Team Rocket has engine trouble. As Team Rocket tries to repair their sub, they ask Meowth to use Pay Day but Meowth said it can't learn that move. They then notice Ash and co along the beach and decided to attack them (and fail). Meowth landed on Golden Island where the natives worshiped the Great Meowth of Bounty. Meowth was living the good life until the natives wanted Meowth to use Pay Day. They had Meowth battle a Nidoking and Onix but Jessie and James bailed him out with gold coins and a few of James' Bottlecaps. In the end Meowth decided to travel with Jessie and James rather than rule Golden Island.