On the way to the next town, Ash, Misty, and Brock stop in a park to have a lunch. Pikachu is in a nearby tree looking for apples to eat. The little pokemon then decides to swallow an apple whole, which results in it passing out. With the nearest pokemon center being far away, they decide to take Pikachu to a human hospital, where "charming" Doctor Proctor reluctantly removes the apple. Then the phone rings. Nurse Joy warns them about a truck hauling pokemon that overturned, injuring dozens of pokemon. Her center can not care for all of them, so she is sending some over to his hospital. Ash, Misty, and Brock agree to help. When the pokemon arrive, it is revealed that Team Rocket was hauling them, and they also agree to help. However, once the doctor is accidentally knocked out from some medicine and the pokemon are resting, Team Rocket decides to take them all back for themselves.