Ash and friends have finally made it to Cyllage City, where they head straight for the Gym so Ash can challenge Grant for his second badge! But first, Grant has a challenge for Ash: scale a tall rock wall to reach the battlefield at the top. Serena, Clemont, and Bonnie take the elevator up, but Ash decides to meet the challenge and make the climb!
Impressed with the feat, Grant is ready to battle. He begins by bringing out his Onix, and Ash counters with Froakie. It quickly becomes apparent that all their special training has paid off, because Froakie manages to escape from Onix’s frightening Rock Tomb and knock out the huge Pokémon!
Grant’s next Pokémon is Tyrunt, a Rock- and Dragon-type Pokémon that defeats Froakie quickly. Ash sends out Fletchling to gain an aerial advantage, but Tyrunt turns out to have unexpected jumping skills, and it quickly brings down Ash’s Pokémon.
It’s down to Pikachu! The battle-wise Pokémon swats a rock into Tyrunt’s impressive jaws so it can’t bite, then finishes it off with a Thunderbolt. And with that move, Pikachu leads Ash to victory! Ash claims the Cliff Badge and makes plans to head to Shalour City!