Before Ash can get to his next Gym Battle challenge in Nimbasa City, our heroes run into their friend Bianca once again! She’s in a hurry to get to a fishing competition nearby. She’s never fished before, but we learn that Cilan certainly has...he calls himself a Fishing Connoisseur! He decides to compete, and all of our heroes join him.
Meanwhile, it’s revealed that the competition has been secretly taken over by none other than Team Rocket! They plan to steal all the Water-type Pokémon the competitors catch and give the best of them to the Boss.
As Cilan wrestles in a huge Basculin and Bianca frantically attempts to catch an even bigger Frillish, Team Rocket changes the plan: they decide to make their escape with all the Fishing Poké Balls while the competitors are distracted! Our heroes catch on to their plot and a serious battle ensues. Jessie, James, and Meowth make their escape after discovering that the Pokémon they planned to steal have been rescued, thanks to Bianca’s new Frillish!
And so, with the competition canceled due to Team Rocket’s tomfoolery, our heroes bid Bianca a warm farewell, and their journey to Nimbasa City continues!