Thanks to a generous cash bonus given to Team Rocket for their excellent salesmanship at the Twinleaf Festival, the group has constructed a state-of-the-art secret base, which they use to fool Ash and his friends into thinking is a Pokémon Trainer’s center. But both Team Rocket and our heroes soon discover that the base contains a mischievous Togepi that delights in playing prank after prank. Disguising herself as a sweet Togepi, she fools everyone time and time again. Finally, using Attract, Togepi puts Pikachu, Croagunk, and Meowth under her spell, forcing them to pilot Team Rocket’s base, which turns out to be a real rocket ship, to the farthermost reaches of the universe!
Our heroes and Team Rocket join forces and come to the rescue, only to find themselves all sent into outer space! Panic ensues as the rocket ship begins to lose control and plunge back down to Earth. Just when things are looking hopeless, Togepi decides that she’s had enough fun for one day. She saves the ship and leaves the Team Rocket members trapped in their own cell. Meanwhile, our heroes are a bit frazzled, but they begin looking forward to Lilypad Town and Dawn’s next Pokémon Contest. Ash, always looking at the bright side, even marvels at the fun of being in outer space!