To find Professor Oak, Ritchie sent Taillow, Rose, to scout after the truck, where Team Rocket was. After finding the truck, Rose reported to Ritchie where the truck was. Rose crushed through the glass, as the team arrived to stop Butch and Cassidy, who tried to run away with Professor Oak. Rose used Gust on Butch's Mightyena, but was hit by Cassidy's Sableye's Focus Punch. Thus, Ritchie called Rose and sent Zippo, his Charmeleon.
Seeing some workers tried to demolish the Pokémon Center, Ritchie sent his Rose, who used Double Team. The workers' Pokémon attacked Rose, but they only banished the illusions and bashed into each other.