Ash and friends have delivered the GS Ball safely to Kurt and are heading to the Azalea Town Gym for the next badge. Misty thinks Ash will have a tough time without Charizard but Ash is confident that Cyndaquil has the firepower he needs. They arrive at the gym are are surprised to find out that it is a forest inside of a dome. The Gym Leader, Bugsy, appears and accepts Ash's battle. Bugsy specializes in Bug-Types, and quickly proves that Ash will need to think quickly if he is to earn his Second Badge.