It is time for Ash to have his rematch with Brawly. He decides to shake things up a little by using his new Corphish instead of Taillow on a new battlefield. With all the training Ash had to do up to this point, does he have what it takes to beat Brawly, or will he wipe out again and be all for nothing?
The gang goes to the island where Ash will make his rematch with Brawly. Meanwhile, Team Rocket is inside the cave on the island, seeing the food. Team Rocket, when they have blasted off, have got some devices for safer landing. However, James grabbed Meowth and they fall down into a hole on the island. Meowth is preparing food, but sees that James and Jessie are already eating, knowing that Meowth did not cook in his entire life.
Meowth eats, but sees that it is a can, so he throws it away. Brawly picks the can up and sees Team Rocket eating the food. Team Rocket believes that they found it first, so Jessie sends Seviper and James his Cacnea. Seviper uses Haze and Cacnea Pin Missile, but the gang dodges it. Ash is about to use Pikachu to fight, but Brawly stops him. The next thing is about to happen - Team Rocket is blasted off by a geyser they have been standing on.
Brawly then shows his training area on the island. Next he shows the battle field Ash and him are going to battle on. Ash is not going to use Pikachu this time, due to the strategy he developed, even if May and Max are sceptical if Ash has even a strategy. Brawly wonders how Ash developed, since their previous battle Ash only used brute force which got his Pokémon defeated.
The battle begins - Brawly sends Machop and Ash Treecko. Machop uses Karate Chop, but Treecko dodges, making Machop attack the rock. Ash says to Treecko that he should imagine that he bounces from rock to rock as if they were trees. Machop uses Karate Chop once more, but Treecko evades the attacks. Machop begins to be tired, so Machop uses Cross Chop, but fails, so Treecko uses Quick Attack to knock it down.
However, Machop stands still - Brawly tells Ash that he should work with nature to defeat him. Machop uses Cross Chop and the geysers start to work - Machop uses Cross Chop, but Ash calls his Pokémon back in time. Ash sends Corphish and it uses Bubble Beam, hitting Machop. Corphish uses Crabhammer, but Machop uses Karate Chop, blocking the attack. Corphish uses Crabhammer again, defeating Machop.
Ash praises Corphish, but Brawly sends Hariyama. Hariyama uses Arm Thrust, but Corphish defends himself using Harden move. However, Hariyama does not slow down as it uses Arm Thrust. Corphish jumps into water, with Hariyama following him. However, Hariyama can't actually swim, so it stays on a lone rock. Corphish jumps out and uses Crabhammer and goes back. Hariyama uses Arm Thrust, making Corphish appear from the water.
Hariyama uses Seismic Toss, immediately defeating Corphish. Ash has to bring Treecko, knowing that before he lost due to force. Hariayama uses Arm Thrust, but Treecko dodges the attack. Treecko uses Pound on Hariyama's legs. Hariyama uses Arm Thrust, but Treecko evades and pounds Hariyama's legs, weakening it. Hariyama attacks, but fails due to Treecko's attacks on the legs. Treecko, however, is becoming tired.
The geyser is starting to activate, so Treecko and Hariyama are thrown in air. Hariyama uses Knock Off and Treecko uses Pound. Hariyama and Treecko are on ground, but Hariyama is defeated. Brawly gives Ash the Knuckle badge, praising him for the tactics he used to defeat him.
- "Did I die and go to refrigerator heaven?" - Meowth
- Hariyama's Vital Throw misses Treecko.
- Featured Pokémon: Persian
- Ash changes his lineup for his rematch with Brawly, which is rare.
- Ash's two Gym Battles with Brawly (this one and the first one) are the only Hoenn Gym Battles in which Pikachu hasn't participated in.