While wondering around near Pallet Town, Ash and friends come across a girl named Kay who wants to battle. Ash agrees to, but before the battle can start Team Rocket comes an interrupts it. However, they accidentally capture Katrina's Raichu instead of Ash's Pikachu. Before anything else can happen, a movie director by the name of Cleavon Schpielbunk arrives and talks about how he needs starts for his upcoming Pokemon movie. His star, Wigglytuff, it a bit bratty and he must find a star that can handle her. Everyone then decides to audition for the role. When Arbok and Weezing get rejected, Team Rocket decide to take revenge and steal all of the Pokemon on the movie set.