Saridakis as a boy being saved by Galea and Dragonair
After a traumatic childhood experience where he almost drowned in a lake while fishing (he was saved by an unknown person), Mr. Saridakis became determined to buy that lake and build an amusement park over it. However, Tiffany, who owns a boat house with her grandmother Galea at the side of the lake, refused to sell the lake, so he used his Crawdaunt to scare away all the people who came there to fish.
Ash challenged Mr. Saridakis to a battle to decide the fate of the lake. Ash used his Corphish, while Mr. Saridakis used Crawdaunt. Team Rocket interfered the battle, however, and stole Crawdaunt. During his attempt to save his Crawdaunt, Mr. Saridakis was knocked into the lake, until he was saved by Galea and a Dragonair, which lives in the lake. He realized that it was Galea and Dragonair that saved him all those years ago, and in gratitude, he decided to cancel his plans.
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Crawdaunt is Mr. Saridakis's only known Pokémon. During its time in a lake in Kanto, it scared all the customers away from there. Later, Ash hooked it while he and his friends were fishing. Ash battled Crawdaunt with Corphish and won, destroying Ash's and his friends' rods in the process. While the group, Tiffany, and Galea were searching for the Rogue Pokémon and Tiffany found it between a bed of rocks, they found out that Crawdaunt belongs to Mr. Saridakis, who wanted to buy the lake to buy an attraction park. Ash challenged him to a battle using Corphish to decide the fate of the lake. Corphish was able to get the upper hand due to the training it had with Galea's Vaporeon earlier. Team Rocket came by and interrupted their battle by stealing Crawdaunt and Ash's Pikachu, only to get defeated by May's Squirtle's newly learned Rapid Spin. After Mr. Saridakis was rescued by a Dragonair living there, he canceled the battle between Corphish and Crawdaunt.
Dragonair usually resides in the lake that Mr. Saridakis fished in during his youth. One day, he fell in and a Dragonair saved him. In the present day, he tried to buy the lake, ignoring his youth experiences with it. However, after defeating Team Rocket, the same Dragonair came by and rescued him once more after he fell off a boat. This made him cancel his plans and the lake was saved.