After Dawn fails to capture a Buneary, her and Ash begin to fight constantly. They soon run into a trainer named Nando who temporarily stops the fighting. Dawn decides to battle Nando in order to prove to Ash that she is better then he thinks. However, Nando’s Budew easily beats Piplup. At the pokémon center Nurse Joy tells them that he is trying to decide between contests and gym battles. Ash and Dawn decide to try and “help” him decide. Meanwhile, Team Rocket decides to attack Dawn thinking that because she is a new trainer, they can easily beat her.