Continuing their journey to Hearthome City, Ash and friends are traveling through the woods when a worried Glameow and Misdreavus come over to them. They follow the pair and find Zoey, who has sprained her foot. They help her back to her camp when she introduces them to her new Shellos. Zoey also reveals that in the Hearthome Contest, trainers not only have to use two pokémon in the battle rounds, but in the appeal round too! Zoey then offers to help Dawn in her training, as well as demonstrating her combination. Meanwhile, Jessie takes a break from catching Pikachu in order to show the two coordinators up.