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Chapter 1: "Unova League Final Battle! Ash V.S. Alder!"

"Welcome, one and all, to the final battle of the Unova League Conference!" The announcer's voice blared through the speakers of the stadium.

Throughout the stadium, there were thousands of cheering people in the stands, including a girl with long purple hair and a boy with short green hair. In between the two sat two Pokémon. One was a reptilian Pokémon with long gray tusks with red tips and a green cowl. The other was a cat Pokémon with a golden charm on its forehead, cream-colored fur, and a brown-tipped tail.

In the middle of the stadium was a large battlefield with two competitors on either side of it. One was a boy wearing a red cap with a white front and a blue Pokéball symbol on it that covered a head of messy black hair. He had intense brown eyes and little lightning bolt-shaped marks on his cheeks. He wore a blue and white jacket with a yellow zipper, black pants, and red and black high tops.

Beside him was a small, yellow mouse Pokémon with red cheeks, black-tipped ears, brown stripes on its back, a mouth that looked like a sideways three, and a tail that looked like a lightning bolt.

The other competitor was a tall man with red and orange hair put in a ponytail that made it look like his head was on fire. He wore a beige poncho with red, orange, and black stripes on it, white pants that looked like they were torn at the bottom, and black sandals. Around his neck, he wore a necklace of six Pokéballs tied together with thread.

"It all comes down to this!" The announcer continued yelling into his microphone. "It's an epic battle between young trainer Ash Ketchum of Pallet Town and the Unova League Champion himself, Alder!"

Ash looked over at his opponent, who simply nodded at him. Ash looked into the stands and saw Iris, Cilan, Meowth, and Iris's Fraxure cheering him on. Ash looked down at his partner, Pikachu, who winked at him, showing that he was ready to help him with the battle.

The referee then stood on his podium in the middle of the field to the side. He raised both green and red flags.

"This will be a six-on-six battle, substitutions are aloud," The referee said to the two opponents. "Once all six Pokémon on one side are all knocked out the battle is over!"

The referee raised his flags higher than ever. Ash grabbed a Pokéball from his belt, and tossed it into the air.

"Serperior, I choose you!" Ash yelled as the ball popped open and large, green snake-like Pokémon appeared onto the field. The ball then flew back through the air and Ash gracefully caught it.

"A Grass-type, eh?" Alder said with a smirk. He then took a Pokéball from his necklace and threw it to the field. "Accelgor, I need your assistance!"

In a flash of blue light, a Pokémon that looked like it wore a pink helmet, wrapped up in blue strips of cloth-like material appeared on Alder's half of the battlefield. It crossed its arms as if it was in an aggressive mood.

"Serperior V.S. Accelgor!" The referee stated as he brought down both flags to signal the start of the battle. "Let the battle begin!"

"Serperior, use Leaf Blade!" Ash commanded.

Serperior's tail sprig began to glow a light green color. It then sprung into the air and aimed to slash down on Accelgor using its tail.

"Accelgor, use Me First!" Alder instructed.

Accelgor then swiftly jumped into the air with great speed and hit Serperior with its arm, which was glowing green like Serperior's Leaf Blade. Upon impact, Serperior was knocked to the ground.

"How did Accelgor hit Serperior so fast and so powerfully?" Iris asked, surprised by how Accelgor had hit Serperior and knocked it to the ground.

"It used Me First," Cilan explained. "It's a move that allows the user to hit the foe with a more powerful version of the foe's move if its Speed is greater than the foe's."

"So that means Accelgor is faster than Serperior!" Iris exclaimed.

"Fra-xure!" Fraxure said, in shock like its trainer.

"You said it!" Meowth said in awe of the Accelgor's speed.

Serperior struggled to get up from the ground. It had an angry look on its face. It glared over at Accelgor like it had damaged its pride.

"Now, Accelgor, use Bug Buzz!" Alder ordered.

Accelgor then made a loud, siren-like noise that caused red sound waves to be sent towards Serperior.

