Episode 27 – The Bonds of Evolution!
Upon arriving in the next town, Ash learns that the Kalos Region Champion, Diantha, will be holding an exhibition match. The exhibition match tickets are already sold out to his dismay. The gang meets Professor Sycamore over there. He introduces them to Diantha who has volunteered to help him with his research on Mega Evolution. She also allows Ash a friendly match. Ash’s Pikachu battles against Diantha’s Gardevoir. Diantha shows them the power of Mega Evolution when Team Rocket kidnaps her Gardevoir.