The characters, Ash, Brock and Dawn, are waiting at the dock near Lake Valor while waiting for their old buddy, May, to reach the dock. A Beautifly appeared from the sea and land on Ash's head, followed by a ship with May aboard on it. May steps down the ship and chat about her past experience.
When Ash asked her why she was at Snowpoint City, she released her new Pokémon, Glaceon and showed off to her friends. She explained that she wanted an evolved Pokémon so that she can come home with an evolved Pokémon from Sinnoh. She said that she brought her Eevee to a cave in Snowpoint City and which consists of Ice Rock, which allows Eevee to evolve into a Glaceon. She also shows her three Johto ribbons. She also revealed his brother Max's life, he takes care of his Dad's Pokémon after learning the breeding techniques from Brock. She also revealed that Drew and Harley have been working very hard for the contests. Drew's Roselia has evolved into a Roserade.
May booked a reservation at a seven-star restaurant for four people in Lake Valor, the best restaurant in Sinnoh. As they went in, Team Rocket, with a growling stomach, felt jealous about it.
Before they can eat in the restaurant, they have to have a tag-battle with two well-dressed Roman and Kylie. If Ash and his team wins, they will be able to eat. Ash then complained about his empty stomach.
Ash and Brock were one team and battle with the Roman and Kylie. Brock uses his Sudowoodo and Ash sends out his Pikachu. Roman sent out Snorlax and Kylie sent out Munchlax. Snorlax use Mega Punch while Munchlax use Giga Impact. Brock commands his Sudowoodo to use Double-Edge on Munchlax and Ash commands his Pikachu to use Volt Tackle on Snorlax. Both Snorlax and Munchlax fainted with just one hit.
Just when they are going to start battling, the door in front of them explodes and smokes coming out. A waiter came out and shouted that all their food is stolen. May then exploded in rage, and her whole body was "engulfed in flames". Dawn even commented her that she had turned into a "Fire-Type".
Everyone then went into the dining hall, the chef said that the all the food is stolen, no lunch, no dessert. May shouted, "I'm going to get my lunch back!" and uses her Munchlax to find the scent of the stolen food. The woman uses her Munchlax too, but its nose was not as sensitive as May's. Munchlax quickly find the scent and went out to the forest.
Team Rocket was eating the food they stole from the restaurant with a large tables and chairs in the forest. They even stole the refrigerator from the restaurant.
Munchlax leads the group to where Team Rocket was and May became angry. Team Rocket then quickly finishes the food, which made May explode in rage.
Then Team Rocket recites their motto and guarded the refrigerator.
May then used her Glaceon and Dawn used her Buneary. Jessie responds by sending her Seviper to use Poison Tail and James commands Carnivine to use Bullet Seed. Glaceon and Buneary used Ice Beam together, and froze Team Rocket.
The group returned to the restaurant. In order to show appreciation, Kylie said that they could eat without the need to battle. But the chef said he have to prepare the food. So May and Dawn decides to battle again anyway.
This time, Girafarig and Drifloon are stronger than their Pokémon in the previous battle. Girafarig used Bite and bit Blaziken's foot. Drifloon then used Constrict, trapping Piplup at its feet. After that, Piplup used Whirlpool on Drifloon above him and Drifloon is trapped in the vortex. Piplup's Whirlpool also trapped Girafarig, and sends them up to the air.
May then tells Dawn to commands Piplup to use Bubble Beam on their opponent's Pokémon while on air. Piplup then spins on its feet while using Bubble Beam, and Blaziken then use Fire Spin on it, which cause a spectacular effect of the combination of Water-type moves and Fire-type moves. May and Dawn won.
After eating, Ash's team went to a balcony at the Pokémon Center and view the Lake Valor's Contest Arena. May then shows her ribbon, which was torn into half. The other half is with Ash, and May talked about her experiences of winning the ribbon. Dawn then shows her ribbon which her mom give, and talk about it too.
When May found out that Ash is entering the contest too, May is then a little surprised. When she asked Ash why, Ash replied that Wallace told him to compete in the Wallace Cup with his Buizel. Then May got very surprised, and said "Wallace told you himself?"
- Much like Misty's guest appearance in The Princess and the Togepi and A Togepi Mirage, May makes a return.
- An instrumental version of I Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~ is used during the battle with Team Rocket. Pokémon Symphonic Medley is also used as background music.
- On another note, I Won't Lose! ~Haruka's Theme~ was left in the dub as the background music for the first time.
- Roman and Kylie are based on the Rich Boy and Lady of the same names who can be battled in the Seven Stars Restaurant in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
- Instead of Professor Oak's Pokémon lecture, the end of the episode featured a memorial to The Power of One. This is part of a countdown to Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
- The dub title is the first dub title since Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! to simply be a translation of the Japanese title.
- This episode aired in the U.S. on the same day that Pokémon Platinum was released in Japan.
- When May's Johto Ribbons are shown, it is observed that the last two Ribbons (if May should earn them) would not have space inside the box, and would poke out slightly.
- Ted Lewis returns to the series in this episode under the pseudonym of Ed Paul, having been laid off with every other voice actor except for Jimmy Zoppi and Kayzie Rogers after the eighth season of Pokémon. This makes him the third of the main cast to return to the series (the first two being Rachael Lillis and Maddie Blaustein (although she died shortly afterwards)).
- In two scenes, one of May's gloves is colored black, like Ash's gloves.
- While Kylie's Munchlax used Giga Impact in this episode, it can't learn it in the games.
- Also, Roman's Girafarig used Bite, which it cannot learn in the games, either.
- The Pokédex accidentally says that Snorlax can eat 400 pounds of food instead of 900.
- In the Japanese dub, the Pokédex states that Snorlax can eat 400 kilograms of food.
- In one scene, Drifloon was colored pink, instead of the original purple. This scene was changed into normal purple in the dub.
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