The next battle is between Ash and Conway. Ash’s Infernape learns Flare Blitz and Gible masters Draco Meteor. Ash faces Conway with Noctowl, Gible and Donphan. Ash knocks out Conway’s Shuckle with Gible and Lickilicky with Noctowl, but Conway’s Dusknoir knocks out Noctowl and Donphan because of a move called Trick Room. With Gible and Dusknoir taken a lot of damage each, it looks as though neither side has the clear advantage until Gible bites through Dusknoir’s Shadow Punch, unleashes Draco Meteor again, and knocks out Dusknoir with a well-aimed Dragon Pulse. Ash moves on, and enters in the Top 8 champions along with Paul, and the mystery trainer with the Darkrai. The mystery trainer’s name is revealed, Tobias. For the quarter-finals, Ash discovers that he will be battling Paul. Ash’s Gliscor returns.