, and Pikachu
are standing in the forest, cursing Araragi
-Hakase for being too stingy to give them a pokemon. Red pulls himself together and states that they'll just have to catch some new friends themselves, and this gets Pippi all fired up. Suddenly, Pippi points to a nearby restaurant and tells everyone that they should head there to have a light snack! Red yells at Pippi for being stupid, but his pokemon says that he won't be able to do anything on an empty stomach.
Red and his pokemon enter the restaurant. Three shadowy figures stop what they're doing and look toward their new customers. Pippi approaches one of them with a menu and asks for a mega-sized plate of pasta, and the waiter returns with a plate of spaghetti as big as Pippi! "This isn't a 'light snack'!," yells Red. Before Pippi can dig in, however, the waiter who brought the plate to the table quickly jerks it away. He then tells the pokemon that this isn't an ordinary restaurant.
The three waiters announce that they are the Gym Leaders for Sanyou
City! Their names are Pod
, and Dent
, and they're all brothers. Red wonders what kind of self-respecting Gym Leader would walk around in an apron, so Pod presents their Gym Badge as proof that they're who they say they are. Pippi starts to get focused, causing everyone in the room to stare at him to see what he's going to do. A moment later, Red's pokemon leaves the restaurant, claiming it's all too complicated for him! Red drags him back into the restaurant and tells him that he has to fight at this Gym, but Pippi simply falls to his knees and tells his trainer how he just wants to eat at a regular restaurant.
Pod takes out one of his Monster Balls and prepares for battle. Pippi rushes over to stop him and says that they should quit the whole Gym Leader business and turn their restaurant into a "Hot Guys Restaurant" (イケメンレストラン) instead. The brothers start to blush. A few taps of a hammer later, Pippi reveals that he's completely renovated their restaurant! A marquee featuring the trio is installed at the front of the restaurant, and a sign beside it reads "Open from Today." Pippi runs down the street, throwing leaflets around haphazardly. Before they know it, Pod, Corn, and Dent find their restaurant filled with people! Their "Hot Guy Restaurant" is a huge success! Feeling that this has gone on long enough, Red scolds Pippi for ignoring his duties as a pokemon and the Gym Leaders for encouraging him.
The three brothers start to talk about which one of them is the best looking. Corn tells Pod that he's the best looking, and Dent agrees. Pod modestly disagrees. Red and Pippi look on, flabbergasted. The brothers continue with Pod saying that Dent can't lose to him in the looks department. Pippi jumps in, dressed up like Corn, and declares that he's the best looking. Pod scolds him for butting in, but Pippi says that he thought he should join in the conversation since he's just as hot as they are. Dent and Corn vehemently deny this claim.
Pod approaches Red and tells him that they're a trio of brothers who always get along. In fact, they've never been in an argument, not even once! Pippi gets into Pod's face and tells him that he'll mess up their teamwork by instigating a fight! He starts by presenting the trio with a whole cake. He tells them that there's now way for them to cut the cake into three perfect pieces, and that therefore they won't be able to share it equally. The brothers solve this problem by cutting the cake into four pieces instead. Pippi tells them that there's still one piece left and that they won't be able to stop themselves from arguing over it! Dent unexpectedly gives the last piece to Pippi, and, without thinking, the fairy pokemon swallows it in one bite! Red hits Pippi, telling him that he's thwarting his own plan.
Pippi's next scheme to tear the brothers apart involves TV. He turns the TV to a soccer match and catches Pod's attention. Next, he changes the channel to a comedy program, getting Corn's attention. Finally, he turns the channel to a crime movie, piquing Dent's interest. Pippi lets out a maniacal laugh, saying that there's no way for the three of them to watch whatever they want at the same time. He's won! Pi ha ha ha! Pippi's laugh dies, however, when he sees the Gym Leaders watching their shows on three separate monitors! The restaurant has multiple TVs, so the brothers are able to watch whatever they want, whenever they want.
Pippi gets desperate and hits the breaker switch to turn the power off. The inside of the restaurant becomes dark, and the TVs have cut off. Corn tells Dent that he can't watch his show anymore, and Dent yells at him not to take it out on him. Pippi looks on with a look of glee on his face, waiting for the explosion to happen. Suddenly, Pod steps to his brothers and tells them to forget about TV; they're Gym Leaders and it's their duty to battle, no matter what! Dent agrees with Pod, and Corn says that they should stop fighting. Red and Pippi look on in disbelief as the brothers huddle together and hype themselves up for their upcoming battle. Red yells at Pippi for strengthening their brotherly bonds instead of breaking them.
The Gym Leaders are now serious! Dent sends out Yannap, Pod sends out Baopp, and Corn sends out Hiyapp. Red tells Pippi to be careful and explains that the pokemon he'll be facing are grass, fire, and water types. Pod tells his brothers to leave it to him, but the others start to protest and say that they should be the ones to battle. Pippi laughs to himself; the brothers are finally fighting amongst themselves! Suddenly, Pod and Corn decide to let Dent go ahead and start things off!
Dent orders Yanapp to use Vine Whip. The attack hits, causing Pippi to shout out that it's strong. Next, Corn's Hiyapp attacks with Water Gun, hitting Pippi's face with a high pressure jet of water. Finally, Baopp attacks with an unidentified fire attack. Suddenly, they see Pippi sitting in front of them with a pot of green tea! Pippi used the fire from Baopp's attack to heat the water from Hiyapp's Water Gun, and then added the leaves from Yanapp's Vine Whip to make a pot of green tea!
After the brothers yell at him, they decide to rest and help themselves to some of Pippi's tea. As the four young men sit down, Red throws Pippi's tea on him and tells him that now's not the time for rest.