Ash and his friends have returned to Melemele Island, but Team Rocket are there to welcome them back by trying to steal Pikachu once again! When Ash's Rockium Z-move Continental Crush fails, Kiawe's Firium Z-move sends Team Rocket blasting off; however, Bewear fails to appear and Team Rocket crashes separately, with Jessie and Mimikyu landing in a shopping mall. Mimikyu's disguise has been badly damaged, so Jessie first devises a temporary disguise from a paper bag, then tries to find something new. While James, Litten and Wobbuffet search for their missing partners, Ash and Lycanroc try to master Continental Crush. Jessie eventually repairs Mimikyu's Pikachu disguise, but it is stolen by a flock of Murkrow who were actually after Jessie's donut. James, Litten and Wobbuffet catch up to Jessie just as she retrieves both disguise and donut; the angry Murkrow return in force, but Mimikyu resumes its Pikachu disguise and drives them off. Full of confidence in their closer bond, Jessie and Mimikyu challenge Ash again. However, Ash and Lycanroc have mastered Continental Crush and send Team Rocket blasting off again, but this time Bewear rescues them.