Ash has finally returned home to Pallet Town. With the Pokemon League still a few months away, he decides to visit Professor Oak. However, his rival Gary is also there. After compared their Pokedexes, it turns out that while ash has seen more Pokemon, Gary has captured more, which upsets Ash. Everyone then decides to spend the day seeing what Professor Oak does each day at the lab. Meanwhile, Team rocket have found their way into the lab's reserve and are planning to steal all the Pokemon!