"Serperior, use Coil to spring yourself into the air!" Ash yelled.

Serperior nodded and then coiled its long body up tight. Then, just as the sound waves were about to hit it, Serperior launched itself into the air, dodging the Bug Buzz attack.

"Now, use Leaf Storm!" Ash commanded.

Glowing green leaves appeared and began spinning around Serperior's airborne body. Then, they were shot at Accelgor, who was hit due to still using its Bug Buzz attack. As the many leaves struck it, it was pelted until it fell to the ground. It slowly got up, but was covered in the scratches from Serperior's attack. At the time, Serperior had landed gracefully onto the ground.

"Accelgor, use Focus Blast!" Alder instructed.

A light blue ball of energy appeared in between Accelgor's arms. It then threw the ball at Serperior.

"Serperior, use Leaf Blade to hit it back!" Ash yelled.

When the attack came close to Serperior, Serperior swiftly hit it back with its glowing tail. The ball then gained speed and hit the Pokémon who had created it, causing a cloud of dust to surround Accelgor. When the dust cleared, Accelgor was on the ground with swirls in its eyes.

"Accelgor is unable to battle!" The referee stated to the crowd, pointing the red flag at Serperior. "Serperior is the winner!"

The crowd cheered. Iris and Cilan watched as Alder held out a Pokéball and caused Accelgor to disappear into it in a flash of red light.

"Ash is doing pretty well so far!" Iris said gleefully. "Who can say that they've beaten even one of the Champion's Pokémon?"

"That's true," Cilan said, focusing on the match. "But's the battle's far from over."

"Yeah, but the twoip will pull through!" Meowth said with a grin. "He always does!"

Iris and Fraxure nodded and returned their gazes to the field.

"Vanilluxe, I need your assistance!" Alder shouted as he took another Pokéball from his necklace and tossed it into the air.

In a flash of blue light, what looked like and ice cream dish with two faces, one on each scoop, on a icicle cone with a straw sticking out of its right scoop. It floated in the air happily with snow clouds puffing out of the straw.

Ash looked at the Pokémon. He had seen this Pokémon before in his earlier Unova League battle with Trip. Trip's had been tough to beat, so he didn't know how tough this one would be. He began to consider recalling Serperior.

However, he looked up at Serperior and saw that it was still wanting to battle, despite the damage it had received from Accelgor.

"You still want to battle?" Ash asked. Serperior nodded. "Alright then! Let's do this!"

"Serperior V.S. Vanilluxe!" The referee yelled. "Let the battle begin!"

"Serperior, use Leaf Storm!" Ash commanded.

Serperior launched the glowing leaves at its icy opponent.

"Vanilluxe, use Light Screen!" Alder instructed.

A golden box appeared around Vanilluxe and the leaves bounced off of it and fell to the ground, completely harmless now.

"Now, Vanilluxe, use Blizzard!" Alder ordered.

Vanilluxe opened its mouths and released blizzards from them.

"Serperior, no!" Ash yelled. However, it was too late. Serperior now sat on the field in a block of ice, defenseless against any attack Vanilluxe used on it next.

"Finish it off with Flash Cannon!" Alder yelled.

Vanilluxe then fired a silver beam of energy at Serperior, creating an explosion. As the smoke cleared, Serperior lay on the ground with swirly eyes.

"Serperior is unable to battle! The winner is Vanilluxe!"

Ash returned Serperior to its Pokéball and then smiled.

"Thank you, Serperior," He said as he put the ball back onto his belt. "Take a good, long rest."

Ash then took another ball from his belt and tossed into the air, yelling, "Scrafty, I choose you!"

On the field appeared a bipedal lizard-like Pokémon with red mohawk-like crest on its head, yellow molted skin hanging from its shoulders and legs, resembling a hoodie and pants, and orange-colored body with a gray, scaled belly.

"Scrafty V.S. Vanilluxe! Let the battle begin!"

