After winning the Orange League, Ash and friends begin their journey back to Pallet Town. They encounter a group of Lapras that just happens to be Ash's Lapras' family! However, the Lapras (minus a teal colored one) reject Ash's Lapras and swim away. They contact Professor Oak who says they must have had a bad encounter with humans. Officer Jenny comes along and confirms this, and says that pirates are after the Lapras. When the pirates attack, Ash, Misty, and Tracey agree to help Officer Jenny stop them and save Lapras' family.