Stopping in a town on the way to Cinnabar Island, Ash and friends see a commercial for a Breeding Center and decide to check it out. Misty decides to leave Psyduck there. Afterwords, they find a restaurant where the chef will give a free buffet meal to anyone who can show him his favorite pokemon, which just happens to be Psyduck. Everyone the races back to the Breeding Center to get it. However, it is closed. After sneaking in the back, they discover that the people who run it are Butch and Cassidy, another duo from Team Rocket and they plan to send all of the pokemon to Giovanni. After trying to escape, everyone (including Jessie and James who were trying to steal some of the pokemon) are sent to jail except Misty, Pikachu, and Togepi. Now those three must find a way to prove them innocent and save Psyduck and all the other pokemon.