|major = It is revealed that Brock left his Ludicolo at home with his mother and siblings. Misty's Azurill is revealed to know Bubble and Refresh. May's Munchlax is revealed to know Metronome. Misty leaves Ash's group to return to the Cerulean Gym.}}
It is revealed that Brock left his Ludicolo at home with his mother and siblings. Misty's Azurill is revealed to know Bubble and Refresh. May's Munchlax is revealed to know Metronome. Misty leaves Ash's group to return to the Cerulean Gym.
Ash and his friends are on their way to the Battle Frontier and Misty joins them for a while as she heads back to Cerulean City. But Daisy calls to ask if she can start giving away Gym Badges--Misty just can't get a break! Brock has left his Ludicolo at home, May is delighted with her new Squirtle and Max is eager to see Pokemon that live on nearby Mt. Moon, like Cleffa. Sure enough, a Cleffa appears.
So does Team Rocket and their Poke-Vac 5000, which manages to vaccum up all of the kids' Pokemon except Pikachu whom Ash managed to save just in time. Except Team Rocket accidentally ejects the Pokemon right back out, the Poke-Vac breaks, and in the confusion as Team Rocket blasts off, Cleffa, Misty, Max, Pikachu and Azurill all fall in a river!
Misty and Max get back onto dry land and start to look for their friends. Easier said than done, as they run from Beedrill and take cover from a rainstorm. Meanwhile, a Clefairy and Clefable team up with Ash and May to find Cleffa. Just as they find Misty, Team Rocket shows up to spoil the reunion.
Clefairy, Clefable and Cleffa call for backup and Team Rocket is on the receiving end of a super-powerful Metronome--SolarBeam combo, with Munchlax on the assist. That's it for Team Rocket until next time! That night, Ash and his friends watch a Pokemon moon dance, and in the morning, he and Misty go their separate ways once more.