Ash, Isis, and Cilan arrive in Opelucid City where Iris is set to battle Drayden. She quickly becomes overwhelmed with this thought and runs to a nearby tower – climbing all the way to the top and causing panic to the people below. When Iris cools down and comes down to the ground, the group run into a lady named Martha who used to be Iris’s dorm adviser when she attended Opelucid Academy. Martha gives everyone a brief tour and lunch at the academy before bringing everyone to meet Drayden. Iris is finally feeling confident enough to take on Drayden. The first round of the match ends up being Haxorus vs. Excadrill, the same battle that Iris and Drayden had many years ago. Although now Iris is sure the battle will be different, but Drayden still has some tricks up his sleeve. Will Iris be able to beat her old instructor?