On the way to Pallet Town, Ash and friends run across Stella, a girl who is trying to get her Mr. Mime to obey her so she can properly perform her circus routines. Mr. Mime is lazy and wants nothing to do with her or the circus. Because of this, Ash and friends decide to help her out (and Ash reluctantly end up in a Mr. Mime outfit) Then, Team Rocket show up and take Ash, thinking him to Mr. Mime. Knowing Ash will be ok, Delia takes Misty and Brock her house where another Mr. Mime shows up. Thinking it is Ash, Delia puts it to work, that is until Ash shows up. Team Rocket then return to try and take the Mr. Mime.