Ash and his friends continue their journey to Nacrene City, in order for Ash to get his second badge. They walk along a path and turn around when they hear a voice. A young woman is telling them to hold on. She fumbles, with Iris dodging her, and she knocks Ash and Cilan into the river. She repeatedly apologizes and says she is on an errand looking for Ash. She shows them her Xtransceiver, and Professor Juniper shows up on the screen.