"Scrafty, use Brick Break!" Ash commanded.

Scrafty's arm glowed white and it then leapt into the air. It brought its arm down on the golden box, causing it to shatter and completely fall apart.

"Now, before Vanilluxe can react!" Ash yelled. "Use Crunch!"

Scrafty's teeth glowed white and then it bit down on Vanilluxe with its mouth. Vanilluxe screamed in pain and then fell to the ground, with Scrafty still clamped on it. It struggled to get up, but then it fell back to the ground with swirls in its eyes.

"Vanilluxe is unable to battle! Scrafty is the winner!"

Alder returned Vanilluxe to its Pokéball. It then switched it with another Pokéball on his necklace.

"Druddigon, I need your assistance!" Alder yelled as he tossed the ball into the air. Soon, a large, blue, hunchbacked, reptilian creature with medium-sized wings shaped like thistle leaves and a red head appeared onto the field.

Druddigon stood menacingly over Scrafty and roared. Scrafty, however, bared its teeth and stood its ground.

"Scrafty V.S. Druddigon! Let the battle begin!"

"Scrafty, use Hi Jump Kick!" Ash commanded.

Scrafty leapt into the air, its knee glowing orange-red in color.

"Druddigon, use Night Slash!" Alder instructed.

Druddigon's claws glowed red and it struck Scrafty down to the ground. Scrafty struggled to get up.

"Now, finish it with Outrage!" Alder yelled.

Druddigon's eyes began to glow red and its body became outlined in a red aura. It then went on a rampage and then began to attack Scrafty violently with punches and kicks. When it moved away, Scrafty lay on the ground with its eyes swirled.

"Scrafty is unable to battle! Druddigon is the winner!"

"Scrafty, return and take a good rest!" Ash said as Scrafty's Pokéball shot a red light at it and caused it to disappear in a flash of red light. He then took a Pokéball from his belt and looked at it, and then looked at the Druddigon with a look of determination on his face.

"Samurott, I choose you!" Ash yelled as he threw the Pokéball into the air.

In a flash of blue light, a quadruped, blue sea lion-like Pokémon appeared onto the field.

"Samurott, use Aqua Jet!" Ash ordered.

Samurott jumped into the air, its body surrounded by blue energy. It then became surrounded by water and rocketed itself towards Druddigon.

"Druddigon, use Superpower to grab it!" Alder instructed.

Druddigon's body became outlined in a blue aura. It then held out its hands and caught Samurott as it came in for impact. The water fell to the ground and Samurott was still held in the air, being damaged by Druddigon's rough skin.

"Now throw it into the air and then jump after it using Night Slash!"

Samurott was flung into the air and then Druddigon leapt after it with glowing red claws.

"Samurott, quick, use Razor Shell to block it!" Ash shouted.

Samurott then drew a large, beige colored sword from its leg and slashed the now glowing-blue blade onto the Night Slash attack, causing sparks to fly.

The two then landed on the ground, both breathing heavily. This battle would be over in one more attack.

"Druddigon, use Night Slash!"

"Samurott, use Razor Shell!"

The two then ran towards each other, claws and blade-ready. They both slashed at each other and landed on opposite sides of the field with their backs turned to each other. They both were breathing harder than ever.

Then, they both fell to the ground, both knocked out.

"Neither side is able to battle, so this round is pronounced a tie!"

Ash and Alder then both returned their Pokémon to their Pokéballs and took another Pokéball each and threw it to the field.

"Emboar, I choose you!" Ash yelled as an enormous, bulky, boar-like Pokémon with a blazing beard of fire appeared in front of him.

"Escavalier, I need your assistance!" Alder said as a floating knight-like Pokémon with lance hands appeared onto the field

"Emboar V.S. Escavalier! Begin!"

"Emboar, use Flamethrower!" Ash commanded.

Emboar then released a stream of red-orange fire from its mouth at Escavalier.

"Escavalier, dodge and use X-Scissor!" Alder ordered.

