To avoid work around the house, Ash, Misty, and Brock run off to find something to do. They wind up at the famous Xanadu Nursery, a place where Ash used to go all the time when he was little. There they meet Florinda, a shy girls who helps run the place and her Gloom. Florinda has recently lost her confidence after a Leaf Stone she bought failed to make her Gloom evolve. Professor Oak shows up and reveals that is is fake and they find out Team Rocket are the ones who sold it. Brock says that he will catch them for Florinda, who has fallen in love with him. Meanwhile, Team Rocket sneak into the nursery to steal plants.