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Plot: changed lower-case 't' to upper-case 'T' in 'Team Rocket'
While Gardenia was distracted with Cacnea, the others were taking advantage, and a cry makes Gardenia remember Turtwig just as it is hit by Pachirisu's Spark, knocking it out. Aipom uses Swift and James calls for another Drain Punch, but the move fails and Cacnea is hit. Aipom then hits it with Focus Punch as it tries to use Drain Punch again, knocking Cacnea out and ending the battle. The kids blame James for the loss. Gardenia says that she was right about Cacnea being strong enough to use Drain Punch. Dawn asks why it didn't work the other times, and Cacnea says it was an accident that it worked at all. Gardenia says that it was really because James and Cacnea weren't quite in sync. Gardenia then offers to train Cacnea, before heading to the [[Pokémon Center]] with the kids.
 
James and Cacnea are sitting on a hill overlooking the town when Jessie tells them to snap out of it. James then reveals that he isn't sure whether to give Cacnea to Gardenia or not. Cacnea then says that it would like to learn to use Drain Punch. The "[[twerps]]" then come up the hill, and Jessie suggests getting them to help Cacnea train. James and Cacnea start training, making Dawn comment that teamTeam Rocket do the right thing "once in a while", angering Jessie and Meowth. Ash and Pikachu offer to help them train. Dawn is doubtful, but James and Cacnea are delighted. Pikachu uses {{m|Quick Attack}}, which Cacnea counters with Needle Arm. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt, which Cacnea dodges, causing it to hit James instead. Cacnea uses Needle Arm and Pikachu counters with {{m|Iron Tail}}, but Needle Arm breaks through it and hits Pikachu. Cacnea then tries Drain Punch, but it fails and Cacnea trips on a rock. Brock comments that the timing is still off.
 
Later Cacnea is using {{TP|James|Carnivine}} and {{AP|Chimchar}} to practice punching. One of Cacnea's punches then hits Chimchar in the face, so James then tells it to use Drain Punch, but the resulting Drain Punch isn't very strong. That evening James is pondering whether to give Cacnea to Gardenia, and then decides to have a training battle with Aipom. Gardenia comes up to watch. Aipom opens with Focus Punch, but Cacnea dodges and uses Needle Arm. They try again, but this time Cacnea misses and is hit by Focus Punch. Cacnea dodges another Focus Punch and counters with Needle Arm, before trying another Drain Punch, but it fails. Cacnea tries to counter repeated Focus Punches with Drain Punch, but is hit repeatedly. Cacnea is tired, and is still trying to continue, but James stops it and tells Cacnea to go with Gardenia. As he holds up Cacnea's Poké Ball he fondly recalls his time with Cacnea, and then says goodbye as the returns it. He then gives it to Gardenia and runs off crying, with Jessie and Meowth in hot pursuit.
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