Ash and Pikachu are helping Dawn to train Pachirisu to control its electricity. During the training one of Dawn’s childhood friends named Kenny arrives at the contest hall. He immediately begins telling Ash and Brock funny stories of Dawn which gets her angry, not to mention he has a Prinplup, the evolved form of Piplup. Kenny reveals that like Dawn he also lost to Zoey and her Glameow. While they catch up and Kenny and Ash battle, James and Meowth are sent on a mission to find a new contest pokémon for Jessie. Their target just happens to be Kenny’s Prinplup.