On Route 38, Harry challenges Eusine to a one-on-one battle. He tells Eusine that they are inside a web with electricity from Elekid and that Team Rocket is making a comeback in Johto. Girafarig uses Psywave on Eusine, who touches the web and gets electrocuted. Harry notes that since Ken is giving certain instructions to Elekid, Harry can't be shocked. Eusine, meanwhile, notes the state of his cloak. He then says that he will display his "Pokémon magic". He sends out a Pokémon and the Team Rocket Elite Trio is surprised.
Back on Route 38, Eusine has sent out his Jumpluff and Harry laughs at him sending out such a Pokémon. Eusine counts down and Jumpluff releases tons of spores with Cotton Spore. When it clears, the Team Rocket Elite Trio can't see Eusine. Harry directs Girafarig to search for Eusine's scent with its tail. They find Eusine crouched by a wall of the net. Harry tells Ken and Al to go after Suicune. Girafarig's tail bites Eusine, but it turns out that what they thought was Eusine was just a ball and Eusine's clothes. Girafarig's tail has bitten a pocket watch that is connected to the net, which electrocutes Harry and Girafarig. Eusine, wearing only underwear, appears in a hole in the ground and reveals his strategy to the unconscious Harry. He sprayed cologne on his watch so that Girafarig would be sure to bite it. Also, after Jumpluff used Cotton Spore, it planted a Leech Seed on Ken and Al. At that moment, Ken's Tauros faints from the Leech Seed. Meanwhile, Crystal stands near the Burned Tower.