Escavalier swiftly dodged the Fire attack and then put its lances together and charged towards Emboar with a light blue energy shaped like an "X" appearing in front of it.

"Emboar, quick, dodge it and use Hammer Arm!" Ash yelled.

Emboar just barely dodged the X-Scissor attack and then, as Escavalier was passing it, it hit Escavalier to the ground with an arm that was glowing white.

"Now, use Heat Crash!" Ash instructed.

Emboar jumped into the air and an orb of red-orange fire appeared around it. It then fell straight to the ground and landed on Escavalier. After getting off of Escavalier, everyone could see that Escavalier had been knocked out.

"Escavalier is unable to battle! Emboar is the winner!"

Alder then returned Escavalier to its Pokéball and put the ball back onto his necklace, grabbing another and tossing it into the air.

"Volcarona, I need your assistance!" He yelled as a white moth-like Pokémon appeared in the sky.

"Emboar, return!" Ash said, holding its Pokéball up and causing Emboar to disappear in a flash of red light. He then took another Pokéball and threw it into the air.

"Unfezant, I choose you!" He said as a gray game bird-like Pokémon appeared in the sky.

"Unfezant V.S. Volcarona! Begin!"

"Unfezant, use Aerial Ace!" Ash commanded.

Unfezant's body was surrounded by white streaks of light as it flew towards Volcarona.

"Volcarona, use Bug Buzz!" Alder ordered.

Volcarona began to make a loud screeching sound, and then, red sound waves came from it and hit Unfezant, hurting it and causing it to fall to the ground.

"Now, use Hyper Beam!" Alder yelled.

Volcarona sent a large, orange beam of light down from its mouth onto the grounded Unfezant. It was so powerful that it knocked it out in an instant.

"Unfezant is unable to battle! Volcarona is the winner!"

Ash returned Unfezant to its Pokéball, and just as he was about to send out Emboar, he felt a tug on the leg of his pants. He looked down and saw Pikachu with a look of intensity in its eyes.

"You want to battle, Pikachu?" Ash asked. Pikachu nodded. "Alright then, Pikachu, I choose you!"

Pikachu ran onto the field. It looked up at its opponent with sparks dancing on its cheeks.

"Pikachu V.S. Volcarona! Begin!"

"Pikachu, use Thunderbolt!" Ash yelled.

"Volcarona, use Overheat!" Alder shouted.

An explosion occurred as yellow lightning and white-and-orange fire collided in mid-air.

"Now, Pikachu, use Iron Tail!" Ash commanded.

Pikachu ran and jumped into the air, its tail taking on a metallic shine. It then struck Volcarona down with its tail.

"Pikachu, finish it off with Electro Ball!" Ash instructed.

At the end of Pikachu's tail, a yellow orb of electricity appeared and Pikachu used its tail to launch the orb at Volcarona, creating a cloud of dust.

As the dust cleared, everyone could see that Volcarona lay on the ground with swirled eyes.

"Volcarona is unable to battle! Pikachu is the winner!"

Alder now returned Volcarona to its ball and took the final Pokéball off of his necklace.

"This has been a great battle, Ash!" He yelled across the field. "However, it all ends now! Bouffalant, I need your assistance!"

In a flash of blue light, a large, brown buffalo Pokémon with an afro appeared onto the field.

"Pikachu V.S. Bouffalant! Begin!"

"Pikachu, use Volt Tackle!" Ash commanded. Pikachu began running at Bouffalant with yellow electricity surrounding its body.

"Bouffalant, stop it using Earthquake!" Alder instructed.

Bouffalant stomped its foot into the ground, causing the ground on the field to break apart. Pikachu was stopped right in front of Bouffalant.

"Now, finish it off with Stone Edge!" Alder ordered.

Stones appeared around Bouffalant's body and began pelting down on Pikachu. Because it had been so close, Pikachu was knocked out.

"Pikachu is unable to battle! Bouffalant is the winner!"

