|Aelita's New Friend|
|Published||May 9, 2013|
|Written by||Ghost Plasmore (ODROverdrive)|
Pike goes to see Aelita, leaving Pikachu, Eevee, Squirtle, and Brock in Ares' custody. Ash is revealed to have had a previous connection to Yumi. Aelita is cheered up and is given a Charmander to keep her company. Ash and Pike come back to the Academy, and Buttercup finally arrives. Ares tries flirting with Buttercup and gets thundershocked.
- Pike is now revealed to be short for Pichael (like "Mike" for "Michael").
- Pikachu is named Bolt by Buttercup.
- Eevee is named Cupcake by Buttercup.
- Aelita recieves a Pokemon (Charmander).
- This chapter is the first written from a non-human POV.
- Pike's Pikachu (now known as Bolt)