Having solved the crises in Limeria Village, Joey, Catman, and Jackie resolve to go their separate ways. Well, at least Joey hoped that he and Catman would split up. Unfortunately, it appears that they were both headed north, so Joey (regrettably) decides to hitch a ride with Catman to the next town.
Meanwhile, Isaac Collins, a fresh new trainer from Dunkelrot has made his way to Gainsboro City, the home of the Pokemon League in the Chuen region and optimal starting point for any trainer on their way to becoming a Pokemon Master. As Isaac is about to enter the city, he hears a low rumbling not unlike a massive avalanche coming his way, wherein he sees a crazy shirtless man with a cape riding an Onix in his direction with no intent to slow down.
After a brief bit of discussion, all of the trainers realize that they’re making their way to the same city, and Catman explains that he’s been there before, riding his Onix through the city streets (in the same way that destroyed all of the roads in Limeria village), and Joey regrets his decision to travel with this man even more. . .