Pokémon Sommelier Showdown! Tasting Battle!!
Animation - Team Kato
Screenplay - Junki Takegami
Storyboard - Kazuomi Koga
Assistant director - Kazuomi Koga
Animation director - Tatsuya Annoura
While on the way to Souryuu City for Satoshi's final badge, a man who had been searching for Dent appears! Before they know it, Satoshi and his friends find themselves shoved into a car and taken to Chikakuno Town ("Nearby Town"). They're taken to the Hattori Manor where a young girl named Momotchi is struggling to choose a starter pokemon that will help her become an A-Class Pokemon Sommelier. Another member of the Hattori family, Pinot Noir, shows up and suggests she goes with the "Bulb Pokemon" Turine, but Momotchi still looks worried. Suddenly, an S-Class Sommelier named "Tabernet" also enters the room! But hasn't Dent seen him before...?