Season 17 seems to be quite different, offering a wide range of Pokemon adventures. The season begins with the events where, after losing at Hakodan City Sports Club, Satoshi has doubts that he can defeat Jim Lider Viola in the return match. But Serena reminds him that he is always determined not to surrender until he is finished. This dispels Satoshi's self-doubt and urges him to do some serious training with Pikachu and Yiyakuma against Univer from Pansy. Standing up to Just Onvern is hard work, but Satoshi soon feels ready. He also has an idea on how to deal with the icy battlefield if Philola used that trick again, but he does not say.