Anita disliked Tommy because he prided himself on being the star student and often bullied the other children. Anita would often leap to her fellow students defense, as she did for Kenny during the school trip. Her opinions of Tommy quickly changed after she joned forces with him to take down Team Rocket.
Pidgey was first seen on a field trip with Roxanne's Beginner Class, and again when the class was trying to get used to Pokémon. During Team Rocket's attempt to capture the Pokémon from the school, Kenny told Anita to have Pidgey to use a Wing Attack on the Wurmple-shaped mecha, releasing the stolen Poké Balls in the process.