As our heroes journey ever closer to Daybreak Town, they meet Clayton, a Pokémon martial artist. Along with his Mr. Mime, Clayton demonstrates an unusual and powerful training and battling style, and of course Ash and Buizel want to learn more! But, while practicing the move Ice Punch, they quickly realize that Clayton's style is not as easy as it looks, and Mr. Mime soundly defeats Buizel.
Not to be outdone, Ash and Buizel begin some intensive nighttime training using a moving leaf as Buizel's target. After much tenacious preparation, they are ready to challenge Clayton and Mr. Mime once more.
The battle challenge begins in much the same way as their first match, but a sudden rainstorm enables Buizel to use its Swift Swim Ability. This Ability gives Buizel incredible speed, and having learned Ice Punch during its nighttime practice, Buizel emerges victorious!
Proud of Ash and Buizel for their patience and talent, Clayton bids our heroes a fond goodbye as they once again head off toward Daybreak Town.