Abomasnow shows up when Zoey just is about to show Ash, Dawn and Brock around in Snowpoint City. Candice uses Abomasnow to stop Team Rocket from stealing all Snowpoint City trainer school Poké balls. Candice uses Abomasnow as her fourth and last Pokémon in her gym battle with Ash. Ash first uses Chimchar against Abomasnow but then send out Staraptor. Abomasnow uses Ice Punch against Staraptor and knock it. Then Ash send Grotle and uses Rock Climb, but Abomasnow knock Grotle with Wood Hammer. Then Ash send out Chimchar. Chimchar wins against Abomasnow with its powerful Flame Wheel.