Ash ran out to Pikachu and picked him up. As he held him in his arms, Pikachu smiled at him, showing Ash that he was okay.

"Thanks, buddy. Now why don't you take a nice rest?" Ash said as they walked back to their corner.

After setting Pikachu down, Ash took out his final Pokéball.

'It's up to you.' He thought as he threw it into the air. "Emboar, I choose you!"

In a flash of light, the Mega Fire Pig Pokémon appeared onto the field. He then began to glare at Bouffalant, who just glared right back.

"Emboar V.S. Bouffalant! Final Battle Begin!"

"Emboar, use Flamethrower!" Ash commanded.

"Bouffalant, use Stone Edge!" Alder ordered.

Ash grimaced as the fire and the stones exploded in midair.

"Emboar, use Hammer Arm!"

"Bouffalant, use Megahorn!"

The two ran towards each other. Emboar hit Bouffalant with its arm, and Bouffalant hit Emboar with its horns. They both were breathing heavily.

"Let's finish this!" Both Ash and Alder yelled. "Use Flame Charge/Head Charge!"

Emboar began flying down the field surrounded by fire and Bouffalant charged towards it with a glowing red afro. Upon impact, a huge explosion occurred.

"The two attacks hit!" The announcer yelled into the microphone. "But who won?"

As the smoke cleared, Emboar and Bouffalant both stood breathing heavily. Emboar grinned at Bouffalant, who returned it with a similar grin. Then, Emboar winced and fell to the ground with swirls in its eyes.

The stadium then burst into cheers as they clapped and yelled for the winner. Iris, Cilan, Meowth and Fraxure, however, looked sadly at their friend.

On the field, Ash fell to his knees. He then returned Emboar to its Pokéball.

"Thanks, Emboar," He said sadly. "You did a great job."

Pikachu rushed over to comfort its trainer. Ash looked over at Pikachu and smiled.

"You're right, Pikachu," He said, wiping the tears from his eyes. "I shouldn't be down about this. Thanks."

"Pika!" Pikachu smiled happily.

Alder then walked over to Ash with Bouffalant.

"Thank you, Ash," He said with a grin. "I haven't had a battle like that in a long time. It was great!"

Ash got up and shook Alder's hand.

"Thank you, Alder," Ash said gratefully. "You showed me that I still have a lot of training to do."

That night, after the awards ceremony, Ash and the others went to their cabin and fell asleep. Well, at least Iris and Cilan did.

Ash lay in his bed with Pikachu. He held a small object in his hand.

"When we get back, Pikachu," Ash whispered as he looked at it in the moonlight, "There's someone there that I've got to talk to."

"Pika!" Pikachu said with a yawn.

"Goodnight, buddy," Ash muttered. With that, the two fell asleep.

The next morning, the three and their Pokémon got up and left for Nuvema Town. After arriving, they first went to Professor Juniper's lab and picked up his other three Pokémon. Then, they went to the Nuvema Town Harbor and said goodbye to each other. Ash, Pikachu, and Meowth were all going together back to Kanto. Iris and Cilan were going back to Opelucid City and Striaton City, respectively. Ash and the two Pokémon then climbed aboard the plane and flew back to their home of Kanto.

After a few hours, the three looked out the window of the plane and saw the Pallet Town Harbor in the distance.

'We're almost home,' Ash thought as the plane began its descent. 'Soon, I can finally tell you how I feel.'

Next Chapter- Chapter 2: "The Homecoming of Ash! A New Rival Appears!"- Ash, Pikachu, and Meowth are back in Kanto. After being picked up by a certain someone, they make their way back to Professor Oak's Lab. However, when old enemies attack, stronger than ever, a mysterious trainer from Ash's past appears just in time to save the day! Who is this trainer? Is he on the good side? Or is he a greater threat than the enemies of old? What is his connection with Ash? Will they defeat the evildoers? Plus, who has Ash been wanting to talk to? Find out next time in Pokémon: League of Ultimates!

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