The episode begins with Ash and friends having their lunch. Corphish steals Torchic's food, which of course starts a fight. Pikachu tries to stop it and everyone gets shocked by him. That doesn't seem to stop the fighting. Meanwhile, Team Rocket are starving. Wobbuffet "finds" some fruit, which in turn leads to an argument. It does not turn into a fight because Team Rocket then realized Wobbuffet got the fruit from a group of Shroomish. Team Rocket then fight the Pokémon off-screen for the fruit. Finally, the Pokémon belonging to Ash and friends stop their fighting and are summarily told off by their Trainers.
Team Rocket ate the apples they've stolen the Shroomish have gotten angry and evolve into Breloom. While running, Team Rocket run straight into Ash and friends. They launch into their now-familiar motto, stop briefly to steal more food, and then resume the motto from where they left off earlier. However, the angry Breloom have followed them and proceed to use Mach Punch on everyone.
Everyone blasts off! May and Mudkip land together on a tree branch hanging above a large, deep ravine. Torchic, crying, lands with Corphish and follows the Pokémon as it leads them away. Ash and Brock land together somewhere in a forest with Pikachu and Swellow. The two Pokémon are then instructed to search for the others, but only seconds later, Ash and Brock are again attacked by the Breloom. Ash wants to fight but Brock doesn't, and they both flee.
- James: "What did they say?"
Meowth : "(Translating for Breloom)Not a bad punch. (Translating for Combusken) Yours too."