Picking up where the previous episode left off, Team Rocket continues to inhibit Ash and his friends from picking up their trail by deploying many ghost train decoys, overloading the subway sensors with phantom contacts. Pikachu and Axew are still trapped in their cages along with the stolen Poké Balls. Meanwhile, Ash and his friends are still on the tracks. They spot a train approaching and Ash takes it in at a glance, concluding that it was a ghost car. With no way to tell the ghost trains apart, Cilan knows that it was part of Team Rocket’s plan to escape.