The gang arrives to a Pokemon Center. Brock presents Nurse Joy some roses, going with his flirting charade. Skitty frees herself from the Pokeball and plays around. However, a child arrives, looking quite same as Max. May uses a toy, but drops it, so Max takes it to calm her down. The child (who appears like Max) calms everyone down, as he thinks they yelled. He becomes rude, so Nurse Joy comes to calm him down, calling him Max. The child demands Max to change his name, but Max thinks he should change his instead.
They begin to fight, but Nurse Joy splits them. The child leaves, so Nurse Joy thinks Max should just leave him alone. The child is seen on a cliff, calming down. Meanwhile, a clock turns on, so Team Rocket wake up - in noon. Jessie asks James why do they need to set the clock, so James explaines that they need to do their daily work. James is happy, but when Jessie asks why the exceitment, James begins to feel sad. They are always short with food, so James wants to end it by capturing Pikachu. Jessie and Meowth leave to get lunch, so James needs to fold the sleeping bags.
Max is still mad with the other Max, so May reminds that they need to get along. They see another Pokemon passing by - a Surskit. The other Max sees it and goes to play with it. May and Max see the other Max and Surskit, so May convinces Max near them. The other Max is angry seeing them, trying to make them go away. Ash and Brock arrive, saying it is silly to see them still arguing. Team Rocket spy, so Meowth wants to capture the Surskit and give it to the boss, as when he would wake up being stressed and go to the balcony to have some sunshine on his face, but without sunshine, he would see the Surskit, cheering him up.
Max and the other Max still argue, but Brock proposes to bring Pokemon out to play with them. Ash sends Treecko and Taillow, Brock his Lotad and Forretress and May her Skitty, Torchic and Beautifly. The other Max sees the Pokemon and finds Max's idea to become the Gym leader cool. May introduces Skitty to Treecko and Pikachu, but Skitty begins to play around and becomes tired. Team Rocket appear to steal Surskit. Team Rocket evade the gang and go for Surskit. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but the umbrella Meowth has opened deflects the attack.
Skitty comes and plays with Jessie's hair. Jessie runs away, so do James and Meowth. Surskit went away on shore, as the water on the ground is left as tracks. The other Max goes to find Surskit, so the gang proposes to help him in the search. Team Rocket appear once more, but in a giant machine. Jessie stands up, with the end of her hair looking funny, so everyone laughs at her. Jessie becomes angry, so she attacks using the hammer on the machine. They go on the end of a cliff, and, with Jessie's hammer blast, they are blasted away. When they have fallen down, Ash sends Taillow to find May, Max and other Max.
The other Max explaines to Max that he wants to travel, but was mean when he was jealous, as Max travels around with Pokemon other Max saw. Max was also jealous when he saw other Max with Surskit. They go near the river, looking for Surskit. However, Team Rocket appear, with Jessie (still angry) going to crush them. The other Max leades them to a spring where he finds Surskit again. Team Rocket appear, so Jessie sends Seviper and James Cacnea. The Max-es will fight them, so Jessie taunts them. Seviper uses Poison ail, but they evade. Cacnea uses Pin Missile, but misses, so Surskit uses Agility.
Seviper uses Poison Tail on Surskit. James orders Cacnea to use Needle Arm, but Cacnea cannot swim! James calls Cacnea back, so Seviper uses Poison Tail. Max thinks they can win by destroying the rock, so the other Max orders Surskit to use Water Pulse. The rock breaks, so Team Rocket are drowned. Jessie is not yet defeated, so she goes to get Surskit. May sends Skitty, so Skitty bashes its tail on Jessie's cheecks and bashes her away. Ash and Brock arrive, so Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, but Meowth opens the umbrella that does not conduct electricity.
Surskit uses Bubble Beam, so the umbrella is thrown away, making them affected by Pikachu's attack, blasting them off. Max and the other Max become friends, promising to battle one another one day. The gang waves, saying goodbye to Nurse Joy and other Max.
- "Well, there are out favourite twirps." - Jessie
- "And they have grown an extra one." - James
- Featured Pokemon: Lombre, Lotad, Electrike, Oddish
- It is revealed that James's Cacnea cannot swim.
- This episode first aired in the US exactly one year after its debut in Japan.
- Beginning with this episode, Bella Hudson provides the voice of Nurse Joy.
- In the Hindi dub, Surskit is wrongly named as Sunskrit.
- When all the Pokémon are let out, Corphish and Mudkip are absent.