Our heroes camp out to watch a meteor shower, and then curl up in their sleeping bags. During the night, Pikachu and Team Rocket’s Meowth wake up thirsty and run into each other on their way to find water—and then start having some very strange adventures! Their Pokémon friends are all talking like people, while their human friends can only make Pokémon sounds. What’s more, all of the Pokémon seem to be able to evolve (or devolve) at will!
Things get even stranger when Pikachu and Meowth meet up with Squishy, who can also talk, and who’s being pursued by a giant fireball with a face! They run away from the fire, but it keeps chasing them…until the alarm clock Clemont invented rings and then promptly explodes, waking everyone up. Nearby, our heroes spot Darkrai, the Mythical Pokémon known for causing nightmares, and the strange events of the night before suddenly become clear—it was all a dream!