May is very happy to have won her 2nd ribbon. Ash is confident, as they go back to Petalbug City to challenge Norman. However, he asks Brock for water, but the canteen is empty. However, Brock has a good reason, so he runs, with others following him. Team Rocket are seen working with some boxes of bottles of water. The gang arrives near, so Brock says that there is a spring nearby. A Zubat is suddenly arriving, scaring May, Max and Ash. Brock spots a Solrock and they go after it, but fall into a hole.
Team Rocket capture Pikachu, but are knocked out (with Pikachu going to Ash) by flames. It was Solrock who attacked. Anyway, James sends Cacnea, starting to use Pin Missile on Solrock. Solrock shows no sign of damage and uses Solar Beam, blasting Team Rocket off. After the battle, Solrock disappeared.