Principal Oak assigns Ash’s class a special project: taking care of a Pokémon Egg. They soon realize someone will need to take the Egg home after school—and Mallow suggests Lillie! Lillie is stunned for a moment but soon steps up, hoping to get over her fear of touching Pokémon.
Ash helps Lillie take the Egg to her house, which is an enormous mansion with its own battlefield. She’s distracted when Ash challenges her butler to a battle, and when she returns to the Egg, it’s being threatened by a hungry Salandit. Without a second thought, Lillie throws her arms around the Egg to protect it—a great first step!