Ash, Misty, and Brock finally arrive in Violet City, the location the first Johto Gym. They come across a Pokemon Academy. At the academy a young boy named Zackie becomes obsessed with Ash's Pikachu and decides to catch it, even if it belongs to another trainer. However, he ends up catching a Bellsprout instead. Meanwhile, the rest of the class goes on a field trip to the Sprout Tower, where Team Rocket is waiting for Ash so they can get Pikachu.