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{{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} make their way to [[Catallia City]], a town recognized for its magnificent buildings. A patrol car barrels down the street, and knowing that [[Officer Jenny]] must be inside, {{an|Brock}} gives chase. However, a few seconds later, he trips over a thin web. Ash and {{an|Misty}} catch up with him and after {{TP|Misty|Togepi}} notices something approaching, a {{p|Spinarak}} appears. Mistaking it for another {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}, Misty walks toward it, until she realizes that it’s actually a spidercreepy {{t|Bug}} Pokémon.
In another part of town, {{TRT}} breaks into a storage building. Dressed in odd uniforms, [[Jessie]] commands {{MTR}} to pick a lock. InsteadTo her frustration, heMeowth breaks his claw., and Jessie tells Meowth that the[[The Black Arachnid]] could break through thousands of locks while Meowth can’t even open a single one. Using a lock pick, [[James]] enters the building. Inside, Team Rocket takes a small bowl. Suddenly, a patrolman spots them, but James hurls bottle caps, meant to resemble {{m|Pay Day}}, at him as they make their getaway.
The police arrive at the crime scene a few hours later. An officer tells Jenny that they have apprehended the thieves. They approach Ash, Misty, Brock, and {{AP|Pikachu}}, who are caught in a giant ball of web. Jenny lets them go and explains that they mistook them for [[The Black Arachnid]], a thief that terrorized Catallia City over a hundred years ago. Jenny notices Pikachu and Togepi and asks the team if they’re the professional Pokémon crime fighters her sister from [[New Bark Town]] told them about. Ash complies, and asks why the police force uses Spinarak instead of {{p|Growlithe}}. Jenny explains to him that it’s traditional to use Spinarak in Catallia City. A long time ago, theThe Black Arachnid ransacked the town. He was known for his "stealthiness" and his professionalism. Accompanied by a Meowth, they used {{m|Pay Day}} to scare the police off whenever it seemed like they were about to get captured. However, theThe Black Arachnid was stopped thanks to the efforts of the Officer Jenny from eight generations ago and her Spinarak. Using its web, the Spinarak stopped theThe Black Arachnid dead in his tracks. Jenny says that her Spinarak is descended from the same one that caught theThe Black Arachnid over a century ago. Ash volunteers to capture the thieves because it’s wrong to use Pokémon for criminal acts.
On top of the clock tower, Jessie devises their next plan. Afraid of losing his bottle cap collection, James scolds Meowth for eating out of the bowl they stole. Jessie suggests that instead of stuffing his face, Meowth could be learning Pay Day. Suddenly, she gets an idea. She’ll send a letter telling the police what they’re going to steal, and while they send guards to patrol the site, Team Rocket will take the item from under their noses.
The police receive Jessie’sJessie's letter, and they learn that theThe Black Arachnid is planning to steal the mayor’smayor's prized trophy at midnight. Jenny convinces the mayor to let the team handle it, and he gives it the ok. Ash sends out {{AP|Squirtle}}, {{AP|Bulbasaur}}, {{AP|Charizard}} and {{AP|Heracross}} to stand guard. Squirtle dives into the pool. Bulbasaur goes into a flowerbed. Heracross climbs up a tree, and Charizard pretends to be a statue stationed next to a {{p|Blastoise}} fountain. Spinarak also helps by creating webs around the perimeter, while Jenny, Ash and his friends remain inside the mayor's mansion.
A few minutes before midnight, Ash struggles to stay awake. The clock hits twelve, but theThe Black Arachnid doesn’tdoesn't show up. They mayor rushes in and gives the group a giant meal to celebrate and congratulate them. After they finish eating, the lights go out. Suddenly bottle caps start falling into the room and Team Rocket appears from the ceiling. They announce their arrival with their classic {{motto}}, allowing Ash and his friends to realize that it is Team Rocket impersonating The Black Arachnid. Ash asks how they got in, and they explain that they hid in the attic all day. He then asks why they didn’tdidn't show up at midnight, and Meowth tellsadmits themthat they fell asleep. James uses Pay Day and escapes with the trophy. Team Rocket gets away in {{TP|their [[Team Rocket|their's balloon|mechas}}|Meowth Balloon]], but Spinarak’sSpinarak's netweb stops them. The trio pull out three large fans, and continue their escape. Squirtle uses {{m|Water Gun}}, followed by Bulbasaur’s {{m|Razor Leaf}}, causing the balloon to start losing air. Charizard burns the web with a {{m|Flamethrower}}. causing Team Rocket’sRocket's balloon spinsto spin out of control, and to the mayor's horror, with the trophy still in their possession. Spinarak shoots a steamstream of web to stop Team Rocket,. while Charizard {{m|Tackle}}s the balloon, andcausing makesTeam aRocket to blast off and their cache of loot to fall. Ash tells everyone to catch something. With everyone’severyone's hands full, the trophy has yet to be saved. Ash dives in to intercept it, but Spinarak suddenly shoots out a web to catch the treasure, finishing the job.
The next morning, Jenny reports that everything that was stolen has been returned to their rightful owners. She wishes the team the best of luck as they head out of Catallia City. Meanwhile, Team Rocket sobs over their loss. Jessie blames James and Meowth for messing things up, and everyone gets into a brawl.