To test the brothers' family bond, the father of Heath and Blake sent Exploud to battle the brothers. Exploud started the battle by using Hyper Voice. The brothers' Meowstic scratched Exploud, who failed to use Crunch on them. Exploud used Hammer Arm on Blake's Meowstic, who, along with Heath's Meowstic, used Psychic and Energy Ball to defeat Exploud. Exploud, however, was not defeated, but the brothers' father stopped the battle, since he had seen the brothers has passed his trial.