Zane was Suzy's friend, but became her rival when they began their careers. They both started with a Vulpix, where Zane had his evolved at some point. Zane came to the beauty contest, annoying Brock and seeing him as a rival, since Zane thought the outer appearance has a much greater role than inner appearance. However, Brock forgave him when Zane admitted he liked Suzy.
Zane started with a Vulpix, which he trained it to evolve. Zane entered his Ninetales in a Beatuy contest.