Continuing their journey to Nimbasa City, our heroes have just seen the trailer for a new movie they all want to see, when the main character for the movie unexpectedly appears! It turns out the character is actually a Zorua, who has been working with a budding young filmmaker named Luke. Because Zorua can look like any person or Pokémon it wants, it has been playing all the roles in Luke’s movie. But this Zorua is a female, and the idea of playing the male characters is not appealing. That’s when our heroes volunteer to take over the rest of the roles, and so the shooting begins!
Ash plays the role of the knight, who vows to save Princess Yuria (played by Zorua and voiced by Iris) from Captain Cilan, and scene after scene gets successfully shot. In the meantime, Team Rocket has their eyes on catching the rare Zorua. During the final scene, Jessie, James, and Meowth appear and whisk Zorua away! Cilan (who is also unsurprisingly a Movie Connoisseur) suggests that Luke keep the camera rolling to record the defeat of Team Rocket. The footage is made part of the exciting movie conclusion—a result of Cilan’s familiarity with improvisational acting.
A cheering movie audience gives a rousing thumbs-up to the final cut. But Mr. Matthews, the movie theater’s manager, suggests the battle scenes could be a bit more exciting. That’s when Luke and our heroes decide to enter the Nimbasa Battle Tournament! So, it’s off Nimbasa City and more excitement for our heroes and their new filmmaking friends Luke and Zorua!