Penelope encountered Ash and used Sylveon to fight his Froakie. Sylveon used Attract and Draining Kiss, charming and confusing Froakie, who was eventually defeated. When Team Rocket came, they captured Penelope's Sylveon and Ash's Pikachu. However, Ash boarded the truck and, after encouraging Randall, destroyed the cage with Randall and Froakie. Once Team Rocket was defeated, Sylveon came back to Penelope.