After a practice match between Scraggy and Axew, Iris spots a Druddigan after it attacks them. Ash sends Pikachu to battle it, thinking it is wild, until its trainer, Emmy arrives. She is not sure why Druddigan is upset until Iris realizes it has a metal rope around its ankle. Iris frees Druddigan, making it happier, and Emmy asks Iris to help train her Druddigan. Iris, who plans on becoming a Dragon Master, agrees to help. Emmy and Ash have a match while Team Rocket, who has been watching and had previously tried to capture Druddigan, distracts the trainers before snatching Pikachu, Axew, and Druddigan up into their new airship.