On the way to Fallarbor Town and May's next contest, Ash and co encounter a rare Bagon and it's trainer, a girl named Michelle, who is trying hard to make Bagon's dream of flying high come true. So Ash challenges her to a battle to get it to evolve faster. Will his plan work? And what could Team Rocket do with a Bagon anyway?
This episode was the first of four in the seventh season to have their Japanese and English air dates one year apart.