On the way to Vermilion City, Misty and Brock criticize Ash as he has not truly won his two badges and he isn’t take the time to try and capture pokémon. Angered at this, he rushes through the forest and winds up on a beach where he finds a Krabby. He catches the Krabby and its pokéball disappears. Worried about it, Misty explains that trainers can only have six pokémon with them at one time. Still wanting to check on it, they head to a nearby lighthouse where the find the pokémon expert Bill trapped in a Kabuto costume. After freeing him, he tells them a little about the history of pokémon, as well as the mysterious pokémon he thinks will show up to his lighthouse one day. All of a sudden they hear a loud noise, and they head outside. A giant shadowed pokémon starts approaching the lighthouse. However, Team Rocket threatens Bill’s perfect chance.