On their way to Mahogany Town, the site of Ash's next gym match, Ash's egg begins to glow, signaling its hatching. The egg finally hatches after hours of glowing into a cute, newly born Phanpy. But Team Rocket has yet again set their sights on our heroes' Pokémon. After using an electric attack to blast them off, the new born is shocked too, causing it to run off in fear. Will Pikachu be able to convince Phanpy that Ash is a good trainer or will Team Rocket be able to bring it to the bad side of the law?