On the way to Veilstone City, Ash and the others stop to have lunch. When Ash, Dawn, and Brock let all their pokémon out, Chimchar is shocked to see a happy environment, which is different from the one it had with Paul. Meanwhile, a group of Zangoose are lured to Team Rocket’s Seviper, which results in Team Rocket blasting off. Meowth is separated from Jesse and James, and has a midnight meeting with Chimchar about life. The next day, Team Rocket attacks and captures all of the pokémon except for Ash’s Chimchar. The Zangoose also return, and now it is up to Chimchar to put its fear behind it and fight the Zangoose.