While the gang heads to Mahogany Town via going through Mt. Mortar, Ash and co. notice a Tyrogue on the path, which after refusing to eat some food, steals all the Pokémon food Brock had, accompanied by a Mankey and a Primeape, and knocked a boulder off its ledge. The gang are then saved by a man named Kiyo and his two Pokémon Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan. He explains that he's been trying to befriend the Tyrogue only to have every plan backfire. It has to be because Tyrogue doesn't trust humans. How can Kiyo convince Tyrogue to change his mind?
Originally, this episode was going to be called "Fit to be Tyrogued".
Dexter erroneously states that Tyrogue is the evolved form of Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan. This is incorrect, as Tyrogue is the baby form of Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, and Hitmontop.
Kiyo says that he is entering the P1 Grand Prix, yet neither Ash, Misty or Brock seem to recall they had already been to one or that Brock and Ash entered it or even that Ash won the P1 Grand Prix with his Primeape.