Ash heads to Azalea Town to battle for the Hive Badge. But first he has to finish a top-secret mission for Professor Oak. The mysteries of the GS Ball are about to be revealed -- or are they?
Along the way, Brock catches a new Pokémon and Team Rocket messes things up again. Then Ash finally faces off for his second Johto League badge. Will he squish Bugsy's swarm of Bug-type Pokémon? Or will he suffer the sting of defeat?