Continuing on their search for Articuno with Todd, Ash and friends stop for a snack break. A trio of Swinub appears and takes Misty's rice cake. They jump to pursuit and soon learn that these Pokemon belong to a father daughter team of water prospectors. The Swinub's keen sense of smell allows them to detect substances buried deep underground, and they use this to find areas for resorts to come and build hot springs. Impressed by their ability, Team Rocket decide to capture the Swinub trio.