Josh & Tanner own up to their own inadequacies and announce a Nuzlocke rules change. Meanwhile their avatars, Stanner & Attorney Will N. Testament, continue their journeys by heading south toward Azalea Town. Along the way, they investigate and litigate the purpose of the Ruins of Alph; pick up Fisherman (and negligent father) Ralph's number who proceeds to call incessantly and talk about his unhealthy relationship with his Goldeen; and finally trudge through Union Cave to come upon Azalea Town. After seeing how it's been run ragged by Slowpoke Tail addiction, they dive into the Slowpoke Well and meet their nemesis, Team Rocket, who they dispatch—but not without the Rockets dispatching one of the trainer's Pokémon first. Finally, they head to the gym and crush Bugsy like the Spinarak he is.