Ash is there, and ready to take on anyone who challenges him. He’s at the Pokémon League! He throws the Pokéball to begin the first battle, but the Pokéball is trying to capture Ash! He can feel himself being pulled in! No, he was only dreaming, and Mr. Mime had the vacuum cleaner to his head. So, he and the group head out to Professor Oak’s lab. They find that Gary is also visiting. After comparing the two boys’ Pokédexes, he concludes that Ash has seen more Pokémon, but Gary has caught more Pokémon! Oak informs Ash that the Pokémon League is only once a year, and happening in two months. They go into the Pokéball room, to see all the Pokémon of the people of Pallet town, and notice all 20 of Ash’s Safari balls. These are the Tauros he caught in the Safari Zone. Anyway, they go out to see all the places where the Professor raises and studies Pokémon. Ash and Gary decide to have a battle, but are interuppted by Team Rocket. Oak is impressed by Meowth’s talking, but as soon as they try to steal Pokémon, Ash’s Tauros run by, trampling and blasting Team Rocket into the air. Oak tells Ash that he is responsible for saving Oak’s lab, as they were his Tauros, but he is also responsible for reparing the fence, which the Tauros trampled over.