Ash’s match against Roark must be put off until the morning so that Roark’s pokémon can heal. At the Pokémon Center, Ash is picking his line-up as Paul picks up his pokémon. After finding out he gave away Azumarill, tensions between Ash and Paul heat up even more. Paul decides to watch Ash’s battle, which he soon regrets when Aipom is quickly defeated by Cranidos. When he sees the power of Pikachu, he decides to stay. Ash manages to defeat Cranidos with Turtwig, but he still has Onix and Geodude to deal with. Can he win his first badge?