Later, Azurill accompanied Misty while she was on her way back to the Cerulean Gym, with the group accompanying them on their way to the Battle Factory. In A Real Cleffa-Hanger, Team Rocket attacked the group as they picnicked at the foot of Mt. Moon. Azurill, notably, befriended a wildCleffa who had become separated from its family. The group eventually foiled another Team Rocket scheme and helped the Cleffa reunite with its family. Afterwards, Misty and Azurill left Ash and the others and returned to the Cerulean Gym.
As a baby Pokémon, Azurill is very playful, as seen when it was playing with a wildCleffa, using its ball-like tail to entertain the Star Shape Pokémon. It is also very sociable, helpful, and friendly towards other Pokémon, as seen when it healed Pikachu from his injuries by using Refresh.