While walking down a long road, Ash and friends notices a sign with a picture of James as a young kid. A limo then pulls up, and a butler reveals that James' parents have died recently and he wants to find James so that James can receive his inheritance. Team Rocket is nearby, and Jessie and Meowth encourage James to go and get his inheritance. He reluctantly returns, where every finds out that his parents are actually alive! It turns out to be a plan to lure James home so that he can marry his fiance Jessibelle, a girl who looks similar to Jessie. James refuses, and Jessibelle takes matters into her hands by forcing James to marry her. However, with some help from his pet Growlithe, he manages to escape. He then decides to return to Team Rocket, knowing it to the best place for him.