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"Olaball" is the twelfth episode of the Disney Channel animated series, Elena of Avalor. It premiered on February 25, 2017.


Gabe is taking Naomi and Elena to practice for the big Olaball game for the Peace Festival between the Kingdom of Avalor and the Kingdom of Cariza. Elena is looking forward to the Festival since it is the first one Avalor is having since Shuriki took over forty-one years ago. Gabe drops the girls off at Olaball practice where Armando and Rico are being trained by Luisa. Gabe then goes to his family's bakery to help his father, Roberto. It is revealed that Gabe and his father do not get along because Roberto regards his son as a disappointment. Due to the spat, Gabe decides to just go back to the castle. Then he tells his mother, Blanca, that it would be nice if what he did made his father proud. Blanca understands his feelings and says that he makes her happy, which cheers him up. Meanwhile back at Olaball practice, Rico sprains his ankle leaving him unable to play. Luisa asks Gabe to take his place. Roberto is pleased when he hears this and teaches Gabe his Olaball moves. Meanwhile, Elena and her family welcome King Joaquín, his wife, Queen Teresa, and their daughter, Princess Caterina to Avalor for the Peace Festival.

The next day at Olaball practice, the team enthusiastically welcomes Gabe to the team. However, their enthusiasm quickly wans when it becomes obvious that Gabe is a terrible player. Gabe explains to Elena that he joined the team despite always being such a lousy Olaball player to please his father, who only cares about baking and Olaball. This makes Elena decide to coach Gabe herself since it is so important to him. Meanwhile, Isabel and Cat have become fast friends and are in town. They are amazed by the Voladores performers, who do tricks by dropping from a spinning wooden plank. Isabel tells Cat how she would like to see how the plank works before Joaquín calls them for dinner. Back at Olaball practice, Elena learns that the moves Gabe is using are his dad's moves. Elena tells him he will play better if he plays like a Royal Guard. Gabe takes her advice and his game instantly improves greatly.

The next day, Team Avalor is all set to play Olaball, but Roberto tells Gabe to use his moves. Naturally, this makes Gabe do poorly, allowing King Joaquín and his team to take the lead early on with three goals. Meanwhile, Isabel and Cat sneak away to the spinning wooden plank. They ride to the top where they get stuck. Back at the game, Elena reminds Gabe that he needs to play his way. Gabe takes her advice and, of course, this improves his game to the point where Team Avalor wins with a score of 4-3. Roberto is pleased and plans to have Gabe leave the Royal Guard to become a professional Olaball player. However, Gabe explains that he loves being a Royal Guard and that he played on the Royal Olaball team for him and the Kingdom. Suddenly, they hear Isabel and Caterina screaming for help. Gabe instantly springs into action and gets the girls down with the Dance of the Voladores. After seeing how Gabe saved the girls, Roberto accepts his son being a Royal Guard and Joaquín thanks Gabe. Elena then gives Gabe the trophy.




  • This is the first Gabe-centric episode.
  • Olaball is based around the Aztec game of Ollamalitzli.
  • Gabe's family is introduced in this episode.
  • Starting this episode, the show is officially part of Disney Junior and premieres will air on said block and channel.
  • Moral: Pursue what you truly want to do, not what others tell you to do.

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Season One: "First Day of Rule" • "Model Sister" • "All Heated Up" • "Island of Youth" • "Spellbound" • "Prince Too Charming" • "Finders Leapers" • "Royal Retreat" • "A Day to Remember" • "The Scepter of Light" • "Navidad" • "Olaball" • "Flight of the Jaquins" • "Crystal in the Rough" • "The Princess Knight" • "Captain Turner Returns" • "King of the Carnaval" • "My Fair Naomi" • "Spirit Monkey Business" • "Wizard-in-Training" • "Realm of the Jaquins" • "The Gecko's Tale" • "Party of a Lifetime" • "Blockheads" • "Masks of Magic"

Season Two: "The Jewel of Maru" • "Royal Rivalry" • "The Curse of El Guapo" • "Three Jaquins and a Princess" • "A Spy in the Palace" • "Science Unfair" • "Rise of the Sorceress" • "Shapeshifters" • "The Scepter of Night" • "The Race for the Realm" • "A Tale of Two Scepters" • "Class Act" • "All Kingdoms Fair" • "A Lava Story" • "Song of the Sirenas" • "The Tides of Change" • "The Return of El Capitán" • "Finding Zuzo" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Two Left Fins" • "Movin' On Up" • "Not Without My Magic" • "Luna's Big Leap" • "Naomi Knows Best"
Season Three: "Sister of Invention" • "To Save a Sunbird" • "Father-in-Chief" • "The Incredible Shrinking Royals" • "Norberg Peace Prize" • "The Magic Within" • "Flower of Light" • "Captain Mateo" • "Sugar Rush" • "The Family Treasure" • "Dreamcatcher" • "Changing of the Guard" • "King Skylar" • "Spirit of a Wizard" • "Team Isa" • "The Last Laugh" • "Festival of Lights" • "The Birthday Cruise" • "Giant Steps" • "Shooting Stars" • "Crash Course" • "Sweetheart's Day" • "The Lightning Warrior" • "Dia de las Madres" • "Heart of the Jaguar" • "Elena's Day Off" • "To Queen or Not to Queen" • "Coronation Day"

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