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A full moon shines brightly and Poipole is flying low over the ocean. It spots a Chinchou, hitting the unsuspecting Pokémon with a poison attack to get its attention. Chinchou responds with Supersonic, only energising Poipole and scaring the wild Chinchou away. Poipole reminisces about Pikachu’s Thunderbolt against Buzzwole in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!. Its impulse leads it to seek out Ash and Pikachu. Poipole locates Ash and Pikachu on their way to school the next morning.

Class has begun and Sophocles is presenting a series of photographs taken by Molayne, Sophocles’ cousin and the observatory director, using the Hokulani Observatory on Ula’ula Island. Professor Kukui pitches in, pointing out Molayne in a picture, calling him a talented trainer and friend. In the midst of the presentation, Pikachu receives a face full of blue liquid, and notices Poipole looking into the classroom. Pikachu abandons the class presentation to do some investigation, not that anyone notices. Sophocles talks about his desire to discover new Pokemon from outer space, and with that his presentation was completed. Lunch time arrives, with Ash and friends sitting with their desk arranged in a circle. Ash brings out Lycanroc, Rowlet and Torracat for a hand-made lunch, courtesy of Professor Burnet, and suddenly realises Pikachu’s absence. Everyone decides to search for Pikachu around the school grounds, to no avail, and the search effort proves too much for some. Rowlet’s eagerness leads Ash to search outside the school, whilst everyone else keeps up the search in the school. Meanwhile Pikachu has run outside of the school grounds, chasing Poipole into a nearby forest. The pair stop in a cleared path, Poipole goes on to nuzzle Pikachu much to the yellow Pokemon’s enjoyment. Poipole then fetches an apple from a nearby tree, which Pikachu splits into two with an Iron Tail.

In the middle of the search, Rowlet becomes distracted, swooping into Team Rocket’s honey donut food van for a snack. Jessie calls upon her Mimikyu to use Wood Hammer, the attack hits and sends Rowlet flying off into the distance. Rowlet breaks its uncontrolled spin mid-air and notices Pikachu and Poipole in the forest clearing. The flying type heads directly for Poipole, a perceived enemy, though its attack is disrupted by Poipole’s defensive poison attack. Pikachu runs over to the now poisoned Rowlet, and begins to spark with electricity. Pikachu stops its sparking after hearing Poipole’s teary plea. Poipole instantly grabs Rowlet and Pikachu leads the troupe back to the school. Team Rocket notice the mysterious purple pin-headed Pokemon, Pikachu and Rowlet walking past from their food van. Meowth proves unable to translate Poipole’s speech, admitting he doesn’t recognize it. And James, with Mareanie on his shoulder, checks his logbook for any matches, to no avail. Team Rocket suspect the Pokemon is rare, or could even be an Ultra Beast, and the lucrative potential leads them to follow after Pikachu.

Soon enough, Team Rocket catches up to Poipole, who is taking a break out exhaustion from carrying Rowlet on its back. The trio launch into their classic motto, only to realize they committed to their ritual in front of Pokemon not people. Poipole’s laughter at Team Rocket only infuriates the trio. Meowth produces a net launcher, though Ash’s Lycanroc and Torracat arrive on the scene destroying the net in the process. The new arrivals take Team Rocket by surprise though when Meowth sees the newly evolved Torracat for the first time he is seemingly excited for it. Ash and Rotom Pokédex soon walk on to the scene, instantly noticing Poipole. Rotom takes a frenzy of photos, revealing it has no data on the Pokemon species. James calls on Mareanie for assistance, though the Pokemon instead grips to his head and poisons him. Out of frustration Jessie calls out Mimikyu. Pikachu dodges Mimikyu’s Shadow Claw and retaliates with Iron Tail, but the attack fails to do any damage, merely causing Mimikyu’s head to tilt over. Mareanie’s Spike Cannon collides with Lycanroc’s Rock Throw. Jessie attempts a Shadow Ball though the attack misses. Before Pikachu’s Thunderbolt hits Team Rocket, Bewear rolls in, and scoops the trio up into its arms and out of harm’s way.

In the evening, Ash returns to the Ultra Guardians base, underneath the Pokemon School. Lillie heals Rowlet’s poisoning. Poipole continues to nudge Pikachu and takes a particular liking to Ash’s Z-Ring, even taking it off Ash’s wrist. Suddenly, Lusamine, Wicke, and Professor Burnet appear via projection display. Lusamine announces that, due to Rotom’s footage, they identified the mysterious purple Pokemon as an Ultra Beast called Poipole, the Poison Pin Pokemon. Rotom, with Lusamine’s word, goes on to officially register Poipole in its system. Lusamine also grants Ash custody of Poipole to allow for daily observation until she and her team can figure out which Ultra Wormhole it appeared from. Lusamine’s Clefable brings out the Beast Balls for Ash to capture Poipole. Despite Ash’s welcoming speech to encourage Poipole to join his team, the Pokemon avoids all of the Beast Balls. Lillie suggests that Ash demonstrates how Poké Balls operate. Poipole watches Ash use Rowlet as an example, calling upon and returning the Pokemon several times. Unexpectedly, Poipole flies up to Ash and touches the Beast Ball‘s central button, causing it to enter the device. The Beast Ball rocks on the ground several times before settling, to everyone’s amazement; this officiates Ash’s capture of Poipole.

That night, Ash and his Pokemon are excited with Poipole, the latest edition to the team. Rowlet, with Pikachu on its back, chases Poipole through Professor Kukui‘s home before eventually stopping out of exhaustion. Poipole goes on to spray several lines of blue and red fluid from its head on to one of the log walls, producing a portrait of Pikachu. The captured likeness impresses Pikachu and the others. Professor Kukui, in talking to Professor Burnet, suggests Poipole may prove to be a lot of effort because of its energetic nature and prankster antics.