After a quick, but unsuccessful, attack on our heroes by Team Rocket, the Gible they had met previously with Grandma Wilma has decided to try to find Ash. It appears that the Gible wants to go with Ash! But when Gible starts to play hard to get and won't let Ash catch it, Barry shows up and decides he wants to catch Gible himself!
Team Rocket has decided that Gible would make a perfect gift for the Boss. But before they can snatch the Pokémon, Barry and Ash have a battle to decide who's more skilled. In the process, they send Gible flying off to parts unknown. When Ash hears Gible's distant cries, he sets out to save the Pokémon, taking many dangerous chances in his effort. This endears Gible to Ash, but soon Team Rocket is after Gible again. They catch Gible, but some well-placed Electric-type attacks from Pikachu free Gible from Team Rocket's evil clutches, sending them blasting off one more time!
Gible allows Ash to capture it, and Barry and Ash have a battle on the spot between Empoleon and Gible. Although Empoleon is clearly stronger and takes the victory, Gible shows a lot of courage...and now Ash has a new Pokémon friend! Happily, they set off once again for Daybreak Town and Dawn's next Pokémon Contest.