On the way to Ecruteak City, Ash and friends stop in a town where Suzy, Brock's Vulpix's original owner, is planning on meeting them. They meet up with Suzy and go to have lunch with her. She says that she will be entering a beauty contest and she wants to use Vulpix, and she wants Brock to enter with her. However, he has a little competition from Suzy's close friend Zane. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is planning on crashing the ceremony and stealing all of the pokemon.