Continuing on the way to Ecruteak City, Ash and friends are peacefully walking when Team Rocket attacks. When Weezing uses Smokescreen, Togepi uses Metronome which causes it to teleport away. Misty becomes frantic trying to find her young pokemon. Together with Ash and Brock she begins a long desperate search for the young pokemon. Meanwhile, a Houndoom finds Togepi who is crying, afraid to be alone. Houndoom grabs the young pokemon and takes it with on its delivery journey.