As Professor Cerise discusses Pokémon Eggs, Goh reveals he’s never seen one before, so he and Ash set off to find one! Along the way, Ash wins another World Coronation Series battle, but Pikachu needs to visit the Pokémon Center to recover. There, our heroes learn that Nurse Joy is caring for a Pokémon Egg that won’t hatch. Feeling a connection with the Egg, Ash agrees to care for it. It finally hatches into a Riolu, who runs off and ends up in over its head in battles with wild Pokémon. After Ash arrives and helps it battle, a bond forms, and Riolu becomes a part of Ash’s Pokémon family!