Ash and co. finally arrive at Pastoria City, and meet Crasher Wake, the Gym Leader, who had some business to attend to: The Croagunk Festival. They also meet Hamilton, and his Croagunk Craig who won the last festival. Brock wants to compete because the winner's Croagunk will marry the Croagunk that belongs to Nure Joy, and Brock wants to marry Nurse Joy herself. Will Brock's dream come true, and will Ash get his Gym Battle?
David Brimmer (The Voice of Saladine in Winx Club and Odion in the Original Yu-Gi-Oh!) Returns to the Pokémon series as the voice of Crasher Wake.
Incidentally, Jason Griffith (The voices of Brawly, Tate and now Cilan) also returns to voice Hamilton.