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Goodbye, Friend! (さよなら、ラビフット! Farewell, Raboot!) is the 22nd episode of Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Synopsis

Ash and Goh return to the Hoenn Region to investigate a phenomenon known as the "Beautifly Migration". Goh wants to catch a Wurmple there, but when he calls out for Raboot to help him, it disregards him completely. Goh is shocked by this.

Episode plot

Goh wants a Wurmple to evolve it. Nurse Joy explains the Beautifly migration may happen where the wind blows north. The boys figure they will find a Beautifly near their favorite food, sweet flower pollen. They come across a Zigzagoon lying on the ground. Raboot prevents another Zigzagoon from stealing Ash's food. Unable to find any Beautiflies, the boys retreat to their hotel. Goh realizes he should catch a Silcoon instead. Once the boys fall asleep, Raboot sneaks out and returns in the morning.

Next day they successfully find a hoard of Silcoon. Goh is having trouble with Raboot's behavior. At night, Raboot sneaks out and Goh tries to follow and fails. When the sun rises again, they boys are out to the Silcoon grove where they evolve to beautiflies and fly away.

That night, Goh has Ash and Pikachu join him to observe where Raboot is going at night. They find out Raboot is giving the pair of Zigzagoon and Lombre dance lessons to defend their territory. The boys and Pikachu join in by providing music for the Pokémon to dance to. Raboot wins a dance battle and later falls asleep with the other Pokémon.

Goh decides that Raboot is happier without him and prepares to leave Raboot behind. Ash asks Goh if he told Raboot this and Goh realizes that he is abandoning Raboot. Luckily, Raboot boards the train rejoins Goh, who was crying. They happily share apples together.

Trivia

Who's That Pokémon? / Dare da?
  • Beautifly's clue in Dare da?
  • Beautifly in Dare da?
  • "Who's That Pokémon?:" Beautifly
  • This is the final completed episode to air before the show's time limited hiatus due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting state of emergency declaration from Shinzo Abe three days prior to this episode's broadcast.
  • This is the second episode where a main character originally wants to release their Pokémon, but the Pokémon already decides to stay with their trainer.


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