During our heroes’ journey to Cyllage City, Ash and Froakie meet a young ninja named Sanpei and his Frogadier. Ash challenges them to a battle, and Frogadier defeats Froakie with an impressive Quick Attack. Sanpei is about to take his leave when Ash asks him for some special training. He’s never seen anything like Frogadier’s Quick Attack, and he wants Sanpei to teach Froakie how it’s done!
Sanpei agrees, and Froakie enters ninja training. Thanks to Serena’s costume skills, Bonnie, Dedenne, and Pikachu get to play ninja too! Sanpei takes Froakie through a series of exercises designed to increase its speed, including chasing Frogadier as it jumps swiftly from rock to rock, leaping through the trees at an incredible pace, even moving its feet fast enough to run on water. As the drills conclude, Froakie is finally ready to try its own Quick Attack.
Just then, their training is interrupted by Jessie, James, and Meowth, who have grand plans to nab Froakie and Frogadier and form their own ninja Pokémon squad for Team Rocket. They manage to net Frogadier and Pikachu, but Froakie is just too quick for them—so quick, in fact, that it creates an illusion of being in many places at once. This unexpected Double Team attack overwhelms the villains and sends them blasting off again!
With all the Pokémon safely returned, Sanpei thanks our heroes for saving Frogadier. Ash reminds him that without his generous training regimen, Froakie wouldn’t have acquired the skills that allowed it to rescue Frogadier. And so, saying their goodbyes, our heroes once again hit the road for Cyllage City, site of Ash’s next Gym battle!