Dawn is a 10-year-old girl living in the region of Sinnoh, aspiring to become a great Pokémon Coordinator. She starts off by heading towards the Pokémon Laboratory in Sandgem Town on her bike to get her starter Pokémon, but she was completely perplexed by the roads. Somewhere in between, she bumps into an elder man, later revealed to be Professor Rowan. After arriving at Professor Rowan’s laboratory, she gets her first Pokémon which was a Piplup; following this, she sees a projected soul of Mesprit at Lake Verity. Meanwhile, Ash arrives in Sinnoh by ship and has an aerial battle with Team Rocket, resulting in the loss of Pikachu into a forest.