Ash and co. find out Gardenia is the Eterna Gym Leader, Nando revealed he caught a Sunflora, won his first ribbon and the Forest Badge, Team Galactic is introduced, hiring Team Rocket to steal the Adamant Orb.
Ash and co. finaly arrive in Eterna City, where Ash hopes to earn his second badge. However, they are delayed by a trip to the museum where Ash meets not only the Eterna city Officer Jenny, but is reacquainted with the Viridian City Jenny. They also run into Nando and Gardenia, who is Eterna's Gym Leader. They learn that Team Rocket plans to steal the Adamant Orb. Can our heroes stop them, and who is really behind this theft?