Assunta managed to qualify for the Kanto Pokémon League and in round six she was drawn against Ritchie. She managed to defeat Ritchie and eliminate him from the competition but she was down to her last Pokémon when she won the match. She was later seen during the closing ceremonies as all of its competitors assemble in the stadium, meaning that she placed 4th overall.
Assunta's Rhydon battles against Zippo in the sixth round.
Ivysaur was the final Pokémon that Assunta sent out to battle against Ritchie during her battle with him at the Pokémon Leauge. Ivysaur was able to defeat Sparky to allow Assunta to advance to the next round.