During his battles in the Lily of the Valley Conference , he managed to advance to the Top 4. In the English dub second movie , he was revealed to be "The Chosen One" - the one who would bring balance back to the world when it was disrupted. During their travels, they occasionally met the ninja boy Sanpei , whose presence always led to a progress in Froakie's and later Frogadier 's and Greninja 's strength. When Ash and Lillie learn about this, they enlisted Gladion and Lusamine in helping them rescue it. When Ash later heard about the Giant Rock , he met up with the rest to combat it. He was forcibly ejected from the tower when the computerized security system, later revealed to be the Clembot , found out that he didn't have any Kalos Badges. Thanks to everyone's combined effort, Chespie was saved from the Giant Rock. Every time he thought he was doing well, Ash would somehow cross paths with his childhood rival , Gary Oak. Furthermore, he cares for their opinion, even giving them the option of whether they should evolve or not. They help Clemont face Clembot, and after the issue was resolved, the two boys promised to battle after Ash fulfilled the original conditions set by Clembot even if it was no longer necessary , to earn four Badges. While Ash had no major recurring rival in Hoenn, he did encounter certain Trainers multiple times and formed friendly rivalries with them. Ash's troubles were not made any easier when his Charmander, after evolving into a Charizard, grew too powerful and refused to listen to him until Ash could prove himself. According to Hidaka, Ash's father may or may not be introduced in the series, depending on its necessity to further Ash's maturity and development as a Trainer.