The episode begins as Zekrom and Reshiram make their appearance. Their black and white colors swirl and fade into the shape of the Earth, and the narrator begins to explain about the world of Pokémon.
Ash is a ten-year old Pokémon Trainer who aims to become a Pokémon Master. He lives in Pallet Town, which resides in the Kanto region. Along with Pikachu, his partner, he grabs his belongings and hurriedly walks out of the room. As he returns to retrieve his hat, he expresses his excitement to Pikachu about his upcoming journey. Ash’s mother then walks into the room, informing him that Professor Oak has arrived to pick them up, whilst proceeding to adjust his hat with a smile.