Ash and his friends were training Turtwig when they spotted Paul at the ledge. Paul challenges Ash to a battle for the first time. Ash battles Paul with his Turtwig and ends up battling Team Rocket when they interfere. They get knocked off a ledge and then have to make their way through a forest, where Paul catches a Stantler and then releases it because he assumed it was weak. Ash meanwhile, was being entranced multiple times after looking at the glowing horns of a herd of Stantler, giving him many horrible illusions. After meeting up with Brock and Dawn, Ash and co are then chased out of the forest by an Ursaring. Paul defeats and catches it, indicating that the Ursaring was worth capturing. Ash then challenges Paul to a battle again. Paul ends up winning against Ash which makes Ash upset.