightest, though she’s sad to see him go.
After a restless night, too excited about his next journey to sleep, Ash thanks his mother for everything and bids a fond farewell to her and Professor Oak. And with promises to do his very best, Ash, Pikachu, and Alexa are off to the Kalos region—and untold new adventures!