Continuing to Snowpoint City for Ash's next Gym Battle, the gang arrives in Shelter Town, a small town near Snowpoint City. Ash and his friends meet a slightly unusual girl named Marilyn, who says she only loves cute Pokemon. She says Buneary is very cute, but says that Piplup is like a bowling ball. She challenges a very angry Dawn to a battle. They start battling right away, but for some reason, Marilyn doesn't give any attack orders to her Cherubi. Brock realizes that it's because she wants to admire Buneary for as long as possible. Brock then decides to teach her about the inner strength and beauty of Pokemon with a Pokemon battle. She finally understands that her Shellder is the best cute Pokemon that she has and cuteness is not everything. At the end of the episode, Ash, Brock and Dawn receive clothes that suit the cold weather from Johanna, while continuing on to Snowpoint City.