Get The Show on The Road:
Desperate to save Pikachu, Ash rushes to a nearby laboratory run by Professor Birch. No sooner has the treatment begun than the fever-stricken Pikachu goes running off into the nearby woods. As Ash and the professor give chase, a hasty young trainer, May, arrives at the professor’s laboratory hoping to begin her journey as a Pokémon trainer.
A Ruin With a View:
Ash is alarmed at how oblivious May is to the arts of a Pokémon trainer. May’s true motive for becoming a Pokémon trainer had been not to learn more of Pokémon, but to see the world. When Ash and May reach the local Pokémon Centre, May is more excited by the cafeteria than the Pokémon information available. When a group of thugs cuts the power to the Pokémon centre, Ash and May must trace the crime back to a chamber that links their world to a world of ancient Pokémon.
There's No Place Like Hoenn:
Ash reaches his first gym in the HOENN Hoenn Region and begins a simple one-on-one match with the gym leader, May’s father Norman and his Vigoroth. The battle is hardly underway, however, when Team Rocket swoops in, kidnapping May’s Torchic. Ash, May, and her younger brother, Max manage to track down Team Rocket and rescue the missing Pokémon. As Ash and May set out for the next gym, it is decided that young Max will go along and support them with his wide knowledge of Pokémon.
You Can Never Taillow:
As Ash and his new travelling companions pass through a forest, Team Rocket conspires to capture Pikachu by setting a local flock of Taillow against Ash. With only Pikachu, Ash has a difficult time against these extremely determined opponents, but Brock shows up unexpectedly to turn the tide of battle. Brock explains that he was unable to bear the tedium at home and so came to rejoin Ash in his travels.