After his Roserade was defeated, Nando sent out Armaldo, which was surprising for Ash and Dawn. Ash saw his Staraptor took hits, so he ordered him to use Close Combat, but got repelled by Protect. Armaldo used Rock Blast and defeated Staraptor. Ash called back Staraptor and sent his Quilava out. Quilava got hit, but Armaldo was exhausted as well. Armaldo uses X-Scissor against Quilava's Aerial Ace, but got knocked out and defeated.