Ash, Misty, and Brock are still journeying toward Olivine City when they come across a boy named Bucky who seems to be looking for something. He introduces himself and explains that he's looking for a Dunsparce. Recently, he and his family went away to visit his sick grandfather. When they came back, he found out that a swarm of Dunsparce came through town and all of his friends captured one, but now he doesn't have one. They decide to help the young trainer, but interference from Team Rocket could hamper that plan.