As our heroes make their way up a rocky hill, an unconscious Goomy falls out of the sky, right onto Ash’s head! Clemont figures out that Goomy isn’t feeling well because it’s dehydrated, so Ash braves a steep climb to get it to the nearby river. But as soon as it’s restored to health, Team Rocket swoops in to grab Pikachu, and Goomy ends up in their cage as well!
While Jessie, James, and Meowth are celebrating their latest catch, the two Pokémon are working together, combining Pikachu’s strength and Goomy’s slime to escape the cage and flee. When they reunite with Ash and the others, Team Rocket is close behind!
The villains seem to have the upper hand until Goomy steps in front of its new friends and uses Bide, absorbing Team Rocket’s attacks and then blasting them off with their own power. Ash admires Goomy’s unexpected strength, and the little Dragon-type Pokémon happily joins him for the journey to Coumarine City!