The episode begins with Ash and his friends stopping for lunch along a stream on their way to Nacrene City. Cilan is adding the final touches to his potato salad sandwiches as Pikachu and Axew dine on bowls of Pokémon food. Suddenly, Axew senses something and walks towards some boulders. Pikachu tries getting Axew to go back to the table, when Axew refuses Pikachu looks to see what Axew found. A small, crustacean-like Pokémon appears behind a small rock and begins tapping on the stone.