The episode starts off with Ash and his friends admiring the scenery of Castelia City as Ash is pumped up with the Castelia Gym battle. They then bump into Burgh and he explains something is not right… until Pikachu hears weird sounds coming from the sewers. They go down to investigate when they find a Venipede stuck in a pipe. Ash pulls it out and the scared Venipede immediately Screeches to harm everyone, but stops because of injury it has on its head. Ash then notices the injury and explains that he wants to help the Venipede, but it attacks Ash instead. Ash holds the confused creature and tells it he still wants to help with its injury.