While they are helping with the festival, the group encounters Barry again. To test the progress of each other, Ash and Barry immediately start a battle. However, Barry runs off into the forest and comes across a wild Xatu. Soon Ash, Dawn and Barry find themselves in trouble facing predicaments that they each faced in the beginning of their journeys. With Dawn and Piplup up against yet another swarm of wild Ariados and Ash and Pikachu up against a flock of wild Spearow, what will be the outcome of all of this?