The Junior Cup comes to a close with Trip finally getting the chance to battle Alder. Trip is confident in his abilities, but quickly proves to be no match for the champion. With the tournament over, Ash and friends prepare to head back to Undella Town. Before they leave they meet a trainer named Cameron who was late to the tournament. Upon returning to Undella Town, Dawn announces that she has to leave the following day in order to head to Johto so she can compete in the Wallace Cup. However, before she leaves Ash challenges her to one last battle. Meanwhile, Team Rocket are nearing the completion of their latest evil plot.