As Ash leaves the forest, he is amazed to see a large city in front of him. Thinking of it as Striaton City, he is pumped for the Pokémon Gym. However, Iris says that Striaton City is in fact the next town. Ash is feeling down but Iris tells him not to despair as there is a “Pokémon Battle Club”, this piques Ash’s curiosity.
Ash and Iris appear in front of a large green building, and they both enter. Iris explains how the battle club works on a computer inside.