In the next episode, Froakie was healed at Sycamore's lab. Froakie was present when Team Rocket tried to take control of Sycamore's Garchomp and assisted Ash in his attempt to help. When Garchomp was about to fall off the Prism Tower, Froakie used some of the sticky bubbles on his back to stick Garchomp's feet to the floor and prevent it from falling. This then allowed Pikachu to destroy the machine controlling Garchomp with Iron Tail. At the end of the episode, Froakie appeared in front of Sycamore's lab with a Poké Ball and asked Ash to catch it, which Ash did so gladly.
Froakie seems to be a tough Pokémon in reference to its personality. It left many of its previous of his trainers as its natures didn't meet with them. He finally chose Ash after seeing his bravery.