A new journey hold new possibilities, new friends, but the destination remains the same.
After a tearful goodbye to Brock and Misty, and a fond farewell to his mom and Professor Oak, Ash and Pikachu head off to the Hoenn Region. They go there by boat and have a wonderful time. Later one night, the good time was not meant to last as Team Rocket steals Pikachu. Without his buddies to help him this time, how will Ash fare against them, and will Pikachu be ok when it arrives in Hoenn with Ash?