After a long time coming Ash and co. finally arrive at Driftveil City. Ash heads to the Gym and meets Clay, the Driftveil Gym Leader. Unfortunately Clay is too busy to have a Gym Battle and walks off. In the meantime a local named Charles agrees to give Ash and friends a tour of Driftveil Market. But when the Thief and his Ducklett stole the fruit of apples from the market, there's evil afoot, the mighty Accelgor (and Accelguard in the dub) appears on the scene. But who is this mysterious hero? However as those thieves are making a getaway, a Timburr appears pushing the front of their car very hard with its wooden beam to crush the engines to make it stop. This Timburr belongs to Charles' childhood friend Linda. After the thieves are arrested, Charles and Linda saw the symbol of the Vanillite on that truck it just went by as they begin to wonder who's doing this.