On the way to the next gym, Ash and friends arrive a school on what just happens to be Children's day. However, the people who were suppose to visit the school are not able to make it. Ash, Misty, and Brock decide to let them play with their pokemon to make up for it. Then, Team Rocket shows up as magicians and try to steal Pikachu. However, they end up capturing one of the students, Timmy, instead. Timmy, who was once saved by a Meowth from a Beedrill, becomes obsessed with Meowth, thinking it is the same one. Team Rocket decide to take advantage of this and send Timmy and Meowth back to the school, where Meowth can not talk and blow his cover while he tries to capture Pikachu.