Upon returning to Mandarin Island, Ash and co meet Misty's hero(ine), Prima of the Elite Four. After Ash is annoyed because he wanted to battle her but all she did was ignore him. During a battle between a Tauros and Ash's Charizard it got out of control, and Prima steps in to soothe the savage beast. A while later Ash has his wish granted and battles Prima, unfortunately he loses. After this Prima teaches Ash a lesson about patience and control.