"Ash, Misty, and Brock were walking along when they saw the Sunflora Lodge and they entered the lodge. Team Rocket as always were watching them from a lodge through their binoculars. "Sunkern to the left, Sunkern to the right, Sunkern everywhere just ripe for the picking." said Meowth as he scanned his surroundings with his binoculars "What are you suggesting, Meowth?" asked James "Yeah Meowth, do tell what you mean by ripe for the picking." said Jessie "What i'm saying if we swipe all those Sunkern, they'd be the perfect kind of Pokemon to bring to the boss. If we also throw Pikachu into the equation and the boss will really pay us handsomely for both Sunkern and Pikachu." Meowth explained to Jessie and James "That's a brilliant idea Meowth!" said Jessie, going along with the plan "Wobbuffet!" said Wobbuffet, popping out of its Pokeball "What are we waiting for? Commence operation swipe Sunkern and Pikachu!" said James "Great but first we need disguises before moving forward with the next phase of our plan so as to not look suspicious." said Jessie as her, James, and Meowth put on disguises. (Jessie, James, and Meowth arrive at the Sunflora lodge and distract Ash, Misty, and Brock with a conversation while Meowth snatches Pikachu with little difficulty and placing Pikachu in a shock proof cage jar) Jessie, James, and Meowth decided to move forward with the next phase of their plan by disguising a trench with snow and the Sunkern wandered over a bit to the trench disguised with snow. A few Sunkern knew exactly what was up and tried to warn the other Sunkern that went on ahead anways. Little did those Sunkern know that it was a trap and they fell into the trench. "It worked! Our pitfall trap worked!" said Meowth The distressed cries of the Sunkern got the attention of Ash, Brock, Misty, Sophia, and Marcello who rushed out. "Who are you three and what do you really want with these Sunkern?" asked Marcello "That's a good question. I'm glad you asked." said Jessie taking off her disguise followed by James and Meowth doing the same thing. "It's Team Rocket!" said Brock "Gee, what was your first clue?" asked Meowth "Give me my Pikachu!" demanded Ash "No can do, twerp. We're taking your Pikachu and these Sunkern to the boss." said Meowth "Oh no you're not!" said Marcello "That's what you think pops!" said Meowth as the balloon took off with the net full of Sunkern hanging below the basket and Pikachu still in the glass cage. "Weezing! Use your Smokescreen!" said James as Weezing popped out of its Pokeball and a brown smoke filled the air and before Ash, Brock, Misty, Sophia, and Marcello knew it, Team Rocket had disappeared with the Sunkern and Pikachu. "Now's a really good time to send Crobat and Noctowl out to try and find the Sunkern and Pikachu." said Brock "Agreed." said Ash as Noctowl and Crobat were sent out on patrol to find the Sunkern and Pikachu and returned an hour later, their search turning up nothing as usual. It wasn't until the Meowth balloon got ready to take off again did Crobat and Noctowl see the Sunkern and Pikachu. "Noctowl! Pop the balloon!" said Ash as Noctowl popped the fabric of the balloon, causing the balloon to lose air and crash, breaking the glass jar Pikachu was trapped in. Jessie and James crawled out from the remains of their balloon and sent out Victreebel and Arbok to battle. Ash and Misty sent out Bayleef and Staryu to battle. "Victreebel! Use Razor Leaf!" said James "Bayleef! Use your Razor Leaf right back!" said Ash as the leaves struck Victreebel while Staryu dodged Poison Sting and used Swift on Arbok. Marcello and Sophia meanwhile decided to rescue the Sunkern. Meowth of course leaped in front of the net and said "Hey not so fast!" "Staryu! Rapid Spin!" said Misty as Staryu knocked Meowth out of the way long enough for Sophia and Marcello to lift up the net allowing the Sunkern to escape "Let's send them blasting off with a Thunderbolt Pikachu!" said Ash as Pikachu shocked Victreebel, Arbok, Meowth, Wobbuffet, Jessie, and James, sending them blasting off. (Later that day) It was almost sunset by the time Ash, Brock, and Misty parted ways with Sophia and Marcello before setting off on their way to Mahogany Town."