Meanwhile, Red is looking for a Caterpie when he sees movement in a bush and sends Poli to attack. However, he is attacked first by Blue's Charmander, who believed Poliwhirl was a wild Pokémon. Red becomes angry, but recognizes the boy as the one that found the Phantom Pokémon, Mew. Suddenly, they hear a loud noise and Blue states that he found what he was looking for. A Kangaskhan shows up; Blue doesn't lose any time and attacks her with Charmander. Blue takes out his Pokédex, in order to see her information. When Red shows his Pokédex, they realize that they are rivals with the same mission. Red also learns that Blue is the grandson of the famous Professor Oak.
The fire causes a lot of damage to the Kangaskhan and Blue tries to capture her a couple of times with Poké Balls but she repels them; however, she doesn't attack. Red perceives that something is wrong and stops Charmander's attack, and then runs to the wild Pokémon and looks at her belly. Her baby Kangaskhan in her pouch was poisoned, so Red uses an Antidote to cure it. The mother Kangaskhan thanks him and leaves. Blue is mad at Red's intervention and they "formally" present themselves. With the same goal, they go in different directions.