Ash and his friends arrive at Hotachi Island. They learn that the Scalchop King Playoff tournament is being held there. There are many Oshawott and Dewott Trainers. The winner of the tournament will receive a golden Scalchop and get teamed up with the female division winner. Ash enters the tournament with his Oshawott. Oshawott does his best, but soon faces up against a Dewott named Caesar. Team Rocket also enters the tournament with Meowth disguised as a Dewott, but their cover is soon blown, and they attempt to steal the golden Scalchop, only to get "blasted off" again. With Team Rocket out of the way, Oshawott fights Caesar and wins. Ash is shocked to find out that he has to leave his Oshawott with the female Oshawott crowned as a Scalchop Queen, so he can be a Scalchop King. Will Oshawott stay with Ash, or with the Scalchop Queen he has fallen in love with?