Ash and friends finally arrive in Azalea Town. The town is currently in the middle of a drought. While walking through town Ash accidentally steps on a Slowpoke's tail, which causes the towns residents to chase after him, angry that he injured their mascot. They are saved by a man, who just happens to the be the Pokeball expert Kurt! Before they can deliver the GS Ball to him, they decide to help him investigate the cause of the drought.