The Pokemon ceremony is about to begin, so Ash heads to register. Each trainer must first battle on four fields made up of Water, Ice, Rock, and Grass before reaching the main stadium. Ash's first match will be on the Water Filed against the arrogant "Astounding Mandi". Ash runs into Gary who taunts Ash as usual and gets him fired up to win, especially after Gary ins his first battle. with his first battle on the Water Field, Ash calls Professor Oak and has him send Krabby over so he can have two water pokemon to use. Misty and Brock advise him not to use Krabby but Ash won't listen, and when the match starts, Ash picks Krabby, but will Krabby be able to pull of a victory in its first battle, and in such an important battle?