While Ash trains and May prepares for her next contest battle, her newfound rival is confounded as she struggles to compete against a Meowth that is inexplicably able to use the Transform ability to repeatedly shape-change into different Pokémon. Before long, one of Meowth’s ‘transformations’ is revealed for what it actually is, a cheap model of the Pokémon it’s meant to be. Not one to give up over a simple matter of rules, Jessie takes this opportunity to opportunity to call James and Meowth into an unfair battle against her opponent. Livid over such blatant cheating, the opposing trainer unleashes a powerful Hyperbeam, dispatching Team Rocket in a moment’s time. May is stunned to see such a display of power, and even more alarmed when she learns she must face this selfsame trainer in her next battle.