Ash finds a message in a bottle from a girl named Marissa. She asks for help to find a Crystal Onix somewhere on the island. The reason is her brother Mateo, dosen't feel inspired enough to work on glasswork and needs the Onix to be inspired again. Can they find it?
- Ash disappears when Tracey introduces his Marill.
- When tracy calls out venonat his pokeball doesn't open up.
- This is the second episode to introduce a Generation II Pokémon.
- A sound clip of Marissa can be heard at the Tara Sands official website.
- Meowth breaks the fourth wall when he tells the camera to pan down to him before saying his next line.