Ash and Brock, whom are back together, end up running into a new trainer whose stuck up. And end up getting the brush off from him. Then Ash and Brock finally catch up Dawn, and just in the nick of time, to help save Pikachu! And sends Team Rocket blasts off! And then the gang heads back to Rowan's lab, and gets a package from his Mom with his new look. Dawn joins the team, and Ash, Brock, and Dawn end up running into that snobby trainer, and his name is Paul, so Ash ends up battling Paul, in a 3 on 3 battle and ends up at a draw! Is Paul a new rival?
A young boy named Ash Ketchum embarks on a journey to become a "Pokemon Master" with his first Pokemon, Pikachu. Joining him on his travels are Brock, a girl-obsessed Rock Pokemon Trainer, and Misty, a tomboyish Water Pokemon Trainer who may have a crush on him. Ash and Co. end up traveling through various regions, including Kanto, the Orange Islands, and Johto, and then enter the Pokemon League competitions there.
Along the way, they run into many confrontations with Jessie, James, and Meowth, a trio of Pokemon thieves who are apart of an evil organization called "Team Rocket". But every time Team Rocket try to do their evil deeds, they fail thanks to Ash and his Pokemon.