While heading to Blackthorn City, Ash and co. have a lunch break. After taking a quick nap Misty realizes her Politoed is gone. A young woman finds it, mistaking it for her own, and drags it back while her own Politoed, wearing a red headband, watch. During a cheering session Misty manages to find Politoed and wanted to return the woman's Politoed to her but says she doesn't want it. This enrages the other Politoed and it leaves. The young woman, who goes by the name Tammy, says she wants to win a national cheering competition and wishes to borrow Misty's Politoed. Will Ash and Pikachu find the other Politoed, and will Misty point out the error of Tammy's ways?