Ash and friends continue on their journey, and grow tired and hungry. They decide to stop at a town up ahead, but the town has barley any food left as the river has dried up, causing them to have no water to grow any food. Driven by the promise of a meal, the three friends head up the river to find the source. When they find the source of the river, they find out that the river flow is being blocked by a sleeping Snorlax! They convince the owner to play his pokeflute to wake up Snorlax, but the river still does not flow, as there is a mess of vines blocking the passage. They try to cut them away, but there are way too many, so they decide to wake up Snorlax again. However, this is easier said then done, especially when Team Rocket come to steal Snorlax.