The story opens with the contestants of the surfing contest being pulled into the sea by a raging Dragonair, under the control of Lance. Dragonair then uses Hyper Beam to destroy half of Vermilion City. Lance shouts to someone to come out but is not answered, so he moves on. Yellow plans to chase Lance with Doduo, returning Slowpoke.
The story then cuts to the battle between Blasty and Hitmonlee. The command-bubble almost reaches Blasty, but is popped by Hitmonlee. Hitmonlee uses its stretching body to wrap up Blasty. Blasty uses Bubble to hide the next command-bubble. The command reaches Blasty, telling it to use a made-up move (OX□♥○), with which Blasty punches the foe with its cannons. Hitmonlee is knocked out, and Green realizes that this was a decoy.
The story cuts back to Yellow. Pika's tail gets String Shot and Pika is thrown to Dragonair with the help of Dody's powerful legs, whilst the other end of the string was attached to float that Yellow was sitting on. Pika makes it but is caught by Lance, who throws him back to Yellow. Lance then tells Yellow about his vendetta against almost all Pokémon Trainers.