After being tricked by Team Rocket once again, Ash and Misty crashland (in yet another blimp), on Tangelo Island. When they enter the nearby city, they discover a Lapras on the beach, whom is being beaten by trainers.
Ash doesn't hesitate to intervene, and a battle erupts. However the battle is short-lived when 'Pokemon Watcher', Tracey Sketchit, interupts, and decides he wants to draw their Pokemon.
Soon after the battle ends, the Lapras is rushed to Pokemon center, where it is healed and treated. But it isn't long before Team Rocket tries to get their hands on it.
Also, Ash learns about the Orange Leauge, and sets out on a new journey with Misty and Tracey. (Similar to the Pokemon League, he'll need to collect 4 badges from nearby islands)
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.