Following his fourth win in the Pokemon League, Ash is enjoying his day off. He goes to get something to eat, and finds his mom in the restaurant cooking for him. After the meal Ash meets another trainer named Richie who he shares a lot in common with. They begin talking when Team Rocket come by in a car pretending to be league officials saying that trainers must get their Pokemon inspected. Team Rocket made a mistake and reveal themselves, so they flee. Ash and Richie chase after them, but eventually lose them. That night they camp out by a river and talk more about their journeys. The next day they manage to find Team Rocket, but Team Rocket wake up and trap them in the back of the van as well. Now they must figure out a way to get out and return the Pokemon.