Ash, Misty, and Brock start their journey to the first Johto Gym in Violet City. On the way they meet Casey, a brand new trainer who has just received her first Pokemon, Chikorita, from Professor Elm a few days earlier. She insists on a battle with Ash. Ash is hesitant since he is far more experienced then her, but eventually agrees. Ash picks Charizard, and easily defeats all of Casey's pokemon. She becomes discouraged and runs away crying. She then encounters Team Rocket who convince her that Ash cheated, and that they will help her win the right way. She agrees and goes to find Ash.