Last time, Icy and his pokémon set up camp just outside of Saffron City. He caught his very first pokémon, a Pidgey, with his Abra. Now, Icy continues on his hike toward Vermilion City.
“Ahh, fresh air and sun shine. What a perfect morning...” His words are interrupted by the voice of a younger trainer.
“C’mon Rattata... Yes! Good work... Huh...” The boy looks up and sees Icy approaching. “Hey, you’re a pokémon trainer, right?”
“Yes,” replies Icy. Icy wonders for a second what the boy is getting at.
“You wanna battle. How many pokémon do you have? I’ve got a Rattata and a Pidgey. Oh... My name’s Mike. What’s yours?”
“Icy. Pleased to meet you. I’ve got two pokémon also, a Pidgey and an Abra.”
“Wow! An Abra! Really! How did you get that? Ahh, never mind. C’mon, wanna battle? Pleeeasssse...”
The two trainers select their starting pokémon for the match. Icy starts out with his new Pidgey while Mike releases Rattata.
“Rattata! Use your hyper fang to crème that Pidgey!” Rattata lunges for the Pidgey.
“Pidgey. Fly high to evade and counter with a gust attack.” Pidgey evades the attack and blows Rattata into a tree. “Hehehe, nice job Pidgey, now finish it off with your Wing Attack!”
Mike is worried now. “Rattata, use your quick attack!” Mike 's Rattata successfully evades Pidgey’s wings and smashes it to the ground. Now it’s Icy who is worried. “Tackle it Rattata!” Rattata pounds the Pidgey into the tree knocking it out.
“Oh no, Pidgey... Uh... Return!” The beam from the pokéball takes Pidgey back. “All right, I’ll show you. Go Abra!”
“Abra! Confusion attack!” Abra uses its confusion attack to confuse Rattata and it accidentally knocks itself out as it lunges into a tree.
“Huh... Errrr... Rattata return. Pidgey GO! Blow that Abra sky high!” The Pidgey tries to blow the Abra away with its Gust attack but Icy uses telepathy to have Abra use Confusion to send the attack back at Pidgey. “What... Hey, how did you do that? You didn’t order Abra to use that attack...” Mike seems to be the one who is confused now.
“I can control my psychic pokémon using telepathy,” replies Icy proudly. “Well, I guess that makes my Abra the winner!”
“Ah, you just got lucky. So, where are you headed?”
“Vermilion City. Then through Digletts’ Cave to Pallet Town.” Icy’s facial expression changes from determined to joyful in the hopefulness of friendship.
“Vermilion City? Cool! That’s where I live. I could go with you and show you around.”
“OK. That would be wonderful.” Icy feels overjoyed that he has made a new friend. It seems that Mike doesn’t mind Icy’s psychic abilities, which makes Icy feel even better. As the two trainers head for Vermilion City together, they both realize that their destinies are somehow linked.