With his Orange League victory behind him, Ash and his friends set sail for the next boat to Pallet Town. However, Ash's Lapras sees a school of Lapras nearby, it recognizes one of them as it's mother. But the leader wants it to stay away from the humans on its back. At the Tarroco Island Pokémon Center Professor Oak explains that the herd of Lapras are scared of humans and with good reason. Officer Jenny explains that Captain Crook has been attempting to capture the Lapras. Will Lapras be reunited with it's mother and will Ash have to say goodbye to one of his travelling Pokémon companions after everything they went through?